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Weekender A&E

Free 4-week workshop on theater directing

UPPER JAY — Scott Renderer, artistic director of the Upper Jay Art Center, is offering a free 4-week workshop for those at The Recovery Lounge interested in playmaking. Classes will begin Wednesday, Sept. 18 and will meet for the next three Wednesdays. All four sessions will 5:30 to 7 ...

Saranac Lake Lions Club to hold Canned Food Plus Sculpture Contest

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Lions Club will hold a Canned Food Plus Sculpture Contest on Sunday at Riverside Park. People can enter with a team or individually. People of all ages are welcome, and business are welcome to participate. The sculptures can be made of canned and ...

Mutt Strut 5K fun run slated for Sept. 22

LAKE PLACID — The Tri-Lakes Humane Society and North Country SPCA are teaming up again for the annual Mutt Strut 5K fun run, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. Jointly benefiting both organizations, all ages are welcome to join in the sixth year of this annual untimed fun run for ...

Photoshop is where Ed Williams expresses his art

SARANAC LAKE — Ed Williams' photography will open Friday at the NorthWinds Fine Art Gallery. It starts with taking a photograph for Williams. For many others like him and who've inspired him, this first step is essential and varies little. But for the next step, Williams takes photography ...

Sinfonietta passes the baton

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta announced Tuesday that Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra conductor and Music Director Stuart Malina will be the orchestra’s next music director. “It feels very real,” Malina said Wednesday by phone from his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...

Brews and tunes to benefit the loons

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation will host a fundraiser at the Raquette River Brewery in Tupper Lake Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. to benefit Adirondack loons. Music will be provided by Peter Etka and Company, and the Raquette River Brewery will be serving a ...

Adirondack Film Society honors Russell Banks

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Film Society will pay tribute to co-founder and world-renowned author Russell Banks at the 2019 Tribute Gala, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at the High Peaks Resort. The Tribute Gala is a highlight of the Lake Placid Film Festival, which runs Oct. 23-27. The ...

Keene Valley Library hosts community celebration

KEENE VALLEY — The Keene Valley Library will host a 100 Story Celebration for the multi-year local history project, “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are.” The event is open to the public at the Keene Valley Library from 2 to 4 p.m. ...

NCCC to host two six-week pottery classes in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College’s art department will host a pair of six-week pottery classes on the Saranac Lake campus this fall. Open to the public, the “Wheel Throwing” and “Hand Building” classes will take place in the college’s Pottery Studio and cost $125 ...

Cashore Marionettes coming to Lake Placid Center for the Arts

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present Cashore Marionettes Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. The Cashore Marionettes will perform “Simple Gifts,” a series of scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven and ...

Upcoming events in Long Lake

LONG LAKE — The town of Long Lake has much to offer this weekend and next for both residents and visitors. The Adirondack Canoe Classic race launches from Bissell’s Field Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. The boat event (which welcomes canoes, kayaks and guide boats) is held on the historic ...

Los Angeles band headed to the Recovery Lounge

UPPER JAY — Based in Los Angeles, California, The String Revolution is comprised of four professional guitar players who are virtuosos and create distinctive sounds with their guitars: mimicking percussion, special effects, melodic grooves, bass lines and more. They share a passion for ...

Northern Current makes musical waves with debut

SARANAC LAKE — Sunday was a test for the undertakers of the newest version of HoboFest, Northern Current. It appears they passed. At 11:30 a.m. Saranac Laker Steve Langdon kicked off the event with his guitar. Shades of nature — green, brown and navy blue — drifted around the white ...

Northern Current succeeds Hobofest

SARANAC LAKE — Northern Current, Saranac Lake’s newest musical festival, will open on Sunday, replacing its inspiration, Hobofest. For 10 years, Hobofest entertained locals. It started by the railroad station and later moved to Riverside Park. It was this alteration in location that ...

Folk singer Michael Jerling in concert at the Arts Center

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present singer/songwriter Michael Jerling on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Center, located at 3446 State Route 28. Tickets are $15 for Arts Center members, $25 for general admission and $10 for students and youth ...

‘Beauty Is all around us’

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts presents member Ed Williams’ show “Beauty Is All Around Us.” The exhibit reception is Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to attend. Williams’ focus for this show is on the beautiful things ...

Folk singer John Gorka returns to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios brings world-renowned musician John Gorka back to perform live at BluStage in the gallery at the BluSeed art center Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Gorka has been a pillar of the folk music community, with over 10 albums to his credit and appearances on ...

LPCA announces six upcoming comedy performances

LAKE PLACID—The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) announces a new wave of comedy shows coming to the center this fall. Six comedy performances are on the schedule between September and December, including standup, improv comedy, and a reading and book signing with humorist David ...

Farm 2 Fork coming to Riverside Park

SARANAC LAKE — Labor Day weekend in the village of Saranac Lake feature a family-friendly event with the Farm 2 Fork Festival held on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Riverside Park. Farm 2 Fork is celebrating its 10th year as a community-led festival that highlights the region’s local bounty. Held ...