From the Cayuga County Tourism Office a listing of events taking place May 9th-20th

May 9th – May 20th – Made in NY 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Made in NY 2012, is an annual juried exhibition featuring New York State artists. The exhibition features 75 works of art by 73 artists from throughout New York State. Made in NY 2012 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more.  Members free, non-members $6.  315-255-1553

May 9th – Art Opening – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Photography of Craig W. Humphrey, Ph.D.  The exhibit centers around people, places, animals and architecture from around the world: Galapagos Islands, India, Japan, France, England, USA, Italy and other places. The images capture the spirit of the people, animals and their environments, with several photos representing the sacred.  Dr. Humphrey’s photographs have appeared in the quarterly magazine “Life in the Finger Lakes” several times and have garnered numerous awards.  Local guitar legend Duke Shanahan will perform throughout the duration of the opening.  315-253-6669

May 10th – An Evening of Food, Music, and Wine – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  The Aurora Inn Dining Room and the Skaneateles Festival will jointly present a signature event, the Skaneateles Festival Wine Dinner. Served in the Aurora Inn’s gracious Lakeside Room, the evening’s dinner will feature performances by David Ying, cellist of the Grammy award-winning Ying Quartet and one of the artistic directors of the Festival. Fellow artistic director Elinor Freer will also be on hand. The event commences with a 6:30 p.m. performance, and dinner will begin at 7 p.m.  $85++/person.  315-364-8888

May 10th – Making Movies Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the New York State Council on Arts and the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust. Presenting established and emerging regional filmmakers and media artists from NYS. Stephanie Gray is a NYC-based experimental filmmaker and poet.  Screening:  You know they want to disappear Hell’s Kitchen as Clinton (2010), along with a selection of Super 8 films.  Suggested admission $5, 7:30 pm  315-255-1553

May 11th – “The Unfortunates” – Morgan Opera House, State Route 90 and Cherry Ave., Aurora. “The Unfortunates,” the sixth winning play in the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition, is an intimate ghost story written by Aoise Stratford and directed by Bruce Levitt. Erika Steinhagen will play the fictional Mary Jane Kelly -she’s behind in her rent; her window is broken; she’s lost her key; her boyfriend has just moved out. And it’s 1888 -not a good time to be poor and “unfortunate” on the streets of London. $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students, children, 8pm. 315-364-5437

May 11th – Tommy Tune:  Steps in Time with the Manhatten Rhythm Kings – Community Community College, Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  Broadway’s legendary song and dance man, Tommy Tune, hits the stage high stepping through his 9 time Tony Award winning career celebrating 50 years on the Great White Way. He sings, dances, and laughs his way through those glorious musical moments that made him a Theatre Legend. Backed up by the multi-talented Manhattan Rhythm Kings, get ready for a unique and masterful evening that leaves audiences standing, cheering, and dancing in the aisles.  Tickets $50.00, 8pm. 315-253-6669

May 11th – “Fresh”– Auburn Public Theater,  108 Genesee St., Auburn.  FRESH began as a grassroots effort for a grassroots movement, and it’s been tremendously exciting to see the movie spread like wildfire. Within a month of the launch in April 2009, received over 20,000 visitors and hundreds of screenings were organized. Today, FRESH is a community of over 100,000 advocates for healthier, more sustainable food, a film that’s used all over the world as a platform to raise awareness and connect people to solutions in their community.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 5/11, 1:00 & 8:00 pm  5/12, 8:00 pm. 315-253-6669

May 12th – Plant Exchange – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Have April showers turned your garden in to a jungle? Need to thin out those perennial but hate to just toss them away? We have the perfect solution, come trade your perennials or garden thinning at our annual Plant Exchange. You can do a free exchange or give a donation for the plants you would like to take home.  11am – 1pm, free.  315-947-6143

May 12th – Wildflower Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Don’t miss your chance to see the many early spring wildflowers of the Sterling Nature Center. Many flowers like colt’s foot fade away quickly while, others like white trillium bloom longer. Join us for a Naturalist guided walk along the trails of the nature center. Pioneer and Native American uses, natural history, and identification of our spring woodland wildflowers will be the topic of discussion. The program is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.  1pm, free.  315-947-6143

May 12th – Riesling Weekend Celebration – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Enjoy our estate Riesling, the signature white wine of the Finger Lakes.  Taste and compare dry and medium dry vintages from the last several years.  Noon-5pm, free.  315-730-4619

May 15th – Finger Lakes Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora – 5 paired courses, with a reception wine.  Call for reservations.  $60++/person, 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm dinner.  315-364-8888

May 17th – Waterproof Wallets – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Using recycled mailing envelopes, food wrappers and other impermeable materials, participants will make waterproof wallets for men, women, and children. Jessie Reich will lead the class. All materials will be provided.  6-8pm, $15/members, $20/non-members.  315-255-1553

May 17th –  Making Movies Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the New York State Council on Arts and the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust. Presenting established and emerging regional filmmakers and media artists from NYS. Peer Bode is a nationally an internationally exhibiting artist with media works in museum collections worldwide.  Screening:  Going Private Public (2011), That Thinking Feeling (2009), World People (2002), and Transport 1,2,3 (2001).  7:30pm, suggested donation $5.  315-255-1553

May 18th – Peter Mack’s Jazz Legends – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Featuring an all-star quintet – Peter Mack, Gary Smulyn, Dino Losito, Joe Magnarelli, and Harvey Sorgen!  8pm, $15/person. 315-253-6669

May 18th – “The Beginners” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  From writer/director Mike Mills comes Beginners, a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments.  Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor).  Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father Hal Fields (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away.  5/18, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 5/19, 8:00 pm, tickets $5/online, $6/at the door.  . 315-253-6669

May 18th – So Whats New In the Solar System – Southern Cayuga Planetarium, 2384 Route 34B, Aurora. 315-364-7461

May 19th – Voices of the Night – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  The sounds of the night woods have invoked many feelings in people from calming to terrifying. Join naturalist Jim D’Angelo for a look and listen into the creatures behind the sounds and a hike to experience the voices of the night first hand. The twilight hike through the nature center will end as the sun sets over Lake Ontario.  7pm, free. 315-947-6143

May 19th – Tim Young, Comedian – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  A headliner at clubs all over North America, Tim has also performed at hundreds of college campuses and comedy festivals in New York, Montreal and Seattle. He has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Tough Crowd and Shorties, and has been a commentator on VH1, MTC, TLC and the E! Channel.   Tickets $12.00, 8pm. 315-253-6669

May 19th – I Love Chocolate – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Five tasting-size, sinful, chocolate desserts  are paired with our award-winning Treleaven wines for a match made in heaven.  Tickets are generally available at the door for $7, but you may call ahead and reserve them to be certain.  Free live music by Cielle from 12 to 2, and “Restless” from 2 to 5.  Wine available by the glass or bottle – bring friends, hang out, and enjoy the afternoon.  800-684-5217

May 20th – Preserving Your Family Heirlooms: Seminar by Peter Wisbey – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Community Preservation Committee/Willard Chapel will present a seminar on preserving family treasures by Peter Wisbey, curator of collections for the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford. Mr. Wisbey will give practical tips for safely polishing silver, boxing important costumes and textiles and storing paper documents. Visitors are invited to bring an object for an informal “how to” as time allows. A list of archival suppliers and other resources will be available.  Free, 2pm. 315-252-0339

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