Among the things to do this week are events such the Tulip Festival, Baby Animal Days, Odyssey Dance Theatre, "Two Noble Kinsmen," Chocolate and Cheese Festival, and musicians Lea Salonga, John McEuen, Jason Lyle Black and Neil Diamond.
Enjoy the 15 themed gardens with 280,000 tulips and thousands of spring flowers, April 7-May 6, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Ashton Gardens, 3900 N. Garden Drive, Lehi, $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and children ages 3-12, free for children age 2 and under and members (801-768-2300 or thanks givingpoint.org)
Baby Animal Days
Celebrate spring with baby lambs, piglets, calves, foals, chicks and ducklings, April 7-8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., American West Heritage Center, 4025 W. Highway 89-91, Wellsville, $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-11 (435-245-6050 or awhc.org)
"Shut Up and Dance"
Odyssey Dance Theatre presents three dances: "Let It Be," music of the Beatles, April 7, 7:30 p.m.; "MJ" music of Michael Jackson, April 8, 2 p.m.; and "Purple Rain," a tribute to Prince, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, U., $20-$40, children under ages 6 not admitted (801-581-7100 or tickets.utah.edu)
"Two Noble Kinsmen"
Written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, the play explores themes of obsession, love, honesty and friendship in this tragicomedy, April 7-15, dates and times vary, Babcock Theatre, U., $18 for general, $15 for military, seniors, U. staff, free for U. students with ID, $8.50 for other students, children under 4 not admitted (801-581-6448 or theatre.utah.edu)
Chocolate and Cheese Festival
Treat your taste buds at this festival with vendors and workshops, April 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, $14.95 for general, $12.95 for seniors and youths ages 13-24, $9.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children under 3 years, members and U. students and faculty with ID, workshops have additional fees, registration required (801-581-6927 or nhmu.utah.edu)
Jason Lyle Black with Chamber Orchestra Ogden
"The Backwards Piano Man" will perform Disney songs and other popular melodies at this family event, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $5 for general, free for veterans, active military including their families and school-age music students (801-689-8700 or egyptiantheaterogden.com)
The Grammy award-winning artist makes a stop in Salt Lake on his 50-year anniversary world tour, April 9, 8 p.m., Vivint Arena, 301, W. South Temple, $36.50-$146.50 (801-325-7528 or vivintarena.com)
Join the founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center Main Stage, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, $29-$79 (435-655-3114 or eccles center.org)
The Tony award-winning Broadway star returns to Provo to perform with the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, Provo, $20-$50 (801-422-2981 or arts.byu.edu)
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