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

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Art

Ongoing
Minerva Teichert, Barker Gallery
BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-ARTS, www.byu.edu/moa/ M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.
This gallery features the work of artist Minerva Teichert, including a room-sized mural that depicts scenes of the Snake River area around Fort Hall, Idaho.

Ongoing
Escape to Reality: The Western World of Maynard Dixon
Dorothea Lange: Human Documents
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 at the BYU MOA are free.
The Museum of Art is showcasing Dorothea Lange: Human Documents in the Jones and Boushard Galleries together with the major exhibition Escape to Reality: The Western World of Maynard Dixon.

Ongoing – June 15, 2002
Mormon Moderne —  A New Direction of LDS Architecture, 1910-1955
BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-ARTS, www.byu.edu/moa/ M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.
A special exhibitiion about the influence of modern architectural styles on the design of Mormon buildings during a remarkably creative period in Latter-day Saint history.

Children

Memorial Day – Labor Day
Tracy Aviary’s Bird Shows
Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. (801) 596-8500. Tu.-F: noon, 2 p.m.; Sa.: noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.; Su.: 2 p.m., 4 p.m.; M.: no shows.
Birds from every corner of the globe will be taking the stage to fascinate our audience with their amazing abilities and adaptations. This year’s show will include old favorites such as Sydney the Emu, the Pelicans, Grunt the King vulture and various owls and parrots and, of course, Nizhoni the Golden eagle. Another star of the show, an Abysinnian ground hornbill named Rafiki, became an international star earlier this year when he was featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Science of Big Al,” a nature program about the Allosaurus.

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
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.

Music

July 3
Grand Ol’ Flag
Snow Park Lodge, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, (801) 467-8499, Tu., 7:30 p.m. .
A Utah Symphony performance.

July 17
Complimentary Patriotic Concert
Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-4900.
Come and listen to the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band.

July 27
Bravo Broadway
Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-2787, 7:30 p.m.
Come and listen to the Utah Symphony.

July 28
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Thanksgiving Point Amphitheater, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-4900.

Aug. 7
Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 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.

Aug. 17
Nanci Griffith
Thanksgiving Point Amphitheater, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-4900. 8 p.m., $32.
This country folk artist from Texas is probably best known for her folksy style and prolific songwriting. Nanci took her self-described “folkability” music to Nashville as one of the new generation of folk/country/pop artists which included Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, and Steve Earle.

Aug. 24-26
Park City Jazz Festival 2001
Deer Valley Resort, Eccles Center, Park City, (801) 768-4900. 6 p.m.
Aug. 24 festival from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Featuring Sam Cardon: 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; Chuck Mangione: 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.; An Evening of Guitar and Saxes with Craig Chaquico, Jeff Golub, Warren Hill, and Jeff Kashiwa: 8:45 p.m.-10 p.m.
Aug. 25 festival from 7:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m. Featuring Jane Monheit: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Arturo Sandoval: 9 p.m.-10:15 p.m.
Aug. 26 festival from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Featuring Wycliffe Gordon: 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.; Jesse Cook: 3:15 p.m.-4 p.m.; Spyro Gyra: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Ray Charles: 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Special Events

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!

July 1-4
America’s Freedom Festival at Provo
Various Utah Valley locations, (801) 370-8019, www.freedomfestival-usa.com.
Patriotic Service        Jul 1
Arts Fest        Jul 2-4
Balloon Fest        Jul 3-4    Neighborh’d Flag Project    Jul 3-4    Freedom Run        Jul 4    Grand Parade        Jul 4    Stadium of Fire        Jul 4

July 4
Lehi City 4th of July Celebration
Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-4900.
Lehi City fireworks display, western BBQ, live music.

July 14-28
2001 Utah Valley Parade of Homes
Come view 25 new custom homes located throughout Utah County. Tickets and maps are available at the Home Builders booth at the Provo Towne Centre or at any Wells Fargo in Utah County during parade dates. Tickets are $6 and are good any day during the parade. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Call (801) 226-3100 or visit www.uvhba.com for more information.

July 20-24
Spanish Fork Fiesta Days
The golden crown of this community event is a PRCA Rodeo, including Mutton Bustin’. Call (801) 798-5000 or visit www.spanishfork.org for more information.

July 21
Star-Gazing Party
Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-4900.

July 24
Days of ‘47 Celebration
Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (801) 768-4900.
Days of ‘47 family camp, animal park activities, Brent Brown Family Band, oven cookoff, quilt contest, Children’s Parade of Homes.

Aug. 4-5
Utah Parade of Ponds
Bratt Inc. is sponsoring the first annual Utah Parade of Ponds. Visit brattwaterfeatures.com for more information.

Aug. 23-26
3rd Annual West Valley City Pow Wow
Granger Park, Granger High School, 3600 West 35000 S., West Valley City. (801) 973-2078, $3 per day admission.
A forum/reception will be held at Granger High School Aug. 23, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Pow Wow will be held at Granger Park Aug. 24: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m., Aug. 25: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Aug. 26: 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 30 — Sept. 1
12th Annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
The Olmsted at the mouth of Provo Canyon, Orem. (801) 229-7436, write to the Orem Public Library, or e-mail sales@timpfest.org.Tickets: $6-$15
The Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is held in beautiful Orem at the end of each summer. It is one of the largest storytelling festivals in the West with over 12,000 in attendance.
The name of the festival comes from the Timpanogos mountain that towers over the festival. It is 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 very 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.

Sports
July 1 – Aug. 31
Provo Angels
Larry H. Miller Field, BYU Campus, Provo. www.provoangels.com, (801) 377-BALL. Home games: 7:05 p.m., Monday games: 5 p.m., Home doubleheaders: 6:05 p.m. Tickets: $4-$8.
date        opponent
July 1-3         Casper Rockies
July 4-6        Great Falls Dodgers
July 7-9        Medicine Hat ‘ Jays
July 11-13    Great Falls Dodgers
July 14-16    Ogden Raptors
July 17-21    Idaho Falls Padres
July 22-24    Idaho Falls Padres
July 25-27    Idaho Falls Padres
July 28, 30    Medicine Hat ‘ Jays
Aug. 1        Ogden Raptors
Aug. 2-3        Ogden Raptors
Aug. 4        Ogden Raptors
Aug. 5        Ogden Raptors
Aug. 6        Ogden Raptors
Aug. 7-9        Casper Rockies
Aug. 10-12    Missoula Osprey
Aug. 14-16    Missoula Osprey
Aug. 17-19    Idaho Falls Padres
Aug. 20-22    Billings Mustangs
Aug. 23-24    Idaho Falls Padres
Aug. 25        Casper Rockies
Aug. 27        Casper Rockies
Aug. 28-30    Ogden Raptors
Aug. 31        Idaho Falls Padres
bold= home game

Theater

Ongoing – July 9
Detour to Pittsburgh
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.
Hillarious comedy about a couple on their second honeymoon.

Summer Series
Utah Shakespearean Festival
Adams Shakespearean Theatre, Randall L. Jones Theatre, Auditorium Theatre, King’s Pavilion, Cedar City, Utah. (800) PLAYTIX, www.bard.org. Tickets starting at $12 for bench seating at Adams Theatre to $42 for orchestra seating at Auditorium Theatre.

Ongoing – July 21
The Hasty Heart
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, $8-$12.50.
This is a gentle comedy about an ornery Scotsman who is failing in health and a ward full of soldiers ordered to befriend him. It is a beautiful tale of friendship, tolerance, and love. Set in the South Pacific during WWII, this comedy by John Patrick will amuse you and warm your heart.

Ongoing – July 28
Farley Family Reunion
Little London Dinner Theatre, 20 S. Main Street, Pleasant Grove, (801) 785-0827, call for reservations, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:15 p.m.show. $27.50 per person, includes dinner, show and tax.
Farley is a wacky comedy that everybody relates to. It’s a reunion party with many different characters played by one man, the very talented James Aarington. You’ll laugh and laugh as you see yourself at your reunion and all the craziness that goes on. This is one that you’ll not want to miss. Sell out crowds every year, so get your tickets early.

Ongoing – Aug. 11
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Provo Theatre Co., 105 E. 100 N., Provo. (801) 379-0600, www.provotheatrecompany.com, W-Sa 8 p.m., $7.50-$12.50.
Your favorite Peanuts characters in this delightful musical comedy.

July 6-21
Titanic: The Musical
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 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.

July 11-15, 17-22, 25-29
AIDA
Capitol Theater, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-2787, $25-$65.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s award winning musical.

Beginning July 11
Barber of Seville
Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 South Main Street, Logan, (801) 355-2787, 8 p.m.
Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! The world’s most famous barber experiences plenty of close shaves when the lovesick Count Almaviva goes a-wooing and enlists his help in outsmarting the crusty old guardian who keeps lovely Rosina under lock and key. The Barber of Seville premiered nearly two centuries ago and audiences haven’t stopped laughing yet. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Performed by the Utah Festival Opera Company.

July 13 — Aug. 20
Father’s Day
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.
Is he a detective or daddy? Family comedy.

July 27 – Sept. 10
Kiss  Me Kate
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, $8-$12.50.
“Brush up Your Shakespeare” and join us in a rollicking backstage look at a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Add Cole Porter’s award-winning score and you will see why the Broadway revival won five Tonys in 2000.

Aug. 3 – Sept. 1
Our Town
Little London Dinner Theatre, 20 S. Main Street, Pleasant Grove, (801) 785-0827, call for reservations, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:15 p.m.show. $27.50 per person, includes dinner, show and tax.
Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s most famous show that deals with life in a small town that could be any town in America — and what happens when we are allowed to come back and get another look at life. A life, that for many of us, we seem to live without paying any attention while doing it.
Truly this is one of America’s most talented playwrights best work as he asks us to examine our own lives.

Aug. 3-18
The Scarlet Pimpernel
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 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.
The story of an English aristocrat who used daring strategies and games to save blue bloods and peasants from the guillotine during the frenzied French Revolution has endured nearly 100 years in more than 10 sequels, as a play, in dozens of movies and television adaptations and, most recently, in a hot Broadway musical.

Aug. 24 — Oct. 1
Yours Or Mine
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.
Cute family comedy about courtship the second time around.

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