Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


During a Physic’s demonstration at the 2013 Astrofest, workers roasted marshmallows over a fire. (Photo by BYU Photo)

Sun or snow — we never know what we’ll get in Utah Valley — here are five weekend events taking place in Utah Valley’s backyard.


Ready for takeoff? This hands-on event blasts off for space and science exploration. Any “astronaut in training” will have a chance to launch rockets, stargaze in the planetarium, view amazing physics demonstrations and more.

When: May 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Eyring Science Center, BYU
Cost: FREE
Site: physics.byu.edu

Provo River Race

Take us to the river this weekend. The first whitewater kayak race on the Provo River includes two competitions: the slalom and boater cross. Spectators can observe the competition as well as buy a treat from one of the vendors.

When: May 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Bridal Veil Falls
Cost: Free for spectators, $12 per race for participants or $20 for both
Site: provoriverkayak.com

Bike-in Movie

Leave the car at home — this drive-in was made for bikin’. As part of National Bike Month, Provo Bicycle Collection is hosting a Bike-in Movie night. Ride your bike and watch “Rising from Ashes,” a film about Rwandans who used the bicycle to recover from genocide.

When: May 19 from 9–11 p.m.
Where: Provo Bicycle Collection
Cost: FREE
Site: Facebook

“Steel Magnolias”

Prepare for the gossip. “Steel Magnolias” is layered in southern charm (and sass) at Truvy’s beauty parlor, a place where six women share the bittersweet moments of their lives.

When: May 3–26
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $14 – $16
Site: facebook.com/events

Still Got a Song to Sing Concert 

Four artists will hit the stage at Angelus Theater in Spanish Fork Saturday night. Singer and composer Shaun Barrowes, Brooke Bromley, Jordan James and Adam Elinkowski will all take a turn on the stage.

When: May 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: Angelus Theater, Spanish Fork
Cost: $6

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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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