Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake Tribune: Feds propose letting five times more hikers into The Wave 

— Salt Lake Tribune: Solitude Mountain Resort will charge visitors for parking Looking forward to Utah’s fall colors? Here’s what to expect this year

— KSL.comNew mountain biking, hiking trail added to southern Utah’s Iron Hills Trail System

— KSL.comPopular Kayenta Trail at Zion reopens after yearlong closure

New Films

— Ad Astra: Deseret News review

— Downtown Abbey: Tribune review 


— “Fall Concert: To Italy With Love,” Southern Utah Heritage Choir, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 225 South 700 East, Saint George, $15

— Swede Larson, classical guitar, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Thorley Recital Hall, Southern Utah University, 351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, free

— “The Music of John Williams,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $20-$92

Chamber Orchestra Ogden, Saturday, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, $8

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


— “Dracula, the Musical” through September 21, University of Utah

— “Happy Days” through September 21, Eccles Theater

— “Noises Off!” through September 21, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Wolves of Sherwood” through September 21, Renaissance Now

— “Prometheus Bound” through September 23, Classical Greek Theatre Festival 

— “School House Rock LIVE! Jr.” through September 23, Herriman Arts Council 

— “Fly More Than You Fall” through September 28, Utah Valley University

— “Man of La Mancha” through September 28, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through September 28, Utah Children’s Theatre 

— “The Moors” through September 28, An Other Theater Company

— “The Music Man” through September 28, Music Theatre West 

— “A Brief Waltz in a Little Room” through October 5, Sackerson

— “Cagney” through October 5, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through October 5, SCERA Center

— “Little Shop of Horrors” through October 5, Timpanogos Valley Theatre

— “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

— “The Price” through October 12, Utah Shakespeare Festival

— “Death of a Driver” through October 20, Salt Lake Acting Company

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

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

— “Dracula vs. The Adamns Family” through October 26, Off Broadway Theatre

“The Sound of Music” through October 26, Tuacahn Amphitheater

— “Adams Family Reunion – A Series of FUNfortunate Events” through November 9, Desert Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

— 46th Annual Utah Quilt Show, All Aboard! Exhibitions through September 21; SELF: Explorations of Identity Exhibition through May 16; 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

— 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; Becoming America Exhibition through summer 2021, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

 Anne Fudyma: Synchronistic Space Exhibition through October 12; Madison Donnelly: Bath House Exhibition through October 26; The League of Reluctant Bicyclists, Ryan Lauderdale: Glazed Atrium, Exhibitions through November 2; Abstraction is Just a Word, But I Use It. Exhibition through January 4, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Jim Jacobs: The Imperfections That Render Us Visible, Van Chu: Photographic Brushstroke Exhibitions through November 3, Kimball Art Center  

 Spencer Finch: Great Salt Lake and Vicinity, Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art Exhibitions 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

Green River Melon Days, Friday and Saturday, City of Green River, 460 East Main Street, Green River

Harvest Moon Celebration, Saturday, 12 – 8 p.m., Ogden’s Historic 25th Street

Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Southern Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, 3 – 9 p.m., Town Square Park, 50 South Main Street, Saint George

— Third Saturday for Families: Finger Puppet Portraits, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

Fisher Mansion Beer Garden & River Festival, Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 7 p.m., Albert E. Fisher Mansion, 1206 West 200 South, Salt Lake City

Urban Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City