Weekender A&E

John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — Two-time Grammy Award nominee, John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band comes to Live at BluStage at BluSeed Studios on April 14 at 7 PM. John Primer was bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Magic Slim & the Teardrops. Primer has ...

Mushrooms: More than pizza

What grows in dark, damp caves, has no leaves, roots, flowers or seeds, and is in season all year long? Mushrooms. Although considered a vegetable by most, mushrooms are actually fungi. More than 3,000 varieties can be found growing wild throughout the world. Of these, morels — which ...

Weber portrays ‘Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks’ in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Author and scholar Sandra Weber will present “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks” as part of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series. In this lively program of portrayals, stories and songs, Weber presents the wild spirit of ...

Safari photos are topic of April 19 Library Lunch

SARANAC LAKE — Judy Steinberg, chair of the science department at North Country Community College, will present “On Safari in Botswana” at noon Thursday, April 19 at the Saranac Lake Free Library. The program will feature photos she took of major predators of the savannah such as ...

Paddling Film Festival Friday

LAKE PLACID — The Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Adirondack Lakes and Trails Outfitters will host screenings of Rapid Media’s Paddling Film Fest World Tour at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13. This tour showcases the year’s best paddling films, ...

Showing of ‘Selma’ to commemorate death of Martin Luther King Jr.

SARANAC LAKE — “The Dreamers,” aka the Peace with Justice Committee of the Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a showing of “Selma” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Cantwell Room of ...

NorthWind Fine Arts seeks entries for 5th annual Juried Art Show

SARANAC LAKE — The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is seeking entries for its fifth annual Juried Art Exhibition. • Eligibility — Open to all art/media. Artists may submit two pieces of original work completed within the last two years. Prints of original work will not be ...

Twitter blocks Owen Benjamin

SARANAC LAKE — Nationally recognized comedian and Saranac Lake resident Owen Benjamin was permanently suspended from Twitter and prohibited from live streaming on YouTube after tweeting a slew of ribald comments about a high school student and Parkland shooting survivor. Benjamin, ...

Paddling Film Festival returns to Lake Placid for another showing

LAKE PLACID — The 13th annual Paddling Film Festival will take place Friday, April 13 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year — whitewater, sea kayaking, ...

Traditional music with an edge

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a music video on YouTube of guys batting at beer cans with canoe oars, shooting beer cans with a bolt-action rifle, shirtless and rocking out on mandolins and banjos. “That was a real Kansas weekend,” Jarrod Starling said, chuckling. Starling plays guitar ...

Artists interpret poems visually

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery will open a poetry and art exhibit Friday in honor of National Poetry Month. “Poetic License” combines poetry with new, companion pieces of art to celebrate the creative connection between the written word and visual art forms. The reception ...

LPCA gallery shines light on mental health with art, poetry

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the public to a gallery reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of “The Art of Sheila Prichard.” Also on display at the Gallery at LPCA will be exhibits of poetry by Barbara Rand Ryan, sharing grief in ...

Escape the ‘Taken’ or ‘Pirate Plunder’ rooms

We are always on the search for different ways to get out of the house and away from the TV and video games. My daughter recently commented on how it was so much easier before we had phones. Now we are Googling event times and researching activities, but even though we aren’t using the phone ...

Beyond egg salad: Make way for spring

Spring has sprung. Rain is slowly melting the snow. Soon, flowers will bloom. Passover and Easter have come and gone. We’ve joined with friends and family to share food and fellowship, celebrate the miracles of Exodus and Resurrection, and the new life of spring. Then all the guests go ...

Call issued for dogs to be Little Orphan Annie’s Sandy

LAKE PLACID — Community Theatre Players’ production of “Annie” is looking for a dog. The local musical theater company says the dog that will play Sandy must like children very much and must also like learning new tricks. Dogs will be auditioned for the role on Sunday, April 15 ...

Plot twist for Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — The board of Pendragon Theatre announced Tuesday it is working on a deal to relocate downtown, but not where it had previously planned. Instead of the Madden’s building on Main Street, Pendragon now plans to move to the former Newman & Holmes and A&P building ...

Pendragon names young playwright contest winners

SARANAC LAKE — A team of professional actors, directors and writers have chosen the winners of the contest portion of Pendragon Theatre’s fifth annual Young Playwrights Festival. In the high school category, both winners are from Tupper Lake High School. First place goes to Emily Burns ...