Phish, Indigenous Music and Arts Festival, Sankofa Urban Market: 12 things to do in CNY this week

After a busy Independence Day weekend and colossal events like the Syracuse Nationals and Shania Twain at the Lakeview Amphitheater, Central New York catches its breath this week. But make no mistake, there is still plenty to choose from. A few tickets remain for Phish’s return to the Amp. Theater fans can enjoy productions of “Rock of Ages,” “Heathers: The Musical,” and “The Last Lifeboat,” a play about the builder of the Titanic. The village of Skaneateles has its annual Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales and the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor hosts its annual Indigenous Music and Arts Festival.

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Monday

Music of the Americas

- The Rome Art and Community Center hosts a free concert on Monday, celebrating the “Music of the Americas.” Provided photoProvided photo

“Music of the Americas”

The Rome Art and Community Center hosts a free concert on Monday, celebrating the “Music of the Americas.” “This lively program” from a wind quintet from the Alliance Classical Players includes Latin-American inspired music interspersed with works from American composers. Complimentary refreshments follow the 7 p.m. performance. Beer and wine will be available for a donation.

Where: 308 West Bloomfield Street, Rome

When: Monday at 7 p.m.

How much: Free

Wednesday

Jazz Fest at Beard Park

Fayetteville’s Beard Park will come alive on Wednesday with the sounds of The Jazz Mafia featuring vocalist Vanessa Vacanti and Ronnie Leigh. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Dinner provided by Carrabba’s Food will on site (cash-only).

Where: 505 Lincoln Avenue, Fayetteville

When: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

How much: Free to attend.

Thursday

Skaneateles Curbstone Festival

One of “Skaneateles’ iconic traditions” returns Thursday through Saturday. More than 40 merchants are scheduled to take part in the Curbstone and Sidewalk Sales when village roads, along Genesee, Jordan, and Fennell Streets, “comes alive with unique offerings.” Entertainment will be provided, including magic, balloon art, and more. Go to www.skaneateles.com/calendar/annual-events/curbstone-festival for a list of sales and participants.

Where: Village of Skaneateles

When: Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 5 p.m.

How much: Free to attend.

“Heathers: The Musical”

CNY Playhouse’s latest play is “Heathers: The Musical.” Based on the 1989 movie of the same name, the story concerns Westerberg High which “is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio.” Misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under. Evening performances at Atonement Lutheran Church are scheduled this week from Thursday through Saturday at 7 and a Sunday matinee at 2. It continues next week, Thursday through Saturday. Go to www.tickettailor.com/events/cnyplayhouse/885132 to purchase tickets.

Where: 116 West Glen Avenue, Syracuse

When: Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2. Performances continue next Thursday through Saturday.

How much: $30

“Rock of Ages”

Rome’s Community Theater comes alive this weekend with the unforgettable music of the 1980s. Enjoy rock music anthems and nostalgia of Bon Jovi, Journey, Poison, and Styx at “Rock of Ages,” the story of a small-town girl and a city boy who find love in the face of adversity. This “high-octane musical will transport you back to the glory days of classic rock.” Performances are scheduled for 7:30 Thursday through Saturday and a matinee on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased here.

Where: 8911 Turin Road, Rome

When: Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

How much: $16.

Friday

The Last Lifeboat

- The Oswego Players present "The Last Lifeboat" this week about the builder of the Titanic. Provided photoProvided photo

“The Last Lifeboat”

The July production from the Oswego Players is “The Last Lifeboat,” based on the book by Luke Yankee. The play explores the life of J. Bruce Ismay who built the largest and most opulent ship the world had ever seen, the Titanic. After the famous tragedy, the world needed a scapegoat and Ismay became the perfect target. Ticket prices for these performances are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at (315) 343-5138 or online at www.oswegoplayers.org.

Where: East 4th Street, Oswego

When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

How much: $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.

Egyptian Festival

St. Mary and St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church in North Syracuse hosts its seventh annual Egyptian Festival this weekend. Enjoy authentic Egyptian food and desserts, hot and cold drinks, a kids’ corner, church tours, and more. All are invited and it is free to attend.

Where: 106 Church Street, North Syracuse

When: Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 and Sunday from noon to 7.

How much: Free to attend.

Saturday

Indigenous Music and Arts Festival

Dancing in the main tent at the Indigenous Music and Arts Festival at the Ganondagan historic site, Victor, NY, in 2015. Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com

Indigenous Music and Arts Festival

The Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor hosts its annual Indigenous Music and Arts Festival this weekend. The event highlights Haudenosaunee and Indigenous cultures through music, storytelling, dance, and traditional craft demonstrations. There will be a Native American Art Market, children’s activities, raffles, guided trail walks, gallery tours, and authentic food. Performers include Native folk-rock band, December Wind (Mohawk), hoop dance champions and performers, the Sinquah Family Dance Troupe (Hopi/Tewa/Choctaw), storytellers Ronnie Reitter (Seneca) and Tonia Galban (Mohawk), Haudenosaunee social dancers and Indigenous Spirit Dancers. The event is free but $5 donations per person or $10 per family would be appreciated to support the event.

Where: 7000 County Road 41, Victor. Free parking and shuttle service is available at the Victor Fireman’s Field at 82 Maple Avenue.

When: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How much: Free to attend but donations are welcome.

Military Band and Fireworks

The 10th Mountain Division Band will be providing an evening of free music at the David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay on Saturday. The concert at 8 p.m. will be followed by fireworks. Bring your own lawn chair and bug spray. Parking will be available at the park until its full.

Where: 851 State Route 49, Bernards Bay

When: Saturday at 8 p.m.

How much: Free

Sankofa Urban Market

- Shop with local artisans while celebrating local community and culture on Saturday at Sankofa Park on South Salina Street. Provided photoProvided photo

Sankofa Urban Market

Shop with local artisans while celebrating local community and culture on Saturday at Sankofa Park on South Salina Street. Enjoy local music, art, and food while browsing clothing, jewelry, hair, and beauty products, and more. This urban market opens at noon and will be open to 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. There will also be markets on August 5 and 26. Organizers ask that you RSVP by obtaining a ticket from Eventbrite in advance. Although it’s not mandatory, this will guarantee entry and provide them with an accurate headcount for the market.

Where: 2111 South Salina Street, Syracuse

When: Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

How much: Free

Tails and Ales

“Bring a friend or two” on Saturday afternoon to the Salt City Market patio for a beer tasting and dog adoption fair. The Salt City Bar is partnering with local rescue groups and animal welfare organizations and Skaneateles Brewery, who will be giving free samples, for this event with a good cause. A percentage of proceeds will be going to the animal organizations and dogs for adoption will be there to meet. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 484 South Salina Street, Syracuse

When: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

How much: Free to attend.

Sunday

Phish

Phish at the Lakeview Amphitheater in Geddes, N.Y., Sunday July 10, 2016. Scott Schild | sschild@newyorkupstate.com

Phish at the Amp

Phish, the Trey Anastasio-led jam band, drew an over-capacity crowd between 19,000 and 20,000 at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in 2016. They return on Sunday at 7 p.m. and another big crowd is expected. Tickets at the Allegiant.com Lawn are all that remain. They can be purchased at Live Nation for $66 plus fees.

Where: 490 Restoration Way, Syracuse.

When: Sunday at 7 p.m.

How much: $66 plus fees.

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