Today’s Events Feb 24th

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Date(s) - 02/24/2018
12:00 am

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Saturday, February 24th

THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM TREASURE HUNT – DRIVEN BY
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 syracuse.com, 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 syracuse.com.

NEW YORK FARM SHOW – 8:30am – 4pm; NYS Fairgrounds. The Northeast’s
premier indoor farm show for 30+ years is packed with new and practical equipment,
services & products just right for your farming operation. More than 400+
commercial exhibitors with innovative products and plenty of services on hand to
fill 6 buildings. Visitors can shop, compare and buy the latest technologies and
equipment. Admission: Adults $5, children under 18 free (Free tickets available by
mail or from your Northeast Equipment Dealers) Info: www.newyorkfarmshow.com

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.

SNOW SCULPTURE CONTEST at EVERSON MUSEUM – 10am – 3pm; Everson
Plaza, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Make a stop at the Everson on the Syracuse
Winterfest trail and enter our snow sculpture contest on the Plaza! Team up with
family & friends to create a work of art in snow. Judging will begin at 3pm. Prizes
awarded for originality and display. Teams must provide their own sculpting tools
& props. Free cocoa & admission passes to the Everson for all contestants!

SUPERHERO WEEKEND at the ZOO – 10am -3pm; Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1
Conservation Place, Syracuse. Kids dress up as your favorite super hero for this
super-fun day at the zoo! Tour our exhibits, learn about our super-powered animal
friends and sharpen your skills in our Superhero Training Camp! Free for members
& with zoo admission. Info: www.rosamundgiffordzoo.org

CHILI COOK-OFF – 11am – 3pm; Clinton 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 Clinton Square preparing their
creations in hopes of capturing a cash prizes of $400, $200, and $100. plus plaques 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
free 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: 92.1 The Wolf and Table
Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 3:30pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254
Highland Park Rd., Fabius. Enjoy an old-fashioned 20-minute, horsedrawn sleigh
ride through the winter woods. Rides are offered on a first come, first served
basis. If there is not enough snow, wagon rides will be offered. Please dress for
the weather. $6 per person; $3 for 5 & under. To check schedule: 315-683-5550

SANDWICH STROLL – Noon – 4pm. Patterned after our popular “Culinary Cruise”,
patrons sample a wide variety of sandwiches at participating restaurants and
vote for their favorites. Purchase $5 tickets pre-sale at participating restaurants
or at a central location in Clinton Square on the event day. Tickets will include
a map noting all restaurant locations and patrons can walk, or drive or ride The
Winterfest Express between sites to sample the offerings and choose their favorites.
Restaurants participating will offer a small sample (1 – 2 oz.). Participating
sites: Clinton Street Pub, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwells,
Modern Malt, Modern Malt Bakeshop, Peppino’s Neapolitan, San Miguel Mexican
Restaurante and Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media
Sponsors: 92.1 The Wolf & 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 GoMini’s unit in Clinton Square the day
of the event. The Winterfest Express will be running during the event or participants
can walk to competing restaurants. Participating establishments: Clinton
Street Pub, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Eleven Waters, Maxwells, Modern Malt,
Otro Cinco, The Penny, San Miguel Mexican Restaurante, The Stoop Kitchen and
Syracuse Suds Factory. Winners will be announced “After the Mix-Off” at Wolff’s
Biergarten. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping
with CNY Night Life newspaper and 96.5 The Beat

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 GoMini’s unit in Clinton
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: Clinton Street Pub, Eleven Waters, Maxwells,
Modern Malt, The Penny and The Stoop Kitchen. Winners will be announced
“After the Mix-Off” at Wolff’s Biergarten. Sponsors: GoMini’s and Centro; Media
Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and 96.5 The Beat

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm; starts on Salina St. 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 & Water Sts. near Hanover Square. Sponsor:
Centro

ICE CARVING – Noon – 2pm; Water Street next to Clinton Square. Ice artisan
& professional chef, Adam Vural, will demonstrate the creation of beautiful ice
sculptures. Media Sponsor: 92.1 The Wolf

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 downtownsyracuse.com for list
of participating establishments.

BE THE FLIGHT ENGINEER – Noon – 4pm; Museum of Science & Technology,
500 S Franklin St., Syracuse. A new Museum program, “Be the Scientist” enables
you to learn, engage and explore the activities of a different type of scientist on
the last Saturday of each month. You receive an Explorer Card to track your progress
through the program’s three steps: Learn, Engage, Explore. Earn your Explorer
Card punch each month and win a mystery prize after 12 completed months!
Info: www.most.org or 315-425-9068

MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Alice in Wonderland” –
12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St. Presented by: Magic
Circle Childrens Theater. An interactive version of the famous fairy tale where
the kids in the audience are asked to give the characters advice, come on stage
to help out, play croquet, eat the queens tarts, and sing and dance along. Come
dressed as your favorite fairy tale character! Pics taken with all kids after the
show! Meals available before or after, if you wish. All tickets $6 cash at door. Info
or reservations: 315-449-3823

SUN PARTY – 1-3pm; Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd.,
Marcellus. Clear winter days are perfect to see our nearest star with specially
equipped solar telescopes, showing sunspots, flares, and eruptions. Back-up date
is Feb. 25th. Be sure to dress warmly. Program for all ages. Members $6, Public
$9. Info: 315-673-1350 or www.baltimorewoods.org

SU Men’s LACROSSE – 2pm, vs. Army; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com

WEEKEND GUIDED WALKS: Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes – 2pm; Beaver
Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Registration required
beginning at 8am the day of the hike and space is limited. Offered on snowshoes
only when snow conditions are acceptable, please call 315-638-2519. Cost: Free
with Nature Center admission. Snowshoe rentals $5.

SU Women’s ICE HOCKEY – 3pm, vs. Robert Morris University; Tennity Ice Pavilion.
www.cuse.com

PLAY: “A Raisin in the Sun” – 3pm; 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: www.syracusestage.org

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

GUIDED MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE HIKE – 7pm; Beaver Lake Nature Center,
8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. A winter moon lights the way as your
group explores the Nature Center’s woodlands & meadows on snowshoes. This is
a special opportunity to explore Beaver Lake’s night world. Registration required
beginning at 8am the day of the hike & space is limited. Program will be offered
only if snow conditions are acceptable. Call 315-638-2519 to register & check
conditions. Free with nature center admission. Snowshoes may be rented for $5.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH – 7pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs. Wilkes Barre/
Scranton Penguins. Info: www.syracusecrunch.com

COMEDY SHOW – 7pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA.
Greg Morton. Admission $15, 21 & up

CONCERT: “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone” – 7:30pm; Landmark
Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse. The Harry Potter film series is one of those
once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans
around the world. Concert will feature Symphoria performing every note as audiences
relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40′ screen while hearing
the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.. Tickets: $41 – $81. Info:
www.landmarktheatre.org or 315-475-7979, option 3.

PLAY: “A Raisin in the Sun” – 8pm; 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: www.syracusestage.org

PLAY: “The Seagull” – 8pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St., Syracuse.
Performed by Syracuse University Drama Department. The comedy has three
female roles, six male roles, four acts, a view of a lake, much conversation about
literature . . . & five tons of love. So wrote Anton Chekhov to a friend about the
1895 play that established his reputation as a playwright and catapulted the famed
Moscow Art Theatre to prominence. It’s all quite simple: Medvedenko loves Masha
who loves Konstantin who loves Nina who loves Trigorin who’s involved with Arkadina.
Meanwhile, Paulina is married to Shamreyev, but she pines for Dr. Dorn.
What could go wrong? Tickets: $17-$19. Info: 315-443-3275.

ENTERTAINMENT – 6pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Rivita, Logan Piercey No cover
8pm; Kitty Hoynes. Lisa lee Trio
9pm; Westcott Theater. Root Shock, West End Blend $15-$18
10pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Brutal by Design presents: Escaper
w/s/g Astro Collective $7 presale, $10 door
10pm; Coleman’s Irish Pub. The Public House

 

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