Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

Tribune: Feds hold biggest Utah oil and gas auction in years, setting off heightened concerns from environmentalists 

New Films

— Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Deseret News  review 


— “Chauntenette Women’s Chorus: The Joy of Christmas,” Friday, 7 p.m., LDS Chapel, 1075 South Geneva Road, Orem, free,

— “An Intimate Evening with Terence Hansen,” Sandy Arts Guild, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $10

— “A Christmas Wish,” One Voice Children’s Choir, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 East 5300 South, Murray, $10

— Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir with Kristin Chenoweth, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Conference Center, Temple Square, 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free, but tickets required

— “Come Let Us Adore Him,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center Dixie State University, 225 South 700 East, Saint George, $15

— “An Evening in Spain with Bolero & Carmen,” Utah Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$86

— “A Kurt Bestor Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; also Saturday 2 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $50 – $57.50

— “Light: The Dawn from on High,” Salt Lake Choral Artists, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1929 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, $10-$20

— “Octappella Christmas,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 2 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $20

— “Voice Male Christmas,” Friday, 7 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $10-$21; also Saturday, 7 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, 3850 University Circle, , Ogden, $9-$21

— Bar J Wranglers Christmas, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $17-$30

— Carnatic Veena Concert, Saturday, 7 p.m., Indian Cultural Center of Utah, 1142 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, $15

— “Christmas Through the Ages,” Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— Nathan Pacheco, Davis Arts Council, Saturday, 7 p.m., Layton High School, 440 Wasatch Drive, Layton, $19-$49

— Nancy Hanson: Christmas in Concert, Sandy Arts Guild, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial — Parkway, Sandy, $10

— “Peace on a Christmas Day,” Wasatch Singers, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Granger Community Christian Church, 3232 West 4100 South, West Valley City, $5 plus a can of food donation if possible for the local Food Drive

— Tiny Home’s: Tiny Christmas Concert, Saturday, 8 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 569 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, free

— “Noël! A French Baroque Christmas,” Utopia Early Music, Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday, 5 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, $10-$15

— Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long! Friday and Saturday, 7:30, also Sunday, 6 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, $12-$25

— Handel’s Messiah, Utah Presents, Sunday, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $12

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 29, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $60-$150

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


— “The Holiday Follies” through December 14, On Pitch Performing Arts 

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

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

— “The Gift of the Magi” through December 17, Sugar Factory Playhouse

— “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

— “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2018” through December 22, Grand Theatre

— “Little Women” through December 22, Empress Theatre

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

— “Over the River and Through the Woods” through December 22, Covey Center for the Arts

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

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

— “White Christmas” through December 22, Empress Theatre

— “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

— “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” through January 5, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “The Wizard of Oz” through February 2, Hale Centre Theatre

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

— 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; Patrick Dougherty: Windswept Exhibition through October 19, 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

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

  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

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

Et cetra

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

— Third Saturday for Families: Ornate Frames, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

— Zermatt Swiss Christmas 2018, Friday and Saturday, Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway

Made in Utah Winter Fest, Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 8 p.m., The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City