MORE THINGS TO DO IN THE FINGER LAKES AREA

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This Weekend
Corning Gaffer District
When: This Weekend
America's "Crystal City" has a history rich in glass innovation.
Corning Gaffer District
When: This Weekend
Location: Corning, NY

What city's allure and sparkle has dazzled visitors for generations? Corning, of course! America's "Crystal City" has a history rich in glass innovation. As a headquarters for Fortune 500 Company, Corning Incorporated, Corning has been on the cutting edge of great advancement in science and technology. From telescopes to fiber optics, Corning's innovations have allowed us to stretch beyond all possible boundaries. Much like the glass masterpieces it holds, Corning's sparkle is brilliant, exciting and absolutely inspiring!

All weekend
Discovery Trail
When: All weekend All Day
The Discovery Trail is a collaboration of eight brainy, fascinating family-friendly attractions within Tompkins County - or an easy drive from Downtown Ithaca. The Discovery Trail offers innovative, inspiring, and influential activities and entertainment, both indoors and outside. For more information, view the online brochure or scroll down to choose your next Discovery Destination! Don't just take our word for it... Discover for Yourself!
Discovery Trail
When: All weekend All Day
Location: Ithaca, NY

Download our Brochure A small, portable guide full of must-see waterfalls, can't miss activities, and stories about Ithaca and Tompkins County. www.visitithaca.com

Wednesdays & Thursdays
Free Beer Tastings @ Ithaca Coffee Company
When: Wednesdays & Thursdays
Stop by for free weekly beer tastings, every Wednesday at Triphammer and Thursday at Gateway. Each tasting features several varieties from a select craft brewery.
Free Beer Tastings @ Ithaca Coffee Company
When: Wednesdays & Thursdays
Location: Ithaca Coffee Company locations

Stop by for free weekly beer tastings, every Wednesday at Triphammer and Thursday at Gateway. Each tasting features several varieties from a select craft brewery.

TAVERN AT TRIPHAMMER
WEDNESDAYS
2255 N. Triphammer Rd.
5:00- 7:00 pm 

TAVERN AT GATEWAY
THURSDAYS
311 E. Green St.
5:00- 7:00  pm 

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Live Music @ Americana Vineyards
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Pizza Party Friday nights with music 6-8pm, Date Night/Game Night Saturdays with Tap Room Happy Hour specials - and wind down your weekend on Sundays with the best brunch in the area, and live music!
Live Music @ Americana Vineyards
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Location: Americana Vineyards & Crystal Lake Cafe

Pizza Party Friday nights with music 6-8pm, Date Night/Game Night Saturdays - and wind down your weekend on Sundays with music 4-6pm!

Friday December 14 Purple Valley 6-8p.m.

Saturday December 15 Under Construction 6-8p.m.

Sunday December 16 LeBrun Brothers 4-7p.m.

Friday December 21 Bob & Dee 6-8p.m.

Saturday December 22 The Swampacats (Old School Rock n Roll and Rhythm & Blues) 6-8p.m.

Sunday December 23 Tru Bleu 4-7p.m.

Friday December 28 The Inner Crazy 6-8p.m

Saturday December 29 Radio London 6-8p.m

Sunday December 30 IthaCats Rockabilly 4-7p.m

First Friday of every month!
Cortland First Friday Art Exhibits
When: First Friday of every month! 5:00pm - 8:00pm
First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts.
Cortland First Friday Art Exhibits
When: First Friday of every month! 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Cortland, NY

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or on Facebook 

First Friday of every month!
Ithaca First Friday Gallery Night
When: First Friday of every month! 5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance welcomes you to First Friday Gallery Night, a monthly community celebration taking place in and around downtown Ithaca when local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists.
Ithaca First Friday Gallery Night
When: First Friday of every month! 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Ithaca

 The Downtown Ithaca Alliance welcomes you to First Friday Gallery Night, a monthly community celebration taking place in and around downtown Ithaca when local galleries and art houses host special receptions, performances, screenings and other events showcasing the work of local, national, and international artists.

Gallery Night is free and open to the public and takes place on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8pm. Gallery guides with maps of participating locations and show descriptions are available at all participating venues, at the Downtown Visitor Center on the Ithaca Commons and online at gallerynightithaca.com.

 

1st Saturday of the month
First Saturdays on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail
When: 1st Saturday of the month 10am - 3pm
A SELECTION OF ART TRAIL STUDIOS WILL BE OPEN, 10AM TO 3PM, on the first Saturday of every month (except January and October).
First Saturdays on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail
When: 1st Saturday of the month 10am - 3pm
Location: Ithaca Art Trail

A SELECTION OF ART TRAIL STUDIOS WILL BE OPEN, 10AM TO 3PM, on the first Saturday of every month (except January and October). 

Thurs - Mondays during the winter
Museum of the Earth in Ithaca
When: Thurs - Mondays during the winter 10:00am - 5:00pm
PRI’s Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum’s 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, from the Earth’s origin to the present day. Through hands-on, visual exhibitions and outreach, the Museum of the Earth encourages critical thinking about life on Earth in the past and today, and how our species is affecting the natural world.
Museum of the Earth in Ithaca
When: Thurs - Mondays during the winter 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY

PRI’s Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum’s 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, from the Earth’s origin to the present day. Through hands-on, visual exhibitions and outreach, the Museum of the Earth encourages critical thinking about life on Earth in the past and today, and how our species is affecting the natural world. 

Tuesdays - Sundays
The Sciencenter in Ithaca
When: Tuesdays - Sundays
The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. Our non-profit, hands-on museum offers guests of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, and seasonal outdoor science playground and mini-golf course. Look, touch, listen & discover at the Sciencenter.
The Sciencenter in Ithaca
When: Tuesdays - Sundays
Location: Sciencenter, 601 1st St., Ithaca, NY 14850

The Sciencenter inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits and programs that engage, educate and empower. Our non-profit, hands-on museum offers guests of all ages more than 250 exhibits, educational programs, a gift shop, and seasonal outdoor science playground and mini-golf course. Look, touch, listen & discover at the Sciencenter. 

Thurs - Sundays during the winter
Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca
When: Thurs - Sundays during the winter 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Cayuga Nature Center, a public education venue of the Paleontological Research Institution, provides an opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all ages to learn about environmental and outdoor education in a fun and engaging way.
Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca
When: Thurs - Sundays during the winter 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cayuga Nature Center, Ithaca

The Cayuga Nature Center, a public education venue of the Paleontological Research Institution, provides an opportunity for nature enthusiasts of all ages to learn about environmental and outdoor education in a fun and engaging way. 

Dec 2nd - 23rd
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol @ Hangar Theatre
When: Dec 2nd - 23rd
Embark on a journey to 19th century London this winter at the Hangar Theatre for our second annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol directed by Michael Barakiva. Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in a timeless tale of hope and redemption.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol @ Hangar Theatre
When: Dec 2nd - 23rd
Location: Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY

Please Note: The box office at the theatre is closed for the season. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 607.273.ARTS or in person at our Administrative Offices located in Center Ithaca (171 E. State St., Space 230 Ithaca, NY 14850).

thru March 31st
Polar Passport for Seneca Lake Wine Trail
When: thru March 31st
Visit the Trail during the best time of year: the off season! At $30 plus tax, the Polar Passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. And while many people enjoy visiting the wineries during the busy summer and autumn season, the winter season is actually the best time to visit when owners, winemakers and vineyard managers are more likely to be in the tasting room. There are 16 participating wineries with 4 having limited weekday hours.
Polar Passport for Seneca Lake Wine Trail
When: thru March 31st
Location: Seneca Lake Wine Trail

Visit the Trail during the best time of year: the off season! At $30 plus tax, the Polar Passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. And while many people enjoy visiting the wineries during the busy summer and autumn season, the winter season is actually the best time to visit when owners, winemakers and vineyard managers are more likely to be in the tasting room. There are 16 participating wineries with 4 having limited weekday hours.

Dec 12th - 15th
Jim Coon’s Wizard of Oz @ Center for the Arts in Homer
When: Dec 12th - 15th
This beloved tale, re-imagined by Jim Coon, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, is presented by Center Players
Jim Coon’s Wizard of Oz @ Center for the Arts in Homer
When: Dec 12th - 15th
Location: Center for the Arts, 72 S Main St, Homer, NY

 This beloved tale, re-imagined by Jim Coon, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, is presented by Center Players

Dec 13th
Holiday Wine Bottle Lantern Class II @ Americana Vineyards
When: Dec 13th 6:30pm
Pre-Registration required! The lantern we’ll be creating in this class will be Birch Tree Buddies -just in time for holiday decorating and gift giving!
Holiday Wine Bottle Lantern Class II @ Americana Vineyards
When: Dec 13th 6:30pm
Location: Americana Vineyards, 4367 East Covert Rd, Interlaken, NY

 Just in time for holiday decorating and gift giving, we’re getting super creative - The lantern we’ll be creating in this class will be Birch Tree Buddies -just in time for holiday decorating and gift giving!

Dec 14th - 16th
Ithaca Ballet Presents The Nutcracker @ State Theatre
When: Dec 14th - 16th
With the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra Music by Peter Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Lavinia Reid. Under the direction of Cindy Reid
Ithaca Ballet Presents The Nutcracker @ State Theatre
When: Dec 14th - 16th
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 With the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra
Music by Peter Tchaikovsky, Choreography by Lavinia Reid. Under the direction of Cindy Reid

Dec 14th
Ithaca Free Clinic Benefit Show @ The Haunt
When: Dec 14th 7:00pm
Live music from Viva Mayhem, Strange to Look At, Hollow Choir, Next to Kin, Samual B. Lupowitz from Noon Fifteen, Road Man (Solo)
Ithaca Free Clinic Benefit Show @ The Haunt
When: Dec 14th 7:00pm
Location: The Haunt, 702 Willow Ave, Ithaca, NY

 Live music from Viva Mayhem, Strange to Look At, Hollow Choir, Next to Kin, Samual B. Lupowitz from Noon Fifteen, Road Man (Solo)

Dec 14th - 15th
Marie & The Nutcracker Prince @ The 1890 House Museum
When: Dec 14th - 15th 6:00 & 8:00pm
Marie and the Nutcracker Prince is an immersive theatrical journey inspired by the dark and intriguing origins of E.T.A. Hoffman’s original tale.
Marie & The Nutcracker Prince @ The 1890 House Museum
When: Dec 14th - 15th 6:00 & 8:00pm
Location: The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street Cortland, NY

 Marie and the Nutcracker Prince is an immersive theatrical journey inspired by the dark and intriguing origins of E.T.A. Hoffman’s original tale.

Dec 19th
Motown Mania @ Del Lago
When: Dec 19th 1:00pm
This act brings back the greatest hits from incredible artists that blossomed during the Soul and R&B movement , on stage at Del Lago!
Motown Mania @ Del Lago
When: Dec 19th 1:00pm
Location: Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY

 This act brings back the greatest hits from incredible artists that blossomed during the Soul and R&B movement , on stage at Del Lago!

Dec 20th
Christmas Holiday Market @ Press Bay Alley
When: Dec 20th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Buy Local for your holiday! Beat the lines at the grocery store and shop for local foods, goods, and gifts at our festive holiday market.
Christmas Holiday Market @ Press Bay Alley
When: Dec 20th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Press Bay Alley, 118 W Green St, Ithaca NY

 Buy Local for your holiday! Beat the lines at the grocery store and shop for local foods, goods, and gifts at our festive holiday market.

Dec 21st - 23rd
Running to Places Presents: Annie @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: Dec 21st - 23rd
R2P kicks off the holiday season with this family favorite! The beloved musical tells the story of the plucky young orphan who never fails to believe that better times are "only a day away."
Running to Places Presents: Annie @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: Dec 21st - 23rd
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 R2P kicks off the holiday season with this family favorite! The beloved musical tells the story of the plucky young orphan who never fails to believe that better times are "only a day away."

Dec 21st
Sha Na Na Christmas @ Tioga Downs
When: Dec 21st 6:00pm & 8:00pm
A fun and nostalgic Christmas concert!
Sha Na Na Christmas @ Tioga Downs
When: Dec 21st 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Location: Tioga Downs Casino Resort, 2384 W River Rd, Nichols, NY

 A fun and nostalgic Christmas concert!

Dec 21st
The Tenors – Home for the Holidays @ Del Lago
When: Dec 21st 8:00pm
The Canadian vocal super group bring the holiday spirit to Del Lago!
The Tenors – Home for the Holidays @ Del Lago
When: Dec 21st 8:00pm
Location: Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY

 The Canadian vocal super group bring the holiday spirit to Del Lago!

Dec 22nd
The Annual Rutabaga Curling Competition @ Ithaca
When: Dec 22nd 12:00noon
The final day of the Farmer's Market for the season! The International Rutabaga Curling Championship started spontaneously in December 1997. Vendors at the Ithaca Farmers' Market began rolling their wares down the main aisle with the intent to stay warm
The Annual Rutabaga Curling Competition @ Ithaca
When: Dec 22nd 12:00noon
Location: Ithaca Farmer's Market

 History of the Rutabaga Curl

The sport of Rutabaga Curling was born on a cold December 1996 Market day, the last market day of the season. The few vendors present (perhaps 25 or so this time of year and point in our history) huddled together for warmth and camraderie waiting for an occasional customer. Talk at some point in the day turned to unusual winter sports. Curling of course came up in conversation. None of us knew the rules; but before we knew it vendors' wares were being "hurled" or "curled" down the market's wooden floor. Potatoes, cinnamon rolls, cabbages, loaves of bread, and even frozen chickens were fair game in this impromptu outburst. There were no particular rules this day; we were going for style, distance, and laughs. But one of the vendors, Steve Sierigk (a middle-aged notecard vendor with a sly smile) and currently the self-proclaimed "Most Esteemed Grand Commissioner of the International Rutabaga Curl", saw potential in the innocent play. The next market season Commissioner Steve codified rules and designed a court of play using market's wooden floor. In 1997 an early form of our sport was born which allowed contestants to throw most any projectile available at market, although rutabagas were supplied. Commissioner Steve astutely recognized the inequities of this first year of organized sport; to level the playing field the Commissioner declared "any projectile besides a rutabaga illegal". Hence the first official Rutabaga Curl was held in 1998.

The Games have come a long way in their brief history. Many traditions are kept alive, expanded and invented on the spot. The Games open at high noon upon the arrival of the torch borne by a toga-clad individual running the eternal rutabaga flame in from "Mt. Cruciferous". The Rutabaga Goddess leads the assembled throng in a moving "Parade of the Athletes". After a celebrity toss of ceremonial First Rutabaga, the Commissioner declares the games open. The games are closely monitored by our referees. Please continue in the Rules section for more information on how to play.

Dec 26th
ABBAmania @ Del Lago
When: Dec 26th 1:00pm
Rated as the number one Abba production in the world, on stage at Del Lago!
ABBAmania @ Del Lago
When: Dec 26th 1:00pm
Location: Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY

 Rated as the number one Abba production in the world, on stage at Del Lago!

Dec 31st
Countdown 2019 @ Del Lago
When: Dec 31st
Enjoy great dining options, live music and MORE!
Countdown 2019 @ Del Lago
When: Dec 31st
Location: Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY

 Enjoy great dining options, live music and MORE!

Dec 31st
New Years Eve Dance @ Cortland Rep
When: Dec 31st 8:00 pm
4th Annual Dancin’ Thru The Decades New Years Eve Dance! Dance in the New Year and have a front row seat to the downtown “First Light” celebration! The whole evening is the ULTIMATE DANCE MIX of the greatest tunes from the 60’s to today!
New Years Eve Dance @ Cortland Rep
When: Dec 31st 8:00 pm
Location: Cortland Repertory Theatre, 24 Port Watson St

Beer/wine cash bar

$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Dec 31st
New Years Eve Party @ Americana Vineyards
When: Dec 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Start your New Year’s Eve off with Americana's 2nd annual New Year’s Eve Party — complete with dinner, drinks, dancing and in true Americana style door prizes and basket raffles to benefit our Woofstock rescues!
New Years Eve Party @ Americana Vineyards
When: Dec 31st 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Americana Vineyards, 4367 East Covert Rd Interlaken, NY

Music from DJ Bob from Elephant Sound, $30 at the door — and include dinner, dancing and first glass of wine or beer. 

Dec 31st
New Years Masquerade Ball @ Hotel Ithaca
When: Dec 31st 7:00pm - 12:30am
A cocktail reception & exquisite dinner, and dancing into the new year, featuring live music and dancing with The New York Rockin' Revue. Overnight accommodations & New Year's Day brunch packages available!
New Years Masquerade Ball @ Hotel Ithaca
When: Dec 31st 7:00pm - 12:30am
Location: Hotel Ithaca, Cayuga St Ithaca NY

A cocktail reception & exquisite dinner, and dancing into the new year, featuring live music and dancing with The New York Rockin' Revue. Overnight accommodations & New Year's Day brunch packages available!

Jan 1st
First Day Hike at Taughannock Falls State Park
When: Jan 1st 1:00pm
Be smart, dress smart, and have fun for the hike this year!
First Day Hike at Taughannock Falls State Park
When: Jan 1st 1:00pm
Location: Taughannock Falls State Park, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886

Be smart, dress smart, and have fun for the hike this year!

 

Jan 2nd - June 28th, 2019
2019 Wine Weekday Passport - Seneca Lake Wine Trail
When: Jan 2nd - June 28th, 2019
Visit the Trail during weekdays, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, for a more intimate wine tasting experience with far fewer crowds. At $25 plus tax, this passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are 17 participating wineries of which 4 have limited weekday hours.
2019 Wine Weekday Passport - Seneca Lake Wine Trail
When: Jan 2nd - June 28th, 2019
Location: Various, Seneca Lake Wine Trail

 Visit the Trail during weekdays, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, for a more intimate wine tasting experience with far fewer crowds. At $25 plus tax, this passport gives residents and visitors alike a convenient and affordable way to enjoy many of the wineries on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. There are 17 participating wineries of which 4 have limited weekday hours.

Jan 20th
Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles – Heartstrings Tour @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: Jan 20th 8:00pm
In music as in love, one + one can add up to…not two but a new and greater one. On Heart Songs two of the world’s greatest guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles, make this clear.
Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles – Heartstrings Tour @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: Jan 20th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street Homer, NY

 In music as in love, one + one can add up to…not two but a new and greater one. On Heart Songs two of the world’s greatest guitarists, Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles, make this clear.

Jan 26th, 2019
Crystal City Wine Festival - Corning, NY
When: Jan 26th, 2019 6:00 PM
Crystal City Wine Festival is your opportunity to taste and purchase a wide variety of upstate New York wines. You can shop for unique gifts and household treasures from numerous farm and craft vendors. It will warm up your winter.
Crystal City Wine Festival - Corning, NY
When: Jan 26th, 2019 6:00 PM
Location: Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY

Crystal City Wine Festival is your opportunity to taste and purchase a wide variety of upstate New York wines. You can shop for unique gifts and household treasures from numerous farm and craft vendors. It will warm up your winter.

Jan 27th, 2019
Laura Ingalls Wilder @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: Jan 27th, 2019 2:30pm
Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in one of ArtsPower’s most popular musicals.
Laura Ingalls Wilder @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: Jan 27th, 2019 2:30pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca

 Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in one of ArtsPower’s most popular musicals.

Jan 27th - Feb 17th, 2019
The Roommate @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: Jan 27th - Feb 17th, 2019
Meet Sharon, a fifty-something recent divorcee, and Robyn, her mysterious new roommate from the Bronx. As the two learn to live with each other–and their baggage–in Sharon's Iowa City home, they start to see what's missing in their lives. A laugh-out-loud comedy of moving boxes, new beginnings, questionable business ventures, and a little bit of marijuana.
The Roommate @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: Jan 27th - Feb 17th, 2019
Location: Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Meet Sharon, a fifty-something recent divorcee, and Robyn, her mysterious new roommate from the Bronx. As the two learn to live with each other–and their baggage–in Sharon's Iowa City home, they start to see what's missing in their lives. A laugh-out-loud comedy of moving boxes, new beginnings, questionable business ventures, and a little bit of marijuana.

Jan 28th
Walk the Moon @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: Jan 28th 7:00pm
Hailing from Cincinnati, WALK THE MOON catapulted to stardom when their hit single “Shut Up and Dance” became a multi-platinum global smash that peaked at No. 1 on the Alternative, Hot AC, AC charts
Walk the Moon @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: Jan 28th 7:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Hailing from Cincinnati, WALK THE MOON catapulted to stardom when their hit single “Shut Up and Dance” became a multi-platinum global smash that peaked at No. 1 on the Alternative, Hot AC, AC charts

Feb 7th
An evening with Andy McKee @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: Feb 7th 8:00pm
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest.
An evening with Andy McKee @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: Feb 7th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street Homer, NY

 Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest.

Feb 8th, 2018
Grand Funk Railroad @ Del Lago
When: Feb 8th, 2018 8:00pm
This top selling American rock group of the ’70s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN!”
Grand Funk Railroad @ Del Lago
When: Feb 8th, 2018 8:00pm
Location: Del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 NY-414, Waterloo, NY

 This top selling American rock group of the ’70s is “COMIN’ TO YOUR TOWN TO HELP YOU PARTY IT DOWN!”

Feb 9th, 2019
Annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off
When: Feb 9th, 2019 11:30am - 4:00pm
The Chili Cook-off features chili prepared by 40+ restaurants as they compete for the titles of Best Meat/Overall Chili, Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili, and People’s Choice Chili. In addition to chili, there are other chili-related food items. The Chili Cook-off will feature a farmers market with vendors and local wineries, breweries, and farmer’s sampling their goods.
Annual Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off
When: Feb 9th, 2019 11:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Ithaca Commons

The 20th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off presented by Tompkins Trust Company will take place Saturday, February 10th, from 11:30am-4:00pm. Chili Cook-off features chili prepared by 40+ restaurants as they compete for the titles of Best Meat/Overall Chili, Best Vegetarian/Vegan, and People's Choice Chili. In addition to Chili, there are other Chili related food items. The Chili Cook-off will feature a farmers market with vendors and local wineries, breweries, and farmer's sampling their goods. All activities will take place on the Ithaca Commons and surrounding streets. A very special Tompkins Trust Co Family Fun Zone inside Center Ithaca will be going on inside Center Ithaca and feature plenty of all-ages, family fun games, crafts and activities. 

Feb 9th
DSP Shows Presents Steven Wright @ State Theatre
When: Feb 9th 7:00pm
For over three decades, Academy Award winning comedian and actor Steven Wright has been making audiences roar with laughter with his trademark deadpan delivery and cerebral punch lines.
DSP Shows Presents Steven Wright @ State Theatre
When: Feb 9th 7:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 For over three decades, Academy Award winning comedian and actor Steven Wright has been making audiences roar with laughter with his trademark deadpan delivery and cerebral punch lines.

Feb 18th
Marc Cohn @
When: Feb 18th 8:00pm
After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.
Marc Cohn @
When: Feb 18th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street Homer, NY

 After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Chill-a-Bration in Downtown Cortland
When: Feb 23rd, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
This is Chill-A-Bration's 12th year and is an anticipated winter attraction in downtown Cortland, NY. It brings over 1,000 people to the area, giving local restaurants and retailers a chance to show off. Businesses feature either a winter menu item to sample, or a chili entry to compete for the title of “Cortland Area's Best Chili" and "Favorite Winter Flavor".
Chill-a-Bration in Downtown Cortland
When: Feb 23rd, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Cortland, NY

$15 ticket includes 20 tasting tickets, 3 adult beverage sample tickets, map, tasting guide, collectible soup spoon, and ballot. A children's packet is not offered, but ticket packets can be split and shared. Even those with the heartiest of appetites have trouble consuming more than 10 samples

Feb 23rd - 24th
Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
When: Feb 23rd - 24th
Get a taste for Bourbon Street, but with wine! Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine! Chances to win prizes at each location.
Mardi Gras on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
When: Feb 23rd - 24th
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, various

Get a taste for Bourbon Street, but with wine! Collect your beads as you travel the Trail sampling food and wine pairings. Compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win a mixed case of CLWT wine! Chances to win prizes at each location. 

March 1st
Anderson East @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 1st 8:00pm
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Anderson East is a Rhythm & Blues and Pop performer. Special guest Lucie Silvas.
Anderson East @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 1st 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street Homer, NY

 Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Anderson East is a Rhythm & Blues and Pop performer. Special guest Lucie Silvas.

March 3rd
The Earls Of Leicester @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 3rd 8:00pm
When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo’s music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound.
The Earls Of Leicester @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 3rd 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street Homer, NY

 When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo’s music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound.

March 8th
Donna the Buffalo @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 8th 8:00pm
Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band -- songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community.
Donna the Buffalo @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 8th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band -- songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community.

March 10th - 31st, 2019
The Royale @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: March 10th - 31st, 2019
It's the height of the Jim Crow era and Jay "The Sport" Jackson is fighting to be the first African American heavyweight world champion. Join the crowd ringside as he bobs and weaves his way through a segregated country, trying to stay on his feet. Inspired by the story of ground-breaking boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale examines what it takes to gain a place in history.
The Royale @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: March 10th - 31st, 2019
Location: Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 It's the height of the Jim Crow era and Jay "The Sport" Jackson is fighting to be the first African American heavyweight world champion. Join the crowd ringside as he bobs and weaves his way through a segregated country, trying to stay on his feet. Inspired by the story of ground-breaking boxer Jack Johnson, The Royale examines what it takes to gain a place in history.

March 13th
Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra Classical Mystery Tour @ State Theatre
When: March 13th 6:30pm
Classical Mystery Tour is a tribute band earning national acclaim for its uncanny, spot-on reproduction of the Beatles' sound! Featuring over thirty originals made famous by the world's greatest rock group- and backed by the Binghamton Philharmonic - the Classical Mystery Tour is coming to take you away!
Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra Classical Mystery Tour @ State Theatre
When: March 13th 6:30pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Classical Mystery Tour is a tribute band earning national acclaim for its uncanny, spot-on reproduction of the Beatles' sound! Featuring over thirty originals made famous by the world's greatest rock group- and backed by the Binghamton Philharmonic - the Classical Mystery Tour is coming to take you away!

March 14th
DSP Shows Presents Punch Brothers @ State Theatre
When: March 14th 8:00pm
with special guest Gabriel Kahane. Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart
DSP Shows Presents Punch Brothers @ State Theatre
When: March 14th 8:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 with special guest Gabriel Kahane. Punch Brothers take bluegrass to its next evolutionary stage, drawing equal inspiration from the brain and the heart

March 16th
DSP Shows Presents Indigo Girls @ State Theatre
When: March 16th 8:00pm
Never ones to rest on their laurels, Indigo Girls embarked on a bold new chapter in 2012, collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare larger-than-life arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around the country.
DSP Shows Presents Indigo Girls @ State Theatre
When: March 16th 8:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Never ones to rest on their laurels, Indigo Girls embarked on a bold new chapter in 2012, collaborating with a pair of orchestrators to prepare larger-than-life arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around the country.

March 17th
The Ugly Duckling @ State Theatre
When: March 17th 3:00pm
Of the five eggs in Mother Duck’s nest, one is the largest and last to hatch. Bigger and paler than the others, this last hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. He may be the best swimmer of the brood, but this alone is not enough to ensure his acceptance.
The Ugly Duckling @ State Theatre
When: March 17th 3:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Part of The Tompkins Trust Company and CSP Management Family Series and is sponsored by Northeast Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Wegmans

March 20th
We Banjo 3 @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 20th 8:00pm
Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 find common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”
We Banjo 3 @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 20th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 find common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”

March 22nd
Pat Metheny - Side Eye @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 22nd 8:00pm
Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards, countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist,” three gold records and in 2015 was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included and its youngest member. He continues to be one of the brightest stars of the jazz community.
Pat Metheny - Side Eye @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 22nd 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards, countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist,” three gold records and in 2015 was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included and its youngest member. He continues to be one of the brightest stars of the jazz community.

March 23rd
Annual Ithaca Fishing & Conservation Day
When: March 23rd 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ithaca Fishing Day is a unique event that invites the entire community to come and experience a day of educational opportunities focusing on fishing and cold water environmental conservation. This event is free to the public and all proceeds raised benefit the youth-related environmental education activities of our local Trout Unlimited Chapter, including our exciting Trout in the Classroom program currently in seventeen local elementary, middle and high schools, as well as the Cayuga Nature Center.
Annual Ithaca Fishing & Conservation Day
When: March 23rd 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Boynton Middle School 1601 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, New York

Ithaca Fishing Day is a unique event that invites the entire community to come and experience a day of educational opportunities focusing on fishing and cold water environmental conservation. This event is free to the public and all proceeds raised benefit the youth-related environmental education activities of our local Trout Unlimited Chapter, including our exciting Trout in the Classroom program currently in seventeen local elementary, middle and high schools, as
well as the Cayuga Nature Center. 

March 23rd - 24th
Bacon on the Lakein @ Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
When: March 23rd - 24th
You read it right… we said BACON! The wineries have paired tantalizing bacon dishes with CLWT wines for your pleasure. Your taste buds will thank us later.
Bacon on the Lakein @ Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
When: March 23rd - 24th
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, various

You read it right… we said BACON! The wineries have paired tantalizing bacon dishes with CLWT wines for your pleasure. Your taste buds will thank us later.  

March 23rd-24th, March 30th-31st
New York State Maple Weekend
When: March 23rd-24th, March 30th-31st
Maple Weekend celebrates all things related to maple syrup complete with sugarhouse tours, demonstrations, tastings and much more at participating maple producer locations.
New York State Maple Weekend
When: March 23rd-24th, March 30th-31st
Location: Entire State of New York

Maple Weekend celebrates all things related to maple syrup complete with sugarhouse tours, demonstrations, tastings and much more at participating maple producer locations.

March 28th
Ricky Skaggs (with Kentucky Thunder) @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 28th 8:00pm
Fifteen time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs' career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history.
Ricky Skaggs (with Kentucky Thunder) @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 28th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 Fifteen time GRAMMY® Award winner Ricky Skaggs' career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history.

March 30th - 31st
Ithaca Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream @ State Theatre
When: March 30th - 31st
Story by William Shakespeare, Music by Felix Mendelssohn and Choreography by Lavinia Reid. Under the direction of Cindy Reid
Ithaca Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream @ State Theatre
When: March 30th - 31st
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Story by William Shakespeare, Music by Felix Mendelssohn
and Choreography by Lavinia Reid. Under the direction of Cindy Reid

Sunday, March 31st
Los Lobos
When: Sunday, March 31st 8pm
Tex-Mex legends Los Lobos bring their unique mix of rock and roll, Country, Zydeco and R&B to the Center for the Arts of Homer!
Los Lobos
When: Sunday, March 31st 8pm
Location: Center For The Arts, Homer

Tex-Mex legends Los Lobos bring their unique mix of rock and roll, Country, Zydeco and R&B to the Center for the Arts of Homer!

March 31s
Los Lobos @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 31s 8:00pm
Los Lobos performs in support of the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.
Los Lobos @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: March 31s 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 Los Lobos performs in support of the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.

April 5th
DSP Shows Presents Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: April 5th 8:00pm
The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before.
DSP Shows Presents Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: April 5th 8:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before.

April 6th
2018 CNY Maple Festival
When: April 6th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Come see the amazing events that are only shown at the Annual Maple Festival. There is a wide variety of entertainers, the greatest maple products to satisfy your sweet tooth, and artisans come from all around to show off their extravagant creations!
2018 CNY Maple Festival
When: April 6th 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Marathon, NY, various

Come see the amazing events that are only shown at the Annual Maple Festival. There is a wide variety of entertainers, the greatest maple products to satisfy your sweet tooth, and artisans come from all around to show off their extravagant creations! 

April 11th
The Allman Betts Band @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: April 11th 8:00pm
After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.
The Allman Betts Band @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: April 11th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 After a successful year touring as The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts, the sons of Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts are joining forces to form The Allman Betts Band.

April 12th
David Bromberg Quintet @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: April 12th 8:00pm
For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son.
David Bromberg Quintet @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: April 12th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son.

April 13th
State Theatre Presents An Evening with The Golden Dragon Acrobats @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: April 13th 7:00pm
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.
State Theatre Presents An Evening with The Golden Dragon Acrobats @ State Theatre of Ithaca
When: April 13th 7:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

April 16th
DSP Shows Presents Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers @ State Theatre
When: April 16th 8:00pm
Music legend Kris Kristofferson live at the State Theatre!
DSP Shows Presents Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers @ State Theatre
When: April 16th 8:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Music legend Kris Kristofferson live at the State Theatre!

April 21st - May 5th, 2019
Grounded @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: April 21st - May 5th, 2019
An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot's career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away
Grounded @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: April 21st - May 5th, 2019
Location: Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot's career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away

April 26th-28th, May 3rd-5th
27th Annual Cayuga Wine Trail Wine & Herb Festival
When: April 26th-28th, May 3rd-5th
Drink. Eat. Garden Repeat. Get a head start on your herb garden. Collect the potted herbs and veggies featured in all 14 food samples along with the matching recipe collection..
27th Annual Cayuga Wine Trail Wine & Herb Festival
When: April 26th-28th, May 3rd-5th
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, various

 As you savor herb-prepared cuisine, you’ll be offered a wine that compliments that dish and be able to take home the recipes, so that you can be the highlight at your next get together. You’ll also be offered up to 3 additional wine tastings.


2018 Herbs: Chives, Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, Roma Tomato, Oregano, Basil, Arugula, Lavender, Eggplant, Sage, Cilantro, Fennel, Marjoram, Celery

April 27th
An Evening of Song and Conversation with Peter Yarrow @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: April 27th 8:00pm
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring.
An Evening of Song and Conversation with Peter Yarrow @ Center for the Arts of Homer
When: April 27th 8:00pm
Location: Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 S. Main St. Homer, NY

 Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring.

April 28th
Galumpha @ State Theatre
When: April 28th 3:00pm
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.
Galumpha @ State Theatre
When: April 28th 3:00pm
Location: State Theatre of Ithaca, 107 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.

June 2nd - 23rd, 2019
Tribes @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: June 2nd - 23rd, 2019
Billy, born deaf into a fast-talking, academic family, was never taught sign language. Pushed by his parents to assimilate into the hearing world by reading lips, he has spent most of his life flying under the radar. But when a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms. Told in spoken English and sign language, Tribes explores the danger of not listening—and what it means to be truly heard.
Tribes @ The Kitchen Theatre
When: June 2nd - 23rd, 2019
Location: Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 W State St, Ithaca, NY

 Billy, born deaf into a fast-talking, academic family, was never taught sign language. Pushed by his parents to assimilate into the hearing world by reading lips, he has spent most of his life flying under the radar. But when a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms. Told in spoken English and sign language, Tribes explores the danger of not listening—and what it means to be truly heard.



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