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Seven by Seven / Seven things you need to know by 7 a.m.

1. The annual dance concert at Buffalo State College promises to go above and beyond the usual bounds of choreography. "Alternative Dimension: A Multi-Sensory Experience" will bring elements of visual art onto the stage of the Warren Enters Theatre in Upton Hall. Featuring 22 students and six guest artists, it debuts at 8 p.m. and continues through Saturday. Tickets are $6 to $15. A related event, "Docents and Delicacies," at 7 p.m. in the nearby Bulger Communication Center, features art students explaining, over artistic wine and food pairings, how the show choreographers interpreted artworks as movement. It's a separate $20 ticket. For info, call 878-6416.

2. Fans of master architect Frank Lloyd Wright have plenty to choose from in the Buffalo area. To make it easier for them to take it all in, the sites designed by Wright are collaborating to offer "All Wright All Day," a tour package that will give visitors a chance to see all of Wright's local offerings. Representatives from the Martin House Restoration Corp., Graycliff Estate, the Fontana Boathouse and Forest Lawn will be on hand to unveil it at 9:30 a.m. in the Martin House Complex, 125 Jewett Parkway.

3. The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida isn't the only death that has the We Are Women Warriors Community and Family Empowerment group up in arms. There's the recurring tragedy of senseless slayings right here in Buffalo. The group will host a community forum on the issue of black men killing other black men from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. The group is encouraging parents and guardians to bring their children -- especially teenage boys. For information, call 536-7323.

4. Hailed as the brightest new star in jazz, bassist Esperanza Spaulding created a stir with her first appearance here in 2010 with the precise staging and cool virtuosity of her "Chamber Music Society" show. Now certified as a sensation with a Grammy Award, she has released "Radio Music Society," a warmer, more diverse effort, and is following it up with a more expansive show. She comes to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. with a 12-piece ensemble and a full-spectrum big-band approach. Tickets are $27 to $42.

5. More than 70 full-time and part-time positions are waiting to be filled at the sixth annual Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Spring Career Fair. Openings include information technology specialists, cage cashiers, warehouse attendants, cooks, housekeepers and various food and beverage jobs. Job-seekers can talk with recruiters from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.

6. What if you had your choice of a perfect fantasy life -- or a nightmarish real one? Seems like an easy decision -- or is it? "Machine Stops," written by Buffalo Laboratory Theatre founder and artistic director Taylor Doherty is a play that asks some tough questions about reality and what makes life worth living. Originally produced by BLT in 2009, it returns for performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 28 in the Swan Auditorium of Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave., Hamburg. For reservations, call 202-9033.

7. Would-be filmmakers will pick up tips at 6 p.m. in the Market Arcade Film and Art Center, 639 Main St., as writer and director Alyn Darnay gives a lecture titled "A Breakthrough Guide to Screenwriting." It's free as part of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Films in the Market Arcade will follow at the usual admission prices -- the Puerto Rican melodrama "Maria" at 7 p.m., the Australian "shock and awe(some)" comedy "10 Terrorists" at 8, the world premiere of the documentary "Beautiful Europeans Meet Lone American" at 9 and the German thriller "Schlafende Hunde (Sleeping Dogs)" at 10.