10 CNY Events to Put a Spring in Your Step

10 events to help get you through the weekend.

The New York primaries are over, and there are some mixed feelings around Syracuse and the outlying regions. It’s OK. No matter whose side you’re on, you can all agree that having fun is, well, fun.

Here are 10 events to help get you through the weekend, to help turn that frown upside down and to look on the bright side of life.

The Christians

ChristiansLucas Hnath’s drama, which tackles believes and acceptance, closes this weekend at Syracuse Stage.

Thursday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 | 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 | 2 p.m.

Where: Syracuse Stage, 820, E.Genesee St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, April 21 – Sunday, April 24
Cost: $30, $46, $50/adults; $38/age 40 and under, $18/ages 18 and under | Buy Online | 443-3275

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

urlBlues rocker noted for her beehive bouffant rips some riffs this weekend at the biggest little odeon.

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Saturday, April 23 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $24/advance, $26/day of | Buy Online | 655-9193


David Lindley

IMG_David_Lindley_1.17.1_8_1_7P4EG4UG_L116039605The veteran multi-instrumentalist and folk musician explores and incorporates worldly influences into his eclectic performances.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Saturday, April 23 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $28/adult, $22/senior, $15/student, Free/military, vets and children under 18 | Buy Online | (877) 749-ARTS


Earth Day Celebration

baltimorewoods_logoCome celebrate Earth Day with crafts, nature walks, animal demonstrations and a live performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

Where: Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: Saturday, April 23 | 1 p.m.
Cost: Free | 673-1250


Jazz on Tap

12718022_1059301424112665_3874713142881454782_nFind your Sunday Funday with a little jazz from CNY Jazz Orchestra, featuring Joe Carello, Jimmy Johns and Darryl Pugh, at Skaneateles’ newest tap house.

Where: Finger Lakes on Tap, 35 Fennell St., Skaneateles
When: Sunday, April 24 | 4 – 10 p.m.
Cost: Free | 685-9600


Cathedral Square Organ Crawl

Columbus-Courthouse-2-for-web2Three musicians, Glenn Kime, James Potts and Will Headlee, perform organ-focused pieces at three Downtown churches: The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Paul’s Episcopal Churchand Park Central Presbyterian. A local history and world music lesson all in one.

Where: Columbus Circle, Syracuse
When: Sunday, April 24 | 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 | Buy Online | 200-1560

Paul Mecurio

ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 04: Comedian/writer Paul Mecurio warms up the crowd Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" tapes "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Restoring Honor & Dignity to the White House" at the McNally Smith College of Music September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show is being taped in St. Paul during the week of the Republican National Convention. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Comedy Central)Comedian, actor, writer, podcast host and overall good guy was the first comedian at APT, and he returns 10 years latter. Tom Anzalone opens.

Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn 
Saturday, April 23 | 7:30 p.m. 
$15 | Buy Online | 253-6669


The Sunshine Boys

Sunshine BoysThe Playhouse takes on the Neil Simon comedy about two squabbling vaudevillians. This show ends this weekend, and it’s a great comedy you don’t want to miss.

Thursday, April 21 | 8 p.m.
Friday, April 8 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 | 8 p.m.

Where: The Central New York Playhouse in Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Thursday, April 21 – Saturday, April 23
Cost: $17/Thursday, $20/Friday & Saturday | Buy Online | 885-8960

Syracuse Fashion Week

Syracuse Fashion Week Kicked off Wednesday, and events will continue until Sunday.

fashionIt’s A Mod, Mod World

Where: The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, April 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30/person (includes food), $200/VIP tables for 4 | Buy Online

Fashion Week Gala

Where: The Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse
When: Friday, April 22| 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/standing room only, $50/general admission (includes food), $300/VIP tables for 4 | Buy Online

The Underground Show

Where: Marisa’s Fortress of Beauty, 220 Walton St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, April 23 | Two shows: 6 p.m. & 10 p.m.
 Cost: $40/person (includes food) | Buy Online

Runway Reclamation

Where: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Upstairs, 246 W. Willow St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, April 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 (includes food) | Buy Online


P1-BI138_MAZE2_P_20120916200400The musical phoenix that is Symphoria continues its season with two shows.

Symphonic Safari

Accompanied by live drawings by cartoonist Joe Wos.

Where: Inspiration Hall, 709 James St., Syracuse 
Saturday, April 23 | 10:30 a.m.
$15/adult, $10/senior, $5/student, Free/under 18| Buy Online | 299-5598

brahms-e1458238525921Brahms Requiem

Liverpool High School Chorus opens the Lawrence Loh-conducted evening featuring Brahms and Mahler. Program features soprano Bridget Moriarty, baritone Timothy LeFebvre, and Syracuse Oratorio Society Director John Warren.

Where: Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse 
Saturday, April 23 | 6:30 p.m.
$51, $65, $80 | Buy Online | 299-5598

Editor’s PickWoods

essential-albums-woods-feature-imageThe Brooklyn-based experimental folk-indie band aims to please with their versatility.

Where: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave., Ithaca
When: Thursday, April 21 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $12 | Buy Online | (607) 275-3447


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 & College Night

Opponent: Lehigh Valley
Thursday, April 21 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Fleece Hat Giveaway & Fireworks

Opponent: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Thursday, April 21 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Fleece Gloves Giveaway 

Opponent: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Thursday, April 21 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Family Sunday

Opponent: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Sunday, April 24 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online


Weekend at the Fairgrounds

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

Spring Country Folk Art Craft Show

Friday, April 22 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Horticulture Building
Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24
Cost: $6/adult, Free/ages 12 and under | More Info | (248) 634-4151

Spring Premiere Horse Show

Where: Toyota Coliseum
Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24
Cost: Free | More Info | 436-1933


Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Random pug photo. Stay adorable, CNY.


Temperature: 75 degrees / 55 degrees
Conditions: Rain; however, you shouldn’t dissolve.


Temperature: 70 degrees / 40 degrees
Conditions: Straight up grey clouds.



Temperature: 53 degrees / 38 degrees
Conditions: Sunny!


Temperature: 60 degrees / 38 degrees
Conditions: Rain for the weekend or beginning of the week.

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