Weekend best bets (April 10–11)

The BYU Ballroom Dance Team takes to the Marriott Center Friday and Saturday night. (Photo by BYU Photo)

The BYU Ballroom Dance Team takes to the Marriott Center Friday and Saturday night. (Photo by BYU Photo)

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. BYU Ballroom in Concert

Dance through life, or let BYU’s award-winning ballroom team do the dancing for you this weekend. The BYU Ballroom Dance Company, which has won 22 British Formation Championships, is clicking its heels on the Marriott Center floor in its annual concert.

When: April 10–11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: BYU Marriott Center
Cost: $12–$16
Site: arts.byu.edu 

2. Tulip Festival

Spring has sprung! Trees are budding and tulips are blooming, which means it’s time for Thanksgiving Point’s Annual Tulip Festival. Enjoy the colorful fields as your celebrate spring.

When: April 10 – May 9 from 9 a.m–8 p.m. (Closed Sundays)
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
$15 for adults, $12 for children
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

3. William Hagen and Jed Moss

These musicians have performed all over the country and are now making a stop in Utah Valley. Violinist William Hagen and pianist Jed Moss will join forces for a relaxing evening of music.

When: April 10 at 8 p.m.
Where: Brigham Larson Pianos in Orem
Cost: $10
Site: brighamlarsonpianos.com

4. “Les Miserables”

Bringing home the beloved musical “Les Miserables” to Utah Valley, the Hale Center Theater in Orem will take you into the musical barricade. With popular songs such as “Bring Him Home,” “On My Own,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and more, this is a musical you can see over and over again.

When: Feb. 19–April 25
Where: Hale Center Theater in Orem
Cost: $16-$22
Site: haletheater.org

 5. UVU baseball

“Take me out to the ballgame.” The Wolverines take on Sacramento State as the weekend weather warms up from the weekday slump. (Saturday has a high of 70 degrees.)

When: Friday, April 10 and 11 at 6 p.m.; April 12 at 12 p.m.
Where: UVU
Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for children (6–17)
Site: wolverinegreen.com


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