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.


ithaKid Film Festival: Minions

Minions are small, yellow creatures who exist only to serve history’s most villainous masters. However they are currently without a master, and with their lack of serving have become depressed. Three Minions set out on a quest to find a new master and fight to save all the Minions.

Location: Cornell Cinema

Date: 11/19/2015-11/21/2015

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On the Corner

On the Corner follows Julian, an African-American teenager, and the white police officer who detains him, as they travel from the Wall Street slave market of 1690, to a Bronx high school in 1978. When they disagree about the meaning of this history, their journey leads them to the heart of our divided America, and the possibility of a new future.

Location: Beverly J. Martin Elementary School

Date: 11/19/2015-11/22/2015

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Celebrate Native American Culture

Local Native American artists and storytellers Crispin Delgado and Emillo “Paqcha” Benites will share stories, music and crafts in the tradition of the Mexican people and Quechua culture. Each participant will have the opportunity to make their own clay bird whistle.

Location: Southworth Library, Dryden

Date: 11/21/2015

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Winter Tales

The adventures of a 9-year old Rebecca and Muriel the cat, left alone one snowy day. A magical tale filled with music and dance!

Location: Kitchen Theatre Company

Date: 11/21/2015

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Spaceballs

Planet Spaceball, led by the incompetent President Skroob, has wasted all of its air. Skroob schemes to steal air from the planet Druidia by kidnapping Princess Vespa on the day of her pre-arranged wedding to the Prince Valium. Before they can arrive, Vespa herself abandons her marriage and flees the planet in her personal Mercedes spaceship along with her Droid of Honor, Dot Matrix.

Location: State Theatre

Date: 11/21/2015

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Black Friday with The Gunpoets

The Gunpoets seamlessly fuse hip hop with pop, rock, soul and funk to bring the world their own unique flavor. They have all the ingredients. Their recipe? Music with a message that inspires and uplifts the heart and soul.

Location: The Dock

Date: 11/27/2015

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Small Business Saturday

By shopping or dining locally for the holidays, consumers can show their support for local businesses and our community. Downtown Ithaca has over 100 independent, locally owned stores and businesses to choose from. So show your support and kick start the holiday season.

Location: Downtown Ithaca

Date: 11/28/2015

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An Evening to Remember

Triphammer Wines & Spirits will host the 9th annual “An Evening to Remember” gala to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York. The event will once again offer guests extensive food and wine tastings from local restaurants and wineries, as well as a beer garden with a variety of craft beers. There will also be both a silent auction and live music by local talent.

Location: The Statler Hotel

Date: 12/01/2015

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Ithaca Ice Festival

The festival includes ice sculptures and fire dancers (Thursday evening), the National Ice Carving Competition (Friday & Saturday), the 6th Annual Downtown Ithaca Chowder Cook-off (Saturday only), and wine, beer and hot cocoa served from the one and only Ice Bar (all three days).

Location: Downtown Ithaca

Date: 12/10/2015-12/12/2015

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21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

Experience the holidays with all the hustle and bustle at the 21st Annual Holiday Shopping Spree. You will receive a wine glass, a grapevine wreath, and an ornament from each winery. You will also take home a Shopper’s Discount Card and a recipe card from each winery as you enjoy holiday-inspired dishes while sipping fine wines.
Location: Cayuga Lake Wine Trail
Date: 11/20/2015-12/4/2015
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The Weekly Gem

The weekly gem will highlight a special Ithaca location that the Ithaca & Tompkins County Visitor’s Center thinks you really need to see!

Jillian’s Drawers

Jillian’s Drawers is a local natural parenting store dedicated to helping new Moms and Dads. Through various classes, parents are able to find help and support, as well as connect with other parents. In an effort to help the environment, Jillian’s Drawers is committed to teaching about the ease of using cloth diapers. You can find high quality, gently used toys, baby carriers, breastfeeding products, and more at their downtown location on the Commons.


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