Thursday, February 15, 2024

ACW hosts Fact or Fiction – live storytelling game

ACW Fact or Fiction event, 2023

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) will host its second Fact or Fiction storytelling event on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at The Garagery in Saranac Lake.
The Garagery is Grizle T’s event space, located at the rear of 53 Main St. and accessed through the Dorsey Street parking lot.

Fact or Fiction is a live storytelling game where performers tell stories and the audience asks questions in order to determine if what they just heard was true or made-up. ACW will choose the storytellers in advance to ensure a good mix of stories. Audience members can play solo or form teams to decide which questions to ask and whether to vote fact or fiction at the end of each story. The team or solo player to categorize the most stories correctly will win prizes, glory and more.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at adirondackcenterforwriting.org/event/fact-or-fiction-2024.

Photo provided by ACW.


Monday, February 12, 2024

Old Forge events pair sweets and eats

Desserts on a table

Two long-standing events are taking place in Old Forge this week, including the Old Forge Library’s annual Sweetheart Dessert Contest on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and View’s 17th annual Chili Bowl Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 17. See below for additional details about these events. 

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

The Hyde Collection presents “Faces of Love” Candlelight Tour, Feb. 15

Ingres - Paolo and Francesca cropped, provided by Hyde websiteGlen Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection is presenting “Faces of Love” for its February Art After Hours programming in the spirit of love and artistry. This enchanting candlelight tour, taking place Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m., will showcase several carefully selected masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 20th Century, exploring the themes of love, lust, and loss. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 10, 2024

2024 Kickass Writer’s Festival registration opens Feb. 12

 

2024 ACW Kickass Writer's Festival banner

Saranac Lake, NYOn June 7 and 8, Adirondack Center for Writing will present the second biennial Kickass Writers Festival, featuring writers, poets, comedians, and other creatives. The festival will take place across various locations all over Saranac Lake and will include readings, workshops, talks, publishing programs, special performances, a book fair, speed dating, and more.

The Kickass Writers Festival celebrates how writing and storytelling—in all of their forms—are essential to art, entertainment, and social change. Registration opens Monday, Feb. 12. On that day ACW will announce the festival’s special guest comedian whose new memoir debuts at the end of this month. Pre-register now for a 10-percent discount code & an early notification when tickets go on sale.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

ALCA awarded $415,500 in NYSCA funding

ALCA logo

Blue Mountain Lake, NY –  The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) is pleased to announce that the arts non-profit received $415,500 for calendar year 2024 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Of that amount, $19,000 will go to funding projects by two individual artists, and $285,000 will be distributed by ALCA throughout the Quad-County region of Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex counties through the Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) program to support 2024 arts programming. Grants are project-based, community-focused, and can represent any artistic discipline. » Continue Reading.


Monday, February 5, 2024

North Country residents invited to share poems

A couple read poetry hung in a window

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is now accepting submissions from anyone living in the North Country for the ninth installment of Poem Village. The deadline for submissions is March 18. Each year, ACW creates a series of posters, or broadsides, displaying poems written by North Country residents of all ages and experience levels. In April those broadsides are installed in shop windows throughout Saranac Lake in order to build community and beautify the otherwise dreary, wet village during mud season.

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Monday, January 29, 2024

“Infrared Adirondacks” opens at Adirondack Artists Guild, Feb. 2

West Branch Ausable River by Phil Gallos

Infrared Adirondacks,” a collection of photographs by Phil Gallos, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of February. It will open on Friday, Feb. 2 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., right across the street from the Harrietstown Town Hall, where the coronation of the king and queen of this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will take place at 7:30 pm. The exhibit will run through Sunday, March 3.

On Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m., Gallos will speak at the gallery about his developing interest in infrared photography, explain some of the technicalities and challenges of the medium, and describe how infrared fits his personal aesthetic. He will then give background information on some of the images and answer audience questions. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, January 18, 2024

LPCA: Kevin Nealon, Crash Test Dummies to perform in May

Kevin Nealon headshot, provided by LPCA

Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is excited to announce two new performances coming in May, 2024: stand-up comedy from long-running SNL cast member Kevin Nealon on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and 90s rock band Crash Test Dummies on Friday, May 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets for both performances go on sale later this month.

During his time on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Kevin Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ His recurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ helped make the sketch a show staple. Others may know Nealon best from his role in the hit Showtime series Weeds. As an Emmy and SAG-nominated actor and comedian who sets himself apart from other performers with his unique sense of humor, Kevin will bring his dry wit and likable demeanor to the stage in Lake Placid for a hilarious evening out.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

BluSeed Studios Sober Open Minded Mic set for Jan. 19

Blueseed Studios: Jan 2024 Sober Open Minded Mic

Saranac Lake, NY – The Sober Open Minded Mic at BluSeed Studios continues in 2024. There are nine 10-minute slots and a half hour featured artist. Admission to the event is free of charge, alcohol-free, and family friendly. Performing genres at past events have included singer/songwriters, acoustic and electric instruments, piano, poetry, and stand-up comedy. January’s Spotlight Artist is Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra who will perform on Jan. 19. Dupra has a distinctive sound, and creates stories and music from the heart.

You can hear his music at https://www.jeffreywanzerdupra.com/.

BluSeed Studios is located at 24 Cedar Street in Saranac Lake, NY. For more information, visit: www.bluseedstudios.org/

Photo at top provided by Lisa Meissner of the Rustic Riders.


Tuesday, January 16, 2024

LPCA to show film, Anatomy of a Fall, Jan. 19

Anatomy of a Fall promo image.

Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is pleased to present Adirondack Film’s “See Something That Means Something,” a 2024 series which offers an opportunity for film goers to watch moving, meaningful films the third Friday of every month at 7 p.m. from January through June. This series aims to showcase a unique blend of films, bringing a community of film lovers together to experience something that gets you thinking and sharing. See below for details on the award-winning film, Anatomy of a Fall, which will be shown on Friday, January 19 at 7 p.m. at the LPCA. *This film is rated R and contains mature themes.*

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Depot Theatre Awarded $25,000 NYSCA Grant

Depot Theatre Academy 2023 Summer Program participants perform in MATILDA JR.  (Photo courtesy Betsy Bacot).
Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY was recently awarded a $25,000 Support for Organizations grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The funding will support infrastructure and staffing for both the Depot‘s main stage and Academy outreach and education programs for the 2024 fiscal year.
“We’re grateful for NYSCA’s continued support of the Depot Theatre and our mission,” said Kim Rielly, the Depot Theatre’s Executive Director. “As the Adirondacks’ only professional Equity theatre, this vital funding will support the artists and infrastructure that are necessary for us to continue to drive significant cultural and economic impact in our community and the greater region.”

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Westport Library: Cellist Luiz Fernando Venturelli performs Jan. 17

 

Luiz Fernando Venturelli, Meadowmount School of music, cello player
The Westport Library is pleased to present the Meadowmount School of Music in Concert, featuring cellist Luiz Fernando Venturelli on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 6 p.m. The program will include works by: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Dimitri Cervo, J. S. Bach, Marlos Nobre, Cesar Franck, and Azevedo/Abreu. Admission to the concert is free of charge, with a suggested $20 donation to support the Westport Library.

About the Artist: Luiz Fernando Venturelli is a Brazilian cellist who is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising young musicians of the country. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2021 and his master’s in 2023, studying under Professor Hans Jørgen Jensen. Born and raised in a musical family, Luiz began his musical studies at the age of 3 and began playing the cello when he was 8. He studied at the Instituto Baccarelli, a non-profit organization that offers free music lessons to children, from the time he was 8 until he came to the United States when he was 17.

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

ACW to present Barkreaders, Howl Grand Slam events this month

ACW 2024 Barkreaders with Andrew Weatherhead

Saranac Lake, NY — The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) is pleased to announce a couple events slated for mid-January, including a Barkreaders event which will highlight author Andrew Weatherhead and his book of poetry, Fudge, on January 17 at the ACW. On January 20, the ACW and North Country Public Radio (NCPR) will kick off the conclusion of the Howl Story Slam’s seventh season with the Howl Grand Slam slated for 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence University. See below for details about these events.

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

ADKX event roundup, photography Zoom presentation Jan. 8

Adirondack Experience museum in winter

Blue Mountain Lake, NY- Those at Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) have a series of online and in-person events on the docket for 2024, including an Adirondack Photographers, 1850 – 1950 program led by author Sally Svenson via Zoom webinar on the evening of Monday, January 8. ADKX will also be celebrating the total solar eclipse on campus in April and will offer fun and educational members-only programs throughout the year as well as popular flagship events such as FallFest, Mushroom Mania, and more. ADKX intends to reopen its doors for the regular season on May 24, 2024.

Please see below for a sample of what is in store for the next couple months.

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

Discounted tickets for Bluegrass in Heaven available until Feb. 29

 

 Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper perform in Silver Bay's Auditorium during the 2023 Bluegrass in Heaven.

Silver Bay, NY – Silver Bay YMCA is pleased to announce the return of its premier family-friendly musical festival, Bluegrass in Heaven, which is slated to take place from September 13 – 15, 2024.

The first Bluegrass in Heaven music festival, which occurred in September 2023 on Silver Bay YMCA’s 700-acre campus, passed expectations with over 300 tickets sold. Until February 29, individuals buying Bluegrass in Heaven Tickets will be able to use the promo code BGIHEarlyBird to receive a 10-percent discount off their ticket purchase. (The promo code will work on all ticket types.)

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