At 5 and 7 p.m. today in Smith Wilkes Hall, Doug Berky will perform his show “Fables, Foibles and Imaskinations” as part of the Family Entertainment Series.
DFT Communications, Partners in Technology, is underwriting this week’s Family Entertainment Series.
Coined by author Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass, the word “galumph” is a verb that means “to move with a clumsy, heavy tread.” In 2001, the term became also became the official name for an acrobatic troupe.
For Jim and Kathy Pender, Chautauqua represents family, friends and fun. Along with Kathy and Jim, the Michael Pender Memorial Fund of the Cleveland Foundation is sponsoring the performance of Galumpha at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Part of the excitement of hosting the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is that after the performance, all of the kids in the audience try their hardest to relevé and pirouette. Holding tight onto a parent’s hand for support — each hoping, even if just for one night, to be the next prima ballerina.
Closing this season’s Family Entertainment Series, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet from Jamestown, N.Y., will perform at 7 p.m. tonight in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. This marks the ballet company’s eighth performance at Chautauqua Institution.
“I just think it’s a beautiful art form — dance, ballet,” said Monika Alch, CRYB artistic director. “I think that everybody can enjoy it if they understand ballet, or [if] they don’t.”
After devising his own instrument called the “Nimbus 2000” out of a curtain rod, a broomstick and a tambourine, you can think of Billy Jonas as a modern-day musical MacGyver.
The musician generally comes up with a new instrument each month, reinventing the use of numerous household objects. At 5 and 7 p.m. tonight at Smith Wilkes Hall, Jonas will make his fourth appearance at Chautauqua Institution as part of the Family Entertainment Series, in which he will most likely introduce some familiar objects in a whole new form.
Jeff Musial likes to keep late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon on his toes.
With 24 appearances under his belt on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Musial takes pleasure in frightening the host with an assortment of especially creepy crawlers.
Pete Geist knows that he would never be able to hold down an office job. When it comes to working, the 49-year-old is happy to brag that he has maintained the career aspirations of his 12-year-old self: to play.
For the Changs, the Golden Dragon Acrobats is about family.
Over the course of the season, Chautauqua Institution will host special Community Appreciation Nights on select Tuesday evenings as part of the Family Entertainment Series. These nights of family fun are made possible through the sponsorship of DFT Communications, Partners in Technology, a local telecommunications company that not only specializes in providing phone and Internet service to Chautauqua County, but also takes great pride in family and community values.