MOVIES: Opening Friday, "How Do You Know" (PG-13), "Tron: Legacy" (PG), "Yogi Bear" (PG); opening Wednesday, "Country Strong" (PG-13), "Little Fockers" (PG-13), "Gulliver's Travels."

DVD: Released Tuesday, "Despicable Me" (PG), "The A-Team" (PG-13), "The Other Guys" (PG-13), "Nanny McPhee Returns" (PG), "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" (PG).

CONCERTS: Pat Shea Christmas Show, 7:30 tonight, Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.

Cute Is What We Aim For with Letterset, the Mixtape, the Boy and his Machine, an American Skyline and Crush, the Everlasting, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.

Christmas at the Rapids with John Stevens and Melissa Kate, 6 p.m. Friday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Christmas with the Maniacs, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Bert Jansch with Pegi Young, 7 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute), 8 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Eighth Ocean with Final Conspiracy, Third Key, No Sad Tomorrow, Blackwash and Reperfection, 6 p.m. Saturday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday, HSBC Arena.

Fake Problems with White Wives and more, 6 p.m. Monday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

Wu-Tang Clan, 8 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

SHOPPING: Last-minute Panic Holiday Marketplace, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.

POETRY: Readings by Robin Brox and Gary Andrews plus open mic, 7 p.m. Friday, Buffalo East, 1412 Main St.


This squirrel, rabbit and dove will bring some bling to the nativity scene this holiday. They are not only adorable, but they also help you give back to children who need it. Five dollars of the purchase price will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. After all, the holidays aren't all about what you get but what you give.

They are all around 7 inches high. They are regularly $24, on sale now for $14.99 at


Disney is back in a big way with its hit "Tangled." If a friend or family member absolutely fell in love with spunky Rapunzel, give her the "Tangled" Rapunzel Hair Braider Doll from Disney and Mattel. She'll be able to braid Rapunzel's iconic long hair with the help of her animal friends. It is $24.99 at retailers nationwide.

There's also a Maximus Horse toy that also has hair you can comb and braid, for $39.99. You can find them at


"Jason Segel and I wanted to generate some good karmic energy whilst rocking the house with this tasty classic jam. We want to send a big shout out to Bing and Bowie. Much love on this outstanding holiday season." -- Actor Jack Black, on the cartoon version of "Little Drummer Boy" on, in People magazine.

-- McClatchy Newspapers