> WHAT'S HAPPENING
Movies: Opening Friday, "Alpha and Omega" (PG); "Devil" (PG-13); "Easy A" (PG-13); opening Sept. 24, "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" (PG); "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (PG-13); "You Again" (PG)
DVD: Released Tuesday, "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (PG-13); "Letters to Juliet" (PG); "Just Wright" (PG).
Concerts: Son of the Sun with Robots are Thieves, 8 to 11 p.m., Gallagher Center, Niagara University, Lewiston.
Construct with Miss the Mark, Maliyana and Call Me the Patriot, 6 p.m. Saturday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.
Flatfoot 56 with Street Dogs, Left Alone and Continental, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
The Anti-Hero Tour featuring Bleeding Through with After the Burial, For Today, Word Alive and Stray From the Path, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Xtreme Wheels.
Books/Poetry: Alissa Nutting, fiction reading, 7 tonight, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle.
David Klein, reading/signing, 7 tonight, Talking Leaves, 3158 Main St.
Henry Grimes, poetry reading/concert, 8 tonight, Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.
Theater: "Alice in Wonderland," 7 p.m. next Thursday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
> STICK YOUR NECK OUT
Autumn means pumpkins, Halloween and, oh yes, yummy fashion accessories such as boots, hats and delicious scarves. Check out the selection of beautiful and unique neckwear at Modcloth.com. Our favorite is the "All Eyes On Me" scarf, which is white (who cares that it's after Labor Day?) with a pattern of peacock feathers in gold, green and blue. The scarf is light enough so it won't weigh you down and neither will the cost -- it's only $17. Dress up jeans and a simple top and you're ready for a night of cider and hayrides.
> WITH SPRINKLES ON TOP
Cookies for Kids Cancer involves two of the best things in life -- helping others and sweet things to eat! The nonprofit sells all-natural cookies such as Triple Chocolate Chunk and Chocolate Almond Coconut Crunch that are baked daily and shipped immediately. They have no trans fats and no guilt (you're helping someone by eating them!). You get one dozen in a gift box for $30.
Or, take the next step and hold a bake sale with the funds going to Cookies for Kids Cancer. The Web site will even walk you through the best ways to go about having a bake sale and how to get out information about pediatric cancers. Think this isn't a big enough of a problem to bother? Click on the site's events tab to see all the bake sales scheduled in honor of children across the country fighting cancer. But, don't stay there too long. It's hard to eat a cookie with a lump in your throat.
Check it out at www.cookiesforkidscancer.org.
> QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I have been singing randomly, obsessively, obnoxiously for as long as I can remember."
-- Taylor Swift, Marie Claire magazine
-- McClatchy Newspapers