Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

— Tribune: Washington County pays $1M to buy property for a possible park-and-ride lot leading to Zion National Park 

— Can this UVU professor’s barge solve Utah Lake’s algal bloom problem?

— Wildlife officials propose new big game hunts for 2019 A new state park at Grand Staircase?

New Films

— Tea with the Dames: Desert News review 


— “The Haunted Orchestra: Phantoms and Visions,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $6.50-$12.50

— “Beauty and the Beast,” Ballet West, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $25

— “Dracula,” Cache Valley Civic Ballet, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., The Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $16-$18

— Orchestra at Temple Square Fall Masterpiece Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “Princesses and Superheroes,” Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 3 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 West Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $8-$12

— Tchaikovsky’s 4th and The Red Violin, Utah Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$69

— “Tribute,” Utah Metropolitan Ballet, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$15

— Halloween Trick or Treat Children’s Concert, Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday, 4 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 South 2700 West, Blufftdale, $2.50-$5

— “This Is Halloween,” Kayenta Arts Foundation, Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, $10-$15

— Schumann’s 3rd “Rhenish” Symphony, Wasatch Symphony, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Hillside Middle School, 1825 South Nevada Street, Salt Lake City, free

— “Thriller,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, through October 31, venues vary

— Organ concerts, every Saturday, noon, and every Sunday, 2 p.m., Temple Square Assembly Hall, free


— “Angel Street” through October 27, Covey Center for the Arts

— “Dialogues of the Carmelites” through October 27, Weber State University

— “Mamma Mia!” through October 27, Sandbox Theatre Company

— “We Are Monsters” October 27, Eccles Theater

— “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940” through October 27, Heritage Theatre

— “Ragtime” through October 27, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “The Rocky Horror Show” through October 27, Grand Theatre

— “Good Standing” through October 28, Plan-B Theatre Company

— “The Addams Family” through October 29, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Hamlet” through October 29, Grassroots Shakespeare Company

— “Hauntings” through October 30, Wasatch Theatre Company

— “How I Became a Pirate” through November 2, SCERA Center

— “The Addams Family” through November 3, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “Beauty and the Fantastic Beast – And Where to Find Him” through November 3, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Dracula vs. Henry Botter” through November 3, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Forever Plaid” through November 3, On Pitch Performing Arts 

— “The Marvelous Wonderettes” through November 3, St. George Musical Theater

— “Tigers Be Still” through November 3, Pygmalion Productions

— “Eurydice” through November 4, Good Company Theatre

— “Julius Caesar” through November 4, University of Utah Theatre

— “Blithe Spirit” through November 5, Highland City Arts Council

— “The Velveteen Rabbit” through November 9, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Curtains: The Who Dunnit Musical” through November 10, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Let the Right One In” through November 10, An Other Theater Company 

— “The Mousetrap” through November 10, Brigham Young University

— “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” through November 10, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “The Wolves” through November 11, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Anything Goes” through November 17, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Murder on the Nile” through November 17, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “The Secret Garden” through November 17, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Wait Until Dark” through November 17, Hale Centre Theatre

— “The Scarlet Pimpernel” through November 24, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

Ryan Ruehlen: Georhythmic Drift Music Exhibition through November 3; Working Hard to be Useless Exhibition through December 29; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Body and SoulDowny Doxey-Marshall: The Stitching Years Exhibitions through November 4, Kimball Art Center

 Roots and Branches Exhibition through November 30; Beginnings: The Mormon Art & Belief Movement Exhibition through February 16; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through summer 2019; Round Up: Icons of the West Exhibition through June 19, 2021, Favorite Ladies: Patterns, People, and Play, SMA: Milestones and Memories Exhibitions ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

 Marisa Morán Jahn: MIRROR | MASK Exhibition through December 9; Spencer Finch: Great Salt Lake and Vicinity ongoing exhibitions: Arts of AfricaAmerican and Regional Art: Mythmaking and Truth-Telling; Chinese Art: Emulation and Innovation; European Art; Ancient Mediterranean Art: Res Mortis; Ancient Mesoamerica; Modern and Contemporary Art: A Fuller Picture; Arts of the Pacific; Greater Merit: The Temple and Image in South Asia, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

— Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings by Carl Bloch Exhibition through January 5; For Home and Country: Posters and Propaganda from the Great War Exhibition through January 12; Pulitzer Prize Photographs Exhibition through March 3; Electronic Gallery: 4.1 Miles Exhibition through March 23; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Et cetra

— Autumn Festival, Friday, 6 – 8 p.m., Provo Pioneer Village, 500 West 600 North, Provo

Last Friday Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Park City

— Wildcat Halloween Carnival, Weber State University, Friday, 12 – 4 p.m., Weber State University Davis, 2750 University Park Blvd, Layton

— Day of the Dead Celebration, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City

— Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

— Fall Festival, Saturday, 12 – 3 p.m., Trolley Square, 600 South 700 East, Salt Lake City

Monster Block Party, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Heber Valley Western Music and Poetry Gathering, through Sunday, Wasatch High School, 930 South 500 East, Heber City