May 10, 2012 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
Runners and walkers will gather at Jamesville Beach Park this weekend to help Central New Yorkers suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine. People who have it must adopt gluten-free diets.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the Celiac Walk begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at Jamesville Beach Park. Participants can either walk one mile or run a five-kilometer cross country course.
Registration fee is $20 for adults or $8 for children ages 12 and younger. Everyone who registers gets a T-shirt, and there will be gluten-free food samples offered by local restaurants and businesses along with games, bubbles and face-painting for kids. Participants are encouraged to bring gluten-free non-perishable food items to donate to the Food Bank of CNY; 699-2509.
The Syracuse Chiefs host the Durham Bulls at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and then Thruway rivals the Rochester Red Wings swoop into Alliance Bank Stadium for International League games at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, and noon on Monday, May 14.
Durham is the top farm team of the American League’s Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Wings are affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, and the Chiefs are the Triple-A farmhands of the Washington Nationals.
Field-level ticket prices at ABS 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.
When the French ventured to the land of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) in the mid-1650s to build a mission, the site they chose was a little lake called Gannentaha. Today we know it as Onondaga Lake.
Local historian Jon Anderson will play the part of a 17th Century Jesuit missionary to shed light on those long-ago events at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in Liverpool. The presentation is free.
Onondaga Lake became a stage for a historical drama woven into the larger New World Native American and European cross-cultural saga, Anderson said. His presentation will reflect upon the missionary accounts of the lake; 457-0310, lpl.org.
The Westcott Jug Suckers, one of the most exciting acoustic acts ever to come out of Central New York, re-unite at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Westcott Community Center.
Led by guitarist Colin Aberdeen, the versatile Jug Suckers play Delta blues, ragtime, old jug band music, jump blues, R&B and jazz, interspersed with wisecracks and wisdom.
Originally formed in 1988, the Westcott Jug Suckers provided an acoustic alternative to the Chicago blues bands prevalent here at the time. The combo was the first band to perform at the now-world-famous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. A solo act, the late bluesman Kelly James, preceded them on that hallowed stage.
Through the years, the Suckers evolved and changed personnel, but the core has always been Aberdeen on guitar and vocals, Curtis Waterman on harmonica, Rodney Zajac on baritone sax, and Bill Kerner, aka Washboard Willy, on washboard.
Admission costs $12 Saturday at the WCC, located at 826 Euclid Ave. at the corner of Westcott Street, on the city’s East Side; 478 -8634; folkus.org/.
Sublime and ecstatic choral music written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to celebrate the season of Pentecost and the Ascension will be performed by Schola Cantorum of Syracuse at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church. The program, called Veni Creator Spiritus, showcases compositions by Dunstable, Taverner and Isaac.
Pebble Hill Presbyterian is located at 5299 Jamesville Road, in DeWitt. Admission costs $15 or $10 for seniors and students; 446-1757.
It’s a question many of us have grappled with over the years. How does one kill a crazy old aunt?
A deliciously dark comedy called “Vigil” attempts an answer at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 9, 10 and 11, at the Redhouse. Written by Canadian playwright Morris Panych, “Vigil” explores what happens when an embittered, self-involved bachelor arrives to “care” for a dying aunt he hasn’t seen since childhood.
Admission costs $25, or $15 for Redhouse members; 425-0405. The Redhouse is located at 201 S. West St., at the corner of West Fayette Street, on the outskirts of Armory Square; theredhouse.org.
A miss-dialed phone number leads to perilous suspense in “Long Distance,” one of two films from the 2011 Syracuse International Film Festival being screened at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Art Rage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave. on the city’s Near North Side.
The 2005 horror film directed by Marcus Stern and starring Monica Keena, Ivan Martin and Kevin Chapman will top the double bill also featuring the Eskimo film “Unakluk.”
Admission costs $5; 218-5711; artragegallery.org.
Early musical screened
A 1932 musical “Love Me Tonight” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 14, as the Syracuse Cinephile Society continues its spring film series at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., near Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. The movie stars Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald, and songs include “Poor Apache” and “Mimi.”
On May 21, the Cinephiles will show “Tight Little Island,” a 1949 film set in Scotland; syracusecinefest.com.
Admission costs $3, or $2.50 for Cinephile members. For dinner reservations, call Spaghetti Warehouse at 475-1807.