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.


This band has evolved since their famous treadmill music video days. Be sure to catch them at the State Theatre this Friday. Start with drinks at the Ale House perhaps?
Date/time: April 10 at 8:00pm
Location: The State Theatre
Site: http://stateofithaca.com/ok-go

 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/


This rock n’ roll soulful folk band is a local favorite but is sure to impress out-of-towners and the like! Check them out at the newly renovated Haunt tomorrow night.
Date/time: April 10 from 8:00pm-1:00am
Location: The Haunt
Site: http://dansmallspresents.com/driftwood

Sciencenter Lightapalooza

Explore the incredible science of light while local high school students demonstrate mysterious optical illusions, miraculously bend light, and make sound waves visible.
Date/time: April 12 2:00pm
Location: Sciencenter, Ithaca
Site: http://www.sciencenter.org/calendar.html

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

The most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots, even geese and mice! Fun for all ages.
Date/time: April 12 6:00pm
Location: The State Theatre
Site: http://stateofithaca.com/popovich-comedy-pet-theater

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/

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Mike Blaney

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