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Calendar of Events in Cortland NY

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SUNY Cortland Calendar
Cortland Sports Calendar
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NOVEMBER 2014

November 20, W8ING

7 pm and 9 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. A modern spin on the classic absurdist work by Samuel Beckett, WAITING FOR GODOT, as re-imagined by local volunteer Jack Carr. GODOT remains controversial even after 60 years of revival after revival, starring the likes of Burt Lahr (The Cowardly Lion), Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Carr has organized several unstaged readings of his new version, at Cazenovia College with an all-female cast and featuring original music by Lutz Mayer, in several discussion classes at SUNY Cortland, and most recently at the lately lamented Blue Frog in downtown Cortland. A blatant fundraiser to support the work of the Center, it also marks the return of the Paul Yaman First Steps Play Reading Series to encourage new stage works. A cash bar of non-alcoholic seasonal beverages will kick off two performances, with the 7 pm show featuring female actors and the 9 pm showing off the men. Talkbacks will be facilitated by the playwright and the actors. For more information visit center4art.org.

November 21, SAGE and the LGBT Resource Center Thanksgiving Potluck

5 pm, Cortland LGBT Resource Center, 73 Main Street. Turkey will be provided for everyone. Please feel free to to bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dish, if you can. (If you are unable to bring anything, just bring yourself.) For more information contact either Hannah Radcliff-Hoy, Assistant Programs, SAGE Upstate, hradcliff@sageupstate.org, 315-478-1923 or Leah Calzolaio at the Center, 607-756-8970 x254. We are trying to generate interest in a regular monthly SAGE meeting in the Cortland area.

November 22, Italian Dinner at 1890 House

5-8 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Dine like a Victorian! Enjoy a home cooked Italian dinner and dessert in Cortland’s Castle. All proceeds raised go to the continued restoration & preservation of the 1890 House Museum. Tickets are $18.90 per person. (For a seat at the grand Wickwire Table, tickets are an extra $12.50 per person.) To reserve your seat, please call (607) 756-7551 or email the1890house@gmail.com Spaces are limited and go quickly! For more information visit the1890house.org.

November 22, “The Hollow” by Agatha Christie

7:30 pm, Homer High School Auditorium. A weekend gathering at The Hollow, the family estate of Lady Lucy and Sir Henry Angkatell, explodes in the murder of one of their guests. Everyone is suspect with opportunity and motive! Don’t miss this classic Christie whodunit filled with brilliantly eccentric characters. Tickets available at the door. For more information contact Louise Felker at 607-745-3142 or Louise.felker@gmail.com.

November 23, Trail Work Day

1-4 pm, Lime Hollow Nature Center, 338 McLean Rd. Join your friends at Lime Hollow and help us maintain our beautiful trails. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages. Bring your helping hands and we’ll bring the refreshments! Don’t forget work gloves, appropriate clothing and a water bottle! Let us know if you're planning to attend. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org or visit www.limehollow.org.

November 29-January 3, Dollhouse Holiday & Toy Extravaganza

1-4 pm, Cortland County Historical Society, 25 Homer Ave. Saturdays only. For more information call 607-756-6071, e-mail cchsresearchrequests@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook.

November 29, Christmas Tree Sale Begins at Lime Hollow Nature Center

9 am - 5 pm, Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd., Lime Hollow Nature Center. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org or visit www.limehollow.org.

November 29, Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

5 pm, City Hall. Join us this year for our “Deck the Halls” event starting at 1 pm celebrating “Small Business Saturday.” Join us for an afternoon of shopping downtown, listening to carolers, visiting with Santa, and enjoying cocoa and cookies. We will have a gift wrapping station along with other great downtown events leading up to lighting the Tree at City Hall at 5 pm. We hope you will stick around and enjoy dinner at one of our downtown or other city establishments. More information to come.

November 30, The Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Founded in 1981, two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winners Delaney Brothers Bluegrass is one of central NY's oldest and best-loved bluegrass bands. However, their music is more than just bluegrass - it's influenced by many other acoustic traditions such as country, folk, gospel, and celtic. From the smooth, warm vocals of lead singer John and tight family harmonies with his son Jonathan, to Nick's smokin' banjo (and fiddle!) playing, fans are treated to a musical experience that puts a smile on their faces and sets toes to tapping! $10.00 at the door. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

November 30, Christmas Cantata "Three Gifts"

2:30 pm, St Anthonys Catholic Church, Pomeroy St. The Countryside Community Choir will present a Christmas Cantata by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse and Rose Aspinall. Hear the Christmas story in song and narration. Free will offering. For more information call (315) 492-4873 or visit www.countrysidecommunitychoir.com.

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 5, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

December 5, Studio Snowfall

5-8 pm, Beard Gallery, 9 Main St. Sale of miniature art work donated by area artists to raise funds for the Annual Lifetime Achievement Award for a Visual Artist. $5 for Premiere Viewing. Tickets available at The Picture House and at the door. For more information call 607-753-1188, e-mail staff@cortlandarts.com or visit www.cortlandarts.com.

December 5, Handel's Messiah

7:30 pm, Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street. The Arts at Grace and the SUNY Cortland Department of Performing Arts are collaborating to bring a stellar musical event to the greater Cortland community. Featured will be a remarkable professional orchestra drawn from Central New York. Singing will be SUNY Cortland’s Choral Union, and fine quartet of young New York soloists, including Sarah Shaiman, Allie Tamburello, Nathanial McEwen, and Emmanuel Sikora. A reception for musicians and audience members will follow each performance. No charge for admission.
For more information call (607) 753-3073.

December 6, Holiday Gala

10 am to 12 pm, Cortland YWCA, Clayton Ave. Flute performance, Carla Plunkett on the piano, refreshments, Santa, holiday arts and crafts, Magic Garden Puppet Show! Free family event. For more information call (607) 753-9651, e-mail kelly@cortlandywca.org or visit www.cortlandywca.org.

December 6, Wreath-Making Class

3-5 pm, Visitor Center, 338 McLean Rd., Lime Hollow Nature Center. Embrace the holiday spirit as you make your own traditional holiday wreath. Use fresh evergreen boughs and other natural materials to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to complement your holiday decor. Please bring pruning shears, work gloves, wire-cutters and ornamental additions. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Admission fee includes boughs, wire, ribbon and instruction. Please call and reserve your spot. For more information call (607) 662-4632, email info@limehollow.org or visit www.limehollow.org.

December 7, Annual Wassail Celebration

12 Noon to 4 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Experience the wonders and elegance of the Victorian Christmas this holiday season at the 1890 House Museum with homemade cookies, wonderful live music, and the beauty of traditional Victorian Holiday decorations. And don’t forget to warm up with our spiced cider wassail! Free admission. For more information call (607) 756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

December 7, Handel's Messiah

3 pm, Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street. The Arts at Grace and the SUNY Cortland Department of Performing Arts are collaborating to bring a stellar musical event to the greater Cortland community. Featured will be a remarkable professional orchestra drawn from Central New York. Singing will be SUNY Cortland’s Choral Union, and fine quartet of young New York soloists, including Sarah Shaiman, Allie Tamburello, Nathanial McEwen, and Emmanuel Sikora. A reception for musicians and audience members will follow each performance. No charge for admission.
For more information call (607) 753-3073.

December 13, Jingle Babes

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Join the Four Bitchin' Babes as they deck the concert hall with songs and folly. Sharing musical traditions, shtick and stories of friends and family, malls and mayhem, and ultimately the joy that lies within it all. These four accomplished and seasoned musician-actress comediennes come together taking turns in the spotlight and filling it with whimsical songs and shtick, presenting the hippest and most luxurious girl group harmonies "evah!" Playing their own guitars, bass, piano, Irish Bodhran, and mandolin, this hilarious renegade sorority of gal pals use their elegant wit, sophisticated (never blue) stand-up humor, to create an amazing evening of Cabaret/Broadway 'esque original songs. Adults - $33; Seniors $28; Students $15; under 18 free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at www.center4art.org or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

December 14, Children's Holiday Tea

2-4 pm, The 1890 House, 37 Tompkins St. Warm up with tea (or hot chocolate!) from our teacups, fill up on finger sandwiches, and save room for home-baked treats! An afternoon of stories, crafts and exploring the wonders of a Victorian Holiday awaits you at the 1890 House Museum. $15/adult and $8/child. Please call or email to make reservations... spaces expected to fill up quickly! For more information call (607) 756-7551, e-mail the1890house@gmail.com or visit the1890house.org.

December 18, Moondance

7 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. Music of Van Morrison. Mystic Moondance is an eight member group of journeyman musicians. Fronted by Bruce Beadle, who has captured the unique phrasing and free form melody
styling that are the trademark of Van Morrison, the band consists of guitar, bass, drums and keyboard and features a three piece horn section. This is an energetic performance of songs from one of the most popular singer/ songwriters of the last century. For more information, call (607) 749-4900 or visit center4art.org.

December 20, A Christmas Carol Radio Play

8 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 South Main St., Homer. Adults - $25; Seniors $20; Students $15; under 18 free. For more information visit www.scarlettrat.com. Tickets available online at www.center4art.org or call (607) 749-4900.

 

JANUARY 2015

January 2, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit www.cortlandfirstfridays.org, or our Facebook page.

 

JUNE 2015

June 3–13, "Always a Bridesmaid" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. In this hysterical comedy, four high school friends made a vow to be in each other's weddings... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Hop on this marriage-go-round for the laugh-out-loud journey of Libby Ruth, Charlie, Deedra and Monette as they commit to the notion that while careers, waistlines and marriages may disappear, real friendships last a lifetime. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

June 17 – July 4, "1776" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. The birth of our nation blazes to vivid life in this Tony Award winning musical about the creation of the Declaration of Independence. This one-of-a-kind musical puts a human face on our Founding Fathers: proud, uncertain, irritable, and ultimately noble figures who are determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Follow John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the Continental Congress to vote for independence. Funny, insightful, and stirring, it’s an exciting way for the entire family to celebrate our country’s birth. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

JULY 2015

July 8 – 25, "The Addams Family" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. The whole creepy, kooky family appear live (in most cases) on stage in a sparklingly funny new musical. Gomez and Morticia Addams are just your everyday, normal parents who love their children as every parent does. But teenage daughter Wednesday is about to rock their world. She’s fallen in love with a “normal” boy, and he and his parents are coming to dinner! The whole Addams clan, including Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch, Thing and Cousin It are hurled headlong into a night that will change the family forever. Secrets are shared, truths are revealed, and everyone learns what it means to be an Addams. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

July 29 – August 8, "Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and there’s no end to the list of suspects. Young aspiring Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw entices his good friends Holmes and Watson to take on the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day including Bram Stoker, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, and a young H. G. Wells, Holmes comes face-to-face with his own celebrity. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

 

AUGUST 2015

August 12 – 22, "Miracle on South Division Street" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. Clara Nowak and her three grown children have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop. Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Nowaks' 20-foot commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. But when daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write a play about the miracle, a long-ago deathbed confession hilariously unravels the legend and raises important family questions. The answers are touching, heartfelt and hysterical. Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.

August 26 – September 5, "Suds" (CRT)

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Little York Pavilion. This musical fantasy tells the delightful story of Cindy, a lovelorn girl working in a “Laundromat of Love”, where she is pining for the pen-pal fiancée who dumped her. However, her life is about to be forever changed when her two guardian angels magically appear to teach her about boys, true love and how to survive this tough, “fluff-n-fold” kind of world. This feel-good musical is loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy, and more than 40 musical favorites including These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Respect, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Walk On By, Don’t Make Me Over and Where the Boys Are! Tickets go on sale starting May 18. For more information call 800-427-6160 or visit cortlandrep.org.