Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

Tribune: Recreation: Gondola to complete Park City-Canyons marriage

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

Weekend Events

New Films

— Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Tribune review 


— Lark and Spur, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Friday, 7 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, free

— Messiah Sing-Along, Davis County Symphony, Friday, 7 p.m., Center Street LDS Cultural Hall, 261 E Center Street, North Salt Lake, free

— Home Alone: Feature Film with the Utah Symphony, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $18-$90

— “The Nutcracker,” Imagine Ballet Theatre, Friday 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 12 and 5 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, $12-$29

— “Angels We Have Heard on High: Music for the Christmas Season,“ Salt Lake Choral Artists, Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $8-$15

— “Here Comes Santa Claus,” Utah Symphony, Saturday, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $6-$18

— “The Nutcracker,” Dream Pointe Ballet Company, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Bear River High School, 1450 South Main Street Garland, $8-$12

— “Christmas Comes Anew,” Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, Saturday, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, $5; also Sunday, 7 p.m., St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 East Creek Road, Sandy, free, donations appreciated

— Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along, through Sunday, Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City, $12-$25

— “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

— “The Nutcracker Ballet,” St. George Ballet Company, Desert Hills High School, 828 East Desert Hills Drive, St. George, $15-$20

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

— “ReduxNut-Cracker,” Odyssey Dance Theatre, through December 23, Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, East President’s Circle, Salt Lake City, $20-$40

— “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


— “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

— 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

— 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

— Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition on view through 2016; American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell Exhibition 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

— Winter Solstice Celebration, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

— Third Saturday for Families: Found Object Sculpture, Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts