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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.