Applications are being accepted for the Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Young Musicians' Scholarships and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society's Silverman Scholarship. The scholarships are available to high school seniors in Erie and Niagara counties who will be majoring in music in college next fall. For more information or to download an application, go to, or Deadline is Feb. 1. Questions? Call 759-6428.


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shea's Performing Arts Center and Neglia Ballet will collaborate for the third year to present "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Shea's, 646 Main St. Tickets are $35-$75. For information, call (800)745-3000 or visit


The Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, will be unveiling something big at 10 a.m. Saturday. The first 200 children under the age of 12 will receive a special gift. The celebration will continue until 1 p.m. For information, visit