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Friday, December 6

9:00 am - 12:00 am    Blind Hollow Yurt Reservations

Student Activities / Campus Recreation

The Blind Hollow Yurt Reservations are open to everyone! Current full-time USU students will have first priority for reservations. The majority of weekends are full, but we still have plenty of week days available for reservation! For more information visit

Outdoor Recreation Center, More Info

10:00 am - 4:00 pm    4th Annual Swaner Holiday Art Market

Arts & Entertainment / Other

The Swaner EcoCenter will host its Fourth Annual Holiday Art Market December 4-14. The EcoCenter is the perfect building to highlight local artists and crafters from the Park City and Salt Lake communities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Swaner EcoCenter. Come visit us and see what your local artisans have to offer. You won't leave empty handed! For more infomation, interested artists should contact Gail Piccoli at or call 435-649-1767.

Swaner EcoCenter, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    New Acquisitions 2013

Exhibit / Caine College of the Arts

This exhibit features nine recently acquired pieces of avant-garde, contemporary art that have never been displayed in the museum before. These artworks came to the museum from the late Joe Austin who died in March this year at the age of 74. This exhibit shows some of the art from Mr. Austin's personal collection from his Los Angeles homes, and it will be on display through December 10, 2013. Please note that the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Female + Form

Exhibit / Provost Office

This selection of artwork from the museum's permanent collection embraces a diverse range of forms and showcases work by important women artists from the 1970s and 1980s. Much of the artwork displayed in the exhibit addresses issues of womanhood, femininity, and equality through experimentation in total abstraction, representations of the female body, and examples of pattern or decoration. Highlights include posters by the Guerilla Girls, an installation piece by Ilene Segalove, photography from the second wave of feminism, and abstract minimalism. Please note that the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art will be closed in observance of holidays on Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 & 20, 2014, and Feb. 17.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Reliefs: The Art of Woodcuts -- Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Exhibit / Provost Office

This selection of 22 woodcuts is displayed in the museum’s Study Center gallery and shows a wide array of techniques within this printmaking method. The prints feature traditional landscapes, abstracted nature forms, intricate Asian designs, and sharp patterns of black and white. Some of the artists featured included Paul Landacre, Karen Kunc, Marion Hyde and Werner Drewes. Each of the prints is displayed horizontally in a chest of large, industrial, glass and metal drawers allowing viewers to closely examine each piece.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm    U.S. Senator Lee: Solving America's Opportunity Crisis

Lecture & Readings / Institute of Government and Politics

Come listen to United States Senator Mike Lee discuss "Solving America's Opportunity Crisis."

Agricultural Science Building, More Info

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Museum & Music

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

This event will be held every first Friday of each month through the fall semester, and it will provide a relaxing hour of live music amongst the artwork currently displayed in the art museum. The music performed will be from different students in the Department of Music covering a range of instruments and styles. Refreshments will be available. For more information on this event and others at the art museum, click on the website link below.

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, More Info

7:00 pm - 12:00 am    USU Hockey vs. University of Utah

Athletics / Campus Recreation

George S. Eccles Ice Center, More Info

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm    Starry Night: A Christmas Benefit Concert

Arts & Entertainment / Other

By popular demand, Alpha Tau Omega brings you the second annual Starry Night Christmas concert! This will be a magical night of Christmas music, featuring a variety of musical performances and styles, and will be a guaranteed highlight of your Christmas season. All proceeds go to Racing for Orphans with Downs Syndrome (RODS), and all ages are welcome!

Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall, More Info

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Theater Production -- Still Life With Iris

Arts & Entertainment / Caine College of the Arts

Set in Nocturno, this adventure fantasy follows Iris, a young girl on a quest to regain her memory and her home. Her memories are kept in a coat and when that is taken away, leaving her with nothing but a button, she starts out on a journey to find the place she was taken from. Meeting incredible people along the way, Iris discovers the most important thing of all - herself.

Chase Fine Arts Center, Morgan Theatre, More Info

7:30 pm - 12:00 am    Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre

Holidays / Multiple Sponsors

The American Festival Chorus presents itd annual "Christmas from the Ellen Eccles Theatre" concert Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; a matinee on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., and the last performance that evening at 7:30 p.m. This beloved Cache Valley tradition is a meaningful way to celebrate the joy of Christmas and begin the holiday season. AFCO is excited to announce acclaimed American soprano Alyson Cambridge as the guest artist for the 2013 Christmas concerts. Hailed by critics as “radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative” (Washington Post) and noted for her “powerful, clear voice” (New York Times), Ms. Cambridge has sung on the leading opera and concert stages of the United States, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Washington National Opera. She has also performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Music and the Spoken Word.

Ellen Eccles Theater, More Info

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    USU Observatory Public Viewing Night

Special Event / Physics

All are invited to view the winter sky from the telescope of the USU Observatory. Admission is free. Before arrival, please visit, as the gathering will be cancelled in the event of cloudy or inclement weather. The website also has directions and parking information.

SER Building, More Info