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

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ART 

Ongoing-Sept. 8

ON THE ROAD WITH C.C.A. CHRISTENSEN: THE MOVING PANORAMA

Carl Christian Anton, 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. The canvases stitched together into a scroll are reeled across a stage.

Mon-Fri.10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

BYU Museum of Art, Provo. (801) 422-8287 www.byu.edu/moa

Ongoing

UVSC Woodbury Gallery

September’s display includes works by Max D. Weaver. Beginning in October, the Utah 2003! Utah Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibit opens.

Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free.

Located at University Mall, Entrance next to Nordstrom on south side.

Call (801) 426-6199 for more information.

 

Ongoing

BYU MUSEUM OF PEOPLES AND CULTURES

In Search of Relics: The Pectol-Lee Collection of Artifacts from Capitol Reef and Kachinas and Hipie worlds, and Custom made Artifacts of Cultural Expression.

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

700 N. 100 East, Provo. (801) 422-0020

 

CHILDREN

Ongoing

kids village

This state-of-the-art facility offers classes and workshops for children ages 3 and up. Workshops include Honeybee Bakery, E-magination Cafe, Firefly Paints, Gizmos and Gadgets, Artisians Way, Berryland Bank and more. Workshops are $10 per class.

1641 N. State Street, Orem; (801) 235-9999; www.kidsvillage.net

 

Ongoing

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF UTAH

Interactive exhibits, puppet theater, and daily arts and crafts.

Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4

840 N. 300 West, Salt Lake City

(801) 328-3383  www.childmuseum.org

 

Ongoing

BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

Collections of birds, fish, herbarium, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and other exhibits.

Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Located East of the Marriott Center on BYU campus in Provo. Call (801) 378-5051 for more information.

 

Ongoing

BYU EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM

Home of the world’s best Jurassic dinosaur bone collection. 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 that visitors can touch.

Mon 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Tours by appointment.

1683 N Canyon Road, Provo.

(801) 378-3680, http://cpms.byu.edu/ESM/

 

Ongoing

THANKSGIVING GARDENS

Enjoy the Monet Garden, Creek Garden, Rose Garden, Vista Garden, Fragrance Garden, Secret Garden, Italian Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Parterre Garden inspired by the Butchard Gardens in Victoria Canada with more than 200,000 blooming bulbs.

Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $5-$8.

Thanksgiving Point Gardens, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, (888) 672-6040 or (801) 768-2300. www.thanksgivingpoint.com

 

Ongoing

Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Children hear stories, color pictures and visit with storybook characters.

Saturdays 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Free.

330 East 1300 South, Orem.

Call (801) 229-1611 for more information.

 

Wednesdays

SHAKESPEARE FOR THE YOUNG

Workshops given by the BYU Young Company Shakespeare.

4:15-5 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Provo City Library, 550 North University Ave., Provo. Call (801) 852-6682 to register.

 

Thursdays

AFTER SCHOOL SPECIALS

Programs every Thursday from 4:15-5 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Provo City Library, 550 North University Ave., Provo. Call (801) 852-6682 to register.

 

Ongoing

STORY TIMES

Spanish Story Time —

Mondays from 7-7:30 pm in the Storytelling Circle, and Fridays from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Story Room. Stories, songs, & activities in Spanish for families.

Preschool Story Time —

For ages 3-5 years. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m., and 11-11:30 a.m. in the Story Room.

Toddler Time –

For 2 year olds and their parents or caregivers. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:15-10:30 a.m. and 11:15-11:30 a.m. in the Story Circle.

Book Babies –

For babies 0-12 months and their parents or caregivers. Every Friday from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Story Circle.

Mother Goose –

For children 13-24 months and their parents or caregivers. Every Friday from 11-11:15 and 11:30-11:45 am in the Story Circle.

Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 North University Avenue, Provo (801) 852-6682

Glenn-and-Nathan

Monday night performances

MONDAY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY

Free performances for the family every Monday night from 7:30-8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Sept 8 Wasatch Singers

Sept 15 Folklore Latino (Latin Dance & Costumes, 7-8 p.m.)

Sept 22 Klint Crawford & Friends  (Music & Puppets)

Sept 29 JuggleNutz!  (Comedy Juggling Team)

Oct 6 Games From Hispanic Countries (7-8 p.m.)

Oct 13 Nestor Bravo, Chilean Mime

Oct 20 Gary Fields & Morning Star (Native American Song and Dance)

Oct 27 Magic Show

Provo City Library Ballroom, 550 North University Ave., Provo. (801) 852-6682.

 

September – November

Music Together

Registrations are being taken for MUSIC TOGETHER classes. Classes are for parents AND their children ages 0-6. Locations are in American Fork, Orem and Spanish Fork. Classes run September through November. Call Susan at (801) 763-8857 for more information.

 

MUSIC

Aug. 30-Sept. 13

Moab Music Festival

Moab Music Festival offers original and distinctive programming unique among music festivals.

Aug. 30 Opening Night 7 p.m.

Aug. 31 Souvenir de France 7 p.m.

Sept.1 Utah Power Picnic Concert 2 p.m.

Sept. 3 What makes It “American”? 7 p.m.

Sept. 4 Colorado River Benefit Concert

Sept. 5 Music Festival Virtuosos 6 p.m.

Sept. 6 Author! Author! 6 p.m.

Sept.9 Piano Talk with Paul Hersh 7 p.m.

Sept. 10 Fron the French Court to the Cajun Kitchen 6 p.m.

Sept. 11 Colorado River Benefit Concert

Sept. 12 Czechs and Americans 6 p.m.

Sept. 13 Paquito D’Rivera & Friends 7 p.m.

For ticket information call (435) 259-7003 or visit www.moabmusicfest.org

 

Sept. 5

3 Doors Down and The Utah State Fair 2003

Concert ticket includes admission to Utah State Fair.

Reserved, $29; general admission, $24.

7 p.m., Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City

www.Smithtix.com

 

Sept. 6

Petula Clark and Sandy City Amphitheater

2003 Concert Series.

Premium, $20; priority seating, $18; lawn seats, $15; child/senior, $13.

8 p.m., Sandy City Amphitheatre, 1250 E. 9400 South, Sandy.

www.Smithtix.com

 

Sept. 7

Clay Walker and The Utah State Fair 2003

Ticket includes admission to Utah State Fair.

Reserved, $24; general admission, $19.

7 p.m., Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City

www.Smithtix.com

 

Sept.10

Styx and The Utah State Fair 2003

Ticket includes admission to Utah State Fair.

Reserved, $24; general admission, $19.

7 p.m., Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City.

www.Smithtix.com

 

Sept. 11

Rascal Flatts and The Utah State Fair 2003

Ticket includes admission to Utah State Fair.

Reserved, $24; general admission, $19.

7 p.m., Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City.

www.Smithtix.com

 

September 24

JUDY REIMSCHISSELL

Vocalist and comedian.

7:30 p.m.

SCERA Showhouse II, 699 S. State, Orem

For ticket and information, call (801) 225-ARTS or visit www.scera.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 30

Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional, MXPX, Brand New, and Vendetta Red @ Saltair.

Advance tickets, $20; day of, $23.

7 p.m., Saltair, I-80 West Exit 104 (30 minutes from Salt Lake City)

www.Smithtix.com

 

Oct. 1

BRENDA BURCH

Award-winning pop/country vocalist

7:30 p.m., SCERA Showhouse II, 699 S. State, Orem

For ticket and information, call (801) 225-ARTS or visit www.scera.org

 

Oct. 22

SHANE JACKMAN

Popular folk music singer

7:30 pm, SCERA Showhouse II, 699 S. State, Orem

For ticket and information, call (801) 225-ARTS or visit www.scera.org

 

Oct. 25

Concerts at

Sculpture Park

The Alpine Community Arts Council will begin its 2003-2004 season of “Concerts at Sculpture Park” with a performance by the piano quartet Quattro Amici. Utah Symphony artists Lun Jiang, Roberta Zalkind and Pegsoon Whang are joined by pianist Carlin Bond. A reception follows this concert.

7:30 p.m., $10, adult; $5 student/child; $30, family. Season tickets available.

Alpine Art Center, 450 N. Alpine Hwy., Alpine. For information call Ann at (801) 763-1137.

 

Oct. 25

bluegrass fiddle fest

Provo’s Art Center is welcoming musicians of all ability levels to compete in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass. Public is invited to enjoy the competition, food, crafts and concerts.

9 a.m.-9 p.m.

For more information, call Provo Arts Council at (801) 852-6646.

 

Oct. 29

MOOSEBUTTER

Acapella comedy group

7:30 p.m., SCERA Showhouse II, 699 S. State, Orem

For ticket and information, call 225-ARTS or visit www.scera.org

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sept. 6

JDRF Utah County Walk to Cure Diabetes

Registration begins at 8 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m.

Scera Park, 701 South State Street.

For more information, contact Nikki at (801) 375-7354.

 

Sept. 12,13

Utah Health Fitness Expo 2003

Showcase of products and services in the health and fitness industry in Utah.

10 a.m. – 7 p.m., McKay Events Center, UVSC.

Contact at (801) 318-9826 or (801) 863-8230 or info@utahhealthexpo.com.

 

Sept. 13

india fest

Indian food, dance, music, pageant, fireworks.

4 p.m., Krishna Temple, 8628 S. Main, Spanish Fork

For more information, call (801) 798-3559 or visit www.iskcon.net/utah

 

Sept. 13

reef tour 2003

View various salt water aquariums in Utah County and surrounding areas.

Tickets and maps available at Aquatica, 42 N. 1200 West, Orem; The Painted Fish, 76 W. 500 North, Orem

9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5

For information, visit www.utahreefs.com or call (801) 772-1416.

 

Sept.26

Aura of Autumn

Gala Event

Annual event for the Women’s Division of the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds go to the Utah Valley Children’s Museum. Keynote speaker is Sharlene Wells Hawkes.

12 – 2 p.m., $20/plate; table sponsorships also available; UVSC Grand Ballroom.

Call (801) 830-5526 for more information.

 

SPORTS

September – October

BYU Football at Lavell Edwards Stadium

Sept. 20    BYU vs. Stanford

Sept. 27    BYU vs. Air Force

Oct. 9     BYU vs. Colorado State

Oct. 31    BYU vs. Boise State

For more information visit www.byutickets.com

 

THEATER 

 

Ongoing

comedysportz

Improv comedy for the entire family.

Shows every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

36 West Center Street, Provo.

For more information, call (801) 377-9700 or www.comedysportzutah.com

 

Ongoing-Oct. 18

Man of la mancha

Powerful musical tells the story of Don Quixote, who teaches us all to dream “The Impossible Dream.”

$9.50-$12.50;

The Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem

(801) 226-8600 or www.haletheater.com

 

Ongoing – Sept. 20

Talley’s Folly

Semi-professional regional theater is dedicated to entertainment and education. Known for high-quality comedy, drama and musical theater. Individual performances are $10-$15, depending on seat location. Season tickets, $55.

Provo Theatre Company, 105 E. 100 North.

For more information, (801) 379-0600 or www.provotheatrecompany.com

 

Ongoing- Oct. 4

Rockrollers and Pancakes

A comedy by Bill Brown. This funny and touching family comedy is a hilarious look at families and the resilient ties that bind them together in the most trying of circumstances.

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8 adults, $7 students/seniors, $6 children 11 and under.

Villa Theatre, 254 S. Main, Springville.

Call (801) 489-3088 for more information.

 

Sept. 6-Oct. 5

prisoner of 2nd avenue

Semi-professional regional theater is dedicated to entertainment and education. Known for high-quality comedy, drama and musical theater. Individual performances are $10-$15, depending on seat location. Season tickets, $55.

Provo Theatre Company, 105 E. 100 North.

For more information, (801) 379-0600 or www.provotheatrecompany.com

 

Sept. 11-27

quilters

A musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek.

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

The Grove Theatre, 20 S. Main Street, Pleasant Grove

(801) 796-TIXX, www.grovetheatre.org

 

Sept. 18 to Oct. 18

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Cedar City

Founded in 1961 as a destination theatre in partnership with Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespearean Festival is committed to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences through professional rotating repertory production of Shakespeare and other master dramatists.

For information on plays and tickets, visit www.bard.org.

 

Sept. 18-Oct. 4

DAMN YANKEES

7:30 p.m.

SCERA Showhouse II, 699 S. State, Orem.

For ticket and information, call (801) 225-ARTS or visit www.scera.org

 

Sept. 19

jason hewlett —

the entertainer

Jason sings, dances and makes you laugh with his impressions of favorite celebrities.

Thanksgiving Point Barn, Lehi.

7:30 p.m., advance tickets are $12/adults, $7/children; tickets at the door are $15.

 

Oct. 16-Nov. 1

THE MYSTERY

OF EDWIN DROOD

Musical comedy mystery for Halloween where the audience chooses 1 of 3 endings!

7:30 pm

SCERA Showhouse II, 699 S. State, Orem

For ticket and information, call (801) 225-ARTS or visit www.scera.org

 

Oct. 24-Nov. 29

forever plaid

Meet the singing sensation “The Plaids.” Packed with hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

$9.50-$12.50;

The Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem

(801) 226-8600 or www.haletheater.com

 

Oct. 24-Nov. 24

How the West was Undone

A new musical melodrama by Betty Lee. An old-fashioned Western melodrama with lots of comedy. It takes place in sundown Utah where the sundown kid has been robbing stagecoaches.

Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $8 adults, $7 students/seniors, $6 children 11 and under.

Villa Theatre, 254 S. Main, Springville.

Call (801) 489-3088 for more information.

 

Oct. 25-Nov. 23

deathtrap

Semi-professional regional theater is dedicated to entertainment and education. Known for high-quality comedy, drama and musical theater. Individual performances are $10-$15, depending on seat location. Season tickets, $55.

Provo Theatre Company, 105 E. 100 North.

For more information, (801) 379-0600 or www.provotheatrecompany.com

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