Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Global Arts Festival Set for Lake Placid

adirondack global arts festival logoThe Adirondack Global Arts Festival is set to return to Lake Placid on Friday and Saturday, March 6-7th. The festival includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts.

The Festival will kick off on Friday, March 6th, with the Beat Authority playing global beats at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery from 3 to 5 pm.

Later that evening is a screening of the Academy Award Nominee film Harriet at Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) at 7 pm. Harriet is the tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, who was a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, a scout, spy and nurse for the Union Army and champion of equal voting rights. Immediately following the film is a Q & A with Harriet Tubman biographer and historian Kate Larson.

The showing is co-sponsored by John Brown Lives! and the Adirondack Film Society; they are hosting a student screening Friday at 10 am for local students. Teachers who are interested in attending the screening should email to info@johnbrownlives.org to reserve seats.

On Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm, a variety of workshops ranging from Flamenco dance to West African and Taiko drumming, to family yoga, to coffee tasting and a Jamaican/Norwegian sing along will be offered at the LPCA. An international indoor street fair runs from 10:30 am to 5 pm offering Kenyan and South American goods, Burundi rap music, beer tasting, international food and more.

The weekend will wrap up with two 21+ up events: a tequila tasting at Desperado’s from 5 to 6 pm and a World Music Dance Party hosted by David Sommerstein at the Waterhole from 8 to 11 pm. Dance proceeds benefit the Adirondack Global Arts Festival and Reason2Smile.

More information and tickets for the workshops and other events can be found on LPCA’s website or by calling the LPCA Box Office at (518) 523-2512.

More information and a full schedule of events can be found online, or by emailing adkglobalartsfest@gmail.com.

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