On Monday, September 28th, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will welcome Timothy Smith, trombone, for an upcoming Guest Artist Series recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater. Smith will also offer a masterclass for Crane trombone students during his visit to campus. For more information visit potsdam.edu/crane.
On Wednesday, September 30th, The Lake Placid Center for the Arts teams with Smoke Signals to present The Hot Sardines – a group Forbes calls “one of the best jazz bands in NY today.” The concert will take place at 7:30 PM in Smoke Signals’s live music hall located at 2489 Main Street in Lake Placid. For more information visit lakeplacidarts.org.
On Thursday, October 1st, TAUNY Jams, hosted by Gretchen Koehler and Barb Heller, return to The TAUNY Center in downtown Canton from 7 to 8:30 pm. TAUNY’s traditional music jams are open to anyone interested in gathering with North Country neighbors to play old time fiddle tunes and songs from American folk traditions. For more information visit tauny.org.
From 5 to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 2nd, NorthWind Fine Arts in Saranac Lake will hold an opening reception for the show Bird in Hand, featuring artists Catharine Moore and Lee Ann Sporn. For more information visit northwindfineartsgallery.com.
At the same time on Friday, there’s also an artist reception at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery on Main Street in Saranac Lake featuring artist Nancy Brossard. For more information visit adirondackartistsguild.com.
NorthCountryARTS will hold an opening reception on Friday, October 2, at 6 pm for its new Harvest Creations exhibit at the ART in Chestertown Gallery. The show features artists and artisans from the region, include paintings, fiber art, woodworking, jewelry and literature. For more information visit www.northcountryarts.org
If you’re in the Glens Falls area Friday from 5-7 pm, there’s a reception at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council Gallery for the Annual Juried Art Competition – Realism Vs Abstraction. For more information visit larac.org.
Also on Friday, the 2nd of October, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company will be performing The Winter’s Talke at the Upper Jay Art Center at 7:30 pm. For more information visit upperjayartcenter.org.
On Saturday the 3rd from 10 to 5, the Adirondack Museum has their FallFest and Fiber Arts Fair. Around the campus you can also experience the homey fall warmth of fabulous fiber-arts demonstrations, including wool spinning and counted cross-stitching; see displays of amazing fiber art, including soft sculptures, quilts, and more; join in a big knit-in; and browse the woolens, quilts, scarves, pet accessories, and other items for sale by local artisans. For more information visit adirondackmuseum.org.
On 7:04 pm Saturday night at the Inn on Gore Mountain in North Creek, The ‘Unusual Suspects’ will present the dinner theater murder-mystery comedy caper “Death of Drama”. The night begins when leader of the Antler Lake Community Theatre is found dead, center stage, in bad lighting. After a 30-minute first act, the audience will become the detectives. For dinner theatre reservations call (518) 251-2111.
On Sunday Oct 4th, the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts in Little Falls is having their 2015 Annual Great Art Giveaway Drawing and meet the artists reception from 3-5 pm. For more information visit mohawkvalleyarts.org.
Finally on Sunday, you can check out ARTFull Afternoons at the Hyde, The Sunshine Boys at the Wood Theater, Bamboo Pipes and a Sunday Surprise – just some of the other events happening in the region.
More regional art events can be found here.