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WEEKEND EVENTS: Theatre, Shopping Sprees & Santa Claus fills the Finger Lakes with holiday cheer (November 9-11)

This weekend the Finger Lakes is bringing you a variety of fun things to do with friends and family! Going from the stage, to early Christmas shopping, to wine tasting… all the way to the arrival of Santa Claus, this weekend is filled the start of holiday cheer!


November 9th: Wayne County Winter Wonderland Shopping Fling 2018

Browse through 20 unique local shops in beautiful Wayne County, NY to find the perfect gifts for anyone on your list. Every store will be serving refreshments and each shopper will receive a special gift from each shop just for visiting. Get a stamp at each shop to enter a drawing to win gift baskets. Visit www.waynecountyshoppingfling.com for the list of stores participating and further information.


November 9th: Terry Robb in Concert

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts is proud to announce Terry Robb, live in concert on Friday, November 9th from 8 pm – 10 pm. A dynamic, unforgettable fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, Terry Robb has redefined acoustic blues guitar with his signature fingerpicking style. Drawing international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers, Robb’s unique blues sound, incorporating elements from the Mississippi Delta music tradition, ragtime, country, swing, and jazz, has made him a legend among blues musicians in his prolific music career spanning four decades.

Advance tickets are available online at www.eventbrite.com for $13, and $15 at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the most celebrated blues guitarists in the historic Conservatory.
Additionally, Terry will be holding a guitar workshop the following day on Saturday Nov 10 from 2 pm – 4 pm for $35 (paid at the door on the day of the workshop) or $30 for concert attendees from the night before.


November 9th: FLIPs After Dark presents Green Day’s American Idiot (musical) Opening Weekend

Come and enjoy Green Day’s powerhouse album brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship.

Green Day’s American Idiot is an energy-fueled rock opera which relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line. Admission is $12 and the event is held at the Waterloo Public Library and Historical Society. Tickets can be bought at www.inchhighplayers.org/.

Warning: Contains explicit language and mature themes.

FLIPs After Dark is the adult program of the popular northern Seneca County-based Finger Lakes Inchhigh Players community theater group.


November 10th: Winter Farmers Market

The Winter Farmers Market will be held on November 10th, 2018 where the top regional growers and food producers will be offering a great mix of local farm and artisanal food. Admission is free and the event will go from 10 am – 1 pm. The event will take place at the Baltimore Woods Nature Center on 4007 Bishop Hill Rd in Marcellus, NY.


November 10th: Windmill Farm and Craft Market

Welcome to The Windmill Farm & Craft Market. The Windmill is the first and friendliest farm and craft market in upstate New York, located right in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Region. Midway between Penn Yan and Dundee on NY Route 14A, The Windmill has become a premier tourist attraction, with a weekly attendance exceeding 8,000 – 10,000 people. Beginning with roughly 100 vendors, The Windmill serves as an outlet for local producers and craftsmen. The Windmill plays host to nearly 200 shops and craftsmen, boasting everything from farm fresh produce to an on-site Acupuncture, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Many folks start the day at The Windmill with a hearty breakfast, pick up some fresh produce then set out to explore the many shops. Later, enjoy a horse and buggy ride, take in a free show, finally have a relaxing lunch in our mini pine tree forest. OPEN UNTIL mid-December for your HOLIDAY shopping. Saturdays April – December. Hours of operation are 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Admission is free!


November 10th: Keuka Holidays at Heron Hill Winery

Ring in the holiday season at one of the Keuka Holidays weekends … every year a sell-out! Our five wineries offer tastes of their finest wines complemented by small plates of hearty winter foods. Ticket holders receive a handmade grapevine wreath at their starting winery and collect an ornament at each winery. The wineries will be alive with holiday decorations and cheer, and gift shops stocked with unique and locally crafted items perfect for holiday gift-giving.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.keukawinetrail.com.


November 10th: Santa Arrives at Finger Lakes Mall

Get your Christmas lists ready! On Saturday, November 10th, Santa will be arriving on his boat at Bass Pro in the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn at 5 pm. Come and tell the man in red what it is that you wish most for this Christmas!


November 9th – 11th & 15th – 17th: Nevermore!

In September of 1847, Edgar Allan Poe is reported to have boarded a steamer in Baltimore Harbor for an overnight voyage to New York City. He never arrived. Five days later, Poe was found delirious on a Baltimore street and died soon thereafter. What transpired over those five missing days has remained forever a mystery… until now. This imaginative play, utilizing the macabre stories and poems of one of America’s most celebrated writers, ponders what might have happened to him on the dreary nightmare voyage at the end of his life. Filled with masterful illusions and disappearances. Nevermore! keeps audiences on the edge of their seats from the first curtain to the final denouement.

Visit www.cnyplayhouse.org for more information and tickets.

The show will take place at The Central New York Playhouse at Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Bvd. E. Syracuse NY 13214


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