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7 shows to see this weekend: Dec. 9-11

Dec 9, 2016

Ward off the winter cold with these hot shows around Ithaca!

Holiday sounds

Terry Burns and Ron Kristy, joined by their band and Nashville songwriter Pam Rose, will host a holiday concert featuring seasonal favorites and original songs. The show also is a release celebration for the duo’s latest CD, “Always Home.”

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Unitarian Society Church, 306 N. Aurora St., Ithaca

Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Info: www.burnsandkristy.com

Downtown Boys return to the Haunt Friday night
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Radical energy

Downtown Boys are known for their live performances, which are equal parts punk show, political rally, and religious revival with frontwoman Victoria Ruiz delivering moving speeches between songs. Sammus and Escuela will open the showfrontwoman Victoria Ruiz delivering moving speeches between songs. Sammus and Escuela will open the show

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $10-$13

Info: www.dansmallspresents.com

Surf & soul

Soul-funk-rock band Thru Spectrums will showcase their new bassist, Sterling Clarke, along with songs from their forthcoming album. Bob Keefe and the Surf Renegades will open the show with a set of surf-rock instrumentals.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: The Dock

Cost: $7

Info: www.thedockithaca.com

A good cause

Road Man – the solo project of John Brown’s Body keyboardist Jon Petronzio – will host “Stand with Standing Rock,” a benefit for the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannonball, N.D. where people are rallying against the construction of a pipeline through sacred Native land. Mosaic Foundation and Tenzin Chopak also will perform.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Info: www.facebook.com/events/836111586530602/

(Note: At 5-9 p.m., there also will be an all-ages pre-show event at Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge, featuring Spirit Speaks Krew, Nina Svatovic, Polly Wood, Pierce Walsh, Ryan B Curtis, Travis Knapp, Matthew O'Brian of Thunder Body and Kevin Kinsella.

Mary Lorson
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Sending out ‘Signals’

Ithaca singer-songwriter Mary Lorson (Madder Rose, Saint Low) will unveil the latest iteration of “Signals: a memoir,” a piece based on her complex family history. This version will feature theatrical staging from director Emily Jackson and scenic designer Tyler M. Perry, along with musical accompaniment from Zaun Marshburn, Walt Lorenzut, Michael Stark, Anna Coogan and Beverly Stokes.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Kitchen Theatre

Cost: $25

Info: www.kitchentheatre.org

Summer Underground come to the Haunt Saturday night.
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Dynamic duo

Summer Underground, the indie-pop duo of Grant Carey and Chrissy Sandman, are touring to promote its new album, “More Than a Friend, Less Than a Lover.” Locals Iris Garrison-Driscoll and Red Sled Choir will open the show.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

Info: www.summerunderground.com

Final exam

Hickey’s Rock School will host its end-of-the-semester concert. Under the direction of Ryan Vanderhoof, three student groups – Jake² and The Mama Crew, The Whom and Singledowt – will showcase the material they’ve been working on for the past few months.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: free, all ages

Info: www.hickeys.com