Weekend best bets (Sept. 11–13)

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Amber Tinney plays Anne Frank at the Hale Center Theater Orem's production of "The Diary of Anne Frank." (Photo by Suzy Oliveira)

Amber Tinney plays Anne Frank at the Hale Center Theater Orem’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” (Photo by Suzy Oliveira)

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. Taste of the Valley

The local dining scene serves up flavorful bites from 30-plus local chefs, restaurants and food trucks. It’s also a fundraiser for nonprofit charities including the Food and Care Coalition, CenterPoint Students and Operation Underground Railroad.

When: Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Downtown Provo
Cost: $15 admission; $25 fast pass tickets; $60 family packs
Site: tasteofthevalleyutah.com

2. Orem Owlz playoff game

Root, root, root for the Owlz as they’ve made it into the playoffs for the first time. The team takes on the Idaho Falls Chuckars Friday night and the winner advances to the championship. Besides the game, the team will honor three local fire stations and have a moment of silence for 9/11 victims.

When: Sept. 11 at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Home of the Owlz(Brent Brown Ballpark) at UVU
Cost: $5–$12
Site: milb.com

3. Utah Music Awards

Local artists Kenz Hall, Kalli Therinae, Aaliyah Rose, Scott & Brendo and Mimi Knowles will perform. Plus, local artists will receive awards for their work in categories such as the “Best Single,” “Best Soundtrack,” “Best Mashups” and more. See a whole list of nominees here.

When: Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Where: 425 W. Center Street in Provo
Cost: $20
Site: provo.org

4. Sounds of Summer Concert Series: The Hardy Brothers

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

When: Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, Ray’s Lawn
Cost: FREE
Site: sundanceresort.com

5. “The Diary of Anne Frank”

In a time when hope wasn’t easily found, an optimistic young 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

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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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