Weekend best bets (Jan. 29–31)

The BYU Ballet Theatre is presenting "Alice in Wonderland" at the end of January. (Photo by BYU Photo)

The BYU Ballet Theatre is presenting “Alice in Wonderland” at the end of January. (Photo by BYU Photo)

By Hunter Lock

Are you stumped trying to find the perfect activity for you or your family this weekend? Look no further, because this weekend Utah Valley has a lot to offer in exciting and memorable activities for all ages. Here are our picks for the five must-attend events this weekend:

BYU Theatre Ballet: Alice in Wonderland

You’re late for a very important date! The BYU Theatre Ballet is taking Utah County on an original, full-length tour of Wonderland with its ballet production. Making sure everything is on pointe, the Queen of Hearts, Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and more fall into Lewis Carroll’s quirky fantasy novel set to the melody of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s timeless classical music.

When: Jan. 28–30 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday
Where: de Jong Concert Hall
Cost: $13–$15

BYU Night At the Museum

Spend the evening in Provo learning new things, seeing animals and learning about various culture. The event is a five-part museum crawl that includes: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Education in Zion and the Museum of Paleontology.

When: Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.
Where: Monte L. Bean Museum of Life
Cost: Free
Site: moa.byu.edu

A Night of Broadway Rocks

Are you looking for a more refined evening? This may be just the event for you. Prepare for a night of music and high energy ballads with a twist; this isn’t just broadway — it’s broadway combined with rock.

When: Jan. 27–30
Where: SCERA
Cost: $10–$12
Site: scera.org

Provo’s Black Tie Affair

Are you a college student (18+) looking for a fun evening this weekend? As a non-alcoholic solution to clubbing, this classy soiree includes live djs, a red carpet paparazzi-like entrance and the chance to be dressed to the nines.

When: Jan. 2 at 9 p.m.
Where: University Parkway
Cost: $10 (tickets sold at door)
Site: heyevent.com

Harry Potter Marathon

Even if you never received your letter to Hogwarts, the Provo City Library is including you in its owl-less invitation to it’s magical Harry Potter movie viewing on Saturday. Join your fellow muggles to watch the first three Harry Potter movies. This is the perfect opportunity to fish out those old quidditch robes in the back of your closet and spend some quality time with the family.

When: Jan. 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Provo Library
Cost: FREE
Site: provolibrary.com

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