Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

Tribune: Parks to offer new passport stamps in 2016

Tribune: Recreation: National Geographic program teaches students value of national park stewardship

Tribune: Fodor’s names Utah top destination

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

Weekend Events

New Films

— In the Heart of the Sea: Tribune review

— Janis: Little Girl Blue: Tribune review

— Macbeth: Tribune review


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

Danú, UtahPresents, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $19-$45

— “A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe,” Dan Waldis, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $17.50

— Messiah Sing-In, Northern Utah Youth Symphony, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Historic Brigham City Tabernacle, Main St and 200 South, Brigham City, free

— “A Winter Blast,” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— “A Kurt Bestor Christmas,” Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $20-$43

— “The Night Before Christmas,” Salt Lake Ballet Theater, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; also Saturday, 1 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $15

— University of Utah Choirs Holiday Concert, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $3-$9

— “Carols at Advent,” Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway, Orem, $5-$10

— “A Christmas Celebration,” Dixie State Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, 325 South 700 East, Saint George

— Eileen Ivers Christmas, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Boulevard, Park City, $25-$75

— Moonlight Classical, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, free

— Ring Around the Rose: Timpanogos Storytellers, Repertory Dance Theatre, Saturday, 10 a.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, $5

— “Sounds of the Season,” Murray Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 E 5300 S, Murray, free

— “Sounds of the Season,” Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 South 2700 West, Blufftdale, free

— “Symbols of Christmas,” Timpanogos Chorale, Saturday, 7 p.m., Alpine Tabernacle, 100 East Main Street, American Fork, free

— “Star of Bethlehem,” Southern Utah Heritage Choir, through December 13, St. George Tabernacle, Tabernacle and Main Street, Saint George, free

— “What the Season Means to Me,” Salt Lake Men’s Choir, through December 13, First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $15

— “The Nutcracker,” Tooele Valley Academy of Dance, through December 14, Tooele High School, 301 West Vine Street, Tooele, $5

— “The Nutcracker,” Imagine Ballet Theatre, through December 19, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $12-$29

— “The Nutcracker Ballet,” Utah Valley University, through December 21, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo

— “The Nutcracker,” Mountain West Ballet, through December 21, Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 South 300 East, Sandy, $10-$15

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

— “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 27, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $19-$91

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


— “Holiday Night Live 2015” through December 15, Utah Valley University 

— “Macbeth” through December 12, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

— “A Year with Frog and Toad” through December 12, Utah State University 

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

— “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through December 14, Pleasant Grove Players

— “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

— “Juanito Bandito’s Christmas Carol 2015” through December 21, Pickleville Playhouse

— “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through December 22, High Valley Arts

— “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

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

— Family Art Saturday: Quilting Together, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art