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.


Join the Tompkins Chamber for the opening night of Movies in the Park. This family friendly outdoor movie series gets bigger each year. Come celebrate the biggest movie night at Stewart Park!

Location: Stewart Park

Date: 7/29/2016

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Big Summer Sale

Come visit Downtown Ithaca for the Big Summer Sale. Shops all over downtown will have sidewalk sales and discount racks or tables inside their stores all weekend!

Location: Downtown Ithaca

Date: 7/28/2016-7/31/2016

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One woman’s life as a college professor, wife, mother and daughter is thrown into disarray when she accuses a student of plagiarism.

Location: Hangar Theatre

Date: 7/21/2016-7/30/2016

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The Velveteen Rabbit

This play is adapted by James Still from the story by Margery Williams. The Velveteen Rabbit is Steven’s best friend. Together, they face the most exciting and challenging parts of being a kid. While Steven learns what it takes to grow up, Velveteen Rabbit finds his role in the nursery.

Location: Hangar Theatre

Date: 7/28/2016-7/30/2016

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4-H Youth Fair

Come celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the 4-H Youth Fair and see what youth are doing in our community. Highlights include livestock shows, plant science projects, entomology displays, chili cook-off, dog obedience and agility demonstrations, public presentations, a chicken bar-b-que, and more!

Location: 4-H Acres

Date: 7/28/2016-7/30/2016

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Under Construction

Treleaven’s new outdoor pavilion and annual Garden Concert Series is in full swing. This week features Under Construction, an Ithaca-based dance band featuring exceptional male and female vocals and harmonies with a mix of rock, blues, country, originals, funk, 50s & 60s and much more!

Location: King Ferry Winery

Date: 7/29/2016

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Ithaca Artist Market

The Ithaca Artist Market is a once a year can’t-miss event where art takes over the beautiful Farmers Market. Over 70 artists, 12 arts organizations, lots of food vendors, craft beer and wine, and jazz by the East Hill Jazz Group throughout the event.

Location: Ithaca Farmers Market

Date: 7/29/2016

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Luke G.

Luke transports us to the fifties era of doo-wop, rock ‘n’ roll jump tunes and sock hop ballads with steely strumming & silvery vocals on original numbers as well as some not-oft heard singles from the day.

Location: Finger Lakes Cider House

Date: 7/29/2016

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Moths of the Night

As the sun sets you will have a brief introduction to moths and then fire up bright lights to attract them. You will learn how to identify the myriad forms of moths that arrive through the night and learn about their natural history.

Location: Cornell Plantations

Date: 7/30/2016-7/31/2016

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Best Coast

California Nights is a brighter, more sophisticated Best Coast album, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind. At sunset there is a large sense of calmness in the air, and everything that happened prior in the day, good or bad, it all goes away.

Location: The Haunt

Date: 8/3/2016

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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!

Cat’s Pajamas

For over 30 years, Cat’s Pajamas has been Ithaca’s general store for kids and kids at heart. Browse through a colorful collection of travel games and amusements, magnetic poetry, kids’ science kits, infant gifts and clothing, stickers and toy trains.

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Mike Blaney

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