Weekend best bets (April 4-6)

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This painting, “Sermon on the Mount” by Carl Bloch, was one of four paintings that were on display until February. Now four different Bloch paintings will take their place for the remainder of the exhibit. This is the first time these paintings have left their home in the Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. (Photo courtesy BYU Museum of Art)

This painting, “Sermon on the Mount” by Carl Bloch, was one of four paintings that were on display until February. Now four different Bloch paintings will take their place for the remainder of the exhibit. This is the first time these paintings have left their home in the Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark. (Photo courtesy BYU Museum of Art)

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. The Farley Family Reunion

It’s the end of an era. After years of performing “The Farley Family Reunion,” James Arrington has decided his last performance of the one-man play will be this weekend at the SCERA Center. The last shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children, seniors and students.

2. Sacred Gifts

Paintings by Carl Bloch, a famous religious artist, are currently being displayed at the Museum of Art on the BYU campus. There are nearly two dozen paintings by Bloch and other European artists, some of which have come to America for the first time. This free exhibit requires reservations. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., but will be closed during the LDS general conference broadcasts on Saturday. The museum is closed Sunday.

3. BYU baseball

“Take me out to the ball game!” With the weather warming up, baseball season is in full swing. BYU takes on Pacific on Friday at 6 p.m. and again on Saturday at 12 p.m at Miller Park. Tickets cost $5 and up.

4.“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.

5.“Pride and Prejudice”

Step into the beloved Jane Austen novel “Pride and Prejudice” with BYU’s production. Watch the quick-witted Elizabeth Bennett face social status and undesirable marriage proposals on Friday at 7:30 p.m. This is the last night to see the show, so don’t miss out. Tickets cost $15-$17.

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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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