Medley Magazine’s weekly round-up of what to do around the city this weekend.
by Micah Castelo
Dec. 1: CoreLife Eatery Grand Opening
CoreLife Eatery, 5743 Widewaters Pkwy., Ste. 100, Syracuse. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Prices vary.
This beloved health food chain is finally welcoming patrons to its second Syracuse-area location. If you’ve never been, what are you waiting for? Check out what their healthy eating menu is all about—from their dark, leafy green bowls to their filling protein-filled plates.
Dinosaur BBQ, 246 W. Willow St., Syracuse. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $15 adults, $5 kids.
It might be too early to have breakfast with Santa, but who can say no to Dinosaur BBQ? This Sunday, fill up on a breakfast buffet of BBQ hash, pork sliders, Glazed & Confused donuts, and more. And don’t forget to take a photo with Santa!
Dec. 1: Music in the 1911 Tasting Room
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards, 2708 Lords Hill Rd., Lafayette. 1-3 p.m. Prices vary.
Get your holiday drinks on while listening to classic Americana. Drop by the 1911 Tasting Room and try their holiday cocktails, including the Naughty Elf (1911 Cold Brew Vodka with hot chocolate, finished with whipped cream, crushed peppermint, and a candy cane) and the Hot Apple Bourbon Toddy (1911 Bourbon with warm apple cider, an apple wedge, and a cinnamon stick).
Dec. 2: UNYtea at Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun, 406 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. 5-7 p.m. Prices vary.
With rain forecasted for Sunday, drinking a cup of tea sounds like the perfect nighttime activity. Well, you’re in luck because Midnight Sun, a local jewelry and watch store, is hosting a tea event. Choose from three different teas on their menu (Taiwanese yellow, Taiwanese oolong, and aged Chinese white tea) and learn about the production and history of tea.
Syracuse Antiques Exchange, 1629 N. Salina St., Syracuse. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Calling all vintage lovers! Syracuse Antiques Exchange, a large antique mall in the North Side area, is opening a locally-curated vintage clothing and accessories section. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine as you browse through their vintage collections.
Dec. 2: Holiday Buy Local
Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. 1-4 p.m. Free.
If you haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, don’t fret. This Sunday, stop by the Liverpool Public Library and check out local wares from a variety of vendors. There’s something for everyone, like soup mixes and baked goods from Bean Cuisine, handmade purses by Kathy’s Alterations and Sewing, and even essential oil diffusing necklaces by Libersoma Creations.
Dec. 2: The Yoga of Sound
Liverpool Art Center, 101 Lake Dr., Liverpool. 2-8 p.m. $22.29-53.34.
Participate in an afternoon meditation workshop and live music led by Gurunam Singh. Learn about how to meditate using yoga and mantras from the kundalini tradition, including “Wahe Guru.”
Dec. 1: Autumn Sky Planetarium Show
Museum of Science & Technology, 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. 3:15-3:45 p.m. $3.
Enjoy a guided presentation led by a museum educator inside the MOST’s Dr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Silverman Planetarium. This show features the seasonal night sky with constellations and other astronomical sights.
Dec. 1-2: Moses Storm
Syracuse Funny Bone, 10301 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse. Sat. 7-8:30 p.m., 9:45-11:15 p.m. Sun. 7:30-9 p.m. $12-15.
Get a couple of laughs in this weekend. Moses Storm, a comedian and actor known for his appearances on I’m Dying Up Here, Arrested Development, and This is Us is bringing his jokes on stage at the Funny Bone.
Dec. 1: 20 Watts Fall Launch Party
Message FB link above for address. 9 p.m. $5 (cash or venmo).
SU’s premiere music publication is celebrating its fall issue launch complete with a music lineup. Jam out to dope tunes by Julius Caesar, Des The Problem, and Tamara.
Dec. 1: Open Mic Poetry Slam
Hope Cafe Coffee and Tea House, 305 Vine St. #5, Liverpool. 2-3 p.m. Free.
This local cafe and community lounge is hosting their first ever poetry slam. Hear talented artists share their poetry or drop a couple lines yourself. Don’t forget to try out their specialty lattes and homemade Peruvian empanadas.
Dec. 2: Holidays at Hendricks
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free.
Kick off December with a little holiday cheer at this annual concert featuring the Hendricks Chapel Choir, SU Organist Annie Laver, the SU Brass Ensemble, and Setnor School of Music choirs. Feel free to bring non-perishable food items for donation.