This is your Ithaca NightLife Entertainment Blog. Moverover, this is also a part of an InterCultural Communications, Inter City Cultural Communications, and Inter - City Cultural Communications, website program, between selected global cities, and Ithaca, New York through a system of internet links. Included are tips and information about great global events.
An Urban Lichen Walk Sunday, January 24, 12:00 - 3:00 pm Starting from the BorgWarner Community Room at the Tompkins County Public Library
Led by David Werier, botanical consultant and steering committee member of the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, this walk will focus on developing the skills necessary to appreciate these often overlooked, but stunning creatures. There will be a short session indoors in the BorgWarner Community Room followed by a walk around the city.
Please enter through the BorgWarner door adjacent to the new Gimme Coffee on Green Street. Dress warmly and bring a 10x hand lens if you have one.
This walk is the first in a series of workshops being held by the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society in conjunction with the exhibit "Living Light" and co-sponsored by Tompkins County Public Library.
Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner at Simeon's Thursday, January 28th, 6 pm
Complimentary Svedka Martinis
Limited Availability! For reservations call 607-272-2212
Simeon's in located at 224 The Commons
Ithaca Farmers Winter Market Returns
The Ithaca Farmers Winter Market will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in January and February at the Women's Community Building, 100 W. Seneca St.
Shawn Colvin to play the State April 18 Tickets on sale Friday, December 11, 2009
DSP and the State Theatre is proud to present a "solo" appearance of the amazing Shawn Colvin in Ithaca on Sunday, April 18, 2010.
Sure she appeared as part of last year's incredible Three Girls and their Buddy show with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller, but since then Ithaca has constantly asked for each act to return on their own merits and this is our first opportunity to oblige - after all - on that show each act only got to pick a song every fourth time around the circle... We're excited for this opportunity to present Shawn showcasing her own songs in an intimate setting (only floor and loge seating - no third level balcony).
Shawn Colvin is one of the leading lights of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s. Although she grew out of the somewhat limited "woman with a guitar" school, she kept the form fresh with a diverse approach, avoiding the genre's clichéd sentiments and all-too-often formulaic arrangements in favor of a more personal, pop-influenced style. Colvin's debut record won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1991, but it was her 1997 single, "Sunny Came Home," that firmly catapulted her into the mainstream. Although she never revisited that commercial peak again, Colvin still commanded a broad, loyal following into the subsequent decades. Visit Shawn Colvin online at: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102954728552&s=918&e=001BJJW18buU4Zury44uCPFIDU8tcOn-dmp7tS_t1lYT6FIQAJKSKogN9weJADrT-EoGotiVwARo10IkQpwDGTkpNnUuGKF8S5YKpegVH8RRYNX-GKUOjCJ4g==.
Tickets are $29.50 and went on sale Dec. 11th. A limited amount of gold circle seating is available. Tickets are available without service charges at the State Theatre Box Office located at 105 West State Street in Ithaca. Tickets are also available online at stateofithaca.com or by calling 800.919.6272.
Precious Nonsense at Kitchen Theatre playing now through February 7th
PRECIOUS NONSENSE Book and new lyrics by RACHEL LAMPERT Lyrics by WILLIAM GILBERT Music by ARTHUR SULLIVAN Directed by MARGARETT PERRY
About the play:
About the play: It's 1938, in the dead of winter. A ramshackle Gilbert & Sullivan touring coming, the Carter Family Savoyards, are playing every possible theater to make ends meet. Only able to employ four singers, they do an evening of selections from the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan called PRECIOUS NONSENSE. When their truck pulls up to the Blue Barn Theatrical Palace they unload and expect to do their well-worn evening of songs. But the theater manager has been advertising a full production of the Pirates of Penzance and refuses to pay them if they do anything less. It's backstage mayhem, on-stage outrageousness and just plain fun--just what is needed on a cold Ithaca winter day or night.
The play offers a wonderful cast: local favorites Erica Steinhagen, Jesse Bush, Perri LoPinto, and Jessica Carr, NYC-based actors Joel Robertson and Jake Paque, and IC student Kurt Merrill, with music direction by Richard Montgomery.
Madeline's Restaurant is now offering a special dinner-and-a-Cinemapolis movie deal every night before 6pm. Please tell your server that you want to see the special 3-course menu options before you order, and you'll get a delicious meal plus a coupon entitling you to free admission to Cinemapolis that night. http://www.madalines-restaurant.com/
Dinner and a Movie at Blue Stone
Come to Blue Stone and let your server know that you would like to have the "Dinner and a Movie" package. After dinner, we'll give you a coupon good for ONE ADMISSION TICKET to Cinemapolis, on the Ithaca Commons. Dinner and a movie... FOR JUST $21.95
$21.95 SPECIAL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING MENU OPTIONS:
WASABI SALMON DRIZZLED WITH HOISIN-SRIRACHA CHILI SAUCE. SERVED WITH THAI PEANUT LO MEIN NOODLES AND GRILLED ASPARAGUS.
GARLIC CHICKEN ROASTED, SPLIT & BONED. TOPPED WITH A ROASTED GARLIC SHERRY WINE REDUCTION. SERVED WITH SCALLION SMASHED RED BLISS POTATOES & BABY GREEN BEANS.
GRECIAN EGGPLANT GRILLED EGGPLANT TOPPED WITH TOMATOES, FETA & MOZZARELLA CHEESE. SERVED WITH LENTIL COUSCOUS, ROASTED RED PEPPERS & BASIL-COATED PITA POINTS.
WASABI HOISIN WRAP YOUR CHOICE OF ONE: CHICKEN, TUNA, SALMON, STEAK, SHRIMP, OR VEGETABLE, WRAPPED IN AN HERB-GARLIC TORTILLA WITH SRIRACHA CHILI SAUCE, PICKLED GINGER, CUCUMBERS, SCALLIONS & GARDEN SPRING MIX. SERVED WITH CHILLED SESAME NOODLES IN A THAI PEANUT COCONUT SAUCE, NESTED IN CUCUMBERS.
CRAB CAKE SALAD OUR OWN CRAB CAKE RECIPE WITH CHIPOTLE TARTAR SAUCE ON THE SIDE, AND YOUR CHOICE OF DRESSING.
COCONUT SHRIMP SALAD CRISPY COCONUT SHRIMP OVER MIXED GREENS WITH ALMONDS AND MANDARIN ORANGES AND PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA.
* SPECIAL OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS through SATURDAY. TAX & GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED.
CINEMAPOLIS MOVIES SCORE AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES: Congratulations to Mo'Nique, whose amazing performance in PRECIOUS (now playing) was honored for Best Supporting Actress, and to Jeff Bridges who won Best Actor for CRAZY HEART (coming February 12). CRAZY HEART also won for Best Song, and THE WHITE RIBBON, Michael Haneke's latest film, coming in February, was chosen Best Foreign Film.
TWO-FOR-ONE PASSES: If you come to see THE MAID before it ends on Thursday, you'll receive a 2-for-1 pass to see BROKEN EMBRACES. Similarly, if you come to see BROKEN EMBRACES this week, you'll get a 2-for-1 pass to THE MAID--but be sure to use it before THE MAID leaves Thurs. Jan. 21).
Our Third Works-In-Progress Reading February 21, 2010, 4-5:30pm This is an invitation for writers who have a work-in-progress that is a thematic collection of poems or body of work of prose (a novel, memoir, collection of short stories or essays).
This is a non-juried reading. The first ten writers who sign up for the reading will be given eight minutes to share a portion from a manuscript not yet accepted for publication.
The reading will take place on Sunday, February, 21 from 4 to 5:30 PM. After the reading there will be a reception with light refreshments.
Light in Winter A Weekend Festival of Science and the Arts
Join us January 21st-24th for another incredible weekend. Featuring World-Class Juggling, the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics and much more! For detailed event information and calendar, visit lightinwinter.com
Friday, Jan. 22 LIW Museum Tour, Johnson Museum of Art Art/Reaction with Irene Zahava, State of the Art Gallery Art Gallery Shows, at Downtown galleries Body & Soul - Get Inside! Spherus, State Theatre, $20
Saturday, Jan. 23 Kinetics: the physics of juggling, Statler Auditorium The Sweet-voiced Bird has Flown, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hall of Wonders, Statler Auditorium Structural Intuitions in Art, Science and Technology, Statler Auditorium Dance of Scales, Statler Auditorium The Calculus of Friendship, Statler Lecture Hall The Klezmatics, State Theatre, $25 Of Sound Mind, Statler Auditorium, $10
Sunday, Jan. 24 Juggling Workshop with Greg Kennedy, CSMA Third Floor, $10 Flowers in Winter, Mann Library, Cornell Hall of Wonders, Statler Atrium For Love of Chocolate, Statler Lecture Hall, $15 One of a Kind: The Physics of Snowflakes, Statler Auditorium, $10 Living with Chance: Our Life with a Timber Wolf, Statler Auditorium, $10 Sexing the Demon, Statler Auditorium, $10 The Locavore's Guide to Beer, Statler Hotel Ballroom, $20
You may purchase tickets in the following ways: Online at lightinwinter.com By visiting the Ticket Center of Ithaca, Center Ithaca on the Commons Or by calling (607) 273-4497 or 1-800-284-8422
Academy of Muses Dance Grand Opening Celebration Sunday Jan. 31st 3-5 PM Studio 213, 213 North Aurora St.
3:00 - 3:15 - Introductions 3:15 - 4:30 - Sample class with the 5 Muses 4:30 - 5:00 - Meet & mingle & nibble munchies with the Muses Free and open to the public
Mark your calendar and join the "5 Muses" -- Pamela Moss, Neal Wecker, Kellie Ryan, Amy Thompson and Laura Beck -- for some soul-inspiring self-discovery in motion! Sample our 5 dance modalities, celebrate with fellow dancers, and learn about Academy of Muses and our themed classes.
What is Academy of Muses?
We're an inspired dance collective that focuses on deeply connecting to the present within our bodies. The five leaders all celebrate the body differently, but what we have in common is that we all lead classes that encourage the soul to be seen in our movement and for our hearts to be heard as we dance. With ritual, guided meditation, authentic movement, explorative dance, and GREAT MUSIC from all over the world, we invite you to move with intention and have fun!
For more information visit
Levon Helm Band to play at the State Theatre March 5, 2010, 8pm
He saw the birth of rock and roll and though he's too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy is more than just instrumental.
The drummer and vocalist for rock and roll hall of famers, THE BAND brings his band to the State. In the spirit of the Midnight Rambles in Bearsville, Levon brings his rollicking road show to our intimate venue!
Tickets on sale now! Ticket prices are $62.50 / $49.50 / $39.50.
Ecstatic Dance IthacaFriday, January 22, 7-9pm at CSMA, 3rd floor $5 suggested donation
Ecstatic Dance Ithaca creates a dance space for full self-expression and freedom. It takes place once a month at the Community School for Music and Art where Ithaca DJs, musicians and people ready to move get together for a time to let loose and set free.
After a hugely successful debut last month we cannot wait for the energy expected on Friday. Let's get this going!
Here's how it works: Live DJ or musician mixes it up. You come to play. Wear clothes you want to move in and come prepared for some amazing energy. If you prefer to move with a prop (hula hoop, scarf, etc) bring it. Drums are also welcome. This is a community jam for dance, movement and music.
Downtown Ithaca Light in Winter Gallery Night Friday, January 22, 5-8pm
A third installment of historic local paintings presented by the History Center, digital photography of the heavens and an artist's exhibit that begs the question "What makes a marriage?"; are a few of the exciting gallery night entrants scheduled for the Downtown Ithaca Light in Winter Gallery Night from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2010.
January 22nd will mark month three of Historic Paintings Unwrapped, at the History Center (401 E. State St.), featuring the watercolors of W. Glenn Norris, a native Ithacan who translated his love for local history into many well-known paintings. A more contemporary artistic view of the local landscape will be on display at the CAP Artspace (Center Ithaca, 171 E. State St.) where artist Dan McPheeters displays his newest exhibit; "Landscape / Skyscape / Dreamscape." Over the past year Dan has been working on a new series of pieces that represent his lifelong interest in science, nature, and art and how these interconnect.
Exploring the interconnection between art and social change, the State of the Art Gallery (120 W. State St.) will host artist Eva Capobianco and her exhibit; "What makes a marriage?" In this exhibit Ms. Capobianco uses her art to compare today's struggle for gay marriage equality with the fight for legal interracial marriage. Incorporating quotes and ideas from these parallel debates into her sculptures in ways that she hopes will foster a healthy discussion about them. In addition to these exhibits The Ink Shop (330 E. MLK/State St.) will host two exhibits; Natural History: Critical Condition and Results through Ink Shop Instruction. The Tompkins County Public Library (101 E. Green St.) will likewise feature dual exhibits; Living Light: A Celebration of the Finger Lakes Native Flora and The Art behind the Scientist featuring sculpture by Frank Moon. Other gallery night participants include the on-going Annual Open Show at the Community School of Music and Arts (330 E. State St.), a sculpture exhibit at Sola Gallery (215 N. Cayuga St.) photography at Shangri-La Gifts (171 E. State St.) and funky collages by Railey Jane Savage at Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.).
Gallery Night is free and open to the public. All of the participating galleries are within a short walking distance of one another, and maps with information about the exhibits taking place at each gallery will be available that evening along the Ithaca Commons. For more information, visit the Gallery Night website at .
Participating Galleries for January 22, 2010 - 5-8pm
CAP ArtSpace: Landscape/Skyscape/Dreamscape By Dan McPheeters Collegetown Bagels: Wild at Heart CSMA: 2009/10 Annual Open Show The History Center: Historic Paintings Unwrapped: Month Three The Ink Shop: Natural History: Critical Condition and Results through Ink Shop Instruction Shangri La: Photos by Glenn Santos: Trains, Apple Fest, Music, Nature, Falls Sola gallery: Sculpture State of the Art Gallery: What Makes a Marriage? Tompkins County Public Library: Living Light: A Celebration of the Finger Lakes Native Flora and The Art Behind the Scientist
Wellness Lecture Series at Finger Lakes Fitness Center Lectures are free and open to all! Schedule as follows:
Wednesday January 27, 5:45 pm: Michele Wilbur, RD, CDN Healthy Eating for Weight Loss
Please call or email to reserve a spot! 256-3532 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Paintings Unwrapped: Month Three On view Jan 22nd through March 2nd
Opening Reception: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 (Downtown Ithaca Gallery Night) 5-8pm At The History Center Refreshments Served!
Month three of Historic Paintings Unwrapped will feature the watercolors of W. Glenn Norris, a native Ithacan who translated his love for local history into many well-known paintings. Norris, a multi-talented man, was a decorated veteran of World War I, a member of Ithaca's Common Council, Tompkins County Clerk, as well as the County Historian, and an accomplished musician.
For more information, call 273.8284 or visit us at
Café Dewitt serving dinner during Light in Winter! January 22 and 23, 5-8pm
prix fixe menu 3 course: choose one appetizer, soup or salad; one entrée; one dessert $45 4 course: choose two appetizers, soup or salad; one entrée; one dessert $50
appetizer pork belly steam buns with hoisin sauce cured mahi mahi with fennel salad and blood orange vinaigrette duck and pork rillettes with rustic crostini chickpea cakes with red onion salad and yogurt mignonette rabbit pate with dijon mustard, baguette and cornichons
soup french onion soup gratinee walnut veloute with sherry and parsley
salad frisee, potato nest, shallot confit and a pancetta tuile with a creamy manchego dressing warm roasted beets, endive, arugula, walnuts and goat cheese mousse
entrée yuzu marinated sea bass with fig mirin glaze, wild rice and shiitake mushrooms duck breast, red cabbage apple sauerkraut, turnips and pomegranate cranberry demi glace cassoulet de toulouse: lamb, pork, duck confit, saucission a l'ail, white beans and tomatoes parchment baked wild salmon with baharat spices, red lentils, cashews and yogurt sauce chestnut risotto with celeriac, wild mushroom duxelles and thyme broth
dessert chocolate gateau with bourbon caramel and macerated cherries coconut crème brulee pavlova with lime curd, strawberry coulis and candied kumquats spiced red wine sorbet with honeyed oranges affogato al cafe swordfish ceviche amuse bouche +3 smoked paprika shrimp skewer +2
Reservations required. Phone: 607.273.3473 Address: 215 N Cayuga St (in the Dewitt Mall)
Ithaca Coffee Company Beer Tasting January 21st 4:00 - 6:00PM GREAT LAKES BREWING COMPANY
Ithaca Coffee Company carries over 100 specialty beers from around the world, including local beers. All beers are available cold in our walk-in cooler. Six beers at each location are always available on tap to fill your growler.
Art Exhibit at Moosewood Restaurant Art by Rebecca Godin and Carol Spence January 8 - February 28
Moosewood Restaurant 215 North Cayuga Street Ithaca, NY 14850
Community School of Music & Arts In the gallery: 2009 Annual Open Show through 1/29/2010
Legacy Foundation and Beverly Livesay Galleries. Curated by Jim Garmhausen
CSMA welcomes the holiday season with our festive Annual Open Show which opened December 4 in our galleries at CSMA, 330 E. Martin Luther King Jr./ State Street, just one block east of the Commons. A CSMA tradition, the exhibit includes eclectic, energetic work by over 30 established and emerging regional artists in a variety of media. The exhibit runs through January 29, 2009. Curator Jim Garmhausen remarks that "this year's submissions are marked by dark colors; a silent, introspective calmness; a self-examination; a finding of oneself in nature; and a playfulness masking deeper currents."