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Collectors will be in seventh heaven at this weekend’s 39th annual Madison-Bouckville Outdoor Antiques Show, located on 90 acres of farmland on Route 20 in Bouckville, midway between Syracuse and Utica. Classy bric-a-brac will be everywhere, including furniture, toys, paintings, china, books, quilts, clocks, dolls and much more. On Saturday, Aug. 21, show hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Sunday, Aug. 22, check it out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for one day, $8 for a weekend pass, with children under 12 admitted free. Early-bird tickets, good for the entire weekend, go on sale Friday, Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the show’s Route 20 entrance. The cost is $40 for one person, $75 for two. Parking is free. For information, call 824-2462.
Moved from the always-chancy autumnal weather patterns to more hospitable temperatures in midsummer, the Turning Stone Resort Championship at the Atunyote Golf Course in Verona should be a duffers’ delight for both golfers and onlookers. The PGA Tour event, which has taken place at the resort since 2007, offers a $4 million purse, and has lured Atunyote veterans such as Brendon De Jonge, Charles Howell III and Charley Hoffman along with newbies including Stephen Ames. The spectacle runs Wednesday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 8, throughout each day. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, with children under 12 admitted free. For details, call 361-SHOW. MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTOSShare
The kids are all right at this downtown diversion, to be held Saturday, Aug. 7, noon to 5 p.m., at Clinton Square. Last year’s event featured budding pop phenom Justin Bieber, which lured big crowds of young fans plus their dragged-along parents. The 2010 edition offers pony rides, a bouncy house, face-painting, a visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, Irish sing-alongs, a family circus and plenty more, plus a main stage that hosts entertainment from the Stan Colella Youth Band (noon), teen troupe The Media Unit (1 p.m.), music dynamo Shontelle (3 p.m.; pictured) and Puente Flamenco (4:15 p.m.). Stop by the Family Times booth and say howdy, too. Admission is free. For details, call 473-4330.Share
The country superstar brings his hit-laden repertoire to Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, for an 8 p.m. performance on Friday, Aug. 6. Tickets run $20 to $30. For information, call (877) 88-VERNON.Share
This week’s Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival in downtown Syracuse manages to squeeze in a bumper crop of musical acts during its three-day run. On Thursday, July 29, 8 p.m., at the Palm Bay Main Stage at Clinton Square, Chris Vadala (bottom), longtime saxophonist for Chuck Mangione, will groove as a guest soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Per tradition, the SSO kicks off the annual festival by playing an orchestral mix of swing, which means there’s also room for vivacious vocalist Nancy Kelly. Over at Clinton Square’s Mardi Gras Pavilion, the Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse (JASS) offers an all-star jam session at 5 and 10 p.m., while the World Beat Pavilion presents guitarist Yoham Ortiz (top), also at 5 and 10 p.m. And if you drift over to the stage at nearby Hanover Square, take in the sounds of April Love (5 p.m.), Marty Spagnola (6 p.m.) and Ruha (7 p.m.).
The “Brew and View” 35mm series rolls on with an inspired pairing of current bloodbaths on Sunday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. Relying on point-of-view camerawork for its Gotcha! sense of tension, REC 2 (left) is the new sequel to the 2007 Spanish shocker about an apartment complex crawling with infected ghouls, which is better known as the template for the 2008 stateside remake Quarantine. And Survival of the Dead (facing page) provides another mayhem-fueled menu of cannibalistic corpses from zombie kingpin George A. Romero. Admission is $10. For more information, call 436-4723.
The second helping of the Syracuse Redneck Games is upon us, and the clarion call for yahoos, gomers and hillbilly kissin’ cousins has been issued. Last year’s inaugural edition at Quaker Steak and Lube, 3535 Walters Road, drew an impressive crowd to witness competitions such as bobbing for pigs’ feet (pictured) in an increasingly murky tub of yucky liquid, the hubcap hurl, seed spitting and an obstacle course that involved empty tires and jumper cables (better yet, don’t ask). The Olympic-styled torch run begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a slew of contests throughout the afternoon, with fireworks slated at dusk. Watching the outdoor games is free, and bringing lawn chairs is a good idea, although Quaker Steak’s inside menu is always a lure. To register for the games, visit www.syracuseredneckgames.com. For other information, call 451-WING.Share
This big, brassy horn-driven ensemble, which features lead vocalist Larry Braggs (pictured) as well as TOP founders Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka, will answer the musical question “What Is Hip?” with plenty of soulful swing during their stop at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Showroom, off Thruway Exit 33 in Verona, on Tuesday, July 27, 8 p.m. Tower of Power is again touring the country with the funksters of Average White Band, so a double-barreled blast of jumping rhythms is all but assured. Tickets are $35, $40 and $50. For details, call 361-SHOW. MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTOShare
Manhattan playwright Kenny Finkle was commissioned to pen a play in conjunction with the recent renovation of Ithaca’s Hangar Theatre, and this modern romance with connections to Greek mythology is the much-anticipated result. Kelly Hutchinson and David Jones (pictured) star in this world premiere, which has performances this week on Wednesday, July 21, and Thursday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 23, 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 24, 3 and 8 p.m.; Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28, 7:30 p.m. Penelope of Ithaca wraps July 31 at the Hangar Theatre, 810 Taughannock Blvd. (Route 89), Cass Park, Ithaca. Tickets range from $20 to $40. For information, dial (607) 273-8588 or (800) 284-8422.Share