Foodie Find

Hamburg Burger Fest. July 21. Noon-8 p.m. Main at Buffalo streets, Hamburg. Burger eating contest, live music, Taste of Hamburg featuring town restaurants.


Quick picks

It's Friday the 13th, but we're feeling lucky -- a frequent theme in movies, TV and literature.

1. "The Lucky One" (2012), based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, with Zac Efron as a Marine looking for and finding love. (On DVD in August.)

2. "My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business," by Dick Van Dyke, the popular actor with a great attitude. (Crown Archetype: $25)

3. "The Joy Luck Club," Amy Tan's ode to her Chinese heritage, as a best-selling book and well-done 1993 film.

4. "Lucky Man" (1970), by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. A celebration of the Moog synthesizer, even though the song's story is kind of a downer.

5. "Lucky Jim," by Kingsley Amis, a Brit-lit comic classic.