> WHAT'S HAPPENING
MOVIES: Opening at midnight: "The Hunger Games"; coming March 30, "Mirror Mirror" (PG); "Wrath of the Titans" (PG-13).
CONCERTS: A Loss For Words, 6:30 tonight, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
Eisley with Marksmen and Christie Dupree, 8:30 tonight, Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls.
Variety Kids Telethon Concert With the Stars featuring the Scintas, Clint Holmes, Terry Buchwald, Mr. Food and a special appearance by Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls, 7 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Travis Tritt, 5 p.m. Sunday, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.
Go Radio with There For Tomorrow, Tonight Alive and Tyler Carter, 6 p.m. Sunday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
One Night of Queen featuring Gary Mullen & the Works, 7 p.m. Sunday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
The Allan Holdsworth Band, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
LITERARY: The Write Thing, 30 Writers Under 30 Celebration, 7 p.m. today, Medaille College, Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building.
Just Buffalo/Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, 8 p.m. Friday, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Ave.
Jungian lecture series with Lyn Cowan, 8 p.m. Friday, CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St.
THEATER: "Into the Woods," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
"Siloam," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Niagara University, Lewiston.
EXHIBIT: "CSI: The Experience," through April 29, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
"A Wrinkle in Time," 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.
> PYTHON PREVIEW
You may think you know all the jokes: Shrubberies, the Tale of Sir Robin, Tim the Enchanter, etc., but the Tony Award-winning musical "Spamalot" puts a new spin on Monty Python's classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" as well as some of the other famous Python skits.
"Spamalot" follows the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest to find the legendary Holy Grail, but with many hilarious twists. For instance, the story of a man with the Black Plague becomes a song-and-dance number, the Lady of the Lake turns into a spotlight-loving diva and the knights' attempt to siege a castle results in them building a large "Trojan Rabbit."
But "Spamalot" isn't all about comedy. Included in the show are many song-and-dance numbers, and the Lady of the Lake character must be well-trained in vocal exercise to perform her big numbers. All this hard work gained the show three Tony Awards, including best musical.
So, go see "Spamalot," which comes to Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., March 30 and 31. For more information, visit www.sheas.org.
-- Jesse Orrange, freshman, Kenmore West High School
> GOTTA MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS
Almost instantly satisfy a sweet tooth with the Bella Cucina Donut Maker. This easy-to-use device makes seven miniature doughnuts in just two to three minutes. This appliance is perfect for when teens are hungry and want a quick and easy fix.
The appliance bakes the doughnuts, which offers a healthy alternative to the deep-fried option of the snack. The nonstick baking pan makes for an easy cleanup.
This product is available at Macy's (www.macys.com) for $19.99 and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
> QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Just left the premier of 'The Hunger Games' ... It's was SO good!! I can't wait 'til the book comes out. I hope it does it justice ..." "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton, tweeting his humorous response to seeing the film, which opens today
-- McClatchy Newspapers