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Today: Just Desserts, subtitled "Adam and Eve's Garden of Eating," once again assembles an incredible array of irresistible sweets from leading area restaurants from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Monday: Do you miss those tales of extraterrestrial exploits that syndicated radio host Art Bell used to entertain with all night on WBEN-AM? Well, Bell is back. He returns to the local airwaves at 1 a.m.

Tuesday: Lately when Canadian rock band the Barenaked Ladies comes to town, it plays HSBC Arena. This time, however, fans will get a closer look. The Ladies play Shea's Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Opening is Canadian singer Chantal Kraviazuk.

Wednesday: A prototype of the new Ford Thunderbird is expected to be the star of the 2001 Buffalo International Auto Show, which starts today in the Buffalo Convention Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. every day through next Sunday. Visitors will have a chance to win a different car every day.

Thursday: A 1999 Scottish movie called "Ratcatcher" is the first to be screened in the International Women's Film Festival in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center. It starts at 7 p.m. The festival will continue Thursdays through March 15.

Comedian George Carlin says he'll be testing a new piece called "Rats and Squealers" when he makes up a postponed date at 8 p.m. in Shea's Performing Arts Center. Opening is funnyman Dennis Blair.

Friday: Country star Alan Jackson visits HSBC Arena for a 7:30 p.m. show. Opening is Lee Ann Womack, who's currently high on the country charts with "Ashes by Now."

"Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act" introduces the latest of its famous lampoons of Broadway musicals in Rockwell Hall Auditorium at Buffalo State College tonight and Saturday. The fun begins at 8.

Speaking of Broadway musicals, a touring production of "Annie" returns to Shea's Performing Arts Center tonight and Saturday. The curtain rises at 8 p.m.

"Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till," based on the 1955 murder that helped spark the civil rights movement, debuts at 8 tonight in the Paul Robeson Theater, 350 Masten Ave. Special opening-night guest is Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley. The production continues through March 4.

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