Date(s) - 02/17/2017
Various areas in Downtown Syracuse
Saturday, February 18th
THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – See Thurs., Feb. 16th.
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.
CNY BOAT SHOW – 10am – 9pm, NYS Fairgrounds. See Thurs., Feb. 16th
SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 39th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN STEEL TIP DART TOURNAMENT – 10:30am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. See Fri., Feb. 17th.
HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd., Fabius. Enjoy an old-fashioned twenty minute, horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Highland’s winter woods. Rides are offered on a first come, first served basis. If there is not enough snow wagon rides will be offered. Please dress for the weather. Cost $6 per person; $3 for 5 & under. To check schedule (315)683-5550.
SU Women’s LACROSSE – 11am, vs. Canisius; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com
WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm; starts on Salina St.at Hanover Square. Continuous free shuttle service between Winterfest’s major downtown venues. Simply hop aboard the bustling Winterfest Express at any designated site or you can start at the corner of Salina and Water Streets near Hanover Square. Sponsor: Centro
CULINARY CRUISE – Noon – 4pm. All aboard for Syracuse Winterfest’s popular, annual Culinary Cruise. “Cruisers” purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating restaurants and sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites. Tickets are available at participating restaurants presale or at the GoMini’s unit in Clinton Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will provide continuous free shuttle service between the restaurants. Awards are presented to the top vote getters in each category: Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. An “After the Cruise” party will be held at Clinton Street Pub where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded around 5pm. Participating restaurants: Aster Pantry & Parlor, Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen, Clinton Street Pub, Creole Soul Cafe, Eleven Waters, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, Liberty Deli, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, Modern Malt Bakeshop, Otro Cinco, Peppino’s Neapolitan, San Miguel Mexican Restaurante and The Sweet Praxis. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and Y94FM
MARTINI MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Martini Mix in town. Variety reigns in this competition 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, Cavalier Room, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Empire Brewing Company, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, The Penny, Syracuse Suds Factory, 1060 Restaurant, Wild Will’s Saloon, and World Lounge & Martini Bar. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and Hot107.9
HURRICANE MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Hurricane Mix in Syracuse. Ticket holders will sample the variety of 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 sites. Participating establishments: Black Olive, Clinton Street Pub, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Empire Brewing Company, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt and The Penny. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and Hot107.9
pre-Mardi Gras celebration of the Hurricane, one of New Orleans’ most renowned cocktails, with Winterfest’s Hurricane Mixoff! Second Line Syracuse, a high-energy professional 8-piece dance band inspired by both traditional and modern-day New Orleans’ style brass bands, will start the festivities at Otro Cinco at 2pm with an indoor performance before taking to the streets and march out the mixoff with YOU! Follow the band to participating establishments, hoot n’ holler, have a hurricane, and get down with the best Syracuse has to offer!
SYRACUSE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION NEW CAR EXPO – Noon – 9pm; Pirro Convention Center & War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 16th. Info: (315)435-8000 or www.autoexposyracuse.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. Presented by: Magic Circle Childrens Theater. Like always, our shows are interactive and comedic; wear a costume to add to the fun! At just under an hour, with lots of action and interaction it’s a great introduction to the world of theatre without breaking the bank. Come give the characters advice, play “ The Princess is Right” and even try on the glass slipper ! Meet the characters and take pictures after show. All tickets are $6 cash at door. (315)449-3823 for info or reservations.
SUN PARTY – 1pm – 3pm; Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus. See the sun and all its amazing features – sunspots, flares, magnetic storms – with specially-equipped solar telescopes. Plus, see great daytime views of Venus and the Moon! A great way to warm up on a winter afternoon! Back up date February 19th. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Info: (315)673-1350 or www.baltimorewoods.org
ICE CARVING – 2pm – 3pm; Syracuse Marriott Downtown. Ice artisan & professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice sculptures.
SNOWY OWL PRESENTATION – 2pm; Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main Street, Canastota. Learn about the habits and habitat of this beautiful native bird. Suggested donation: $4 non-members, $3 members. www.greatswampconservancy.org
SU Men’s LACROSSE – 3pm, vs. Albany; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com
SU Women’s ICE HOCKEY – 3pm, vs. Rochester Institute of Technology; Tennity Ice Pavilion. www.cuse.com
WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Registration is required beginning at 8am the day of the hike and space is limited. Offered on snowshoes only when snow conditions are acceptable, please call 638-2519. Cost: Free with Nature Center admission.
DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – See Thurs., Feb. 16th.
PARTIES IN THE PLAZA: Kevin Barrigar – 6pm – 8pm; LeMoyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse. Born 9th in a musical family, Kevin’s talent showed early as a singer. Singing Elvis with his family’s band, the Christophers, Kevin has since shared the stage with Joe Whiting, fiddle legend Hal Casey, guitar master Tommy Emmanuel, and five-time Grammy winner Lloyd Maines. In addition to performing solo, Kevin also occasionally performs with his brother Loren. Free admission. Produced by CNY Jazz Central.
SU Women’s LACROSSE – 7pm, vs. Binghamton; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com
COMEDY SHOW – 7pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Brad Williams $15 admission, 21 & up
SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “Noises Off” – 7:30pm; Empire State Theater, NYS Fairgrounds. See Fri., Feb. 17th.
SYMPHORIA: “Red Violin” – 7:30pm; Crouse-Hinds Theater at Oncenter. Elina Vähälä makes her 1st appearance with Symphoria in this performance of Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto. Also features the Redline Tango and two works of Barber and Gershwin that premiered 9 years apart. Tickets $52- $81 www.experiencesymphoria.
COMEDY THEATER:“The Silence of the Clams” – 8pm; Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St.,Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 16th. (315)546-3224 or www.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: “Eurydice” – 8pm; CNY Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Dewitt. See Thurs., Feb. 16th. Tickets: $17. Info: cnyplayhouse.org 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. See Fri., Feb. 17th.
DANCE DIVINE – 8pm – midnight; 305 S. Main St., North Syracuse. A nice mix, all the dances, friendly crowd, no partner necessary. Refreshments available. Admission: $10, $8 -for High School and College Students (w/valid ID) & Active Duty Military Personell (must have Military ID). Complimentary Dance Lesson 7pm – 8pm. Info: call (315)396-3496 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.allfortheloveofdancing.com
ENTERTAINMENT – 9pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. Tommy Connors
9:30pm; Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown. The New Daze, Astro
Collective $7 18 and over
10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Pale Green Stars 10pm – 1:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. UPK