Zombot Sphinx-inator

Following Popcap’s recent “Plants Vs. Zombies 2” patch, players have finally encountered Dr. Zomboss.

Ancient Egypt has been invaded by Dr. Zomboss and his Zombot Sphinx-inator, unlocking the potential for players to complete all 25 levels of the map.

The battle is quite difficult, and for most users will likely require multiple attempts or the spending of coins. The Zombot Sphinx-inator gives Dr. Zomboss the ability to fire missiles out of a giant eyeball which destroy the targeted plant, grave raising capabilities as well as mobility that allows him to crush two lanes of plants and dodge attacks.

Unfortunately, other than allowing players to earn an Ancient Egypt Trophy, nothing much more comes of the battle. However, it appears that each world is likely to also be attacked by a different form of Dr. Zomboss, and I surmise that upon completion of the three worlds players will finally unlock the future world.

For more information, visit www.popcap.com/plants-vs-zombies-2 or search for “Plants Vs. Zombies 2” on Facebook.

As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.

HIGHLIGHTS

‘Rebel’ Set To Continue At Willow Bay: A staged adaptation of James Dean’s highly celebrated 1955 film “Rebel Without a Cause” is set to continue at the Willow Bay Theater.

Co-presented by Masked Productions and Hatikvah Ministries, “Rebel” will be held Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain rises at 8. Presale tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.rebelwithoutacause.co, Wing City Grille of Lakewood and the Labyrinth Press Co. coffee shop on Fourth Street in downtown Jamestown. Tickets purchased the day of will be $14.

For more information, visit www.rebelwithoutacause.co or call 708-8879.

Reg Lenna Center For The Arts Presents Last Movie Series To Be Projected From Film: The last series of movies to be projected from celluloid film at the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts is scheduled to continue with “Gravity,” starring Oscar nominee Sandra Bullock, today and Saturday.

The series continues with a romantic comedy from Richard Curtis, the writer of “Four Weddings And A Funeral” entitled “About Time,” which is set for Thursday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 8.

Movies At The Center begin at 8 p.m. All seats are $5, and can be purchased at the box office beginning one hour before the showing. The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts is located at 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown. For film ratings, descriptions, running times and more, visit www.reglenna.com or call 484-7070.

Free Visual And Performing Arts Classes For Children And Parents To Be Held In February: Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. and the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts are set to offer free visual arts and hand drumming classes beginning Saturday. The classes will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and will continue every Saturday through Feb. 22.

Renee Pye will head up the visual Arts classes held at 3rd On 3rd Gallery, and Rich Schuler will teach the hand drumming classes at the Reg Studio Theater, 108 E. Third St. in Jamestown.

For more information, call 664-2465, ext. 227, email lbarry@reglenna.com or visit www.reglenna.com.

Beatles Exhibit And Concert Set For February: The Olean Public Library is set to present a gallery exhibit entitled, “The Beatles! It Was Fifty Years Ago Today.” The exhibit will open Saturday at 10 a.m., and run through Friday, Feb. 14.

The exhibit commemorates The Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. It will feature rare videos, movies, memorabilia, posters, magazines, albums and artifacts of the group. There will also be presenters throughout the two weeks, including Andy Babiuk, author and expert on The Beatles’ instruments and amplifiers. Other presenters include Mark Wozniak and Barry Gan.

The finale of the exhibit will be a concert at the Premier Banquet Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. It will feature Freddie and the Jets, who will play 1950s-era music that influenced The Beatles. The group will be followed by not Norman, who will play the songs of The Beatles. Tickets are $10 per person.

The Olean Public Library is located at 134 N. Second St. in Olean. For more information, call 372-0200.

Marion Art Gallery To Feature Ceramic Sculpture Exhibit: The Marion Art Gallery of SUNY Fredonia is set to host an exhibit featuring ceramic sculptures by Edinboro University professor Chuck Johnson. The exhibit set to open Friday with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

The gallery is located on the main level of the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, 280 Central Ave. in Fredonia. The gallery’s hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12-6 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, call 673-3111, or visit www.fredonia.edu.

AMSOIL Championship Snocross Racing To Return To Seneca Allegany Casino: A professional snowmobile racing competition is set to run for two nights on the Seneca Allegany Casino grounds.

AMSOIL Championship Snocross is set for Feb. 7-8, in conjunction with the Seneca Allegany Casino Air Force Snocross. Tickets are $25 per day, or $30 for the weekend.

Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel is located at 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca. For more information, call 888-913-3377 or visit www.senecaalleganycasino.com.

21 Brix Winery To Host Release Party: 21 Brix Winery is set to host a release party for its award-winning Ella’s Red, Thirsty Elephant and Marquis wines.

The party begins at 4 p.m. on both Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. It will feature complimentary appetizers, live music by Sam Hyman and Marshall Seddon.

21 Brix Winery is located at 6655 W. Main Road in Portland. For more information, call 792-2749, or visit www.21brix.com.

Wild Wild Fest Accepting Applications For Bands: Willow Creek Winery’s Wild Wild Fest, held annually in August by organizers Well Worn Boot, is currently accepting applications for bands.

In addition to Well Worn Boot and Armcannon, the festival is set to feature national headliner, Baby Gramps.

For more information, or to submit an application, email wildwildfestival@gmail.com.

HAPPENINGS

To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email drader@post-journal.com or call 487-1111, ext. 253 by Monday.

Tonight

Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Friday

Bill Ward And Amanda Barton: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Pocket Change: 8 p.m. to midnight, Seneca Allegany Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.

Buck Wild: 8 p.m. to midnight, Chautauqua Suites, 215 W. Lake Road (Route 394) in Mayville.

Saturday

Doc And Bill: 6 p.m., The Corner Coffeehouse, 54 W. Main St. in Frewsburg.

Ken Hardley: 8 p.m. to midnight, Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Bill Ward And Amanda Barton: 8 p.m., Pine Junction, 9757 Bailey Hill Road in Findley Lake.

Jeff Fetterman Band: 9:30 p.m., The Fountain Bowl’s Barking Spyder, 3316 Fluvanna Ave. in Jamestown.