Weekend best bets: 5 entertaining activities for which you don’t need to leave Utah Valley

James Arrington stars for the last time in his one-man play, "Here's Brother Brigham," at the SCERA this weekend. (Photo courtesy SCERA)

James Arrington stars for the last time in his one-man play, “Here’s Brother Brigham,” at the SCERA this weekend. (Photo courtesy SCERA)

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:

“Here’s Brother Brigham”

Here he comes for the last time. James Arrington, a former Utah Valley University professor and actor, will perform his one-man show of the second Mormon prophet before retiring.

When: Nov. 9–14 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

BYU vs. UVU women’s basketball

Following two exhibition games, the cross-town universities will meet at the UCCU Center Friday night to open their season. While this valley bleeds blue and green, this weekend basketball game requires a choice. Who will you cheer for?

When: Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $3
Site: wolverinegreen.com

Responding in Utah to the Global Refugee Crisis

After a fire struck the hearts of Utah residents in April 2016 to help refugees, the efforts continue with a mini conference this weekend. Learn how to help refugees in Utah at this free session at Utah Valley University.

When: Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – noon
Where: UVU (Classroom Building 101)
Cost: FREE
Site: refugeeactionnetwork.org

TENEBRAE: Handel’s Messiah

Get in the holiday spirit a month early this guest performing group at BYU. The London-based chamber choir returns with former King’s Singer Nigel Short conducting the performance of George Frideric Handel’s timeless classic depicting Christ’s mission.

When: Nov. 10–11 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: BYU de Jong Concert Hall
Cost: $30–$45 for the public; $27–$42 for alumni; $20–$35 for students
Site: arts.byu.edu

BYU Vocal Point

Utah Valley’s favorite boy band with a twist takes the stage for its annual performance at the Covey Center for the Arts. This 9-man a cappella group will wear the blue and bust some moves to cover some of your favorite songs.

When: Nov. 11–12 at 8 p.m. (matinee Friday at 5 p.m.)
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $15 for students; $17 for adults
Site: coveycenter.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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