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.

Downtown Ithaca BINGO!

Pick up a card at any downtown retail location or business or print out the bingo card linked below. By picking up a card at a downtown location, you can instantly collect a FREE bumper sticker. Shop downtown to fill up your squares and check them off as you go. We’ll make it even easier to win by including a few social media squares on the bingo cards!
Date/time: Through June 2015
Location: Downtown Ithaca
Site: http://www.downtownithaca.com/dia/ithacabingo.html

Ithaca Festival of the Arts

The Ithaca Festival is a four day music and arts celebration, the premier event of its kind in Tompkins County. Over 1,000 talented local musicians, painters, dancers, clowns, community groups, and ensembles perform throughout the Ithaca Festival weekend.
Date/time: May 28-31
Location: Ithaca Commons, Ithaca NY
Site: http://ithacafestival.org/

Finger Lakes Cider House Asparaganza!

Celebrate the grand opening of the new Finger Lakes Cider House as well as all things apspragus! Free event and everyone’s invited!
Date/time: May 23, 3:00pm
Location: Finger Lakes Cider House
Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/963231463736578/

Bike Night Kickoff & Benefit

All riders are invited to an afternoon of social gathering with fellow bikers. Music, food, family and fun! Contests for best looking bike, loudest exhaust & most powerful bike.
Date/time: May 23, 5:30pm-10:00pm
Location: Crossroads Bar & Grill
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/10201-bike-night-kickoff-benefit.html

Lamb to Loom

Pet some lambs! Try your hand at spinning fleece, weaving with wool and creating lamb crafts! Stories and more with our furry friends–great event for all ages.
Date/time: May 23, 1:00pm
Location: 24 West Main Street, Dryden, NY
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/10118-lamb-to-loom.html

Paint Nite Ithaca

Drink Creatively with Paint Nite Ithaca! A master artist will guide you through the steps to create a 16×20 acrylic masterpiece in about two hours, while you enjoy delicious food and drink at Joe’s Restaurant.
Date/time: May 25-Many summer dates available 7:00pm 9:00pm
Location: 602 West Buffalo Street
Site: https://www.ithacaevents.com/event/10027-drink-creatively-w-paint-nite-ithaca.html

Grassroots Big Splash Sustainability Weekend

The Big Splash Program is a weekend long celebration of how we can help enrich the world we live in! Enjoy vendors and musical performances from your favorite local bands, it’s a great pre-game for the big Grass Roots Festival in July!
Date/time: May 23-24
Location: Tioga County Fair Grounds
Site: http://www.grassrootsbigsplash.com/

Birds in Blossom Bird Walk

A morning stroll full of feathery friends. Walks will be held rain or shine. Pre-registration is not required.
Date/time: Fridays at 8:00am, Through May 31
Location: F.R. Newman Arboretum off Caldwell Road
Site: http://www.ssreg.com/cornellplantations/classes/description.asp?id=83563


Jaws was released almost 40 years ago to the day. Feel old yet? Come see it how it was meant to be seen at the State Theater of Ithaca!
Date/time: May 30, 7:30pm
Location: State Theater of Ithaca
Site: http://www.stateofithaca.com/events

BYOV-Bring Your Own Vinyl

Bring your own vinyl to Lot 10 and show the people what they’re missing!
Date/time: May 27, 7:00pm-12:00am
Location: Lot 10 on the Commons
Site: http://www.lot-10.com/

Welcome to Me- Cinemapolis

See your Saturday Night Live favorite Kristin Wiig as Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.
Date/time: Many show times available
Location: Cinemapolis
Site: http://www.cinemapolis.org/?page=movie&id=1453

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.