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ART

Ongoing — Jan. 20

EMPIRE OF THE SULTANS

BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-8287

M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $8/adults, $5 BYU faculty, staff and students.

Seven centuries ago, a dynasty of warriors, statesman and artists arose from the obscurity of northwestern Turkey. This spectacular exhibit features Ottoman art from the Khalili Collection.

Ongoing — Feb. 15

JERUSALEM AND THE HOLY LAND REDISCOVERED: THE PRINTS OF DAVID ROBERTS

BYU Museum of Art, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-8287

M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The favorable events in the Near East regarding Western (especially British) involvement between 1799 and 1841 made possible David Roberts’ own remarkable pilgrimage.

MUSIC

Jan. 6 — Jan. 27

MONDAY NIGHT LIVE AT THE ARTS CENTER

Provo Arts Center, 425 W. Center, Provo

7 p.m., $1/individual, $5/family

• Jan. 6 Peter Breinholt

• Jan. 13 Crescent Super Band

• Jan. 20 Stephanie Smith Band

• Jan. 27 Comedy Night with Magician

• Jan. 10

JON SCHMIDT IN CONCERT

Provo LDS Tabernacle, Provo, (801) 852-7645

$2

Jon Schmidt performs as part of the First Fridays Downtown, sponsored by the Provo Arts Council.

 

Jan. 10 — Jan. 11

UTAH SYMPHONY, TCHAIKOVSKY FOURTH

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City

(801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

The Utah Symphony will perform this classic work at famous Abravanel Hall. This performance will feature Alban Gerhardt.

 

Jan. 22 — Jan. 23

UTAH VALLEY SYMPHONY, WINTER CONCERT

Provo LDS Tabernacle, Provo, (801) 377-6995

7:30 p.m., $5/general, $15/family

The Utah Valley Symphony, conducted by Dr. Bryce Rytting, will perform Overture to Der Fledermaus. Featured in the performance will be youth soloists from the area.

 

Jan. 23 and Jan. 25

UTAH SYMPHONY, BEETHOVEN’S FOURTH

Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U of U (23rd);

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City (25th)

(801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

The Utah Symphony will perform this classic work at two locations. The Thursday performance will be at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Utah. The Saturday performance is scheduled for Abravanel Hall. Organist John Longhurst is featured.

 

Jan. 31 — Feb. 1

UTAH SYMPHONY, BRAHMS AND WAGNER

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

Conducted by Pavel Kogan, the Utah Symphony will perform works by Wagner, Strauss and Brahms. Bruce Gifford is featured on the horn.

 

Feb. 1

ST. PETERSBURG QUARTET

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo

(801) 422-7664

$9/public, $6/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 4 — Feb. 5

WINTER CHOIRFEST

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$9/public, $6/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 7

SILENT MOVIE: “THE NAVIGATOR”

Provo LDS Tabernacle, Provo, (801) 852-7645

$2

With live organ played by Mike Ohman, this Buster Keaton classic is performed as part of the First Fridays Downtown, sponsored by the Provo Arts Council.

 

Feb. 7 — Feb. 8

UTAH SYMPHONY, VIRTUOSO LISZT

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

Conducted by Christopher Seaman, the Utah Symphony will perform works from Brahms, Liszt and Sibelius. Jon Nakamatsu is featured on the piano.

 

Feb. 14 — Feb. 15

UTAH SYMPHONY, KINGS’ SINGERS

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

Conducted by Scott O’Neil, the Utah Symphony will perform with the famous Kings’ Singers.

 

Feb. 15

ERIE MILLS, SOPRANO

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$9/public, $6/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 20 — Feb. 22

YOUNG AMBASSADORS

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$10/public, $8/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 21 — Feb. 22

UTAH SYMPHONY, BEETHOVEN’S “PASTORAL”

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

Conducted by Keith Lockhart, the Utah Symphony will perform works from Falla, Rouse and Beethoven. Sharon Isbin is featured on the guitar.

 

Feb. 27

UTAH SYMPHONY

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$20/public, $16/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 28 — Mar. 1

UTAH SYMPHONY, CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA

Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, (801) 355-ARTS

8 p.m.

Conducted by Keith Lockhart, the Utah Symphony will perform works from Robertson, Mozart and Bartok.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Ongoing

THANKSGIVING POINT EDUCATION

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, www.thanksgivingpoint.com

Take classes in landscape design, rock gardening, and much more. Classes are held in the lower-level classrooms of the Thanksgiving Point Visitors Center.

 

Jan. 3 — Jan. 4

FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS FMX

Delta Center, Salt Lake City, (801) 325-SEAT

$20/adults, $8/child

Clear Channel Motorsports will once again bring the world’s best Freestyle Motocross riders to the Delta Center as they perform death-defying feats, some 40 feet in the air.

 

Jan. 8

SMUCKER’S STARS ON ICE

“E” Center, West Valley City, (800) 888-TIXX

$33 to $58

Featuring Tara Lipinski, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Katarina Witt, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze and more. Ticket price includes parking and building fees. Reserved seating available.

 

Jan. 17

WARRENT, DOKKEN AND YMT IN CONCERT

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Jan. 18

EDDIE MONEY AND FIREBALL IN CONCERT

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Jan. 30 — Feb. 1

DANCE IN CONCERT

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$6

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 7 — Feb. 8

MDT SHOWCASE

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$9/public, $6/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 8

HEALTH EXPOSITION

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Feb. 13 — Feb. 15

BALLET IN CONCERT

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$6

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office or by phone.

 

Feb. 14 — Feb. 15

A MARRIAGE RETREAT

Hilton Airport Inn, Salt Lake City, (800) 224-1606

$250

This retreat, presented by Gary and Joy Lundberg, includes a king-sized bedroom, evening meal, evening seminar, breakfast buffet and a morning seminar.

 

Feb. 14-23

ST. GEORGE PARADE OF HOMES

www.paradehome.com, (435) 674-1400

Visit southern Utah’s finest new homes at this year’s Parade of Homes.

 

Feb. 25

JORDAN CIRCUS

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Feb. 28 — Mar. 1

LIVING LEGENDS

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$10/public, $8/students

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Mar. 8

UTAH COUNTY OUR LITTLE MISS PAGEANT

American Heritage School, American Fork, (801) 796-1726

4:30 p.m., $3/adult, $2/child, $10/family

This pageant focuses on natural beauty, poise and stage presence. Contestants are wanted, ages 0-17. The public is also invited to watch the pageant. Call for information.

 

SPORTS

BYU MEN’S BASKETBALL

• Jan. 2 Pepperdine Provo 7 p.m.

• Jan. 11 Idaho State Provo 7 p.m.

• Jan. 16 UNLV Provo 7 p.m.

• Jan. 25 Utah Provo 1 p.m.

• Feb.1 New Mexico Provo 1 p.m.

• Feb. 3 Air Force Provo 8:30 p.m.

• Feb. 17 San Diego State Provo 8:30 p.m.

• Feb. 24 Utah SLC 10 p.m.

 

BYU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

• Jan. 4 Denver Provo 1 p.m.

• Jan. 16 Colorado State Provo 4 p.m.

• Jan. 18 Wyoming Provo 1 p.m.

• Feb. 1 Utah Provo 3:30 p.m.

• Feb. 6 New Mexico Provo 7 p.m.

• Feb. 8 Air Force Provo 1 p.m.

• Feb. 20 UNLV Provo 7 p.m.

• Feb. 22 San Diego State Provo 1 p.m.

 

UVSC MEN’S BASKETBALL

• Jan. 2 CEU Orem 7 p.m.

• Jan. 11 SLCC Orem 7 p.m.

• Jan. 16 CCSN Orem 7 p.m.

• Jan. 25 Snow College Orem 7 p.m.

• Feb. 7 North Idaho Orem 7 p.m.

• Feb. 27 CNCC Orem 7 p.m.

• Jan. 31 — Feb. 1

 

UHSAA DRILL TEAM COMPETITION

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Feb. 11 — Feb. 15

UHSAA WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Feb. 20 — Feb. 22

UHSAA 3A BOYS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

Feb. 24

UHSAA 4A GIRLS’ BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

McKay Events Center, Orem, (801) 863-7469

For more information, contact the McKay Events Center ticket office or visit www.uvsc.edu/mec.

 

THEATER

Ongoing

COMEDYSPORTZ

36 W. Center St., Provo, (801) 377-9700 or (801) 802-8250

Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Live improvisational comedy.

 

Ongoing — Feb. 8

THE NERD

Hale Center Theater, Orem, (801) 226-8600

7:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (matinee)

Hale Center Theater starts the new season with a fun play written by Larry Shue. It is a crazy comedic adventure about the most annoying man in the world.

 

Jan. 3 — Feb. 8

LIFE WITH FATHER

Little Brown Theater, 239 S. Main St., Springville, (801) 489-3088

7:30 p.m.

$8/adults, $7/students and seniors, $6/kids, $35/family

The Little Brown Theater welcomes families and individuals to see this one-of-a-kind play directed by Bill Brown. Performances are every Monday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 22 — Feb. 1

CRAZY FOR YOU

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$12/public, $9/students

The College of Arts and Communications will perform “Crazy for You.” Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Jan. 23 — Feb. 1

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Ragan Theater, UVSC, Orem, (801) 863-8797

2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

This theatrical presentation is of Oscar Wilde’s classic play. Call for more specific showtime information.

 

Feb. 12 — Feb. 22

GRIMM TALES

Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664

$12/public, $9/students

This theater production for children will run for much of the month. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by phone.

 

Feb. 14 — Apr. 7

OKLAHOMA!

Hale Center Theater, Orem, (801) 226-8600

7:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (matinee)

The blockbuster award-winning musical comes to Hale Center Theater for the first time. The musical giant features songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and “Oklahoma!”

 

Feb. 20 — Mar. 3

J.B.

Black Box Theatre, UVSC, Orem, (801) 863-8797

7:30 p.m.

The Pulitzer prize-winning play by Archibald MacLeish will be performed.

* 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 e-mail editor@uvmag.com or fax (801) 802-0248. Materials for the March/April 2003 issue are due Feb. 1, 2003. Include date, address, phone and/or Web address, time and price with a short description of the event. Event listings are free. Call (801) 802-0200 for more information.

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