Weekend best bets: Go indoors to learn about the outdoors; watch these performances dance the night away


Go indoors to learn more about getting outdoors at The Big Outdoors Expo at the UCCU Center this weekend. 

Spring has almost sprung. While you’re waiting for the buds to appear, don’t let the March chill keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair – and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for your entertainment.

Rex Lee Run

Lace up your shoes for a cause this weekend. Though originally organized in 1990, the race took a hiatus until it was resurrected in 1996 to honor BYU President Rex E. Lee who passed away from cancer. With warm weather in the forecast, there’s never been a better time to run for a cause.

When: March 11 at 9 a.m.
Where: BYU Track
Cost: $25 for 5K; $30 for 10K; $10 Sunshine Heroes Fun Run
Site: rexleerun.byu.edu

“Snow White” by the Utah Regional Ballet

Who’s the fairest of them all? Snow White from the traditional tale by the Brothers Grimm, of course. However, the fairest deal to the ballet show happens this Saturday. On Saturday, the Covey Center is offering all tickets to the show for $16.

When: March 10–11 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $16–$24
Site: coveycenter.org

The Big Outdoors Expo

Calling all mountain men and women. The 3rd Annual Big Outdoors Expo is taking a ironic stop indoors to help you know how you can better enjoy the outdoors.

When: March 10–11
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $10 show pass; kids 11 and under are FREE
Site: thebigoutdoors.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


The BYU contemporary dance program will twist and turn in eight new short choreographed numbers this weekend.The show is directed by Graham Brown and performed by BYU students.

When: March 10–11 at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Dance Studio Theatre, BYU
Cost: $6
Site: arts.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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