Sunday, July 19, 2020

LPCA hosts drive-in concerts; at home programs

UPDATED: This concert has been canceled. See this post for details.

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to announce a slate of August events families can enjoy while following ongoing COVID-19 health and safety precautions.

August programming will kick off with a live, drive-in concert at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid (5514 Cascade Road). On Saturday, Aug. 1 at 7:30p.m., The Uprooted Band featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root (pictured here) will perform the multi-platinum album When I Woke in its entirety, part of a 25th anniversary tour. Tickets for Uprooted are $55 per car. Chairs and picnics will be allowed within designated parking spaces and a full list of details about the event can be found on the LPCA website.

A second live, drive-in concert will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m., in collaboration with Songs at Mirror Lake. Farewell Angelina, an all-female country group will perform a free concert at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid.

Virtual offerings

Virtual programs for August include this summer’s Young & Fun Anywhere series, which brings the annual free performance series for children online. This year, families can log on from anywhere Zoom can go to participate in Young & Fun programs on Wednesday mornings at 10:30am EDT. New this year, families should sign up in advance online to receive the Zoom log-in information.

August 5 – Painting with Unusual Tools (a hands-on art class)

August 12 – Gary the Great (magic, comedy and juggling)

August 19 – Pirate School (an interactive pirate escapade that promotes manners and social courage)

Finally, everyone’s favorite comedy troupe The Second City will bring improv straight to your couch with their virtual performance Improv House Party on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7:30pm EDT. The cost is $25 per log-in, which covers you and anyone in your household that will be sharing your screen.

Tickets and event registration can be found online at Patrons can find online events under “Virtual Experiences” and in-person activities like drive-in concerts listed under “In-Person Events.” LPCA staff are available to help with ticketing and registration over the phone at 518.523.2512.

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