March 8-14, 2019
Check out the upcoming Downtown Syracuse events below or visit the Downtown Syracuse Online Calendar to view all events
PS: Scroll down to get your first look at St. Patrick's Day Events
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CursiveTalking Cursive Brewing Company's Grand Opening
at Talking Cursive Brewing Co.
301 Erie Boulevard W. ( map)
Thursday (TODAY), March 7 at 2:30 pm
The 10th brewery in the City of Syracuse is officially open! Talking Cursive Brewing Company, located next to Cafe Kubal in the Creekwalk Commons building, is celebrating its grand opening today (Thursday). The tasting room features 15 taps currently, including its own brews as well as "guest" beer from other New York breweries, including Congress, brought back to life by Willow Rock Brewing and the Onondaga Historical Association earlier this year. 

At Talking Cursive, beer is served in 4-ounce, 12-ounce and 16-ounce pours, as well as flights. A limited food menu is also available. 

The facility boasts the capability to make 7-barrel batches. For perspective, that's about the same size as Empire Brewing Co. on Walton Street). 

The hours of operation are:
Tuesday - Thursday: 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

CrunchSyracuse Crunch vs Utica Comets
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm
Enjoy professional hockey action as the Syracuse Crunch take on the Utica Comets in the War Memorial Arena this weekend. The puck drops at 7:00 pm. or 315-473-4444
Cost: $16 - $20
dwcStone Canoe #13 Release Party
at the Downtown Writer's Center
340 Montgomery Street (map)
Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm
Celebrate the release of the latest issue of Stone Canoe, the only literary journal focused on the work of authors and artists from Upstate New York. Enjoy refreshments, readings by contributors, and an announcement regarding the journal's series of annual prizes. or 315-474-6851 x328
Cost: Free
at the MOST
500 S. Franklin Street (map)
Saturday, March 9, 9 :00 am - 1:00 pm
Watch students in grades four through eight compete for the VEX IQ Robotics Northern New York State Championship! Teams are tasked with building a robot from a kit, then programming it to accomplish certain tasks. or 315-425-9068
Cost: Included in museum admission
FOCLSymphoria: Schumann's Rhenish
at the Oncenter Civic Center
421 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, March 9, 7:30 pm

Lighten your winter blues with this concert filled with infectious rhythms, melodic beauty and romantic tradition. The evening begins with a cheerful Richard Strauss tone poem, the boisterous Till Eulenspiegel. Then, Symphoria's dazzling principal flutist, Xue Su, delivers Lowell Liebermann's Flute Concerto. The evening concludes with Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3, the "Rhenish."

The Bond, Schoeneck & King Pre-Concert Talk will be held in the Banner Room on the lower level of the Civic Center, beginning at 6:30 pm. or 315-299-5598
Cost: $20-$82; $5 for students; 18 and under free
at The Hops Spot
116 Walton Street (map)
Saturday, March 9, 8:00 pm
One night, three comedians, endless laughs! The Hops Spot is hosting its first comedy night this Saturday. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm. or 315-646-2337
Cost: $15 general admission; $25 for table seating (full cocktail service available); $500 VIP table (includes a 3-course meal and bottomless champagne for ten people)
For tickets, call 315-646-2337
globetrottersHarlem Globetrotters
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Saturday, March 9, 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 pm
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet to the War Memorial Arena for a one-of-a-kind show, promising even more occasions to interact with the Globetrotters stars. Before the game, secure a spot at Magic Pass to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take photos on the court. After the game, make sure to stick around for a free autograph session! Don't miss this star-studded roster of players! or 315-435-2121
Cost: $20 - $115
choralSyracuse Vocal Ensemble: Winter Into Spring
at Plymouth Congregational Church
232 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Sunday, March 10, 3:00 pm
The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, joined by guest conductor Julie Pretzat, present Winter Into Spring, featuring seasonal texts in Poulenc's Un Soir de Neige, Debussy's Trois Chansons, choruses from Haydn's The Seasons, madrigals and works of contemporary composers. or 315-450-7887
Cost: $20 for adults, $5 for students 12 and older, under 12 free
hardwood48th Annual SU Men's Basketball Hardwood Banquet
at the Oncenter Convention Center
800 S. State Street ( map)
Sunday, March 10, 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The 48th Annual Syracuse University Men's Basketball Hardwood Banquet will honor the 2018-2019 men's basketball senior class and the 2019 Vic Hanson Award honoree. There are opportunities to participate in silent auctions, player auctions and even get player autographs. Every table purchase includes one limited edition Hall of Fame basketball signed by Coach Boeheim. or 315-443-1419
Cost: $90/person, $900/table of 10
businessafterhoursBusiness After Hours & Member Showcase
at The Hops Spot
116 Walton Street (map)
Thursday, March 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The next Business After Hours and Member Showcase, presented by CenterState CEO, is themed around non-profit organizations. Network with great organizations and explore opportunities to help others in the community. Plus, don't miss your chance to win two round trip tickets on United Airlines. or 315-470-1833
Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members
FirstFridayJewelry Making: Tassel Earrings
at the Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (map)
Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learn how to make your own tassel earrings, whatever your style may be! Whether it's short, long, skinny, thick, made with multiple colors or just one, all materials will be provided. Participants will also learn to make earring hooks or other tassel-display options. or 315-474-6064
Cost: $24 for members; $30 for non-members
dunhamJeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive Tour
at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street ( map)
Thursday, March 14, 7:00 pm
Jeff Dunham is bringing his cast of characters and hysterical ventriloquist skills to Syracuse for one night only! Don't miss his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters, including Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J and Peanut for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. or 315-435-2121
Cost: $46 - $151
RedhouseI'm Not Rappaport
at The Redhouse Arts Center
400 S. Salina Street (map)
Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 24
Inspired by two elderly men, I'm Not Rappaport focuses on the unlikely friendship between Nat Moyer, a feisty Jew with leftist leanings, and Midge Carter, a cantankerous, almost blind superintendent. 

The performances kick off next week, and continue through Sunday, March 24. The play is a very special professional reunion between Fred Grandy (Gopher on The Love Boat) and Ted Lange (Isaac on The Love Boat). This is the first time the duo has worked together since their iconic The Love Boat roles. or 315-471-0593
Cost: $32
EFun at Central Library
at Central Library
447 S. Salina Street ( map)

Multi-Medium Art Meet-Up 
Tuesday, March 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace 
If you are an artist, musician, actor, dancer, or all of the above, help build up the art community in Syracuse by meeting with other like-minded artists. Please bring your portfolio to share if you have one!

TinkerCAD: Women's History Month Signs 
Wednesday, March 13 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 1st floor MakerSpace
Design a 3D sign celebrating the women in your life! Basic computer skills are required for this class.

Linking Behavior and Biodiversity in Birds 
Wednesday, March 13 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, 1st floor Community Room
Come hear Dr. Daniel Baldassarre (SUNY Oswego) discuss how breeding and territorial behaviors influence a bird's ability to adapt to a human-dominated landscape. 

Click here to see the complete list of events happening at Central Library. or 315-435-1900
Cost: Free 
LiveMusicLive Music Events

Open Mic with Jess Novak & Billy Harrison
Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map) or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission

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

Zlatko Grozl Live
Wednesday, March 13, 9:00 pm
at Maxwells (map) or 315-299-6633
Cost: Free admission
TriviaTrivia Nights & Leagues
Throughout Downtown Syracuse

Mondays at Wolff's Biergarten (map)
7:00 pm 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 or 315-870-3500
Free to play; the winning team will receive a $50 gift card.

Thursdays at Maxwells (map)
7:00 pm or 315-299-6633
Free to play; winning team will win prizes
St. Patrick's Day Events

st patrick's parade logo
along S. Salina Street  ( map )
Saturday, March 16, 12:00 pm

The 37th annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade is returning to its roots with the theme "Syracuse. Irish. Family." On March 16, the Parade will celebrate these three themes our community takes pride in: the bonds of family and friendship, our cultural heritage, and the great city of Syracuse!

Cost: Free
at Maxwells
122 E. Genesee Street ( map)
Saturday, March 16, 9:00 am - 11:00 am;
Live Irish Music at 9:00 pm 

Maxwells in Hanover Square wants you to know the party starts there! There will be a complimentary breakfast buffet from 9 am to 11 am Saturday, March 16. All day, patrons may enjoy $5 Bloody Marys, Green Jello Shots and Draft Specials. There will be live Irish Music from Brian Wagner Band at 9:00 pm. 

Cost: Free admission
at SKY Armory
351 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Saturday, March 16, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Enjoy an Irish-inspired menu, live music and the ability to view the parade indoors from the warmth of SKY Armory's two ballrooms.
Click here to see the menu. or 315-473-0826
Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under
at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E. Onondaga Street ( map)
Saturday, March 16, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will transform its lobby into an Irish Hooley celebration with live Celtic bands, step dancers and refreshments.

Cost: Free admission
at The Rail Line
530 S. Clinton Street ( map)
Saturday, March 16, 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Head to The Rail Line after the parade ends to feel the "luck of the Irish!" Each drink order earns an opportunity to flip a coin for a free drink! Even if you lose your flip, get entered to win one of three drawings to win land in Ireland! What's the catch? The land plots are one foot by one foot, so only a leprechaun can live on it!

Cost: Free admission
Throughout Armory Square
Saturday, March 16, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Enjoy food and drink specials, giveaways and prizes at seven restaurants and bars including Clinton Street Pub, The Hops Spot, Blue Tusk, The York, Limerick Pub and The Penny. 

Cost: $25

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

Paw Patrol Live!
at the Landmark Theatre ( map )
Saturday, March 23: 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 24: 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $20 (prices may fluctuate on Ticketmaster)
Purchase tickets at or at the Landmark Theatre Box Office (map)

Les Miserables
at the Landmark Theatre ( map )
Tuesday, March 26 - Sunday, March 31
Click here for full performance schedule
Cost: Tickets start at $25 (prices may fluctuate on Ticketmaster)
Purchase tickets at or at the Landmark Theatre Box Office (map)

TAP Into the MOST
at the MOST (map)
Friday, April 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $60/general admission; $90/VIP

Syracuse Fashion Week
Friday, April 12 & Saturday April 13

Chef Challenge Syracuse X amano Kitchen & Bar 
at amano Kitchen & Bar (map)
Monday, April 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $50.0 - $60.00 / seat 

Purple Reign
at the Oncenter Civic Center ( map)
Sunday, May 26, 7:30 pm
Purchase tickets at  or at the Solvay Bank Box Office ( map )
DiningWeekDowntown Dining Weeks  Extensions
Deal Alert: Apizza Regionale Serving Dining Weeks Menu Through Friday, March 8 

Thank you to everyone who dined their way through Downtown Syracuse during our annual presentation of Downtown Dining Weeks. While the promotion technically ended on Sunday (March 3), two restaurants will continue offering their Dining Weeks menu to patrons:

Apizza Regionale (map) is extending its menu through tomorrow, Friday, March 8. And, drum roll please...  Kasai Ramen ( map ) has officially added the $10 lunch deal to its permanent menu! or 315-422-8284
Cost: $10 or less for lunch, $30 or less for dinner
RechargeRecharging Downtown Syracuse
Progress Breakfast: Thursday, March 28
8:00 am at SKY Armory ( map)

Save the Date! On Thursday, March 28, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse and Mower will partner to present the first Progress Breakfast of 2019. Guests will hear from Hon. Ben Walsh, Mayor of the City of Syracuse, about the Syracuse Surge and a new bike share program. Attendees will also hear from Steve Case and Ryan Benz of Acropolis Development, as they prepare to debut 16 new luxury apartments at Whitney Lofts. The dynamic partnership will also preview Downtown's newest restaurant, "Oh My Darling," as it will soon celebrate a grand opening. Progress Breakfast attendees will also hear about new programming at the Everson Museum of Art. Director and CEO Elizabeth Dunbar, will discuss the ways that the museum employs creative techniques to highlight more than 11,000+ works of art. 

The breakfast event starts at 8:00 am. 

Tickets are on sale now. 
Cost: $35/seat or $280/table of eight