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This Week / Some recommended events for the week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 5

>WEDNESDAY

Buffalo's own

What: Mick Cochrane

Why: Butterflies and baseball.

Info: Cochrane, a Canisius College professor and author of "The Girl Who Threw Butterflies," will join poet and fiction writer Janet McNally, who also teaches at Canisius, for a special literary event at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Inquiry/Just Buffalo Literary Cafe, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Free.

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>THURSDAY

Marrakesh moment

What: Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Why: What would you like to hear?

Info: Join the Indian novelist for a reading and discussion of his new novel, "The Storyteller of Marrakesh," at 7 p.m. in Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave. The reading is an "Extra" event in Just Buffalo's Babel Series of International Literature. Call 854-1694 or visit www.hallwalls.org.

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>FRIDAY

A laughing matter

What: Tim Joyce

Why: Carpe diem?

Info: Join the author of "Seize the Day Job" for a reading and book signing at 7 p.m. in the Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. Call 823-2665 or visit www.dogearsbookstore.org.

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Finders keepers

What: Found Footage Festival

Why: What was once lost...

Info: Join tour hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett as they rifle through odd and hilarious found videos at 7 and 9 p.m. in Squeaky Wheel, 712 Main St. Hosted by Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett. Admission is $10. Visit www.foundfootagefest.com.

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>SATURDAY

Celtic mayhem

What: The Rogues

Why: Get a little brogue with your rogue.

Info: The group plays nontraditional Celtic music on bagpipes and drums at 8:30 p.m. in the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 825-9535 or visit www.buffaloirishcenter.com.

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Play globally

What: Harlem Globetrotters

Why: Sweet Georgia Brown!

Info: Don't miss the antics of the basketball phenoms when they play at 2 and 7 p.m. in the University at Buffalo Alumni Arena, North Campus. Tickets are $17-$44 and are available through the box office and Ticketmaster.com.

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