Weekend best bets (Oct. 3-5)

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The performers at the July 2012 Tom Petty Tribute Rooftop Concert reads like a list of who’s who in the Provo music scene: Paul Jacobsen, Stuart Maxfield of Fictionist, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Ryan Innes, and Sarah Sample, to name a few. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

The performers at the July 2012 Tom Petty Tribute Rooftop Concert reads like a list of who’s who in the Provo music scene: Paul Jacobsen, Stuart Maxfield of Fictionist, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Ryan Innes, and Sarah Sample, to name a few. Both Neon Trees and Fictionist will be performing at Friday’s concert. (Photo courtesy of Justin Hackworth)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:

1. Rooftop Concert Series

They’re back — Neon Trees is returning to Provo for the final concert in the 5th Year Anniversary of the Rooftop Concert Series along with Fictionist and The Blue Aces. Here’s your last chance a free outdoor concert before the weather cools and Provo closes the Rooftop Concert Series until next summer. Don’t forget your jacket.

When: Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
Where: Center Street in Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: rooftopconcertseries.com

2. LDS Missionary Expo & Benefit Concert

“I hope they call me” … to a missionary expo. OK, maybe that’s not what you were thinking, but this expo will help any future missionaries out there know what they are going to need on their missions and provide them with valuable information. Plus, there is a benefit concert Friday night featuring famous LDS artists including Nathan Pacheco, Grammy Nominated and Billboard #1 violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, the amazing 9-man a cappella ensemble BYU’s Vocal Point, piano phenom Rebecca Pacheco, and Utah’s Best in State American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic.

When: Oct. 1-3 hours vary
Where: UCCU Center at UVU
Cost: FREE, but concert tickets cost $10-$50
Site: ldsmissionaryexpo.com

3. “The Addams Family”

When Wednesday Addams falls for a perfectly normal boy, the Addams family is asked to leave their “creepy and spooky” habits behind to impress the boy’s family. But, is this something the Addams family can pull off? This musical spinoff of the original Addams family is making it’s first appearance in Utah County.

When: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 4
Where: SCERA,
Cost: $12 for adults and $10 for children
Website: scera.org

4. BYU vs. Utah State football

Watch the Aggies and the Cougars face off at LaVell Edwards Stadium. With Utah State’s quarterback Chuckie Keeton injured, will the Aggies have what it takes to upset the Cougars winning streak?

When: Friday, Oct. 3 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Cost: $50-$180
Website: byutickets.com

5. Halloween-themed Activities

Are you ready for haunted houses, corn mazes and fall festivities? View the UV To Do calendar for more events including Halloween-themed activities. “(We’re) not afraid of no ghost, are you?

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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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