Thru – May 31st – “Lincoln Tour” – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Tour showcases the working relationship and personal friendship between the President and his Secretary of State. The Seward House Museum is offering the “Lincoln Tour.” The tour will show museum visitors the actual artifacts of these two men’s world-changing professional relationship, but also of their genuine friendship. Visitors will get to see Seward’s appointment document where Lincoln names him Secretary of State, hear letters about the President and his relationship with not only Seward but his family, Lincoln’s presence throughout the Seward Home and more. The story of the this great partnership is told through stories in the following rooms of the house: Parlor, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Upstairs Hall,Victorian Room, Civil War Room, and Seward’s Office. Thurs. 1:00 pm, Sat. 1:00 & 3:00 pm, admission $5. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Thru – Apr. 26th – “Out of Rubble” – Art Exhibition at Wells College – The String Room Gallery at Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora. The Wells College Visual Arts Department welcomes the exhibition, “Out of Rubble,” curated by Susanne Slavick. Photographs, paintings and video and digital works will be displayed in the String Room Gallery of Main Building. Out Of Rubble reacts to the wake of war – its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow – physically, psychologically, spiritually and culturally. Out Of Rubble presents international artists who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery. Free, Mon – Fri, Noon – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. www.wells.edu/stringroomgallery/ 315-364-3465
Thru – May 12th – Made in NY 2013 – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Made in NY is an annual juried exhibition featuring works by artists residing in New York State. This eclectic exhibition showcases photography, painting, sculpture, book arts and much more. Applicants may submit up to 2 works completed within the last three years. Admission $6, free for members and children. Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
May 3rd – Sept. 20th – They Stoode Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Examines various civil and human rights movements in the region, ranging from abolition to bullying in today’s society. Closed major holidays. Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Apr. 25th – POETRY & SONG – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Poetry readings by Howard Nelson, Elizabeth Patton and Bill Murray and music by the Bridgewater Folk Duo, presented by Friends of Seymour Library. Admission $10, 7pm. www.seymourlibrary.org 315-252-2571
Apr. 26th – Patricia Roth SCHWARTZ Book Reading about Auburn PRISON – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Join us for a journey through lyric narrative poems about the history of the Auburn Prison from 1821 – present by a poet who volunteered for 12 years doing a poetry workshop with inmates. The reading followed by a book signing, refreshments & discussion. Free & open to all. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of the Finger Lakes. Free, 7pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 26th – The Great Concord HEIST – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. F.A.M.E. Center for Creative Expression presents a Seneca Cayuga ARC production starring Chris Peryea, Brad Noreault, Ryan Lindstedt, & Robin Wilson “The Great Concord Heist” Music by Bob Piorun Film & Edit Chariot Media Productions written and directed by Rachel Tissot premiering Friday, May 10, 2013 in the main Stage at Auburn Public Theater. Reception to follow. Tickets $5, 6:30-8pm. www.sencayarc.org/adult-fame.htm 315-856-8830
Apr. 26th – 28th – 21st Annual Wine & Herb Festival – Cayuga Wine Trail. Cayuga Lake Area. Build your garden this spring by attending our Wine & Herb Festival and filling your garden with herbs and veggies. You’ll receive a souvenir wineglass, potted herb or veggie plants from Schaefer Gardens at each winery, a plant carrier, plus recipe cards. As you savor herb prepared cuisine, sip our fine wines so make sure to take home the recipes so that you can experience the event all over again at home. Complete Wine Trail packages are available that include accommodation, transportation and event tickets. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes: a Handblown Pumpkin from the Corning Museum of Glass,one-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott in Ithaca, on-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, one-night stay at LaTourelle Resort & Spa, School’s Out Charter, Water to Wine Tours and Watkins Glen Interntional. FRIDAY 1 – 5 PM, the following wineries will be participating: King Ferry, Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek, SATURDAY and SUNDAY, 10 – 6 PM, all 16 wineries are participating. Make sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount per weekend. Tickets available by calling 800-684-5217 or at any area Wegmans. $40/single advance, $60/couple advance, $45/single at the door, $65/couple at the door, $35/single DD, $55/couple DD. www.cayugawinetrail.com 800-684-5217
Apr. 26th – Kentucky Cycle – Irene Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. This sweeping epic of three families in eastern Kentucky spans 200 years of American history from 1775 to 1975. Kentucky Cycle examines the myths of the American past which have created, for better or for worse, the country we are today. “…as vast and bold as the emerging nation itself.” -Variety. General admission $12, students/seniors $10. 315-702-7832 www.auburnplayers.nett
Apr. 26th – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Live music featuring The Fabulous Ripcords. Enjoy the cozy setting. Admission $5, 6-10pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Apr. 26th – Broadway Bash – Auburn Alliance Church, 630 North Seward Ave., Auburn. Auburn Chamber Orchestra performs selections from: Hello Dolly! Cats, Porgy & Bess, and more. Conducted by Steven Frackenpohl. Special vocalist – Daniel Larson, special announcer – Ed Sayles. Suggested donation $5, 7:30pm.
Apr. 26th & 27th – “Where Do We Go Now” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, Where Do We Go Now? follows the antics of the town’s women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 4/26, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/27, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 27th – Gap Mangione’s New Big Band – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora. Gap’s music is legendary, ranging across Latin, Smooth, Pop, Swing, Blues and more. This carefully assembled band, comprised of the best musicians in the Rochester area, features a compliment of three trumpets, three trombones, four saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalists. Its repertoire draws from the swing era bands through the more modern big bands to a cross section of the best selections in popular music. Arranged by Gap specifically for this group, the emphasis is on quality, style and variety. In a nutshell, there’s something for everyone, all wrapped up in Gap’s infectious and engaging presentation – guaranteed to leave you smiling and humming all the way home! Call the Morgan Opera House at 315-364-5437 to reserve your tickets. $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/students, 8pm. www.morganoperahouse.org 315-364-5437
Apr. 27th – Heart & Hands Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Delicate and beautifully made, the wines of Heart and Hands Wine Company lend themselves perfectly to spring food. Celebrating our relationship with our neighbors at Heart and Hands, the wine dinner will feature paired courses as well as a reception and intermezzo. Winemakers Tom and Susan Higgins will also be on hand, and happy to explain their winemaking visions and methods. Please call for reservations. $75++/person, Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
Apr. 28th – Double Book Signing with Christie Casciano, Tim Fox and Lou Gulino – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn. Stop by Downtown Books & Coffee on April 28th to meet Christie Casciano, Tim Fox and Lou Gulino for a double book signing event for the books The Puck Hog Volume 2: Haunted Hockey in Lake Placid and Images of America: Syracuse Television! Free, 1pm. www.downtownbooksandcoffee.comm 315-515-3411
Apr. 30th & May 7th – 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
May 2nd – Ravines Wine Cellars Dinner – BeauVine Chop House at the Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State St., Auburn. Reception starting 6 pm with hors d’oeuvres featuring wines from White Birch Vineyards from Hobbit Hollow Farm, Skaneateles, NY. Reservations required. $70/person ++, 6pm. www.beauvinechophouse.com/ 315-252-5511
May 2nd – Making Movies – Contemporary Film & Video Visiting Artist Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. SECOND-STORY MAN – Directed by Neal Dhand. All screenings will conclude with a discussion guided by Michael Reiff and the presenting artist. Neal Dhand has been a shoe-salesman, a telemarketer, an investment banking intern, a dishwasher and a psychological study-participant among other things. More recently, Neal has been a writer, director and professor. His debut feature-film “Second-Story Man”, permiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival and Cinequest 21. When not writing, directing and professing, Neal enjoys the Philadelphia Phillies, oatmeal stouts, Jorge Luis Borges, Leonard Cohen and Claude Chabrol. “Second-Story Man” is a film with a moral question at heart: is revenge ever justifiable? Protagonist Arthur Black’s roles – as both avenger and single father – are completely at odds with one-another, and his goal to succeed at both ultimately leads him to a terrible choice. Admission $5, 7:30pm. www.schweinfurthartcenter.org 315-255-1553
May 2nd – Plays and Poetry for Literacy – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County invites you to raise literacy awareness by supporting, attending and participating in our 4th annual Plays and Poetry event. Donations gratefully accepted, 50/50 raffle drawing, and a wine/beer bar. Free, 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
May 3rd – Lucie Arnaz in Concert – Irene Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Public Theater, Barbara Walsh and The Cayuga Community Foundation present a benefit in honor of the late 2-time Tony winner Thommie Walsh and the Thommie Walsh Education Scholarship. LUCIE ARNAZ has had an extremely diversified career spanning over forty years in show business. She has starred on the New York stage in THEY’RE PLA YING OUR SONG (Theatre World, LA Drama Critic’s and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards), LOST IN YONKERS, and GRACE AND GLORIE; in First National companies of SEESAW, WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?, SOCIAL SECURITY, and MY ONE AND ONLY (Sarah Siddons Award); and in regional theatres in WONDERFUL TOWN, MASTER CLASS, CABARET, THE GUARDSMAN, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, I DO! I DO!, EDUCATING RITA, VANITIES, L’IL ABNER, BYE BYE BIRDIE, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, MACK AND MABLE, in the London premiere of WITCHES OF EASTWICK, and at Florida’s Coconut Grove Playhouse in ONCE REMOVED, A PICASSO, ANN AND DEBBIE, and SONIA FLEW, in which she co-starred for the first time with daughter, Katharine Luckinbill. Most recently, she returned to Broadway in the musical DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Tickets $50, APT Members $45, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
May 3rd – Bert Stern: Original Madman – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. The never told before real life story of Bert Stern. Bert’s meteoric career began as a mailroom-boy at Look Magazine, where he formed a close relationship with a young staff photographer, Stanley Kubrick. The launch of Sterns career and the Golden Age of Advertising would coincide; with Sterns Driest of the Dry campaign for Smirnoff. This ad would end up selling more vodka than Smirnoff dreamed, making America for the first time a vodka drinking country, and Stern a very successful photographer at the age of 25. Sought after by Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and the international fashion scene, Bert was at the heart of what George Lois would call the creative evolution. Marrying the beautiful and internationally acclaimed ballet dancer, Allegra Kent, a Balanchine protégé, it seemed Bert Stern could do no wrong. Stern pulls no punches in revealing himself, his loves, and his fall from grace. Filmmaker Shannah Laumeister uncovers not only Stern, but also their unique long-term relationship. Becoming Bert Stern is a story of self-creation: rise, fall and reinvention. It explores creativity, celebrity, and desire through the eyes of a man who got everything he wanted. Almost. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 5/3, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 5/4, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
May 3rd – First Friday Events – Auburn – 5-8pm, FREE
- Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Family yoga & dance with Absolute Dance Co.
- Cayuga County Tourism, 131 Genesee St. – the Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail will kick off their tasting tour with samples and tastings from 27 local sweet treat businesses. Sample baked goods, jams & jellies, honey, maple syrup, fruit and more, all produced locally.
- Seward House Musuem, 33 South St. – Join the First Friday festivities at the Seward House Museum! On Friday, May 3 from 5-8pm the Museum will host a reception for the photography exhibition: Lens Scape! The exhibit features four local photographers: Michael Bruton, Jason T. Countryman, Maureen McEvers and Christopher Molloy. Enjoy a spring evening of great art, live music, refreshments, and tours of the Museum.
- PANGO PARKING Unveiling Event – A horse & buggy will bring Rev. Ray Messenger, dressed as his great, great grandfather William H. Seward to the County Court House. He will use his mobile phone to pay to park the buggy using Pango. Mayor Quill and Pango USA President Neil Edwards will then speak, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Teams of Pango ambassadors, armed with iPads, will with sign-ups, instructions & info.
- Cayuga Museum, 205 Genesee St. – The 2013 Theodore Case Film Festival student showcase will be held in Theater Mack.
May 3rd- May 5th – 21st Annual Wine & Herb Festival – Cayuga Wine Trail. Cayuga Lake Area. Build your garden this spring by attending our Wine & Herb Festival and filling your garden with herbs and veggies. You’ll receive a souvenir wineglass, potted herb or veggie plants from Schaefer Gardens at each winery, a plant carrier, plus recipe cards. As you savor herb prepared cuisine, sip our fine wines so make sure to take home the recipes so that you can experience the event all over again at home. Complete Wine Trail packages are available that include accommodation, transportation and event tickets. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes: a Handblown Pumpkin from the Corning Museum of Glass,one-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott in Ithaca, on-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, one-night stay at LaTourelle Resort & Spa, School’s Out Charter, Water to Wine Tours and Watkins Glen Interntional. FRIDAY 1 – 5 PM, the following wineries will be participating: King Ferry, Long Point, Montezuma, Six Mile Creek, SATURDAY and SUNDAY, 10 – 6 PM, all 16 wineries are participating. Make sure to buy your tickets early for we have a limited amount per weekend. Tickets available by calling 800-684-5217 or at any area Wegmans. $40/single advance, $60/couple advance, $45/single at the door, $65/couple at the door, $35/single DD, $55/couple DD. www.cayugawinetrail.com 800-684-5217
May 4th – Awakening: Modern Dance Performance – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Performance by the Absolute Dance Company. Tickets $10/General Admission, $8/Students, Seniors, & Art Center Members, Shows at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm. www.schweinfurthartcenter.org 315-255-1553
May 4th – Finger Lakes Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Featuring accompaniments from multiple local wineries, the Finger Lakes Wine Dinner provides a joyful beginning to our high season, while wrapping up our Epicurean Events series for the summer. The wine dinner will include locally-sourced vegetables, reveling in the initiation of the growing season and the beginning to the warmer months. Each course will be accompanied by an explanation of its execution as well. $75++/person, Reception, 6:30 pm, dinner, 7:00 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
May 4th – Music on the Deck – The Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga. Enjoy the performance of The Rhythm Dogs. Admission is free, wine and food will be available for purchase. 7-9pm, free. www.theapplestation.com 315-889-5184
May 4th – Celebrate CINCO de MAYO at MESA GRANDE! – Mesa Grande Taqueria, 100 Genesee St., Auburn. Our Cinco de Mayo Festival will be held Saturday May 4th, in the Exchange Street Mall from 4pm-9pm. All Profits are benefiting the Calvary Food Pantry of CNY LLC. There will be games, raffles, prizes, and a mechanical bull riding contest taking place throughout the event. Goodtime Charlie’s Mobile Entertainment will be DJ’ing the festival, and Groupo Calle Uno will be performing from 7-9. 315-252-6252
May 6th – June 14th – The Anne Frank Center Display – Southern Cayuga Central School, 2384 State Route 34B, Aurora. The exhibit will present the complete life history of Anne and her family. The exhibit will be displayed in the main lobby at the High School. Free. www.southerncayuga.org 315-364-7211
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