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Reg Lenna Center kicked off its season this past weekend

Photo Submitted to Times Observer Rebecca Mcilvain will be performing in the arts series, Arts on Fire LIVE!, is set to begin in the Reg Lenna’s Media Studio Friday, September 27.

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. 3 St, Jamestown, NY, began their season this past weekend.

The season kick-off was the Third Street Beer and Wine festival on Saturday, September 14.

The festival featured live music from Saratoga Springs’ “Wild Adriatic” and Vancouver’s “The Town Pants.”

Over 20 breweries, wineries and distilleries offered samples of their products throughout the afternoon downtown. Proceeds benefited the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.

The event was made possible by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and the Fund for Downtown Programming (FPD).

The FDP supports programming that attracts a range of audiences to Jamestown’s downtown and Riverwalk and encourages patrons to downtown businesses.

These two financial resources are expected to supplement and increase efforts currently undertaken by individual cultural attractions and local foundations.

A new free performing arts series, Arts on Fire LIVE!, is set to begin in the Reg Lenna’s Media Studio Friday, September 27. The event will feature music from Rebecca Mcilvain.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the performance will begin at 6 p.m.

Arts on Fire LIVE! series is produced and presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM. Performances will be recorded and aired on the station Upcoming Arts on Fire LIVE!

Performers are set to include write and storyteller, Paul Leon, in October and musician, Steve Davis, in November. Dates and times for their performances are set to be announced at a later date.

A Community Matters mayoral Candidate Debate is planned for October.

Seating for each of these events is first come, first serve.

The first Reg Presents event of the season is An Evening with Paula Poundstone.

The legendary comedian will bring her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit to the stage Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m.

Tickets begin at $25.

A free block party in front of the Reg Lenna will be held prior to the event in order to celebrate recent renovations to its facility. There will be live music, tours of the facility and more throughout the party.

Movies at the Reg this season will include the acclaimed comedy-drama “The Farewell” at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 21, Cate Blanchett in the movie adaptation of the book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” Wednesday, September 25, at 7 p.m., and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Friday, October 25, at 10 p.m.

Special engagements for this upcoming season at the Reg Lenna include The Resource Center’s free Sprout Film Festival Wednesday, September 18, at 7p.m., local filmmaker Matt Swanson’s movie “Empire” Saturday, September 28, at 8 p.m., and Emmanuel Baptist Church’s 100th Anniversary Gospel Explosion Saturday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. featuring musical performances from the “Walls Group” and “God’s Purchase.”

The Fenton History Center will present a historical photography show in 3rd on 3rd Gallery beginning Tuesday, October 15.

The “Rapids to the Pearl City: Historic Photos of Jamestown, NY” will be presented free to the public through Saturday, November 16.

For information, ticketing and full event descriptions, visit reglenna.com or call (716) 484-7070.

Other upcoming events include:

The Reg Presents:

Avner the Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity, Saturday, November 2, 2019, 4 p.m.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party, Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

Jason Bishop: Straight Up Magic, Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 p.m.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 4 p.m.

Candid Camera’s LOL Tour! with Peter Funt, Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8 p.m.

Movies at the Reg:

“The Farewell,” Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

3rd on 3rd Gallery:

Audubon Community Nature Center Photo Contest, through Saturday, September 28, 2019