Every season offers exciting entertainment opportunities. Catch a film at Cinemapolis, a distinctive art house movie theatre; or see a performance at the beautifully renovated, historic State Theatre. Touted in the New York Times as one of America’s “Best Emerging Cities,” Ithaca is unquestionably the ideal playground for all.

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Bristle & Turp
208 E State St, Suite 4, Ithaca Commons
917-544-2079
Please call us for our hours

Bristle & Turp offers at home art lessons for kids, teens, and adults. Owner Erin Deneuville works with all experience levels and has expertise in painting, printmaking, observation drawing, sculpture, oil paintaing, collage, and more (like puppets and masks!). Visit Bristle & Turp’s website (listed below) to sign up!

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Cinemapolis
120 E. Green St.
607-277-6115

We are a first-run movie theater located in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, specializing in independent, foreign, and locally-produced films; but more than that, Cinemapolis is a community cultural institution where the art of film is used to enrich people’s lives, grapple with and illuminate contemporary issues, and, of course, to entertain.

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Comics for Collectors
207 N. Aurora St.
607-272-3007
Monday - Tuesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday - Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Satuday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00am - 6:00pm

Comics For Collectors is a full time business, selling professionally illustrated narratives with sequential artworks within the diverse world of comic books and graphic novels. A large selection of Graphic Novels by numerous publishers, including Marvel and DC Comics. They have numerous Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Avengers, X-Men books and comics. They also carry many of the top image books, like the hit series Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman. Other popular authors line their shelves like a who’s who in comics: Warren Ellis, Brian K Vaughan, James Robertson, Brian Bendis, John Byrne, Roger Stern, Alan Moore are just a few. Art pieces from Sonic, Spider-Man, Dreaming, Batman, and Archie hang on the walls for all to enjoy. Comics for Collectors makes sure to have a few hot game systems in stock, like Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, HeroClix, Dungeon & Dragons, and Star Wars. Special orders are always welcome at no extra cost.

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Community Arts Partnership
110 N. Tioga St.
(607) 273-5072
Monday - Friday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Since 1993, the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) has been one of the driving forces behind the vibrant arts community of Ithaca and its neighboring towns and villages.

The Community Arts Partnership’s mission is to strengthen the arts throughout Tompkins County while building the County’s reputation of being a cultural destination. Today CAP hosts four major public arts events, administers five different grant programs that support artists and arts programming, maintains a dynamic Artists’ Registry and helps artists with technical assistance, professional development workshops, and networking events.

The Community Arts Partnership’s ArtSpace Gallery is a multi-use space for the exhibition of works by local artists located on the ground floor of the Tompkins Center for History and Culture. A new exhibit will hang each month throughout the year. CAP participates in Open Gallery Night Ithaca, a walkable tour of art openings and cultural events throughout downtown Ithaca. Taking place from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month, CAP will feature a new exhibition opening in the ArtSpace Gallery on a monthly basis.

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Community School of Music and Arts
330 E State St
607-272-1474
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For 50 years, the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) has provided instruction in the visual arts, music, dance, theater, and languages. Every year, the CSMA welcomes more than 1300 students of all ages, skills levels, and backgrounds. In addition, the CSMA hosts several gallery spaces with monthly rotating exhibits including First Friday music.

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Escape Ithaca
124 W State St
(607) 319-5449
Thursday - Friday: 5:00pm – 1:00am (last group begins at 11:00pm)
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am – 1:00am (last group begins at 11:30pm)

Escape Ithaca is an interactive role-playing adventure where you are placed in a room, and need to use the clues around you to successfully “escape”. Every few months, a new room will be built based on a different theme. You and your team will have only one hour to decipher clues, unlock boxes, solve riddles and work together to unravel the mystery at hand.

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Handwork
102 State W. State St
607-273-9400
Monday - Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Handwork, Ithaca’s Artisan Cooperative, was started in 1976 by 12 local craftspeople. Working together they could afford the cost and time of opening a retail shop to sell their work. Handwork now has approximately 40 member artisans doing a range of work that includes pottery, woodworking, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, wearable arts, leather, paper and art.

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Ithaca Guitar Works
215 N. Cayuga St. Suite 68, Dewitt Mall
607-272-2602
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday - Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00pm

Ithaca’s premier home for all stringed instruments! Ithaca Guitar Works features stringed instruments & accessories, sales & service, electric violins, violas, cellos, guitars, mandolins, amplifiers and effects, and used instruments. Ithaca Guitar Works is an authorized dealers for Fender, Taylor, Martin and many other brands.

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Ithaca/Tompkins County Visitor Center
110 N. Tioga St.
607-273-7482
MON-SUN: 10am-5pm *Extended hours during Dowtown Summer Concert Series

Looking for a room tonight? Or directions on how to walk a gorge trail from downtown to Cornell’s campus? We can help. The Downtown Visitor Center located on the main floor of the Tompkins Center for History and Culture can help with all of these requests and more. Open year round, seven days a week. Our team is ready to answer your downtown restaurant, lodging and event questions. FREE maps are available. Also take in the Ithaca is Gorges retail offerings and visitor information about all twelve Tompkins Center for History and Culture partner organizations.

To stock up on “Ithaca is GORGES” gear, check out www.GorgesGear.com for your fix of tees, hoodies, mugs and other gorges souvenirs.

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Jillian’s Drawers
171 E. State St., Ithaca Commons, Center Ithaca
607-272-1237
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Thursdays until 8:00pm

Jillian’s Drawers is a small, mom-owned, local natural parenting store dedicated to helping you find high quality toys, baby carriers, shoes, breastfeeding products, nursing tops, and of course, cloth diapers!

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Kitchen Theatre Company
417 W State St
607-272-0403
Administrative Office Hours: Monday -
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Box Office Hours: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm and one hour before showtimes

In its intimate performance space, Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC) creates professional theater that challenges the intellect, excites the imagination, informs and entertains. KTC nurtures a community of diverse artists and brings excellent art to the community and beyond

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Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar
103 S Geneva St, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-5282
Open Daily 3pm-midnight
HAPPY HOUR
2-4-1 KAVA
Monday - Friday
3pm-6pm


Rooted in Love ♥ Sacred in Spirit

Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar is Ithaca’s nightlife alternative!
KAVA, TEA, MUSIC, ART, DANCE

Sacred Root is Ithaca’s newest nightlife alternative, serving kava – a traditional and relaxing ceremonial elixir from the South Pacific – as well as a diverse selection of organic and local teas, coffees, and RAW desserts.

Rooted in Love ♥ Sacred in Spirit

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SewGreen
112 N Cayuga St
(607) 319 4106
Monday - Satuday: 11am - 6:00pm

SewGreen was founded in Ithaca in 2007 as a way to save unwanted fabric, yarn and sewing equipment from going to the landfill, and to teach sewing as a self-reliant skill. The original mission has grown to also include youth development, job training, and consumer education.

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State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc.
107 W. State St.
607-277-8283
Wednesday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm

STATE THEATRE OF ITHACA, INC. IS THE 501 C(3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT OWNS AND OPERATES DOWNTOWN ITHACA’S LAST REMAINING HISTORIC THEATER. WITH JUST OVER 1,600 SEATS, THE STATE THEATRE HOSTS OVER 75 EVENTS EACH YEAR INCLUDING CONCERTS, THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, COMEDY SHOWS, CLASSIC MOVIES, DANCE PERFORMANCES, READINGS, AND COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES. OVER 50,000 PEOPLE ATTEND EVENTS HERE EACH SEASON.

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The Range
119 E. State St.
607-277-0291
Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am

Western Saloon-themed bar. The Range offers a 250 capacity room, a full sound system and a wooden dance floor with plenty of comfortable space to dance, drink or people watch.

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The Tompkins Center for History & Culture
110 N. Tioga St.
(607) 273-8284

The Tompkins County Center for History & Culture is a captivating destination, providing a place for visitors to better understand the past, experience the present, and imagine the future for Tompkins County. As a must-see gathering point for both residents and visitors, our vibrant facility instills appreciation for our community’s global impact and promote further exploration into the community.

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Wine and Design
607-742-5496
Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Wine & Design in Downtown Ithaca offers customers the chance to step out of their comfort zone and spend two hours exploring their artistic talents. To appeal to a wide variety of tastes, Wine & Design features a different painting every night on their online calendar.

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