Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report 11-25-20

Outdoors Report 

Salt Lake Tribune: Mysterious shiny monolith found in otherworldly Utah desert

Salt Lake Tribune: Open-space advocates come up with $3 million to save parcel at Little Cottonwood Canyon mouth 

— Is a cog railway or gondola in the future for Little Cottonwood Canyon?

— KSL.comAll aboard! Canadian company opening luxury train route from Moab to Denver


— “The Rat Pack is Back! Christmas Concert,” through December 22, Tuacahn Amphitheater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $19-$37


— “Muffets Christmas Carol” through November 28, Off Broadway Theatre

— “A Christmas Story, the Musical” through December 19, SCERA Center

— “Oliver!” through December 19, St. George Musical Theater

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Les Mis-Tletoes!” through December 23, Rattlin’ D Playhouse

— “NutCracker – Men in Tights” through January 2, Desert Star Playhouse

— “Tarzan” through January 16, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

— 50 Years of Spiral Jetty | Smithson and Gorgoni, Nancy Holt’s Utah Sequences (1970), Exhibitions through November 20; Utah Women Working for Better Days! Exhibition through December 4; Robert Smithson’s Nonsite, Site Uncertain (1968) Exhibition through February 1; Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem Exhibition through April 11; Spencer Finch Exhibition ongoing, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

— Contemplations: Highlights from the Spiritual and Religious Permanent Collection Exhibition through December 12; Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition Exhibition through January 2; 96th Annual Spring Salon [Fall Edition] Exhibition through January 13; Up Close and Far Away Exhibition through April 1, Grand Ambitions Exhibition through Summer 2023; Art Renewal Center: Featured Artist, Favorite Ladies: Patterns, People, and Play, New Acquisitions & Collection Highlights, SMA Milestones and Memories, Soviet Stories: Layers of Reality, Exhibitions ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Brad Evan Taylor: Growing Rocks Exhibition through January 9; Zachary Norman: This Storm is What We Call Progress Exhibition through January 23, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Et cetra

Last Friday Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Park City

Pond Town Christmas Lighting 2020, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Knoll Park, 150 West 300 South, Salem

Vernal Parade of Lights, Friday, 6 p.m., Downtown Vernal,100 West Main Street, Vernal

Cedar City Downtown Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Tree Jubilee, Saturday, 5 – 9 p.m., Downtown Cedar City, 200 North Main Street, Cedar City

Heber Valley Tree Lighting Celebration, Saturday, 6 – 8 p.m., Midway Town Hall, 130 West Main Street, Midway

Kanab Christmas Light Parade and Festival, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., 76 North Main, Kanab

Parowan’s Hometown Holiday 2020, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Parowan Main Street, Main Street, Parowan

— Christmas at the Ranch, through December 19, Cross E Ranch, 3500 North 2200 West, Salt Lake City

Zootah Zoo Lights, through December 19, Zootah at Willow Park, 419 West 700 South, Logan

— Christmas in the Canyon and Live Nativity, through December 23, Tuacahn Amphitheater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

Fantasy at the Bay Christmas Lights, through December 30, Willard Bay State Park, 900 West 650 North, Willard

29th Annual Festival of Lights, through January 1, Canyon View Park, 3300 East Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork

Ogden’s Christmas Village, through January 1, Ogden Municipal Gardens, 2549 Washington Blvd, Ogden

— Christmas in Color, through January 2, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center, 11400 South 2200 West, South Jordan

— Luminaria 2020: Experience the Light, through January 2, Thanksgiving Point

— Lumaze, through January 2, The Salt Palace, 100 South West Temple, Salt Lake City

Historic Park City Snow Globe Stroll, through January 3, Park City Historic Main Street, 700 Main Street, Park City

— Downtown Winter Farmers Market, Saturdays, through April 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Gateway,12 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City