Weekend Express: Orchids, cowboys and a festival of lights
• Don't forget to re-set your clocks to "fall back" one hour this weekend as Daylight Saving Time ends.
19th Annual Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering • Dozens of entertainers, nine stages, mountain man traders camp, country dancing. Cowboy brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Drive, Midway. More information, 435-654-2352 or http://www.hebervalleycowboypoetry.com.
Where: Wasatch High School, 930 E. 500 South, Heber City
Utah Orchid Society Fall Show • View a wide variety of orchids grown in local homes and greenhouses. Society members will be on hand to discuss orchids and answer questions. Orchids will be available for sale. More information, http://www.utahorchidsociety.org.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way
Admission: Adults $10, seniors (65+) and military $8, children 3-17 $6
Salt Lake City Diwali Festival of Lights • Celebrate this Indian festival with food, music, dance, drama and fireworks. More information, 801-487-4005 or http://www.utahkrishnas.org.
When: 6-8:45 p.m. Saturday
Where: Krishna Temple, 965 E. 3370 South
Admission: Adults $3, children $1
10th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration • The celebration of this Mexican holiday aims to pay respects to and remember the dead. It will feature a variety of educational and hands-on activities for the whole family, food, games, music and dance, plus a folk art exhibit. More information, 801-965-5100 or http://www.culturalcelebration.org.
When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South
Free tram rides for food donations • For the next two weekends, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will give guests a free aerial tram ride in exchange for the donation of a can of food or hygiene item to the Utah Food Bank, or $3 donation to Wasatch Adaptive Sports. More information, http://www.snowbird.com.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Many Utah stages
It's a great weekend for theater, with "Good People" opening at Salt Lake Acting Company and Pygmalion Productions' "The Twelve Dates of Christmas" opening at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Also continuing at The Rose is Plan-B's production of Eric Samuelsen's "Nothing Personal." You've only got until Sunday to catch "Venus in Fur" at SLAC, where the two actors chemistry is sparking up the stage. Plus there's buzz about town in the performances and script of Pioneer Theatre Company's contemporary story about truth-telling, "Other Desert Cities."
"Good People" and "Venus in Fur" • Salt Lake Acting Company at 801-363-7522
"Twelve Dates" • Tickets at 801-355-2787
"Nothing Personal" • Tickets at 801-355-2787
"Other Desert Cities" • Pioneer Theatre Company at 801-581-6961
TELEVISION • The MLS playoffs are in full swing this weekend, and the big game of local interest is Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles Galaxy (Sunday, 7 p.m., ESPN). It's the first of two legs of a Western Conference semifina; the second leg is Thursday in Sandy; whoever scores the most goals on aggregate advances to the conference finals.
Other local sports on TV • The Utah Jazz are on the road in Phoenix (Friday, 8 p.m., ROOT) and then back home to face Houston (Saturday, 7 p.m., Root). And the Utah State football team welcomes winless Hawaii to Logan (Saturday, 2 p.m. CBS Sports Network).
For more TV highlights • Go to sltrib.com/blogs/tv
MOVIES • Not a strong week among the new Hollywood releases, so check out a cool program of short films from this year's Sundance Film Festival. It's playing at the Tower.
For more movie reviews • Go to The Cricket blog for a full round-up.