New year, new events. As you work on those New Year’s resolutions, make sure you schedule some time for these Utah Valley events.
Midway Ice Castle
Utah County just can’t “let go” of the Midway Ice Castle, which has become a winter tradition. With the consistent snow and cold weather, the Midway Ice Castle has opened with its icy slides, tunnels and caves. Plus, “the cold never bothered (us) anyway, right? (And you can warm up with fire performances.)
When: Beginning Jan. 1
Where: Homestead Crater
Sundance Film Festival
For a few weeks each year, Utah turns into miniature Hollywood with the annual Sundance Film Festival. With films such as “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about TV personality Mister Rogers and Imagine Dragon’s “Believer” about LGBT and the LDS Church, there is plenty of variety for the entire family.
Shops at Riverwoods Welcome Party
To welcome seven new shops and restaurants to the Shops at Riverwoods, the Riverwoods is hosting a welcome party and you’re invited. Come see the new shops — Seven Brothers Truck Utah, The Crepery, Ike’s Creamery, Moon’s Rare Books, Rodizio Grill and True REST Provo. There will will be hourly giveaways, soccer stunts, balloon artists, capoeira performers and more.
When: Jan. 20 from 6–8 p.m.
Grassroots Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”
“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” This weekend he’ll be at the SCERA with the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Follow William Shakespeare’s classic tale of two star-crossed lovers and their feuding families with this performance that requires audience interaction.
When: Jan. 17–20 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Shops at Riverwoods
Titanoboa: Monster Snake
Slithering into Provo, Titanoboa is not your average backyard snake. The 48-feet-long, one-and-a-half ton display is a realistic replica of the world’s largest snake. Besides the replica, the display also includes two vertebrae casts made from the original fossils. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Florida Museum of Natural History, the University of Nebraska, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. BYU is one of 15 destinations on Titanoboa’s national tour.
When: Jan. 5 – March 17
Where: Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, BYU