Weekender A&E

Trivia Night Saturday at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Jason Brill will host a trivia night to benefit Creative Healing Connections in Saranac Lake. Come for an evening of fun and fundraising. Creative Healing Connections “offers arts retreats for ...

Pendragon relocation on its way to moving forward

SARANAC LAKE — Now coming up on its 40th season, Pendragon Theatre has signed an option to purchase a new space downtown and was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the state — bringing the theater about halfway to its goal, according to Associate Artistic Director Kim ...

A surreal evening

SARANAC LAKE — Glitz, glamour, an apple in place of a face — more than 130 people turned out for Historic Saranac Lake’s Surreal Gala at the Hotel Saranac this weekend to support the museum. Many guests took costume inspiration from the work of surrealist artist René Magritte. The ...

British music program at Tupper Lake Arts Center rescheduled

TUPPER LAKE — Due to the heavy snowfall forecast for the area Sunday, the "Oh, Those Brits! Contemporary English Music for Recorder, Piano, & Voice” program at the Tupper Lake Arts Center has been rescheduled. This concert will now take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at ...

Comedy show Saturday at Raquette River Brewing

TUPPER LAKE — Raquette River Brewing will host an evening of professional stand up comedy with special guests Kevin Downey Jr., Dan Geurin and Aaron David Ward Friday night at 8 p.m. Downey, Jr. will headline the show. He was recently labeled “refreshingly bizarre” by fellow comedian ...

‘Oh, Those Brits!’ musical show RESCHEDULED

(Editor's note: Due to the heavy snowfall forecast for the area Sunday, the "Oh, Those Brits! Contemporary English Music for Recorder, Piano, & Voice” program has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.) --- TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts will kick off its 2019 Performance ...

‘God of Carnage’ starts Jan. 24 at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza with translation by Christopher Hampton is coming to BluSeed Studios this month. Performances will be held Jan. 24, 25, 26, 29, & 30 at 7 p.m. with an additional Jan. 27 performance at 5 p.m. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for ...

Tony Trischka Live at BluStage

SARANAC LAKE — On Friday, Jan. 18, BluSeed Studios welcomes consummate performer and renowned banjo player Tony Trischka to its Live at BluStage venue. Trischka has established himself as a wildly inventive recording artist and one of America's foremost visionaries of the five-string ...

Celebrating Inez Milholland

Recently it’s all about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the news. My family watched the documentary “RBG” and fell in love all over again with this powerhouse who faced obstacle upon obstacle in her fight to expose gender discrimination. Notorious RBG wasn’t the first to dedicate her life ...

MLK Jr. Celebration Saturday in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — There will be a celebration of Martin Luther King’s life from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the First Presbyterian Church Great Hall. Attendees wiill hear Dr. King’s words on the need for social and economic justice, listen to Joe Paparone speak on the revival ...

Mountainfest to take place this weekend

KEENE VALLEY — The Mountaineer gear store and Adirondack Rock and River in Keene Valley will host the 23rd annual Mountainfest this weekend, with presentations, gear sales and courses on ice and slide climbing, avalanche safety and snowshoeing. The events kick off Friday night with a ...

Prehistoric mask-making workshop

SARANAC LAKE — At this time of year, the creative team at BluSeed Studios is also busily preparing for Saranac Lake's annual Winter Carnival whose theme this year is-prehistoric. BluSeed Studios will be hosting two, independent, Pre-Historic Mask-Making workshops — Saturday, Jan. 19 ...

Guild hosts retrospective for the late Jenkinses

SARANAC LAKE — At the Adirondack Artists Guild there is an extremely tiny painting of a girl in a field of flowers and plants. Next to that is a much larger painting of boatyard in Maine at low tide. Houses sit on stilts as the water recedes, exposing the bare ocean floor. Despite the ...

Luge challenge accepted!

One of the many wonderful things about living near or visiting an Olympic town is the ability to try unusual sports. My children have been able to casually mention to family and friends that they tried ski jumping, biathlon (paintball because small children shouldn’t have guns, right?), and ...

Tupper Lake Arts Center showcases astronomy images

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Arts Center is premiering a collection of astronomical images in collaboration with the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory Thursday night, including photos of far-off galaxies, star clusters and solar eclipses taken in Tupper Lake, by Tupper Lakers. From the ...

Cuban Contemporary Dance takes the LPCA stage Jan. 15

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Malpaso Dance Company at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and are available online at www.lakeplacidarts.org or by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512. Malpaso Dance has a ...

State grants boost SPAC

SARATOGA SPRINGS — With the help of two recently announced state grants, totaling nearly $1.7 million, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will enhance its facilities and let tourists know about its world-class entertainment offerings. The grants — designated for a multimedia ...

‘Frame Your Story’ Jan. 17 at Saranac Lake library

SARANAC LAKE — Beatrice Shachenmayr will present “Frame Your Story,” a presentation about her visual literacy project with refugee youth, at the Saranac Lake Free Library from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 17. An aspiring art therapist, Shachenmayr holds a bachelor of fine arts in fine art ...

Film Society and LP Institute host young filmmakers project

LAKE PLACID — Kids, get your cameras ready. The Adirondack Film Society and Lake Placid Institute are hosting the Blue Line Young Filmmakers Project until June 1. The winners will have their films shown at the Lake Placid Film Festival in October of 2019. In addition, cash prizes will be ...