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WHAT'S HAPPENING

MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Red" (PG-13); Oct. 22, "Hereafter" (PG-13), Nov. 19, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1."

DVD: Released Tuesday, "How To Train Your Dragon" (PG); "Jonah Hex" (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Disco Duck, 8 p.m. Friday in Under the Taps Club, Lower Level, Gallagher Center, Niagara University.

George Strait and Reba McEntire with Lee Ann Womack, 7 p.m. Saturday, HSBC Arena.

The Tubes with Fee Waybill and the Pillagers, 6 p.m. Saturday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

We Were Promised Jetpacks, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

The Black Crowes, 8 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.

The Pretty Reckless, with Queens Killing Kings, 8 p.m. Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls.

The New Deal, 8 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Dr. Dog with Here We Go Magic, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Mayday Parade with Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Go Radio Go, and Artists vs. Poet, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville.

WYRK Acoustic Show with Danny Gokey, Steel Magnolia and more, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

THEATER: "The Tortoise Versus the Hare: The Greatest Race," 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Starpoint High School, 4363 Mapleton Road, Pendleton.

"The Curious Savage," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden.

"Oliver!", 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, New Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.

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CASH FOR CLASSROOMS

DelMonte has launched a contest called "Teacher Monday: Cash for Classrooms." Teachers can register to win $750 cash to purchase school supplies and $250 in DelMonte fresh fruit coupons at www.fruits.com. After registering, they can get parents, students, friends and family to vote for them. The 10 teachers with the most votes will be selected each Monday for five weeks beginning Monday. Good luck!

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BLOODY COLD DRINKS

Make your Halloween party guests some deliciously chilly drinks with vampire teeth ice cubes, made with the silicon ice cube tray from Fredflare.com. The tray sadly makes only five ice cubes, but, if you get a tray now, you've got plenty of time to prepare enough icy-cold teeth to keep gallons of cranberry juice cold on Halloween. For even more fun, you could freeze the cranberry juice in the molds and use them in a clear liquid. The Cold-blooded Ice Cube Tray is $12 at www.fredflare.com.

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PEDICURE CURE

Your upper half gets a coat in the winter, but your toes probably suffer through the winter sans coat (of paint) due to the fact that they aren't exposed to the world like they are in the summer; and because it's not as much fun to paint your toes when they're blue.

Pedi-Sox are here to solve at least one of those dilemmas. Pedi-Sox are all-season pedicure socks that don't cover your toes. Just put them on before getting out the toenail polish, and then your tootsies can stay warm while the Rampaging Red or Vixen Violet is drying. They come in different colors, designs and materials, so you can use their "California" weight or the cozier version when it gets colder. Prices range from $7 to $10 a pair. Check them out at www.originalpedisox.com.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"In fifth grade, it was Josh Dumbbell. When you have "duh" and "dumb" in your name ... you know how kids are."

-- "Life as We Know It" actor Josh Duhamel, on cruel nicknames he had as a kid, in People magazine.