MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (G); "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (PG-13); coming Dec. 23, "The Adventures of Tintin (PG).

CONCERTS: Bret Michaels, 7:30 tonight, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Jackie Evancho, 7:30 tonight, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

Every Time I Die, 7 p.m. Friday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.

The BBC, 8 p.m. Friday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Linda Eder -- Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Friday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

WYRK Taste of Country Winter Concert featuring Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler and James Wesley, 8 p.m. Friday, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

The Headstones, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Good Old War, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

The Machine, 8 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Ximena Sarinana, 8 p.m. Saturday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

THEATER: "The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures," 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston.

"Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells," 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.


This shirt from Toddland is a great gift for your friend who loves to get out and about on his bike, and maybe has a romantic streak. The cute shirt says "I just want to ride bikes with you" in white script on a navy background. A couple of old school banana-seat bikes accompanies the saying. The shirt comes in men's and women's sizes (slim fit) and is 100 percent cotton. It sells for $28 at


Got a friend who really needs a foot rub? Rather than doing it yourself, get him the Conair Men's Massaging Slippers from Kohl's.

The slippers each use one AAA battery to give the soles a relaxing massage. The insides are warm and soft with faux-fur lining, and the outside is microsuede with a flexible rubber sole, so he can walk outside to get the paper without worry.

One size fits most, men's sizes 8-11. Don't forget to pick up batteries, because they're not included.

The slippers retail for $29.99.


"You kidding? It's the best part of the movie. It turns out to be really fun. Actually, we told Garry [Marshall, the director]; it was kind of our idea. We really wanted to spice up the movie. In the original script, it was a little softer."

-- Zac Efron, on his kiss with Michelle Pfeiffer in "New Year's Eve," on the "Today" show

-- McClatchy Newspapers