Weekend best bets (Feb. 14-16)

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BYU's "Encounters" uses contemporary dance to show the beauty of unanticipated moments. (Photo by BYU Photo)

BYU’s “Encounters” uses contemporary dance to show the beauty of unanticipated moments. (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. “Encounters”

Find “beauty in unanticipated moments” at BYU Contemporary Dance Theatre’s “Encounters.” Faculty choreographers as well as new guest choreographers Loni Landon and Ihsan Rustem put together the unique program. The show runs Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theater on the BYU campus; there is a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets cost $12.

2. Velour Valentine’s

Get your heart pumping on Valentine’s Day with Velour Valentine’s, a musical event. Outside of the special guest you can bring, the special guest performers include Toy Bombs, Cameron the Public and Oceanear. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $8.

3. the LOVE concert

If you’re having a hard time deciding what type of entertainment to see this Valentine’s weekend, look no further than “the LOVE concert.” “The LOVE concert” has every stage form you could imagine with dancing, music, theater and comedy acts that won’t make you have to compromise. Plus, it includes popular local performers including Jessie Clark Funk and The Salamanders, Robot Book Club Improv, Sam Payne, Voce, Utah Ballroom and more hosted by the hilarious Keith Stubbs. The Saturday show starts at 8 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts. Tickets cost $12-20.

4. UVU Men’s Basketball vs. Idaho

The Wolverines take on the Idaho Vandals Saturday night at 7 p.m. Enjoy the energy of the UCCU Center as the men’s basketball team works toward a win. Tickets cost $5.

 5. Full Moon Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe

Enjoy the winter moonlight as you ski or snowshoe across the mountains. This unguided nighttime adventure begins at dusk and ends at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $15, which includes the rentals and use of trails at  the Sundance Resort.

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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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