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.

Big Red Birthday Bash

Come one, come all and join us as we celebrate Cornell’s 150th birthday at this once-in-a-lifetime party. Be part of Cornell’s virtual time capsule, dance with community and student entertainers, and enjoy other surprise elements! Open to the public.
Date/time: April 24 at 7:00pm
Location: Barton Hall
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9839

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

 The Great Thaw

Fuel up on a pig roast dinner before joining in the growler toss, presented by the Ithaca Beard and Mustache Club. Space is limited for the competition so sign up in advanced!
Date/time: April 24 at 5:00pm
Location: Ithaca Beer Co.
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9993

Cinderella Ballet

We’ve all seen the Disney movie, but have you seen the ballet? In three acts, see the story of kind-hearted but downtrodden Cinderella, who is kept in servitude by her Wicked Stepmother and Ugly Stepsisters.
Date/time: April 25 from 6:00pm (Additional show times available)
Location: State Theater of Ithaca
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9998

4H Duck Race

For the 15th year, Ithaca’s 4-H Cascadilla Duck Race will send thousands of yellow rubber ducks bobbing over the falls at the Cascadilla Gorge Trail down the creek in a race to the 4-H Education Center. This year there’s a splash of color involved! Check out the details online and get ready for a good time.
Date/time: April 26 10:00am
Location: Cascadilla Gorge Trail
Site: http://duckrace.peaksmaker.com/?campaign=1707

Upcycle Craft Night

Do you have a bunch of old t-shirts that should be retired but you can’t bring yourself to throw them away? Join Katie Mangan for an evening of upcycling as she takes you through the process of turning those shirts into yarn.
Date/time: May 1 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Craftstitute
2027 Slaterville Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10009

East Shore Festival of the Arts – Opening Celebration

The 6th annual art, music and food festival held at The Lansing Town Hall Campus the first Friday in May. It is a non-profit event, paid for with grants, donations and alot of volunteer effort. It is free and open to all ages.
Date/time: May 1 6pm-9pm
Location: Lansing Town Hall Building Complex
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9771

Benefit My State

Not everyone is as cool as Ithaca, come out and help keep it that way! Local Favorites The Sim Redmond Band, The Blind Spots and The New York Rock. Huge silent auction, raffle prizes and a special VIP event all benefitting Ithaca’s State Theater.
Date/time: May 2 7:00pm
Location: The State Theater
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9932

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

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.