MOVIES: In theaters, "Arthur Christmas" (PG); "Hugo" (PG); "The Muppets" (PG); coming Dec. 9, "New Year's Eve."

CONCERTS: The Trews, 7 p.m. Friday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Kim Mitchell, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Grieves & Budo with K. Flay, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

We Came As Romans with Sleeping With Sirens, Attilla and more, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Timber Timbre, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Share the Welt Tour featuring Five Finger Death Punch with All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

White Rabbits, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

THEATER: "Amahl and the Night Visitors," 3 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

"Off Broadway Musical Revue," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.


It's time to get cozy and settle in for a long, cold winter.

Whether you are planning to hibernate or not is up to you, but you will need some toasty warm pajama bottoms either way, so check out the Croft and Barrow Snowflakes Microfleece Lounge Pants. They have a drawstring and elastic waistband and pockets. You can find them in the men's department, but coziness knows no gender, so girls, we'd say these are up for grabs for you, too. See more at


J. Crew's Heart Me sweater will help you spread love and warmth this winter. The wool/nylon/cashmere blend is a 12-gauge knit. The sweater hits at the hip and is dry clean only. But, let's face it, you'll probably not take it off all winter anyway.

It is $88 at and comes in three awesome color combos: acorn/black, navy/green, and peach/flame.


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