Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

— TribuneDeal will keep Utah’s Zion Narrows, one of the nation’s most popular trails, open through March — once the shutdown goes away

— Tribune:  Disappointed international visitors get to Arches only to find the gate closed. How about seeing a film about the park or going bowling? 

— Tribune: Utah lawmakers applaud move to keep national parks going, but which parks? And is the move legal? 


— “La Fiesta del Mariachi,” Friday, 7 p.m., SCERA Center, 745 South State Street, Orem, $10-$12

— “Back to Basics with Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, $20

— Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$89

— Jason Lyle Black and Loren Allred, Saturday, 7 p.m., Cache County Fairgrounds, 400 South 400 West, Logan, $15-$49

— Josh Wright: Pianist, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— “New Year New Music: Music & Rhetoric,” NEXT Ensemble, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Alleged, 201 25th Street, Ogden, $10

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


— “Aladdin Jr.” through January 11, Alpine Community Theatre

— “Annie Jr.” through January 14, On Pitch Performing Arts 

— “Cinderella” through January 14, American Fork Youth Theatre 

— “The Lion in Winter” through January 19, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Nunsense” through January 19, Vernal Theatre 

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

— “I Do! I Do!” through February 9, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “The Odd Couple” through February 9, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” through March 16, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

 Daniel Everett: Security Questions, Molly Morin: Information Density Exhibitions through January 12; Lori Damiano: Lord I: The Records Keeper Exhibit through January 18; Rendezvous Exhibit through January 26; Whoop Dee Doo: Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren Exhibition through March 3, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— 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; Danae Mattes: Where the River WidensPatrick Dougherty: Windswept Exhibitions through October 19, 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

  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; Magic and Machine: Fantasy and Sci-Fi in Utah Art Exhibition through August 3; 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

— Family Art Saturday: New Year’s Nature Calendars, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art