Utah Valley Event Calendar
Sun, rain or snow - Utah Valley has events for every season. Whether you're outdoorsy, indoorsy, or somewhere in-between, there's something for everyone. If you're planning a trip to Utah Valley, browse our upcoming events below. Sort by category, region, date, or keyword to create an itinerary filled with festivals, concerts, museum visits, and so much more so there's never a dull moment when you visit Utah Valley!
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The Broadway epic finally comes to the HCTO stage! Spanning several years of his lifetime, Les Mierables tells the story of Jean Valjean, a runaway convict seeking redemption after serving 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. His journey to freedom collides and converges with the lives of the worst and the best of humanity. Based on Victor Hugo's epic 19th century novel.
The Annual LDS Film Fest…
The LDS Film Festival enjoys strong support from thousands of visitors each year and from the LDS and local filmmaking community. Each year, the festival highlights a wide variety of different films and filmmakers. Besides the high quality of the programming, attendees also enjoy the vibrant festival atmosphere with dozens of filmmakers sharing their experience in a casual and friendly setting. In its first ten years, the LDS Film Festival has screened approximately 200 feature films and special screenings, 300 short films, and 400 24-hour marathon films, with a total attendance of close to 43,000 visitors. "We couldn't be happier with the lineup of films this year," says festival director Christian Vuissa, who started the LDS Film Festival in 2001, while still a film student at Brigham Young University. "With Freetown and The Cokeville Miracle we have the perfect bookends for the most exciting year in our history." Both films will be released theatrically later this year and have their premiere at the LDS Film Festival. African Missionary Story of Survival Freetown tells the true story of a group of Liberian missionaries who attempt to flee the widespread violence in their country and escape to Freetown in Sierra Leone. "When I first announced Freetown last year at the LDS Film Festival, I had no idea of the powerful experiences that this film would provide. I'm thrilled to now have audiences share in this significant journey," says director Garrett Batty. Freetown was produced by Adam Abel (Saints and Soldiers, Forever Strong) and entirely filmed on location in Africa. The film will be released in theaters on April 8, 2015, and is distributed by Purdie Distribution, who also distributed The Saratov Approach and Meet the Mormons. "Freetown is an important and brave film. The type of film that should be seen by everyone," says Brandon Purdie, head of Purdie Distribution. Miracle of Wyoming Elementary School Bombing The Cokeville Miracle also retells a gritty true story, set in 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming, where a mad man and his wife took over the elementary school and held everyone hostage with guns and a bomb. Two hours later, the bomb went off with over one hundred children and teachers within feet of the explosion, but only two deaths associated with the incident occurred: the two intruders. The Cokeville Miracle was picked up for distribution by Excel Entertainment and will be released in theaters in June. "The film is a testament to the power of prayer and God's awareness of our lives. Fans of 17 Miracles and Ephraim's Rescue will find the same inspiration and emotional connection to this movie, while being able to share it beyond their circle of LDS friends due to its modern sensibilities," says Arthur VanWagenen, director of Excel Entertainment. After two successful pioneer movies, T.C. Christensen is excited to delve into a more contemporary story. "If you are sick to death of my pioneer films, here's something you can come to and I promise, you will not see one handcart or one ugly cow," he jokes. LDS Film Festival Perfect Venue for Premieres Both Batty and Christensen have shown their previous films at the LDS Film Festival. "I am excited and honored to have the LDS Film Festival be our first screening and to show it on closing night," says Christensen. "As both a filmmaker and an audience member, I look forward to the variety of stories showcased at the LDS Film Festival each year," adds Batty. Festival director Vuissa holds both filmmakers in high regard. "T.C. and Garrett have emerged as two of the finest filmmakers around. They are currently defining the LDS film genre and produce deeply inspiring films for our audience." Tickets for both Freetown and The Cokeville Miracle can be purchased directly at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah, on their website www.scera.org or by phone at 801-225-ARTS. Orson Scott Card, Studio C, and Other Highlights Other highlights of the LDS Film Festival include a series of presentations titled From Book to Screen with presentations by Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game), Jerusha Hess (Austenland) and other writers and filmmakers on Friday, March 6. The cast of BYUtv's comedy show Studio C talks exclusively about their new season of sketches on Saturday, March 7. Several short film programs showcase films by young LDS Filmmakers, including the Academy Award nominated short documentary White Earth by J. Christian Jensen. Another staple event of the LDS Film Festival is the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon, which takes place a week prior to the festival. Small groups receive a theme and dialogue line and then write, shoot, and edit a film within 24 hours. All films will be shown during the festival, and the winning films receive cash awards. The 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon has launched several careers. Previous winners include Jared and Jerusha Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and this year's opening night film director Garrett Batty, who now is one of the most prominent flag bearers of LDS filmmaking. Kick off this year is on Friday, February 20, at 10AM at the Scera Center for the Arts in Orem. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information on the 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon, click below: http://ldsfilmfestival.org/index.php?page=15_cfe_marathon The entire festival program will be revealed by February 18 on the festival's website. The LDS Film Festival is independently organized and not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"This Castle Needs A Goo…
A new twist on a common fairytale, this musical version of Cinderella has a main character who loves to clean, a worn out fairy god mother, an elf, a frugal king and love interests galore! Come out an enjoy a night full of whimisal delight!
Artist Talk and Q&A with…
Join local artists Jethro and Robyn Gillespie as they talk about the ideas and processes behind their work and answer audience questions. Jethro and Robyn’s artwork will be on display in the children’s wing of the library from February 2 to March 27.
Covey Clean Comedy Open …
Have you ever been told your funny? Are you the hit of the backyard BBQ with your impression of Uncle Al and the cross-eyed squirrel? Now is your chance to show everyone your true calling as comedian extraordinaire with the Covey Clean Comedy Open Mic every Thursday night at 7 pm. Admission is just $3, but comics can get in free by bringing at least 3 people to the show. Several participants from the Open Mic will be chosen to compete in the Covey Clean Comedy Festival March 2015. With a mix of professional and amateur comedians, The Covey Arts Center provides an opportunity to develop clean comedy acts and a venue in which to perform them. Sign up starts at 6:30 PM, so feel free to bring the whole family out to a night a hilarity and hijinks that is appropriate for all ages. It will be hosted by comedian Rodney Norman who will also be providing guidance and feedback to everyone who participates.
The plot focuses on wisecracking cynic Mary and infuriatingly sensible Bob, only recently divorced and who haven't seen each other in nine months, who meet at his apartment in the hope they can avert an audit by the IRS. A snowstorm forces Mary to spend the night, and the following morning mutual friend and lawyer Oscar, Hollywood heartthrob and neighbor Dirk Winston, and Bob's considerably younger fiancee Tiffany arrice on the scene. The comedy's humor is derived from discussions about income taxes, marriage, alimony, divorce, remarriage, extra-marital affairs, weight-loss programs, exercise, and sex. Ages 12 and up allowed with a ticket. Please no babies or babes in arms. All sales are final. No refunds. Late seating is not allowed into this theatre. Please be in your seats no later than 7:20 PM. Thank you for your consideration of others.
Microburst Theatre Festival
Winner of three national awards at the 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, this jubilee of new plays by aspiring playwrights returns for another round to explore love, loss, and life.
The Milk Dragon
In this world premiere Play for Young Audiences, two young people journey from a perfect village to a dark and dangerous forest, finding imagination and courage along the way.
BYU Men's Baseball Team …
Support the BYU men's baseball team as they play against the Hartford Hawks.
Cantorum Chamber Choir
Brigham Larson Pianos is excited to welcome Cantorum Chamber choir to our black Box Theater! Cantorum Chamber Choir is a small, professional-grade choral ensemble that regularly performs and records sacred music of the Renaissance and Neo-Renaissance periods.
Film Screening: The Tale…
Come and join us at Orem Library for a family friendly movie night! We'll be watching The Tale of Princess Kaguya: A tiny girl is found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but her life becomes complicated as she grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady.
Happy Valley Derby Darli…
The Rollin' Rebellion, Daughters of Anarchy, and Sirens of Steel will play in three action-packed games. Our season opener will also feature the first official scrimmage of the Bridal Veil Dolls, HVDD's intermediate team. Doors open at 5:30. Kids 10 and under get in free!
The Chocolate Extravagan…
Each year, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center’s Newborn ICU serves more than 700 infants in need of critical medical services and the Pediatric Unit serves even more. This year’s Chocolate Extravaganza will raise much-needed funds for state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge new services, parent support programs and bereavement services; all of which will continue to serve our smallest patients and their families for years to come. Enjoy the opportunity to participate in Live and Silent Auctions featuring “Newborn Intensive Care and Pediatric wish list items, gourmet chocolate delights, travel packages, art and all kinds of wonderful goods and services. Presentation of our 2015 Guardian Angel and a video spotlight of the wonderful services provided by our Newborn Intensive Care team. Eclipse performed in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and have entertained audiences all over the world. They have performed with such acts as Brooks & Dunn, Nelly Furtado, and Train and appeared with Larry King and Toby Keith in America's Freedom Festival Stadium of Fire at BYU’s Lavell Edwards Stadium.
Wasatch Ballet Presents:…
Combining artistry, athleticism, and imagination, Giselle and Other Original Classical and Contemporary Works is a performance not to be missed. Wasatch Ballet's Performing Companies come together to present this fun-filled evening the whole family will love. Bringing ballet, contemporary, and jazz onto one stage, WBC's Performing Companies will showcase their diversity, power, and grace.
Wasatch Golf Expo
Get ready for your first tee time of the season at the Wasatch Golf Expo. Whether it's your way of working out stress, enjoying a day with friends or completing a business deal, we know the importance that golf can have on your life. And that's why we are proud to invite you to attend Utah's Only Golf Show! At the Wasatch Golf Expo not only will you find unbelievable deals on equipment, apparel and golf, you'll have the opportunity to to connect with the industry's best, get tips from the experts and check out the latest products, services and getaways 2015 has to offer!
BYU Rex Lee Run for a Cure
The Rex lee Run for a Cure is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. All proceeds from the run benefit cancer research occurring at Brigham Young University. The race includes 5k and 10k races as well as a cancer awareness carnival. The event will feature food, music, and prizes for all ages.
Japanese Cultural Night …
Join the International Student Council for the night as they celebrate the beauties of Japanese Culture!
UVU Mens Basketball vs B…
Come support UVU's Mens Basketball team as they take on Bakersfield
Hale Center Theater Orem's educational program produces acting experiences for kids from kindergarten to high school. Watch as they put on a special version of Annie this March!
BYU Young Company: A Mid…
The Bard's popular comedy about the struggles of love comes to life at the hands-or, rather, the strings-of a troupe of handmade marionettes. Children will be captivated as they watch the antics of fairies and humans in one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.
BYU Young Company: A Mid…
The Bard's popular comedy about the struggles of love comes to life at the hands—or, rather, the strings—of a troupe of handmade marionettes. Children will be captivated as they watch the antics of fairies and humans in one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.
Open Mic Poetry Reading
Join the Rock Canyon Poets for an evening of poetry. 6:00 – 7:00 PM Browse the shelves at Pioneer Book and mingle 7:00 – 8:00 PM Poetry Reading To sign up for the open mic, go to the Rock Canyon Poets Facebook group and add your name as a comment to the event. Each poet may read for up to 5 minutes. Maximum of 9 poets per reading. If there is time remaining, poets in the audience will have an opportunity to read.
The Big Business and Tec…
Business is kinda special around here. Utah County's job growth was recently named #3 among all of the nation's largest counties for job growth. Salt Lake County is also good with double the job growth of the national average. While some outsiders scratch their heads and wonder why, those who know Utah's business scene already know why it's like this. It's the people. And you don't really get to know people by e-mailing, posting and tweeting. You get to know people by meeting, talking and spending time. Welcome to the Big Business and Technology Expo. We're great at face to face. And as always, expect great keynotes, hundreds of exhibiting companies and that great tradition of getting the hottest business lunch around, not to mention the cheapest (FREE with Expo admission)
Wycliffe Gordon & BYU Ja…
Musical ambassador and interpreter of America?s music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz, receiving acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound has solidified Gordon's place in musical history as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Patrons of the Orem Library will have the unique opportunity to watch and listen as Wycliffe Gordon and the BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band present an authentic, spirited performance of traditional and Dixieland jazz music. Savor the feel and atmosphere of a bygone era as you enjoy an unforgettable, enchanting evening featuring the signature jazz sounds of clarinet, trombone, trumpet, piano, banjo, drums, and bass.