Weekender A&E

‘The Hundred Dresses’ at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — Opening this Thursday, May 9 and running through this Sunday, Mothers Day, Pendragon Theatre presents “The Hundred Dresses,” a play based on Eleanor Estes’ 1945 Newbury honored book. This family friendly story is set in small town depression-era America and ...

Paws in the paint

SARANAC LAKE — The artist was in a cage when she created what would be the first, and perhaps only, painting of her life. Her eyes darted from one end of the cage to another as she swiped at a piece of paper beneath her. When her work was done, her paws were covered with dark green ...

Concert to raise money for new music festival

SARANAC LAKE — The Waterhole will host a concert featuring plenty of local talent to raise money for Northern Current, the community music festival that will be held here Labor Day weekend. The fundraising concert will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, May 10, with doors opening at 8 p.m. The ...

LPHS’s spring concert

LAKE PLACID — The Music Department of Lake Placid High School will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the school auditorium. The program will feature performances by the High School Chorus, Band, Jazz Band and Women’s Ensemble. The High School Art Exhibit will ...

‘Peter and the Wolf’ coming to Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m., the Children’s Community Theatre at Saranac Village at Will Rogers will perform “Peter and the Wolf” with a modern twist, thanks to the dedication of resident Gail Wrenn. If you live in Russia, you know there is a wolf prowling your ...

BluSeed seeks entries for Open Call art exhibit

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios, the multi-disciplinary arts center at 24 Cedar St., seeks entries for an annual Open Call art exhibit titled “One Earth!” (formally Abstraction) which will be on display in the gallery space from June 7 to July 6. “‘One Earth!’ is an artistic ...

NorthWind hosts juried art show

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts will host its 6th annual Juried Art Show on Friday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m and light refreshments will be served. The show will be on exhibit through May 30, 11 Woodruff St. This year’s juror is Karen ...

Recycling Poster Contest

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and with that, I can’t think of a better gift than to think about ways to recycle. I know, that is not the typical brunch or breakfast in bed, but it would be a gift with lasting impact, right? For the past 17 years, the Department of Environmental ...

Shelter pets putting on art show in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Artwork made by the shelter pets at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society will be on display from May 11 to 24 at BluSeed Studios. The dogs, cats and even an otter from the Wild Center have created paintings that will be framed and hung for the “Picatso and Salvador Doggy Art ...

Youth musical theatre announces casting day May 23 at Keene Central School

KEENE VALLEY — This summer, the Book & Blanket Players Youth Theatre will be taking on the world of opera through the musical version of the Ken Ludwig farce, “Lend Me a Tenor, the Musical.” The book and lyrics are by Peter Sham and the music by Brad Carroll. Casting day is set ...

Reading of ‘The Antipodes’ at Recovery Lounge

UPPER JAY — The Recovery Lounge will host a play reading “The Antipodes” by Annie Baker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Donations will be accepted The presentation will include Casey Galligan, Brian LaVallee, Asa Thomas-Train, Sarah Kingzack, Gwen Vogel, Steven Wyatt, Alex Eaton, ...

Spring has sprung to gladden mom

Sunday is Mother’s Day. And at long last, it looks like spring has finally arrived in our mountains. Our crocuses and blue scillas are in full bloom. Daffodils, hyacinths, tulips and other flowers will follow soon. The second Sunday of May has been set aside to honor Mom for more than a ...

Crowd celebrates 20 years of Adirondack Center for Writing

SARANAC LAKE — More than a hundred people, many with their heads covered in all kinds of fascinating floppy hats, turned out for the Adirondack Center for Writing’s 20th Anniversary Gala at the Hotel Saranac Saturday. “We’re on a mission to bring education and programs all ...

Pendragon’s sexton

SARANAC LAKE — Kent Streed’s closet is unlike any other. Most people might have a few pairs of shoes, workout gear, a set of formal clothes for weddings and funerals, and that flannel an ex gave you seven years ago that you just can’t seem to get rid of. Streed has military ...

Did Kate Smith make up for racist songs?

LAKE PLACID — A transcript from a radio show aired at the tail end of World War II was recently unearthed, shedding new light on a local icon under fire for singing a pair of songs with racist lyrics. On the 1945 show, famed radio personality, singer and part-time Lake Placid resident ...

Adirondack Singers’ spring concerts May 4-5

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Singers will perform their annual Spring Concert Series on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. The Saturday concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in St. Alphonsus Church in Tupper Lake. The Sunday concert will be at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church in ...

Earth Care Coffeehouse Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Pete Seeger’s banjo is inscribed with the words, “This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” On May 4 at 7 p.m., people will gather again at the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake’s Great Hall to celebrate Pete’s 100th birthday by sharing his ...

Student film festival coming to the Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE — Over the past few months, students around the Adirondacks have been shooting short films, documentaries and animations. On May 10, they will gather at the Wild Center to attend the first ever Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival, receiving awards, having their photos taken ...