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Thursday, May 8
Jay Lesage and Friends. 7 p.m. Irises Cafe and Wine Bar. 20-22 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh. 566-7000.
Sinfonia Chamber Concert. 7:30 p.m. E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Beth Gorevic directs the Sinfonia Chamber Ensemble. Free.
Montreal Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. St. George’s Church at Peel and de la Gauchetiere, Montreal. Eighteen nights of music, including works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Schumann and more. The TD Jazz series includes four Fridays of jazz. $49 VIP, $4 adult, $40 seniors, $20 students. (514) 842-2112 for tickets. For a complete list of performers, visit www.festivalmontreal.org.
Turtle Thursdays with 95xxx. 10 p.m. Naked Turtle Holding Co., 1 Dock St., Plattsburgh. 566-6200.
Mambo Combo. 10 p.m. Monopole, Protection Avenue, Plattsburgh. 563-2222.
“Heritage Matters: Archaeological Research In — and For — the North Country.” 7 p.m. Alice T. Miner Museum, 9618 Route 9, Chazy. Presentation on why conducting archaeology in the North Country is important to communities, including a discussion of ongoing research conducted by SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and students. Free.
“World War I: 100 Years Later.” 7 p.m. John Black Room, Saranac Laboratory Museum, 89 Church St., Saranac Lake. Brian Mann of North Country Public Radio will lead a discussion on how World War I changed society and continues to resonate today, a century later, in culture and politics. Part of the History Matters Series. Free. 891-4606.
Poetry Reading. 8 p.m. ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Bilingual poetry recitation of Ecuadoran poetry with Alexis Levitin.
Friday, May 9
Charlie Stone and Split Rock. 3:30 p.m. Pine Harbour Assisted Living, 15 New Hampshire Road, Plattsburgh. Traditional country. 561-5307.
May Mini-fest. 5:30 p.m. ROTA Gallery, 50 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Music by Graph Rabbit, Titanics, Happy Lives, What Model Citizens and Magic Dan. $3 to $10.