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Friday, February 15th

THE POST-STANDARD WINTERFEST TREASURE HUNT –The 26th annual contest
begins Feb.17th and continues until the medallion is found or Winterfest’s conclusion at midnight, Feb. 24th. Follow the clues on www.syracuse.com to find the medallion, which is hidden somewhere in Onondaga County. The finder will win $1,000, which is doubled to $2,000 if he or she subscribes to the daily newspaper. Treasure hunters may call 703-1703 to find out if the medallion has been
found. The winner should verify the authenticity of the medallion by calling the telephone number engraved on the medallion. Media Sponsor: The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com

CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 8am – 8pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: Neil Chowdhury Gallery Exhibit – 9am – 4pm, Ann Felton Multicultural Center at Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

STONE CANOE ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION – 10am – 5pm; Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse. See Thurs., February 14th. Info: (315)442-2230

WINTERFEST ICE CASTLE – Clinton Square. Since 2008 Joe Borasky has been been dazzling Central New Yorkers with his Ice Castles. From his humble beginnings hand mining ice from Owasco Lake, to spectacular towering ice buildings in Clinton Square. For 2013, Joe will build his largest Ice Castle yet, with four levels, towering over 20 feet into the sky. Construction will begin on Valentine’s Day, and plenty of extra ice will be on hand to keep the structure beautiful during the entire event (should Mother Nature again wield her cruel hand). As always the Ice Castle, which has not yet been named, will be best viewed after dusk, when it is illuminated by 2000 watts of high intensity lighting provided by Hydroponic Shops
of America. Don’t miss the “Crown Jewel” of Syracuse Winterfest! Sponsors: Quality Home Improvements, Holiday Ice, Hydroponic Shops of America, 84 Lumber, Sherwin-Williams, Xygen Graphics, Media Sponsor: Y94FM

EXHIBIT: “Nouveau Risqué: A Perspective on Women and Progress”- 11am 4:30pm; SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building. See Thurs., February 14th.

EXHIBIT: NEIL WELLIVER PRINTS – 11am – 4:30pm; SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building. See Thurs., February 14th.

CNY BOAT SHOW – 1pm – 9pm, NYS Fairgrounds. See Thurs., February 14th

SYRACUSE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION NEW CAR EXPO – 4pm – 9pm; Pirro Convention Center & War Memorial at Oncenter, 8:00 S. State St., Syracuse. See Thurs., February 14th. Info: (315)435-8000

SYRACUSE GOLF SHOW – 2pm – 8pm; SRC Arena & Events Center, Onondaga Com- munity College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike. Get ready for the warmer weather with everything a golfer needs, from clubs to balls, from shoes to travel destinations; fun for every golfer no matter the skill level. Everyone entering gets a complimentary subscription to Golf Digest Magazine with their paid admission. Take a free mini les- son, see the latest in golf technology or listen to a seminar from a knowledgeable
pro. Single day pass $10. For info: 315-426-8741 or www.syracusegolf.net.

HUNGRY HOUR – 4:30pm – 7pm; PJ’s Pub & Grill, 116 Walton St., Syracuse. Drink specials & complimentary snacks.

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK – times vary; Downtown Syracuse. Restaurants throughout downtown Syracuse offer three courses for just $25 or less! This is a per- fect time to sample new cuisine or return to a favorite restaurant. Find list of participating restaurants and other special info at downtownsyracuse.com

RECEPTION: Opening Night of American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell – 5:30pm – 8pm; Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street. Celebrate the arrival of the latest exhibition. Enjoy entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar before previewing the exhibition. See www.everson.org to purchase tickets: $5 members; $15 non-members – registration required

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 35th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN STEEL TIP DART
TOURNAMENT – 6pm; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. $24,000+ in prizes, matches best of 3 except Men’s/Women’s Singles & Double Finals are best of 5; registration closes 15 minutes prior to the event. Free for spectators. For info: (315)446-7101 or www.saltcitydarts.com

VALENTINE’S IN THE FOREST – Highland Forest, 7pm – 11pm. See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

SU Women’s ICE HOCKEY – 7pm, vs. Mercyhurst; Tennity Ice Pavilion. www.suath- letics.com

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “The Merchant of Venice” – 7:30pm; SU Warehouse Theatre, 350 W. Fayette St. Shakespeare’s tragicomedy story of love, greed, mercy and compassion. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors (62+), $5 for SU faculty, staff, students and alumni with ID as well as groups of 12 or more. Info: (315)476-1835. Tickets available at TicketLeap.com and at box office subject to availability.

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Josh Blue. See Thurs., February 14th.

CONCERT: A Valentine Wish for Karen Oberlin – 8pm, Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse. See Thurs., February 14th. Info: (315)425-0405

RARELY DONE PRODUCTIONS presents “Spooky Dog & the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries”- 8pm; Jazz Central, 441E. Washington St. A “South Park” version of Scooby-Doo. Uncover the hilarious secret subtext of your favorite cartoon with the uproarious and campy adventures of a dog detective named Spooky, his
spaced-out hippie friend, and their gang. Tickets: $20. Info: (315)479-5299

DANCE LESSONS – 8pm – 12am; Pastime Athletic Club, 1314 N. Salina St. Come learn to tango with lessons from 8-9pm, and open swing, Latin and ballroom dancing from 9 pm-midnight. No partner required. $8, $5/students. danceloverscny@yahoo.com

COMEDY SHOW – 8pm and 9:45pm; Wise Guys Comedy Club, 201 S. Salina St., Syra- cuse. Stephanie Peters & Paul Virzi. Admission: $17.50 www.wiseguyssyracuse.com

SYRACUSE STAGE presents August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” – 8pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. See Thurs., February 14th. For info: (315) 443-3275 www.syracusestage.org

CONCERT: Grace Pettis – 8pm; May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St. One of the hottest of the up-and-coming young songwriters, Grace was a recent Kerrville winner and a showcase selection at the 2010 International Folk Alliance Conference. Admission: $15. Info: www.folkus.org

PLAY: A Streetcar Named Desire – 8pm; Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. (Shoppingtown Mall). See Thurs., February 14th.

SYRACUSE OPERA presents Sweeney Todd – 8pm; Mulroy Civic Center at Oncen- ter, 800 S. State St. A master barber, returning to London in search of the family he lost, he yields his sharpened razor with laudable precision as he surgically removes the obstacles in his way. Crafted by the brilliant Stephen Sondheim, your laughter will increase with every wince you make. This musical drama will renew your faith in the human spirit – and change your view of shepherd’s pie… for the rest of
your life. For Adults Only. Tickets: $51 – $71. Info: (315)475-5915 or www.syracuseopera.com

SALSA SURVIVAL CLASS for Beginners – 8:15pm – 9:30pm; 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: 5pm – 8pm; Wise Guys Bistro. E.S.P. (Jazz Jam Session) 8pm; bc Restaurant. Anna Vogel9pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. 10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Medicine Wheel (Dead Center Jam)

HAVANA NIGHTS LATIN DANCE PARTY – 9:30pm – 2am; Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. DJ la Maquina spins CNY’s finest Latin mix for Salsa, Timba, Meren- gue, Bachata y Chachacha! Beginners welcome. Huge hardwood dance floor, off street parking, full service bar. Age 17+, students welcome. Admission: $5. (315)636-7133