Today’s Events Feb 25th

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Date(s) - 02/25/2018
12:00 am

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Sunday, February 25th

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.

LAKE EFFECT HALF-MARATHON, 5K, & FREE MOOSE MILE FUN RUN –
9:30am; NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse. The 7th annual half marathon held in the
snowiest large city in the United States. New for 2018 is a changed venue featuring
indoor space for Pre-Race and Post-Race! Half-Marathon is now a road-based
course with rolling hills & an added 5K option. Join in person or participate
virtually. Visit event website for more information and to register online. Venue:
Science & Industry Building; Start times: Moose Mile Fun Run 9am, Half-Marathon
9:30am, 5K 9:45am. Proceeds from the race benefit Ophelia’s Place & Make-
A-Wish. Info: www.lakeeffecthalfmarathon.com.

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 PANCAKE BREAKFAST – 10am – Noon; Persian Terrace at Marriott
Syracuse Downtown. Adults and Children are invited to wear their favorite
superhero outfit & meet some of the coolest superheroes around! Funds raised by
this event will go toward Griffin’s Guardians, a non-profit organization that provides
support and financial assistance to children battling cancer in Central New
York. The children at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital need your help! They
have requested Playdough & fun, children’s Band-Aids. There will be a drop box
for donations. Tickets: Adults: $15; Children 6-12 $5; 5 & under free.

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

CHOWDER COOK-OFF – 11am – 3pm; Clinton Square. Winterfest’s signature event, the
Chowder coo-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 chowderin 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

1911 SPIRITS BLOODY MARY MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants
will compete to see who has the best Bloody Mary Mix in Syracuse. Enjoy
the variety 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 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, Eleven Waters, J Ryan’s, Maxwells, The Mission, Modern
Malt, The Penny, San Miguel Mexican Restaurante, Syracuse Suds Factory and
Wild Will’s Saloon. Winners will be announced at Wolff’s Biergarten. Sponsors:
1911 Spirits, GoMini’s and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR and
Syracuse New Times

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

WING WALK – Noon – 5pm. A Winterfest favorite! Wing Walkers can purchase
a ticket for $10 pre-sale at participating establishments until Sat., Feb. 24th at
3pm, or for $12 in Clinton Square on the day of the event. The Winterfest Express
will be running during the event or patrons can walk to competing restaurants to
sample the wings and vote for their favorite. Participating establishments: Clinton
Street Pub, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Funk ‘N Waffles, Liehs & Steigerwald, Maxwells,
Otro Cinco, Saltine Warrior, Shaughnessy’s Irish Pub and Syracuse Suds Factory.
All are invited to an “After the Wing Walk” party at Wolff’s Biergarten where
winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Sponsor: Updowntowners of
Syracuse, Inc. and Centro; Media Sponsors: NewsRadio570WSYR, Hot107.9
and Syracuse New Times

HAMMOND JAMMIN’ XIV – Noon – 6pm; Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que,
246 W. Willow St. Local music fans look forward to this every year and it’s back
for the 14th edition celebrating the classic Hammond B3 organ and Leslie speaker!
Spend the afternoon enjoying the musical talents of some of CNY’s best keyboard
artists: Gerry Testa with Plan B featuring Vera, Rick Jewett and The Lawless
Brothers, Al Petroff with Phil & Mike Petroff & the “House Party Band”, Bill Barry
with Monkey Fever, Mike “Groove” Davis with members of The Coachmen & Kia,
Dave Solazzo and The Hip Replacements, and The Jon LeRoy Trio. Admission
is free. Food and drink available for purchase. Info: call Gerry at 315-458-8753.
Sponsors: Atlantic Hammond & Leslie and Subcat Studios; Media Sponsors:
94.1-95.3-103.9 The Dinosaur and Syracuse New Times

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

CONCERT: “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone” – 1pm; 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.

COLD SPELL VIRTUAL MIX-OFF FINALS – 2pm – 5pm; Marriott Syracuse
Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St., Syracuse. We call upon each of you to get out
there and try your favorite bartender’s creations! Snap, post, like, share, and tag
your favorite cocktails at each establishment on your choice of social media using
tags: #citywidemixoff #coldspell #winterfestsyr. On Friday the 23rd the semifinalists
were determined from the top vote getters, who will then move on to the
finals: the Syracuse COLD SPELL bartender mix-off at our hand carved ice bar on
the Eleven Waters patio!

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.

IRISH FILM SERIES: “The Story of Ireland-Medieval Period” – 2pm – 5pm;
Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse. Acclaimed BBC series with Fergal
Keane. Suggested donation $10

PLAY: “A Raisin in the Sun” – 2pm; 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

SU Women’s BASKETBALL – 2pm, vs. Boston College; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.
com

PLAY: “A Raisin in the Sun” – 2pm; 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

CONCERT: “Many Worlds” – 3pm – 4:30pm; Park Central Presbyterian Church,
504 East Fayette St., Syracuse. Commissioned works by Kevin Ernste, Stephen
Ferre, Simon Frisch, & Alex Burtzos; performed by the Society All-Stars, conducted
by Heather Buchman. This is the 5th program in the Society for New Music’s
46th season of “Global Sound Worlds”. Cost: $15, $12 Seniors/Students, $30
Family

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

SYRACUSE SILVER KNIGHTS – 4:05pm; Oncenter War Memorial Arena. vs.
Milwaukee Wave. Info: wwwsyracusesilverknights.com

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.

CNY JAZZ CABARET: Eric Darius & Tracy Hamlin – 5pm – 8pm; Marriott Syracuse
Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St., Syracuse. Eric Darius, the Contemporary
Jazz big gun from L.A., brings his band plus Philadelphia’s Tracy Hamlin for a
show that will clear the aisles for dancing for the first time in public in our fine
city! Requested dress will again be “sparkly” at this gala. Tickets: $35 in advance,
$40 at door. Info: www.cnyjazz.org

TEAM TRIVIA FINALS – 7pm; Maxwells, 122 East Genesee St., Syracuse. Enjoy
a lively evening of teamwork in a fun and social atmosphere. Teams representing
several local bars & taverns, who’ve been competing over several previous weeks,
will face off for the title! Hosted by Syracuse Trivia Company. Media Sponsors:
NewsRadio570WSYR and Syracuse New Times

PLAY: “A Raisin in the Sun” – 7pm; 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

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

ENTERTAINMENT – 3pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Jazz Jam No cover
6pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Open Bluegrass Jam with
Brendan Gosson No cover
9pm; Funk ‘N Waffles. Skunk City Funk Night No cover

 

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