MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Wreck-It Ralph” (PG); coming Nov. 9, “Skyfall” (PG-13), “Lincoln” (PG-13); coming Nov. 16, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” (PG-13).

CONCERTS: George Winston, 8 p.m. Friday, Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.

Tribute to Supertramp by Phil Naro, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.

Badfish with Scotty Don’t, 7 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

The BBC Greatest Hits of the Beatles and ’60s, 8 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Big Gigantic, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Sean Hayes with Birds of Chicago, 8 p.m. Monday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Joe Pug, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Sum 41, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

EXHIBITS: “Tuscrora Beadwork from 1812 to Present,” demonstrations and lectures from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lewiston Council on the Arts, 475 Ridge St., Lewiston.

“Science of Sports,” Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, through Jan. 6.

POETRY: Reading by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 7 tonight, Lippes Concert Hall, Slee Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst.

Not Just Words with Julia Blushak, Frank Dunbar, Jimmie Gilliam, Joey Giambra, Phil Nyhuis, Ann Philipone and Joyce Carolyn, 6 p.m. Friday, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.

Reading by Tony Lopez, 8 p.m. Friday, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.

Not Just Words with Jane Peat, Elizabeth Glenny and Ronald Pritchett, 2 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.

Poetry reading by Josh Smith and open reading, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Screening Room, Northtown Plaza, Tonawanda.


Victoria Cabri Ruggiero, a senior at Lancaster High School, will once again host a piano concert to benefit the Response to Love Center at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Blessed John XXIII Church, 1 Arcade St., West Seneca. A reception will follow in the church hall. Victoria has raised more than $4,000 over the years with her “Una Serata di Dare ... An Evening of Giving.”

“This benefit concert has been a big part of my high school career,” she said recently in a news release. “I truly love being able to help our community through my music. It’s even better when my friends join me because not only do we help others, we have a great time doing it.”

Victoria is the president of the Lancaster High School Performing Arts Association. She has completed her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and along with several international piano competition awards and scholarships, she has received the New York State Music Teachers National Association Composer’s Award and the Western New York Piano Teachers Forum Summer Study Scholarship that was applied to course study at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Tickets for the concert are $5-$8.


Teen readers across the nation chose “Divergent” by Veronica Roth as their favorite book in the annual Teens’ Top Ten vote, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. Teens voted online between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15. The official list was announced during Teen Read Week last month.

The 2012 Teens’ Top Ten are:

1. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books)

2. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile)

3. “Legend” by Marie Lu (Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile)

4. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books)

5. “What Happened to Goodbye” by Sarah Dessen (Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile)

6. “Across the Universe” by Beth Revis (Penguin Group/Razorbill)

7. “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer (Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends)

8. “The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)

9. “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman (Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile)

10. “Abandon” by Meg Cabot (Scholastic/Point)

For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to


“After the movie [“Twilight”] came out, some people said, ‘You changed.’ And I said, ‘I haven’t changed, dude. Your opinion of me has changed because I’m working on this film.’ Trust me, my parents would let me know.” – “Twilight” actress Ashley Greene, on staying grounded following her big screen success, to Marie Claire magazine