CNY Jam-Packed January Weekend

Check out these local events for this January weekend.

Happy weekend, everyone!

Already sick of winter? We completely understand. However, if you can tolerate those other drivers out there, here is a listing of events for a congested weekend.

The number of plays opening outweighs the staged events closing, and it’s an eclectic group to choose from. Biz Markie will be playing DJ at Lava Nightclub, and local band Papership will be playing for you at Otro Cinco’s Thursday night music series. Tom Rush’s Folkus show is sold out, but the Dirty Bourbon River Show will be at The Nelson Odeon.

Throw a Baldwinsville chilly dip and a Cazenovia cold run into the mix, and they’re both accented with chili cookoffs. A bocce league is trying to break a world record, and the Silver Knights are vying to win two consecutive home games.

There is something for everyone, so enjoy!

Weather Forecast

Tongue-on-Poll(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 25 degrees / 8 degrees
Conditions: Tongue + Metal = Hospital.


Temperature: 25 degrees / 9 degrees
Conditions: Perfect day for a run and a swim.


Temperature: 23 degrees / 2 degrees
Conditions: Flannel for miles.


Temperature: 25 degrees / 19 degrees
Conditions: Soup’s on!


“Alice in Wonderland”

The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre takes patrons on a magical and interactive adventure through Wonderland, joining Alice and the unforgettable cast of characters.

Where: Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 | 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $6 | 449-3823

Biz Markie

“You. You got what I neeeeeed.” Well, there is great hope you sing this every time you open Inside/Out on a weekly basis. This weekend the hip-hop star plays DJ at Lava Nightclub.

Where: Lava Nightclub, Turning Stone Resort, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona
When: Friday, Jan. 22 | 10 p.m.
Cost: $10/cover, No Cover/women only (before 11 p.m.) | 361-8177

B’Ville Big Chill

10634108_1093467907344382_7460979478721600667_oThe annual festival returns with its plunge, chili contest, food sampling and evening pub crawl. The event presented by the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club will give the top three fundraising plunge teams money to give to the charity of their choice.

Where: Mercer Park, North St., Baldwinsville
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 | Big Chill: Noon – 3 p.m.; Pub Crawl 5-9 p.m.
Cost: $5/Big Chill, $10/pub crawl | Sign Up/Make a Donation | 638-0550

Chilly Chili 5K Run/Walk

The 12th Annual run, walk and cook-off will begin and end at Cazenovia College. The after party begins at 1:30 p.m., after the race. Come out to support a great cause, cheer on friends and family and enjoy a lot of great local vendors. All proceeds benefit the Cazenovia Children’s House. No donation is too small.

Where: Cazenovia College Athletic Center, Liberty Street, Cazenovia
When: Sunday, Jan. 24| 1 p.m.
Cost: $30 | Register Online

Craft Beer, Small Bites, Basket Bonanza

The local farm-to-table restaurant is holding a customer appreciation evening before temporarily closing its doors. Abigail Henson and her team are growing the restaurant and expanding their outlook. Stop by and see what’s going on.

Where: LoFo, 214 Walton St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Jan. 21 | 4-10 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, with drink/food specials

Cross-Country and Snowshoeing

Baltimore Woods

Snowshoeing only. Bring your own snowshoes, but rentals are available.

Snowshoes: $5

Where: 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: Open daily
Cost: Free admission | 673-1350

Beaver Lake

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Bring your own snowshoes or skis. Snowshoe rentals available.

Snowshoes: $5/hour

Weekend guided snowshoeing (Saturday and Sunday) | 2 p.m.

Moonlight snowshoeing Thursdays – Sundays | 9 p.m.

Where: 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville
When: Open daily | Weekend Guided Tours (preregistration required)
Cost: $4/admission | 683-2519

Highland Forest

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Bring your own snowshoes or skis. Snowshoe and ski rentals available.

Snowshoes: $10/adults, $5/children (15 and under)
Ski Day Pass: $10/adults. $5/children (15 and under) | Individual items (poles, skis, boots): $7
Ski Season Pass: $25/adults. $15/children (15 and under)

Where: 1254 Highland Park Road, Fabius
Cost: $3/day, $20/annual vehicle admission | 683-5550

Oneida Shores

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. No rentals, bring your own skis.

Where: 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton
Cost: Free admission | 676-7366

Onondaga Lake Park

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing: Shoreline Walking Trail, the Long Branch Park loop or on the West Shore Trail. No rentals, bring your own skis.

Where: 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool
Cost: Free admission | 453-6712

Dirty Bourbon River Show

This show simply looks fun, and sounds like a party. The New Orleans-based band definitely has a lot of energy to burn and musical talent to showdirty-bourbon-river-show1-e1403747142268

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $22/advance, $24/door | Buy Online | 435-2121

Hot Stove Baseball Dinner

The 56th Annual dinner, auction and fundraiser will be taking place Friday, Jan. 22.  Funds will go to and benefit the Syracuse Chiefs Charitable Foundation, which distributes the money to community organizations: Challenger Baseball, Special Olympics of Onondaga County, RBI Baseball and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central New York. Guest speakers include Mark Scialabba, Billy Gardner Jr., Jason Grilli and slugger Pete Rose. You can bet this will be a great event.

Where: Oncenter Convention Center, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Jan. 22| 4:45 p.m.
Cost: $65/adult, $30/child, $200/VIP, $495/Table of 8, $625/Table of 10 | Buy Online | 474-7833

“Into the Woods”

The Stephen Sondheim adaptation of James Lapine’s book is performed in repertory with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Friday, Jan. 22 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23 | 2 p.m.

Where: The Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Jan. 22 – Saturday, Feb. 13
Cost: $30 | Buy Online | 362-2785

“Midsummer Night’s Dream”

William Shakespeare’s comedic fairy tale is presented in repertory with “Into the Woods.”

Saturday, Jan. 23 | 8 p.m.

Where: The Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 – Saturday, Feb. 13
Cost: $30 | Buy Online | 362-2785

“Move Over Mrs. Markham”

Dustin Czarny’s production of Ray Cooney and John Chapman’s farce ends this weekend at the CNY Playhouse stage. The cheeky English comedy is sure to please, putting the “cheek” in “cheeky.”

Thursday, Jan. 21 | 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22| 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23| 8 p.m.

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Friday, Jan. 21 – Saturday, 23
Cost: $17/Thursdays, Sundays; $20/Fridays, Saturdays | Buy Online | 885-8960


Syracuse’s trash-pop outfit highlights this installment of Otro Cinco’s Thursday late night music series.

Where: Otro Cinco, 206 S. Warren St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Jan. 21 – Saturday, 23
Cost: No cover

Owl Prowl

Join a naturalist in exploring the woods in search of owls. It’s recommended you dress in warm clothing and bring a flashlight, but snowshoes will be provided. Registration required.

Where: Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 | 7-9 p.m.
Cost: $6/members, $9/non-members, Free/3 and younger | Register Online | 673-1350

“Stupid F***ing Bird”

1435687601_h_Stage-Web--Banner-STUFB-posterWhat happens when you take a classic Russian play and put a modern spin on it? This production. It’s as entertaining as it is to say aloud, and it tackles the issues of love and growing up. How does a seagull fit in? Well, it has to do with something most of us have possibly considered once or twice while living in CNY…

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

Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Jan. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 7
Cost: $18 – $50 | Buy Online | 443-3275

Snowshoe Feast

Mulled cider. Hearty food. Hot cocoa. Live music by Colin Aberdeen. Snowshoeing. What a great evening, right? Registration required.

Where: Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 | 6 p.m.
Cost: $25/members, $35/non-members | 638-2519

“Sweeney Todd”

The “demon barber of fleet street” is making another appearance, just like a deranged Santa Claus, serving meat pies rather than pleasant gifts or coal. Get a taste of the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild’s production of the bloody good musical.

Friday, Jan. 22 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23 | 8 p.m.

Where: Baldwinsville Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville
When: Friday, Jan. 22 – Saturday, Feb. 6
Cost: $25/general, $23/seniors (Sunday matinee only) | Buy Online | 877-8765


Beethoven and Mozart: That would be one hell of a show. Unfortunately, dead composers can’t make a guest appearance. The next best thing is Symphoria.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $51/orchestra, $65/balcony, $80/mezzanine | Buy Online | 435-2121

Syracuse Silver Knights

The Silver Knights host the St. Louis Ambush this Friday evening…

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Jan. 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $17.50 (adult), $14.50 (youth) | 303-7261

… and then the Baltimore Blast on Sunday.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Sunday, Jan. 24 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $17.50 (adult), $14.50 (youth) | 303-7261

Tom Rush

This is simply a reminder for ticket holders. I was actually interested in seeing this show, but it sold out. (I’m with the rest of you, those who are also missing out.)

Where: May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Jan. 21 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $30 | Buy Online

Turbo Bocce Marathon

Come hang out and celebrate as eight members of Syracuse’s premier bocce league have the balls to stick out a 30-hour stretch of game time for a few reasons: to claim a spot in the the Guinness Book of World Records and to honor Joe and Rob Mead, two brothers and league members who left our community last year. Two parties will take place: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at noon.

Where: Ukranian National Home, Syracuse, 1317 W. Fayette St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Jan. 23 (9 a.m.) – Sunday, Jan. 34 (3 p.m.)
Cost: Free to attend, $20/all-you-can-drink craft beer pass

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