Celebrating 41 years of presenting quality, award-winning arts programing in the Adirondacks, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts offers some of the best entertainment options around for residents and visitors alike.
The Joy to the Children 27 Benefit kicks off the holiday season on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, donated by Lisa and Ed Weibrecht. This holiday benefit will feature a silent auction, gingerbread house competition, area artist embellished treasures, music, scrumptious goodies, and the chance to mingle with friends both old and new in the beautifully decorated Mirror Lake Inn. All proceeds from Joy to the Children are used directly for young people's programs.
The Winter Season continues with the Lake Placid School of Ballet and Dance and the North Country Ballet Ensemble's collaborative production of The Nutcracker. One of the Holiday Village Stroll's featured presentations, The Nutcracker performs Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
A scene from “Falstaff,” part of The Met: Live in HD Series, held every Saturday at the LPCA.
(Photo courtesy of Catherine Ashmore)
For those who like a little spice with their Christmas sugar, The Santaland Diaries is a hilarious tale of mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunk Santas, screaming kids and the general insanity of the holidays. David Sedaris' beloved account of his time in the trenches as an Elf at Macy's has been called "24 of the funniest pages ever written in the English language." The Santaland Diaries runs Dec. 12 to 21. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the season with music, song, laughter and cheer at the 13th annual concert of "An Adirondack Christmas," featuring Dan Duggan, Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn, Frank Orsini, Tom Hodgson and Henry Jankiewicz on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
After the New Year, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts continues to bring you the best in dance, theatre, music and art!
We bring you the best in British Theatre with National Theatre Live in HD. On Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. see an encore presentation of Hamlet starring Rory Kinnear. And Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. brings an encore of their acclaimed production of Frankenstein starring acclaimed film actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the star of CBS' Elementary Johnny Lee Miller.
Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, comes to the LPCA stage on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. with her presentation Where the Heart Is. And on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m., join the Adirondack Wind Ensemble for their annual winter concert.
Banff Mountain Film Festival's Best of the Fest on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The internationally acclaimed Paul Taylor 2 graces the LPCA stage on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Paul Taylor Dance Company is widely recognized as one of the best in world. Join them as they bring their latest performance pieces to Lake Placid.
Our On Screen/In Person film series continues with The Exquisite Corpse Project on Feb. 11, Wonder Woman: The Rise of Feminism through Superheroines on March 18, and United in Anger on April 16. All films begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by a talkback with the film maker.
Elisa Monte Dance will complete their week-long residency with a public performance on March 21.
The LPCA is proud to present The MET: Live in HD series throughout the season. Transmitted live on Saturdays, programs begin at 1 p.m. or noon as noted.
When the days look dreary, visit the Fine Arts Gallery to brighten your view. "The Big Little Art Show," presented in collaboration with the Adirondack Artists' Guild will be on display in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery from Nov. 22 through Dec. 21. The LPCA "Juried Show: Phone Art Communicating Through the Air" will be on exhibit from Jan.10 through Feb. 2. And the LPCA Celebrates the Sochi Games with "Olympic Inspirations" in the Gallery opening Feb. 7.
The LPCA is always looking for volunteers to help usher, if you are interested or for more information or reservations, contact the Box Office at 518-523-2512 or visit us online at www.LakePlacidArts.org.