Reggae for Cli- mate Protection
Festival. Sun. 2 p.m. Bob Marley’s Original Wailers headline, along with openers John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Rubble- bucket. Paper Mill Island Amphitheater, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville. $25/ advance; $30/gate. For advance tickets, visit www.th
Salute to Cana- dian Fiddle
Music. Sun. 2-5 p.m. Several musicians per- form during this fiddlin’ tribute; presented by the N.Y. State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association. North American Fid- dlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola. Free. 487-8806.
A Little Summer Music. Sun. 3 p.m.; through Aug. 22. Violin- ist Jeremy Mastrangelo, cellist Gregory Wood and pianist Sar-Shalom Strong perform the works of Joachim Turi- na, Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorak during this week’s sum- mertime series. Vienna Methodist Church, State Route 49, Vienna. Free; donations accept- ed. 245-1689.
Summer Con- cert Series in Phoenix.Mon. 6-10 p.m.; through Aug. 30. Concert series contin- ues with the cool jive of the Jazz Kats Combo. Henley Park, State Street, Phoenix. Free. 695-2801.
Liverpool is the Place.Mon. 7-9 p.m. The twice-weekly series rocks on with the rhythm’n’blues of Soul Mine. Johnson Park, corner of Route 57 and Vine Street, Liverpool. Free. 457-3895.
95X Summer Bang. Tues. 5 p.m. Rock fest features a gaggle of heavy hitters, including Saving Abel, American Bang and Taddy Porter. Paper Mill Island Amphitheater, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville. $10. For advance tickets, visit www.th
Concerts in the Park. Tues. 6-8 p.m. Letizia and the Z Band
wrap up this summer series with high-energy dance music from the 1940s through today at Clay Central Park’s Ernest N. Casale Amphi- theater, off Wetzel Road, Clay. Free. 652- 3800.
Tuesdays in the Park. Tues. 7 p.m. Guitar legend Les Dudek concludes this concert series as part of free admission day at the Chenango County Fair; presented by the Chenango Blues Associ- ation. Chenango County Fairgrounds, East Main Street, Norwich. Free. (607) 334-5653.
Concerts in the Park.Wed. Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m.; through Aug. 25. Chris Taylor and the Custom Taylor Band perform their rockin’ country as part of this weekly event. Lonergan Park, behind the former Goldberg’s on Brewer- ton Road, North Syra- cuse. Free. 458-8050.
Village of Man- lius Summer
Concert Series. Wed. Aug. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Smokin’ performs oldies and classic rock hits during this weekly series. Village of Man- lius Amphitheater, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius. Free. 682-9171.
Liverpool is the Place.Wed. Aug. 18, 7-9 p.m. The series continues with the oldies and classic rock of The CobbleRockers. Johnson Park, corner of Route 57 and Vine Street, Liverpool. Free. 457-3895.
Big Frog Coun- try Showcase. Wed. Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; through Aug. 25. Moss Back Mule Band perform at the Village Park Grandstand, Main Street, Sylvan Beach. Free. 768-9500.
STAGE Listed alphabetically:
All Shook Up. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.; closes Sun. Elvis Presley merges with Shakespeare in this hopping musical, per- formed by the Talent Company. New Times Theater, State Fair- grounds. $30/adults, $25/seniors and stu- dents, $20/children 12 and under. 479-SHOW.
Big Louie and the Gang That Couldn’t Think
Straight. Sat. 6:45 p.m. Dinner-theater mystery-comedy spoof of doofus mobsters; performed by Acme Mystery Company at the Greek Peak Moun- tain Resort Hope Lake Lodge and Indoor Waterpark, 2000 Route 392, Cortland. $40/sin- gles, $70/couples. (800) 955-2754.
Brigadoon. Wed. Aug. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sat. 7:30 p.m.; closes Sat. Highland flings galore in this Lerner and Loewe romantic musi- cal comedy, which continues the summer fun at Cortland Reper- tory Theatre, 6799 Little York Lake Road, off Route 281, Preble. $25-$27/evenings; $20- $22/matinees. Students and senior discounts available. Talkback with cast after Fri. 7:30 p.m. show. (607) 756-2627, (800) 427-6160.
Florence of Moravia.Wed. Aug. 11 & Wed. Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Dinner-theater mystery-comedy spoof
8/20: Gracious Sakes Alive. Westcott Theater.
8/23: Sara Evans. Turning Stone Showroom, Verona. 361-SHOW.
8/24: Pat Benatar
and Neil Giraldo. Turning Stone Show- room, Verona. 361-SHOW.
8/25: Stevie Nicks. Turning Stone Event Center, Verona. 361-SHOW.
8/26: Aerosmith. State Fairgrounds, Grandstand. (800) 745-3000.
8/26: En Vogue. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/26: Kool and the Gang. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/26: George Jones. Turning Stone Showroom, Verona. 361-SHOW.
8/27: Blue Oyster Cult. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/27: Kansas. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/27: Bobby Vinton. Turning Stone Showroom, Verona. 361-SHOW.
8/28: Loretta Lynn. Turning Stone Showroom, Verona. 361-SHOW.
8/28: My Morning Jacket. CMAC, Canandaigua. (585) 758-5330.
8/28: Rihanna/ Travie McCoy. State Fairgrounds, Grandstand. (800) 745-3000.
8/28: Styx. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/29: Justin Bieber/Sean Kingston. State Fairgrounds, Grand- stand. (800) 745-3000.
8/29: Trailer Choir. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/29: Blues Traveler. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
of Roaring ’20s-era Hollywood celebs; performed by Acme Mystery Company at Yesterday’s Royal, 13 Canal St., Sylvan Beach. $29.99 plus tax and gra- tuity. 762-4677.
Idol Assassina- tion. Sat. 7 p.m.; closes Aug. 28. Interac- tive murder-mystery dinner-theater spoof of American Idol, pre- sented by Without a Cue Productions. Glen Loch Restaurant, 4626 North St., Jamesville. $37.25/dinner and show. 469-6969.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m. & noon. Fun for everyone in this Kiddstuff show at the Hangar Theatre, 810 Taughannock Blvd. (Route 89), Cass Park, Ithaca. $7. (607) 273- 8588, (800) 284-8422
Last of the Boys. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.; closes Sun. Two Vietnam vets deal with their past and present issues in this thoughtful character study at the Chenango River Theatre, 991 Route 12, Greene. $18/
Thurs.; $19/Fri. & Sun.; $22/Sat. (607) 656-TIXX.
The Marriage of Figaro. Sun. 2 p.m.; closes Aug. 22. Mozart’s masterpiece continues the repertory slate at Glimmerglass Opera, 7300 Route 80, Cooper- stown. $26-$126. (607) 547-2255.
Meet Me in St.Louis.Wed. Aug. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Mon. 7:30 p.m., Tues. & Wed. Aug. 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; closes Aug. 25. The classic Judy Garland movie musical receives the floorboards treatment. Merry-Go-Round Play- house, Emerson Park, 6877 East Lake Road (Route 38A), Auburn. $34-$40/adults; $31- $38/seniors; $27-$34/ under 17. 255-1785, (800) 457-8897.
Monstrosity. Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m. Local writer Galen Velonis’ new play about gangster roles receives a mount- ing from MASCArtists at Tully Elementary School, 20 State St., Tully. $5. 706-7543.
Much Ado About Nothing. Thurs.- Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.; closes Aug. 22. The Bard’s fun comedy receives an outdoor production from the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival at Thornden Park Amphitheater, off Ostrom Avenue. Bring lawn chairs and blan- kets. Free. 476-1835.
No Time for Death. Thurs. 7 p.m.; closes Aug. 26. Dinner- theater mystery-com- edy involving murder most foul; performed by Acme Mystery Com- pany. Spaghetti Ware- house, 689 N. Clinton St. $25.95 plus tax and gratuity. 475-1807.
101 Dalmatians! Kids! Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.; closes Aug. 22. The Disney cartoon comes to life in this junior-oriented stage version, pre- sented by the Oswego Players at St. Mary’s Church, Hopkins Hall, West Sixth and Cayuga streets, Oswego. $10/ adults, $8/seniors, $5/ students. 342-5265.
The Piano Les- son. Wed. Aug. 11 & Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m.; clos- es Sat. August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning drama continues the summer season at the Hangar Theatre, 810 Taughan- nock Blvd. (Route 89), Cass Park, Ithaca. $20- $40. (607) 273-8588, (800) 284-8422.
Six Dance Les- sons in Six
Weeks. Wed. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.; closes Aug. 28. Area premiere about middle-aged hoofers in Florida who find romance in this new comedy. Cortland Repertory Theatre, 6799 Little York Lake Road, off Route 281, Preble. $25-$27/eve- nings; $20-$22/mati- nees. Students and senior discounts avail- able. (607) 756-2627, (800) 427-6160.
The Sorcerer. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Gilbert and Sulli- van’s 1877 comic opera doubles as a fundraiser for the Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville. $15/adults, $10/students. 691-3550.
8/30: Steve Lippia’s Sinatra Tribute with CNY
Jazz Orchestra. State Fairgrounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/30: 30 Seconds to Mars. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/31: Herman’s Hermits. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
8/31: 1964: The Tribute. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
9/1: Lady Ante- bellum. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
9/2: The Temp- tations. Turning Stone Showroom, Verona. 361-SHOW.
9/2: Eli Young Band. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
9/2: Little Big Town. State Fair- grounds, Chevy Court. (800) 745-3000.
Sterling Renais- sance Festival. Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The 16th-cen- tury village of Warwick comes to life for another summer. 15385 Farden Road, Sterling. $24.95/ adults, $14.95/children 6-12, free/under 5. (800) 879-4446.
Summer One- Acts. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; closes Sat. A quick quartet, including How to Pick Up Grrlz, Gray Matter, The Genius and Brecht’s What Where, will be presented by Appleseed Produc- tions at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 116 W. Glen Ave. $15/adults; $12/students and seniors. 492-9766.
The Tender Land. Sat. 8 p.m.; closes Aug. 21. Former Syracuse Stage impresa- rio Tazewell Thompson directs this Aaron Cop- land work at Glimmer- glass Opera, 7300 Route 80, Cooperstown. $26- $126. (607) 547-2255.
Tolemeo. Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 p.m., Tues. 2 p.m.; closes Aug. 23. Handel with care at Glimmerglass Opera, 7300 Route 80, Cooper- stown. $26-$126. (607) 547-2255.
Tosca. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Mon. 2 p.m..; closes Aug. 24. Puccini’s blockbuster continues the repertory slate at Glimmerglass Opera, 7300 Route 80, Cooper- stown. $26-$126. (607) 547-2255.
Auditions and Rehearsals
Hanover Squares. Local celebrities are sought to participate as con- testants in this annual game show event based on Hollywood Squares that’s presented by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse. If inter- ested, call 422-8284.
Gong Show Amateur Hour. Every Wed. 7 p.m. Think you’ve got the comedic chops? Five minutes of open mike will be available to all potential stand-ups; each performer must bring minimum of four guests and arrive by 6:30 p.m. Wise Guys, 201 S. Salina St. Free. 477-9898.
The Comedy Club. Every Wed. 8 p.m. National comics perform at the Turning Stone Resort and Casi- no’s Lava Lounge, Exit 33, Verona. $20/booth seating, $15/table seat- ing. 361-SHOW.
Wise Guys. Thurs. 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 6, 8 & 9:45 p.m. Venue features the best in live, nationally acclaimed comedy; this week yuk it up with Melvin George and Johnny Watson. Wise Guys, 201 S. Salina St. $15/late shows; $30/ early show with dinner. 477-9898.
Salt City Improv Theatre. Fri. 8:30 p.m. Revolving improv production, this week featuring select mem- bers from the troupes SCiT house team and Saltine Warrior. Salt City Improv Theatre, Shop- pingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. $10/general; $8/stu- dents. 410-5471.
An Exploration of Abstract Col- orform to Soft
Realism.Wed., Aug. 11, through Aug. 28. Collective works by Dale Fiegl and William
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