Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

Tribune: Recreation: Humanizing 399, the world’s most famous grizzly bear

Tribune: Recreation: A holiday gift guide for people who love the Utah outdoors

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

Weekend Events

New Films

— Chi-Raq: Tribune review

— Christmas Eve: Tribune review

— Don Verdean: Tribune review

— The Letters: Tribune review

— Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict: Tribune review


— “A Cappella Holiday Extravaganza,” Mountain Jubilee Chorus, Friday, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $10

— “A Christmas Festival: Music for the Season,” Southern Utah University, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Heritage Center Theater, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, $5-$10

— Holiday Concert, Utah Wind Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose Parish, 2315 Redondo Avenue, Salt Lake City, free

— “The Shepherd’s Lamb: A Choral Christmas Concert,” Davis Master Chorale, Friday, 7 p.m., Clearfield High School, 931 South 1000 East, Clearfield, $5

— Symphony Band, Dixie State University, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 255 South 700 East, Saint George, $5

— Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $18-$90

— Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre, American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., The Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main, Logan, $13-$22

— “Let Christmas Shine,” Ballroom Dance, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $8-$12

— Westminster Chamber Singers Holiday Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— “Angels and Visitors,” Salt Lake Symphony, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $5-$10

— Jeff Hamilton Trio, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $10-$35

— KUTV Holiday Pops Concert, Choral Art Society of Utah, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cottonwood High School, 5715 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $12-$15

Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert, Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m., Bingham High School, 2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan, free

— “The Gift of Christmas,” Utah Voices, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Utah State Capitol Building, 350 North State Street, Salt Lake City, free, donations accepted

— West Jordan Arts Council Christmas Concert, Saturday, 6 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, free

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

— Angel Song: A Medieval 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, Sunday, 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, free

— Holiday Concert, Weber State University, Sunday, 5:30 and 8 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden, $6-$30

— “Magnificat!” Jubilate, through December 7, times and venues vary

— “The Nutcracker,” through December 7, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $8-$12

— “Christmas on Temple Square,” through December 23, times and venues vary

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


— “Snow White” through December 5Utah Children’s Theatre

— “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through December 10, Brigham Young University

— “Booksmart” through December 13, Plan-B Theatre Company

— “Babes in Toyland” through December 17, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

— “The Dickens Christmas Carol Show” through December 19, Sugar Factory Playhouse 

— “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings” through December 19, Empress Theatre, Magna

— “It Happened One Christmas” through December 19, Pioneer Theatre Company 

— “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Musical,” through December 19, SCERA Center

— “My Three Angels” through December 19, Heritage Theatre, Perry

— “A Seussified Christmas Carol” through December 19, Empress Theatre, Magna

— “A Christmas Carol” through December 21, Draper Historic Theatre

— “Art Dog” through December 23, Salt Lake Acting Company

— “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” through December 23, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden

— “The Grouch Who Stole Christmas” through December 26, Off Broadway Theatre

— “Ebenezer Scrooge: His Nightmare Before Christmas” through January 2, Desert Star Playhouse

— “It’s a Wonderful Life” through January 2, Brigham’s Playhouse

Museum Exhibits

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales Exhibition through December 13; Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends Exhibition through January 10; Constructing the Utah Landscape Exhibition through January 17; Tony Feher: They arrived yesterday, dusty and weary from the journey, but in good spirits, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

— Grandma’s Cupboard: Kate Ericson & Mel ZieglerStefan Lesueur: Obscura Exhibitions through December 19; Ben Gaulon: Corrupt. Yourself; Firelei Báez: Patterns of Resistance; Jean Richardson: Every Now and Then I Fall Apart Exhibitions through January 16, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition on view through 2016; American Chronicles: The Art of Norman RockwellExhibition through February 13;Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March 2018; In Word and Deed: Five Centuries of Religious Art  Exhibition ongoing, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

— Family Vacation; Parables: Liz Lemon Swindle Exhibitions through January 3; Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art  Exhibition through June 1, 2016; Soviet Impressionist Paintings  Exhibition ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Picturing the Iconic: Andy Warhol to Kara Walker Exhibition through January 3, Kimball Art Center, Park City

Et cetra

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

Salt Lake Holiday Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Downtown Salt Lake City, 600 East and 500 South, Salt Lake City

Christkindlmarkt, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., This is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City