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Date(s) - 02/21/2015
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Syracuse and Onondaga County

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Saturday, February 21st

THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

2015 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 6pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE YOUTH DART TOURNAMENT – 9am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Ages 5-17, Cricket & 01, No entry fee, trophies awarded. For details: 315-446-7101 or www.saltcitydarts.com.

TACNY JUNIOR CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE – 9:30am-11am; the MOST, 500 S. Franklin
St. “The Onondaga Lake Remediation: A History-Making Environmental Cleanup Right Out Our Front Door” – features David Smith, dredge and cap operations manager, and Tom Drachenberg, P.E., quality program manager of the Onondaga Lake Cleanup project. A light breakfast is served before the event. Age Level: All ages. Cost: Free. Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org so TACNY knows how many people will be attending. Underage attendees must be accompanied by an adult, and both are invited to tour the MOST exhibits for free after the event.

COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW – 10am – 5pm; Horticulture Building, NYS Fairgrounds. See Fri., Feb. 20th.

GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF CNY – 10am – 5pm; Carol Watson Greenhouse, 2980 Sentinel Heights Rd., Lafayette. See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 37th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN STEEL TIP DART TOURNAMENT – 10:30am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. See Fri., Feb. 20th.

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 2:30pm 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: WOLF105.1 and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 4pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd.,Fabius. See Sat., Feb. 14th.

KIDS KARNIVAL – Noon – 4pm; City Hall Commons Atrium, across from Hanover Square. See Sat., Feb. 14th. Presented by: The Face Paint Lady. Media Sponsor: Family Times.

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: Clark’s Ale House, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, Jolime Fresh Garden Cafe, Liberty Deli, Maxwell’s, and The 1060 Restaurant. Winners will be announced at Syracuse Suds Factory. Sponsor: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: WOLF105.1 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 GoMinis 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: Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Modern Malt, Syracuse Suds Factory and The Penny. Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at Syracuse Suds Factory . Sponsor: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and MovinRadio

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 GoMinis 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: Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Modern Malt, The Penny, and World Lounge & Martini Bar. Winners will be announced after the “Mix-Off” at Syracuse Suds Factory . Sponsor: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and MovinRadio

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm. See Sat., Feb. 14th Sponsor: Centro

SU Men’s BASKETBALL – Noon, vs. Pittsburgh; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com Park & Ride free shuttle bus for Syracuse Suds Factory customers.

MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Cinderella” – 12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St. See Sat., Feb. 14th.

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

LEMOYNE Women’s BASKETBALL – 1pm, Henninger Athletic Center, 1419 Salt Springs Road. vs. American international College. Info:www.lemoynedolphins.com

WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. See Sat., Feb. 14th.

LEMOYNE Men’s BASKETBALL – 3pm, Henninger Athletic Center, 1419 Salt Springs Road. vs. American international College. Info:www.lemoynedolphins.com

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK – See Mon., Feb. 16th.

VALENTINE’S IN THE FOREST – 6pm – 10pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Forest Rd., Fabius. See Fri., Feb. 13th.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH – 7pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. Binghamton Senators Info:www.syracusecrunch.com

DANCE DIVINE – 8pm – midnight; 305 S. Main St., North Syracuse. A lively mix of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country, Techno, plus an interesting mingle of classic and contemporary music. The dance facility boasts a 2000 sq.ft dance floor, with free coffee available during the event, along with a cash concession area. Admission: $10, $8 -for High School and College Students (w/valid ID) & Active Duty Military Personell (must have Military ID). Complimentary Dance Lesson 7pm. Info: call (315)396-3496 or e-mail geno@allfortheloveofdancing.com or www.allfortheloveofdancing.com

COMEDY SHOW – 7pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Lachlan Patterson $18 admission, 21 & up

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” – 7:30pm; Empire Theater, NYS Fairgrounds. See Fri., Feb. 13th.

MATERIAL WITNESS presented by Spiderwoman Theater – 8pm; Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 19th.

PLAY: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – 8pm; W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Lemoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse. See Fri., Feb. 20th.

PLAY: “Clybourne Park” – 8pm; Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. (Shoppingtown Mall near Macy’s on 2nd floor). See Fri., Feb. 13th. Price: $20 Info: www.cnyplayhouse.com or (315)885-8960

LATIN NIGHT AT MUNJED’S LOUNGE – 10pm – 2pm; Munjed’s Meriterranean Restaurant & Lounge, 505 Westcott St. See Sat., Feb. 14th.

ENTERTAINMENT – 9:30pm; Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar. Country Swagg
10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The Lightkeepers
10pm – 1:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Hendry