Weekender A&E

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School of Ballet and Dance Spring Recital set for Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance invite the public to celebrate their students’ work at their spring recital at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 4. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds from admission ...

“Coming Home” by Valerie Patterson

‘Closer to the Light’ opening at Adirondack Artists’ Guild

SARANAC LAKE — “Closer to the Light,” an exhibit of recent works by Valerie Patterson, will be the featured show in June at the Adirondack Artists' Guild. The exhibit will be on display from June 2 through July 2 with an opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2. Patterson creates ...

A Foggy view of the Mount Arab Fire Tower and Observer’s Cabin. 
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Completing the Tupper Lake Triad

My family gets to go out hiking quite a bit. We always feel so fortunate to revisit favorite trails and complete various quests and challenges. I love the idea of a challenge. I do enjoy a life quest such as hiking all the Adirondack 46ers, but the smaller challenges can be just as much fun. I ...

Coming up at BluSeed Studios …

‘Abstraction’ art show will kick off with June 9 opening --- BluSeed Studios will host an opening for its 2017 “Abstraction” open art exhibition from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 9 at its location at 24 Cedar St. Best in show and first place awards will be selected by the BluSeed ...

In the bedroom area of Historic Saranac Lake’s new “Roaring Twenties” exhibit, a life-size image of a 1920s paper doll stands next to a display on women’s underwear of the decade. Women’s clothes of the decade reflected increased feminism and female sexuality as well as boyish figures being in vogue.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

’20s hotel exhibit roars in at Saranac Laboratory Museum

SARANAC LAKE — You can ring the bell for service at the front desk, dance the Charleston in the ballroom, pose for a mugshot with gangster “Legs” Diamond in the speakeasy and peek at vintage underwear in the bedroom. You can also test your knowledge of Jazz Age slang and put stylish ...

From left, Olivia Zeis, Lonnie Ford and Jameson Batt play staff of a Budapest perfume shop in “She Loves Me,” a Community Theatre Players production at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake. 
(Photo provided by Community Theatre Players)

‘She Loves Me’ is witty, fun and well done

From elaborate to simple, those Community Theatre Players folks really know how to put on a good show. I saw the musical comedy “She Loves Me” this weekend, and I highly recommend it. When CTP goes big, it goes really big. Last year at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, it did the ...

Fifth The Bakery Concert Series will be held Sunday

SARANAC LAKE — The fifth installment in The Bakery Concert Series, hosted by multi-instrumentalist Gene Baker and cellist Esther Rogers Baker, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at the Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave. Admission is $10. Special guests include Jerod ...

Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake bike rodeos June 3, 10

The annual bike rodeos are approaching in Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake. The aim of the bike rodeos is to help children learn bike and road safety, skills and the importance of wearing a helmet along with fun activities for families. On Saturday, June 3, the Saranac Lake bike rodeo will ...

Ad’k Center for Writing, Pendragon team up to call for journal submissions

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Writing and Pendragon Theatre are two local organizations that value the power of language and writing. Pendragon Theatre is preparing for their upcoming production of “Fiction,” by Steven Dietz, which opens June 16 and runs through June 25. ...

Composer Peter Wyer stands in the woods behind the Wild Center where his new immersive sound installation, iForest, will open to visitors on Friday. (Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

British composer brings new immersive sound piece to the Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE — There’s a Pennsylvania chorus singing in the Scotch pines out beyond the Wild Center. Starting Friday, for the price of regular admission, you can wander down a sun-dappled path and hear them anytime the museum is open, rain or shine. Not an actual chorus, but a recording ...

Russ Lawton, left, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski
(Photo provided — Greg Horowitz Photography)

Soule Monde takes on Waterhole’s Party on the Patio this evening

Soule Monde was born from a musical partnership between percussionist Russ Lawton and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, that blossomed as both were co-members of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s solo band. Staples of the Burlington, Vermont music scene, both Lawton and Paczkowski kept busy ...

Hurd, Orsini join for Saturday concert at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Village at Will Rogers will host a performance by Roy Hurd and special guest Frank Orsini at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Songs performed are about life and living in the Adirondacks. Hurd held a staff songwriting position in Nashville from 1990 to 2001, ...

Community Theatre Players presents ‘She Loves Me’

SARANAC LAKE — The Community Theatre Players are thrilled to present the musical “She Loves Me” (book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock) as its spring musical offering this year. This romantic musical premiered on Broadway in 1963, with the most ...

Pendragon Theatre’s Camp Pendragon auditions Sunday

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre will hold auditions for Camp Pendragon, its month long theatre workshop for students entering eighth grade through graduated high school seniors (approximately 14- through 18-year-olds). Auditions are from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the ...

Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series announces lineup

LAKE PLACID — The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series has announced its lineup for the 2017 season. The free concerts, sponsored by local businesses, are held at 7 p.m. on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer, from June 27 through Aug. 8, in Mid’s Park on Main Street. This year’s ...

Watching rhythmic gymnastics

There is something so beautiful about watching athletes strive to be their very best. On the surface, the focus around Lake Placid seems to surround those winter Olympic sports. There are hockey camps and pond hockey events. There are national and international alpine ski races. Lake Placid ...

(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Asparagus: a spring treat

Earlier in the season, stores were full of pencil-thin asparagus spears. Now, thick stalks of asparagus are popping up in our garden. Fresh asparagus is a delectable spring treat. If, like my friend Theresa, you’ve only had the canned variety, there is no comparison. The crisp, tender ...