Affiliates of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, the Syracuse Crunch has its second-half sights set on moving up the East Division standings and into the AHL playoffs. Cheer as left-wingers Nicolas Deschamps and Patrick Maroon cross-check opponents, hypnotically skate around mesmerized defenders, and drain three-pointers from center ice. With sharp blades and even sharper puck-manipulating capabilities, the Crunch look to give first-year head coach Mark Holick a successful inaugural campaign. From Oncenter War Memorial Arena's ice-level, Crunch Club, or lower mezzanine-level seats, fans can witness every glove-save at while reading the baroque poems that players write while in the penalty box.
Hard-rock juggernauts Five Finger Death Punch give audiences four for flinching on their Share The Welt tour, a high-octane evening of nail-driving metal and chugging aural concrete. Since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with its gold-selling debut, The Way of the Fist, Five Finger Death Punch has scaled the charts and the musical food chain, gulping its competition like a possessed Takeru Kobayashi. For the tour in support of its latest effort, American Capitalist, the gang enlists an entire posse of heavy hitters. Massachusetts metal mavens All That Remains, fresh from melting soles on the Vans Warped Tour, bludgeon audiences with an arsenal of hits, and hardcore shredders Hatebreed share unkind words as they haze the speed of sound. Adding power-chord crunch to the show, Fort Wayne’s Rains sprinkles audiences with raw and emotional sonic sleet.
The community-supporting Syracuse Shakespeare Festival has produced plays for more than 36,000 people since 2003, displaying thespian talent of all types. With this deal, you'll get two tickets to the Festival's take on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, as part of its Shakespeare-Under-A-Roof series, an epic story of a conflict between love and duty. In Antony and Cleopatra, Mark Antony finds himself love struck by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, and must balance his responsibilities with his desire for her. Director Jamie Bruno realizes Shakespeare's story, Dan Stevens produces, and mysterious masked figure Shillian Wakespeare handles the stage lighting.
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band salutes the King of Pop with spirited reverence in an extravagant showcase spanning four decades of Michael Jackson’s record-breaking career. The seven-piece collective has charmed the globe with its meticulous mimicry, keeping the eternal flame of Michael Jackson burning while giving old and new fans room to dance. With glitzy jackets, the signature glove filled with peanut butter, and synchronized choreography, Who’s Bad delivers a set stacked high with hits ranging from MJ’s wunderkind days in The Jackson 5 to his hyperbaric epilogue, earning exhilarated gasps and swaying sing-alongs. With muscular horns, tectonic grooves, and ghost-tickling execution, Who’s Bad gets audiences as close as they can get to the legendary juggernaut without having to hang out with Macaulay Culkin.
Sponsored by the World of Beer, Empire Brewfest takes over the Chevy Court at the New York State Fairgrounds with a two-day summery celebration of craft beer. Representatives from independent breweries will pour samples of their most popular beers, while an array of food—including gourmet pairings—help soak up the suds. The weekend will also feature presentations from visiting brewers, wine samples, and performances from eight bands who play tunes ranging from the blues to Cajun-flavored rock to jazz-inspired air guitar. For guests who wish to stay on-site, there will also be RV camping with full hook-ups.
Not many establishments offer the chance to see a Steven Sondheim musical, catch a concert, take a theater workshop, and eat an organic salad in one place. But at Red House Arts Center, all of these things flourish. Founded and renovated by a group of local artists, the center beckons visitors to fully immerse themselves in the arts, whether they’re watching an experimental-theater performance, strolling the halls of the second-floor art gallery, or pouring a bucket of house paint on themselves in the lobby.