What could top off an afternoon of amazing workshops - Tequila. Stop in to Desperados to try out some of the World’s best Tequila!! Compare and contrast favorites with friends. Talk Tequila with Desperados knowledgeable staff
Must register ahead of time with LPCA. Payment due at the door at Desperados - $10
Explore the rhythms of India. The class will discuss simple phrases or bols. The bols will be recited and the instructor will guide students to play the drums while reciting the phrases. All levels are welcome to attend. Bring a drum(if you have) and your positive energy to share in this collaboration.
Alan Simon has been playing the Tabla for over a decade. He has been under the tutelage of Ustad Bashir Khan an exponent of the Punjab Gharana and has also learnt from the illustrious Pandit Swapan Chaudhry and Ustad Tari Khan.
His most recent endeavor Alan Simon and Cultural Exchanges, combines traditional Indian music and world music with blues and jazz.
Learn traditional West African dance with Soma Beats dancers. Move to the beats and let it all go! Participants should wear loose fitting clothing and plan on dancing barefoot.
Rhythm is their soul and dancing is their passion. Soma Beats is a North Country West African dance tribe. They have been performing and teaching in the area for over a decade spreading the love of dance. From Winter Carnival parade to wedding ceremonies they bring the house down!
Kids of all ages can learn to sing songs from other cultures. Travel around the world without leaving the state! Learn songs from Norway, Czech Republic, Mexico, Afghanistan, Liberia and Japan!
Get your passport for the festival Passport project - use at the ADK Global Arts Street Fair that runs throughout the festival Saturday March 9th 3-7pm
Amy Nelson is a resident of Keene, transplanted here from Madison, Wisconsin where she taught k-12 music in the public schools for 20 years and in a dual language charter school for five of those years. She got her masters degree at Vandercook College of Music and for the last three and a half years has taught k-12 general and choral music at Westport Central School here in the Adirondacks. She also performs regionally as a soloist, collaborating with a variety of artists in the area, from folk to jazz to opera. This offering is borne of a shared passion for the flavors of language and what a multicultural approach can do to connect us all to ourselves and each other.
Learn how essential oils have changed the lives of thousands of families across the globe.
Experience the joy of crafting your own custom blend of oils. From Africa, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe. Our class is a fun , interactive experience of scent and plant medicine!
Join Kelly Hass of Adk Therapeutics for a unique make & take opportunity.
Kelly Haas - Kelly Hass wants to live in a world where everyone is loved, free of pain & where plants ignite fire in our hearts & peace in our minds. A respected massage therapist at Adirondack Therapeutics, wellness and essential oil educator, she’s been spotlighted in Massage Magazine. She’s been voted Best of The Adirondacks by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
When she’s not busy with clients, you can find her enjoying time with her family and traveling to far away places. Sharing Her life-long love of natural healing is a passion of Kelly’s.
(21 and up) Learn from the masters about beer origins and making beer. Tasting too!
Lake Placid Pub and Brewery - This local brewery has been experimenting and winning awards with it’s North Country beer nationally. It’s about taste and love of beer making that makes this local brewer so special.
Come join us for a fun, energetic dance session of Salsa. Salsa originated in Cuba as a mix of Spanish and African cultures. So get your groove on and come join us for a hip-notic hour of Salsa.
Chad Czelusnia-Serviss - Chad is proficient in so many forms of dancing but Latin styles are his home. Chad teaches classes in Tango, rumba, swing and waltz as well as Cha Cha. When not dancing Chad is a professor of economics at NCCC
Sewing can make a difference in people's lives. In this hands-on workshop, learn the basic parts of a sewing machine, how the machine operates, and how to sew stitches to contribute to a final project that will be sent to Mzuzu, Malawi so girls can continue going to school every day of the month.
Dawn Klotzko - founder of Cabin Creek Stitchery. Dawn learned to quilt in 2000 when her mother bought her a sewing machine so they could attend evening quilting classes together. Her passion is to make a difference in people's lives through her work as a quilter and artist. She designs and creates one-of-a-kind quilts by incorporating sentimental fabrics into each project.
Feel the Beat! Find your Rhythm. All kids young and old are invited to join us in this exciting African dance class. Come celebrate with Funga, a West African Welcome dance. This is a call and response song and dance thought to help tribes announce their peaceful presence. No experience necessary.
Johnna MacDougal founded Somabeats over 3 decades ago. She is a Mindful Health and Wellness Educator and NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. Johnna inspires the heartbeat of communities to explore the art and spirit of rhythm for creativity and self- expression. The Movement Arts has been her passion. A SOMA yoga teacher, Massage Therapist, Stress Less facilitator, Choreographer/dancer, drummer and lover of Nature, she embraces the knowledge of how to be happy in your life and shares it with the whole world. Celebrations, workshops, trainings and retreats have been included at community centers, schools, wellness groups, churches, corporate functions, birthday parties and festivals
In this workshop attendees will get a chance to peer into art of Flamenco, a southern Spanish dance tradition. In Flamenco instruments and passionate dancing are used to evoke emotions. Come and expand your dancing with Lia.
Lia Loomis will be leading Flamenco dance. She resides in Lake Placid and has been involved with many plays and productions in the area including The Nutcracker. Lia studied in Spain with the masters to attain an understanding of Flamenco. She is excited to bring this traditional, beautiful art form to the North Country.
We are each the Artist of our own Lives. ‘'Life' is our canvas and our Bodies are our Self-Portrait. Our thoughts and emotions are the 'paints' we use to 'paint' every detail of our lives. In the class we will talk about the universal healing principles that are common to all humans across all cultures and how we are more similar than different and how we can empower ourselves and each other to wipe 'disease' from the planet.
Lisa Warner is a local Lake Placidian who teaches the art of Conscious Self-Healing. She specializes in working with women who are facing ‘cancer’ and don’t wish to follow the traditional medical route for their healing. Lisa empowers her clients to be able to safely, confidently and effectively take their health into their own hands as they learn how to allow their Bodies to do what Bodies do naturally … heal themselves. Lisa is also the Author of “The Simplicity of Self-Healing”
Family yoga is a great opportunity to play some games and strike a (yoga) pose or two! No previous yoga experience is necessary, but make sure you bring a smile and a desire to play like a kid again!
Jen VanBenschoten is a certified kid's yoga instructor, stortyteller, blogger, and jewelry artist who gives her inner child permission to play as often as possible.
Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music.
Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, and Hawaii, the Shakes all now call Harlem their home. Taking from the stylings of Fats Waller, Muddy Waters, James Brown and many other American musical legends – Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show The New York Times calls "intense, prowling, and ebullient.
Friday March 8th 3:30-5pm Free Kids Workshop with Legendary band leader Michael Mwenso
What has the Blues taught us, and what did it come out of? Michael will host a presentation full of examples and explaining to the next generation how Americans found freedom in this music. Including a dive into what is so special about the greatest art form ever crafted from our young nation.
Students will learn and participate in Blues and Swing songs
Through interactive questions and answers. We will discuss the idea of the universal human emotions and how music has traditionally been used to express feelings. Mwenso and the Shakes website
Live radio broadcast of the Beat Authority. Hosted every Friday 3-5pm on North Country Public Radio and ncpr.org, this special on-site broadcast gives you a chance to see the show come together live, dance to the latest global beats, and maybe even give a shout-out on the radio! Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
This presentation of the Oscar Nominee for best foreign film, Shoplifters, is co-sponsored by Adirondack Film Society & John Brown Lives!
Included in this screening:
10% off Dinner at Aki Sushi Wednesday March 6th or Thursday March 7th with advance purchase of tickets for Shoplifters - bring your tickets with you to receive 10% off
On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.
Please note that the film is rated R for some sexual content and nudity. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult
Adults $10 Children $5