Apr. 13th – Sunday Music Series: The Cadleys – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. John and Cathy Cadley are one of the area’s most entertaining and popular duos. Following in the tradition of great male-female duets like Ian & Sylvia and Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, they show how the simplicity of two voices and two acoustic instruments can produce powerful music. Their live concerts feature everything from traditional mountain ballads and bluegrass classics like “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” and “Blue and Lonesome,” to Alison Krauss’ “The Lucky One,” to the Louvin Brother’s “Cash on the Barrelhead.” And just to add a few surprises, you’ll also hear a great acoustic rendition of Paul McCartney’s “I Will,” a few of John’s originals from his Nashville-produced solo CD, The Closer I Get, and Cathy’s knockout version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” For an evening of soulful duet singing and tasty picking on guitar and mandolin, the Cadleys are not to be missed. $10 admission, 4pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 15th & 22nd – 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
Apr. 16th – Live Music – Oak & Vine at the Springside, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing this evening is Honkey Tonk Hindooz. Free, 8-11pm. www.oakandvine.com 315- 252-8463
Apr. 18th & 19th – “All is Lost” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition, and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest.Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 4/18, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/19, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Mar. 7th – May 4th – From Gilded Stage to Silver Screen: A History of Auburn’s Theaters – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Learn about Auburn’s storied historic theaters and their lasting impact on our present-day city. Closed major Holidays. Suggested donation $3, open Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Mar. 29th – May 25th – Made in NY 2014 – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Made in New York is an annual exhibit featuring artists 18 and older who reside in New York. This year’s exhibit will be juried by Michael Sickle, Retired Professor of Art of Syracuse University, and Kim Waale, Professor of Art & Director of the Studio Art Program at Cazenovia College. Admission $6/adults, Art Center members and children under 12 are always free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
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