• Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at BYU, weekly live animal show featuring ecosystems, 7:30 p.m. Call 422-5052. Free
Friday, May 23
• Mrs. Utah United States Pageant, 7 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo. Cost: $20/$15 seniors/$10 children. Call 852-7007.
• Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at BYU, weekly live animal show featuring invertebrates, 7:30 p.m. Call 422-5052. Free
• Resonance Story Theatre: Tales of Responsibility, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library, storytelling wing, 51 N. State. Enjoy stories of different character traits with drumming, music, theater and audience participation. Free.
• Mystery Dinner Date Night, Friday and Saturday, at 6 p.m. at the BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 100 E. 700 North, Provo. Enjoy dinner and an evening of clues as each participant becomes a suspect in the disappearance of the horned toad. Call 422-0020 for prices and reservation information.
Saturday, May 24
• Tai-Chi and Chi Gong Wellness Workshop, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Provo City Library at Academy Square, 550 N. University Ave. Registration is at 9:35 a.m. in the third floor Brimhall Room. The workshop is directed by John and Janet Garrett. Cost is $60 ($30 for returning students and seniors 50-older) Call 836-2825 to RSVP.
• The Live wElle Foundation 2nd annual "Live wElle 5K and Kids' Fun Run" at 7:30 a.m. at the Hunter Valley Park in Springville (1250 S. 200 East). All proceeds from this event will benefit the Nebo Education Foundation and provide scholarships for local high school students. See: www.livewElle.org.
• Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum at BYU, weekly live animal show featuring reptiles at 1 p.m. Call 422-5052. Free.
• Arts in the Garden, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring local artists and musicians, presented by the Orem Arts Council at Central Utah Gardens, 355 W. University Parkway, Orem. Free.
• "The Miracle Worker" through May 24, 7:30 p.m., Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem. Cost: prices vary. Call 226-8600. (See review: deseretnews.com).
• Mahonri Stewart's "Swallow The Sun," May 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. matinee on May 24 at the Provo Theatre Company, 105 E. 100 North, Provo. A world premiere on the early life of C.S. Lewis. Cost: $10/$8 students. Call 830-4553 or www.newplayproject.org/tickets. (See review: deseretnews.com).
• "Robin Hood, the Musical," May 26-31 at 7:30 p.m., Castle Amphitheatre in Provo. Presented by The Lockwood Repertory Company featuring a pre-show by the King's Players. Cost: $9/$8 students/$7 seniors, children. Call: 372-1644 or see: emerson smith.org.
• The Little River Band May 26, 8 p.m., SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 699 S. State, Orem. Cost: $10/$8 children. Reserved seats from $12/$10 adults; $10/$15 children, seniors and students. Call 225-2569 or see: www.scera.org.
• Death Cab for Cuties, May 26, 5 p.m., Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Cost: $30.50/$35 the day of the event. Call 768-4900
Museums and exhibits:
• The Da Vinci Experience at UVSC's Woodbury Art Museum at the University Mall now through Oct. 4. The exhibit features working mechanical models based on the drawings found in Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks. Free entry to teachers. Cost: $14/$11 seniors, $6 students, active military and family. Family group rates available. Children 5 and under free. Open Monday from noon-9 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• His and Hers Exhibit through May 30 at the Terra Nova Gallery, 41 W. 300 North, Provo. Featuring the art of husband and wife artists. Hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other times by appointment. Call 374-0016 or visit www.TerraNovaGallery .com.
• Minerva Teichert "Pageants in Paint" exhibit, BYU Museum of Art, Provo campus, through May 26. Call 422-1140 to schedule a tour, must be arranged at least a week in advance. Family-oriented tours on Monday evenings. Free.
• The Pioneer Village and Museum, 500 W. 700 North. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Mondays from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from 4-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. Contributions accepted. See: www.pioneervillage-museum .org or call 377-8294 for the village, 852-6609 for the museum. Free.