Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

— Tribune:  He was there when Snowbird first took flight and helped it through lean times — recently retired Bob Bonar looks back at nearly a half-century at this iconic Utah resort 

— Tribune: Salt Lake County announces plans for a new Jordan River Park, where Tracy Aviary will set up a nature center 

— KSL.comAnnual Elk Festival brings family activities to Hardware Ranch

— KSL.comDon’t cut down trees for Christmas at Timpanogos Cave National Monument, park officials plead


— Browning String Trio, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, 1901 University Circle, Ogden, $4.50-$7

— “Reindeer Sendoff,” Cache Children’s Choir, Friday, 7 p.m., Animal Science Farm, Logan

— “Sacred and Profane,” UVU Chamber Choir, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Orem Public Library, 58 North State Street, Orem, free

— “A Soulful Christmas Celebration,” Unity Gospel Choir, Friday, 7 p.m., UCCU Events Center, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $15-$50

— “A Broadway Christmas,” Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 South 2700 West, Bluffdale also, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Olympus Junior High School, 2217 East 4800 South, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— “Carols of Christmas,” Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 West Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $8-$12

— “Christmas Around the World,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., also Saturday, 2 p.m., Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, 500 East University Parkway, Provo, $11-$22

— “Dan Waldis and Friends: A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $17.50

— “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $49-$100

— “Light Up Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also, Saturday, 2 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $12-$18

— “The Nutcracker Ballet,” Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 12 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theatre, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, $10-$14

— “Synergy Presents: Accelerate,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem

— “Celebration of Christmas,” Saturday, 3 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $12-417

— “The Nutshell!” Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$25

— Soiree Musicale! Featuring Mozart and Faure Piano Quartet, Kayenta Arts Foundation, Saturday, 7 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, $10-$30

— “Sounds of the Season,” Sojo Choral Arts, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Bingham High School, 2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan, free, suggested donation of $5 per person/$15 per family to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation and local woman’s shelters

— “Vivaldi by Candlelight,” Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Saturday, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City, 12 C Street, Salt Lake City, $50-$125

— Christmas Concert, Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Holiday Concert, Weber State University, Sunday, 5:30 and 8 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, $4.50-$7

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


— “Amahl and the Night Visitors” & “A Christmas Carol” through December 1, Grand Theatre

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

— “Mama Tomcat’s Flying School: The Musical!” through December 1, Utah Valley University

— “Winter Wonderettes” through December 1, Taylorsville Arts Council 

— “Light Up the Sky” through December 8, Utah State University

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

— “White Christmas the Musical” through December 10, Four Seasons Theatre Company

— “Beauty and the Beast” through December 15, St. George Musical Theater

— “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” through December 15, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “5 Carols for Christmas” through December 22, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 22, Draper Historic Theatre

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

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

— “A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol” through December 22, Ziegfeld Theater 

— “Fairy Tale Christmas” through December 22, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

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

— “Perfect Arrangement” through December 22, An Other Theater Company 

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

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 24, Hale Centre Theatre

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 30, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Pinkalicious the Musical” through December 30, Salt Lake Acting Company

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

Museum Exhibits

 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

 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

— 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

Et cetra

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

— Christkindlmarkt, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City

Dicken’s Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, Saint George

Utah Winter Faire, through Sunday, Davis County Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington