Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake Tribune: Arches National Park overcrowding demands new options, says park service

— Salt Lake Tribune: Grand County, Moab unite against plan to allow ORVs in Utah’s national parks

— Salt Lake Tribune: Butch Cassidy’s boyhood home misses the cut for Utah’s first state monuments; Danger Cave, Old Iron Town top list 

— Why legendary Mount Timpanogos is Utah’s ‘Everest’

New Films

— Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: Tribune review 


— Fall Showcase Concert, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $8-$12

— Red Feather Acoustic Trio, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City, free

— “Viaggio: A Musical Journey Through Europe,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Antonio D’Abramo: “The piano between Classicism and Romanticism: reason and feeling,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Fall Concert, American West Symphony and Chorus, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Sandy, 8575 South 700 East, Sandy

— “Witches, Wands, and Wizards,” West Valley Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, free, $5-$10

— “Thriller,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, through November 2, venues vary

— Eccles Organ Festival, Sundays, 8 p.m., through November 3, The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

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


— “Honeymoon at Graveside Manor” through October 18, Sugar Factory Playhouse 

— “Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera” through October 19, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

— “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” through October 19, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Disaster! The Musical” through October 19, Empress Theatre 

— “Girl in the Red Corner” through October 19, Westminster College 

— “Into the Woods” through October 19, On Pitch Performing Arts

— “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” through October 19, Sandy Arts Guild

— “Sense and Sensibility” through October 19, Weber State University

— “With Two Wings” through October 19, Brigham Young University

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

— “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” through October 20, Midvale Main Street Theatre 

— “La Traviata” through October 20, Utah Opera

— “Miss Saigon” through October 20, Eccles Theater

— “Clue: The Musical” through October 21, American Fork Community Theater

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

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

— “Annie Get Your Gun” through October 26, Old Barn Community Theatre

— “Curtains” through October 26, Grand Theatre 

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

— “Freaky Friday” through October 26, Hopebox Theatre 

— “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” through October 26, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

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

— “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” through October 28, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Junie B. Jones: The Musical” through November 1, SCERA Center

— “Into the Woods” through November 2, Hurricane Valley Theatrical Company 

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

— “Mamma Mia: The Musical” through November 16, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Wait Until Dark” through November 16, Brigham’s Playhouse

— “Form of a Girl Unknown” through November 17, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Thoroughly Modern Millie” through November 23, Hale Center Theater Orem

Museum Exhibits

— Danae Mattes: Where the River WidensPatrick Dougherty: Windswept Exhibitions through October 19; Becoming America Exhibition through summer 2021, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

— 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

– Ars Moriendi: The Art of Death and Dying, 34th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibitions through January 15; 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

Et cetra

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

— Final Cut Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, Pardoe Drama Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo

— Family Art Saturday: Contrast Memories, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Millfreaks, Saturday, 3 – 6:30 p.m., Canyon Rim Park, 3100 South 2900 East, Salt Lake City

— Third Saturday for Families: Masks, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts

West Jordan Pumpkin Walk, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., West Jordan Historical Society, 2053 West 7800 South, West Jordan