Weekend Express: Dumplings, dancing, gift show and more
Salt Lake Family Christmas Gift Show • This show has more than 400 booths and features arts and crafts, specialty foods, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and Santa. More information, http://www.familychristmasgiftshow.com/.
When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy
Admission: $10.50 w/coupon available at http://www.familychristmasgiftshow.com; free for kids 13 and under
Dumpling Festival • Learn about Chinese dumplings and how to make them. More information, 801-860-2118.
When: 3-6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Yum Yum Kitchen, 23 E. 2100 South
Admission: Lesson free; dumplings $5/dozen
Third Saturday: Printmaking • Third Saturdays are free family activity days at the museum of fine arts on the University of Utah campus. At this week's activity you'll learn how to print your own greeting cards, just in time for the holidays. More information, 801-581-3580 or umfa.utah.edu/thirdsaturdays.
When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive
Essent ISU Long Track Speed Skating World Cup • Top skaters from around the world will vie for World Cup points in distances of 500m to 5,000m and earn starting positions for the Sochi Winter Olympics. More information, utaholympiclegacy.com/events
When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. 4800 West (Cougar Lane), Kearns
Admission: Adults $5, kids 12 and under $3, family day pass $20
BYU Dance Sport Championships • Hundreds of ballroom dance couples of all ages will compete for titles in Latin, Ballrom, Smooth, Rhythm and Cabaret categories. The competition is in its 41st year. More information, 801-422-4623 or championships.byudancesport.com/pages/home/Default.asp.
When: Friday session at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturday sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Where: Wilkinson Center Ballroom, BYU campus, Provo
Admission: $11 general admission daily, $20 general admission for both days; $13 reserved seating daily, $24 both days; $20 table seating daily, $38 both days
German Day of Remembrance • This event, held every year in Utah since 1977, honors the memory of German POWs who died in Utah. One of the speakers Sunday will be President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a fighter pilot in the postwar German Air Force and second counselor in the LDS Church's governing First Presidency.
When: 10 a.m. Sunday
Where: Fort Douglas Cemetery
TELEVISION • OK, the premise of "Almost Human" doesn't sound all that promising three decades in the future, a cop (Karl Urban) and his robot partner (Michael Ealy) battle bad guys. But this is actually a very promising series that's not what you might expect. The biggest twist is that the cop is very robotic and the robot is very human.
When • Sunday, 7 p.m.
Channel • Fox/Ch. 13
Local sports on TV: Weber State travels to BYU for the first round of the NCAA women's soccer playoffs (Friday, 5 p.m., BYUtv). The Utah Jazz host San Antonio (Friday, 7 p.m., ROOT) and travel to Golden State (Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Root). In men's college basketball, BYU hosts Mount St. Mary's (Friday, 7:30 p.m., BYUtv) and Utah hosts UC Davis (Friday, 8 p.m., P12N). And in college football, BYU hosts Idaho State (Saturday, 1 p.m., BYUtv) and Utah travels to Oregon (Saturday, 2 p.m., Fox Sports 1).
For more TV highlights • Go to sltrib.com/blogs/tv