The very cool mini film festival known as the Syracuse One-Take Super 8 Event is coming up on Saturday, November 8th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Clare Theater (home of Salt City Dishes). Despite being in its eighth year, One Take Super 8 still remains a bit on the periphery–in a good way. It’s a very fun evening with a live screening of films shot in the “Super 8″
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A very festive weekend awaits Halloween lovers in Syracuse. Aside from a huge stack of stuff to do there are also a ton of Halloween parties around town, many of ‘em free. I included our normal, diverse collection of ideas plus several costume parties. The top picks include The Piano Lesson at Syracuse Stage, the Legends of Jazz Series, and Landmark’s Halloween Horror Film Series featuring The Lost Boys
Here’s something new for this year that will help you source local food this winter. Baltimore Woods and Farmshed CNY just announced a brand new Winter Farmers Market that begins in November and runs every second Saturday through April. The first market day is on Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Woods Nature Center in Marcellus. It’s the first of its kind for Central
Beer lovers, prepare yourselves! Syracuse Beer Festival hits the Oncenter on Friday, November 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a massive lineup of local, regional, and national breweries. I’m talking almost 80 brewers and over 150+ beers. That’s a pretty amazing number and makes this a must if double IPAs or various craft beers are something you enjoy. The event features live music as well as food
Starting on Thursday, November 6th Urban Video Project unveils the next projection in the 2014-15 season. Sticking to the Afrofuturism theme, UVP presents two works by renowned interdisciplinary artist Sanford Biggers. These include Shuffle (2009) and Shake (2011), which make up the first two-thirds of Biggers’ Odyssean trilogy. Both films present striking imagery, powerful narratives, and a curious Cheshire cat-like smile that reappears in much of Biggers’ work. I
Attention all Guru readers! Our friends at Urban Life Spin have offered a COMPLIMENTARY RIDE at their indoor cycling studio to all Syracuse Guru friends, followers, and fans as part of the grand opening. Check out Syracuse’s newest spin class destination conveniently located in Urban Life Crossfit’s space at 1003 W. Fayette Street (Directions). No commitment necessary, just follow the steps
Syracuse Stage’s 2014-2015 season is off and running. The area’s premier theatre organization presents the second offering of the season with August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. This iconic play is from Wilson’s The Pittsburgh Cycle (also known as Century Cycle) and undoubtedly one of the best of the playwright’s career. Performances run through Sunday, November 9th and I highly recommend getting in to see this one. As always, Syracuse
The awesome annual “buy local” event by SyracuseFirst known as the Buy Local Bash is coming up on Monday, November 24th. This year the combination social event/networking event/evening of local food tasting moves to the Landmark Theatre. The Buy Local Bash is a popular and always growing event that connects you directly with the folks producing great stuff right here in Syracuse. It’s not just some kind of trade
The iconic turntablist DJ Shadow teams up with fellow DJ and producer Cut Chemist as part of a very special tour utilizing Afrika Bambaataa’s 40,000-deep record collection. The Westcott Theater hosts Shadow and Cut Chemist’s Renegades of Rhythm tour on Monday, November 10th at 8:00 p.m. For those of you thinking, “Oh great, more EDM” you’d be wrong in this case. DJ Shadow is a real DJ and this
The Everson Museum is shaking things up this fall with an exhibit by New York artist Fernando Orellana called Shadows. This exhibit has been described as ‘art for ghosts’ and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The show features several interactive machines that are meant to allow the dead to access their past possessions. It’s a haunting, intriguing and very human exhibit that is much more contemporary and conceptual
2014 One-Take Super 8 Film Event Moves to St. Clare Theater
Halloween Weekend Guide: 17 Top Picks, Parties and More!
Winter Farmer’s Market at Baltimore Woods
Syracuse Beer Festival at the Oncenter
Urban Video Project Presents Sanford Biggers: Shuffle & Shake
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Syracuse Stage Presents August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson
Buy Local Bash Coming to Landmark Theatre in November
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist to Perform at the Westcott Theater!
Fernando Orellana’s Shadows at Everson Museum of Art
Here’s something exciting coming to the Landmark towards the end of October. The smash hit musical The Book of Mormon by the brilliant writers of South Park opens for eight performances starting on Tuesday,
The fantastic international food court event, My Lucky Tummy is coming up on Saturday, October 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. What started as a fairly simple undergroundish food court-style dinner series featuring
Fall’s officially here (this Tuesday) and that means that we’re coming up on some craft beer related events over the next several months. First up this year, the Turning Stone Resort & Casino is
Salt Market is on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the sixth annual pop-up market event but for 2014 it’s being hosted at Sky Armory, the new event space
Plenty to do this weekend. We’ve got 15 picks and this is one of the most diverse lists so far. I recommend the Legends of Jazz Series featuring Chick Corea & the Vigil, the
This Saturday, September 20th at 7:30 p.m. Symphoria’s 2014-15 season gets off to a big start with a special performance of The Wizard of Oz. This isn’t just a performance of the classic score
The second ever New York India Festival is on Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. in the Horticulture Building at the Fairgrounds. This is a daylong celebration of Indian culture and
Urban Video Project’s new season is underway and that means you’ll see some amazing artful projections at Everson Plaza over the next several months. Each season there are five works and a summer review.
The 23rd annual Westcott Street Cultural Fair is on Sunday, September 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Wescott Nation area closes down for one day and transforms into a cultural and community
Plenty going on around Syracuse this weekend! Don’t miss Festa Italiana, Bill Cosby performing at the Landmark, and a number of local apple festivals. There are a few art shows worth checking out up
Currently on exhibit at The Point of Contact Gallery is Dorene Quinn’s Last, a unique installation that presents a few selected works from the artist. The focus of this exhibit is a 2014 work