March 8-10 $10 and Under Weekend Planner: Music, Dance, Food, Free Happenings

Categories Happenings, Ithaca
This week: Music. More music. And some more music. New Moon fire ceremony and gong baths. Swap your seeds for the upcoming growing season. Playoff hockey at Cornell. Enfield chicken BBQ, a peace walk around the Children’s Garden, and more.
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What are you up to this weekend, Ithaca?

Here’s some happenings in and around Ithaca of the free, low-cost, educational, and musical variety to nourish your mind and spirit this weekend. If there’s a “doors time/music time” listed, we use the music time as the start in our listings.


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Friday, March 8

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Cass Park

Open ice skating session. Other weekend hours and rental details here.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Alternatives FCU income tax assistance. Free.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Land access & reparations workshops. Morning session [10 a.m. – 1 p.m.] open to all; afternoon session 2-5 p.m. for black, indigenous and people of color. Focused on farming and land ownership.

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Baby storytime.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

One-on-one tech help.

12 – 5 p.m. – Multicultural Resource Center, 516 W. State/MLK Jr. St.

DIY screen print your own T-shirt.

1 – 3 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Advanced English as a second language class.

2 – 6 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Makerspace open hours.

3:30 – 4 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Baby storytime.

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Southside Community Center, 305 S. Plain St. 

Free family-friendly capoeira class.

5:30 p.m. – Gimme Coffee, 506 W. State/MLK Jr. St. 

Open poetry reading. Read your own or favorites from another.

6 p.m. – Hopshire Brewery, 1771 Dryden Road

After Market plays Hopshire happy hour.

6 p.m. – Americana Vineyards, 4367 E. Covert Rd., Interlaken

Radio London plays.

6:30 p.m. – Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd.

New Moon Fire Ceremony. The ‘Wisdom Keeper Rites’ of the Munay-Ki. Donations appreciated, event is free.

7 – 10 p.m. – Brookton’s Market, 491 Brooktondale Road

Open mic night.

7 p.m. – Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Rd.

ElectroZone: “My Strange Adventure.” With Viola Yip, Thrash Brian, Kompyootur Muhsheen. $5 suggested donation.

7 p.m. – Flynn’s Roadhouse Café, 1928 E. Shore Dr. 

Rob Ervin plays acoustic hits.

7 p.m.– Newman Arena, Cornell

Cornell men’s basketball hosts Harvard. $7 adults, $5 seniors & kids.

7 p.m. – The Westy, 516 W. State/MLK Jr. St.

Tough Old Bird plays. No cover.

7 p.m. – Chanti Loft, 101 W. State/MLK Jr. St. 

Astralands: Kjostad, Celebornidril, bitrot, Machine Moon. $5 cover.

7 p.m. – Two Goats, 5027 Route 414, Burdett

Uncle Uku and The Guise play. Free.

8 p.m. – Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, 103 S. Geneva St.

Cozmic Theo and the Synchroknights, Friends With Benny’s, Roots Relic, Lana Del Reytheon.

8 p.m. – Silver Line Tap Room, 19 W. Main St., T-burg

The IthaCats play. 21+, free, donations for band always good.

8 p.m. – The Ridge, 1100 Ridge Rd. 

Elephant Sound DJ karaoke.

9 p.m. – Agava, 381 Pine Tree Rd. 

Andrew Alling performs. Free.

10 p.m. – Lot 10, 106 S. Cayuga St. 

Crunk Witch, Vee Da Bee, Teencat. 21+$5 cover.

DJ ha-Meen downstairs.


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Saturday, March 9

8:30 a.m. – Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.

Beginner bird walks. Bring binoculars if you have them; dress for weather. Repeats Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

10 a.m. – Just BeCause Center, 1013 W. State/MLK Jr. St. 

In the Mix acapella rehearsal.

11 – 11:30 a.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Family storytime.

11 a.m. – Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Ave. 

Community seed swap: bring your seed collections to trade and share. Small cash donation requested.

12 -2 p.m. DeWitt/Greenwood Park or First Baptist Church

Food Not Bombs Ithaca free vegan lunch.

1 – 2 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Families learning science together.

1 p.m. – Lynah Rink, Cornell

Women’s hockey hosts Princeton. Game 1 of ECAC seminfinals. Adults $6, kids 12 & under and seniors $4.

1 p.m. – Buffalo St. Books, DeWitt Mall

Sara Catterall discusses the book “Ottoman Dress and Design in the West.” Free.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Adult board game club.

2 p.m. – Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St. 

“Denying Access” theatrical premiere. On Water Protectors at Standing Rock and Seneca Territory. A film by Jason Corwin and Tami Watt. $9 adult/ $7 12 and under. Watch the premiere …

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Circus Culture, 516 W. Green St. 

Afternoon family disco with Miss Angie’s Music. $10 individual/$20 family.

3 – 4 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Lego at the library.

3 -5 p.m. – Ithaca Friends Meeting House, 120 Third St. 

Julia Ganson speaks about experience in the occupied West Bank. Free, light refreshments provided.

3 p.m. – Ithaca Generator, 116 W. Green St.

Shop tours offered every Saturday.

3 – 5 p.m. – Ithaca ReUse Center, 214 Elmira Road

Ithaca Fixers Collective. “Do you need assistance getting something fixed yourself? Want to share your repair skills? Come bring your devices/projects to the Sustainability Center gallery in the Ithaca ReUse Center between 3pm-5pm every Saturday.” Webpage.

4 p.m. – Lynah Rink, Cornell

Women’s hockey. Colgate vs. Clarkson. ECAC seminfinals [rematch of last year’s NCAA championship.] Adults $6, kids 12 & under and seniors $4.

6 p.m. – Americana Vineyards, 4367 E. Covert Rd., Interlaken

Ende Brothers play.

7 p.m. – Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, 103 S. Geneva St.

Star Sisters, Jessie Gray.

7 p.m.– Newman Arena, Cornell

Cornell men’s basketball hosts Dartmouth. $7 adults, $5 seniors & kids.

7:30 p.m. – Cherry Arts, 102 Cherry St.

Arise & Go album release party – “Meeting Place.” Celtic – pipes/guitar/fiddle. $10 suggested donation, kids free.

8 p.m. – Lot 10, 106 S. Cayuga St. 

The Saplings, Matt O’Brian’s Flying Object, Max Childs play.

8 p.m. – Two Goats, 5027 Route 414, Burdett

The Small Kings play. No cover.

8 p.m. – The Range, 117 E. State/MLK Jr. St.

Salsa Night Ithaca Commons. Lesson at 9 p.m.  21+, $7

10 p.m. – Silky Jones, 214 E. State/MLK Jr. St.

DJ ha-Meen on the dance floor.

10 p.m. – Chanti Loft, 101 W. State/MLK Jr. St.

Dirty Disco Monthly, with DJ Proper Philth and DJ Rockmon. $5 cover.


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Sunday, March 10

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Museum of the Earth, Cayuga Nature Center

Winter Free Day. All admissions free. (Museum of the Earth open till 5 p.m.)

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Ithaca Children’s Garden, 120 Turtle Lane

Peace Walk for Fukushima 8th anniversary. Gather at Gaia the Turtle.

11 a.m. – gone – Enfield Fire Station, 172 Enfield Main Rd. 

Enfield Volunteer Fire Co. Chicken Barbecue. Adult meals $9, chicken halves $6.

11:30 a.m. – Fine Spirit Studio, 201 Dey St.

Dance Church Ithaca: “Ithaca’s home for mid-day free movement expression and conscious dance for all ages and abilities.”

12 -2 p.m. – Coltivare, 235 S. Cayuga St.

Jazz trio performs during brunch.

12 p.m. – Agava, 381 Pine Tree Rd.

DJ Brunch with DJ Double A.

1 p.m. – Red Newt Bistro, 3675 Tichenor Rd, Hector

Jen Cork plays.

1:30 p.m. – Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Rd. 

Sound healing bath with Neko Three Sixty. Donation requested $5-20.

2 p.m. – Six Mile Creek, 1551 Slaterville Rd.

Tru Bleu plays.

2 p.m. – Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St. 

‘Science on Screen’ with Michael “Bodhi” Rogers of Ithaca College. Presentation on cartoon physics, with screening of Looney Tunes shorts. $5.

2 p.m. – Lynah Rink

ECAC women’s hockey championship. Teams to be determined. Adults $6, kids 12 & under and seniors $4.

2 -3 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Maker Is In: Drop in session on using library resources with Cornell Society of Women  Engineers.

3 – 4:30 p.m. – Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St.

Butoh (modern Japanese dance) class with Amanda Moretti.

3 p.m. – Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, 5 McLallen St. 

ToiVo plays a dance party fundraiser for the Conservatory. $10 suggested donation.

4 p.m. – Kitchen Theatre Co., 417 W. State/MLK Jr. St 

‘The Royale’ pay what you can performance.

4 – 7 p.m. – MIX, 205 Elmira Road

Ithaca Blues & Jazz Jam. Free.

4 p.m. – Americana Vineyards, 4367 E. Covert Rd., Interlaken

Swamp Cats play. Jazz/swing.

4 p.m. – Two Goats, 5027 Route 414, Burdett

Better Weather String Band plays.

6 p.m. – Ithaca Beer Company, 122 Ithaca Beer Dr

Open mic Night. Sign-up starts at 5 p.m.

6 p.m. – Maxie’s Supper Club, 635 W. State/MLK Jr. St.

Mardi Gras party with the Comb Down. Funk, etc.

7 p.m. – Argos Warehouse, 416 E. State/MLK Jr. St.

Sunday Sessions with Mike Stark. Featuring Hi Girls (with TZAR, Johnny Dowd, Orbiting Art Ensemble.) No cover, 21+

7 p.m. – The Westy, 516 W. State/MLK Jr. St.

Lucky Old Sun plays.

7:30 p.m. – Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, 103 S. Geneva St.

Open mic sharing and listening space – for readers, writers, poets. Share original or others’ works.

8 p.m. – Alternatives Library, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell

Bound for Glory with Mark Rust. 3 sets at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30. Folky and free live or on the radio.

…. That’s all for now, folks. If you have events you’d like to submit to this calendar round-up, send them to josh.brokaw@truthsayers.org or use the Contact Us page on the top of this website.

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