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Weekender A&E

LPCA’s Zoom Play Festival opens

LAKE PLACID — This week the Lake Placid Center for the Arts will begin to feature winners of the Zoom Play Festival, a celebration of short plays written exclusively for Zoom. The showcase will be available for purchase on Vimeo beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday through March 26. Patrons can ...

Sky Center hosts ‘Walk Around the Winter Circle’

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory will host a free live virtual program at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, with “A Walk Around the Winter Circle.” The Winter Circle is an asterism (group of stars) in the night sky that hosts many deep space objects. Sky Center Vice ...

Tupper students’ Shakespeare series starts tonight

TUPPER LAKE — Weeks of rehearsals and recording sessions have been done remotely on Google Meet, finishing touches are being put on video production, and now the Red and Black Players of Tupper Lake Middle/High School are ready to stream three “Shakespeare Shorties” as their winter play ...

LPCA streams ‘Dixie’s Happy Hour’ comedy play as fundraiser

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is presenting a brand-new streaming comedy play, “Dixie’s Happy Hour.” The show will be available to stream at 7:30 p.m. on select evenings between Thursday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, March 6. Tickets cost $35 per login and are available ...

BluSeed invites artists to enter ‘La Dansa’ show

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios seeks entries for an open call art exhibit titled “La Dansa,” which will be on display in the gallery space from March 12 to April 25. “La Dansa” is a celebration of dance and movement. This show is open to all ages. BluSeed will accept 50 ...

NorthWind moves gallery into new ArtRise studio

When NorthWind Fine Arts closed its old gallery on Woodruff Street in December, its members knew it was just a transition period, not the end. Now they already have a new partnership to show off their artwork and maintain their presence in Saranac Lake. NorthWind is partnering with the ...

Adirondack Film Society announces free online series

LAKE PLACID — Following a filmmaker series held virtually last fall, the Adirondack Film Society announces a second free online film series beginning Feb. 24 and running every Wednesday through March 31. The six films to be shown won awards or were finalists in the 2020 “Your Shorts are ...

Last January Jam airs Sunday

On Sunday, in a normal year, some of us would be packing instruments into our cars and heading over to the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay to play music, listen to music, catch up with friends and eat ham at the January Jam. But this is not a normal year, and these are not normal January ...

Artists Guild reflects on water

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Waters Around Us” during the months of February and March. The 15 members of the Guild will display works depicting water in many forms as it appears throughout the Adirondacks. Paintings, photographs, drawings, pottery and ...

Sinfonietta plucks forward in uncertain times

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta reinvented itself on the fly like many performing arts organization when it was winged by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s kind of amazing to think that I’m already almost a year and a half into my tenure as musical director of the ...

‘Scenes from a Book’ at LPCA this month

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has announced the latest exhibit in the Gallery @ LPCA, located on the main campus at 17 Algonquin Drive. “Scenes from a Book: The Mind’s Eye” began Thursday and will run through Saturday, Feb. 27. In-person gallery hours will be ...

Affordable internet, arts focus of 2nd State of the State address

ALBANY — Low-cost high-speed internet service for all New Yorkers and rejuvenating the arts will be top state priorities through 2021 to rebuild a post-COVID-19 economy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday in a continuation of this year’s four-part State of the State address. More ...

Artists Guild will hold juried show online

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild announces its 23rd annual juried competition, to be held from April 1 through 30. Due to the pandemic, the show will be online only. The submission deadline is March 9. Artists may enter up to three works at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com. The ...

COVID prompts art gallery to close physical site, relocate eventually

SARANAC LAKE — If you have driven down Woodruff Street recently, you may have noticed something looking a bit different. Having been established for about 10 years, the NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has decided to leave its physical space, where it has been for about five years. However, ...

Winners announced in LPCA’s first Zoom Play Fest

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts recently announced the winners of the Zoom Play Festival, held in late August. “When COVID hit the performing arts world, there were so many playwrights and actors instantly put out of work,” said Tara Palen, director of education and ...

The show must go on … hold

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre has furloughed three staff members, cut back on work for two subcontractors and will temporarily halt operations as it contends with financial hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The nonprofit community theater, its performers and staff ...

Fashion recycler joins ArtWorks

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks is hosting its first-ever Online Holiday ArtMarket, offering work from more than 20 Adirondack artists for sale. The market is live at www.saranaclakeartworks.org until Tuesday, Dec. 15, with the promise that purchases will be shipped promptly and ...

Alexander’s cowls and shawls help pay students’ tuition

SARANAC LAKE — Susan Alexander has been busy creating cowls and shawls for the Women’s College Scholarship Club to sell as part of their fundraising efforts this year. She had made 17 cowls and three shawls as of late last week. Some were made from traditional wool blends and some, by ...

With new book, Tissot helps fund food program

SARANAC LAKE — Local author Caperton Tissot has a new, ninth book out, a collection of 17 short stories titled “By the Way,” and she is donating 20% of the sales proceeds to AdkAction’s Fair Food Pricing program. AdkAction is a Saranac Lake-based nonprofit group involved in ...