Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake TribuneFirst harmful algal bloom of the summer appears at Utah Lake

— Salt Lake TribuneForest Service unveils plan for Utah’s largest logging project in years to clear out beetle-ravaged trees  

Salt Lake Tribune‘No longer a Gestapo’ — retiring head of Utah’s Natural Resources reflects on how he turned combative agencies into cooperative ones

— Hike of the Week: Explore animal-themed sites with whole family at Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

— KSL.comThe 5 best spots to catch Utah’s elusive tiger muskie Biologists blitz Lake Powell, study wildlife restoration as water recedes US Forest Service converts historic fire lookouts to vacation destinations

New Films

— Dark Phoenix: Deseret News review 


— “UnCon POPS!” Chamber Orchestra Ogden, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Ogden City Amphitheater, 343 25th Street, Ogden, free

— “Hero’s Wake: An Aerial Journey of Odyssean Encounters,” Aerial Arts of Utah, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 South 800 West, Salt Lake City, $15

— “The Music Men,” Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Chorus, Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sons of the Utah Pioneers Building, 3301 East Louise Avenue, Salt Lake City, $5-$15

— “Beauty and the Beast,” Performing Dance Center, Saturday, 12 and 5 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $15

— “Because of the Brave,” Southern Utah Heritage Choir, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Tabernacle 18 South Main Street, Saint George

— “I’ve Got Rhythm,” Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 8 p.m., Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 East 5300 South, Salt Lake City, $6

— Jeff Clark & Marc Tharp, Davis Arts Council, Sunday, 7 p.m., Kenley Amphitheater, 403 North Wasatch Drive, Layton, free

— Choral Evensong, Sunday, 5 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, free

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


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

— “Disney’s Frozen Jr.” through June 8, Old Barn 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

— “Disney’s Newsies” through June 22, SCERA Center

— “The View UpStairs” through June 23, Good Company Theatre

— “Grease” through June 29, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Robin Hood” through June 29, Cobb & Co. Theater Productions

— “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

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

— 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

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

First Friday Art Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Historic 25th Street, Ogden

Venture Out! For Pure Adrenaline, Friday, 6 – 11 p.m., Canyon Rim Park, 3100 South 2900 East, Salt Lake City

Skypark Aviation Festival, Friday and Saturday, Skypark Airport, 1887 South 1800 West, Woods Cross

Brigham City Arts Festival, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Bill of Rights Plaza, 20 North Main Street, Brigham City

Heart & Soul Music Stroll, Saturday, 3 – 8 p.m., Imperial Park, 1530 East 2700 South, Salt Lake City

Holi Festival of Colors, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Krishna Temple, 965 East 3370 South, Salt Lake City

Ogden Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden

Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games, through Sunday, Utah State Fair Park, 155 North 1000 West, Salt Lake City