Jan. 22nd – Knit Flicks Program – Doctor Zhivago – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum will show the 1965 blockbuster Doctor Zhivago on Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. in Theater Mack. It is the first in a new monthly series, Knit Flicks, in which the museum will show a movie with the lights on low and the audience seated at tables — so that people can knit or stitch while watching. Doors will open at 5:00, so people can come early and chat about their current projects. $3 admission.
In the top ten highest-grossing films of all time, Doctor Zhivago is based on the novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. Set during WWI and the Russian Revolution, the film showcased Omar Sharif and Julie Christie as star-crossed lovers. Doctor Zhivago is more than 3 hours long, so there will be an intermission. Think of all the knitting one can get done in 3 hours! www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Jan. 22nd – Live Music – Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing this evening is Jim Van Arsdale. 8-11pm, free. www.oakandvine.com 315-252-8463
Jan. 23rd – Real Life Reels – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Cayuga Centers is partnering with Auburn Public Theater to sponsor four nights of award-winning short films and community discussions addressing issues facing today’s adolescents and families. Called “Real Life Reels,” the films will touch on such topics as bullying, teen depression, and self-destructive behaviors. Each event will have a host moderator, and community panelists.
Theme: Where does it hurt? Adolescent depression and suicide. Free, 7pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 24th – “Before Midnight” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Nine years after Before Sunset, their highly-regarded sequel to Before Sunrise, director Richard Linklater reteams with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for Before Midnight, which finds their characters together raising twin daughters. Jesse (Hawke) attempts to maintain a relationship with Hank, his teenage son from his first marriage, but their bond is strained even though Hank has just spent the summer with his dad and step-family. Meanwhile, Celine (Delpy) must make a difficult decision about her career. As with Before Sunset, Linklater, Hawke, and Delpy share credit for the screenplay. Before Midnight screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as well as the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/24, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/25, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 26th – Sunday Music Series: John Dean – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. John Dean is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for his contribution to the Sammy Award winning Dean Brothers Band, a 1970s group known throughout the Northeast concert and bar circuit for their strong, complex vocal harmonies. The band’s first album, As They Are, rose to Number 4 on the Central New York music charts, and two of their singles were Top 10 hits, receiving daily local airplay. In addition to their original songs, the Dean Brothers were well known for their medleys of Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Doors, and Crosby, Stills & Nash songs–musical influences that can be heard in John’s original compositions. Tickets $10, APT Members $9, 4-6pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 26th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Winter doldrums starting to set in? Join us at the Willard Chapel’s first Tiffany concert of the New Year as we present The Jazz Clasix, a local quintet comprising Guitarists John Ellwood and Bill Walkins, Drummer Brian Maag, and Keyboardists Carol Gent and Beth Welch. A concert at Willard Chapel is extra special, and not just because of its Tiffany milieu; the space produces beautiful acoustics! If you love smooth, mellow jazz and crooners’ tunes from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Darin, this relaxing musical get-together is a perfect way to warm up, body and soul! $10 admission, 2pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Jan. 26th – Mar. 16th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. Both Ends of the Rainbow is an annual exhibit featuring artwork by local students grades K-12 and seniors. The Opening Reception will be held on Sunday, January 26, from 12-5pm. The Senior Reception will be on Thursday, February 6, from 2-4pm. Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm. Closed major holidays. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Jan. 28th & Feb. 4th – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID. Closed major holidays. Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 29th – Live Music – Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing this evening is Stevie Tombstone. 8-11pm, free. www.oakandvine.com 315-252-8463
Jan. 30th – Finger Lakes Wine Pairing Dinner – Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. A special benefit for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival. 5 Courses/5 Wines, French Tomato & Onion Soup/ Blush, Market Chop Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette/Vidal Blanc, Seafood Crepe with Herb Mornay Sauce/Semi-dry Riesling, Port Loin Roulade/Cabernet Franc, Powdered Beignets with Raspberry Coulis/Late Harvest, Unwind with live music by Harpist Chris Molloy Holiday Inn
Jan. 31st & Feb. 1st – “Blue Jasmine” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form — and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett. Woody Allen trades New York City for San Francisco with his comedy-drama Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett as a troubled former Manhattanite who moves to the City by the Bay to live with her sister after her wealthy husband divorces her. Forced to put her life back together piece by piece while under the effect of powerful anti-depressants, she dates a series of men, attempts to build a career, and slowly learns how to count on herself to survive. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/31, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/1, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Jan. 31st – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Live music, cash bar. Enjoy the cozy setting. Performing tonight is Austin John Band opening with Kohlton Pascal. Cover charge $5, 6-10pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Feb. 1st – Mar. 2nd – Curiosities from Our Collection – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. This exhibit will be an exploration of the treasures and mysteries that our collection holds, remnants of the past that tell the tales of who we are. Will feature recent donations, staff favorites and many surprises from our attic. Closed major Holidays. Suggested donation $3, Open Tues. thru Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Feb. 1st – “Robert Buffum; Jayhawker, Spy and Murderer” – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn. Local Historian John Lamphere will present a presentation on Robert Buffum. He is an Auburn native and is buried in Soules Cemetery in Sennett, New York.
He was a jayhawker, a spy and a murderer. He was with Andrews and they stole a train. Walt Disney made a movie on this man and his experiences. If you have never attended one of John’s presentations you are in for a treat. He is an exceptional speaker and a well known local historian. Free, 1:30 – 2:30 pm. 315-252-7644 Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum
Feb. 4th – Pasta Cooking Class – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Reservations are strongly recommended. All prices presented are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Stay the night of your cooking class in one of our luxurious AAA four diamond rooms and receive a $50 discount! Learn to make the classics hands-on with our chefs. $75/person, 6-8:30pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
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