Here are five ways to have fun this weekend.

1. The big movies opening this week are the highly anticipated “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a sci-fi PG-13 flick starring Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana; and “Get on Up,” a PG-13 biopic of James Brown starring Chadwick Boseman as Brown.

2. If you like beer, Friday is your holiday - it’s International Beer Day as well as India Pale Ale Beer Day. International Beer Day was started to highlight all the good beers you can get in the U.S. and around the world, so take some time to try something new this holiday season. Hold a tasting party with friends, or head to your local bar and try something new. (And have a designated driver or call a taxi if you go out!)

3. Sunday is National Kids’ Day, a day created by KidsPeace to “encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with their children.” So this Sunday, plan something extra special with your kids, and celebrate their importance in your life.

4. Part of that celebration can be watermelon, as Sunday also is Watermelon Day. Eat some watermelon, have a seed-spitting contest, make some watermelon-based drinks or whatever you want.

5. In sports, this weekend we again have Major League Baseball, NASCAR and Major League Soccer, so you’ll have plenty to watch on TV. Check the newspaper for schedules.

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