The Arts 05.23.19

The Elephant Man Play Coming to SL Center for the Arts!

Curiosity show manager (Bill Daisak) admonishes one of his acts (Amy Daisak).

We are all different, but compassion unites us! The Sand Lake Center for the Arts and Circle Theater Players presents The Elephant Man. The celebrated story of John Merrick, who developed a progressive and disfiguring disorder which left him living in pain and loneliness until, with help of a surgeon, he was granted sanctuary at a London Hospital where he was treated with respect and kindness, at the same time inspiring those who made his acquaintance with a new understanding of what it is to be human.  Winner of the 1979 Tony Award for best play, Bernard Pomerance’s story of civility, understanding and overcoming adversity allows the audience to look past our individual differences and to better help us embrace one another.

Show times: May 31, June 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 8PM and June 2 and 9 at 2:30PM. $18 Adult, $10 under 18. For reservations, go online to or call 518-674-2007.  The Elephant Man is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc New York, NY.


Averill Park Community Orchestra Spring Concert

Come out and join the Averill Park Community Orchestra for their spring concert! The performance is on Sunday, June 2, at 3pm at the Averill Park High School. Students and adults from the local community will perform a variety of musical selections. There is no admission fee, but any donations to help offset our costs are greatly appreciated. We look forward to the opportunity to share wonderful music and delicious refreshments with you as we celebrate spring and summer months to follow. Any questions can be directed to Christina Desmond at 518- 948-0565 or


Cohoes Music Hall Events

58 Remsen Street, Cohoes, NY 12047

  • June 7, America’s AC/DC: Thunderstruck
  • July 13, David Bromberg Quintet
  • July 30 – August 3, Beauty & The Beast Jr. / Presented by Playhouse Stage Company
  • August 22-23, Winnie the Pooh / Presented by Park Playhouse
  • October 2, Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna Judd and her new band tour make a stop in Cohoes
  • November 9, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show / 2 shows.


Murder and Mystery at Sand Lake Center for the Arts – June 11

Matinee Theater Players rehearsing the upcoming play “Dead Air” at SLCA

Murder and Mystery! Matinee Theater Players will present “Dead Air”, an original murder mystery on Tuesday, June 11, at 1pm at Sand Lake Center for the Arts!  Do you remember Ed Sullivan?  “I Love Lucy”? Hulu Hoops, poodle skirts and saddle shoes? Howdy Doody and Jackie Gleason?  The Lone Ranger? RADIO shows?  It’s the early 50’s!!  You can revisit that simpler, more fun(?) lifestyle as you watch and participate in the last radio show of “As the Town Ages” which is leaving radio and becoming a new soap opera.  But wait, there’s a murder happening!  Who will not make the end of the show? And who could the murderer be?  Join us for a fun afternoon of laughter, murder and detection!  Possibly win a prize!  Desserts and coffee or tea included for your enjoyment!  Feel free to come in those old clothes you’ve saved from 1950’s or in what you’re wearing today. Tickets are $10 each. For prepaid reservations, go to or call 518-674-2007.  The center is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking.


Omi International Arts Center Hosts Exhibition Featuring HVCC Students

For the sixth consecutive year, the year-end thesis exhibition by students enrolled in Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting at Hudson Valley Community College will travel to the Omi International Arts Center’s Education Pavilions in Ghent, NY for display on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, only. A reception with the artists will be held from 3 to 4:40 p.m. on June 2.

Students featured in this year’s exhibition, entitled “Within a Saturated Environment,” are Jennie Buckley, Katriona Howell, Derek Lamani, Andrea Lowry, Mikayla M., John McCabe, Hannah Meacham, @_collin_moore, Renee M Piazza, Jan Samuel Redman, Makayla Sink- Fagan and Hannah Marie Tremblay. Statements by each artist are included in the exhibition catalogue that includes an opening essay by Professor Thomas Lail.

Lail teaches Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting, an academic year-long course of guided study for Fine Arts Department students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue the development of their own body of work. Directions to Omi International Arts Center and the Education Pavilions are available at

Community Ballroom Dance

What: 4th Sunday Community Ballroom Dance

When: Sunday, May 26



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