MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Abduction" (PG-13); "Dolphin Tale" (PG); "Moneyball" (PG-13); coming Sept. 30, "Dream House" (PG-13).
CONCERTS: Samiam, 7 p.m. Friday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
Steel Magnolia, 7 p.m. Saturday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.
Motown Memories with the Marcels and Shades of Blue, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Starship with Mickey Thomas, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Foo Fighters with Rise Against and Mariachi el Bronx, 7 p.m. Sunday, First Niagara Center.
Scott Henderson, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Dio Disciples, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m. Monday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
k.d. lang & the Siss Boom Bang, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
Nick 13, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
Yuck, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.
Conspirator, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
The Milk Carton Kids with Gaby Moreno, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.
Davey O. with Grace Stumberg, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.
THEATER: "Fiddler on the Roof," presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Playhouse, Tonawanda.
"Pinkalicious: The Musical," 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 16, Theatre of Youth, Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St.
POETRY: Nick Demske, 7 tonight, Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Poetics Plus with Holly Pester, 8 p.m. Friday, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave.
David Miller on "Jung's Warning About Faith: The Psychological Danger of Belief," 8 p.m. Friday, CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. Workshops to be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
>FUN AND GAMES
Sometimes, you just need to regress. Pick up these giant Pick Up Sticks to relive a fun childhood game with some friends.
Pick Up Sticks is a game of coordination and mental skill that everyone remembers and everyone can enjoy. This oversized set is made of high-density Italian Milani wood, known for its quality, strength and smooth, pleasant feel and nontoxic paints.
This game includes 50 sticks that are 16 inches long, and 1 holding ring. It comes in a drawstring cotton bag for storage.
It is available in Sea (shades of blue, green and yellow) and Sun (shades of pink, orange and red).
The set is $29.98, on sale now for $19.99 at http://magiccabin.asia/
The Coloud Marvel Comics Headphones are colorful, comfortable and durable headphones featuring popular Marvel Comics characters. The heroes are printed in 3D rubber patches. The adjustable headband provides a perfect fit. They feature 3.5 mm jack for compatibility with most devices, including the iPod. Characters include the Hulk, Iron Man, Punisher, Wolverine and other assorted X-Men
They are available at Coloud.com, SuperHeroStuff.com and Amazon.com for $40.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"After 'Wall Street' and that award-season rigmarole, I didn't want to work for almost a year. I went home [to England], saw friends and family. And went to New York and saw plays. I got my creativity back."
-- actress Carey Mulligan, 26, on taking a year off after breaking out in "An Education." She stars in "Drive," now in theaters