February 7-13, 2020
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events

Plan ahead for Valentine's Day with these events below!
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GoREDGo Red For Women
Friday, February 7, all day

Tomorrow (February 7) is National Wear Red Day to support the fight against cardiovascular disease in women. Get involved and raise awareness by dressing down or wearing red on this special day. Participants are encouraged to donate $5 or more to the American Heart Association (contact your  Wear Red Day Coordinator here). As a thank you, each participant will receive a Go Red for Women iconic red dress pin. 

Cost: $5
ErieCAnalWinter Exhibits Reception
at the Erie Canal Museum  ( map )
Friday, February 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn more about the winter 2020 Weighlock Gallery and Link Gallery exhibits. Light refreshments will be served.

Current Exhibits:
The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories
Open through April 16. Click here for more information.

It's Knot Art
Open through April 15. Click here for more information.

Cost: Free
TechGardeniSchool Hometown Networking
at the Tech Garden  ( map )
Friday, February 7, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the School of Information Studies (iSchool) of Syracuse University for a networking reception with students, alumni and friends! All are welcome to meet current students and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. 

Cost: Free
WolffsHot Chocolate Bar
at Wolff's Biergarten  ( map )
Friday, February 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come escape the cold with boozy hot chocolate at Wolff's Biergarten! Enjoy five different hot chocolate concoctions, including Mexican Hot Chocolate, The Old Irishman, La Creme Brulee, Naughty or Nice, and The Bourbon Bailey. Country Diva Cupcakes will be on-site selling homemade cupcakes to pair with your hot chocolate!

Cost: Menu price
DWCVisiting Author: Poet Michael Bondhus
at the Downtown Writers Center  ( map )
Friday, February 7, 7:00 pm

Each year, the Downtown Writers Center hosts more than 20 authors for free readings at the Downtown YMCA. This Friday, poet Michael Bondhus visits the Writers Center. Click here for information about his previous works and accomplishments. 

Cost: Free
OncenterConventionSyracuse Auto Expo
at the Oncenter Convention Center  ( map )
Friday, February 7, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 8, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 9, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The 112th Auto Expo features hundreds of vehicles spread throughout four floors! See the latest in automotive technology, efficiency, safety, comfort and style for work, play or leisure. 

Cost: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $3 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under
Tickets are available at the Oncenter Box Office during the show
LandmarkPAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
at the Landmark Theatre  ( map )
Saturday, February 8, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 9, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm

Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody's favorite heroic pups race to the rescue! It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race and Mayor Goodway has gone missing. It's up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol to save Adventure Bay's mayor, and stop Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger from winning the race. 

Cost: $17 - $90
DomeShuttleSU Basketball Pre-Party & Shuttle
at Shaughnessy's Irish Pub  ( map )
Saturday, February 8, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Syracuse University Men's Basketball team welcomes Wake Forest to the Carrier Dome this weekend. Stop by Shaughnessy's before the game to enjoy food and drink specials, free parking and a round trip shuttle to the Dome for just $4!

Cost: Free admission, $4 round-trip Dome shuttle
SwingSwing Dance Meetup
at Wildflowers Armory, Basement  ( map )
Saturday, February 8, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come swing the night away this Saturday in support of Go RED for Women! Instructors will lead a beginner-friendly lesson in East Coast Swing from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by a social dance in lindy hop, swing and blues. 

Enter through the Wildflowers Armory storefront and go through the door near the register to enter the basement. 

Cost: $5 for the lesson; $5 for the dance; Free for students with ID
SymphoriaSyracuse Opera Presents: Candide
at the Oncenter Civic Center  ( map )
Sunday, February 9, 2:00 pm

A sparkling adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novella, Candide melds European operetta, musicals, Latin American dance rhythms and everything in between to its own eclectic style. Young Candide's tutor believes everything happens for the best. Through war, plague, earthquake, shipwreck and the Spanish Inquisition, Candide tries to hold onto this optimism. Will be become disillusioned or will he find the best of all possible worlds. 

Before the performance, starting at 11:00 am, enjoy an unforgettable brunch with the show's artistic director, stage director, Vice President of the board, and Chairman of the board. The brunch buffet, catered by Otro Cinco, includes fresh fruit, French toast, chilequiles, breakfast tacos, desserts by Crave Dessert Studio and your choice of a mimosa or bloody mary, plus a full cash bar. Click here to purchase tickets.

Cost: $25-$200, $10 for students
LiehsMonday Dinner Club: Surf & Turf
at Liehs & Steigerwald  ( map )
Monday, February 10, 5:30 pm

Monday is the new Friday at Liehs & Steigerwald Downtown!  Enjoy a special dinner service with a cash bar and complimentary appetizers starting at 5:30 pm. Then, dinner is served starting at 6:30 pm. Monday's menu includes your choice of rib eye or tenderloin, perfectly paired with a lobster tail, served with salt potatoes and homemade greens. 
The Dinner Club is a monthly event held on the second Monday of every month. The featured menu items change each month. 

Cost: $45/person
Call 315-299-4799 for reservations
WildflowersLiveWildflowers Live
at Wildflowers Armory  ( map )
Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday nights are for local tunes and local art at Wildflowers Armory! Every Tuesday in February, a local artist will be joined by a local musician. Next Tuesday, enjoy the sounds of Gary Carpentier from Season 13 of The Voice!

Cost: Free admission
commonspaceLeadership Development Series
at Commonspace  ( map )
Wednesday, February 12, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Commonspace and Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching for a discussion about professional development. Learn more about the topic and ask questions to help achieve your own professional goals. 

Cost: Free
IglesiasGabriel Iglesias: Beyond Fluffy Tour
at the Landmark Theatre  ( map )
Wednesday, February 12, 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 13, SOLD OUT

Don't miss a hilarious evening at the Landmark Theatre with one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, Gabriel Iglesias! Next Thursday's performance is sold out, but there are still tickets available for Wednesday's. 

Cost: $40 - $75
RenegadeSalsa Night
at the Everson Museum of Art  ( map )
Thursday, February 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Everson Museum of Art and Ritmo Flow for a sizzling evening of salsa dance. If you don't know how to salsa (or could use a refresher), introductory lessons begin at 5:30 pm. Be sure to indulge your sweet tooth with samples from Sweet on Chocolate, enjoy a cash bar, or explore A Legacy of Firsts to see the gems and jewels of the Everson's collection. 

Cost: Free with museum admission
RedhouseRomeo & Juliet
at the Redhouse Arts Center  ( map )
February 13-23

Set in Verona where the rival houses of Capulet and Montague have had a long-standing feud, Romeo & Juliet is Shakespeare's famous tragedy of star-crossed lovers, filled with all the passion of young love. Underscored by ingenious wit and astonishing beauty, the play pits the bitterness of resentment against the intensity of romance. Ultimately catastrophic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate. 
CentralLibraryFamily Fun at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Dungeons & Dragons for Newbies
Friday, February 7, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons with volunteers from TCGplayer.

STEAM: Air Mail
Tuesday, February 11, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, 2nd floor KidSpace
Write a secret message, then turn it into a paper plane to fly to a friend. 

Onondaga Community College Q&A
Wednesday, February 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A representative from Onondaga Community College will be on hand to answer questions about applying to college, financial aid, degree programs and other college-related questions.
Cost: Free
ValentineValentine's Day Events

However you like to spend Valentine's Day - with a loved one, with your best friend, 'gal'entines, or maybe with a box of chocolates - Downtown has you covered! Enjoy a variety of dinner events, shows and sweet treats! 

Valentine's Karaoke at Talking Cursive Brewing Company ( map)
Thursday, February 13, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dinner and a Show at Oh My Darling and the Redhouse
Friday, February 14. Dinner reservations start at 4:30 pm, and the show starts at 8:00 pm.

Heart & Soul: A Valentine's Cabaret at CNY Jazz Central ( map)
Friday, February 14, 8:00 pm & Sunday, February 16, 2:00 pm

Valentine's Day Feast at The Fish Friar ( map )
Friday, February 14, First come, First-served

February 14 & 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
*Complimentary valet parking for all dinner guests!

Valentine's Day Dinner at Defi Cuisine Corp. ( map)
Friday, February 14, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Valentine's Day Dinner at SKY Armory ( map)
Friday, February 14, 6:00 pm

Opening Friday, February 14, 4:00 pm
Click here to make a reservation (limited reservations remain for Friday night)

Beer and Chocolate Flights at The Hops Spot ( map)
Friday, February 14, 5:00 pm

Valentine's Day Box of Love at Glazed & Confused ( map)
Friday, February 14, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Crave Dessert Studio Pop Up at Wildflowers Armory ( map)
Friday, February 14, Noon - 4:00 pm
Looking for love?
The Bachelor Live on Stage is looking for a few "cast members" for its live show, coming to The Oncenter on April 1. If  you're interested in applying, visit this link. To nominate a friend, click here.
LiveMusicLive Music & Entertainment

Jess Novak
Friday, February 7, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
at The Hops Spot ( map)
Facebook.com   Cost: Free admission

Friday, February 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com   Cost: Free admission

Paul Davie
Friday, February 7, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map)
Facebook.com   Cost: Free admission

The Restless Age & Smoking Loons
Saturday, February 8, 9:00 pm
at Funk 'n Waffles ( map)
Facebook.com   Cost: $10

Open Mic with Jess Novak & Andrea Canale
Tuesday, February 11, 8:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
 Facebook.com   Cost: Free admission

Jazz at the Cavalier - Danielle Patrice
Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown ( map)
CNYJazz.org   Cost: Free admission

Musical Trivia (Family-Friendly)
Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 pm
at the PressRoom Pub ( map)
Facebook.com   Cost: Free admission

Ballads and Love Songs Karaoke
Thursday, February 13, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Talking Cursive Brewing Company (map)
Facebook.com   Cost: Free admission

Free Cookie with Lunch or Dinner
at Epicuse ( map)
Mention "I love Downtown" at checkout to receive a free cookie with any lunch or dinner purchase at Epicuse. Valid through Wednesday, February 12. 

New $12 Lunch Specials 
at Oh My Darling ( map)
Enjoy Oh My Darling's new $12 lunch menu on weekdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm!  Click here to see the lunch specials. 

Valentines's Day Training Special
at Metro Fitness ( map)
Couples who train together, stay together! Enjoy two-for-one deals on personal and group training, now through Valentine's Day. Get six weeks of personal training for two for $199 (regularly $398) or one month of PACK training for two for $99 (regularly $198). Call 315-426-8917 for more information.

Downtown Dining Weeks
February 17 - March 1
Click here to see the list of participating restaurants and their menus.

Syracuse Winterfest
February 13-23
Click here for a full list of events!

Upcoming Events at the Landmark Theatre ( map )
Blue Man Group: March 12-15
Trolls Live!: March 21 & 22
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros: March 24

Events at the Redhouse Arts Center ( map)
Rockin' the Redhouse: February 28
Fences: March 26 - April 5

Upcoming Events at The Oncenter ( map)
A Bronx Tale: February 18-20
That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody: February 22 & 23
Harlem Globetrotters: February 23
Sex N' The City - A (Super Unauthorized) Musical Parody: February 29
WWE Live! Road to Wrestlemania: March 1
Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!: March 3-4
MasterChef Junior Live!: March 5
Phoenix High School Presents The Addams Family: March 12-14
Syracuse City Ballet Presents Cinderella: March 14 & 15
Aretha - Queen of Soul: March 20
Sister's Easter Catechism: March 29
Louis C.K.: March 29
DiningWeeksDowntown Dining Weeks
February 17 - March 1
The 16 th annual serving of Downtown Dining Weeks is less than two weeks away! The once-a-year promotion, featuring three-course lunch offerings for $10 or less and three-course dinner offerings for $30 or less, returns Monday, February 17 and continues through Sunday, March 1 . We're partnering with Visions Federal Credit Union to present the two-week long tradition.
Right now, 46 restaurants in the city center are putting the finishing touches on their menus. A handful of menus are up on our website right now. As we receive menus, we'll continue to post them there. Click here to see a list of participating restaurants. 

ThreeLivesNew Bar & Arcade Coming to Armory Square in April
Three Lives to open at 316 S. Clinton Street 
Three Lives, a new bar, restaurant and arcade, promises food, games and drinks when it opens at 316 South Clinton Street ( map) this April. In terms of gaming options, visitors can expect a variety ranging from e-sports including Halo and League of Legends, to Xbox and Playstation, plus retro arcade favorites. The bar will serve craft beer and craft cocktails. Food - including sliders, a signature 'smashburger', and hot dogs - will be available to order through self-serve kiosks, and will be delivered to your table. 

The name, "Three Lives," was inspired by a classic gaming reference, in which gamers could start with three lives.  

SaltCityMarketMeet the Entrepreneurs of the Salt City Market!
Eight food entrepreneurs to open stalls this November
After two rounds of recruitment, training and public auditions for the past year, Salt City Market has announced the eight food entrepreneurs selected to open food stalls at Salt City Market

Once open, visitors to the food hall will find an assortment of culinary delights, including American soul, Asian bakery, sweets and savory pies, and cuisines from Jamaica, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand and the southern United States. 

In the coming months, Salt City Market will work with its vendors to create business plans, brands and ideas around food and design. 

Click here to see the moment the final eight merchants unexpectedly found out they had been selected for the market!

YMCAYMCA Stronger Friends Campaign
Now through March 31
The YMCA of Central New York is more than just a gym. It's an association dedicated to strengthening our community, one person at a time. Now you have the opportunity to grow the community, and receive free membership for sharing the benefits! During the months of February and March you're invited to give your friends and family a free two-week trial membership to the YMCA. For every friend that joins, you will receive a free month of membership!

Visit the front desk of the Downtown YMCA ( map) for details.