MOVIES: Opening tonight, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”; opening Friday, “Lincoln” (PG-13); coming Nov. 23, “Red Dawn” (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, 7 p.m. today, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Big Sugar with Willi Williams and guests Bright Light Social Hour, 8 p.m. Friday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

This is the ’60s, 8 p.m. Friday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Pieces of a Dream, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert featuring the Informers Band, Heritage, Hotel Bravo, Blurock, the New Marionettes, Early Attic and Blue Rootz, 4 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Tragically Hip, 7 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.

Megadeth, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Cranjam with Funktional Flow, the Maniacs and Slip Madigan, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

THEATER: “Tuesdays with Morrie,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.

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

POETRY: Reading by George Grace, Ryki Zuckerman, Gene Grabiner, 7 p.m. today, Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main St.

Reading by Monica de la Torre, 8 p.m. today, Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen St.

Reading by Tony Hoagland, 8 p.m. Friday, Baird Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst.

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


There’s a new bath product on the market and its name says it all. “FUN” is LUSH’s latest invention that’s made its way over from Japan. The moldable soap can be used as a body wash, shampoo, bubble bath solution or can be played with like play dough. It comes in a variety of bright colors and scents, like sweet orange and mandarin, lime and lemon, and chamomile and lavender that will make bath time fun. Also, a portion of every purchase of a bar of FUN will go to help underprivileged children. It is $7 per bar at


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“But hair doesn’t define me. It’s just an accessory that I get to wear, like a handbag or shoes.”

– “Cloud Atlas” actress Halle Berry, talking about her short haircut, in People magazine

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