Five ways to have fun this weekend.
1. In theaters this weekend is the much-anticipated adaptation of “A Wrinkle In Time” rated PG and directed by Ava DuVernay with an all-star cast telling the story of Meg, a young girl who travels through space with her young brother and best friend to find her missing scientist father; “Gringo” an R-rated dark comedy about the fight for survival of a businessman (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal; “The Strangers: Prey at Night” an R-rated horror film about a family staying in a secluded mobile home park for the night are visited by three masked psychopaths, to test their every limit.
2. Did you know 25 percent of all the cookies baked in the United States are chocolate chip? Bake some of America’s favorite dessert as Chocolate Chip Cookie Week concludes this weekend. The cookie was invented when Toll House Inn owner Ruth Graves Wakefield intended to bake chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker’s chocolate. She substituted chopped up semi-sweet chocolate and the rest is history.
3. Time springs forward early Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time, and you can have fun with it by making a game of changing all the clocks and changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You can also plan some spring-themed events — winter is almost over!
4. March is National Craft Month and therefore a good time to pick up a new hobby or practice one you already know. Knock out a couple of projects from your Pinterest boards. Or check out Youtube or Craftsy for tutorials on various crafts — from baking to knitting to embroidery to sewing and more.
5. Selection Sunday — the day when the NCAA tournament field is set — is this weekend. TBS will air the official draw and brackets live starting at 6 p.m. ET and you can start filling out your brackets soon thereafter. This year the show will be televised on TBS on March 11, which will also be the home of the Final Four on March 31 and Championship Game April 2. The rest of the NCAA Tournament games will appear on CBS, TBS, TNT, or TruTV.
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