Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneCiting increasing bear population, state proposes changes to hunt

— Tribune: Bighorn sheep are starting to butt heads

— For the latest wildlife news and information and the fishing report visit the DWR website

Weekend Events

New Films

— The Homesman: Tribune review

— Sundance Shorts on Tour 2014: Tribune review 


— Advanced String Quartets, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, free

— WSU Jazz Ensemble, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, 3750 Harrison Boulevard, Ogden, $6-$7

— Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $18-$55

— Chamber Singers Holiday Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $10

— “Christmas Around the World: Timeless Stories,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, 500 East University Parkway, Provo, $10-$20

— “Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre,” Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., The Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $12-$20

— Holiday Pops Concert Featuring Peter Breinholt, Oquirrh Mountain Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Midvale Middle School, 7852 S Pioneer St, Midvale; also Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Butler Middle School, 7530 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights, $8 for everyone 6+ years

— “The Night Before Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $12

Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m., The Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Christmas Concert,  American West Symphony, Saturday, 8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,8575 South 700 East, Sandy, $5-$10

— Messiah Sing Along, Murray Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Murray High School, 5440 South State Street, Salt Lake City, free

— “A Celtic Christmas,” Utopia Early Music, Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, $10-$15

— Holiday Concert, Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, free

— “The Nutcracker,” Julie Moffitt Ballet School, through December 8, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $8-$12

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 31, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $10-$75

— Eccles Organ Festival, 2nd Sunday of each month, through February 8, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, free

— Organ concerts, every Saturday, noon, and every Sunday, 2 p.m., Temple Square Assembly Hall, free


— “Ah, Wilderness!” through December 6, Caine Lyric Theatre

— “Merry Christmas, George Bailey” through December 6, Babcock Theatre

— “Rapunzel” through December 6, Utah Children’s Theatre 

— “X-mas Men” through December 7, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Charlotte’s Web” through December 8, Brigham City Fine Arts Center

— “Our Town” through December 11, Brigham Young University

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 13, Four Seasons Theatre Company, Smithfield

— “The First Christmas” through December 13, SCERA Center for the Arts

— “Two from Galilee” through December 13, Tremonton Main Street Playhouse 

— “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” through December 15, Alpine Community Theatre

— “Scrooge” through December 18, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “Peter and the Starcatcher” through December 20, Pioneer Theatre Company

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 24, Hale Centre Theatre

— “A Year With Frog and Toad” through December 27, Salt Lake Acting Company 

— “Savior of the World” through January 3, LDS Conference Center

— “How the Grouch Stole Christmas” through January 4, Deseret Star Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

Amy Jorgensen: Far From The Tree Exhibition through December 6; Bikuben Exhibition through December 20; William Lamson: Hydrologies Exhibition through January 10; Cultural Cartographies Exhibition through January 31; .gif Shop Exhibition through March 14, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

CUT! Costume and the Cinema Exhibition through December 6; e.g. Amar Kanwar: A Season Outside Exhibition through January 17; Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu Exhibition through March 21; Kim Schoenstadt: Block Plan Series: Provo Exhibition through April 18; Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March 2018; Brigham Young University Museum of Art

 Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection Exhibition through January 4, Kimball Art Center

 Face-Off: Portraits by Casey Childs Exhibition through January 4; Beyond Memory: The Daydreams of Corinne GeertsenPortraits of Childhood: Artwork from the Permanent Collection of the LDS Church, Exhibitions through April 26; Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art Exhibition through June 1, 2016; Soviet Impressionist Paintings Exhibition ongoing, Springville Museum of Art 

New Narratives: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty Exhibition through January 11; salt 10: Conrad Bakker Exhibition through February 8; Tony Feher: They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits, Utah Museum of Fine Arts 

Et cetra

First Friday Art Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Historic 25th Street, Ogden

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

Sugar House Winter Carnival, Saturday, Sugarmont Plaza, 2232 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City