Weekend best bets (Sept. 25–27)

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Stephen Perry (left) performs as his character Lobster Bisque for an episode of "Studio C" with castmates Mallory Everton and Stephen Meek. Perry is spending one night with ImprovBroadway this Friday. (Photo courtesy BYUtv)

James Perry (left) performs as his character Lobster Bisque for an episode of “Studio C” with castmates Mallory Everton and Stephen Meek. Perry is spending one night with ImprovBroadway this Friday. (Photo courtesy BYUtv)

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:

ImprovBroadway with James Perry

You’ve seen him scripted on “Studio C” with his character Lobster Bisque and many others, but now you have a chance to see how James Perry thinks on his toes.

When: Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.
Where: 1497 S. State St. in Orem
Cost: $10
Site: improvbroadway.com

Harvest Festival and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Fall has officially arrived, which means it is harvesting season. Enjoy artisan and produce vendors, kids crafts and more at this annual Thanksgiving Point event.

When: Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: FREE
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Hypno Hick

You are getting very sleepy (or excited to see a family-friendly hypnosis show). Shaun Dee, known as Hypno Hick, hypnotizes audience members who then act out scenarios. Come prepared to laugh as you might be out of sorts.

When: Sept. 26–Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. (Every Saturday excluding Oct. 10)
Where: Covey Center in Provo
Cost: $8 pre-sale; $10 at the door
Site: provo.org

“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. This is the last weekend the show is running, so get there before “The Addams Family” takes over.

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

Keith Stubbs

For one night only, national-recognized comedian Keith Stubbs is making Utah County laugh. Stubbs has opened concerts for Joan Rivers, Jim Gaffigan, Trace Adkins, Sinbad, Gladys Knight, Frank Caliendo, Lewis Black, Little Big Town, Joel McHale and more.

When: Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.
Where: Covey Center in Provo
Cost: $8 pre-sale; $10 at the door
Site: provo.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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