January 10-16, 2020
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CivicCenterChampions of Magic
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, January 10, 7:30 pm

Five world-class illusionists take the stage for a mind-blowing theatrical production with mind reading, close-up magic and large-scale illusions! Don't miss your chance to catch some of the greatest magicians on the planet, with a show that never fails to amaze!  

CrunchSyracuse Crunch Home Games, Coat Drive & Memorial Fundraiser
at the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, January 10, 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 7:00 pm

Watch the Syracuse Crunch play back-to-back home games this weekend. On Friday, the Crunch take on Laval Rocket, and then the Rochester Americans on Saturday. The puck drops at 7:00 pm both nights.

Before Saturday's game, the Crunch are hosting a special minor hockey memorial game at 12:30 pm. Come watch Oswego minors battle Geneva. The game is free to attend, but fans are encouraged to support the Oswego Minor Hockey Association Scholarship Program in memory of Jack Bobbett. 

Deal Alert: Any fan that brings coats and/or gloves to the Crunch office in advance will receive one complimentary ticket to Friday or Saturday night's game. Fans may also bring coats and/or gloves to the box office on the night of either game to redeem a free ticket. All coats and gloves collected will be donated to We Rise Above the Streets, a local nonprofit organization assisting the homeless in Syracuse. 

CrunchWin a Trip to Tampa, Florida!
Courtesy of the Syracuse Crunch

Prize Alert: Win a trip to Tampa to see former Crunch standouts play with the Tampa Lighting, courtesy of the Syracuse Crunch! 

One lucky winner and a guest will receive airfare for two, a hotel room in Tampa for two nights and two tickets to a Lightning home game to see former Crunch players like Tyler Johnson, Yanni Gourde and Nikita Kucherov!

YogaNew Exhibition
Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Opens Saturday, January 11

The Everson Museum of Art is adding a new temporary exhibition to its gallery this Saturday. Gareth Mason: Carnal Flux brings the power of clay to life! The objects seethe, buckle and ooze with a tectonic force that reflects Gareth's passion for the metamorphic power of clay and fire. The exhibit is available through March 15. 

Start your morning with an alignment-based yoga class before touring the new exhibition. Yoga starts at 10:30 am every Saturday.

Cost: Museum admission
SwingRoaring '20s Swing Dance
at the McCarthy Building, basement
217 S. Salina Street ( map)
Saturday, January 11, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kick off the new decade in style! Ring in the return of the Roaring '20s with a beginner-friendly swing dance lesson, followed by a social dance. 

The 30-minute lesson in the 1920's Charleston will begin at 6:30 pm, immediately followed by live music with Jerry Dee & The Dovetones at 7:00 pm. 

Cost: $5 for the lesson; $10 for the social dance; $15 for both
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Saturday, January 11, 7:00 pm

The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian, Trevor Noah, is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Trevor has written, produced, and starred in eight comedy specials, most recently including Son of Patricia featured on Netflix. 

Cost: $61 - $195
*Limited tickets remaining
ParkCentralSongs of Devotion: Music for the New Year
at Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette Street ( map)
Sunday, January 12, 3:00 pm

This exciting recital features the winners of the 2019 Vocal Competition, Rachel Doehring (soprano) and San Sato (piano). Listen to adventurous offerings of Mozart, Barber, Ravel, Messiaen, Debussy, Sheila Silver and others, plus enjoy a world premiere of Sato's solo-piano arrangement of Ravel's Introduction and Allegro. 

Cost: $10 suggested donation
CommonSpaceOpen Hack Syracuse
at Commonspace Work
201 E. Jefferson Street, 2nd floor ( map)
Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join your fellow Syracuse developers and code together - on anything! Bring a personal project, client work, or simply pair up with someone to learn something new. Food and drinks will be provided. 

Cost: Free
PressRoomFamily-Friendly Musical Trivia
at the PressRoom Pub
220 Herald Place ( map)
Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 pm

Wednesdays at the PressRoom Pub just got a little more musical with a new family-friendly trivia night themed around music! Join in every Wednesday at 6:30 pm for an updated version of "Name That Tune" and "Beat Shazam." Prizes will be awarded for all four rounds. 

Cost: Free
ThirdThursThird Thursday Events
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Thursday, January 16, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoy free admission to the Everson Museum of Art from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of every month. Come tour the galleries or enjoy one of these special activities: 

Play Chess
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn how to play chess with volunteers from Syracuse Chess. A limited number of chess sets are available on a first come, first served basis. 
Cost: Free

Docent-Led Tour: Late Night Space Force
6:00 pm
Everson Museum docents will lead a free tour of Adam Milner's Late Night Space Force exhibition. After the tour, enjoy complimentary wine tasting with the American Wine Society.
Cost: Free

Portraiture Drawing 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn to see and replicate light/shadow on a face while developing an understanding of facial proportions. Students will work from live models and photo sources to create finished portraits. All materials are provided. 
Cost: $52 for members; $65 for non-members
LiveMusicLive Music & Entertainment

Taylor Ricks & Lauren Wallace
Friday, January 10, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map)
Facebook.com or 315-907-6060
Cost: Free admission

BFL Band
Friday, January 10, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Coffee & Beer Trio Live
Saturday, January 11, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Open Mic with Jess Novak & Ashley Rose
Tuesday, January 14, 8:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Jazz at the Cavalier - Jeff Stockham
Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown ( map)
CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299
Cost: Free admission

Taylor & Lauren
Wednesday, January 15, 8:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Country Karaoke Night
Thursday, January 16, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map)
Facebook.com or 315-907-6060
Cost: Free admission
TriviaDowntown Trivia Nights
Mondays at Wolff's Biergarten
7:00 pm
Free to play; prizes for the first and second place teams.
Tuesdays at Clinton Street Pub  
7:00 pm
Free to play; win free drinks and gift cards.
Tuesdays at The Evergreen  
8:00 pm
Free to play; the winning team will receive a $50 gift card.

Wednesdays at the PressRoom Pub
6:30 pm
Free to play. See above for more information! The first Musical Trivia experience was held Wednesday, January 8 and was a "rocking" time. 

Wednesdays at Talking Cursive Brewing Company
8:00 pm
Free to play; prizes for the top teams. 
Thursdays at Maxwells
7:00 pm
Free to play; winning team will win prizes.

Thursdays at Shaughnessy's Irish Pub
7:00 pm
Free to play; winning team will win prizes.

BOGO Accessories Sale
at Showoffs Boutique ( map)
All accessories at Showoffs Boutique are currently buy-one-get-one-free!

80% Off Winter Sale
at Projex214 ( map)
Enjoy 80% off all winter merchandise!


Downtown Dining Weeks
February 17 - March 1
Stay tuned for participating restaurants and menus! Look for those at DowntownSyracuse.com early next month

Syracuse Winterfest
February 13-23
Stay tuned for a full list of events!

Upcoming Events at the Landmark Theatre ( map )
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue: February 8 & 9
Gabriel Iglesias - Beyond the Fluffy Tour: February 13

Upcoming Events at The Oncenter ( map)
Girls Night - The Musical: January 18
An Evening with William Shatner - Screening The Wrath of Khan: January 18
CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Breakfast: January 22
Dinosaur World Live!: January 28
That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody: February 22 & 23
Harlem Globetrotters: February 23
Courtesy of Syracuse.com
ShareCuseNew Upscale Apartments at Willow 123 Lofts
Located at 123 E. Willow Street ( map)

Four new two-bedroom apartments are ready for move-in at 123 East Willow Street. 

Owners Joe Crabbe and Rosario Amato invested $1.7 million to transform the 1879 pump factory into large two-bedroom units, measuring at least 1,400 square feet. Unique features include 12-foot ceilings, quartz counters and window sills, heated toilets (with bidets) and private on-site parking. 

The building is thought to be the first building designed by Charles E. Colton, who also designed Syracuse City Hall. The building's original wooden support beams are exposed in three of the units. 

NonProfitAwardsNominations Open for Annual NonProfit Awards
Nomination Deadline: January 24

Do you know an outstanding nonprofit organization or leader in the Downtown community? The Central New York Business Journal and BizEventz want to hear from you! The organizations are currently accepting nominations for its annual NonProfit Awards. The event highlights the achievements of honorees in the following categories:

Board Development
Board Leadership
Career Achievement
Collaboration Award
Corporate Community Support Award
Executive of the Year
Impact Award
Outstanding Fundraising Effort
Rising Star Award
Volunteer of the Year

Descriptions for each category can be found here. Nominations will be accepted through January 24, 2020. 

ParkingNew Name, Same Parking App
Flowbird replaces the Whoosh parking app

A new parking app has replaced the Whoosh App on meters throughout Downtown Syracuse. If you were used to Whoosh, Flowbird works very similarly. Here's how it works: Download the app, choose how long you need to reserve the meter for, and pay directly through the app. GPS is used to automatically identify where you parked. 

Talking Cursive Brewing Company Fundraising for Veteran Organization
Pints for Team Red, White and Blue

Talking Cursive Brewing Company is raising funds for Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB), a non-profit organization for veterans, one pint at a time! Visit the brewery on Tuesday, January 14 between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Talking Cursive will donate $1 from every pint sold. After the fundraising event is over, Talking Cursive will continue to donate $1 from every pint of Zero Dark Thirty, a newly released Schwarzbier. The dark German lager has notes of chocolate, coffee, coconut and toasted marshmallow. 

MOST Upgrades Veterans & Active Duty Military Discount
Discounts extend to guest and membership option

The Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) revealed extended benefits for veterans and active active military to show its appreciation for their their service. 

Effective immediately, veterans and active military personnel will receive:
  • Free admission every day
  • On weekdays, they will receive free admission for one guest
  • Plus, a 15% discount on annual membership