Weekend Primer

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Your guide to the weekend, SIOC style.

NBA Las Vegas Summer League, UNLVThe NBA's premier summer league kicks off 10 days of NBDL-caliber play in Las Vegas. While the Vegas league won't include Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley, it does feature talents like Toronto's Joel Bosh (brother of Chris), who averaged a respectable 6.6 ppg last year for Alabama State.

2001: A Space Odyssey in 70-mm, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State, 7 p.m.Come see one of the most lampooned films of all time in its original 70-mm glory. Bonus points for anybody who dresses up as "Hal."

Camp E-Day, Stanford, 10 a.m."Robots, Racers, and Rockets" is the theme of Stanford's ninth-annual engineering day. It's a must-attend event if you're interested in robot-assisted world domination.

Third Annual MIT Barn Olympics, 12 p.m.The good people at the MIT/Woods Hole joint oceanography program work hard. On Saturday they get to play hard with a full day of dodgeball, tug-of-war, flip cup, and costume contests.

Bear Paw Festival Outhouse Races, Eagle River, Alaska, 2:30 p.m.Unfamiliar with the strenuous sport of outhouse racing? A weekend of watching five-man teams pushing outhouses around a specially designed course will open your eyes. The event is a fundraiser for the University of Alaska-Anchorage Architecture and Engineering club, which hopes to go to the lower 48 states and assist Habitat for Humanity.

Ball State Faculty Trip to Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, 4 p.m.It's debatable whether a higher education institution should be organizing a faculty trip to a gambling establishment. On the one hand, it sets a bad example for students. On the other hand, it gives the math department a new outlook on the odds of those two fillies with underrated Beyer Speed Figures completing a longshot exacta box.

North American Solar Car Challenge, Plano, TXDon't worry America, somebody is working on your gas price problems. The continent's premier solar car race kicks off Sunday in Texas, ends next Tuesday in Calgary and features vehicles designed by teams from 24 different colleges. Defending champion Michigan looks to hold on to the title with "Continuum," a vehicle that looks more expensive than Rich Rodriguez.