Featured Events & Opera House News

The Local Women's Suffrage Movement

June 6, at 7:00pm

As the Women's Suffrage Movement recognizes 100 years since the Nineteenth Amendment passed the U.S. House (but failed in the Senate), Jamestown Community College Professor Traci Langworthy will talk about Chautauqua County's participation in the Movement.  The presentation includes video, photographs and lecture.  FREE admission ... donations accepted. 

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival

June 15, at 8:00pm
June 16, at 8:00pm
June 17, at 3:00pm

Bach & Beyond is a lively celebration of Baroque music, happening each June.  Three concerts over three days featuring top-flight musicians whose performances leave you applauding for more! Though the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach is the foundation of the Festival, each year we include other great composers whose works reflect Bach's inspirational influence.  




Cinema Series: Lean on Pete

June 23, at 7:30pm
June 26, at 7:30pm

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Ore., with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging quarter horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner Del Montgomery and his seasoned jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence - until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. 





Bach BBQ, Bake Sale & Basket Auction

June 2, 9:00am-3:00pm

Join us for the Bach BBQ, Bake Sale & Basket Auction to support the 23rd annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival! This year's event will be held in the West Barker Common near the Gazebo, and will feature delicious BBQ chicken and pulled pork lunches served between 11:30am and 3pm or until they are gone, and delicious baked goods available starting at 9am.  Don't forget to try your luck at the Basket Auction!




Congratulations, Runners!!

Congratulations to all the runners and walkers who completed our inaugural 1891 Run on Sunday, Apr. 29.  Pictured above are the top three overall male and female finishers (l to r):  Jack Carlson, 1st place; Aidan Van Slycke, 2nd place; Mark Desaulniers, 3rd place; Julie Mills, 1st place; Amy Sells, 2nd place; Judy Porpiglia, 3rd place.  Here is a link to all the results. 


Bolshoi Ballet Live: Coppelia

June 23, at 1:00pm

Swanhilda notices that her fiancé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppelia, who sits reading on her balcony each day.  But Coppelia, nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, is not what she seems; and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson.  The Bolshoi's unique version of Coppelia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.