On Wednesday evening, Lucy, the latest film from writer/director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Professional, The Fifth Element) will be screened at the Reg. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, a woman who gains psychokinetic powers from accidently taking a new synthetic drug. With her newfound abilities she seeks revenge on those who have put her in harms way. As the drug unlocks the unknown potential of her brain, Lucy realizes there is much more at stake and must race to make sure her new understanding of some of humanity’s greatest mysteries are kept safe. Tickets are only $5 and the film starts at 8 pm. Concession items are available individually at full price or five for $5. Learn more about this movie and the many others scheduled for screening at the Reg at www.RegLenna.com.
Harry Chapin: A Family Celebration kicks off the 2014-2015 season for the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts this Friday, October 3rd at 8 pm. The origins of this show go back over 30 years when Harry Chapin played on the decrepit stage of the then Palace Theater and promised to come back for a fundraiser to restore the theater if the community organized one. Tragically, Harry Chapin died in an auto accident a month after his performance at the Palace and was never able to come back to Jamestown to see the community come together to restore the historic theater. In his place, his brothers Steve and Tom will be joined onstage by Abigail and Lily Chapin and Harry’s bandmates, Big John Wallace and Howard Fields, to celebrate Harry’s music. You can purchase tickets for this event and all the other events at the Reg at www.RegLenna.com. For those under the age of 30, the Reg has a special deal: the first three rows of seats are only $10 each.
This Friday, the unique blend of reggae, rap, and rock that is Shrub will return to Jamestown with a performance at Shawbucks. Their recently released album, Highceratops, debuted in the Top 10 on the iTunes Reggae Charts. It is also worth noting that their guitar player is Kevin Oliver, formerly of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. This entertaining and high energy show will start at 10 pm with opening act Trip the Deuce. This show is 21 and over with a cover of $5.
The Dykeman-Young Gallery will host two new art exhibit openings this Saturday from 6 to 9 pm. “Premeditated Mess,” a new exhibit from Aaron Walters, and “Another Man’s Treasure” from artist Matt Roschy, will be on display. Both exhibits will run from October 1st through October 31st.
This weekend a special hockey event will take place at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena to benefit Kallie’s Krusade, a local organization dedicated to raising funds for local families suffering from pediatric cancer. The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will take on Kallie’s Krusaders, a hockey team comprised of local law enforcement officials this Saturday at 5 pm. You can purchase your tickets here and learn more about Kallie’s Krusade here.
The Fenton History Center will host its annual Saints and Sinners Cemetery Tours this Saturday and next at the Lake View Cemetery. Hear the personal stories of a dozen souls portrayed by costumed actors on guided walking tours or horse-drawn carriage tours through the beautiful Lake View Cemetery. All history is local, fun, and not meant to be scary or frightening. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for the later tours. Horse drawn carriage tours run from 3 to 6 pm and walking tours run from 6 to 9 pm. Reservations are required, so call the Fenton History Center at 664.6256 to reserve your tickets today. Also, the Fenton will be hosting Mausoleums and More Tours on Sunday, October 12th at 8 pm. This tour provides an opportunity to learn about mausoleums and the local residents who inhabit them. Tickets for this tour are $20 and reservations are encouraged.
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