Mar. 16th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Please join us in welcoming central New York’s Bare Bones Trombone Quartet to the Willard Chapel! This audience-friendly, jovial group has played together for years and its members may claim many decades’ worth of musical performance. Individually they have performed with United States military bands, brass and jazz bands, Gap Mangione’s “Big Band”, and too many others to list. They are band and ensemble directors, music professors and even “Mr. Smooth” himself, known for his mellow sound. Bare Bones has a repertoire as big as its expertise. You may hear them play music from Bach to Basie! After all, there’s more than six centuries’ worth of trombone music and history to choose from. And it will all ring extra bright and true thanks to the chapel’s acoustically fine construction. This concert benefits the Community Preservation Committee’s care of the Willard Memorial Chapel. Admission is $10 per person at the door. The chapel is handicap-accessible through its north entrance off Seymour Street. Tickets $10, 2pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Mar. 16th – MASTERWORKS Chorale Presents MUSIC of MYSTERY – St. Mary’s Church, 15 Clark St., Auburn. MasterWorks Chorale, a fifty-voice choir from CNY presents a concert of choral works & organ music from the Renaissance & 20th C. works of Victoria, Schutz, Byrd, Archer, Halley, Britten & Biebl. Aaron James, M. Mus, at Eastman School of Music, will also perform on the 1890 Barckhoff pipe organ, followed by a reception. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors & students, $30 per family, 4pm. 315-252-9545 www.stmaryauburn.org
Mar. 18th & 21st – 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
Mar. 19th – Live Music – Oak and Vine at the Springside, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing tonight is Colin Aberdeen from Los Blancos. Free, 8-11pm. www.oakandvine.com 315-252-8463
Mar. 20th – Spring Equinox Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. Embrace the first day of spring by taking a guided walk to discover nature’s secret expression of the changing seasons. Early spring migrants, nesting owls and calling frogs are some of the possible wildlife we may encounter. Free, 7pm. 315-947-6143 www.ilovethefingerlakes.com/recreation/naturecenters-sterling.htm
Mar. 21st – Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians. Their live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is the world-class guitar playing that they both display.www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
With Openers: Alison & Zoe: Alison and Zoë are two Irish-born sisters. They are singer-songwriters who create enchanting harmonies and weave stories with their poetic original songs. They share songs in living rooms, on trains and buses, around fires, on stages, and mostly anywhere else that you might meet them. They are currently working on their first all original album entitled “Emerge.” They hope to one day travel the world sharing their music and learning songs from different cultures. Tickets $15, APT Members, $13.50, 8pm.
Mar. 21st & 22nd – “Inside Llewyn Davis” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS-in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?-is infused with the transportive sound of another time and place. An epic on an intimate scale, it represents the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with multiple-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning music producer T Bone Burnett. Marcus Mumford is associate music producer. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 3/21, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 3/22, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Mar. 22nd – Through the Eyes of Fanny Seward: A Family-Friendly Tour of the Seward House – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Join a guide portraying William Seward’s beloved daughter, Fanny, for an intimate look inside the lives of the Seward Family as told though Fanny Seward’s personal letters and diaries. Throughout the tour, you’ll encounter other members of the family, and through their stories, glimpse into the remarkable history of the house and family. $10/adults, $7/children, 11am. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Mar. 22nd – Schweinfurth Art Center’s 6th Annual Perfect Pairings – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Preview of Made in New York 2014 exhibit featuring NYS artists Spirits, hard cider, coffee & other beverage. Raffle of original artwork by local artists.
Music by Jazz Duo Diana Jacobs & Mark Chitambar
Art making with SU Fashion Designer Instructor Laurel Morton
Tastings from Local Restaurants
Must be 21 to attend. For tickets and more information, please call 315-255-1553, or visit www.myartcenter.org
Mar. 22nd – Signs of Spring Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. Do you have Spring Fever? Or are you having trouble believing that spring has actually arrived? Join Interpretive Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an early spring hike in search of the signs of spring. We will search for the winter aconite blooms in the gardens as well as the first wildflowers of spring. It is also time to meet and greet some of the migratory birds including a check on the great blue heron rookery to welcome back the herons as they continue their courtship and start nesting. Free, 1pm. 315-947-6143 www.ilovethefingerlakes.com/recreation/naturecenters-sterling.htm
Mar. 23rd – Lecture – “The Gilded Age of Theater in Auburn” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Local historian Karen Bove will present her talk, “The Gilded Age of Theater in Auburn”, in conjunction with the exhibit “From Gilded Stage to Silver Screen: A History of Auburn’s Theaters.” Free, 2pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
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