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.

CFCU Summer Concert Series

If you haven’t checked out the 2016 Downtown Summer Concert Series, now it is the time to do it! Each Thursday night at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons will feature local and national arts performing music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, rock and more! There are only a few weeks left in this amazing series, so head down to the Commons, grab a drink and enjoy some wonderful music!

Location: Downtown Commons

Date: Thursdays

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Walking Tours of Cornell’s Gorges

Geology, glaciology, history and ecology are just some of the topics Cornell’s Stewards are well versed in, and are waiting to share with you. As you learn about Cambrian rock formations you could be gazing at tens of millions of years of geologic history. Explore the tremendous forces that shaped this exquisitely scenic region.

Location: Cascadilla and Fall Creek Gorges

Date: Saturday/Sunday Through the End of September

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Hundreds of pieces of donated art will be displayed in the CAP ArtSpace Gallery, all available for purchase right off the walls! Work on display will continue to be replenished as sales are made throughout the month of September. There will be vintage items, as well as art made by local artists.

Location: CAP ArtSpace, Center Ithaca

Date: 9/2/2016-9/30/2016

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Treleaven’s Field Day

What a better way to celebrate the final days of summer than with the best end-of-summer party on the east side of Cayuga Lake! Round up all your family and friends and join Treleaven for their second annual Field Day. Featuring local music, food and games, this event is sure to be a hit with the whole family!

Location: King Ferry Winery

Date: 9/3/2016

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The Jungle Book

Inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new-live-action epic adventure. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery with the help of a panther, Bagheera, and a free-spirited bear, Baloo.

Location: Cornell Cinema

Date: 9/3/2016-9/4/2016

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Wrestling Jerusalem

Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man’s journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Giving voice to over a dozen different characters, the play sheds light on one of the most entrenched conflicts of our time.

Location: Hangar Theatre

Date: 9/3/2016-9/10/2016

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Hand to God

In the quiet and conservative town of Cypress, Texas, Pastor Greg asks recently widowed Margery to take over the church puppet club and prepare a Bible lesson for the following Sunday. But then one puppet is possessed by the devil, and everything is thrown into chaos, with wildly funny and deliciously devastating consequences.

Location: Kitchen Theatre

Date: 9/4/2016-9/25/2016

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G-Nome Project

G-Nome Project is Israel’s premier Livetronica band, comprised from a super group of four nationally renowned musicians who each bring a distinctive flavor to the dynamic electro-funk palate of this Jerusalem-based quartet. G-Nome Project is the product of their longstanding musical vision to form an ensemble focused heavily on improvisation while blending elements of electronica, dance, and funk into progressive original compositions.

Location: The Haunt

Date: 9/7/2016

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Pig-N-Pints is a fundraiser to benefit Groundswell’s “Beginning Farmer Programs,” featuring live music, beer tastings, silent auction and more. Come support your local farmers and businesses.

Location: Hopshire Farm & Brewery

Date: 9/10/2016

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Judy’s Day Family Learning Festival

Enjoy hands-on activities, music, storytelling and food at this fun and educational festival for all ages! Learn about food plants that are native to North, South and Central America, some of which are now grown around the world as important crops.

Location: Cornell Plantations

Date: 9/25/2016

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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!


Coltivare’s seasonal restaurant menu features fresh ingredients from the TC3 Farm and other local sources combined with global flavors for a true “Farm to Bistro” experience.

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Mike Blaney

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