About Town: Your Guide to Utah Valley’s Must-See Events

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To list an event in Utah Valley Magazine, send information at least one month in advance of the issue in which the event occurs to About Town, Utah Valley Magazine, P.O. Box 50142, Provo, UT 84605. Or send it by e-mail to editor@utahvalleymagazine.com or fax (801) 794-1365. Material for the May/June issue is due March 30. Please include name of event, date, address, phone and/or web address, time and price with a short description of the event. Event listings are free of charge.

Art
In Progress – March 30
20th All State High Schools of Utah Show
Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 S., Springville. (801) 489-2727, Tu-Sa 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., W 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su 3 p.m.-9 p.m., closed M. Donations accepted.

Ongoing
Escape to Reality: The Western World of Maynard Dixon
Dorthea Lange: Human Documents
Mormon Moderne —  A New Direction of LDS Architecture, 1910-1955
Pastoral Utah
BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-ARTS, www.byu.edu/moa/ M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Most exhibits are free.

March 14 – March 17
Celtic Arts Festival
David O. McKay Events Center, UVSC, Orem. (801) 764-7469, www.uvsc.edu/mec/

Children
Ongoing, Monday nights
Artful Tales
BYU Museum of Art Auditorium, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-ARTS, families: 7 p.m.; students: 8 p.m., free.
Professional storytellers will entertain guests with fantasy worlds of the imagination.

Ongoing
The Wild Sheep of the World
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-5051, M-F 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sa noon-4 p.m. free.
Annual nature photography show in the loft of the museum.

Ongoing
Music Together
American Fork, Orem, Spanish Fork. (801) 763-8857.
Music Together of Utah Valley (families and their children, ages 0-5) is accepting registrations for its Spring Semester: The Tambourine Collection. Classes start April 16.

Ongoing
Torvosaurus tanneri
BYU Earth Science Museum, 1683 N. Canyon Road, Provo. (801) 378-3680, M 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tu-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sa noon-4 p.m. free.
The only display of a large, carnivorous Torvosaurus dinosaur in the world, and other skeletons and fossils.

Dance
March 2-3
Living Legends
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $10 ($2 off with BYU or student ID).
Living Legends captures the essence of ancient and modern culture in a celebration of Latin American, Native American, and Polynesian song and dance.

March 14-17
Cougarettes Showcase
Richards Building Dance Studio, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $7.

March 22-23
Dancensemble Showcase
Richards Building Dance Studio, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $4.

March 30-31
Akiko Ishii Dance Company
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $10 ($2 off with BYU or student ID).
Japan’s famous modern choreographer Akiko Ishii and her company of 16 professional dancers collaborate with BYU dancers.

Music
March 1
Belarussian Wind Octet
Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $10 ($2 off with BYU or student ID).
Based in Minsk, this octet has performed at 20 international festivals and in over 100 concerts throughout France, Poland and the former Soviety Union.

March 3
Timpanogos Singer Songwriter Music Showcase
Readlef Bookstore, 164 South Main St., Springville, (800) 969-7640, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Local artists perform at this independent bookstore.
10 a.m.     Dan Cutler
10:45 a.m. David Edwards Band
11:30 a.m. Julia Davis Allen
12:15 p.m. Jenna Knudsen/Debra Fotheringham
1 p.m.     Jeff Hinton
1:45 a.m.     Fiddlesticks
2:30 p.m.     Russ Kendall
3:15 p.m.    Cherie Call
5 p.m.    Joey Dempster

March 6
Philharmonic Orchestra
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m. $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Kory Katseanes and students in the Philharmonic Orchestra will enthrall you with the power of a largely romantic 20th-century repertoire.

March 6
Nachtmusik’s Young Soloists Concert
SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, 7:30 p.m. General admission: $8.

March 7-8
Spring Concert
Provo LDS Tabernacle, Provo. (801) 377-6995, 7:30 p.m. General admission: $5, season tickets available.
Peter Tchaikovsky’s (1840-1893), Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb-Major. Dustin Gledhill, piano soloist, Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) Symphony No. 4, romantic.

March 7
Gennady Dziubenko, piano
Madsen Recital Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Internationally acclaimed concert pianist makes his first U.S. appearance at BYU.

March 7-10
Jazz Festival
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
A yearly event featuring four days of exceptional jazz.

March 9-10
As I Remember It! featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Maurice Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-2787, 8 p.m. $20-$39
Frank Sinatra, the most famous pop singer in musicdom, is the subject of this exciting program. The show will feature the great entertainer’s son in an evening of songs and fond remembrances.

March 13
Men’s Chorus
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
The largest collegiate men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.

March 15
The Spice in the Mix: Harp Ensemble
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
This multiple-harp concert includes dancers, lighting, and costumes.

March 17
Collin Raye
Dee Events Center, Weber State University, Ogden. (800) WSU-TIKS, 7:30 p.m.
An evening with country superstar Collin Raye.

March 17
St. Paddy’s Day Library Concert
Orem City Public Library, 56 North State Street, Orem, (800) 969-7640, 7 p.m., free.
Fiddlesticks performs at this traditional St. Patrick’s Day conert. Come and bring the kids.

March 17
Utah Symphony
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $15 ($2 off with BYU or student ID).
Hear David Diamond’s moving “Romeo and Juliet,” as well as other classic love songs.

March 23
Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra
Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 240-2534, 7:30 p.m. Free, no tickets are required.
Temple Square Chorale and Orchestra at Temple Square; Assembly Hall; Mack Wilberg, director. All guests age 8 years and older are welcome.

March 23
BYU Singers
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
BYU Singers is a captivating, versatile choir with impressive range and style.

March 27
Evening of Concertos
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Six student winners star with the Philharmonic Orchestra.

March 29
Peabody Trio
Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
The Peabody Trio has established itself among the world’s leading chamber music ensembles.

March 30
Percussion Ensemble and Panoramic Steel
Madsen Recital Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
You’ll love hearing the variety of instruments in the percussion family.

April 5
Women’s Chorus
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Known for its original programs, the Women’s Chorus also prides itself on its exceptional music. Past performances have featured folk hymns, spirituals, religious works and classical pieces.

April 5
Songwriter Showcase
Madsen Recital Hall, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., free.

April 6
American Piano Quartet
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Audiences love the American Piano Quartet’s highly entertaining performances of works such as “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “The Sabre Dance,” complete with percussion and stick tossing.

April 6-7
A Broadway Melody
Maurice Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-2787, Tu, W, 8 p.m. $20-$39
This extravaganza features special staging and lighting effects accompanying tunes from the great Broadway shows.

April 7
Concert Choir
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony has earned Concert Choir a reputation for rich, vibrant sound.

April 11
Synthesis
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
Synthesis’ repertoire combines swing, blues, rock, fusion, gospel, and Latin styles for performances that feature swinging tunes and spectacular soloists.

April 12
Baroque Ensemble
Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
This community choir specializes in performing Bach

April 13
Philharmonic Orchestra and Choral Concert
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
An unforgettable evening with BYU’s most powerful and talented groups.

April 13-14
A Family Affair
Maurice Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-2787, F, Sa, 8 p.m. $15-$35.
Pavel Kogan, Conductor; Dimitri Kogan, Violin; Victoria Korchinskaya-Kogan, Piano.

April 14
Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra
Salt Lake Tabernacle, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 240-2534, Sa, 7:30 p.m. Free, no tickets are required.
Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, Salt Lake Tabernacle; Cundick- “The Redeemer;” Barlow Bradford, director
All guests age 8 and older are welcome.

April 14
Vocal Point
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 2 p.m. matinee, $8 ($3 off with BYU or student ID).
With personality and style, this a cappella group charms audiences with vocal favorites.

April 19
Utah Symphony with Grant Johannesen, piano
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, 7:30 p.m., $15 ($2 off with BYU or student ID).
This Utah favorite will mesmerize you with Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto.

April 20-21
Utah Favorite
The Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. (801) 240-0075, F, Sa, 8 p.m. $15-$35.
This Utah favorite will charm you in April with his masterful interpretation of Mozart’s beautiful 25th Piano Concerto.

April 25-26
Pops Concert
Provo LDS Tabernacle, Provo. (801) 377-6995, 7:30 p.m. General admission: $5, season tickets available.
An evening of film music.

Special Events
In Progress – March 8
From Rosie to Roosevelt: A History of Americans on the Homefront during WWII
UVSC Student Center SC 213, UVSC, Orem. (801) 764-7421 or visit www.uvsc.edu/library/general/whatsnew.html, free, Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Audiences will have the opportunity to engage in dialog with scholars and panelists as well as enjoy exhibits, dance, music, art, and award winning documentary films in six weekly two-hour sessions.

Ongoing
COMEDYSPORTZ
Utah improvisational comedy troupe, 36 West Center Street, Provo. (801) 377-9700, $6, Fridays, 8 p.m., 10:15 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 p.m.
Competitive Improvisational Comedy. Fast-paced, spontaneous, hilarious, and squeaky clean humor! Two teams compete in scenes and games with scoring, fouls, a ref and more!

Winter 2001 classes
Specialty Lace
1700 N. State Street, Provo. (801) 374-LACE for times and prices.
Beginning Smocking, Beginning Heirloom Sewing, Beginning Hand Embroidery, Beginning Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Pattern Construction.

In Progress – May 2001
Kachinas and the Hopi Worlds
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Allen Hall, BYU, 700 N. 100 E., Provo. (801) 378-6698, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Free.
The Hopi Indians’ oral traditions and legends connecting the Hopi culture to other southwestern cultures, such as the Fremont, the Anasazi and the Cases Grandes. The museum is offering a Scout Activity Patch that focuses on the artifacts and information concerning the exhibition.

March 15
Parenting Seminar
Regan Theater, UVSC, Orem. (801) 318-3609, 6:30 p.m., Free.
Dr. James Jones is a regular presenter at BYU Education Week and tours the nation offering this seminar to parents looking for a better way. Get the anger out of your home, get your children to listen the first time, and more! Jones speaks from experience and will keep you entertained all evening.

March 28
Rocky Mountain Printing Open House
Rocky Mountain Printing., 1170 N. Industrial Park Drive, Orem, (801) 222-9300, www.rockymountainprinting.com, free.
Rocky Mountain Printing is pleased to announce the purchase of a new computer to plate system with digital dot proofing. This open house will feature 1 1/2 hour courses on computer to plate and digital dot proofing, tours of the facility and great food.

March 31 – April 1
General Conference
The Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. (801) 240-0075, free.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints semi-annual general conference at The Conference Center, located just north of Temple Square.

April 6 – 7
10th Annual Home Expo
David O. McKay Events Center, UVSC, Orem. (801) 226-3777, www.ucaor.com
The Utah County Association of REALTORS began this show as a way to give back to the residents of Utah County. Last year’s Home Expo show boasted an attendance of more than 12,000.

April 14
Bridal Fair
Provo High School, Provo. (801) 344-8969., www.thebridalfairs.com, thebridalfairs@aol.com, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
More than $25,000 in door prizes, including a grand prize wedding valued at more than $10,000. The first 500 brides receeive a free canvas tote bag and wedding planning CD.

May 3
Building/Remodeling Seminar
Multi-purpose room, Orem City Center, 56 North State St, Orem. Tu., 7 p.m. (801) 225-8893, free.
Free seminar presented by building industry professionals. Come learn how to select a builder, financing, title insurance and more.
Sponsored by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association.

Sports
March 27, 29
Pro Wrestling
David O. McKay Events Center, UVSC, Orem. (801) 764-7469, www.uvsc.edu/mec/

March 30-31
Chevy Truck Super Series
Deer Valley, Park City. (435) 649-1000, www.deervalley.com.

March 31
Arena Football
David O. McKay Events Center, UVSC, Orem. (801) 764-7469, www.uvsc.edu/mec/

Theater
In Progress – March 5
Singing In The Rain
SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, Th, Fri, Sat, Mon, 7:30 p.m. General admission: $8 adult, $4 children; reserved: $12 adult, $8 children.
Starring David Whitlock.

In Progress – March 10
The Taste of Sunrise
Nelke Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, Tu-Sa 7:30 p.m.. General admission $10, students $8.
Susan Zeder’s play reveals the young people’s world to be as morally complex — and worthy of serious artistic examination. This play will be performed simultaneously in spoken English and American Sign Language by the Young Company.

In Progress – March 17
Over the River and Through the Woods
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, $7-$11.50.
What do grandparents do when their only close living offspring gets a job offer far away? Make him stay!!! This wonderfully funny and touching play will make you laugh and cry. We feel so fortunate to be able to bring you this new play that is still popular in New York. This is a regional premier you won’t soon forget.

In Progress – March 26
The Taffetas
Thanksgiving Point Clubhouse Great Room, I-15 exit 287, 2095 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. (801) 768-4900, 7 p.m. F-Sa buffet dinner $40, M dessert bar $16, Feb. 14 Valentine Special $45.
A musical revue frozen in time and filled with the songs that will evoke memories of the pre-rock era. Often described as a female version of “Forever Plaid,” this show made its Broadway debut in April 1989.

In Progress – March 26
Forever Plaid
Villa Playhouse Theater, 254 S. Main, Springville. (801) 489-3088, F, Sa, M, 7:30 p.m. Adults $8; students/seniors $7, children $6, family pass $35 (immediate family).
A fun musical with famous doo-wop songs to entertain all ages.

In Progress – March 26
Jake’s Corner
Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon. (801) 785-1186, 7:30 p.m. Adults, $6; children, students, seniors, $5. Groups of 20 or more, $4.
A roaring 20s musical about gangsters and chorus girls. Written by Jody Renstrom.

March 1
Alice in Wonderland
Boothe Brothers Performing Arts Center, 165 N. Main, Spanish Fork, (801) 798-7650, Th, 7:30 p.m. $6 – $7.

March 14-31
Richard III
Pardoe Theater, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, W-Sa, March 14-17; Tu-Sa, March 20-31, 7:30 p.m. $10 ($2 off with BYU or student ID).
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is Shakespeare’s master villain.

March 16 – April 9
Forever Plaid
SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, M, Tu, Th, F, Sa, 7:30 p.m. General admission: $8 adult, $4 children; reserved: $12 adult, $8 children.
Starring Mark Pulham.

March 21
Thurl Bailey and Friends
Mountain View High School, 645 W. Center, Orem, (801) 225-2569, W, 7:30 p.m. General admission $10, reserved $14.

March 23 – May 7
Camelot
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, $8-$12.50.
Come journey with us back to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and experience this powerfully moving musical with memorabble songs like “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “How to Handle a Woman,” “Camelot,” “What Do the Simple Folk Do?” and many more. Our intimate stage will make this Learner and Lowe musical more powerful than ever. You won’t want to miss this one!

March 30 – May 7
Backwoods Romeo
Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East, Lindon. (801) 785-1186, 7:30 p.m. Adults, $6; children, students, seniors, $5. Groups of 20 or more, $4.
Hilarious comedy!

April 13 – May 7
Into the Woods
SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, M, Tu, Th, F, Sa, 7:30 p.m. General admission: $8 adult, $4 children; reserved: $12 adult, $8 children.

April 25
Nachtmusik’s 18th Century Dance Music
SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 225-2569, W, 7:30 p.m. General admission $8.

April 27 – May 26
Shadowlands
Provo Theatre Co., 105 E. 100 N., Provo. (801) 379-0600, www.provotheatrecompany.com, W-Sa 8 p.m., $7.50-$12.50.
Humorous and poignant love story of C.S. Lewis.

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