Weekender A&E

Tim Savage conducts the jazz ensemble for the Area All-State Music Festival Friday in Lake Placid. Students in the front row, from left, are Rebecca Bonville, Haley Gonyea, Mary Keating and Hunter Ansan.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Students in harmony

LAKE PLACID — Canton band director Tim Savage stood Friday in front of the saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, drums and piano players in the jazz ensemble and made musical noises. “Boo-ba-dop bop-bop boo-bop.” All the students understood what he meant and played it ...

‘The Exterminating Angel’
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LPCA premieres a surreal opera and skiing doc Saturday

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will screen both an opera and a documentary Saturday. --- “The Exterminating Angel” “The Exterminating Angel” is based off the 1962 surreal film of the same name by Spanish director Luis Bunuel. The movie and opera tell ...

‘In the Shadow of a Giant’ release party Saturday

LAKE PLACID — There will be a special launching of a new book, “In the Shadow of a Giant” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Crowne Plaza. The event also commemorates a local business that was part of the community about 50 years ago, Paleface Ski Center and Dude ...

Dress up for a good cause at one of the area Turkey Trots.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Food Pantries, scholarships and Thanksgiving Day turkey trots

It is difficult to imagine not being able to open the fridge and have numerous choices. My pantry is full of food and my children have never known a real day of hunger. Now that the weather is getting cold, neighbors and community members require even more assistance. Food pantries and grocery ...

(Berggren photo provided from his website, Ellis photo from YouTube "Keeping Tracks" video)

Dueling train songs

A dispute over train car storage in North Creek has switched from train tracks to music tracks as Adirondack folk songwriter Dan Berggren and Iowa Pacific Holdings CEO Ed Ellis trade songs debating the issue. Equipped with guitars, the melody from “Home on the Range” and biting lyrics on ...

Last Year’s Patrons’ Pick 
winner: “Fiction” by Steven Dietz.
(Photo provided —
Burdette Parks)

Pendragon lets locals pick the play

SARANAC LAKE — For the past two years, the show that kicks off the season at the Pendragon Theatre has been selected by popular vote. Anyone who would like to weigh in can drop by the theater at 15 Brandy Brook in Saranac Lake at 7 p.m. this Saturday for the Patrons’ Pick Play Readings ...

Devinne Meyers is an established singer-
songwriter from Binghamton who will 
perform at 20 Main in AuSable Forks 
Saturday.
(Photo provided by Devinne Meyers)

Devinne Meyers sings of family and silver linings

There’s a bar called the Poor House Saloon in Jefferson, Louisiana. One of the locals is Hughie, an old guy who drinks nothing but white Russians. After Hughie learned that Devinne Meyers, a 20-something from Binghamton, New York, plays music, he said, “Well I’ve got a guitar. Why ...

Area All-State Music Festival is in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The New York State School Music Association will present the 2017 Area All-State Music Festival at the Olympic Conference Center in Lake Placid at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. High School students from Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties will be featured in Mixed Chorus ...

Mountaineer store to host film screening Dec. 2

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer gear store in Keene Valley will host a free film screening on Dec. 2. The screening will be at the Keene Arts Center and is open to the public. In addition to the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Ski Film, there will also be several short films ...

(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Three chances to catch area children in ‘Peter Pan’ at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Children’s Theatre and Rising Star Productions presents “Peter Pan,” starring children from around the region. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 and Friday, Nov. 10 and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the ...

Sabouyouma
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Sabouyouma gives thanks to Waterhole

If you go... What: Live music by Sabouyouma When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Waterhole’s Upstairs Music Lounge, Saranac Lake How much: $10 --- The people in the African country of Guinea speak more than 40 different languages, but only the Maninka (or Milinke) dialect contains ...

Ad’k Stage Rats’ ‘Sylvia’ comes to BluSeed Studios stage Nov. 9-11

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Stage Rats (in cahoots with BluSeed Studios) present the play “Sylvia” by A. R. Gurney, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at BluSeed Studios. Most midlife crises appear in the guise of sexy ...

Massachusetts-born alternative/folk singer Heather Maloney performs one of her songs.
(Photo provided — Signature Sounds Recordings)

Heather Maloney to play Upper Jay Art Center

If you go... What: Live music by Heather Maloney When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Upper Jay Art Center How much: Donation of $15 --- Growing up in Massachusetts, Heather Maloney’s home never had a television. Instead, she made art, played outside and most importantly listened to ...

Wing Wars Sunday in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Wing Wars is celebrating 10 years of supporting North Country Life Flight with this favorite fall tradition. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Lake Placid. The first 100 people at the door will get a ...

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‘Cezanne et Moi’ on screen Nov. 15, 17 at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The 2017-18 Adirondack Film Society Screening Series at LPCA continues with “Cezanne et Moi” on Nov. 15 and Nov. 17, followed by a special screening at the Palace Theatre of Aaron Woolf’s new documentary “Denial” on Friday, Dec. 8. “Cezanne et Moi” is a ...

Patrons’ Pick Play Readings

SARANAC LAKE — This Saturday, Nov. 11 and next, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., Pendragon Theatre will be hosting free readings of scenes from six specially selected plays — three plays each evening. Audience members will be asked to vote for their favorite of the six, and the play with the most ...

Christenson of ADK Action to talk at Saranac Lake Free Library

SARANAC LAKE — Question: What do varied projects such as reducing the use of road salt, increasing access to broad band, and protecting pollinators like bees and butterflies have in common? Answer: They are all projects of ADK Action, a nonprofit organization that has been serving ...

An easy, wooded walk to McKenzie Pond, Saranac Lake
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

An autumn walk to McKenzie Pond

It’s in the middle of Big Game season and my golden retriever has the ability to look like a Whitetail deer. We dress up in our favorite fall color, neon orange, and take to the trails. The 2-mile walk to McKenzie Pond is always a favorite. Though there are a small number of dips, but most of ...

Noah Cordes, left, and Sophia Martin perform a scene from the Edgar Allen Poe classic “Masque of the Red Death.” The creepy play is part of an ensemble of Poe stories and poems 
performed by Tupper Lake High School students in “Fairy Tales and Frights.”
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Tupper Lake students scare, delight on stage

TUPPER LAKE — Students in the Tupper Lake Middle-High School Drama Club have teamed up with the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, performing a mixture of comedic and eerie one-act plays which will make its way to the L.P. Quinn Elementary School auditorium Nov. 10 and 11. Students ...

Larry Robjent, left, runs a North Country School class where students learn to design, create and assemble metal sculptures. (From back left) Dylan, Soraya, James, David, Romina, Lander and June stand in front of the middle section of a sea dragon they are creating to be displayed on Woodruff St. in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Students’ sea dragon slides into Saranac Lake

LAKE PLACID — Sparks fly, generators hum and metal is bent as seven North Country School students construct a sea dragon that will start to slither into downtown Saranac Lake this winter. The class, a 3-D design and metal sculpture class, teaches skills, art and responsibility while ...