Sundays 2 – 6:00pm
|January 26, 7:30pm Saturday||An evening of I-CAN-SEE filmstrips, with Brian Dewan
The filmstrip medium delivers a cinematic experience economically, a ribbon
of sprocketed film advanced one frame at a time through a hand cranked
projector. It is not a “motion picture”; the progress of the succession of
still images is measured in seconds per frame rather than frames per second.The heyday of the educational filmstrip lasted from about 1915 to the late
1980s. Filmstrips were a popular and inexpensive projected film medium that
was a staple in public school education, religious education and industrial
presentations.They were made to be functional pedagogical materials, and yet as in so many
human endeavors it inevitably embodies an ontological point of view whether
intended or not. This fascinating tradition deserves to be continued past
its near extinction, a practice that has fallen out of fashion but is never
obsolete.Brian Dewan will present some of his I-CAN-SEE filmstrips, as well as sing
original and historical songs with accordion and autoharp accompaniment.
“This is good ‘ole fashioned entertainment from a very very funny man
|Feb 23 – 8:00pm
Callanach is a young, fresh and dynamic five piece Celtic rock band hailing from Rochester, NY. Their debut album “Walk On Up” is a very good addition to any Celtic Rock collection. The band was established around fiddler Marissa Ruper. Thus, the fiddle plays a major role on their music, but it’s perfectly backed by banjo, electric guitar, bass and drums. We will open up a dance floor for those who like to shake it.”
|March 9 – 7:30pm
|Play Reading – The Lyons, by Nicky Silver.
Free admission.Death looms large in Nicky Silver’s Broadway play, a caustic and canny
comedy about family dysfunction packed with surprises that are
alternately hilarious, tragic, and absurd.
Cast; Ted Cornell, Sandy Burke, Kate Donis, Dylan Duffy, and Brian LaVallee.
Note; play contains large doses of profanity. Not suitable for children.
|March 16 – 4pm
|THE SPACE WE MAKE Documentary Screening
4 to 6 pm / Screening at 5pm
This is the premiere of the video documentary on the extraordinary August 2012 project which was developed and performed at the Recovery Lounge
|March 17 – 2-6pm
|January Jams returns by popular demand
Pull out the fiddle, it’s St. Patrick’s Day!
|Food Will Win The War|
|The Alexis P. Suter Band
“The Alexis P. Suter Band are rising stars on the roots, blues and
soul scene. Alexis’s powerful bass/baritone voice, seasoned with raw
emotion and a wide streak of attitude has won the praise of greats from
B.B. King to Levon Helm.“It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that
young lady.” B.B. King
Cuddle Magic is a band and songwriting collective from Brooklyn and Philadelphia that performs lush, playful songs with wide-ranging instrumentation including strings, percussion, vibraphone, trumpet, clarinet, keyboards, guitars, and many voices.
|The Honey Dewdrops|
|June 22 8:00pm
|July 13, 7:30pm
Reservations Required – Limited Seating – 946-8315
Lower Lounge Show
|Jeremiah Weed and the Medicine Show|
|June 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17
|The Upper Jay Art Center is offering a five week seminar
on the American playwright Edward Albee.
Scott Renderer will host the group from 5:00 – 6:45pm on the following Wednesdays: June 19, 26, July 3,10, 17. The cost is $175.00 to be paid in full at the first meeting. (All proceeds go to UJAC.) Participants are responsible for purchasing the reading material which is available new and used at Amazon. com.June 19- The Zoo Story/ The American Dream (one acts)
June 26- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
July 3- A Delicate Balance
July 10- The Play About the Baby
July 17- The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?
|July 18, 7:30pm
|Kevin Stoltz Jazz Trio|
|July 25, 26, 27, 28
Aug 1, 2, 3, 4
|Gruesome Playground Injuries
a play by Rajiv Joseph
|Renate Schneider will read
from her recently published book, Hardships and Magic.This episodic memoir of a girl’s life in Germany through world War II and its aftermath offers vivid descriptions of the feelings and experiences of a child’s life in tumultuous times. Brief, intense memories of the young child are here recalled in the vocabulary of the adult. Renate is a natural born storyteller, and will follow the reading with questions from the audience and a book signing.
|Blues Legend Danny Kalb
founding member of The Blues ProjectOpening Act:
Chicago native and recent Maine transplant Heather Styka writes songs as fresh as they are rooted in the folk tradition. Also a poet and writer, Styka has an instinct for lyrics that are smart and unexpected but never cryptic, analyzing the importance of moments, places, and relationships. In addition to numerous songwriting awards, her 2011 release Lifeboats for
Born in Portland, OR and grown in Cornish, ME Theresa Hartford’s musical style is as diverse as her background. Theresa’s powerful vocal ability ranges from a low sultry gravel, to a jazzy/rap, to the sweet and sentimental. Theresa’s soulful story-telling/song-writing has been largely influenced by her time spent as a wilderness instructor in the Adirondacks, and the people she has been fortunate enough to know in her community up north. Topics range from whimsical awkward crushes, to the woes of abuse, and refusal to settle for less than is deserved. Her first album is due to come out in the winter of 2013.
|December 19, 20, 21
|Nick (A Christmas Pageant)
An original play by Scott RendererAlmost a decade after Adirondack novelist Russell Banks published Affliction, his gritty tale set in a tired northern New Hampshire town, the book was adapted into a screenplay, then released as a film on the same title, in 1997. The all-star cast included NIck Nolte, Willem Dafoe, Sissy Spacek and James Coburn, who won an Academy Award for his performance.
To prepare for his role in the film as Wade Whitehouse, a small-town sheriff, Nick Nolte made a trek to the Adirondacks to meet with Russell Banks. Banks took him to
Years ago Banks relayed this story to Upper Jay Art Center director – and former Wooster Group actor – Scott Renderer. Since then, with Banks’s blessing, Renderer’s been at work on a play about it.
See Nick ( A Christmas Pageant), directed by Renderer, at the Recovery Lounge. This play features actors who have appeared in past Upper Jay Art Center productions and includes a cameo by Russell Banks.