> WHAT'S HAPPENING
Movies: Opening Friday, "Cry Wolf" (PG-13, thriller about murders at a prep school), "Just Like Heaven" (PG-13, romance starring Reese Witherspoon as a ghost in love with Mark Ruffalo), Sept. 23, "Flight Plan" (PG-13, Jodie Foster stars as mom whose daughter disappears from her plane seat; Sept. 30, "The Greatest Game Ever Played" (PG, Shia LaBeouf stars as real-life golfer Francis Ouimet who stunned the golf world by winning the 1913 U.S. Open; Oct. 7, "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."
New on video/DVD: Arrived Tuesday, "Fever Pitch," "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "Rock School"; coming Tuesday, "The Longest Yard," "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" in 3-D,"Born Into Brothels"; Sept. 27: "Robots" and "Lords of Dogtown"; Oct. 4: "The Interpreter"; Oct. 11: "Kingdom of Heaven", "Kicking and Screaming", "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", "Unleashed"; Oct. 18: "Batman Begins"; Oct 25: "Herbie: Fully Loaded", "Bewitched"; Nov. 1: "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."
Concerts: Sept. 16, (Xtreme Wheels, $7), bands The City Creeps, Knife Point By A Drag Queen, Shiver (of Pittsburgh), Our Times, Pirate Radio, Xtreme Wheels, Hertel Avenue; Sept. 17, (Xtreme Wheels), 3 p.m. ($10), "Pleased to Meet You" tour of bands Self Against City, Umbrellas, Days Like These, I Take Out Lions, Jettason, Zol of The Rock And Roll Destroyer, Lux Curageous, Controlling The Famous (Indie rock quartet from Echo Park, Calif.), Man Alive (Israeli band first time in U.S.), the Evan Anthem; Sept. 17 (Dome Theater in Niagara Falls), Disturbed with El Nino and Ten Years; Sept. 30 (Club Infinity), Klear with Agent Me and Spinning Images; Nov. 21 (UB Center for the Arts), Bright Eyes (with Feist and Magic Numbers).
Other: Sept. 22 to 25, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Baily Circus, HSBC Arena.
> WEB SITE OF THE WEEK: Xap.com
Guidance counselors are notorious for asking the overwhelming question: What do you want to do with your life?
This question is daunting to anyone, whether a high school freshman or a recent college graduate. Enter Xap.com, an interactive Web site. Whether you want to figure out which university is right for you, get into your first choice college or decide on a career, Xap.com has the resources to help. The site is more intense than a guidance counselor's office with a planning timeline starting at eighth grade and transitioning to a month-by-month breakdown of what to do senior year. A college matching wizard allows you to enter your criteria for the perfect college match - selecting everything from school size to majors to activities.
The site touts SAT test preparation, complete with an SAT word of the day. Plus get help with financial aid planning or even apply to your favorite universities through their site. Xap.com also has a career planning section complete with a self-assessment and alphabetical list of possible careers giving descriptions and requirements for each.
For anyone who seeks guidance on the future, Xap.com is the ultimate counselor.
> QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I light lavender oil and I put on Buddah Bar, which is a CD, and I go to sleep!"
Actress/singer Raven, on what she does to relax, in Twist magazine
- Knight Ridder Newspapers