Listed in chronological order:
Wednesday 12/15 J.T. Hall Jazz Consort. Wed. Dec. 15 7 p.m. The masterful flugelhornist and his jazz posse perform at the Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia. Free. 655- 9322.
The Irish Tenors Christmas Reunion. Wed. Dec. 15 7:30 p.m. A Gaelic twist to the holiday season. Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, 411 Montgomery St. $50.50- $75.50. 435-2121.
Holiday Concert. Wed. Dec. 15 7:30 p.m. The Mohawk Valley Community College Concert Band offers an evening of seasonal music at the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome. Free. 337-6453.
Thursday 12/16 Open Mike Night. Every Thurs. 7- 10 p.m. Open music jam for all sorts of musical ramblers and pickers. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius. Donations encouraged. 682-1578.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. The swingin’ band brings its holiday show to the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. $30/advance, $35/door. 781-5483.
Friday 12/17 Christmas Cantata. Fri. 7 p.m. “Glorious Impossible” will be performed by the choir at the Second Baptist Church, 1 N. Herman Ave., Auburn. Free. 253- 4455.
Sherry Anne Lints. Fri. 7 p.m. Utica’s hearing-impaired vocalist offers an evening of inspirational music at the First Presbyterian United Church, 620 W. Genesee St. Free will offering. 471-2174.
Christmas at the Palace. Fri. 7:30 p.m. Yuletide shindig with the DeSantis Orchestra plus trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, raffles and more, with some proceeds benefiting the late Father Champlin’s Guardian Angel Society. Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. $15. 488-7611, 422-7218.
The Burns Sisters. Fri. 8 p.m. Ithaca’s ladies of lilting harmonies perform at the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. $15. 440-7444.
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Fri. 8 p.m. The SSO’s Pop Chorus and conductor Ron Spigelman perform a host of holiday hits. Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse- Hinds Concert Theater, 411 Montgomery St. $16, $26, $41. 424-8200.
Saturday 12/18 Hamell on Trial. Sat. 7 p.m. Ed Hamell comes home for the holidays, full of holiday cheer and free digital downloads. The Lost Horizon, 5863 Thompson Road. $10. 446- 5534.
Liverpool Community Chorus. Sat. 7:30 p.m. The singers perform “A Little Christmas Music” at Liverpool High School, 4338 Wetzel Road, Liverpool. $8/adults, $6/ seniors and students. 652-7708.
Leo Crandall. Sat. 8 p.m. Rootsy funk and a whole lot more with the local musician in concert. The Redhouse, 201 S. West St. $15/ adults, $12/seniors and students. 425-0405.
Dark Hollow. Sat. 8 p.m. The Grateful Dead tribute band jams the night away at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St. For ticket info, visit www.thewestcotttheater.com. Spyro Gyra. Sat. 8 p.m. Veteran jazzers perform tracks from their CD A Night Before Christmas in this holiday hoedown at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. $25, $35, $55. 395-9869.
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Sat. 8 p.m. See Friday listing. Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater, 411 Montgomery St. $16, $26, $41. 424-8200.
Sunday 12/19 Old-Time Christmas Celebration. Sun. 1-10 p.m. Music from Folkstrings, Diamond Someday and other bands, plus singalongs, a gift exchange, a 5 p.m. potluck dinner and lots more. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius. $10. 682-1578.
Syracuse Community Choir. Sun. 3:30 p.m. The Winter Solstice concert “Coming Home” highlights the choir’s 25th anniversary celebration at Nottingham High School, 3100 E. Genesee St. $10-$25/sliding scale; free/under 12. 428-8151.
Christmas Cantata. Sun. 7 p.m. “Glorious Impossible” will be performed by the choir at the Second Baptist Church, 1 N. Herman Ave., Auburn. Free. 253-4455.
Messiah Singalong. Sun. 6:30 p.m. The Tully Council for the Arts’ sixth annual event, capped by a post-concert cookie feast. Tully High School Auditorium, 5850 Route 80, Tully. Free. 696-6235.
Cherish the Ladies. Sun. 7:30 p.m. The Irish lasses perform at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. $20/ adults, $15/seniors and students, free/under grade 12. 781-5483.
Tuesday 12/21 A Tuba Christmas. Tues. 7 p.m. Brassy tidings from 30 to 40 oompah experts at the Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome. Free. 337-6453.
Alice in Wonderland. Sat. 12:30 p.m.; closes Sat. Interactive version of the children’s classic; performed by Magic Circle Children’s Theatre. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. $5. 449-3823.
Amahl and the Night Visitors. Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m.; closes Sat. Open Hand Theater’s puppet-laden treatment of Menotti’s holiday operetta will be staged at the First English Lutheran Church, corner of James and Townsend streets. $15/advance, $20/ door. 476-0466.
Because It’s Christmas. Sun. 2 p.m. Holiday show with Bill Ali and Kathy Santangelo at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St. $15. 479-5299.
The Butterfingers Angel. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; closes Sat. William Gibson’s holiday parable about the Nativity is presented by Appleseed Productions at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 116 W. Glen Ave. $18/adults; $15/students and seniors. 492-9766.
A Christmas Carol. Wed. Dec. 15 & Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 3:30 & 7:30 p.m., Sun. 1 & 5 p.m.; Tues. & Wed. Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.; closes Dec. 22. Dickens’ yuletide classic gets a revival at the Cider Mill Playhouse, 2 Nanticoke Ave., Endicott. $17/adults, students and seniors; $9/18 and under. (607) 748-7363.
A Christmas Story. Wed. Dec. 15 & Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Tues. & Wed. Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.; closes Dec. 30. The nostalgic Jean Shepherd holiday hit about a young boy’s yuletide wish for a BB rifle that could shoot someone’s eye out. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. $25-$48/adults, $25/age 40 and under, $16/under 19. 443-3275.
Hijacked Holiday. Thurs. 6:45 p.m.; through Jan. 6. Dinnertheater mystery-comedy involving yuletide foul play; performed by Acme Mystery Company. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St. $25.95 plus tax and gratuity. 475-1807.
Holy Cow, It’s Here! Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m. A holiday show combining songs, skits and Christmas merriment at the Palace Theater, 19 Utica St., Hamilton. $10/adults, $7/under 18, $25/family of four. 824-1420.
It’s a Wonderful Life. Sat. 8 p.m. Bedford Falls provides the setting for the fifth annual radio play performed at the Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. $20/adults, $16/seniors, $10/students, free/under 18. (607) 749-4900.
Legally Blonde: The Musical. Wed. Dec. 15 7:30 p.m. Stage adaptation of the Reese Witherspoon movie about a not-so-ditzy would-be legal eagle is performed at the Stanley Theatre, 261 Genesee St., Utica. $35, $55, $60. 724-4000.
The Santaland Diaries. Wed. Dec. 15 & Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.; closes Sun. Karl Gregory takes center stage as the annoyed Macy’s employee in David Sedaris’ popular comedy. Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 W. State St., Ithaca. $18-$32. (607) 273-4497.
Stop Kiss. Sat. 7 p.m.; closes Sat. Encore Presentations will mount Diana Son’s play concerning a fateful smooch in Manhattan as a dinner-theater effort at the Glen Loch Mill restaurant, 4626 North St., Jamesville. $37.25. 469-6969.
Auditions and Rehearsals
Gong Show Amateur Hour. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Five minutes of open mike will be available to all potential stand-ups; each performer must bring minimum of four guests and arrive by 6:30 p.m. Wise Guys, 201 S. Salina St. Free. 477-9898.
The LOL Comedy Club. Every Wed. 8 p.m. National comics perform at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Lava Lounge, Exit 33, Verona. $20/booth seating, $15/table seating. 361-SHOW.
Wise Guys. Fri. 6, 8 & 9:45 p.m., Sat. 8 & 9:45 p.m., Sun. 6 & 7:30 p.m. Venue features the best in live, nationally acclaimed comedy; this week make merry with Tina Giorgi and Mick Thomas. Wise Guys, 201 S. Salina St. $30/early evening shows Thurs.- Sat. with dinner; $25/Sun. early show with dinner; $15/late shows. 477-9898.
Salt City Improv Theatre. Fri. 8:30 p.m. Revolving improv comedy production, with Satan’s Closet wrapping the 2010 year of yuk-yuks. Salt City Improv Theatre, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Dewitt. $6. 410-5471.
Dance and fitness classes may be suspended during the holidays. It’s a safe bet to call ahead.
Glitter Ball. Fri. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided; please bring a dish or dessert to pass. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St., Oswego. $10. 216-4723.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance. Fri., Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Cash bar, dancing, dinner, champagne toast, party favors. Pensabene’s Casa Grande Ballroom, 135 State Fair Blvd. Reservations are required by Dec. 21. $35. (607) 749-4784.
New Year’s Eve Dance. Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Buffet, desserts, cash bar and dancing to the Susan Taylor Trio. Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St., Oneida. Reservations are required by Dec. 28. $48. 363-8525.
Art Galleries Listed alphabetically:
ArtRage Gallery. 505 Hawley Ave. Wed.- Fri. 2-7 p.m., Sat. noon- 4 p.m. 218-5711. Sun. noon-5 p.m.: holiday crafts sale. Through Dec. 18: Tonto Revisited, Onondaga Nation artist Tom Huff curated this show, which explores and explodes Native American stereotypes.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center. 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 673- 1350. Through Dec. 29: Drawing on Talent 2010, a members group art exhibit.
Beauchamp Library. 2111 S. Salina St. Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues. and Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 435-3395. Through December: Precious Cargo, paintings of slavery and African- American history by Art Brangman.
Betts Branch Library. 4862 S. Salina St. Tues., Thurs.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon.- Wed. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. 435-1940. Through December: ceramic works from 15 student artists of the Burnet Park Arts and Crafts facility; an Onondaga Historical Associationcurated display on Little Women author Louisa May Alcott.
Central Arts Gallery. SUNY Empire State College, 6333 Route 298, East Syracuse. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 460-3176. Through Feb. 10: Classroom Visions, photos of students and teachers at Manhattan public schools.
Central Library. The Galleries, 447 S. Salina St. Mon., Thurs.- Sat. 9 a.m-5 p.m., Tues.-Wed. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 435-1900. Through December: Five Years of Favorites, photography by Aaron Jacobson.
Earlville Opera House Galleries. 20 E. Main St., Earlville. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. noon-3 p.m. 691-3550. Through Jan. 1: I Vaguely Remember, abstract oil paintings by Sharon Gordon; Along the Mohawk, photography by Mark Minard in the Arts Cafe.
East Syracuse Free Library. 4990 James St., East Syracuse. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 437-4841. Ongoing: scenic landscapes by local artist John Ryan. Through December: Buck-a-bag book sale.
Edgewood Gallery. 216 Tecumseh Road. Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 445-8111. Through Dec. 31: Resinating Metal, a retrospective of sculpture by Arlene Abend.
Emerson Gallery. Hamilton College, Christian A. Johnson Hall, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. (866) 556-5116. Through Jan. 2: A trio of exhibitions that examine the definitions of religious art, what makes images religious and what happens when objects leave an artist’s studio or their spiritual context and become “property” of the community.
Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays by appointment for groups. Free. Donations accepted. 471-0593. Ongoing: Interactive experience where visitors use an interactive touch-screen to play the role of assistant weighmaster and learn to weigh boats, assess the correct tolls and virtually steer the boat into the weighlock building. Through Jan. 2: Gingerbread Gallery, the 25th edition offers a festive 19th-century street scene created from more than 40 gingerbread baked goods. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $2/under 12.
Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St. Sun., Tues.-Fri. noon-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 suggested donation/general admission; special exhibits vary in admission price. 474- 6064. Through Jan. 16: Jules Olitski: An Inside View, a collection of 40 little-seen self-portraits and abstract prints; Haudenosaunee: Elements, works by artists from the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy; Yul Kugimiya: Live Paintings, featuring the artist’s work and videos; The Quintet of the Astonished, video art from auteur Bill Viola.
Fayetteville Free Library. 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Mon.- Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. 637-6374. Through December: acrylic adventures in abstract expressionism by James Baumbach.
Gallery 54. 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. 685-5470. Through December: Annual Holiday Show.
Gandee Gallery. 7846 Main St., Fabius. Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 416- 6339. Through Jan. 23: Holiday Group Show 2010.
Gentile’s Restaurant. 305 Burnet Ave. Sun. 4-8 p.m., Tues.- Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. 426-9987. Through Jan. 7: Herm Card’s photographs of Venice.
Glenn H.Curtiss Museum. 8419 Route 54, Hammondsport. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50/adults, $6/ seniors (65 and over), $4.50/kids (7-18), free/ children under 6. (607) 569-2160. Through Feb. 20: 20th Annual Miniatures and Dollhouse Exhibit.
Hamilton Center for the Arts. 10 Broad St., Hamilton. Call for hours: 368- 4453. Through Dec. 29: With Whom to Share the Silence, portraits, heads and figures on canvas, wood and other found material by Stephen Perrone.
Imagine That. 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Mon.-Thurs. & Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 685-6263.Through December: A Sip, artists celebrate the drinking vessel.
Kirkland Art Center. 9 ½ East Park Row, off Route 12B, Clinton. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 853- 8871. Through Dec. 23: 50 Years of Art, works by 28 artists to tie in with the center’s five decades of service to the Clinton community.
Light Work Gallery. Robert Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University campus. Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. 443- 1300. Through Dec. 23: Archipelago, Yolanda del Amo’s images of islands and relationships. Also through December.: By the Way: Two Decades of America Observed, 1973-1993, Ithaca-based photographer Jon Reis features black-and-white photos from his Aviation series; Light Work Grants in Photography, visuals from Yasser Aggour, Ron Jude and Lida Suchy.
Limestone Art and Framing Gallery. 207 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., May Memorial. 440-7444.
Sat. noon.-4 p.m. 632- 4445. Through Jan. 14: Daryl Furtkamp’s Measure for Measure offers assemblages and paintings in mixed media, as does Jim Ridlon’s Intimate Reflections.
Liverpool Art Center. 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool. Tues.- Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and by appointment. 234- 9333. Through January: Student Exhibit.
Liverpool Public Library. 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. 457-0310. Through December: Frank Calidonna’s photo exhibit of Italian cemeteries. Also Thurs. 7 p.m.: Calidonna speaks about his craft.
MAD Art Community Space.
Lebanon Street Alley, Hamilton. Thurs. & Fri. noon-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed. Dec. 15 6-9 p.m. 824-1843. Through Jan. 15: 2010 Holiday Show.
Marcellus Free Library. 32 Maple St., Marcellus. Mon.- Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun. 2-4 p.m. 673-3221. Through Dec. 29: Photographs of the Finger Lakes, images by John Francis McCarthy.
Maxwell Memorial Library. 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 672-3661. Through Dec. 29: Paintings of farm imagery and graphic collages featuring birds highlight Wendy Detrick Worsham’s new show.
May Memorial Art Gallery. 3800 E. Genesee St. Mon.-Fri. noon-4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 656-9527. Through Dec. 28: Tom McCobb’s paintings and watercolors.
Mundy Branch Library. 1204 S. Geddes St. Thurs.-Sat., Mon. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues.- Wed. 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. 435-3797. .
Oneida Community Mansion House. 170 Kenwood Ave., Sherrill. 363-0745. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 1-3 p.m. Tours available Wed.- Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Tour cost $5/adults; free/children under 12. Ongoing: The Braidings of Jessie Catherine Kinsley.
Onondaga Historical Association. 321 Montgomery St. Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation requested. 428-1864. Through March 27: Toys from Your Childhood: The Sensational Seventies. Paine Branch Library. 113 Nichols Ave. Mon.-Tues. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 435-5442. Through December: the annual art exhibit by Henninger High School art students.
Petit Library. 105 Victoria Place. Mon., Thurs. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 435-3636. Through December: Found Object Constructions, mixed media by bus driver Mickey Mahan.
Picker Art Gallery. Dana Creative Art Center, Colgate University, Route 12B, Hamilton. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 228- 7634. Through Dec. 17: No Sex, No Drugs, Just Rock’n’Roll, rock icons photographed by Canada’s Barrie Wentzell.
Point of Contact Gallery. 914 E. Genesee St. Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., or by appointment. 443- 2169. Ongoing: works by Jane Hammond, Hung Liu and others.
The Redhouse. Joan Lukas Rothenberg Gallery, 201 S. West St. Open by appointment Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 425-0405. Through Dec. 18: Emerging Women of CNY, works from Alexandra Crosby, Kristie Hayes, Maria Janina Rizzo and Octavia Wright-Hirry.
Rome Art and Community Center. 308 W. Bloomfield St., Rome. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 336-1040. Through Dec. 28: pottery by Wini Lydford- Kulesa. Also Sat. noon-2 p.m.: Candy Cane Lane for the kiddies.
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center. 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. $6/adults, free/under 12. 255- 1553. Through Jan. 9: Quilts=Art=Quilts, more than 90 colorful blankets from across the country.
Sculpture Space. 12 Gates St., Utica. 724- 8381. Weekdays 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Through Dec. 22: Art at the Center, the holiday show features local art, the kickoff to the 35th anniversary celebration and the unveiling of the 2010 Endowed Chair of Philanthropy designed by Abraham Ferraro.
Siena Arts Gallery. 405
W. Dominick St., Rome. Wed. 4-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m.;
or by appointment. (888) 485-6270. Through Jan. 23: Graffiti to Art:
What’s What?, Paul Johnson’s colorful front-window displays. Extended
hours through Christmas: Mon-Sat., noon-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Soule
Branch Library. 101 Springfield Road. Tues. & Wed. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Thurs.- Mon. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 435-5320. Through December: Winter Scenes, scenic snapshots by Mitch Tiegel.
The Spring. 200 Brooklea Drive, Fayetteville. Thurs.-Sat. noon-5 p.m. 637-7778, 382-0444. Through December: The Art of Betty Munro, more than 200 watercolors of area touchstones by the local artist, now age 91.
SUArt Galleries. Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse University. Tues.- Sun. 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 443-4097. Through Jan. 9: From the Studio to the Salon, sketches and drawings that would eventually morph into 19th-century paintings; Run and Tell That!, youthful Manhattan artists display their wares.
SUNY Oswego Metro Center. The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square. Mon-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 399- 4100. Through Jan. 14: Mixed media by Michael Flanagan and Tyrone Johnson-Neuland.
Syracuse Tech Gardens. 235 Harrison St. Call for hours: 474-0910. Through Jan. 28: Fresh, Cazenovia College art students strut their stuff in this show.
Warehouse Building. 350 W. Fayette St. Tues.-Sat. noon-6 p.m. 443-6450. Through Feb. 6: Rigo 23: The Take Wikikuwa Museum: North America 2024, San Francisco artist Rigo 23’s tribute to Native activist Leonard Peltier at the Main Gallery; Tom Huff, featuring a mural and stone sculpture devoted to Peltier, viewable as a window project.
Westcott Community Art Gallery. 826 Euclid Ave. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; also by appointment. 478-8634. Through Jan. 7: Visual Trips, No Passport Required, the Syracuse Photographers Association presents images galore from creative viewpoints.
Wilson Art Gallery. Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road. Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-2 a.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. noon-2 a.m. 445-4153. Through Dec. 17: Art as Catharsis: Watch Out, I Need to Purge, wild, comic paintings, drawings and sketches by artistic brothers Christopher and Richard Williams.
XL Projects. 307-313 S. Clinton St. Wed.-Sun. noon-6 p.m. 442-2542. Through Jan. 23: Snow, featuring traditional representations and offbeat interpretations of wintry scenes.
Book Signing. Thurs. 5-9 p.m. Mari Miniatt will be signing her books during a glass and ink art show. Enchanted Bazaar, 212 N. Franklin St. Free. 426-0650.
Gifford Lecture Series. Tues. 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kittridge, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and Abide with Me, is the next author in the series that benefits Friends of the Central Library. Crouse-Hinds Theater, Mulroy Civic Center, 441 Montgomery St. $30. 435-2121.
Origami Workshop. Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Learn how to make an origami crane that will be a thoughtful present or a festive ornament for the tree. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St. Free. 457-0310.
Gerrit Smith Lecture. Thurs. 6:45 p.m. Biographer Norman Dann will talk about the abolitionist who called Peterboro home. United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St., Cortland. Free. (607) 756-5689.
Civil War Round Table. Thurs. 7 p.m. Cheryl Pula, the seventh cousin of William Techumseh Sherman, will speak on the general’s march to the sea. DeWitt Community Room, 148 Sanders Creek Parkway, East Syracuse. Free. 627-0232.
Sustainability Program. Fri. noon. The Syracuse Rotary invites everyone to “The 12 Traits of Sustainable Communities,” by architect Peter Arsenault. Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Road. Free; $13/optional lunch. 472-3711.
GED Classes. Every Tues. & Wed. 9 a.m. Catch these study sessions designed to help those interested in obtaining their General Equivalency Diploma. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St. Free. 435-3519.
Weekly Art Classes. Every Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m., 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Adult and teen classes in painting, drawing and sculpting. Private lessons also available. Liverpool Art Center, 101 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $20/class. 234-9333.
Wednesday Morning Art Group. Every Wed. 10 a.m. Bring your own supplies and learn, exchange knowledge of art, share fine art with others and work your media. VFW, 105 Maxwell Ave., North Syracuse. Free. 699-3965.
Figure Drawing. Every Wed. 7-10 p.m. All skill levels are welcome: if
you can write your name, you can draw. Westcott Community Center, 826
Euclid Ave. $8. 453-5565.
Rice Creek Ramble. Sat. 1 p.m. Naturalist-led walk introduces participants to the changes as plants and animals prepare for winter. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson Road, Oswego. Free. 216-6877.
Frost Moon Snowshoe Hike. Sat. 7-8:30 p.m. Take a moonlit walk under the year’s last full moon. Snowshoes are included in the fee. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Members: $5/$15, family; nonmembers: $8/$25, family. 673-1350.
Winter Living Celebration. Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Family activities, both indoors and out, provide a welcome respite from holiday hustle and bustle. Rogers Environmental Center, Route 80, Sherburne. Free. (607) 674-4017.
Weekend Nest- Monitoring Walks. Every Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. Meet in the observatory for a guided walk through Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca. Free. (800) 843-2473.
Weekend Walks. Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m. Head out with a naturalist for a different naturethemed walk each week. This month’s theme is “Winter Wildlife Homes.” Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $3/parking. 638-2519.
Guided Bird Walks. Every Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. Bring binoculars and a field guide and dress for the weather. Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca. Free. (800) 843-2473.
Wildlife Viewing. Every Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Trails and the Wildlife Drive auto-tour route are open to visitors. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 Route 20, Seneca Falls. Free. 568-5987.
Christmas Bird Count. Wed., Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-noon. Count birds at the feeder viewing area or join naturalists to look for birds in the woods. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Preregister; donations. 473-1350.
Try Snowshoeing. Sat., Jan. 1 & Sun., Jan. 2, 12:30 p.m. Instructions and a short hike on snowshoes are highlights of this popular program, offered only when conditions are acceptable. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $3. Call in the morning to register: 638-2519.
Syracuse University Women’s Basketball. Tues., Dec. 28, 2 p.m., Dec. 30, 7 p.m. & Sat. Jan. 1, 6 p.m. St. Francis University comes to Loud House for a holidayweek matinee on Tuesday, with Bryant University invading two days later and Arkansas-Pine Bluff visiting on New Year’s Day. Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave. $10/adults; $5/children younger than 12. (888) DOME-TIX.
Syracuse University Men’s Basketball. Sat. 7 p.m.; Mon. 7 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 22, 7 p.m.; Tues., Dec. 28, 9 p.m.; Sat. Jan. 1, 3:30 p.m. It’s Iona (Saturday), Morgan State (Monday), Drexel (Wednesday), and the beginning of Big East play with Providence (Tuesday) and Notre Dame (New Year’s Day). Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave. $10-$35/adults; $6-$19/children younger than 12. (888) DOME-TIX.
Syracuse Crunch. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. & Tues., Dec. 28, 7 p.m. The Crunch keep on skating against Wilkes- Barre/Scranton (Saturday), Hartford (Sunday) and Adirondack (Tuesday). Onondaga County War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St. Advance tickets: $13- $17. 435-2121.
Public Ice Skating. Various times. The city of Syracuse operates three ice skating rinks, all with open skating and all providing skate rental for an additional fee. Clinton Square Ice Rink is open weather permitting, will remain open until March 11. $3/adults; $1.50/children younger than 12 and seniors older than 55. 423-0129. Meachem Ice Rink, 121 W. Seneca Turnpike. $2/ adults; $1/younger than 12 and older than 55. 492-0179. Sunnycrest Ice Rink, 698 Robinson St. $2/adults; $1/younger than 12 and older than 55. 473-4696. Always call ahead to make sure there are no special events that would interfere with open skate hours, or closings for the holidays.
Public Swim. Various times. Indoor adult lap swim, open swim and learning classes are available during the fall/winter season via the City of Syracuse Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs department. Aquatic sites include: Southwest Community Center, 230 Lincoln Ave.; Valley Pool, Amidon Drive (inside Clary Magnet School); Huntington School Pool, 400 Sunnycrest Road; Max Newman Pool, 3100 E. Genesee St. Visit www.syracuse. ny.us/parks for times and class schedules.
Table Tennis. Every Thurs. 5:15 p.m. Sponsored by the city of Syracuse Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs department, free instruction and semi-competitive play will bounce back and forth at the Bova Center, Schiller Park, 1100 Rugby Road. Free. 473-4780.
Bicycle Dropoff. Wed., Dec. 15. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Drop off your any-condition bikes to benefit the annual bike giveaway. Drop off your bikes at the Exhibit Center, State Fairgrounds. 446-7570.
Buy Local Bash. Wed., Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Local fashion, local food and drink, local music, all to celebrate the bounty of retail opportunities Syracusebased businesses represent. Sponsored by Syracuse First. Orange Line Gallery, 106 Montgomery St. $40. www.syracusefirst.org.
Treasure Hunters Roadshow. Wed., Dec. 15 through Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring in your rare and unusual collectibles to be appraised by experts. Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool. Free. (217) 726-7950.
Happy Holigays. Thurs. 6 p.m. LGBT youth and their allies, ages 13-22, are invited to a night of food, fun and gay-friendly caroling. Q Center, AIDS Community Resources, 627 W. Genesee St. Free. 475-2430.
Christmas Around the World. Fri. & Sat., 5-9 p.m. Enjoy decorated trees, international Santas, light refreshments and music. Weather permitting, visit the outdoor mission compound. Sainte Marie among the Iroquois, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. $1. 453-6768.
Holiday Show. Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m. For 75 minutes escape to this variety show including songs, comedy and overall merriment. Palace Theater, 19 Utica St., Hamilton. $10/adults; $7/youth; $25/family of four. 824-1420.
Festival of Lights. Fri. & Sat. 6- 8:45 p.m. Take a horsedrawn wagon ride through the decorated hillside and visit with Santa at The North Pole. Burnet Park, Coleridge Avenue entrance. Free. 473-4330.
Holiday Events. Sat. 8 a.m.-noon. Breakfast with Santa will be available, as will a holiday cookie sale. American Legion Post 188, 205 Cypress St., Liverpool. Breakfast: $4; free/children younger than 5. 380-7491.
Good Girls Sale. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The annual sale features handmade goods by four Syracuse artists, Kathy Barry, Jen Gandee, Michelle DaRin and Amy Fancher. Food and drinks will be served. Held at the home of Kathy Barry, 1115 Euclid Ave. Free admission. 857-7813.
Holiday Teas. Sat. noon-5 p.m. (musical entertainment 2-4 p.m.). Visitors to Armory Square during the holidays can find respite from hustle and bustle with hot beverages and entertainment. This Saturday it’s The Goettel Trio. Jefferson Clinton Hotel, 416 S. Clinton St. Free. 472-4976.
Candlelight Tour. Sat. 6:30 & 7 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with a candlelight tour enhanced with area florists’ decorations. Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. $10; $8/ages 7-17; free/younger than 6. Call for reservations. 252-1283.
Breakfast with Santa. Sat. & Sun. 9 & 11 a.m. Celebrate the holidays with the Big Guy, decorate cookies with the Mrs., make a craft and visit the animals. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place. $12, includes zoo admission. 435-8511.
Holiday Show & Sale. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sun. noon-4 p.m. Find creative gifts at this annual event. Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. Free admission. 693-3550.
Dickens Christmas. Every Sat. & Sun. through Dec. 24, noon-4 p.m. Costumed characters, carolers, carriage rides, a parade and more. Throughout Skaneateles. Free. 685-0552.
Holiday Tea. Sun. 2-4 p.m. Home-baked treats plus beverages will be served, with all proceeds benefit scholarships, artist fees and materials for programs at the Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. $10. 691-3550.
Dylan Ratigan Live. Wed. Dec. 15, 4 p.m. MSNBC news analyst Dylan Ratigan brings his program to Seneca Falls to kick off the Steel on Wheels tour of the country. Seneca Falls Savings Bank, 19 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls. Free. 568-5855.
Toy Drive. Daily through Sat. Forsaken Generation is collecting toys for children who are homeless. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Tops Markets in DeWitt, North Syracuse, Camillus, Skaneateles and Auburn. 246-2979.
Art Mart. Daily through Dec. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 55 artists displaying and selling paintings, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and fabric. City Hall Com mons, 201 E. Washington St. Free. 422-8284.
Lights on the Lake. Daily through Jan. 9, 2011 5-10 p.m. Thousands of lights guide you through the annual holiday tradition. Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $8/car Mon.- Thurs.; $12/car Fri-Sun. 457-7275.
Winter at the Zoo. Begins Sun. Jan. 2 through Jan. 30. Enter your photos in the annual contest, judged in several categories. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place. Free admission for those who show their camera and present the coupon from the zoo’s website, www. rosamondgiffordzoo. org. 435-8511.
Disney on Ice. Wed., Jan. 5, 7 p.m. This year’s skating spectacular brings Princess Classics to the ice at the Onondaga County War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St. $15, $20, $38, $48. 435-2121.
Films, theaters and times subject to change. Check www.syracusenewtimes. com for updates. Alpha and Omega. Justin Long and Hayden Panettiere lend their voices to this new cartoon. Hollywood. Sat. & Sun.: 1:10 p.m.
Black Swan. Natalie Portman as a ballet diva dancing on the edge of madness in this acclaimed arthouse entry. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:40 a.m., 2:20, 5, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:30 a.m. Manlius. Daily: 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. matinee: 2 & 4:30 p.m.
Burlesque. Cher and Christina Aguilera take it off. Great Northern 10. Daily: 12:20 & 6:45 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12:05, 4:10, 7:05 & 9:50 p.m.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Third installment in the on-again, off-again fantasy series; presented in 3-D in some theaters. Carousel 17 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 11:15 a.m., 1:55, 4:35, 7:25 & 10:05 p.m. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Screen 1: 11:45 a.m., 2:25, 5:05, 7:55 & 10:35 p.m. Screen 2: 12:55, 3:55, 6:55 & 9:35 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:05 a.m. (Opencaptioned: Fri. & Mon.: 11:45 a.m. & 7:55 p.m. Sat.: 2:25 & 10:35 p.m. Sun.: 11:45 a.m. & 10:35 p.m.) Great Northern 10. Screen 1 (Digital presentation/3-D): 11:35 a.m., 2:05, 4:40, 7:20 & 10 p.m. Screen 2 (Digital stereo): 12:30, 3:55, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/3- D/Stadium). Daily: 11:40 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 & 10:10 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/ Stadium). Daily: 1:20, 3:55, 6:40 & 9:35 p.m.
Due Date. Road comedy with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 8 & 10:25 p.m.
The Fighter. Factbased boxing yarn with Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/ Stadium). Screen 1: 11:05 a.m., 1:45, 4:25, 7:20 & 10:10 p.m. Screen 2: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 & 9:40 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:20 a.m. Great Northern 10. Daily: 11:55 a.m., 2:30, 5:05, 7:50 & 10:25 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:05, 1:40, 4:25 & 10:05 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One.
The Hogwarts saga rolls on. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12:45, 4:20 & 8:10 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:20 p.m. Great Northern 10. Daily: 12:10, 3:45 & 8 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12:10, 3:30, 6:45 & 9:55 p.m.
Hereafter. Director Clint Eastwood goes supernatural in this yarn with Matt Damon. Hollywood. Fri.-Tues.: 7 p.m.
How Do You Know. James
L. Brooks’ new romantic comedy stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen
Wilson and Jack Nicholson. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily:
11:10 a.m., 2:05, 4:55, 7:50 & 10:40 p.m. Great Northern 10. Daily:
11:20 a.m., 2:10, 4:50, 7:30 & 10:20 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital
stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:20 a.m., 2:15, 5, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole. Cartoon fantasy flick. Hollywood. Sat. & Sun.: 3 p.m.
Love and Other Drugs. Sexytime with Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/ Stadium). Daily: 12:35 & 6:45 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12:15, 2:40, 5:25, 7:55 & 10:25 p.m.
Paranormal Activity 2. Lowbudget sequel to the fluke horror hit. Hollywood. Fri.-Tues.: 9:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. matinee: 5:05 p.m.
Tangled. Disney’s cartoon take on Rapunzel; presented in 3-D in some locations. Carousel 17 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Daily:
11:30 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:50 p.m. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12, 2:35 & 5:10 p.m. Great Northern 10. Daily: 11:40 a.m., 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:50 p.m. Shop pingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:10 a.m., 1:35, 4, 6:50 & 9:20 p.m.
The Tourist. Venice-based spy drama pairs Johnny Depp with Angelina Jolie. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Screen 1: 11:35 a.m., 2:10, 4:45, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m. Screen 2: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05 & 9:45 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:10 a.m. (Opencaptioned: Tues.: 2:10 & 10:15 p.m.) Great Northern 10. Daily: 11:50 a.m., 2:20, 4:55, 7:35 & 10:15 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:55 a.m., 2:35, 5:05, 7:45 & 10:35 p.m.
Tron: Legacy. Jeff Bridges returns in the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi flick for joystick fanboys of all ages. Carousel 17 (Digital presentation/3- D/Stadium). Screen 1: 11 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m. Screen 2: 1, 4, 7 & 10 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:15 a.m. Great Northern 10. Daily (Digital presentation/3-D): 11:30 a.m., 2:15, 5, 7:45 & 10:30 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/3-D/Stadium).
Daily: 11 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:30 a.m., 2:20, 5:10, 8 & 10:45 p.m.
Unstoppable. Denzel Washington tries to stop a runaway freight train in this thriller. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 3:35 & 9:30 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:55 p.m. Great Northern 10. Daily: 3:50 & 10:05 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 11:45 a.m., 2:25, 4:55, 7:20 & 9:45 p.m.
Yogi Bear. Dan Aykroyd lends his voice to the picnic-basket-snatching scoundrel, with Justin Timberlake as sidekick Boo Boo, in this blend of live action and animation; presented in 3-D in some theaters. Carousel 17 (Digital presentation/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 & 9:25 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:30 p.m. Carousel 17 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12:40, 3, 5:20, 7:45 & 9:55 p.m. Great Northern 10. Daily (Digital stereo): 11:45 a.m., 2:25, 4:45, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/3- D/Stadium). Daily: 11:15 a.m., 1:45, 4:15, 7 & 9:25 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital stereo/Stadium). Daily: 12, 2:30, 5:20, 7:50 & 10 p.m.
Film, others Listed alphabetically: A Christmas Story. Sun. 5 p.m. Peter Billingsley as the kid who wants a Red Ryder BB rifle in this nostalgia-drenched holiday favorite, presented in a 35mm print. Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. $3/adults, free/under 12. 436-4723.
Cosi fan Tutte at London’s Royal Opera House. Sat. 2 p.m. Opera flick shows off the new digital projector system at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. $16. 781-5483.
Elf/The Muppet Christmas Carol. Thurs. 1 p.m. Two popular yuletide family flicks will screen at Cazenovia Public Library, 100 Albany St., Cazenovia. Free. 655-9322.
It’a a Wonderful Life. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 2:30 & 7 p.m. Director Frank Capra’s immortal 1946 holiday yarn, with small-town banker James Stewart receiving heavenly intervention when he needs it most, presented in a 35mm print. Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., Rome. $5.50/adults, $1.50/children. 337-6453.
Little Women. Sat. 8 p.m. The glossy 1949 MGM version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic, with June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh. ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. $5. 218-5711.
Mother and Child. Fri. 1 & 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m. Drama with Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Samuel L. Jackson. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. $4. 253-6669.
Nora’s Will. Fri., Sat., Mon. & Tues. 7 p.m. Spanish art-house thriller. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. $6. 781-5483.
Prom Night/ Silent Night Deadly Night. Sun. 7:30 p.m. The “Brew & View” 35mm film series continues with the 1980 Canadian thriller with Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielsen, plus the infamous Santa’s-a-slasher slaughterhouse from 1984. Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. $10/ adults, $8/students. 436-4723.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Mon. 7 p.m. The 1964 Christmas cheapie gets spoofed by the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang in this outing presented by the Oswego Film Group. Oswego Public Library’s Community Room, 120 E. Second St., Oswego. Free. 341-5867.
Taboo Cartoons of Injuns. Thurs. 7 p.m. Animated short subjects demonstrate Hollywood’s easy use of Native stereotypes. ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. Free. 218-5711.
Tocar y Luchar: To Play and to Fight. Wed. Dec. 15 7 p.m. A documentary on the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System concludes the autumn “What If” film series, a showcase of national community efforts to improve quality of life. The Redhouse, 201 S. West St. Free. 474-2489.
You Will Meet a Dark Stranger. Wed. Dec. 15-Sun. 5:30 p.m. The “Indie Films” series continues with director Woody Allen’s annual flick. Hamilton Theater, 7 Lebanon St., Hamilton. $7.50. 824-2724.