MOVIES: Opening Friday, "John Carter" (PG-13); "A Thousand Words" (PG-13); coming March 16, "Reuniting the Rubins" (PG-13); coming March 23, "The Hunger Games" (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Rhythm of the Dance, 7:30 tonight, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Van Halen with Kool & the Gang, 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Niagara Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza.

'70s Soul Jam, 8 p.m. Saturday, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

Conspirator with Eliot Lipp, 8 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Rich Robinson with Amy LeVere, 8 p.m. Sunday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Iced Earth with Warbringer and more, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

THEATER: "Into the Woods," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.



Put down the smartphone and pick up the Lomography Oktomat Camera.

Capture eight moments for the price of one with this device that is available at Urban Outfitters ( The camera takes eight miniature pictures on one photo with the click of a button.

The camera does not have a flash, so it is best to use it outdoors or in a well-lit room but it is great for action shots.

The product is made of plastic, measures 4.25-by-1.5-by-3 inches and comes with instructions and wrist strap. The camera totals $40 and requires 35mm lomography film.



Have a touch of artist's block? A little twist on a classic sketchbook, the "Andy Warhol Idea Book," provides budding artists with plenty of inspiration for new creations.

This book, which is available at Amazon (, combines thick unlined papers conducive to writing and drawing with quotes and illustrations from Warhol himself.

This 9.3-by-7.5-by-.6-inch hardcover book is $14.21 at Amazon. The colorful drawings throughout are a treat for any lover of pop art.



"In Australia, we used to always watch 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.' I didn't know it was a real place. Epic."

-- "The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth, disappointedly adding that "the movie was better than the burgers," to Details

-- McClatchy-Tribune News Service