From the Cayuga County Tourism Office a listing of events taking place June 15th-Sep 5th

May 19th  – September 2nd – Proof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger LakesCayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  315-253-8051

June 1st – August 19thSummer ExhibitionsSchweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  315-255-1553

May 30th – June 20th Kiss Me KateMerry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Kiss Me, Kate, the first ever winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. An enduring love story with a raucous twist on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew featuring the songs ‘Wunderbar’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, and ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare.’ Fans of Anything Goes won’t want to miss this Cole Porter classic.  Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show dates.  800-457-8897

June 6th – 30thAltar BoyzAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences. An extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original musical is pure delight. Suitable for all ages and will have the whole family laughing and singing along.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  800-457-8897

June 13thSenior Mystery MovieAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  $3.00 admission includes popcorn!!  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org315-253-6669

June 16thRookery LifeSterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.   Come out for a peek at the great blue herons sharing the rookery work with their mates and feeding the fast growing young. Naturalist Jim D’Angelo will led a walk about Great Blue Herons and the rookery at the Sterling Nature Center. Just how big are their nests? How many nests are in the rookery? How many herons are at the rookery? Have the eggs started to hatch? We will answer these and many other questions about the rookery and great blue heron natural history during this program. A brief indoor discussion will be held first before a trip out to the rookery.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

June 18th – Sept. 5thAuburn Doubledays BaseballFalcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  315-255-2489  

June 14th  – Farmers Co-op MarketMunicipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.  315-678-1622

June 15thFarmers MarketStrawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  315-751-5657.

June 14th – 16th “The Pitch”Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  “Flambé Dreams” – Book and Lyrics by: Matthew Hardy, Music by: Randy Klein.  Joseph Christiansen wants to be a great Maitre d’ like his father who was killed in a freak flaming Bananas Foster accident. Against the wishes and warnings of his pill-pushing psychiatrist mother, young Joe leaves the safety of his small hometown and journeys to New York City to make it big in the glamorous world of food and beverage service.  “Eulogy” – Book by: Rachel Carrozziere, Music and Lyrics by: Annie Lash.  In this story of life, love, and faith, follow Sarah and Jason as they attempt to immortalize Sarah’s grandfather through stories of Sarah’s childhood, her grandfather’s death, and the years that follow. Be with us for this heartwarming story that reminds us that often death’s greatest gift is life.  Admission $20, 6/14, 7:30pm, 6/15, 8pm, 6/16, 5 & 8pm.  800-457-8897

June 15thWalls of Sound: A Look Inside The House of RecordsAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   The filmmaker, Dave Gracon will be here to introduce the film and for post Q&A.  Dave Gracon is a professor of film at Eastern Illinois University.  This documentary video (approximately 60 minutes) is a case study of the House of Records, a brick and mortar independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon. The store has been in operation since 1972 and it currently struggles to exist in the midst of digital downloading (both legal and illegal) and the corporate consolidation of culture (in terms of corporate chain, big-box stores and online music stores).  www.auburnpublictheater.org315-253-6669

June 15thA Sweet Summer Night’s DreamBet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market, 381 Main St., Aurora, NY.  Bet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market and Bee Attitudes Honey present “A Sweet Summer Night’s Dream”. Enjoy fine wines, lavender cookies, and honey sweet ice cream. All local, fresh and natural. Portion of proceeds goes to the Morgan Opera House.  Free,  4-7pm.   315-294-5643

June 15th & 16th“The Vow”Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Married five years, a young couple’s relationship is put to the challenge when the wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams), is seriously injured in a car crash that leaves her in a coma. When she wakes up, not only does she not recognize her husband, Leo (Channing Tatum), but her last memory is of being engaged to her ex-fiancé, Jeremy (Scott Speedman).  When, despite all his efforts to make his wife fall in love with him again, Paige doesn’t recover her feelings for him, Leo has to decide whether he should move on with his life.  Tickets $5 online, $6 at the door, 6/15, 1 & 8pm 6/16, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org315-253-6669

June 16th  – King Ferry Farmers MarketKing Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100 

June 16thOpen House & Freeman Trial LectureSeward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  An opportunity for the public to learn about a captivating moment in local Auburn history, the trial of William Freeman.  Freeman was an African American who murdered four members of the local Van Nest family.  The incident sparked feelings of animosity and reprisal, and took on a more controversial note when William Seward offered to defend Freeman despite the public outcry.  Come learn about this often unheard of moment in Seward’s fascinating career.  Free,   1-2pm.  315- 252-1283

June 16th & 17th  – Barrel Tasting WeekendCJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Stop in the winery and taste several of our new red wines right out of the oak barrels!  Noon-5pm.  315-730-4619

June 17thPrison City Rambler’s Father’s Day Car ShowEmerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn.   In 2012 the Prison City Ramblers will host the 20th annual Father’s Day Car Show, to be held at beautiful Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. Last year we had perfect weather, and had over 350 cars enter in the show. We awarded over 50 trophies. The 2012 show will feature a car corral, vendor’s area / flea market, plenty of food, music and good times!  To register a vehicle, $8/advance $10/day of show.  8am-4pm.     315-253-2306 

June 17thFather’s Day BarbecueAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our spectacular annual Father’s Day event returns. Enjoy this cookout on the beautiful lawns of the Aurora Inn.  $24 adults, $12 kids (inclusive), noon-4pm.  315-364-8888

June 20th – Summer Solstice Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Start your summer off on the right foot by taking a guided hike along the trails of the Sterling Nature Center in search of symbols for the changing seasons. What flora and fauna usher in summertime? Come enjoy and evening hike on the longest day of the year.  Free, 7pm.  315-947-6143

June 21st – 23rd – “The Pitch”Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   Dogwood Days – Book and Lyrics by: Rebekah Greer Melocik, Music by: Jacob Yandura – Kay McKenna is a writer who is hired by the government in 1936 to collect narratives from former slaves. Everyone on Kay’s list is dead or missing, except Cora Skye, a reclusive sharecropper. In exchange for the narratives, Kay agrees to work on the farm for free. Cora is haunted by the spirits of her past, literally. Learn about the legacies that are passed down to us as Americans, and our responsibility to carry on those legacies towards change.

June 22nd – Chillin’ & Grillin’Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Learn the art of the summer barbecue from Chef Rupert Robbins of Skillet & Embers Catering Co. You’ll bring home serious grill skills from this class, which will be held at the Wells College boathouse. From pulled pork and ribs to potatoes, corn, and fish, enjoy the best lakeside barbecue ever-and eat family style as the sun sets over beautiful Cayuga Lake. Dinner at 8:30, 20 person maximum.  $75/person, 6-8:30pm.  www.  315-364-8888

June 22nd & 23rdSteve Jobs:  The Lost InterviewAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   An interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs – the Lost Interview.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 6/22, 1:00 pm  & 8:00 pm, 6/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org315-253-6669

June 23rdZabriskie Folk SeriesMorgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  Spend a sublime evening exploring the musical variations of “Time”. The Bottom Feeders, an Aurora institution whose existence exactly coincides with the restoration of the Morgan Opera House, present the seventh of their unique theme shows. This time, the subject is time: songs about due time, no time, good times, hard times, yesterday and tomorrow, centuries, years, hours and seconds. The event is timed to coincide with the six- month mark before the Mayan calendar expires in December. Eager as ever to entertain you with their folky acoustic style, the band members invite you to bring your watch, hourglass, or sundial to mark the Summer Solstice.  Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students/Children $4, 8pm.  315-364-5437

June 23rdThe Red House Presents: The TempestAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  American Drum Circle. The Tempest marks The Red House’s 4th season of bringing family-friendly and highly accessible Shakespeare to Upstate New York. Our traveling performances have captivated audiences young and old. Last yearʼs Romeo & Juliet reached over 3,000 people across CNY and the Adirondacks! This innovative 70 minute production transforms Auburn Public Theater into a magical theatrical event.  The Tempest is a great opportunity to see high quality, professional theater that’s fun for the whole family!  Free, 2pm.  315-253-6669

June 24thSummer Block PartyDowntown Auburn, Exchange St. Auburn.  The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Block Party” featuring the annual “Flavor of the Finger Lakes”.  This exciting, fun-filled festival will showcase regional restaurants, bakeries, wineries & creameries plus the new Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival venus.  Enjoy street performances, piano renditions of show tunes, live music and much more.  Free, 1-5pm.  315-252-7291

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