10 CNY Events for a Mother of a Weekend

Mother’s Day weekend is full of local events!

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all those wonderful women who have brought life into this world. This is a weekend to celebrate, to have fun and spend time with the ones you love and raised to be upstanding citizens.

May your weekend be filled with joy, laughter and wonderful soundtrack. Here are some events to help.

Aztec Two-Step

61NiDy1LdmLThe dynamic finger picking duo returns to the cozy CNY venue, celebrating their 45 years in the music business.

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Saturday, May 7 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $28/advance, $32/day of | Buy Online | 655-9193


Cirque du Soleil: OVO

2c96da97-0f53-433b-b0b6-da5fd7a88259_47941_CUSTOMA high flying act focuses on the lives and emotions of insects. When a mysterious egg appears, they begin to examine their own lives.

Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Friday | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday | 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Where: War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8
Cost: $48, $86, $90, $109, $115, $145 | Buy Online | 435-2121

Crawfish Festival

ebirah0Operation Northern Comfort’s 9th Annual Crawfish Festival will be generating great smells and sounds that you’ll definitely want to get a taste of.

Where: Clinton Square, 2 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 7 | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: Free admission’


City Market

13087852_1025324880865934_8208427850881530410_nThe first Sunday city market of 2016 kicks off this weekend, and it will appear monthly until autumn. The local-focused vendor fair is bigger and better than last year.

Where: Armory Square, Syracuse
When: Sunday, May 8 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free admission | 449-0015

Home Sweet Homer

Mary Fahl

264063_10150237748244915_6796552_nIndie rock musician with a folk side shows off her versatility in an intimate setting.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Friday, May 6 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $28/general, $25/senior | Buy Online | (607) 479-4900


NRBQ vs Los Straitjackets

13103371_1166053280085498_1254383253960852865_nTwo heavyweight champions of music take part in a one-on-one showcase of blues, rockabilly, jazz, fusion, surf rock and more.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Saturday, May 7 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $28/general, $22/senior , $15/student, Free/military, vets, children under 18 | Buy Online | (607) 479-4900

Just for Laughs

Cuse Comedy ShowcaseCuse Comedy Showcase

May the best comedian win — determined by the audience, of course.

Host: Steve O’Connell
Headliner: Tom Anzalone
Comedians: John Bellavia, Jim Felter, Grant Fletcher, Nick Galoni, Jim Klaisle, Jenny Red and Madelein Smith 

Where: The Central New York Playhouse in Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Friday, May 6 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | Buy Online | 885-8960

Syracuse Improv Collective: May Bank Show

improvlogoLong-form, storytelling improv at its finest… and sometimes strangest.

Where: The Vault, 451 S. Warren St., Syracuse
When: Friday, May 6 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $5 | Info only: 430-9027



Don’t Feed the Actors

DFTAlogoCNY’s longest running improv troupe performs in the spirit of Whose Line is it Anyway? on Saturday.

Where: The Central New York Playhouse in Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 7 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | Buy Online | 885-8960


LoFo Love

13116266_867727580019883_6773077002125770274_oThe downtown farm-to-table restaurant teams up with Carol Watson Greenhouse to present a few fresh Mother’s Day feasts, and you don’t have to be a mom to enjoy.

Garden Bliss Brunch Buffet

First come, first serve.

Where: Carol Watson Greenhouse, 2980 Sentinel Heights, Lafayette
When: Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8 | 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30/person | 677-0286

Mother’s Day Eve Dinner

Three-course meal. Reservations are necessary.

Where: Carol Watson Greenhouse, 2980 Sentinel Heights, Lafayette
When: Saturday, May 7 | 5-7 p.m.
Cost: $45/person | Buy Online | 677-0286

The Mersey Beatles 

Mersey-Beatles-650x370 - CopyThe Beatles tribute show from Liverpool (England) is set to play near-ish to Liverpool (NY) for their first US tour. John Lennon’s sister and author Julia Baird will be present for a special meet-and-greet.

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, May 5 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20-$50 | Buy Online | 463-9240



ragtimeFollow the stories of three culturally diverse families and their lives at the turn of the century. Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.

Thursday, May 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 |2 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 | 8 p.m.

Where: Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 21
Cost: $30 | Buy Online | 362-2785

Snarky Puppy

12191996_10153679671377787_7247149519589054772_nAcclaimed Texas-born, NYC-based big band and jazz fusion crew brings the party to downtown’s historic theater.

Where: The Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse
Thursday, May 5 | 7 p.m.
$30-$40 |
Buy Online | 475-7979


Editor’s PickCinco de Mayo Beer Garden

eversonlogoCelebrate the holiday and art with guided tours, live music by Castle Creek, craft beer from local breweries and more.

Where: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, May 5 | 5-8 p.m.
Cost: $15 | Buy Online | 474-6064


Chiefs of Spring

All baseball games are played at NBT Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr, Syracuse. Box office phone: 474-7833.

NBT Bank Stadium. Photo by Christopher Malone.


The Chiefs are away this weekend, playing in Buffalo.



Weekend at the Fairgrounds

logoThe Fairgrounds is located at 581 State Fair Blvd. in Syracuse.

Empire Arabian Horse Association Show

Friday & Saturday| 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Toyota Coliseum
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8
Cost: Free | More Info | 626-6790

PtHA of NYS Pinto Horse Show

Saturday & Sunday | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Race Stable Arena
Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8
Cost: Free | More Info | 730-8922, 857-1952


Weather Forecast

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Temperature: 59 degrees / 45 degrees
Conditions: Forecast calls for a few showers.


Temperature: 65 degrees / 49 degrees
Conditions: More “few” showers.


Temperature: 69 degrees / 45 degrees
Conditions: Even more “few” showers.


Temperature: 59 degrees / 41 degrees
Conditions: The rain shall end! Phew!

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