Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

— Tribune:  Cold weather and snowmaking machines push Snowbird opening up to Saturday

— Tribune: The juniper mystery: Why is a tree that’s supposed to withstand drought suddenly dying in southern Utah? 

— KSL.comWildlife officials to begin restoration on local areas affected by fires

— Why you should check the fish stocking reports before you head out with your rod

New Films

— Creed II: review


— “The Bells of Christmas,” Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra, Friday, 6 p.m., Salem Community Center, 151 West 300 South, Salem, free

— Christmas Concert, Utah Voices, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $15

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden, $10-$45

— “Messiah” Sing-In, Utah Symphony, Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $14-$39

— “The Nutcracker,” Cache Valley Civic Ballet, through Monday, The Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $12-$28

— Organ concerts, every Saturday, noon, and every Sunday, 2 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free


— “The Addams Family Musical” through November 24, Ziegfeld Theater 

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

— “Bat Out of Hell” through December 1, Eccles Theater

— “Radium Girls” through December 8, Brigham Young University

— “The Distance of the Moon” through December 22, Wasatch Theatre Company

— “Elf, the Musical” through December 22, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Muffet’s Christmas Carol” through December 22, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” through December 22, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “How the Grouch Stole Christmas” through January 5, Desert Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

 Working Hard to be Useless Exhibition through December 29; Daniel Everett: Security Questions, Molly Morin: Information Density Exhibitions through January 12; Whoop Dee Doo: Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren Exhibition through March 3, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 Roots and Branches Exhibition through November 30; 33rd Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah, Journeys: Monomyth and Transformation Exhibitions through January 16; 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; salt 14: Yang Yongliang Exhibition through June 2, 2019; 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

— Dreamscapes, Park City Collects III Exhibitions through January 6, Kimball Art Center