About Town: Calendar of events for May and June 2014

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Rooftop Concert Series founder and host C. Jane Kendrick works the crowd at the Tom Petty Tribute Concert in July 2012. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

Rooftop Concert Series founder and host C. Jane Kendrick works the crowd at the Tom Petty Tribute Concert in July 2012. The Rooftop Concert Series is the first Friday night of every month. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

As the weather warms and the sun comes out, there is more time for fun and entertainment. Here’s a list of what is happening in Utah Valley during the next two months.

Art

Now-July 6
90th Annual Spring Salon Art Show, Springville Museum of Art, hours vary, free.
www.smofa.org

Now–Aug. 9
E.G. Sarah O’Donnell: The Light is the Source of the Land, Museum of Art, BYU, hours vary, free.
www.moa.byu.edu

Now–July 26
Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, Museum of Art, BYU, hours vary, free.
www.moa.byu.edu

May 2
First Friday Art Stroll, downtown Provo, 6-9 p.m., free.
www.downtownprovo.org

May 5
Community and Family Night, Springville Museum of Art, 6 p.m., free.
www.smofa.org

May 17
Art Ball: Salon de Paris, Springville Museum of Art, 6 p.m., $40.
www.smofa.org

May 20-Aug. 9
Art of Our Century & The Natural Man, Woodbury Art Museum, UVU, hours vary, free.
www.uvu.edu/museum

June 6
First Friday Art Stroll, downtown Provo, 6-9 p.m., free.
www.downtownprovo.org

Dance

May 2-3
Smash Dance Academy, Covey Center for the Arts, 7 p.m., $8-11.
www.coveycenter.org

May 9-May 10
Evening of Dance, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, 7:30 p.m., $10.
www.byuarts.com

May 10
Barlow Arts Conservatory: The Greatest Show on Earth, Covey Center for the Arts, 4 & 7:30 p.m.,  $10-15.
www.coveycenter.org

June 25-26
Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company: The American Dream, Covey Center, 7:30 p.m., $12.
www.coveycenter.org

Community Races

May 17
Running with Angels 5K, Thanksgiving Point Gardens, 8 a.m., $30.
www.intermountainhealthcare.org

May 17
Beat Beethoven 5K, Pleasant Grove Recreation Center, 9 a.m., $20-35.
www.pgrunningseries.com

May 24
Hey Kid Run 2-mile run, Spanish Fork Sports Complex, 9:30 a.m., $5-12.
www.heykidrun.regtix.com

May 24
Alpine Classic Half Marathon and 5K, Timberline Middle School, 7 a.m., $35-50.
www.alpinehalf.com

May 24
Timp Trail Marathon and Half, Timpanogos Park, 6 a.m.,  $65-85.
www.timptrailmarathon.com

June 21
American Fork Canyon Half Marathon and 5K, American Fork Canyon, 6 a.m., $75. (see page 17 for more details)
www.afhalfmarathon.com

June 27
Utah Midnight Run Half Marathon and 5K, downtown Provo, 10 p.m., $35-80. (see more on page 21)
www.legacymidnightrun.com

June 28
Run Through the Lavender 5K, Young Living Lavender Farm, Mona, 7 a.m., $25-35.
www.youngliving.com

Music

May 1
Utah Valley Symphony: Story of Scheherazade, Covey Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., $10-12, $35 for a family of 6.
www.coveycenter.org

May 2
Rooftop Concert Series: Desert Noises; The National Parks; Strange Family, 100 W. 100 North, Provo, dusk, free.
www.rooftopconcertseries.com

May 8
Island Style Recital, Covey Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m., $8-10.
www.coveycenter.org

May 27
Made in Utah Music Foundation: Tribute to the Beatles, Covey Center for the Arts, 7 p.m., $12-18.
www.coveycenter.org

June 6
Rooftop Concert Series: We Are The Strike; Van Lady Love; Cory Mon, 100 W. 100 North, Provo, dusk, free.
www.rooftopconcertseries.com

June 10
Stadium of Fire Talent Competition, SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater, 7:30 p.m., free.
www.freedomfestival.org

June 11-14
The Elixir of Love Opera, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, 7:30 p.m., $6.
www.byuarts.com

Theater

Now-May 10
The Drowsy Chaperone, SCERA Center (indoor theater), 7:30 p.m., $10-12.
www.scera.org

Now-June 14
Peter Pan, Hale Center Theater, Orem, 3 & 7:30 p.m., $16-21 adults, $4-5 children.
www.haletheater.org

May 8-10, 15-17
Forever Plaid, Covey Center for the Arts, times vary, $12-14.
www.coveycenter.org

May 8 – June 17
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Echo Theater, 7:30 p.m., $8-10, 15 North 100 East, Provo.
www.theechotheatre.com

May 30-June 19
The Selfish Giant, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, times vary, $6-12.
www.byuarts.com

June 6-21
Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater, 8 p.m., $10-16.
www.scera.org

June 26-Aug. 9
Man of La Mancha, Hale Center Theater, Orem, 3 & 7:30 p.m., $16-21 adults, $4-5 children.
www.haletheater.org

General

May 2-3
Dream Home Expo, South Towne Expo Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., $6-7.
www.utahdreamhomeexpo.com

May 3
Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast, Sundance Rehearsal Hall, Sundance Resort, 8-11 a.m., $10-12.
www.sundanceresort.com

May 17
Jeremy L. Morris Memorial Golf Tournament, Sleepy Ridge Golf Course, Orem, $65.
www.jlmmgt.com

May 17
Sundance Author Series: Sarah Lewis, Sundance Resort, 11:30 a.m., $75.
www.sundanceresort.com

May 17
Dutch Oven Cooking Class with Matt Pelton, Cedar Fort Publishing and Media, Springville,
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., $10.
www.facebook.com/cedarfortbooks
May 22
Spanish Fork Rotary Club Scholarship Golf Tournament, Spanish Oaks Gold Course, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., $150.
www.spanishfork-chamber.com

May 22-24
Scandinavian Heritage Festival, Snow College, Ephraim, free, activity prices vary.
www.scandinavianheritagefestival.com

May 31
Miss Provo Pageant, Covey Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., $12.
www.coveycenter.org

June 2-Aug. 8
Sundance Kid’s Camp, Sundance Resort, weekly themes vary, $49-$210.
www.sundanceresort.com

June 6
Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Provo Marriott Hotel Main Ballroom, 9 a.m., free.
www.freedomfestival.org

June 6-21
Utah Valley Parade of Homes, noon to 9 p.m., $15 (discounts available, see website)
www.uvparade.com

June 7
Provo Farmer’s Market, Pioneer Park, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free.
www.provofarmersmarket.org

June 7-14
Springville Art City Days, Spring Acres Arts Park, hours and prices vary.
www.springville.org/art-city-days

June 13-14
Orem Summerfest, City Center Park, hours and prices vary.
www.summerfest.orem.org

June 14-21
Strawberry Days, Pleasant Grove, hours and prices vary by activity.
www.plgrove.org

June 18-22, 25-29
Princess Festival, Thanksgiving Point, all day, $10-25.
www.princessfestival.com

June 19
Carillon Concert, BYU Carillon Tower, 7 p.m., free.
www.freedomfestival.org

June 21
Sundance Author Series: Eric Schlosser, Sundance Resort, 11:30 a.m., $75.
www.sundanceresort.com

June 21
Party at Riverwoods, The Shops at Riverwoods, 4-11 p.m., free.
www.freedomfestival.org

June 21-28
Cedar Hills Family Festival, Heritage Park, hours and prices vary.
www.cedarhills.org

June 26-28
Lehi Round-up Rodeo, Lehi rodeo grounds, times and prices vary.
www.lehirodeo.com

June 28-29
Lavender Days, Young Living Lavender Farm, Mona, times vary, $6-9.
www.youngliving.com

June 29
Freedom Festival Children’s Parade, Center St. in Provo, 10:30 a.m., free.
www.freedomfestival.org

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Amy McDonald is a reporter with a degree in journalism, American studies and international development from BYU. She is a lover of the sky and a human rights advocate.

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