Weekender A&E

Blues at Timbuctoo moved indoors due to weather forecast

LAKE PLACID — The location of today’s Blues at Timbuctoo music festival has been moved due to weather concern. The event is being moved from the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, which is outdoors, to to an indoor venue nearby, the recently rebuilt base lodge at the nearby Olympic ...

‘With Sharpened Wings’ release party to be celebrated at the Waterhole

SARANAC LAKE — Arthur Buezo is releasing his new album, “With Sharpened Wings,” this week and will be bringing it home to the Waterhole Music Lounge on Saturday for a release party. Buezo is now a full-fledged musician. He’s traveled the country performing, he’s in a band, and he ...

Blues at Timbuctoo music fest returns to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The fourth annual Blues at Timbuctoo (BT2) festival will bring three class acts to the base lodge of the Olympic Jumping Complex John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. The event, which is presented by John Brown Lives! and Delta Blue, is ...

Showcasing the music of Cole Porter in Keene Valley

KEENE VALLEY — A dynamic quartet from America's oldest summer vocal training program is bringing a special concert devoted to the music of Cole Porter Sunday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. The Seagle Music Colony early fall review will be held at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. The Seagle ...

All aboard the Barn Quilt Bus tour

CANTON — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will host a daylong barn quilt bus tour Saturday, Sept. 14. The tour is open to both English and French speakers, and will begin at the TAUNY Center at 9 a.m. and return there at 4 p.m. Barn quilts ...

Free 4-week workshop on theater directing

UPPER JAY — Scott Renderer, artistic director of the Upper Jay Art Center, is offering a free 4-week workshop for those at The Recovery Lounge interested in playmaking. Classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 18 and will meet for the next three Wednesdays. All four sessions will 5:30 to 7 ...

Saranac Lake Lions Club to hold Canned Food Plus Sculpture Contest

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Lions Club will hold a Canned Food Plus Sculpture Contest on Sunday at Riverside Park. People can enter with a team or individually. People of all ages are welcome, and business are welcome to participate. The sculptures can be made of canned and ...

Mutt Strut 5K fun run slated for Sept. 22

LAKE PLACID — The Tri-Lakes Humane Society and North Country SPCA are teaming up again for the annual Mutt Strut 5K fun run, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. Jointly benefiting both organizations, all ages are welcome to join in the sixth year of this annual untimed fun run for ...

Photoshop is where Ed Williams expresses his art

SARANAC LAKE — Ed Williams' photography will open Friday at the NorthWinds Fine Art Gallery. It starts with taking a photograph for Williams. For many others like him and who've inspired him, this first step is essential and varies little. But for the next step, Williams takes photography ...

Sinfonietta passes the baton

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta announced Tuesday that Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra conductor and Music Director Stuart Malina will be the orchestra’s next music director. “It feels very real,” Malina said Wednesday by phone from his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

Brews and tunes to benefit the loons

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation will host a fundraiser at the Raquette River Brewery in Tupper Lake Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. to benefit Adirondack loons. Music will be provided by Peter Etka and Company, and the Raquette River Brewery will be serving a ...

Adirondack Film Society honors Russell Banks

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Film Society will pay tribute to co-founder and world-renowned author Russell Banks at the 2019 Tribute Gala, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at the High Peaks Resort. The Tribute Gala is a highlight of the Lake Placid Film Festival, which runs Oct. 23-27. The ...

Keene Valley Library hosts community celebration

KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Valley Library will host a 100 Story Celebration for the multi-year local history project, “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are.” The event is open to the public at the Keene Valley Library from 2 to 4 p.m. ...

NCCC to host two six-week pottery classes in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College’s art department will host a pair of six-week pottery classes on the Saranac Lake campus this fall. Open to the public, the “Wheel Throwing” and “Hand Building” classes will take place in the college’s Pottery Studio and cost $125 ...

Cashore Marionettes coming to Lake Placid Center for the Arts

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present Cashore Marionettes Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. The Cashore Marionettes will perform “Simple Gifts,” a series of scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and ...

Upcoming events in Long Lake

LONG LAKE — The town of Long Lake has much to offer this weekend and next for both residents and visitors. The Adirondack Canoe Classic race launches from Bissell’s Field Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. The boat event (which welcomes canoes, kayaks and guide boats) is held on the historic ...

Los Angeles band headed to the Recovery Lounge

UPPER JAY — Based in Los Angeles, California, The String Revolution is comprised of four professional guitar players who are virtuosos and create distinctive sounds with their guitars: mimicking percussion, special effects, melodic grooves, bass lines and more. They share a passion for ...

Northern Current makes musical waves with debut

SARANAC LAKE — Sunday was a test for the undertakers of the newest version of HoboFest, Northern Current. It appears they passed. At 11:30 a.m. Saranac Laker Steve Langdon kicked off the event with his guitar. Shades of nature — green, brown and navy blue — drifted around the white ...

Northern Current succeeds Hobofest

SARANAC LAKE — Northern Current, Saranac Lake’s newest musical festival, will open on Sunday, replacing its inspiration, Hobofest. For 10 years, Hobofest entertained locals. It started by the railroad station and later moved to Riverside Park. It was this alteration in location that ...