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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.