Weekend Primer

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Chipper, Western Kentucky's Russell Miller Theater, 7 p.m.

Less than 24 hours after the Hilltoppers run to the Sweet 16 came to an end, Chipper, a version of Cinderellaabout a farm boy in rural America, comes to Western Kentucky. Coincidence? I think not.

2008 Horse Festival, University of Arkansas, 7 p.m.

Come in order to catch a glimpse of "The One Arm Bandit" and the "Texas Trick Riders." If that's not your cup of tea, there will still be plenty of pretty horses to look at.

National Debate Tournament, Cal State Fullerton.

The four-day event features the top 78 teams from around the country. Expect a slew of fiery discussions and more "master debater" jokes than you'd ever want to hear.

In Theaters: 21

Remember the start of the poker craze? Get ready for the blackjack-card counting craze. Despite the movie's an all-star cast, my snobby recommendation is to just read the book. It's also worth noting that the real life version of the film's MIT protagonist now runs ProTrade, a fantasy sports/stock market/gambling-type website.

The Elevator Competition, Wake Forest

Sometimes two minutes is all the time you have in the cutthroat business world. Now in its 9th year, this competition gives MBA students a two-minute elevator ride in which to pitch ideas to venture capitalists. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes could be awarded to the winners.

Kevin Costner and Modern West, Charleston Music Farm, 8 p.m.

I don't know how College of Charleston students have been able to focus with Kevin Costnerset to bring his brand of Americana Rock to within a mile of campus. And before you go snickering at the Waterworld star's musical aspirations, I'd like to point out that the band is MySpace friends with Kenny Chesney -- so you know they're legit.

NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Federal Way, Wash.

Arizona, Stanford, Michigan, and Auburn all have a shot at toppling top ranked Texas. The meet concludes on Saturday with platform diving and the always thrilling 400m freestyle relay.

International Quilt Study Center and Museum Grand Opening, University of Nebraska, 1:30 p.m.

I'm a firm believer that there can never be enough museums. Many of the 2,000+ objects in the Center's collection will be on display for the new building's grand opening.

NCAA Midwest & West Regional Finals, CBS

Will Kansas punch their ticket to the Final Four and set up a dream matchup with former coach Roy Williams? Will Stanford earn themselves another crack at UCLA? Tune in to find out.