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.

Cayuga Lake SUP Cup

A 3-day standup paddleboard (SUP) expo celebrating SUP racing, the interconnectedness of lake, land, and human wellness, and the beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes region!
Date/time: July 31
Location: Myers Park, Lansing
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9706

Finger Lakes Rosé Tasting

Explore and celebrate FLX wines with Atwater Vineyards and Kelby James Russell Wines. This tasting will highlight Rosé flavors, sounds like the perfect ladies night!
Date/time: August 3, 5:30-7:30
Location: ATLAS, Trumansburg
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10604-flx-ros-tasting-at-atlas.html

Commons Celebration!

You’ve waited patiently as the Commons was being renovated, now it’s Ithaca’s chance to re-claim our space and celebrate local businesses that make Ithaca one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Date/time: Aug 28-29
Location: Ithaca Commons
Site: http://www.downtownithaca.com/ithaca-events/Commons%20Celebration%20Weekend

 Cayuga Waterfront Trail

The third leg is complete! Bring your camera for the spectacular views of the Cayuga Waterfront Trail.
Date/time: Anytime!
Location: Cass Park, Farmers Market
Site: http://cayugawaterfronttrail.com/Visit-Now/Overview

 The Music Man

Encore Players Community Theatre presents “The Music Man,” a six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy which has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.
Date/time: July 30-Aug 2 7pm
Location: Charles O. Dickerson High School Auditorium, Trumansburg, NY
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10502-the-music-man.html

UNSPECIFIED – JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of FILM POSTERS; Film poster for The Music Man (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

Dan the Snake Man

Dan the Snake Man wows the crowd with an up close and personal visits with a wide variety of species of snakes, alligators, tortises, tarantulas, lizards, and giant frogs.
Date/time: August 4, 7pm
Location: Southworth Library
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10385

 A Novel Idea: A Book CL

Hosted by Buffalo Street Books, a local  this is an up tempo book club guaranteed to be filled with fun and laughter!
Date/time: Aug 5, 7-9pm
Location: Argos Inn
Site:  http://ithacaevents.com/event/9808-a-novel-idea-book-club-argos.html

Zombie Movie Night

Screenings of “ParaNorman” (2012; rated PG) followed by “Night of the Living Dead” (1968; unrated) Free and open to all, alive or undead!
Date/time: August 8, 7om
Location: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10565-zombie-movie-night-at-the-museum.html

Gorge Walk

These annual walks are dedicated in memory to James Potorti, an Ithaca native and a previous geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Date/time: August 7 10:00am
Location: Museum of the Earth
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10352

Wine Vs. Beer Dinner

In one corner, Treleaven by King Ferry Winery. In the other: Cortland Beer Company. And you get to reap the benefits of their battle over a delicious five-course meal put together by the Coltivare chefs.
Date/time: August 12 6:30-9:00
Location: Coltivare
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10562

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.