Nov 18, 2011 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
Syracusans can start Thanksgiving Day by taking part in a Circle of Peace & Hope at Willow Bay, in Liverpool on the Onondaga Lake shore at 10 a.m. Nov. 24, to thank the Onondaga Nation and its people for being good neighbors and caretakers of the land.
“Our children learn about Native Americans providing support and sustenance to beleaguered European colonists as part of the history of Thanksgiving,” notes Circle organizer Jack Manno. “We want to bring this tradition home and to make it meaningful today, by expressing our appreciation for the leadership provided by the Onondaga Nation in seeking environmental cleanup and restoration throughout our region.”
Hundreds of years ago, representatives of five Iroquois nations including the Onondaga, gathered on the shore of Onondaga Lake to make peace and establish the long-lasting Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
The Nov. 24 Circle of Peace is hosted by Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, a grass-roots advocacy project of the Syracuse Peace Council. For information, call 472-5478, or visit peacecouncil.net/noon.
Doins and the Dino
The Barn Dogs will howl at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, followed by the Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Hollow at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Then, San Francisco guitar-slinger Tommy Castro plugs in Upstairs at the Dinosaur at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Castro’s most recent solo disc, “Hard Believer,” was voted Contemporary Blues Album of 2009 by the Blues Foundation.
While Friday and Saturday’s show are free, Castro’s show costs $15 including dinner.
The world-famous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, is at 246 W. Willow St., at the corner of North Franklin Street, downtown; 476-4937.
Hobin Band at Monirae’s
The Todd Hobin Band will showcase new material from its upcoming album when they headline a double bill also feature the SimpleLife duo at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Monirae’s, 688 County Route 10, in Pennellville.
“We’ve got some new material to play, and the best place to work out the kinks is at our local watering hole,” Hobin said. “The new CD is coming along quite nicely.”
Admission costs $10; 668-1248; moniraes.com/.
Crunch twice this weekend
The Syracuse Crunch continues its 2011-12 American Hockey League season with a couple home games against the Hershey Bears and the Adirondack Phantoms at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 118-19, respectively, at the Onondaga County War Memorial at State and Harrison streets, downtown.
The Crunch is the top farm club of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, while the Bears are affiliated with the Washington Capitals, and the Phantoms are farmhands of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Ticket prices range from $14 to $21; 473-4444.
Film: ‘Another Thin Man’
“Another Thin Man,” the 1939 mystery-comedy, will be screened by the Syracuse Cinephile Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at the Spaghetti Warehouse.
The third entry in the popular series stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, character created by American author Dashiell “Sam” Hammett.
The Cinephile Society’s fall film series continues Nov. 28 with “The Thing from Another World,” the 1951 horror classic directed by Howard Hawks.
Spaghetti Warehouse is located at 689 N. Clinton St., near Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Admission to each Cinephile screening costs $3, or $2.50 for Cinephile members. For dinner reservations, call 475-1807; syracusecinephile.com/node/17.
‘Smead’ on silver screen
Punk rock singer Al Smead is one of the most colorful characters on the CNY music scene. Over the years he has enthusiastically fronted such bands as Undergang, Small Girl Boils Water, Schmied, Vicious Rumors and Psychotic Option.
Now documentary filmmaker Courtney Angell has interviewed more than six dozen scenesters and compiled archival images of the vocalist in performance for her new movie, “Smead,” which makes its world premiere at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., in Eastwood. Smead’s early-1980s band, Vicious Rumors, will perform after the screening.
Admission costs $5; 436-6039; smeadthemovie.com.
Stage: Wiggins portrays Ivins
“Red Hot Patriot: The Kickass Wit of Molly Ivins,” directed by Gerard Moses, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and continues at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 18 and 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 20, before returning Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25-26, at the Orange Line Theater at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., downtown.
Karis Wiggins portrays Molly Ivins, the sharp-witted Texas newspaper columnist and best-selling author. Written by twin sisters Margaret and Allison Engel, themselves longtime journalists, the one-woman show celebrates Ivins’ courage, tenacity and humor. Musical accompaniment is provided by Karl Sperber.
Admission costs $20; brownpapertickets.com; (800) 838-3006 or 289-6613.
‘Godspell’ in Cazenovia
Cazenovia College will present “Godspell: A Musical Based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre, 16 Lincklaen St., in Cazenovia. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for those ages 18 and younger; 655-7238.
Directed and choreographed by David Lowenstein, “Godspell” is produced by Colleen Prossner and the music director is Roy George. The cast is made up of students from Cazenovia College and Cazenovia and Fayetteville-Manlius high schools. Jesus will be portrayed by Nick Ziobro of Manlius.
Trombonist guests with CNYJO
The CNY Jazz Orchestra will perform with Eastman School of Music trombonist Mark Kellogg at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Sheraton University Hotel Grand Ballroom, 801 University Ave., in Syracuse.
A native of nearby Hannibal, N.Y., Kellogg has worked with musicians such as Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis and Jeff Tyzik. Though he specializes on trombone, he also plays tuba and euphonium.
Admission costs $30 for the public, or $25 for CNY Jazz subscribers, donors and JASS members; cnyjazz.org; 479-JAZZ.