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Brace yourself

Get ready for some more wild weather. Forecasters predict not only showers and thunderstorms as a strong cold front approaches this afternoon, but also a chance of heavy downpours, strong winds, hail and even an isolated tornado. High will be a humid 80 or so. Clearing skies and more comfortable temperatures are promised tonight.

Singing in the rain

With luck, the deluges should be done by 6:30 p.m. when the ‘70s rock group Boston takes the stage for a sold-out show at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater in Lewiston. Meanwhile, at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, an 11 a.m. start guarantees that this stop on the 20th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour will be wet and muddy. Bands include Yellowcard, Mayday Parade and Bowling for Soup.

Ladies, bring your husbands

You don’t have to be a woman of a certain age to laugh at the hot flash jokes and relish the song parodies in “Menopause the Musical,” which opens tonight in the 710 Main Theatre, the old Studio Arena space at 710 Main St. The ensemble includes Roberta B. Wall from the original Broadway casts of “Sister Act” and “Leap of Faith.” It runs through July 20.

Alix’s living spirit

On the third anniversary of the night that 18-year-old longboarder Alix Rice was struck and killed by a drunken driver, those who want to build a skate park in her memory will summon up a mediumship demonstration featuring Mediums With Spirit from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Tickets are $30, pre-sale only. Call 514-6148.

Catch the bug for rugby

First there was World Cup soccer fever. Now there’s rugby, represented by a rugby team from St. Peter’s College in Auckland, New Zealand, that will take on a team of collegiate rugby all-stars from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in an exhibition match at 7:30 p.m. on the Niagara University varsity soccer field, behind the Kiernan Center.

Remembering the fallen

Ground will be broken at 7 p.m. for the newest monument in Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. It’s the WNY Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial, commemorating more than 70 men and women from the eight Western New York counties who lost their lives since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Dedication is planned for Sept. 13.

Cyber-briefing

Named by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, Peter W. Singer is director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution and the youngest person ever to become a senior fellow at Brookings. His talk at 10:45 a.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater is entitled, “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.”