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Beyoncé's back in business
Four months after giving birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy, Beyoncé returns to the stage for four nights at Revel's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City (May 25 ? May 28).
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Men in Black 3
Josh Brolin as a young Tommy Lee Jones kills in a two-minute trailer. Will it hold up for a 106-minute film? Read our review.
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John Wayne Birthday Celebration
Wayne's hometown of Winterset, Iowa, celebrates the late Duke's 105th birthday (May 26) with festivities revolving around the movie The Quiet Man, as well as tours of his birthplace and a celebration of pie (because it's the only thing more American than Wayne).
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Among those happening around the country this weekend: The Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Wash., with Jack White, Beck, and Bon Iver; the Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge, La., with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Jason Aldean; and Rocklahoma in Pryor, Okla., with Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, and Creed.
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The Indy 500
On Sunday, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing (noon ET, ABC) pays tribute to driver Dan Wheldon, who was killed last October, five months after winning the Indy 500 for a second time. Look for spectators to don white cardboard glasses (Wheldon preferred white sunglasses) during the parade lap, as well as laps 26 and 98 (the numbers of his winning cars).
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Hemingway & Gellhorn
Clive Owen plays ''Papa'' and Nicole Kidman is journalist Martha Gellhorn in this HBO original (premiering May 28, 9 p.m. ET) about the passionate, egocentric couple.
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Band of Brothers marathon
Starting at 9 a.m. ET on Memorial Day, Spike TV will air the entire 10-episode Emmy-winning World War II miniseries exec produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO in 2001. Viewers can post comments on Spike's Facebook page that will be streamed live on-screen to honor our soldiers.
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History's Hatfields & McCoys
Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton take up arms (and spitting) to star as the patriarchs at the center of America's legendary family feud, which painted Kentucky and West Virginia red after the Civil War. The three-night miniseries begins May 28, 9 p.m. ET.
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Season finale catch-up
Couldn't keep up with everything during May Sweeps? Take the long weekend to clear your DVR and to watch that finale you've heard everyone talking about even if you haven't watched the show all season. (Then, cast your votes for EW.com's 3rd Annual Season Finale Awards.)
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Paul Theroux's The Lower River
Before the beach reads kick in, polish off this page turner about a man in his 60s who, after his wife divorces him, returns to the remote Malawian village where he'd spent four years with the Peace Corps and finds his Eden is not as he remembered. Read our review.