Sunday, February 24, 2019

Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid

adirondack global arts festivalHarlem-based Mwenso & the Shakes and Brooklyn-based Alsarah & the Nubatones will be the headlining performers at the 2019 Adirondack Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid March 7-9th.

The Adirondack Global Arts Festival is an annual community event that was created with the purpose of promoting culturally diverse arts programming in the Adirondacks. The festival this year includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts.

The Festival will kick off on Thursday evening, March 7th with a screening of the Academy Award Nominee Shoplifters at Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) at 7 pm. Lake Placid’s AKI Sushi is offering 10% off a dinner on March 6th or 7th if you buy your tickets early.

Friday night events bring music to Lake Placid for all ages. From 3 to 5 pm, The Beat Authority will live broadcast at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery. From 3:30 to 5 pm Michael Mwenso is offering a free blues and swing workshop for kids at LPCA. Then headliners Mwenso & the Shakes take over at 7 pm. The engagement of Michael Mwenso & the Shakes is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

On Saturday at LPCA a variety of workshops ranging from Tabla Indian drumming, to family yoga, to beer tasting and Flamenco dance will be offered at LPCA. An international indoor street fair starts at 2 pm offering Kenyan good’s, Indian food, face painting, street performances and kid’s games along with much more. The day will end with the evening performance by headliners Alsarah & the Nubatones as they impress the crowd with their “East-African Retro-Pop” at 7 pm.

Tickets for the workshops and concerts can be found on LPCA’s website or by calling the LPCA Box Office at (518) 523-2512. This engagement of Alsarah & the Nubatones is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Reason 2 Smile, John Brown Lives!, ROOST, Adirondack Film Society and Adirondack Diversity Initiative have collaborated to bring this festival to the communities of the Adirondacks. You can learn more about this festival and view the full schedule of events by visiting their website.

For more information email Tammy at adkglobalartsfest@gmail.com

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