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Thursday, Jan. 23
Jay Lesage and Friends. 8 p.m. Irises Cafe and Wine Bar. 20-22 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh. 566-7000.
Charlie Stone and Split Rock. 3:30 p.m. Meadowbrook Healthcare, 154 Prospect Ave., Plattsburgh. 563-5440.
“Sounds of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.” Noon. Cantwell Community Room, Saranac Lake Free Library. Andy Flynn presents the history, sights and sounds of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival based on his latest book. Brown bag luncheon. Dessert, beverages provided. 891-4190.
Julian Bond. 4 p.m. Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont, Burlington. Activist and civil rights leader, former chair of the NAACP speaks during the college’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Tickets limited. (802) 656-3131.
“The Accidental Native” Reading and Book Signing. 7 p.m. The Alice T. Miner Museum, 9618 Route 9, Chazy. Dr. J.L. Torres will read from his latest work. 846-7336.
Friday, Jan. 24
Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper: “Where the Heart Is.” 7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid. Evening of songs, stories and inspirations. $15 adults. $12 students and seniors. 523-2512.
Giovanina Bucci. 8 p.m. Irises Cafe and Wine Bar. 20-22 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh. 566-7000.
Funkwagon. 10 p.m. Monopole, Protection Avenue, Plattsburgh. 563-2222.
Wingman. 10 p.m. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., Plattsburgh. 324-2200.
“Memphis.” 8 p.m. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main St., Burlington. Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a white DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who’s ready for her big break. $25-$70. (802) 863-5966.
“Amazement 101: Life, The Universe and Everything!” 7 p.m. Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake. This week: Meet Your Mega-Great-Grandparents: Super Nova Explosions. 891-1854.