Weekender A&E

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.”
(Photo provided)

‘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 ...

(Photo provided — Jill Wenner)

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.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

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 ...

(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Cucumbers and tomatoes make wonderful summer salads

Summer is in full swing. Tomatoes and cucumbers are abundant and delectable. Lovely garden tomatoes and fresh-picked tender cucumbers are some of the best things summer has to offer. Before the 1950s when we started trucking vegetables around the country in refrigerated trucks, tomatoes, ...

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 ...

Sinfonietta brings centennial season to an end Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will end its Centennial season of performance on Sunday, Aug. 13 with “Finally Triumphant” at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. and all seating is reserved. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and ...

Ouluska Pass Monday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Performing chamber music, Ouluska Pass, will play their 15th season in Saranac Lake at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Fresh from a year of concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, plus tours and recordings at various venues, the members ...

LPCA will screen ‘Selected Shorts’ by emerging writers Saturday

LAKE PLACID — The beloved stage and radio show, “Selected Shorts,” comes to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with an evening of funny, moving, romantic and surreal stories filled with unexpected twists and turns. Short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life ...

‘Spaceship Earth’ with Dr. Peter Raven tonight

TUPPER LAKE — On Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., Dr. Peter Raven, one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates of conservation and global biodiversity will speak about “Spaceship Earth: Saving the Earth and Ourselves.” Raven led the Missouri Botanical Garden for four decades, ...

Soul Sky on stage this weekend at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID — Soul Sky will take the Delta Blue stage from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12. Soul Sky is blues, jam and rock and roll band formed in late 2012 with Blues Hall of Famer, Mark Emantian, Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, and Josh Bloomfield. It was ...

Be cautious along the open ledges of Santa Clara’s The Pinnacle.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Easy hikes: Santa Clara’s The Pinnacle makes the grade

I’m always looking for a quick, easy hike to share with family and visiting friends. It’s a bonus when that same hike allows me to get my dog off her leash for a few moments, give her a bit of a run, and get back on the road to finish our errands. Santa Clara’s Pinnacle trail is the ...

Sidney Bruhl, left and played by Jordan Hornstein, talks to Clifford Anderson, right and played by Tyler Nye, in Thursday's dress rehearsal of Deathtrap at the Pendragon Theatre.
(Enterprise photo — Kevin Shea)

Review: ‘Deathtrap’ is a tale to confuse and question

Assume nothing; everything is permitted. The motto of a fictional assassin group could double as the motto for Pendragon Theatre’s new play, “Deathtrap,” which premieres at 8 p.m. tonight. The first scene of “Deathtrap” warns the audience not to predict. A shock reveal in Thursday ...