Weekend best bets (Aug. 29-30)

A cooking demonstration takes place during a past Utah Women's Expo. (Photo courtesy Utah Women's Show)

A cooking demonstration takes place during a past Utah Women’s Expo. (Photo courtesy Utah Women’s Show)

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. A Night of Eagle’s Songs

Local artists join up to cover some of the Eagle’s most popular songs. Featuring Mimi Knowles, Aaliyah Rose, Maddie Wilson, The Connection, Kenz Hall and more local artists, this is a concert Utah Valley residents should support.

When: Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre
Cost: $10–$22 for adults; $7–$19 for children
Site: scera.org

2. Utah Women’s Show

All things feminine are at one spot this weekend with the Utah Women’s Show. Shop boutiques, get discounts and take a me day at UVU.

When: Aug. 28–29
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: FREE online or $5 at the door
Site: utahwomensshow.com

3. Utah Renaissance Faire

Calling all mi faire ladies and knights in shining armor! Join the king’s royal court for jousting matches, Pinocchio theater and more medieval events at Thanksgiving Point.

When: Aug. 28–29
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $25 for family pass (6 people); $12 for adults; $8 for children
Site: utahrenfaire.org

4. Puppy Paddle Pool Party

It doesn’t get cuter than this. Now that the outdoor pool at the Provo Rec Center is closed the dogs are taking over. Watch puppies paddle in a race across the swimming pool and see them compete in a swimsuit contest.

When: Aug. 29 
Small Dogs: 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Large Dogs: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where: Provo Rec Center
Cost: $5 per dog; humans are FREE
Site: provo.org

5. “The Diary of Anne Frank”

In a time when hope wasn’t easily found, an optimistic 13-year-old girl in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II shares a story of hope. Get a history lesson as well as a lesson in human emotion with this well-known story.

When: Aug. 21 – Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. (Saturday matinees at 3 p.m.)
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $16–$22 general admission; $10–$16 for children
Site: haletheater.org

Bonus: Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sundance combines the mountains and music in its weekly free concert highlighting local talent. This week Joy and Eric hit the stage at Sundance.

When: Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, Ray’s Lawn
Cost: FREE
Site: sundanceresort.com

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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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