Saranac Lake ArtWorks Presents
Artist Studio Tour Weekends
July 29-30 and Sept 30-Oct 1
Artists will open their home studios to visitors and/or set up displays at other locations. It’s a great opportunity to see the newest creations and chat with artists about their work, see works in progress and perhaps even bring something home.
Learn more HERE.
Adirondack Center for Writing Presents
One of Us is Lying: An Evening with Karen McManus
Friday, July 28, 7 – 8 pm
Author of the NYT-Bestselling YA murder-mystery series, One of Us is Lying, Karen McManus will present the third and final book in the series, One of Us is Back, at Flanders Park in Tupper Lake, NY.
McManus will also talk with NCPR’s Mitch Teich, answer audience questions, and sign copies of her book. Don’t miss this chance to meet a wildly popular YA author whose book series was recently turned into a hit TV show! This event is a partnership with the Goff Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. Books will be for sale from Saranac Lake Book Nook.
More details HERE.
Flanders Park, Martin St, Tupper Lake
The Bookstore Plus Presents
Monday Morning Storytime with Amy Guglielmo
Monday July 24th, 2023, 10 am – 12 pm
Special Storytime Edition featuring local author, Amy Guglielmo!
Our storyteller, Amy Guglielmo will read her book Just Being Dali: The Story of Artist Salvador Dalí.
About the Book: Salvador Dalí just couldn’t help being himself. When he was little, he wasn’t like the other children; he was a daydreamer who liked to play pretend. When he grew up, he became an artist, but he didn’t want to make art that looked like everyone else’s. He became the most famous painter of his time after he made a picture of melting clocks. He liked to do wild, attention-grabbing things: He drove a fancy car stuffed with 1,000 pounds of cauliflower. He gave a speech inside a deep-sea diving suit. And he took his pet ocelot Babou to lunch at snooty restaurants. He designed lollipop wrappers in exchange for free candy, a lobster phone that really worked, and a hat made out of a shoe! Here’s the true story of the one and only Salvador Dalí, an artist who never stopped being himself.
For our craft, Amy will lead our young readers in making “Dali” mustaches!
Storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up, but all children are welcome!
Book signing to follow from 11 am – 12 pm!
Wells Memorial Library Presents
Adirondack Mountain Club Presents
Shades Inside the Blueline
Friday, July 28 at 9 pm
Join us and the Lake Placid Film Festival for a free screening of Shades Inside the Blueline at the Adirondak Loj’s outdoor amphitheater. Following an introduction from director Michael Hansen, the film will run for approximately an hour.
Shades Inside the Blueline is a documentary which examines attitudes about race in New York’s Adirondack region, and the historic and current cultural impact wrought by these attitudes.
The film shares personal stories from BIPOC interviewees explaining the racism they’ve experienced in the Adirondacks, and posits plans to help the region ultimately become more inclusive. ADK is excited to bring this film and the important conversations that it raises to the Heart Lake Program Center.
You can watch the trailer HERE.
More info HERE.
ADK, Heart Lake Program Center, 1002 Adirondack Loj Road, Lake Placid
Essex Theatre Company Presents
Tell Me How You Breathe
July 27 & 28 at 6 pm
The dance troupe Loom Ensemble will be performing Tell Me How You Breathe for audiences of the Essex Theatre Company (behind the Essex, NY, Town Hall).
Loom Ensemble is an interdisciplinary performance collective based in Vermont, Dubai, and New York City, weaving together equal parts dance, music, and theater, collaboratively creating vibrant ensemble performances, to nourish a sense of basic delight in our audiences, our peers and ourselves.
This summer, Loom Ensemble is bringing together a racially diverse team of professional dancers, musicians and theatermakers, to invite you into an outdoors experience of Dance Theater for Collective Liberation. Loom’s newest piece “Tell Me How You Breathe,” brings us to a world where climate crisis has progressed slightly more than our present day, to play out the interrelationship of institutional power structures and ancestral healing practices. Playful humor, live music, and beautiful storytelling help us lean in to meet these pressing issues.
The story centers on the lungs, as the site of interconnectedness and the organ of grief. “Who gets to breathe freely, fully, with ease,” is a necessary question for our time, right at the intersection of eco-activism, social justice, and public health. With the nourishment of participatory ceremony and song, Loom grounds this political conversation in the physical body, to incite the radical act of collectively imagining a more just and beautiful world.
Purchase tickets HERE.
Wilmington Mountain Music Fest
The Young & Fun Experience with Mr. Willy
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 10:30 am
9:30 am Playtime activities with Play ADK
10:30 am Performance
Join us on the playground after the show!
A free summer series for our youngest audience members. The Free Young & Fun Performance Series is dedicated to bringing the best entertainment for all ages to Lake Placid.
There is no charge for any Young & Fun performance.
Mr. Willy shares songs & stories to make you sing, smile & giggle!
Willy Welch has been entertaining children for over three decades with his songs and stories. Affectionately known as Mr. Willy, he has performed at libraries, schools, festivals and daycares.
Mr. Willy performs original songs, traditional songs, and tells a variety of stories, most with audience participation and lots of laughter.
Willy is the published author of three children’s picture books, and the composer of three dozen songs for the PBS TV show Barney & Friends. His songs have been performed and recorded by Peter Paul & Mary, David Roth, and Jason Alexander, among many others.
Also an accomplished actor, Willy has appeared Off-Broadway and in regional theatres around the country.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid