Weekend best bets (Nov. 14-16)

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Joel Petrie and Devon Neff (Juliet) work on the set of "The Romeo and Juliet Project." UVU's production is showing Friday and Saturday at UVU. (Photo courtesy UVU)

Joel Petrie and Devon Neff (Juliet) work on the set of “The Romeo and Juliet Project.” UVU’s production is showing Friday and Saturday in UVU’s Noorda Theater. (Photo courtesy UVU)

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. The Romeo and Juliet Project

Step into William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy like you’ve never done before with UVU’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” A combination of film and live stage performance, this production tells the story from both his and her perspective.

When: Nov. 6-8, 10, 13-15, 17, 20-22 at 7:30 pm. (Matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 22)
Where: Noorda Theater, UVU
Cost: $12
Site: uvu.edu/arts 

2. Barlow Arts Conservatory: The Nutcracker

Get an early taste of Christmas this year with “The Nutcracker.” Revisit the story of Clara and the Nutcracker as this dream of a Sugar Plum Fairy comes to life.

When: Nov. 13-15, 7:3o p.m., matinees at 4 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $10-$15
Site: coveycenter.org

Mountain Ridge Junior High School is having a special sing-a-long version of "High School Musical" on Saturday. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Mountain Ridge Junior High School is having a special sing-a-long version of “High School Musical” on Saturday. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

3. UVU basketball

Both the UVU men’s and women’s basketball teams are home this weekend giving fans plenty of opportunities to watch the teams get their seasons started right.

Nov. 14: Eastern Washington University, 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 15: Bristol University, 3 p.m.

Nov. 14: University of South Dakota, 7:05 p.m. (Men’s game)

4. dancEnsemble

After only 10 weeks of choreographing and planning a program, the BYU dancEnsemble is ready to share their work. “Only Now” is an hour-long continuous dance presentation instead of individual dances being pieced together.

When: Nov. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where:  Stephen L. Richards Building, BYU
Cost: $6-$10
Site: arts.byu.edu

5. “High School Musical”

Your kids will love this Disney Channel favorite. Plus, the show on Saturday is a special sing-a-long show, so warm up those vocal chords and come to be part of the performance.

When: Nov. 13-15 and 17 at  7 p.m.
Where: Mountain Ridge Junior High, 5525 W. 10400 North in Highland
Cost: $4 for students $5 for adults

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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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