What: "The Lost World" (1925)
Why: Get lost in wonder.
Info: The screening of the first adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel, with live accompaniment by organist Bruce Woody, at 2 p.m. in Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., celebrates the 85th anniversary of "the wonder theater." Free movie tickets are available to general public at Wegmans Customer Service desks and at Shea's box office. Visit www.sheas.org or call 847-1410.
Takes you back
Why: Learn a little something about (pre) history.
Info: Join Joe "PaleoJoe" Kochdl for a discussion of ancient seas and their creatures at 7 p.m. in the Gateway Executive Office Auditorium, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. Admission is $4. Call 627-4560 or visit www.penndixie.org.
What: CALLOUS IN WONDERLAND: a spoken word and art debacle...
Why: What was that you said?
Info: From 7 to 11 p.m. in Grant Street Gallery, 216 Grant St. The event features paintings by Phil Durgan and PJ Babiack along with a poetry slam hosted by MC Vendetta of the Bloodthirsty Vegans. Admission is $5 with a cash prize for winning slammer. To participate in the poetry slam, call 785-2452 or (619) 203-0013.
What: Short Play Festival
Why: If you have a short attention span ....
Info: Opening today and running through Jan. 30, the annual festival takes place in Niagara University's Leary Theater, 5795 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Tickets are $10, $8 seniors and $7 youth. Call 286-8685 or visit theatre.niagara.edu.
'Queen of mean'
What: Lisa Lampanelli
Why: Laugh it up.
Info: The lampooning begins at 8 p.m. in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre on the North Campus in Amherst. Tickets are $37.75. Call 645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org.