Downtown Syracuse Events
February 9 - 15, 2018
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
Syracuse Crunch Home Games
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, February 9, 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 7:00 pm

Come watch the Syracuse Crunch play back-to-back home games this weekend! On Friday night, the Crunch will take on the Hartford Wolf Pack, and then the Laval Rocket on Saturday night. The puck drops at 7:00 pm both nights and promises fun for the whole family! or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $40
G3 Tour: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Phil Collen
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (  map)
Friday, February 9, 7:30 pm

Guitar superstar Joe Satriani will play at the Landmark Theatre for one night only, joined by fellow six-string legends John Petrucci (of Dream Theater) and Phil Collen (of Def Leppard). Since its debut in 1996, Satriani's G3 tour has featured the world's greatest guitarists on one stage. or 315-475-7979
Cost: $35 - $91
Professional Adulting Winter Series
Week 2: Diplomacy & Discretion
at 359 S. Warren Street (map)
Saturday, February 10, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Professional Adulting Winter Series brings the best upbeat professionals together each week to engage in topics that matter most in our professional lives. In this series, participants will work with a facilitator to dive deep, get uncomfortable, and make the change needed to become a more effective leader. This week's session focuses on Diplomacy & Discretion

Each session highlights a key topic for growth in personal and professional effectiveness. The series continues Saturday mornings through March from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at 359 South Warren Street (map). or 315-399-5302
Cost: $20/session; $80 for the complete six week program
Pilates and a Pint
at Sahm Brewing Company
203 S. Salina Street (map)
Saturday, February 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Saturday, Metro Fitness hosts a Pilates class at Sahm Brewing Company! Participants can enjoy an hour-long Pilates class, then enjoy a complimentary pint from Sahm Brewing Company! Pilates starts at 11:00 am. The bar is open exclusively to class members from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Cost: $15 (includes Pilates and a pint of beer)
Email to register
Symphoria: A Night at the Oscars
at the Oncenter Civic Center
411 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, February 10, 7:30 pm

Principal Pops Conductor Sean O'Loughlin leads Symphoria in music from edge-of-your-seat thrillers, epic dramas and Hollywood classics. Don your movie star best and come walk the red carpet with Symphoria in this musical tribute to the Oscars, which air on March 4. Lizzie Klemperer, a Syracuse native and Broadway star, will perform hits from Academy Award-winning films including Forrest Gump and Gone with the Wind. or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20 - $82; $5/student; 18 and under free
Courtesy of Peppino's Neapolitan
Valentine's Day Specials & Events
at various Downtown restaurants
Saturday, February 10 - Wednesday, February 14

Peppino's Neapolitan is serving limited-edition heart-shaped personal pizzas from Monday, February 12 through Wednesday, February 14. Customers can even choose to feature a special message, written with toppings, such as "I love you" or "I heart you." Call ahead to pre-order!

Glazed & Confused is offering three special Valentine's Day donuts: The Heartstopper, X's and O's, and Love Me Tender. Each donut is $2.
Plus, don't miss the special "Trixie's Tart" donuts, created especially for Shelly Soltys during her treatment for colon cancer. Individual donuts or a "baker's dozen" will be available February 18-25.

Galentine's Day Brunch
at The Stoop Kitchen ( map)
Sunday, February 11
Grab your girlfriends and enjoy a brunch menu full of sweets, delicious entrees and cocktails!  $25/person

Valentine's Dinner for Two
at Eleven Waters ( map)
Saturday, February 10; Tuesday, February 13 or Wednesday, February 14
Enjoy a four-course menu, free valet and a bottle of Veuve du Vernay to top off your romantic evening for two.
at Eleven Waters (map)  $99/couple

It's Hip to Dip: Chef's Happy Hour
at Maxwells ( map)
Wednesday, February 15, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy chocolate covered strawberries and wine tasting!  Free

Four-Course Valentine's Day Dinner
at SKY Armory ( map)
Wednesday, February 14
Bring your sweetheart or a group of friends!  $40/person; $80/couple

Five-Course Valentine's Day Dinner
at The Stoop Kitchen (map)
Wednesday, February 14
Enjoy a special five-course dinner, including Valentine's Day tributes like the "beet-ing heart" (heart-shaped beats).  $75/person

Irish Film Series: Odd Man Out
at CNY Jazz Central
441 E. Washington Street ( map)
Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm

The Jazz Central theater will resound with memories of Old Ireland when the 20th Anniversary edition of the Irish Film Series screens at CNY Jazz Central. Dr. James MacKillop will host the series and lead discussion sessions following each film. The three-week series starts this Sunday, February 11 and runs through February 25.

Each film celebrates a different era in Ireland's history. The first, Odd Man Out (1947), was the first winner of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award. Starring James Mason and Kathleen Ryan, the plot features a robbery gone horribly wrong, and a badly injured, abandoned and increasingly delirious IRA leader's attempts to escape from authorities. or 315-479-5299
Cost: Suggested $10 donation
Choral Evensong & Organ Recital
at St. Paul's Syracuse
220 E. Fayette Street ( map)
Sunday, February 11, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Choir of St. Paul's Syracuse, The Downtown Episcopal Church, offers a special Evensong for the last Sunday in Epiphany. The Evensong features Aston's "Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F," service music by Reading, Nicholson and Stanford, and American composer Alan Hoyhaness' exquisite anthem, "From the End of the Earth (Psalm 61)." Charles Rus, Music Director of the Franciscan Friary at Assumption Church, will be featured in an organ recital immediately following the Evensong, playing works by Bach, Howells, Glass and Boehm. Refreshments will be offered after the recital. or 315-474-6053
Cost: Free will offering
silver knights
Syracuse Silver Knights vs. Harrisburg Heat
at the Oncenter War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Sunday, February 11, 4:05 pm

Come watch the Syracuse Silver Knights take on the Harrisburg Heat in professional indoor soccer action! or 315-303-7261
Cost: $10 - $17
Landmark Theatre's 90th Anniversary
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street (  map)
Monday, February 12, 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the Landmark Theatre's 90th birthday! Tours will be offered beginning at 6:00 pm, with a free screening of "West Point," the first movie ever shown at the theatre, at 7:30 pm.  Visitors will also be able to enjoy refreshments and cake. The Landmark officially turns 90-years-old on Sunday, February 18 - ACR Health will mark the occasion during its "Blowout" event (details about the event can be found in the news section below). or 315-475-7979
Cost: Free for members; $10 for the general public
Click here to purchase tickets or call 315-475-7979
Wednesday Night Free Skate
at the Clinton Square Ice Rink ( map)
Wednesday, February 14, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lace up your skates for the last Wednesday Night Free Skate at the Clinton Square Ice Rink before the program takes a two-week hiatus. Presented by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, there will be free admission to the Clinton Square Ice Rink from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The program resumes on February 28 and continues through March 14. Please note, skate rental rates ($3) still apply. or 315-423-0129
Cost: Free admission; $3 skate rental
Jazz at the Cavalier
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 
Cavalier Room
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Wednesday, February 14, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CNY Jazz's Jazz at the Cavalier series continues next Wednesday with Andrea Miceli, providing an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy, club-esque environment of the Cavalier Room at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The weekly series is free, with performances scheduled through May. The full line-up of artists can be found here
Deal Alert ! CNY Jazz Club card holders may enjoy a 10% discount on craft cocktails and the small plate menu. or 315-479-5299
Cost: Free 
Live Pre-Game Show Before the SU Men's Basketball Game
at Liehs & Steigerwald
117 E. Fayette Street ( map)
Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 pm
The "Wake Up Call with Dan Tortora" LIVE pre-game show continues at Liehs & Steigerwald next Wednesday ahead of the Valentine's Day game against NC State. The pre-game show, featuring co-host Syracuse Basketball alum, Dale Shackleford, starts two hours before tip-off ahead of every Men's Basketball home game. Listeners may enjoy beverage specials as well as signature dish offerings in an ever-changing menu from Liehs & Steigerwald.
The live pre-game schedule for the rest of the season is as follows:
Wednesday, February 21 - 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 3 - Noon or 315-299-4799
Cost: Free 
Third Thursday & Docent-Led Tour of From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, February 15, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stop by the Everson Museum of Art on Thursday evening for free museum admission from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and a free docent-led tour of the exhibit From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics at 6:00 pm. From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics surveys the rich continuing history of California, Oregon and Washington artists working in a wide variety of aesthetics, scale and conceptual styles. The exhibition provides a survey of iconic works from the Museum's collection beginning in the 1950s, to work created in today's dynamic cultural and artistic landscape, capturing the spirit and innovations synonymous with West Coast art over the last six decades. or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free
Figure Drawing For Teens
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, February 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of figure drawing in a class especially designed for young artists. Working from live models, students will learn about the skeleton, muscles, how to capture gesture and foreshortening, and the proportions of the human figure. Classes are taught by Scott Hermann, and are designed for teenagers. All materials will be provided.

To pre-register for any teen studio class, contact Caitlin Albright at or call 315-474-6064 x 314. or 315-474-6064 x314
Cost: $76/members, $95/non-member
One Week Away: 
Downtown Dining Weeks
at various Downtown restaurants
February 15 - February 28
Lunch & Dinner

The 14 th annual serving of Downtown Dining Weeks, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union, starts one week from today, on Thursday, February 15! Head to to see the list of participating restaurants and their menus.

New this year, restaurants are also serving lunch. There are 21 restaurants offering a three-course lunch for $10 or less, and keeping with tradition, 35 restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $25 or less.  

While you're dining, don't forget to look for the chef's hat (pictured above) at each restaurant. Take a picture and email it to for your chance to win a gift card to a downtown restaurant! Winners will be selected daily throughout Dining Weeks. or 315-422-8284
Cost: Three courses for $10 or less for lunch; three courses for $25 or less for dinner
Syracuse Winterfest
February 15 - February 25

Syracuse Winterfest returns on February 15 with exciting activities including dozens of indoor and outdoor events, parties, cook-offs, mix-offs and nature activities. Winterfest offers something for all ages, so be sure to check out the calendar (linked below) to see everything that is going on.

Miss Syracuse Winterfest Pageant 
Thursday, February 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Grand Ballroom
20 contestants will compete for the title of Miss Syracuse Winterfest 2018. Categories include Formal Wear and Winter Wear.

31st Annual Treasure Hunt
Kicks off Thursday, February 15
The Treasure Hunt medallion is hidden in an area that is open to the public in Onondaga County. Look for a new clue every day for your chance to win $2,000.

Winterfest Ice Block Party with Fireworks
Friday, February 16, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
500 South Warren Street (outside Marriott Syracuse Downtown)
This fun-filled community event includes street game activities, food and fireworks at dusk!

To see the complete list of Winterfest events, visit
Fun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Literary Legos
Saturday, February 10, 3:00 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace
Listen to a story while using Legos to build something from the story. Ages 6 and up are welcome.

3D Modeling for Beginners
Tuesday, February 13, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, 1st floor MakerSpace
Participants will learn the concepts behind CAD (Computer Aided Design) and gain design essentials for 3D modeling programs.

Tuesday Page Turners Book Club
Tuesday, February 13, 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, 3rd floor CNY Meeting Room
February's book, This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales and family.

Valentine's Day Cards
Wednesday, February 14, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Create a unique card to show your appreciation for that special someone in your life. A variety of card-making supplies will be available for this self-guided craft.

DIY Rock Painting
Thursday, February 15, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Learn how to create landscapes, patterns and make Valentine's Day-themed drawings to brighten your home or decorate an indoor gardening space. Bring your own stones or use the ones provided.

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library. or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
Downtown Syracuse News
Calling All Downtown Businesses!
Registration is now open for the 2018 On My Own Time program

Businesses and organizations of all sizes are invited to celebrate their employees' creativity as part of CNY Arts' On My Own Time program. Last year, 136 employees, who are also amateur artists, displayed 388 original works of visual art at their local workplaces. Pieces from each company were then selected to become part of a month long exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art. 

On My Own Time is a program that makes artistic talents that might otherwise go unnoticed visible. It recognizes a most precious gift - creativity. 

New! Chef Challenge Syracuse
"Chopped" style food event coming to Syracuse

Chef Challenge Syracuse is hyper-local version of the popular Food Network show "Chopped," but with a focus on farm fresh foods and local chefs from Syracuse and Central New York. Each event is held at a different local restaurant. The participating chef(s) will receive high quality, local ingredients in their mystery box, and are then tasked with preparing a four-course meal for each member of the audience. Guests are able to watch the chef prepare each course, and then taste their creations. 

The next event is Monday, March 5 at The Stoop Kitchen ( map). Guests are invited to watch the chef(s) cook and prepare the meal from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, and the first course is served at approximately 5:45 pm. Tickets are $55 per person (tax and tip included). Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours today!

Peppino's Neapolitan Donating Pizzas as part of "Pizza Across America"
Partnering with 8,000+ pizzerias nationwide to fight hunger

Peppino's Neapolitan is partnering with the leading online and mobile pizza ordering platform, Slice, and New York-based non-profit organization, Slice Out Hunger, to launch "Pizza Across America," a nationwide effort to help fight hunger. The campaign kicks off Friday, February 9 (tomorrow) on National Pizza Day.

Since launching in 2009, Slice Out Hunger has raised over $250,000 to fund hunger relief efforts through fundraisers, campaigns and events across the country. Peppino's Neapolitan will deliver donations to the Booth House of the Salvation Army in Syracuse. Slice Out Hunger gives participating pizzerias access to food banks and relevant charity organizations in various markets across all 50 states.  

OHA Announces World War I Reading and Discussion Program
2/27, 3/20, 4/24 and 5/22 at 6:15 pm

The Onondaga Historical Association (OHA) is offering a reading and discussion series, titled "Our World Remade: World War I," sponsored by Humanities New York. Participants will come together over the course of four sessions to discuss a variety of thematically linked texts. Led by OHA Curator of history Robert J. Searing, these four informal, monthly sessions will focus on selected readings including primary sources and larger monographs that deal with various aspects of the war, from the battlefield to the home-front and how the Great War fundamentally altered the course of warfare, geo-politics and the lives of ordinary people across the world.

The discussions will take place inside the OHA's World War I exhibit, which includes a wide variety of objects, including uniforms, helmets and other artifacts, and an incredible array of photographs and wartime images from Syracuse.

The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required. For more information about the series and acquiring books, please contact Robert J. Searing at 315-428-1864 x319, or

Women-Only Self Defense Course
Deal Alert!  The first 25 to sign up receive 30% off membership

Did you know a  woman can increase her chance of combating sexual assault by 75% by overcoming immobility and fighting back? Learn how to protect yourself and fight back at downtown's only Kung Fu studio, which will celebrate its official grand opening in Icon Tower ( map) in March! Syracuse Kung Fu is offering a very important course in Women's Self Defense, and spots are filling up quickly! 

Secure a spot by calling 315-395-3814 to register. The first 25 women to sign up will receive 30% off, but class size is limited.

Secure a two-week free trial at Syracuse Kung Fu and try other classes like Adult or Kids Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Bioenergetics or Lion Dancing. 

Last Chance! What Should the 
I-Team Work on Next? 
Voting ends Wednesday, February 14

Each year, the City's Innovation Team (I-team) designs a data-driven approach to tackle one mayoral priority with innovative initiatives and programs to address that challenge. As Mayor Walsh starts his first term, the I-team is asking for public input to help select the next priority area. The areas include housing stability, neighborhood beautification, sidewalks, alternative transportation, neighborhood business districts, sustainability and renewable energy. Vote for the item you'd like to see the I-team tackle. Voting is open through next Wednesday, February 14.

Selecting this priority area is the first step in a year-long process to investigate the problem, generate ideas, develop solutions and finally implement and adjust the initiatives. Follow along with the process at !

7th Annual Blowout 2018: "Superheroes and Villains"
Sunday, February 18, 3:00 pm
Tickets on sale now!

Next Sunday, hair stylists from more than one dozen salons will go head-to-head (literally!) at the Landmark Theatre for the chance to become "Blowout Champion" in a Fantasy Hair Show. Tickets are on sale now, and all proceeds benefit ACRHealth. Several Downtown hair salons, including Pure, Salon Amare, Marissa's Fortress of Beauty and Element on Water, will compete! The theme is "Superheroes and Villains." 

With vendors, specialty cocktails, and live Superheroes presented by Cloud City Comics - attendees will be dazzled. Come see why Blowout won the 2016 Fundraiser Event of the Year!

General Admission tickets are $25, and include a gift bag. VIP tickets (which provide access to a special reception, as well as reserved seating and a gift bag) are $50. Reserve your tickets by calling 315-475-2430 or by visiting ACRHealth's website