From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:
“Here’s Brother Brigham”
Here he comes for the last time. James Arrington, a former Utah Valley University professor and actor, will perform his one-man show of the second Mormon prophet before retiring.
When: Nov. 9–14 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
BYU vs. UVU women’s basketball
Following two exhibition games, the cross-town universities will meet at the UCCU Center Friday night to open their season. While this valley bleeds blue and green, this weekend basketball game requires a choice. Who will you cheer for?
When: Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Responding in Utah to the Global Refugee Crisis
After a fire struck the hearts of Utah residents in April 2016 to help refugees, the efforts continue with a mini conference this weekend. Learn how to help refugees in Utah at this free session at Utah Valley University.
When: Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – noon
Where: UVU (Classroom Building 101)
TENEBRAE: Handel’s Messiah
Get in the holiday spirit a month early this guest performing group at BYU. The London-based chamber choir returns with former King’s Singer Nigel Short conducting the performance of George Frideric Handel’s timeless classic depicting Christ’s mission.
When: Nov. 10–11 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: BYU de Jong Concert Hall
Cost: $30–$45 for the public; $27–$42 for alumni; $20–$35 for students
BYU Vocal Point
Utah Valley’s favorite boy band with a twist takes the stage for its annual performance at the Covey Center for the Arts. This 9-man a cappella group will wear the blue and bust some moves to cover some of your favorite songs.
When: Nov. 11–12 at 8 p.m. (matinee Friday at 5 p.m.)
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $15 for students; $17 for adults