Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneBrighton Resort changes parking policy to promote carpooling 

— Salt Lake TribuneTo get to Alta and Snowbird, Utah transport officials take a look at aerial transit 

— KSL.comHave the post-Christmas blues? Try a hike to this living Christmas tree

— KSL.comUtah visitors will need a permit to ride personal ATVs, snowmobiles in state parks

— KSL.comAvalanche experts caution of ‘problematic’ conditions in Utah’s backcountry slopes 

New Films

— Little Women: Deseret News review 


— Outdoor Alphorn Concert, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Solitude Mountain Resort,  12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

— The Greatest Showman Sing-along, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd, Ogden, $6

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


— “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 Dying34th 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 Africa; American 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 AsiaUtah Museum of Fine Arts

— Rend the Heavens: Intersections of the Human and Divine Exhibition through January; Supermarket: Pop Art and 1960s America Exhibition through March 28; Becoming America Exhibition through summer 2021, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

Et cetra

— Chanukah Party, Saturday, 6 p.m., Temple Har Shalom, 3700 North Brookside Court, Park City

— Kid’s Torchlight Parade, Saturday, 6 p.m., Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Highway 210, Snowbird

— Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City

— Noon Year’s Eve, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Daybreak Community Center, 4544 Harvest Moon Drive, South Jordan

— Last Hurrah 2019, Tuesday, 8 p.m., The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

— Magic Show and Torchlight Parade, Tuesday, 5 p.m., Solitude Mountain Resort, 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

— New Year’s Celebration, Tuesday, 3 – 6 p.m., University Place Orem, 575 East University Parkway, Orem

— New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza, Tuesday, 4 p.m., Brian Head Resort, 329 South Highway 143, Brian Head

— New Year’s Eve on Temple Square, Tuesday, 6 – 9 p.m., Temple Square, 50 North Temple, Salt Lake City

— New Year’s Eve Powwow, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Mountain America Expo Center, South State Street, Sandy

— New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Highway 210, Snowbird

— New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade, Fireworks & Bonfire, Tuesday, 5 p.m., Alta Ski Resort, East State Highway 210/Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta

— Night Bright: A New Year’s Eve Party, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Museum of Natural Curiosity, 3605 Garden Drive, Lehi

— Noon Year’s Eve, Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City

— Noon Year’s Eve, Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

— Provo Countdown 2020: New Years Eve Party, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Provo Recreation Center, 320 West 500 North, Provo