Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events you won’t want to miss


Allan Escobar and Adriana Ampuero, members of BYU’s Living Legends, capture the soul of Mexico with their intricate footwork, beautiful dress, and vibrant music in La Negra. (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 entertainment.

Home and Garden Show

Home is where the UCCU Center is this weekend. The annual expo features exhibits, experts and ideas for your home improvement projects. With more than 200 businesses, seminars and giveaways, there’s no place like home for this expo.

When: Friday, Feb. 24: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $5 per person; $10 for a family
Site: uvhomeshow.com

“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

Utah Dance Film Festival

Sashay down to the SCERA this weekend for the 4th Annual Utah Dance Film Festival. This year the festival features 50 films from seven different countries. With live dance performances, video screenings and dance and film workshops, your dancer heart might flutter with joy.

When: Friday, Feb. 24: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $35 for full festival; $10–$30 for other options
Site: utahvalleydancefilmfestival.org

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

BYU Living Legends: Seasons

As the snow falls, take a trip to a warmer place — or at least imagine yourself in a warmer place with BYU’s Living Legends. The dance performance mixes Native American, Polynesian and Latin American cultures.

When: Feb. 24–25 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: de Jong Concert Hall
Cost: $8–$12
Site: arts.byu.edu

BYU Night at the Museums

The pictures will come to life, only figuratively, at BYU’s 4th annual Night at the Museums. The free night features BYU’s five museums: 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: Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Where: BYU Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: moa.byu.edu

Do you have a Utah Valley event you want to add to the calendar? Email us at news@utahvalley360.com.

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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