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Weekend best bets (Aug. 1-3)

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Fictionist frontman Stuar Maxfield plays to a packed crowd at the September 2012 Rooftop Concert. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

Fictionist frontman Stuart Maxfield plays to a packed crowd at the September 2012 Rooftop Concert. Friday night’s lineup includes Mimi Knowles, House of Lewis and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley.

1. Rooftop Concert Series

It’s the first Friday of the month, so you know what that means — Rooftop Concert Series in downtown Provo. This month features artists Mimi Knowles, House of Lewis and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Provo.

2. “Give Me a Chance, I’ll Show You My Dance Highland!”

Combining reality TV and local dance talent, “Give Me a Chance, I’ll Show You My Dance Highland!” takes the prize at the Highland Fling. Come see dancers compete and text in your vote for your favorite dancer. The competition for ages 8-14 is at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and the competition for 15-100 is at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The event is free at Heritage Park in Highland.

3. Sleepers and Reapers Roller Derby

Watch the Happy Valley Derby Darlins — Utah County’s flat-track, all women roller derby league — duke it out at Spanish Fork’s The Hive. This Saturday the Molly Morbids and Junction City Roller Dolls will face off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for hard-hitting entertainment.

4. Santaquin Orchard Days

Celebrate the start of August with Santaquin’s city festival, Orchard Days. Friday and Saturday night both end with a rodeo and fireworks beginning at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday events last all day, from the morning 5K and 10K races to evening fireworks. Catch some fun in between with the car show, grand parade, cherry pit spit and — of course — food vendors in the park. Activity prices vary.

5. Payson Salmon Supper

A summer tradition since 1954, the Payson Salmon Supper has been serving fresh, grilled salmon to seafood fans for 60 years. The meal wouldn’t be complete without a baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, roll, cookie and entertainment. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and costs $15 per plate.

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