Winter Fair, ‘Hairspray,’ ‘Clyde’s’ at Syracuse Stage, WrestleCUSE: 15 things to do this week in Central NY

Live theater takes over Central New York this week as we transition into February.

Broadway hit “Hairspray” will be running all week at the Landmark Theatre and “The Calamari Sisters” will have two live performances filmed at the Auburn Public Theater. Syracuse Stage’s season continues with the “dramedy” “Clyde’s” from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage.

Away from the theaters, this week sees the return of the annual Winter Fair at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds, which will have many of your summer NYS Fair favorite foods and rides available from Friday to Sunday. Professional wrestling fans should check out WrestleCUSE on Saturday at the Fairgrounds which includes appearances by Kurt Angle, The Nasty Boys, Sergeant Slaughter, and more.

Know of an event you would like to see on this list? Email us at least two weeks in advance at features@syracuse.com.

Tuesday

Things to Do

See is 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad can dance her way onto TV’s most popular show in 1960s Baltimore at “Hairspray” at the Landmark Theatre running all week.Courtesy of the Landmark Theatre

“Hairspray”

“Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?” Find out this week at the Landmark Theatre as “Hairspray,” Broadway’s Tony award-winning musical comedy, arrives in Syracuse. See if 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad can dance her way onto TV’s most popular show in 1960s Baltimore. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

Where: 362 South Salina Street, Syracuse

When: Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.

How much: Tickets start at $35.95, plus fees.

Wednesday

Clyde's

The “witty, new dramedy” Clyde’s is being performed at Syracuse Stage through Feb. 18.Courtesy of Syracuse Stage

“Clyde’s”

From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, Syracuse Stage presents “Clyde’s” a “delicious new dramedy” which has it all. Expect “wit, heart, snappy dialogue, and big surprises” in the play about a formerly incarcerated stuff at Clyde’s truck stop and their quest to create the perfect sandwich. It opens with Preview Nights on Wednesday and Thursday before opening on Friday. It runs through February 18. Go to www.syracusestage.org/clydes for more information and to purchase tickets.

Where: 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

When: Wednesday through February 18

How much: Tickets start at $29.

Things to Do

Lunar Art Events and Emerald Cocktail Kitchen presents Love Market, a Valentine’s Day market for couples, singles and loved ones on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.Provided Photo

Love Market

Lunar Art Events and Emerald Cocktail Kitchen presents Love Market, a Valentine’s Day market for couples, singles and loved ones on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will have local businesses selling items including Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day Cards, jewelry, plushies, desserts, tarot readings and drink specials from the bar. The event is free to attend.

Where: 1333 West Fayette Street, Syracuse

When: Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free to attend.

Friday

Things to Do

The Winter Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds returns for a fifth year this weekend. Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.comScott Schild | sschild@syracuse.

Winter Fair

Enjoy a taste of summer this weekend at the Expo Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. The Winter Fair returns for a fifth year with carnival rides and games and plenty of food including Pizze Fritte and State Fair sausage sandwiches. There will be live music and a chance to meet and greet Syracuse University sports legends. Additional highlights include an Irish Dance competition, Native America dancers, martial arts demonstrations, a fashion show, and much more. Fireworks are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night at 8:45 p.m. A complete guide and schedule can be seen at www.nyswinterfair.com. Advance sale tickets can be purchased there too. Parking is free.

Where: 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse

When: Friday from 3-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How much: advance sale tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for teens and seniors, and children 10 and under are free. (Advance ticket purchases come with small fees.) At the door, tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and teens.

Things to Do

The Atkinsons perform for the Folkus Project on Friday night.Courtesy of the Folkus Project

The Atkinsons

“Rooted in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains,” The Atkinsons are a family band which play a style all their own, a “refreshing sound” which blends bluegrass, Americana, and folk music. Their original songs tell the stories of their lives in the mountains. They are the latest performers to take stage for the Folkus Project. Their concert is Friday at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information go to folkus.org.

Where: 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

When: Friday at 8 p.m.

How much: $20, $17 for Folkus members.

Snaps and Taps Black Poets Talkback

The Community Folk Art Center, 119 Euclid, and the Syracuse University Black Graduate Student Association present a night of spoken word and thought-provoking conversation on Black Artistry on Friday night. It starts at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Please register here. The event is moderated by George Kilpatrick.

Where: 805 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

When: Friday at 6:30 p.m.

How much: Free

Saturday

WrestleCUSE

Fans of professional wrestling will not want to miss WrestleCUSE at the Horticulture Building of the New York Fairgrounds on Saturday. Iconic superstars will be on hand, like Kurt Angle, The Nasty Boys, Jimmy Hart, Sergeant Slaughter, Tony Atlas, and Brutus “the Barber” Beefcake, and more, will be available for autographs and photos. Xcite Wrestling will be holding live matches and fans can watch a live Q-and-A session with Bill Apter, wrestling’s most recognized journalist. Tickets are $25. Go to www.wrestlecuse.com for more information and wrestler appearance schedules.

Where: 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse

When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How much: $25

goodkids

Local band goodkids are holding an album release show on Saturday at the Westcott Theater. Doors open at 7 for the 8 p.m. performance. The band is the collaboration between vocalist and drummer Giovanni Giardina and lyricist and keyboardist Nick Mazzeo. “Their music is mostly conceived in bursts of spontaneity in late hours of a night.” At the heart of it can be heavy organ tones, and vocals from behind the drums, and sparse Wurlitzer, and bass grooves that drive each song forward as much as they set them in place. The band will be doing a presale of their album, “Who We Used to Be,” on vinyl before it is available on all services February 9. Purchase your tickets here.

Where: 524 Westcott Street, Syracuse

When: Saturday at 8 p.m.

How much: Tickets start at $10.

Things to Do

Support the CNY Diaper Bank at this Taylor Swift themed dance party on Saturday.Provided Photo

Taylor Swift themed Dance Party

The Central New York Diaper Bank is hosting a Taylor Swift-themed fundraiser to support local families facing diaper insecurity. The “Shake Off Diaper Need” is taking place at the auditorium of Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse from 2-4 p.m. There will be dancing, a photo station, bracelet making, and raffles and giveaways. Tickets are $20, which goes directly to the Diaper Bank. They can be purchased here or at the door.

Where: 101 Spartan Way, East Syracuse

When: Saturday from 2-4 p.m.

How much: $20

Calamari Sisters

For the first in “Calamari Sisters” history, their show will be recorded in front of a live audience at Auburn Public Theater on Feb. 3-4.Provided Photo

“Cooking with the Calamari Sisters”

The Auburn Public Theater is “ecstatic” to bring back The Calamari Sisters this weekend. “Hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights” will ensue during this live “broadcast” of a public access cable cooking show hosted by two larger-than-life Italian sisters, Delphine and Carmela Calamari. The sisters sing and dance to such beloved Italian favorites as “Volare,” “Come On A My House,” “Botcha Me,” “Que Sera Sera,” “That’s Amore,” and of course, “Mambo Italiano!” as they try to make it through their final broadcast together in one piece. Performances are scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2. The shows will be filmed for promotional purposes. By purchasing tickets, you give your consent to have your reactions recorded and filmed. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.

Where: 8 Exchange Street, Auburn

When: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2.

How much: $44.85

Things to Do

Sleigh rides at Highland Forest County Park continue through mid-March. Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.comMichael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syr

Horse drawn sleigh rides at Highland Forest

CNY Carriage Company is offering sleigh and wagon rides through Highland Forest in Fabius on Saturdays and Sundays through mid-March. Rides last 20 minutes and cost $10 per person. Private rides for $100 are also available. You can register here.

Where: 124 Highland Park Road, Fabius.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through mid-March.

How much: $10 per person

Symphoria at Redhouse

Symphoria has two performances on Saturday downtown Syracuse’s Red House Arts Center. At 10:30 a.m., Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” is performed and, at 7 p.m., they welcome in the Year of the Dragon and celebrate CNY’s Asian community with a Lunar New Year celebration, featuring some of the most unique, oldest, and complex music in the world. Tickets for each performance are available at experiencesymphoria.org/events/map/

Where: 400 South Salina Street, Syracuse

When: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

How much: The morning concert costs $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for college students, and free for anyone under 18. The evening’s cost $33 for adults, $28 for seniors, and the same for students and children.

Liverpool Public Library Winter Carnival

Enjoy family-friendly fun on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liverpool Public Library’s Winter Carnival. There will be games, face painting, an indoor adventure trail, giveaways, and more. Visit the hot cocoa station for popcorn and other treats. The event is free. Children can also get their own library card at the carnival. Children who do will receive a piggy bank.

Where: 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool

When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

How much: Free

Sunday

Things to Do

Expect a diverse selection of musical pieces of different genres and composers, including Mozart, Bach, and Holst at Sunday’s concert by the Silverwood Clarinet Choir concert.Courtesy of Silverwood Clarinet Choir

“Vibrant Virtuosos”

Syracuse’s St. Stephen Lutheran Church on DeWitt Street hosts the latest concert from the Silverwood Clarinet Choir during their 17th season. Expect a diverse selection of musical pieces of different genres and composers, including Mozart, Bach, and Holst. Each piece offers a unique experience, highlighting the beauty and diversity of musical expression. The concert is free; but donations are greatly appreciated. The concert starts at 2 p.m.

Where: 873 DeWitt Street, Syracuse

When: Sunday at 2 p.m.

How much: Free, donations welcome.

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