6+ shows to see this week: Dec. 13-16
Practice at Pete’s returns to downtown Ithaca on Thursday, while Cornell Music wraps up its fall season with a pair of Monday night concerts. Plus, the Ithaca Concert Band presents its annual holiday show at a new venue!
Please be sure to check with each show’s event page for various venue protocols, as well as potential postponement or cancellation information. Stay safe, and enjoy as much live music as you can in the coming days!
Three of a Kind
Practice at Pete’s returns to downtown Ithaca, with host band Secret Service Men joined by fellow locals Chimes of Bayonets, who released the EP “Indexer” this summer, and New Motor Club, who just released a new album, “Fun Facts,” that catches their raucous garage-rock sound. Proof of vaccination is required for admission.
8 p.m. Thursday canceled due to recent covid surge!
The Monday Night Jazz series continues at South Hill Cider, with a trio of some of Ithaca’s finest players – Dave Davies, Eric Aceto, and Harry Aceto – teaming up for an evening of jazz, blues, and more inside the bottle shop. Note: Masks will be required when you are not seated. Bring your proof of vaccine for indoor service. Dancing will be allowed with masks on.
When: 4-7 p.m. Monday
Where: South Hill Cider
Master’s student Jeremy Wang presents a recital entitled "CULater": a collection of farewell-themed works. The program consists of works by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, and Maik Guo including Mozart's “Piano Sonata No. 18 in D Major,” and Schumann's “Geistervariationen WoO 24.”
When: 5 p.m. Monday
Where: Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Light in Winter
Anna Steppler will present “Winter Light,” an organ recital of seasonal music.
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University
Note: Both Cornell events above are free and open to the public. Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell’s public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.
Sounds of the Season
After a year’s hiatus, the Ithaca Concert Band is set to perform its annual holiday concert featuring classics such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” along with some exciting modern works on the theme of hope and light. The program is also graced by several arrangements of classic tunes by the ICB’s own Phil Krasicky. Masks required for admission.
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Celebrations, 2331 Slaterville Road, Ithaca
Cost: free and open to all
Recreating the much-missed Rongo vibe, Richie Stearns, Rosie Newton, Steve Selin, Ben Gould, and Paul Martin will play old-time music at the South Hill Cider tasting room. Vaccination Required for this indoor event. Hot soup, sausage, and cheese boards will be available, along with cocktails in addition to the cider.
When: 4-7 p.m. Thursday
Where: South Hill Cider
The Walmort Portrait Studio will host a set of livestreamed electronic music with Binky and Big Steve.
When: 8-9 p.m. Thursday
Where: livestream; see FB event page
Jeremy Bussman hosts Open Mic Night at the Dock at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge hosts its Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday
Salsa Night hosts its Holiday Party at the Range on Wednesday; lessons begin at 7:45 p.m., followed by the Dance Party at 10 p.m.
Rick Starmer is at Cortland Beer Company at 6 p.m. Wednesday
Benny T brings his Open Mic Posse to The Ridge in Lansing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Jeremy Bussman hosts Open Mic Night at the Upstairs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
Tommy Tornado is at Cortland Beer Company at 7:30 p.m. Thursday