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1. In the mood for some rousing tunes sung in spine-tingling soprano?

At 3 p.m. Sunday, discover young talent Jennifer Check, winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Check out Check inside the cozy confines of Kleinhans Music Hall's Mary Seaton Room as she performs works by American composers Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and Leonard Bernstein. Presented for free by the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

2. What happens when you combine humor, music, movement and sign language? The Pied Piper of Sign!

David Parker -- entertainer and author of the Scholastic series "The BEST ME I Can Be" -- sends messages of self-esteem, creativity and leadership to children and parents alike. Catch his act at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday inside the Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport.

Tickets: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children. Call 433-2617 to charge or visit the center gift shop to purchase during business hours.

3. Announcing free Saturday story hour coming to the Buffalo Museum of Science.

From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting this Saturday, Literacy Volunteers will present a themed story in a different area of the museum. Toddlers and parents welcome for free to the cultural hour. Stick around and explore the museum at the regular admission of $7 adult and $5 children.

The museum is located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway.

4. Shhhh!

The silent film festival starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. See a handful of Buster Keaton shorts accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer.

Free tickets available at Wegmans Customer Service Desks.


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