Friday: Is it coincidence or by savvy design that Teachers' Lounge plays at Castaways the week of the "Ithaca Loves Teachers" promotion? T.L. does an early show, at 5:30.
Hank Roberts and Thousands of One come to Castaways later, for a 9:30 show - a very special show, a benefit for Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles, which has re-opened in a new home at 530 W. Buffalo Street. Suggested donation is pretty low, at $5 - $10.
Saturday: the biggest show biz event of the weekend is comedian/ventriloquist/puppeteer Jeff Dunham at the State Theater. Dunham (with his suitcase contingency) has made numerous appearances on the Tonight Show, among other broadcasts, and tours the country pretty busily. 8 p.m.
Many good local musicians are performing tonight: Sera Smolen and Tom Mank at the ABC Cafe, Five2 at the Blue Stone Bar and Grill on Aurora Street, and Joejo at the Chapter House. All three are simultaneous starts, at 10 p.m.
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