Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report 

— Salt Lake TribuneLooking to ski in Utah without the crowds? Here’s where to go.

— Salt Lake TribunePanel discusses solutions to clogged Cottonwood canyons. Cars are out. But should there be more buses, a gondola or a train?

— 1,000-acre park, 2.8-mile bike path could soon be coming to eastern shore of Utah Lake   

— KSL.comUtahraptor State Park would protect discovery site of Utah’s namesake dinosaur

— KSL.comMore $ sought for ailing Utah Lake, drying Great Salt Lake

New Films

— Call of the Wild: Deseret News review 


— “Just Becausin,’” Holladay Arts, Friday, 7 p.m., Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, free

Utah Valley Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $12-$15

— Wasserman Festival with Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall Utah State University, 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan, $5-$24

— Beethoven 2020: Symphony No. 7, Utah Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $10-$92 

— BYU Winterfest 2020: Ballroom Dance Company, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., LDS Conference Center, Temple Square, 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, $12

— Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival: BYU Synthesis, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Young University, Campus Drive & Heritage Drive, Provo, $7-$11

— “Love Stories in Song with John D. Smitherman & Rachel Cox,” Kayenta Arts, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts at Kayenta, 881 Coyote Gulch Ct, Ivins, $10-$30

— Modern Dance Student Concert II, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah, 330 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, free

— Amber Dahlberg – organ recital, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Square, 50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, $29-$49

— Beijing Guitar Duo, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Theater, 144 South Regent Street, Salt Lake City, $20

— “Crown Imperial,” Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7 p.m., Murray High School, 5440 South State Street, Salt Lake City, $6

— “Night of Shining Stars,” Ballet West, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$89

— “Our Heart’s Delight: A Musical Dim Sum,” Salt Lake Choral Artists, Saturday, St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1929 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, $5-$15

— “Strings and Spurs,” Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Midvale Middle School, 7852 South Pioneer Street, Midvale, $5-$10

— Lukas Hasler – organ recital, Sunday, 4 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, free, donations accepted

— Mozart’s Requiem, Weber State University, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, $4.50-$7

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


— “Star Ward” through February 21, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Three Little Pigs: The Musical” through February 21, SCERA Center

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

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through February 22, Jaks Theatre Company

— “Ragtime the Musical” through February 22, Ogden Musical Theatre 

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

— “Singing to the Brine Shrimp” through February 23, Plan-B Theatre Company 

— “Alice in Wonderland” through February 27, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Flying” through February 29, Pygmalion Theater Company 

— “Jane Eyre the Musical” through February 29, Vernal Theatre

— “Mama Mia!” through February 29, The Stage Door Theater

— “Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go!” through February 29, Wasatch Theatre Company

— “The 39 Steps” through February 29, Weber State University

— “Floyd Collins” through March 1, University of Utah

— “Little Shop of Horrors” through March 7, Kensington Theatre

— “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” through March 7, Grand Theatre 

— “Once On This Island” through March 7, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “A Doll’s House, Part 2” through March 8, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Newsies” through March 14, Ziegfeld Theater

— “Talley’s Folly” through March 14, Covey Center for the Arts

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

— “Oliver!” through April 4, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

— “Matilda” through April 11, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Strictly Ballroom” through April 11, Hale Centre Theatre

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

Museum Exhibits

 48th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show Exhibition through March 20; 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

 Trishelle Jeffery: Best Breasts in the West, Ya’el Paderoza: Humanocene Exhibitions through March 21; UTAH COLLECTS: Contemporary Collecting Practices Exhibition through May 9; Adrian Stimson: Buffalo Boy Exhibition through May 16; Guerilla Girls Exhibition through May 20, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Jiyoun Lee-Lodge: Mindscape Exhibition through March 22; Xi Zhang: Dream Dust Milkshake Exhibition through April 12, Kimball Art Center

 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

 Seven Masters: 20th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints Exhibition through April 26; 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

Et cetra

Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., venues vary

Utah Dance Film Festival, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State Street, Orem

Winter Palooza, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy

 Ice Castles, through February 29, Midway