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.

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

Sciencenter Tidepool Touch Tank

Encounter live ocean animals at the Sciencenter’s new saltwater Tidepool Touch Tank. Meet some of the animals that call the ocean home – in a very hands-on way, pet some sting rays!
Date/time: 12-2pm, anyday!
Location: Sciencenter
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10688-sciencenter-tidepool-touch-tank.html

 The Flying Broadwell Brothers

Check out those hip shakin, bluegrass playing boys from Ithaca Guitar Works battle it out on stage!
Date/time: August 12 8:00pm
Location: Rulloff’s
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10620-the-flying-broadwell-brothers-live-rulloff-s.html

 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

 Movies in the Park

Join us for an old fashioned movie in the park on the big screen! Have Ithaca to Go cater right to your picnic blanket, check out the Facebook page for the movie line up.
Date/time: Every Friday, 8pm
Location: Stewart Park
Site: https://www.facebook.com/StewartParkMovies

Salsa Dancin’

Enjoy great dancing on Agava’s refurbished hardwood floor, and great margaritas and mojitos. ¡Hasta la Rumba!
Date/time: August 12, 10pm
Location: Agava
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/9499-salsa-night-at-agava.html

 Fossil Hunt

Get ready to explore the ancient seas of central New York! Search for trilobites, brachiopods, and a myraid of other creatures up to 400 million years old!
Date/time: August 15  11:00am
Location: Museum of the Earth
Site: http://ithacaevents.com/event/10356-fossil-collecting-field-trip-hamilton-ny.html

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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Mike Blaney

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