Summer fun continues in Jamestown

Summer may be winding down, but that does not mean the fun is. Here are a few engaging events that are taking place this week that you may enjoy. Tell us what you are doing on social media. Find Jamestown Up Close on Twitter and Facebook and use #jamestownny to share your fun with us.
 
 The August edition of Third Thursday will take place this Thursday at Winter Garden Plaza. The free summer concert series will host local punk band Wake, traveling musician Christopher Bell (originally from Jamestown, NY) and regional touring band Well Worn Boot. The event will start at 6 pm.
 
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host a free open house this Saturday, August 23rd. This event closely coincides with Roger Tory Peterson’s birthday of August 28th. Cake will be served to celebrate the occasion. The latest exhibit “Exquisite Miniatures” will be on display as well.  The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm. To learn more about the Roger Tory Peterson Institute visit www.rtpi.org.
 
The Insomniac Film Competition challenges local filmmakers to write, edit and produce a short film in 24 hours. The fruits of this competition will be screened this Sunday, August 24th at the Willow Bay Theater at 2 pm. Come down and see what great films local filmmakers, actors, editors, and a little bit of sleep deprivation can create.  Admission is only $3 and goes to support the Insomniac Film Competition.
 
Looking ahead…
 
In a couple weeks we see two great events coming up and they are taking place on the same day. The 11th annual Local Music Showcase and the 3rd annual Great Jamestown ChalkWalk will fill downtown Jamestown with music and art on Saturday, September 6th. The ChalkWalk invites local artists of all skills to use downtown’s sidewalks as a canvas. Cash prizes totaling $1200 will be awarded in three categories: best famous masterpiece, most creative design, and best tribute to Jamestown. We encourage you to watch this video of last year’s Chalkwalk and to visit this page to get more information about the event.

In the evening, downtown’s restaurants and taverns will fill with music as ten different venues host over 40 musical acts for Local Music Showcase. This annual fundraiser for Infinity Visual and Performing Arts gives locals the opportunity to see several local bands in a variety of locations while raising awareness and funds for the community’s premiere arts education non-profit. Check out the schedule here