MOVIES: Opening Friday, "The Big Year" (PG); "Footloose"; opening Oct. 21, "The Three Musketeers" (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Minus the Bear with the Velvet Teen, 7 p.m. today, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

The Rosebuds, 8 p.m. today, Tralf, 622 Main St.

T. Mills with Lucky Seven and Reason, 6 p.m. Friday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, 7 p.m. Friday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Brantley Gilbert, 8 p.m. Friday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Parachute and Kate Voegele, 8 p.m. Friday, Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Tanya Diona, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Bunny the Bear with A Stranger to Remorse, Titan, With Life Comes Death, Led By the Blind, and Might for the Masses, 5 p.m. Saturday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Fran Cosmo & Hurtsmile, 6 p.m. Saturday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Polar Bear Club with Fireworks, Balance & Composure and Such Gold, 6 p.m. Saturday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

Junior Boys, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Mike Posner with the Brain Trust, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

Alesana with a Skylit Drive, Sleeping With Sirens, Attilla and Memphis May Fire, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Fall WYRK Acoustic Concert with Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldredge and Craig Campbell, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

Butch Walker and the Black Widows, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Slackers with Deals Gone Band and more, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

THEATER: "Our Town," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.

"Pinkalicious: The Musical," 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.

"Lion King," through Oct. 30 at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.


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A wonderful gift for the conscious environmentalist in all of us, the rubber bifold wallet is made entirely out of recycled 18-wheel truck tires. The wallet itself has a normal design -- a billfold pocket, a few slots for credit cards and hidden pockets behind the card slots -- but still has a few features to put it over the edge. Your credit cards won't fall out of their slots, for instance, as the rubber is less slippery than the standard leather wallet, and the material is durable enough to last for a long time. The price tag is a bit high, but for usability like this, it's definitely worth it. For more information and to buy the wallet, go to It'll run you $46.


"I also have that desire to blurt stuff out, but I've learned I can't do that. Not when you realize the whole world is listening. That's why perhaps I look so uncomfortable in interviews at times. I mean, we've talked about hiding things and I've had to get much more adept at that, sadly. But I'm glad I'm not one of those actresses who is just so ready to open up for everyone." -- Actress Kristen Stewart on protecting her private life, in People magazine.