Top 10 CNY Events for February’s Finale

The week’s roundup of events for the end of February.

Looking for something to do this weekend in Central New York to end your February on a high note? Here is a list of top 10 picks of activities to look into for this weekend. They’re in alphabetical order, to show that I don’t play favorites. For bonuses: The weather, bigger sporting events and snow-related activities have been kept; although, this weekend appears to be on the warmer side.


06_15_Basquiat_portrait_mustrunfullsizeThe star-filled biopic of the New York graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquait will be playing at ArtRage this weekend.

Where: ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Cowboy Junkies

944380_1083735191650641_8804906577014477436_nThe Canadian genre-spanning indie band with a 20-plus-year career stops by Homer. Professional Victims will open.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Friday, Feb. 26 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $38/adults; $33/seniors; $28/students; Free/military, vets, 18 and younger | Buy Online | (607) 749-4900

Don Quixote

12743508_1140994992600725_6894823522397509101_nThe marionette play, an adaptation written by founder Geoffrey Navias, takes on the classic story through a different perspective.

Friday, Feb. 26| 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 | 7:30 p.m.

Where: Open Hand Theater, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, March 6
Cost: $20/adult, $15/child | Buy Online | 476-0466

Jay Phillips

jay-phillips-funnyThe stand-up comedian-actor headlines an evening of laughs. Dan Fisher opens.

Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $15 | Buy Online | 253-6669

Joan Baez

da2e05d53d8446c6be98176ed45f5317The legendary folk songstress strums her way in to CNY, ending the weekend on many high notes.

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W. State St., Ithaca
When: Sunday, Feb. 28 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $45, $55 | Buy Online | (607) 277-8283

Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb

coverThe singer-songwriters and guitar virtuosos will be celebrating the release of their latest album, One to One, at this special event.

Where: Pensabene’s Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 25 | 7:30  p.m.
Cost: $15 | Buy Online | 466-0312

The Threepenny Opera

12644678_1103818189642341_541220837777007439_nThe satirical production follows Mack the Knife, his exploits and streak of bad luck through Victorian London.

Thursday, Feb. 25 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 | 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 | 2 p.m.

Where: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Thursday, Feb. 25 – Sunday, March 6
Cost: $12/adults; $10/seniors; $5/students; Free/military, vets, 18 & under | Buy Online | (607) 749-4900

To Kill a Mockingbird

1435687662_h_Stage-Web--Banner-MockingbirdThe late Harper Lee’s classic comes to life on-stage, tackling societal issues and injustice in Alabama during the 1930s.

Where: Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Feb. 25 – Saturday, March 26
Cost: $18-$50 | Buy Online | 443-3275

Tuelo & Her Cousins

69e7cd5b161fef86bb16c2841fe2f4db_f229The South African-born frontwoman and her Manhattan-based band blends American roots and blues with international flavor.

Where: The Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Road, Nelson
When: Friday, Feb. 26 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 | Buy Online | 655-9193

“The Way I See It”

as-i-see-it_600The exhibit by Syracuse City School District students is a collaboration between the museum and Syracuse University Photography and Literacy Project, highlighting captured moments that illustrate how they see the world, their world.

Thursday, Feb. 25 | Noon – 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26 | Noon – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 | Noon – 5 p.m.

Where: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
When: Open daily
Cost: $8/adults; $6/seniors; Free/members, military, 12 and under | 474-6064

Editor’s Pick:

imagesThe Lady in the Van

Maggie Smith. That’s all that has to be said. I checked out the movie this past Monday, and it’s a charming one which tells a semi-true story of a woman, yes, in a van.

Friday, Feb. 26 | 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 | 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 | 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Where: Manlius Art Cinema, 135 E. Seneca St., Manlius
When: Friday, Feb. 26 – Sun. Feb. 28 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $9.75/adults; $8.50/seniors, students, military & children; $8.50/matinees  | 682-9817

Wild World of Sports

Syracuse Crunch

crunchThe Crunch seeks to defeat the Senators.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Friday, Feb. 26 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444



Syracuse Crunch

Syracuse CrunchThe Crunch aims to melt the Icecaps.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $16, $20 | Buy Online | 473-4444



Syracuse Men’s Basketball

Orange Tries to Build A New OffenseCuse takes on North Carolina State.

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, 900 Irving Ave., Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 27 | 2 p.m.
Cost: $45 | Buy Online | 1-888-DOME-TIX



Syracuse Silver Knights

ssk-facebook-logoThe Silver Knights host Cedar Rapids Rampage.

Where: Oncenter War Memorial, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse
When: Sunday, Feb. 28| 4 p.m.
Cost: $17.50 (adult), $14.50 (youth) | 303-7261


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)

Weekend moonlight skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.

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

Weekend at the Fairgrounds

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

New York Farm Show

Where: Exhibit Center, Center of Progress Building, Horticulture Building, Science & Industry Building, International Building and Art & Home Center
When: Thursday, Feb. 25 – Sunday, Feb. 27 | 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $5/adults, Free/18 and younger | Website


Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)


Temperature: 49 degrees / 20 degrees
Conditions: It’s near 50, but there is a chance of snow. Hey, anything can happen.


Temperature: 27 degrees / 18 degrees
Conditions: Hey, 27 degrees ain’t the same as 7 degrees.


Temperature: 36 degrees / 30 degrees
Conditions: This is going to be a great weekend to end February.


Temperature: 50 degrees / 45 degrees
Conditions: Shorts weather.

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