S. Pearl Sharp comes to town this weekend to screen her award-wining documentary and present a workshop. "The Healing Passage: Voices from the Water," which is intended for mature audiences, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. today in the Regis Room of Canisius College's Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center at 2001 Main St. The film looks at present-day behavior and how it connects to the trans-Atlantic slave trade. On Saturday, Sharp offers "Reclaiming Your Ancestral Power" at 2 p.m. in the Regis Room and at 6:30 p.m. in the African-American Cultural Center, 350 Masten Ave. Call 888-2790 or visit www.canisius.edu for details.
No I.D. required
Not 21? No problem
Hot on the heels of last weekend's raucous show featuring the work of Led Zeppelin, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra offers another program that's sure to hold appeal to a wide range of audiences. At 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch leads the BPO through a Night at the Movies. The performance will include selections from classics such as "Casablanca" and "Gone With the Wind." Tickets range from $15 to $67 and are available at the box office or through Tickets.com.
Go single -- or bring a friend
Rub elbows with fellow art admirers next Friday as Castellani Art Museum welcomes "Wolf Kahn: About the Falls." The opening reception takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. (the exhibit is on display through Nov. 12) in the museum, on the campus of Niagara University, Lewiston. The First Fridays series is always a good time, and this opening is a great chance to kick off the spring socialization season. Call 286-8200 or visit www.niagara.edu/cam for more information.