Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events to celebrate spring


Christopher Clark directs “Betty Blue Eyes” at the Hale Center Theater Orem. (Photo courtesy HCTO)

Spring has officially sprung. We’ve had the April showers and now we have the May flowers and a hole bunch of fun ahead. 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 purposes.

“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
Site: haletheater.org

Evening of Dance

This is the place for a celebration of Utah. Directed by Kathleen B. Sheffield, “Utah: A Great State,” features the BYU Young DanceMakers.

When: May 12–13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: de Jong Concert Hall, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center
Cost: $12
Site: arts.byu.edu

Beehive Bazaar

It’s time to go shopping. Tour the aisles of local handmade goods and treats as you find something new for the spring.

When: May 4-6, 11-13
Where: Startup Building, downtown Provo
Cost: FREE
Site: beehivebazaar.com

Utah Regional Ballet presents “12 Dancing Princesses”

In the mood for a fairytale ballet? The Utah Regional Ballet and Jacqueline’s School of Ballet join together on stage to dance the night away.

When: May 11-13 at 7:30
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12
Site: scera.org

UVU Baseball

Take me out to the… you know the rest. The season is almost over, so crackerjack on over to the Brent Brown Ballpark for some exciting games against Grand Canyon.

When: May 12-13 at 6 p.m.
Where: Brent Brown Ballpark
Cost: $5
Site: wolverinegreen.com

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


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