Weekend Event

Outdoors Report

-- TribuneState moves to expand, preserve eastern Utah’s Tabby wildlife area, but it could cost $41 million              

-- KSL.comAntelope Island bison roundup conjures bygone days of US West

New Films

-- Holmes and Watson: Deseret News  review 

-- Vice: Tribune review

Concerts

-- “The Nutcracker,” Ballet West, through December 29, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, $60-$150

-- “A Magical Cirque Christmas,” Saturday, 3 and 8 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, $25-$125

-- "National Geographic: Symphony for Our World,” Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, $35-$95

-- Organ concerts, every Saturday, noon, and every Sunday, 2 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, 50 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, free

Theater

-- “A Christmas Carol” through December 30, Brigham’s Playhouse

-- “Pinkalicious the Musical” through December 30, Salt Lake Acting Company

-- “How the Grouch Stole Christmas” through January 5, Desert Star Playhouse

-- “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” through January 5, Utah Children’s Theatre

-- “The Wizard of Oz” through February 2, Hale Centre Theatre

Museum Exhibits

-- Working Hard to be Useless Exhibition through December 29; Daniel Everett: Security Questions, Molly Morin: Information Density Exhibitions through January 12; Whoop Dee Doo: Matt Roche and Jaimie Warren Exhibition through March 3, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

-- Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings by Carl Bloch Exhibition through January 5; For Home and Country: Posters and Propaganda from the Great War Exhibition through January 12; Pulitzer Prize Photographs Exhibition through March 3; Electronic Gallery: 4.1 Miles Exhibition through March 23; Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29 Exhibition through 2018; To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion Exhibition on view through summer 2019; Patrick Dougherty: Windswept Exhibition through October 19, 2019, Brigham Young University Museum of Art

-- Dreamscapes, Park City Collects III Exhibitions through January 6, Kimball Art Center

--  33rd Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah, Journeys: Monomyth and Transformation Exhibitions through January 16; 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

-- salt 14: Yang Yongliang Exhibition through June 2, 2019; 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

Et cetra

-- Last Friday Gallery Stroll, Friday, 6 – 9 p.m., Park City

-- Torchlight Parade, Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Deer Valley Resort, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City

-- Last Hurrah SLC New Year's Eve Party, Monday, 8 p.m., The Gateway, 18 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

-- 2018 Night Bright: A New Year's Eve Party, Monday, 8 p.m., Museum of Natural Curiosity, 3605 Garden Drive, Lehi

-- New Year's Eve Celebration & Fireworks, Monday, 5:30 p.m., Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Village at Park City, 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City

-- New Year’s Eve Powwow, Monday, 5 p.m., Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 South State Street, Sandy

-- New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade, Fireworks & Bonfire, Monday, 5 p.m., Alta, East State Highway 210/Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta

-- New Year’s Eve at Union Station, Monday, 8:30 p.m., Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden

-- Noon Year’s Eve, Monday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper

-- Noon Year’s Eve 2019, Monday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah,  301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

-- Provo NYE Countdown: The Greatest Show, Monday, 7 p.m., Provo Recreation Center, 320 West 500 North, Provo