Weekender A&E

Philip Morris, CEO of the Proctors Theater in Schenectady, talks about how to use the arts to bolster a downtown economy.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Talk aims to boost art-driven economy

SARANAC LAKE — Dozens of artists, businesses owners and other North Country residents met Tuesday to discuss how to use the arts as an economic driver. The two-part meeting began with a talk called “The Creative Economy: Re-imagining Our Rural Downtowns” from the CEO of Proctors ...

Caden Amell, Ashton Hoffnagle and Madelyn Amell play inside a truck during 2016's Touch a Truck at the municipal park in Tupper Lake. This year's event will be held Sept. 2.
(Enterprise photo — Brittany Proulx)

Touch a Truck returns to Tupper Lake Saturday, Sept. 2

TUPPER LAKE — Touch a Truck will return to the municipal park from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. The Tupper Lake Police Department and Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department will host the event, which offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore police cars, fire trucks and heavy ...

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LPCA presents ‘The Cure for the Common Comedy’

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will welcome back Chicago’s renowned comedy group, The Second City this week. The troupe returns with their latest hysterical tour, “The Cure for the Common Comedy” at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 ...

Pendragon Theatre’s ‘1984’ opens Friday

SARANAC LAKE — For a limited run, Pendragon Theatre will be presenting a stage adaptation of “1984,” opening this Friday and running through Sept. 3, before touring the North Country this fall. This adaptation, by Michael Gene Sullivan and based on the iconic novel by George ...

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Hobofest returns for ninth year

SARANAC LAKE — The ninth annual Hobofest offers a fresh line-up of diverse musical acts from near and far. This year’s installment will take place noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. This will be Hobofest’s third year in Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park. “Despite straying from its ...

Sandra Hildreth painting at the 
Paul Smith’s College VIC
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‘Adirondack Light’: Plein air paintings by Hildreth

SARANAC LAKE — “Adirondack Light” opens on Friday, Sept. 1 at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery. The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., and refreshments will be available. The show will continue through Sunday Oct 1. John Muir wrote of Yosemite, “The mountains are ...

Looking for hidden painted rocks 
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Kindness rocks

There are two elder twin sisters, known as the Rock Ladies, who live near my in-laws’ house. No visit would be complete without walking past their house and searching through the basket of rocks that they’ve collected and painted with simple scenes and inspirational messages. Anyone is ...

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ screened in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — John Brown Lives is teaming up with Lake Flower Landing to screen “I Am Not Your Negro” on Thursday. Raoul Peck’s documentary on writer James Baldwin won awards at many national and international film festivals, and was nominated for an Oscar. It draws inspiration ...

‘Eagle Huntress,’ falconry shown

TUPPER LAKE — A movie about a girl eagle hunter is coming to the Wild Center museum, accompanied by a live demontration by a female falconer and a hawk. The nature museum will screen “The Eagle Huntress” at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday and again on Saturday, Sept. 9. The movie follows ...

Katherine Galbraith painted several scenes of Adirondack wilderness for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival, choosing where she would work on the areas which stood out to her most.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Artists paint the Adirondacks

SARANAC LAKE — Artists from around the country presented their work depicting this village and the surrounding wilderness on Friday at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival preview party. It was hard to have missed the artists as they lined streets and overlooks with views for the past ...

Natalie Polito, as Mabel, and Jordan Schreiner, as Frederic, sing of their love in “The Pirates of Penzance.”
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‘Pirates’ sails into local towns this weekend

If you go... 7:30 p.m., Tannery Pond Center, North Creek 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Saranac Lake High School Auditorium 2 p.m. Sunday, Strand Theater, Old Forge --- The famed comic opera “The Pirates of Penzance” landed in Tupper Lake Thursday night and will dock in North Creek, Saranac ...

Monkey Junk
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Monkey Junk, Mikey Junior at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID — Monkey Junk will take the stage at Delta Blue Thursday, Aug. 17, with Mikey Junior performing Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19 All shows will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight. In their relatively short 8 year existence, Ottawa, Canada-based MonkeyJunk has ...

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Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk tonight

SARANAC LAKE — The Third Thursday Art Walk will return tonight from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with offerings in the area of Broadway and Main Street. The Adirondack Artist Guild is featuring “My Impressions,” a collection of new watercolors and acrylics by master painter Ken ...

Timothy Bilodeau (standing) and Miles Goldberg
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Benefit violin, piano concert Saturday for Saranac Lake Rescue Squad

SARANAC LAKE — The Senior Volunteer Fundraising Committee at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 of violin and piano music performed by violinist Timothy Bilodeau and accompanied by Miles Goldberg, staff member of the Boston Conservatory. ...

Farmhouse Go-Carts mud fun around the two-mile course in Gabriels.
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Mud fun on the farmhouse go-carts

I’m not one to go on thrill-seeking rides. I probably won’t ever bungee-jump, and I’m always mentally questioning the mechanics of any roller coaster ride. That is why I even surprised myself when I heard about the Freeburg’s Farmhouse Go-Carts in Gabriels, I really wanted to go. I ...

Paul Smith’s College announces lineup of September events

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College will host several events next month, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, with the Paul Smith’s Music Festival, featuring Annie in the Water, Run With It, and the Seth Yacovone Band. The festival, which will run from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the college’s ...

Lake Placid Institute’s Chamber Music Seminar to perform at KV church

KEENE VALLEY — The East Branch Friends of the Arts welcomes for the first time the faculty of Lake Placid Institute’s Chamber Music Seminar to our summer stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. The Lake Placid Institute sponsors a one-week opportunity for adult string players and ...

Gregor Kitzis and Kate Dillingham of the Ouluska Pass Chamber Ensemble play for residents of the Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Monday.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Ouluska Pass ensemble returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — The Ouluska Pass Chamber Ensemble is playing here this week for the first time in eight years, with a goal to “demystify” classical musical. The chamber quintet, paintings and a handsaw are all part of the ensemble’s Thursday performance at 7 p.m. at BluSeed Studios, ...

“Last Twist of the Night,” 2016 Nocturne Contest winner by Kari Ganoung-Ruiz, Interlaken

Adirondack Plein Air Festival opens Monday

SARANAC LAKE — The 9th annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival opens Monday, Aug. 14 and culminates with a show and sale of paintings produced at the event on Saturday, Aug 19. Sponsored by Saranac Lake ArtWorks, there will be four-and-a-half days of painting, a special preview party on ...