Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneSutherland Institute’s campaign against Bears Ears was relentless, effective and mostly funded by a tight circle of activists

Salt Lake Tribune: Utah cities and counties looking to restrict hunting 

Salt Lake Tribune: Having lived through avalanches, female pro backcountry skiers imbue fear, education through clinics

— KSL.comFeatured hike: Jenni’s Trail offers soaring views from Park City Mountain Public input sought for campground, trails in San Juan County; bike use on Arches pathway 

New Films

— Dolittle: Deseret News review 


— Black Violin, Cache Arts, Friday, 7:30 p.m., The Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $20-$40

— Body Logic Dance Company 10th Anniversary Concert, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $12-$18

— Faculty Composers Recital, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive and Heritage Drive, Provo, free

— Salt Lake City Junior and Young Artists Preliminary Round Competition, Friday and Saturday, 12:30 – 9:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, free

— “Sphere: In Between,” Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave., Ogden, $20

— Utah Crosstalk, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive and Heritage Drive, Provo, free

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


— “Contemporary Voices: Play Readings from Award-Winning Scripts” through January 18, Brigham Young University

— “The Little Mermaid Jr.” through January 18, American Fork Youth Theater 

— “Mauritius” through January 18, Pinnacle Acting Company 

— “Seussical” through January 18, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Twelfth Night” through January 18, Grassroots Shakespeare Company

— “Coriolanus” through January 19, New World Shakespeare Company 

— “She Kills Monsters” through January 19, Utah Presents

— “Mary Stuart” through January 25, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “Matilda” through January 25, Cedar Valley Community Theatre

— “The Odd Couple” through January 25, Vernal Theatre

— “Silent Night” through January 26, Utah Opera

— “Lucky Stiff” through January 27, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Man With the Pointed Toes” through February 8, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Nunsense!” through February 8, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Peter and the Starcatcher” through February 15, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” through February 22, St. George Musical Theater

— “James Blonde: Agent 7-11 in License to Thrill” through March 21, Desert Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

— 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

— 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

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

  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, Soviet Stories: Layers of Reality Exhibitions ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Et cetra

— 30th Anniversary OT&W Model Train Show, Friday and Saturday, Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

HOF Germanfest, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 North 1200 West, Ogden

— Third Saturday for Families: Cloud Sculptures, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City

— Ice Castles, through February 29, Homestead Resort, 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway