The Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund (TIPAF) at the Clayton Opera House will brighten the holidays with several entertainment events.
Events will start on Thanksgiving weekend and run through December 15th.
On Saturday, November 26th, TIPAF presents Warren Miller’s newest ski thrill movie, “Like There’s No Tomorrow,” at 7:30 p.m. Cost is only $12 to attend. The movie will be played on the opera house’s recently donated high-definition projector and will be projected onto TIPAF’s new high resolution screen.
The Clayton Community Band will perform its annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29th. Proceeds will benefit two regional hospice organizations, as well as TIPAF.
On Saturday, December 3rd, the Clayton Opera House will be transformed into Santa Central from 3 p.m. until the village Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Parents can warm up in the opera house while children visit Santa, watch a short film, or jump for joy in the inflatable castle. There will also be a craft station and a “Write-a-Letter to Santa” station. A concession stand will offer hot cocoa, coffee, and water, as well as hot popcorn. Admission is free and open to all.
On Thursday, December 15th, 7:30 p.m., TIPAF presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with jazz pianist David Benoit. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. A children’s chorus from Thousand Islands Central Schools will join Mr. Benoit on stage to sing favorite holiday tunes. This event is part of TIPAF’s commitment to Arts in Education; that afternoon, area schoolchildren will have an opportunity to hear and work with Mr. Benoit.
For information or to purchase tickets to opera house events, phone 315-
686-2200 or visit www.ClaytonOperaHouse.com.