SavorSyracuse returns to Liverpool Thursday

— Thursday night will resonate with soft music, the clink of wine glasses and the excited murmur of a crowd enjoying the work of the region’s best chefs.

SavorSyracuse, the premier tasting gala to benefit Food Bank of Central New York, returns to the Holiday Inn at 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

A dozen local wineries will pour several vintages each and area restaurants will be on hand including the 201 Bistro at Wise Guys, Phoebe’s, Francesca’s and the world-famous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Sweet teeth be satisfied by Sweet Endings Bakeshop and Yummies Cheesecakes, complemented by Paul deLima Coffee.

Varied vendors will offer plenty of choices for guests, and each winery, restaurant, caterer and baker participates in a joint effort to combat hunger in our community.

Tickets cost $70; savorsyracuse.org; 437-1899, ext. 247.

Pro Baseball: Chiefs vs. Charlotte

The International League’s Syracuse Chiefs return from mid-week games in Rochester to play a four-game homestand against the Charlotte Knights at Alliance Bank Stadium starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27. Games are slated for 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, and the series ends with a final game at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30.

With rookie hitting phenom Bryce Harper in the lineup and delicious new menu items at the concession stands, the Chiefs hope to draw thousands of new baseball fans to the North Side stadium this season.

Syracuse is the top farm club of the Washington Nationals while Charlotte is affiliated with the Chicago White Sox.

Field-level ticket prices range from $9 to $20, while upper-deck seats cost $8, and $4 for kids and seniors. Parking costs $5 per vehicle; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.

Music: Nancy Kelly on the Hill

Sitrus on the Hill, the recently renovated lounge at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, will host the Jazz @ Sitrus season of 15 club dates, featuring the region’s favorite artists, touring musicians and new faces on the scene.

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