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Weekender A&E

Plein Air Festival will continue outdoors, online

SARANAC LAKE — The 2020 Adirondack Plein Air Festival is still on schedule without postponement, but the viewing and purchasing part of the event will go online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating artists are no longer required to physically stay in Saranac Lake for a ...

Pop-up drive-in movies expand to other communities

LAKE PLACID — Eric Wilson of Good Guy Productions is riding the coattails of success after the May 21 pop-up drive-in movie showing of “Back to the Future” at Tucker Farms in Gabriels, and he is planning more drive-in movies around the North Country. Good Guy Productions will be ...

Artists Guild shows Altman exhibit online

SARANAC LAKE — Although the Adirondack Artists Guild is closed until further notice, its 15 members are presenting “Close to Home,” an online exhibit of watercolors by Jacqueline Altman. The show will open on June 3 and run through June 30 on the guild’s website, ...

Saranac Lake seeks member for Arts and Culture Advisory Board

SARANAC LAKE — The village of Saranac Lake seeks candidates interested in volunteering for the Arts and Culture Advisory Board, which has one vacant seat. Candidates will add to the nine-member board and work on a volunteer basis. The board’s purpose is to make recommendations to the ...

Big Brother is watching, from home

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre will be streaming a limited run of the stage adaptation of “1984” as part of its virtual “Germ-Free Season” June 5 through 7. The limited run archival recording of the Michael Gene Sullivan stage adaptation of George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984 ...

Saranac Lake’s free summer concert series called off

SARANAC LAKE — The Music on the Green concerts, normally a summer standby on Wednesday evenings in Berkeley Green, have been canceled this year — although a short-notice show may be possible later on. The nine-concert weekly series is always free to attend and features touring and ...

Saranac Lake’s summer concert series called off

SARANAC LAKE — The Music on the Green concerts, normally a summer standby on Wednesday evenings in Berkeley Green, have been canceled this year — although a short-notice show may be possible later on. The nine-concert weekly series is always free to attend and features touring and ...

New anthology collects dozens of poems about pandemic

NEW YORK — As the coronavirus spread in March, poet Ada Limon struggled at first to write, feeling “flattened and silenced” by a pandemic that had shut down much of the world she knew. “I could call nothing to me. I’d think of a sound, a word, a subject and it was all ...

With physical gallery closed, NorthWind will host its juried art show online

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is hosting its annual Juried Show in an online format this year. The show will be featured for the month of June on https://northwindfineartsgallery.com, the website of the gallery whose 11 Woodruff St. location is closed due to the COVID-19 ...

No ‘Black Widow’ or ‘F9’ leaves a muted summer movie season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six-year fan campaign for a standalone Black Widow movie was paying off: at long last, a film would put Scarlett Johansson’s popular Avenger front and center. And, like many of Marvel’s biggest spectacles, it was set to open the weekend of May 1. “Black ...

Otis Mountain Get Down is canceled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Otis Mountain Get Down music and arts festival was scheduled for four-and-a-half months from now, Sept. 11 to 13, but it has been cancelled for this year, out of concern for public health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would have been the eighth ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta cancels summer concert series

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta Board of Directors on Monday decided to postpone the 2020 performance season, “See the Music,” to the summer of 2021. “Given the likelihood that public health recommendations on social distancing will extend through the summer, we have ...

Comics keep laughs coming even with clubs closed by COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Whenever she’s down, Tiffany Haddish says she finds a good joke can bring her right back up. That’s why the popular star of TV, film and stand-up decided to crack wise about ways to survive in the year of coronavirus in a nearly empty room recently while dressed in a ...

Tupper Arts’ artist call continues for 47th art show, despite coronavirus

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts is seeking entries for the 47th Tupper Lake Art Show from artists of all mediums, though the event itself is subject to change, as the coronavirus rearranges events all over. The show is planned for June 17 to July 11 at the Tupper Arts Center, with art ...

Art lottery will help food program, Adirondack Health Foundation, LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites all interested community members to a virtual art lottery called Canvas to Community, to benefit AdkAction’s Emergency Food Package Project, the Adirondack Health Foundation and the LPCA. The event will be held online Tuesday, May ...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, homebrewing surges in popularity

SALEM, Ore. — On March 14, the day after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a national emergency in the United States, I decided to take up an activity that I had abandoned decades ago. I brewed some beer. I became part of a trend. While states imposed stay-at-home orders, brewpubs ...

Lake Placid Institute announces student photography, poetry contest winners

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute on April 14 announced the winners of its 24 Hours Photography Contest, and well as its Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry Contest. --- Photos --- This year, the institute received 58 submissions from 29 students from 10 schools. Jessica ...