MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Marvel's The Avengers" (PG-13); "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (PG-13); "First Position" (NR); "Last Call at the Oasis" (PG-13); "A Little Bit of Heaven" (PG-13); "LOL" (PG-13); coming May 11, "Dark Shadows" (PG-13); "Girl in Progress" (PG-13); coming May 18, "Battleship" (PG-13).
CONCERTS: Trivium with Methos and Sheltered By Skies, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
La Dispute with Balance and Composure, All Get Out and Sainthood Reps, 7 p.m. Friday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
Willie Nile, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.
John Pizzarelli, 8 p.m. Friday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Tim Barry with Jenny Owen Youngs, 11 p.m. Friday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
Stray From the Path, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.
St. Vincent, 7 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Chicago, 8 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Events Center, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Shirley Kwan, 7 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont.
Schoolboy Q, 8 p.m. Sunday, Soundlab, 110 Pearl St.
M83, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
Candlebox, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.
THEATER: "The Good Doctor," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
"South Pacific," 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.
EXHIBITS: 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.
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HOW YOU 'C' IT
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GET FREE COMICS
Do you like comics?
That's good, because Saturday is free comic book day (or May 5 Magic, which is what I think it should be called. You've got to admit it's got a nice ring to it.). It started in 2002 as a way to gain new readers and reward longtime readers by giving them free comics. (It seems to be working.)
It's a great chance to pick up something you wouldn't usually like. This year's lineup of comics looks good. Some of the titles include "Avengers Age of Ultron Point One" by Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch (if you like "Avengers," just get it.) "DC New 52 ED" tells you what's going on in DC but what's really nice is it has a brand new story by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee (who doesn't like this creative team? Don't answer you naysayers). And Image 20, which is an anthology book.
Just head to Queen City bookstore, 3184 Main St., or your local comics shop to participate. For more information, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
-- Max Fisher, junior, Leonardo DaVinci High School
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I had a proud mom who said, 'You can't wear anything that a normal teenage girl couldn't buy.' So that gave me really good values but not as exciting clothes."
-- Actress Leelee Sobieski, to New York magazine on her style as a teenager
-- McClatchy Newspapers