Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneUtah Lake’s endangered June suckers are bouncing back

— KSL.comUtah geologists showcase state’s scenic wonders through yearly calendar

New Films

— Knives Out: Tribune review 


— “Carols by Candlelight,” Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 West Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $8-$12

— Holiday Concert, Southern Utah University, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Festival Hall and Heritage Theater, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, $5-$10

— Jaynie Nye Memorial Concert: featuring Lexi Walker, Nathan Pacheco & Lyceum Philharmonic, Weber State University, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Room 105, Ogden, $20-$30

— “Joyous Sounds of Christmas,” Southwest Symphony Strings, Friday, 7 p.m., St. George Tabernacle, Tabernacle and Main Street, Saint George

— Lightwood Duo, Davis Arts Council, Friday, 7 p.m., Alpine Church, 254 West 2675 North, Layton, free

 — Messiah Sing-in, Friday, 7 p.m., Brigham City Historic Tabernacle, 251 South Main Street, Brigham City, free

— “Ring Those Christmas Bells,” Davis Master Chorale, Friday, 7 p.m., Kaysville Tabernacle, 200 West Center Street, Kaysville, free

— “A Broadway Christmas with Ashley Brown,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $10-$92

— Celebration of Christmas, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $13-$18

— “Christmas Around the World,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, 500 East University Parkway, Provo, $9-$22

— “The Reason for the Season,” One Voice Children’s Choir, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Wasatch Junior High School, 3750 South 3100 East, Salt Lake City, $10

Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, $10 suggested donation

Avant Vespers with Alex Caldiero, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 50 West 200 North, Provo, $5-$15

— “Carols by Candlelight,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— “The Gift of Music,” Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday, 3 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 South 2700 West, Blufftdale, $5-$10

— “Here Comes Santa Claus!” Utah Symphony, Saturday, 11 a.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $15-$35

— KUTV Holiday Pops Concert, Choral Arts Society of Utah, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $12-$15 

— Sounds of the Season Choir & Orchestra Holiday Concert, SoJo Choral Arts, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Bingham High School, 2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan, free, donations accepted and encouraged 

— “This Christmastide,” Jubilate, Saturday, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of West Valley City, 3381 South 2700 West, West Valley City, $10 minimum suggested donation

— Winterfest, Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 East 5300 South, Murray, free, donations accepted for the United Way

— “Amahl & the Night Visitors,” NEXT Ensemble, Sunday, 4:30 p.m., The Monarch, 451 25th Street, Ogden, $10

— “The Nutcracker,” Mountain West Ballet, through December 21, The Theater at Mount Jordan, 9351 South Mountaineer Lane, Sandy, $12-$16

— Christmas on Temple Square, through December 23, various times and venues, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 26, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $34-$129

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


— “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “A Christmas Carol” through December 7, Grand Theatre 

— “Lysistrata” through December 7, Weber State University

— “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play” through December 7, Snow College

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

— “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” through December 7, Utah State University

— “Rump” through December 7, Brigham Young University

— “A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play” through December 8, Egyptian Theatre

— “A Christmas Story, The Musical” through December 8, Eccles Theater

— “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through December 9, Cottonwood Heights Arts Council 

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 9, Alpine Community Theater 

— “Annie Jr.” through December 14, Midvale Main Street Theatre 

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 14, Four Seasons Theatre Company

— “Elf the Musical” through December 14, SCERA Center

— “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2019” through December 14, Cache Arts

— “Miracle on the 34th Street” through December 16, Sugar Factory Playhouse 

— “Tarzan” through December 16, Kensington Theatre

— “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through December 21, Old Barn Community Theatre

— “Elf the Musical” through December 21, Tuacahn Amphitheater

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

— “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” through December 21, Empress Theatre 

— “It’s a Wonderful Life” through December 21, Hopebox Theatre 

— “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” through December 21, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play” through December 21, Covey Center for the Arts

— “The Play the Goes Wrong” through December 21, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “The SantaLand Diaries by David Sedaris” through December 21, An Other Theater Company

— “A Tuna Christmas” through December 21, Lehi City Arts

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol” through December 23, Ziegfeld Theater

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 26, Hale Centre Theatre

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 28, Brigham’s Playhouse

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

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

— “Pete the Cat” through December 30, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “A Christmas Carol: Part II – Scrooged Again” through January 4, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through January 11, Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Seussical” through January 11, Hale Centre Theatre

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 JanuarySupermarket: Pop Art and 1960s America Exhibition through March 28; Becoming America Exhibition through summer 2021, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Et cetra

— First Friday Art Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Historic 25th Street, Ogden

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

Christkindlmarkt, Friday and Saturday, This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City,

Dicken’s Christmas Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Dixie Convention Center, 1835 Convention Center Drive, Saint George

La Verkin City Winter Fest, Friday and Saturday, La Verkin Elementary, 51 West Center Street, La Verkin

— Elk Festival, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Hardware Ranch WMA, Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Hyrum

— Gingerbread Festival, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bountiful Davis Art Center, 90 North Main Street, Bountiful