Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

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Santa Express Train Ride

Santa Express Train Rides in Gowanda NY
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

All aboard the Santa Express Train!  Santa is coming and looking forward to several trips along his favorite railroad - the New York & Lake Erie!  Come see Santa and some of his friends as you enjoy this family holiday tradition!  Enjoy the scenery as you travel from the Gowanda Depot to South Dayton.  Total trip time is approximately 2.5 hours.

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Holidays at The Olean Bartlett House

Holiday tours at the Barlett House in Olean
Mon, 12/02/2019 - 6:00pm - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 9:00pm

Take a trip back in time with a Victorian Christmas at the Fannie Bartlett House in Olean.  Tour this beautifully restored mansion built in 1881 with 15 rooms, including a third-floor ballroom during special hours for the holiday season!  The historic house with be adorned with Christmas decorations. 

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Rosy Simas' Exhibition Opening at the SINM

Rosy Simas Opening Reception
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) is a choreographer and visual artist based in Minneapolis.  Sima's work investigateshow culture, history and identity are stored in the body and expressed in movement (dance, film, and image).  For more than 20 years she has created work dealing with a wide range of political, social and cultural subject matter from a Native feminist perspective. 

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Pfeiffer's Annual Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids

Pfeiffer's Holiday Crafts at the Portville Library
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Come have a great time with us at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s nature craft table at the Portville Library.  All ages will enjoy creating these fun crafts using items which come directly from nature herself.  Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too! 

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Saturday with Santa at Allegany State Park

Saturday With Santa at Allegany State Park 2019
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

HO! HO! HO! 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 7th for a fun, festive, family event- Saturday with Santa!

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"Every Christmas Story Ever Told...and then some" at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Every Christmas Play Poster at Hollywood Theater
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 6:30pm

In conjunction with Christmas in Gowanda, The Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater presents "Every Christmas Story Ever Told....and then some!"  This is a live theater production that will take place on the stage of the historic theater.  Enjoy the brand new seating as well!  Installed in mid No

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Radio-On-Stage performance to benefit Tri-County Kiwanis

It's Wonderful Life radio-on-stage Flyer
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 4:00pm

The Tri-County Kiwanis Club of WNY is presenting "It's A Wonderful Life", a play adapted for radio-on-stage from the Frank Capra film by Tony Palermo. 

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Franklinville's Tree Lighting Ceremony and Small Business Saturday Showcase

Franklinville Christmas 2018
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Village of Franklinville Events Committee will be hosting their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festival on Saturday, December 7th, 2019.

Activities beginning at 5:00 pm
Tree Lighting at 7:00 pm

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Hinsdale Holiday Overnight Ghost Hunt

Haunted Hinsdale House Overnight Public Ghost Tour
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 8:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for an 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 in and 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).

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Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt with Buffalo Niagara Paranormal

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on sat December 7th 2019 @ 8pm, and it will run until Midnight . Your all Inclusive experience will include a tour of the Grounds and inside the historic building. Psychic mediums Laurie and Brooke will give history and Stories from their location.

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Keynote Chorus' "Holiday Roads" Concert

Keynote Chorus' Holiday Concert 2019
Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Keynote Chorus consists of community members who enjoy singing, and has been continuously spreading joy through their concerts and musical collaborations for over 30 years, since 1987.  The mission of the Chorus is to "spread our love of music to all that want to hear or participate with us". 

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Friends of Good Music presents Calmus - Vocal Ensemble from Germany

Friends of Good Music presents Calmus- vocal ensemble from Germany
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fourth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Calmus, a vocal ensemble from Germany and their performance of "Christmas A Cappella".

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Santa Express Train Ride

Santa Express Train Rides in Gowanda NY
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

All aboard the Santa Express Train!  Santa is coming and looking forward to several trips along his favorite railroad - the New York & Lake Erie!  Come see Santa and some of his friends as you enjoy this family holiday tradition!  Enjoy the scenery as you travel from the Gowanda Depot to South Dayton.  Total trip time is approximately 2.5 hours.

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Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino

Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy a special holiday treat for Country Music fans - Brett Young, Country Musician Sensation, will perform in the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!

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Holiday Valley's 2019/2020 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 9:00pm - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 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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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2020

Musicians on stage
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 12:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 17-18 during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

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Working Man's Dead at Holimont

Working Man's Dead at Holimont Poster
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Come see the area’s best Grateful Dead cover band in a setting like no other. The rustic chalet at HoliMont SKi Club will make the perfect backdrop for all you spinning hippies.  Raffle to win a sweet pair of Grateful Dead skis from Atomic and the City Garage ski shop.  Tickets cost $20 and are available on the Holimont website.

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Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party

Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fifth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is sure to get you moving and up out of your seats.  Welcome Slavic Soul Party!

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Chaka Khan at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Chaka Khan at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Chaka Khan is a bona fide music superstar, and one of the most gifted and celebrated musicians in the world. With 22 albums, ten Number One songs, and ten Grammy Awards, she has been creating timeless music for more than 40 years, bringing together the sounds of R&B, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Country and world music into an all-world, one-of-a-kind musical presence.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

Matchmaker poster
Thu, 02/13/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 4:00pm

The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.

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Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical"

High School Musical Poster
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season!  High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their 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.

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Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal viola - percussion

Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The sixth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Duo Jalal viola - percussion. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet.  They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher

Friends of Good Music presents pianist Philip Edward Fisher
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The eighth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Philip Edward Fisher and his piano recital: "Beethoven at 250". 

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Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton

Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The final performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Kenneth Overton, a baritone singer, accompanied by Kevin Miller on piano. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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2020 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If 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 will be held on July 27th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 71st Annual Art in the Park and the 30th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Largest Private Ski Resort in North America

HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.

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