Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake TribuneEnvironmental groups urge Utah to protect views at national parks and cut coal plant emissions

— Salt Lake Tribune: Mating condors return to Zion, but will they give wing to the park’s first chick? 

Salt Lake Tribune: Ahead of visit to Utah, Sen. Elizabeth Warren outlines plan to restore the state’s slashed monuments if elected president 

— KSL.comUtah celebrates National Park Week from April 20-28

New Films

— Little Woods: Deseret News review 


— Easter Fireside: “Come Unto Him,” Southern Utah Heritage Choir, Friday, 7 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 225 South 700 East, Saint George, free

— Mariachi de mi Tierra Concert, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, free

— Percussion UVU Celebrates the Decade, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— “Bloom,” Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $35

— Cirque Dances with Troupe Vertigo, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$95

— “Moment: Dance Capstone Concert,” Friday and Saturday, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $8-$12

— School of Dance GALA, Utah Presents, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Marriott Center For Dance, 330 South 1500 East, Room 106, Salt Lake City, $8-$12

— “Story Pirates: Symphony Extravaganza!” Saturday, 11 a.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $8-$25

— “Night of the Stars,” Davis Master Chorale, Saturday, 7 p.m., Farmington High School, 548 West Glovers Lane, Farmington, $7 donation encouraged

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

— “To a Village Called Emmaus” World Premiere, American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, Utah State University, 1400 Old Main Hill, Logan, $15-$30

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


— “All Shook Up” through April 20, Empress Theatre 

— “Anna Karenina” through April 20, Utah State University 

— “Bye Bye Birdie” through April 20, Vernal Theatre

— “Catch Me If You Can” through April 20, Hopebox Theatre 

— “Dialogues Des Carmelites” through April 20, Utah Presents

— “Disney’s Newsies” through April 20, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Innovation Theatre” through April 20, Weber State University

— “La Traviata” through April 20, Lyrical Opera Theater

— “She Loves Me” through April 20, Utah Valley University

— “Little Shop of Horrors” through April 29, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Aida” through May 4, SCERA Center

— “The Taffetas” through May 4, Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company 

— “Silent Dancer” through May 12, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through June 1, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Steel Magnolias” through June 1, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

— Claire Taylor: Transcendence by Observation Exhibition through April 20; Heidi Jensen: Sit Comfortably In a Darkened Room and Think of Nothing Exhibition through May 4; Lenka Clayton: Under These ConditionsMike Simi: Getting’ By Exhibitions through May 11; Shady Acres Exhibition through May 25; See Me: Primary Children’s Hospital Art Therapy Department Exhibition through June 1, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

 salt 14: Yang Yongliang Exhibition through June 2; 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

— Magic and Machine: Fantasy and Sci-Fi in Utah Art Exhibition through August 3; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through summer 2019; All Aboard! Exhibition through September 21; 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

— To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019; After Promontory Exhibition through October 5; Danae Mattes: Where the River WidensPatrick Dougherty: Windswept Exhibitions through October 19, 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Et cetra

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., venues vary

St. George Art Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., St. George Town Square, 50 South Main Street, Saint George

— Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ogden Nature Center, 966 West 12th St., Ogden

— Earth Day Eggstravaganza, Saturday, 9 a.m., Tracy Aviary, 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City,

REDSTONE Highland Games & Festival, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sandtown Park, 649 North 600 West, Saint George

Warm Springs Spring Fling, Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m., Warm Springs Park, 840 North 300 West, Salt Lake City

Spring Rendezvous, Saturday, 2 – 8 p.m., The Gateway Mall Legacy Plaza, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City