COMEDY:BYUSA is sponsoring “Bust-A-Gut Comedy Night” at 7:30 p.m. in the JSB Auditorium. Mark Eddie, a Pennsylvania-based comedian who mixes rock ‘n’ roll with comedy, will perform. Local comedian and occasional Garrens performer Jeff Birk will also perform. Admission is $3.
MUSIC — CHORAL/ORCHESTRAL: The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra joins the BYU choirs for an evening of music and singing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Past concerts have included “A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns” and “Sounds of Faith.” Admission is $4 for students, $6 general. Call 378-HFAC for tickets or more information.
MUSIC — CHOIR: The Ogden Community Choir will perform Mendelssogn’s “Elijah” at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. Admission is free.
MUSIC — TRIBUTE CONCERT: A musical tribute to BYU cello professor Roger Drinkall, who died last year, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the de Jong Concert Hall. Numerous local musicians will be on hand to perform original and classic compositions. The event is free, and a reception in honor of Professor Drinkall will follow.
MUSIC — JAZZ: An 18-piece jazz band will perform straight-ahead swing and in big-band style. It will make you want to dance. It’s at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Madsen Recital Hall, and admission is free.
MUSIC — OPERA: BYU’s 3 tenors — Andrew Crane, Thomas Glenn and Isaac Hurtado — will perform opera’s most famous arias Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in 251 TNRB. Admission is free.
MUSIC — CELTIC: Dulcimer player Andi Pitcher will host a “Celtic Jam” with several other local musicians Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Orem Barnes & Noble bookstore. The event is free.
MUSIC — A CAPPELLA: The A Cappella Choir of California State University at Chico will perform a concert with an Easter emphasis Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. Admission is free.
MUSIC — CHOIR: The Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony will present its Easter concert in the Tabernacle on Temple Square at 8 p.m. Saturday. Robert Bowden is the conductor. Admission is free.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
COMEDY: The Garrens Comedy Troupe will perform its “Best of the Garrens” show today and Saturday at 7:30 and 9:15 p.m. each night in 205 JRCB. The best sketches from this and past semesters will be featured, including the “Leonardo DiCaprio Song.” Tickets are $4 at 7:30, $5 at 9:15 and may be purchased at the door either night or in advance in 3326 ELWC. Call 379-8888 for more information.
THEATER — COMEDY: “Macho Man,” a new play written and directed by graduate student Josh Brady, will be performed in the Margetts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. From what we understand, the play uses ’70s music to tell a weird love story and make a point. Admission is free, and the show is a graduate student project.
THEATER — DRAMA: David Mamet’s controversial “Oleanna” will be performed at Provo Theatre Company, 105 E. 100 North, today and Saturday at 8 p.m. The play shows a professor meeting with his female student, and an innocent conversation turns into a series of accusations and interrogations. Tickets are $12.50 and $15, with some student discounts available. Call 379-0600 for more information.
THEATER — MUSICAL COMEDY:The rarely performed “Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be performed at Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, at 7:30 p.m. The light-hearted, family-friendly show, based on the biblical story of Joseph in Egypt, was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Tickets are $7 on Mondays; $8 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; $10 Fridays and Saturdays. Call 226-8600 for reservations.
MOVIES — INTERNATIONAL CINEMA: Here are the movies showing this weekend at International Cinema, 250 SWKT. Showtimes are for today only; information provided by IC. “Zentropa” (1991, 1 hr. 54 min.) is about a German-American who sets out to explore his father’s past and falls in love with a girl who may be a Nazi sympathizer. It’s in German with English subtitles and shows at 5:20 p.m. today; 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. “Burnt by the Sun” (1994, 2 hrs. 32 min.) is a an Oscar-winning film about a Russian Revolution hero who learns the horror of Stalin’s impact on his family. It’s in Russian with English subtitles and shows at 7:30 p.m. today; 1:40 and 8:40 p.m. Saturday. “La Traviata” (1982, 2 hrs. 2 min.) is an opera about a tragic love affair, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. It’s in Italian with English subtitles and shows at 3:15 and 10:15 p.m. today; 4:25 p.m. Saturday. Admission to all shows is free with IC card, $1 otherwise.
MUSIC — SHOWTUNES: BYU alumni David and Amy Barrus will sing songs from the stage and screen at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday in the Pardoe Theatre. They’ve performed at Sundance, Disney World and in numerous stage productions. Tickets are $7 for students, $9 general. Call 378-HFAC for tickets or more information.
…and a special event for Easter Sunday:
MUSIC — CHOIR: Robert Cundick’s “The Redeemer,” a sacred musical service for Easter, will be performed at the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 E. North Temple Drive, Provo, Sunday at 8 p.m. The oratorio has been performed in previous years to much acclaim. A 60-member choir and 50-piece orchestra (made up of BYU faculty) will perform the work, with Clayne Robison as featured soloist. Robison is also directing the performance. Best Sunday dress is encouraged, and while the event is free, seating is limited, so arrive early.