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. John Lithgow: Stories by the Heart
BYU is bringing in the big guns — or at least big a star — for their BRAVO! series, which features professional artists. John Lithgow, a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, created “Stories by the Heart” to talk about how storytelling can bind humanity together. The performance is Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the BYU de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets start at $35, but are $10 off for students and $3 off for seniors and alumni.
2. “Big River”
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” a classic novel by Mark Twain, comes to life in a musical at the Hale Center Theater in Orem. Huck fakes his own death in order to escape organized society, but makes a new friend, an escaped slave, on his journey. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night with a matinee Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18-$21 with a $4-$5 discount for children.
3. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
Watch and laugh as Pseudolus, a slave, tries to win his freedom by helping his master woo the girl next door. The Echo Theatre in Provo is showing the play at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $10-$12 or $8 with a student i.d.
4. BYU men’s volleyball
The BYU men’s volleyball team returns home after having five away games in a row. On Friday night, the Cougars take on the No. 7 USC Trojans at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday night they take on the No. 4 Pepperdine Waves, who they lost to the last time they played, at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse. Tickets cost $5.
5. Jim Brickman
Popular pop pianist Jim Brickman is making his way to Provo at the Covey Center for the Arts Friday night. Enjoy a relaxing evening with this musical performance. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets cost $20-$25.