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Date(s) - 02/16/2017
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Syracuse and Onondaga County


Thursday, February 16th

THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – DRIVEN BY DRIVER”S VILLAGE – The 30th annual contest begins Feb. 16th and ends when the medallion is found or at midnight, Feb. 26th. Follow the clues every day in The Post-Standard, on, or on Twitter or Facebook to find the medallion, which is hidden on public land in Onondaga County. Solve the clues and find the medallion, and you win $2,000! The winner should verify the authenticity of the medallion by calling the telephone number engraved on the medallion. Sponsor: Driver’s Village; Media Sponsor: The Post-Standard and

2017 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 7pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College, 4941 Onondaga Road. Over 5,000 pieces of art submitted from approximately 2,000 7th through 12th grade students in a 13-county region covering Central New York. They come from almost 100 schools and over 200 teachers. Over 1,000 pieces/portfolios recognized with Gold Keys, Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions. Several special “Best of Category” and “Best of Show” prizes awarded. Exhibit of over 1,500 pieces on display through March 3rd. All Gold Key winners will go on to the national level for consideration.

12th Annual Great Snowman Convention – on display in the Canyon on the 3rd Level Destiny USA, Syracuse through February 25th. This is a convention of the imagination, and especially values creativity and respect for the environment shown in examples from art classes in Syracuse schools. Individual pictures may be posted as you create them to If you have multiple snowman pictures, send them by email attachment to for Best in Snow prizes. One winner per day will be chosen from among the daily entries during the period Feb.15 – 25.

CENTRAL NEW YORK BOAT SHOW – 1pm – 9pm; Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. The 2016 CNY Boat Show and Sale will showcase more than 500 all-new models of power and sail boats, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, personal watercraft, and docks. Come see the largest Upstate selection of boats on display in three huge buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds. Boats will be on display in the Center of Progress, Horticulture Building, and the huge Exhibit Center Building… over 250,000 square feet of exhibit space! In-water demonstrations, NYS Boating Information Center, and much more! Admission: $10 adults; children 13 & under free. Info: 315-487-7711 or

SYRACUSE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION NEW CAR EXPO – 4pm – 9pm; Pirro Convention Center & War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. Come check out the new cars with all their bells & whistles! The 109th Annual new car show will feature two buildings, four floors, with 135,000 square feet of show space! Tickets: $9 Adults; $7 Seniors; $3 Children under 12; and Children under 5 Free. Thursday only – Free for veterans, active military & first responders w/ valid ID. Info: (315)435-8000 or

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – Try a new dining experience or revisit your favorite places to eat. Downtown’s finest restaurants offer 3 courses for $25 or less. Beverages, tax & gratuity are additional. Some restaurants may require reservations. Continues through March 1st. Visit for list of participating establishments.

SALSA & LATIN MOVEMENT – 6:15pm & 7:30pm; Johnston’s Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. Drop-ins welcome. Intermediate Salsa partnering class. $10, or $7 for full time students with valid ID. Email for complete information at

WEST COAST SWING – 6:45pm – 10:45pm; Tyrol Club, 213 Lamont Ave., Solvay. Dance lessons followed by open dancing to East & West Coast Swing & Lindy music. 6:45 – 8:15pm lessons, open dancing begins at 8:15. Cost: $10 for both lessons & dance, $5 dance only. Info:

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER – 7pm – 9:40pm, Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. “Dead Meat”- The Tortellini Corner Market is small but proud with a distinctive fragrance, just like its owner, Papa Tortellini. Lately, life is “notta so good” for Papa. Supermarket giant Price Slasher has him in its cross-hairs as does Harry Graft, the health inspector, Mama Celeste, his wife, as well as some other shady characters. Mama mia! Papa’s counting on you and the other loyal employees of the market to come through. Don’t be late for the meeting. Papa will put the “evil eye” on you! $29.95 plus tax & gratuity. Info at: 475-1807 or

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Brad Williams $10 admission, 21 & up

PLAY: “Eurydice” – 8pm; CNY Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Dewitt. Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. Tickets: $15. Info:

FOLK DANCES – 8pm – 11pm; First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Road. $1 fee. Info: (315)487-8806

TEAM TRIVIA – Enjoy a lively evening of trivia, with teamwork in a fun and social atmosphere. A team or teams from Sitrus at the Sheraton University Hotel (7pm), Lamont Tavern (7pm), Trapper’s II (7pm), RFH’s Hide-A-Way (7pm), Pizza Man Pub (7pm), Uriah’s (7:30pm), and/or Beer Belly Deli (8pm) may participate in the Winterfest Team Trivia Finals on Sunday the 26th. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

COMEDY THEATER:“The Silence of the Clams” – 8pm; Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse. This irreverent romp strips everything tasteful from of the Academy Award-winning horror classic, The Silence of the Lambs! You won’t want to miss the butch FBI agent, Clarice Starling, track down serial killer Buffalo Bill before he completes his infamous “Woman Suit.” But first, to get to Bill, she has to face down the mack daddy of murderers: Dr. Hannibal Licked-Her! For Mature Audiences Only.
$20 Admission. Info: (315)546-3224 or

ENTERTAINMENT – 6pm; Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown. Swampcandy
8pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. Mike O’Hara 9pm – 12:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Noisy Boys
9pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. John Nemeth
10pm; Otro Cinco. Skunk City & Chiggin

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