UV To Do: January 2018

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The Midway Ice castle is now open while the weather stays cool enough. (Photo by Sam Scholes)

The holiday season might be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. While the weather outside is chilly, there are still plenty of indoor and outdoor activities in Utah County. Put these local events on your calendar.

Events

Midway Ice Castle

When: Beginning Jan. 1
Where: Homestead Crater
Cost: $6.95–$19
Site: icecastles.com

Sundance Film Festival

When: Jan. 18–Jan. 28
Where: Salt Lake, Sundance and Ogden (Click here for venues)
Cost: Prices vary ($20-$25 for individual local tickets)
Site: sundance.org

Frigid 5K and Polar Plunge

When: Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Utah Lake State Park
Cost: $28-$35 for race and polar plunge; $10 for polar plunge
Site: frigid5k.com

Jordan World Circus

When: Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $18 for adults; $14 for children; $30 for family pack
Site: Facebook


Theater

Grassroots Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

When: Jan. 17–20 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12–$14
Site: scera.org

“Dear Ruth”

When: Jan. 3 – Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $16–$24
Site: haletheater.org


Music

Bravo Theater: Utah Symphony

When: Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: de Jong Concert Hall, BYU
Cost: $20+
Site: arts.byu.edu

BYU Vocal Point

When: Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: de Jong Concert Hall, BYU
Cost: $11–$13
Site: arts.byu.edu

The Peking Acrobats

When: Jan. 19–20 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: de Jong Concert Hall, BYU
Cost: $17+
Site: arts.byu.edu

Good Vibrations! A Celebration of the Beach Boys

When: Jan. 17–20 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12–$14
Site: scera.org


Sports

BYU men’s basketball home games

Jan. 11: Pepperdine, 7 p.m.
Jan. 18: Loyola Marymount, 9 p.m.
Jan. 20: San Diego, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: Pacific, 7 p.m.

BYU women’s basketball home games

Jan. 4: San Francisco, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6: Pacific, 2 p.m.
Jan. 13: Santa Clara, 2 p.m.
Jan. 25: Saint Mary’s, 7 p.m.

BYU men’s volleyball home games

Jan. 5: Loyola-Chicago, 7 p.m.
Jan. 6:  Lewis, 7 p.m.
Jan. 19: Barton, 7 p.m.
Jan. 20: Barton, 8 p.m.

UVU men’s basketball home games

Jan. 6: CSU Bakersfield, 7 p.m.
Jan. 11: Kansas City, 7 p.m.
Jan. 13: 
Chicago State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 27: 
Grand Canyon, 3 p.m.

UVU women’s basketball home games

Jan. 18: UT Rio Grande Valley, 11 a.m.
Jan. 20: New Mexico State, 3 p.m.


Museums

M.C. Escher: Other Worlds

When: Nov. 7, 2017 – May 19, 2018
Where: BYU Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: moa.byu.edu

The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Sculpture

When: Nov. 7, 2017 – May 19, 2018
Where: BYU Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: moa.byu.edu

Sacred Spaces: Archetypes and Symbols

When: Oct. 18, 2017 – Jan. 10, 2018
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

32nd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah

When: Oct. 18, 2017 – Jan. 10, 2018
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

Wit and Whimsy: Off the Deep End

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

Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

When: Jan. 7 – June 2
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Site: smofa.org

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