MOVIES: Opening Friday, "The Roommate" (PG-13); opening Feb. 11, "The Eagle" (PG-13), "Just Go With It" (PG-13), "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" (G), March 25, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules."

DVD: Released Tuesday, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2" (G).

CONCERTS: It All Begins with Pointless Pursuit, the Ways of Tom and the Obes, 6 p.m. Friday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Eighth Ocean with Naturally Dangerous, the Third Key, Isla Sorna, Reperfection and In the Presence of Enemies, 5 p.m. Saturday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Salt-n-Pepa's Legends of Hip-Hop Tour with Salt n Pepa, Whodini and Kurtis Blow, 7 p.m. Saturday, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

Excision with Downlink & Antiserum and Big Basha, 8 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Justin Townes Earle with Jessica Lea Mayfield, 8 p.m. Monday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

Iration with the Rockas and Do It With Malice, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

Cornmeal and Greensky Bluegrass, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

POETRY: Paul White and Lauren Keller, 2 p.m. Sunday, Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.



Attention all Nardin and Canisius students: Get your head banging, your arms swaying and your heart pumping Feb. 12 in Canisius High School auditorium, 1180 Delaware Ave. Up-and-coming local talent Sunny Side Up will be performing a charity concert, and the night will combine great music with a fantastic cause. Proceeds will be sent directly to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Tickets for the concert, $10, are being sold at Nardin and Canisius.

Throughout the night, coffee and desserts will be sold in addition to Sunny Side Up merchandise. For aspiring musicians and intrigued fans in the audience, band members will stay to meet guests after the performance. All Gators and Crusaders are encouraged to attend this event, which will help spread awareness about one of the most progressive cancer research institutes in the nation, meanwhile introducing premiere high school musicians from our hometown. Bring an open mind and your school ID.

-- Christina Seminara, Nardin Academy



Update your decor with this old-school wooden box shaped like a cassette tape -- perfect for holding trinkets and love notes. Or, use it to wrap a Valentine's gift for a music lover. Whatever you choose to put in it, it certainly will be on constant rotation in your home.

The Dub Duty Keepsake Box is $15.99 at Look under the "apartment" or "gifts for him" sections.



Winter nights around these parts practically demand these fleece or flannel footie pajamas (the kind with the butt flap help keep things warm even during those middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom). Don't like to sleep with socks on? Don't worry, some of their PJs have removable footies.

There is a huge selection to choose from: stripes, solids or patterns. There's even some that come with accessories, so you can use them as a costume: Next October, you can just throw on your sock monkey or "Where the Wild Things Are" PJs, add the tail, and paint the town red, then come home and fall right into bed.

The PJs are guaranteed to fit, no matter your size -- in fact, they boast the world's tallest footed pajamas.

Prices run from $30 to $60, and shipping is $3.95. There is a 90-day return policy. Check them out at



"It wasn't something habitual; it was just adolescence and ignorance. There was a lot of displaced anger and misunderstanding in me. An idle mind is the devil's playground. I've worked my a-- off to outshine those moments, and I want people to know what a testimony my life's been. That's why you've heard me give glory to God on so many occasions. I've been spared because of music."

-- singer Cee-Lo Green on his past as a self-described "goon," in People magazine.-- McClatchy Newspapers