09252017

Weekend best bets (April 25-27)

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Peter Pan (Josh Valdez), Wendy Darling (Marissa Smith) and Captain Hook Ben Henderson (Captain Hook) are part of the Hale Center Theaters production "Peter Pan." The show starts on April 24 and runs through June 14. (Photo courtesy Hale Center Theater)

Josh Valdez (Peter Pan), Marissa Smith (Wendy Darling) and Ben Henderson (Captain Hook) are part of the Hale Center Theater’s production “Peter Pan.” The show starts on April 24 and runs through June 14. (Photo courtesy Hale Center Theater)

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. “Peter Pan”

Off to Neverland! Join the Hale Center Theater in Orem for this musical adventure with Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys where no one has to grow up. Watch as Peter Pan takes on Captain Hook and listen to the classic songs “I Won’t Grow Up,” “Never Never Land” and more. Fly to Neverland Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or to a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $17-$21 for adults; children cost $4-$5 less.

2. UVU baseball

The Wolverines are trying to hold onto their sixth place slot in the WAC with their games this weekend against Northern Colorado. They have three games: Friday (6 p.m.), Saturday (6 p.m.) and Sunday (12 noon). Tickets cost $5.

3. Orem High School Dance Concert

Support local talent by attending Orem High School’s end-of-the-year dance concert. The dance concert will take place at Orem High School on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5.

4. “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Don’t be fooled by the title. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is really an energetic musical comedy that will keep you wide awake. In the musical, a lonely musical theater fan brings a musical to life in his mind. The show is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the SCERA Center. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children, seniors and students.

5. Tulip Festival

Tulips galore cover Thanksgiving Point’s grounds between April 18 and May 3. With 100 different varieties of tulips and featuring about 250,000 tulips, the Tulip Festival has a short window for its beautiful show. Plus, there is music, food and vendors. The show is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, but only 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday (the Tulip Festival Half Marathon is Saturday). Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for children.

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