From the Cayuga County Tourism Office a listing of events taking place Sep 1st-Oct 14th
Sept. 1st – Oct. 14th – Fall Exhibitions 2012 – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.
Celebrating the Ordinary: A Photojournalist’s Tribute to Norman Rockwell’s America is a collection of eighty-five black and white photographs by Kevin Rivoli. Rivoli is a self-taught photographer who resides in Auburn, N.Y. Rivoli has been telling news stories through photographs since 1988, when he was hired as a staff photographer at The Citizen in Auburn. Now a full-time freelancer, Rivoli’s client list includes the Associated Press, The New York Times, and USA Today, among others.
Shared Space: Photographs by Joe Librandi-Cowan is an exhibition of ten color and black and white portraits of subjects in their environments. The artist uses a 4×5 camera to capture the mental and physical space of his subjects. The exhibition includes selections from Librandi-Cowan’s recent Workers series that depict employees in their work environment. Librandi-Cowan is a resident of Auburn and recently graduated from Onondaga Community College. $6/adult, members & children 12 & under free, Tue-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Sept. 7th – Book Lovers Ball – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. The Aurora Free Library will host its 8th Book Lovers’ Ball on Friday, September 7. Cocktails and a silent auction will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner overlooking Cayuga Lake at 7:00 pm, and dancing to The Destination from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. Local author and Abraham Lincoln expert Jason Emerson will be the guest speaker. $75/ticket, 6:00 pm. www.aurorafreelibrary.org 315-406-0791
Sept. 7th – First Friday Events: Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Enjoy the Opening Reception of Celebrating the Ordinary: A Photojournalist’s Tribute to Norman Rockwell’s America by Kevin Rivoli and Shared Space: Photographs by Joe Librandi-Cowan. Refreshments will be served. Free. 5-8pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Enjoy a late summer evening at the Seward House Museum featuring the photography of Jacci Conderacci, live music by A Cast of Thousands and the introduction of the new Seward House Museum Guidebook. The guide book has been produced thanks to a generous grant from the John Ben Snow Foundation and includes over 80 full color photographs published by Trillium Graphics. Free, 5-8pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Sept. 7th & 8th – The Five-Year Engagement – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Planning a wedding is no easy task, and finding the perfect moment for the big occasion is nothing short of impossible, but Violet (Emily Blunt) and Tom (Jason Segel) have no idea of the challenges ahead of them when they decide to get married. This slapstick comedy plays like the art of awkward: Violet, Tom, their friends, and families all have huge propensities for saying and doing the absolutely worst, most awkward thing in any given situation. From a bungled marriage proposal to a multimedia presentation about Tom’s ex-girlfriends at the couple’s engagement party, and an inappropriate hookup between Violet’s sister Susie (Alison Brie) and Tom’s good friend Alex (Chris Pratt), the impending nuptials promise nothing but trouble for everyone but viewers in the mood to laugh. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 9/7, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 9/8, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 8th – Fall Arts Fest – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Join us for this FREE event – live radio remote broadcast by Lite 97.3 in the morning, and live music in the afternoon. Local artists and craftspeople will have their wares on display for purchase – start your Christmas shopping early with local products. Free, 10am-5pm. www.treleavenwines.com 800-684-5217
Sept. 8th – Stand-Up Comic Rachel Feinstein – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington DC in the ruthless streets of Bethesda, Maryland. She maintained a healthy, robust D- average in school, while still finding time to mock and imitate her loved ones. Rachel moved to New York city at age 17 to start her career as an actress and slowly developed her character driven stand up act which her mom refers to as her “Talent Show.” Rachel’ s Comedy Central Presents stand up special is now airing. She was also a finalist on Season 7’s “Last Comic Standing” and was featured on Russell Simmons, “Live at the El Ray”, TBS’s “Just for Laughs” series and “Comics Unleashed.” Rachel has written for “The Onion” and has voiced various characters on Adult Swim’s “Venture Brothers”, the animated Comedy Central web series, “Samurai Love God” and Spike TV’s “Battle Pope.” She has also been seen on E! And CNN’s “Not Just Another Cable News Show. International spots include “Montreal Comedy Festival”, Scotland’s “Glasgow Comedy Festival”, a TV show in Amsterdam that Rachel can’t remember the name of and a U.S. Military tour in Korea. Tickets $12, 8pm. . www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Sept. 8th & 9th – TomatoFest – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., AuburnThe event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmers market, a pasta dinner and more. Free Centro shuttle bus from the Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. To benefit the Cayuga County Food Pantries. Parking $2. $3/adults, $1/children, child under 12 free with canned good, 11am-6pm. www.cnytomatofest.org 315-406-6036
Sept. 9th – Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. RIA CARLO PIANO CONCERT – Award winning concert pianist, Ria Carlo is both a scientist and concert pianist. She was educated at Harvard, Princeton, and University of Cambridge, worked for the Hubble Space Telescope team and NASA, and currently works in Space Science. Ria has won various piano competitions including the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, has performed around the world from Rome to Carnegie Hall, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has been profiled as a pianist in a variety of publications such as Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine. Her latest classical piano release, Solace, has been featured on 23 major classical radio stations throughout the US and Canada, and her next CD, Beautiful Baroque, is scheduled for release in fall 2012. Tickets $10, 2pm. www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
Sept. 9th – Wine and Swine – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Our biggest event of the year is coming up on September 9th. A giant pig roast with live entertainment. It’s sure to be a good time with fine wine and tasty swine. Free, 5pm-9pm . www.izzoswhitebarnwinery.com 315-283-8095
Sept. 9th – Ole Threads & Country Crafts Day – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn. The day features basket weavers, crochet & embroiders, darning, caning, loom weaving and more. Over 20 exhibitors will be present demonstrating their age old crafts, answering questions, selling their wares. There will be activities for the kids & special entertainment. The herb garden will have a program on herbs and their uses. Admission & parking is free and donations are always appreciated. Lunch will be available for a minimal charge. 11-4pm. www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum 315-252-7644
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