Hit the Hood
What: Black Rock walking tour
Why: Discover and learn about the historic community that is Black Rock.
What else: In 1817, the Village of Black Rock lost to the Village of Buffalo in a historic competition to become the western terminus of the Erie Canal. As time passed, little Black Rock annexed to the City of Buffalo in 1853 and became a thriving enclave in the burgeoning city.
Info: 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Buffalo Tours for $10. Meet at Amherst and Niagara streets.
What: Recital by clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester
Why: He has been called "that rare find, an artist whose brilliant mastery of his instrument is matched by sound and secure gifts as a musician."
What else: Program includes fantasy on themes from Verdi's Rigoletto.
Info: 3 p.m. in Kleinhans Music Hall's Mary Seaton Room. Free from the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.
Original Lounge Lizard
What: Jackie Jocko
Why: See if you can name his tunes!
What else: This Buffalo classic entertains from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Info: E.B. Green's, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Fountain Plaza.
What: "A Face in the Crowd" film screening
Why: Handouts with production details, anecdotes and critical comments about this film classic available in the Market Arcade lobby 45 minutes before the movie.
What else: 7 p.m. at Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main St.
Tickets: adults $9, students $7, seniors $6.50.
What: Discovering Sam Spade and the Maltese Falcon (lecture)
Why: One can never get enough of Bogie.
What else: With Richard Layman.
Info: Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.
Black Flag Alum
What: Henry Rollins Spoken Word Tour
Why: To celebrate the end of the Bush Era!
What else: It's Rollins' favorite month!
Info: 7 p.m. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. 852-3900. www.townballroom.com. $22 advance, $24 day of show (box office, Tickets.com).
What: Spook-tune concert with music from the Maniacs (Grateful Dead) and Hey You (Pink Floyd). Why: Street performers all night. Art show, too!
What else: A 1960s costume contest with prizes, so dress in your best psychedelic gear.
Info: Doors open at 7 p.m. at Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville. Tickets $7 advance, $10 door.