Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report


— Salt Lake TribuneInterior to shift 44 jobs to Utah, move BLM headquarters to Colorado

— Salt Lake Tribune:  To protect forests from wildfires, Utah and feds launch $20 million effort

— KSL.comHike of the Week: Double O Arch in Arches National Park

— KSL.comUtah man breaks state spearfishing record

— KSL.comStewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah’s forests

— KSL.comOh my! Bear rummaging incidents in Utah double that of last July

New Films

— Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable: Deseret News review 

— The Lion King: Tribune review 


Pioneer Day Concert, Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., LDS Conference Center, 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free but tickets required

— LeBaron Singers, Holladay Arts, Saturday, 8 p.m., City of Holladay Outdoor Pavilion, 4580 South 2300 East, Holladay, 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


— “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 

— “As You Like It” through July 27, Renaissance Now 

— “Newsies” through July 29, Alpine Community Theater

— “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 

— “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” through August 10, Old Barn Community 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

— John Hess: Permutations Exhibition through August 18; Pam Bowman and Jacqui Larsen: Things My Mother Taught Me Exhibition through September 8, Kimball Art Center  

— 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; Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art Exhibition through December 8; DE | MARCATION:A Survey of Contemporary Photography in Utah Exhibition through January 12; 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

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

— Venture Out! Game on Soccer Fans! Friday, 6 p.m., Sunnyvale Park, 4013 South 700 West, Salt Lake City

American Fork Steel Days, Friday and Saturday, 51 East Main Street, American Fork

Bountiful Handcart Days, Friday and Saturday, 790 South 100 East, Bountiful

Draper Days, Friday and Saturday, 1020 East Pioneer Road, Draper

— Third Saturday for Families: Duo Paintings, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Wasatch Wildflower Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Little Cottonwood Canyon

Days of ’47, through July 24, various venues, Salt Lake City

Ogden Pioneer Days, through July 24, various venues in Ogden

Spanish Fork Fiesta Days,  through July 24, Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 465 South Main Street, Spanish Fork