Do you have the patience and the nerve to sit through 14 hours of frightening films? Find out at the 2012 Salt City Horror Fest, from noon to 2 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., where eight fearsome films will flicker across the big screen. The scares start with “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935) and ending with “Last House on Dead End Street” (1977). In between, festival goers will see “Creature form the Black Lagoon,” “Tremors,” “Troll Hunter,” “Popcorn,” “Army of Darkness” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2.”
Admission costs $15 for all movies. There are no discounts for single-film tickets, and show times and films are subject to change; 463-9240.
Sinatra’s screen debut
The 1943 film “Higher and Higher” starring the young singing sensation Frank Sinatra will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, as the Syracuse Cinephile Society continues its spring film series at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., near Syracuse’s Inner Harbor.
Songs include “The Music Stopped” and “I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night.” The cast includes Michele Morgan, Jack Haley, Victor Borge, Mel Tormé and Barbara Hale.
On April 23, the Cinephiles will show “Now Voyager,” the 1941 romance starring Bette Davis in one of her most popular roles.
Admission costs $3, or $2.50 for Cinephile members. For dinner reservations, call Spaghetti Warehouse at 475-1807.
Music: Jeff Houston Experience
Jeff Houston, the bandleader and namesake of the J Project, one of the city’s top R&B outfits, will bring his Jeff Houston Experience to Sitrus on the Hill, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13.
The Sitrus lounge at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel is hosting the Jazz @ Sitrus season featuring the region’s favorite artists presented by CNY Jazz Central. Nancy Kelly appears April 27. Sitrus shows are also scheduled for May 11, May 25, June 1 and June 15; cnyjazz.org.