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Ceili rains

— Syracuse songwriter Bob Halligan fronts his ambitious Celtic combo, Ceili Rain, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Robinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Terry Road, in Syracuse; Tickets cost $14 at the door, or $12 in advance; 468-2509. An Irish supper will be served after the show; robinsonmem.org

Besides Halligan, Ceili Rain features fiddler Diamond Joe Davoli, guitarist Raymond Arias, piper Burt Mitchell, bassist Kevin De Souza and drummer Bill Bleistine. The groups’ newest disc is 2011’s “Manuka Honey.”


Led by trumpeter Maureen Clum, the Rhythm-Airs big band performs swing standards from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday, at McNamara’s Pub, 5600 Newport Road, in Camillus; $5/per person, $7/per couple; food and drinks available; 672-8872.

Rohde blows

The John Rohde Trio featuring keyboardist Rick Montalbano, vibist Jimmy Johns and the saxophonist-leader performs at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Pastabilities, 311 S. Franklin St., in downtown Syracuse’s Armory Square; free admission; 474-1153.

One of the great things about Rohde’s sessions is that you never know who may show up to jam. Keep an eye out for the likes of Joe Carello, Tom Bronzetti and Jane Monheit.

Stage: ‘The Drunkard’ sings!

Bro Herrod and Barry Manilow take audiences back to a simpler time in “The Drunkard,” a whimsical musical about the good, the bad and the besotted.

Based on the world-famous melodrama by W.H.S. Smith, “The Drunkard” will be performed by the Baldwinsville Theatre Guild at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at 8 p.m. March 16, and closes at 7:30 p.m. March 17, at the Presbyterian Education Center, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville.

Directed by Jon Barden and Deborah Taylor, the musical stars Ceara Windhausen, Mary Tall, Jon Wright, Patrick Bridenbaker and Denise Ballou as Carrie Nation.

Complimentary desserts and hot beverages will be served at intermission. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $17 for students; seniors can see the show for $17 at the Sunday, March 11, matinee only; 877-4183; baldwinsvilletheatreguild.org.

‘Mermaid’ swims

Love blooms between a woman of the sea and a handsome prince as the Magic Circle Children’s Theatre ensemble performs “The Little Mermaid” at 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, through April 28, at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., near the Inner Harbor. The stage show is based on the fairy tale written in 1836 by Danish poet Hans Christian Anderson. Tickets cost $5; 449-3823.

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