I sunk many hours into Pop Cap's "Plants vs. Zombies," and now Crazy Dave has returned to continue the adventure.
Four years have passed since Crazy Dave defended his home from an onslaught of zombies who wanted to eat his brains. But, he didn't win single-handedly, no, he defeated the undead by utilizing an army of plants.
However, the battle was hard fought as the forces of Dr. Zomboss were relentless in their attack. The zombies first came during the daytime, allowing Crazy Dave to harness the potential of the sun to power his growing army. But, then the zombies began to come during the night, and Crazy Dave had to vanquish the undead with various forms of fungi. Yet, the zombies found even more insidious strategies such as a backyard ambush where they swam in the pool. And, every time, Crazy Dave managed to push back the horde, that is, until Dr. Zomboss himself decided to attack from the roof, which is where the final battle took place.
After Crazy Dave managed to defeat Dr. Zomboss, his Zen garden began to flourish. However, the adventure had not ended, and Crazy Dave and his plants would once again be called upon to battle the forces of Dr. Zomboss in "Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time."
The sequel to Pop Cap's highly successful tower defense game was released in August, and it's definitely worth checking out. With a ton of new plants, the addition of fertilizer that gives plants unique powers and a time-traveling saga that brings players to ancient Egypt, the pirate seas and the wild west, "Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time" was worth the wait.
The game is available on both iOS and Android. For more information, visit www.popcap.com/plants-vs-zombies-2.
As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.
Chautauqua County Local Legends Of Music Show Set For Sunday: The Musicians Memorial Old School versus New School show is set for Sunday from 6-10 p.m. at Chautauqua Music, 110 E. Second St. in Jamestown. The show will feature Split Hoof, Dust And Bones, Jamestown's Dueling Harps, Dan Shanahan and Steve Swanson.
For more information, call 814-670-9151, search for "Chautauqua County Local Legends of Music Memorial Fund" on Facebook or visit www.sites.google.com/site/annuallocalmusiciansmemorial.
Kellie Pickler To Play Jamestown Savings Bank Arena In January: Country music star, Kellie Pickler, is set to perform at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Pickler, who competed in American Idol in 2005, has produced four albums since then, including: "Small Town Girl," "Kellie Pickler," "100 Proof" and her latest project, "The Woman I Am," which was released in November and features the single, "Little Bit Gypsy."
As the 2013 winner of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," Pickler has sold more than 1 million records, and has been nominated for eight CMT Music Awards, winning three of them in 2008 for her single, "I Wonder."
Tickets, which range from $25 up to $50, are available online at www.jamestownarena.com, by phone at 484-2624 or at the Arena Box Office located at 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown.
Local Production Of "Rebel Without A Cause" Set For January: James Dean's "Rebel Without A Cause" is set to be performed on the stage of The Willow Bay Theater.
Co-presented by Masked Productions and Hatikvah Ministries, "Rebel" will open Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. The show is set to continue on Saturday, Jan. 25, Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1.
Starring Jamestown native Vince Liuzzo as rebellious youth Jim Stark, the show will include a cast of locals. The role of Plato will be performed by Lars Benson of Bemus Point, and Judy will be played by Shannon Nixon. Newcomers Adam Hughes, Nathan Meelen, Carl Liuzzo, Adrianna Roehmholdt, Stephanie Walker, Steve Cobb, Marge Fiore, Philip Petscher, John Beard and Dr. Russell Lee, will also take the stage. Logan Beard, of Warren, Pa., will serve as director.
Presale tickets for $10 are available online at www.rebelwithoutacause.co, at Wing City Grille of Lakewood and at the Labyrinth Press Co. in Jamestown. Tickets at the door will be $14. For more information, visit www.rebelwithoutacause.com, call 708-8879 or email email@example.com.
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Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
New Year's Skate: 5-7 p.m., Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, 319 W. Third St. in Jamestown.
Jules R Us Karaoke: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
Red Rhythm Blues Band: 8 p.m. to midnight, Seneca Allegany Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.
Haewa: 10 p.m., Mojo's, 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown.
Jamestown Thunder Community Drum Circle: noon-2:30 p.m., Dr. Lillian Ney Renaissance Center, 119 W. Third St. in Jamestown. No experience is needed, and extra drums will be available.
Live Music And NASTAR Ski Racing: 2 p.m., Peek'n Peak, 1405 Olde Road in Findley Lake.
Joe And The Shmoes Classic Rock: 4:30-8:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.
Bill Ward And Amanda Barton: 8 p.m., Pine Junction, 9757 Bailey Hill Road in Findley Lake.
Smokehouse: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.
Coyote Country Band: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.