Adirondack A&E e-News # 137

Essex County Arts Council Out and About

Today’s ECAC Out and About Column by Arts Administrator Susan Hughes takes a look at the the Lake Placid Film Festival, presented by Adirondack Film Society.

The Adirondack Film Society received a 2022 CAP grant to support its film series See Something That Means Something. This innovative series has shared thoughtful, provocative films throughout the year, aiming to not only screen the films, but also to analyze, curate, and educate audiences about the films included in this intriguing collection. We look forward to more offerings in this series to round out the year and entertain in the dark days of winter.

In the meantime, we think that this year’s Lake Placid Film Festival, running from October 20 – 23, is another “don’t miss it” opportunity! The Film Festival features a multitude of recently, or soon to be released feature length films, many along with their directors, or artists also participating in the event. These films, and artists provide the springboard to the CAP-funded See Something That Means Something series returning in the winter and spring of 2022 and 2023.

According to Aurora Pfaff of ROOST, the Lake Placid Film Festival “is an exciting, starry event that is jam-packed with events and activities for all sorts of movie lovers, in a perfect, walkable small town full of flavorful restaurants, unique shops, and super cool activities. Each year, the event brings together independent filmmakers, writers, historians, DIYers, and film fans for a weekend of movie watching, panel discussions, how-to workshops, and networking, all in celebration of movies. Year in, year out, the Lake Placid Film Festival is one of the most fun, most interesting events of the year.”

To see the entire schedule, visit AFS HERE.

Paint Night with Patrice Jarvis-Weber

Whimsical Halloween Scene
6-8 pm at the Chapman, $20/person

For this program, participants will paint their own whimsical scene!

To register, please call (518) 793-2826 by Tuesday, October 18 at 5pm.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Fall Lyceum series: Tell Me A Story

“Two Truths and a Lie”
Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm
$5 donation / students free.

Fiction writer Andrea Barrett will discuss her story “The Regimental History,” which concerns the way scraps of evidence from a famous civil war battle might have been preserved, altered, or lost. She’ll talk about how story-telling shapes our perceptions of history and about some differences between writing history and writing historical fiction.

Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg


October 18, 5:30 – 8 pm

TrestleStreet, 91 Woodruff Street, Saranac Lake

Lake Placid Laughs Dinner Show and Benefit

October 21, 6 – 8:30 pm, High Peaks Resort

Lake Placid once again welcomes acclaimed comedian and Festival contributor, Hollie Harper to MC the Comedy Show and Benefit. Hollie will be joined by New York comedians Vee Lince and Joanna Briley. The event opens with a Cocktail Hour from 6-7 PM, followed by a dinner menu punctuated by comedy from our stand-ups.

Tickets are $75 PP for dinner, including wine, compliments of Winebow Fine Wines and Spirits and beer, compliments of Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. Lake Placid Spirits will be on hand to welcome sampling of their vodka, gin and whiskey.
Dress is “Adirondack Casual.”

More info and tickets HERE.

Groundwork: Labor in a Burgeoning Community Exhibit Opens

October 15, 2022 – January 15, 2023

The economy of the Glens Falls region is deeply rooted in its natural resources and the hard work of early settlers.

The Chapman Museum casts a light on the generations that built the region in “Groundwork, Labor in a Burgeoning Community,” which opens Oct. 15.

The exhibition, which will be unveiled in the Museum’s newly renovated Carriage House Gallery, runs through Jan.15, 2023.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Ali McGuirk

Tomorrow! 10/15, 8 pm

Ali McGuirk has made a career of captivating audiences with her powerful, buttery voice and heartfelt songwriting. Her earliest years as a performer were spent earning residencies across 4 continents, from Santorini to Hong Kong. In 2016, she was recognized by the Boston Globe as an “artist to hear,” along with Lake Street Dive, Haim and other notable names. Shortly thereafter, she released her debut, self-titled EP and has been riding that momentum ever since.

More info and tickets HERE.

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 Old Rte 9N, Upper Jay

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