Seen ... Microcosmos (Nuridsany/Perennon, France 1996), a fascinating and humorous insight into the insect world. Swoon at the most romantic love scene in the movies between two snails, marvel at the diligence of the wasp and cringe at the intricacies of the maggot. Riverside Cinema, London W6, 7pm, pounds 4.50/pounds 3.50 concs (0181-741 2255).

Heard ... that David Grossman will be at Waterstone's tonight, reading from and signing copies of his novel The Zig-Zag Kit (Bloomsbury). Set in Israel, a magical narrative follows the adventures of an imaginative young boy on a runaway train. At 7pm, 68/69 Hampstead High Street, London NW3 pounds 2 (0171-794 1098).

Jived ... to the swinging sounds of Lindisfarne. A purely acoustic group, renowned for their musical virtuosity and superb musicianship, they enjoy a close rapport with the audience and a celebratory mood. At The Spitz, London E1, 8pm, pounds 12 (0171-247 9747)