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This week Some recommended events for the week of Feb. 22-28

>TODAY

Cameo Time

What: Hitchcock Film Festival

Why: "Lifeboat," starring William Bendix, John Hodiak and Walter Slezak is a single-set masterpiece.

What else: The plot -- Survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Info: 4 p.m. at Hamburg Palace Theatre, 31 Buffalo St., Hamburg. General admission, $5 general; children and seniors, $4.

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>TUESDAY

Mardi Gras Marathon

What: Fat Tuesday

Why: Eat, drink and be merry -- just because.

What else: Catch LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales at the Crocodile Bar, 88 W. Chippewa.

Info: Party starts at 7 p.m. and continues through the night. Come early for the free buffet.

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>WEDNESDAY

Art Deco Delight

What: City Hall tour for free.

Why: Common Council chambers are worth the hike. Look up to see the sun!

What else: Don't miss the fossil-festooned interior walls.

Info: Meet at noon in the lobby at 65 Niagara Square. Presented by Buffalo Tours.

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>FRIDAY

Dance on the Wild Side

What: New age jitterbug

Why: This is the newest, most astonishing and simple way to unwind, get in shape, have fun and discover your creative side.

What else: No experience necessary. No complicated steps or routines to learn. All ages welcome.

Info: Free from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Honor and Hope Wellness Center, 38 Lake St., Hamburg.

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The Wake

What: Continuous entertainment features music by Penny Whiskey performing pub songs and tearful ballads, and Stone Row.

Why: Join Father Malarkey (Don Gervasi) in giving a royal send-off to fictitious Aidan Doogood.

What else: $40 ticket includes wine, beer, food and fun. Fundraiser benefits Irish Classical Theatre Company.

Info: 7 p.m. at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Ave.

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>SATURDAY

HELP!

What: BBC

Why: Beatles tribute band!

What else: All ages will enjoy the classic music of the '60s with a British invasion experience, so grab your bell-bottoms and shades and bring your heart.

Info: 8 p.m. at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2113. www.rivieratheater.org. $10-$20.

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