Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake TribuneKanab residents are fractured over a proposed Utah sand mine

— Salt Lake TribuneRare fireflies live on this Utah woman’s farm. A housing project threatens them. 

— Salt Lake Tribune: The pollution problem of Utah’s July fireworks — when the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ turn to ‘ewws’ and ‘ughs’  

New Films

— The Fighting Preacher: Deseret News review 


— Changing Lanes Experience, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8 p.m., City of Holladay Outdoor Pavilion, 4580 South 2300 East, Holladay, free

— “Songs of the Saints,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Ginger Bess, 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


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

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

— “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” through July 27, American Fork Youth Theater 

— “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

— “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” through August 2, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “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

— “Les Misérables: School Edition” through August 3, On Pitch Performing Arts

— “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

— “Every Brilliant Thing” through October 12, 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 VicinityPower 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

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

— Venture Out! Canyon Rim Cares! Friday, 6 p.m., 3100 South 2900 East, Salt Lake City

— Butlerville Days, Friday and Saturday, Butler Park, 7500 South 2700 East, Salt Lake City

— Tremonton City Days, Friday and Saturday, 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton