Around & About Lake George: Friday, July 22, 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, find your hats! The racetrack in Saratoga opens today. Maybe you have a new hat that you’ve been hankering to wear? Head down to Saratoga and you’ll fit right in, I’m sure.
But if you feel like staying more local, there is, of course, a good deal going on in the Lake George area. As I mentioned last week the Hot Rod happening is going on today and tomorrow. Whether you own some cool cars and want to show them off, or you just want to walk around and slowly turn green with envy, head over to Beach Road and I’m sure you’ll be satisfied.
The Stone Revival Band is performing tonight as well at Shepard Park if you’re fonder of guitar strings and vocals than the hum and purr of engines. And over at the Lake George Forum (unfortunately at the same time as the Stone Revival Band) The Servant of Two Masters is playing tonight and tomorrow. There’s a lot going on tonight and tomorrow. Tonight and tomorrow – I say that a lot, don’t I?
On Saturday, the LGLC is having their annual (public) meeting from 4 to 5 PM with wine, cheese and light refreshments while taking a look at future projects and discussing the current events and ventures – and all this is happening at the LGLC headquarters at 4095 Lake Shore Drive in Bolton Landing.
Why not take the time to learn about what’s going on and what is planned for the land around you? I’m sure you’d learn something – even if that something is that you aren’t a big outdoors person. (But why would you live in upstate New York if you weren’t an outdoors person?)
For the more nerdishly inclined, the Adirondack Shakespeare Company will be performing in Shepard Park on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM. Even though it’s only two hours, it’s still William Shakespeare, so bring and seat and maybe some food. I’ve wondered this before and I will continue to wonder this, but how does a company manage to condense all of Shakespeare’s works into two hours? I’m still curious. And if you’re feeling really nerdy on Sunday you can stick around through the evening and enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream – though make sure to bring some money, as it’s $10 for that performance.
If you feel like kicking off your week with a little spice, Matt Finley and Rio Jazz are playing the 23rd annual Brazilian Jazz Concert. And it’s free! It’s over in Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing.
But to stay uber-local and find some great music isn’t difficult – not during the summer, at least. The summer concert series is the Robert Michaels Trio Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Surprisingly, perhaps to continue the trend of the Brazilian Jazz concert Monday, the Robert Michaels Trio are a Latin Jazz band.
For a little more sophistication in your summer, the Adirondack Theater Festival is still going on, and there’s an orchestra coming to the area. In Glens Falls with the ATF, Hello Out There is playing through July 30th. As for the orchestra coming to town, the Philadelphia Orchestra has their opening night at SPAC at 8 PM on the 20th. Obviously, reservations should be made.
There is quite a spread on Thursday when it comes to music – The Steven L. Smith Band is playing at the Forum at 6:30 before/as a part of the Feed the Hungry concert, Bolton Landing is having a music festival at Bolton Central School at 7:30 PM, the Philadelphia Orchestra is playing at 8 PM at SPAC, and as per usual the Lake George Community Band is playing at Shepard Park at 8 PM with the fireworks afterwards. So whatever taste in music you may have, you definitely have your pick Thursday evening.
To slow things down and relax after a possibly crazy Friday, why not find a lot of good books to occupy your weekend? There’s a gigantic book sale going on over the weekend in Bolton Landing. Check it out!
The Last of the Mohicans is opening at the Wild West Ranch Friday evening as well – why not end the week with a little story you might have heard about the Lake George area?