Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

— Tribune: Utah’s GOP lawmakers dump on conservation plan for the Cottonwood canyons, but defenders says criticisms are misguided 3 Utah resorts in top 10 of TurnKey’s annual ski resort rankings

New Films

— Aquaman: review 

— Bumblebee: review 

— Mary Poppins Returns: Tribune  review 


— Holiday Music Concert, Alta Community Enrichment, Friday, 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Snows Center, 10189 East State Highway 210, Alta

— “Joshua Creek Christmas,” Friday, 7 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $15

— Winter Solstice Jazz Concert, Friday, 7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, free, donations gladly accepted

— “Winter Songs,” St. George Opera, Friday, 6:30 p.m., St. George Art Museum, 47 East 200 North, Saint George, free

— “Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., SCERA Center, 745 South State Street, Orem, $12-$14

— “The Forgotten Carols,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $15-$36.50

— “Peter Breinholt Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; also Saturday, 4 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $20

— “Pink Martini’s Joy to the World: A Holiday Spectacular with the Utah Symphony,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$101

— “Here Comes Santa Claus,” Utah Symphony, Saturday, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $12-$29

— “The Park City Nutcracker,” Ballet West Academy, Saturday, 2 and 5:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, $20-$25

— “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


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

— “A Christmas Carol On the Air” through December 22, Neil Simon Festival

— “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

— “This Bird of Dawning” through December 22, The Sting and Honey Company

— “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

 — “Light the Night!” Friday, 5:30 p.m., St. George Art Museum, 47 East 200 North, Saint George

— A Very SUMA Holiday: Winter Solstice Celebration, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Friday, 4 – 8 p.m., 13 South 300 West, Cedar City

— Winter Solstice Celebration, Friday, 4 – 6 p.m., Clark Planetarium, 110 South 400 West, Salt Lake City

— Winter Solstice Celebration, Friends of Cedar Mesa, Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bears Ears Education Center, 567 West Main Street (Highway 191), Bluff