Entertainment

Rolling Hills Radio at Chautauqua Institution Sunday

CHAUTAUQUA — As part of its “summer on the road,” Rolling Hills Radio with Ken Hardley will present Joe Crookston and Todd Burge on the Amphitheater stage at the Chautauqua Institution at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Hardley notes that this concert is an excellent opportunity to hear these ...

Langford truck, tractor pull expands to two days

NORTH COLLINS — The small hamlet of Langford is going to be the focus of the truck and tractor pulling world. The National Tractor Pullers Association Grand National Circuit is visiting New York and will bring the most powerful motorsport competition vehicles in the world to town. The ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the indie darling “Heart Beat Loud,” starring Nick Offerman and newcomer Kiersey Clemons. It will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record ...

Shakespeare in the park

This Thursday’s performance of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature a special evening of Shakespeare. Taking place at Lakeside Park in the village of Mayville from 6:30-8 p.m., the Chautauqua Institution’s Chautauqua Theater Company will perform William ...

3rd on 3rd Gallery to open Myjtownny Instagram photo show

JAMESTOWN — The newly relocated and renovated 3rd on 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts officially opens with the Myjtownny photography show. The gallery will open July 31 and hold a free public reception on August 3 at 5:30 p.m. Curator Debra Eck says, “Every year during the ...

Fredonia native to make an appearance during reunion

Dr. Rayna M. Gangi, author of more than 15 books in multiple genres, will return to Fredonia Thursday, Aug. 2, for her 50th class reunion from Fredonia High School. Dr. Gangis newest book, “Humanity, An American Memoir,” tells her story, and chronicles the lives of family, friends, and ...

Christian Carlson Memorial Concert Saturday

SOUTH DAYTON —The small village of South Dayton will be transformed into a musical destination as the Christian Carlson Memorial Concert and Street Festival takes place Saturday, July 28. Created by friends and family in memory of Christian Carlson, a South Dayton native who passed away ...

Rustic Ramblers making the rounds

MAYVILLE — The July 26 performance of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature the traditional country sound of the band “Rustic Ramblers.” Taking place at Lakeside Park located on the shores of scenic Chautauqua Lake in the Village of Mayville, the concert ...

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen ‘Book Club’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the summer hit comedy “Book Club,” starring Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen. It will be screened on Saturday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. Four lifelong friends’ (Keaton, Fonda, ...

22nd annual Laurel Run takes place July 20 and 21

Special to the OBSERVER Hundreds of people will come together later this week in support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities when the 22nd annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk takes place. The event was created by Wayne and Elaine Hotelling of Silver Creek in honor ...

The Wretched Group returns for two shows

The Wretched Group will be returning to the area to perform two live rock and roll shows this summer on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. The band members invite everyone to join them on the evening of Thursday, Aug 2 at Rookies on the Lake in Dunkirk. The music will start at 8:30 p.m., immediately ...

Dave Golando’s Big Band to perform on the Cassadaga Floating Stage

On Sunday, July 15, Dave Golando’s 16-piece Big Band will perform on the Cassadaga Floating Stage from 5-7 p.m. The Dave Golando Big Band consists of some of the area’s finest jazz musicians and has been performing throughout WNY for more than a decade. They entertain audiences with a ...

WNY Chamber Orchestra member to attend seminar in Los Angeles

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra’s Vice President/Violinist Carl Lam is one of only 34 orchestra executives, administrators, musicians, students and career changers from across the country selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management ...

Pete Ciraolo All-Star Big Band to perform at Collins Library

COLLINS — The Pete Ciraolo All-Star Big Band will perform an outdoor concert at the Collins Library on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. This performance will be in the parking lot of the library under a tent with seating. But be sure to bring your dancing shoes! This event will feature an 18-piece ...

Miss Heidi’s Drama Club rocks the fire hall

Miss Heidi’s Drama Club had its first broadway production, and it was a huge success. The club performed “School of Rock” with an awesome pit band comprised of students ages 8-18. This is just the beginning for this community group. The club thanks the South Dayton Free Methodist Church ...

Celebrating 20 years, Cattaraugus County Arts Council announces new name

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is now officially the Tri-County Arts Council. Currently celebrating 20 years of supporting the arts in Cattaraugus County, it is time for this important step in serving individual artists, arts organizations, and communities in Allegany and Chautauqua ...

Wooden Ship Reunion performance July 3 at Memorial Park

Special to the OBSERVER Wooden Ship, a five-piece vocal/acoustic rock group, will be re-uniting for a performance to be held in Memorial Park, the afternoon of Tuesday, July 3 commencing at 5 p.m. Performing in this show will be original band members Peter Chimento, Les Sikorski, and David ...