Weekend Express: Your fun-stuff planning tool
Published: June 8, 2012 02:53PM
Updated: June 8, 2012 10:59AM
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Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo People pack the 2011 Downtown Farmers Market. This year's market kicks off Saturday at Pioneer Park.

We’re here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit nowsaltlake.com.

OUT AND ABOUT

43rd Annual Special Olympics • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Herriman High School, 11917 S. 6000 West, Herriman. More than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from around Utah will compete this year.

Mountain Man Living History Camp • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, This is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave. A living history encampment including a Traders Row, Native American Village, and Mountaineer and Long hunter encampments. Admission: $10/adults, $7/seniors, $7/children (3-11), Free/children (2 and under). More information, www.thisistheplace.org/what_to_do/mountain_man.shtml or 801-582-1847.

Thanksgiving Point Scottish Days • Friday and Saturday, Thanksgiving Point Electric Park, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. Join 12,000 for Scottish dancing, Highland athletics, bagpipes, games and much more. Admission $5-$15. More information, www.thanksgivingpoint.org/ or 801-768-4900.

Orem Summerfest • Friday and Saturday, City Center Park, 300 E. Center St., Orem. Family fun in the summer with a parade, children’s crafts, apache helicopter, fireworks and more. More information, http://summerfest.orem.org/or 801-229-7506.

Ogden Arts Festival • Friday and Saturday, Historic 25th Street and Union Station, Ogden. Artists booths, free kids ARTivities, live music, food court, beer garden, plein air auction, free films from the Foursite Film Institute and more. More information, www.ogdenartsfestival.com or 801-393-9890.

Foursite Film Festival • Friday and Saturday, Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. The Foursite Film Festival has moved to the summer to cater to the outdoor enthusiasts who may be visiting and will be sharing the use of Ogden Union Station with the Ogden Arts Festival. More information, www.foursitefilmfest.com or 801-390-0561.

Wild Horse & Burro Festival • Friday and Saturday, Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, Tooele. The primary goal of this horse show is to learn and have fun. Another goal is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate what a wild horse can accomplish when given proper care and training. More information, www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/utah_wild_horse__.html or 435-843-4020.

Springville Art City Days • Friday and Saturday, Springville Acres Arts Park, 700 S. 1300 East, Springville. Grand parade, vendor booths, craft boutique, 5K, baby contest, Dutch oven cook-off, hot air balloons, fireworks and more. More information, www.utahvalley.com/events/details.aspx?ID=105 or 801-489-2734.

Utah Valley Parade of Homes • Noon-9 p.m. daily, Friday through June 23, closed Sundays and Mondays. The Parade of Homes houses range in price from entry-level to multi-million dollar homes. They are located throughout Utah County. Admission $10. More information, www.uvparade.com/ or 801-850-5467.

Rummage Sale • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Community of Grace Presbyterian Church, 2015 E. Newcastle Drive (8890 South), Sandy. The Presbyterian Women of Community of Grace Church will hold a fundraiser rummage sale.

Quilt Walk Festival • Friday and Saturday, downtown Panguitch. Celebrate Panguitch’s rich heritage, enjoy quilting classes, a chocolate festival, tractor parade, the Main Street Dinner theater play depicting the story of the quilt walk, trunk show, art show and more. More information, www.quiltwalk.org/ or 435-676-2651,

Desert Rocks • Friday through Sunday, Kane Creek (8 miles west of Moab). The festival includes an eclectic mix of funk, rock, reggae, folk, and bluegrass music playing through sunrise. Headliners include The Derek Trucks Band, Hot Buttered Rum, Eric McFaddin Trio w/ Bernie Worrell of Parliament, Lebo (from ALO), The Motet, Blue Turtle Seduction, Joseph Israel, Stonefed, Wisebird, Ten Mile Tide and many more. More information, https://www.desertrocks.org/ or 435-259-8825.

2012 Utah Statewide Archaeological Society (USAS) Convention • Friday and Saturday, CEU Arts & Events Center, 715 W. 200 South, Blanding. Speakers include Terri Paul, director of Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum; Don Simonis, BLM archaeologist; Lee Grench, BLM archaeologist; Ben Bellorado, archaeologist on the Comb Ridge survey project. Admission $15 in advance (plus meals), $20 at the door. For more information, and a full schedule, www.utaharchaeology.org.

National Get Outdoors Day • Saturday. Among other things, GO DAY provides for free admission to national parks. More information, www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org.

35th Annual Asian Festival • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy. Cultural performances, children’s activity center, ethnic food and more. More information, www.utahasianfestival.com.

Urban Challenge Utah • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, The Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St. Utah’s wackiest competitors will take to the streets of Salt Lake, navigating their way to different landmarks and local businesses, where they will complete tasks that challenge the body, mind and senses. Admission $100 per team. More information, www.urbanchallengeutah.com or 801-262-9474.

Great Salt Lake swim • Saturday, Great Salt Lake Marina, 1075 S. 13312 West, Magna. Beginning 9:30 a.m., swimmers will begin an eight-mile swim from the south end of Antelope Island State Park to Black Rock; at noon, another group will begin a one-mile swim from the marina to Black Rock. Best viewing opportunities are at the marina and Black Rock Beach. More information, www.greatsaltlakeopenwater.com.

Family Art Saturday: “Dot to Dot” • 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple. Connect the dots in this special double art day: decoupage switch plate covers and decorate a piano with dots. Family Art Saturday invites children aged 5-12 and their adult companions to explore UMOCA exhibitions and participate together in collaborative hands-on art making activities led by a trained educator. Free. More information, www.utahmoca.org or 801-328-4201.

Morning Bird Tour • 9 a.m. Saturday, Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse. Meet park staff at the park entrance gate for a guided tour along the causeway looking for and identifying a variety of birds. No experience necessary. Bring binoculars if you have them. Admission $9 per vehicle. More information, 801-721-9569.

Evening Program: Owls! Super-Duper Mouse Traps • 7 p.m. Saturday, Antelope Island Visitors Center, Syracuse. Several species of owls call Antelope Island home. Come learn about these nocturnal hunters and the many adaptations that make them superb “mouse traps.” Admission $9 per vehicle. More information, 801-721-9569.

Great Salt Lake Audubon Bird Survey - Bluebird Boxes In Strawberry Valley • 8 a.m. Saturday, ShopKo, 2290 S. 1300 East. Birders should meet at the southeast corner of the ShopKo parking lot or 9:15 a.m. at the Strawberry Valley Visitor Center. The morning will be spent checking the boxes and recording the species using each box, and if there are eggs or young birds. Bring some food and GSLA will provide cold drinks. Call Jeanne or Ray at 801 532-7384 for more information.

Summer Yard Sale • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive. Electronics, books, kids toys, clothing, garden equipment and furniture will be sold.

Downtown Farmers Market • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 West. More than 250 vendors offering produce, baked goods, prepared foods, packaged foods and more. More information, www.slcfarmersmarket.org/.

Wasatch Farmers Market at Gardner Village • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gardner Village, 1100 West 7800 South, West Jordan. The market will be held every Saturday through Sept. 29. Live music, farm-fresh breakfast, 90-plus farmers, artists and more. More information, www.gardnervillage.com.

Farmers and Artists Market - Ogden Valley • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Century 21 parking lot in Eden. More information, www.ovba.org/FAM/index.html.

2012 Utah Truck Driving Championship • 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West. More than 100 of Utah’s best truck drivers will compete in nine divisions for a chance to compete at the national championships in August in Minneapolis. Admission free.

Dinosaur Train • 9:30 a.m. Saturdays in June, Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North. Children can track, collect data, learn conservation and explore their communities like on Jim Henson’s PBS animated series Dinosaur Train. On June 9 and 30, Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the T-Rex will pay a special visit to the library. More information, 801-594-8632.

Utah Theater tours • 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Utah Theater, 148 S. Main St. Utah Heritage Foundation docents will provide interesting historical and factual information during guided tours of the old Utah Theater. Built in 1919, the theater has been closed for more than two decades.

Kaysville Orienteering • 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kaysville Mountain Park, 1500 E. 650 North, Kaysville. Using map reading, navigation skills and speed, participants race on a set course. Events are free of charge and generally take an hour to complete. Instruction and compasses are available at the start point which is referenced on the website, www.o-utah.org.

Movie Night In The Park • 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Prospector Park, 10150 S. 2200 West, South Jordan. Keller Williams South Valley Realty-Parkway hosts, with a barbecue and the showing of the film “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.”

“Mary Poppins” in the park • 8 p.m. Saturday, Lindsey Gardens, 9th Avenue and M Street. Admission free.

Jammin’ for Justice • 7 p.m. Sunday, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway St. Band members of this group all spent years in prison for crimes they did not commit and were later exonerated and freed by DNA evidence. They will play to benefit the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, which works to exonerate people wrongly convicted of crimes. Tickets $40, available through www.arttix.org.

Urban Flea Market • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. second Sunday of each month through October, Washington Square, 451 S. State. The Urban Flea Market is an opportunity for attendees to shop, browse and enjoy the experience in downtown Salt Lake City. It will also provide a great community outlet for vendors to sell unwanted items. More information, http://www.fleamarketslc.com/.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Car Wash Fundraiser • 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper Harmons Bangerter Crossing will hold a free car or truck wash to benefit the Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Davis County Symphony • 6 p.m. Sunday, Foxboro Regional Park, 1100 N. Skipton Drive, North Salt Lake. The Davis County Symphony will perform its Spring Concert, including “Russian Sailors Dance” by Gliere, “Suite in E flat by Holst,” and “Time to Say Goodbye.”

Birding Field Trip - Wasatch Mountain State Park • 8 a.m. Sunday, Wasatch Mountain State Park, Midway. Meet at the Soldier Hollow Grill for a birding hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks. Call 435 654-1791 for information. Admission, $5 per car.

Park Silly Sunday Market • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 23, Historic Main Street, Park City. Vendors, free kids activities, gourmet food, live music, performers, farmer’s market, beer garden and more. More information, www.ParkSillySundayMarket.com.

Patriotic Musical Fireside • 7 p.m. Sunday, St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St., St. George. The Southern Utah Heritage Choir and Visitors Center will present a patriotic, musical fireside. Featured speakers include WWII veteran Phil E. Squire and 1st Sgt. Kerry Shurtz of the Army National Guard. Admission free.

Far West Ski Association Film Fest • 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Preview three ski films at the very first Far West Film Fest. Reservations can be made by calling the theater box office at 801-689-8700 or by paying online (convenience and handling fees apply). All proceeds will be donated to Can Do MS, Women’s Ski Jumping USA, and Make a Hero. Tickets $12. More information, http://egyptiantheaterogden.com/node/101.

MOVIES

Science-fiction fans have been waiting decades for this: Ridley Scott’s return to the genre.

The man who made two of the classics of science-fiction — “Alien” (1979) and “Blade Runner” (1982) — is back with “Prometheus,” which does have some links to “Alien,” but holds up on its own as a sturdy action drama with some thoughtfulness, too. It follows two archaeologists (Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) as they lead a space exploration to a moon pointed to by ancient Earth artifacts. Their thesis: An alien civilization came to our planet and populated it with, well, us. But the search gets complicated by nasty creatures outside, and the mixed motives of the android David (Michael Fassbender), which gives “Prometheus” some daring “2001” overtones. Scott gives us some hellacious action set pieces, a powerful female heroine in Rapace (the Swedish “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”), and plenty of ideas to chew on.

Another franchise kick-start comes in “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” a frenetic and sometimes quite funny continuation of the computer-animated series about Alex the lion (voiced by Ben Stiller) and his Central Park Zoo buddies. This time, they leave Africa for Monte Carlo, and end up getting chased by a deadly animal-control officer (voiced by Frances McDormand), from whom they seek refuge by joining a group of circus animals. The story is a mishmash, mostly connecting one over-the-top sequence to the next. It’s fun but forgettable.

This art-house slate is topped by the French comedy-drama “The Intouchables,” a based-on-true-life story of a rich quadriplegic (Francois Cluzet) who forms a friendship with his live-in caretaker, an African-born ex-convict (Omar Sy). The story goes in predictable, Hallmark Channel, directions. But the easygoing chemistry between Cluzet and Sy makes it pleasant.

“Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” has a great cast, but then doesn’t give them much to do. Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olsen play three generations of women in one family. Keener plays an uptight Manhattan lawyer who brings the kids north to meet their hippie grandma (Fonda) in Woodstock — while Olsen plays Keener’s college-age rebel daughter. Director Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy”) is good to his actresses, even with a underfed script.

Lastly, there is “The Turin Horse,” Hungarian director Bela Tarr’s tragedy of 19th-century farm life. The Cricket was unable to screen it this week, so you’re on your own.

Sean P. Means

SPORTS

Utah Blaze vs. Chicago • 7 p.m. Saturday, EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Tickets, www.utblaze.com.

Utah Jynx Women’s Football Team vs. Utah Blitz • 7 p.m. Saturday, Granite High School, 3305 S. 500 East. Season tickets are $20 and include Free hotdog and soda at each game. Children 2 and under are free. More information, www.utahjynx.net/.

CLUBS ETC

Neon Trees • It’s official. Neon Trees are no longer a one-hit wonder, with the Utah band’s song “Everybody Talks” burning up the charts. The band’s new album “Picture Show,” said frontman Tyler Glenn in a Tribune interview, is “selfish. ... It sounds like my favorite bands, but still us.” The record indulged Glenn’s year-long obsession with Depeche Mode, with darker themes percolating under the still upbeat neo-New Wave anthems the band perfected on its break-through single “Animal.” “There was a fearless attitude for this album,” Glenn said. As a result, the band will be headlining a concert this summer with Penguin Prisons and J Jamz, the latter featuring members of Maroon 5 and Phantom Planet. But Glenn, who still calls a Provo apartment home, said success will never go to his band’s heads. “We weren’t made to be household names,” he said. Too late. Opening the show will be The Devil Whale, The Blue Aces and Niko Vega.

When • Friday at 7 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Tony Summerhays • Whatever you do, don’t call him a D.J. “They call me a D.J. all the time. To a musician, it’s an insult. It takes a hell of a lot more time, and dues to be paid, than being a D.J.” For four decades, Tony Summerhays has been Utah’s top one-man-band, and at the Murray Arts Centre he is hosting a free dance and show to celebrate 40 years in show business. In a Tribune interview with the institution, Summerhays said he has a repertoire of more than 500 songs, with his most requested song “In the Mood.” The secret to his success and longevity is that Summerhays “treated my business like a business, instead of a hobby,” he said. After that. “I chart my own course.” If you miss this show, you can still check out Summerhays singing and playing the keyboard, guitar, trumpet and harmonica every Tuesday at the Murray Arts Centre, every Wednesday at the Golden Hours Center in Ogden, and on Thursdays at the Murray Heritage Senior Center.

When • Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Where • Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • Free

The Lab Dogs • The local rootsy band will be playing songs they learned from the late Doc Watson as a tribute to one of their greatest heroes.

When • Friday at 7 p.m.

Where • Pat’s BBQ, 155 W. Commonwealth Ave. (2125 South), Salt Lake City

Tickets • No cover

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand • The RubberBand, starring local legend Ryan Shupe, always has fun just pickin’ and grinnin’ through their mix of bluegrass, country, rock and jazz.

When • Friday at 8 p.m.

Where • Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy

Tickets • $10-$15 at SmithsTix

Double Helix (John Flanders Quintet) • Double Helix, sometimes known as the John Flanders Quintet, will perform its own unique brand of jazz and swing music.

When • Friday at 9 p.m.

Where • The Bayou, 645 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

The Romantics • Come see classic-rock band The Romantics live in concert as they perform their hits like “What I Like About You” and “Talking In Your Sleep.”

When • Friday at 9 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $15 at SmithsTix

The Salt Lake Men’s Choir • The Salt Lake Men’s Choir presents its annual summer concert with a collection of folk, pop and jazz favorites.

When • Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 at kingsburyhall.utah.edu or by calling 801-581-7100

Adler and Hearne • The Bridger Folk Music Society presents a concert with songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne. Adler and Hearne serve up home-grown music mixed with original songs in a genre defined as “folk-jazz blues-grass.”

When • Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Crumb Brothers Bakery, 291 S. 300 West, Logan

Tickets • $13 at www.bridgerfolk.org or by calling 435-757-3468

The Music of Elvis with Ryan Pelton • The Sandy Arts Council will present “The Music of Elvis” with Elvis impersonator Ryan Pelton including “All Shook Up,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and more.

When • Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where • Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, Sandy

Tickets • $12-$18 at SmithsTix

Ingram Hill • Memphis rock band Ingram Hill will perform an almost exclusively acoustic show at The State Room, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the Usana True Health Foundation. The Wayne Hoskins Band is also on the bill.

When • Saturday at 8 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 at thestateroom.com

Underground Rebels Tour 2012 • The Underground Rebels tour features Potluck, a hip-hop duo from northern California, as well as Kung Fu Vampire, DGAF, and several local artists.

When • Sunday at 5 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 537 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18 in advance, $21 day of, at SmithsTix

Heavy Metal Shop’s 25th Birthday • Come celebrate the shop that has been peddling evil for a quarter-century as performers such as Michael Dean Damron, Kleveland’s Stephanie Smith, The Scorpions’ James Kottak fete the shop. Buy a hoodie while you’re there.

When • Sunday at 4 p.m.

Where • Heavy Metal Shop, 63 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Sarah Jaffe • Acoustic guitarist Sarah Jaffe, who has opened for The Old 97’s, will perform. Secret Colours and Jay William Henderson will open.

When • Sunday at 8 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix

David Burger

ONE CHEAP CHICK

Groupon: Utah Arts Festival deal • Deals site Groupon is offering a four-day pass to the Utah Arts Festival for $15. Adult admission normally runs $10 per day, or $30 for a four-day pass. The festival runs June 21-24 in downtown Salt Lake City. Go to http://www.groupon.com/deals/utah-arts-festival-1?c=dnb&p=1 for details of this offer, while supplies last. Go to http://www.uaf.org/festival-info/how-to-festival/tickets-to-the-utah-arts-festival for other discount offers to the festival.

Free admission offers in Ogden • Weber County’s summertime free admission program starts this weekend. Every Saturday, from June through August, a variety of Ogden-area attractions such as the Ogden Nature Center, the Treehouse Children’s Museum and the Ogden Dinosaur Park, offer free admission to their facilities. Go to http://www.co.weber.ut.us/ramp/index.htm for a printable schedule of free-admission days for each attraction, courtesy of Weber County. Click on “RAMP Summer Saturdays.”

Free Disney events • Each summer, The Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City and Radio Disney AM 910 host Radio Disney Days, a series of free events for children that includes prizes, live dancing performances, face painting, a bounce house and other activities. The series begins June 19 with an event that runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Radio Disney Days will also be held on July 17 and Aug. 7. Go to http://www.slcclassic.com/publicservices/gallivan/events-Disney-Days.htm for more information.

Summer reading kickoff celebration • Participating McDonald’s in Utah and the Utah Governor’s Commission on Literacy will offer a summer reading kickoff celebration 1-4 p.m. Saturday. The first 100 children at each McDonald’s restaurant will receive a free Scholastic book and free ice cream cones will be served during the event. Go to http://www.mcutah.com/7971/39905/5673/ for more information.

Also on Saturday, the Salt Lake City Library System kicks off its summer reading program. Go to http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/news/index/35 for information about this program, which allows children to earn prizes and attend fun events at libraries throughout the city, and Saturday’s party.

Here are some other fun programs designed to keep children reading all summer long:

Utah State Fair Read and Win • Children who read 10 books can get a free ticket to the Utah State Fair in September and a voucher for one free carnival ride and a small lemonade. Details of this program are at http://www.utahstatefair.com/readandwin.

Summer Reading Imagination Destination • Children can earn a free book from Barnes & Noble. Details are at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570.

Sylvan Learning Centers • Go to http://www.bookadventure.com/home.aspx to sign up your children for the Book Adventure program by Sylvan Learning Centers. Children can earn prizes, such as Highlights magazine subscriptions, for reading books. (This is an entirely online program.)

Dream Big: Read/Provo • Provo City Library has a summer reading program with prizes, events and an end-of-summer party. Details are at http://www.provolibrary.com/kids-srp.

Dream Big: Read/Tooele • Tooele City Library has a summer reading program with events, activities and rewards. Go to http://www.tooelecity.org/tcl/library.html for more information.

Davis County Fair Read and Win • Children can earn a free carnival ride or cotton candy at the Davis County Fair by reading 10 books before the fair starts. The fair runs Aug. 15-18. Go to http://www.davisfair.org/comps.php for more information.

Governor’s Reading Challenge • Each year, the Utah Governor’s office offers a summer reading program with prizes for those who log reading hours. The office will post information about this year’s program at http://firstlady.utah.gov/literacy/summer_book_reading.html soon.

Lesley Mitchell

TV

The Tony Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) are the least accessible of the major awards, if only because so few of us get to Broadway.

They also tend to be among the most entertaining to watch because (a) we get to see musical numbers, including one from “The Book of Mormon,” and (b) Neil Patrick Harris is hosting. And he’s the best awards-show host, period. NPH should host ALL the awards shows.

Hey, the man won an Emmy for hosting the 2009 Tonys.

Elsewhere on Friday •

Whale Wars (7 and 9 p.m. Animal Planet): A Japanese security ship is headed straight for the Steve Irwin.

Fairly Legal (10 p.m. USA): Lauren is smitten with by a wealthy businessman.

Common Law (11 p.m., USA): Travis’ ex-partner causes trouble.

Elsewhere on Saturday •

Horse racing (2:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Belmont Stakes. (Post time is 4:35 p.m.)

Stanley Cup Finals (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Game 5 — Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils

Arena Football (7 p.m., Ch. 2.2): Chicago Rush at Utah Blaze

How to Be a Gentleman (7:30 p.m. CBS/Ch. 2): CBS burns off another episode of this awful sitcom.

The Hangover Part II (10 p.m., HBO): 2011 sequel. (Rated R)

Elsewhere on Sunday •

Secret Millionaire (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The founders of Anytime Fitness look for deserving people in Oklahoma City.

The Killing (7 and 11:08 p.m., AMC): In an episode titled “Donnie or Marie,” the killer is within Sarah and Holder’s reach.

Drop Dead Diva (7 and 11:01 p.m., Lifetime): Jane and Grayson work together on one case; Kim represents her father in another.

Untamed Americas (7 and 8 p.m.; 10 and 11 p.m., National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild): A look at the mountainlands of the Americas; then the deserts.

Mad Men (8 and 10:04 p.m., AMC): In the season finale, there are opportunities for just about everybody and Pete meets a stranger on a train.

The Glades (10 p.m., A&E): A dead body clothed in a mermaid costume washes ashore.

True Blood (10 p.m., HBO): The Authority confronts Bill and Eric; Sookie and Lafayette have a mess to clean up. (Season premiere)

Nurse Jackie (10 p.m., Showtime): Jackie takes control of the ER.

Sister Wives (10 and 10:30 p.m., TLC): Kody and his brothers go looking for fun in Sin City; the teenagers return to Utah for a visit.

The Big C (10:30 p.m., Showtime): Cathy learns to scuba dive.

Longmire (11 p.m., A&E): A man and his award-winning horses are killed in a barn fire.

Veep (11 p.m. HBO): Selina travels to Ohio to endorse a candidate who doesn’t want her endorsement. (Season finale)

The Borgias (11 p.m., Showtime): Lucrezia’s lover proposes; Cesare makes a big decision.

Girls (11:30 p.m., HBO): Hannah starts work at Grumpy Café.

Scott D. Pierce