Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


UVU forward Isaac Neilson and BYU forward Yoeli Childs prepare to rebound during a game at the Marriott Center in 2016. In that game, UVU upset BYU 114–101, but the Cougars got revenge at the UCCU Center in 2017. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Say goodbye to October — November is taking center stage. Luckily, Utah Valley still has a variety of weekend events as the county prepares for the next holiday. Don’t let sweater weather keep you indoors this week, especially with these events going on around town.

UCCU Crosstown Clash: BYU vs. UVU men’s basketball

Blue clashes with green on Friday night. Last year, BYU took revenge on UVU with a 85–58 win at the UCCU Center. But the Wolverines were the last team to win in the Marriott Center between the crosstown competitors, taking down the Cougars 114–101 in 2016. Which Utah County university will walk away with the “W” on Friday night?

When: Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: BYU Marriott Center
Cost: $9–$68
Site: byucougars.com

BYU Vocal Point

Utah Valley’s favorite boy band with a twist takes the stage for its annual performance at the Covey Center for the Arts. This 9-man a cappella group will wear the blue and bust some moves to cover some of your favorite songs.

When: Nov. 9–10 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $13 for students; $15 general admission
Site: coveycenter.org

“Anything Goes”

Taking to a ship departed from New York and sailing on to England, a comical cast of characters get into mischief and find love. This musical takes you back to tap dancing and good clean humor.

When: Oct. 5 – Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinee at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $18–$24 for adults; $14–$18 for children
Site: haletheater.org

A Night of Broadway

The show must go on with Broadway classics including songs from “Les Miserables,” “Wicked,” “Anastasia,” “Aladdin,” “Shrek,” “Beauty and The Beast,” “Big Fish,” “The Secret Garden,” “Spamalot,” “Into The Woods”  and more. Performing for the SCERA’s annual show are local singers Shawn Mortensen, Brittney Wallace and Rex Kocherhans. Plus, guest vocalists Andrew Walsh, Samantha Frisby, McKenna Hixson and Deborah Bowman will also perform.

When: Nov. 7–10 at 7 p.m.
$12 for adults; $10 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

“Much Ado About Nothing”

As a military war comes to a close, another war is just beginning — the battle of love. Laugh at Shakespeare’s popular comedy as Beatrice and Benedick and Hero and Claudio navigate the battlefield of love, jealousy and misunderstandings.

When: Nov. 9–17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Noorda Blackbox Theatre, UVU
Cost: $5 for children; $10 for students/seniors; $14 for adults
Site: uvu.universitytickets.com

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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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