Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


“Little Red” is a one-hour musical about Little Red Riding Hood. (Photo courtesy of SCERA)

It’s the month of love and now you can show how much you heart Utah County on the weekends. Fall in love with these Utah Valley weekend events:

“Little Red”

SCERA’s Theatre for Young Audiences takes a twist on Little Red Riding Hood’s tale as she takes on the Big Bad Wolf. This one-hour musical production is catered to children and focused on introducing children to live theater.

When: Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $4–$6
Site: scera.org

Dance Out of Glass

Inspired by the “Roots of Knowledge,” Repertory Ballet Ensemble presents “Dance Out of Glass.” “Roots of Knowledge,” an 80-panel, 60,000-piece stained glass exhibit displayed in UVU’s Fulton Library, tells the history of attaining knowledge. The classical and contemporary ballet performance will do the same thing in a different art form.

When: Feb. 8 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Where: Sorenson Center Ragan Theater
Cost: $8-$12
Site: uvu.universitytickets.com

Jason Lyle Black: The Backwards Piano Man

Jason Lyle Black has a unique technique when it comes to playing the piano. Known as the “Backwards Piano Man,” Black uses his head to push the pedal. An award-winning composer, concert pianist and entertainer, Black is known for taking audience requests.

When: Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $12–$14
Site: scera.org

The Bitter Ball: Epic Valentines Dance Party

In preparation for Single’s Awareness Day, a group of local DJs are helping Provo dance the night away. DJ Ry-O takes the stage at 8:30 a.m., DJ Huntrosity at 9:45 p.m. and DJ Commander N Chief at 11 p.m.

When: Feb. 10 at 8:30 p.m.–midnight
Where: 591 S. 100 West St. in Provo
Cost: $6
Site: Facebook

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
Cost: FREE
Site: mlbean.byu.edu

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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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