Friday 17th Events

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Date(s) - 02/17/2017
All Day

Various areas in Downtown Syracuse


Friday, February 17th


2017 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 7pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 16th.

12th Annual Great Snowman Convention – on display in the Canyon on the 3rd Level Destiny USA, Syracuse through February 25th. See Thurs., Feb. 16th.

CNY BOAT SHOW – 1pm – 9pm, NYS Fairgrounds. See Thurs., Feb. 16th

SYRACUSE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION NEW CAR EXPO – 4pm – 9pm; Pirro Convention Center & War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 16th. Info: (315)435-8000 or

HUNGRY HOUR – 4pm – 7pm; Clinton Street Pub, 127 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Drink specials & complimentary snacks. Media Sponsor: 96.5 The Beat

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – See Thurs., Feb. 16th.

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 39th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN: STEEL TIP DART TOURNAMENT – 6pm; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. $25,000+ in prizes, matches best of 5, Singles, Doubles, 501, Cricket. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the event. Free for spectators. For info: (315)446-7101 or

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: “Death Takes A Cruise” – 6pm; WCNY, 415 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Grab your party hat, and step aboard, The Mississippi Mistress riverboat. Prepare to set sail down the “Big Muddy” for New Orleans and Mardi Gras! The mighty Captain “Crawdaddy” Cretin will help you navigate the shoals, sand bars, (and wet bars), while Scooter, the Porter, and your Cruise Director, Lucy Belle Juniper, see to your comfort and entertainment. Watch out for the other suspicious passengers. Someone might not make it to the “Big Easy” alive. Tickets: $60-$65. Info: or (315)453-2424

ICE BREAKER DANCE PARTY – 7pm – 11pm; Finger Lakes Ballroom, Syracuse Marriott Downtown, 100 East Onondaga Street, Syracuse. Listen & dance to Trumptight315, an old school R&B funk band that brings you the smooth and funky sounds of Motown. Admission: $5. Sponsor: Syracuse Marriott Downtown and Northeast Decorating & Exhibit Services, Inc. Media Sponsor: 94.1-95.3-103.9 The Dinosaur

WINTER STARS – 7pm – 9pm; Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville. See the winter skies at their finest! Venus attains its greatest brilliance on February 18th and has swollen to almost four times the size it had appeared back in July 2016. Meet at the Park Office. If it is too cloudy on the 17th, we will reschedule for Saturday the 18th. FREE and open to the public. Info: (315)637-6111

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “Noises Off” – 7:30pm; Empire State Theater, NYS Fairgrounds. Get a great view of the intricate, farcical, personal and hilarious antics of a hapless group of actors from the audience perspective and from back stage. A fantastic farce can lead to the craziest situations involving multiple love triangles, scantily clad women, a nose bleeder who fears blood & violence, fish, phones, booze, an axe and lots of slamming doors all while you see a bad play from the audience and a worse one from back stage… get ready to laugh and roll in the aisles… but don’t shut your eyes ‘cuz you’ll miss at least 3 jokes! Tickets: Adult $15, Senior/Student $12, SU student/faculty/staff/alumni $8. Info: (315)476-1835 or

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Brad Williams $15 admission, 21 & up

TEAM TRIVIA – Enjoy a lively evening of trivia, with teamwork in a fun and social atmosphere. A team or teams from Lamont Tavern (7pm) may participate in the Winterfest Team Trivia Finals on Sunday the 26th. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

CONCERT: Max Creek with Boogie Low – 8pm; The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse. All ages. Tickets: $20 – $25. Info:

COMEDY THEATER:“The Silence of the Clams” – 8pm; Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St.,Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 16th. (315)546-3224 or

PLAY: “The King Stag” – 8pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
One of the best known plays of the Commedia del’Arte form, Gozzi’s magical tale brings to life King Deramo, his faithful wife Angela, his treacherous prime minister Tartaglia, several hare-brained members of his court, a magician, a parrot, magical stags, and a giant bear. A fairy tale for all ages, The King Stag captures the sheer fun and bracing physicality of the Italian comic tradition. Presented by Syracuse University Department of Drama. Tickets: $17 – $19 Box Offic: (315)443-3275

PLAY: “Eurydice” – 8pm; CNY Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Dewitt. See Thurs., Feb. 16th. Tickets: $17. Info: or (315)885-8960

PLAY: “Heathers the Musical” – 8pm – 10pm; W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Lemoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse. Join the Boot and Buskin Theater Troup for this fully staged musical, described by AMNewyork as a “clever comedy with a dark streak.” Set in the halls of Westerberg High, Heathers the Musical tackles the struggles of popularity and fitting in during high school. Please be aware: This show presents challenging subject matter and is intended for mature audiences. Tickets: $15 General Public, $10 Senior, $5 for students and Le Moyne community. Info: (315) 445-4200 or

CONCERT: Molly Venter and Goodnight Moonshine – 8pm; May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. This is Molly Venter’s latest musical project, a collaboration with her husband Eben Pariser. Co-writing often, Venter and Pariser explore what it means to be in a healthy authentic relationship; both relationship; both wholesome and irreverent, they sing of joy and grief in equal measure. Molly’s voice bends from a sweet moan to a gritty shout and back into a playful run in the space of a few bars. The emotional potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben on vocals and electric guitar. Price: $15 Info: (315)638-4740

SALSA SURVIVAL CLASS for Beginners – 8:30pm – 9:45pm; Johnston’s Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. Our most popular class introduces new dancers to the Salsa! NO experience or partner necessary. $7. Info: (315)636-7133

ENTERTAINMENT – 9pm; Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown. The Spring Street Family, Subsoil, Gang of Thieves $10, 18 and over
9pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. Old Friends 10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Baddogg
10pm – 1:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Homely Jones

HAVANA NIGHTS LATIN DANCE PARTY – 10pm – 2am; Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. DJ “la Maquina” spins CNY’s finest Latin mix for Salsa, Timba, Merengue, Bachata y Chachacha! Beginners welcome. Huge hardwood dance floor, off street parking, full service bar. Age 17+, students welcome. Admission: $8 Info: (315)636-7133 or

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