All eyes (or many) are turned towards basketball for the NCAA Tournament. For when you need a break from the busted brackets, here are a few local events to add variety to your weekend.
Holi Festival of Colors
Spanish Fork’s Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple becomes colorful chaos during the Holi Festival of Colors each year. Interactive dances, bands and DJs are all part of this year’s event, along with the throwing of the brightly colored powders. “Color Throws” are every hour from noon, and violet, green, yellow, pink and orange color bags are all for sale in advance.
When: March 24: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
March 25: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork
My Gluten Free World
If you are glutenly challenged, Utah County has a flourless world for you at the UCCU Center this weekend. The expo invites gluten-free vendors and speakers to showcase options for people living a gluten-free lifestyle (whether it is by choice or not).
When: March 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: UCCU Center
Cost: $6-$8; Kids 12 and under are FREE
You’re invited to a royal affair. BYU’s production of “Mary Stuart” tells the story of two queens: Mary, Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I of England. The historically based play begins with Mary Stuart in prison. Her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, is being pressured to sign Mary’s death warrant as Mary’s supporters are instigating uprisings across England and Scotland.
When: March 9-24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Margetts Theatre, UVU
“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”
The Titanic might be able to sink, but nothing can bring down optimistically buoyant Molly Brown. Rising above her impoverished beginnings, Molly Brown marries a lucky prospector and finds her way in this musical about real-life exploits. The musical is performed by the SCERA’s award-winning high school company, Acting UP.
When: March 16-30 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for children
Dry Bar Comedy
Provo’s weekend night dry bar is rearing up for a night of laughter. Join comedians Scott Long and Gid Pool on Friday night for clean comedy and/or spend Saturday with comedians Bryan Cork and Danny Villalpando.
When: March 23 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
March 24 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Where: 295 West Center St. in Provo, Utah
BONUS: Easter egg hunts
See our list of 17 Utah County Easter egg hunts here.