May the Month End Well with 10 CNY Events

Fill your Memorial Day weekend with these local events.

Happy Memorial Day weekend, CNY!

Whatever you’re doing, whether you have the day off or you do not, take the time to remember those who have served our country. Check your local listings for parade times or cancellations. Not to rain on your parade, no pun intended, but there is a significant chance of rain scheduled for this weekend. Dress appropriately!

Here are some other events to take note of, too.

Sterling Stage Folkfest

folkfestThe 12th Annual Folkfest features four days of easy going, relaxing music from local, regional and national acts. The festival kicks off Thursday at 4 p.m. and ends late Sunday evening.

Thursday | 4 p.m.
Friday | 2 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m.
Sunday | 11 a.m.

Where: Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Road, Sterling
When: Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29
Cost: $70/festival pass advance, $85/festival pass, $40/day advance, $50/day, $40-$100/parking | Buy Online | (818) 212-9489

Plate & Sip: Enlighten Your Inner Foodie

13116266_867727580019883_6773077002125770274_oLoFo presents and hosts and opportunity for you to play with your food and learn a thing or two about the meal, presentation and photography. Enjoying your meal, a complimentary glass of wine and dessert are also encouraged.

Where: Barnes Hiscock Mansion, 930 James St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, May 26 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 | Buy Online | 463-7965

Vince Morris

NOhio funnyman seen in various comedy specials and the late night circuit takes the stage for a four-evening stretch at the mall’s comedy club.

Thursday & Sunday | 7:30 p.m. | $10
Friday | 7:30 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. | $12
Saturday | 7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. | $15

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, Syracuse
When: Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29
Cost: $10, $12, $15 | Buy Online | 423-8669

The BelleRegards

14509_665191773542254_1677484149_nToronto quartet stomps and strums their way for a fun, high-energy folk show. Rabbit in the Rye opens.

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Friday, May 27 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $22/day-of | Buy Online | 655-9193


Too White/Too Ethnic

13220580_1038039939613047_1241776927533575750_oLocal actress and singer Carleena Manzi takes to the cabaret stage, entertains and talks about her struggles as a mixed ethnicity actress.

Where: Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Friday, May 27 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | Buy Online | 885-8960


SRS Fest

13006754_975743205812851_6657891408945041846_nThe independent film company showcases three of its films:

She Kills, 1 p.m.
Night of Something Strange, 3 p.m.
Empire State of the Dead, 5 p.m.

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22 | 11 a.m.
Cost: $5/movie, $10/all three movies | More Info | 463-9240

Middle Eastern Gala Show

13226826_1095791883817057_5370057314911016324_nLocal belly dancers Hannah, Ionah and Tessa, along with award-winning headliner Ava Fleming, perform a one-of-a-kind show.

Where: Academic II Bldg., Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Tpke., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 28 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $8/online advance; $10/day-of; $5/students, seniors, ages 5-12; Free/OCC Students, ages under 5 | Buy Online

Cuse Comedy Showcase

Cuse Comedy ShowcaseComics compete for cash and bragging rights. Tim Warner hosts. Justin Jackson headlines. Francisco Arce, Kyle Deloff, James Fedkiw, Chill Ms. Jackson, Michael LaMantia, Screech Munroe and Doreen Watson joke off.

Where: Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 21 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | Buy Online | 885-8960

Salt City Burlesque: Sci-Fi Spectacular

12994347_1576857489293692_5724259766137864018_nA science fiction-themed evening of performance art featuring Whiskey Tango Sideshow from Ithaca, Sirens & Stilettos from Rochester and CNY-based Queen Cleanheart, Madame Trixie and more.

Where: CNY Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 21 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $25/door | Buy Online

Craft Cocktail Battle – Round 1

12004889_1019554628076157_1353975173462706201_nDue to popular demand and because they can, the Ice Cream Social crew brings back the popular battle of the beverages in a battle of the sexes tournament.

Where: The York, 247 W. Fayette St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, May 28 | 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $15/door | Buy Online

Editor’s PickThe Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales

stinkycheeseThis brings back memories. The musical comedy is adapted for the stage from the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith is sure to entertain the likes of kids all ages and adults.

Friday | 7 p.m.
Saturday | 2 p.m.


Where: Gifford Family Theatre, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse
When: Friday, May 27 – Saturday, June 18
Cost: $15/adults, $10/children | Buy Online | 445-4200

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.

Dollar Thursday / Zombie Knight

Zombies love baseball, too. Dress up for zombie appreciation night.

Opponent: Charlotte Knights
Thursday, May 26 | 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online


Weekend at the Fairgrounds


The Fairgrounds is located at 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.

NYS Breeders Horse Show – Section 2

Where: Toyota Coliseum
Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29| 8 a.m. daily
Cost: Free | More Info | 436-1933

Empire State Boer Goat Show

Where: Goat, Llama and Swine Barn
Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, May 29 | 9 a.m.
Cost: Free| More Info | (607) 937-3324

Memorial Day Watchfire

Where: Brown Parking Lot
Monday, May 30 | 8 p.m.
Cost: Free | More Info | 468-5898


Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 85 degrees / 61 degrees
Conditions: Humid and rain showers.




Temperature: 87 degrees / 65 degrees
Conditions: More humid, more rain.


Temperature: 90 degrees / 68 degrees
Conditions: A tad bit more humid and thunder storms.


Temperature: 86 degrees / 65 degrees
Conditions: Less humid, but more rain.


Temperature: 81 degrees / 62 degrees
Conditions: Still humid, still raining.


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