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Date(s) - 02/23/2013
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Syracuse and Onondaga County

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Saturday, February 23rd

February 23, Time TBD Spy vs. Spy: Cross Border Espionage on Lake Ontario During the War of 1812 Matthew MacVittie, OHA’s Assistant Curator of History, will present to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution at Drumlins.

NEW YORK FARM SHOW – 8:30am – 4:30pm; Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.  See Thurs., February 21st.

ICE CARVING DEMONSTRATIONS – 1pm – 3pm; Clinton Square.

CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 10am – 6pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College.  See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

ARTFUL YOGA – 10:30am – 12pm; Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court, Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St.  See Sat., February 16th.

STONE CANOE ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION – 11am – 5pm; Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse.  See Thurs., February 14th.  Info: (315)442-2230

CHILI COOKOFF – 11am – 3pm; Hanover 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 Hanover 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 2:30 pm 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: WOLF105.1 and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper

KIDS KARNIVAL – 11am – 4pm.  See Fri., Feb. 22nd.  Presented by: Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God Academy.  Media Sponsor: Radio Disney

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

LEMOYNE Women’s LACROSSE – 11am, vs. Roberts Wesleyan; Athletic Turf Complex, 1419 Salt Springs Road.   www.lemoynedolphins.com

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

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 4pm, Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd.,Fabius. See Sat., February 16th.

SESAME STREET LIVE: Elmo Makes Music – 11:30pm & 3pm; Landmark Theatre,  362 S. Salina St.  See Fri., February 22nd.

SANDWICH STROLL – Noon – 4pm, Various downtown area restaurants.   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 Hanover 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: Attilio’s, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, JJ’s Miss Syracuse Diner, LoFo, PJ’s Pub & Grill,Saltine Warrior,  and Wise Guy’s Comedy Club & Bistro. Winners will be announced at PJ’s Pub & Grill. Sponsor: PODS and Centro; Media Sponsors: B104.7 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 PODS unit in Hanover Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running during the event or participants can walk to competing restaurants. Participating establishments: Anthony’s Elbow Room, Attilio’s, Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Holmes Pub, Kokomo’s Bar & Grill, PJ’s Pub & Grill, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Syracuse Suds Factory, Twist Ultra Lounge, and Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro.  Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at PJ’s Pub & Grill. Sponsor: PODS and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and Hot107.9

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 PODS unit in Hanover 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: Anthony’s Elbow Room, Attilio’s, Clinton Street Pub, Holmes Pub, Kokomo’s Bar & Grill, Limerick Pub, PJ’s Pub & Grill, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Twist Ultra Lounge, Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, and World Lounge & Martini Bar.  Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at PJ’s Pub & Grill. Sponsor: PODS and Centro; Media Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and Hot107.9

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 4pm; starts 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. The bus stops briefly at each location and continues on, returning to that stop again in 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the day Sponsor: Centro
 
MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Beauty & the Beast” – 12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St.  See Sat., February 16th.

ICE CARVING – 1pm – 3pm; Water Street next to Clinton Square.  Ice artisan & professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice sculptures.

SU Women’s ICE HOCKEY – 2pm, vs. Lindenwood; Tennity Ice Pavilion. www.suathletics.com

LEMOYNE Women’s LACROSSE – 11am, vs. Chestnut Hill; Athletic Turf Complex, 1419 Salt Springs Road.   www.lemoynedolphins.com

SU Men’s BASKETBALL – 4pm, vs. Georgetown; Carrier Dome.  www.suathletics.com
Park & Ride free shuttle bus for Syracuse Suds Factory customers.

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK – See Fri., February 15th.

SYRACUSE SILVER KNIGHTS – 7pm, vs. Wichita Wings; Onondaga County War Memorial Arena.  www.syracusesilverknights.com

CONCERT: The Wood Brothers – Doors 7pm; Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse. Admission: $20.  Info: www.thewestcotttheater.com.

BALLROOM DANCY PARTY – 7pm – 11pm; Puttin’ On The Ritz Dance Studio, 5885 E Circle Drive, Cicero. (Drivers Village Auto Mall – “Center Court” area 2nd floor) A Ballroom Dance Party featuring a CD mix of music provided by the Ritz Dance Studio. (Requests are taken) Cost: $10/person, $8 for current Ritz dance students. Extensive refreshments (cheese & crackers, veggies, fruit, chips & dip, fruit punch, large variety of soda, dessert) provided. For info: 446-5707 or www.ritzdancestudio.8m.com

CONCERT: Judy Collins – 7:30pm; Palace Theater , 2384 James St., Syracuse.  Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. Opening act: Timothy Scott McConnell. All Ages welcome. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000 and are $27.50 & $35.00; $5.00 increase day of show.  Info: (315)463-9240

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “The Merchant of Venice” – 7:30pm; SU Warehouse Theatre, 350 W. Fayette St.  See Fri., February 15th.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH HOCKEY – 7:30pm, vs. Springfield Falcons; Onondaga County War Memorial Arena.  www.syracusecrunch.com

CNY SINGLES DANCE – 8pm; VFW, 3146 Lemoyne Ave., Mattydale.  See Sat., Feb. 16th

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

COMEDY SHOW – 8pm and 9:45pm: Wise Guys Comedy Club, 201 S. Salina St., Syracuse.  Michael Malone & John Garrett.  Admission: $17.50. www.wiseguyssyracuse.com

RARELY DONE PRODUCTIONS presents “Spooky Dog & the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries”- 8pm; Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St.  See Fri., February 15th.

CONCERT: Cris Trapper – 8pm; Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse. Redhouse is thrilled to welcome back this brilliant singer/songwriter, who began his career as the front man for late 90’s alternative rock band The Push Stars. Admission: $15 per person; $10 for members. Info: (315)425-0405

NOCHE de SALSA – 9:30pm – 2am; Metro Lounge & Cafe, 505 Westcott St.  See Sat., February 16th.

ENTERTAINMENT – 8pm; bc Restaurant. Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter Jesus Bas
10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. 2 Hour Delay (classic Rock)