Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneIs paid parking at Utah’s Solitude catching on? Some skiers are sold. Others aren’t buying it.

— KSL.comAlready available in Salt Lake City, ‘Uber Ski’ set to expand to other western cities Moon, clouds will make viewing Geminid meteor shower difficult in Utah Bridal Veil Falls poised to get upgrades that will improve area’s safety, accessibility More than 10M fish stocked in Utah during 2019, wildlife officials say


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

— “Home for the Holidays,” American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also, Saturday, 2 p.m., Newel and Jean Daines Concert Hall, Utah State University, 1400 Old Main Hill, Logan, $15-$30

— “Joy to the World!” Salt Lake Choral Artists, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1929 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, $10-$20

— Kurt Bestor Christmas, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; also, Saturday, 2 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $32.50-$55

— Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Conference Center, Temple Square, 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free, but tickets required

Tooele County Choral Society Christmas Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 1784 Aaron Drive, Tooele, free

— Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— “The Joy of Christmas,” Southern Utah Heritage Choir, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 225 South 700 East, Saint George, $5-$15

— “Let There Be Peace,” Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $15

— “Octapella Christmas,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$18

— Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-A-Long! through Sunday, Egyptian Theatre, Park City, 328 Main Street, Park City, $12-$25

Salt Lake Men’s Choir, through Sunday, First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $20

— “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


— “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

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

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

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

— Santa Lucia Day, Friday, 12 – 6 p.m., Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum,  444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City

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

— Zermatt Swiss Christmas 2019, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway

10th Annual Springdale Light Parade & Sweets Social, Saturday, 6 p.m., Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Boulevard, Springdale

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

— Young Living Country Christmas and Live Nativity 2019, Saturday, 12 – 6 p.m., Young Living Lavender Farms, 3700 North Highway 91, Mona