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1. So many movies. So few classic songs.

Hear the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra perform the scores from "Casablanca," "On the Waterfront," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Ben Hur" and more at 8 p.m. Saturday during Golden Age of Film at Kleinhans Music Hall. Special guest host Nick Clooney will even discuss the movies!

For tickets, call 885-5000 or visit

2. Discover a new species of starving artists, but you'll have to hurry.

From 6 to 9 p.m. today, a gallery of artwork by zoo animals will be up for grabs during The Buffalo Zoo's "Art Gone Wild." Six dollars gets you in the door of Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. Bring a date for $10.

Funds benefit the zoo's Animal Department.

3. Friday marks the return of ancient mysteries expert Sig (the Magnificent) Lonegren!

Catch Sig at 7 p.m. for "Earth Magic: Earthly Energies and Human Spirituality." Listen to the Englishman discuss the concept of sacred space. Fifteen dollars gets you into the Cornell Cooperative Center, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora. Call 655-6663 to reserve your seat.

4. Be like Emerson or Thoreau, why don't you?

Learn to master a nature journal and record your thoughts while you roam the Tifft Nature Preserve. Leave the hustle-bustle behind and join nature's literary circle from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $5. E-mail with questions.

-- Jane Kwiatkowski

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