Over 20 Events for CNY's Mid-November

Enjoy your weekend with these events!

Welcome to another round of weekly events.

Improv. Stand up comedy. Food and craft markets. Sports. Fundraisers. Fall nature tours. Music galore. There are all these and more this weekend: More proof of things going on in Central New York.

With the craft fairs taking place, it probably is in your best interest to try and get some shopping done. It’s not a bad way to stay ahead of the game, right? Naaaah, There is a lot of fun going on. Push the shopping off until next weekend.


Weather Forecast


Have a “Notch 11” kind of weekend.

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature:  63 degrees / 47 degrees
Conditions: Showers and wind.


Temperature: 52 degrees / 36 degrees
Conditions: Wind and showers.


Temperature: 41 degrees / 34 degrees
Conditions: Fury of flurries.


Temperature: 54 degrees / 39 degrees
Conditions: Hey, sun.



11722504_10153441911078618_7709438778307480690_oBo Burnham

The YouTube sensation applauded for his pithy and controversial comedy returns to Syracuse.

Where: Crouse Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Syracyse

When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 8 p.m.
Cost: $37.50 | Buy Online | 435-2121

Salt City Improv

Salt City Improv is celebrating its house team, Pork Pie Hat, because the short-form team is now a 4-year-old. There is an open invitation for all to come celebrate and check out the team’s “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style of performance. Long-form improv team Skittle Fit opens.

Where: Salt City Improv Theatre, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt

When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 8 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.)
Cost: $10 (cash only)


Food / Beverages

America on Tap: Syracuse Beer Festival 

To coincide with Syracuse Beer Week, the convention center is holding the national beer event, celebrating American craft breweries.

Where: The Oncenter Convention Center, 800 S. State St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 2:30-6 p.m.
Cost: $40 (advance), $45 (door), $55 (VIP – advance only), $10 (designated driver – door only) | Buy Online

Winter Famers Markets

When the winter weather gets too slick to travel to the regional market, here are two options — eastern and western Onondaga County — that will cut down on your travel.

Where: Fayetteville Towne Center, 300 Towne Dr., Fayetteville
When: Thursday, Nov. 12: noon – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend

Where: Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend



Jingle Bell 5K Run

In an effort to raise money to find a cure for arthritis, dress up in your best holiday-themed outfit and hit the parkway for a fun 5K. According to the registration page on the website, “the limit for all registration types has been reached.” Still, it’s encouraged to show up and support. No donation is too small.

Where: Long Branch Park, 3818 Long Branch Road, Liverpool
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 8 a.m. (registration), 11 a.m. (run)
Cost: $35 (day-of)

Little Black Dress Fundraiser

The WISE Women’s Business center is hosting a cocktail party in an effort to raise money to support the women entrepreneurs in Syracuse and surrounding Central New York communities. 

Where: SKY Armory, 351 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Nov. 12: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $65



The Action!

The high-energy The Action! will be releasing their Monumental Instrumentals EP, being their first vinyl record with L.R.S. Records. Operation Hennessey and Mathew Blake V and The Blues Dragons open.

Where: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 7 p.m.
Cost: $10

CNY’s Finest

Come check out the triple bill for the art center’s “CNY’s Finest” series: Muddy Dove, The Fly Rods, and Ridgeline. Head to Homer for an evening of local electric and acoustic talent.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 | Buy Online

10689789_1436920219863843_7923787548451060301_nRespect: CNY Celebrates Women in Music

Amy Robbins and Dave Frisina host the concert and celebration of women in music in Central New York. All procedes will benefit The Centers at St. Camillus. The list of performers is as follows: Donna Colton, Ashley Cox, Leila Dean, Miss E, Marcia Hagan, Maureen Henesey, Joanna Jewett, Carolyn Kelly, Nancy Kelly, Terry Kohut, Letizia, Jess Novak, Joanne Troy Perry, Sue Royal, Robyn Stockdale, Anna Vogel, Kate Kolb, Kat Dooley-Wandersee, Kim Monroe, Sarah Hiltbrand, Lisa Romano, Moe Harrington.

The Respect house band: Kristopher Heels, Andy Rudy, Frank Neubert, and Ken Satterfield of Funkadelphia.

Where: The Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 (advance), $25 (door), $50 (VIP) | Buy Online

Sherma Andrews: “Legendary Ladies of Song”

CNY Jazz is celebrating its 20th Anniversary cabaret season with Sherma Andrews. She’ll pay tribute to her favorites: Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and more.

Where: Sheraton Syracuse University Inn, 801 University Ave., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 15: 5 p.m.
Cost: $25 (CNY Jazz subscribers), $30 (door) | Buy Online 

Stephane Wrembel

The French musician has been credited with many efforts, and especially the soundtrack to the award-winning Woody Allen film, “Midnight in Paris.” The Nelson Odeon is bringing him to Central New York for a two-day showcase. He will be performing both nights, and he’ll be holding a guitar workshop Saturday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Per night: $25 (general), $20 (student)
Both nights: $40 (general), $35 (student)
Workshop: $75 (general), $60 (student)
Two shows and workshop: $90 (general), $75 (student)

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Friday, Nov. 13 – Saturday, Nov. 14
Cost: Buy Online | 655-9193

Symphoria presents “Spark: Harvest Moon”

Symphoria’s “Spark” series will feature shows across Central New York, and the performances will take place in venues that artistically compliment the evening’s theme: Rustic music, seasonal food.

Where: The Lodge at Welch Allyn, 4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls
When: Friday, Nov. 13: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 (adult), $20 (senior), $5 (college student), Free (18 and under) | Buy Online



2nd Annual Canastota Psychic Fair

Alternative Minds of Central New York is bringing back its fair, market and community food drive to Canastota. All non-perishable food will be donated to the local food pantry.

Where: Greystone Castle, 201 N. Main St., Canastota
When: Friday, Nov. 13 – Saturday, Nov. 14: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 15: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Admission fees: $8, $7 (with non-perishable food item) | Reading, vendor prices vary



Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Bridge Building Competition

The annual competition returns to the museum. Teams of two or three students from several surrounding CNY counties and from throughout the state come to build balsa wood. The strongest truss bridges will win, and winners will be determined after professionals test the breaking/bust points of each construction.

The competition categories:

Category I: Grades 4 – 6
Category II: Grades 7 – 8
Category III: Grades 9 – 12

Where: Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend and participate with cost of museum admission

Weekend Guided Walks

Each weekend, stop by Beaver Lake Nature Center for guided walks and talks..

November 14 & 15 – Birds That Stick Around
November 21 & 22 – Talking Turking
November 28 & 29 – Wildlife Preparing for Winter
December:  Winter Wildlife Homes
January:  Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes*
February:  Tracking Wildlife on Snowshoes*

*Offered only on snowshoes, with appropriate snowfall

Where: Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville
When: Saturday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 15: 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend with admission | Pre-registration may be required: 683-2519




Frozen Dome Classic.  Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Frozen Dome Classic.
Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times

Syracuse Crunch

Friday: Binghamton Senators visit Syracuse to take on the Crunch.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Nov. 13: 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444

Saturday: Come watch the Crunch take on the Utica Comets.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444

Syracuse University Men’s Basketball

The exhibition games are now over. Let the season begin. Syracuse hosts Lehigh for their first official home game.

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
When: Friday, Nov. 13: 7 p.m.
Cost: $25 | Buy Online | 1-888-DOME-TIX

Syracuse University Football

It’s not over until it’s over. Head over to the carrier dome to watch SU take on Clemson.

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $30, $40, $45, $145 | Buy Online | 1-888-DOME-TIX



A Tribute to Monty Python’s Flying Circus

The Playhouse takes on favorite Monty Python skits for hilarious evening of sketch comedy.

Friday, Nov. 13: 8 p.m.
Saturday: Nov. 14: 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov: 15: 2 p.m
Thursday, Nov. 19: 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20: 8 p.m.
Saturday: Nov. 21: 8 p.m.

Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt

When: Friday, Nov. 13 – Saturday, Nov. 21
Cost: $17 (Thursday and Sunday) | $20 (Fridays and Saturdays)


This weekend at the Fairgrounds

Holiday Shoppes 2015

The 20th Anniversary of the three-day holiday shopping extravaganza features vendors from across the region. The event has been a traditional fundraiser for the Junior League of Syracuse.

Where: Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
When: Friday, Nov. 13: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 15: noon – 5 p.m.
$8 (adults), Free (9 and under)

Leatherstocking Cluster Fall Dog Shows

A three-day dog show with over 100 breeds from local kennels in competition.

Where: Dairy Cattle Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
When: Friday, Nov. 13 – Sunday, Nov. 15: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$5 (adults), $2 (seniors, kids 12 and under)


The 3rd Annual CNY-born gaming convention returns to the fairgrounds. Don your best cosplay outfit, and come celebrate the world of gaming — board and card games, too. The family-friendly event has various packages, lasts all day long.

Where: Center of Progress Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Nov. 14: 9/10 a.m. – 9/10 p.m. 
$10 (“early-nerd” tickets), $12 (general admission), Free (6 and under), $30 (“early-nerd” family), $35 (family at the door), $50 (VIP) | Buy Online

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