Weekender A&E

Big Tupper Snowball set for Dec. 12

TUPPER LAKE - The all-volunteer staff of Big Tupper Ski Area hopes Christmas will come to the mountain a little early this year.On Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., the mountain will hold its annual Snowball fundraiser hosted by Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy.The Snowball is a ...

Art at the Pink House opens holiday gallery Friday

SARANAC LAKE - On Black Friday, millions of Americans will purchase assembly-line goods for their loved ones from the same national chains looking to cash in on the spirit of the season. You won't find any of that at Art at the Pink House's Holiday Gift Gallery.Instead, the gallery, owned by ...

Netflix unveils Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’

I don't know much about the titular character of Marvel's "Jessica Jones," but I do know I'd like to learn more about her.Her show, created by Melissa Rosenberg and starring Krysten Ritter of "Breaking Bad" and "Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23" fame, is intriguing. It premiered on Netflix ...

True spy story is book club pick

LAKE PLACID - "Strangers on a Bridge" by James Donovan, the book upon which the movie "Bridge of Spies," starring Tom Hanks is based, has been chosen by Lake Placid Institute Book Club for its 7 p.m. Nov. 30 discussion when it meets at the Lake Placid Public Library.In his book, the late Mr. ...

‘Medical Ethics’ on tap for Library Lunch Program Dec. 3

SARANAC LAKE - Dr. George Cook will present "Medical Ethics" at noon on Thursday, Dec. 3 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library as part of the Library Lunch Program.Dr. Cook arrived in Saranac Lake in 1976 and has had the opportunity to care for five generations of ...

Music store move inspired First Night button art

SARANAC LAKE - This year's First Night Saranac Lake button design is a reworking of a banner Britt (Clark) Sternberg created for the annual New Year's Eve festival in 2012.Every year, First Night Saranac Lake commissions volunteers to design and paint six canvas banners which then adorn the ...

‘Off the Wall’ at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios' "Off The Wall" show, an annual exhibition of new work from area artists priced at $100 or less, held its opening reception Friday and will run through Dec. 28.

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ‘Lulu’ at LPCA

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present a screening of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD's "Lulu" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children, and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at ...

Men’s Ensemble from Russia returns to Saranac Lake Monday

SARANAC LAKE - The First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake will once again host the Men's Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia.The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 at the church.Celebrating its 10th anniversary, St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble presents exclusive adaptation of ...

Piano concert at Saranac Village at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE - On Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m., Louise Dionne will perform a piano concert at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.This program will include works by Alexander Scriabin, Ernesto Lecuona, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt as well as some of Dionne's compositions.Dionne has been a featured ...

Workshops at Art at the Pink House

SARANAC LAKE - Art at the Pink House will offer two new workshops.On Saturday, Nov. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m., Lynne Taylor and Cris Winters will assist students in making a Holiday Star Banner using fabric, paint, and threads.Those who attend will learn how to use papers, paint and other materials ...

‘Bar Rescue:’ Jon Taffer will save us all, for a price

If you own a bar that is in financial trouble, I have great news: one of the world's leading bar and nightclub consultants will come to your establishment, train your employees in proper service and preparation techniques and completely renovate your building inside and out. The price? You will ...

Autumn superstars: cruciferous veggies

Broccoli is perhaps America's best known cruciferous vegetable. Others include arugula, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, cress, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, rutabaga, turnips and the many types of cabbage (green, red, Savoy, and Oriental Pac choy, tatsoi and ...

Pendragon Theatre announces auditions for ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’

SARANAC LAKE - Pendragon Theatre will hold auditions for its holiday play, Ken Ludwig's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas,' Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at its theater on Brandy Brook Avenue.A press release from the theater describes the play as "a light-hearted romp featuring a rapping mouse, sword ...

Orson Welles centennial celebrated with two films

LAKE PLACID - Had he lived, Orson Welles would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year, and there's a very good chance Larry Jackson would have been invited to the party.As a filmmaker, Jackson truly has done it all. He served as the production manager on "The Other Side of the Wind," ...

The VeeVees hit Smoke Signals stage Saturday

LAKE PLACID - Artur Novoselsky is coming home to rock the town he grew up in.Novoselsky, the bass player for Brooklyn-based the VeeVees, will return home to play Smoke Signals in Lake Placid with the band Saturday."I'm equal parts super excited and super nervous, just because I know what our ...

Towne Meeting at Saranac Village at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE - Towne Meeting will perform standard fare with a hint of the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.Oriented in folk, Towne Meeting is a five-member ensemble performing Americana, acoustic rock and some country.Formed in 2006, Towne Meeting features ...

LPCA hosts Bolshoi Ballet

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present a high definition broadcast performance of "Jewels" by the Bolshoi Ballet at 7 p.m. Sunday.Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students, and are available by calling the box office at 518-523-2512 or visiting online at ...

Ghost of Bond films past haunts ‘Spectre’

"Spectre," the fourth James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, is OK.It's not great, and it's not terrible. It starts off strong and loses steam about halfway through its 148-minute runtime.Within the ranks of the films made since 2006's "Casino Royale" reboot, it's much, much better than the ...