Local entertainment news

Tammy Pescatelli to perform in Jamestown Oct. 8

JAMESTOWN - The National Comedy Center has announced that comedian Tammy Pescatelli will appear in Jamestown for a performance at the Willow Bay Theater on Oct. 8. Pescatelli will perform as part of a weekend of events during the 2016 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K race weekend.Arguably ...

Country band The Snickers returns for second time

MAYVILLE - National recording artist The Stickers are back again to get everyone "Countrified" at the second annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo after party Saturday at Webb's Captain's Table."We had a blast last year in Chautauqua," said John Wodarek, bass player and middle brother of the band. "It ...

Deb & Dynamics to kick off bicycle event Saturday

MAYVILLE - New to the Chautauqua Gran Fondo event this year is Florida-centered band Deb & the Dynamics. Making the trek all the way up north to Chautauqua Lake, Deb Biela, can't be more excited about this adventure."Any time we get a chance to take a road trip we're all on it," Biela ...

‘BFG’ to be shown this weekend in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - Disney's "The BFG" shows Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5.In the film, 10-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Oscar-winner Mark Rylance). Naturally ...

Agricultural celebration returns

This weekend is all about the people who put food on tables as Fredonia celebrates its 48th installment of the Farm Festival in Barker Common.Every member of your family is sure to find some kind of fun and excitement during the free, three-day celebration showcasing food, music, vendors and ...

Jazz performance Thursday night at Lakeside Park

MAYVILLE - On Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the smooth sounds of songwriter and jazz crooner Barbara Jean will fill Lakeside Park, located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake along Route 394 in the village of Mayville.Barbara Jean has been performing for many years, having performed with the ...

Eggers exhibit to open today at Fredonia Technology Incubator

Forty-five lithographs, drawings, pastels, and watercolors by George W. Eggers (1883-1958) will be exhibited at the Fredonia Technology Incubator Art Gallery from today through Sept. 30.A Dunkirk native, Eggers' success went beyond his talent as an artist. He was also a respected arts ...

Week Eight at Chautauqua helps to provide support for veterans

CHAUTAUQUA - Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce a special donation drive alongside its program lineup for Week Eight of its 2016 season, a week on veterans and war. For every purchase of a day, morning or afternoon pass, the Institution has pledged to donate $1 to the Chautauqua County ...

James Corden stars in Opera House live feed production

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a captured live via satellite screening of London's National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.Featuring a Tony Award-winning and Olivier Award-nominated performance by the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, the ...

Music by Olivia Frances & Preserve Tour Wednesday

ASHVILLE - The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy invites the public to a program titled "Music by Olivia Frances & Preserve Tour" on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free to CWC members with a suggested donation of $5 per person for non-members. This event will be held at ...

A cappella performance in Mayville Thursday

MAYVILLE - The featured performers for the Thursday performance of the Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will be The Lake Effect, an all-male a cappella group hailing from the Buffalo area. The concert will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park, Mayville, located ...

Fareed Zakaria, Canadian Brass headline Chautauqua week 7

CHAUTAUQUA - Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Seven of its 2016 season. The week, which begins Aug. 6 and concludes Aug. 13, features presentations by renowned guests such as host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" Fareed Zakaria, Harvard professor of ...

Dave Golando Big Band to perform Sunday in Lily Dale

LILY DALE - Outdoor summer concert performances on Lily Dale Assembly's floating stage continue on Sunday at 5 p.m., when the Dave Golando Big Band performs. Admission is free and open to the public as a gift to the community from Lily Dale Assembly.The Dave Golando Big Band has been ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the New Zealand adventure film, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," starring Sam Neill. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.In "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," Ricky Baker (newcomer Julian Dennison), a defiant young city kid, ...

Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, Brian Regan headline 25th annual comedy festival

JAMESTOWN - National Comedy Center, Inc., the cultural institution developing the first national visitor experience dedicated entirely to the celebration of comedy, celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Aug. 4-7, in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown.The ...

Opening for Cattaraugus County Museum Mammoth Exhibit set for Saturday

MACHIAS - The Cattaraugus County Museum is thrilled to announce that the Randolph mammoth has returned to Cattaraugus County.The remains of the mammoth, found during work to dig a new pond at the State fish hatchery outside of Randolph in May of 1934, have been at the State Museum in Albany for ...

Dave Golando Big Band to perform in Entertainment in the Park Concert Series

MAYVILLE - Thursday's performance of the 2016 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature the big band instrumental sounds of The Dave Golando Big Band. This concert will take place at Lakeside Park in Mayville from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.The Dave Golando Big Band has been ...

Bemus Bay Pops receives $25,000 donation

BEMUS POINT - The Bemus Bay Pops has received a $25,000 donation from the Johnson Foundation to help support programming.John and Carol Sellstrom of the John Alfred & Oscar Johnson Memorial Trust said in the announcement, "The Johnson Foundation is happy to continue its support of the ...

Opera House to present Teatro alla Scala — Temple of Wonders

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Teatro alla Scala - Temple of Wonders, a remarkable production exploring Milan's legendary La Scala theatre, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its new Art & Architecture Series.Built between 1776 and 1778, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan has ...