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Date(s) - 02/14/2015
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Saturday, February 14th

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

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

CNY BOAT SHOW – 10am – 9pm, NYS Fairgrounds. See Thurs., Feb. 12th.

WINTER HIBERNATION FESTIVAL – 10am – 3pm; Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 North Main Street, Canastota. Family oriented outdoor fun – interactive and educational winter exhibits, nature crafts, snow art, guided trail walks, marshmallow roast, the GSC Medallion search, x-country ski & snowshoe, family potraits taken by Swamp Snappers camera club, food and more! Suggested donation $3 adults, children free.
www.greatswampconservancy.org

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 4pm; Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd.,Fabius. Enjoy an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Highland’s winter woods. Twenty minute long 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. Cost $6 per person; $3 for 5 & under. Info: (315)683-5550.

ROCK WALL CLIMBING – Noon – 4pm; Clinton Square. Kids of all ages love to climb this four-station, 24 foot rock wall. Participants are harnessed to an auto belay system and then begin their adventure. Each of the four sides offers a different skill level, from novice to expert, providing a thrilling challenge. Suitable for all ages, 40-220 lbs. Price: $5. Presented by Adventures in Climbing, LLC

KIDS KARNIVAL – Noon – 4pm; City Hall Commons Atrium, across from Hanover Square. Join The Face Paint Lady and her friends for glitter tattoos, balloon-twisting, face painting, carnival games and more. Come see the costumed characters and have your photo taken with them. Plus an assortment of kids’ vendors. Activity prices $5 and under. Presented by: The Face Paint Lady. Media Sponsor: Family Times

WINTERFEST EXPRESS – Noon – 5pm; starts 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 and Water Streets near Hanover Square. Sponsor: Centro

CULINARY CRUISE – Noon – 4pm. All aboard for Syracuse Winterfest’s popular, annual Culinary Cruise. “Cruisers” will purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating restaurants and sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites. Tickets are available at participating restaurants presale or at the GoMinis unit in Hanover Square the day of the event. The Winterfest Express will provide continuous free shuttle service between the restaurants. Awards are presented to the top vote getters in each category: Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. An “After the Cruise” party will be held at Syracuse Suds Factory where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded at about 5pm. Participating restaurants: Bull & Bear Pub, Clark’s Ale House, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, Gannon’s Isle, Jolime Fresh Garden Cafe, Liberty Deli, Maxwell’s, Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, Prontofresh and The 1060 Restaurant. Sponsors: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and Y94FM

HURRICANE MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Hurricane Mix in Syracuse. Ticket holders will sample the variety of 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 sites. Participating establishments: Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Modern Malt and The Penny. Sponsors: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: Syracuse New Times and Hot107.9

MARTINI MIX-OFF – Noon – 4pm. Downtown area restaurants will compete to see who has the best Martini Mix in town. Variety reigns in this competition 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, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Maxwell’s, Modern Malt, Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, The Penny, and World Lounge & Martini Bar. Sponsors: GoMinis and Centro; Media Sponsors: Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper and Hot107.9

SYRACUSE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION NEW CAR EXPO – Noon – 9pm; Pirro Convention Center & War Memorial at Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 12th. Info: (315)435-8000 or www.syracuseautodealers.org

MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Cinderella” – 12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St. An interactive adaptation of the children’s classic. Kids are welcome to come dressed in costumes and don’t forget your cameras to take pictures with the actors after the show. Admission: $5 per child or adult. Meals available before and after show at separate cost. Reservations: call (315)449-3823 Info:www.facebook.com/pages/Magic-Circle-Childrens-Theatre

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

SU Women’s ICE HOCKEY – 2pm, vs. Lindenwood; Tennity Ice Pavilion. www.cuse.com

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

SYRACUSE STAGE presents “In the Next Room…or the Vibrator Play” – 3pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 12th. For info: (315) 443-3275 or www.syracusestage.org

SENSORY FRIENDLY TIME – 5:30pm – 7:30pm, the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St. Staff turns down the noise, turns off flashing lights, and shuts off the air compressors so people with sensory processing challenges can enjoy the museum. The museum also offers quiet areas where participants can sit, relax, and regroup. Cost: $5 per person
for nonmembers, free for members. (315) 425-9068 x2143

SU Men’s BASKETBALL – 6pm, vs. Duke; Carrier Dome. www.cuse.com Park & Ride free shuttle bus for Syracuse Suds Factory customers.

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

SWEETHEART SNOWSHOE – 7pm – 9pm; Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus. Bring your Valentine for a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic notes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet moments outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. Limited to 20 couples – registration is required.
Snowshoes provided. Members $20 per couple, non-members $30 per couple Info: (315)673-1350 or email: info@baltimorewoods.org
COMEDY SHOW – 7pm and 9:30pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Marlon Wayans $30 admission, 21 & up

DANCE – CALIFORNIA MIX – 7:30pm; Puttin On The Ritz Dance Studio, ShoppingTown Mall. Dance features a wide variety of contemporary and classic music for West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Two Step/Country and line dancing. Requests always welcome. Complimentary line dance lesson 8pm. Open dancing from 8:30pm – 11pm. COST: $10. Hosted and DJ’d by Chris Egan. Info: call (315)374-0779 or cegan01@twcny.rr.com or www.Facebook.com/MusicinMotionofCNY.

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

SWEET ENCOUNTERS: Music & Art – 7:30pm; Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Symphoria and the Everson come together to present a one-of-a-kind evening. Art and music go hand in hand as Ken Meyer performs Rodrigo’s most famous work, Concierto deAranjuez. Artwork in the galleries pairs perfectly with works by Tchaikovsky and Faure, and are sure to make for a special Valentine’s Day treat. Refreshments available. Admission: $5-$25 per person. Info: www.experiencesymphoria.org or everson.org

VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE – 7:30pm – 10pm; CNY Philanthropy Center Ballroom, 431 East Fayette St., Syracuse. Join us for a rare Valentine’s Day treat! Dress to the nines and dance to the all female jazz ensemble, The Nines to benefit two great local non-profit organizations – SAGE Upstate & ArtRage Gallery. The Ballroom is handicapped accessible. Tickets for this fundraiser are $10 -$20 sliding scale. Cash bar and nibbles!
For more info: call Rose at ArtRage 315-218-5711 or Kim Dill at SAGE 315-478-1923.

MARISSA MULDER: Live In Concert – 8pm, Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West Street, Syracuse. See Fri., Feb. 13th.

SYRACUSE STAGE presents “In the Next Room…or the Vibrator Play” – 8pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. See Thurs., Feb. 12th. For info: (315) 443-3275 or www.syracusestage.org

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

CONCERT: Merry Mischief and Genesee Ted – 8pm – 10pm; Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., Syracuse. Merry Mischief are bards of many music styles; from Renaissance to Erie Canal to Country to Celtic to Pirate sea shanties. Genesee Ted is a superb CNY band noted for its unique blend of folk, old-time, traditional, mountain, blues and bluegrass music. Admission: $10. Info: (315)638-4740

LATIN NIGHT AT MUNJED’S LOUNGE – 10pm – 2pm; Munjed’s Meriterranean Restaurant & Lounge, 505 Westcott St. DJ Suave spins the hottest Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Chachacha, Reggaeton y Timba in CNY’s chicest nightclub. Walking distance from SU campus, full service bar, plenty of free parking. Free dance lesson 10pm. Admission: $5, 21+ event. Info: (315)425-0366.

ENTERTAINMENT – 9pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub. Tommy Connors
9:30pm; Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar. Custom Taylor Band
10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Cousin Strawberry
10pm – 1:30am; Coleman’s Authentic Irish Pub. ADD