MOVIES: Opening Friday, "House at the End of the Street" (PG-13); coming Sept. 28, "Hotel Transylvania" (PG).

CONCERTS: Dokken with Hair Nation and DecaXdence, 7 p.m. Friday, Braun's Concert Cove, 11891 Main St., Akron.

Celtic Thunder, 8 p.m. Friday, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

Cheap Trick, 8 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Events Center, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

Steve Vai with Beverly McClellan, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

Clannad, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre, North Campus, Amherst.

Thee Oh Sees with Ty Segall, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

FESTIVAL: Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Center Street, Lewiston.


It's a dark, stormy night. You can barely see three feet in front of you. Your umbrella is barely able to keep you dry and isn't helping you see any better. You're wet, miserable and wish you had a better umbrella.

Here's how to kill three birds with one stone: Check out the Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella from Think Geek. This is about as nerdy as sci-fi movie references get. But more importantly, it will keep you dry and help you see on those nights when it seems like it will never stop raining.

It does all the standard umbrella things with an added bonus of an LED light built into the shaft. Not only will your world be lit up, but that driver that might not have seen you otherwise will now know that there is someone trying to cross the street. Crisis averted.

The umbrellas were popularized in Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece "Blade Runner."

You can get the Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella at Think Geek ( for $24.99. Batteries are included and you have a choice between a white or blue LED shaft.


"I used constructive criticism. I learned from the best. I prefer to be honest. I think that's the best way to go. I wouldn't want to be told something and then waste seven years of my life. I feel like it's the thing to do." - pop star Britney Spears, 30, responding to fellow "X-Factor" judge Simon Cowell's statement that she is "mean" to the reality show contestants on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

- McClatchy Newspapers