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Events (August)

May 21, 2009
Post-Journal
SATURDAY, AUG. 1
THEATER — The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams and directed by Ethan McSweeny. The delicate glass animals in the Wingfield family living room are not the only souls in danger of shattering in the searing memory play that launched the career of Tennessee Williams. In a St. Louis tenement in the midst of the Great Depression, Tom — an aspiring poet with a dead end day job — his overbearing mother Amanda, and his painfully shy sister Laura, await a “gentleman caller” who they hope will save them from their own dashed dreams and diminished expectations. Artistic Director Ethan McSweeny (Death of a Salesman) leads the company on a journey through another American masterpiece. 2:15 & 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
YARD SALE — Annual Findley Lake yard sales. Findley Lake, N.Y. For more info 769-7609
EVENT — Valley Historical Society Quilt Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Valley Historical Society, Sinclairville. For more info 595-3132.
EVENT — Chadwick Bay Beach Bash. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dunkirk Beaches. For more info 366-9876 or www.cityofdunkirk.com
SUNDAY, AUG. 2
MUSICAL EVENT — The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264. Back by popular demand, this award-winning, 90-member band under the direction of William Weikert was formed in 1929 by WWI veterans. They perform over 30 concerts each year from Carnegie Hall to Chicago. A treat for the entire family and a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon at Chautauqua. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
THEATER — The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams and directed by Ethan McSweeny. The delicate glass animals in the Wingfield family living room are not the only souls in danger of shattering in the searing memory play that launched the career of Tennessee Williams. In a St. Louis tenement in the midst of the Great Depression, Tom — an aspiring poet with a dead end day job — his overbearing mother Amanda, and his painfully shy sister Laura, await a “gentleman caller” who they hope will save them from their own dashed dreams and diminished expectations. Artistic Director Ethan McSweeny (Death of a Salesman) leads the company on a journey through another American masterpiece. 2:15 & 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
EVENT — Valley Historical Society Quilt Show, 1 to 4 p.m., Valley Historical Society, Sinclairville. For more info 595-3132.
EVENT — Chadwick Bay Beach Bash. Noon to 6 p.m. Dunkirk Beaches. For more info 366-9876 or www.cityofdunkirk.com
MONDAY, AUG. 3
MUSICAL EVENT — Audubon Quartet. The Audubon Quartet has been pleasing Chautauqua audiences for two decades, and this afternoon will be no exception. In residency with the Chautauqua School of Music, they teach, coach and mentor the students in chamber music. They perform two public performances on the Logan Series that are always a highlight. The quartet is comprised of Ellen Jewett and Akemi Takayama, violins, Doris Lederer, viola and Thomas Shaw, cello. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
EVENT — An Evening with Ken Burns. Kens Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Burns’ films, ‘‘More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source. ’’ This evening will afford Chautauqua an opportunity to hear one of the most influential documentary makers of all time. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Richard Brown, professor, “Movies 101” New York University. Richard Brown began his teaching career at New York University in 1967 and launched his popular course, “Movies 101” in 1969. Two years later he was invited to join the founding faculty of the Tisch School of the Arts where he helped develop the curriculum. In 1975 he founded the International Center for Film and Television. In the years since, Brown has presented programs of distinction for the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. He has lectured at Oxford, Harvard and at the Sorbonne. He addressed The United Nations, delivering the keynote at its First Annual Conference on Motion Pictures. His “Evening with John Cleese” at the Smithsonian drew 1,500 fans and sold out in 2 1/2 hours. Brown has been an expert guest on Fox News and CNN, on PBS and A&E. He has written and directed numerous award-winning television shows for the A&E Network, Lifetime, AMC and PBS. His critically acclaimed series “Reflections on the Silver Screen” featured 50 in-depth conversations with screen legends ranging from Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn to Jimmy Stewart and Katharine Hepburn. Commissioned by the Library of Congress, it has been termed “the definitive archive on American film in the 20th Century.” In 1981, Brown delivered all five morning lectures during a week on film, and he returned to close another week devoted to film during the 2006 season. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5
DANCE — Dance Innovations. North Carolina Dance Theatre presents an evening of innovative and exciting dance. World-premiere choreography will highlight an evening of the dramatic and fanciful in contemporary dance. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
RODEO — Gerry Rodeo, Gerry VFD Grounds, Gerry. For more info 985-4847 or www.gerryrodeo.org
THURSDAY, AUG. 6
THEATER — CTC/New Play Workshops. CTC/NPW presents two workshop productions of new plays which, in a uniquely Chautauquan twist, correspond to the Institution’s weekly lecture theme. Each fully staged reading is followed by a discussion with the author, director and cast. Be a part of developing great new American plays. 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
RODEO — Gerry Rodeo, Gerry VFD Grounds, Gerry. For more info 985-4847 or www.gerryrodeo.org
FRIDAY, AUG. 7
EVENT — Engelbert Humperdinck. For more than four decades the iconic ‘‘King of Romance’’ has remained the consummate global entertainer. Selling over 150 million records worldwide, including 64 gold and 24 platinum albums, he has been honored with Grammy nominations, written a best-selling autobiography, and garnered a legion of world-wide fans. 8:15 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
OPERA — Tosca. Despite her tragic end, Puccini’s Tosca remains eternal. Great love, attempted rape, deception and self-sacrifice are set to the brilliant music of a theatrical genius. Framed by the turmoil of the Austrian occupation of Rome in 1800, the events of this thrilling operatic drama unfold quickly and inexorably. Carter Scott in the title role heads the cast in a new staging of one of the most popular operas in the world. 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
THEATER — CTC/New Play Workshops. CTC/NPW presents two workshop productions of new plays which, in a uniquely Chautauquan twist, correspond to the Institution’s weekly lecture theme. Each fully staged reading is followed by a discussion with the author, director and cast. Be a part of developing great new American plays. 4 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Frank Pierson, artistic director, Distinguished Filmmaker-in-Residence, American Film Institute. Frank Pierson, artistic director and Distinguished Filmmaker-in-Residence at the American Film Institute, is one of the most respected writer/directors in film and television and a recognized leader in the profession. At AFI he is a primary counselor to the overall artistic leadership of the Conservatory and its programs. Pierson wrote “Cat Ballou,” receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Adaptation. He was nominated again for “Cool Hand Luke” and, in 1976, he received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Dog Day Afternoon.” Directing credits include “King of the Gypsies” and “A Star is Born” (1975). “Citizen Cohn” and “Truman,” both for HBO, won numerous Emmy nominations; Showtime’s “Dirty Pictures” won a Golden Globe for Best Picture; and “A Soldier’s Girl” was nominated for an Emmy. HBO’s “Conspiracy” was nominated for 10 Emmys, winning Best Writing for a Miniseries; it also won the Best Movies for Television Directing Award from the Directors Guild of America. A former president of the Writers Guild of America, West, Pierson is currently a member of the teaching staff of the Sundance Institute and was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2001-2005. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
RODEO — Gerry Rodeo, Gerry VFD Grounds, Gerry. For more info 985-4847 or www.gerryrodeo.org
FESTIVAL — Festival 2009 Craft Alliance, Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua Institution. For more info 753-0240 or www.chautauquacraftalliance.org
CELEBRATION — Lucille Ball’s Birthday Celebration. Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center and downtown Jamestown. For more info 484-0800 or www.lucy-desi.com
EVENT — Taste of Jamestown, Third St., Jamestown. For more info 664-2477 or www.jamestown.com
SATURDAY,  AUG. 8
EVENT — Taste of Amish and Flea Market. Leon will host this event on the corner in front of the church. The Museum will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Center of Leon, corner of Roure 62. For more info 296-5709
EVENT — 5th Annual Old Fashioned Day 9 am to 3 pm - Free admission to the festival and the museum. Experience our hometown’s living history: try your hand at many of the ‘‘chores’’ our great-grandparents did everyday - for adults and children alike. Fun, crafts & games for kids, a variety of food vendors, modern crafters, and much more!  Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. For more information 664-6256.
THEATER — CTC/New Play Workshops. CTC/NPW presents two workshop productions of new plays which, in a uniquely Chautauquan twist, correspond to the Institution’s weekly lecture theme. Each fully staged reading is followed by a discussion with the author, director and cast. Be a part of developing great new American plays. 2:15 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
RODEO — Gerry Rodeo, Gerry VFD Grounds, Gerry. For more info 985-4847 or www.gerryrodeo.org
FESTIVAL — Festival 2009 Craft Alliance, Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua Institution. For more info 753-0240 or www.chautauquacraftalliance.org
CELEBRATION — Lucille Ball’s Birthday Celebration. Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center and downtown Jamestown. For more info 484-0800 or www.lucy-desi.com
EVENT — Little Explorers, Audubon Society, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown. For more info 569-02345 or www.jamestownaudubon.org
EVENT – Tour Chautauqua Bike Ride., 9 a.m., starting at Eason Hall, Westfield. For more info 326-4243 or www.westwestrecr.homestead.com
EVENT —  Character Day, 12:30 to 4 p.m.. Midway State Park. Route 430, Maple Springs. For more info 386-3164 or www.midway-park.com
EVENT — 5th Annual Old Fashion Day, Fenton Mansion. Washington St., Jamestown. For More info 664-6609 or www.fentonhistorycenter.org
EVENT — National Marina Day, National Marina Day is being hosted by Chautauqua Marina. Community Wide Yard Sale, Silent Auction , Free Youth Fishing Contest and much much more! 9 a.m. -3 p.m. For more info 753-0409

SUNDAY, AUG. 9
DANCE — Chautauqua School of Dance Student Gala. Chautauqua is recognized as having one of the finest summer dance programs in the U.S. Young dancers from around the country audition to be part of this excellent program. This student gala gives Chautauqua an opportunity to see, first hand, the talent, dedication and grace of these incredible young people. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
EVENT —Mark Russell. Whenever Political Humorist Mark Russell is down in the dumps, he opens the newspaper and immediately cheers up. Practically everything he sees strikes him funny. Some days, he says, the jokes jump off the pages and write themselves. 7 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia. For more info 679-1891
RODEO — Gerry Rodeo, Gerry VFD Grounds, Gerry. For more info 985-4847 or www.gerryrodeo.org
FESTIVAL — Festival 2009 Craft Alliance, Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua Institution. For more info 753-0240 or www.chautauquacraftalliance.org
CELEBRATION — Lucille Ball’s Birthday Celebration. Lucille Ball - Desi Arnaz Center and downtown Jamestown. For more info 484-0800 or www.lucy-desi.com
MONDAY, AUG. 10
MUSICAL EVENT — Audubon Quartet. The Audubon Quartet has been pleasing Chautauqua audiences for two decades, and this afternoon will be no exception. In residency with the Chautauqua School of Music, they teach, coach and mentor the students in chamber music. They perform two public performances on the Logan Series that are always a highlight. The quartet is comprised of Ellen Jewett and Akemi Takayama, violins, Doris Lederer, viola and Thomas Shaw, cello. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
OPERA — Tosca. Despite her tragic end, Puccini’s Tosca remains eternal. Great love, attempted rape, deception and self-sacrifice are set to the brilliant music of a theatrical genius. Framed by the turmoil of the Austrian occupation of Rome in 1800, the events of this thrilling operatic drama unfold quickly and inexorably. Carter Scott in the title role heads the cast in a new staging of one of the most popular operas in the world. 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
MUSICAL EVENT —Noori (Pakistani World Music). Noori is a Pakistani rock band that personifies the emergence of a new genre in South Asian music. Brothers Ali Noor (vocal and lead) and Ali Hamza (vocal and bass) released their first album in 2003, their second in 2005, becoming extremely successful in Pakistan and throughout the Pakistani public worldwide. “Noor” meaning light in Persian and Urdu, “i” at the end of the word is a Persian designate, including “from.” This performance is presented in cooperation with the Department of Religion and the Abrahamic Program.Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Daniel Pink,  author. Dan Pink is the author of a trio of provocative, best-selling books on the changing world of work. His newest work is The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need, the first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga. (In 2007, he won a Japan Society Media Fellowship that took him to Tokyo to study the manga industry.) Before that, he wrote A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, a long-running New York Times and BusinessWeek bestseller that has been translated into 18 languages. His first book was Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working For Yourself, which Publishers Weekly says “has become a cornerstone of employee-management relations.” Dan’s articles on business and technology appear in many publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Wired, where he is a contributing editor. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He also lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace. A free agent himself, Dan held his last real job in the White House, where he served from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government. Dan last lectured at Chautauqua 2005 when he was one of the season’s most popular speakers. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
EVENT —13th annual Carl Cappa Memorial Classic.This tournament, created by the late businessman and philanthropist Carl Cappa, raises money to support people with disabilities and their families through TRC Foundation. Moon Brook Country Club. www.carlcappamemorial.org  For more info 483-2344.

TUESDAY, AUG. 11
FAMILY EVENT — Billy Jonas Band. Concerts begin with a simple ‘‘tuning’’ of the audience; from there a whimsical trajectory carries listeners through stories of life, love, and triumph over ’Murphy’s Law.’ Jonas’ original pieces are played on fanciful ‘‘industrial re-percussion’’ instruments made from found objects. He sings in a clear tenor voice; his guitar work is adventurous, alternately percussive and lyrical. 5 & 7 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Daniel Goldin, former NASA admin.; chairman and CEO, The Intellisis Corp. Daniel Goldin was the longest-serving administrator in NASA’s history, presided over the agency from 1992-2001. He currently serves as chairman and CEO of The Intellisis Companies which focus on high-tech consulting and the development of biologically inspired technologies including the next generation of computers and robots. Goldin is credited with transforming NASA into a fiscally responsible and scientifically innovative agency. Among other accomplishments, he initiated the Origins Program to study how our solar system formed, how life on Earth began and to explore whether it exists elsewhere in the universe. He was also a vigorous proponent for increased exploration to determine if water and life may have ever existed elsewhere in our own solar system. Prior to his NASA career, Goldin led the development of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory while Vice President and General Manager of the Space and Technology Group of TRW. During his 25 years at TRW, Goldin’s contributions towards technologies for military, civil, and commercial applications were numerous and varied including the conception and development of a state-of-the-art space-based communication systems. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12
EVENT — An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith. Acclaimed actress, playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship winner Anna Deavere Smith is best known for her documentary theatre-style plays that feature her as the sole performer of multiple, diverse characters. She is the recipient of two Drama Desk Awards, and she was nominated for a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times called Ms. Smith “the ultimate impressionist: she does people’s souls.” She will present an evening of her solo performance material on Wednesday, then lecture on the 10:45 platform on Thursday. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Andrea L. Taylor, Director of Community Affairs, Microsoft North America. Andrea L.  Taylor is Director of Community Affairs for Microsoft North America, based in Redmond, Wash., where her team manages the Giving Campaign and Employee Engagement. She develops strategy and oversees implementation of Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills program, a global initiative that promotes digital inclusion and increased access to training in underserved communities. Taylor also works closely with nonprofit organizations, governments and businesses while making company investments that support economic development by advancing employability and workforce development. Taylor’s extensive career in media, philanthropy and education includes prior work at The Boston Globe, the Ford Foundation, Education Development Center, Film Forum, and Harvard Graduate School of Education, and board memberships on the Council on Foundations and the Cleveland Foundation.
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
LECTURE — Anna Deavere Smith, playwright, actor, professor of performance studies, NYU. A renowned playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith is a tenured professor of performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and teaches courses on the art of listening at the NYU School of Law. She is also the founding director of the Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue, a three-year experiment that was held at Harvard University from 1998-2000. Smith has created a body of theatrical works for nearly two decades in which she explores issues of community, character and diversity in America. She is perhaps best known as the author and performer of two one-woman plays about racial tensions in America: “Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities,” (Obie Award-winner and runner-up for the Pulitzer) and “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992” (Obie-winner and Tony Award nominee) which examined the civil unrest following the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles. Interviewing subjects from all walks of life, Smith recreates their words in performance, transforming herself into an astonishing number of characters. Her one-woman shows have helped redefine modern theater with The New York Times calling her “the ultimate impressionist.” In 1996, the MacArthur Foundation awarded Smith their prestigious fellowship saying she “has created a new form of theatre — a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism and intimate reverie.” Smith has had a recurring role on the NBC show “The West Wing,” and she has also acted in films including “Dave,” “The American President,” and “Philadelphia.” Her books include Letters to a Young Artist: Straight-Up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts. Her most recent play, “Let Me Down Easy,” explores the resilience and vulnerability of the human body. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
FRIDAY, AUG. 14
EVENT — Creedence Clearwater Revisited - Formed in 1995 by Creedence Clearwater Revival original members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug ‘‘Cosmo’’ Clifford (drums), Creedence Clearwater Revisited continues the musical legacy and indelible spirit of a band whose music became touchstones of a generation. 8:15, Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — George Kembel, co-founder, exec. dir., Stanford d.school. George Kembel is a co-founder and currently the executive director of the Stanford d.school, also known as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. He has led the conceptualization, design, and development of new products and technologies for over ten years in both research and industry environments. He specializes in the design process, idea generation, concept development, and rapid prototyping. He has built and led successful interdisciplinary teams from 4-person projects to 120-person organizations and has co-founded and built two design-centered corporations: Engaje, a design consulting and product development company; and DoDots, a venture capital funded software technology startup. As a former entrepreneur, George also helped lead new investments for a $2.5B venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He has taught on subjects ranging from human values and innovation in design to creativity and visual thinking. He has also won national and industry awards for entrepreneurship and excellence in design. Kembel’s current design interests include biologically inspired design and design methodologies. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
SKATING EVENT —Skate Chautauqua, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., JSB Ice Arena, Third St., Jamestown. For more info664-6609 or www.jamestownskatingclub.com
SATURDAY, AUG. 15
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
WINE FESTIVAL — America’s Grape Country Wine Festival. Wineries from all over New York State gather at the Chautauqua County Fair Grounds to celebrate wine, food and fun with live music, crafters, artisans and other great entertainment. Visit www.agcwinefestival.com for updated information. Findley Lake, N.Y. For more info 769-7609
FESTIVAL — Annual Dunkirk Lighthouse Festival. WWII Beach Battle by WNY 1st Division Re-enactors. Pyrotechnics and American/German military encampments with vehicles displays. Living History Camps, French & Indian War, Revoluntionary War, Civil War, Live Five & Drum Music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dunkirk.
SKATING EVENT —Skate Chautauqua, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., JSB Ice Arena, Third St., Jamestown. For more info664-6609 or www.jamestownskatingclub.com
FESTIVAL — America’s Grape County Wine Festival.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds., Dunkirk. For more info 800-965-4834 or www.AGCWineFestival.com

SUNDAY, AUG. 16
MUSICAL EVENT — Hillcrest Concert Band. Hailing from the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, this 60-member adult community band is recognized nationally for its high quality music-making. Founded in 1955, and under the direction of Paul Lawrence, the band has performed in locations around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany and the Czech Republic.
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 2:15 & 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
WINE FESTIVAL — America’s Grape Country Wine Festival. Wineries from all over New York State gather at the Chautauqua County Fair Grounds to celebrate wine, food and fun with live music, crafters, artisans and other great entertainment. Visit www.agcwinefestival.com for updated information. Findley Lake, N.Y. For more info 769-7609
FESTIVAL — Annual Dunkirk Lighthouse Festival. WWII Beach Battle by WNY 1st Division Re-enactors. Pyrotechnics and American/German military encampments with vehicles displays. Living History Camps, French & Indian War, Revoluntionary War, Civil War, Live Five & Drum Music. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dunkirk.
FESTIVAL — America’s Grape County Wine Festival.  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chautauqua County Fairgrounds., Dunkirk. For more info 800-965-4834 or www.AGCWineFestival.com
EVENT — Wild Bill’s Old West Show, Western Family Fun, 39 Prospect St., Sinclairville. For more info 962-5168

MONDAY, AUG. 17
EVENT — History Detectives Camp ‘‘Intersections: Underground Railroad’’ for grades 4-6. Fun and learning come together as students discover the life of runaways making their way along the Underground Railroad and across Lake Erie to Canada. Limited spaces, 1-4 p.m. each afternoon, Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. For more information 664-6256.
MUSICAL EVENT — Afiara Quartet. The all-Canadian Afiara Quartet is the Morrison Fellowship Quartet-in-Residence at San Francisco State University’s International Center for the Arts. The quartet performs at Chautauqua as part of their award as winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York City. The quartet takes its name from the Spanish fiar, meaning ‘‘to trust.’’ They will release their first CD in spring 2009. Formed in 2006, the members are Valerie Li, violin; Yuri Cho, violin; David Samuel, viola; and Adrian Fung, cello. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Julia Sweig, senior fellow and director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations. Julia E. Sweig is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century (PublicAffairs, 2006), as well as numerous scholarly articles, opinion pieces, and congressional testimonies on Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Latin America, and American foreign policy. She has directed several Council on Foreign Relations reports on the Andean region and on Cuba, and served most recently as senior adviser for CFR’s Independent Task Force, U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality. Dr. Sweig’s Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground (Harvard University Press, 2002) received the American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for best book of the year by an independent scholar. Her new book, Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press) will be released in early 2009. Dr. Sweig serves on the editorial board of Foreign Affairs LatinoamÈrica and, since 1999, as a consultant on Latin American affairs for The Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program. She frequently provides commentary for the major television, radio, and print media, speaking in both English and Spanish. She holds a B.A. from the University of California and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
TUESDAY, AUG. 18
EVENT — History Detectives Camp ‘‘Intersections: Underground Railroad’’ for grades 4-6. Fun and learning come together as students discover the life of runaways making their way along the Underground Railroad and across Lake Erie to Canada. Limited spaces, 1-4 p.m. each afternoon, Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. For more information 664-6256.
FAMILY EVENT — Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet. Artistic Director, Monika Alch, and her talented group of young dancers will once again grace the floor of Lenna Hall with a program of classical and contemporary dance. CRYB is the area’s premier school for classical ballet training and is located in Jamestown, NY. They stage a full-length production of the Nutcracker each December, a Spring Gala performance and many smaller outreach performances throughout the year. Students come from throughout Chautauqua County and the neighboring Warren, Pa. area. Join us for a very, special evening of dance. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19
EVENT — History Detectives Camp ‘‘Intersections: Underground Railroad’’ for grades 4-6. Fun and learning come together as students discover the life of runaways making their way along the Underground Railroad and across Lake Erie to Canada. Limited spaces, 1-4 p.m. each afternoon, Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. For more information 664-6256.
BIG BAND EVENT — Amphitheater Ball: Dave Stevens Big Band. Dig out your dancin’ shoes and trip the light fantastic under the mirrored ball for the 2009 Amp Ball. Dave Stevens brings back his big band for an evening of quality music and great dance tunes.
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 2 & 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
LECTURE — Ofelia Ortega-Suarez, senior fellow and director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations. Ofelia Ortega-Su’rez is a member of the Cuban Parliament, a professor at Matanzas Seminary in Cuba, and World Council of Churches President for Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds Bachelor degrees in Christian Education and Theology from the Union Theological Seminary in Matanzas, a Master of Divinity from the University of Havana, and two honorary doctorates. She has served as a Presbyterian Pastor, an Ecumenical Curriculum editor for the Cuban churches, a professor at the Union Theological Seminary in Cuba and at the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches in Bossey, Switzerland, as well as in numerous positions and capacities for the World Council of Churches prior to her current responsibilities for that organization. She served as President of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas from 1997 to 2004, and continues in the positions of Vice-president of the Cuban Council of Churches, Vice-president of the Alliance of Reformed Churches, and Moderator of the commission on Theological Education of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. She has lectured all over the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and around the world, and has written extensively on numerous theological subjects, with a long-standing focus on women and feminist theology and issues.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20
EVENT — History Detectives Camp ‘‘Intersections: Underground Railroad’’ for grades 4-6. Fun and learning come together as students discover the life of runaways making their way along the Underground Railroad and across Lake Erie to Canada. Limited spaces, 1-4 p.m. each afternoon, Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. For more information 664-6256.
MUSICAL EVENT — Dueling Strads: A Special Evening Recital. International violinists Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint will present an evening recital performing on Stradivari violins with pianist Angela Yoffe. Mr. Gluzman plays the 1690 “Leopold Auer” Stradivari on extended loan from The Stradivari Society of Chicago. Mr. Quint plays the 1723 “Kiesewetter” Stradivari also on loan from The Stradivari Society. This special concert is a rare opportunity to hear two great violinists and two legendary Stradivari violins. What a treat to hear them musically “duke it out!” Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 4 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.

FRIDAY, AUG. 21
EVENT — History Detectives Camp ‘‘Intersections: Underground Railroad’’ for grades 4-6. Fun and learning come together as students discover the life of runaways making their way along the Underground Railroad and across Lake Erie to Canada. Limited spaces, 1-4 p.m. each afternoon, Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., Jamestown. For more information 664-6256.
OPERA —  The Pirates of Penzance. Can ’’the very model of a modern Major-General” protect his daughters (all of them Wards of Chancery!) from the matrimonial advances of a band of Pirates (all of them orphans)? Our 80th season ends with Gilbert and Sullivan’s perennial satire, The Pirates of Penzance. Subtitled ’’The Slave of Duty,” Pirates had simultaneous premieres in New York and England in 1879 and has been delighting audiences with its brilliant nonsense ever since. Pirates, police, even Queen Victoria, meet at the seaside resort of Penzance with hilarious results. This is the perfect show for the entire family. 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
MUSICAL EVENT — An Evening with the Beach Boys. Their classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle of the 1960’s. The Beach Boys have become an American icon to a worldwide audience. Their first hit ‘‘Surfin’ USA’’ (1961) launched a string of chart-topping songs that spans over forty years and includes eternal anthems of American youth: ‘‘Surfer Girl,’’ ‘‘Fun, Fun, Fun,’’ ‘‘I Get Around,’’ ‘‘California Girls,’’ ‘‘Help Me Rhonda,’’ ‘‘Barbara Ann,’’ ‘‘Good Vibrations,’’ ‘‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice,’’ ‘‘Rock and Roll Music,’’ ‘‘Kokomo’’ and more. Last at Chautauqua in 2006, this is an evening for all generations. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 4 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
CAR SHOW —17th Annual Cruise-In, Third & Main streets, Jamestown. For more info www.discoverjamestown.com
AIR SHOW — The Great Chautauqua County Air Show. Chautauqua County Airport. For more infowww.chautauquacountyairshow.org
SATURDAY, AUG. 22
THEATER — The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare and directed by Anne Kauffman. Blinded by a jealous rage, King Leontes mistakenly condemns his wife, banishes his daughter and plots against his best friend: the world’s gone awry, and so it will remain “if that which is lost be not found.” Only time, true love and a host of colorful characters can set things right when CTC’s spectacular Conservatory company takes center stage in Shakespeare’s most beautiful romance. 2:15 & 8 p.m., Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
FESTIVAL — Peek’n Peak Bluegrass, BBQ & Brews Fest.  Findley Lake, N.Y. For more info 769-7609
AIR SHOW — The Great Chautauqua County Air Show. Chautauqua County Airport. For more infowww.chautauquacountyairshow.org
FESTIVAL — Blue Grass, BBQ & Brew Fest,  Peek ‘n Peak Resort & Spa., 9 a.m., Findley Lake. For more info 355-4141 or www.pknpk.com
SUNDAY, AUG. 23
MUSICAL EVENT — Barbershop Harmony Parade. They’ve been filling the Amp for over 60 years with quartet singing at its best - fun for the whole family. Chautauqua Institutition. For more info 716-357-6200.
AIR SHOW — The Great Chautauqua County Air Show. Chautauqua County Airport. For more infowww.chautauquacountyairshow.org
EVENT — Praise on the Lake, Floating Stage, 61 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point.  For more info 386-4301 or www.bpumc.com
 
 

 

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