Arts, Culture & History
The start of a new year and a new semester at St. Bonaventure University brings additional performances to campus as part of the 2017-18 Martine Performing Arts Series. Five performances were presented during the 2017 fall semester and five more are lined up for the 2018 spring semester, starting with a concert by The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
The new exhibition, “Artist/Patient/Advocate: Works by Elizabeth Jameson and Ted Meyer” opens February 16 in the Center Gallery on the Jamestown Community College Olean campus.
Join us, in our first production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season! Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto.
Playwright and actress Libby Skala will perform her one-woman show “Lilia!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. It is the sixth performance in the Friends of Good Music’s 2017-18 performance season.
This event was originally scheduled for January 28 and has been rescheduled for February 17. A day for the community to get out of the house and gather to enjoy a day of competition and friendship in a most northernly way.... CURLING!
Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families. If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a squirrel corn cob feeder or BOTH! Birding expert Tim Baird will be on hand to answer questions about these amazing animals. Craftsmen Joe Leo and Craig Myers will lead th
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York!
Designed for budding artists, this week kids will get creative with pour painting. Pour Painting is creating a painting without brushes, by pouring the paint onto the canvas. Each day of this five day course kids will explore a different technique of pour painting. We'll cover Puddle Pour, Slide Cup, Tree Ring, Flip Cup, and Paint Swipe.
The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a fun and educational way for kids (ages 5-12 years old) to spend their February winter break. Each day they will participate in classes that teach of Seneca history, culture and heritage. There are two camps, one for 5-8 year olds and from 9am to 12pm each day. The other is for 9-12 year olds and from 1-4pm. Here are the
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the newest music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days. If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Saturday Feb 24th. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!
With Winter almost over, it’s time to get outside! Get ready to march into Randolph on Saturday, March 3, 2018!
Showshoeing under the moonlight, eating great food and jamming out to some fine live music. $50 covers snowshoe rental; some of the best local chili, cookies and snacks; a moonlit snowshoe tour of Sculpture Park; and live music afterward. During the tour, snowshoers will be stopping at some of the sculptures to learn who created them, who installed them, and a little history behind
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour featuring International Psychic Chelsea Gill on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. Your experience will include a tour of the Grounds along with the historic building.
Don’t Miss Foreigner on their 40th Anniversary Tour on March 3, 2018 at 7PM With 10 multi-platinum albums, 16 Top 40 hits, and a musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million – Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world!
7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Rathskeller on campus: Jazz 'n' Wings with The Les Sabina Septet. Outside of the classroom, Sabina is an award-winning composer and accomplished saxophonist. He and his septet, some of the best jazz musicians in the region, will play contemporary jazz as chicken wings are served up, courtesy of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.
On Saturday, March 17h, enjoy 2 free movies being shown at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater! At 2pm, Disney's "Coco" will be playing, following by "Murder on the Orient Express" at 7pm.
"Coco" - Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Friends of Good Music presents "Fire and Grace: Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar". Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America's most versatile violinists. Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for more than 25 years.
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Quick Center: LanDforms. This dance and performance art duo is composed of Leah Crosby, a creative dance teacher on Martha's Vineyard, and Danielle Evelena Doell, a dance performance artist based in Seattle, Wash. Both are fine arts graduates of Ohio University, where they met.
The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a Spring Lecture Series, beginning March 22 and continuing through May, with a series of informative, pertinent and timely range of topics. These events are free and open to the public. Each lecture will start at 6pm and generally continue for an hour to an hour and a half. The list of presenters for this year include Don "Flip
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).
The coming of Easter means the end of Lent. Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called "Dyngus Day". Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N.
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Quick Center: Sal Andolina's Bistro Musica. This performance of European café music features Sal Andolina, clarinetist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, BPO Concertmaster Dennis Kim on violin, and Dr. Albert Schlisserman on accordion. "These are virtuoso performers," said Sabina. "It should be an excellent and fun concert."
Friends of Good Music presents "Windsync"! Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.
In keeping with this, our 20th anniversary year, our annual fundraiser at the Bartlett Country Club will be a 1920s themed cocktail party and you are invited to dress in your best Gatsby, flapper, or Bonnie & Clyde style.
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side.
2018 marks the Great Valley's Bicentennial celebration. Events that celebrate the unique history of the town will take place throughout the year:
Presentation of Pioneer Certificates. Tour of the Evergreen Tea Room, former Plank Rd. House. Call or appointment or tours will be available on a First come, first serve basis.
Come join the fun and celebrate 2 things we can’t live without - Mother Earth and Trees! Saturday, April 22, 2018 from 10am – 1pm at the Red House Administration Building Lobby.
Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"! The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition.
Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancake breakfast starting at 7:30am, demonstrations and a craft show. There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a PARADE, a library
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will present a blockbuster evening of Country Music when the Roots & Boots tour featuring superstars Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye rolls into the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm!
7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Quick Center: Harmonia Chamber Singers: An Evening of A Capella. A highly regarded regional choir out of Buffalo, this 20-member group presents a variety of modern and Broadway a cappella choral pieces.
Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet! You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.
The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park! The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.
Join us, in our second production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season! SWINGTIME CANTEEN, the "Star Spangled Musical Hit", enjoyed over 300 performances Off Broadway before beginning a London production. It has since become a staple of musical theatres across the country.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud". Bring your mother for Mother's Day!! MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD…never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart.
Dare to do something different this weekend! Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.
Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!
Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.
The Hinsdale House Restoration Project presents this once in a lifetime chance to join this ghost investigation with Dustin Pari from GHOST HUNTERS tv show on the SYFY Channel, at
Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017. We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days! Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000
Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 16th!
We had a GREAT weekend in 2017. Now it’s time to start building for the 2018 Summer Music Festival weekend. Check back toward the end of the year, maybe early in 2018, to find out more about who we will have for the party we call Summer Music Festival!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out). Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach!
Investigate the Spiritual Side of The Hinsdale House with Shaman Chris Sutton and Psychic Medium Chuck Banks. Both are from the Midwest. They will be making a once in a lifetime stop in WNY for one night only.
Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places. The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction. The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!
It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 7th year! This year’s event takes place on July 20th at its home at the Quaker Beach area.
Come be Italian for the day or two in Olean. Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music. Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music! Adding some "Polish" cuisine this year as well as pull tabs, gambling, dancing and more fun!! Live music will have you entertained into the evening hours.
"Art in the Park" by Susan AndrewsIf the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.
A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience. Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 27-29, 2018. Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contained – all of the
Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
Join us, in our third production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season! Beauty and the Beast follows Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle.
The Bikes are back in town! Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 16th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 15-19 in Allegany's Firemans Park.
Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.
Stay tuned for more details.
A unique family event held many times a year on the property of Granny's Boot Antiques home of Grevpode Gallery.
This August 18th Outdoor Themed festival will have garden exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and artisans.
Live Musical Performances
Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!
Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s. There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more!
Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,
Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.
Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show! There are four categories for entries: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer! This contest is open to all ages.
On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.
Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities. Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail. Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun!
Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park! The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!
Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!
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