What's going on in Ithaca this week? We're combing calendars for current events and activities you might enjoy over the next week or so. Whether you're interested in art, music, theater, festivals, educational workshops, or outdoor activities, this page is a good place to start. You can search for more events here and visit IthacaEvents.com. Have fun!
Ongoing Weekly Events and Happenings
Ithaca Farmers Market @ Steamboat Landing on Cayuga Lake | Seasonal
Herald the coming of Summer in Ithaca at the Ithaca Farmers Market on the Cayuga Lake waterfront! Stock up on our renowned fresh, local produce, humanely raised meat, and artisan cheeses. Enjoy live music and a waterfront picnic - and sample some of the dozens of delicious choices from our renowned international cafes. You'll find delicious wines, unique gifts and specialty foods, clothing and accessories, and a dazzling array of paintings, pottery, woodworking, and jewelry offered by distinguished fine artists and craftspeople from around the region. Visit the Ithaca Farmers Market website for details.
Floppy Hour with ComedyFLOPS Improv Troupe @ Lot 10 | 6pm - 7:30pm
End the week with a smile during this hour and a half of non-stop laughs and drink specials. Art, music, and drink all week long. Visit Lot 10's website for a full schedule of events.
Booker's Backyard FREE Live Music Fridays | 9pm - Midnight
Head to Booker's Backyard Barbecue tonight, grab a pint and some ribs, and check out live music from 9pm - midnight! Great food and great music, all under one roof - and outdoor deck! Find out more or check out the menu online at the Booker's Backyard website.
Live Music @ The Nines | 10pm
Live music every Friday night at The Nines! Check out the full schedule of upcoming music - $5 admission for the show - More info available from The Nines website.
Friday Night Music @ Six Mile Creek Vineyard | 5pm - 7pm
"Un-wined" at Six Mile Creek Vineyards every Friday night for live music, great food and drink specials! Find out more online at the Six Mile Creek Vineyard website.
Live Music & Happy Hour @ The Haunt | 7pm - 9pm
Check out The Haunt every Friday from 7-9pm for a free weekly happy hour event with awesome live music! Visit The Haunt online for a complete music schedule.
Saturdays - *Family-Friendly*
Animal Feedings @ Cayuga Nature Center | 12pm
Check out snakes, turtles, birds, fish, and mammals. An animal specialist will be available to answer your questions. Feedings are included with regular admission. Find out more online from Cayuga Nature Center.
Monday Trivia Night @ Silky Jones, The Commons | 10pm
No charge to play - $50 cash prize. Visit Silky Jones online for more info.
Blue Monday Blues Jam @ The Nines in Collegetown | 9pm - Midnight
An Ithaca tradition for a million years. Chicago-style, electric blues jam every Monday night, hosted by the legendary Pete Panek. Visit The Nines online for more info.
Tuesdays - *Family-Friendly*
Sciencenter Curiosity Corner Programs @ Sciencenter | 10:30am - 11:00am
Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy a story & related activity in the Sciencenter's Curiosity Corner every Tuesday. These programs are designed especially children 4 and under. Curiosity Corner programs are included with admission; kids under three are free. Explore more at www.sciencenter.org.
Whisk(e)y 101 @ Stella's in Collegetown | 9pm
Every Tuesday we taste and talk our way through four whiskies that we've found to be especially compelling together. And, hey, it's Collegetown! Explore the dynamic world of whiskey! Visit Stella's online for more information.
Jazz Night @ Buffalo Street Books in the DeWitt Mall, downtown Ithaca | 9:30pm - 11:00pm
It's swinging in the stacks at Buffalo Street Books with the Neal Massa Trio. Bring your instrument and sit in with Neal and the band. Plus, all purchases are 10% off while the music's playing. $5 suggested donation. More BSB events can be found at www.buffalostreetbooks.com.
Salsa Dance Night @ Agava | 10pm - 1am
Satisfy your midweek dance party fix. Get a groove on, practice your Salsa moves, and enjoy Latin vibe with great drinks and music. *DJ Luis & Michael Luis spinning the best of Salsa heavy Latin music repertoire. Visit Ithaca Events for details. *Party til 1am; 18+ admission. $3 Cover. Gov ID with Age and Photo Required.
Trivia Thursdays @ Agava Restaurant | 10:30pm - 12:30am
All ages welcome - food and drink specials - smartest team wins an Agava gift card. Find out more online at Agava's website.
But wait, there's more!
Discover The Discover Trail Great indoor and outdoor entertainment, the Discovery Trail is a collaboration of eight, brainy family attractions in the Ithaca area. From atoms to artifacts, foxes to fossils, robins to rhododendrons, sculpture to storytellers - Ithaca's Discovery Trail has something for everyone!
The Johnson Museum of Art - Hair: Untangling Roots of Identity | Through July 14, 2013
Just as the human body is dressed and decorated to participate in various aspects of social, sexual, and religious life, human hair is a site of nearly constant concern, care, maintenance, and manipulation as a reflection of one's own identity and outward affiliations... visit the museum's website for more fascinating details and information on other current exhibits.
Featured Exhibit @ State of the Art Gallery - First Members' Exhibition | Through June 2, 2013
Paintings! Watercolors! Prints! Photographs! Drawings! Mixed media! Sculpture! Ceramics! Collage! All will be revealed. Exhibit opens Wednesday, May 1 with a reception for the artists on Friday, May 3rd from 5pm - 8pm. Hours are Wed - Fri: Noon - 6pm, and Sat & Sun from Noon to 5pm. The gallery is located at 120 W. State Street with curbside parking and ADA accessible. Call 607-277-1626 or visit www.soag.org for more information. This show runs through June 2.
Leo Villareal: Cosmos @ Johnson Museum of Art
Leo Villareal (born 1967) is a pioneer in the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and computer-driven imagery. His signature pieces explore complex movement and dazzling patterns created by points of light using computer code and new technologies. Find out more from the Johnson Museum of Art online.
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