Infinity’s Annual Spring Showcase will be held on Sat. April 27 at Washington Middle School Auditorium. Get your reduced-price pre-sale tickets in the shop now!

Infinity, St. Susan’s Team Up For Fundraiser

Infinity and St. Susan’s Partner for ‘Soup and a Song’ Fundraiser

Local restaurants to provide soups with live music from Infinity students

BEMUS POINT, NY – A landmark partnership between two of Chautauqua County’s most highly regarded not-for-profit agencies – St. Susan Center and Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. – is the driving force behind a program on Aug. 8 that will nourish and delight those who enjoy a great cup of soup and a well-crafted song.

The Soup and a Song fundraiser for both Infinity and St. Susan Center will take place in Bemus Point’s village park. The music will be provided by a handful of entertainers from Chautauqua County who have studied singing and musicianship, and honed their performing skills, as students at Infinity. The soup will be prepared and served by chefs representing about 20 of the region’s most popular restaurants.

“It speaks well for the community of not-for-profit agencies in our area that we seek ways to partner with each other for the greater benefit of the people we serve,” said Shane Hawkins, executive director of Infinity. “St. Susan’s and Infinity address very different community needs, but we will complement and support each other very well at this event – the first collaboration of its kind.”

Sue Colwell, executive director of St. Susan Center, added, “our board of directors and staff are very excited to be partnering with Infinity. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of people who are impacting our youth through music and the arts on a daily basis. Last winter, Infinity helped raise money for the soup kitchen by playing during our Soup and A Song series. The kids were so phenomenal that night that we decided to become partners for our summer Soup and A Song!”

Entertainers lined up for the event include Austin Anderson, Stephanie Benson, Lily Ellis and SYMBA (Hayley Restivo and Ryan Hawkins). Serving as master of ceremonies for the program will be Jason Sample, news director and on-air personality from WRFA radio in Jamestown. “It’s terrific to see Infinity teaming up with the St. Susan Center,” said Sample. “I don’t know what I’m looking forward to more; the music from Infinity or the soup from the local restaurants.”

Restaurants donating and serving soup include the Hotel Lenhart, Red Lobster, Webb’s Captain’s Table, the Bemus Point Inn, the See-Zurh House, Dinner Bell, the Sweet Spot, Bob Evans, the Village Casino, Babalu Café, Hare N’ Hounds Inn, Village Restaurant, Guppy’s Restaurant, the Corner Coffeehouse & Bistro in Frewsburg, Springs Restaurant, Scallion Bistro, the Bemus Point Golf Club and the Italian Fisherman.

As part of the festivities, horse-drawn carriage rides through the village of Bemus Point will be donated by Magic Moments Carriage Rides by Denny Wright. A bake sale and 50/50 raffle also will be conducted during the event, and a basket of products donated by the member merchants of Discover Bemus Point will be raffled.

Soup will be served, and musical entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue through 7:30 p.m. Tickets for three bowls of soup, a beverage and access to the performances will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children (two bowls of soup). Proceeds from ticket sales, the bake sale and raffles will be split between St. Susan Center and Infinity.

In the event of rain, the event will be moved from the Bemus Point town park to the nearby Village Casino.

Infinity Big Band is performing this Friday at Infinity Arts Café !

 Infinity Big Band~~ Friday, August 2nd 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm

Celebrate the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival by listening to some Latin jazz and other jazz favorites performed by the Infinity Big Band. This event is free and features indoor and outdoor seating thanks to the Infinity Arts Café’s movable NanaWall.

Also this week: In conjunction with the Lucy Desi Center, Infinity will be hosting a Lucy Desi Comedy Festival workshop series! You can learn and participate in improv and stand-up comedy, Conga drumming (Desi style!) and even learn how to create Lucy themed art with Jamestown’s own Lucy mural artist, Gary Peters! Call today if you would like to sign up! 716-664-0991

WOW! Look what is happening next week at Infinity!

Starting Monday, Theatre, Comedy and Literary Arts Camp, ages 13 and up:

July 29-August 2, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Coming up next weekend: In conjunction with the Lucy Desi Center, Infinity will be hosting a Lucy Desi Comedy Festival workshop series! You can learn and participate in improv and stand up comedy, Conga drumming (Desi style!) and even learn how to create Lucy themed art with Jamestown’s own Lucy mural artist, Gary Peters! Call today if you would like to sign up! 716-664-0991

Friday, August 2nd 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Infinity Big Band
Celebrate the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival by listening to some Latin jazz and other jazz favorites performed by the Infinity Big Band. This event is free and features indoor and outdoor seating thanks to the Infinity Arts Café’s movable NanaWall.

 

Summer Camp Fun

We’re having a lot of fun with our 8-12 year old camp this week! There are still limited spaces available for our 5-7 camp next week, as well as our 8-12 camp in August! Also, be sure to check out our 13-18 year old camps!

Summer Camps filling up quickly!

Space is limited for our summer camps, and some of our camps are close to being filled! Act now to reserve your child’s spot in one of our fantastic summer camps!

Summer Music and Arts Institute for 5-7 year olds: July 8-July 12 OR July 22-July 26, 8:30am-4:30pm

Summer Music and Arts Institute for 8-12 year olds: July 15-July 19 OR August 19-August 23 8:30am-4:30pm

Theatre, Comedy and Literary Arts Camp, ages 13 and up: July 29-August 2, 1:00pm-4:30pm

“I’m in the Band” Camp, ages 8 and up: August 6-August 10, 8:30am-4:30pm

Music Intensive Camp, ages 13 and up: August 5-August 9, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Art Intensive Camp, ages 13 and up: August 12-August 16, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Want more information, or have questions about our camps?

Give us a call at 664-0991, or stop in for a tour of our facility.

 

THE INFINITY CAFÉ WILL AGAIN TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO HOST A 1950s-60s HOOTENANNY

Infinity Visual & Performing Arts Café will be the site of a 1960s-style hootenanny on Friday evening, June 7, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., hosted by the popular local folk music duo, Doc & Bill.  Admission is free, and persons of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend, as are those who simply want to enjoy the experience of hearing others sing and play.

Hootenannys, or “hoots,” were a popular fixture of the folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s.  This hoot will be hosted by Doc & Bill, who will kick the proceedings off with a couple of familiar, easy-to-play-along-with songs and narrate a little hootenanny lore throughout the evening.  Musicians of all ages and skills levels are encouraged to come and sing or play with the group. While the traditional instruments used are acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and fiddles, any instrument not requiring sound amplification is welcome! Participants are also encouraged to bring their own songs to teach to the group.  Simply bring a sheet with the lyrics and chords!

All Are Welcome At Free Evening of Folk Music Fun on June 7th

 

 

 

Sign Up For Summer Camps NOW!

It’s time to start thinking about summer! We will be offering some great day camps for different age groups and interests. Look for more information in our Summer Course catalog.

Summer Music and Arts Institute for 5-7 year olds: July 8-July 12 and July 22-July 26, 8:30am-4:30pm

Summer Music and Arts Institute for 8-12 year olds: July 15-July 19 and August 19-August 23 8:30am-4:30pm

Theatre, Comedy and Literary Arts Camp, ages 13 and up: July 29-August 2, 1:00pm-4:30pm

“I’m in the Band” Camp, ages 8 and up: August 6-August 10 8:30am-4:30pm

Music Intensive Camp, ages 13 and up: August 5-August 9, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Art Intensive Camp, ages 13 and up: August 12-August 16, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Keep an eye on www.infinityperformingarts.org for the most up-to-date information.

Blues and Pizza Night and Blues Jam at the Café!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Presents Chicago bluesman, Fernando Jones

Chicago Bluesman “Fernando Jones” is coming back for a third visit to Infinity! Come to the workshops and experience the Blues from a true Bluesman and first class performer, then stick around for Blues and Pizza Night and Blues Jam at the Café!

Fernando Jones will conduct Workshops on Thursday, May 23, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Friday, May 24, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Infinity students are welcome to attend each of the workshops for free. There will be a $10 fee for non-Infinity attendees that attend each workshop.

Come to the Infinity Café Blues & Pizza Night on Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. to experience a night of blues! The concert featuring Fernando Jones will be at the Infinity Café on Friday night and it is a free event and is open to the public.

For more information, call (716) 664-0991 or visit www.infinityperformingarts.org.

Fernando Jones is the director of the organization “Blues Kids of America” and has worked with students throughout the country!  For more information on Fernando or Blues Kids of America please visit www.blueskids.com

 

 

 

 

Shults Auto Group Presents Infinity’s Annual Spring Showcase and Art Exhibit

Friday May 17 at the Reg Lenna Civic Center

Infinity is looking forward to the annual Spring Showcase, sponsored this year by the Shults Auto Group. The showcase will feature an Art Exhibit and Open House at the Infinity Center, followed by the Music, Dance and Theater Showcase across the street at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. Tickets can be purchased from the Reg Lenna Box Office in person, over the phone at 484-7070, or at the website www.reglenna.com.

The cost to attend the music showcase is eight dollars for adults (six dollars presale). Children under 18 are free! In addition, there will be basket raffles for prizes of $150 cash, a Kindle Fire, or a Dining Basket valued at $300 in gift certificates to area restaurants.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., there will be a student art show and open house at the Infinity Center at 115 East Third Street in Jamestown. The event will allow families and residents an opportunity to see some of the visual artwork students have been working on throughout the year. The open house will also serve as the final opportunity for people to buy tickets for a chance to win one of three gift baskets, Tickets are five dollars apiece or four for just ten dollars. Basket raffle tickets are also available from any board member or staff member.

The 90-minute Showcase will begin at 7 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Civic Center. It is a well-rounded evening of hand-picked entertainment featuring singing, dancing, comedy and various music ensembles and soloists. You will be amazed at the amount of talent displayed on the stage.

For more information about either the Infinity Spring Music Showcase or the Art Show and Open House, call Infinity at 664-0991. Presale tickets for the showcase can also be purchased at the Reg Lenna Box Office at (716) 484-7070.

Come to the Café this Friday, May 3rd 7:00pm-9:00pm

Instructor Concert this Friday, May 3rd  7:00pm-9:00pm

Now it’s the instructors’ turn to perform on the Infinity stage!  Come see your favorite instructors in their element.  You will hear Amanda Barton sing, Kyle Gustafson play trumpet, and Adam Owens do stand-up comedy.  There will also be performances by Jim Beal, Ken Larsen, Gale Svenson-Campbell, Julie Cotter, Julie Anderson, Anne Eklund, Sarah Marchitelli, and Jake Swanson.

Contact

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc.
301 E 2nd St, Suite 101
Jamestown, NY 14701

 

info@infinityperformingarts.org
716.664.0991

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