Weekender A&E

‘The Devil’s Music’ play brings Bessie Smith back on stage

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present "The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday as a part of the Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival.Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the ...

Lee, Floyd present cabaret Monday

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present "Cabaret on the LPCA Stage: Denise Lee & Gary Floydon" Monday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at ...

High Peaks Ringers perform Sunday

LAKE PLACID - The High Peaks Ringers will present a concert titled "Music Inspires Imagination" at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21 at the Adirondack Community Church on Main Street in Lake Placid."Prisms" and "Moon Over the Ruined Castle" are two titles that evoke images. The program will also include ...

Lobdell’s photos paired with poems in Malone

MALONE - Saranac Lake photographer Barry Lobdell's work will be paired with poetry by Michael Tucker this summer at the Pouring Light Studios.An opening reception for "Pull Over" will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 26 at the gallery at 432 East Main St., Malone.The exhibit will be up ...

Kevin Raines’ art carries conservation message

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Adirondack Council, invites the public to a meet-the-artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for "Share the Experience: Adventures in the Adirondacks," an exhibit of art by Kevin Raines.The exhibit will be on display ...

Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival: Four days, more than 20 blues acts

LAKE PLACID - Do you ever find yourself lamenting, "If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all?" Do you often find yourself wearing sharp suits and frequenting smoke-filled, neon-lit bars in search of "relief?" Ever contemplated signing a contract with a strange man you met at ...

Memoir presentation: ‘And I Know Too Much to Pretend’

SARANAC LAKE - On Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m., Lorraine M. Duvall, an Adirondack author, will present her memoir "And I Know Too Much to Pretend" at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.The book tells the story of Duvall growing up in Binghamton; pursuing a career in Manhattan, Chicago and Central ...

Celebrating Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department’s 110 years

LAKE PLACID - A reception and fundraiser for "The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department - 110 years of Service and Dedication" exhibit will be held at The History Museum at 242 Station St. from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18.Historical Society members and the general public will have the ...

Taste, rate pure maple syrup products at Paul Smith’s Friday

PAUL SMITHS - Most people have had a variety of pure maple products that come from the sap of maple trees, but have you ever tried the sap, syrup, and other products that come from birch trees?On Friday, June 12, the public is invited to come sample the variety of products creative birch tree ...

Yellowdog and Peter Novelli this weekend at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID - As Delta Blue and the community get ready for next week's Blues and Heritage Festival, two bands warm the stage this weekend: Yellowdog and the Peter Novelli Band.Yellowdog will perform a free show from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 13.Based out of the Albany area, Yellowdog ...

Poet Maurice Kenny Saturday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE - On Saturday, June 13 at 7 p.m., poet Maurice Kenny will present Native American stories and poems. Maurice's books will be available for purchase and signing.Born in Watertown in 1929, Maurice's work has been recognized in various journals including the New York Times. He was ...

Gardening guru, author to speak June 16

LAKE PLACID - Kerry Ann Mendez, author of "Perennially Yours," among other gardening titles, will be guest speaker at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lake Placid at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16.She will speak on the subject of her latest book, "The Right-Size Garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with ...

‘Fight Club 2?’

The first rule of "Fight Club 2" is, "I have to talk about 'Fight Club 2.'"When I heard that Chuck Palahniuk, the author of "Fight Club," was releasing a sequel nearly 20 years after the novel was first published, I was a little nervous.Why? Why would he risk damaging the reputation and legacy ...

LPCA presents ‘Exhibition OnScreen: Matisse from Tate Modern and MoMA’

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present "Exhibition OnScreen: Matisse from Tate Modern to MoMA" at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13.Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students, and are available by calling the box office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.A ...

‘About Time’ opens Friday at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE - "About Time," featuring sculpture, installation and mixed media art by Mavis Miller, will hold an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 12 at BluSeed Studios.The evening will also feature live music by Sven Curth.The exhibit runs through July 18 at the gallery at 24 ...

‘Adirondack Outlaw’ at June 19 W’ton Historical Society

WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Historical Society will host author Niki Kourofsky for a talk and book-signing for her new book "Adirondack Outlaws: Bad Boys and Lawless Ladies" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 19 at the Wilmington Community Center, 7 Community Center Circle just off Springfield ...

Mint helps keep summer cool and fresh

On warm June days, mint offers a burst of cool flavor to beverages like iced tea, a bourbon drink or a mint julep. It's also good in vegetable or meat dishes and adds a delicious zip to salads of fruit or grain.Even in our cool climate, several species of these aromatic, vigorous perennials ...