|Immerse Yourself in Local Culture at Downtown Ithaca's First Friday Gallery Night
Friday, October 4th from 5 to 8pm and later On Friday, October 4th from 5 to 8pm and later, Ithaca's First Friday Gallery Night offers an exciting lineup of shows and events. Taking place in and around downtown, Gallery Night is a haven for art lovers and culture seekers, with an eclectic mix of artwork, such as Collegetown Bagels (203 N. Aurora St.) who will host an exhibition of works by Jeff McCall. McCall's painting is about the love of painting and painting paintings that love to paint themselves. Using watercolors, oils, spray paint, pastels, wine, coffee, glitter, sand and whatever materials are at hand, the artist creates images that are inherently musical and mystical. Repetition creates rhythm, rhythm creates form and form creates an architecture for color tones to harmonize. Meanwhile, newcomer Lot 10 (106 S. Cayuga St.) joins Gallery Night with a collection of Works by Eder Muniz. Titled 'The Alma of Nature: A rare showing of new works by one of Brazil's most prolific street artists,' the artist will be on hand to discuss his work and a specialty Brazilian inspired cocktail will be served during the reception. Sarah's Patisserie also joins the lineup with 'It's A Wonderful World ~ photographs by Sheryl Sinkow.' On display at Sarah's Patisserie in the Hilton Hotel on Seneca Street will be a sample of photographs taken over the past decade from Sheryl's travels. Her challenge is to make photographs that convey a sense of movement within the stillness of the medium and to express and share a sense of awe by the world around us. The Ink Shop (330 E. State/MLK St.) will host 'The Waning October Moon: Installation by Debra Fisher.' The show is an installation composed of intaglio prints mounted on wood, drawings, found objects, etched copper plates, and fabric, creating an environmental experience for the audience. In October of 2006, Fisher spent four months in the hospital. This installation of books and prints resulted from the life changing events she experienced during that time. Each piece represents a memory, person, place or event, which are interrelated, made precious through its execution. Fisher considers this series a work in progress, changing and evolving with each installation. She aims to convey a history of events, along with a universal timelessness that is presented with an element of familiarity. September First Friday Participating Venues: State of the Art Gallery Collegetown Bagels CAP Artspace The History Center in Tompkins County Community School of Music and Arts Ink Shop Printmaking Center Jari Poulin Photography (Gallery 108) Sarah's Patisserie Lot 10 Cornell Cinema Benjamin Peters Art in the Alley Kitchen Theatre The Cellar d'Or Home Green Home New Roots Charter School Handwork Studio West Fibers Ithaca Generator Oasis Greenstar Mystic Water Kava Bar Decorum - Too Ithacamade Bloom in Ithaca For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallerynightithaca.wordpress.com
|Science Cabaret Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm at Lot 10 In Celebration of Finger Lakes Cider Week, Science Cabaret presents: From Central Asia to Central New York: the roots and branches of apple diversity When: 7 PM, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Where: Lot 10 Lounge, 112 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca FREE!! Across continents, from their genetic birthplace in the wilds of Kazakhstan, apples have undergone huge transformations--both through human intervention, and through the forces of nature. Learn about the origins of apples, and the ways in which scientists and growers have worked to both preserve genetic diversity and create new apple varieties for cider making and table use. Thomas Chao is a horticulturalist and the curator of the national clonal germplasm collection of apples, grapes, cherries at the USDA Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, NY. Autumn Stoscheck is the owner of Eve's Cidery, Van Etten, NY. For more information, visit http://www.sciencecabaret.org/. Join the conversation on facebook: http://facebook.com/sciencecabaret Science Cabaret is presented with support from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. ******** Lot 10 features awesome cocktails, beer, and wine.|
Cellar d'Or136 The Commons, 319-0500 Mark your calendars! We are a "hub" for Cider Week and Applefest! Friday 10/4 from 4-8pm: Meet the Cidermakers! A Cider Week kickoff party with the cidermakers of Eve's Cidery, Redbyrd Orchards and Bellwether Hard Cider . Join us to chat and taste with the cidermakers from 4-6pm If you can't make it by early we will be pouring until 8pm. Saturday 10/5 all day: We've been wanting to do this for a while...join us as we tap into one of our very cool 5 liter mini-kegs of French sparkling cider from one of the best cider producers in the world.! Tastings from the tap will go on all day during applefest! Wednesday 10/9 from 5-8pm: A cider & food pairing event with the great Pumpkin Hill Bistro and Vineyard of Aurora here at the shop from 5 to 8pm. Join us as chef Cookie prepares salty, spicy and sweet dishes that we will pair with different styles of cider. If you remember our event with AGAVA you won't want to miss this one! Reservations not needed and as always, our events are free. Friday 10/11 from 5-8pm: Cheese and cider pairing event! We'll be opening up ciders from around the world and pairing them with their regions cheeses. From New Hampshire, Basque Country, Spain and France we will go. This will be one of our friday tastings that you should not miss! We may even tap into a library vintage of something special we have in MAGNUM.
|Greater Ithaca Art Trail OPEN STUDIO WEEKENDS! October 5, 6 and 12, 13, 11 to 5 each day 47 artist studios throughout Tompkins County will open to the public on two fall weekends: October 5, 6 and October 12, 13, from 11 to 5 each of the four days. Painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramists, fiber and glass artists and a blacksmith all invite you to come over! No fee - just get on the road and travel to the city of Ithaca to the rural outskirts of the county. To download the map and learn about each artist, visit www.ArtTrail.com. If you can't download, you can pick a studio to start with - they'll have maps. Or call Robin Schwartz, Program Director at the Community Arts Partnership at 607-273-5072, ext. 20 or e-mail email@example.com with your address or advice of where to pick up a map.|
|It's a jungle in there! New plants at Jenn & Andy's! We're super excited about our latest shipment of houseplants! We brought in a wide range of succulents, different types, different sizes - some as low as $4 per plant. If you'd love to have plants but are worried about your pets eating them, try a pet friendly Ponytail Palm! Got fruit flies in your house? Try the very cool looking insectivorous Pitcher Plant! A variety of Bonsai, Bougainvillea, Bat Plants(!), Black Gold Snake Plants and more are waiting for you! We'll be running deals to celebrate Apple Fest and our resident plant guy, Wesley Tice will be here both Saturday and Sunday to answer questions and talk plants! Familiar with Alex Grey's visionary art? If you are, you'll want to check out the new selection of his posters we just received. We'll be running an incredible deal on "One" of his posters this weekend. If you don't know Alex Grey yet, well, that's just another reason to stop in now isn't it? See more photos and get to know us on Facebook!|
|Digging Downtown: 50 Years of Renewal & Reinvention Featuring selected work by the firm of V. Romanoff & Associates Tickets are on sale now! Buy tickets online! Historic Ithaca's 4th Annual Fall Fundraiser Tour & Gala Saturday, October 12 Tour 1:00pm-4:30pm Gala Reception 5:00pm-7:00pm Join us for an exclusive walking tour of six historic downtown interiors, including the DeWitt Mall penthouse apartment and the former office of William H. Miller! The tour takes place from 1pm until 4:30pm. Guests will receive a tour brochure featuring the history of each site and describing the work of V. Romanoff & Associates, first recipients of Historic Ithaca's Joseph O. Ciaschi Preservation Excellence Award. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for Friends of Historic Ithaca. Children under 12 free accompanied by an adult. The gala reception will take place from 5pm to 7pm at the historic Ithaca Gas & Electric Corporation Building, 123 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca NY. Featuring live music, Sheldrake Point wines, Bandwagon craft beer, and tapas by Just A Taste. Showcasing the work of V. Romanoff & Associates and the past, present, and future of downtown Ithaca. Tickets are $75, or purchase a combination tour & gala ticket for $85. Purchase tour and gala tickets online or by calling (607) 273-6633. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (607) 273-6633. All proceeds benefit the work of Historic Ithaca to protect Tompkins County's architectural heritage.|
Tompkins County Comprehensive Plan Kickoff SurveyTompkins County will be updating its 2004 Comprehensive Plan by 2014, and needs your input to help develop the scope of the Plan. Please share your ideas through a brief online survey (http://tompkinscountyny.gov/compplan/kickoffsurvey), or contact the Tompkins County Planning Department at 607-274-5560 if you would like a paper copy. Online Kickoff Survey: http://tompkinscountyny.gov/compplan/kickoffsurvey Comprehensive Plan Update Website: http://tompkinscountyny.gov/compplan Questions/hard copies: please call 607-274-5560 or email email@example.com
Throat Singers from TuvaReturn to Ithaca for fundraising concert at CSMA October 5th at 8:00 pm at the Community School of Music and Arts Alash Ensemble will perform a concert as part of Arts for All Marathon on Saturday, October 5th at 8:00 pm at Community School of Music and Art at 330 Martin Luther King Jr./ State Street, Ithaca, NY. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit CSMA. From ALASHENSEMBLE.COM: Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. What does throat singing sound like? "Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time." -Newsweek (March 17, 2006) Where is Tuva? Tuva (sometimes spelled Tyva) sits at the southern edge of Siberia, with Mongolia to its south. Over the centuries, Tuva has been part of Chinese and Mongolian empires, and shares many cultural ties with Mongolia. In 1944 it became part of the USSR, and until the late physicist Richard Feynman drew attention to it, was largely unknown to westerners. Tuva is now a member of the Russian Federation. Tickets for the concert will be available for sale at the Community School of Music and Arts at 330 E. Martin Luther King Jr./State St. and Angry Mom Records at 115 The Commons for $18.00 Children 12 and under are free. The concert will take place in CSMA's third floor performance space. Doors open at 7:30 pm. A presentation of fellow travelers
|Ithaca Downtown Business Women The October luncheon of the Ithaca Downtown Business Women group will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, downtown Ithaca. Guest speaker will be Jean McPheeters, the Executive Director of the Tompkins Chamber of Commerce, who will speak about the upcoming changes in health care legislation. Buffet style lunch is $14 to members, with an annual membership of $20. New members are always welcome. Monthly luncheons and membership to IDBW is open to any women living in New York State who are interested in developing and maintaining the historic central core of downtown Ithaca as an attractive and vital business center and to support projects that support this purpose; promoting the adoption and application of higher social, business, and professional standards for women in the Ithaca area; and to support women in business. For more information about IDBW or our October meeting, please contact Ithaca Downtown Business Women President, Sarah Glogowski at (607) 272-4557 extension 255 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Moosewood Cookbook Signing October 5th, Noon-3pm During Apple Harvest weekend, come join us on October 5th for a special author signing of our newest cookbook, Moosewood Restaurant Favorites. Enjoy some sample recipes from our latest cookbook at Moosewood Restaurant Noon-3pm at Dewitt Mall, on the corner of Seneca and Cayuga Streets. www.facebook/moosewoodcooks.com|
|Library to Host Lego Program Elementary-aged children can build more than a lifelong love of reading at Tompkins County Public Library this fall! Children in grades kindergarten through five are invited to attend "Legos in the Library," a weekly, free-build program, Saturdays, October 5 through December 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Thaler/Howell Programming Room. "Legos in the Library" encourages children to use their imaginations or Lego books from the TCPL collection to create their own Lego art! The Library will provide the Legos, and pieces created will be displayed at the Library for one week. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at (607) 272-4557 extension 275.|
|This Week at Cinemapolis October 4 - 10 Three new films arrive at Cinemapolis this Friday, but two are for ONE WEEK ONLY, so catch them while you can. Our French-language twofer of Haute Cuisine and Populaire are limited engagements, but well worth the rush. Also beginning Friday, Brie Larson's star-making turn in Short Term 12, a hit at this year's South by Southwest festival. And we'll once again be hosting our friends from Cornell Cinema for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY screening as part of their First Friday Art Docs Downtown series. Don't miss Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50 the follow up to the compelling story of a couple of middle-class New Yorkers who quietly amassed one of the world's largest collections of contemporary art. Two documentaries will be leaving on Thursday, so if you haven't seen Salinger or Cutie and the Boxer, your time is running out... www.cinemapolis.org|
Live Performances at the State TheatrePaula Poundstone October 4 Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales October 6 Laurie Berkner October 12 Aimee Mann October 13 Garrison Keillor October 14 Doc Severinsen And His Big Band October 20 Brian Regan October 27 Neko Case October 29 Elvis Costello - Solo November 7 Tickets go on sale Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10AM Built to Spill November 9 For the full calendar of events, visit www.stateofithaca.com. Purchase Tickets Online: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=39049&agency=IST_PLAGENCY&schedule=list
|Mighty Yoga Rockin' Weekend w/Jamie Silverstein + Guest Teacher Matt Van Auken Friday, Oct 11 | Rockin' Friday MASH-UP, 7:30-9pm Saturday, Oct 12 | Dear Body Workshop, 2-4pm Former Mighty Teacher Jamie Silverstein is coming back to Ithaca! She and guest teacher Matt Van Aucken are leading a Rockin' MASH-UP on Friday October 11. Jamie will also be leading a Dear Body Workshop on Saturday October 12, to investigate your personal mind-body relationship and confront how your thoughts affect your relationship with your body through a themed vinyasa flow. The early bird deadline for both of these workshops is this Friday so don't miss out! MASH-UP By 10/4: $18 | After 10/4: $22 Dear Body Workshop By 10/4: $25/$22 for students | After 10/4: $30/$28 students See more details about our workshops online at www.mightyyoga.com.|
Monday Trivia Night at Silky Jones Every Monday at 10pm. Ithaca's Longest Running Independent Trivia Night (I think). No charge to play, $50 cash prize.
Open Mic, Tuesdays at 9 at Lot 10 Open Session Figure Drawing @ Standard Art Supply & Souvenir. 308 E. Seneca St. Tuesdays, 7:45 - 10:00pm. $10.
Free Beer Tastings at Ithaca Coffee Company's Tavern at Gateway Sample several varieties from a select brewing company. Ithaca Coffee Company, Gateway Commons, 311 E. Green St. (607) 273-7800 Thursdays 4-6pm
Karaoke! Thursdays at 10pm at Lot 10 FLOPPY HOUR - Free Improv Comedy Happy Hour at Lot 10 Fridays at 6pm!Gallery shows are going on all month long in Downtown! Visit gallerynightithaca.com for a current list!