MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Frankenweenie” (PG); “Taken 2” (PG-13); coming Oct. 12, “Here Comes the Boom” (PG).
CONCERTS: Martina McBride, 7 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.
Matt & Kim, 7 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.
The Robert Glasper Experiment, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Rocket From the Tombs with Magi Chippie and High Flyin’ Babies, 8 p.m. Saturday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
Fiona Apple, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle.
Tower of Power, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Propagandhi with Comeback Kid, 7 p.m. next Thursday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
THEATER: “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” through Sunday, Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St.
“1776,” through Oct. 14, Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, Ellicott Street Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
EXHIBITS: “The Science of Sports,” through Jan. 6, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.


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“If I were in the ocean and encountered one, I’d probably do the same thing that everyone here would do, which is flap and scream like a little girl.”
– Actor/singer Justin Timberlake, on facing his fear of sharks, on “The Tonight Show”

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