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.

Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival

The first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival is a project driven by students, faculty, and Ithaca community members.
Date/time: April 20-24 Various show times
Location: Cinemapolis
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/9986-ithaca-pan-asian-american-film-festival.html

 Cayuga Wine Trail Herb & Wine Trail

Whether you have a green thumb or are just into the drinking benefits of this event it is sure to be a great time for all. Designated driver tickets available.
Date/time: April 24-26 10:00am- 6:00pm
Location: 17 Wineries on the Cayuga Wine Trail
Site: http://cayugawinetrail.com/events/130/23rd-annual-wine-herb-festival-april-24-26

 Hangar Theatre Red Event

The Hangar is putting on the hottest party of the year! There will be food, drinks, dancing and live music at the 2nd annual Red Event at the Hangar Theatre. Bring your friends and your dancing shoes!
Date/time: April 17 at 8:00pm-12:00am
Location: The Hangar Theatre
Site: http://www.hangartheatre.org/events/RedEvent_ACES.html

Tough Turtle

Tough mudder? Psh, how about a Tough Turtle! This 5K obstacle course is bound to push you and your team to the limit! Register online and help raise money for the Ithaca Children’s Garden.
Date/time: April 18 at 9:00am
Location: Ithaca Children’s Garden (Cass Park)
Site: http://www.toughturtleithaca.com/

Night at the Museum

Get your pajamas and sleeping bags ready, because it’s sleepover time at the Museum of the Earth! Enjoy a real-life “Night at the Museum” filled with games, snacks, and Ice Age animal facts as we go on an arctic blast to the past- plus watch the Ice Age movie
Date/time: April 17-18 from 6:00pm
Location: The Museum of the Earth
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/9964-night-at-the-museum.html

Quick and Dirty Fundraiser for Chapter House Staff

Tragedy strikes and Ithaca unites, all sales of donated kegs from Bacchus Brewing Company and Bandwagon Brew Pub will go towards helping out the Chapter House Staff workers affected by the recent fire on Stewart Avenue.
Date/time: April 17 5:00pm
Location: Lot 10
Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/916709895038213/

You Can’t Take it With You

One family’s idea of the American dream is to win money and maintain social status; another’s is to follow your bliss, however unconventional. What happens to the families when the son of Dream one falls in love with the daughter of Dream two? Come find out!
Date/time: April 16-25 Various show times
Location: Dillingham Center
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/8781-you-can-t-take-it-with-you.html

Fringe Festival

A performance you may not see anywhere else! Try something new and check out any of the 8 acts over 4 days by the Ithaca Fringe.
Date/time: April 16-19 Many start times
Location: Many Locations
Site: http://ithacafringe.com/Ithaca_Fringe_Festival/HOME.html

Cocktail Carnevale

Head over to the Carriage house for a 1920s circus inspired evening of drinks, gourmet popcorn and photo booth fun.
Date/time: April 17 8:00pm-12:30am
Location: The Carriage House 305 Stewart Avenue
Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/351311455061804/

Ithaca Gorges Half Marathon

Now is the time to register and start training! The Inaugural Ithaca Half Marathon is a whole new way to see the sheer beauty that is Ithaca, NY. Challenge yourself while rewarding your senses with the fresh smell of nature trails and the cool mist of the waterfalls.
Date/time: June 14 at 8:00am
Location: The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce 904 East Shore Drive
Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517174715211571/

80’s Dance Party

Dance all night to your favorite 80s music on the ORIGINAL North Forty lighted dance floor & featuring the talents of DJ Elephant Sound. Come to the CDC facebook page for updates on event details. Join us for a good time for a great cause!
Date/Time: April 25 7:00-11:00pm
Location: The North Forty

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Mike Blaney

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