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Wassa Pan Africa Dance Ensemble
Circus Culture
Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer
The Sim Redmond Band
Photo by Ed Dittenhoefer
The Blind Spots
Empire Kings
Ithaca Ballet
Big Mean I-Town Revue


2016 Special Events

Comedy on the Commons

Cinemapolis, 108 E. Green Street

Saturday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

$10 or $5 with an Ithaca Festival button

Mix It Up at Ithaca Festival with Comedy on the Commons! Local comedians showcase their talents and bring the funny in a Family Friendly comedy show. Hosted by Kenneth McLaurin featuring Steven Burke, Jessica Dot, and Mike C this is an event you do want to miss!

Cosmic Joke Collective

Lot 10, 106 S. Cayuga Street

Saturday, Doors open at 6:30 PM, show stars at 7:00 PM sharp

$5 or $4 with an Ithaca Festival button

The Cosmic Joke Collective is a monthly salon that offers musicians and performing artists a place to experiment, play, and share their craft. Every show is unique and full of unexpected pleasures!

The Collective is excited to celebrate it's 20th show in Ithaca as part of the Ithaca Festival. We're aligning with the festival's theme and the performers are going to "Mix It Up" by presenting something they have never done before.

Six Incredible Performances featuring:
Angie Beeler
Anna Coogan
Jennifer Cork with Samuel & Mandy
Josh Dolan
Jonathan Meyerhoff
Darkwine featuring Kelly Serbonich, Jay Skezas & Kevin Moss

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Cinemapolis, 108 E. Green Street

Sunday, 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

$15 or $10 with an Ithaca Festival button

The Cherry Arts presents White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Imagine being 29 years old and trapped inside your country. Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is a conscientious objector who refused to take part in mandatory military service and was denied a passport. In White Rabbit Red Rabbit he dissects the experience of an entire generation born amid the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war—computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic.

Soleimanpour turns his isolation to his advantage with a wild, utterly original play, an absurdist adventure blending comedy and drama. No director and no set: each performance features a different actor who sees the script for the first time while stepping onstage.

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