10 CNY Events That Think Spring

Springtime events in Central New York.

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring. Ah! Take a deep breath and enjoy that fresh air. You’ll finally be given some leeway with your Vitamin D prescription from this week on out. Not only do we welcome sun, we welcome Otto the penguin, allergies and the remainder of the pesky colds to just leave our systems.

Unfortunately, Phantom is closing this weekend at the Landmark Theatre, but don’t be too upset. There are plenty of other things going on. If you don’t like any of these, well, you can stay home and weed your landscapes.


Battle of the Businesses

1454012736Syracuse Trivia Company’s next big brain-focused event puts businesses to the test. Proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse.

Where: SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Tpke., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 4 p.m.
Cost: $200/team of 8 people | Buy Online


Screen-Shot-2015-08-19-at-3.56.00-PM-1The mythological tale of love is told in a contemporary setting and from titular character’s point of view. The show closes this weekend. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, because this is something you’ll not want to look back on.

Friday, April 15 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 | 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 17 | 2 p.m.

Where: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17
Cost: $15 | Buy Online | 632-2785

LRS Records & Waffles 

7491_679576692144867_5474264099043949934_nThe local record company is serving up two nights of entertainment at both locations of Funk N Waffles. Performances from: Ohne-Ka and The Burning River, Inclusive Or and Bridge Under Fire.

Where: Funk N Waffles, 307 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Friday, April 15 | 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 | Buy Online

Where: Funk N Waffles, 727 S. Crouse Ave., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $5 | Buy Online

Lewis Black

lewis-blackWhat a better way to fight of an onslaught of politicians than a clever and cranky comedian? Black is back in Syracuse.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $23, $47.50, $57.50 | Buy Online | 435-2121


Midnight Market

12239930_917968094962765_5761114447224691371_nWhat great way to think spring: Buy fresh, local goods. The season is a time for cleaning, refurbishing and revamping your style.

Where: SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 4 – 10 p.m.
Cost: $5 (includes a cocktail) | Buy Online | 473-0826


Party for the Planet

12804614_10153284539076573_4817329963977552525_nCelebrate Earth Day with zookeeper demonstrations and endangered animal-focused presentations.

Where: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Pl., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with zoo admission | 435-8511


Piff the Magic Dragon

11947465_10153693407154063_756689055963982281_nA comedic duo of an Englishman with a tiny dog. They are dressed as dragons. They also perform magic.

Where: Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Thruway Exit 33, Verona
When: Sunday, April 10 | 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $19, $24 | Buy Online | (800) 771-7711


Run! Walk! Sprint!

Springtime Run

instride-springtime10kThe annual 10K run returns to Jamesville Beach.

Where: Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 W. Shore Manor, Jamesville
Saturday, April 16 | 8 a.m. (9:15 a.m. registration)
$30/advance, $40/day of | Register Online | 558-3727


One Piece at a Time: Walk for Autism

545703_10150705266123981_667099431_nJoin the CNY Chapter of the Autism Society of America for the community walk to raise awareness and proceeds for programming

Where: Long Branch Park, 3813 Long Branch Road, Liverpool
Saturday, April 16 | 10 a.m. (9:15 a.m. registration)
Free, donations welcomed and appreciated | 453-6712


Salt City Horror Fest

HorrorFestBanner2016a-400x440Yes, all of the presidential candidates are coming into town for a drawn out freak show, but the 11th Annual Salt City Horror Fest is this weekend filled with 35mm screenings and special guests. No one under 17 will be admitted without an adult.

My Little Bubbles (local short film by Michael Pizzano) ~ The Warriors ~ Midnight ~ Martin ~ The Burbs ~ The Shining ~ Rosemary’s Baby ~ Event Horizon  ~ Nightbreed

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: $21.50/advance, $25/door | Buy Online | 472-4672

Salt City Improv

10710698_824946677526620_6066781303010179695_nLong-form improv team with no boundaries, SkittleFit, opens up for Whose Line-ish short-form comedy troupe Pork Pie Hat.

Where: Salt City Improv Theatre, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. 
Saturday, April 16 | 8 p.m.
$10 | 410-1962


Editor’s Pick: Jazz @ SITRUS

994836_692624277421206_696174137_nIt’s spring. It’s a new season, wonderful weather and love is in the air. What’s a better soundtrack than live jazz? Um, free live jazz. The second installment of the series features Michael and Anjela Lynn.

Where: SITRUS Lounge, Sheraton University Inn, 801 University Ave., Syracuse
When: Friday, April 15 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free | 479-5299


Wild World of Sports

Syracuse Crunch

crunchIn the last home of the season, the Crunch welcomes their neighbors, Utica Comets.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 16 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444



Weekend at the Fairgrounds

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

RV Mega Markdown

“It’s an RV, Clark.”

Friday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Brown Parking Lot
Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17
Cost: Free | More Info | (888) 803-8193

Syracuse Spring Gun Show

Saturday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Center of Progress
Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17
Cost: $7/adult, $5/senior, Free/12 and under (with adult) | More Info | (607) 748-1010

CNY Organ Society Concert

David Peckham of Elmira takes to the keys of the Wurlitzer along side the Mighty Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra.

Where: Empire Theater
Sunday, April 17 | 3 p.m.
Cost: $15/adult nonmembers, $2/child nonmembers | More Info | 451-6551


Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 54 degrees / 28 degrees
Conditions: This is a perfect weekend for a Cheifs game…


Temperature: 60 degrees / 33 degrees
Conditions: …however, they are playing away.


Temperature: 66 degrees / 40 degrees
Conditions: It’s a perfect weekend to dust off the umbrella…


Temperature: 70 degrees / 45 degrees
Conditions: …and you still can, but it’s not going to rain.

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