Weekend best bets (Jan. 31-Feb. 2)

BYU Ballet Theatre is performing the full-length version of "Swan Lake" for the first time in the school's history. (Photo by BYU Photo)

BYU Ballet Theatre is performing the full-length version of “Swan Lake” for the first time in the school’s history. (Photo by BYU Photo)

It’s the weekend at last. Don’t get caught stuck on the couch when there are so many activities happening around Utah Valley. Here are five events sure to liven up your weekend:

1. Fire & Ice Event

The Shops at the Riverwoods and the Food and Care Coalition are joining forces for their Second Annual Winter Festival. Fire & Ice includes ice sculpting, on-site ice carving, warm fires, live reindeer, a fire knife Polynesian show, live entertainment and full fireworks show. If you want s’mores, bring two cans of non-perishable food in exchange for one s’more; the donated food will help the homeless and low-income individuals in Utah. The free event goes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the fireworks launching at 8 p.m.


2. “Swan Lake”

For the first time ever, the BYU Theatre Ballet presents the full-length version of “Swan Lake.” Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s timeless music as you escape to a fantasy world where love conquers all. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 2-11.


3. “5th Annual Night of Broadway”

The Big Apple is making its way to the SCERA Center’s stage this weekend with the “5th Annual Night of Broadway.” Some of the best area performers will take on Broadway classics with songs from “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Side Show,” “The Sound of Music,” “Oklahoma,” “Cinderella,” “South Pacific” and more. The show is Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for children and students and $10 for adults.


4. 6th Annual Hale Freezes Over

Lace up your running shoes and load on those layers of clothing for the 6th Annual Hale Freezes Over 10K, 5K or mile walk/run. Hale Center Theater in Orem hosts a run to support the educational programs at the Hale Center Academy for the Performing Arts. Registration costs $25 to $4o.


5. BYU vs. St. Mary’s

The BYU men’s basketball team returns to the Marriott Center with a challenge Saturday night against St. Mary’s. This matchup has a later tipoff time than usual, starting at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $5-$10.


Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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