Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events for your entertainment


Nate Brogan is the Mad Hatter and Kelly Coombs is Alice in the SCERA’s production of “Alice in Wonderland.” (Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

Don’t let the gloom of February keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events ora random affair – and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for your entertainment.

SCERA’s Theatre for Young Audiences presents “Alice in Wonderland”

Take a trip down the rabbit’s hole with this one-hour version of “Alice in Wonderland.” The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and Wonderland’s many unique characters are waiting to take Alice and you on an unforgettable trip. Don’t tweedle dee nor tweedle dum your thumbs or else you will miss this production made to introduce children to live theater.

When: Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $6 for adults; $4 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

Dry Bar Comedy

Provo’s new Friday night dry bar is rearing up for a night of laughter. Join comedians Don Friesen and Nick Cobb on Friday night for clean comedy and/or spend Saturday with comedians Bengt Washburn and Bone Hampton.

When: Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Where: 295 West Center St. in Provo, Utah
Cost: $5–$12
Site: drybarcomedy.com

BYU Cougarettes

The 15-time National College Dance team champions takes center stage this weekend. Showcasing their wide repertoire, the BYU Cougarettes will perform Jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, Broadway and more pieces their annual concert.

When: Feb. 15–18 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $12–$15
Site: provo.org

“Peter and the Starcatcher”

While the story about Peter Pan is widely known, the story about how he became the boy who would never grow up is a new tale. Follow one of Peter’s first adventures which of course involves pirates, orphans and a starcatcher-in-training.

When: Feb. 11 – April 8 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $22–$24 for adults; $16–$18 for children
Site: haletheater.org

BYU men’s basketball

Celebrate BYU men’s basketball’s two seniors at the final home game of the season on Saturday. BYU hopes to redeem itself against No. 22 Saint Mary’s.

When: Feb. 11 – April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $20–$75
Site: byutickets.com

Are we missing an event in Utah Valley you think should be on the calendar? Email us at news@utahvalley360.com.

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