Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneAnnual bird-counting tradition kicks off this weekend

— Tribune: Utah father and daughter trek through Antarctica together

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

Weekend Events

New Films

— Exodus: Gods and Kings: Tribune review 

— Pelican Dreams: Tribune review 

— The Way He Looks: Tribune review 


— Ryan Tilby, Sandy Arts, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $10

— “A Christmas Classic,” Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., The Difiore Center, 307 North Main Street, Saint George, $10-$15

— “Joy to the World with Pink Martini,” Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $18-$90

— University Choirs Holiday Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $3-$7

— William Joseph with the Dixie State Symphony Orchestra, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George, $20

— Davis Master Chorale, Saturday, 7 p.m., Layton High School Auditorium, 440 Wasatch Drive, Layton, $5

— Early Music Ensemble, Saturday, 4 p.m., Thompson Chamber Music Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, free

— Ginger Bess, Sandy Arts, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy, $15

— “Here Comes Santa Clause!” Utah Symphony, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $6-$14

— Lark & Spur: Traditional and Modern Carols, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

— Ring Around the Rose: Creativity in Action, Repertory Dance Theatre, Saturday, 11 a.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $5

— Matt Zalkind performs Rachmaninoff, NOVA Chamber Music Series, Sunday, 3 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $20

[email protected]: Faculty Showcase Holiday Concert, Sunday, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, free

Wesley Bell Ringers, Sunday, 7 p.m., Copperton UMC, 8601 West Hillcrest Street, Bingham Canyon, free

— “The Best of Christmas,” Salt Lake Men’s Choir, through Sunday, First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $10 and a can of food donation

— “The Nutcracker,” Imagine Ballet Theatre, through December 20, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $12-$25

— “The Nutcracker,” Utah Regional Ballet, through December 20, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $19-$29

— “The Nutcracker,” Mountain West Ballet, through December 22, Eastmont Theatre,10100 South 1300 East, Sandy, $8-$14

— “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


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

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

— “Holiday Night Live2014” through December 13, Utah Valley University

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

— “The Wind in the Willows” through December13, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

— “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

— “Christmas for Misfits” through December 21, Plan-B Theatre Company

— “Odettes for the Holidays!” through December 21, Good Company Theatre

— “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

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

 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 

 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

Et cetra

Sugar House Art Walk, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Sugar House

— Family Art Saturday: Scandinavian Holiday, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 South West Temple, Salt Lake City