Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events.

This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Bacon on the Lakein

Bacon, bacon, bacon everybody loves bacon! And of course wine.  It’s all about the Bacon and you’ll find that’s the main ingredient in this bacon lover’s event.
Date/time: March 21-22 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/9353-bacon-on-the-lakein.html

Mac & Cheese Bowl

Ticket holders can sample macaroni and cheese from 20 participants and vote to name the best mac ‘n cheese in Tompkins County.
Date/time: March 21 11:30am-2:30pm
Location: Ithaca High School Cafeteria
Site: http://www. facebook/foodnet

 Soapmaking Course

Make works of art in the form of soap! this is an intermediate course for those with some soapmaking experience.
Date/time: March 21 1:00pm-6:00pm
Location: 612 W. State Street
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/9777-intermediate-soapmaking-beyond-a-trace.html

Improv Comedy Happy Hour

ComedyFLOPs, Finger Lakes Original Pranksters hosts this FREE and fun weekly event featuring improv comedy (think Who’s Line is it, Anyway?) performed by a gang of local performers.
Date/time: March 20 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Lot 10
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/4673-improv-comedy-happy-hour-with-comedyflops.html

One Funny Ithaca Story

As they celebrate 20 years of community service, the Cancer Resource Center is staging: One Funny Ithaca Story A comedic tribute to everything Ithaca stands (and sits) for!
Date/time: March 22 from 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: GreenStar
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/9669-one-funny-ithaca-story.html

Flight of the Heart

Three Ithaca College choreographers with distinct styles delve into the light and darkness of the heart and explore where emotion lives in the body.
Date/time: March 24 from 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Dillingham Center
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/8780-flight-of-the-heart.html

Polar Plunge

Get silly! Get chilly! Costumes, crazy hats, formal wear and tutus are all encouraged! Footwear is required (water shoes, crocs, sneakers). We’re freezin’ for a reason, Polar Plunge benefits the Special Olympics.
Date/time: March 21 at 1:00pm
Location: Taughannock Falls State Park
Site: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1131376#sthash.cgFLceHp.dpuf

Nano Day

The Sciencenter is making a big deal about the smallest science at NanoDays! An annual science festival held in conjunction with over 300 science museums in the U.S., NanoDays demonstrates the special and unexpected properties found at the super tiny nanoscale.
Date/time: March 21 at 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: The Science Center
Site: http://www.sciencenter.org/calendar.html

Chicken Fried Fundraiser

Lil’ bit of chicken fried. For every fried chicken dinner sold, a $5 donation will go towards the Museum of the Earth’s Rock the Future II campaign.
Date/time: March 24 at 5:00pm-11:00pm
Location: Maxie’s Supper Club
Site: http://www.priweb.org/events.php?page=atthemuseum/maxies_chicken

Mami Confessions

In Mami Confessions, writer, actress, and producer Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes tells true stories of Mamihood from the Dolor-itos to the Faja-bulous, collected after the birth of her first child.
Date/time: March 25 at 7:30pm
Location: Kitchen Theater
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/8402-mami-confessions-featuring-lorraine-rodriguez-reyes.html

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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.