Weekend Events

Outdoors Report

-- Tribune: Stay out of Utah Lake, health officials warn, as algal danger spreads

-- Tribune: Mitt Romney says the government should do more to prevent and respond to wildfires caused by ‘climate realities.’ His Democratic opponent says he’s missing the point. 

-- KSL: Visiting Zion? Be on the lookout for lovelorn tarantulas

-- KSLWasatch canyons controversy heats up over possible federal designation

New Films

-- The Meg: KSL review 

Concerts

-- Gohar Vardanyan, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $20

-- Lyceum Music Festival Orchestra & Simply Three, Friday, 8 p.m., Tanner Amphitheater, 350 West Lion Blvd, Springdale, $14-$25

-- Beehive Statesmen, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Event Center, 11400 South 2200 West, South Jordan, free

-- Crescent Super Band, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8 p.m., Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, free

-- Timpanogos Big Band, Excellence in the Community Concert Series, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Viridian Event Center, 8030 South 1825 West, West Jordan, free

-- Deer Valley Music Festival, through August 10, Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

-- Park City Beethoven Festival, through August 13, venues vary

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

Theater

-- “Jake’s Women” through August 10, Neil Simon Festival

-- “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” through August 10, Neil Simon Festival

-- “Annie” through August 11, Hale Center Theater Orem

-- “Annie Get Your Gun” through August 11, Ogden Musical Theatre 

-- “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” through August 11, Brigham’s Playhouse

-- “Biloxi Blues” through August 11, Neil Simon Festival

-- “The Drowsy Chaperone” through August 11, Old Barn Community Theatre

-- “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” through August 11, Neil Simon Festival

-- “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” through August 11, Sandy Arts Guild

-- “Jungle Book Kids!” through August 11, On Pitch Performing Arts 

-- “Million Dollar Quartet: The Musical” through August 11, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

-- “Much Ado about Nothing...Wild West Style” through August 11, Kayenta Arts Foundation

-- “Oklahoma!” through August 11, Sundance Mountain Resort

-- “The Tempest: O Brave New World” through August 11, Renaissance Now Theatre and Film 

-- “Bye Bye Birdie” through August 18, SCERA Center

-- “Law & Disorder - CS: I Did What?!” through August 18, Desert Star Playhouse

-- “The Secret Garden” through August 18, Murray Arts in the Park

-- “Shrek: The Musical” through August 18, Timpanogos Arts Foundation

-- “Twelfth Night” through August 18, Renaissance Now Theatre and Film 

-- “The Nerd” through August 25, Covey Center for the Arts

-- “Thoroughly Modern Millie” through August 25, Draper Historic Theatre

-- “Disney's Tarzan” through August 31, Pickleville Playhouse

-- “Big River” through September 1, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “Newsies” through September 1, Hale Centre Theatre

-- “Oliver!” through September 1, Ziegfeld Theater 

-- “The Pirates of Penzance” through September 1, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

-- “Wait Until Dark” through September 1, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

-- “Saturday's Voyeur 2018” through September 2, Salt Lake Acting Company

-- “Henry VI Part One” through September 6, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “The Merchant of Venice” through September 7, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “H.M.S. Pinafore” through September 8, Off Broadway Theatre

-- “The Merry Wives of Windsor” through September 8, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “Who Shot Juanito Bandito” through September 8, Pickleville Playhouse

-- “Singing in the Rain” through September 15, Terrace Plaza Playhouse

-- “Disney's My Son Pinocchio” through September 22, Hale Centre Theatre

-- “An Iliad” through October 9, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “The Foreigner” through October 13, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “Othello” through October 13, Utah Shakespearean Festival

-- “Matilda: The Musical” through October 18, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

-- “Cinderella” through October 19, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

-- “The Prince of Egypt” through October 20, Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Museum Exhibits

-- Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser Exhibition through August 11; Adrien Paci: Albanian Stories, Dana Gluckstein—DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition, Rick Shaefer: Refugee Trilogy, Exhibitions through September 29; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

-- Impossible Bouquets: After Jan van Huysum Exhibition through September 1; Buster Graybill: Informalism Exhibition through September 8; Josh Samson: The Identity Project Exhibition through October 13; SLUG Retrospective: 30 Years Under the Influence Exhibition through October 20; Working Hard to be Useless Exhibition through December 29; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

-- Chiura Obata: An American Modern Exhibition through September 2; Spencer Finch: Great Salt Lake and Vicinity ongoing exhibitions: Arts of AfricaAmerican and Regional Art: Mythmaking and Truth-Telling; Chinese Art: Emulation and Innovation; European Art; Ancient Mediterranean Art: Res Mortis; Ancient Mesoamerica; Modern and Contemporary Art: A Fuller Picture; Arts of the Pacific; Greater Merit: The Temple and Image in South Asia, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

-- Reclaimed: Mixed-media Paintings by Erin Westenskow Berrett Exhibition through September 2; Niki de Saint Phalle: Freedom Would Be Mine Exhibition through Septemer 16, Kimball Art Center

-- 45th Annual Utah Quilt Show Exhibition through September 22; Roots and Branches Exhibition through November 30; Beginnings: The Mormon Art & Belief Movement Exhibition through February 16; Sanctuaries of Mind Exhibition through summer 2019; Round Up: Icons of the West Exhibition through June 19, 2021, Favorite Ladies: Patterns, People, and Play, SMA: Milestones and Memories Exhibitions ongoing, Springville Museum of Art

Et cetra

-- Panguitch Lake Heritage Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, Panguitch Lake LDS Chapel, 25 UT-143, Panguitch

-- Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival, Friday and Saturday, Storm Mountain Park, 11400 South 1000 East, Sandy

-- Summerfest Art and Folk Festival, Friday and Saturday, Bountiful City Park, 200 West 400 North, Bountiful

-- Wasatch International Food Festival, Friday and Saturday, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City

-- Family Art Saturday: Hybrid Home Paper Sculptures, Saturday, 2 – 4 p.m., Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

-- Craft Lake City, through Sunday, Gallivan Center, 239 Main Street, Salt Lake City