If the winter doldrums have their claws in you, a bit of vibrant revelry might be the remedy. Ganondagan State Historic Site's two-day Native American Winter Arts Weekend offers music, storytelling, opportunities to purchase visual art, activities for kids, a film screening, and a panel discussion.
This year's headliner performance is by Tuscarora singer-songwriter and musician Jennifer Kreisberg, who will perform Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, at 3 p.m., and Bill Crouse and the Allegany River Dancers will perform Iroquois Social Dancing on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, December 3, the film "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" — about the role Native Americans have played in shaping contemporary music — will be screened at 1 p.m., followed by a discussion with by the film's executive producer and co-creator Tim Johnson (Mohawk).
Ganondagan is located at 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road) in Victor. Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, 1 to 4 p.m. Daily admission to the event is $5 per adult; $3 for seniors, students (ages 12+), and members; and free for ages 11 and younger. For more information and a full schedule of events, call 742-1690 or visit ganondagan.org/WinterArtsFestival.Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in the performance lineup; the former headliner Pura Fé is replaced by Jennifer Kreisberg.