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Date(s) - 02/20/2015
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Friday, February 20th


2015 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 7pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College. See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

WINTER CAMP – 9am – 3pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville. See Tues., Feb. 17th.

WINTER DAY CAMP – WILD WINTER BREAK! – 9am – 4pm; Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus. Today: “Fire and Ice: Camp-wide Capture the Flag Game” See more info on Tues., Feb. 17th.

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

WINTER WONDERS WEEK – 10am; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. The answer to cabin fever during the school Winter Break week. 10am – Build Snow a Snow Cave, 1:30pm – Creature Feature, 2pm – Snowshoeing (or walking if not enough snow). In addition, trails will be open for skiing. All scheduled activities are free with park admission. Snowshoe Rental $5. Info: (315)638-2519 or

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

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

HUNGRY HOUR – 4pm – 7pm; Syracuse Suds Factory, 320 South Clinton St., Syracuse. Drink specials & complimentary snacks. Media Sponsor: WOLF 105.1FM

COUNTRY FOLK ART SHOW – 5pm – 9pm; Horticulture Building, NYS Fairgrounds. Get rid of cabin fever and come and shop top local and national artisan-crafters, all displaying and selling thousands of the finest, useful, creative, yet affordable creations in beautiful 3-sided room setting booths. Indoor & outdoor, fun & functional decorating accents and gifts for sale: furniture, florals, lamps & prints, clothing, jewelry & gourmet delights. Admission: Adults $6 (handstamp admits you all weekend), Children 12 & under free.

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 37th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN: STEEL TIP DART TOURNAMENT – 6pm; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. $25,000+ in prizes, matches best of 5, Pro Shoot is 401 Single In / Double Out. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the event. Free for spectators. For info: (315)446-7101 or

THEMED SKATE NIGHT – 6pm – 8pm; Clinton Square Ice Rink. “Big 80’s On Ice” with Y94. Regular admission and rental prices apply. Sponsor: iHeartMedia

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. Albany Devils

SU Women’s ICE HOCKEY – 7pm, vs. Rochester Institute of Technology; Tennity Ice Pavilion.

STAR PARTY: BRILLIANT WINTER SKIES – 7pm – 9pm; Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus. The planet Jupiter will be at its finest and we may get a glimpse of Venus low in the west. Dress warmly. Back up date February 21. $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers. Back-up date: Feb. 21st. Info: (315)673-1350 or email:

TEAM TRIVIA – Various locations. See Fri.., Feb. 13th. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

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

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Lachlan Patterson $18 admission, 21 & up

PLAY: “Steady” – 7:30pm- 9:30pm; ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. A new theatrical work written and presented by the Syracuse University Community Theater Initiative and Onondaga Community College; directed by Ryan Hope Travis. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, STEADY explores the march, considered the most significant of all the civil rights demonstrations, and the events that gave rise to it. Free to the public. Info: (315)218-5711 or

CONCERT: NYS Baroque: On The Road – 7:30pm – 9:30pm; First Unitarian Universalist Church, 109 Waring Rd., Syracuse. A string band tour of 17th century Europe, with stops in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and England. We will include Biber’s sonata for two viola d’amores, a most special instrument! Admission: $25; Senior $20; College Student $10; Grades 3-12 Free.

DANCE DIVINE – 8pm – Midnight; The Flamingo Ballroom, 305 S. Main St. N. Syracuse. Geno Aureli plays a mix of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country. 7pm lesson. Cost: $10 per person, $8 high school or college students (w/valid ID) and active duty military personnel. Info:

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: or (315)885-8960

PLAY: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – 8pm; W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Lemoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Rd., Syracuse. This hilarious tale of overachiever’s angst chronicles the experience of six pre-adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony-award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest hit musical about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of kids for whom a spelling bee is the one place they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students & LeMoyne community. For info and tickets call (315) 445-4200 or

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

CONCERT: Umphrey’s McGee – 8pm; Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse. All ages. Tickets: $39.90.

CONCERT: The Kennedys – 8pm; May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The much-traveled, married duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy spin their personal experiences and philosophical beliefs into their music. Beloved purveyors of exuberant folk, country, pop, and secular gospel, their goal is to live in the moment, giving their music a constant sense of wonder and freshness. Admission: $15. Info: (315)446-8920

SALSA SURVIVAL CLASS for Beginners – 8:15pm – 9:30pm; Johnston’s Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. See Fri., Feb. 13th.

ENTERTAINMENT – 6pm – 9pm; Sitrus on the Hill; Sheraton Univerity Hotel. E.S.P.
9pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. Old Friends
9:30pm; Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar. Grit ‘n’ Grace
10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Mike Doyle & the Maniacs 10pm – 1:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. Chief Bigway

SWING DANCE PARTY – 9pm – 11:30pm; Downtown Dance Studio, 300 W. Genesee St. A night of East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Hustle dancing to rock & roll, big band blues, R&B, contemporary, and funk. No Partner needed. Lesson taught by Steve Ryan from 8pm – 9pm. Open Dancing on two different dance floors beginning at 9pm. Cost: $5 Open dancing only, Lesson only $7, Lesson with dance $10. Info: Steve Ryan (315)434-9503 or

HAVANA NIGHTS LATIN DANCE PARTY – 10pm – 2am; Ballybay Pub/Nightclub, 550 Richmond Ave. See Fri., Feb. 13th.

CONCERT: Jimkata with Ocular Panther – Doors 10pm, Show 11pm; Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., Syracuse. All ages. Tickets: $12. Info:

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