Adirondack A&E e-News # 265


The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce the cast of the final production of its 45th season, THE FANTASTICKS. It’s the world’s longest-running Off-Broadway musical, and one from the Depot Theatre’s very first season in 1979. See the cast and their bios, along with more information HERE.

THE FANTASTICKS is a celebration of love, its enduring mysteries, its sweet simplicities, and all the foolish ways we tend to mess it up. One young couple is pitched into an odyssey of tomfoolery, debauchery, and misfortune by ruses of their parents’ designs, a band of clowns, and the ways of the world. The show boasts a cherished score of classic tunes, including “Try to Remember” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain.”

THE FANTASTICKS will run August 11 – August 27, with a $25 Preview on August 10

Depot Theatre, 6705 Main St., Westport

Third Thursday ArtWalks

August 17, 5:30 – 7:30

A beloved community tradition for more than 25 years, from June to September, Third Thursday ArtWalks bring artists, crafters, authors, artisans and performers to the sidewalks and parks of downtown Saranac Lake.
People of all ages, working in all genres and with all skill levels are located throughout downtown, displaying or demonstrating their creative products.

ArtWalk map HERE.

Hamilton — The Man, The Musical, The Cultural Phenomenon

Wednesday, August 16, 2 pm

A multi-media presentation by theater historian John Kenrick on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s trailblazing musical Hamilton. Kenrick will share performance videos that lend insight into how the life story of America’s most controversial founding father became the basis for one of the most acclaimed Broadway musicals of all time.

Tickets: $35

More detail and purchase tickets HERE.

The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton

In Progress, Watercolors by Kevin Raines

August 1–September 28
Reception Friday, August 11, 6-8 pm. Artist Interview at 6:30.

Exhibition and artist interview with artist Kevin Raines, exploring his landscape paintings and field drawings.


Summer Classes with Kevin Raines

Paint the High Peaks, Wednesday, August 16, 10 am-2 pm

Class is tailored to individual students, all levels welcome. Details and registration information HERE.

Whitcomb’s Gallery,1598 NYS RT 22, Essex

St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC) Presents

The Bookstore Plus Presents

Monday Morning Storytime

Monday, August 21, 2023, 10 am

Our theme is Jory John’s The Food Group picture book series

Monday, August 21st, our storyteller will read The Sour Grape and The Smart Cookie by Jory John from his The Food Group picturebook series. For our craft, we will make playdoh cookies (to be baked and picked up that week!)

Storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up, but all children are welcome!

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

The Adventures of Apolla and Gray

Saturday, August 12, 7 pm
Written and performed by the Impactful Voices Theater Camp, The Adventures of Apolla and Gray is the comedic story of an adventurous girl and a musical-loving guard as they travel together in the underworld to find a magical object belonging to Hades. Will they find the object or get lost along the way? Join us and find out!
All ages welcome.

Broncho Charlie, the Artist

Thursday, August 17 at 6 pm

Speaker: Jillian Mulder, Chapman Museum Curator
Thursday, August 17 at 6pm at the Chapman, free
Broncho Charlie is known as a cowboy, a “bronco buster”, a Pony Express rider, a performer, a stagecoach driver, a World War veteran, a teacher of horsemanship, and even more. His accomplishments have been documented and his history researched.

Yet there is one significant aspect of his life that has received little attention, that of his art. Join curator Jillian Mulder for a gallery tour that looks at his life from the perspective of his sculptures and learn why this collection is of particular importance.

This program is free but requires a reservation. Please call (518)793-2826 to reserve your spot.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Adirondack Family Book Festival

Saturday, August 19, 9:30 am – 4 pm

15 picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors and illustrators participate in panel discussions and the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, New York.

Meet the authors, purchase their books and bring a picnic lunch!

For more details, check out the Author & Illustrator pageHERE.

John Brown Farm State Historic Site, 115 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid

Virtual Author Series

Québec Under Siege: French Eye-Witness Accounts from the Campaign of 1759

Sunday, August 13, 2023, 2 – 3 pm, online

Author Charles Mayhood explores the events surrounding the siege and capitulation of the city, as recorded by 4 individuals in their journals and memoirs. These individuals include an artillery captain, a prominent citizen, the emissary traveling between the British and the French commanders, and a Catholic nun working in the main hospital, treating the sick and wounded of both armies. These journals and memoirs bring us inside the siege, allowing us to watch through their eyes as the fate of New France was determined.

Online pre-registration is required. Register by 5 pm this Friday, August 11.

More information and registration HERE.

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