Adirondack A&E e-News # 74

Benefit for Ukraine

Friday, May 27th, 7 pm
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) will be holding a benefit concert for Ukraine featuring singer and bandurist Teryn Kuzma on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. All donations will go to help the people of Ukraine through Baranova 27 and other aid organizations.

Other performers on the program include pianist Elizabeth Cordes and singer George Cordes, Artistic General Director of the Arts Center.

This event will be part of the Arts Center’s opening-weekend activities.

For more information, go HERE.

Open Sky Arts Festival Returns to the LPCA

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the Open Sky Arts Festival is returning for its second year, August 11th through August 14th outdoors at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts main campus.

This year’s Open Sky Arts Festival is a celebration for music-lovers of any age. All are invited to explore 4 days of music, food and fun all on the outdoor stage on the lawn behind the Theatre Building. Featuring bluegrass, rock, pop, blues and a special performance for families – there’s something for everyone under the Open Sky!

The lineup includes:
Friday, August 12th at 7:00pm | Paula Cole & Sophie B. Hawkins | starting at $35
Saturday, August 13th at 11:00am | The Secret Agency (family show) | FREE
Saturday, August 13th at 2:00pm | The Larry Stephenson Band (bluegrass) | starting at $30
Saturday, August 13th at 5:00pm | Emmylou Harris | starting at $65
Saturday, August 13th at 8:00pm | The Spin Doctors | starting at $45
Sunday, August 14th at 2:00pm | Martin Sexton | starting at $35

More details are HERE.

Book club discussion with Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

Tuesday, June 7, 7 to 8 pm, via ZOOM
Email for the event link.

ABOUT THE BOOK| Endless ice. Thin air. The threat of dropping into nothingness thousands of feet below. This is the climb Silvia Vasquez-Lavado braves in her page-turning, pulse-raising memoir following her journey to Mount Everest.

A Latina hero in the elite macho tech world of Silicon Valley, privately, she was hanging by a thread. Deep in the throes of alcoholism, hiding her sexuality from her family, and repressing the abuse she’d suffered as a child, she started climbing. Something about the brute force required for the ascent— the risk and spirit and sheer size of the mountains and death’s close proximity—woke her up. She then took her biggest pain as a survivor to the biggest mountain: Everest.

“The Mother of the World,” as it’s known in Nepal, allows few to reach her summit, but Silvia didn’t go alone. She gathered a group of young female survivors and led them to base camp alongside her. It was never easy. At times hair-raising, nerve-racking, and always challenging, Silvia remembers the acute anxiety of leading a group of novice climbers to Everest’s base, all the while coping with her own nerves of summiting. But, there were also moments of peace, joy, and healing with the strength of her fellow survivors and community propelling her forward.

You can buy the book HERE.

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street,
Lake Placid

Colors Of Freedom In The Adirondacks

Meadowmount School of Music 2022 Is In-Person, June 25 – August 13

With Expanded Concert Offerings in the Community and Online

New institutional and artistic leadership looks to campus growth, new scholarship opportunities, and community partnerships.

For more information on Meadowmount, go HERE.

For the 2022 Concert Schedule, visit HERE.

Meadowmount School of Music, 1424 County Route 10 , Westport


Thursday, May 26, 7 to 8:30 pm

Sundance triple award winner, and Kosovo’s official submission for the Academy Awards®, HIVE is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands—but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility.

The men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty—and the financial future of Fahrije’s family. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe’s civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future.

Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award, and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, HIVE is a pithy, devastating portrait of loss and our uphill journeys to freedom.

2021, Drama, 84 minutes, Director: Blerta Basholli

More info including the powerful trailer, and tickets are HERE.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid

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