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.

Opera Ithaca

An operatic fantasy of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A perfect show to catch for those coming out of Winter hibernation and ready to be social again!
Date/time: March 28 at 8:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Lehman Alternative Community School Theater
Site: http://www.operaithaca.org

 The Maple Festival on the Discovery Trail

All things that are wonderful can be found at the Maple Festival! A yearly gathering of pancake enthusiasts, gather to enjoy Purity ice cream, educational programs, crafts and vendors.
Date/time: March 28-29 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Cayuga Nature Center
Site: http://www.priweb.org/events.php?page=atthenaturecenter/maplefest

 Beer and Cheese Pairing

Lively Run Dairy and Hopshire Farm & Brewery are collaborating to bring to you a beer and cheese pairing event. This event will feature delicious beer & cheese fondue, and an opportunity to meet Hopshire’s Brewer, Randy Lacey, and Lively Run’s Cheese Maker, Pete Messmer, while they educate you about beer and cheese pairings.
Date/time: March 27 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Hopshire Brewery
Site: http://livelyrun.com/events/?mc_id=1531

Black Sheep featuring Darian Dauchan

Night time is play time! Venture out to the Kitchen Theater and witness playwright, poet, and actor Darian Dauchan perform Black Sheep, his brilliantly devised new work.
Date/time: April 1 7:30pm
Location: Kitchen Theater
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/8403-black-sheep-featuring-darian-dauchan.html

I-Town Jazz Jam

Ya dig? Ithaca’s jazz musicians on The Dock stage playing classics from the 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond.
Date/time: March 31 from 8:30pm-11:00pm
Location: The Dock
Site: http://thedockithaca.com/events

Doug’s Fish Fry Benefit for the Cancer Resource Center

Delicious seafood, side dishes & soft drinks from Doug’s Fish Fry.
Date/time: March 27 from 11:00am-6:00pm
Location: Tractor Supply, 378 Elmira Road
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/9731-doug-s-fish-fry-benefit-for-the-cancer-resource-center.html

Grammy Winning Folk Artists Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

The Grammy-winning folk duo return to Ithaca after much too long an absence. Tickets at Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Greenstar and at the door
Date/time: March 27 9:00pm-11:00pm
Location: EDT Community of Music & Arts
Site: http://www.ithaca.com/calendar/cornell-folk-song-society-jay-ungar-molly-mason/event_985f1aa6-baf6-11e4-8489-2f448b20d6ca.html

Open Turn Table Night

Are you any good at droppin’ beats? Check out Lot 10’s open turn table night and show your stuff to a live audience.
Date/time: April 1 at 10:00pm-1:00am
Location: Lot 10
Site: http://www.lot-10.com/

Spring Fling

Are you ready to put the long, cold winter behind you? Come and celebrate the arrival of spring with live music, delicious food and of course wine.
Date/time: March 28 at 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Treleaven Winery
Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1544507239143004/?ref=5

One Step from Falling

Experience a unique and energetic performance from One Step From Falling, a heady metal band performing this week at the Haunt
Date/time: March 28 at 8:00pm
Location: The Haunt
Site: http://thehaunt.com/index.php/event/one-step-from-falling/

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Mike Blaney

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