Thursday, September 03, 2009

This Week in Downtown - September 2nd - September 11th

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This week is the FINAL Summer Concert Featuring: Hubcap

Thursday, September 3rd - Hubcap (6-8pm) - Bernie Milton Pavilion

12 New Shows
First Friday Gallery Night of Ithaca September 2009
Friday, September 4 - 5-8pm

First Fridays Gallery Night of Ithaca would like to invite you to the September Gallery Night, 5-8pm, Friday, September 4, with new exhibits and receptions in twelve downtown galleries, all located within easy walking distance of each other. Come and enjoy fine original art by local, national, and international artists. Information is available at participating galleries and at

Participating Galleries in Downtown Ithaca

New Shows
Belle Melange "Take A Seat" (210 W. State)

State of the Art Gallery "Members' Show" (120 W. State)

The Upstairs Gallery his and hers, Jon Reis & Dede Hatch (Dewitt Mall, 2nd Floor)
Sola Gallery Ithaca Four Seasons: Ann Day Watercolors (Dewitt Mall, 1st Floor)
Petrune Gallery MOVEMENT (126 East State St. upstairs)
Shangri La Jewelry Artist Fredricka Kulicke (171 E. State St)
CAP ArtSpace Group Show: Ithaca City School District Art Teachers (171 E. State)
Titus Gallery Susan Booth Titus (222 East State St)
The Ink Shop Zevi Blum - A Retrospective (330 E. State St)
Community School of Music & Arts The Empty Chairs Project with Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service (330 E. State)
Lynda Myers Designs Furniture of Wolff & Nagel (320 E. State St.)
Collegetown Bagels Ellie Hall Minnis - Flowers Bold & Bright (203 N. Aurora St)

For full show descriptions visit

For More Information
phone: 607-277-8679, email or visit
Gallery Night is made possible with funds from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County/NYS Council of the Arts Decentralization Program and participating galleries. Gallery Night is coordinated by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. For more information call 607-277-8679 or visit or


Movie TitleRatingRuntimeEveningsMatinees
1007:00 & 9:00
Mon.-Fri. 4:00

R1307:05 & 9:35

ADAMPG-13997:15 & 9:15Mon.-Fri. 4:15



Movie Schedule September 4-10

Movie TitleRatingRuntimeEveningsMatinees
1007:00 & 9:00

Sat. Sun. Mats 2:00/4:00 + Fri. & Mon. 4:00



Sat. Sun. Mats. 4:10

ADAMPG-13997:15 & 9:15

Sat. Sun. Mats. 2:15/4:15 + Fri. & Mon. 4:15

unrated1067:20 & 9:30

Sat. Sun. Mats. 2:20/4:30 + Mon. 9/7 4:30


Sat. Sun. Mats. 2:10



Sat. Sun. Mats. 2:25/4:25


The 2009-10 main stage season kicks off this week
with SECRET ORDER by Bob Clyman

Directed by Rachel Lampert

Our 19th Season will open at the historic Clinton House with Bob Clyman's fast-paced medical research drama, SECRET ORDER.

In the high-stakes world of cancer research, Dr. William Shumway has just made a stunning breakthrough. But will it lead to a cure? Part medical drama, part suspense-filled thriller, SECRET ORDER turns its microscope on bioethics, money and power. For ages 16 & up.

JOIN US! There will be a pre-show reception before each performance of SECRET ORDER one half hour before show time. Please come early to share a glass of wine and toast the new season with us!Directed by Rachel Lampert With: Greg Bostwick, Roy Clary*, Kelly Galvin, Tony Roach*
For more information visit


Thursday Sept. 10- DJ Double A 10pm-1am

Friday Sept. 11 - Gary and Leanne Reynolds 6-9pm



The Ithaca SufferJets are sponsoring a juried art show to benefit roller derby in Ithaca and Ithaca Foodnet Meals on Wheels. The show, titled MOVEMENT, will open on September 4th 2009 from 5-8 pm, in conjunction with First Friday Gallery night.

The works in the show all embody the theme of movement and are of various media including digital video, photography, sculpture, and mixed.

Guests at the opening will enjoy libations generously donated by Damiani Winery and tasty nibbles provided by Simply Red Bistro. The evening will feature a reading by Ithaca poet Lyrae van Clief-Stefanon. In addition Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner will present "The Movement of Ideas: How Matilda Jocelyn Gage learned from the Haudenosaunee," followed by a book signing.

The show is located at Petrune Gallery, upstairs from Petrune at 126 East State Street. The show will run from September 4th until October 10th. Sales of the art will benefit the Ithaca SufferJets and Ithaca Foodnet Meals on Wheels.

A Free Concert and Celebration of Thai World Music at
Ithaca's State Theater

Taste of Thai Express, The Foreign Ministry of Thailand and Singha Beer present Himmapan: 2nd World, at the State Theater in Ithaca on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. It features a troupe of 12 to 16 Thai performers that dance, sing, and play music. The performance also uses original video and acoustic storytelling. Its message is that the peaceful co-existence found among the animals in the mythical forest of Himmapan is an example for our world's myriad of personalities and our need to find such harmony.


For more information visit


207 North Aurora St

Archie #600 features Archie marrying Veronica in a storyline that looks at the gang after they graduate college. It's written by Michael Uslan (producer of many superhero movies) and drawn by Stan Goldberg, who's been drawing Archie for almost 40 years.

Reportedly, this is only part 1 of a six-part storyline that will also show, in future issues, what would happen if Archie married Betty. Archie #600 is due out now.

This sounds like an imaginary, "what if", possible future story, not any kind of new direction, although I'm not sure that's been clear in the promotion. It may be to the publisher's advantage that it isn't, since the idea of Archie finally making a choice is getting the comic plenty of media attention. Plus, there's good room for argument among those who disagree with his choice of Veronica and would prefer Betty.

Only $2.50 an issue, the series will span six parts up to #606.

Come to CTB Downtown every Wednesday for live music by the Weeping Willards from 6-8 pm!

The second Tuesday of every month is Bagel Tuesday at Collegetown Bagels! $5 unlimited dozens. Tuesday, September 8th, all day long.


Benjamin Peters is offering 20% off all regular priced items throughout the store to all employees downtown in appreciation of our 15th year on the Commons. The promotion continues through 2009! Please show your employee discount card.

Our business hours are Monday through Saturday 10-6pm and Thursdays 10-8pmBenjamin Peters120 East State StreetIthaca, NY 14850Phone: (607) 273-1371Fax: (607) 273-1373
BENCHWARMERS Restaurant & sports Bar, Ithaca NYHappy Hour: $2 -Well Drinks, Domestic Bottles & wine by the Glass (Mon-Fri / 5pm-7pm)$4.95 Downtown Lunch Specials Daily (Tuesday-Friday / Open-4pm)WING NIGHT: 25-cent Wings & $2-Beers, Every Monday NightGreat Nightly Drink Specials!

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