10 Weekend Events CNY is ‘Lucky’ to Have

See what’s happening around Central New York this weekend!

Another Friday has arrived, and so now is the time to drop some knowledge about particular events taking place around town. It’s looking like a beautiful weekend; a little cooler, but there really isn’t much that stands in the way of Central New Yorkers and having fun.

We’ve got a lot of music, maple and mayhem this weekend.


p11526o4qbfWhat’s a little St. Patrick’s Day without some music and fun?

The Causeway Giants (7 p.m.)

Where: Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub, 301 W. Fayette St.
Cost: Free


Ceili Rain (7 p.m.)

Where: Emerson Park, Owasco Lake, 6914 E. Lake Road, Auburn
Cost: $25/person, $100/family

Glengarry Bhoys (8 p.m.)

Where: The Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St.
Cost: $15

Greg Hoover & Flyin’ Column (5 p.m.)

Where: Shifty’s
Cost: Free

New Day (4 p.m.)

Where: Coleman’s Irish Pub. 100 S. Lowell Ave.
Cost: Free

Sophistifunk (9 p.m.)

Where: Funk N Waffles, 307 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
Cost: $10

Ed Kowalczyk

EdKowalczykThe former lead singer and founder of Live takes to the stage for a intimate performance, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s album, Throwing Copper.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Friday, March 18 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $35 or $38/adult, $30 or $32/senior, $28/student, Free/vets, military or  children 18 and under | Buy Online | (877) 749-ARTS

The God of Hell

12743790_1011747358863613_7176362345273610160_nSam Shepherd’s political satire is coming to a close this weekend. Rarely Done Productions’ presentation has been creating a thought-provoking stir since opening. Now is the prime time to catch it.

Where: CNY Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, March 17 – Friday, March 18 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 | 546-3224


Livingston Taylor & Tom Chapin

liv-and-tom-768x559Two folk legends take to the stage for a very special evening of charismatic storytelling and performance.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Saturday, March 19 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $30 or $33/adult, $25 or $28/senior, $20/student, Free/vets, military or  children 18 and under | Buy Online | (877) 749-ARTS


Maple Syrup Workshops

Beaver Lake

The Sweetest Time Of Year Maple Syrup

There are a couple opportunities to surely stick with you every weekend in March.

Saturdays: It’s Maple Syrup Time! | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturdays: Pancake Breakfast | 9 a.m. – noon | $3-$5
Sundays: It’s Maple Syrup Time! | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville
When: Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20
Cost: See above. | 638-2519

Critz Farms

Maple Syrup Celebration is taking place both days this weekend and next Saturday. Learn about the maple syrup process and take tours around the farm for free. An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is available both days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an extra charge.

Where: Critz Farms, 3232 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia
When: Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Buffet: $8.50/adults, $6.50/ages 8 to 12, $3.50/ages 3-7, Free/2 and under | 638-2519

Ola Onabule

0004297026_10The soulful British-Nigerian singer is the definition of smooth, and the nationally praised artist is making his first appearance in Syracuse for a very special event.

Where: Sheraton University Hotel, 801 University Ave., Syracuse
When: Sunday, March 20 | 5 p.m.
Cost: $30/door, $25/subscribers, $10/students | 479-5299


Perfect Pairings

12715529_10153949816187806_638486084713600681_nFood (LoFo, F. Oliver’s Oil’s and Vinegars, The Piggery, Emmy’s Organics and 3 Leaf Tea) and beverage (The Last Shot Distillery, White Birch Vineyards and Finger Lakes on Tap) pairings accompanied by bluegrass and a sneak peak at the “Made in New York 2016” exhibit

Where: Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn
When: Saturday, March 19 | 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $35 or $40/members, $40 or $45/non-members | Buy Online | 255-1553

Rites of Spring Campfire

1918773_155614866089_5481145_nCozy up next to a campfire and listen to tales of changing of the seasons of different cultures.

Where: Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: Saturday, March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $6/members, $9/non-members | 673-3671



02This weekend Symhporia is performing in a multimedia concert entitled “Magical Music from the Movies,”  pairing scores and segments from our favorite Disney moments. Liverpool High School Concert Band opens the program at 6:30 p.m.

Where: John Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 19 | 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $35/orchestra, $65/balcony | Buy Online | 299-5598

WWE: Road to Wrestlemania

HGPdOQrBMMA may not be legal in New York yet, but good old-fashioned wrestling returns to the War Memorial. Join Dean Ambrose, Sheamus, Kalisto, Roman Reigns and more for some action before Wrestlemania 32 on April 3.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, March 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15, $30, $50, $70, $100 | Buy Online | (800) 745-3000

Editor’s Pick: Million Dollar Quartet

Million_Dollar_QuartetThe musical based on the famous jam session with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

Where: Turning Stone Resort and Casino, Thruway Exit 33, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona
When: Sunday, March 20 | 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Cost: $33, $44 | Buy Online | (800) 771-7711


Wild World of Sports

Syracuse Crunch

crunchThe Crunch seeks to melt the Icecaps.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, March 19| 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444



Syracuse Crunch

Syracuse CrunchMelting the rest of the Icecaps.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Sunday, March 20 | 5 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444


Weekend at the Fairgrounds

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

Home and Garden Show 2016

Thursday, March 17 | 4-8 p.m.
Friday, March 18 | 2-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Tractor Supply Company Exhibit Center (Dairy Cattle Building)
When: Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20
Cost: $7/adults, $8/weekend pass, Free/12 and under | Website | 686-5789


Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 56 degrees / 32 degrees
Conditions: “I’ve seen fire, and I’ve seen rain.”


Temperature: 36 degrees / 17 degrees
Conditions: According to News Channel 9, one snowflake will fall. Just one.


Temperature: 34 degrees / 19 degrees
Conditions: Look at big ol’ sun!


Temperature: 41 degrees / 24 degrees
Conditions: Spring mix: sun, clouds, rain, snow, hail, sleet.

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