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:
It’s in the stars for everyone this weekend at the BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy’s Astrofest. Shoot off rockets, gaze at stars in the planetarium and train to be an astronaut for free at the Eyring Science Center on the BYU campus. Astrofest is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. “West Side Story”
“There’s a place for us” this weekend at the Heritage School production of “West Side Story.” The Heritage School, which helps at-risk teens, will perform this classic tale of love on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. The performance will take place at the Heritage School, 5600 N. Heritage School Dr. in Provo. Tickets cost $7-$10.
3. UVU Auto Expo
Vroom into the UVU Auto Expo in Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point this Friday and Saturday night. With over 700 entries, there are a ton of cars to see this weekend. The show runs Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $5 to attend.
4. “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.
5. Beat Beethoven 5K
Here’s a new rhythm to run to the beat of — Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Pleasant Grove is hosting a 5K on Saturday at 9 a.m. to benefit civic organizations. The goal — run the 5K before Beethoven’s 5th Symphony finishes (meaning you have about 32 minutes). Participation costs $30 for children and $35 for adults.