Monday, 7 p.m.: Act(ive) Sessions with "The Merchant of Venice," a Shakespeare in Delaware Park and CG Jung Center collaborative workshop featuring Chris LaBanca, educational coordinator of Shakespeare in Delaware ParkP (and actor in the play) with Ted Bickford -- a Jungian literary scholar -- exploring connections and insights studying Shakespeare and Carl Jung together can provide. Two sessions: next is July 6. CG Jung Center, 408 Franklin St. $10. Call 854-7457 to register.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Empire State College/Erie Community College Appletree Series reading featuring poet Kenneth Feltges. Additional reading slots available. Empire State College, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga.
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Spit at Spot Coffee. Weekly open poetry and spoken-word performance series hosted by Brown Sugar. 227 Delaware Ave.