Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoors Report

— Salt Lake TribuneLocal leaders shut down popular recreation sites, campgrounds in Grand Staircase, San Rafael Swell, other hiking hot spots

Salt Lake Tribune: Industry seeks to lease 100,000-plus acres near Canyonlands, Arches for drilling 

— Salt Lake Tribune: Utah’s most popular park, Zion, finally closes after state intervenes 

Deseret News: The New York Times called it ‘the most famous work of American art.’ What is Utah’s ‘Spiral Jetty’? Coronavirus updates: Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks all closed indefinitely New out-of-state boating fees and 10 other signed bills related to Utah’s outdoors Lake Powell closing ramps Monday, shutting down boating due to virus  

KSL.comGov. Herbert changing state parks directive into executive order Fact vs. fiction: The effect wolves have on Yellowstone’s game animals, ecology

Virtual Events

Worldwide Museums

— Met 360 Project

— Virtual Museum Tours

— Museum Zen Art

— Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

— Tate Britain Museum

— Musee D’Orsay Museum

— Uffizi Gallery

— Van Gogh Museum

— Louvre Egyptian Antiquities Virtual Tour

— Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

— The British Museum

— The White House

— Palace of Versailles

— Doge’s Palace

— Anne Frank House

Local Museums

— The Leonardo At Home

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art: Art Everyday 

Utah Museum of Fine Art at Home


Clever Octopus Kits

— Kimball Art Center Lesson Plans and ARTS Tours

— Salt Lake Gallery Stroll 

Visual Art Institute Virtual Classes 


— Hogle Zoo

— Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Thanksgiving Point 

— Tracy Aviary


— Repertory Dance Theatre Dance Classes

Ririe Woodbury Virtual Movement Dance Classes 

Seek Studio Everywhere 


— Live Streaming: “Odd Shaped Balls” through April 12, An Other Theater Company

— “The Velveteen Rabbit” Streaming through April 13, Hale Center Theater Orem

Lesson Plans for Children

— Museum Lesson Plans

— Natural History Museum of Utah: Research Quest Live

Swaner Eco Center

Utah Symphony Education from Home

Utah Opera Education from Home


Salt Lake Film Society

Sundance Collab

Tumbleweeds Film Festival On Demand 

— Utah Film Center has a variety of Film Streaming Options


— Kings English Bookshop Story Time 

Utah Humanities #VirtualCampfire


— Handel’s “Messiah” Streaming, Friday, 7 p.m., The Tabernacle on Temple Square 

Locals Lounge Every Night at 7PM

— The Metropolitan Opera

— Orchestra of Southern Utah YouTube

Utah Chamber Artists Virtual Vitruosity

— Utah Symphony YouTube


Stem Action Center – STEM in the Home

Et cetra

— Food Forest Tour and Earth Day Easter Nature Walk – LIVESTREAM, Saturday, 12 p.m., Utah Valley Permaculture 

— Baby Animal Festival Drive-Thru-Edition, through May 2, Cross E Ranch, 3500 North 2200 West, Salt Lake City