Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

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The annual Festival of Colors is at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork on March 24 and 25.

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
Cost: $6
Site: festivalofcolorsusa.com

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
Site: myglutenfreeworldexpo.com

“Mary Stuart”

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
Cost: $10-$15
Site: arts.byu.edu

“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.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 for children
Site: scera.org

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
Cost: $8–$15
Site: drybarcomedy.com

BONUS: Easter egg hunts

See our list of 17 Utah County Easter egg hunts here.

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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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