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

KSL.com: Moon, clouds will make viewing Geminid meteor shower difficult in Utah

KSL.com: Bridal Veil Falls poised to get upgrades that will improve area’s safety, accessibility

KSL.com: More than 10M fish stocked in Utah during 2019, wildlife officials say

Concerts

— “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

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

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