Weekender A&E

Star Wars fans awaken

LAKE PLACID - The wait is finally over, and the Jedi have returned.After decades of anticipation, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened Thursday night at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid and the Adirondack State Theater in Tupper Lake. While both drew large crowds for their 7 p.m. screenings, ...

Movie review: ‘The Force Awakens’ hits all the right beats

The Force is strong with this one.J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" isn't perfect, but it sure is good. It hits all the right beats, walking the precariously thin line between familiar territory and new ground. Given all the ways it could have gone wrong, it's surprising just how much ...

Pendragon gets in the holiday spirit

(Dates and times listed in poster image)SARANAC LAKE - Since 1823, Clement Clarke Moore's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" has delighted children of all ages the world over during the holiday season. Pendragon Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" is a little ...

Holiday reception Friday at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios would like to show its appreciation to its members and the community for their continued support of Saranac Lake's artists and arts organizations.The public is invited to BluSeed for a casual holiday reception and open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. ...

‘The Bells of Fraggle Rock’ deconstructs the holiday season

I did not expect to have my mind blown by "The Bells of Fraggle Rock," the "Fraggle Rock" holiday episode that first aired in 1984, but that's exactly what happened when my wife and I watched it this weekend.As far as Christmas specials go, I would put it on par with "How the Grinch Stole ...

Saranac Lake Methodist church will host Community Messiah Sing Friday

SARANAC LAKE - The annual Community Messiah Sing has been hosted for well over a decade, migrating through the towns of Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake, and is traditionally a fundraiser dedicated to art education of local youth.Hosted this year by Saranac Lake Young Art Association, ...

Holiday lantern-lit leigh rides kick off Saturday

LAKE CLEAR - Lantern-lit sleigh rides, Adirondack pioneering cooking demos, great camp dinners and history of beer workshops will be offered at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat as part of the Adirondack Discovery Holiday Celebration.Conducted by the Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Club, the ...

Petrova Winter Concert

SARANAC LAKE - Petrova Elementary School held its Winter Concert Thursday for students grades 2, 3 and 4. It featured group and solo performances and drew big crowds at both its morning and evening shows.

Northern Lights Choir Friday at St. Bernard’s

SARANAC LAKE - Northern Lights Choir will host its winter concert Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at St. Bernard's Church.Northern Lights Choir, under the direction of Helen Demong, is going to present a musical tapestry for this year's winter concert. A performance of choral pieces across the ...

Waterhole hosts Merry Kissmas charity toy, food drive

SARANAC LAKE - John Warchol and Frank Whitelaw want to rock and roll all night and party every day for a great cause, and they'll get the chance to do so Saturday at the first annual Merry Kissmas charity toy and food drive at the Waterhole, reopened for one night only."We're just two guys who ...

Lake Placid school winter concert Dec. 16

LAKE PLACID - The Music Department of the Lake Placid High School presents a Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16 in the Lake Placid High School Auditorium.The concert will feature performances by the LPHS Chorus and Women's Ensemble, under the direction of Kimberly Weems and accompanied ...

Jubal Consort at Dec. 17 library lunch program

SARANAC LAKE - The Jubal Consort, a recorder group, will play a holiday concert at noon on Thursday, Dec. 17 in the Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library.The group will play an eclectic mix of holiday music including traditional tunes, songs from Appalachia, sacred music and ...

‘An Adirondack Christmas’ Saturday at LPCA

LAKE PLACID - The Lake?Placid Center for the Arts will host a North Country music tradition for the whole family featuring Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn, Roy Hurd and Frank Orsini, "An Adirondack Christmas," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and are ...