Delightful ‘Doubled’ CNY Events to Kick Off February

The fun is doubled this weekend in Central New York.

There are a lot of “repetitive” events taking place this weekend. Some of these events have been ongoing, but some of the one-and-done opportunities appear a couple time, sometimes at different venues over this weekend.

Being the second month of the year, and celebrating the essence of Groundhog Day, the “doubling” of everything seems fitting.

Two separate productions of Oleanna are weekend-only appearances, two dark comedies are closing this weekend, two improv shows will create scenes no one has ever seen before (or will ever see again), one band of Canadian troubadours play two venues, two sports teams play host twice, and there are Mardi Gras celebrations taking place.

The snow will be bleak, so take advantage of the unseasonable temperatures. This list is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to events going on in and around town.


Weather Forecast

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Temperature: 41 degrees / 28 degrees
Conditions: Sunny.


Temperature: 37 degrees / 28 degrees
Conditions: Snowy.


Temperature: 40 degrees / 27 degrees
Conditions: Sunny.


Temperature: 37 degrees / 18 degrees
Conditions: Snowy!



The Crunch welcome the Americans into town this Friday…

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 5 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444

…and they’ll be sure to clean up before hosting the Springfield Falcons on Saturday.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444



Stupid F***ing Bird

1435687601_h_Stage-Web--Banner-STUFB-posterLast call for the Russian black comedy. The show is as entertaining as it is to say aloud. After Sunday, the seagull takes flight.

Thursday, Feb. 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 | 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7 | 2 p.m.

Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb. 7
Cost: $18 – $50 | Buy Online | 443-3275

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, Feb. 5| 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 | 8 p.m.

Where: Baldwinsville Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville
When: Friday, Feb. 5 & Saturday, Feb. 6
Cost: $25/general, $23/seniors (Sunday matinee only) | Buy Online | 877-8765



Don’t Feed the Actors

The area’s longest-running troupe returns to the CNY Playhouse stage, showcasing their short-form style prowess in the spirit of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | Buy Online | 885-8960

Syracuse Improv Collective

The Downtown Syracuse-based improv company showcases four long-form house teams and improvised artwork, taking place in the once-abandoned bank-turned art gallery across from, well, The Galleries.

Where: The Vault, 451 S. Warren St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Feb. 13
Cost: $30 | Buy Online | 362-2785



SKY Armory’s Mardi Gras Party

Brass Inc will be providing the soundtrack for this themed party, complete with specialty drinks and food to be purchased a la carte.

Where: SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 4-10 p.m.
Cost: $10 | Buy Online | 473-0826

Downtown Mardi Gras Parade Crawl

The downtown pub crawl begins at Otro Cinco and continues to Clark’s Ale House and Liehs and Stiegerwald. Second Line Syracuse will be providing the brassy tunes as you celebrate the holiday and Downtown Syracuse.

Where: Otro Cinco, 206 S. Warren St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $10| Buy Online



The tension-filled David Mamet play challenges relationships, student versus professor and man versus woman, and gray areas of human ethics is featured at Auburn Public Theater for this weekend only.

David Mamet

David Mamet.

Thursday, Feb. 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 | 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn
When: Thursday, Feb. 4 – Saturday, Feb. 6
Cost: $15/advance, $20/door | Buy Online | 253-6669

“Oleanna” is also at The Redhouse Arts Center for this weekend only.

Friday, Feb. 5 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 | 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7 | 2 p.m.

Where: The Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 5 – Sunday, Feb. 7
Cost: $15| Buy Online | 362-2785



La Bohème

The internationally popular tragic love story based off Henry Murger’s literary saga comes to Syracuse Opera for only two showings this weekend.

Friday, Feb. 5 | 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 7 | 2 p.m.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 5 & Sunday, Feb. 7
Cost: $26 – $206| Buy Online | 476-7372 or 299-5598



The women’s basketball team welcomes and attempts to trap Clemson Tigers on Thursday evening…

Where: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 4 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $20/courtside; $10/general admission; $5/seniors, 12 and younger | Buy Online | 888-DOME-TIX


…and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fly up to Syracuse for a Sunday afternoon showdown.

Where: Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
When: Sunday, Feb. 7 | 2 p.m.
Cost: $20/courtside; $10/general admission; $5/seniors, 12 and younger | Buy Online | 888-DOME-TIX



Ronnie Milsap

The legendary country and blue-eyed soul singer makes an appearance at the Turning Stone this Friday.

Where: The Showroom, Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Road, Verona
When: Friday, Feb. 5 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $39, $44, $173/room and show | Buy Online | (800) 771-7711

Shemekia Copeland

cover2The passionate and genre-spanning Copeland belts out an evening of audible wonder in Homer.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $33/adults; $28/seniors; $15/students; Free/military, vets, 18 and younger | Buy Online | (607) 749-4900



The instrumentally articulate Sultans of String stops twice in Central New York.  On Friday, they’re in Nelson…

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Friday, Feb. 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $24/advance, $26/door | Buy Online | 655-9193


…and then they travel to Oswego on Saturday.

Where: Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St., Oswego
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $18/advance, $20/door | Buy Online | 342-1733



Into the Woods

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

Friday, Feb. 5 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 | 2 p.m.

Where: The Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 5 – 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.”

Thursday, Feb. 4 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6 | 8 p.m.

Where: The Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Feb. 13
Cost: $30 | Buy Online | 362-2785

What else? Here is some standalone fun:

Cuse Comedy Showcase

Comics compete courageously for audience approval. Radio personality Gomez Adams headlines the night of jokes and verbal pokes with Joshua Berry, Grant Fletcher, Will Phillips, Michael Terry and more.

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 5 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $12/door | Buy Online | 885-8960

The Honey Dewdrops


The Honey Dewdrops.

The Blue Ridge Mountain duo treks up to the Salt City for an intimate evening of traditional and original folk.

Where: May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 5 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $12/members, $15/nonmembers| Buy Online

Sled for Red Fundraiser

The cardboard sledding spectacular is back for its sixth season. All proceeds to benefit ACR Health’s youth prevention programs and emergency client needs.

Where: Four Seasons Golf & Ski Center, 8012 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville
When: Saturday, Feb. 6 | 4 p.m. (registration), 5 p.m. (event)
Cost: $250 fundraising goal per team, $12/tubing after party, $10/adult food and drink sampling, $5/10 and younger sampling | Register Online | (800) 475-2430

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