Weekend Express: Navajo rugs, free park entry and more

First Published      Last Updated Nov 08 2013 12:11 pm

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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).

For more TV highlights • Go to sltrib.com/blogs/tv