The Ticonderoga Festival Guild will kick-off its 2013 membership drive with a free concert. Towne Meeting will entertain Sunday, March 3, at the Best Western Inn at 3 p.m.
Bringing it Home for The Strand
PLATTSBURGH — “Bringing it Home For the Strand” three day event starting Oct. 4 through 6 will have an extensive list of acts and raise the remaining $300,000 needed to finish renovations on the Strand theater.
The event will raise money for the final chapter in the renovation of the Strand Theatre. Twenty-two local and regional bands and acts are donating their time and talents for the event. The line-up will include:
Friday, Oct. 4, starting at 7 p.m. performances will include: Towne Meeting, Speedy Arnold & Alice Knight, Russ Bailey & Franz Pope, The Basement Blues Band, and Zip City.
Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 1 p.m. performances will include: The Too Tall String Band, Joan Crane & Steve Feibloom, Roy Hurd, Stowaways and Eat. Sleep. Funk. Starting at 7 p.m. performances will include: Bruce & Jacob Patenaud, Cherie & Shannon Passno, Taylor LaValley, Craig Hurwitz, Jay Lesage and Keith Pray.
Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 1 p.m. performances will include: Giovannina Bucci, Mike Pedersen, Natalie Ward Band, Rock Rhythm & Blues and Frozen Sunshine.
Tickets will be $20 per show for adults, $10 for children under 12, or $50 for the entire weekend for adults, $25 kids. Advance tickets can be purchased at the NCCCA office located at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh and online at www.plattsburgharts.org. Tickets will also be available at the box office.
Groovestick, jazzy-funk trio, at Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Groovestick will perform at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m.
With influences ranging from Parliament Funkadelic, Chick Corea and Jimmy Smith all the way to Soulive, Dumpstaphunk and The New Deal.
Groovestick is an organ trio with a mind for jazz and fingers for FUNK; featuring members of Timbre Coup, Funk Evolution, Dirty Paris & The Kollectiv. Members include: Chris Carballeira who plays the Hammond Organ and keyboards, Tour’da Franzioo on drums and percussion, and Dan Gerken on bass and guitar.
“Pluto is Listening” will be performed LPCA
LAKE PLACID — David Parr’s latest play Pluto is Listening to be performed at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Way, on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 6.
In the remote town of Pluto, Ohio, lonely outsiders Grace Grady and Benjamin McCoy form an unlikely bond that survives two decades and a series of overwhelming obstacles. The mystery-drama Pluto is Listening explores the bittersweet trajectory of an intense friendship fueled by alternative substances, coded language and blurred realities.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Bluegrass show opens Palmer Street Cafe
PLATTSBURGH — The seasoned folk duo featuring Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi kicks off their 50th Anniversary tour at Palmer Street Coffeehouse, 4 Palmer Street, on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Tom and Neil are both multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters who have explored the nooks and crannies of old-time country music, country blues and honky-tonk for four decades.
Tom Atskens & Neil Rossi Open 26th Season of Palmer Street Coffeehouse, which operates on the first Friday of each month, October through June. Admission is $10 per person.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
For more information call 561-6920.
Guitarist duo Loren & Mark to perform
SARANAC LAKE — International Guitar duo Loren and Mark Concert, Pendragon Theatre, Pendragon Theater, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, on Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.
Loren and Mark will take the stage at Pendragon after a year of touring the USA and Europe.
Mark, an internationally recognized guitarist who hails from New Zealand and Loren, the youngest instrumentalist to ever appear on the Grand Ole Opry. The pair were first brought together by the Australian Guitar sensation Tommy Emmanuel. They attribute Tommy, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed as their biggest influences.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available through the website at www.pendragontheatre.org or by calling the theatre at 891-7012.
Mister F brings electric performance
LAKE PLACID — Mister F will perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street on Friday Oct. 4 and at the Monopole, 17 Protection Ave, Plattsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m.
Mister F was formed from a merging of artists from Timbre Coup, progressive rock band hailing from Albany, and Capital Zen, a rock/progressive/funk/jam band based out of Glens Falls. Members Matt Pickering drums and vocal, Scott Hannay on keyboards/guitar/bass/vocals, Ben Pickering on guitar, bass and vocals and Andrew Chamberlaine on guitar and vocals bring their eclectic, high-energy performance to the stage
Open Mic Poetry night leads with Tom Braga
PLATTSBURGH — ROTA Gallery’s Open Mic Poetry Night will lead off with the evenings featured poet Tom Braga at the gallery, 50 Margaret Street, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.
Braga will read companion poems written by him followed by ROTA’s regular Open Mic portion of the evening.
Local artists are encouraged to bring their poems, prose, songs, comedy routines, performance pieces, or whatever else they’ve got and share or just come to enjoy the show. The performance is free to attend and donations are welcome.