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Published March 2, 2013 5:48 pm

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Taylorsville Urban Iditarod

Here is one of two such Utah events patterned after the legendary Alaskan race. Racers dress in costumes. Shopping carts stand in for dog sleds. Food donations for the Taylorsville Food Pantry will be accepted. See http://www.taylorsvilleurbaniditarod.com for details.

When • Registration closes noon on Friday, March 1. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2. The race begins 10 a.m.

Where • Meadowbrook Golf Course, 4197 S. 1300 West ,Taylorsville

Tickets • $40 per team

Salt Lake City Urban iditarod

This version is not for kids. The course takes racers from bar to bar in downtown Salt Lake City. Visit http://www.facebook.com/SLCUrbanIditarod for more information.

When • 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

Where • Corner of 400 S. West Temple in Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free, but you need to buy your own drinks if you drink.

Belly Dance Spring Fest

Spice up your life and join the festivities at the 11th Annual Belly Dance Spring Fest, the largest belly dance festival in Utah.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m.- 10p.m.

Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West , Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.00; Children under five are free.

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous

Enjoy cowboy poetry and country and Western music. There are events Friday evening and all day Saturday. The event closes with a church service 9 a.m. Sunday. Go to http://cachevalleycowboyrendezvous.com for more.

When • Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Times vary. See above website for more.

Where • Venues around Cache County. See above website for more.

Tickets • Varied by event. See above website for more.

Exposure Exhibit

The Gallery at Evolutionary Healthcare will present "Exposure," an exhibit focused on the ways that we perceive worlds which are usually kept private. Painter Chuck Landvatter's portraits expose a private glimpse of public figures. Megan Mitchell makes ceramic objects based on forms from architecture and furniture, and Joe Strickland uses photography to explore the unappreciated beauty of seemingly mundane "private" spaces.

When • Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Evolutionary Healthcare Gallery, 461 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Mary Lou Romney Botanical Exhibit

Mary Lou Romney spent 17 years assisting in the design, implementation and promotion of the gardens as they first began. Her Sego Lilly fountain design is the prominent display upon entering the gardens and stands 10 feet in diameter and is cut from varying shades of marble. Visit http://www.redbuttegarden.org/mary_lou_romney for information.

When • Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, March 3 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00; *Members are free; University of Utah students are free with ID;

Gourd Birdhouses

Learn how to make your own, one-of-a-kind birdhouse from a gourd. All materials and tools will be provided and you will walk away with a completed birdhouse to hang in your yard or enter it in our competition. Call and pre-register at 801-621-7595 by March 8 at 2 p.m.

When • Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m.

Where • Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th Street, Ogden

Tickets • $20.00; $16 for members; for children ages 10 and older;http://www.ogdennaturecenter.org

Venessa Gromek Exhibit

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will present a new exhibition in the Locals Only Gallery, "The Sublime is Light and Easy-to-Assemble" by Venessa Gromek. Drawing on notions of the sublime in both nature and design, Gromek's "Tents" series addresses the intersection of the outdoor industry with the aesthetics of modern sculpture. Visit utahmoca.org for information.

When • Friday, March 1 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free


Analogital analyzes the transitional space between analogue and digital as a pivot in a kind of perceptual evolution. It will function primarily as a survey of artists who have practices that address concerns moving from grain to pixel, digitizing analogue phenomena, analogizing digital phenomena, simulacra within visual culture, internet-oriented consciousness, memes, aesthetics of video game culture, and identity concerns related to social media. The opening of Analogital will be on January 18, with DJ/DC, food and cash bar. There will also be a Q&A prior to the reception with artist Jennifer West, 7-8 p.m.

When • Friday, March 1 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Artistic Paths: Brush, Thread & Pixels

Local Colors will present the very different and unique artistic paths of Cyrene Swallow, painter, Kathy Jones, fibre artist, and Jeff Clay, photographer. Visit http://www.localcolorsart.com for information.

When • Friday, March 1 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Where • Local Colors, 1054 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Stephen Duncan Exhibit

Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery will feature the pen and ink paintings of Stephen Duncan.

When • Friday, March 1 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where • Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery, 1409 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Southern Utah University Art and Design Faculty Exhibit

Southern Utah University Art and Design Faculty will hold its annual art exhibit. This collection features a diverse array of medium including photography, painting, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, quilt art and much more. For more information call the Arts Hotline at 435-865-8800, or visit http://www.suu.edu/arts.

When • Friday, March 1 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Where • Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City

Tickets • Free

The Romance of Dance

Experience "The Romance of Dance," pastels and paintings by Karen Horne. Enjoy color-drenched scenes of ballroom and tango dancers, in this latest series of works in the artist's ongoing "Art of Performance" series.

When • Friday, March 1 from 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 11:55 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Horne Fine Art, 142 E. 800 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars

Local Salt Lake City celebrities are hoping their fancy footwork will help create a Utah with less cancer and more birthdays, as they take to the dance floor for the annual "Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars" competition supporting American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information, contact Debbie Nieuwenhoff at Debbie.nieuwenhoff@cancer.org or call 801-493-4704. For more information on Relay for Life, go to http://www.relayforlife.org.

When • Friday, March 1 from 6:30 p.m.- 10p.m.

Where • Sheraton City Center, 150 W. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25 per person or $40 a pair and includes dinner ;

The Man Who Came To Dinner

Judge Memorial Catholic High School's Performing Arts Department will present "The Man Who Came To Dinner." This comedy follows the span in which sharp-tongued radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, is kept on bed rest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stanley in Mesalia, Ohio. Whiteside "met this Waterloo" in the shape of a sheet of ice on the Stanley's front porch, and was forced to conduct business as usual from the quaint town. Tickets are available at the door.

When • Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m.

Where • Judge Memorial Catholic High School, 650 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00; *Pay by cash or check, no credit cards ;

Katharine Coles - Poet

Katharine Coles, poet, novelist, and professor of English at the University of Utah, will read from and sign her new collection of poetry, "The Earth is Not Flat." Visit kingsenglish.indiebound.com for information.

When • Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Where • The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Seussical the Musical

Canyon View Junior High will present "Seussical the Musical."

When • Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Where • Canyon View Junior High, 655 E. 950 North, Orem

Tickets • $7.00; Special pricing available, $5, on March 1 Food Drive Friday with a canned food donation and March 2 for participants who dress up as a Dr. Seuss-ish character.;


Dark Horse Company Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins," a musical that showcases the various assassins or "attempted" assassinations of U.S. Presidents in a murderous carnival game replete with musical numbers that reflect the era in which they each lived. Assassins is for mature audiences, and does contain adult language and simulated gun violence. Blanks will be fired. Visit arttix.org or call 801-355-ARTS for information.

When • Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25.00; bit.ly/113mYK3

Play On

Pleasant Grove Players will present the comedy "Play On!," the story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Seating is reserved and tickets may be purchased online at pgplayers.com. The box office will be open for current and future sales on performance nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

When • Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Pleasant Grove City Library, 30 E. Center St., Pleasant Grove

Tickets • $10.00; *No babes-in-arms or children under 5;

198 Inches of Awesome

Sugar Space's Artist in Residence Program will present "198 Inches of Awesome." Chris DelPorto, Leah Nelson, and Cortney McGuire (fivefour) take on the art of showing how we relate. Humans are awkward, hilarious, compassionate, frustrated, anxious, the list goes on... and the choreographers' movement and dance exploration exposes and delights in being a human in the world.

When • Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m.

Where • Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, 616 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00; bit.ly/VEBwqu

Winter Farmers Market

When • Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m.- 1p.m.

Where • Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West , Salt Lake City

Tickets • Freewww.utahstatefair.com/wintermarket

First Baptist Church Outreach

First Baptist Church will hold its Outreach meeting for those questioning Mormonism. The Outreach Committee will be showing the series on Transitions: The Mormon Migration from Religion to Relationship.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where • First Baptist Church of Provo, 1144 W. Columbia Lane, Provo

Tickets • Free

American Diabetes Association Expo

Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO and join the millions in the fight to stop diabetes. Learn how to live healthy, be active, and change the future of diabetes for you and your family. Visit http://www.diabetes.org for information.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Tickets • Free

Screen Printing

In this class, you'll learn the step-by-step process of screen printing through both demonstration and hands-on experience. Visit continue.utah.edu/lifelong or call 801-587-5433.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30p.m.

Where • Copper Palate Press, 160 E. 200 South, Unit B, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $214.00; bit.ly/JmbItk

Interfaith Month Event - A Family Promise

Youth from all faith traditions are invited to participate in this service project to benefit the homeless guest families of the Family Promise interfaith shelter, while learning how service to the poor can unite all faiths and each other. RSVP at tony@fpsl.org for information.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where • Family Promise - Salt Lake Day Center, 814 W. 800 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Tomato Propagation Workshop

Join instructor Golden Reeves and learn about seed propagation and other tips to take the guesswork out of growing tomatoes. Plant and take home a flat of tomato seeds and a water-wall (mini greenhouse). Preregister at 801-581-8454 or http://www.redbuttegarden.org/tomato_workshop.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., Saturday, March 2 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

The Year Round Garden

Wasatch Community Gardens will sponsor "The Year Round Garden" workshop. The workshop will discuss cold and warm season crops, the differences in growing them, what to plant when, when to get your seeds started, how to grow in the cooler seasons, ways to extend your season, how to build your soil by growing in supposedly fallow times, and what to expect in the garden during the coldest months of the year. Visit wasatchgardens.org to register.

When • Saturday, March 2 from 1:30 p.m.- 3:30p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00; bit.ly/TgX4Op

Will Sing for Food Fundraiser

Excuse Me While I Change the World will present "Will Sing For Food," a concert featuring several local artists all combined to put an end to bullying, suicide, hunger and homelessness. Ticket available at available at excusemewhileichangetheworld.com.

When • Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00;

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society Gala Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction

The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society will hold its annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction for the The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra. Contact LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com or call Julie Gardner

at 435-723-8262 for information.

When • Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

Where • Brigham City Community Center, 24 N. 300 West, Brigham City

Tickets • $15.00;

Wines of Australia

Harmons Wine Educator Sheral Schowe rolls out a roster of amazing Aussie varietals this evening that include Shiraz (Syrah), Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Semillon. Visit harmonsgrocery.com for information.

When • Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper

Tickets • $59.00; bit.ly/YJcdp7

Birdhouse Factory

A circus act with a real cirque core, Birdhouse Factory is brimming with high-flying antics and artistry. Visit ecclescenter.org for information or call 435-655-3114.

When • Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $18-$65;

Material Wealth V: Focus on Student Sculpture Exhibit

Weber State University Department of Visual Arts student sculptures will be the featured art during the month of March in the Shepherd Union Gallery. This is the fifth "Material" exhibit presented by Universe City.

When • Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 3 from 1 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Weber State University - Shepherd Union Ballroom, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free


Pygmalion Productions will present Julie Jensen's play, "Cheat." At the end of World War II, some women couldn't wait until their men came home from the Front; others had liberty that they had never known before. Set in a Utah war industries plant, "Cheat" captures a moment when the world had changed forever, only to try and change back. Visit arttix.org or call 801-355-ARTS for information.

When • Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20; Must be 17 and older to attend;bit.ly/RGfg3a

MUSIC • Listings by David Burger

Leftover Salmon

Spotlight show • "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass" is one of the least favorite baby names according to the Social Security Administration, but it's the best description for a band's sound I have ever heard (at least since The Chicago Daily Tribune used the word "jazz" for the first documented time in 1915). Vince Herman, singer, guitarist and mandolin player, said in a phone interview that he loves playing in the winter in Colorado and Utah because "people are willing to get crazy in ski towns." The jam band hadn't released a new album since its hiatus in 2004, but 2012 saw the release of "Aquatic Hitchhiker," with a title that sounds exactly what a Leftover Salmon album should be called. It is the first album that banjo player Andy Thorn contributed to, and while Thorn will never be able to fill the shoes of the band's beloved, late banjo player Mark Vann, Thorn is "such a great player and fun to hang out with." Even more important, Herman said, "The first gig [with Thorn] was haunting. It felt like playing with Mark." Herman admitted that the "band limped along for a few years" after Vann's death in 2002, but "playing with Andy makes it feel so right."

When • Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Darwin Deez

Spotlight show • As a general rule, I never ask musicians to name their genre, because they usually resent the question and start railing about being pigeonholed. So I didn't ask Darwin Deez, but he happily told me what he does without prompting: "Indie pop-rock." Darwin Deez's birth name is Darwin Smith, and is returning to Kilby Court after a star-making appearance the last time he performed there. "We did have a really good show there last time," Deez said in a phone interview. In February, Darwin Deez released his second album "Songs For Imaginative People," and his imagination goes far beyond his dynamic jheri curls. "I'm susceptible to romantic fantasies," he said. "I pay attention to [dreams]." Besides performing a casual, fanciful style of guitar-pop that utilizes computers and electronics to provide beats, Deez is known for dancing during his shows. "I did tap-dancing lessons for a while," said the Asheville, North Carolina resident and Wesleyan University alum. "The rest is natural." Hang Time and Caged Animals are also on the bill.

When • Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. (330 West), Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 in advance, $12 day of, at 24Tix

Reckless Kelly

Spotlight show • The Red Dirt-inspired alt-country group (led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun was born in Oregon — and the Brauns themselves were born and raised in Idaho — but has resided where it belongs, in Austin, Texas, for more than 15 years. "There is a pretty good music scene here," said Willy in a phone interview. "There are 300 bars with live music every night." The tight-knot group's last album "Good Luck & True Love" was released all the way back in 2011, so the road warriors have booked studio time in March to begin recording a new album. Willy said the subjects will be familiar territory — "lots of stuff about the road and heartbreak" — but that he has a feeling that the band will focus on mellower material. Probably. "But I could write three good rockers by the time March comes around," he said. Opening the show will be frequent tour companion Micky & the Motorcars, featuring Micky and Gary Braun, the younger brothers of Willy and Cody Braun. Appropriately, the tour itself is called "Tour Better Than One."

When • Saturday, March 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 579 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18 in advance, $20 day of, at SmithsTix


Spotlight show • One of the Oregon indie-rock duo Menomena's members has a direct connection to Utah. "My dad was born in Salt Lake City," said Danny Seim. While the father and the rest of the family was religiously tolerant, Seim had a "crazy uncle" who unfortunately was an "antagonist" to his Mormon neighbors. His license plate read, "YRULDS." "Not all of my family are jerks," Seim said apologetically. The experimental band is touring behind its 2012 album "Moms," which is a concept album about dads. Just kidding. "We discussed the themes beforehand," Seim said. "That was new for us, We talked openly about the words. A concept album sounds heavy, but I guess that's what it was. My mom died when I was 17. I am 34 now. [Bandmate Justin Harris] was going through the death of his grandmother." The band is still dealing with the amicable departure of founding member Brent Knopf, though it presented a good opportunity for the two left standing. "There is always a clutter of ideas in the band," Seim said. "We went at it like an experiment. With two, there's not an odd man out."

When • Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $13 in advance, $15 day of, at 24Tix

Greensky Bluegrass

Spotlight show • If anyone in Greensky Bluegrass ends up reading this, or anyone who is in close contact does, please let them know that I was mistaken when I told the band's mandolin player Paul Hoffman that Red Iguana is closed on Sundays. The band always makes it a point to eat the famous molé at the landmark Salt Lake City landmarks, and in an effort to be helpful, I instructed them to arrive on Saturday or stay for lunch on Monday since I thought the restaurant was closed on the Sabbath. My bad. The Michigan-based bluegrass band is not a bluegrass in the strictest sense, with Hoffman in a phone interview saying that the band is somewhere between The Lumineers and Beyoncé. In the ensemble's early days, a spirited cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" was an attempt to win over fans at bars where bluegrass was often ignored. "People would hear it and say, 'Hey, I do like the banjo.'" Even today, the band, which also sprinkles a liberal helping of traditional songs in its sets, has fun in arranging pop songs for bluegrass bands, with the banjo often taking the synth parts. "I am a sucker for pop music," Hoffman said. Ryan Montbleau Band opens.

When • Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at thestateroom.com

Recycled Percussion

Covey Center for the Arts is hosting finalists from the TV show "America's Got Talent." The band specializes in repurposing household items (buckets, trash cans and even a washing machine) to create its own brand of rock.

When • Tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets • $20-$35 at coveycenter.org

The New Electric Sound

Velour is the epicenter of Provo's burgeoning music scene. Local rockers The New Electric Sound, The Brocks and The Atomics are set to take the stage.

When • Tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Velour, 135 N. University Ave, Provo

Tickets • $8 at 24Tix.com

Passion Pit

The Cambridge-based indie rock band is out touring in support of its 2012 release "Gossamer," a synth-laden, upbeat album.

When • Saturday, Mar. 2 at 7 p.m.

Where • The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $27 at SmithsTix.com

Movies • Listings by Sean Means

March comes in like a lion, with one giant-sized blockbuster.

"Jack the Giant Slayer" is another amped-up version of a classic fairy tale, this time "Jack and the Beanstalk." Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is a valiant farmboy who ends up with magic beans that plant a giant beanstalk on his farm – and endangering a princess, Isabelle (Eleanor Tomlinson). Jack joins a contingent of the King's men, led by the trusty Elmond (Ewan McGregor) to climb the beanstalk and rescue Isabelle from the computer-generated giants lurking above. Director Bryan Singer ("X-Men") creates some cool visuals, but the characters are thinly conceived and none too engaging.

The college comedy "21 and Over" is directed and written by the guys who wrote "The Hangover," and this rancid apple doesn't fall far from that tree. Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) take out their pal Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) on his 21st birthday, and must get his unconscious body back home before morning – when he has a major medical-school interview. The gang's adventures are sometimes funny but repetitive, with a randomness in the raunch that will leave you scratching your head. (For The Cricket, the movie was mildly nostalgic, as it was filmed at his alma mater, the University of Washington.)

Also opening wide this weekend is the oxymoronically titled "The Last Exorcism, Part II," a horror sequel that was not screened for critics.

Also not screened for critics – at least not in Utah – is "Phantom," a Cold War thriller set on a Russina nuclear submarine. The movie stars Ed Harris, David Duchovny and William Fichtner.

The best movie of the week opens at the Broadway Theatre: "A Place at the Table," a thoughtful and beautifully filmed documentary about hunger in America. Directors Kristi Jacobsen and Lori Silverbush follow families touched by hunger, and interview experts and celebrities (including Jeff Bridges and "Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio) who have championed the cause.

Lastly, there's "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," director Roman Coppola's everything-and-the-kitchen-sink fantasy/comedy that follows a self-absorbed graphic designer (Charlie Sheen) in the middle of a breakup. Despite a supporting cast that includes Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Patricia Arquette, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aubrey Plaza, the movie is a snooze – largely because we're subjected once again to Sheen sleepwalking through another vaguely autobiographical role.

Television • compiled by Scott D. Pierce

The Major League Soccer season gets under way this weekend, and local fans will be able to watch their team on TV. Because all of Real Salt Lake's games are on TV. Almost all of them on local TV.

RSL travels to San Jose on Sunday (not Saturday) for an 8 p.m. MT game against the Earthquakes that will air live on Ch. 30. And there's a half-hour pregame show at 7:30 p.m.

Friday on TV …

Boys high school basketball: 5A semifinal — Alta vs. American Fork (2:30 p.m., Ch. 14); 5A semifinal — Brighton vs. Lone Peak (4 p.m., Ch. 14); 4A semifinal — Logan vs. Mountain Crest (5:30 p.m., Ch. 14); 4A semifinal — Bountiful vs. Sky View (7:30 p.m., Ch. 14)

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mike catches Mandy sneaking into the house late at night.

Women's college gymnastics (7 p.m., BYUtv): North Carolina State and Utah at BYU

NBA (7 p.m., ROOT): Charlotte Bobcats at Utah Jazz

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Reba's brother shows up unexpectedly.

Touch (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Jake and Amelia escape and meet up.

Spartacus: War of the Damned (10 p.m., Starz): Spartacus makes plans to attack Crassus — but he's threatened by betrayal.

Saturday on TV ...

College baseball (1 and 4:30 p.m., BYUtv): Creighton at BYU

Boys high school basketball: 5A final (1:30 p.m., Ch. 14); 4A final (4 p.m., Ch. 14)

Ripper Street (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): A shipping magnate is mixed up in murder.

Men's college basketball (9 p.m., ESPNU): : BYU at Loyola Marymount

The Amazing Spider-Man (10 p.m., Starz): Surprisingly good reboot. (PG-13)

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Kevin Hart hosts; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis perform.

Sunday on TV ...

Men's college basketball (3 p.m., P12N): Utah at Stanford

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The plague of suicides in the military; China's real-estate boom.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m. CBS/Ch. 2): What with the injury suffered last week, will the Utah father-son team be able to continue?

Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The Blue Fairy offers to help Snow White save her mother.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Grampa's former life as a pro-wrestler comes to light.

The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10 p.m., AMC): Rick goes in search of more weapons.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Peter preps for his primary debate.

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The phoniest of realty shows returns, hosted by the vilest of "celebrities" — Donald Trump.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An elderly heiress' remains are found in her spooky mansion.

Red Widow (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Two-hour premiere of this thoroughly underwhelming new drama about a woman whose husband is killed in the premiere (look at the title!) and she has to deal with mobsters. Yaaaawn …

The Bible (9 p.m., History): In the first two hours, we go from the creation to Exodus.

Girls (10 p.m., HBO): Hanna tries to hide her anxiety from her parents.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Frank and Fiona go to extremes to get the kids back.

Enlightened (10:30 p.m., HBO): Amy gives Tyler a warning. (Season finale)

House of Lies (11 p.m., Showtime): Marty discovers evidence of a client's role in a banking scam.