One of the top 10 teams in the nation, Syracuse University’s mens basketball squad hosts the Georgetown Hoyas at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in a game to be broadcast by ESPN.
Jim Boeheim’s boys return to the Dome at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, to tip off against the University of Connecticut.
Ticket prices range from $76.45 to $123.35; 1-888-DOMETIX; suathletics.syr.edu.
WAER-FM 88.3 broadcasts all of SU’s basketball games. The pre-game show is “Countdown to Tip-off” and the wrap-up show is called “Double Overtime.”
Ice Hockey: Marlies and Amerks
The Syracuse Crunch, now coached by Trent Yawney, continues its 2011-12 American Hockey League season with two home games this weekend at downtown’s Onondaga County War Memorial, State and Harrison streets.
After facing off against the Toronto Marlies here at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, the Crunch host Thruway rivals the Rochester Americans at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Crunch is affiliated with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, while Toronto is top farm club of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Rochester squad is the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Ticket prices for home games range from $14 to $21; 473-4444.
Music: Trio swings Sitrus
Sitrus on the Hill, the recently renovated lounge at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel, is hosting a Friday-evening series called Jazz @ Sitrus. Presented by CNY Jazz Central, all shows will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on selected Fridays. On Feb. 3 the featured performer will be the CNY Jazz Trio featuring Lorenzo.
Future Jazz @ Sitrus shows are slated for Feb. 17, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 1 and June 15.
The Sheraton University Hotel is located at 801 University Ave., on the SU Hill; admission is free; 475-3000.
‘Flashback’ at Palace
Local vocalist Jenni Larchar will feature tunes from the 1940s through the 1960s at an 8 p.m. cabaret show at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., in Eastwood. Admission costs $10; 824-1420 palacetheater.org
Larcha calls her show “Flashback”; it features pianist Mason McDowell and bassist Carl Pickett. “Flashback” is a Palace Players Production.
‘Dream a Little Dream’
The guitar-and-vocal duo of Dick Ward and Carol Bryant will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Eve’s Galleria, 6456 Collamer Road, East Syracuse.
As a husband-and-wife musical duo, Dick Ward and Carol Bryant are the quintessential complementary couple. Dick’s rhythmic strumming and facile finger-picking create a multi-layered backdrop for Carol’s crystalline vocals on tunes such as “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “You Don’t Know Me.”
Dick also sings lead and Carol harmonizes seamlessly on a handful of his originals such as “I Got It All.” And that’s not all! To jazz up songs like “Paper Moon,” Carol plays kazoo!
Admission at Eve’s costs $5 on Saturday; 463-0216.
Guitarist Dick Ward and singer Carol Bryant entertain at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Eve’s Galleria in East Syracuse.
‘The Voice’ winner at Westcott
Javier Colon – winner of last year’s NBC-TV competition “The Voice” – performs Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., on Syracuse’s East Side. Tinted Image will open the show at 8 p.m.
Admission costs $30; 424-4973.
Colon, who formerly toured with the Derek Truck Band, calls his style of music “acoustic soul.” His prize for winning “The Voice” was $100,000 and a contract with the Universal Republic Records.
For venue info, visit thewestcotttheater.com.
‘Paranoid Cheese’ and other tunes
“Two by Two, Too,” a showcase of music by regional composers, will be presented by the Society for New Music at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in Liverpool. The concert, which is part of the long running Arts Alive series, is free and open to the public; 457-0310; lpl.org.
Performing will be Selma Moore, flute; Ann McIntyre, violin; John Friedrichs, clarinet and Rob Bridge, marimba.
Works by five Society For New Music composers will be performed including “Paranoid Cheese” by Marc Mellits, “Kembang Suling – Three Snapshots of Asia” by Gareth Farr, Six Songs by Dexter Morrill, “Earthe Dances” by Nikolas Jeleniauskas and “And Legions Will Rise” by Kevin Puts.
Stage: Unconventional musical
In Lake Charles, La., a Jewish child and a black maid bond during 1963, in “Caroline, or Change” an unconventional musical by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori opening this weekend at Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee St.
Directed and choreographed by Marcela Lorca with musical direction by Christopher Drobny, “Caroline, or Change” earned six Tony nominations in 2004 and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2007.
The Syracuse Stage cast is led by Greta Oglesby as Caroline and also features Michelle Barber, Larry Block and Danielle Thomas who plays the Washing Machine. Yes, the Washing Machine sings in this show!
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9; and runs through Feb 26.
Ticket prices range from $18 to $50; 443-3275; SyracuseStage.org.
Is it better to be dating or cheating, single or couple? In their musical “I Love You Because,” writers Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman consider the options with songs such as “But I Don’t Want to Talk about Her” and “We’re Just Friends.”
Initially staged off-Broadway in 2006, “I Love You Because” opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at The Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., on the North Side.
Produced by Dustin Czarny and Dan Rowlands for Not Another Theater Co., Deborah Pearson directs and Ceara Rose Windhausen conducts the tunes performed by the core cast – Kasey McHale, Alex Cupelo, Jennifer Pearson and Maxwell Anderson – plus the ensemble Michael Fernandez, Krystall Scott, Anthony Wright and Amy Zubieta.
Curtains are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4; at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11; and 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 17 and 18, at the Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities. Couples can dine and catch the show for $65; dinner and show for singles costs $35; and tables of eight cost $225. For show only, you pay $25. For tickets, call 446-1461.