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Syracuse Winterfest Weekend and More CNY Events

Syracuse Winterfest Weekend returns with old favorite activities and new ones, plus comedy, storytelling, concerts and live music in and around town.

Syracuse Winterfest has arrived! We are halfway through the snowiest, coldest and most vortex-prone month historically speaking. The events in CNY are growing in number as the daylight hours are getting longer.

Go downtown to participate in food and beverage competitions, enjoy live music and dance a little bit, sit back and enjoy some closing weekend performances, listen to inspirational and comedic stories, plus much more.

Comedic Proportions

Jessimae Peluso

Where: The Vine, del Lago Resort & Casino, Waterloo
When: Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $10 | 946-1777

 

Brad Williams

Thursday | 7:30 p.m.
Friday | 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Saturday | 7 & 9:45 p.m.
Sunday | 7:30 p.m.

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA
When: Thursday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 19
Cost: $10/Thurs. & Sun., $15/Fri. & Sat. | 423-8669

Larry the Cable Guy

Where: The Vine, del Lago Resort & Casino, Waterloo
When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | 6 & 9 p.m.
Cost: $35, $45, $55, $65 | 946-1777

 

Music

Molly Venter & Goodnight Moonshine

Where: May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St.
When: Friday, Feb. 17 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $12/members, $15/non-members

The Bad Plus

Where: Wellin Hall, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton
When: Friday, Feb. 17 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/adults, $15/seniors and college students, $5/youth | 859-4011

Turning Stone Tunes

The Event Center, Thruway Exit 33, Verona

Melissa Etheridge

When: Friday, Feb. 17 | 8 p.m.
Cost: $19, $49, $59, $69, $200 | (877) 833-SHOW

Brad Paisley

When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $82, $92, $99 | (877) 833-SHOW

Jachiem Joyner & Selina Albright

Where: Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road
When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | 5 p.m.
Cost: $35/advance, $40/door | 479-5299

 

Sports

Utica Comets

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Where:
Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany St. W., Utica 
When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | 3 p.m.
Cost: $18, $20.50, $22, $24, $28 | Buy Online | 790-9070

Syracuse Women’s Basketball

Opponent: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Where: 
Carrier Dome, 900 Irving Ave.
When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | 5 p.m.
Cost: $20/courtside, $10/person, $5/seniors, ages 12 & under | Buy Online | 888-DOMETIX

 

Stage

Eurydice

Where: Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E.
When: Thursday, Feb. 16 – Saturday, Feb. 18 | 8 p.m. (closing weekend)
Cost: $17/Thurs., $20/Fri. & Sat. | 885-8960

Animal Farm

Where: Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer
When: Friday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 18 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $8-$12 | (607) 749-4900

Silence of the Clams

Where: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St.
When: Thursday, Feb. 16 – Saturday, Feb. 18 | 8 p.m. (closing weekend)
Cost: $20 | 546-3224

 

 

Winterfest Wonders

Ice Breaker Dance Party

Where: Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St.
When: Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7-11 p.m.
Cost: $5

 

Ice Carving

Where: Clinton Square & Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 E. Onondaga St.
When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | noon-1 p.m. (Clinton Square), 2-3 p.m. (Marriott)
Cost: Free

Culinary Cruise

Where: Various restaurants, Downtown Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $5

Hurricane Mix-Off

Where: Various restaurants, Downtown Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $5

 

Martini Mix-Off

Where: Various restaurants, Downtown Syracuse
When: Saturday, Feb. 18 | noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $5

Cornhole Tournament 

Where: Maxwells in Hanover Square (122 E. Genesee St.)
When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $80/team, includes open bar

 

Editor’s Picks

Strathmore Speaker Series: Nick Murphy

Where: Strathmore Fire Barn in Onondaga Park, 500 Summit Ave.
When: Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, donations appreciated

Meet Me in Montauk

Plus Twin Geeks, Against the Giants, Outside Voices and Goddaughter

Where: Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave.
When: Friday, Feb. 17 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $5/advance, $8/day of

Your Story’s Not Safe With Us

Where: Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St.
When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $10

 

Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)

THURSDAY

Temperature: 28 degrees / 19 degrees
Conditions: Blustery and snowy.

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FRIDAY

Temperature: 32 degrees / 25 degrees
Conditions: Clouds will let some sun through.

SATURDAY

Temperature: 46 degrees / 36 degrees
Conditions: Little bit o’ sun.

SUNDAY 

Temperature: 44 degrees / 31 degrees
Conditions: At least it’s not snowing.

                                     

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