MOVIES: Opening Friday, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (PG); "Bernie" (PG-13); coming May 4, "Marvel's The Avengers" (PG-13); "A Little Bit of Heaven" (PG-13); "LOL" (PG-13).
CONCERTS: The Reverend Horton Heat, 8 p.m. today, Tralf, 622 Main St.
XV, 7 p.m. Friday, Broadway Joe's, 3051 Main St.
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, 8 p.m. Friday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad with Slip Madigan, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Donald Harrison, 8 p.m. Saturday, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave.
Leon Redbone, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Johnny Winter, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
Theory of a Deadman with Pop Evil and Stellar Revival, 8 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Little Big Town, 5 p.m. Sunday, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.
Rick Ross, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, University at Buffalo Alumni Arena, North Campus, Amherst.
Straight No Chaser, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
The Air I Breathe with Secrets, My Ticket Home and Hands Like Houses, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Broadway Joe's, 3051 Main St.
EXHIBITS: "CSI: The Experience," through Sunday, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
Lancaster Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts Senior Student Exhibition, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays through May 19, Former Blockbuster Video store, Transit French Plaza, Lancaster.
THEATER: "Little Women -- The Musical," 7 tonight, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Niagara University, Lewiston.
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned By Being in a Bad Play," presented by the Alden Christian Theatre Society's Rising Stars youth group, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, ACTS, 1470 Church St., Alden.
"South Pacific," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through next Thursday, 8 p.m. May 4, 2 and 8 p.m. May 5, 2 and 7 p.m. May 6, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.
POETRY: Big Night, special tribute to Adrienne Rich featuring poetic tributes, food, music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. at Mohawk Street.
PLAY THE GAME
Looking for the right case to house your precious iPhone from falls, scratches and the elements? Picking the right case to do the job is tricky -- it obviously has to be durable, but it has to look good, too.
Flexible silicone cases are popular choices for iPhone cases right now. Solid color types are the most common, but several different manufacturers have added some style to the solid color cases: by selling a case based off of Nintendo's original Game Boy design.
Right now there are several companies that make the Game Boy-style case, but one company -- Lootiful -- has the closest copy to the original gray Game Boy that released in North America back in 1989.
Lootiful also manufactures a hard plastic iPhone case and a foldable iPad cover, both using the Game Boy as their design element. Lootiful's case is more expensive ($14.99) than most of its competitor's cases, but for good reason -- the attention to detail is very clearly there. See it at http://lootiful.com/.
If you're considering the Game Boy iPhone case, why not double up and get the Nintendo Controller wallet to complete your collection of Nintendo-themed accessories?
The wallet is meant to resemble the controller from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. It's outer cover features a licensed Nintendo logo (something the Game Boy cases do not), and each of the buttons -- the same as on the Game Boy -- are raised or feature reliefs to give them a real feel.
The color scheme is slightly altered on the wallet when compared to the controller; the slate gray casing and inner sections on the controller are white on the wallet, while the start and select buttons' lettering and the Nintendo logo were also switched to white.
The inside of the black leather wallet is a normal billfold wallet, with several credit card slots, a billfold and a flap with an ID slot. The price, $16.95, at http://www.neatoshop.com is about the same as other novelty wallets on the market.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I'm just a musical theater geek."
-- Actor Zac Efron, who he says he's nowhere near as cool as the Marine he plays in his new film "The Lucky One," to People magazine
-- McClatchy Newspapers