MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" (PG-13); "Damsels in Distress" (PG-13); coming April 13, "The Three Stooges" (PG).
CONCERTS: Escape the Fate With Attack Attack, the Word Alive, Mest and Secrets, 6:30 p.m. today, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Frankenstein Brothers featuring Buckethead and That 1 Guy with guest Wolff, 8 p.m. today, Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.
Our Lady Peace with the Pack A.D., 6:30 p.m. Friday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
For Today with a Skylit Drive, Stick to Your Guns, My Children My Bride and Make Me Famous, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
Reptar, 8 p.m. Monday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.
Marianas Trench with the Audition, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Enter Shikari with Letlive and At the Skylines, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
Sugarland, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Avalon Theatre, Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont.
Blue October, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.
EXHIBIT: "CSI: The Experience," through April 29, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
POETRY: Reading by Chris Puma, Damian Rogers and Barbara Cole, 8 p.m. Friday, Rust Belt Boooks, 202 Allen St.
Reading by CA Conrad, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
A DIFFERENT SPIN
Instead of decorating your room with generic movie posters, try ImageKind's huge catalog of alternative movie posters.
ImageKind's catalog includes posters from nearly any movie you can think of, from cult classics like "Fight Club" to new blockbusters like "Inception." All of the catalog's prints and posters are designed by the site's community of budding artists.
If movie posters aren't for you, ImageKind has a large selection of other prints and posters, from prints containing other pop culture references to original artwork. Poster prices range from about $10 for the smallest size posters to upward of $100 for the largest ones. Check out ImageKind's gallery at http://www.imagekind.com/.
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
As children of the '90s, chances are you probably had one of Learning Carpets' city play carpets. Why not spice up your bedroom (or dorm room) now with a carpet from your childhood?
Learning Carpets' catalog has several types of city and town carpets in its play carpets catalog. Designed for use by toddlers and small children, the nylon carpets are built to last and are both soil and stain resistant. The carpets make a perfect choice for the messy teenager feeling a tinge of nostalgia.
The carpets measure 38-by-79 and cost $49.95. Their entire play carpets catalog is available at: http://learningcarpets.com/webstore/index.cfm?category.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"No. There's no cut-off age. That's ageist. That's a bigoted point of view. And people always rag on people in basements. Basements are awesome. That's where make-out sessions happen. That's where pingpong tables are located. Good things happen in basements."
-- Judah Friedlander, to Vulture magazine on whether there is a cut-off age for living in your parents' basement
-- McClatchy Newspapers