Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake Tribune: UDOT outlines traffic vision for Little Cottonwood Canyon, but critics worry that agency is wearing blinders 

— Colorado-based ski resort ownership company purchases Brian Head Resort

— to chop your own Christmas tree? Here’s where you can get a permit for that in Utah?

New Films

— Last Christmas: Deseret News review


— Alexander Korsantia, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $8-$30

— “Around the World in Song,” American West Symphony and Chorus, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Community of Grace Presbyterian Church, 2015 Newcastle Drive, Sandy, $5-$10

— Axis Dance Company, Utah Presents, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— Chamber Choir Fall Concert, Friday, 7 p.m., Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— Chamber Concert, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Snow College, 150 East College Avenue, Ephraim, free

— ‘“D-Day’ Commemorating 75 Years,” Friday, 7 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Fall Concert, Swiss Chorus Edelweiss, Friday, 7 p.m., Hillside Stake Center, 1400 South 1900 East, Salt Lake City, free

— “A Night of Broadway,” Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., SCERA Center, 745 South State Street, Orem, $10-$12

— Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $10-$92

— Aaron Ashton Band, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— Celebration of Veterans, Saturday, 10 a.m., SCERA Center, 745 South State Street, Orem, free

— dancEnsemble, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre, Stephen L. Richards Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, $3-$7

— David Glen Hatch and Ammon Bratt, Solo/Duo Piano Concert, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “New Horizons,” Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— Soirée Musicale in Concert, Kayenta Arts, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, $10-$30

Eccles Organ Festival, Sunday, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Fall Concert, Utah Baroque Ensemble, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Grandview East Stake Center, 1081 West 1060 North, Provo, free

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


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

— “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” through November 9, Snow College

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

— “The True Story of Robin Hood” through November 9, Titus Productions Theatre Co.

— “A Year With Frog and Toad” through November 10, Southern Utah University

— “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” through November 16, Utah Valley University

— “The Lifespan of a Fact” through November 16, Pioneer Theatre Company

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

— “Steel Magnolias” through November 16, Empress Theatre 

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

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

— “ODA MIGHT” through November 17, Plan-B Theatre Company 

— “The Odyssey” through November 17, University of Utah

— “Bright Star” through November 18, Cache Theatre Company

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

— “Disney’s The Lion King” through November 23, Ziegfeld Theater

— “Doubt” through November 23, An Other Theater Company An Other Theater Company

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

— “Two-Headed” through November 23, Pygmalion Theater Company 

— “A Wilder Night: Three One-Act Plays by Thornton Wilder” through November 23, Brigham Young University

Museum Exhibits

 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; Paintings from the Smithsonian American Art Museum Exhibition through October 4, 2020; 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

— Abstraction is Just a Word, But I Use It. Exhibition through January 4; Rachel Henriksen: Knew/New, Justin Watson: A Farewell to Images, Exhibitions through January 18; Kelsey Harrison: Never an hour for thought Exhibition through January 28, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

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

— Edison & Broadway Block Party, The Blocks, Friday, 4 – 8 p.m., Edison Street, 300 South Edison Street, Salt Lake City

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

Ogden Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden

Red Rock Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, Cedar Theatre, 33 North Main, Cedar City

Shred Fest, Friday and Saturday, Liberty Park, 900 South 700 East, Salt Lake City

— Family Art Saturday: Layered Fabric Wall Art, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art