Weekender A&E

Cool fruit soups for hot summer days

It’s midsummer. In the heat of summer, cold fruit soups are sweet and refreshing. They can be a dessert, a snack, an appetizer, or even a light meal. These soups are a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. Summer is when we enjoy all types of fresh fruit. First come strawberries, then ...

Songs at Mirror Lake hosts Rock Night with BoDeans

LAKE PLACID — Songs at Mirror Lake will host Rock Night with BoDeans Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid. In its fourteenth year, The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” is a free weekly music ...

Jaden Carlson Band at Party on the Patio

SARANAC LAKE — Retro Funk & Dance Rock finds its way to “Partio,” also known as The Waterhole Music Lounge’s free concert series, Party on the Patio, Thursday, July 25 with The Jaden Carlson Band. The Jaden Carlson Band is a power quartet from Boulder, Colorado, led by ...

Spiritual Rez rocks out Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — “The craziest Reggae dance party you’ll ever be a part of” is happening Saturday, July 27 at The Waterhole Music Lounge in Saranac Lake with Spiritual Rez performing their only show in Upstate New York. Spiritual Rez is a reggae horn dance party band, hailing from ...

Cliff notes: Shakespeare in 97 minutes

LAKE PLACID — Reading the works of William Shakespeare takes time. Who has that? Enter the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The 38-year-old theater troupe will bring its world-renown production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” to the Lake Placid Center for the ...

‘Legend of the Snow Queen’ puppet show Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — “Legend of the Snow Queen,” a puppet show created by Matt Sorensen, adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, “The Snow Queen,” comes to Pendragon Theatre this Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. The puppet show is a story of friendship, magic, and ...

ArtWorks Studio Tour this weekend

SARANAC LAKE — On July 26, 27 and 28, Saranac Lake ArtWorks brings residents and visitors the second of the six-month 2019 Studio Tour series. These signature, self-guided tours give people a chance to catch up with artists in their own work space, see how the creative process works, ...

‘Lend Me a Tenor, The Musical’ comes to Keene Central School

KEENE VALLEY — Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” has been produced several times in the North Country but this is the first time the zany musical based on the Ludwig comedy takes center stage in this region. The Book & Blanket Players Youth Theatre has accepted the challenge of ...

The Tune Tanglers at Will Rogers Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Liz Stevens and Michael Gallagher will play various instruments and sing old time music, bluegrass and country at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. The North Valley Tune Tanglers tangled their first tunes upon meeting at a music and dance ...

Sinfonietta’s ‘The Force Unleashed’ at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — Stuart Malina, the second of three candidates appearing in audition for the position of music director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, has planned an exuberant evening, highlighted by the appearance of violinist Alexander Kerr as featured guest artist. “The Force ...

Is ignorance bliss?

I recently read an online skirmish that became a breakdown in communication. Though the original post wasn’t something that everyone was going to agree with, it was based on fact and research. I know. I wrote it. I copied the web address for anyone to research for themselves. A friend decided ...

Meadowmount in the Valley Tuesday

KEENE VALLEY — The world-renowned Meadowmount School of Music, which attracts amazingly talented young musicians from all over the world, will once again offer a special concert in Keene Valley this summer. The concert will be at 8 pm, Tuesday, July 30, at the Keene Valley ...

Zucchini and cucumbers

It’s true. Anything you can do with cucumbers, you can do with zucchini. And anything you do with zucchini can be done with cucumbers. Both vegetables are plentiful now at the farmers’ market and local farm stands. Yes, we usually eat cucumbers raw in salads while zucchini is cooked. But ...

Wilmington Bike Fest set for August

WILMINGTON — Barkeater Trails Alliance will host its third annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival over Labor Day weekend. Set for three days, from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, the festival will celebrate Wilmington’s place as one of the leading mountain biking villages in the country. ...

StreetFest draws solid attendance

SARANAC LAKE — It was hot, humid and hopping Saturday for the inaugural StreetFest. Traffic was shut down for a block of Main Street between Broadway and the driveway of the Hotel Saranac parking lot, and in the cars’ place were tents, tables and food trucks for vendors and activity ...

Sky Fest spans Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Sky Center held its first Sky Festival Sunday, with events around town drawing around 60 star enthusiasts from western New York, interested families from Little Wolf Beach and Tupper Lakers looking to learn more about the night sky they have a unique view ...