Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneFeds propose oil and gas leasing on Moab’s famed Slickrock bike trail

— Salt Lake Tribune: Feds overrule nomination of Moab-area rock art sites to National Register 

— KSL.comDesolation Canyon float trips: What they might cost and why that matters

— Utah cougar harvest quotas increased as wildlife officials seek to combat deer decline


— 20th Annual WSU Gospel Music Festival, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center, 3850 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden, free, non-perishable food item donation greatly appreciated

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

— “Off The Map: Kuné – Canada’s Global Orchestra,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Pardoe Drama Theatre, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $20-$35

— “In Accord: An Evening of Dance and Music,” Tanner Dance, Friday and Saturday, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., University of Utah, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex, 1720 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, $8-$10

— “Swan Lake,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., also Saturday, 2 p.m., De Jong Concert Hall, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $9-$16

— “A Celtic Celebration,” Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 West Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $24

Aspen Winds, Sunday, 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 261 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

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


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

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

— “La Traviata” through January 25, Utah Valley University

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

— “Fiddler on the Roof” through January 26, Eccles Theater

— “Silent Night” through January 26, Utah Opera

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

— “Legally Blonde: The Musical” through February 1, Southern Utah University

— “The Winter’s Tale” through February 1, Logan Youth Shakespeare 

— “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” through February 1, Midvale Main Street Theatre 

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

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

— “The Drowsy Chaperone” through February 15, On Pitch Performing Arts

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

— “SAFE” through February 15, An Other Theater Company

— “Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat” through February 22, Parker 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

— “Bright Star” through May 2, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

Kelsey Harrison: Never an hour for thought Exhibition through January 28; Trishelle Jeffery: Best Breasts in the West Exhibition through March 21; Adrian Stimson: Buffalo Boy Exhibition through May 16;  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; A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists from the MOA Collection Exhibition through September 12; 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

— Brighton Festival, Friday, 4 – 9 p.m., Brighton Ski Resort, 8302 South Brighton Loop Road

— Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, 2 – 5 p.m., Salt Lake City Public Library, Anderson-Foothill Branch, 1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City

Chinese New Year Celebration, Saturday, 6 p.m., Skyline High School, 3261 East 3760 South, Salt Lake City

Bear Lake Monster WinterFest, through Sunday, Bear Lake State Park Marina

— Superhero Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

— UTS Tamilar Thirunaal Kondattam 2020, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., India Cultural Center of Utah, 1142 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan

Midway Multicultural Music Film Festival, through February 1, Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway

Sundance Film Festival, through February 2, Park City

Ice Castles, through February 29, Midway