MOVIES: Opening Friday, “I, Frankenstein” (PG-13), “Gimme Shelter” (PG-13); coming Jan. 31, “Labor Day” (PG-13); coming Feb. 7, “The Lego Movie” (PG).
CONCERTS: The BBC Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda.
The Machine, 8 p.m. Friday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda
Arrival From Sweden, the music of ABBA, 8 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Tim Berne/Snakeoil, 3 p.m. Sunday, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave.
Detroit Cobras, 8 p.m. Sunday, Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.
Dr. Dog, 7 p.m. Monday, Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.
Jay Z, 8 p.m. next Thursday, First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza.
Guitar Passions featuring Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
John Corabi with Brandon Gibbs Acoustic Show, 8 p.m. next Thursday and Feb. 1, Braun’s Concert Cove, 11891 Main Road, Akron.
Winter storms are Mother Nature’s way of saying, “Chill!” Use the bonus free time to try these purely for-fun ideas.
1. Build a snow-hurdle course and time each other running through it.
2. Instead of making a traditional snowman, create a sculpture like a snow car or a snow boat.
3. Make snow dough: This sparkly play dough has a slightly powdery texture just like real snow. Even better, it won’t dry out if it’s left uncovered (after nearly a month, our test batch was still usable). In a small bowl, stir 2 cups cornstarch into ∑ cup vegetable oil. With your fingers, knead in 6 tablespoons iridescent white glitter. If the dough is too dry, add more oil one tablespoon at a time, up to two tablespoons, until the dough is soft but a little crumbly. Makes 2 cups of non-edible dough.
4. Head indoors for hot vanilla (stir 2 teaspoons sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract into a cup of warm milk) and curl up with a favorite book.
– Family Fun magazine
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“All of my girlfriends interrogated me and asked, ‘Is he an amazing kisser?’ I’d sit them down and say, ‘All I know is his screen kissing is great.’ Then they’d get upset and say, ‘Tell me it was romantic and there were fireworks.’ There weren’t any. You do the takes in 17 hours, and it’s just hot and sweaty.”
– Margot Robbie to People magazine on kissing Leonardo DiCaprio