MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Skyfall” (PG-13); next Thursday, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”; coming Nov. 21, “Red Dawn” (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Conspirator with Boombox plus Cinnamon Chasers and Abakus, 8 p.m. today, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Light of Day Niagara, benefit event featuring Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Jason Heath & the Greedy Souls and Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys, 7 p.m. Friday, Greg Frewin Theatre, 5781 Ellen Ave., Niagara Falls, Ont.

Musical Box presents “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,” 8 p.m. Friday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. 205-8925.

Jukebox the Ghost with Early Attic and Brother Keep, 8 p.m. Monday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

James Cotton with Toni Lynn Washington, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

SHOW: GemStreet USA featuring jewelry, beads, fossils and minerals, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Fairgrounds at Hamburg, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Tickets are $5.

THEATER: Richard Scarry’s Busytown, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

“So You Think You Can Dance” live tour, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

“Rumors,” 7 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m Sunday, Niagara University, Lewiston.

EXHIBITS: “Tuscarora 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 Ansie Baird, Sally Fiedler, Ann Goldsmith and open mic. 7 tonight, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.

Reading by Donato Mancini, 8 p.m. Friday, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.

Writing practice workshop, This is Your Life: Memoir with Pat Pendleton, 1 p.m. Saturday, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.

Reading by Verneice Turner, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Celeste Lawson, 7 p.m. Saturday, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.

Reading by Olga Karman and Katherine Denison, 2 p.m. Sunday, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.


The Western New York Girls’ Schools Coalition: Project Educate is a collective body composed of student representatives from Nardin Academy, Buffalo Seminary and Sacred Heart Academy. To assist in the rebuilding of Afghanistan through the construction of schools, the coalition has raised more than $35,000 since its inception in 2002, has built one school, the Zarghona Middle School for Girls, and has assisted in two other school constructions. The coalition plans to build a girls dormitory next to the Rhema Revival Gardens School in India by combining efforts with Georgetown University. The local chapter’s goal this year is to raise at least $12,000 separately and $30,000 collaboratively with Georgetown. To increase awareness in our area, the WNY Girls’ Schools Coalition holds a Powder Puff Football Tournament in the fall and a fashion show in the spring.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, girls from Nardin Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, Buffalo Seminary, Holy Angels Academy and Mount St. Mary Academy will be playing in a flag football tournament to raise funds for the annual project. Taking place at Larkin Field, this event presents an opportunity for members of the community to support this cause. Enjoy a fall day watching football and tasting treats from a bake sale while helping others one school at a time.

– Madeline Lieber, senior, Nardin Academy


With the ever-growing popularity of Internet sites like YouTube and TV’s reality shows, it seems like just about anyone can become famous these days. A new book, “So You Wanna Be a Superstar? The Ultimate Audition Guide” by Ted Michael (151 pages, $10.95/RP Kids) has tips on everything from makeup to dancing to songwriting. The book also features songs to sing at auditions, trivia and advice from show business insiders. If getting in front of the bright lights is your dream, check out this book.


“I can’t deal with someone wanting to take a relationship backward or needing space or cheating on you. It’s a conscious thing; it’s a common sense thing. ... I just don’t ever want to end up in a relationship that isn’t fair ever again.”

– Singer Taylor Swift in Cosmopolitan magazine

– McClatchy Newspapers