Adirondack A&E e-News # 323

Christmas Playlist

Back in 2020 I created a YouTube playlist of some of the holiday music I have recorded over the years. From beautiful and bittersweet to meditative to upbeat and fun, I hope you will enjoy the music—and feel free to share!

Listen HERE.

Blessings of this holiday season upon you and your loved ones.

Martha Gallagher
The Adirondack Harper
The Blessing Woman

Music over the Marsh

High on the Hog

Saturday, December 30, 2 – 4 pm, Free

From the heart of the Adirondacks, High on the Hog was born of southern Appalachian fiddle tunes, classic country-western songs and ballads, and homemade Adirondack folk songs. Bill Chamberlain, Tyler Dezago, and Marion Hoelzel bring forth strong driving melodies on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and heart wrenching stories of love and loss in their songs learned from traditional and modern sources.

Enjoy FREE Live music in the Great Room of the Frank M. Hutchins Lodge at the VIC every Saturday January through March (except for February 10th–Happy Carnival).

Paul Smith’s VIC, 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths

The Drag Christmas Special

Returns to the The Strand

Friday, December 29, 2023, 7 pm

Haul out the holly! Cue the spotlight! and start up the fog machine! Tippy Gourley is back for another seasonal spectacular! But this time better rehearsed! and joining her are drag stars Miss Amber Skyy, Red Delicious, Mhisty Knights, the gorgeous Seth Basher and others.

So what else do you have to do after the excitement of Christmas and before celebrating the New Year? Join us for drinks and a show in the glamour of the main stage at The Strand!

This event is a fundraiser for the Ausable Theater and produced in collaboration with The Strand.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh

Bagels for Brunch

Saturday, December 30, 2023, 2 – 3 pm

Learn the process of making real bagels from boiling them to dough making and shaping. Leave with your 8 fermenting bagels to boil and bake on your own the next day at home and instructions for your own veggie cream cheese.

Your instructor is Eileen Black of Saranac Sourdough.

This class will be held in the kitchen at Saranac Sourdough, 2126 Saranac Ave, Lake Placid.

Register HERE.

Soundbath Experience

With Andrea Lisette Villiere

Saturday, December 30, 2023, 2 – 3 pm

Rest, relax, and recharge before the holidays as you join Andrea Lisette Villiere, certified sound healing practitioner, for a Soundbath at the ADKX on Saturday, December 30 at 2:00 PM!

Immerse yourself in the healing vibrations of gongs, Tibetan, quartz crystal, alchemy singing bowls, the hypnotic drone of the Shruti, chimes, the drum, rattle and much more! Let the sounds transport you on a magical journey!

Sound baths create the space for self-healing and transformation. The resonance of the instruments is not just an auditory experience—it’s like receiving a full body sound massage. The healing harmonics work to realign your entire system ~ a restorative bath of sound!

Cost: $60 per person

Contact Andrea to register: 518.304.3763 or

The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake

Downtown Artist Cellar

Community Drum Circle

Sunday, December 31st, 1 – 2:30 pm

Celebrate the onset of the New Year in rhythm!

Join us for a Community Drum Circle at DAC led by musician Chris Bohl. This event is open to everyone, from ages 1 to 101, making it a perfect family-friendly experience. “We’re here to unite the community through the healing power of rhythm. Inspired by the African proverb, ‘If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing,’ we believe that if you can clap, you can drum,” explains Chris.

Sponsored by the Thrive Project this event is FREE. Bring yourself, your friends, and your family to partake in the joy of drumming. No prior drumming experience is required.

Space is limited, reserve a spot now HERE.

Drums and percussion instruments are available on a first-come, first-served basis, or bring your own. Donations to support future art events and workshops welcome.

Let’s make this New Year’s Eve unforgettable through the universal language of drumming!

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone

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