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Weekend Express: Utah's events planning guide

Published April 12, 2013 1:28 pm

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Utah State Fair TRAX Opening

The Utah State Fair will celebrate the opening of the Airport TRAX line with music, funnel cakes, face painting, clowns, balloon artists, bounce houses and animals. Bring the family and enjoy a free ride on the new Airport TRAX line, then stop and get a taste of the food and entertainment you will see and experience later this summer at the Utah State Fair. For more information, contact Jeff Kooring at 801-538-8476.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Salt Lake City SlutWalk

The SlutWalk is designed to raise awareness of sexual assault and to stop blaming and shaming victims for the assaults. The walk will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, on the west side of the City-County Building, 451 S. State St. Participants will walk to the new public safety building, the old public safety building, the district attorney's office and then finish back at the City-County Building. Speakers will address the group at the end of the walk.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where • City-County Building, 451 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

United Clans Swordsman Association Sword Fighting Competition

The United Clans Swordsman Association will hold its first sword fighting competition of the year April 13th 2013. The group teaches Long sword, Short Sword, Dagger, and unarmed fighting and defense. Participation in the competition will be limited to members of the UCSA, however, all are invited to come and watch the event which will be held on the East side of the park by the large stone fireplace. Visit http://www.theucsa.com for information.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Liberty Park, 900 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Ogden Climbing Festival

Weber State University Campus Recreation Outdoor Program will educate, promote and celebrate the sport of climbing during the state's largest climbing festival. For a full event schedule listing, to participate or to become a sponsor visit http://www.weber.edu/outdoor/ogden-climbing-festival-2013-Utah.html, call 801-626-6373 or email the WSU Outdoor Program at outdoorprogram@weber.edu.

When • Friday, April 12 from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University, 1905 University Circle, Ogden

Tickets • Free

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Sense of Wonder Day

The bird refuge is offering a day of hands-on activities to celebrate Earth Day and honor Rachel Carson, who coined the term "Sense of Wonder" recognizing the need for all of us to get out-explore-engage and discover the natural world.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where • 2155 W. Forest St., Brigham City

Tickets • Free

Green Exhibit

Awash in January white, A gallery artists were asked to make work that expresses "green". The Green Show is a collection of works produced with a spirit of anticipation, in which the expression of Green runs the gamut from acidic to sublime. Visit http://www.agalleryonline.com for information.

When • Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • A Gallery, 1321 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jamila Raqib

Jamila Raqib, the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution, will discuss "Nonviolent Struggle: Past Use and Future Potential."

When • Friday, April 12 from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Hinckley Institute of Politics, Unversity of Utah, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jennifer Fosberry - Author

Children's picture book author Jennifer Fosberry will read and sign "Isabella: Star of the Story."

When • Friday, April 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Discovery Gateway Annual Bumble Bee Bash

Imagine what you can beecome and join Discovery Gateway children's museum for an evening of inspiration and fun!

All proceeds from this family-friendly fundraiser support Discovery Gateway children's museum's educational programs and exhibits.

When • Friday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, April 12 from 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Where • Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Individual: $22.50- $25 Family: (2 adults and up to 4 kids) $103.50- $115 ;bit.ly/12i2oC5

Charity Casino Night

The Epilepsy Alliance of Utah and Brain Injury Alliance of Utah are teaming to hold the 2nd Annual Charity Casino Night. Tawyna Constantino, Epidemiologist at Intermountain Medical Center, will give the keynote address. Register at http://www.biau.org or call 801-716-4993 or 801-455-6089 or mail to Epilepsy Alliance of Utah or Brain Injury Alliance at 5280 S. Commerce Dr., E-190, Murray, Utah 84107.

When • Friday, April 12 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

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

Tickets • $50.00; http://www.biau.org

Sunset Hike

Join the park naturalist for a short, easy to moderate half-mile hike up Buffalo Point to watch the sunset and learn about nocturnal critters. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the Buffalo Point parking lot.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Where • Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse

Tickets • $9 Day-Use per vehicle (includes Davis County causeway fee;

God of Carnage and The Women of Lockerbie

Experience two award-winning contemporary plays performed in repertory when Southern Utah University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance present "God of Carnage" and "The Women of Lockerbie," April 4-20, 2013. Performances will take place in the Auditorium Theatre. For tickets call 435-586-7872 or visit http://www.suu.edu/arts or purchase at the door.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Southern Utah University, 351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City

Tickets • $10.00; *SUU students are admitted free by presenting a valid ID at the door; SUU Faculty/Staff: $8;

One Act Play Festival 2013

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts will presents One-Act Play Festival in the Eccles Theater. Six student directors, enrolled in the second year directing course, present their plays in several combinations over the course of the five days. Performances are intended for mature audiences. Visit weberstatetickets.com for information.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University - Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $12.00; *bit.ly/RFVWDl

Ballroom in Concert

The Brigham Young University Department of Dance will presents the annual "Ballroom in Concert" with the BYU Ballroom Dance Company. Visit arts.byu.edu for information.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12-$18;bit.ly/zfGhsC

Sunset District

Municipal Ballet Co., a vibrant, local, and classically based ballet troupe will present its debut performance, "Sunset District." The show is an evening of ballet, comprised of work from seven local choreographers, most of whom will also be dancing in the performance, and one filmmaker. For tickets visit http://www.thesugarspace.com or call 888-300-7898.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $12.00; *

EarthDance

Salt Lake Community College Dance Company has gathered faculty and community choreographers, and student choreography to perform in their Spring concert, EarthDance. Tickets are half price if two non-perishable food items are brought in for the Utah Food Bank. For tickets, call the Grand Theater box office 801-957-3322.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8.00;

BYU Final Cut Film Festival 2013

The annual Final Cut Film Festival, presenting short films produced and created by Brigham Young University students. Sponsored by BYU's Department of Theater and Media Artrs and the BYU Student Film Association. Visit byuarts.com/tickets for tickets.

When • Friday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University Harris Fine Arts Center, University Avenue and Center Street, Provo

Tickets • $5.00; bit.ly/Z8ZBrb

Marriage Seminar

Crossroads Christian Fellowship will host a one-day marriage seminar. Mark Gungor, the host of the seminar, focuses on how men and women think and process the world differently. Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.ccfutah.eventbrite.com.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.

Where • Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church, 6545 Combe Road , Ogden

Tickets • $12.50; The price includes snacks, lunch and childcare if needed;http://www.ccfutah.eventbrite.com

Emergency Services and Disaster Response Conference

Utah Valley University's Institute of Emergency Services & Homeland Security will present its annual Emergency Services and Disaster Response Conference, which focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to the preparation for, response to and rebuilding from natural and human caused disasters, accidents and crises. To register or for more information, visit puttingworldsbacktogether.eventbrite.com.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m.

Where • Marriott Center, 500 East University Parkway, Provo

Running for Relief 5K and Kid's 1K Fun Run

Christ United Methodist Church will hold its annual Running for Relief 5K and Kid's 1K Fun Run. The Kid's 1K Fun Run will be at 8:30 a.m. while the 5K run will start at 9 a.m. To register, visit http://www.signmeup.com/89588 or contact Gina Williams at Chuckgina1@comcast.net or at 801-230-5388.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m and 9 a.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20 for adults; $15 for children for either race;http://www.signmeup.com/89588

Pokemon Spring Regional Championships

The 2013 Pokemon Spring Regional Championships will begin April 13 while the Video Game Championship will be held on April 14. Visit http://www.pokemon.com/play to learn more about the tournament rules, regulations, and prizes as well as how to become involved in premier events.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. and, Sunday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

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

Tickets • Free

Stegner Symposium

The 18th Annual Stegner Symposium will be held in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Pre-registration and payment are required. The symposium will focus on religion, faith and the environment. For more information, visit http://www.law.utah.edu/stegner or call 801-585-3440.

When • Friday, April 12 from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Where • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law , 332 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $100-$175;

Guided Bird Tour

Meet at the visitor center to caravan through various areas of the park looking for owls, falcons and other birds of prey. Dress to spend time outside, weather permitting. Park entrance fees apply. Call 801-721-9569 for information.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.

Where • Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse

Tickets • $9 Day-Use per vehicle, which includes Davis County causeway fee;

Rape Recovery Center's Parents of Survivors Workshop

The Rape Recovery Center will hold a Parents of Survivors Workshop open house as part of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Parents and other caregivers who would like to learn more about how they can take care of themselves, support the survivor in their lives, and get support from others in a similar situation are welcome. All participants must RSVP for workshop with Mara Haight at 801-467-7273 ext. 219.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where • Rape Recovery Center, 2035 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Racin' for Greyson 5K

Greyson Brown, 4, was born with Actin 1 Mutation, deemed closest to Nemaline Myopathy. He undergoes rigorous daily treatments and therapy to keep defying the odds that have stacked against him all his life. You can read his whole story at http://www.namify.com/5KforGreyson. All the proceeds from Racin' for Greyson 5K will be donated to a fund for Greyson Brown.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.

Where • Exchange Park, 900 N. 750 West, Provo

Tickets • $20.00;

Cinematic Exhibition

Central Utah Art Center will hold a group exhibition featuring the art of Jeff Larsen, John Bell, Justin Nelson-Carruth, Matt Glass, Mary Toscano, and Rosi Heyes; artists who explore connections between film and 2D media in visual art. Visit cuartcenter.org for information. Artist reception March 15, 2013 at 6 p.m.

When • Friday, April 12 from 12 p.m.- 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where • Central Utah Art Center, 175 E. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Music and Art Celebration

The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection will host a combined music and arts celebration. The celebration will commence with a painting and sculpture showing by over a dozen Utah artists. Guitarist Ryan Miller will provide musical accompaniment. The music concert will be kicked-off by the Riverton Jazz Band at 2 p.m. followed by the Woods Cross High School Chamber Choir.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 1131 S. Main St., Centerville

Tickets • Free

Summer Camp and Education Festival

Utah Family Magazine will hold the Summer Camp and Education Festival where almost 60 of the area's best summer camp programs along with many schools can help plan the new school year ahead.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m.- 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • Free

On North Temple Street Photography Exhibit

Professional photographers and amateur students documented North Temple during a period of change through a series of photos. The show opens April 13 in conjunction with the opening of Utah Transit Authority's new Airport TRAX line at 2 p.m.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Where • Mestizo Coffee House, 631 W. North Temple St, Suite 700, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters will hold its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Where • AMF Lanes - Ritz Classic, 2265 S. State , South Salt Lake

Aquarium Beautification Clean Up

In conjunction with Global Youth Volunteer Day, The Living Planet Aquarium will hold numerous aquarium cleanup and beautification days in celebration of Earth Day. Call 801-355-FISH (3474) x 212 or email volunteer@thelivingplanet.com to find out how to participate. Visit http://www.earthday.org.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Where • Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, Sandy

Tickets • Free

Masonic Philosophical Society

The Masonic Philosophical Society will discuss: The Age of Enlightenment and Freemasonry. The Age of Enlightenment was a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th Century that promoted scientific thought, skepticism and a return to Greco-Roman principles while opposing superstition, intolerance and religious and civil tyranny. Visit http://www.meetup.com/comasonry for information.

When • Saturday, April 13 from 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Where • Centerville Branch Library, 45 S. 400 West, Centerville

Tickets • Free

Tooele Social Butterflies

Social support group for people living with lupus and the family, friends who support them. The group will meet every 2nd Saturday of each month.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Tooele Library, 128 Vine Street, Tooele

Tickets • Free; Free event;

Star Party

Join the Ogden Astronomical Society for an evening under the stars, weather permitting. Meet at the day-use area at White Rock Bay to look at the sun through a Solar Scope.

When • Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

Where • Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse

Tickets • $9 Day-Use per vehicle (includes Davis County causeway fee;

Women's Shred-day Clinic

Brighton Snow Sports School is hosting a women's shred-day clinic. This event is open to skiers and snowboarders, of all abilities. Meet at the Alpine Rose lodge, 3rd level. To register email lessons@brightonresort.com or call 801-532-4731 ext. 209. Please indicate if you are a skier or snowboarder and your level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). Registration closes at noon Saturday, April 13.

When • Sunday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

Where • Brighton Resort, 12601 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road , Brighton

Tickets • Free; A free lift pass will be provided during the clinic, and registered participants will be able to purchase a lift pass for $32 after the clinic;

Chili/Soup Cookoff

Hidden Valley Presbyterian Church will hold its 10th Annual Chili/Soup Cookoff. Prizes will be given for best chili and for best soup. All are welcome to enter their chili or soup.

When • Sunday, April 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Where • Hidden Valley Presbyterian, 12883 S. 1300 East, Draper

Tickets • Free

Gabriel Trumpets

First Presbyterian Church will present Gabriel Trumpets, pleasing group of seven trumpets, organ and drums who will present a post-Easter concert.Refreshments will be served.

When • Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m.

Where • First Presbyterian Church, 12 C Street, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

The Exit Interview

Salt Lake Acting Company will present the comedy "The Exit Interview," by William Missouri Downs, April 10-May 5, 2013. The play centers on the story of Professor Dick Fig who has been terminated by his university. Visit http://www.saltlakeactingcompany.org for information.

When • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at 6 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15-$42;bit.ly/XbSk9l

Utah Baroque Ensemble

The Utah Baroque Ensemble will mark its 25th anniversary in conjunction with a series of concerts in celebration of the Easter season. Visit http://www.utahbaroque.org for information.

When • Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Grandview East LDS Stake Center, 1081 W. 1060 North, Provo

Tickets • Free

MUSIC • By David Burger

Tech N9ne

Spotlight show • The 41-year-rapper and mogul, Tech N9ne, brings the Independent Powerhouse tour to Utah, where he claims to have "one of the bigger" fan bases. "We've been going there (to Utah) since 2001. It's a family affair. We have a connection there," he said in a recent telephone interview. The tour includes fellow musicians from his Strange Music label including Brotha Lynch Hung, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Rittz, Ces Cru and Mista Icepick. A Kansas City native known for his quick rhyming, Tech N9n is finishing work on his much-anticipated album "Something Else," which is expected in July. He promised that the epic album would feature him rapping about "some of the things I've never said before." In the meantime, his ambitions is to remain as one of the most influential people in the so-called "underground rap" scene. "I'm trying to be number-one all over," he said. "My quest is for world domination. In the future, Strange Music will be a major." Perhaps by that time, his son, an aspiring rapper, will be a major star. "I hope it turns out," Tech N9ne said of his son's dreams. "I want him to do whatever he wants to do except if it's a pimp or gang-banger.?? The doting father even complimented his son's rhymes: "They weren't wack." But were they wiggity wack?"

When • Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna

Tickets • $35 at SmithsTix

Bullet For My Valentine & Halestorm

Spotlight show • The "HardDrive" tour brings hard-rock giants Bullet For My Valentine and Halestorm together under the same roof. Bullet For My Valentine, a Welsh metal band, has seen its last three albums debut in the top-15 on the Billboard charts despite no mainstream radio airplay. The latest album, "Temper Temper," was released in February offering a looser, more organic sound, said frontman Matt Tuck in a recent telephone interview. "We wrote it as we went along," he said. "It was spur-of-the-moment. We just wanted to do something different." Tuck spent much of 2012 touring with the supergroup AxeWound, which offers a softer-edge that his metal band music. "I've always been a fan of the lighter stuff," he said, "like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. Even Metallica isn't a screamy band." Halestorm, from Pennsylvania, features frontwoman Elizabeth Hale, better known as the vowel-less "Lzzy." In a phone interview, Lzzy said her guilty pleasure is music from the 1980s. "I can listen to Whitesnake all day," she said, adding that Heart's power ballad "All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You" is her "go-to karaoke song." That explains the band's 2011 all-covers EP, that includes songs by Guns N' Roses, Temple of the Dog and Skid Row. It also explains why the band's most recent album "The Strange Case Of..." features aggressive rockers and intimate ballads such as "Here's To Us," which actress Lea Michele sung on an episode of "Glee." The band is riding high after its blood-curdling lead single "Love Bites (So Do I)," won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. Halestorm become the only female-fronted band to win the category and to be nominated. "The Academy shouldn't know who we are," Lzzy said. "But it's fun to do the red carpet thing — every girl's dream." Despite the experience, she doesn't do the social thing. "I don't party much," she said. "This ruins my rock-and-roll reputation." Young Guns and Stars in Stereo are also on the bill.

When • Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 12408 W. Saltair Drive, Magna

Tickets • $27.50 in advance, $30 day of, at SmithsTix

Dirty South

Spotlight show • After headlining his first large-venue tour, rising D.J. and producer Dirty South is returning to more intimate clubs such as Park City Live, the former home of Harry O's. This will be the 34-year-old Los Angeles EDM master's first trip to Utah, which he said in a telephone interview is "fun and scary at the same time." He grew up in Serbia, but moved with his family to Australia when the Bosnian War heated up in the early 1990s. Dirty South has produced, collaborated or remixed Snoop Dogg, The Pussycat Dolls, U2, Diddy, David Guetta, and, most notably, University of Utah-educated and former Utahn Kaskade. Dirty South's remix of Kaskade's "Sorry," which was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. He also was nominated in 2011 in the same category for a remix he and Axwell did for The Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition." Dirty South counts Kaskade as a friend. "I know him pretty well," he said. "I usually hang out with nice people."

When • Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix

Red Desert Ramblers

The local bluegrass band will perform as part of Snowbird's Après Ski Live Music series.

When • Friday, April 12, at 2 p.m.

Where • Snowbird Ski Resort, Plaza Deck, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

William Beckett

The former frontman of the defunct rock band The Academy Is released his latest solo album "The Pioneer Sessions" earlier this year.

When • Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 South Kilby Court, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12 at 24Tix.com

Suicidal Tendencies

This punk/metal mainstay recently released its ninth studio album "13." Wake the Dead will open.

When • Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $25 advance, $30 day of; at SmithsTix.com

Boyce Avenue

This Florida-based trio of brothers gained a steady following by posting acoustic covers on YouTube.

When • Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m.

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

Tickets • $22.50; $25 day of show; at SmithsTix.com

Hurris & Gig

Local rappers host a release party for their debut album "As Good As It Was."

When • Saturday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Where • The Shred Shed, 60 E. Exchange Place, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8 advance, $10 day of SmithsTix.com

Taddy Porter

This four-piece Oklahoma band is tour to promote its latest album "Stay Golden."

When • Sunday, April 14, at 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 South Kilby Court, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at 24Tix.com

MOVIES • By Sean P. Means

The story of Jackie Robinson gets the Hollywood treatment this weekend.

The drama "42" is a gauzily nostalgic look at Robinson's rookie season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Newcomer Chadwick Boseman is charismatic as Robinson, capturing both his cool grace and his athletic prowess. But director Brian Helgeland's heavy-handed sermonizing and Harrison Ford's over-the-top portrayal of Branch Rickey lay the movie's message on thick.

"The Place Beyond the Pines" is a densely plotted drama, told in three acts, about fathers and sons and the consequences put on the present by sins of the past. Part one features Ryan Gosling as a motorcycle stunt rider who quits the carnival circuit when he learns he has a son — but making a living leads him to bank robbery. Part two centers on a rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) whose idealism is tested after a fateful encounter with Gosling's character. Part three is set 15 years later, as the sons of Gosling's and Cooper's characters meet. Director Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine") creates a moody and thoughtful drama that benefits strongly from Gosling's dynamic performance and slowly flags when Gosling's not on screen. (Read The Cricket's interview with Cianfrance, as he recounts how Gosling and Cooper became involved in the film — and how his cinematographer almost got himself killed.)

"Trance" is director Danny Boyle's return to movies — after a three-year break that included his work on the London Olympics opening ceremony­ — and it's a stylishly sexy heist thriller. James McAvoy stars as Simon, an assistant auctioneer who thwarts a major art heist. But it turns out he was the inside man on the job, and the thieves (led by Vincent Cassel) want to know where he hid a priceless Goya. Simon can't remember, so the thugs enlist a hypnotherapist (Rosario Dawson) to unlock Simon's memories. But she lets loose more than anyone bargains for. Boyle polishes the movie to a shine, but the convoluted story twists a few too many times.

The best movie of the week plays at the Broadway: "No," an energetic and smart political drama from Chile. Director Pablo Larrain chronicles the 1988 ballot measure that allowed Chileans to vote yes or no on the future of dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime. The film looks at the campaign of the "no" side, and of the ad man (Gael Garcia Bernal) who helped craft the message of the opposition forces. It's a riveting look at the power of positive politics.

The documentary "Room 237" is a head-scratching treat for film lovers, in which director Rodney Ascher interviews people who have developed elaborate theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." The theories may be pure bunk, but Ascher's lively depictions of them (using a wealth of movie clips) illustrate movie fandom at its most extreme.

Lastly, because you've all been bad little boys and girls, there's "Scary Movie V," another installment of the parody franchise that refuses to die. It was not screened for critics.

TELEVISION • By Scott D. Pierce

The NBA regular season is coming to an end, and the Utah Jazz host the Minnesota Timberwolves (Friday, 7 p.m., ROOT) in what might be their last home game of the season.

Unless, of course, the Jazz make it into the playoffs. But Utah is one game behind the Los Angeles Lakers with three games to play, so — even though the Jazz own a tiebreaker with L.A. — it's a precarious position to be in.

Friday on TV …

Masters Tournament (1 p.m., ESPN): Second round

NBA (7 p.m. ROOT): Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz

Undercover Boss (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): ADT's chief marketing and customer officer goes under cover.

Happy Endings (7 and 7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Brad and Jane host a couples game night; Penny writes a play.

Fashion Star (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Another designer is eliminated.

Vegas (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Lamb, Jack and Katherine try to get evidence against Savino.

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Idol-making during the Golden Age of Radio.

Cult (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Skye and Jeff search for evidence against Sakelik.

Blue Bloods (9 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2): Two Wall Street stock brokers are killed during drug deals.

Da Vinci's Demons (11 p.m., Starz): The premiere of this series features Leonardo Da Vinci as an action hero and lots of full-frontal male nudity. It's sort of a muddled mess, but the second episode is better.

Spartacus: War of the Damned (11 p.m., Starz) Spartacus and the rebels fight one last battle against the Romans. (Series finale)

Saturday on TV ...

Masters Tournament (1 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Third round

MLS (2 p.m., Ch. 4): Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps

Bet On Your Baby (7 and 8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In this weird-but-harmless new game show, parents bet on how their kids will behave. How many toys can they pick up in one minute? How many cookies can they stack up? Etc.

Smash (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Karen is suspicious of Derek's intentions.

Orphan Black (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Sarah wants to leave town.

Louis C.K.: Oh My God (8 p.m., HBO): The standup comedian performs.

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Vince Vaughn hosts; Miguel performs.

Sunday on TV ...

Masters Tournament (noon, CBS/Ch. 2): Final round

60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The search for an African warlord; a profile of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The teams race to Switzerland.

Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Pregnancy affects a set of identical twins.

The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Milhouse goes all bad-boy in an attempt to impress Lisa.

Mad Men (7, 9:04 and 10:08 p.m., AMC): Don disagrees with a client.

Army Wives (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): Denise helps Michael deal with Claudia Joy's death.

MTV Movie Awards (7 p.m., Logo; 10 p.m., MTV): Rebel Wilson hosts.

The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Hackers put the trial of an accused rapist on the Internet.

Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): In Part 3 of "Mr. Selfridge," ballerina Anna Pavlova visits the store.

The Client List (8 p.m., Lifetime): Lacey is suspicious of Dale.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The owner of a Wild West tourist attraction is murdered.

Granite Flats (9 p.m., BYUtv): Police and the military investigate the explosion on the base.

Game of Thrones (10 p.m., HBO): Daenerys, in search of an army, meets with slavers.

Nurse Jackie (10 and 10:30 p.m., Showtime): Two new doctors join the staff; Eddie gets his job back. (Season premiere)

Veep (11 p.m., HBO): Selina sees the midterm elections as a chance to expand her role. (Season premiere)

The Borgias (11 p.m., Showtime): Pope Alexander fights for his life; Cesare and Micheletto track the assassin. (Season premiere)

VICE (11:30 p.m., HBO): Helping North Koreans escape to South Korea; the dangerous border between India and Pakistan.