Today’s Events Feb 22nd

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Date(s) - 02/22/2018
12:00 am

Various areas in Downtown Syracuse


Thursday, February 22nd

DRIVER’S VILLAGE – The 31st annual contest begins Feb. 15th and ends when
the medallion is found or at midnight, Feb. 25th. 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

2018 CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 9am – 7pm; Atrium of the
Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College, 4941 Onondaga
Road. This year, over 90 area schools, submitted 5,560 pieces of art. Over
a 3-day period some 50 judges, comprised of professional artists, educators and
photographers, awarded a record 1,885 works in 19 categories. The 2018 firstplace
winners (Gold Key), second-place (Silver Key) and honorable mentions, as
well as special award honorees, will be showcased. Highest-rated pieces move
on to national competition, and the Everson Museum of Art will host a selection
of works March 10 through April 8. In 2017 the CNY region produced a record 34
national award winners. Free admission.

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – The 14th annual serving of Downtown Dining
Weeks, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union, offers a new addition, lunch
specials. Participating restaurants will serve the traditional three courses (or
more!) for $25 (or less!) for dinner, as well as three-course lunch offerings for
$10. It’s up to the restaurants whether they offer lunch specials, dinner specials
or both. Beverages, tax & gratuity are additional. Some restaurants may require
reservations. Continues through February 28th. Visit for list
of participating establishments.

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 – Snow Sculptures, 1:30pm — Creature Feature, 2pm – Snowshoeing
(or walking if not enough snow). During School vacation there will be guided
snowshoe walks and critter talks daily for families and individuals. Walk down
one of the Nature Center’s trails tracking winter wildlife. Learn about beaver,
turtles, hawks, or other wildlife in the Visitor Center. All scheduled activities
are free with park admission. Snowshoe Rental $5. Info: (315)638-2519 or www.

LECTURE: “The Life and Times of DeWitt Clinton” – Noon – 1pm; Erie Canal
Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. The life and times of DeWitt Clinton,
the political leader who spearheaded construction of the original Erie Canal, is the
topic of a presentation by Museum Curator Ashley Maready. Maready will discuss
Clinton’s early life and his career in New York State politics, as well as the
strong social and economic forces that fostered the idea of a man-made waterway
throughout the Upstate New York frontier more than 200 years ago. This is the
first in a series of four free curator talks in 2018. Free and open to the public &
will include time for questions.

MOONLIGHT SKIING & SNOWSHOEING – Sunset; Beaver Lake Nature Center,
8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. The trails will remain open until 9 pm if
there is adequate snow cover. This is an opportunity for skiers & snowshoers to
take advantage of the natural moonlight along Beaver Lake’s ten miles of trails.
At trails end is the Visitor Center with exhibits & a comfortable meeting place.
Hot chocolate & other refreshments will be available. For their safety, night
visitors should remember to sign-in and sign-out at the Visitor Center, go with a
friend, and bring a flashlight in case a section of the trail is especially dark. Free
with nature center admission. Info: 315-638-2519

FILM SCREENING: “Africobra: Art for the People” – 6pm – 8pm; Hosmer Auditorium
at Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Followed by a talk
with artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson. Free for members, non-members $8.

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER: “Big Louie and the Gang that Couldn’t Think
Straight” – 7pm – 9:45pm, Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. See
Thurs., Feb. 15th.

WINTER DAY CAMP – WILD WINTER BREAK! – 9am – 4pm; Baltimore Woods
Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus. Today: “Everest Challenge” Can you
makeit to the highest summit? See more info on Tues., Feb. Feb. 20th.
WINTER WONDERS WEEK – 10am; Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake
Road, Baldwinsville. See Mon., Feb. 19th.
DOWNTOWN DINING WEEKS – See Thurs., Feb. 15th.

TEAM TRIVIA – Enjoy a lively evening of trivia, with teamwork in a fun and social
atmosphere. A team from Stingers Pizza Pub (7pm), Salt City Grille (7pm), The
Brasserie (7pm), WT Brews in Baldwinsville (7pm), Pizza Man Pub in Baldwinsville
(7pm), Abbott’s Village Tavern in Marcellus (7pm), Empire Farms Brewery
in Cazenovia (7pm), Jake Hafner’s (7:30pm), Saltine Warrior (8pm), and/or The
Distillery (8pm) may participate in the Winterfest Team Trivia Finals on Sunday
the 25th. Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

MARTIN’S SAVE THE SEALS CAMPAIGN – 7pm – 8:30pm; ArtRage Gallery, 505
Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Martin Welych-Flanagan created Save the Seals Campaign,
at age 7, to raise awareness about the plight of harp seal pups & the Arctic ecosystem
as a whole. Since then he has raised over $17,000 for the Humane Society
of the United States’ Protect Seals program by creating & selling seal-themed
crafts – over 4,000+ bracelets and 3,000+ polymer clay seals that he uses in his
key chains, ornaments, & figurines. While selling his wares at craft shows & other
venues, Martin speaks with hundreds of people about the seal hunt, its causes, &
its cruelty. “This campaign has developed my sense of compassion and awareness
of the injustices inflicted on animals,” says Martin, now 17. “It has changed who I
am, influenced my world, and made me realize I can make a difference.”

MUSICAL: “A Chorus Line” – 7:30pm; Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, 800 South
State St., Syracuse. See Tues., Feb. 20th.

PLAY: “A Raisin in the Sun” – 7:30pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St.,
Syracuse. Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork has rightfully earned its place among
the great American plays because it speaks anew to each generation. The story
of the Younger family: three generations trying to build a better life on Chicago’s
South Side, resonates loudly with those pursuing the American dream today.
Tickets & other info:

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Greg Morton.
Admission $12, 21 & up

FOLK DANCES – 8pm – 11pm; Fellowship Hall, First Unitarian Universalist
Church, 109 Waring Road. $1 fee. Info: 315-446-5940

ENTERTAINMENT – 5pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Da Vines. No cover
8pm; Kitty Hoynes. John Lerner
9:30pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. FORQ featuring members of
Snarky Puppy & David Bowie $10
10pm; Coleman’s Irish Pub. Canned Beats Live DJ



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