Ithaca band brings funk to downtown

A food documentary, skateboard art, live funk music, professional hockey – you’ll find it all in downtown Jamestown this week. Go out, enjoy yourself, and tell us what you’re up to on social media using #jamestownny or #jtny.
Movies at the Reg
The documentary “Fed Up” examines the fallacies perpetrated by the food industry for the last 30 years and the damage it has done to our bodies. This in-depth film, from Katie Couric and Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of “An Inconvenient Truth”), will be presented at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts this Wednesday at 8 pm in cooperation with the Community Transformation Grant and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. Learn more about their joint initiative at
This Saturday, “A Most Wanted Man” will be on the big screen at the Reg. This film, based on John Le Carre’s novel of the same name, stars the late Philip Seymour Hoffman who is tasked with the mission to figure out whether a half-Chechen, half-Russian immigrant is an innocent refugee or destruction-bent extremist.
The Reg will also be screening “How to Train Your Dragon 2” twice this weekend. Saturday at 10 am there will feature a sensory friendly screening where the auditorium lights and sound will be kept low to accommodate the needs of patrons with sensory issues. Then there will be a matinee screening on Sunday at 2 pm.
To learn more about these movies and all the other events happening at the Reg visit their web site.

All Decks on Hand
All Decks on Hand 4 will open in the 3rd On 3rd Gallery at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on October 17 at 6pm.  This exhibition will be for ONE NIGHT ONLY as the art will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.  All proceeds benefit the Jamestown Skatepark Fund.
Created and presented by Active Artists Alliance, All Decks On Hand 4 will feature art from more than 20 different visual artists and will include original hand-painted, drawn, and customized skateboard decks as well as sculptures made from used skateboard decks.
All works will be sold in a live auction at the gallery immediately following the opening reception. The Jamestown Skatepark Fund was established to benefit free public skateparks in Chautauqua County and to give the grassroots skateboarding community more input into the design and location of future public skatepark projects.

Big Mean Sound Machine
A Jamestown favorite, Big Mean Sound Machine, returns this Friday with horns and rhythms to get you dancing. This eleven-piece band brings their funky jazz to the Shawbucks stage at 10 pm. DJ Jonny Cobra will be getting the crowd loose with his eclectic collection of funky global beats. Tell your friends on Facebook to join you in the fun.

Xpress Hockey
The Southern Tier Xpress’ inaugural season keeps on chugging along this Saturday as they host Cleveland at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena at 5 pm. Tickets to all Xpress home games are $5 and can purchased at the box office, online, or at 484.2624. 

Now, tell us what your plans are for this weekend on social media using #jtny or #jamestownny. For information about other events happening in the Jamestown area visit our calendar or head over to the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau's web site to learn about events happening throughout the region. Lastly, scroll down to the bottom of this page to sign up to receive weekly updates in your email inbox.