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Date(s) - 02/16/2013
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Saturday, February 16th

TACNY JUNIOR CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE – 9:30am-11am; Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) 500 S. Franklin St.  Speaker: Walter L. Sharp, MS, CAS, adjunct professor, Department of Education, Le Moyne College and member of the TACNY Board of Directors. Presentation: “Where is the Science in the Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbusters?”.  People often walk away from well-advertised Hollywood blockbusters such as Avatar, Armageddon, Star Trek, Harry Potter or Hunger Games believing that what they have observed on the big screen is real. Where do the fantasy and reality begin and end? Can life be found on other worlds? Is it possible to stop and asteroid on its way to impact Earth? What is warp speed? How do witches and wizards move from one place to another? Again, where does fiction end and reality occur?  A light contintental breakfast is served and Scientifique guests are invited to explore the MOST following the presentation.  All ages are welcome, but talks are generally geared toward middle school students and older. Free but reservations are required.  Call 425-9068 x2121 or contact jrcafe@tacny.org
SALT CITY DART LEAGUE YOUTH DART TOURNAMENT – 9:30am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Ages 5-17, Cricket & 01, No entry fee, trophies awarded. For details: 315-446-7101 or www.saltcitydarts.com.

CNY SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBIT – 10am – 6pm; Atrium of the Whitney Applied Technology Center on the Onondaga Community College.  See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

SYRACUSE GOLF SHOW – 10am – 6pm; SRC Arena & Events Center, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike.  See Fri., February 15th.

CNY BOAT SHOW – 10am – 9pm, NYS Fairgrounds.  See Thurs., February 14th.

ARTFUL YOGA – 10:30am – 12pm; Rosamond Gifford Sculpture Court, Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St.  Experience the unique combination of art and yoga. Rejuvenate your soul in the serene setting of the Museum’s galleries. Led by certified instructor Tedra Needle of Infinite Light Yoga. All skill levels welcome. Some yoga mats available on a first come first served basis. Wear comfortable clothing. Drop in cost per class: Members $5, Non-Members $10, first session FREE.  To register contact Kimberly Griffiths, kgriffiths@everson.org, (315) 474 6064 x310.

SALT CITY DART LEAGUE 35th ANNUAL SYRACUSE OPEN STEEL TIP DART TOURNAMENT – 10:30am; Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. See Fri., February 15th.

HORSEDRAWN SLEIGH RIDES – 11am – 4pm, Highland Forest Park, 1254 Highland Park Rd.,Fabius. Enjoy an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride through a snow-filled forest. 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.

STONE CANOE ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION – 10am – 5pm; Community Folk Art Center, 805 E Genesee St., Syracuse.  See Thurs., February 14th.  Info: (315)442-2230

EXHIBIT: “Nouveau Risqué: A Perspective on Women and Progress”- 11am – 4:30pm; SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building.  See Thurs., February 14th.

EXHIBIT: NEIL WELLIVER PRINTS – 11am – 4:30pm; SUArt Galleries, Shaffer Art Building.  See Thurs., February 14th.

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. The bus stops briefly at each location and continues on, returning to that stop again in 10 or 15 minutes, depending on the day 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 PODS 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 PJ’s Pub & Grill where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded at about 5pm.  Participating restaurants: Anthony’s Pasta Bar, Attilio’s, Biscotti Café & Gelateria, Bull & Bear Pub, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Franco’s Pizzeria & Deli, Frankie’s Piccolo Bistro, JJ’s Miss Syracuse Diner, LoFo, Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge, PJ’s Pub & Grill, Saltine Warrior, and Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro. Sponsors: PODS 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 PODS 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: Anthony’s Elbow Room, Clinton Street Pub, Holmes Pub, Kokomo’s Bar & Grill, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Syracuse Suds Factory,  Twist Ultra Lounge, and Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro.  Sponsors: PODS 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 PODS 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: Anthony’s Elbow Room, Attilio’s, Bull & Bear Pub, Clinton Street Pub, Dolce Vita World Bistro, Frankie’s Piccolo Bistro, Holmes Pub, Kokomo’s Bar & Grill, PJ’s Pub & Grill, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Syracuse Suds Factory, Twist Ultra Lounge, Wise Guys Comedy Club & Bistro, and World Lounge & Martini Bar.  Sponsors: PODS 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., February 14th.  Info: (315)435-8000

MAGIC CIRCLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE presents “Beauty & the Beast” – 12:30pm; Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, 689 N. Clinton St.  In this adaptation of a children’s classic, the audience helps the Beast figure out some things about kindness and good manners. Kids are welcome to come dressed in costumes and don’t forget your cameras to take pictures with the actors after the show. Admission: $5.00 per child or adult.  Meals available before and after show.  For info: (315)449-3823 or 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.
WINTER WARMER FESTIVAL – 1pm – 8pm; pavillion next to Colman’s, 100 South Lowell Avenue.  Craft brews and live music featuring Dark Hollow,  Project Weather Machine, Medicine Wheel, Boots N Shorts, The Boatmen, Master Thieves, Steep, and Sassafrass Jenkins.  Free, must be age 21+.  For info: www.upstateshows.com

FILM: “Won’t Back Down” – 1:30pm – 3:30pm; Central Lbrary, 447 S. Salina St.  2012 film starring Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, and Maggie Gyllenhall; Two mothers fight the system to change their childrens’ school. Free, PG; Info: (315) 435-1900.

SU Women’s BASKETBALL – 2pm, vs. Pittsburgh; Carrier Dome.  www.suathletics.com

SYRACUSE GOLF SHOW – 2pm – 8pm; SRC Arena & Events Center, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike.  Get ready for the warmer weather with the 16th annual show!  You are sure to find something to enhance your golf game. Free parking right outside the front door.  Single day pass $10 includes: Special Bonus 1 year subscription (a $7 value) to Golf Digest or Golf World, 2 Free driving ranges, simulated golf analyzer & more.  For info: 315-498-2772 or www.syracusegolf.net.

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

SYRACUSE STAGE presents August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” – 3pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.  See Thurs., February 14th.  For info: (315) 443-3275 www.syracusestage.org

DOWNTOWN DINING WEEK – See Friday, February 15th.

VALENTINE’S IN THE FOREST – Highland Forest, 7pm – 11pm.  See Thurs., Feb. 14th.

CONCERT: Hatebreed with special guests Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, The Contortionist & more – Doors 6pm; Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse. Admission: $25  Info: www.thewestcotttheater.com.

SYRACUSE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL presents “The Merchant of Venice” – 7:30pm; SU Warehouse Theatre, 350 W. Fayette St.  See Fri., February 15th.

COMEDY SHOW – 7:30pm and 9:45pm; The Syracuse Funny Bone, Destiny USA. Josh Blue.  See Thurs., February 14th.

SYRACUSE STAGE presents August Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” – 8pm; Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse.  See Thurs., February 14th.  For info: (315) 443-3275 www.syracusestage.org

CNY SINGLES DANCE – 8pm; VFW, 3146 Lemoyne Avenue, Mattydale.  Social dancing, coffee, snacks, and door prizes.  Admission: $8.  Info: (315)458-7555

RARELY DONE PRODUCTIONS presents “Spooky Dog & the Teen-Age Gang Mysteries”- 8pm; Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St.  See Fri., February 15th.

COMEDY SHOW – 8pm and 9:45pm; Wise Guys Comedy Club, 201 S. Salina St., Syracuse.  Stephanie Peters & Paul Virzi.  Admission: $17.50 www.wiseguyssyracuse.com

PLAY: A Streetcar Named Desire – 8pm; Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. (Shoppingtown Mall).  See Thurs., February 14th.

CONCERT: Rik Emmett Live – 8pm; Palace Theater, 2384 James Street.
Rik Emmett gained international notoriety as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph. He’s earned entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Junos Hall of Fame, with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way. A morphing, moving target, Rik followed up Smooth Jazz awards in ‘05 and ‘06, with the worldwide release of a prog rock project called Airtime in ‘07.  His latest 2012 release, one of three, is entitled, “Then Again…Acoustic Selections From The Triumph Catalog,” together with Dave Dunlop.  Tickets Available at www.brownpapertickets.com, $40 general admission, $55 for VIP meet and greet for one hour after the show with Rik and VIP seating in first few rows. Advance tickets available only at www.brownpapertickets.com; day of show tickets will be available at the theatre at 7 p.m.

NOCHE de SALSA – 9:30pm – 2am; Metro Lounge & Cafe, 505 Westcott St.  DJ la Maquina spins the hottest Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Chachacha, Reggaeton y Timba.  Walking distance from SU campus, full service bar, free parking.  No partner necessary, beginners welcome. Age 21+ , admission: $5

ENTERTAINMENT – 8pm; bc Restaurant. Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter Jesus Bas
9pm; Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub.
10pm; Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Super Delinquents (Blues N Swing)