Around & About Lake George: Friday, August 12, 2011
If you want to get your own summer of love, this is the weekend for it – for a few different reasons. The Lake George Dinner Theater, Terry Rabine, the director and actors are presenting a play called ‘Skin Deep’ about the nature of love and it’s superficiality (or blind eye). The season will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday through October 29, with occasional Saturday performances sprinkled in.
But if you’re looking for a different kind of summer of love (think Woodstock…) this year is the first annual Lake George music festival, happening Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. And I lied. Don’t think Woodstock – this music festival isn’t about Hendrix, it’s about Mozart. It’s a classical music festival – chamber music. Still could be very romantic, just not in the rock’n’roll kind of way.
If you do want some heavier music, of course, there is the Friday night concert with the Stone Revival band tonight at Shepard Park. Take a gander and bring a chair – and some bug spray.
This could really turn out to be a musical weekend for you, though. Lake Luzerne is having a 5K run (or walk) on Saturday to benefit Luzerne Music Center’s scholarship fund. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous there is also a 5K Rhythmic Run, 5K Wacky Walk and Beaver Dam Short Course, accompanied by Luzerne Music Center’s very own musical groups, stationed at melodic intervals along the route. The 5K events will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Beaver Dam Short Course at 8:15 a.m., with late registration and check-in beginning at 6:30 a.m. To get more information on registration, go here.
The Last of the Mohicans continues this weekend at the Wild West Ranch, as does ‘Love Letters’ – both of which I talked a bit more about last week. And if you feel like heading down to Saratoga it’s going to be a Tchaikovsky spectacular with fireworks. 8 PM on Saturday at SPAC. Fireworks are always a great way to enjoy your weekend.
If you are looking for art of a slightly more permanent nature, though, Bolton Landing is having an arts and crafts fair this weekend, 10 to 4 both Saturday and Sunday.
Though for those who prefer to ride the pavement rather than walk it, there is going to be an Adirondack bike tour starting from the North Creek Ski Bowl at 8:30 AM. 75 miles. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. 5K’s, biking trips, all of that – I just don’t do. And for those who do, my wheezy, out-of-breath self stands in awe.
To find a touch of class and international flair, on Tuesday…take a train? Yup! The Saratoga and North Creek Railway to be exact. Enjoy 5 Spanish inspired small plates, paired with Spanish regional wines. Reservations are requested for the event from 6 to 8, and the train leaves from North Creek.
Wednesday brings the Sweetback Sisters to Shepard Park as a part of the Summer Concert series. Come check out this honky-tonk band from Brooklyn. Bring a blanket and some friends and enjoy!
And as the week ends, so it begins. Fireworks on Thursday evening at Shepard Park. Enjoy the weekend!