MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Need for Speed” (PG-13), “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club” (PG-13); coming March 21, “Divergent” (PG-13), “Muppets Most Wanted” (PG).
CONCERTS: WYRK Energymark Acoustic Show featuring Craig Morgan, Cassadee Pope and Parmalee, 7:30 p.m. today, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
Holly Cole, 8 p.m. Friday, Bear’s Den Showroom, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
USS, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St.
Ides of Metal Show featuring Diceros, Long Cold Dark, Amputecht, From the Sky and Lost Elysium, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst.
Keb’ Mo’, 8 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
Kindred, 4 p.m. Sunday, Fourteen Holy Helpers Church, 1345 Indian Church Road, West Seneca.
Random Nation with Fe2o3 Ferric Oxide, Black Velvet, Ritual Walk, Impurity, Days of Old and A.K.A., 6 p.m. Sunday, Forvm, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst.
Johnny Winter, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.
Pat Metheny Unity Group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.
THEATER: “Road from Jerusalem,” 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Alden Christian Theatre Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.
“Church Basement Ladies,” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
“Porgy and Bess,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.
“RED,” 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, MusicalFare Theatre at 710 Main Theatre, 710 Main St.
Capcom is no stranger to platforming action games, having given us numerous entries in such series as “Strider,” “Mega Man” and “Ghosts ’n Goblins.” “Dustforce,” a title that first got its start as a PC release, has a lot in common with those games, running on a formula that fans of the platforming genre will find addictive and well worth coming back to. But the question remains – can a game that centers on custodians as its main heroes really have that kind of staying power? The truth is, surprisingly, yes.
In addition to 56 challenging single-player levels, Dustforce also has an interesting multiplayer component, where up to four players can take part in dust-offs to see who can perform the best in each area. While they can be a little chaotic depending who custodians are matched up against, it’s cool to see just how fun – and competitive – the sessions can become. Will it replace “Super Smash Bros.” anytime soon, if ever? Hardly. But it’s a fun alternative.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Purple hair and workout clothes really don’t go together … Like I may have to give up physical activity for my purple hair … Hair like this deserves combat boots and hobo-chic jeans.”
– Ireland Baldwin, model and daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin