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Weekender A&E

Drive-in movie bonanza is this weekend

LAKE PLACID — This year’s I Love BBQ and Music Festival will go on. But instead of the Fourth of July weekend at the Olympic Speedskating Oval, it will be held Labor Day weekend — this weekend — at the North Elba Show Grounds. And there won’t be any barbecue or ...

Music with a message

LAKE PLACID — People in the Adirondacks didn’t hear much about Elijah McClain when he died after police forcibly detained him in his Colorado hometown, but one year later, on Sunday afternoon, numerous people commemorated him at an outdoor concert by violinist Charlie Burnham. About ...

A play about the TB years is coming

SARANAC LAKE — “Safe Harbor,” a play by Karen Lewis about the tuberculosis years in Saranac Lake, will not be performed but rather read from a cure porch to a small, physically distant audience. Hosted by Historic Saranac Lake, Lewis’ play will be read on Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. The ...

The winners of this year’s Plein Air Festival

SARANAC LAKE — This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Plein Air Festival took place with fewer artists participating and the show and sale of the works happening online rather than at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Awards juror Richard Lindenberg selected the prize winners remotely. ...

Farm 2 Fork fest will be streamlined

SARANAC LAKE — The 11th annual Farm 2 Fork Festival is still happening this Labor Day weekend, though in a vastly different way than in previous years, thanks to the pandemic. No tents, no crowds, no eating in the park. Rather this year will be further streamlined, with meals pre-ordered ...

Moose and more auctioned for Tupper Arts

TUPPER LAKE — A silent auction is being hosted by Tupper Arts at various locations around Tupper Lake next week. The gallery will be auctioning off wooden moose that were painted by local artists as part of its “Moose on the Loose” contest. The first silent auction is slated ...

Recovery Lounge will host art opening

UPPER JAY — A new exhibit is opening next Saturday at the Upper Jay Art Center, also known as the Recovery Lounge. The show features artist Zachary Clemans’ take on the classic Adirondack landscape. It opens at the gallery on Sept. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those who attend the ...

Bands Backing the Blue music event postponed due to COVID-19

TUPPER LAKE — A “Bands Backing the Blue” drive-in concert planned for next month has been postponed until the spring due to the state government tightening restrictions on live music events and musicians worrying about the consequences of playing. Local music promoter Scott Gravlin ...

Violin Vigil postponed a day

LAKE PLACID — The Violin Vigil for Black Lives, scheduled for this weekend with jazz violinist Charlie Burnham, has been moved back a day to Sunday at 4 p.m. The free event, to take place in the Memorial Field for Black Lives installation at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, will be ...

Jazz violinist to honor late Black musician in Violin Vigil

LAKE PLACID — Jazz violinist Charlie Burnham will visit Lake Placid on Saturday to perform as part of a Violin Vigil for Black Lives celebrating the life of Elijah McCain, who died after an encounter with Aurora, Colorado, police officers last August. Burnham will be joined by electric ...

NorthWind Fine Arts presents exhibit by Susan Whiteman

NorthWind Fine Arts presents Susan Whiteman’s “Evening Hours: Norman Ridge,” a collection of new paintings inspired by the timeless and historic farmland of Norman’s Ridge. The exhibit will be featured Sept. 3-26, during the gallery’s new hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday ...

Farm 2 Fork Fest will happen, but as take-out

SARANAC LAKE — While most other summer events have been canceled, the Farm 2 Fork Festival will happen despite the COVID-19 pandemic — but not like usual. The 11th annual food festival will still be held on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend — that’s Sept. 5 this year — in the ...

Local artists launch collaborative video entitled ‘August’

SARANAC LAKE — A new art project created in collaboration with the owner of a Saranac Lake-based music venue was released online this month. The project, a song by Plattsburgh-based band Famous Letter Writer featuring poetry by Fredonia poet Vince Quatroche, was created virtually. None ...

Lake Placid Film Festival goes virtual

LAKE PLACID — This year, thanks to the pandemic, the Lake Placid Film Festival is going virtual — something that’s easier to do with movies than it is with, say, food festivals. Turn on your computer, dim the lights and make your own popcorn. “While we can’t meet in person, we ...

Pendragon annual summer gala goes online

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is holding its annual summer fundraiser for the first time as a virtual gala with online entertainment, auctions, raffles and more. Until Pendragon Theatre is given the green light to open safely, it has found creative ways to negotiate these challenging ...

Photo collection featured at Adirondack Artists Guild

SARANAC LAKE — SQUARE, a collection of recent photographs by Eleanor Sweeney, will be the featured exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of August. “Last year I came across a package of 12” x 12” pieces of aluminum that I had forgotten about,” Eleanor writes. ...

Winfrey picks Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ for her book club

NEW YORK— If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times’ ...

Songs at Mirror Lake 2020 free concert season has been canceled

LAKE PLACID — The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series announced Thursday that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 15th anniversary of the free concert series has been canceled. Normally, Songs at Mirror Lake organizes a free concert by a national touring act each Tuesday evening in ...