February 8-14, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
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Downtown Savings

Couples Training Specials
at Metro Fitness (map)
Couples who train together, stay together! Enjoy 2-for-1 specials on six week personal training ($199 for two) or one month of PACK training ($99 for two). 
Call 315-426-8917 for more details.

Seconds Sale
at Wildflowers Armory ( map)
Now through Saturday, February 9
Wildflowers Armory is hosting a clearance sale on slightly imperfect art and apparel. The term "second" comes from the pottery world - where an imperfect ceramic can be sold at a discount. 

129th Annual Clearance Sale
at M. Lemp Jewelers (map)
Now through February 14
Shop early for the best selection, and enjoy up to 60% off! 
Click here to browse inventory - Please note, clearance prices are not listed here.

Valentine's Day Box of Love
Available on February 14 between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm
at Glazed & Confused ( map)
The specialty box includes four Valentine's Day flavors (12 donuts), a fun rhyme, assorted candies and a bow, all for $25!

Wednesday Night Free Skate
Wednesday nights through March 6 (weather permitting)
at the Clinton Square Ice Rink ( map)
On Wednesday nights admission to the Clinton Square Ice Rink is waived, courtesy of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Please note, the $3 skate rental fee still applies.
Click here for more information  or call 315-423-0129
AutoExpoSyracuse Auto Expo
at the Oncenter Convention Center
800 S. State Street ( map)
Thursday, February 7, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 8, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, February 9, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 10, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
The Syracuse Auto Expo has rolled into the Oncenter with the latest cars, trucks and SUVs! This weekend, check out the latest in automotive technology, efficiency, safety, comfort and style for work, play or leisure. 

AutoExpoSyracuse.com or 315-435-2121
Cost: $9/adult; $7/seniors; $3/children 6-12 years; Ages five and under are free
Tickets are available at the Oncenter Box Office (map) during the show. 
CreeksOutdoor Exhibition & 
Panel Discussion
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street ( map)
Friday, February 8, 6:15 pm
Saturday, February 9, Dusk until 11:00 pm
 
Light Work Urban Video Project will present a special short exhibition of video artist Frank Gillette's 1984 piece, In the Creeks on the facade of the Everson in conjunction with the opening of Frank Gillette: Excavations and Banquets inside the Everson Museum's galleries. 

To celebrate the opening, Everson curator DJ Hellerman will lead a discussion with Frank Gillette, artist Suzanne Anker and exhibit co-curator David Ross, who curated Gillette's first exhibition at the Everson nearly 50 years ago!

After the discussion, view In the Creeks on the outdoor projection site on the north facade of the museum. 

The projection will be also on view from dusk to 11:00 pm both Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9

Everson.org or 315-474-6064
Cost: Free for members; $15 for non-members
BetterBossI Want To Be a Better Boss!
at the Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching
359 S. Warren Street (map)
Saturday, February 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 
Are you struggling with team morale? Are you frustrated as a leader? Bring resolution to your team's ability to succeed by joining an intimate group of managers. Learn how to be a better boss this Saturday with Leadership Coach Michael Sgro. Refreshments will be provided.

Cost: $50
GriffinRise Up With Griffin's Guardians
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street (map)
Saturday, February 9, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Come together for a good cause with Griffin's Guardians! Attendees will enjoy appetizers, drinks, raffles and music, all while assisting in funding pediatric cancer research and bringing hope to families with children battling cancer in Central New York.

Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: $40/person (includes appetizers and one drink ticket)
SYmphoriaSymphoria: My Funny Valentine
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, February 9, 7:30 pm

Enjoy Jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and unforgettable numbers from stage and screen performed by Ireland's foremost trumpet player and vocalist, Shona Henneberry.

ExperienceSymphoria.org or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20-$88; $5/student; 18 and under free
SymphoriaYouthSymphoria Youth Orchestra
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Sunday, February 10, 7:00 pm

Hear some of Central New York's most talented young musicians perform diverse musical selections! The winner of the Symphoria Young Orchestras Concerto Competition and the Symphoria Youth Repertory Orchestra will play side-by-side with Symphoria musicians.

ExperienceSymphoria.org or 315-299-5598
Cost: $10/adults; $5/students, 18 and under free
CinderellaCinderella
at the Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina Street ( map)
Tuesday, February 12 - Sunday, February 17
Click here to see schedule of performances

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, a Tony Award-winning musical, is delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the beloved moments from the story - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some exciting new twists! Be transported back to your childhood with the beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago."

LandmarkTheatre.org or 315-475-7979
Cost: $25 - $65
IncrediblesDisney's The Incredibles 2 Screening
at Redhouse Arts Center
400 S. Salina Street ( map)
Wednesday, February 13, 2:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a screening of the hit movie, The Incredibles 2. Proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.

TheRedHouse.org or 315-362-2785
Cost: $10/adult
ValentineValentine's Day Events

Galentine's Bash
at Sugar & Co. ( map), 
Wednesday, February 13, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate Galentine's Day with food and drink specials all night!

Cost: Free admission
Love is in the Food
at SKY Armory ( map
Thursday, February 14, starting at 5:30 pm

Enjoy a special three-course Valentine's Day dinner for just $30 per person! Reservations start at 5:30 pm.

Cost: $30 for three courses
Call 315-473-0826 to make a reservation
Dinner For Two
at Defi Cuisine Corp. ( map)
Thursday, February 14, 5:30 pm or 8:30 pm

Take the stress out of Valentine's Day dinner with Defi's prix fixe menu for two! Pick between two offerings for each of the five courses, plus complimentary amuse bouche, intermezzo and house champagne with dessert. 

Facebook.com or 315-907-0202
Cost: $75/person
MaxwellsLive Music Events

Taz Niederauer with Chris Merkley
Friday, February 8, 9:00 pm
at Funk 'n Waffles ( map)
Facebook.com or 315-474-1060
Cost: $12/advance; $15 at the door (Ages 18+)

Coffee & Beer: St. Valenthogs Day
Friday, February 8, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells ( map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Sunday Brunch & Live Music
Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (music starts at 12:30 pm)
at Empire Brewing Company ( map)
EmpireBrew.com or 315-475-2337
Cost: Menu price

Open Mic Night with Jess Novak & John Harris
Tuesday, February 12, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

Jazz at the Cavalier
Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Cavalier Room (map)
CNYJazz.org or 315-479-5299 
Cost: Free admission

Pat Tato
Wednesday, February 13, 8:30 pm
at Maxwells (map)
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
TriviaTrivia Nights
Throughout Downtown Syracuse

Mondays at Wolff's Biergarten (map)
7:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-299-7789
Free to play; $30 gift card for the winning team, $20 gift card for the 2nd place team

Tuesdays at the PressRoom Pub (map)
7:00 pm
Free to play. The PressRoom Pub offers half-price pizza and half-price wings to participating trivia teams. 

Tuesdays at Clinton Street Pub (map)
7:00 pm
Free to play; win free drinks and gift cards.

Tuesdays at The Evergreen (map)
8:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-870-3500
Free to play; the winning team will receive a $50 gift card.

Thursdays at Maxwells (map)
7:00 pm
Facebook.com or 315-299-6633
Free to play; winning team will win prizes
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Dungeons & Dragons for Newbies 
Friday, February 8, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with volunteers from TCGplayer who will host special "pick up" games to introduce new players to the structure and design of D&D. 

TinkerCAD: Design a Heart Box (advanced) 
Wednesday, February 13, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace 
Design a 3D nametag in the MakerSpace! Completing TinkerCAD Design Basics (on February 6) or prior knowledge of TinkerCAD is a requirement for this class.

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library.

OnLib.org or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
UpcomingEvents

Syracuse Winterfest
February 14-24

Cat Tail Hour: Cats, Cocktails and Art
at Wildflowers Armory (map)
Friday, February 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 (Includes admission and two drink tokens)
Limited tickets still available! 

Puppy Brunch
at Wildflowers Armory (map)
Saturday, February 16, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Suggested $10 donation

Downtown Dining Weeks
February 18 - March 3
DowntownSyracuse.com or 315-422-8284
47 Restaurants
Dinner: 3 courses for $30 (or less)
Lunch: 3 courses for $10 (or less)
Scroll down to our news section to get the 'dish' on Dining Weeks!

The Landmark Golden Ball Classic
at the Landmark Theatre (map)
Thursday, March 21, 5:30 pm
Cost: $50/person or $175/foursome

Solvay Bank Business After Hours Reception
at Solvay Bank ( map)
Wednesday, February 27, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please RSVP by February 19 to info@solvaybank.com or call 315-484-2292
DiningWeekDowntown Dining Weeks Starts February 18!
Get your first look at the menus!
 
Downtown Dining Weeks, presented by Visions Federal Credit Union and the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc. begins Monday, February 18! Our team has posted the first round of menus to our website (the link is provided below!). Additional menus will be added as the restaurants share them with us, so check our website often! 

The once-a-year deals feature three dinner courses at participating restaurants for $30 or less, as well as three lunch courses for $10 or less. 

Three Things to Know About Dining Weeks:
 
Sleep Over Package: Four Downtown Syracuse hotels will continue to offer discounted rates as part of the Downtown Dining Weeks Sleep Over Package. When guests show their Dining Weeks receipts at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the Jefferson Clinton Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott at Armory Square and the Residence Inn by Marriott at Armory Square, they'll receive $25 off their room-rates. 

Help Feed Food Bank of Central New York: Help the Food Bank of Central New York stock food pantries and feed the hungry in our community by taking home the gift envelope you receive during Downtown Dining Weeks and mailing a donation to the Food Bank. Just $1 can provide three meals for an individual in need, and $10 provides up to 30 meals for a family in need. In addition, Syracuse Parking Services will offer discounted $5 parking (Sunday through Thursday) at the Atrium Garage, Clinton Street Garage, and the surface lots at Fayette and Clinton and at Fayette and Walton Streets to those who bring a non-perishable food item(s) for the Food Bank. 

Spot the Chef's Hat and Win!  Each restaurant will have a chef's hat placed somewhere visible in the dining area(s). Diners are encouraged to spot the chef's hat, take a picture of it, and email the picture - or a thorough description of its location- to mail@downtownsyracuse.com, explaining where and in what restaurant they saw it. All correct guesses will be entered into multiple drawings for gift cards/gift certificates. Winners will be notified through email. 


Located inside One Park Place at
300 S. State St. ( map)
 
RDA Cafe is Downtown's newest bagel and donut shop, located in One Park Place on the eastern side of Downtown Syracuse. RDA Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch every day. Enjoy homemade bagels, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza, coffee, and of course, donuts! For lunch, the cafe offers several sandwiches and burgers, all served on bagels with house-made chips. There are also soup and salad offerings and pizza by-the-slice. RDA Cafe is located in the southwest corner of One Park Place, closest to East Onondaga Street.