Weekend best bets (May 2-4)

Fictionist frontman Stuar Maxfield plays to a packed crowd at the September 2012 Rooftop Concert. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

Fictionist frontman Stuart Maxfield plays to a packed crowd at the September 2012 Rooftop Concert. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

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. Rooftop Concert Series

Kicking off their fifth season, the Desert Noises, National Parks and Strange Family are getting the Rooftop Concert Series started. Enjoy a free concert on the top of the parking garage in downtown Provo, but make sure you get there early to snag yourself a spot. Seating opens at 6 p.m., but the concert doesn’t begin until 7:30 p.m. Learn more about the Rooftop Concert Series here.

2. Beehive Bazaar

Featuring local artists and crafters, the Beehive Bazaar is a bi-annual event for your inner artist. Come browse through the handmade goods — maybe you’ll even find something for Mother’s Day. The bazaar runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

3. Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast

Feeling hungry and want to put that eating energy to some good? Then don’t miss the Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast at Sundance Resort. The pancake breakfast (with sausage, eggs and more) benefits the North Fork Fire Department. The breakfast is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets cost $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door.

4. The Thrillionaires

Get ready for this improv musical comedy to have you laughing the night away. The on-the-spot lyrics and lines will give you a workout from laughing alone. The show is at Brigham Larson Pianos at 8 p.m. Friday night. Tickets cost $8.

5. Pioneer Village Concert and Ball

Dust off your pioneer attire and get ready for the ball at the Provo Recreation Center Friday night. When the oldest building in Provo was about to get torn down, the city rallied around the Loveless home to save it. Now, in order to raise funds for transferring the home to Pioneer Park, the city is holding a live concert and ball featuring entertainment from musician & storyteller, Clive Romney; Trio Pioneer band, Willingly; World Class Vintage Dance & Instructor, Kimberly Grant; and Old Glory Vintage Dancers. Tickets to the 7 p.m. ball cost $20 per person or $35 for a couple and $15 for youth ages 14-17.

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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