Tuesday: Steve Forbes, former presidential candidate and editor in chief of Forbes magazine, is one of the featured speakers at the Independent Health Foundation's third health care forum in the Adam's Mark Hotel. Also on tap: newswoman Lesley Stahl, co-anchor of "60 Minutes." Cost is $80. To register, call 635-7802 or visit the Web site www.wnyhealthforum.com.
Nearly 800 relics of saints, one of the largest private collections in the United States, will be on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Nov. 5 in St. Mary of the Cataract Catholic Church, 259 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. Among them is one from St. John Neumann. Displayed in conjunction with All Saints Day on Thursday, they are owned by the pastor, the Rev. Michael H. Burzynski, who has been gathering them for 25 years.
Wednesday: The rock group moe., which coalesced at the University at Buffalo 10 years ago to play a Halloween party, stages a multimedia Halloween show in Shea's Performing Arts Center that promises to be as delightful as it will be unpredictable. There's even an audience participation section. Curtain time is 7 p.m.
A young woman newly arrived in an Irish town foils a group of young men who try to intimidate her by telling stories of the supernatural in "The Weir" by Conor McPherson. It opens at 7:30 p.m. in the Irish Classical Theatre Company's Andrews Theater, 625 Main St., and continues through Dec. 2.
Thursday: November arrives, and so do winter parking rules in many of Buffalo's suburbs, which ban vehicles from sitting on their streets overnight. Buffalo's winter parking plan begins Nov. 15.
Starting today, it is illegal to hold a cell phone to your ear while driving in New York State. Police will hand out warnings this month, but come Dec. 1, the $100 fine kicks in.
The horn-driven Bay Area funk band Tower of Power blazes into the Tralf in Theater Place, 622 Main St., for shows at 7 and 10 p.m. that open a bluesy weekend in the club. Derek Trucks plays Friday, and Duke Robillard follows Saturday.
Friday: "Stomp," the high-energy dance show that generates percussion from everything it touches, comes to Shea's at 8 p.m. for the first of five performances that continue through Sunday.
Mary Travers from Peter, Paul and Mary gives a solo concert at 8 p.m. in the Lancaster Opera House, 23 Central Ave., Lancaster. The ticket price includes a reception afterward catered by the Asa Ransom House.
Saturday: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's latest blockbuster show, "The Triumph of French Painting: Masterpieces From Ingres to Matisse," featuring more than 50 works from two Baltimore museums, opens to the public.