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WHAT’S HAPPENING

MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Alex Cross” (PG-13); coming Oct. 26, “Chasing Mavericks” (PG); coming Nov. 2, “Wreck-it Ralph” (PG).
CONCERTS: The English Beat with Paul Collins, 7:30 p.m. today, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Belinda Carlisle with Stacy Clark and Grace Stumberg, 7 p.m. Friday, Hard Rock Cafe, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls.
Mike Watt & the Missingmen, 7 p.m. Friday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
You Can Close Your Eyes, tribute to James Taylor by Neil Donell, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.
Morrissey with Kristeen Young, 8 p.m. Friday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Sloan, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
GZA/The Genius, Sunday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Black Label Society with Pop Evil and Heart Set Self Destruct, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, 7:30 p.m. Monday, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
Primus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

THEATER: “The Rimers of Eldritch,” 7 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, Niagara University, Lewiston.
“Over the Tavern,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Alden Christian Theater Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.
LITERATURE: Russell Banks, 8 tonight, Kleinhans Music Hall, Symphony Circle.
POETRY: Maria Damon and Patrick During, reading, 8 p.m. Friday, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. at Mohawk Street.
Kristina Darling, Joe Hall & Kyle McCord, reading, 8 p.m. Saturday, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.
Kazim Ali, reading, 2 p.m. Sunday, Burchfield Penney Arts Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.
EXHIBIT: “The Science of Sports,” through Jan. 6, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

IT’S HIP TO ZIP

First it was friendship bracelets, then it was Silly Bandz, now it’s Hip Zip. These bracelets clip together in the back and actually unzip so you can wear them however you like.
The new hottest bracelet on the market comes in a wide variety of colors that you can wear all at once or just a few at a time. There’s one-tone, two-tone, metallic, even tie-dye!
Each bracelet is $3 at http://beebeedesigns.com.

OPEN UP

There’s something magical about keys. They allow us into places we otherwise would never have access to and, if we lose an important one, we feel lost or trapped.
Now you can be the proud of owner of five porcelain keys of varying shapes and sizes. Each key ranges from 1.5 to 2.75 inches long and is expertly crafted to fit absolutely nothing in particular.
Wear them as necklaces. Give one to four of your closest friends and pretend they’re Wonder Twins-style mystical objects. Pretend you have Sora’s Keyblade from the “Kingdom Hearts” video games. Just use your imagination.
The keys are available at the Curiosity Shoppe for $40. See them at http://www.curiosityshoppeonline.com/5porcelainkeys.html.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“When I kiss someone on camera, it’s more than a breath mint. I do the whole teeth-brushing thing. I want to give 100 percent.”
– Actress/writer Mindy Kaling, on how she prepares for an on-set kiss, to People magazine
– McClatchy Newspapers