Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneBrighton to be first Utah ski area to open Tuesday, while brown slopes complicate others’ season debuts Zion National Park is now 100 years old — it’s feeling its age How Zion National Park helped put Utah at ‘center of scenic America’ 100 years ago

 — Visitors poured record $9.75 billion into Utah last year

New Films

— A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Tribune review 

— The Irishman: Tribune review 


— “Benny Golson Jazz Music Brought to Life at SUU,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Southern Utah University, 351 West University Boulevard, Cedar City, free

— Browning String Trio, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, Ogden, $4.50-$7

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

— Ballroom Dance in Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also, Saturday, 2 p.m., Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $10-$16

— 2019 Bells on Temple Square Holiday Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free, but tickets required

— “A Night with Stephen Sondheim,” Taylorsville Arts Council, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Taylorsville Senior Center, 4743 South Plymouth View Drive, Salt Lake City

— “The Nutcracker,” Barlow Ballet, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $12.50-$20

 — “The Rite of Spring,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $10-$92

— “Sounds Familiar,” Repertory Dance Theatre, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Jeanne Wagner Theatre, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $30

— Frank Vignola & Friends, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $24.50

— “Continuum,” through November 25, Randall L. Jones Theatre, Southern Utah University, 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, $5-$10

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


— “Ah, Wilderness!” through November 23, Westminster College 

— “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

— “Frozen Jr.” through November 23, Syracuse City Arts Council

— “The House of Edgar Allen Poe” through November 23, Weber State University

— “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” through November 23, Eccles Theater

— “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

— “Annie Get Your Gun” through November 25, Eagle Mountain Arts 

— “A Chorus Line” through November 30, The Stage Door Theater

— “Much Ado About Nothing” through December 7, Brigham Young University

— “Holiday Inn” through December 21, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “It’s a Wondrous Life” through December 28, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Savior of the World” through December 28, Temple Square

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

 Annual Christmas Lamb Art Show Exhibition through January 4; Ars Moriendi: The Art of Death and Dying, 34th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah Exhibitions through January 15; Sketchy: Drawings and Studies from the Permanent Collection Exhibition through April 25; 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

Creative Journeys, 1401, Exhibitions through January 5, Kimball Art Center

— 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

Dickens’ Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center, 11400 South 2200 West, South Jordan