Lovely CNY Valentine’s Day Weekend Events

Get ready for Valentine’s Day weekend with these local events.

It’s going to be freezing out this weekend, so — despite the snow — I’m leaving anything outdoors-related off the list. For someone who loves to promote snowshoeing, it’s painful to omit them. Alas, this saves you from painful frostbite.

Well, Winterfest begins this weekend.

There is much to consider, however. It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and there is plenty of couple-friendly activities. For those apathetic, tolerant or unapologetic about the personal disgust for it — you’re not alone.

Here’s a handful of things to get you through the weekend. Break up with Netflix for the couple days.

Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)lovestinks2


Temperature: 17 degrees / 9 degrees
Conditions: This seems familiar of last year. Can I get a #TBT?


Temperature: 25 degrees / 1 degrees
Conditions: There was some hope for warmth… was.


Temperature: 5 degrees / -5 degrees
Conditions: Give and take.


Temperature: 9 degrees / 0 degrees
Conditions: We’re all out of degrees by Sunday evening.

Beats in the Sheets

This Valentine’s Day weekend, get funky with some classic and modern love-makin’ hits. Funkadelphia will be joined by 18 local bands and artists to put that extra pep in your step. A portion of the proceeds will benefit ACR Health.

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $25/general | Buy Online | 404-9704

Everson Night Out

While adults, couples or singles — hey, you can meet anyone, anywhere and at any time — enjoy an evening of learning the basics of salsa dancing, salsa taste testing and museum exhibit indulgence.

While the parents enjoy themselves, the kids will enjoy having fun while making art, movies, stories and more.

Where: The Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 11 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $10/member, $15/non-member; Children: Free/member; $15/non-member, $10/each additional child | Buy Online | 474-6064

First Date

The dating world is tough as it is, but what if your inner demons, past experiences, family, friends
and confidants appeared around you, interrupting and potentially sabotaging an evening out? Find out if the protagonists decide on another date in this musical comedy.

CNYPlayhouse_Web_02 10 INSIDE OUTFriday, Feb. 12 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13| 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14 | 2 p.m.

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 12 – Saturday, Feb. 27
Cost: $22/Thurs. & Sun., $25/Fri. & Sat. | Buy Online | 885-8960

Hearts for Homeless Animals

The Casino night-themed fundraiser will celebrate 50 years of Humane CNY’s existence. All proceeds will benefit the organization as it continues to care for its animals in search of warm, caring homes.

Where: Holiday Inn in Liverpool, 441 Electronics Pkwy., Liverpool
When: Friday, Feb. 12 | 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $65 | Buy Online | 457-8762

Into the Woods

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

Thursday, Feb. 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13 | 8 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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s biblical rock musical comes to a close Thursday evening.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 11
Cost: $30, $45, $60 | Buy Online | 435-8000 or 424-8210

The Lion in Winter

16ede6e1ef648cb84b44e61706d1d953The James Goldman play about Henry II of England and his family, personal and political conflicts is presented by the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival.

Friday, Feb. 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13| 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14 | 2 p.m.

Where: Empire Theater, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 21
Cost: $8, $12, $13, $15 | Buy Online | 476-1835

Midsummer Night’s Dream

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

Friday, Feb. 12 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13| 2 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


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 a special added performance and post-show talk-back.

Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn
When: Thursday, Feb. 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15/advance, $20/door | Buy Online | 253-6669

Open Hand Theater: “Library Boogie”

Storyteller Tom Knight’s original show features tales involving puppets, songs and stories about a variety of topics: food, the environment, the importance of literacy and more.

Where: Open Hand Theater, 18 Prospect Ave., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 | 11 a.m.
Cost: $10/adult, $6/kids | Buy Online | 476-0466

Symphoria: “Wicked Divas”

Vocalists Julia Murney and Emily Rozek are featured in an evening of Broadway and pop tunes, features-large_Julia-Murneyincluding familiar pieces from Wicked, conducted by Sean O’Loughlin.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $36, $65, $80 | Buy Online | 435-8000

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball

SU will gratefully use blistering cold temperatures to their advantage, seeking a win over Florida State.

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 11 |7 p.m.
Cost: $45 | Buy Online | 1-888-DOME-TIX

Salt City Improv

Single? Sad? Nees some laughs to turn that frown upside down? Salt City improv will bring the funny. Long-form team Skittle Fit opens for the short-form shocase of Pork Pie Hat.

Where: Salt City Improv Theatre, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $10 | 410-1962

The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe

The four friends from truTV’s Impractical Jokers return to Syracuse for a two-show appearance, continuing their “Where’s Larry?” tour. It’s a night of improv, sketch and who-knows-what.

Where: The Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 12 | 7 p.m. (sold out) & 10 p.m.
Cost: $45| Buy Online | 475-7979

Twist & Shout

Nothing says”ice breaker” like bending your body around strangers in an epic battle of Twister. Get to know the one you love, or meet your potential wife or husband on Valentine’s Day weekend. After all, your future grandkids will love stories.

Where: 219 W. Fayette St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $10/advance, $15/general | Buy Online | 475-7979

Winterfest 2016

12642495_1031329730252678_5837772331361835545_nIt’s February; therefore it’s time for Syracuse Winterfest.  There will be ice sculptures,
Downtown Dining specials, the medallion hunt, beverage and food competitions and more. Click above for full details.

Where: Hanover Square, Armory Square, Everywhere
When: Thursday, Feb. 11 – Sunday, Feb. 21
Cost: Some events have fees, some are free



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