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 exhibition about the influence of modern architectural styles on the design of Mormon buildings during a remarkably creative period in Latter-day Saint history.

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
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

Sept. 3 – 8
Sound of Music Sing-A-Long
Sundance Eccles Amphitheater, Sundance Ski Resort. (801) 223-4849, www.sundanceresort.com, 8 p.m.
Hugely popular all over the world, Sound of Music Sing-A-Long comes to Utah! Dress up as your favorite character and get into the spirit of one of the most popular movies of all time. Started in London, this program has spread like wildfire all over Europe and the U.S., and Sundance Theatre is thrilled to be able to bring it to the outdoor stage at Sundance for a limited engagement. This is an experience not to be missed!

Sept. 9
1st annual Sundance Blues Festival
Sundance Eccles Amphitheater, Sundance Ski Resort. (801) 223-4849, www.sundanceresort.com, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., $12 – $25. Sponsored by the North Fork Preservation Alliance.
Held on the outdoor stage, this fundraiser features a blend of national headliners, regional acts and acoustic roots players for a truly unique blend of blues. Shooting that Sixth String from the Hip, respected bluesmen Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit headline the concert. Up and rising blueswoman Deborah Coleman comes to town with her bone-rattling energy that has given her a reputation as one of the hottest new talents on the blues scene.

Ongoing
Music Together
Call to attend a free demonstration class in September, (801) 763-8857. Morning classes are held on Tuesdays in Orem, Wednesdays in American Fork, and Thursdays in Spanish Fork.

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!

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-$30. Family pass is $80 (admits 5 to all Friday/Saturday events).
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.
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.

Sept. 13, 20, Oct. 4-20
Fast Forward: Science, Technology and the Communications Revolution
UVSC Education Building, Room 114, 500 West 1200 South, Orem. (801) 764-7421, www.uvsc.edu/library/general/fastforward.html, free, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This video/discussion series explores how such developments as the telephone, motion pictures, radio, television and the computer have changed daily life in the 20th century. Audiences will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with scholars as well as enjoy exhibits, art, music, and award winning documentary films in six weekly two-hour sessions. Reading and viewing lists for further study will also be provided.

Sept. 15
Humanitarian Aid Relief Team (HART) Gala Event Salt Lake City Marriott. This charitable dinner and program will be held at the Salt Lake City Marriott from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
The proceeds will directly benefit the people of Ghana and West Africa who suffer from a new indolent flesh eating bacterial disease known as Buruli ulcer.
Call (801) 232-1278 for more information on tickets and table availability.
gala
Sept. 26 – 30
8th Annual Mission Conference
Victory Baptist Church, 300 South 1200 West, Orem. (801) 226-2070.
The Orem Victory Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to the public for its 8th Annual Mission Conference. Speakers will be Pastor Ron Wood of Coffeeville, Kansas; John Yelle, missionary to Brazil; and Drew Paul, missionary to Australia.

Sept. 27 – 29
Scarecrow Festival
Sandy City Promenade, 10000 S Centennial Parkway, Sandy. (801) 282-1040. $1/person, $5/family.
A scholarship fundraiser for the Utah Boys Ranch, the Scarecrow Festival will have a climbing wall, 1,500 hay bale maze, junior haunted house, pony rides and a petting zoo.

Sports
Ongoing – Dec. 1
BYU Football
LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU, Provo. (800) 322-BYU1, www.byucougars.com, ticket prices vary.
Date    Opponent
Sept. 1    Nevada 7 p.m.
Sept. 8    @ California 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 15    @ Mississippi State 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 29    @ UNLV 5 p.m.
Oct. 5    Utah State 7 p.m.
Oct. 13    @ New Mexico
Oct. 20    Air Force
Oct. 27    @ San Diego State
Nov. 1    Colorado State 7:45 p.m.
Nov. 10    @ Wyoming
Nov. 17    Utah
Dec. 1    @ Hawaii 9 p.m.

Theater

Ongoing – 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 playwright’s best work as he asks us to examine our own lives.

Ongoing – 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 wining score and you will see why the Broadway revival won five Tonys in 2000.

Ongoing – 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.

Sept. 13 – Oct. 20
Fiddler on the Roof
Little London Dinner Theater, 20 S. Main Street, Pleasant Grove, (801) 785-0827, call for reservations, 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. show.
One of the most popular musicals of all time, “Fiddler on the Roof” is the story of Anatevka, a small village in Russia whose most dominant issue is religion.

Sept. 14 – Oct. 13
Cash on Delivery
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, $8-$12.50.
A very creative landlord is trying to keep the government from giving him money! What started out as a small trick has become a huge landslide of cash! This played to thunderous applause at the WVC Hale Center Theatre in ‘99 and will leave you in stitches!

Oct. 5 – 27
Hotel Frankenstein
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 returning for its 20th year.

Oct. 8 – 31
Shadowbrook Mansion
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.
Charming Halloween musical comedy written by Jody Renstrom.

Oct. 19 – Nov. 17
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, $8-$12.50.
This musical has been the most requested show in Hale Center Theater history. Now watch out as the Hale Center Theater creates anew one of the most popular shows of all time.

Oct. 27 – Nov. 24
Lost in Yonkers
Little London Dinner Theater, 20 S. Main Street, Pleasant Grove, (801) 785-0827, call for reservations, 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. show.
This play is extremely witty, and yet engaging in such simplistic and relevant terms to our lives today. The play takes place during WWII and starts when Eddie Kurnitz has to leave his two sons, Jay and Arty, in Yonkers with his mother whom they refer to as “Frankenstein Granada.” The boys are terrified and the grandma doesn’t want them there.

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