Steven Englehart of Adirondack Architectural Heritage will lead a presentation March 23 that delves into historic architectural styles.
According to Urban Dictionary, “adulting” is defined as “doing grown-up things and holding responsibilities that make one think of grownups.” In everyday conversation, this is often used in a facetious manner. A friend will drop off their paycheck at the bank and say, feigning exhaustion, that they “did so much adulting today.” But however we may feel about growing up and growing older, there is always cause for celebration of this fact.
Despite the bills, the workplace politics — despite everything that one has to deal with as an adult — it’s kind of great. There’s a freedom that, after enough time has passed, we often take for granted.
Celebrate adulthood this weekend.
Say it with me: We’re not kids anymore. We’re not kids anymore — and it’s awesome.
Maple Weekend, organized by the New York State Maple Producers Association, will be held on March 19 and 20 at over 160 farms across the region. The “Maple Weekend” tradition began in 1995 in Western New York as “Maple Sundays.” Most maple producers will be offering tours and product samples free of charge. Some will offer on-site pancake breakfasts, with prices varying depending on the location. “Maple Weekend is a chance to cure cabin fever by getting out into the woods in the spring with family and friends,” says Angela Swan, the event’s coordinator. “To celebrate the first visual evidence that another long New York winter has come to an end.” For more information, or to find a maple producer near you, visit mapleweekend.com
The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society hosts the third installment of their 2016 Winter Lecture Series on March 23. Steven Englehart from Adirondack Architectural Heritage will lead a presentation that delves into historic architectural styles. The program, titled “Which Style is It?”, explores the range and variety of architectural styles found in the Adirondack region and the historical and cultural forces that shaped them. The event will be held at Lake Placid’s ‘dack Shack. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are free. For more information, contact the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society at 518-523-3830 or visit lakeplacidhistory.com
The Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls will host the Glens Falls Brewfest on March 19. The Glens Falls Brewfest is a beer and cider tasting event that features over 40 of the best local breweries. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance. To purchase tickets, visit glensfallsbrewfest.org
Cuddle Magic will perform at the Upper Jay Art Center on March 18. The Brooklyn-based band boasts a unique sound that has been described as “baroque dance listening music that unfolds in waves of vocal harmony, contrapuntal brass, woodwinds, and dense wordplay.” The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call 518-946-8315.
On March 18, ROTA Studio and Gallery in Plattsburgh will screen the documentary “Who is Vermin Supreme: An Outsider Odyssey.” In the wake of Occupy Wall Street’s impact on American culture, the flick chronicles perennial satirical presidential candidate and anarchist-activist Vermin Supreme’s 2012 campaign. The film provides a startling glimpse into some of the strangest and most inspiring elements of America’s oft-ignored counterculture movements. With Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party and manic-creative singer-songwriter Rob Potylo frequently at his side, Supreme makes use of unorthodox tactics and the power of comedy, poetry, and music to mount a one-of-a-kind surrealist presidential campaign. Confronting police brutality with wit and whimsicality at Chicago’s NATO Summit protests, Supreme moves on to follow the steps of the American electoral process across the country, cleverly revealing its hypocrisies and interacting with many of its premier plays along the way. Doors open at 7 p.m., the showing will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, though donations are encouraged.
The 25th annual “Bands ‘n Beans” event will be held at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George on March 20. This year the combination chili competition-music festival will feature nine bands and 24 chili submissions from restaurants around the region. Musicians performing this year include Rich Ortiz, George Fletcher’s Foldin’ Money, Stony Creek Band, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Dirt Cheap, Chris Ballini, Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey, PJ Ferguson, and Cowboy Ernie Sites. Award-winning bread baked by the Rock Hill Bakehouse and ice cream by Ben & Jerry’s will also be available. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20. All proceeds will go to the Lake George Arts Project.
The Grange in Whallonsburg continues their Lyceum series on March 22 with a presentation by writer and blogger George Davis. The current Lyceum Series at the Grange presents the history, evolution and significance of everyday things in an extraordinary way. Presenters, like George Davis, will look at six objects and discuss why they have had a lasting impact. Davis’ presentation, titled “Six Blogs,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 518-963-4170.