Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Shops at Riverwoods and Mama Latina Connect teamed up to host a Dias de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Stock Photo)

The countdown to the holidays has officially begun. Fight the sweater weather temptation to stay indoors and start your holiday celebrations early with these weekend events.

Dias de los Muertos

Get a cultural experience this weekend at the Shops at Riverwoods. Hosted by Mama Latina Connect, the event is helping raise funds for communities in Puerto Rico and Mexico with a Dias de los Muertos celebration. Enjoy cultural performances, face painting, a market, a community altar and more. All donations will be collected by HELP International.

When: Nov. 11 from 3 p.m.–9 p.m.
Where: Shops at Riverwoods
Cost: FREE
Site: Facebook

One Voice Children’s Choir

Utah’s youngest singing group takes to the SCERA’s stage this weekend. With 150 members ranging from ages four to 18, Director Masa Fukuda’s sings a variety of delightful songs. Besides the One Voice Children’s Choir concert, the SCERA is also hosting two free concerts this weekend: one on Saturday morning for Veterans Day and another on Sunday evening.

When: Nov. 10-11 at 7 p.m.
$12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

BYU Vocal Point

Utah Valley’s favorite boy band with a twist takes the stage for its annual performance at the Covey Center for the Arts. This 9-man a cappella group will wear the blue and bust some moves to cover some of your favorite songs.

When: Nov. 10-11 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $13 for students; $15 general admission
Site: coveycenter.org

“Hello Dolly”

A night out on the town along with seeing “Hello, Dolly” is likely to be a match made in heaven, just like the ones made by matchmaker Dolly Levi. It’s impossible to resist watching the story of Dolly finding a bride for businessman Horace Vandergelder unfold on the stage. Say hello to Dolly and the rest of the cast at the Hale Center Theater in Orem.

When: Oct. 5 – Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $18–$24 for adults; $14–$18 for children

“Wit and Whimsy: Off the Deep End”

Meet Utah’s modern-day Picassos. Featuring humorous, witty and whimsical pieces from 12 contemporary Utah artists, the new exhibit at the Springville Museum of Art are both relatable and quirky.

When: Aug. 23, 2017 – May 19, 2018
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

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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