Events:

Wednesday, July 2

• Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, 645 E. 1430 North, weekly live animal shows. Today: Utah plants and animals at 7:30 p.m. Call 422-5052. Free.

• Shakespeare for Kids at 4 p.m. at the storytelling wing, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State. Becky and Joel Wallin present Henry V. For ages 6-up. Call 229-7391. Free.

Thursday, July 3

• Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, 645 E. 1430 North, weekly live animal shows. Today: Ecosystems at 7:30 p.m. Call 422-5052. Free.

• Timp Tellers Work Session at 7 p.m. in the media auditorium, Orem Public Library, 58 N. State. Share stories and receive valuable feedback from new and experienced tellers. Call 229-7391. Free.

• Provo Freedom Days, July 3-5, all-day activities at Center Street off University Avenue. Free.

Friday, July 4

• Lehi fireworks, dusk at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. Free.

• Pleasant Grove fireworks at dusk at Pleasant Grove Junior High School, 100 E. 900 North. Free.

• America's Freedom Festival at Provo, 9 a.m. parade, University Avenue; 8 p.m., Stadium of Fire with Miley Cyrus, the Blue Man Group, Glenn Beck, BYU LaVell Edwards Stadium. See: www.freedomfestival.org

Saturday, July 5

• Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, 645 E. 1430 North, Provo, weekly live animal shows. Today: reptiles at 1 p.m. Call 422-5052. Free.

Stage shows:

• "Little Women" through July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Hale Center Theater, 225 W. 400 North, Orem. Cost: prices vary. Call 226-8600.

• "Never Kiss On A Park Bench," through July 26 at 7:30 p.m. (Friday, Saturday and Monday), Valley Center Playhouse, 780 N. 200 East. Lindon. Cost: $6/$5 students, children, seniors/$25 family. Call 785-1186.

• "Les Miserables the School Edition" through July 19 at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. matinees July 12, 19 at Center Street Musical Theatre, 177 W. Center, Provo. Tickets: $10/$8 children. Monday Night Family/$45. Dinner: $10 more. Call 373-4485.

Concerts:

• Patriots in Petticoats, July 2, 3 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; July 4 and 5 at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Crandall Historical Printing Museum Colonial Theatre, 275 E. Center, Provo. This historical production features life stories of women of the American Revolution. Free.

• "We the People," July 2-3 at 6 and 8 p.m. July 4 at 4 p.m. at the Provo Tabernacle, 100 S. University Ave., a musical celebration of the U.S. Constitution written and directed by Janie Thompson. Free.

• Nathan Osmond and Guests in concert July 5 at 8 p.m., Crandall Historical Printing Museum Colonial Days, 275 E. Center, Provo. Free.

Museums and exhibits:

• The Pioneer Village and Museum, 500 W. 700 North. Open through Labor Day Mondays from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday from 4-7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. Contributions accepted. See: www.pioneervillage-museum.org. Call 377-8294 for the village, 852-6609 for the museum. Free.

Comedy clubs:

• Thrillionaires Improv Theater, every Saturday at 8 p.m., Cheap Thrills presented by the workshop performance group every Tuesday at the Covey Center for the Arts Little Theater, 425 W. Center, Provo. Cost: $10. See: www.coveycenter.org or call 852-7007.

• Wiseguys Comedy Cafe, corner of Geneva Road and University Parkway behind the Chevron station. Shows every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. This week featuring comedy hypnosis. Cost: $10. Call 377-6910.

• Fat, Dumb and Happy's Comedy Club, 1350 W. 1140 South, Orem, Suite 3. Must be 18. Cost: $8 adults, $6.50 students. Buy online or at the door.

• Comedy Sportz, 36 W. Center, Provo. Clean improv comedy each Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:15 p.m. Cost: $8 in advance/$10 at the door, $4/$5 children. Pre-payment required to hold reservations. Call 377-9700. See: www.comedysportzutah.com for more information.