Events Calendar

DECEMBER

ALL MONTH

Oswego. Planetarium Show: “The Stars of Winter.” Scott Roby will point out the bright stars and constellations visible in early winter evenings and give a light-hearted version of some of the mythological tales behind the constellations. See Orion and the Gemini Twins. Star maps provided. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 8 p.m. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot. SUNY Oswego, room 223, Shineman Center. proffice@oswego.edu. 315-312-2790.
Rochester. Sweet Creations. View dozens of intricately decorated gingerbread houses and objects. All are available for purchase through a silent auction. Exhibit open during regular museum hours. Proceeds benefit the museum. Free to members; included with museum admission. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave. www.eastman.org/event/family-events-holidays/sweet-creations.
Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. Drive through a two-mile annual lights display featuring larger-than-life themed areas. While driving through, tune into Sunny 102 to listen to holiday music. Open daily 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday: $10 per car. Show your Wegmans Shoppers Club Card for $4 off on Mondays and Tuesdays. $15 per car (including motorcycles) Friday through Sunday. $24 per minibus (capacity 17-24); $75 per motor coach (capacity 24+). Only cash or checks are accepted at the gate. Onondaga Lake Park. www.lightsonthelake.com. 315-453-6712. olp@ongov.net.
New York City. Since 1933, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular features world-renowned tap dancers, flying Santa and the Rockettes and has become one of the city’s most classic Christmas spectacles. Times vary. $50 to $225. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave. (Avenue of the Americas) between W. 50th and W. 51st streets. www.msg.com/radio-city-music-hall. 866-858-0007.

SUNDAYS

Baldwinsville. YMCA Acoustic Music Jam. Play or listen to folk, traditional, country, bluegrass, rock and pop music. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration required. Bring musical instruments and music stand. The jam is hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Northwest Family YMCA. 8040 River Road. Renee Storiale, 315-303-5966, ext. 225.
Henrietta. Holly Trolley Rides. Take a ride on an authentic vintage trolley car with Santa. In addition to the 30-minute, two-mile ride is admission to the museum, which displays numerous vintage vehicles and model trains. No reservations are required. Trolley rides through Dec. 17. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 adults; $7 seniors age 65+; $6 age 3-12. New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 E. River Road W. www.nymtmuseum.org. 585-533-1113. info@nymtmuseum.org.

FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

Mumford. Yuletide in the Country. Experience what Christmas was like in 1849 via costumed tour guides. Yuletide buffet dinner is also offered in the Banquet Center, catered by Caledonia Village Inn. Seating is every half hour from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on nights of the Yuletide Tours. Reservation required. Through Dec. 17. $25 per person; $19 museum member. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road. www.gcv.org/calendar/month/2017/12. programregistrar@gcv.org. 585-294-8218.
Rochester. The Jersey Tenors. Opera/Rock mash-up that blends iconic opera classics alongside such rock and roll sounds such as Queen, Journey, Elton John, and Billy Joel. Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. $30 to $33. Location: 3450 Winton Place. 585-325-4370. www.downstairscabaret.com. admin@downstairscabaret.com.

SUNDAYS & SATURDAYS

Skaneateles. Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. Annual holiday event begins with the “World’s Smallest Parade” at 11:45, followed by the opening on the front porch of the Hannum House. Horse-drawn carriage rides, interactive street theatre roasted chestnuts and visits with Scrooge Father Christmas. noon to 4 p.m. Free. Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Ends Dec. 24 (12 to 2:30 p.m.).
Fabius. Horsedrawn Sleighrides. Starting Dec. 16, 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride or wagon ride through the wintery woods at Highland Forest. No reservations needed. First come, first served. All rides will take place weather permitting. The park recommends calling the office ahead of time to check on the schedule. $6; $3 5 and younger. Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Road. www.onondagacountyparks.com/highland-forest.

MONDAYS

Syracuse. Open Mic at The Road. Sing or play a song, tell a joke, perform some spoken word or come to listen. 6 p.m. sign-up. Starts at 7 p.m. Free. The Road, 4845 West Seneca Turnpike. Erin Patrick, 315-218-6066.

TUESDAYS

Liverpool. Limp Lizard Liverpool Tuesday Evening Open Jam. Bring your own musicians or use the house band. Hosted by Kimberly Rossi of Indigo Productions. Amps, mics and kit provided. Bring your own instruments. Free. 7:30 p.m. 201 First St. 315-679-7387.
Rochester. Tuesday Pipes. Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free organ concerts on Christ Church’s Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. 12:05 to 12:35 p.m. Free. Christ Church Rochester, 141 East Ave. www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/events/tuesday-pipes.
Rochester. Grove Place Jazz Project. Downstairs Cabaret, in association with Eastman School of Music jazz students, presents a different ensemble, showcasing the talents of Eastman School of Music students and other area jazz artisans. Ongoing, year-long series. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 20 Windsor St. www.downstairscabaret.com. 585-325-4370. admin@downstairscabaret.com.

WEDNESDAYS

North Syracuse. Wednesday Evening Acoustic Open Mic at Full Boar. Get a recording of your show if you bring a flash drive. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Show 7 to 9 p.m. Free. 628 S. Main St. www.fullboarbrew.com. 315-802-4784.
Syracuse. Cricket Tell The Weather, an indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music, includes rock, pop, and chamber ensemble elements. 8 p.m. $15. May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St. www.mmuu.org. Steve Pfanenstiel, 315-638-4740.
Syracuse. “I Do! I Do!” A Musical About Marriage. A nostalgic musical and love story for the holidays that follows Michael and Agnes through 50 years of marriage. This Tony Award-winning musical includes the classic song “My Cup Runneth Over With Love.” 8 p.m. $32. Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St. www.theredhouse.org. 315-362-2785.

DAILY, EXCEPT MONDAYS

Rochester. “A Christmas Carol.” Charles Dickens’ classic tale performed live on stage. Check website for times. Last show Dec. 24. Tickets start at $25. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficeStaff@gevatheatre.org.
Rochester. “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns.” ‘50s and ‘60s tunes enhance this musical tale of the Wonderettes. Dec. 7-24. Check website for times. Starting at $39. 75 Woodbury Blvd. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficeStaff@gevatheatre.org.

Dec. 1

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall Presents Open Mic Friday: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for three song, 12-minute performance times. Guest hosted by talented CNY performers, popular with all ages and family-friendly. 6:30 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. performance. $2. Roy C. McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.
Verona. Beatlemania Now. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Road. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Alexandria Bay. 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Music, lighting of the community tree and meet and greet with Santa Claus. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Upper James St., Alexandria Bay. 315-482-9531. info@alexbay.org.
Rochester. Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Bill Dobbins, director. 8 to 9 p.m. Free. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. www.esm.rochester.edu.
Rochester. Eastman Wind Orchestra/Eastman Wind Ensemble. Mark Davis Scatterday, Eric Laprade and Will Talley, conductors. Husa: “Smetana Fanfare;” David Maslanka: “Traveler;” Michael Daugherty: “Bells for Stokowski;” John Adams: “A Short Ride in a Fast Machine;” David Liptak: “Through the Brightening Air (world premiere);” Donald Grantham: “J’ai été au Bal.” 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. www.esm.rochester.edu.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. Live the magic of the classic Polar Express Train Ride story with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. This trip is approximately two hours round-trip. Depart from Utica’s Union Station and travel north while being served hot chocolate and cookies, interacting with hot chocolate chefs, and listening to Liam Neeson’s reading of “The Polar Express Train Ride,” by Chris van Allsburg. When you arrive at the “North Pole” (Holland Patent, NY), Santa will board the train, spending time with each and every family during the return trip and giving children the first present of Christmas (a silver bell, just like in the book/movie). Children and parents are encouraged to come in pajamas. Coach: $31 off-peak, $35 peak adult; $27 off-peak, $31 peak youth 2-12. First Class Seating: $55 adult; $48 youth 2-12. Children under the age of 2 ride for free seated on a parent’s lap. 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Utica Union Station, 321 Main St. www.adirondackrr.com/adkrr/polar-express-utica. 1-800-819-2291.
Lyons. Ohmann Theatre Presents “What Christmas Means to Me,” an interactive Christmas musical, followed by dessert and Disney song singing waiters and an appearance by Santa Clause. 7 p.m. $10 pre-sale; $15 at door. William St. http://ohmanntheatre.com. 585-734-0591.
Clifton Springs. Festival of Lights. Clifton Springs’ Victorian-era downtown is decked out in holiday lights and decor. Free horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment, shopping and dining specials, tours of the historic Tiffany Chapel, street vendors, ice sculpting, carolers, and visits with Santa. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 2 East Main St. 315-462-8200.
Clinton. “The Nutcracker.” More than one hundred dancers and volunteers take the stage to present “The Nutcracker.” Tickets available at the Kirkland Art Center, online or at the door. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $12 pre-sale; $8 children 12 and under. At the door $15; $10 for children 12 and under. Clinton Performing Arts Complex, 75 Chenango Avenue. www.kacny.org. 315-853-8871.
Buffalo. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with multimedia effects. 8 p.m. $32 to $72. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. www.sheas.org. 716-847-1410.

Dec. 2

Oswego. Oswego YMCA’s 28th Annual Reindeer 5k Run/Walk. Kick off the Oswego community holiday season with this non-competitive fun run. Participants are asked to exhibit holiday cheer by dressing festively. 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration $15; day of $20. Oswego YMCA, 265 W. 1st St. www.oswegoymca.org. 315-342-6082.
Oswego. ARTSwego presents Oswego Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1. Waterman Theatre-Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu. 315-312-2130.
Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Eric Schwartz: Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer, satirist multi-instrumentalist and entertainer Eric Schwartz. Local performer John McConnell opens. 7:30 p.m. $14 to $16 adult; $7 to $8 children 12 and younger. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.
Oswego. Oswego Railroad Museum presents Toy Trains & Christmas. Features the return display of over 40 years of Hallmark train ornaments and all kinds of toy trains. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oswego Railroad Museum, 56 W. 2nd St.
Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Nutcracker.” The telling of the age old holiday favorite. 2 p.m. Admission TBD. Frances Marion Brown Theater, Fort Ontario. 315-343-5138.
Clayton. 55th Annual Christmas Parade & Fireworks. The theme to this year’s parade is “A Rock & Roll Christmas”. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and a fireworks display will take place almost immediately following. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Riverside Drive. 315-686-3771. www.facebook.com/claytonchristmasparade, www.1000islands-clayton.com. alex@1000islands-clayton.com.
Newark. Park Presbyterian Church Christmas Ceilidh Band. A group of Celtic musicians perform Christmas songs from the Celtic nations. For all ages. 7 p.m. $5 in advance; $8 at door. 110 Maple Court. 315-331-2255. www.parkpresbyterian.org.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. “The Nutcracker.” Classic holiday stage production suitable for the entire family. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. $10 to $75. Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 421 Montgomery St. www.syracusecityballet.com. 315-487-4879.
Syracuse. “I Do! I Do!” A Musical About Marriage. See Dec. 1.
Mexico. Christmas in Mexico. Presented by the Greater Mexico Chamber of Commerce, the event includes lighted parade, tree lighting, free trolley service, church bazaars, craft fairs and holiday shopping. heathe@cre8-studios.com.
Marcellus. Seasons of Giving Holiday Decorations Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Woods Camp Scholarship Fund. Members receive 10 percent discount on purchases. Free. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road. www.baltimorewoods.org. 315-673-1350.
Rochester. Tim Allen: Stand Up. From the small screen to the big screen to stage, funnyman Tim Allen brings his own style of humor. Due to the R-rated nature/material of the performance, management will enforce an 18 and older age minimum to attend the show. Tickets available through Ticketmaster, at the Blue Cross Arena Box Office, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 7 to 9:30 p.m. $46 to $96. Eastman Business Park, 200 West Ridge Road. 1-800-745-3000. christine.denering@smg.kodakcenter.com.
Canandaigua. Christmas Gala Ball. The Sonnenberg Christmas Gala will allow guests to take a step back in time to experience the spirit of the elegant parties that were once a mainstay of Sonnenberg’s past and a common sight to the Sonnenberg Mansion. The Gala will feature music, dancing, festive foods, and local wines (available for purchase by the glass). Professional dancers will be putting on a dance performance for guests. Guests will be able to freely tour the Sonnenberg Mansion festooned with holiday decorations. Reservations required. 3 to 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St. www.sonnenberg.com. 585-394-4922. info@sonnenberg.org.
Victor. Native American Winter Art and Music Festival. Spend the day enjoying culture, while finding unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Listen to captivating stories and experience Iroquois social dancing, the Native American Arts Market and traditional food. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Seneca Art & Culture Center, 7000 County Road 41. 585-924-5848.
Lockport. “Tidings of Comfort & Jazz with the Buffalo Jazztet.” Final concert in the group’s 50th Anniversary Jazz Concert Series presented by the Kenan Center in collaboration with The Carriage House Players. The concert will feature popular holiday classics arranged and performed by The Buffalo Jazztet. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $15 to $20. 433 Locust St. http://kenancenter.org. 716-433-2617.
Cheektowaga. “Steel Magnolias.” The American comedy/drama that explores the amazing bond that a group of women share in a small-town Southern community. Dinner 6 p.m.; show 7:30 p.m. $46 to $56. Bobby J’s Italian American Grill, 204 Como Park Blvd. www.mybobbyjs.com.
Amherst. Violet. With a score from Tony Award winning composer Jeanine Tesori, Violet received the Drama Critics’ Circle Award as well as the Lucille Lortell Award for Best Musical when it ran off-Broadway in 1997. Making its debut on Broadway in 2014, Violet is the story of a scarred woman who ventures on a cross country journey full of discovery along the way. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $44. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St, Suite 123. www.musicalfare.com. 716-839-8540.

Dec. 3

Oswego Railroad Museum presents Toy Trains & Christmas. See Dec. 2.
Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Nutcracker.” See Dec. 2.
Oswego. Oswego Christmas Expo: Hosted by Oswego Kiwanis and Oswego City-County Youth Bureau. Children’s activities, vendors, food and holiday fun. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Oswego YMCA Armory, 265 W. 1st St. 315-342-6082.
Pulaski. Light Up Pulaski. Santa Claus visits the fire hall; village hayrides; lighting of the Memory Tree at 4:30 p.m. in the South Park. Benefit for local food pantries. Free. noon to 5 p.m. South Park, Jefferson St.
Oswego. Annual Victorian Christmas Open House. The Richardson-Bates House Museum is fully decorated in the 19th century style, with wreaths, garlands and an old-fashioned Christmas tree. Includes live choral performances and refreshments. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. 135 E. Third St. www.rbhousemuseum.org.
Pulaski. Salmon River Fine Arts Center Members’ Show. Tughill Players will perform assorted songs, including Christmas carols. 10 a.m. Free. Refreshments will be served. 4848 N. Jefferson St. www.salmonriverfineartscenter.com 315-298-7007.
Oswego. Oswego College-Community Orchestra: 3 to 5 p.m. Free. Parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1. Waterman Theatre-Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego. www.oswego.edu. 315-312-2130.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. “The Nutcracker.” 2 p.m. See Dec. 2.
Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama and New York’s 2 Ring Circus presents an acrobatic take on “The Wizard of Oz.” The performance includes the familiar songs and all L. Frank Baum’s characters. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20 to $53. 820 East Genesee St. www.syracusestage.org. 315-443-3275.
Fulton. Christmas in Palermo. Crafters, vendors, visit from Santa, craft activities for children, live nativity at 6:15. Dinner available. Free supper with Santa. Palermo United Methodist Church, 11 County Route 35. 315-598-4888.
Marcellus. Seasons of Giving Holiday Decorations Fundraiser. See Dec. 2.
Rochester. Faculty Artist Series: David Ying, Cello, Elinor Freer, Piano. Tickets available at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, website or over the phone. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. $10; free with UR ID or current series subscription. 433 East Main St. EastmanTheatre.org Hatch Recital Hall, 433 East Main St. www.esm.rochester.edu. 585-274-3000.
Cheektowaga. “Steel Magnolias.” Matinee dinner 1:30 p.m.; show 2:30 p.m. See Dec. 2.
Amherst. “Violet.” 2 p.m. See Dec. 2.
Rochester. Classical Guitar Night. 7 to 9 p.m. No cover. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Ave. https://thelittle.org/cafe. 585-258-0400. music@thelittle.org.

Dec. 4

Rochester. Ossia New Music. Experience exciting contemporary music as well as brand-new works composed and performed by Eastman students. Free. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs St. www.esm.rochester.edu.

Dec. 6

Verona. Tony Orlando Christmas. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Oswego. Feast of Carols: Oswego choral groups joined by local guest groups in a concert of holiday favorites. 7:30 p.m. Free. St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, 103 W. 7th St. 315-312-2130.
Waterloo. California Sun Beach Boys Tribute. Over the past 20 years, California Sun’s performances have taken this Toronto-based band across Canada and the U.S., and has made them one of the most popular tribute bands in North America. 21 and older only. 2 p.m. $15. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com.
Syracuse. “I Do! I Do!” A Musical About Marriage. 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.
Rochester. Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Neil Varon, Garrett Wellenstein, and Michael Wheatley, conductors. Brianna Robinson, soprano. Weber: Euryanthe Overture; André Previn: Honey and Rue; Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. www.esm.rochester.edu.
Rochester. Live from Hochstein – Madrigalia: A Cup of Good Cheer. Annual celebration of the holiday season with the choral chamber ensemble Madrigalia; Cary Ratcliff, artistic director. Hochstein’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein concert series takes place in Hochstein Performance Hall and is hosted by WXXI Classical 91.5’s Mona Seghatoleslami and broadcast live on WXXI Classical 91.5/ 90.3 FM. 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Free. Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50 N. Plymouth Avenue. http://hochstein.org. 585-454-4596. danielle.varenka@hochstein.org.
Rochester. The Rita Collective. The chamber group plays original and world music with a jazz slant. Instrumentation includes bass clarinet, marimba, acoustic bass, and percussion with melodies from the Middle-East or Africa, re-invented jazz tunes from one of the masters like Miles, and re-imagined pop tunes from Rage Against the Machine or the Beatles. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Avenue. www.thelittle.org/cafe. 585-258-0400. music@thelittle.org.

Dec. 7

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. I Do! I Do! A Musical About Marriage. 7 p.m. See Dec. 1.
Oswego. Theatre Du Jour presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some).“ 6 p.m. GS Steamer’s, 70 E 1st St. 315-342-0000.
Oswego. Eastman Trio: Visiting trio from Eastman School of Music. Hosted by Juan La Manna. 7:30 p.m. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1. www.oswego.edu. 315-312-2130.
Syracuse. Solstice at the Cathedral. Concert celebrating the Winter Solstice features secular music from Central New York’s performing artists. Collaborations include a mix of pop, jazz, blues, Celtic, and original compositions combined with creative lighting. Features Joe Whiting, Matthew Vacanti, Loren Barrigar, and Bob Halligan, Jr., and more. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $50. Parking $5. 310 Montgomery St. Advance sale tickets available online only at www.solsticeatthecathedral.com. www.facebook.com/SyracuseWinterSolstice.
Rochester. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. A performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” for all ages. Nearly 40 Victorian-era costumed performers, including all of the classic tale’s favorite characters. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $31 to $71. Rochester Broadway Theatre League, 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org. 585-277-3325. sarah@rbtl.org.
Webster. Eastman Organ Community Concert. Short organ recitals by Eastman students. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free, donation accepted. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 131 W Main St. www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/community-concerts.

Dec. 8

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Nutcracker,” the telling of the age old holiday favorite. 3 p.m. Frances Marion Brown Theater, Fort Ontario. 315-343-5138.
Verona. Matt Franco. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. Solstice at the Cathedral. Dec. 8.
Syracuse. “I Do! I Do!” A Musical About Marriage. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. Musical evokes the spirit of the World War II era. 8 p.m. $25 to $28. Central New York Playhouse, 3649 Erie Blvd. E. www.cnyplayhouse.com. 315-885-8960.
Massena. 3rd Annual Tastes & Talents of the North Country. Homemade gift items from vendors from across New York State and beyond. noon to 8 p.m. $5; free 12 and under. St. Lawrence Centre Mall Arena, 6100 St. Lawrence Centre. www.slcchamber.org.
Rochester. Eastman Philharmonia/Eastman-Rochester Chorus. William Weinert and Ben Johns, conductors. Holst: “Jupiter” from “The Planets;” Finzi: “For St. Cecilia;” Vaughan Williams: “Dona nobis pacem.” 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St. www.esm.rochester.edu. 315-386-4000.
Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Celebrate the classic Christmas movie in the town that’s said to be the inspiration for Capra’s fictitious Bedford Falls. Family-oriented activities and events, along with celebrity appearances. Check website for details as they become available. http://therealbedfordfalls.com/events.

Dec. 9

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents “The Nutcracker.” See Dec. 8.
Oswego. Oswego Railroad Museum presents Toy Trains & Christmas. See Dec. 2.
Cape Vincent. Christmas in Cape Vincent Parade. Businesses will be open serving holiday treats and the Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m. Floats will be decorated with holiday lights. After the parade, the children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served at Aubrey’s Inn. 5 to 6 p.m. Free. 315-654-2533.
Palmyra. Historic Palmyra Homestead Holiday Candlelight House Tour: Tour of historic homes in the village and two museums. Many additional homes added to the tour that date throughout the 1800s. Begin at the William Phelps General Store. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. $25 presale; $30 at the door. 140 Market St. www.historicpalmyrany.com. 315-597-6981.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Massena. 3rd Annual Tastes & Talents of the North Country. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Dec. 8.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Syracuse. Solstice at the Cathedral. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.
Syracuse. “I Do! I Do!” A Musical About Marriage. See Dec. 1.
Baldwinsville. Breakfast with Santa. Have breakfast at Beaver Lake with a special visitor: Santa. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, and a beverage. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $3 to $5. Beaver Lake Nature Center. 8477 East Mud Lake Road. www.onondagacountyparks.com/beaver-lake-nature-center. 315-638-2519.
Rochester. Chamber Music Class Recital. Eastman celebrates the infinite variety of chamber music with faculty and student performances. 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. Free. Ciminelli Lounge, Student Living Center, 100 Gibbs St. www.esm.rochester.edu.
Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” See Dec. 8.

Dec. 10

Oswego. Oswego Players, Inc. presents The Nutcracker. See Dec. 8.
Oswego. Oswego Railroad Museum presents Toy Trains & Christmas. See Dec. 2.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. 2 p.m. See Dec. 8.
Syracuse. “I Do! I Do!” A Musical About Marriage. 2 p.m. See Dec. 1.
Dewitt. Home for the Holidays. The Syracuse Chorale will perform music by Italian, Polish and Irish composers in a holiday concert celebrating Central New York’s immigrant tradition. Repertoire includes “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi (Italian), “Piesni Maryjne” by Henryk Gorecki (Polish), and “An Irish Christmas Blessing” by Keith Getty. The choir performs under the direction of Dr. Peppie Calvar; Denise Ellis is assistant conductor. The concert will feature string players from the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music led by Laura Bossert. A reception and silent auction to benefit Chorale will follow the performance. 3 to 5 p.m. $15; Free 18 and younger. 3600 Erie Blvd E. www.syracusechorale.org.
Albany. Holiday Concert. Music Program ensembles (chorale, chamber singers, concert band, jazz ensemble and symphony orchestra) are joined by student groups (Serendipity, Earth Tones, Pitch Please and Golden Chords) for a concert celebrating the season. 3 p.m. $3 to $6. University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave. 518-442-3995. pac@albany.edu.
Seneca Falls. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” See Dec. 8.

Dec. 11

Albany. 20 Drummers Drummin’. The University Percussion Ensemble performs. University at Albany 1400 Washington Ave. 7 p.m. $3 to $6. 518-442-3995.
Lake Placid. FIL World Cup Luge 2018. The best international competitors in the sport of luge come together in Lake Placid to race on the Olympic luge track. The athletes participating are on the road to PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Competition takes place Friday and Saturday after three days of training. Racing begins Friday with singles and doubles races. Saturday races included singles and team sprint competitions. Free admission with Olympic Sites Passport. All day. Price TBA. Olympic Sports Complex, 220 Bobsled Run Lane. www.lakeplacid.com/events/fil-world-cup-luge.

Dec. 12

Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.
Potsdam. The Orchestra of Northern New York presents Baroque Brilliance. The Baroque Orchestra of ONNY will present an array of music from the golden age of the Baroque, including composers such as Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel and Telemann. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. $22 adults; $18 seniors and military; $5 students 6 to 17 and college students with ID. St. Mary’s Church, 17 Lawrence Ave. www.onny.org. 315-267-3251.
Rochester. “A Christmas Story.” Based on the classic 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story,” this stage musical centers on young Ralphie Parker who wants an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle. Check website for time and tickets. Auditorium Theatre 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/a-christmas-story. info@rbtl.org. 585-222-5000.
Lake Placid. FIL World Cup Luge 2018. See Dec. 11.

Dec. 13

Waterloo. Beatlemania Experience the Music, Magic and Memories in one performance with the Official Beatlemania Stage Show. Featuring an all-star cast of the nation’s most talented musicians, this production brings all generations together to celebrate the timeless music and magic of The Beatles in period costumes and vintage instruments. 21 and older only. 2 p.m. $15. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com.
Syracuse. The Wizard of Oz. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.
Rochester. A Christmas Story. See Dec. 12.
Lake Placid. FIL World Cup Luge 2018. See Dec. 11.

Dec. 14

Verona. Jim Brickman. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. “A Christmas Story.” See Dec. 12.
Rochester. Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Concertmaster Juliana Athayde performs Vivaldi’s sparkling “Four Seasons,” virtuoso vignettes that conjure up the birds of spring, summer storms, an autumn country dance, and winter’s icy chill. Also featured is music from Corelli’s “Christmas” Concerto and Handel’s “Messiah.” Program ends with Mozart’s ingenious final symphony. Michael Christie, guest conductor. Juliana Athayde, violin. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org. 585-454-2100 or contact@rpo.org.
Lake Placid. FIL World Cup Luge 2018. See Dec. 11.

Dec. 15

Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents Disney Cabaret. 3 to 5 p.m. $12. 11 River Glen Road. www.CNYArtsCenter.com.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. “A Christmas Story.” See Dec. 12.
Rochester. “Little Women The Musical.” Louisa May Alcott’s story of the March girls comes to life on stage with song. 8 p.m. $31.50 to $39.50. Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E. Main St. www.blackfriars.org/little-women. 585-454-1260. info@blackfriars.org.
Albany. Disney On Ice: “Frozen.” See Dec. 14.
Lake Placid. FIL World Cup Luge 2018. See Dec. 11.

Dec. 16

Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents Disney Cabaret. 7 p.m. See Dec. 15
Oswego. Oswego Railroad Museum presents Toy Trains & Christmas. See Dec. 2.
Verona. Benny Mardones. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Alexandria Bay. River Santa Festival. Bring your believers to meet Santa as he arrives by boat to celebrate Christmas on the St. Lawrence River. Activities all day long, including wagon rides. Santa will arrive at noon with gifts for children 12 and under. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Upper James St. 315-482-9531. info@alexbay.org.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. Holidays in the City. Carolers and holiday characters performing at various street corners, live reindeer with Santa’s sleigh, live music, street vendors selling hot soups and roasted chestnuts, Santa Claus skating at the Clinton Square ice rink, Gingerbread House exhibit at the Erie Canal Museum, and events and activities on every floor at the Onondaga County Public Library in the Galleries. West Genesee and South Clinton streets. Free. www.holidaysinsyr.com.
Syracuse. Symphoria Pops Series: Holiday Wonder. Sean O’Loughlin, conductor; Julia Goodwin, vocalist; Syracuse Pops Chorus, Lou Lemos, director; Syracuse Children’s Chorus, Marcia DeMartini, director. 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. $20 to $82. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents Top Hat Solutions (Improv). Age 17 and older. 10 p.m. $10. CNY Arts Center, 11 River Glen Plaza. 315-598-2787.
Rochester. “A Christmas Story.” See Dec. 12.
Rochester. Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 14.
Rochester. Little Women The Musical. See Dec. 15.
Rochester. The Lonely Ones. A folk/Americana band from Rochester plays a variety of songs, from boot-stomping to heartbreaking. No cover. 8 to 10 p.m. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Avenue. https://thelittle.org/event/Jun14/lonely-ones. music@thelittle.org. 585-258-0400.
Albany. Disney On Ice: “Frozen.” 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 14.
Buffalo. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Ghost of Christmas Eve 2017. 8 p.m. $43.50 to $73.50. KeyBank Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. www.trans-siberian.com. 518-487-2000.
Lake Placid. FIL World Cup Luge 2018. See Dec. 11.

Dec. 17

Oswego. Oswego Railroad Museum presents Toy Trains & Christmas. See Dec. 2.
Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents Disney Cabaret. 3 to 5 p.m. See Dec. 15
Wallington. Community Holiday Fireworks. Refreshments at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 6 p.m. Free. Wallington Fire Department, 7863 Old Ridge Road. www.wallingtonfd.com. 315-270-9356.
Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. Holidays in the City. See Dec. 16.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. 2 p.m. See Dec. 8.
Syracuse. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. The 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017 features world class Russian artists, larger-than-life puppets and nesting dolls, and hand-crafted costumes. The Oncenter Convention Center, 800 South State St www.nutcracker.com. 800-320-1733.
Dewitt. Schola Cantorum of Syracuse presents: “O!” Christmas. Concert features texts for the season that start with the ecstatic exclamation “O!”, including dazzling cappella choral settings of the “Seven O Antiphons” from a Cypriot manuscript ca. 1390, an O Nata Lux of Thomas Tallis (d. 1585), works of Thomas Stolzer (d. 1526) and Johannes Regis (d. 1496), and O Magnum Mysterium set not by Mr. Lauridsen, but by Mr. William Byrd (d. 1623). 4 p.m. $20; $15 seniors; $5 college age and free 18 and younger. Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd. www.scholasyracuse.com/concerts. 315-446-1757.
Skaneateles. MasterWorks Chorale Christmas Concert. Hear the 60-voice MasterWorks Chorale sing arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas music. 4 p.m. $15 adults; $10 seniors; free under 18. First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles, 97 E. Genesee St. www.masterworkscny.org. 315-702-7325.
Rochester. “A Christmas Story.” See Dec. 12.
Rochester. “Little Women The Musical.” 2 p.m. See Dec. 15.
Geneva. Eileen Ivers: A Joyful Christmas. Virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. 8 p.m. Reserved seating $28.50 to $38.50 (ticket fees apply to all tickets). Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483. boxoffice@thesmith.org.
Albany. Disney On Ice: “Frozen.” 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. See Dec. 14.

Dec. 18

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 19

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.

Dec. 20

Waterloo. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. Rock ‘n Roll hits and classic Christmas songs of the 50s and 60s. 21 and older only. 2 p.m. $15. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com.
Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.
Rochester. Little Women The Musical. 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Dec. 21

Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. “Little Women The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 15.
Rochester. Gala Holiday Pops. It’s not the holidays without Jeff Tyzik and the RPO. Beloved carols and joyful melodies celebrate the season, plus crooner Denzal Sinclaire joins the festivities for a new spin on a Rochester tradition, performing holiday classics by vocal legends and more. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2262/Gala_Holiday_Pops. contact@rpo.org. 585-454-2100.

Dec. 22

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. Little Women The Musical. 8 p.m. See Dec. 15.
Rochester. Gala Holiday Pops. 8 p.m. See Dec. 21.

Dec. 23

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. “Little Women The Musical.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 15.
Rochester. Gala Holiday Pops. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec. 21.

Dec. 24

Utica. The Polar Express Train Ride. See Dec. 1.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. 2 p.m. See Dec. 8.

Dec. 26

Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.

Dec. 27

Waterloo. Fleetwood Mac Mania. Formerly Fleetwood Mix, Fleetwood Mac Mania is a visual and musical tribute to Fleetwood Mac that has played for audiences of up to 18,000 people with signature Mick Fleetwood style and sound. 21 and older only. 2 p.m. $15. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com.
Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Dec. 3.
Albany. Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Ghost of Christmas Eve 2017. $43 to $76. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. 51 S Pearl St. www.trans-siberian.com. 518-487-2000.

Dec. 28

Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. Little Women The Musical. 7:30 p.m. See Dec. 15.
Utica. Buckaroo Bindlestiff’s Wild West Jamboree. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus features frontier skills including fancy lasso tricks, target bullwhip cracking and a the legendary Showdown at the Juggler’s Corral. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. $8 member; $10 general. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St. www.mwpai.org. 315-797-0000.

Dec. 29

Verona. An Evening with Rusted Root. Call or visit website for time and ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Syracuse. Gabriel Iglesias Fluffymania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy. The tour will include brand new material and will be presented by Icon Concerts and A Comic Soul. Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world, including Madison Square Garden and The Microsoft Theater. 8 p.m. $55 to $90. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.oncenter.org/event/gabriel-iglesias-fluffymania-world-tour-20-years-comedy.
Pennellville. FTMP Events presents: The Veer Union. Shane Archer Reed and The Harbingers, & John Harris Music take the stage along with The Veer Union. 8 p.m. $13 Presale; $17 at the door; $5 surcharge at the door for under 21. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Tickets at www.purplepass.com/TheVeerUnion122917. Monirae’s Casual Dining & Entertainment, 688 County Route 10. www.ftmpevents.com.
Rochester. “Little Women The Musical.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Dec. 30

Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. See Dec. 8.
Rochester. “Little Women The Musical.” 8 p.m. See Dec. 15.

Dec. 31

Verona. Mick Adams and the Stones. Call or visit website for time and ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Syracuse. The 1940s Radio Hour. 2 p.m. See Dec. 8.
Syracuse. The Wizard of Oz. See Dec. 3.
Syracuse. “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20s” New Year’s Eve Party 2017. The theme pays homage to the hotel’s historic roots and its most recent historic restoration. Live music and entertainment, including the Stan Colella Orchestra, DeSantis Orchestra, Atlas Band and Mere Mortals. Casino gaming tables, photo booths and carriage rides. Pre-event festivities in the lobby from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. include ballroom dancing, social games, best dressed award and live music. The New Year’s Eve package includes the cocktail hour starting at 7:30 p.m., buffet dinner, late night snack and a champagne toast at midnight. The event ends at 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1. $189. Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St. www.MarriottSyracuseDowntown.com.
Rochester. Little Women The Musical. 7 p.m. See Dec. 15.
Albany. New Year’s Eve 2017 at the Hilton Albany. Party hardy at the Hilton Albany’s Totally Awesome 80s’ celebration of a most excellent decade. Live performance by the Refrigerators. Dinner, dancing, four-hour open bar, photo portrait included. Prize awarded for the most rad looking 80s’ couple. Bloody Mary breakfast included with overnight packages. 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Jan. 1). $499 per couple room package; $150 single package. Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St.

JANUARY

SUNDAYS

Oswego. Planetarium Show: “All About Black Holes.” Spooky. Dangerous. Apocalyptic. These are a few words that may come to mind when one thinks about black holes. In this show, host Richard Frieman will explore what black holes are, how they are created, the effect they have on the universe and whether or not they actually deserve their negative connotations. Show also will briefly discuss past and present research on black holes by notable scientists such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 8 p.m. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot. SUNY Oswego, Room 223, Shineman Center. proffice@oswego.edu. 315-312-2790.
Baldwinsville. YMCA Acoustic Music Jam. Play or listen to folk, traditional, country, bluegrass, rock and pop music. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring musical instruments and music stand. The Jam is hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Northwest Family YMCA. 8040 River Rd. Renee Storiale, 315-303-5966, ext. 225.

SUNDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Rochester. “The Other Josh Cohen.” Josh Cohen just can’t get a break (or a girlfriend). He’s overweight, broke and underemployed. To top it all off, his apartment is robbed of everything but a single Neil Diamond CD. But then a mysterious letter arrives that could change his life forever. This musical comedy by David Rossmer and Pittsford native Steve Rosen was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Tickets from $25. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard Rochester. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficeStaff@gevatheatre.org.

SUNDAYS, SATURDAYS

Fabius. Horsedrawn Sleighrides. Also on Jan. 15, 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride or wagon ride through the wintery woods at Highland Forest. No reservations needed. First come, first served. All rides will take place weather permitting. The park recommends calling the office ahead of time to check on the schedule. $6; $3 5 and younger. Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Rd. www.onondagacountyparks.com/highland-forest.

MONDAYS

Syracuse. Open Mic at The Road. Sing or play a song, tell a joke, perform some spoken word or come to listen. 6 p.m. sign-up. Starts at 7 p.m. Free. The ROAD, 4845 West Seneca Turnpike. Erin Patrick, 315-218-6066.

TUESDAYS

Rochester. Grove Place Jazz Project. Downstairs Cabaret, in association with Eastman School of Music jazz students, presents a different ensemble, showcasing the talents of Eastman School of Music students and other area jazz artisans. Ongoing, year-long series. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. 20 Windsor St. www.downstairscabaret.com. 585-325-4370. admin@downstairscabaret.com.
Rochester. Tuesday Pipes. Eastman students, faculty, and alumni present free organ concerts on Christ Church’s Craighead-Saunders Organ and Hook & Hastings Organ. 12:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. Free. Christ Church Rochester, 141 E Ave. www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/events/tuesday-pipes.

Jan. 1

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. Drive through a two-mile annual lights display featuring larger-than-life themed areas. While driving through, tune into Sunny 102 to listen to holiday music. Open daily 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday: $10 per car. Show your Wegmans Shoppers Club Card for $4 off on Mondays and Tuesdays. $15 per car (including motorcycles) Friday through Sunday. $24 per minibus (capacity 17-24); $75 per motor coach (capacity 24+). Only cash or checks are accepted at the gate. Onondaga Lake Park. www.lightsonthelake.com. 315-453-6712. olp@ongov.net.
Lake George. Lake George Polar Plunge. Every year, hundreds gather on the frosty shores of Lake George for a daring New Year’s Day swim, known as the Polar Plunge. About 1,000 participants are expected to take part in the Lake George Polar Plunge. Registration required for participants. Free. Shepard Park Beach, Canada St. www.lakegeorge.com/business/shepards-park-beach-8741. 518-668-5323.

Jan. 2

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. See Jan. 1.

Jan. 3

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. See Jan. 1.
Central Square. Tree lighting. Santa, tree lighting and community-oriented events and activities. 5 p.m. Free. Goettel Community Park. 315-668-2558.
Syracuse. “The Wizard of Oz.” Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama and New York’s 2 Ring Circus presents an acrobatic take on “The Wizard of Oz.” The performance includes the familiar songs and all L. Frank Baum’s characters. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $20 to $53. 820 East Genesee St. www.syracusestage.org. 315-443-3275.
Rochester. Classical Guitar Night. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Avenue. https://thelittle.org/cafe. 585-258-0400. music@thelittle.org.

Jan. 4

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. See Jan. 1. Syracuse. Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Performers include the stories of Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Tiana and more Disney characters and stories on ice. 7 p.m. $15 to $85. The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 515 Montgomery St. www.disneyonice.com/dream-big.

Jan. 5

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. See Jan. 1.
Oswego. Feast of Carols. Oswego Choral groups joined by local guest groups in a concert of holiday favorites. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, West 7th Street. 315-312-2130. proffice@oswego.edu.
Syracuse. Disney On Ice presents “Dream Big.” See Jan. 4.

Jan. 6

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. See Jan. 1.
Verona. Vince Neil. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Syracuse. Disney On Ice presents “Dream Big.” 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Jan. 7

Liverpool. Lights on the Lake. See Jan. 1.
Oswego. 2017 Holiday Social. $45, members; $55 non-members. The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. bsavicki@centerstateceo.com
Syracuse. The Wizard of Oz. See Jan. 3.
Syracuse. Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. See Jan. 4.

Jan. 11

Lake Placid. IBSF North America’s Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2018. Some of the best bobsled and skeleton athletes compete on the world’s toughest track for the IBSF North America’s Cup. Schedule: Jan. 11: 9 a.m. Skeleton men and women; 1:30 p.m. Bobsled 2 man men and women. Jan. 12: 9 a.m. Skeleton – men and women; 1:30 p.m. Bobsled 2 man men and women; Jan. 13: 1:30 p.m. Bobsled 4 man; Jan. 14: 9 a.m. Bobsled 4 man. Free admission with Olympic Sites Passport. Ticket information TBA. Olympic Sports Complex, 220 Bobsled Run Lane. www.lakeplacid.com/events/ibsf-north-americas-cup-bobsled-and-skeleton.

Jan. 12

Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents A Night of One Act Plays. Several one-act plays will be presented. Time/admission TBD. 11 River Glen Road. www.CNYArtsCenter.com.
Oswego. Oswego Music Hall Presents Open Mic Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for three song, 12-minute performance times. Guest hosted by talented CNY performers, popular with all ages and family-friendly. 6:30 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. performance. $2. Roy C. McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.
Lake Placid. IBSF North America’s Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2018. See Jan. 11.
Rochester. “E.T The Extra-Terrestrial” in Concert. Filled with magic and imagination, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience their adventure on the big screen, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live by the RPO. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2263/E.T_the_Extra-Terrestrial_in_Concert. 585-454-2100. contact@rpo.org.

Jan. 13

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents RPR. The four veteran performers stretch their wings and create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It’s light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic. 7:30 p.m. $17 to $19 adult; $8.50 to $9.50 children 12 and younger. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org
Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents A Night of One Act Plays. See Jan. 12.
Verona. Real Diamond. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Lake Placid. IBSF North America’s Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2018. See Jan. 11.
Rochester. “E.T The Extra-Terrestrial” in Concert. See Jan. 12.
Long Lake. Long Lake Annual Winter Carnival. Stan Kolonko of the Ice Farm will be on site producing demonstrations of ice carvings all throughout the event. Activities include a snowmobile parade followed by the crowning of the King and Queen and a Town Wide Photograph; the infamous Cardboard Box Derby Race; Snowball Golf; the Ladies Frying Pan Toss competition and fireworks. 2018 will see the return of the Wackiest Hat Contest Parade, Human Foosball and Men’s Feats of Strength. The Long Lake Little Bus starts running at noon until last call. All welcome to park and ride free all day long. noon to 6:30 p.m. Free. Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, 46 Pavilion Lane.

Jan. 14

Fulton. CNY Arts Center presents A Night of One Act Plays. See Jan. 12.
Lake Placid. IBSF North America’s Cup Bobsled & Skeleton 2018. See Jan. 11.
Syracuse. Symphoria Casual Series: Brahms’ Third. Lawrence Loh, conductor. Program will include works of Biber, Telemann’s Concerto for 2 Violas and Brahms’ Symphony No.3, op.90, F major. This performance features members of Symphoria’s viola section in Telemann’s Double Viola Concerto, and concludes with Brahms’ dynamic and expressive Symphony No. 3. 2:30 p.m. $27 to $35. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St. www.experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.
Rochester. Bach & Brahms. Matthew Kraemer, guest conductor. Handel’s “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon; J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066: Overture; Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11. 2 p.m. $24. Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. www.rpo.org/p_2276/Bach_and_Brahms. 585-454-2100. contact@rpo.org.
Rochester. Eastman Organ Community Concert. Short organ recitals by Eastman students as part of the Eastman School of Music Organ department’s ongoing initiative to bring outstanding organ music to the Rochester community. 3 to 4 p.m. Free admission with a retiring collection benefiting the Eastman Organ Student Travel Fund. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 131 W Main St. www.esm.rochester.edu/organ/community-concerts.

Jan. 16

Utica. Magic Spectacular: The Illusionists – Live From Broadway. This act has shattered box office records across the globe with slight of hand tricks suitable for all ages. The New York Times calls it “a high-tech magic extravaganza.” 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Stanley, 259 Genesee St. www.broadwayutica.com. 315-724-7196.

Jan. 18

Rochester. “Night on Bald Mountain.” International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Andrei Ionita has been dubbed “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade” (The Times). Hear this 23-year-old cellist makes his North American concert debut with an evening of Russian fire and French luster that also feature favorites by Mussorgsky and Debussy. Marcelo Lehninger, guest conductor. Andrei Ionita, cello. Ravel: Mother Goose Suite; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1; Mussorgsky: “Night on Bald Mountain; “Debussy: “Nocturnes.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2252/Night_on_Bald_Mountain. contact@rpo.org. 585-454-2100.

Jan. 19

Verona. Dancing with the Stars Live! 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Wilmington and Lake Placid. FIS 2018 Freestyle World Cup Aerials. World Cup Freestyle returns to Lake Placid January 19-20, 2018. Catch all the high flying action, beginning on Friday at Whiteface* with the moguls competition and concluding Saturday at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid for the Aerials Finals Under the Lights. Discounted tickets available online for Aerials Finals on Saturday. Please note: A lift ticket and the ability to ski intermediate terrain is required to view the moguls competition on Friday at Whiteface. Whiteface, Gore, Bellearye or Mt Van Hoevenberg Season Pass holders: Free admission to Night Aerials Event. Free. Whiteface Mountain, Route 86, Wilmington; Olympic Jumping Complex, 5487 Cascade Road, Lake Placid. www.lakeplacid.com/events/fis-2018-freestyle-world-cup-aerials.

Jan. 20

Central Square. 23rd Annual Don Rowe Antique Snowmobile Show. Sponsored by Square Valley Trail Blazers, this is the longest-running antique snowmobile show in NY. Six classes and a youth class for ages 15 and younger. Plaques and trophies awarded. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register snowmobiles for $5. Admission is free. Two Guys from Italy Restaurant, NYS Route 49, Central Square. www.squarevalley.net. 315-668-9945.
Wilmington and Lake Placid. FIS 2018 Freestyle World Cup – Aerials. See Jan. 19.
Rochester. “Night on Bald Mountain.” 8 p.m. See Jan. 18.

Jan. 21

Syracuse. “Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage.” World premiere of opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage by Persis Parshall Vehar, with libretto by Gabrielle Vehar, fully staged with orchestra, Heather Buchman, conductor. Cast includes Danan Tsan, Laura Enslin, Julia Ebner, Jonathan Howell, Steve Stull, Gregory Sheppard. Matilda Joslyn Gage was a visionary of women’s rights and human liberation, who with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony wrote the arguments for, inspired the passions, and organized the political action of the 19th century women’s suffrage movement in the United States. 4 p.m. $15; $12 seniors/students; $30 family. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.societyfornewmusic.org. 315-251-1151.

Jan. 23

Oswego. ARTSwego presents “Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic.” A visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers, who triumph at the end against all odds. 7:30 p.m. Waterman Theatre-Tyler Hall, SUNY Oswego. www.arts.oswego.edu. 315-312-2141.
Oswego. Oswego Music Hall Presents Open Mic Friday. See Dec. 12.

Jan. 24

Syracuse. Next to Normal. At the center of this acclaimed Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical is a family at once familiar and recognizable, but also coping with its own particular dysfunction. Intimately told, “Next to Normal” blends the insight of fine drama with the emotional impact of a moving rock score. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St. www.syracusestage.org. 315-443-3275.

 

Jan. 25

Rochester. Audra McDonald. After playing to a sold-out crowd in 2015, Audra McDonald returns to the RPO for a one-night-only engagement. With a record-breaking six Tony® Awards, two Grammy® Awards, an Emmy® Award, and a long list of other accolades to her name, she is known for her roles on Broadway in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess. 8 p.m. $52. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St www.rpo.org/p_2282/Audra_McDonald 585-454-2100. contact@rpo.org.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End. Erma Bombeck,” one of our country’s most beloved humorists, captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the pits?” Starring “Suburban Outlaw” and columnist Pam Sherman, this is the story behind America’s favorite average housewife who championed the lives of women with an incomparable wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all—the truth. $35. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficestaff@gevatheatre.org.

Jan. 26

Salmon River Winter Festival. Family activities throughout the village includes an opening reception, snowshoe walk/run, skating, sled dogs, children’s activities, vendors, refreshments and more. Time TBA. Free. Sat. is Masons’ Chili Walk; Sun. is Wing Walk. Downtown Pulaski. 315-532-5919.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Jan. 25.

Jan. 27

Syracuse. Symphoria Masterworks Series: Shifrin Plays Mozart. Lawrence Loh, conductor; David Shifrin, clarinet. Programs includes Hindemith: “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber;” Mozart: Concerto, Clarinet, K.622, A major; and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op.64, TH29. Music Director Lawrence Loh conducts Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Symphony No. 5. The fifth symphony includes metamorphosis through tragedy, a love song, a waltz, and on to eventual triumph. Award, winning clarinetist David Shifrin performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $82. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.experiencesymphoria.org.
Potsdam. Met Opera Live On Screen at the Roxy. Puccini’s “Tosca.” Presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater. 12:55 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior; $12 student, $9 youth (18 and under). Contact the box office for group discounts of 10 or more. 20 Main St. http://CPSPotsdam.org. 315-267-2277.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Jan. 25.
Salmon River Winter Festival. See Jan. 26.
Parish. Square Valley Trail Blazers Groomer Day. SVTB bring their groomers for everyone to see. Meet fellow snowmobilers. Free hot dogs and beverages are provided. Donations are welcome. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy Valley at the Big Tree, Parish. 315-668-9945 www.squarevalley.net
Fulton CNY Arts Center Snow Day. Children’s carnival, games, prizes, art projects, food, fun and more. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission TBA. 11 River Glen Dr. www.CNYArtsCenter.com.
Pulaski. Take a Friend Snowmobiling Day. New and past riders can enjoy a fun and safe snowmobile ride. Dress appropriately for outdoors. Groomer rides and demos. Free lunch inside an enclosed, heated pavilion. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club Barn @ 5001 N. Jefferson Street (Rt. 11). www.pulaski-boylstonsnow.com. 315-430-1754.
Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Durham County Poets: A lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure. 7:30 p.m. $16 to $18 adult; $8 to $9 children 12 and younger. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St.,. www.oswegomusichall.org

Jan. 28

Syracuse. “Next to Normal.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Jan. 24.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Jan. 25.
Salmon River Winter Festival. See Jan. 26.
Rochester. “Peter and the Wolf.” Bring the family to experience the Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with new choreography by the Nazareth College Dance Ensemble. The classic musical tale tells the story of an adventurous boy who stands up to the dreaded Wolf with the help of some animal friends, represented by various instruments of the Orchestra. Nazareth College Dance Ensemble, Heather Roffe, director. 2 p.m. Tickets start at $14 children; $19 adults Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave. www.rpo.org/p_2273/Peter_and_the_Wolf 585-454-2100 contact@rpo.org.
Mannsville. ESSCR; Stone Wall 5K Walk/Run and Empire State Snowshoe Championship Race. Family, friends, fellow outdoor enthusiasts can get out and enjoy winter. Walkers and runners are welcome. Loaner snowshoes are available. 10:30 a.m. Registration is $20 for Stone Wall; $25 for ESSCR. Winona Forest, Rte. 90, CCC Camp, Bargy Road. Mannsville. 315-777-0188. www.winonaforest.com.
Pulaski. Take a Friend Snowmobiling Day. See Jan. 27.

Jan. 30

Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Jan. 25.

Jan. 31

Syracuse. “Next to Normal.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Jan. 24.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Jan. 25.

FEBRUARY

SUNDAYS

Oswego. Planetarium show: “Astronomical Subjects in the Works of Dante, Swift, and Verne: Old and New Cosmologies.” Visiting assistant professor John Zielinski of the department of physics will discuss astronomical subjects in Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” and Verne’s “From Earth to the Moon and Around It.” Along the way, explanations of Ptolemy’s geocentric and Copernicus’ heliocentric cosmologies will be given. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 8 p.m. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot. SUNY Oswego, Room 223, Shineman Center. proffice@oswego.edu. 315-312-2790.
Baldwinsville. YMCA Acoustic Music Jam. Play or listen to folk, traditional, country, bluegrass, rock and pop music. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring musical instruments and music stand. The Jam is hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Northwest Family YMCA. 8040 River Rd. Renee Storiale, 315-303-5966, ext. 225.

SUNDAYS, SATURDAYS

Fabius. Horsedrawn Sleighrides. Also on Jan. 15, 20-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride or wagon ride through the wintery woods at Highland Forest. No reservations needed. First come, first served. All rides will take place weather permitting. The park recommends calling the office ahead of time to check on the schedule. $6; $3 5 and younger. Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Rd. www.onondagacountyparks.com/highland-forest.

MONDAYS

Syracuse. Open Mic at The Road. Sing or play a song, tell a joke, perform some spoken word or come to listen. 6 p.m. sign-up. Starts at 7 p.m. Free. The Road, 4845 West Seneca Turnpike. Erin Patrick, 315-218-6066.

Feb. 1

Lake Placid. 2018 Empire State Winter Games. Athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events. The 2017 Games included more than 2,100 athletes of all ages, including master divisions. Sport venues are in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Malone, and Paul Smiths. Venues include: Lake Placid Olympic Center Herb Brooks Arena, Lake Placid Olympic Jumping and Sliding complexes, Lake Placid Village Municipal Parking Lot, Whiteface Mountain, Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smith’s College VIC, Saranac Lake Civic Center Ice Rink, Dewey Mountain Recreation Area, Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center, Olympic Cross Country and Biathlon Center, Titus Mountain, and Mount Pisgah. Free to watch, except where some venues require admission. www.empirestatewintergames.com. info@empirestatewintergames.com.
Rochester. “The Other Josh Cohen.” Josh Cohen just can’t get a break (or a girlfriend). He’s overweight, broke and underemployed. To top it all off, his apartment is robbed of everything but a single Neil Diamond CD. But then a mysterious letter arrives that could change his life forever. This musical comedy by David Rossmer and Pittsford native Steve Rosen was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Tickets from $25. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard Rochester. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficeStaff@gevatheatre.org.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” Erma Bombeck, one of our country’s most beloved humorists, captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits?” Starring “Suburban Outlaw” and columnist Pam Sherman, this is the story behind America’s favorite average housewife who championed the lives of women with an incomparable wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all—the truth. $35. Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Boulevard. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficestaff@gevatheatre.org.

Feb. 2

Verona. Queensryche. 8 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket prices. The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.
Alexandria Bay. River Hockey Classic/1000 Islands Pond Hockey Festival. The River Hockey Classic is a two day pond hockey style tournament on the St. Lawrence River. Three-on-three pond hockey with maximum of 4 players per team. Family friendly. Kids skating/hockey. On-site concessions. Five co-ed divisions with 100’ x 50’ rinks with 18-inch- high boards. High-powered light towers for night games. Welcome reception Friday night at Swan Bay Resort. The opening ceremony will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Swan Bay Resort & Marina, State Route 12. www.riverhockeyclassic.com. riverhockeyclassic@yahoo.com.
Lake Placid. 2018 Empire State Winter Games. See Feb. 1.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The 2018 celebration will feature an “Adirondack Fiesta” theme. The event includes an Ice Palace, complete with thrones and a temporary king and queen: two local residents, who are honored for their contribution to the community. Celebrations will occur at various locations throughout the town. www.adirondack.net/winter/winter-carnival.cfm.
Rochester. “The Other Josh Cohen.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. Broadway’s Ashley Brown. Ashley Brown originated the role of Mary Poppins on Broadway and starred as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.” Now the singer makes her RPO debut with an evening of show tunes, Disney melodies, and other favorites. Jeff Tyzik, conductor. 8 p.m. $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org or 585-454-2100.

Feb. 3

Oswego. Warm Up Oswego 2018. Join in or watch the Hot 2K Trop Race, Family Fun Walk & Run, Snow Scavenger Hunt, Build a Snowman, Snow Bowling, Snow Castle Building, Snow Obstacle Course and TaeKwonDo board Break-A-Thon. This year, there will be a brand new heated Adult VIP tent (food, drinks & live entertainment) event on the East Side and heated Family Tent events on the West Side (family fun, kid crafts & food). There will also be a Wing Walk and Chili Cook-Off and fireworks. www.facebook.com/wuoswego. WarmUpOswegoFestival@gmail.com. 315-532-5056.
Syracuse. Chamber Concertos. Spotlighting talented musicians from Central New York, the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music bring two Baroque favorites, a late work by composer and humanist Ernest Bloch, and a witty piano concerto with trumpet “commentary” by Shostakovich. Heather Buchman conducts the string ensemble. 7:30 p.m. $25; $20 senior; free students; $95 7-concert season; $75 seniors 7-concert season. H. W. Smith Elementary School, 1130 Salt Springs Road. www.syrfcm.org. 315-682-7720.
Syracuse. Symphoria Kids: “The Melodic Life.” With a “follow that melody” approach, trace the life of Bob, a lighthearted melody from childhood to middle age. Bob experiences many of life’s event’s such as going to school, playing sports, and even getting a job. Symphoria’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10 a.m., prior to all kids’ series performance at 10:30. $10 TO $15. Free under 18. Inspiration Hall, 709 James St. www.experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.
Alexandria Bay. River Hockey Classic/1000 Islands Pond Hockey Festival. See Feb. 2.
Watertown. 19th Annual North Country Chili Cook-Off. Each year the Jefferson County American Legion Auxiliary, with support from the American Legion Family, hosts the North Country Chili Cook-Off to support the Volunteer Transportation Center programs that benefit veterans and their family members who live in Jefferson County. Over 30 teams compete for top bragging rights and cash prizes. Many categories and lots of family fun. Attendees have the chance to vote for their favorite recipe. $6; free 12 & under; $15 family. Discount for military id holders. Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St. www.VolunteerTransportationCenter.org. 315-755-2902. jen@volunteertransportation.org.
Lake Placid. 2018 Empire State Winter Games. See Feb. 1.
Rochester. Classical Guitar Night. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Avenue. https://thelittle.org/cafe. 585-258-0400. music@thelittle.org.
Rochester. “The Other Josh Cohen.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. Broadway’s Ashley Brown. See Feb. 2.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.

Feb. 4

Oswego. Warm Up Oswego 2018. See Feb. 3.
Potsdam. Met Opera Live On Screen at the Roxy. Puccini’s Tosca. Presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater. 6:30 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior; $12 student, $9 youth (18 and under). Contact the box office for group discounts of 10 or more. 20 Main St. http://CPSPotsdam.org. 315-267-2277.
Lake Placid. 2018 Empire State Winter Games. See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “The Other Josh Cohen.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.
Pulaski. Fourth Annual Selkirk Shores 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk. Enjoy a snowshoe walk or run on a wooded trail course. The race begins and ends at enclosed shelter with a warm fire and refreshments provided. 11 a.m. Registration TBA. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 NYS-Route 3. 315-298-5737.

Feb. 9

Oswego. 7th Annual CAC Oswego Wingfest. Includes the CAC Chicken Wing Competition and beer tasting. Help raise money for The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County. 5 to 10 p.m. Admission TBA. Lake Ontario Conference Center, 26 E. 1st St. oswegowingfest.com.
Oswego. Oswego Music Hall Presents Open Mic Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for three song, 12-minute performance times. Guest hosted by talented CNY performers, popular with all ages and family-friendly. 6:30 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. performance. $2. Roy C. McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.

Feb. 5

Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.

Feb. 6

Syracuse. “Next to Normal.” At the center of this acclaimed Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical is a family at once familiar and recognizable, but also coping with its own particular dysfunction. Intimately told, “Next to Normal” blends the insight of fine drama with the emotional impact of a moving rock score. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St. www.syracusestage.org. 315-443-3275.
Rochester. Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End. See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “On Your Feet!” From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, “On Your Feet!” looks behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet. Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman). Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main St. www.rbtl.org/events/on-your-feet. 585-222-5000. info@rbtl.org.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.

Feb. 7

Utica. “Cinderella.”Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific.” A contemporary take on the classic tale, this production features an orchestra, on-stage transformations and all the memorable moments: the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and some surprising new twists. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Stanley, 259 Genesee St. www.broadwayutica.com. 315-724-7196.
Syracuse. “Next to Normal.” See Feb. 6.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. On Your Feet! See Feb. 6.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.

Feb. 8

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. Check out decorating ideas, purchase seasonal décor, gifts and foods. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check website for $1 coupon. $7 adults for all three days; children Free under 10. Horticulture Building, New York State Fairgrounds. www.countryfolkart.com. 248.634.4151.
Syracuse. Common Ground North American Tour by Above & Beyond, presented by Creative Concerts. Over their four critically acclaimed studio albums, along with their acoustic project, “Above & Beyond” (Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki) have continually been celebrated for placing real musicianship and songwriting at the heart of what they do. This event is 16 and over. 7 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show starts. $35 to $189. NYS Fairgrounds, Science & Industry Building, 581 State Fair Blvd. www.creativeconcerts.com. facebook.com/aboveandbeyond. 315-422-3511.
Utica. “Cinderella.” See Feb. 7.
Rochester. Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End. See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “On Your Feet!” See Feb. 6.
Rochester. Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen serves as soloist in a suite of beloved selections from “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty.” The evening begins with a special performance from RCB. To round things out, “not your average waltz”: Ravel’s fiery showstopper is a hair-raising whirlwind. Ward Stare, conductor. Rochester City Ballet, David Palmer, artistic director. David Halen, violin. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances (features Rochester City Ballet); Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite; Tchaikovsky: violin suite from “Sleeping Beauty” and “Swan Lake;” Ravel: “La Valse.“ 7:30. Tickets start at $24. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2253/Tchaikovsky%27s_Swan_Lake. contact@rpo.org. 585-454-2100.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.

Feb. 9

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 8.
Geneva. Philharmonic Orchestra and City Ballet. Ward Stare conducts. The evening begins with a special performance by the Rochester City Ballet dancing to Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46. David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, performs a violin suite of favorites from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and “Sleeping Beauty” ballet suites. The orchestra performs Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin Suite and concludes the concert with Ravel’s “La Valse.” 7:30 p.m. $30 adults; $25 seniors; $10 college student, Free students K-12 (plus service fee). Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St. www.thesmith.org. 315-781-5483.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “On Your Feet!” See Feb. 6.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.
Oswego. Annual Port City Invitational. The Oswego Figure Skating Club hosts its annual competition. Crisafulli Rink, 32 Fort Ontario Road. Time/admission TBA. www.oswegofsc.org.

Feb. 10

Syracuse. Christmas Craft & Holiday Market. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Dec. 8.
Potsdam. Met Opera Live On Screen at the Roxy. Donizetti’s “L’Elisir D’Amore.” Presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater. 12 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior; $12 student, $9 youth (18 and under). Contact the box office for group discounts of 10 or more. 20 Main St. http://CPSPotsdam.org. 315-267-2277.
Oswego. Annual Port City Invitational. See Feb. 9.
Sandy Creek. Sandy Creek Fire Dept. Annual Ice Fishing Derby: Prizes and raffles. 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entry fee charged. www.facebook.com/sandycreekfd.
Pulaski. Winona Forest Tourathon: 12.5k, 25k, and Walter Chapman 50k Classical cross-country ski races through Winona Forest. Family discounts available. 8 a.m. Register at www.skireg.com. Presented by Winona Forest Recreation Association and NYSSRA. www.winonaforest.com.
Parish. Square Valley Torchlight Ride. Ride begins at The Grist Mill, 3039 county Route. 26. 5 p.m. www.squarevalley.net. 2/10 Sat. 6-8 pm.
Pulaski. Candlelight Snowshoe Walk. The groomed candlelit trail begins and ends at the enclosed shelter, where a warm fire and refreshments are provided. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 NYS Route 3. 315-298-5737.
Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents TBA: Live entertainment for all ages. 7:30 p.m. Admission charged. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.
Fulton. The Great Eastern Whiteout. Vintage Snowmobile Show and Swap-meet on Saturday. Vintage trail ride to breakfast and back (approx. 30 miles), followed by a hot dog cookout at the lake at noon. Fulton War Memorial, 609 W. Broadway. 8 a.m. Jim: 315-592-4892, Ken: 315-652-9603 or Tracy: 315-592-4537.
Syracuse. Symphoria Pops Series: A Night At The Oscars. Sean O’Loughlin, conductor. 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’s tribute to the golden man. 7:30 $20 to $82. The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters, 421 Montgomery St. www.experiencesympohoria.org. 315-299-5598.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “On Your Feet!” See Feb. 6.
Rochester. Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” 8 p.m. See Feb. 8.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.

Feb. 11

Syracuse. “Next to Normal.” 2 p.m. See Feb. 6.
Rochester. “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End.” See Feb. 1.
Rochester. “On Your Feet!” See Feb. 6.
Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. See Feb. 2.
Fulton. The Great Eastern Whiteout. See Feb. 10.
Oswego. Annual Port City Invitational. See Feb. 9.

Feb. 13

Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most important literary works of the 20th century. In this new adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a bright and talented young girl with the aspirations of any teenager. This impassioned drama about the lives of eight people in hiding from the Nazis in a concealed Amsterdam attic captures the claustrophobic reality of their daily existence. Anne’s story of love, hope, courage and triumph of the human spirit has captivated audiences with its profound message for over 70 years. Tickets from $25. 75 Woodbury Boulevard. www.gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382. BoxOfficestaff@gevatheatre.org.

Feb. 14

Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. “Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical; How did a police officer trainee become the legendary rocker of global stardom in the 1970s?” Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical” chronicles his wild ride through several decades that is still his career today. The “Money Man” himself appears in all performances. 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $39 to $59. Kodak Center/RAPA, 200 West Ridge Road. www.RAPAtheatre.org. 585-254-0073. raparocs@gmail.com.

Feb. 15

Syracuse. Winterfest 2018. From the center of downtown Syracuse to surrounding areas throughout Onondaga County, more than 100,000 join in the celebration to enjoy displays, entertainment, games and food. Syracuse Winterfest draws the second largest audience in all of Central New York. Numerous events in numerous venues for 10 days. Most events are free. www.syracusewinterfest.com.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. “Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical.” See Feb. 14.

Feb. 16

Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. “Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical.” See Feb. 14.

Feb. 17

Pulaski. Annual Tug Hill Challenge. A two-day ISDRA-sanctioned sled dog race. Classes are offered in ski-jor, 8-dog sled, 6-dog sled, 4-dog sled, juniors and limbo/novice. 11 a.m. Cost varies. Winona Forest, NYS Rte. 90. 856-809-2469. www.pasleddogclub.com.
Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. “Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical.” See Feb. 14.

Feb. 18

Pulaski. Annual Tug Hill Challenge. See Feb. 17.
Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Syracuse. Symphoria Casual Series: Water Music. Lawrence Loh, conductor; Jillian Honn, oboe. Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Mozart: Concerto for Oboe, K. 314 (285d) in C Major; Handel: Selections from Water Music. Principal Oboist Jillian Honn performs Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. Music of Beethoven and selections from Handel’s stately Water Music complete the program. 2:30 p.m. $27 to $25. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 310 Montgomery St. http://experiencesymphoria.org. 315-299-5598.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. “Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical.” 2 p.m. See Feb. 14.

Feb. 19

Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.

Feb. 20

Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Lake Placid. US Cup Ski Jumping. Watch as competitors from around the world launch themselves the length of a football field off of Lake Placid’s 90-meter ski jump. All day. Free. Olympic Jumping Complex, 5487 Cascade Rd. www.lakeplacid.com/events/us-cup-ski-jumping.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.

Feb. 21

Oswego. Ke-nekt’ Chamber Music Series presents New York Polyphony. One of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. 7:30 p.m. $15; $5 students. St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, 103 W. 7th St.. www.arts.oswego.edu. 315-312-2141.
Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork has rightfully earned its place among the great American plays because it speaks anew to each generation. The story of the Younger family—three generations trying to build a better life on Chicago’s South Side—resonates loudly with those pursuing the American dream today. Whose dreams get realized and whose deferred? The power of Hansberry’s writing makes “A Raisin in the Sun” as vital today as in 1959. Timothy Douglas (Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Lesson Before Dying, Jitney, The Crucible, and Gem of the Ocean) returns to direct this American Theatre classic. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org. 315-443-3275.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.

Feb. 22

Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun”. See Feb. 21.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank”. See Feb. 13.

Feb. 23

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall Presents Open Mic Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for three song, 12-minute performance times. Guest hosted by talented CNY performers, popular with all ages and family-friendly. 6:30 p.m. doors open. 7 p.m. performance. $2. Roy C. McCrobie Bldg., 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.
Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 8 p.m. See Feb. 21.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” A 1895 play features Medvedenko, who loves Masha who loves Konstantin who loves Nina who loves Trigorin who’s involved with Arkadina. Meanwhile, Paulina is married to Shamreyev, but she pines for Dr. Dorn. What could go wrong? 8 p.m. $18. Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org/su-drama.php. 315-443-3275.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. Latin Heat with the Mambo Kings. Since their orchestral debut with Jeff Tyzik and the Rochester Philharmonic more than 20 years ago, the Mambo Kings have earned a national reputation for their unique blend of Cuban and jazz rhythms. The perennial favorite returns to the RPO for a night guaranteed to be muy caliente, also featuring Latina vocalist Camille Zamora. Jeff Tyzik, conductor. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2265/Latin_Heat_with_the_Mambo_Kings. 585-454-2100. contact@rpo.org.

Feb. 24

Oswego. Oswego Music Hall presents Joe Crookston. Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, and eco-village member. 7:30 p.m. $16 to $18 adults; $8 to $9 children 12 and younger. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St. www.oswegomusichall.org.
Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Potsdam. Met Opera Live On Screen at the Roxy. “Puccini’s La Boheme.” Presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater. 12:30 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior; $12 student, $9 youth (18 and under). Contact the box office for group discounts of 10 or more. 20 Main St. http://CPSPotsdam.org. 315-267-2277.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Feb. 21.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” See Feb. 23.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. Latin Heat with the Mambo Kings. See Feb. 24.
Inlet. Frozen Fire & Lights/Cardboard Sled Race. Free sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing at Fern Park all day, every day. Bring your own equipment. Skate, ski & snowshoe rentals available downtown at Pedals & Petals. Bonfires, king & queen coronation, cardboard sled race, 120 snowmobile races, rireworks & more.

Feb. 25

Oswego. ARTSwego presents “Focus on Faculty – Timepieces.” Trevor Jorgensen and pianist Robert Auler collaborate on contemporary compositions and masterworks for clarinet and soprano saxophone. 3 p.m. $8 adults; $5 students. Sheldon Hall Ballroom, SUNY Oswego. www.arts.oswego.edu. 315-312-2141.
Syracuse. Winterfest. See Feb. 15.
Syracuse. CNY Jazz Cabaret: Eric Darius & Tracy Hamlin. Black History Month Cabaret with Eric Darius & Tracy Hamlin. As a new venue for the event, the Marriott Downtown Syracuse hosts Eric Darius, the Contemporary Jazz big gun from L.A., and his band, plus Philadelphia’s Tracy Hamlin. Evening dress requested. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $35 advanced ticket; $40 at the door. Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St. www.cnyjazz.org/cny-jazz-cabaret-series-2. 315-479-5299.
Syracuse. Many Worlds. Premiere of commissioned work by Kevin Ernste, 2nd performance of 2016 commissioned work by Stephen Ferre, NY Fed. of Music Clubs Israel winner Simon Frisch, & former Israel winner Alex Burtzos (poems by S.U. grad student Jonathan Aprea), performed by the Society All-Stars, conducted by Heather Buchman. This is the 5th program in the Society for New Music’s 46th season of “Global Sound Worlds”. 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $15; $12 seniors/students; $30 family. Park Central Presbyterian Church, 504 East Fayette St. www.societyfornewmusic.org. 315-251-1151.
Potsdam. Met Opera Live On Screen at the Roxy. 6:30 p.m. See Feb. 10.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Feb. 21.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” 2 p.m. See Feb. 23.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.
Rochester. Mozart & Hayden. Ward Stare, conductor. Yevgeny Kutik, violin. Weber: Oberon Overture; Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3; Haydn: Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll.” 2 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2278/Mozart_and_Haydn. 585-454-2100. contact@rpo.org.

Feb. 27

North Tonawanda. The McCartney Years. Hailed by the original Beatles promoter as “The Best on the Scene,” The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert show that performs the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 67 Webster St. 716-692-2413.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.

Feb. 28

Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Feb. 21.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” See Feb. 23.
Rochester. “The Diary of Anne Frank.” See Feb. 13.

MARCH

SUNDAYS

Oswego. Planetarium show: “A Trillion Planets!” Having already discovered over 3,000 exoplanets around other stars, astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets. Host Scott Roby explores other known planetary systems using new 3D models in the planetarium’s updated software. Explorers are on the verge of finding twins of Earth for the first time, Roby notes. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 7 to 8 p.m. Free, including parking in the Centennial Drive lot (E17) or Washington Boulevard lot. SUNY Oswego, Room 223, Shineman Center. proffice@oswego.edu. 315-312-2790.
Baldwinsville. YMCA Acoustic Music Jam. Play or listen to folk, traditional, country, bluegrass, rock and pop music. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring musical instruments and music stand. The Jam is hosted by Steve and Karen Pfanenstiel. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Northwest Family YMCA. 8040 River Road. Renee Storiale, 315-303-5966, ext. 225.

MONDAYS

Syracuse. Open Mic at The Road. Sing or play a song, tell a joke, perform some spoken word or come to listen. 6 p.m. sign-up. Starts at 7 p.m. Free. The ROAD, 4845 West Seneca Turnpike. Erin Patrick, 315-218-6066.
vard. www.gevatheatre.org. BoxOfficeStaff@gevatheatre.org. 585-232-4382.

March 1

Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork has rightfully earned its place among the great American plays because it speaks anew to each generation. The story of the Younger family—three generations trying to build a better life on Chicago’s South Side—resonates loudly with those pursuing the American dream today. Whose dreams get realized and whose deferred? The power of Hansberry’s writing makes “A Raisin in the Sun” as vital today as in 1959. Timothy Douglas “(Blues for an Alabama Sky,” “A Lesson Before Dying, “ Jitney, “The Crucible,” and Gem of the Ocean) returns to direct this American Theatre classic. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org. 315-443-3275.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” A 1895 play features Medvedenko, who loves Masha who loves Konstantin who loves Nina who loves Trigorin who’s involved with Arkadina. Meanwhile, Paulina is married to Shamreyev, but she pines for Dr. Dorn. What could go wrong? 8 p.m. $18. Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St. http://syracusestage.org/su-drama.php. 315-443-3275.
Rochester. Bernstein Centennial Celebration. 2018 is a year in which the world celebrates the towering musical legacy of Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990). Hear Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety,” a brilliant fusion of symphony and piano concerto which spotlights Rochester favorite Misha Dichter. Barber’s intensely lyrical Essay and Shostakovich’s carnivalesque symphony—both notably interpreted by Bernstein as a conductor—round out this “salute to Lenny.” Ward Stare, conductor. Misha Dichter, piano. Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra; Bernstein: Symphony No. 2, “Age of Anxiety”; Shostakovich: “Tahiti Trot” and Symphony No. 9. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $24. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. www.rpo.org/p_2254/Bernstein_Centennial_Celebration 585-454-2100. contact@rpo.org.

March 2

Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 8 p.m. See Mar. 1.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” See Mar. 1.

March 3

Mannsville. IditaFAT Bike Race. The biggest winter fat bike race on the East Coast. Winona’s experienced crew of volunteer groomers, many of whom are fat bikers themselves; maintain the trails multiple times a week, using a diverse arsenal of equipment such as an actual fat bike groomer. Time/registration TBA. CCC Camp, Winona Forest, Bargy Road. www.winonaforest.com. tomhall5@yahoo.com.
Utica. Concerts in the Court: Goitse. The popular and multi-award-winning quintet performs traditional Irish ensembles. $31.50; $26.50 member. 310 Genesee St. www.mwpai.org. 315-797-0000.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Mar. 1.
Syracuse. The Seagull. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Mar. 1.
Rochester. Classical Guitar Night. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. Little Theatre Cafe, 240 East Avenue. https://thelittle.org/cafe. 585-258-0400. music@thelittle.org.
Rochester. Bernstein Centennial Celebration. 8 p.m. See Mar. 1.

March 4

Mannsville. SnoFatShu Winter Duathlon. The only winter duathlon of its kind: snowshoe-fat bike-snowshoe; solo or 2-person teams. Time/registration TBA. CCC Camp, Winona Forest, Bargy Road. www.winonaforest.com. tomhall5@yahoo.com.
Potsdam. Met Opera Live On Screen at the Roxy. Puccini’s “La Boheme.” Presented by SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and the Roxy Theater. 6:30 p.m. $18 adult; $15 senior; $12 student, $9 youth (18 and under). Contact the box office for group discounts of 10 or more. 20 Main St. http://CPSPotsdam.org. 315-267-2277.
Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” 2 p.m. See Mar. 1.
Syracuse. “The Seagull.” 2 p.m. See Mar. 1.

March 6

Syracuse. “A Raisin in the Sun.” See Mar. 1.

March 7

Oswego. ARTSwego presents Sarah Kilborne’s “The Lavender Blues”. Writer, singer, performer and activist. 7:30. Admission TBA. Sheldon Hall Ballroom, SUNY Oswego. www.arts.oswego.edu. 315-312-2141.