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Chihuyly Baskets: Sculpture in Glass

Chihuyly Baskets: Sculpture in Glass

Utah Valley Magazine intern, utahvalley360.com

In progress—Sept. 16
Chihuly Baskets:
Sculpture in Glass

BYU Museum of Art, Provo, (801) 378-8200. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. M, Th; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tu, W, F; noon-5 p.m. Sa; closed Su. Free – $4.
Chihuly Baskets is a stunning collection of glass vessels fashioned by the world’s best known artist working in the medium of glass. Chihuly Baskets features nearly 50 hand-blown vessels inspired by the woven Indian baskets Dale Chihuly observed during a visit to the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma.

Art
In progress—Sept. 9
Depression Era Printmakers of Utah
BYU Museum of Art, Provo, (801) 378-8200. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. M, Th; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tu, W, F; noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed Sun. Free – $4.
The Depression Era Printmakers exhibition features 19 Utah artists’ prints made during the Great Depression.
The exhibition includes works of Mahonri Young, LaConte Stewart, James T. Harwood, Joseph A. F. Everett, and Elzy J. Bird.

Sept. 3—Oct. 22
Snow Canyon: The Place and the Art
Springville Museum of Art, 126 East 400 South, Springville, 801-489-2727. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu, Th, F, Sa.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. W; 3 – 6 p.m. Su; closed M. Free.

Sept. 3—Oct. 29
26th Annual Quilt Show
Springville Museum of Art, 126 East 400 South, Springville, (801) 489-2727. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu, Th, F, Sa;10 a.m. – 9 p.m. W; 3 – 6 p.m. Su; closed M. Free.
This quilt exhibition, sponsored by the Springville Museum of Art and the Utah Quilt Guild, is striving to encourage quiltmaking as an art form for its visual elements as well as its historical significance.

Sept. 5—Oct. 29
University Women Art Show
Springville Museum of Art, 126 East 400 South, Springville, (801) 489-2727. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu, Th, F, Sa; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. ;, 3 – 6 p.m. Su; closed M. Free.

Sept. 16 Bridal Extravaganza The McKay Center, 800 W. University Parkway, UVSC, Orem, (801) 434-9791. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sa. Tickets located in your copy of the Celebrations Book or $5 at the door. Visit www.utahvalleybrides.com for more information.

Sept. 16
Bridal Extravaganza
The McKay Center, 800 W. University Parkway, UVSC, Orem, (801) 434-9791. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sa. Tickets located in your copy of the Celebrations Book or $5 at the door.
Visit www.utahvalleybrides.com for more information.

Sept. 28
Lecture on Native American Oral History
BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 105 Allen Hall, BYU, (801) 378-6112. 11 a.m. Th. Free.
“The Role of Oral Tradition in Understanding Native American History” will be presented by Rosemary Sucec, cultural anthropologist, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Denver office.

Sept. 28
Kachinas and the Hopi Worlds Reception
BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 105 Allen Hall, BYU, 801-378-6112. 7 p.m. Th. Free.

Oct. 2000—Oct. 2001
Imaging the West: The Art of Maynard Dixon
BYU Museum of Art, Provo, (801) 378-8200. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. M, Th; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tu, W, F; noon-5 p.m. Sa; closed Su. Free – $4.
One hundred years ago in the summer of 1900, Maynard Dixon journeyed into the Southwest from his native California.
It was the first of many trips he would take during his lifetime to sketch and paint in the remote western regions of the country. In the dramatic scenery of what he called “my western world,” Dixon found what he referred to on numerous occasions as the “real thing.”

Children
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
Childrens’ Story Time
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 330 E. 1300 South, Orem, (801) 229-1611. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Sa. Free.
Elementary school students are welcome to enjoy a different featured story each week.

Sept. 5—November
Childrens’ Story Time
Provo City Library, Provo, (801) 852-6682. 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Tu., W, Th. Free.
Ages 3-5. For children ready to be separated from parents to enjoy songs, stories and finger plays. Doors close at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. No late comers admitted. Late comers and children with separation anxiety are welcome in Toddler Time.

Sept. 14, Oct. 12
Young Explorers Club
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe, 330 E. 1300 S., Orem, (801) 229-1611. 7 p.m. Th. Free.
Barnes & Noble is excited to invite kids to join the Young Explorers Club. Every second Thursday of the month, this club will meet in the children’s department. Each month will focus on a country and its culture by sharing books, playing activities and taste testing some of the country’s cuisine. This is going to be an adventure you’re not going to want to miss. Passports will be provided.

Sept. 19, Oct. 17
Harry Potter Book Club
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 330 E. 1300 S., Orem, 801-229-1611. 7 p.m. Tu. Free.
Join other Harry Potter book lovers at meetings filled with adventure and excitement.

Oct. 5-7 Scarecrow Festival Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, just 15 miles north of Lehi, (801) 566-8903, www.gardnervillage.com. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Nightly. All proceeds from the event benefit the Utah Boys Ranch. It's something to crow about! Coined as Utah's premier family fall event, the ol' country Scarecrow Festival features pony rides, a petting zoo, a life-size hay maze, obstacle course, scarecrow displays, live entertainment and food. Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns are illuminated nightly.

Oct. 5-7
Scarecrow Festival
Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, just 15 miles north of Lehi, (801) 566-8903, www.gardnervillage.com. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Nightly. All proceeds from the event benefit the Utah Boys Ranch.
It’s something to crow about! Coined as Utah’s premier family fall event, the ol’ country Scarecrow Festival features pony rides, a petting zoo, a life-size hay maze, obstacle course, scarecrow displays, live entertainment and food. Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns are illuminated nightly.

Oct. 5-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29
Frightmares
Lagoon, Farmington, (801) 451-8000. Times vary. $9.95 – $17.95.
Each and every October the spooks run loose around Lagoon — bringing freaky fun for everyone! The kids will dig the gentle chills of the Spook-A-Boo Trick-or-Treat Maze, while the adults will find things somewhat more harrowing in the Nightmare Midway or among the endless corridors of the Labyrinth!

Music
In Progress—Sept. 1
Sundance Radio Classics On Stage
Sundance Theatre, Sundance Resort, (801) 225-4100 or (800) 888-TIXX. 8 p.m. $13 – $15.
Frank Capra’s “Spellbound” and Alfred Hitchcock’s “It Happened One Night.”

Sept. 1
First Fridays Downtown
Provo Tabernacle, 91 S. University Ave., (801) 852-6646, 8 p.m. Free.
Provo Arts Council presents Todd Green, multi-instrumentalist.

BYU Football Sat.Sept. 2	Virginia		Charlottesville, VA Sat.	Sept. 9	Air Force		Colorado Springs, CO Thur.	Sept. 14	Mississippi State	PROVO, UT Sat.	Sept. 23	UNLV		PROVO, UT Sat.	Sept. 30	Syracuse		Syracuse, NY Fri.	Oct. 6	Utah State		PROVO, UT Sat.	Oct. 21	San Diego State	PROVO, UT Thur.	Oct. 26	Wyoming		PROVO, UT

BYU Football
Sat. Sept. 2 Virginia Charlottesville, VA
Sat. Sept. 9 Air Force Colorado Springs, CO
Thur. Sept. 14 Mississippi State PROVO, UT
Sat. Sept. 23 UNLV PROVO, UT
Sat. Sept. 30 Syracuse Syracuse, NY
Fri. Oct. 6 Utah State PROVO, UT
Sat. Oct. 21 San Diego State PROVO, UT
Thur. Oct. 26 Wyoming PROVO, UT

Sept. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16
Peter Breinholt & Big Parade
Sundance Theatre, Sundance Resort, (801) 225-4100 or (800) 888-TIXX. 8 p.m. $13 – $15.
Peter Breinholt & Big Parade will be in concert at the beautiful Sundance Theatre.

Sept. 8—Sept. 9
7th Annual Community Artists Concert
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 745 South State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, www.scera.org. 8 p.m. F-Sa. $3 – $7.

Sept. 10
Russian Trio
Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, (801) 489-2727. 4-5 p.m., Su. Free.

Sept. 12
Sergio Mendes Brasil 2000 In Concert
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 745 South State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, www.scera.org. 8 p.m., F-Sa. $18 – $24.
Sept. 29
Utah Valley Symphony
Peteetneet Shell, 10 S. 600 East, Payson. 801-377-6995, www.aliveonline.com/symphony, 7 p.m. F. Free. Call for season ticket prices.
The orchestra performs at various locations before its season officially begins in October.

Oct. 6
First Fridays Downtown
Provo Tabernacle, 91 S. University Ave., 852-6646, 8 p.m. Free.
Provo Arts Council presents pianist John Schmidt.

Oct. 8
Larry Green: Duo Classico
Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, (801) 489-2727. 4-5 p.m. Su. Free.

Oct. 18-19
Utah Valley Symphony, Gala Opening Concert
Provo Tabernacle, Provo. (801)377-6995, www.aliveonline.com/symphony, 7:30 p.m. W, Th. $4 – $5. Call for season ticket prices.
The symphony gives five concerts (ten performances) every season. The Gala Opening concert in October is the first of the five.

Special Events
Sept. 1—Sept. 2
11th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Entrance to Provo Canyon, Orem, (801)229-7436, www.timpfest.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu, Th, F, Sa; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. W; 3 – 6 p.m. Su; closed M. $6 – $15.
More than 12,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival run by a non-profit organization, The Friends of the Orem Public Library, “in order to preserve and promote the art of storytelling throughout the west.” Nine of the best national storytellers are coming to tell their “Tales Beneath Timp” along with many talented regional and local tellers who are selected by audition and popular demand.

Sept. 1—Sept. 2
Midway Swiss Days
Town Square, Midway, (435) 654-3666. 8:30 a.m.-dusk F, Sa. Free.
Midway’s Swiss Days celebrates Swiss heritage and customs by featuring a variety of local foods, art, crafts and music.

Sept. 1—Sept. 4
Annual Payson Golden Onion Days
City-wide celebration, Payson, (801) 465-5200. Sept. 4: 10 a.m. parade, dusk fireworks. Free.
Fireworks, flower and art shows, parade and other activities.

Sept. 7-17
2000 Utah State Fair “Discover Traditions”
Utah State Fair, 155 N. 1000 West Salt Lake City, (801) 538-FAIR, www.utah-state-fair.com. Sept. 7: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Th.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Su-Th., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. F, Sa. $4 – $6.
The Utah State Fair, Utah’s largest single event, attracts more than 300,000 fairgoers during the 11-day extravaganza. The fair has something to offer everyone, including the Profession Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo, September 7-10, and the NBA Jam Van presented by Gatorade and NBA on TBS, Sept. 8-10.

Sept. 16-Oct. 31
Davis Farms Corn Maze
Davis Farms, 860 E. 450 South, American Fork, (801) 785-1234 or (801) 671-8998, Maze is $5/adults, $4/children ages 4-12, $5 for families on Mondays. $1 off if you mention Utah Valley Magazine.
This year’s corn maze has no dead ends. School groups and preschools can schedule special times. Davis Farms also offers a pumpkin patch, Sept. 23-Oct. 31.

Sept. 26, Oct. 31
Open Mike Poetry Night
Barnes & Noble Booksellers Cafe, 330 E. 1300 South, Orem, (801) 229-1611. 7:30 p.m. Tu. Free.
Come participate in a wonderful poetic event. Bring your own favorite poems to share, whether written by you or by a famous poet.

Sept. 21, Oct. 19
Martha Stewart Good Things Group
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 330 E. 1300 South, Orem, (801) 229-1611. 7:30 p.m. Tu. Free.
Come and make your favorite Martha Stewart crafts. Please sign up in advance for this event by calling (801) 229-1611, or by speaking with a Barnes & Noble bookseller.

Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 23-31
Fright Nights at Boo-acahn
Tuacahn, St. George, (435) 652-3201. 8 p.m. Tu. $5.

Sports

Oct. 7
St. George Marathon
24th Annual St. George Marathon, St. George Chamber of Commerce, 27 E. St. George Blvd., St. George, 1-435-634-5850, www.stgeorgemarathon.com. Starting time: wheelchairs, 6:40 a.m., runners, 6:45 a.m. Sa. $40 includes XL t-shirt, $41 includes XXL t-shirt.
The St. George Marathon is the 15th largest marathon in the USA. Included in Runner’s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet, through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park.

Oct. 7—Oct. 20
Huntsman World Senior Games
14th Annual Huntsman World Senior Games, 82 W. 700 South, St. George,  (800) 562-1268, www.seniorgames.net. $69 athlete registration fee.
The Games are open to all female and male athletes age 50 and over and have grown from just over 500 participants in 1987 to more than 5,000 in 1999. A small yearround staff, plus 2,000 volunteers, make the Games possible.

Theater
In progress—Sept. 2
Utah Shakespearean Festival
351 W. Center Street, Cedar City, 1-800-PLAYTIX, www.bard.org. Sept. 1: 11 a.m. Backstage Tour; 2 p.m. The Cherry Orchard; 5:30 p.m. The Royal Feaste; 8:30 p.m. War of the Roses, Noises Off. Sept. 2: 11 a.m. Backstage Tour, 2 p.m. Peter Pan, The Merry Wives of Windsor; 5:30 p.m. The Royal Feaste; 8:30 p.m. The Merchant of Venice, The Cherry Orchard. $15 – $40
Come enjoy the final nights of the 2000 season of the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Eight world-class plays, as well as The Royal Feaste will give you a love of the theater.

In Progress—Sept. 18
Time After Time
Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon, (801) 785-1186. 7:30 p.m. F, Sa, M. $4 – $5.
If you liked “Grease” you’ll love this 50s musical comedy. Written by Jody Renstrom.

In Progress—Sept. 23
The Nerd
Little London Dinner Theater, 20 South Main, Pleasant Grove, make reservations at (801) 785-0827. 6:30 p.m. F – Sa. $25 includes dinner and show.
You’ve never met him but he saved your life so, of course, you write him and offer your hospitality. Then a dozen years later he takes you up on it. How could you have known he was going to be, No. 1, a nerd and, No. 2, staying forever?

In Progress—Oct. 2
My Fair Lady
Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, www.haletheater.com. 7:30 p.m. M-Sa.; 3:30 p.m. Sa. $7 – $11.
This well-loved musical introduces the uncouth, uneducated Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins, who is determined to pass her off as royalty! Who hasn’t heard and loved such fabulous songs as “I’m getting Married in the Morning,” “I Could Have Danced all Night” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

In Progress—Oct. 21
Jane Eyre the Musical
Hale Centre Theatre at Harman Hall, 3333 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 West) West Valley City, (801) 984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.com. 8 p.m. M – Sa; Noon, 3:30 p.m. Sa. $11 – $17.50.
Once again, Charlotte Bronte’s revered book lives through Youkstetter and William’s exquisite musical. Power and passion ignite as Jane rises from abandonment to love. Masterful Mark Gollaher reprises his role as the brooding “Rochester.” Directed by John and Tamara Adams, choreography by Marilyn May Montgomery.

Sept. 14—Oct. 14
Utah Shakespearean Festival – Fall Season
351 W. Center Street, Cedar City, 1-800-PLAYTIX, www.bard.org. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. W – Sa. Driving Miss Daisy, Always . . . Patsy Cline. $15 – $40
In Driving Miss Daisy, Hoke Colburn, Daisy’s chauffeur, sits at the wheel, but the driver’s seat is behind him—where Miss Daisy sits. For two people so dramatically different they have a lot in common. In this Pulitzer Prize-winning play of humor and love, the bumpy road they travel leads, finally, to the friendship of a lifetime. Also part of the fall season, the Randall Theatre becomes the Grand Ole Opry as Patsy Cline and a devoted fan take the stage—and your hearts—in this down-home look at country music’s most beloved singer. With songs such as “Crazy,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and “Walkin’ after Midnight” this musical feast offers an intimate look at a legend—and her timeless songs.

Sept. 15—Oct. 7
“The Dancing Shoes”
Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon, (801) 785-1186. 7:30 p.m. M, Tu, W. $4 – $5.
A charming story for all ages.

Sept. 20—Sept. 23
World Of Dance
BYU, De Jong Concert Hall, Provo, (801) 378-7664. 7:30 p.m. W – Sa. $8 – $10
The performance will include a variety of dance forms from many different dance groups.

Oct. 6—Nov. 18
The Curious Savage
Hale Center Theater, Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, www.haletheater.com. 7:30 p.m. M-Sa.; 3:30 p.m. Sa. $7 – $11.
So, who is more crazy? Old Mrs. Savage who has hidden her fortune from her greedy stepchildren? Or her greedy stepchildren who have her committed and make fools of themselves trying to find the fortune? This sidesplitting but tender comedy by John Patrick has become a favorite. Ruth Hale will reprise her role as the lovable, witty, Mrs. Savage.

Oct. 9—31, Nov. 1, 10, 11, 13
Hotel Frankenstein
Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon, (801) 785-1186. 7:30 p.m. M, Tu, W. $4 – $5.
Family favorite returning for the 19th year.

Oct. 12—28, Nov. 2, 3, 4, 6
Shadowbrook Mansion
Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon, (801) 785-1186. 7:30 p.m. Th, F, Sa, Oct. 28: 1 p.m. matinee. $4 – $5.
Charming Halloween musical comedy.

Oct. 28—Nov. 27
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Hale Centre Theatre at Harman Hall, 3333 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 West), West Valley City, (801) 984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.com. 8 p.m. M – Sa.; Noon, 3:30 p.m. Sa. $11 – $17.50.
Last time Joseph was performed at the Hale Centre Theatre thousands were turned away. Rice and Webber’s phenomenon will surely draw another big crowd in this encore production.

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