Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

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The LDS Film Festival is held at the SCERA in Orem, Utah.

It’s the beginning of a new month. As we all patiently wait for warmer weather to make its way to the Utah Valley, here are some local events to help you endure the cold.

LDS Film Festival 2018  

Are you having withdrawals from the Sundance Film Festival? Well you don’t have to wait until next year to satisfy your cinephile needs. Check out the LDS Film Festival at the SCERA. The film festival was founded in 2001 by Austrian filmmaker Christian Vuissa, who had a vision to create a community of LDS filmmakers. Films like “Trek,” “Instrument of War” and “Joseph Smith: American Prophet” will be shown this weekend.

When: Feb. 26 – March 3
Where: SCERA
Cost:$8-$50
Site: ldsfilmfest.com

46th Annual Utah All-State High School Art Show 

The annual Utah All-State High School Art Show features hundreds of the best high school junior and senior artists visual art works in the state of Utah.

When: February 3 – March 23
Where: Springville Museum of Art
Cost: Free
Site: smofa.org 

Titanoboa 

Have you ever wondered what the largest snake ever discovered looks like? The BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum has you covered. The museums latest exhibit, “Titanoboa,” shows a life-like replica of the 50-foot-long snake. The exhibit includes facts about the snake, a selfie booth, a vertebra replica, videos and the opportunity to touch real snake skin and more.

When: March 1 – March 16
Where: BYU Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Cost: Free
Site: mlbean.byu.edu

The Velour Live Must 

The Velour is the home of Provo’s electric music scene that has spawned popular bands like Neon Tress and Imagine Dragons. Over the past few years, the Velour has gained national attention because of the talent that performs there. Who knows, you may just witness the next big band at this iconic Provo venue.

When: March 2 -3
Where: The Velour
Cost: Varies
Site: velourlive.com

Full Moon Cross Country Skiing

Nordic night events, like the Full Moon Cross Country Skiing, allow the community to experience the solitude of Sundance. This is an unguided event so you are free to roam the mountain wooded trails by the light of the full moon. Headlamps are recommended.

When: March 2 – 3
Where: Sundance Resort
Cost: $17
Site: SundanceResort.com

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McKenzie Stauffer

Kenzie is an intern for Bennett Communications. She graduated from Utah Valley University in December 2017. If you're looking for Kenzie, you'll most likely find her burning food in the kitchen, or listening to Chris Browns latest album.

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