Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake Tribune: Utah lawmaker floats use of eminent domain for trails but runs into barriers 

— Salt Lake Tribune: Utah zip line operators win their land-use battle with Salt Lake water district   

Deseret News: Biologists hope trout restocking will help revive Strawberry River

— KSL.comDWR to anglers: Release all bluegill caught at Steinake


— USU Symphony Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 725 South 250 East, Hyde Park, free

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

— Utah Valley Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo

— “Monsters & Villains Halloween Concert,” Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, 3 p.m., Mountain Ridge Junior High, 5525 West 10400 North, Highland, $8-$12

— Opera Scenes, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 105, Weber State University, Ogden, $4.50-$7

— Orchestra at Temple Square 20th Anniversary Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, free, but tickets required

— Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $20-$69

— Delfeayo Marsalis New Orleans Jazz Jam, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $29.50

— Fall Concert, Murray Concert Band, Saturday, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 East 5300 South, Murray, free

— “A Night on Broadway: Melinda Kirigin-Voss and Brian Stucki,” Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $10

— “Peace Through Music,” Shropshire Foundation, Saturday, 6 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $25-$100

— Fall Concert, Sunday, Wasatch Community Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Hillside Middle School, 1825 South Nevada Street, Salt Lake City, free

— “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


— “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

— “Microburst Theatre” through October 26, Brigham Young University

— “Paul Bunyan” through October 26, Utah Valley University

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

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

— “Zombies from the Beyond” through October 31, Kayenta Arts

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

— “The Foreigner” through November 2, Vernal Theatre

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

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

— “Sweeney Todd” through November 9, Utah Valley University

— “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

— “Alice in Wonderland” through November 23, Utah Children’s Theatre

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

Museum Exhibits

— 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

— Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine Exhibition through JanuaryBecoming America Exhibition through summer 2021, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Et cetra

— Diwali Festival of Light, Friday, 3 – 6 p.m., Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City

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

— Garden After Dark, Friday and Saturday, 6 – 9 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

— Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, 11 a.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

— Monster Block Party, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Gallivan Center, 239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering, through Sunday, Wasatch High School, 930 South 500 East, Heber City