Feb. 13th – 16th – A Musical Cooking Lesson with the Calamari Sisters – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. The Calamari Sisters are local celebrities in Brooklyn, NY as the singing, dancing, and cooking stars of the public access cable cooking show, MANGIA ITALIANO. In this rare treat, Delphine and Carmela have taken their culinary expertise on the road to spread their unique brand of Italian teaching to the masses. With outrageous musical numbers, hilarious family anecdotes, and some help from some of you, these sisters will give you a cooking lesson that you’ll never forget. Be prepared to eat your heart out and laugh until your sides hurt. $35 individual; $31.50 APT Member; $32 Groups of 10 or more, 2/13, 7:00 pm, 2/14, 2:00 & 8:00 pm – 2/16, 2:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 14th – Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Toast your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe-from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés. $120/person, Seating 5:00 – 9:00 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
Feb. 14th & 15th – “Girl on a Bicycle” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle – and, in short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from his friend, Derek (Paddy Considine), finds himself with a German fiancée, a French “wife”, two Australian children who call him “Papa”, and his life upside-down. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/14, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/15, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 14th – 17th – 4 Sweet Days In Aurora – Mackenzie-Childs, 3260 State Route 90, Aurora. Celebrate Valentine’s Day & Presidents’ Day with us! Browse our new Spring 2014 collection as you explore the shop. Enjoy treats and daily door prizes. Our friends from Heart & Hands Wine Company will serve 2012 Brut Rose from 1-4pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Visit the farmhouse! Tours offered at 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm. Come watch the talented artisans paint handcrafted pottery from 12-4pm daily. Free, 9:30am – 6pm. www.mackenzie-childs.com 315-364-6118
Feb. 15th – A Romantic Adventure – Off the Beaten Path wineries on the east side of Cayuga Lake. Nine wineries of Cayuga Lake’s East Shore and Ithaca open their doors for the 6th “Romantic Adventure Off the Beaten Path” to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend, Presidents’ Day, and the beginning of Winter Break. Stretching from Ithaca to Aurelius, their tasting rooms offer “adventurers” a special sampling of wines and beers tailored for the event. At the first stop on this self-guided, non-ticketed, free event, a visitor will receive a map to all the East Shore sites. Operating hours vary between establishments and will be posted on this map. The “adventurer” can collect a raffle ticket for every $10 spent at any given location. Guests are invited to visit any or all of the wineries (regular tasting fees may apply), earn the raffle ticket with their purchase and enjoy the many styles of wine and beer being made at these unique wineries and breweries. Prizes will be awarded from a raffle drawing of the tickets, including packages from the participating wineries.
The participating East Shore establishments in each county are: Six Mile Creek Winery, Ports of New York – Tompkins County; King Ferry Winery, Long Point Winery, Bet the Farm Winery, Dill’s Run Vineyard, The Apple Station Winery, Izzo’s White Barn Winery, CJS Vineyard Winery- Cayuga County. For further information, please contact Kit Kalfs (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Bet the Farm Winery, Aurora or call 315-294-5643. Free, 10- 5pm.
Feb. 15th & 16th – World Movie Premier: Jumpsuit Shackle – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Theater Mack presents the world premiere screening of “Jumpsuit Shackle”, a screenplay written, produced and directed by Auburn native Dr. Susan Feneck. The movie is a gripping drama of competing motivations, jealousy, greed, hope and redemption.. as a psychologist fights to represent the concerns of troubled youth in the juvenile justice system. Featuring a special performance by Absolute Dance. 2/15 – Reception 7-8 pm, Showtime 8 pm, 2/16 – Reception 2-3 pm, Showtime 3 pm, 2/16 – Reception 7-8 pm, Showtime 8 pm. Admission $5. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Feb. 18th & 25th – 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
Feb. 19th – Live Music – Oak and Vine at the Springside, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing tonight is Honkey Tonk Hindooz. Free, 8-11pm. www.oakandvine.com 315-252- 8463
Feb. 19th & Feb. 22nd – Winter Wildlife – Sterling Nature Center, 13730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling. How does the little chickadee make it through the cold winter? What animal left those tracks across your yard? Winter is the perfect season to explore the tracks and traces that wildlife has left behind to identify them. Join interpretive naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation followed by a hike in search of wildlife signs. Free, 1pm. www.cayugacounty.us 315-947-6143
Feb. 21st & 22nd – “Dallas Buyers Club” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof’s story of strength is told in Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from an original screenplay by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays the real-life character, whose self-interest is galvanized into something much more. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/21, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/22, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 22nd – Hermann J. Wiemer Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Join this famed winery for a five paired course dinner. $100/person, Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm. www.innsofaurora.com315-364-8888
Feb. 22nd – Fair Haven Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Carnival – Fair Haven Beach State Park & Sabin Hall. Come enjoy a day of family fun. Ride the many trails, cross country ski or snow shoe. Enjoy a dog sled demonstration, participate in a snow golf tournament, or scavenger hunt. Pancake breadfast at the Fair Haven Fire Hall 7am-10am for only $6. Lunch available. Watch demonstrations and see what can be made from a tree. Readings by Children’s Author Richard Nichelson. Mardi Gras Dance 6pm-10pm with the Luber Caters, $10. www.fairhavenny.com 315-947-6037
Feb. 23rd – Sunday Music Series: Jeff and Eric – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Born and raised in Auburn, NY Jeff and Eric have been friends since high school. It was in college when they started sharing their musical ambitions and began playing guitar as a duo. Inspired by such legendaries as, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, Daien Rice, and Jack Johnson, Jeff and Eric enjoy sharing their music with live audiences. $2 at the door, 4-6pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 23rd – Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Paired with Artisanal Food – Long Point Winery, 1485 Lake Rd., Aurora. Owner Gary will be sharing his love of Cabernet Sauvignon by presenting a vertical tasting of his Cabernet Sauvignon years 2002-2008. To enhance your tasting experience these 7 fine wines will be paired with artisanal food prepared by Rosemary. $10 per person plus tax. Reservations only so call early (315 364-6990) to reserve your time. This wonderful library collection will also be available for purchase. See you on the 23rd. www.longpointwinery.com
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