Five ways to have fun this weekend.
1. The big movies opening this weekend are “The Predator” rated R, yet another film in the sci-fi horror franchise about what happens when a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth; “A Simple Favor” a comedic thriller based on the best-selling book about Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town; “White Boy Rick” rated R, the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison; and the PG-13 rated biographical drama “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” a sequel to 2014’s “Unbroken” that chronicles Louis Zamperini following his return from World War II and his conversion to evangelical Christianity after attending one of Billy Graham’s church revivals.
2. It’s another big sports weekend, so get out those TV listings. NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is at 2:30 ET on Sunday. Other sports on TV this weekend include college football, NFL, MLB, soccer and more.
3. Celebrate National Play-Doh Day on Sunday by sculpting your favorite animal out of the popular modeling clay. Did you know that Play-Doh was first sold as a wallpaper cleaner in the 1930s? The original off-white colored formula — composed of flour, water, salt, boric acid and mineral oil— easily removed soot and dirt when rolled on walls..
4. Clean Up the World Weekend takes place from Friday to Sunday. This is an annual event designed to get people to clean up their towns and to help the environment. Check the official website https://www.cleanuptheworld.org/ to find a local litter pickup event or for tips on how to plan your own.
5. For the first time in four years, the Primetime Emmy Awards are moving back to Monday night (to avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football). The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost of SNL Weekend Update fame. The fun starts at 7 p.m. EST on NBC. For a list of nominees, the latest news and more, go to the official site at emmys.com.
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