MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Rio" (G); opening April 22, "African Cats" (G), "Water for Elephants" (PG-13); opening April 29, "Prom" (PG).

DVD: Released Tuesday, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (PG-13) and "Country Strong" (PG-13).

ON TV: "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Freedom to Believe ... or Not," 9 p.m. Sunday, Nickelodeon.

"Toy Story," "Toy Story 2" and "Toy Story 3," beginning at 6:05 p.m. Saturday; continues at 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Starz.

CONCERTS: Born of Osiris with Winds of Plague, Bella Donna, Skinbound and Cold White North, 5 p.m. today, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

Hey You -- A Pink Floyd Tribute, 8 p.m. Friday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Caught in a Crossfire with Meet Me at the Skyline, Sheltered by Skies, Machines and Oceans and more, 6 p.m. Saturday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

That's the Way It Was Elvis Tribute with Rick Alviti, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Forever the Sickest Kids with Breathe Carolina, We Are The In Crowd, Before Their Eyes, Tonight Alive and Letterset, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Xtreme Wheels, 356 Hertel Ave.

LITERATURE/POETRY: Sandy McPherson Carrubba, poetry reading and book signing, 7 tonight, Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

Chris Abani, lecture and question-and-answer period, 8 p.m. Friday, Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle.

Poetics Plus at UB, reading by Wayne Koestenbaum, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Ave. at Tupper Street.

Burchfield Penney Poetry Series with Daniel David Moses, 2 p.m. Sunday, Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.



Think you know your friends like the back of your hand? The Game of Things, from Hasbro, is a great way to test whether you really know the kinds of things your friends would say.

Read one of the topic cards aloud to your friends: "Things you don't say to a house guest." The other players then write down their responses for you to guess. Thought Jimmy didn't have a funny side? Think again when you find out he was the one that responded, "Did you really just use that? That's what we use to pick up the dog's poop."

With this game, you can be as funny, creative or outrageous as you want to be -- that's the fun in it. So gather up some friends and be prepared to get in that ab workout from laughing so hard. Play along online at, where you can also enter for a chance to get a free game! It is $29.99 at



A bad hair day is "like not being quite yourself," at least according to illustrator Christina Christoforou. After all, people put so much work into their hair, cutting it, dying it, making sure it sits just the right way, and has just the right bounce. And as Christoforou's new book of drawings, "Whose Hair?" shows, it's not for nothing. "Whose Hair?" (Laurence King Publishing, $12.95) is a testament to how important hair can be.

This book is a collection of the London-based artist and illustrator's drawings, solely of hair. It contains drawings of over 100 people's hairstyles -- ranging from TV characters, musicians, politicians, fashion icons, scientists and more -- but without their faces. This leaves readers to figure out, as the title of the book suggests, whose hair it is, solely based on the hairstyle and the field they are famous in. The answers are conveniently located in the back of the book.

It is a lighthearted and fun book, and after looking at so many different hairstyles, readers can see what Christoforou means in the beginning of the book, when she writes about the statement that a "feature as trivial as hair" can make.

This unique book, which would be great to have around to thumb through when you are bored or when you have friends over, sells for $12.95.



"... The worst invention ever is the Internet. I think it's ruining everyone, and it just makes everybody way too accessible -- it just takes away the glamour and mystery from our business." -- actress Vanessa Hudgens, in People magazine

-- McClatchy Newspapers