Date(s) - 02/25/2017
Various areas in Downtown Syracuse
Saturday, February 25th
THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – See Thurs., Feb. 16th.
NEW YORK FARM SHOW – 8:30am – 4pm; Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 23rd. Info: www.newyorkfarmshow.com or (315)457-8205
2017 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 8am – 4pm; 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.
TACNY JUNIOR CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE – 9:30am-11am; the MOST, 500 S. Franklin
St., Syracuse. “Water Pathogens” presented by Charles T. Driscoll, PhD, a Distinguished and University Professor in Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, Driscoll will discuss how English physician John Snow traced the cause of an 1854 cholera outbreak to contaminated water, and how that discovery improved public health. “There are many types of water pathogens, or disease-causing organisms, that have been discovered since the time of John Snow that we will discuss, including the toxic algae blooms we are experiencing today,” he said. A light breakfast is served before the event. Talks are aimed at middle school students, who must be accompanied by a parent or adult. The event is free, but TACNY asks that you RSVP to email@example.com. After the event, participants are welcome to explore the museum at half-price: $6 for adults and $5 for children 2-11.
MAMMAL TRACKING WORKSHOP – 10:30am – 11:30am; Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus. Join us for this fun interactive workshop all about tracking mammals in the snow! We will learn the basics of tracking and trace ID and then go outside to investigate what the animals have been up to in the woods. We will spend most of our time outdoors so be sure to dress for the weather! This program is suitable for all ages. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers, parents free. Info: (315)673-1350 or www.baltimorewoods.org
CHILI COOKOFF – 11am – 3pm; Clinton Square. Winterfest’s signature event, the Chili Cook-off is presented by the Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc. Area restaurants and other organizations spend hours at Clinton Square preparing their creations in hopes of capturing a cash prize, a plaque and the bragging rights to having the best chili in town. As the cook off wraps up, samples are collected from each competitor for judging by a panel of celebrities. This is followed by a public tasting at approximately 2:30pm in which people can vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice Award. Sponsors: Onondaga Beverage Corp. and Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc.; Media Sponsors: 92.1 The Wolf and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper
HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd., Fabius. See Sat., Feb. 18th.
SANDWICH STROLL – Noon – 4pm. Whatever you call them, find a new favorite on the new Syracuse Winterfest Sandwich Stroll. Patterned after our popular “Culinary Cruise”, patrons sample a wide variety of sandwiches at participating restaurants and vote for their favorites. Patrons purchase $5 tickets pre-sale at participating restaurants or at a central location in Clinton Square on the event day. Tickets will include a map noting all restaurant locations and patrons can walk, or drive between sites to sample the offerings and choose their favorites. Restaurants participating will offer a small sample (1 – 2 oz.). Participating restaurants: Aster Pantry & Parlor, Clinton Street Pub, Creole Soul Cafe, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, Liberty Deli, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, Modern Malt Bakeshop, Peppino’s Neapolitan, San Miguel Mexican Restaurante and The Sweet Praxis. Sponsor: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: 92.1 The Wolf and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper
MARGARITA MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Margarita Mix in Syracuse. Variety will be the byword as ticket holders will sample these creations and vote for their favorite. Competitors will be judged on taste and presentation. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at any participating restaurant presale or at the GoMini’s unit in Clinton Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running during the event or participants can walk to competing restaurants. Participating establishments: Black Olive, Clinton Street Pub, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, Otro Cinco, San Miguel Mexican Restaurante, Syracuse Suds Factory and The Penny. Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at Clinton Street Pub . Sponsor: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and 96.5 The Beat
COSMOPOLITAN MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best tasting Cosmopolitan Mix along with the best presentation in Syracuse. Sample the interesting creations by purchasing a ticket for $5 at any participating restaurant presale or at the GoMini’s unit in Clinton Square. Participants can take the Winterfest Express or walk to competing restaurants to sample mixes and vote. Competitors will be judged on taste and presentation. Participating establishments: Black Olive, Clinton Street Pub, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, The Penny, Peppino’s Neapolitan and World Lounge & Martini Bar. Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at Clinton Street Pub. Sponsor: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and 96.5 The Beat
WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm. See Sat., Feb. 18th Sponsor: Centro
SU Men’s LACROSSE – Noon, vs. Army; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com
ICE CARVING – 12pm – 1pm; Water Street next to Clinton Square. Ice artisan & professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice sculptures.
MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Cinderella” – 12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St. See Sat., Feb. 18th.
ICE CARVING – 2pm – 3pm; Syracuse Marriott Downtown. Ice artisan & professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice sculptures.
WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. See Sat., Feb. 18th.
ALL ABOUT BLUEBIRDS – 2pm; Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main Street, Canastota. Learn all about New York State’s offical bird, the Eastern Bluebird. The presentation, covering their nesting cycle, & the proper use of bluebird boxes, will delight & educate. Kids & adults will love to build their own bluebird nest box with a hands-on learning experience using pre-cut lumber. All materials & tools provided for $20. Must register in advance if plan to build a box. Suggested donation: $4 non-members, $3 members. www.greatswampconservancy.org
For the Love of Film: Red Carpet Academy Award Event – 2pm – 4pm; Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Celebrate the glamorous world of movies in the Carman Community Room with Liverpool Public Library Film Club members and the general public. Dress up and walk the red carpet. Vote for your favorites on the eve of the Academy Awards. Watch selected shorts. Cost: Free
PLAY: “The King Stag” – 2pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
See Fri., Feb. 17th. Tickets: $17 – $19 Box Offic: (315)443-3275 Info:vpa.syr.edu
PLAY: “Heathers the Musical” – 2pm – 4pm; W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Lemoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse. See Fri., Feb. 17th.
SCHOLASTIC JAZZ JAM SERIES – 2pm – 5pm; LeMoyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse. Aspiring improvisers of any age, any level of ability, and playing any instrument get to sit in with a professional jazz group, the CNY Jazz Orchestra rhythm section with Joe Carello on sax, leading the band and emceeing – just bring any music for us to read, and you’re the leader of the band! Even if you don’t have music, we can just jam on a blues. We’ll give you positive, constructive coaching and feedback, right on the spot. You can also bring friends to jam with, a horn section or a whole group, and you can play a number yourselves – but remember, everyone attending has to get up and play solo as well. Free & open to all. Info: www.cnyjazz.org/scholasticjazzjam
SU Women’s LACROSSE – 4pm, vs. Massachusetts; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com
DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – See Thurs., Feb. 16th.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH – 7pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. Rochester Americans Info:www.syracusecrunch.com
COMEDY SHOW – 7pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Jon Reep $17 admission, 21 & up
CONCERT: Joe Iconis and Family – 8pm; The Redhouse, 201 S. West St., Syracuse.
Musical theater writer and rabble rouser Joe Iconis brings his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock & roll jamboree live to the Redhouse Stage. Join Joe and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe’s incendiary songs. Expect classic tunes, new numbers, and works-in-progress. His songs were featured on Season 2 of NBC’s Smash, and he is currently working on a commission for La Jolla Playhouse and several other new musicals. Tickets $20, (315) 362-2785 Info: www.theredhouse.org and www.mrjoeiconis.com
PLAY: “The Tomkat Project” – 8pm; Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse. See Fri., Feb. 24th. Info: (315)546-3224 or rarelydone.org
PLAY: “The King Stag” – 8pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.
See Fri., Feb. 17th. Tickets: $17 – $19 Box Offic: (315)443-3275 Info:vpa.syr.edu
PLAY: “Heathers the Musical” – 8pm – 10pm; W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Lemoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse. See Fri., Feb. 17th.
CONCERT: Jazz is Phish – 9pm; Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse. All ages. Tickets: $15 – $20. Info: www.creativeconcerts.com
ENTERTAINMENT – 4:30pm; Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown. Head North, Heart Attack Man, Trespasser, TRENCH $10/$12, 18 and over
9pm; Kitty Hoyne’s Irish Pub. Lewington Downe
(of Enter the Haggis) 10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Spring Street Family Band with special guest Influx