Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

– Salt Lake TribuneThe 1,000th California condor chick in a decadeslong restoration program has hatched at Zion National Park

— Salt Lake Tribune: Utah is doing battle with dreaded quagga mussels — and the problem is getting worse 

— Salt Lake TribuneUtah residents and out-of-towners spend a Saturday improving Alta’s trails 

— KSL.comGuides encourage Utahns to enjoy safe river fun

— KSL.comUtah DEQ warns residents of algal blooms in McClellan Lake


— Days of ’47 KUTV Pops Concert, Choral Arts Society of Utah, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free, but tickets required

— Ballet Under the Stars, Murray Arts in the Park,  Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Murray Park Amphitheater, 495 East 5300 South, Salt Lake City, $6-$8

— BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers “You Are Not Alone,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Charley Jenkins Band, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8 p.m., City of Holladay Outdoor Pavilion, 4580 South 2300 East, Holladay, free

— Salt Lake Sax Summit, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

Timbré Handbell Ensemble Concert, Saturday, 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 920 West Tonaquint Drive, St. George, concert admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted

— Local Singer-Songwriters, Davis Arts Council, Sunday, 7 p.m., Kenley Amphitheater, 403 North Wasatch Drive, Layton, free

— Deer Valley Music Festival, through August 10, Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

— Beethoven Festival, through August 16, venues vary

— Concerts in the Park, Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m., through August, Brigham Young Historic Park, 50 West North Temple Street, 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


— “My Fair Lady” through July 13, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “The Wizard of Oz” through July 13, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Beauty and the Beast” through July 20, Syracuse City Arts Council

— “Downton Dead Parody” through July 20, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through July 20, Herriman Arts Council 

— “The Little Mermaid” through July 20, Cottonwood Heights Arts Council 

— “Shrek TYA” through July 20, Ziegfeld Theater

— “The Sound of Music” through July 20, South Jordan Arts Council 

— “A Chorus Line” through July 21, Egyptian Theatre

— “Crazy for You” through July 22, Sugar Factory Playhouse 

— “I Hate Hamlet” through July 26, Neil Simon Festival 

— “Bravo, Caruso!” through July 30, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre 

— “Mamma Mia!” through July 31, Lyric Repertory Company

— “Master Class” through August 1, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Clybourne Park” through August 2, Lyric Repertory Company

— “I Left My Dignity in My Other Purse” through August 2, Neil Simon Festival 

— “The Marriage of Figaro” through August 2, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre 

— “Newsies” through August 2, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

— “Little Shop of Horrors” through August 3, Neil Simon Festival 

— “Mary Poppins” through August 3, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre 

— “Mr. Burns – A Post-electric Play” through August 3, An Other Theater Company

— “Million Dollar Quartet” through August 3, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “A Raisin in the Sun” through August 3, Lyric Repertory Company

— “West Side Story” through August 3, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre 

— “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” through August 23, Pickleville Playhouse

— “Freaky Friday” through August 24, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Sunday School Musical – The Greatest Roadshow” through August 24, Desert Star Playhouse

— “The Conclusion of Henry VI: Parts Two and Three” through August 31, Utah Shakespeare Festival

— “Saturday’s Voyeur 2019” through September 1, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “The Book of Will” through September 5, Utah Shakespeare Festival

— “Macbeth” through September 6, Utah Shakespeare Festival

— “Cinderella” through September 7, Hale Centre Theatre

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

— “Twelfth Night” through September 7, Utah Shakespeare Festival

— “Hamlet” through October 12, Utah Shakespeare Festival

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through October 12, Utah Shakespeare Festival

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

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

Museum Exhibits

— 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

Lenka Konopasek: Mimicry – Instance Failure Exhibition through August 4; Andrew Alba: Gas Station Honeydew Exhibition through August 24; Andrew Dadson: Roof Gap; Deanna & Ed Templeton: Contemporary Suburbium Exhibition through September 7, The League of Reluctant Bicyclists, Ryan Lauderdale: Glazed Atrium, Exhibitions through Novemeber 2; Abstraction is Just a Word, But I Use It. Exhibition through January 4, Utah Museum of Contemporary 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

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

— Venture Out! Splish Splash Bash, Friday, 6 p.m., Big Cottonwood Regional Park, 4300 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City

— Fire on the Water, Saturday, 3 p.m., Jordanelle State Park, Heber City

— Sand Castle Building Competition, Saturday, 1 p.m., Yuba State Park, Levan