Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake TribuneOff-roaders are revved up to see southern Utah’s Factory Butte reopened to motorized use. But environmentalists are gearing up for a fight. 

— Salt Lake TribuneThis Utah mountaineering couple just summited Mount Everest. They blame weather, not crowds, for 11 recent deaths, including a fellow Utahn.

— Astronomy buffs gear up for summer with dark sky hikes, festivals and more

— KSL.comAnnual Free Fishing Day helps beginners learn to fish without a permit or gear 


— “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” Friday, 5 and 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$35

— Joe McQueen’s 100th Birthday Celebration, Second Baptist Church, 227 27th Street, Ogden, free

— “Music Without Borders,” NEXT Ensemble, Saturday, 7 p.m., Alleged, 201 25th Street, Ogden, $10

— St. George Opera, Saturday, 7 p.m., St. George Tabernacle, Tabernacle and Main Street, Saint George, free

— “Manubhuti: Being Human,” Sunday, 5:15 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $8

— Ogden Music Festival, through Sunday, Fort Buenaventura State Park, 2450 A Avenue, Ogden

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


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

— “A Lad ‘n’ His Magic Lamp” through June 1, Off Broadway Theatre

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

— “Singin’ in the Rain” through June 2, Egyptian Theatre

— “School of Rock” through June 2, Eccles Theater

— “Bright Star” through June 8, Cedar Valley Community Theatre

— “Freezin’ – Let It Go Already” through June 8, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Les Misérables School Edition” through June 8, Jaks Theatre Company

— “West Side Story” through June 8, Grand Theatre 

— “Disney’s Newsies” through June 15, Draper Arts Council

— “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” through June 15, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Matilda” through June 15, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Tuck Everlasting” through June 15, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Shootout at Shadow Mountain” through September 7, Pickleville Playhouse

— “Disney’s When You Wish” through October 24, Tuacahn Amphitheater 

— “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” through October 25, Tuacahn Amphitheater

Museum Exhibits

— See Me: Primary Children’s Hospital Art Therapy Department Exhibition through June 1; GLOW: 2019 Spectacle Art Auction Exhibition through June 8; Out Loud: Ostracized and Masked Exhibition through July 6; Andrew Dadson: Roof Gap; Deanna & Ed Templeton: Contemporary Suburbium Exhibition through September 7, 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

— Zhi Lin: “Chinaman’s Chance” on Promontory Summit, Parker Jones: From My Seat in the Dirt, Exhibitions through June 2, Kimball Art Center 

— 95th Annual Spring Salon Exhibition through July 6; 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; In the Arena: The Art of Mahonri Young Exhibition through September 21; After Promontory Exhibition through October 5; Danae Mattes: Where the River WidensPatrick Dougherty: Windswept Exhibitions through October 19, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Et cetra

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

— SoJo Summerfest, Friday and Saturday, South Jordan City, 1600 West Towne Center Drive (10610 South), South Jordan

— Utah Lake Festival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Utah Lake State Park, 4400 West Center Street, Provo

— Utah Pride Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Washington Square, 400 South 200 East, Salt Lake City