Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

St. Bonaventure's SBU Theater to present a new adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

A Christmas Carol at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:30pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 2:00pm

SBU Theater will present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, in Garret Theater at St. Bonaventure University, with a special matinee performance set for 2 p.m. on Saturday. An audience talk-back session follows the Friday evening performance.

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“Made in Olean” Photography Exhibition at the JCC Center Gallery

Colleen Kelly's "Made in Olean" photography exhibit
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

“Made in Olean” opens in the Center Gallery on the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College on November 9 from 6-8pm and will include an artist talk and catered reception. The exhibition is a documentary photography project by Olean-based artist Colleen Kelly which features people who work in local businesses and institutions.

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Christmas Fundraiser Craft & Vendor Show

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Fundraiser Craft and Vendor show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 10th from 10am-3pm.

This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.

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Historic Roadside Marker Dedication with the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building

2018 Historic Marker Dedication Catt Co Civil War Memorial Building
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation and the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building are inviting the public to the dedication of a Historic Roadside Marker at the Building on Veteran's Day, November 11th 2018.  Being appropriately held on Veteran's Day, a celebration of the service of all U.S.

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Friends of Good Music presents the Argus String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents The Argus String Quartet
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, The Argus String Quartet.

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2018 Fall Lecture Series at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Fall Lecture series at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum 2018
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 13 2018 except Tue Nov 06 2018.
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to any of these informative and relevant lectures starting September 25 at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, which is now housed in the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, recently opened. 

All lectures are from 6:00-8:00pm, are free to attend, and open to the public.  The schedule is as follows:

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Proof
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof".  Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor.  They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.

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First Annual Jingle Paws Craft Show

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Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The First Annual Jingle Paws Craft Show will benefit Empire Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.) and will be held at Salamanca High School on Saturday, November 17th from 10am-4pm to support Empire Animal Res

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By the Fireside at Allegany State Park

By the Fireside at Allegany State Park
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a moment to make your winter season a little more relaxing by spending an evening in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday, November 17th for “By the Fireside.” This month’s featured performance is by Ken Hardley.

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Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Nov 2018
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Holiday Fine Arts Show at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Holiday Market at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 24th from 11am to 8pm.  The First 500 guests receive a FREE gift.  There will be kid friendly activities while you shop the new items in the expanded gift shop, or visit the 10 specially selected Fine Artisans on site to discuss and sell their work.  There is a Juried Fine Arts Show Opening and

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Dueling Pianos Feat Paul Hoefler and Steve Strickland

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Sat, 11/24/2018 - 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Paul Hoefler, from Jamestown, NY, is back again with his partner in crime and long time friend Steve Strickland to do another round of Piano comedy and general hi-jinx inside the Banquet Center at Good Times of Olean.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Donnie & Marie Osmond

Donnie & Marie Osmond at Seneca Allegany Casino 2018
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

In the holiday tradition of the “Osmond Family Christmas” television specials we all grew up with, the legendary Donny and Marie invite you and your family to come celebrate the spirit of the season in true Osmond fashion. Entertainment Weekly calls the live performance “insanely entertaining – a true song and dance spectacular.”

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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday Nov 30th 2018. Your tour guides for the evening will be Ed Bowden and Louise Tabone!

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The Barn Show with the Rusty Rooster

Poster: The Rusty Rooster presents The Barn Show 2018
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their latest seasonal creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled  in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.

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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday, December 1st for a fun festive family event: “Saturday with Santa”.

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Friends of Good Music presents "A Music City Christmas"

Friends of Good Music presents A Music City Quartet
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "A Music City Christmas" with Jason Coleman, Floyd Cramer's grandson, and Meagan Taylor, Chet Atkins' niece.

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Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is bringing more incredible holiday entertainment this December. The Seneca Allegany Events Center will welcome Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier) on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm.  Tickets start at $35.

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New Year's Eve Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Dec 2018
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

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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Bret Michaels at Seneca Allegany Casino

Bret Michaels at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Bret Michaels Songs & Stories World Tour takes the stage at Seneca Allegany Casino January 19th!  After gaining notoriety as the outlandish leader of the ’80s glam metal band Poison, Bret Michael

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Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical

Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical!  The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!”

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Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story"

Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story"
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "West Side Story".  Based on the Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  The story is set in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Music from the Movies"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 2
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar!  Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

Series 2: Music from the Movies, will be held on Jan 26th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Little Women
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women", a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott.  Little Women, a story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation.

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Friends of Good Music presents "Ebony and Ivory" with the WNY Chamber Orchestra

Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra with Philip Fisher
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Western New York Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist, Philip Edward Fisher, and Conductor, Glen Cortese. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis

Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.

Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.

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Friends of Good Music presents Janoska Ensemble

Friends of Good Music presents Janoska Ensemble
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Janoska Ensemble. 

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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Olean Community Theatre presents Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 7:30pm - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".  This is the Tony Award Winning Best Play 2015.  Based on the Book by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens.  The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, wh

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents The Crucible
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible".  The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.

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Friends of Good Music presents Manhattan Piano Trio

Friends of Good Music presents the Manhattan Trio
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Manhattan Piano Trio. 

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Beethoven and Brahms"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 3
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar!  Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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