Spring has officially sprung. As the first buds of the season are coloring the county, don’t let the April showers 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 entertainment.
Anne of Green Gables
The world’s favorite Anne-with-an-E has taken a trip from Prince Edward Island to the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. Relive the memorable moments with the spunky orphan teen and her comrades as Anne finds a place to belong.
When: April 27 – May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Play flower the leader all the way through Ashton Gardens for this year’s Tulip Festival. This is the 13th annual Tulip Festival, and you’ll see 280,000 tulips, in hundreds of varieties, that were imported directly from Holland. There are 15 themed gardens throughout the gardens, so make sure to have your camera ready. Rain or shine, the flower show must go on.
When: April 7 – May 6
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $17–$20 general admission; $14–$17 for children
“My Fair Lady”
“The rain in Spain” couldn’t stop you from enjoying this classic musical. Mindy Smoot Robbins plays Eliza Doolittle and Marvin Payne plays Professor Henry Higgins in the well-known story about a common woman transformed into a lady.
When: April 14 – May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Dry Bar Comedy
Provo’s new weekend night dry bar is rearing up for a night of laughter. Join comedians Collin Moulton and Andy Gold on Friday night for clean comedy and/or spend Saturday with comedians Jason Hewlett and Jason Love.
When: April 28 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
April 29 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Where: 295 West Center St. in Provo, Utah
“Betty Blue Eyes”
While World War II has ended, Northern England is still feeling its effect with continued rations. When Gilbert and his wife learn that local dignitaries are keeping a secret (they are raising a pig named Betty for a feast), they decide to steal Betty. Prepare to snort and squeal with laughter at this show directed by Christopher Clark.
When: April 8 – May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $18–$24 for adults; $16–$18 for children