Theater & Film

In Lake Placid, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets. Yes, there’s a thriving music scene here, and if you know where to look you can get in on the action. The best part is, the music isn't confined to weekends. On any given night you can walk into a bar and hear a local band tearing it up, a traveling band fresh off of an overseas tour, or a world class symphony creating a beautiful soundscape. Here are some venues to get you started, but be sure to keep your ears open while you're in Lake Placid — you never know what you'll come across! Zig Zags Pub This bar has a local feel, and it’s... continue reading
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Orson Welles is a legendary dramatic artist. His first movie, "Citizen Kane," was a ground-breaking classic of cinema. He was only twenty-five years old. But then, Welles had been celebrated as a "child genius" practically from the cradle. While all doting parents have great dreams for their children, Orson's parents had the means and opportunity to equip him with the skills he would need, from theatrical props, makeup kits, and his own puppet theater to introductions to many of the actors, directors, and other theatrical personalities who ever visited Chicago. It is not widely known that... continue reading
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A busy Lake Placid summer is in store for you this year. We have events all over the calendar, so be sure to check out our calendar and mark your not-to-miss list accordingly! June is one of the prettiest months in the Lake Placid region. A few June events to round out your experience when you visit are: The Lake Placid Film Forum from June 8 to 11 - featuring film screenings and related programs The Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon on June 11.  Lake Placid and I Love NY Horse Shows from June 27 to July 9 - one of the premier equestrian events in North America. Join the... continue reading
When you think of Lake Placid, I’m sure many other words come to mind other than "Halloween." Olympics, hiking, destination vacation... sure, but Halloween? Well, after you finish reading this, it just might! After all, Lake Placid did receive the distinguished honor from Travel + Leisure in 2013 as one of the best towns in America to celebrate Halloween! Their reasons include the cutest Elementary School parade down Main Street, a rendition of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and, to top it all off, a bar crawl with some pretty amazing prizes for Best... continue reading
Spring and early summer in the High Peaks Region is packed with events, some on a grand scale.   Blossoming with arts The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has the cultural scene filled with a wide variety of entertaining events. You'll want to see them all, from the ever-popular "The Met: Live in HD" series to any of the live entertainment offerings on this season's packed schedule. For instance on Wednesday, May 4 the LPCA theater goes to the dogs when Olate Dogs of America's Got Talent fame takes the stage. These fluffy fur balls will dazzle you with their amazing tricks. The best part?... continue reading
You may not think of the Adirondacks as the place to go for theater, but there’s some amazing plays and musicals to be seen in Tri-Lakes area and around the region every summer. Turns out actors like “vacationing” here in the summer just as much as regular folks (though it’s not really a vacation when you work as hard as they do!), and there are plenty of professional actors who venture up from more metropolitan areas to participate in some amazing summer stock theater. There are also some fabulous local actors as well! Dreaming of Pendragon Saranac Lake’s Pendragon Theatre, the only... continue reading
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As the weather becomes more and more summer-like in Lake Placid, the shift of focus moves outdoors for events and all kinds of activities. Cultural events are still on the calendars at indoor venues as well. The Arts Lake Placid is lucky to be home to one of the Adirondack's finest art centers, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. June yields a full calendar of wonderful and entertaining cultural events. For two nights on June 6th and 7th, LPCA plays host to the national touring production of Avenue Q. Strictly for adult audiences, the raucously funny musical will have you rolling in the... continue reading
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From arts to action sports, Spring is filled with events to keep everyone happy this year. Adult puppet entertainment! In the arts realm, Lake Placid Center for the Arts brings to the stage a nice schedule of entertainment, including a touring production of the Broadway smash hit, 'Avenue Q' on June 6 and 7. With its irreverent and decidedly gown-up humor, the show's stars, felt puppets, portray a recent college graduate and his new neighbors who all live on Avenue Q. Hysterically funny and  fast-paced, the key words are fun, fun and fun! (Warning - this show is most assuredly for adult... continue reading
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January in the Adirondacks is one our most exciting months for events. From World Cup skiing to Saturday film series, there's much to do in Lake Placid this month! Bobsled & Skeleton thrills Starting off with fast-paced sliding sports at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, don't miss the action of North Amerian Cup Bobsled and Skeleton taking place through January 10th. The world's second-seeded sliding competitors take on the world's best sliding track this week. These are the up and coming future stars of sliding. Don't miss it. Fun ice competition 2014 ISI (Ice Skating Institute) Figure Skating... continue reading
For those of you who are opera fans you undoubtedly know about the amazing opportunity the Lake Placid Center for the Arts has provided us with. A few years ago the LPCA became one of the theaters able to present the Metropolitan Opera performances live in HD in its theater.  To accomplish this they were required to install the HD projection equipment and the satellite linkage to receive the broadcast signals live from the MET.  It is no small undertaking for a rural arts center.Last winter I had the pleasure of experiencing a Met Live in HD performance. My mother has always been a fan of... continue reading


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