Casual Friday: Weekend Events & Outdoors Report

Outdoor Notes

— TribuneUtah Hike of the Week: Whale Rock — Canyonlands National Park

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

Weekend Events

New Films

— City of Gold: Tribune review 

— I Saw the Light: Tribune review 

Concerts

— Aspen Winds, Boulder Arts Council, Friday, 7 p.m., Escalante High School, 800 Utah 12, Escalante, free

— Local Concert Series, Intermountain Accoustic Music Association, Friday, 7:30 p.m., South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 South Highland Drive, $5-$10

— “Songs of the Spirit,” orchestra and choirs, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Southern Utah University, Heritage Center Theatre, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City,
$5-$10

St. George Chamber Singers, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center, 255 South 700 East, Saint George, free

— SALT Contemporary Dance, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$20

— Senior Concert 1, University of Utah Dance, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Alice Sheets Marriott Center for Dance, The University of Utah, 330 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, $8-$12

— “Beauty and the Beast,” Ballet West, through Sunday, Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $15-$35

NOVA Chamber Music Series, Sunday, 3 p.m., Libby Gardner Hall, University of Utah, 1375 East Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, $20

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

Theater

— “Mother Courage and Her Children” through April 1, Brigham Young University

— “Picnic” through April 2, Grand TheatreTribune review 

— “The Pirate Queen” through April 2, Hale Centre Theatre

— “Short Attention Span Theatre” through April 2, Utah Valley University 

— “Cowgirls” through April 9, Pioneer Theatre Company,Tribune review 

— “Gypsy: A Musical Fable” through April 9, Westminster College 

— “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through April 9, Hale Center Theater Orem

— “Kingdom of Heaven” through April 10, Plan-B Theatre Company

— “Greece Is the Word” through April 16, Off Broadway Theatre 

— “Amelia Bedelia” through April 23, Utah Children’s Theatre 

— “The Little Mermaid” through April 23, Ziegfeld Theater

— “ The FrontRunner Express: A Clue-less Pyramid Scheme”  through June 4, Desert Star Playhouse 

Museum Exhibits

— Illuminations of Africa’s Wildlife: Its Beauty, Its Struggle to Survive Exhibition through April 24, Kimball Art Center

e.g.: Kehinde Wiley, “Smile” Exhibition through April 30; Branding the American West: Paintings and Films 1900-1950 Exhibition through August 13; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition on view through 2016; Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art Exhibition through March 2018, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

— David Brothers: Rolithica;Paul Crow: Here; Yoshua Okón: OracleExhibitions through April 30; Ideologue Exhibition through July 23, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

— Here, There, and EverywhereMiddle | Nowhere, Exhibitions through May 15; Voices: People, Places and Ideas in Utah Art Exhibition through June 1, 2016; Soviet Impressionist Paintings  Exhibition ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Et cetra

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

— Baby Animal Days, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 South Highway 89-91, Wellsville

— Bulbs and Blooms Festival, through April 30, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City