MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Happy Feet Two" (PG); The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" (PG-13); opening Wednesday, "Arthur Christmas" (PG); "The Muppets" (PG).
CONCERTS: Brett Eldredge. 7 p.m. today, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St.
Feed the City with Willie Nile, Ron Hawkins & the Do Good Assassins, Jesse Malin & the St. Marks Social, Two Cow Garage, the Pillagers, the Ruby Spirit and the Scorched Earthlings, 6 p.m. Friday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Frankie Ballard with Ransomville, 7 p.m. Friday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
Bettye LaVette, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Rhythm of Rajasthan, 8 p.m. Friday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
Scythian with Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Of Mice and Men with I Wrestled a Bear Once, I See Stars, Abandon All Ships and That's Outrageous, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.
Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band with Ty Stone, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Trippin Billies, 7 p.m. Sunday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
Andre Rieu, 7:30 p.m. Monday, First Niagara Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza.
Social Distortion with Chuck Ragan and Suedehead, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
POETRY: 2011 Oscar Silverman Reading with Philip Schultz, 8 p.m. Friday, 250 Baird Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst.
Big Night with poetry by Anna Moschovakis, music by Malaria Control, readings from Starlight Studios Anthology, 8 p.m. Saturday, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
Just Words Poetry Cafe with open mic, 2 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.
THEATER: "Damn Yankees," 7 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston.
Scented Shoelaces has 16 different yummy scents on 18 different designs -- everything from Cotton Candy to Hot Diggity Dog, which smells like ketchup. The shoelaces can be used in the traditional way or braid complementary scents together for great-smelling necklaces and bracelets. You can combine Bacon and Eggs with Breakfast Time, which smells like freshly squeezed oranges.
Each shoelace has an adorable little design on a different bright color. Each pair is $5. Check them out at www.scentedshoelaces.com/, and keep your eye out for the company's new scented jewelry line, which will be out soon.
Bleacher Creatures are hand puppets, plush toys and wind-up toys featuring your favorite player or team. Through official partnerships with the professional sports leagues, Bleacher Creatures takes your favorite players and transforms them into lovable characters.
The hand puppets are $19.99; the 7-inch plush toys are $9.99; the 14-inch plush toys are $21.99; and the wind-up toys are $5.99. See them at www.bleachercreaturetoys.com/
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I wanted to meet girls. That was the main thing," "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson, about why he started acting, on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
-- McClatchy Newspapers