This week’s suggestions: Don’t miss the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, observe the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and more.

FRIDAY


At theaters this week are two PG-13 movies: “Takers,” starring Chris Brown, T.I., Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen and Matt Dillon; and “The Last Exorcism,” a horror movie you’ve undoubtedly seen TV commercials for. Neither appear very family-friendly, but if the adults want to get out for a night on the town, check out these flicks.


SATURDAY


Today is the birthday of two eminent authors: Leo Tolstoy and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In celebration of the literary giants, why not check out a book or two of theirs? Two of Tolstoy’s are generally ranked among the best novels ever: “Anna Karenina” and “War and Peace.” Goethe’s best-known work is “Faust.”


SUNDAY


The 62nd Emmy Awards are tonight, so if you’re a fan of TV or Hollywood in general, be sure to tune in. The coverage begins at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC, and comedian Jimmy Fallon is hosting the broadcast. To check out the list of nominees or to learn more about the show, go to the official site, www.emmys.tv.


Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Many places will be holding special events this weekend to mark the tragedy, so check the newspaper for any listings. Or check the TV guide – more than a few shows devoted to Katrina are planned.


FRIDAY-SUNDAY


The dog days of summer are in full swing, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still sports to check out. Major League Baseball is still in action, as is Major League Soccer. And for fans of soccer, the European leagues are kicking off, and games are being broadcast on ESPN and Fox Soccer.


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