> WHAT'S HAPPENING
Movies: Opening Friday, "The Greatest Game Ever Played" (PG, Shia LaBeouf stars as real-life golfer Francis Ouimet winning the 1913 U.S. Open), "Serenity" (PG-13 movie version of Joss Whedon's "Firefly" sci-fi TV series), "Into the Blue" (PG-13, thriller set in the Bahamas starring Jessica Alba and Paul Walker); Oct. 7, "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (animated) and "In Her Shoes" (PG-13, comedy-drama starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as sisters); Oct. 14, "Elizabethtown" (PG-13, romance starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst); Nov. 18, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."
New on video/DVD: Arrived Tuesday, "Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D"; coming Tuesday: "The Interpreter"; Oct. 11: "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", "Kingdom of Heaven," "Kicking and Screaming"; Oct. 18: "Batman Begins"; Oct 25: "Herbie: Fully Loaded," "Bewitched"; Nov. 1: "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."
Concerts: Tonight, (Xtreme Wheels on Hrtel) ($8), bands Kaddisfly, Ambry and more; Friday, (Club Infinity), Klear with Agent Me and Spinning Images; Oct. 2, (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.), Pennywise with H20, Death By Stereo and A Wilhelm Scream; Nov. 21 (UB Center for the Arts), Bright Eyes (with Feist and Magic Numbers).
Theater: Oct. 4 to 9, Shea's, "My Fair Lady.
On TV: Catch the season premiere of "Veronica Mars" at 9 tonight on UPN.
Other: Anime singer/songwriter Yoko Ishida brings her anime fusion tour to Media Play at 3054 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, at 6 p.m. Friday.
> CREAMY CELEBRATION
Quick now, before it gets too cold to eat ice cream, high tail it to a Baskin-Robbins near you. Oh, who are we kidding? It's never too cold for ice cream!
But you definitely should make a special trip to the home of 31 flavors, because in honor of its 60th anniversary, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating with some fun events. Our personal favorite is $1 Scoop Tuesdays - through Oct. 25 - at which you should try one of two new flavors, Razza Dazza Chip and Chip Off the Ole Cheesecake.
And don't forget to stop by their Web site www.baskinrobbins.com) and vote on your favorite flavor of ice cream as a part of the World's Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Contest, and - if you're old enough (you must be 18) - enter to win ice cream and other prizes. The contest runs through Oct. 31.
> QUOTE OF THE DAY
"He's better about shaving his legs than I am. The pressure's on me to keep my legs smooth." - Sheryl Crow, on cyclist fiance Lance Armstrong, in US Weekly.
- Knight Ridder Newspapers