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


By Julene Thompson, for utahvalley360.com

Ongoing — March 30
30th Utah All-State High School Exhibit
Springville Art Museum, Springville,  (801) 489-2727
Tues – Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., free
More than 300 pieces of the best art work from Utah high schools will be displayed. Twenty-six pieces will be selected for a traveling exhibition.

Ongoing — July 19
John Hafen and Cyrus E. Dallin Centennial Exhibit
Springville Art Museum, Springville, (801) (801) 489-2727
Tues – Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., free
Hafen and Dallin are the artists who started Springville’s permanent collection by donating their own work in 1903.

Ongoing – July 19
Utah In the West II
Springville Art Museum, Springville, (801) 489-2727.
Western display from the museum’s permanent collection.

March 6 — September 8
On the Road with C.C.A. Christensen: The Moving Panorama
BYU Museum of Art, Provo, (801) 422-8287, free.
Carl Christian Anton Christensen, a Danish immigrant who worked and lived in Utah, depicted the religious history of the world from Adam to the life of the pioneers on two large moving panoramas.

March 20 – May 2
Nature Art Show
BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Provo, (801) 378-5051
M-F 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone can enter.
Deadline to submit sculptures, paintings or drawings is March 8.

April 19
The Annual Art Ball
Springville Art Museum, Springville, (801) 489-2727, 7 p.m., $20.
Semi-formal, with dinner and dancing.

April 22 – June 29
19th Annual Spring Salon
Springville Art Museum, Springville, (801) (801) 489-2727
Tues – Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Utah artists may submit 1-2 entries in any medium and any style. Entries due April 5. There is a $9 entry fee.

The Children’s Museum of Utah
840 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City, (801) 328-3383
Interactive exhibits, puppet theater, and daily arts and crafts.

McCurdy Doll Museum
246 N. 100 East, Provo
Tues – Sat. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in a restored historical carriage house, this unique museum houses more than 4,000 dolls as well as other historical treasures, displays and workshops.

BYU Earth Science Museum, (801) 378-3680
Monday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Tours by appointment. Home of the world’s best Jurassic dinosaur bone collections. Featured are two fully mounted skeletons of Camptosaurus and Allosaurus, a 150 million year old dinosaur egg, and a prep lab window showing museum personnel preparing fossils. Visitors may touch real fossils.

In Search of Relics
(801) 422-0020, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Provo.
In Search of Relics: The Pectol-Lee Collection of Artifacts from Capitol Reef, and Custom made Artifacts of Cultural Expression.

March 25-26
Lamb Tales
Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, (888) 672-6040 (ext. 4971), $10. Ages 3 and 4. Preregistration required. 1-2 p.m. Registration closes March 22.
A class about lambs and sheep. Activities include a story, simple craft, a chance to meet sheep up close, and a pony ride.

March 5 – 6
Utah Valley Symphony
(801) 377-6995, Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University Ave., Provo, $5/general admission, $15/family, 7:30 p.m.
Richard Strauss, Mozart, Saint-Saens.

March 14, 28; April 4, 11, 25
The Grey Hawk Singers and Navajo Drummers
Sundance Firepit, (801) 225-4100; 8 p.m., free admission.
The inspiring music enhances Sundance’s evening atmosphere.

March 18
Utah Symphony with Van Coiuburn
(801) 355-ARTS, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, 7:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned pianist playing three different pieces from Tchaikovsky.

March 21-22
Bravo Broadway
Utah Symphony, (801) 355-ARTS, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, 8 p.m.
Doug Labrecque, Teri Hansen and Ron Raines will sing a collection of Broadway songs accompanied by the Utah Symphony.

March 19 – April 4
Pardoe Theatre, BYU, Provo Public $12, students $9.
This drama recounts the imprisonment of Russian intellectuals and artists in the Gulag Archipelago by Stalin’s secret police and moves freely from grotesque humor to startling personal testimonies from the survivors’ journals, stories and poetry.

April 4
Vocal Point
7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, BYU. Public $9, students $6.
Bob Ahlander, director, presents this popular a capella singing group.

April 11
Lee Greenwood in Concert
The Barn, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi. (888) 672-6040 $28
One of the country’s legends will share his hits.

April 17
Utah Symphony
de Jong Concert Hall, BYU, Provo, 7:30 p.m. $20 public, $16 students

April 23 – 24
Pops Concert
Utah Valley Symphony, (801) 377-6995, Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University Ave., Provo, $5/general admission, $15/family, 7:30 p.m.
An American Musical Premiere — Joshua Williams.

April 25 – 26
Chorale Spectacular
Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, 8 p.m.
A concert with the Utah Symphony and the Utah Symphony chorus.

March 25
Multicultural Services of Utah
Timpanogos High School, Orem.
Multicultural college students share their backgrounds through song and dance.

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.

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.

The Historic Heber Valley Railroad
450 S. 600 West, Heber City, (435) 654-5601
The steam engine departs from Heber City and Vivian Park in Provo Canyon on regularly scheduled tours year-round.

March 1
Living Legends
Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, (801) 422-7664 $10/public, $8/students
Living Legends combines Native American choreography with Polynesian and Latin American dances.

March 5 — April 23
Shakespeare for the Young
Provo City Library, Provo, (801) 852-6682 Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m.
Reservations must be made each preceding Monday. The Black Swan Company, a Shakespeare repertory troupe from Brigham Young University, offers fun programs about Shakespeare’s plays for children ages 5-12.

March 7
Cure Care Commitment Award
The Barn at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, 11:30 a.m., free.
The American Diabetes Association will honor outstanding Utah women.

March 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.

March 20
Crucial Conversations
Provo Marriott, 101 W. 100 North, Provo, (800) 449-5989, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., $95/one person, $65/two-nine people, $50/ten or more people.
Sponsorships available for groups of 20 or more. Spend a morning with the authors of N.Y. Times Bestseller, “Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High.” Learn how conversation skills can improve organizations, teams, and relationships.

March 21 and April 18
Brain Battle Quiz Game
North American Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Free, 7 p.m.
This trivia game offers easy questions, audience prizes and fast rounds so participants have more opportunities to play and win.

April 9-11
The Flower Basket’s 30th Anniversary
409 N. University Ave., Provo, (801) 375-8096, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Celebrations include drawings for prizes, food and roses available for the same price they were sold at in 1973. “We want to celebrate 30 years of serving the community,” says Bonnie Whitaker, owner of The Flower Basket.

April 24
UVSC Graduation

April 25
BYU Graduation

BYU Men’s Basketball
March 6, Wyoming, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 8, Colorado State, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 12-15, MWC Champ., Las Vegas, TBA

BYU Women’s Basketball
March 1, Utah, Salt Lake

BYU Men’s Volleyball
March 5, Concordia, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 7, Penn State, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 8, Penn State, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 14, UC Irvine, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 15, UC Irvine, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 28, LBSU, Provo, 7 p.m.
March 29, LBSU, Provo, 7 p.m.

UVSC Men’s Basketball
March 1, Southern Idaho, Orem, 7 p.m.

Utah Grizzlies
March 12, Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.
March 15, Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
March 16, Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
March 19, Hershey, 7 p.m.
March 21, Hershey 7 p.m.
March 28, Houston, 7 p.m.
March 29, Houston, 7 p.m.
April 2, Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.
April 4, Grand Rapids, 7 p.m.

BYU Baseball
March 20, UNLV, Provo, 2 p.m.
March 21, UNLV, Provo, 2 p.m.
March 22, UNLV, Provo, 1 p.m.
April 10, Air Force, Provo, 7 p.m.
April 11, Air Force, Provo, 7 p.m.
April 12, Air Force, Provo, 1 p.m.
April 17, New Mexico, Provo, 7 p.m.
April 18, New Mexico, Provo, 7 p.m.
April 19, New Mexico, Provo, 1 p.m.

BYU Gymnastics
March 7, USU/SUU, Provo
March 15, Oregon State, Provo
March 21, Missouri, Provo
March 28, Utah, Provo

Utah Jazz
March 5, Seattle, 7 p.m.
March 7, Sacramento, 7 p.m.
March 18, Denver, 7 p.m.
March 22, L.A Clippers, 7 p.m.
March 24, Boston, 7 p.m.
March 26, Portland, 7 p.m.
March 28, Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
April 4, New York, 7 p.m.
April 9, Houston, 7 p.m.
April 11, San Antonio, 7 p.m.

Salt Lake Stingers
March 11, Fresno, 6:30 p.m.
March 12, Fresno, 6:30 p.m.
March 13, Fresno, 2 p.m.
March 14, Fresno, 6:30 p.m.
March 15, Sacramento, 6:30 p.m.
March 16, Sacramento, 6:30 p.m.
March 17, Sacramento, 6:30 p.m.
March 18, Sacramento, 6:30 p.m.
March 24, Nashville, 6:30 p.m.
March 25, Nashville, 6:30 p.m.
March 26, Nashville, 6:30 p.m.
March 27, Nashville, 2 p.m.

March 13-15
Sundance Performance Ski Lab
Sundance Resort, Provo, (801) 223-4140
Instructor Jerry Warren takes advanced skiers to the next level with this three-day workshop.

Ongoing – April 7
Pirates of Penzance
Hale Center Theater, Orem, (801) 226-8600, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $11.50-$14.50.
The classic story of Frederic who is indentured to pirates. On his 21st birthday he leaves the merry band with the intention of vanquishing his former mates. But, along the way, all kinds of surprises happen. This Gilbert and Sullivan musical features such songs as “I Am a Pirate King” and “Modern Major General.”

Ongoing — March 3
Black Box Theatre, UVSC, Orem (801) 863-8797, 7:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Archibald MacLeish.

Ongoing – March 29
Barefoot in the Park
The Little Brown Theatre, 239 South Main, Springville, (801) 489-3088; every Monday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. $7/adults, $6/kids (11 and under), $35/family
Directed by Dane Allred.

Ongoing – March 8
The Boys Next Door
Provo Theatre Company, (801) 379-0600, 8 p.m., $10-$15.
A comedy with dramatic moments about four handicapped men and their day-to-day struggles.

Ongoing- March 17
Peter Pan
SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 225-ARTS, 7:30 p.m.
Musical performance based on 1905 classic play by JM Barrie.

March 7, April 5
The Sundance Film Series
Sundance Screening Room, Provo, (801) 225-4100, 8 p.m., $3.
March’s showing is “Cinema Paradiso” and April’s is “Punch Drunk Love.”

March 10 – April 28
Dinner and Movie Series
Sundance Screening Room, (801) 225-4100; Monday nights at 8 p.m. Screening is $3 or free with a purchase at the Foundry Grill.

March 12-15
BYU Dancesport Competition
Marriott Center, BYU, Provo
U.S. national junior and professional standard dancesport championships.

March 15, 17, 19, 21
Capital Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah Symphony, (801) 355-ARTS, 7:30 p.m.
Opera by Strauss set at a party.

March 12 – 15
Dance Studio Theatre
166 Richards Building, BYU, Provo, (801) 378-HFAC, $8
BYU’s award-winning team showcases a variety of styles and techniques that have led the Cougarettes to national recognition.

April 4 – May 3
The Wizard of Oz
The Villa Play House Theatre, 254 South Main, Springville, (801) 489-3088 $9/adults, $8/students and seniors, $7/kids 11 and under, $40/family Every Monday, Friday, and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Apr 11-12
Ballroom in Concert
Marriott Center, BYU, Provo (801) 378-2981
Lee Wakefield, artistic director
Style and elegance are hallmarks of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company, considered one of the best formation ballroom dance teams in the world. Phenomenal dancing, colorful costumes, and fascinating music combine to present a stunning visual treat.

April 11 – May 17
Mary Mary
Hale Center Theater, Orem
In this 1960’s comedy by Jean Kerr, newly engaged Bob has jokingly asked movie star Dirk to marry his ex-wife (It will save Bob tons of money in alimony.) But wait, was Mary beautiful and charming before? Dirk thinks she’s great! Is she?

April 11, 12, 16-19
Peter Pan
Ballet West, Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City (801) 323-6900 Tickets $12 – 55.
This new production takes Jim Barrie’s much-beloved story and adds fresh twists, turns, and pirouettes. With delightful music and Ballet West’s special brand of dance, this wondrous tale of pixies and pirates will please audiences of all ages.


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