No Provonian should be bored this weekend.
Here is why:
First off, I went with my compadre Wendy to the opening of the Beehive Bazaar last night at 10pm. The place was rocking. Everyone and their Enrichment (Relief Society) friends were there. Two hour wait in line to purchase goods. Dance music, free water. I ran into more of my extended family than I see in one year. It was wild.
My friend Stephanie Higginbotham--a BB founder-- tells me the best time to adventure to the bazaar is in the afternoons. So maybe sneak away in the later part of the day and avoid shopping elbow to elbow. (Plus, your husband owes you a Saturday all to yourself now that BYU football has ended the regular season. Can I get an amen?) (Not that my husband cares one lick of soap about BYU football, but I have empathy for my sister-in-laws.)
There are even pillows professing love for PROVO. Don't you think I should have one?
Secondly, Hour Provo gallery--a collection of portraits of Provonians by Steven Waggoner---is closing tonight and you might want to check it out before it is over. To learn more about Hour Provo go here. To see the portrait Steven did of my sister Stephanie, go here. I think the whole project is intriguing.
On the third account, the Thrillionaires, Provo's house comedy troupe is performing all Saturdays in December (except the last). They are funny. They will make you laugh. (You need a laugh during this holiday season.) They perform at the Covey Arts Center and you can read more/buy tickets here. For the record, my favorite Thrillionarie is Lisa Clark, but they are all pretty entertaining.
Four, our favorite place to buy Christmas trees in Provo is at our former neighbor's home The Baum's. They've been supplying Clark Christmas trees for decades. They are at 1650 North 1250 West and open all the time throughout the season. Pick up a mini Charlie Brown tree while you are at it!
Lastly, one of my very favorite holiday performances is coming up this weekend. It is the Utah Valley Christmas Chorus--a choir made up of women who sing traditional and modern Christmas carols. My aunt Janet Packard has been in the choir for many years and going to this concert at the Utah State Hospital Chapel has been a part of my holiday history. There is something about the ambiance mixed with the music that makes the whole experience--shall I say it?--magical. Or at least European.
But really, you should go if you get a chance.
When: Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m (for families and children under 8), and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.
Where: At the Utah State Hospital chapel, 1300 E. Center, Provo in the chapel just southwest of the main building.
*Photo came from the daily herald article about the chorus, for more info see here.
So have fun this weekend, I will see you around!
THIS JUST IN:
I just got a message at Jess Smart Smiley:
I'll be selling coloring posters at Provo's Gallery Stroll tonight (Friday) for just $10! Watch for THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL on University Avenue from 6-9pm!
Your children will love one of these posters. I know, I asked them already.