About Town: Your guide to utah Valley’s must-see events

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Art

Ongoing – March 2002
UNTAMED SPIRITS: Animal Imagery in Native American Art
BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-ARTS, www.byu.edu/moa/ M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.
Aware of the dependance on plant and animal life, Native Americans incorporated images of nature in their artistic objects. This exhibition presents 61 traditional objects and explores animal symbolism in Native American art.

Ongoing – June 15, 2002
MORMON MODERNE: Latter-day Saint Architecture, 1890-1955
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.

Nov. 2 — Dec. 27
Stephen Hedgepeth
Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 S., Springville, (801) 489-2727, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu.-Sa., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., W, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Su., closed M. Donations accepted.

Nov. 2 — Dec. 27
16th Annual Religious and Spiritual Art of Utah
Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 S., Springville, (801) 489-2727, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu.-Sa., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., W, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Su., closed M. Donations accepted.

Dec. 6 — May 2002
PHOTOGRAPHY AND PERCEPTION: Exploring the Western Landscape
BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-ARTS, www.byu.edu/moa/ M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free.
This exhibition assembles photographs that examine the vision and reality of the western landscape in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

Nov. 2 — 3
Men’s and Women’s Chorus
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $9.
Two of the most popular choirs on campus come together for an evening of beautiful harmonies and musical creativity. Featuring everything from spirituals to humorous works, both choirs thrill audiences with the tonality of their combined voices.

Dec. 2
Read Leaf Folk Series
Read Leaf Bookstore, 164 South Main, Springville. (801) 489-2727. 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Come and listen to traditional folk music.

Dec. 2
Sunday Concert Series
Springville Museum of Art, 126 East 400 South, Springville. (801) 489-2727. 5 p.m. Free. Concert features flute duo Matthew Bailie and Alan Erdmann.

Nov. 6
Vienna Choir Boys: The Voices of Angels
Ragan Theatre, Utah Valley State College, 6:30 p.m., (801) 222-8094.
This performance of the Vienna Choir Boys will serve as a benefit for the UVSC Friends of the Arts Program and the new Regional Performing Arts Center.

Nov. 6
San Jose Taiko Drummers
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $12.
Inspired by the essence and voice of traditional taiko drumming, San Jose Taiko was founded by young Japanese Americans in 1973. The result was a new and dynamic Asian American art form that infuses the music of taiko drums with colorful lighting and choreography.

Nov. 8
Philharmonic Orchestra
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $9.
Led by the talented student musicians of the BYU School of Music, the full-sized Philharmonic Orchestra performs some of Western music’s greatest works.

Nov. 9
BYU Singers
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $9.
Back from a highly acclaimed summer tour to Italy and Africa, BYU Singers are widely known for their stunning vocal arrangements, innovative staging, and superb musicianship.

Nov. 15
Utah Symphony
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $16.
Ida Kavafaian, voilin, returns to BYU with her husband, Steve Tenenbom, viola, to perform Mozart’s breathtaking Sinfonia Concertante under the direction of Keith Lockhart. The Utah Symphony will also perform Dvorak’s “The Wood Dove” and Janacek’s Sinfonietta, scored for a large orchestra including an expanded brass section.

Nov. 20
“Hope for the Children” Concert
Provo Tabernacle, Provo. (801) 225-0585.
This concert will feature the talents of world-renowned tenor George Dyer and Robert C. Bowden’s Generations of Sound. In addition, the concert will benefit “Hope for the Children,” a non-profit organization specifically designed to raise monies to help children and adults who suffer from severe trauma, abuse and neglect to receive needed therapies. What a wonderful way for your family to begin this holiday season. Tickets are available at Orem’s Timp. Bookstore, Deseret Book and Tape, and Party Land in Orem.

Dec. 7 — 8
Celebration of Christmas
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $9.
The largest Christmas concert sponsored by the BYU School of Music, this festive evening features the combined voices of Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and BYU Singers, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to sell out year after year.

Dec. 15 —16
The Nutcracker
Springville High School, Springville. (801) 224-8058, 7:30 p.m., Sat. matinee 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 17 — 22
The Nutcracker
de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC, BYU, Provo. (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $10-$24.
An enchanting story of love, magic, and childhood fantasy, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is accompanied by some of the most memorable holiday music ever written. Join the Utah Regional Ballet for their performance of this Christmas favorite.

Special Events

Nov. 2 — 3
DollHouse Festival
Historic County Courthouse, 50 S. University Ave., Provo. Nov. 2: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Nov. 3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.(801) 376-6962, $3 donation suggested at the door.
The Children’s Justice Center of Provo third annual Doll House Festival will showcase beautiful miniature dollhouses on display and for sale. Craft and Christmas items will also be on sale during the event. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Justice Center.

Nov. 3
Mission Impossible: Breaking New Ground in LDS Literature
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, 9 a.m. $40 preregistration, $50 at the door registration.
Thinking about breaking into the Mormon market? Join us for the third annual Mormon writers conference, the only conference specifically designed for authors of LDS literature.

Nov. 8
Parenting Seminar
Oak Canyon Jr. High, 111S. 725 E., Lindon. (801) 318-3609, 6:30 p.m., free.
Dr. James Jones will be the featured speaker at this free event sponsored by “Family Attachment Mentoring” a new non-profit organization in Utah Valley. The parenting seminar is open for the general public and will teach parents about mentoring and respite, along with other topics.

Nov. 22 — Jan. 1
Spanish Fork’s “Festival of Lights”
Canyon View Park, Spanish Fork. (801) 798-5000, or www.spanishfork.org, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $5 car, $25 bus.
Drive through this winter wonderland with those you love.

Nov. 23
Christmas Lighting Ceremony
Thanksgiving Point, I-15 exit 287, 2095 N. West Frontage Rd., Lehi, (801) 798-2300. Free.

Nov. 23 — Dec. 24
Gingerbread Home Show
Thanksgiving Point, I-15 exit 287, 2095 N. West Frontage Rd., Lehi, (801) 798-2300.

Nov. 23 — Dec. 22
The Polar Express Train Ride
Heber Valley Railroad, 450 S 600 W, Heber City. (435) 654-5601, www.hebervalleyrr.com. 5 p.m., 7 p.m., $22.50 adults, $15 children, $20 seniors. All seats reserved.
Presented by Heber Valley Arts Council and Heber Valley Railroad this ride is based on Chris VanAllsburg’s book about a magical train ride to the North Pole. This excursion includes hot chocolate and cookies served by Santa’s elves.

Nov. 24
Downtown Provo Christmas Parade
1060 North, south on University Ave., to 100 South, Provo, (801) 345-FEST, www.provo.org. Free.

The annual downtown Provo Christmas Parade kicks off the holiday season. Many floats, bands, singing groups, equistrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus, will be participating!

Nov. 26
Lights-On Ceremony
Historic County Courthouse, Provo, (801) 345-FEST. 6:30 p.m. Free.
Four hundred third-graders from local schools begin the ceremony with a procession, each holding small penlights that illuminate their faces.

Nov. 29
Third Annual Christmas Home Show
Call (801) 225-9095 for home locations, $10.
This event will benefit the Utah Valley Symphony performances. All the homes will be beautifully decorated for the season and will feature musical numbers.

Nov. 29 — Dec. 5
Fourth Annual Interfaith Christmas Creche
1915 North Canyon Road, Provo. (the church building at the north end of the BYU football Stadium parking lot) 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (801) 377-0000 or e-mail rjsue@uswest.net.
Come and enjoy some of the finest nativities you will ever see. There will be more than 400 displays of Creche from all over the world. These displays will be in porcelain, stone, paper, needlepoint, wood, stained glass, gingerbread and metal. In addition to the displays, there will be live holiday music. There will also be marionette performances twice each evening.

Dec. 1
American Fork Christmas Parade
Main 1st East and ends at Star Mill, 147 E. 600 N., American Fork. (801) 756-0464. 10 a.m.
At the end of the parade at Mill Star, American Fork Hospital will provide cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be an art show and free books will be available courtesy of Literacy Program. Santa will also make a guest appearance.

Dec. 1 — 30
Christmas Cruise on the Provo River
CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W Center, Provo. (801) 373-8897, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., rides last about 25 minutes. $4 person, $12 family.
Believe it or not, it’s true!  Come cruise the calm, lower Provo River with us, through beautiful Christmas lights, scenes, and music.  Departure every 30 minutes on pontoon boats that seat up to 40 people.

Dec. 2
Christmas Lamb Children’s Award Program
Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 S., Springville, (801) 489-2727, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu.-Sa., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., W, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Su., closed M. Donations accepted.

Dec. 6-9
The Living Nativity
Provo Tabernacle Park, southwest corner of Center Street and University Ave., Provo. (801) 345-FEST, www.provo. org, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m., Free.
Dress warmly and bring a blanket. There is no better way to share the true spirit of Christmas than to share this unique experience with your family and friends.

Dec. 7
First Fridays Downtown
Provo Tabernacle on University Ave., Provo. (801) 852-6646. Free
At 7 p.m. there will be an unveiling of “The Candy Window.” At 8 p.m. at the Provo Tabernacle will be a Carol
Sing-In.  As part of “First Fridays Downtown” participating merchants are offering 10 percent off dinner and Provo Art and Frame will offer a gallery stroll.

Dec. 17-21
Bar J Wranglers of Jackson Hole
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi., (801) 325-SEAT, www.ticketmaster.com, $30, includes chuckwagon dinner and show.

Dec. 21
Dancing Friends “Christmas Cotillion”
The Eldred Center, 270 W 500 North, Provo. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., (801) 465-2494, $12 per couple.
A semi-formal social dance featuring a live orchestra, Bud Hutchings. Dance instruction from 7:15 p.m. -8 p.m. prior to this event.

Dec. 31
“Fire & Ice” First Night Provo
Historic County Courthouse, downtown Provo, Provo Tabernacle, University Ave and Center Street.. (801) 345-FEST, www.provo.org. 7 p.m.
2002 New Year’s Eve family extravaganza. An exciting event you won’t want to miss!

Sports

Ongoing — Dec. 1
BYU Football
LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU, Provo. (800) 322-BYU1, www.byucougars.com, ticket prices vary.
Date    Opponent
Nov. 1    Colorado State 7:45 p.m.
Nov. 10    @ Wyoming
Nov. 17    Utah
Dec. 1    @ Hawaii 9 p.m.

Dec. 1 — 16
Utah Valley Golden Eagles – Hockey
The Peaks Ice Arena, 1330 E 300 N, Provo.
Date    Opponent
Dec. 1,     Outlaws, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2,     Outlaws, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3     Outlaws, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 8      Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9    Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10    Grizzlies, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 16    WSHL All Star Game, TBA

Theater

Ongoing — 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.

Ongoing — 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. The grandma doesn’t want them there. But aunt Bella, the star of the show does want them.

Nov. 2 — 17
The Three Sisters
Margetts Series, BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $12.
While creating a mode of dramatic presentation that will become the realistic ideal for a new century, Chekhov sensitively examines the issues of his epoch.

Nov. 16 — 17, 27 Dec. 8
She Loves Me
Pardoe Theatre, HFAC, BYU, Provo, (801) 378-4322, www.byu.edu/hfac, $12.
The same charming story as the films “The Shop Around the Corner,” “In the Good Old Summertime,” and “You’ve Got Mail,” “She Loves Me” features lively song and dance.

Nov. 23 – Dec. 22
A Christmas Carol
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, 7:30 p.m., $9.50-$12.50.
Dickens’ classic comes alive with the high-quality performance that Hale Center Theater is known for. Bring your family and get into the spirit of holidays with this Christmas production.

Nov. 30 — Dec. 22
Christmas Carol
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 is Dickens’ Christmas Carol done to a tee. Come and see as Scrooge and Tiny Tim and the spirits of so many come to life and weave their magic on you this Christmas Season.

Nov. 30 — Dec. 2
Nothing But a Scrooge
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.

Dec. 3 — 19
The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t
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 brand new Christmas story for families

Dec. 13 — 14
Cecil B. DeMille Presents
Pardoe Theatre, HFAC, BYU, Provo, (801) 378-4322, or www.byu.edu/hfac, $15.
Well known to television viewers as Wilhelm, George’s boss on Seinfeld, Richard Herd is also an accomplished writer and producer as evidenced in this production.

Dec. 28 – Feb. 5
Beau Jest
Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, (801) 226-8600, 7:30 p.m., $9.50-$12.50.
A girl can’t find a boyfriend so she hires one to bring home to her parents.

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