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Weekender A&E

Black art discussed in LPCA course

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is hosting an online class called “Black Narratives” every Tuesday in October. The four-class series will be held over Zoom from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Registration costs $62 and can be completed by calling ...

Stage Rats perform next play on lawn

SARANAC LAKE — With theaters still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Adirondack Stage Rats are taking it to the grass. The lawn of 94 Forest Hill Ave., Saranac Lake, will be the stage as Leslie Dame and Jordan Hornstein star in “Bakersfield Mist,” a two-person, socially ...

Film explores Mohawk coming-of-age ceremony

SARANAC LAKE — Katsitsionni Fox’s name translates from the Haudenosaunee language as “She Makes Flowers.” “That’s the name my mom gave me,” Fox, an educator and multi-modal creative, said. “The name for me has more to do with the things that I make because I’m an ...

Adirondack Singers cancel fall season due to COVID

SARANAC LAKE — Due to the ongoing social distancing requirements, the nature of choir rehearsals, and the health and welfare of members, the board of the Adirondack Singers Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel its fall season. That includes the choir’s rehearsals as well as ...

Celebrated pianist to perform virtual concert Sept. 26

LAKE PLACID — Concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner will perform in a virtual concert hosted by the Lake Placid Sinfonietta next Saturday. The concert, on YouTube live, is slated for 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. Sinfonietta Music Director Stuart Malina will introduce Buechner, who will be ...

Randy Jones’ nature paintings displayed at Tupper Arts

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts presents “Randy Jones: One-Man Art Show,” which began Wednesday and runs through Sept. 27. This show had to be postponed from late May due to mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns. Twenty-eight paintings, featuring wildlife and nature paintings in rustic frames, ...

Moose raise $3,000 for Tupper Arts

TUPPER LAKE — The “Moose on the Loose” project raised more than $3,000 for Tupper Arts operations. Sean Hall captured the “People’s Choice” award of $500, donated by AdkAction. The following artists donated their painted moose for last week’s silent auction: Lorraine ...

Pendragon streams young actors in ‘Pets in Quarantine’

SARANAC LAKE — On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Pendragon Theatre started streaming “Pets in Quarantine” by Stephen Murray. The family-friendly comedy stars Summer Cranker, Olivia Marroco, Zach Richards and others, and is directed by Kent Streed. Caleb Mihill is the film editor, sound and ...

Artists Guild exhibit reflects on 2020

SARANAC LAKE — Corey Pandolph’s “Matter” is one of eight works in gallery and nearly 40 online featured in “Responding II-2020,” a new art exhibition which opens online Friday on the Adirondack Artists Guild’s website. The cartoonist turned figurative painter grew up in ...

Depot Theatre Academy offers class

WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre Academy outreach and education program is offering an in-person Musical Theatre and Monologue Rep Class from Sept. 28 to Oct. 26 on Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. This five-week course is meant for those interested in preparation for auditions, public speaking ...

Norman Ridge paintings displayed at NorthWind

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts is presenting Susan Whiteman’s “Evening Hours: Norman Ridge,” a collection of new paintings inspired by the farmland of Norman’s Ridge in Vermontville. In lieu of an opening, people are invited to stop by and visit the exhibit during ...

Recovery Lounge invites you to paint a self-portrait

UPPER JAY — In the current spirit of working with limitations, the Upper Jay Art Center is looking for participants to each paint a self-portrait with a limited palette, one at a time, in the quiet solitude of the center, also known as the Recovery Lounge. All ages, with little or no ...

LPCA calls artists to submit for Open Juried Art Show

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is encouraging artists of all genres and media to submit work for the annual LPCA Open Juried Art Show. This show is designed to highlight the talent and vision of artists in and around New York‘s North Country. This year the Gallery @ ...

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 ...