The War Is Not Over

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Season 4 premiere is set to air on Sunday.

I’d be excited that HBO is going host a marathon in celebration of the airing of the premiere of “Game of Thrones,” but I’ve already done so myself. Often times when I’m very excited about the premiere of a new season or book, I catch up on the content by immersing myself in what is already available. And, thanks to Family Video, I’ve been able to rent every DVD of the third season of “Game of Thrones.”

Frankly, the series is incredible. My only complaint is that at some point it is going to have to end. But, for now, the war is not over – it’s only just begun.

I’ve written about the series for each season premiere, and every time I pointed out that it was building momentum. Now it’s clear to me that the series is in a perpetual state of forward momentum, and that’s by no means a bad thing. Nearly every episode is a cliffhanger, yet somehow it manages to tie everything together and leave me fulfilled. The season finales of every season have been spectacular in nature, and the character progression and development is stunningly well done.

I have to admit though, I’m quite partial to Jon Snow and Ygritte. Their story arc of life beyond the wall of Westeros and their dichotomous relationship are by far the most interesting subjects of the show for me. A close second is Arya Stark’s obsession with vengeance and death – and I believe she’ll find what she’s looking for. But, Daenerys Targaryen’s mission to free every slave she comes across to organize them into a massive army that will complement the power of her three dragons is definitely part of my top three.

For more information, visit www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones.

As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.

HIGHLIGHTS

Jennifer Scott Schlick To Host Opening Reception For Art Exhibit Tonight: Jennifer Scott Schlick is set to host an opening reception for “Myopia,” a photography exhibit inspired by her experience of getting glasses for the first time.

The reception is set for 5-7 p.m. today in the Heritage Room of the Lakewood Memorial Library, 12 W. Summit St. in Lakewood.

Schlick, a Western New York native, is the program director for the Audubon Center and Sanctuary of Jamestown. For more information, visit www.jenniferscottschlick.com.

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena To Present Wits n’ Giggles Stand-Up Comedy’s Best Of Series Friday: The arena will host Dominic Leonelli and Subhah Agarwal on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Robb Will, who has served as host for the event, will deliver a full set of stand-up, and area funnyman, Beefy Laughs will take on the role of host.

The show is for those 18 years old and above. Tickets to the show are $10 presale, $12 on the day of the show or $5 for students. Tickets can be ordered at www.jamestownarena.com or by calling 484-2624.

“Colonize” Artist Exhibit To Open Friday: A group of United Kingdom and European artists are set to exhibit painting, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art and film during the “Colonize.”

The artists featured in the exhibit include: Debra Eck, Kimbal Bumstead, Wendy Williams, Jean McEwan, Bruce Davies, Michael Morkowsky, Elena Thomas, David Cotton and Susan Torstensson.

The opening reception is set to be held at The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts’ 3rd On 3rd Gallery, 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown, from 6-8 p.m. and The Dykeman-Young Gallery, third floor of 100 E. Second St. in Jamestown, at 8 p.m. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Magic At The Castle To Be Held At Spire Theater Saturday: Big Time Productions and Odyssey Events Inc. are set to host “Magic At The Castle,” a magic show designed for a young audience but is appropriate for all ages. Master magician Dr. Uriel Ben Itzhak, also known as “Hyam A. Shyster,” will serve as the main event. An adult living with autism and multiple sclerosis, Itzhak encourages his audience to pursue their goals no matter what limitations they may face.

The show will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Spire Theater, 317 E. Third St. in Jamestown. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 the day of the show. For more information, call 450-7357, visit www.in-spire.us or search for “Magic at the Castle” on Facebook.

National Recording Jazz Artists E.S.P To Perform In Fredonia Saturday: The jazz trio E.S.P will perform at the Ellicottville Brewing Company, 34 W. Main St. in Fredonia from 8-11 p.m. Saturday.

The award-winning group features John Magnante on guitar, Matthew Vacanti on bass and Bill D’Agostino on drums. Both Vacanti and D’Agostino are SUNY Fredonia alumnus. In addition to their performance, the trio will host a free clinic on composing and improvisation at SUNY Fredonia’s Mason Hall on Saturday at 11 a.m.

For more information, visit www.espjazz.com.

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Chautauqua County Local Legends Of Music Show Set For Sunday: The Musicians Memorial heavy metal show is set for Sunday from 6-9 p.m. at the Gateway Center, 31 Water St. in Jamestown.

The show will feature performances by Blind Society and Headbangers Ball, as well as legendary guest Chris Lee of Desecrator.

For more information, call 814-670-9151, search for “Chautauqua County Local Legends of Music Memorial Fund” on Facebook, or visit www.sites.google.com/site/annuallocalmusiciansmemorial.

Artie Kornfeld, Co-Creator Of The Woodstock Music Festival To Speak At SUNY Fredonia Monday: SUNY Fredonia’s Music Industry Program will host Artie Kornfeld, co-creator of the Woodstock Music Festival, at McEwen Hall Room 202 on Monday at 6 p.m.

In addition to Woodstock, Kornfeld has promoted more than 100 platinum records, and has worked with artists such as Tracy Chapman, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen. He’ll speak about both experiences.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 673-4959.

Big Leg Emma Enters Final Four Of UpstateLIVE March Madness Competition: Big Leg Emma has earned more votes than 60 other regional bands, and is currently in the top four of UpstateLIVE’s March Madness competition.

Big Leg Emma is currently up against Gym Class Heroes. If the band earns enough votes it will move on to the final found to face off against either Lucid or Spectacular Average Boys. The prize for the winner includes becoming the UpstateLIVE Artist of the Month for April. The title entails a “Local Limelight” band profile, an “Editor’s Choice Playlist” on Soundcloud.com and a free promotion of upcoming performances.

Voting for the competition closes tonight at midnight. To cast a vote, visit upstatelive.com. For more information, search for “UpstateLIVE” on Facebook.

Infinity Visual And Performing Arts Enters Video Contest: Infinity has entered the “Music Empowers” Music Education Matters video contest, and its YouTube submission needs views to earn grant money.

Visit http://youtu.be/lQsUVYqxPGQ, search for “Music Education Matters Infinity” on YouTube, or for username Infinity14701.

Wild Wild Fest Announces Lineup: The musician lineup for the third annual Wild Wild Fest, presented by Jammin At The Creek, has been announced.

The two-day outdoor music festival, held at Willow Creek Winery in Silver Creek on Aug. 29-30, is set to host more than 20 acts.

The lineup includes: Baby Gramps, Armcannon, Well Worn Boot featuring Paul Antonio Magic, Smackdab, Richie Stearns of the Horseflies, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Whiskey Reverb, Amanda Barton and Bill Ward, Aircraft, Skiffle Minstrels, Haewa, Jack Topht, Folkfaces, Two Bird stone, Mr. Boneless, Bourbon and Coffee, Newman Brothers, Intrepid Travelers, Slyboots Drum Ensemble, Lesionread and Jesse Pace.

For more information visit www.wildwildfestival.com.

HAPPENINGS

To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email drader@post-journal.com or call 487-1111, ext. 253 by Monday.

Saturday

No Limit: 8 p.m. to midnight, Herman Kent American Legion Post 777, 26 Jackson Ave. in Jamestown.

Disco Duck Disco Party: noon-5 p.m., 21 Brix Winery, 6654 W. Main Road in Portland.

Opera House Live At The Met To Present Puccini’s La Boheme: 1 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.

Opera House Cinema Series To Screen “The Monuments Men”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.

Sunday

Jamestown Thunder Community Drum Circle: noon-2:30 p.m., Dr. Lillian Ney Renaissance Center, 119 W. Third St. in Jamestown.

Tuesday

IOBY Live With The Haybalers And Alex Kates: 6:30 p.m., Trinity Guitars, 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown.

Opera House Cinema Series To Screen “The Monuments Men”: 7:30 p.m., 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St. in Fredonia.