Downtown Syracuse Events
November 10 - 16, 2017
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
Now Playing: 
Disney's The Lion King
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Now through Sunday, November 12
(Click here for a list of all performances and times)
The Lion King's North American Tour continues at the Landmark Theatre in Downtown Syracuse! Including this evening's performance (Thursday, November 9), there are only five more opportunities to see the World's #1 Musical! The final performance in Syracuse is a matinee, scheduled for 1:00 pm Sunday, November 12. 

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor weaves a story filled with hope and adventure, set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features one of Broadway's most recognizable musical scores, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. 

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King, and now you can too! or 315-424-8210
Call 315-424-8210 for ticket prices and to purchase tickets
Deal Alert! Stop by Eleven Waters ( map ) before the show for a special prixe fixe menu for $27 per person including a glass of wine, appetizer, entree and dessert. Click here to see the menu.
Want an even better deal? Show your Lion King ticket to the valet on East Onondaga Street and enjoy free valet parking when you dine at Eleven Waters. or 315-554-3541
Cost: $27
NY Tap Takeover & Two Year Anniversary Celebration
at The Evergreen
125 E. Water Street (map
Friday, November 10, 3:00 pm - Midnight

Come celebrate Beer Week with 20 taps and one cask of beer produced exclusively in New York State! In honor of The Evergreen's two-year anniversary, enjoy free food from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come experience the finest beer New York has to offer, and wish The Evergreen a happy anniversary. or 315-870-3500
Cost: Free admission
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Syracuse Silver Knights Vs. Ontario Fury
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Friday, November 10, 7:05 pm

Come watch the Syracuse Silver Knights take on the Ontario Fury in professional indoor soccer action!

Beer Week Celebration with The Scoundrels 
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street (map
Friday, November 10, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Celebrate Beer Week at Maxwells with live music from The Scoundrels! The Scoundrels are an eclectic group of musicians that bring a blend of rock, blues and funk.

Facebook or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
Ceramics Symposium
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12

The Everson Museum of Art is hosting a weekend-long symposium celebrating the opening of the new ceramics exhibition, "From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics." In a series of conversations, lectures and gallery tours, the museum will discuss the current dynamic artistic landscape with an emphasis on capturing the spirit and innovation of West Coast art, as well as the Everson's history of collecting and supporting this cross-continental dialogue. Click here to see the full agenda. 

The registration fee includes a preview reception for the exhibition, access to all symposium lectures and events, continental breakfast at the Museum on Saturday and Sunday, and free admission to the museum for the weekend. or 315-474-6064
Cost: $100/person; $75/student
Symphoria: The Planets
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (map)
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 pm

From the mighty red planet Mars to the cinematic Jupiter, Holst's The Planets has inspired science fiction movie music for generations. Perhaps the most famous example is The Imperial March from Star Wars by John WilliamsVersatile pianist, Melissa Marse will make her Symphoria debut, performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme Paganini. or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20 - $82
SU Football Tailgate 
Block Party
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
500 S. Warren Street (map)
Saturday, November 11, Noon - 3:00 pm

Head to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown before Saturday's Syracuse University football game against Wake Forest. The stretch of Warren Street between Harrison Street and East Onondaga Street will close to traffic three hours before the game for live music, games, food, beverages and more. The hotel also offers a round trip shuttle to the Dome for $5 per person. After the game, shuttle riders may redeem their ticket for a 1911 hard cider or Empire Brewing Company beer on draft at Shaughnessy's Irish Pub.

*Please note, purchasing parking in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown garage on Harrison Place grants one free shuttle pass per vehicle. or 315-474-2424
Cost: Free admission; $5 round trip shuttle tickets, and food/drink available for purchase
Syracuse Football Pregame Show
at Liehs & Steigerwald
117 E. Fayette Street (map)
Saturday, November 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Join Sportscaster and Syracuse native Dan Tortora as he teams up with Syracuse Football alum, Robert Drummond to present "Wake Up Call," a pregame SU Football show this Saturday. In honor of the Wake Up Call show, there will be "Wake Up Call Pub Nachos" featuring corned beef and pastrami available.
Deal Alert: Those who present a ticket to the game receive their first beer at Liehs & Steigerwald for free. Presenting your ticket also gets you and your crew $15 buckets featuring five bottled beers. To partake in the deal, patrons must be 21 years old and show valid ID. 

Please note, Dan Tortora - and SU Basketball alum Dale Shackleford - have started pregame shows at Liehs & Steigerwald before all SU Men's Basketball home games as well. Please find a schedule below:

Tuesday, November 14 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 pm
Monday, November 20 at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22 at 5:00 pm
Monday, November 27 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 9 at 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 19 at 5:00 pm
Friday, December 22 at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 27 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 6 at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 21 at 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 3 at 12:00 pm

For your convenience, you can also listen live. Please visit for more information. 
Syracuse Crunch Vs. Charlotte Checkers
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Saturday, November 11, 7:00 pm

Don't miss the Syracuse Crunch take on the Charlotte Checkers on the ice. Bring the whole family to enjoy Syracuse's professional hockey team.

Deal Alert! At this Veteran's Day Game, all active military members and veterans will receive a complimentary ticket to the game. If you know of any military members or families, please call 315-473-4444 to learn more. or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
Brine, Boats & Bureaucrats Exhibit Gallery Talk
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E. Onondaga Street (map)
Sunday, November 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In his last presentation as the Onondaga Historical Association's (OHA) Curator of History, Dennis Connors will lead a gallery talk about OHA's exhibit, Brine, Boats & Bureaucrats: Syracuse Salt & New York's 19th Century Canals. Please meet in the main lobby of the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for this event. or 315-428-1864
Cost: Free
A Perfect Circle
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Sunday, November 12, 7:30 pm

A Perfect Circle and special guests, The Beta Machine, will perform at the War Memorial this Sunday. The American rock supergroup, originally formed in 1999, is making headlines with its new song, "The Doomed." This is the band's first song in four years. The concert will feature the new song and your old favorites.  A Perfect Circle may be best known for its songs, "Weak and Powerless" and "The Outsider."   Tickets to Sunday's concert are on sale now. or 315-435-8000
Cost: $21 - $67
Year End Taxes  & Hot Spot - What a Start-Up Should Know
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street (map)
Monday, November 13, Noon - 1:00 pm

Representatives from Dermody, Burke and Brown will provide information and answer your tax-related questions as 2017 comes to a close. The session will focus on what a start-up business needs to know before filing its year-end taxes. Attendees will also learn what the New York State Innovation Hot Spot is all about. Pizza and soda will be provided. Registration is required, but the event is free. or 315-470-1970
Cost: Free, registration is required
Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series With Zadie Smith
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street (map)
Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm

Zadie Smith will visit the Oncenter Civic Center to discuss her award-winning novels,  White Teeth (2000) and The Autograph Man (2002). Come hear from the woman who the Philadelphia Inquirer calls "One of Britain's finest young writers," and "one of the English-speaking world's best chroniclers of race, class and identity in urban confines."

Deal Alert: There are still a few days left to get discounted balcony seats. Purchase your tickets before this Sunday, November 12, and get $10 off balcony seats. Reserve by calling 315-435-2121, or book through Ticketmaster. Make sure you use the code, "smith" or 315-435-8000
Cost: $30 - $55
Toastmasters Open House
at The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street (map)
Wednesday, November 15, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

You're invited to attend the Toastmasters Open House at The Tech Garden next Wednesday morning. Meet members of Toastmasters' "Good Morning Syracuse" club and learn what the organization is all about. 

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 352,000 members. Members focus on improving their public speaking and leadership skills. 

The "Good Morning Syracuse" club meets every Wednesday morning at 8:00 am at The Tech Garden. Next week's open house will focus on introducing Tech Garden members to Toastmasters and explaining how to become a member. or 315-470-1970
Cost: Free, registration required
Register to attend by emailing Lynn Hughes at
"Kickoff the Holidays" Benefit Fundraiser
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Grand Ballroom
100 E. Onondaga Street (map)
Wednesday, November 15, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You're invited to "Kickoff the Holidays" with St. Paul's Syracuse, the Downtown Episcopal Church next Wednesday. Your ticket includes delicious appetizers, buffet dinner, desserts, great prizes, a silent auction and dancing the night away to the wonderful music of John Rohde and Friends. Proceeds benefit St. Paul's mission to enrich the Downtown Syracuse community. Don't miss a night of fun and thanksgiving! or 315-474-6053  
Cost: $75
Call 315-474-6053 to purchase tickets
Jazz at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street (map)
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy an exciting evening in the Cavalier Room at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, featuring the finest resident jazz and cabaret voices with piano accompaniment! Modeled after formats made famous in midtown Manhattan - at hotels such as the Carlisle and the Algonquin - the series provides an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy, club-esque environment of the Cavalier Room. The series is free, and runs through May. A  total of 28 performances are scheduled.  All events take place on Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The full lineup of artists can be found here
On Wednesday, Ronnie Leigh will perform.

Deal Alert! CNY Jazz Club card holders will enjoy a 10% discount on craft cocktails and the small plate menu. or 315-479-5299
Cost: Free
Downtown TNT Meeting
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)
Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 pm

The next meeting of Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today (TNT) Downtown group is scheduled for next Wednesday at Central Library. The focus will be on the $5,000 Special Projects budget.  If you know of a special project that could enhance the downtown community, please submit it  here, or plan to attend the meeting to learn more information.  Proposals will be accepted through the end of January. 

In case you're not familiar with TNT, the organization is a group of neighborhood stakeholders with the collective goal to make Syracuse a better place to live. TNT builds upon community assets and develops workable plans and priorities for our downtown neighborhood. 

Cost: Free
Threads of Sound
at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
246 W. Willow Street (map)
Wednesday, November 15, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come enjoy fashion, music and art all in one place! Showoffs Boutique will host a fashion show at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Wednesday! The award-winning R&B group, Brownskin, will supply musical entertainment, and there will be plenty of raffles and a silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for the Indigenous Rowing Club, the only all-women Indigenous rowing team in the country! or 315-679-7387
Cost: $15 at the door
Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street (map)
Wednesday, November 15 - Sunday, November 19, various times

Don't miss Cirque Du Soleil's Varekai, a breathtaking journey at the edge of time. Varekai promises an extraordinary world of wonders and surprises where the impossible becomes possible. With shows scheduled next Wednesday through Sunday, there are several opportunities to escape into enchantment. or 315-435-8000 
Cost: $50 - $175
Open Figure Drawing & Free Docent-Led Tour
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
Thursday, November 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of figure drawing through the study of a nude model. Bring your own sketchbooks and pencils. Please note, no charcoal, pastels or paints are permitted. Some easels will be provided on a first come first served basis. Or, if you don't want to draw, stop by to see the artists at work and enjoy live music.

The Everson Museum of Art will also host a free docent-led tour of the exhibition "From Punk to Funk: Left Coast Ceramics" on from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Both events are part of Third Thursday at the museum, where all museum guests will receive free museum admission from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
Fun at the Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street (map)

GarageBand Audio Software
All month long (by appointment)
GarageBand is a fully-equipped music production software available on Macs in the MakerSpace studios. 

Audacity Audio Software
All month long (by appointment)
Audacity can be used to create podcast material, soundtracks, songs, voice-overs or audition material. Learn how to use Audacity to record live audio, find free sound effects and Foley clips, and use editing tools to refine your tracks. 

Video Basics and iMovie Software
All month long (by appointment)
Learn what's available in the MakerSpace's video studio for all of your video production needs. Plus, learn how to use iMovie software to edit video clips, add titles, themes, music and effects.

The OtherMill and OtherPlan Software
All month long (by appointment)
Learn how to operate machinery safely and knowledgeably to mill your own circuit boards and other projects out of wood and metal.  

Cricut Explore Air and Design Space Software
All month long (by appointment)
Cricut is an electronic cutting machine for DIY projects and crafts. Learn how to initiate your project in Design Space software and send the file to Cricut. 

Sewing Basics with Brother CS-6000i
All month long (by appointment)
Learn how to use the Brother CS-6000i sewing machine for a variety of projects. This training will cover the basics of threading the machine, winding the bobbin and using computerized settings to produce unique sewing patterns.

To schedule a training for the programs above, please call 315-435-1813 or email

Caldecott Book Club
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2nd Floor KidSpace

Job Drop-In Program
Monday, Wednesday, November 13, 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2nd Floor Computer Lab
Click here for more information

DIY Rock Painting
Tuesday, November 14, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 1st Floor MakerSpace

Coding Essentials: HTML & CSS
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, 1st Floor MakerSpace

Conversation Groups for English Language Learners
Tuesday & Thursday, November 14 & 16, 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, 2nd Floor Laptop Lab
Click here for more information

Read, Sing, Play! Storytime
Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 am - 11:00 am, 2nd Floor KidSpace

GarageBand 101
Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1st Floor MakerSpace
Click here for more information

3D Printing 
Wednesday, November 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, 1st Floor MakerSpace
Click here for more information

Makeblock Robots
Wednesday, November 15, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 1st Floor MakerSpace

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, November 15, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1st Floor TeenSpace

Maker Kids
Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 2nd Floor KidSpace
Click here for more information

Teen Book Club
Thursday, November 16, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1st Floor Community Room
Trivia Nights
Monday - Thursday

@ Wolff's Biergarten, 106 Montgomery Street ( map), 7:00 pm
Play for free and BYOF - Bring Your Own Food. Prizes will be available for the top teams. 315-299-7789

@The Evergreen, 125 E. Water Street (map), 8:00 pm
Play for free. The winning team takes home a $50 gift card each week. 315-870-3500
@Liehs & Steigerwald, 117 E. Fayette Street (map), 7:00 pm
Enjoy $5 glasses of wine during trivia. 315-299-4799

@The Saltine Warrior Pub, 214 W. Water Street (map), 8:00 pm
Play for free. Prizes awarded to the top three teams! 315-314-7740

@Maxwells, 122 E. Genesee Street (map), 7:00 pm
Play for free. The winner of the entire contest takes home a trophy and some swag! 315-299-6633

Downtown Syracuse News
We're All Ears!
2017 Downtown Survey

Our 2017 Downtown Survey is our way of checking in with you to see how you view and use Downtown Syracuse. Whatever your connection to Downtown may be - whether you're a Downtown resident, employee, property owner or a friend - your answers will help us enhance our programs to better meet your needs. Please take a few moments to answer the questions posed in this survey. If you'd prefer to fill out a paper copy and mail it back to us, the form is available on our website as well. Please feel free to share it with your friends, Downtown neighbors, family members and colleagues. 

Your voices are  very important to us.

Please send us your responses by Friday, December 1. If you have any questions, please reply to this email newsletter, or send a note to We appreciate your time and your help to make Downtown shine!

Art Mart Opens Tomorrow!
November 10 - December 23 
at 499 South Warren Street (map)

Art Mart, a pop-up shop with unique and original gifts by local artists, opens tomorrow (Friday, November 10!). Come shop paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry and much more at the 499 Building at the corner of South Warren Street and West Onondaga Street. This is the second year Art Mart has been held in this location. It's open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday through Saturday, December 23. Please note, Art Mart is closed on Thanksgiving and on Sundays. 

Glazed and Confused to Open Next Week
Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 am

Glazed and Confused, the highly-anticipated artisan donut shop, will open to the public next Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 am, located at 221 North Clinton Street ( map). Customers can look forward to the State Fair favorite, "The Dizzy Pig," a donut dipped in maple glaze, topped with sprinkles of cured bacon and a bourbon-sugar drizzle, as well as other unique flavors including: Seal Salt Caramel Apple, "Elvis Strikes Back" (featuring fried bananas and peanut butter) and "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" (a chocolate dipped donut with mocha butter cream). The shop will also feature classic flavored donuts, vegan and gluten-free options. There will be sandwich options available as well, called "doninis." These are essentially paninis, served on a cake donut instead of traditional sliced bread. One dozen donuts will cost between $11 and $19. Coffee, milk and iced tea will be available for purchase as well. 

Tuesday through Friday: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Men's Clothing Store
American Reserve Clothing Co. opening at 208 Walton Street (map)

American Reserve Clothing Co. is a new men's clothing store that features small batch collections from emerging artisan brands, paired with established heritage brands. The limited production and seasonal nature of the styles lend themselves to an exclusive and frequently updated portfolio inspired by the American heart and its individualism, creativity and authenticity. 

Come see the clothing for yourself at American Reserve Clothing Company's Grand Opening Party on Friday, November 17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Enjoy music, tastings, giveaways and meet representatives from some of the brands!
The Holiday Tree is Here!
November 24 is "Home for the Holidays"

The Holiday Tree is now in Clinton Square! In just a little more than two weeks, Clinton Square takes centerstage in a timeless Central New York tradition, with the tree as the centerpiece. Festivities begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving. There will be ice skating, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as a performance by the Stan Colella All-Star Band. After the Tree Lighting, bring your family to the Landmark Theatre. The Downtown Committee is partnering with Y94 and IHeartRadio to present a double-feature, including Home Alone and Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury

PS: Voting in the Downtown Committee's Window Wonderland Contest also kicks off Friday, November 24. So far, 22 businesses with street level windows have signed up to participate. Look for a link of the participating displays on the Downtown Committee's website. Voting will remain open through New Year's Day. Winners will be announced that week. There is $850 up for grabs in prize money, thanks to a grant from the CNY Community Foundation. 

Five Weeks Away: 
Holidays in the City
Save the Date(s):  Friday & Saturday, December 16 & 17

Holidays in the City, a series of holiday events and attractions in the Heart of Downtown Syracuse, offers a one-of-a-kind winter experience. Presented by Advance Media New York, the weekend will feature real reindeer, a "smart" Santa experience and outdoor ice skating with Santa, street-side carolers, a walk along the Window Wonderland route, a free movie at the Landmark Theatre, museum exhibits and more! For your convenience, there will be a holiday shuttle that will take you and your family from destination to destination. Don't miss the festive fun in Downtown Syracuse!
Deal Alert: $25 Off Tickets to the Festival of Trees Preview Gala
Reserve before Wednesday, November 15

The Everson Museum of Art's Festival of Trees Preview Gala takes place on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $100 per person. However, if you purchase tickets before next Wednesday, November 15, tickets are $75 per person. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer, spirit tasting stations, and best of all, they'll get the first look -and chance to buy- one of the beautifully decorated trees. The Festival of Trees officially kicks off to the public on December 1st and runs through the 10th. It costs $5 for museum members, and $8 for non-members. Each day features performances from local musicians, performer and dancers. 
Congratulations to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!
Wins Four-Diamond Distinction from AAA

Congratulations, Marriott Syracuse Downtown! The hotel that was recognized as the "Best City Center Historic Hotel" by Marriott just a few months ago now has another award to add to its wall, earning a Four-Diamond rating from AAA. The former Hotel Syracuse celebrated its grand re-opening as the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in August 2016. In the next few months, there are plans to open a steakhouse on the first floor, and 54 guest rooms will be added to the second, third and eleventh floors. The goal is to have these additions complete during the first quarter of 2018 to be of service to the 40,000 to 75,000 expected guests for the U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships between March and July.