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Weekend Express: Utah's events planning guide

Published February 24, 2013 1:22 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

We're here to help you plan your weekend, with best picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here.

Rizzo the polar bear

Rizzo the polar bear will be in the spotlight Saturday at Utah's Hogle Zoo.The zoo is offering a $2 discount on admission fees for anyone wearing a white shirt to its "Polar Bear Whiteout," an event setting the stage for Wednesday's celebration of International Polar Bear Day.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • 2600 Sunnyside Ave. in Salt Lake City

Tickets • With discount it is $7.75 for adults, $5.75 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors. Kids under age 3 are free.

The Rock and Worship Roadshow

The Rock and Worship Roadshow will feature MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Family Force 5, Adam Cappa, Tim Timmons and Tedashii, Luminate and Kutless. Visit therockandworshiproadshow.com for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10.00;

Utah Arts Festival 2013 Masquerade Party and Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Utah Arts Festival will hold its 2013 Masquerade Party and Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. The Texas Hold 'Em tournament begins at noon, with the final table at 7 p.m during the party. The Masquerade Party will be held from 6-11 p.m. This event is for those 21 and older. Purchase tickets at http://www.uaf.org/masquerade. For more information, call 801-322-2428 or email aimee@uaf.org.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Where • Rail Event Center, 235 N. 500 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $50.00; Must be 21 for the masquerade party;bit.ly/YBrzBI

Atheists of Utah Annual Winter Gala and Fundraiser

The Atheists of Utah will hold the second Annual Winter Gala and Fundraiser to benefit Utah's Homeless Youth Resource Center. Come and enjoy good food, music and dance the night away, all while supporting a really great cause. The evening will include a welcome reception, catered dinner, DJ and dancing. Visit bit.ly/11Hqzxx for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

Where • The Tasting Room, 357 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $60.00; $45 for members;bit.ly/WsLRL5

African Methodist Episcopal Church Founder's Day

African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its founder's day. Choirs, clergy and congregations from Hill Top Methodist Church Choir, Trinity AME Community Church Choir, Calvary Baptist Church, Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, and Embry Chapel AME Church will join in the celebration.

When • Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m.

Where • Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 239 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Industrial Ethos Exhibit

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University will present "Industrial Ethos," an exhibit focusing on the intrigue of the industrial environment through the work of photographer Chris Dunker, a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at Utah State University. Visit artmuseum.usu.edu for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Utah State University Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art , 650 N. 1100 East, Logan

Tickets • Free

Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibit

The Department of Art & Design faculty will display their works in the Tippetts Exhibit Hall for free from Feb. 15-March 15. The Tippetts is located in the Chase Fine Arts Center.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Utah State University - Chase Fine Arts Center, 4030 Old Main Hill, Logan

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, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 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, Feb. 22 from 11:55 a.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Where • Charley Hafen Jewelers Gallery, 1409 S. 900 East, Salt Lake 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, Feb. 22 from 11:55 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11:55 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Enoch and the Temple

The Utah State University Religious Studies Program and the new Academy for Temple Studies will present "Enoch and the Temple," a discussion concerning religious messages and themes in Enoch literature. George W. E. Nickelsburg, emeritus professor of religion at the University of Iowa, will deliver the keynote address. Send an RSVP email to byu_studies@byu.edu. The program will be held in 303 JRCB, the Law School Moot Court Room.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University - Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, Provo

Tickets • Free

South American Wines and New World Cheeses

Chile and Argentina have one of the longest wine making histories of the new world. Harmons wine educator Sheral Schowe, will lead you through a tasting of the best examples from each of these countries, paired with cheeses from California, France, Spain, and Italy. Visit http://www.harmonsgrocery.com or call 801-428-0365 for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Harmons City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $59.00; bit.ly/VvSoSU

Bountiful/Davis Art Center Statewide Competition

The Bountiful/Davis Art Center will present its Statewide Competition, one of the longest-running juried visual arts exhibitions in Utah highlighting the works of Utah's most creative visual artists. There will be an opening reception on Feb. 22, 2013. For more information call 801-451-3660 or email info@bdac.org.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Bountiful-Davis Art Center, 28 E. State, Farmington

Tickets • Free

Rapunzel - A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

The classic fairy tale of Rapunzel comes to life in an exciting and charming new musical. Rapunzel is the story of a beautiful princess with long, long, long hair trapped in the tower, a handsome young suitor who doesn't quite know what he's searching for, an evil witch who has her eye on what should be Rapunzel's kingdom, and a tired, yet philosophical, old dragon who tries to make sense of it all. Visit http://www.scera.org or call 801-225-ARTS for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $6.00; *

Little Happy Secrets

The Echo Theatre will present Little Happy Secrets by Melissa Leilani Larson. The play begins when Claire returns from serving an LDS mission and reunites with her best friend Brennan. Claire discovers that her feelings for Brennan go deeper than friendship. As a devout Mormon, Claire struggles to understand how her feelings fit with her faith. Tickets available at http://www.TheEchoTheatre.com.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Echo Theatre, 145 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $10.00; $12 at the door;http://www.TheEchoTheatre.com

The Tempest

New World Shakespeare Company will present William Shakespeare's last play, "The Tempest." Visit http://www.newworldshakespearecompany.com or call 801-719-7998 for information. A portion of the profits from this production will be donated to HEAL Utah's efforts to make the environment healthy and safe for all. Visit arttix.org for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • bit.ly/11xk8gt

Four Weddings and an Elvis

The Sandy Arts Guild will present the contemporary hilarious and heart-warming play "Four Wedding and an Elvis" in the Chamber Theater at Sandy City Hall. Tickets can be purchased by calling 801-568-ARTS or online at smithtix.com.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Tickets • $11.00; *bit.ly/VrtbKn

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival

Imagine Ballet Theatre will present the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival Utah. The Festival is open to both amateur and professional choreographers and will feature solo, small group, and ensemble performances of a variety of dance types. Visit http://www.imagineballet.org for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free

My Fair Lady

The Terrace Plaza Playhouse will present "My Fair Lady," the Lerner and Loewe musical about misogynistic and arrogant phonetics professor Henry Higgins and flower girl Eliza Doolittle. Reserved tickets are available at Terrace Plaza Playhouse by calling 801-393-0070 or visit http://www.terraceplayhouse.com.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden

Tickets • $7-$12;

Distinctive African Art Exhibit - Gordon Dew

Salt Lake Acting Company will celebrate Black History Month with a special exhibition, "Distinctive African Art," the collection of proprietor and curator, Gordon Dew throughout the run of "How to Make a Rope Swing." This show includes the works of artists; Charles Bibbs, Albert Fennell, William Tolliver, Synthia Saint James, Dr. Raymond Lark, Rosalind McGary and Larry Poncho Brown.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Brazilian Carnaval

Viva Brazil Cultural Center and Eventos Reception Center will present an authentic Brazilian Carnaval. Dj. Erv. Master will play the latest Brazilian hits; Samba Fogo and Drummers will teach participants the samba and contestants with the best costumes and most energy and excitement, will be awarded prizes. Visit http://www.utahbrazilianfestival.com for information and tickets.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.

Where • Eventos Reception Center, 3485 S. Main St., South Salt Lake

Tickets • $10.00; bit.ly/11VUja9

Tracy Aviary Salutes Scouts

Tracy Aviary will honor scouts by having special bird encounters and free scout workshop demonstrations. All scouts wearing a scout uniform will receive free admission. Visit http://www.tracyaviary.org/upcoming-events for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.00; *

Furniture Refinishing

Learn how to restore the original beauty and function of any piece of furniture in this hands-on class. Visit continue.utah.edu/lifelong or call 801-587-5433 for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where • Alonzo's Refinishing, 154 Navajo St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $129.00; bit.ly/w1ck2T

Winter Tree Tour

Join us as we walk through the Garden and explore a number of evergreen and deciduous specimens that provide year-round interest and serve as stunning backdrops for perennials and ornamental grasses. Call 801-581-8454 to register or visit http://www.redbuttegarden.org/winter_tree_tour.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00; *Red Butte Garden members are free;http://www.redbuttegarden.org/winter_tree_tour

2013 Ogden Seed Exchange

No admission fee, donations to Ogden Nature Center gratefully accepted. Bring open pollinated and/or heirloom seeds to trade or sell. Be sure to bring envelopes or baggies for your trades or purchases. There is a mini workshop on starting seeds and soil improvement at 10 and the seed swap starts at 11 a.m.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

How to Start a Community Garden

Wasatch Community Gardens will hold a class on "How to Start a Community Garden." Topics include forming a committee, planning the garden, organizing gardeners, overcoming challenges and fostering community involvement. Register at wasatchgardens.org.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10.00; bit.ly/12cL3NG

Fire & Ice

This event will include ice sculpting, warm fires, fireworks and more. Riverwoods is pairing with the Food and Care Coalition to offer help to the homeless and low-income individuals of Utah County. For each two cans of non-perishable food donated, s'mores ingredients for one s'more will be provided (limit one s'more per person). Visit bit.ly/UgquN8 for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Avenue, Provo

Tickets • Free

Interfaith Month Event - Hindu Fire Sacrifice Ceremony

Visit the Hindu Temple for a Fire Sacrifice Ceremony as part of the Interfaith Month event. Visit http://www.interfaithroundtable.org for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30p.m.

Where • India Cultural Center, 1142 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan

Tickets • Free

Special Hair Donation

Disney on Ice is partnering with local Great Clips to launch a hair donation campaign to benefit non-profit charity Children With Hair Loss. Essentially anyone who donates at least 8" of hair will receive two tickets to Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream, the all-new ice spectacular.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Great Clips, 906 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Edward Lewis Black Theater Festival

The City Library will present the Edward Lewis Black Theater Festival, a series of reader's theater format productions of contemporary plays. The festival is held in honor of Edward Lewis, a pioneer in the development of African-American theater in Utah and California. For more information, visit http://www.slcpl.org/edwardlewis.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization, is looking for hundreds of 3-8 grade girls in Davis, Summit and Utah counties to sign up for this year's after-school 5k training program. Sign up before Feb. 23 to reserve your spot on the team. To sign up visit girlsontherunsaltlake.org. The race will be held June 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. Call 801-913-5584 for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where • Sugar House Park, 1300 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City

Star Awards

The 8th Annual Evening Of Stars Benefit Arts Gala honors and celebrates groups and individuals who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the arts in Utah County and beyond. There will be a red carpet and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Visit scera.org or call 801-225-ARTS for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $10-$95;bit.ly/14joENg

A Garden Grows in Redrock Country

Jen Castle & Blake Spalding, chefs of Hell's Backbone Grill, their organic-farm-to-table restaurant in Boulder, Utah, will present their fascinating story and fabulous food that originates in their remote but civilized outpost tucked in between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks. Visit http://www.harmonsgrocery.com or call 801-617-0133 for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $59.00; bit.ly/Xs9K27

Old Time Square and Contra Dance

Old Time Square and Contra Dance with Loose Shoes will perform. Musicians welcome to sit in.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 donation;

Forum for Questioning Minds -David Strayer

The Forum for Questioning Minds will feature David Strayer in the discussion "Creativity in the Wild." Dr. Strayer, professor of cognitive and neural psychology at the University of Utah, will discuss how disconnecting from modern technology and intereacting with nature can improve creativity and other higher cognitive abilities.

When • Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2 p.m.- 3:30p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Purim Festival

Chabad Lubavitch of Utah will celebrate the Jewish festival of Purim, that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman's plot "to destroy all the Jews in a single day." Purim observances include a reading of the megillah and a Purim feast. Visit http://www.jewishutah.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/2131820/jewish/Purimania.htm for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

Where • Chabad Lubavitch of Utah , 1760 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City

Music • Listings by David Burger

Elvin Bishop

Spotlight show • The 70-year-old guitarist with his signature Red Dog guitar (Gibson ES-345) went solo in 1968. Before that he was an integral member of the influential Paul Butterfield Blues Band and a player on the seminal 1969 album "The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper." These days, Bishop lives off the royalties from his 1970s hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love." Directors Spike Lee, Paul Thomas Anderson and Rob Zombie are fans of the song, having used it in their movies. In a phone interview, Bishop said he performs only when he wants to, and that includes being a regular performer on blues cruises — he just got off one with Taj Mahal. During the week, Bishop lives in the northern California countryside and preserves up to 400 cans of the fruit annually from his 40 fruit trees. "I grew up on a farm and I know what real food tastes like," he said. Bishop will bring a stellar six-piece band with him to Park City, including the former bandleader of the late bluesman Albert King's band.

When • Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $40 to $55 at door

Desert Noises

Spotlight show • Desert Noises joins Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons and The Used on the list of Utah County success stories. The alt-country ensemble, which will perform at Kilby Court, recently finished a two-year tour to promote its 2011 album "Mountain Sea." The band — which has not yet been signed — includes frontman Kyle Henderson, Tyler Osmond, Patrick Boyer and Brennan Allen. Henderson said he and his bandmates are planning another large-scale tour, one that will take them to Ohio in their new 12-passenger Chevy Express van. They also have a new EP, November's "I Won't See You." And during a recent Southern California sojourn, the band headlined at The Hotel Cafe, a Los Angeles hot spot. Despite all the recent recognition, the band's mantra is still "patience," Henderson said. "We want to lift each other up rather than push [each other] down." Hannah Georgas and The North Valley are also on the bill.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 at door or at 24Tix

Mouse on Mars

The German duo, which has been making IDM and experimental electronic music since the '90s, stops in Salt Lake City before the Feb. 24 release of its new album, "Wow."

When • Friday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $16 at 24Tix.com

James McMurtry

Rock guitarist McMurtry will perform as part of his "Live In Europe" tour. 

When • Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • Sold out

Gold Fields

With its up-tempo rhythms and pervasive use of synthesizers, Gold Fields is a throwback to new wave. The band's debut album, "Black Sun," will be released Feb. 26.

When • Friday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Where • In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 advance, $12 day of; at SmithsTix.com

American Hitmen

Members of this local rock band are former U.S. Marines who served together in Iraq. The Better Life Band, Young Electric and Seven Eves will open the show.

When • Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $10 at partytix.com

Toro Y Moi

Since helping usher in the chillwave movement, Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) has changed his musical style a couple of times. With his latest release, "Anything in Return," Bundick tries pop music.

When • Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15 at 24Tix.com

Movies • Listings by Sean Means

Oscar weekend is usually light on new releases — on the theory that Hollywood studios want to give everyone a last shot at the major nominees.

There are a couple studio films, which seem to further the theory that movie producers can hide bad films from critics anytime — but to hide them from their industry colleagues, nothing's better than Oscar weekend.

• "Snitch" is a message-heavy drama that promises to be action-packed — but delays all the action until the last 30 minutes. Dwayne Johnson stars as a construction company owner who tries to act when his son is caught in a DEA sting and faces 10 years in prison. After the movie's long-winded screed against mandatory-minimum sentences, Johnson's character makes a deal with an ambitious U.S. Attorney (Susan Sarandon) to go undercover and ferret out a drug dealer (Michael K. Williams) tied to a Mexican cartel boss (Benjamin Bratt). Johnson's acting chops are wanting, and the movie's action is too little, too late.

• The other studio film, the horror-thriller "Dark Skies," was not screened for critics. (Mike Ryan wrote a hilarious account of his thwarted attempt to see "Dark Skies" at a midnight public screening in New York last night.

• The Tower has two new titles this weekend. One is "John Dies at the End," a trippy and entertainingly bonkers horror/sci-fi mash-up about two slackers (Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes) who discover a street drug with supernatural connotations. The other is "Happy People: A Year in the Taiga," a documentary co-directed and narrated by Werner Herzog, an uneven portrait of Siberian fur trappers using ancient techniques as they battle the elements.

Television • compiled by Scott D. Pierce

Live from Hollywood. Seth MacFarlane hosts The Academy Awards (6:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).

ABC is also airing a preview, On the Red Carpet at the Oscars (2:30 p.m., Ch. 4) — and the annual, inane arrivals show, Oscars Red Carpet Live (5 p.m., Ch. 4).

However, ABC's dumb-as-dirt red carpet show generally looks positively intellectual compared to the stupidity that you can count on from E! That cable network will air seven hours of pre-shows beginning at 11:30 a.m. — and then a 90-minute "after party" at 9:30 p.m.

Blech.

Friday on TV ...

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The CEO of O'Neill Clothing is shocked when a sales associate disses the brand and offers him weed.

Last Man Standing (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Mandy flirts with Kyle, who's oblivious.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Pacific at BYU

Malibu Country (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The family tries to get Lillie Mae a great birthday gift.

CSI: New York (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): In the ninth-season finale, an unarmed man is shot by police. At this point, it's entirely possible that there won't be a 10th season.

Touch (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Martin is forced into making a big decision.

Alien Dawn (8 p.m., Nickelodeon): In this new series, 16-year-old Cameron races to uncover clues of a mysterious conspiracy hidden in the animated pages of a comic book series created by his missing father.

Merlin (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Merlin tries to help a young Druid boy.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): An injury during a pick-up game leads to a lawsuit.

American Masters (9 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Gospel singer and guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe is profiled.

Spartacus: War of the Damned (10 p.m., Starz): Spartacus suspects he's got a spy within his ranks.

Saturday on TV …

Women's college basketball (2 p.m., BYUtv): Gonzaga at BYU

Ripper Street (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): A Jewish anarchist is murdered.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Stanford at BYU

Women's college gymnastics (8 p.m., P12N): Stanford at Utah

NBA (8:30 p.m., ROOT): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers

The New Normal (10 p.m., Ch. 30): David and Bryan rush the puppy to the vet.

Argo: Inside Story (11 p.m., Discovery): A look at the real story that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie about the CIA's attempt to rescue six Americans during the 1978 Iran hostage crisis.

Sunday on TV ...

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): David O'Leary — the father in the father-and-son team from Utah — suffers an injury in Bora Bora.

The Walking Dead (7, 9 and 10 p.m., AMC): Their security threatened, Rick and the group have to make a choice.

Girls (10 p.m., HBO): Hanna and Jessa go upstate to visit Jessa's father.

Shameless (10 p.m., Showtime): Fiona is desperate to get the kids back from DFS.

Enlightened (10:30 p.m., HBO): Dougie gets the official word about the future of Cogentiva.

Jimmy Kimmel Live (10:35 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Jimmy's annual after-the-Oscars show.

House of Lies (11 p.m. Showtime): Doug introduces his new girlfriend to his co-workers.

Californication (11:30 p.m., Showtime): Karen asks Hank to intervene with Becca.