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Today, 7:30 P.M.: The Screening Room Series presents “A Tribute to Rosemary Kothe,” the eighth annual memorial reading celebrating the life and work of the founder and longtime host of the series, who died in 2005. The tribute also features videos by Tim Bienkowski and Bill Kothe. Open reading slots available. Northtown Plaza Business Center, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Fourth Friday Poetry Series reading hosted by poet Fred Whitehead. Ten additional open reading slots available. Caz Coffee/Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Road. $3.