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Weekend Express: Navajo rugs, free park entry and more

Published November 8, 2013 11:16 am

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Free national parks • Entry fees will be waived Saturday through Monday at all national parks and monuments managed by the National Park Service.

Ogden Outdoor Expo • The Ogden Outdoor Expo is open to the public, with more than 100 exhibitors showcasing everything outdoors in Northern Utah. The expo will include demonstrations, live entertainment and a food court showcasing local restaurants. In conjunction with the expo, Peery's Egyptian Theater will feature the Telluride Mountain Film Festival on Saturday.

When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden.

Admission: Free for the expo, $9 for adults and $5 for kids (12 and under) for the Telluride Mountain Film Festival

24th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale • Experience Navajo culture by observing weaving demonstrations, singing, storytelling and other traditional activities; and help support Navajo elders by purchasing their hand-woven rugs and hand-crafted jewelry. Food and clothing collected during the show and all funds generated from the sale of rugs and jewelry go directly to the elders. More information, go to this website.

When: 6-10 p.m. Friday (special preview and sale, $30 admission); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Deer Valley Resort, Park City

Admission: $5 and/or $5 worth of donated canned goods

Downtown Farmers Market • A new winter farmers market opens Saturday at Rio Grande Depot, featuring more than 50 local vendors offering locally grown fresh produce, local meat, cheeses, dairy, baked goods, artisanal food, food trucks and more. It is scheduled to run every other Saturday through April 26.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St.

The Bodacious Holiday Shopping Festival • More than 100 local crafters, artisans and entrepreneurs will showcase Utah products and gift ideas. More information, http://www.bigbodaciousevents.com.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West

Admission: Adults $3, kids under 10 free, students, military and seniors (60+) $2

Glass Art Show • The Art Glass Guild of Utah returns to Red Butte Garden for a show of kiln work and blown glass. Items will be available for sale. More information, http://www.glassartguild.com/wordpress/.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily starting Friday through Dec. 8; an opening reception is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way

Admission: Adults $10, children $6, seniors, military and students $8.

Utah Annual CFA Cat Show • Watch cats compete and learn about breeds. Household pets are also welcome and can compete for ribbons. More information, http://www.facebook.com/UtahCatFanciers.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West

Admission: Adults $5, children/seniors $3

Free tram rides for food donations • 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

MOVIES • Emotionally stunning and beautifully realized, "12 Years a Slave" is one of the year's best movies — a tough subject, handled with skill and sensitivity. It's opening at several theaters in the Salt Lake Valley this weekend.

For more movie reviews • Go to The Cricket blog for a full round-up.

TELEVISION • Three days after Real Salt Lake eliminated the two-time defending champion L.A. Galaxy, RSL hosts the Portland Timbers in the first leg of the MLS Western Conference finals in a nationally televised game.

When • Sunday, 7 p.m.

Channel • ESPN

Other local sports • Men's college basketball gets under way on Friday with a couple of interesting games — Weber State at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv) and USC at Utah State (7 p.m., CBSSN) — as well as Evergreen State at Utah (7 p.m., P12N). College football continues on Saturday with Arizona State at Utah (2 p.m., P12N); BYU at Wisconsin (2 p.m., ESPN); and Utah State at UNLV (6 p.m., ESPNU). And the Utah Jazz play Friday at Chicago (6 p.m., ROOT) and Saturday at Toronto (5 p.m. ROOT).

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