Apr. 22nd & 29th – 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. 23rd – Live Music – Oak & Vine at the Springside, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing this evening is Edgy Folk. Free, 8-11pm. www.oakandvine.com 315-252-8463
Apr. 23rd – 12 Years a Slave: Beyond the Narrative – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn. Dr. Richard Newman, professor of American History at the Rochester Institute of Technology, places Solomon Northrup’s 12 Years A Slave in the broader social, political and cultural movements of the 19th century. Reservations required. $15/Admission, $12/Seward House Members, 7-8pm. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252-1283
Apr. 24th – Author visit with Marlies Adams DiFante – Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Auburn. Marlies Adams DiFante, the author of a memoir about an American childhood spent in wartime Germany, will visit Seymour Library to talk and sign books at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24. DiFante, who now lives in Rochester, is author of “Queen of the Bremen.” The book tells how her family’s planned three-month visit to Germany in 1939 became a seven-year stay under Nazi control. Her story is one of how she survived a harrowing experience through faith, determination, and the support of an unusual friend. The library owns multiple copies of the book, and books will be available for sale at the event. Free, 1pm. <www.seymourlibrary.com 315-252-2571
Apr. 25th – Final Friday at Theater Mack – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn – Enjoy the performance of Ruddy Well Band . in a cozy cabaret setting. $5 cover, cash bar, 6-10pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
Apr. 25th – “Dear Mr. Watterson” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Official Selection ~ Cleveland International Film Festival 2013, Golden Badger Award Winner ~ Wisconsin Film Festival 2013. Joel Allen Schroeder’s documentary Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes introduces us to numerous people who were profoundly influenced by the philosophical and very warmhearted comic strip created and written by Bill Watterson, who has studiously avoided the spotlight since ending the strip in 1995. Nearly two decades later, the film showcases how the collected works of Watterson still speak to readers everywhere. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 4/25, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/26, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 25th – Auburn Chamber Orchestra Concert Series: Music from the Movies – Irene Bisgrove Theatre, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. The performance will include musical selections from Lord of the Rings, E.T., James Bond, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gigi, Raging Bull and Disney movies. Steve Frackenpohl conducts and Joe Salzone from radio station WAUB is Master of Ceremonies. $5 donation at the door, 7:30 pm. www.auburnchamberorchestra.com 315-237-8658
Apr. 25th – KHAI FRENCH CD Release Concert – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Come enjoy the performance, CD included with ticket purchase. Tickets $15/advance, $20/at the door, $10/students, 7:30 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253- 6669
Apr. 25th – 27th – 22nd Annual Wine & Herb Festival – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, participating wineries. Build your garden this spring by attending our Wine & Herb Festival and fill your garden with fragrant herbs and veggies. You’ll receive a souvenir wineglass, potted herb or veggie plants 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. Participants are eligible to win one of our Grand Prizes by handing in your ticket at your last winerystop. 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 six weeks prior to the event. As of 4/20/14, tickets WILL NOT be mailed. A receipt will be emailed to the email address supplied by PayPal. Please print this receipt and bring it to your starting winery as proof of purchase. Your name will be on a list at the door. If you have any questions please call 1-800-684-5217. www.cayugawinetrail.com 800-684-5217
Apr. 26th – Comedian: Wayne Federman – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. WGA (Writes Guild of America) Award Nominee. Lead Monologue Writer for Jimmy Fallon
“I was always a funny kid and acted in school plays,” Federman says. ‘But when I learned that stand-up was an actual career – making people laugh and getting paid for it – that sounded like the most incredible job, and life, imaginable.” ~ Wayne Federman $15/Admission, $13.50/APT Members, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 27th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Please join us for an afternoon of lovely music played in a lovely setting! As you listen to the harp’s peaceful and contemplative sounds, you also will learn a little about the harp itself.
Ms. Scarpino-Stoutenburg holds a Master of Arts in musicology from Penn State’s School of Music, along with a bachelor’s degree specializing in harp performance from the Crane School of Music. Her master’s thesis focused on the relationship of character and music in three of Shakespeare’s most magical plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and The Tempest. She has performed with the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony, the Crane School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, and the Brevard Music Festival Orchestras along with multiple chamber ensembles. Tickets for this concert are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Willard Chapel. The chapel’s main entrance is on the south- facing side of the building, reached via Nelson Street. A fully accessible entrance is located off Seymour Street on the building’s north side. Please call the chapel at (315) 252-0339 for more information. http://www.willardchapel.org
Apr. 27th – Auburn Public Chorus Concert & A Capella Fest – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. APS is proud to announce the rebirth of Auburn Public Chorus (APC), a new community vocal ensemble! This pop chorus group will perform modern pop, folk, rock and musical theater songs with a small band. Come enjoy your favorite pop and musical theater tunes as well as the dulcet tones of APT’s new a capella group, Tonal Recall. This event will also feature three a capella groups from Skaneateles High School: The Bro Tones, The Tempo Tantrums and Voice Box. This will be an unforgettable night of vocal virtuosity! Tickets $10, APT Members $9, 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 29th & May 6th – 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. 30th – Live Music – Oak & Vine at the Springside, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Performing this evening is Stevie Tombstone. Free, 8-11pm. www.oakandvine.com 315-252- 8463
May 2nd – Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Kick-off Event – Auburn Holiday Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. The Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Tasting Tour kick-off will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 75 North Street, Auburn as part of Auburn’s First Friday activities. This Farmer’s Market style event will offer samples and tastings of locally produced baked goods, honey, syrup, wine and more from sixteen different vendors. Pick up your Tasting Tour brochure & pass with information on all twenty-three of the participating trail sites and start planning your visits to Cayuga County’s bakeries, apple orchards, apiaries, farmers’ markets, and maple sugar producers. Visit a minimum of ten Sweet Treat Trail stops and be eligible to win a sweet treat prize. This event is free and family-friendly. 315-255-1658
May 2nd – First Friday Events – Participating sites and businesses near Downtown Auburn.
Seward House Museum, 33 South St. Join us for a First Friday reception featuring a photography exhibit by artist, Caleb Filer, and live music by Tim Herron. Complimentary refreshments & tours. www.sewardhouse.org
Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – View the Made in NY 2014 exhibit featuring 65 NY artists working in various media. Refreshments served. http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org
Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 205 Genesee St. – Learn about Auburn’s storied historic theaters and their lasting impact on our present-day city. Light refreshments served. http://cayugamuseum.org
Finger Lakes ARTIST CO-OP features ART & MUSIC, 101 Genesee St. – Come shop for local artwork in various mediums and meet artists doing demonstrations, plus enjoy live music, libations & refreshments. http://www.flartcoop.org
May 2nd & 3rd – Michele Lee: Lights, Broadway, Action! – Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Public Theater in association with Barbara Walsh and Cayuga Community College present a benefit in honor of the late 2-time Tony winner Thommie Walsh and the Thommie Walsh Scholarship. She is known worldwide for her Emmy-nominated role as Karen Fairgate MacKenzie in the landmark CBS series Knots Landing. Ms. Lee starred on Broadway in “Seesaw”& “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying”. She also was featured in the prime-time soap opera “Knots Landing”. Michele has recorded and performed with many legends of the entertainment industry. Ms. Lee opened her rave reviewed musical act at Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City and continues her concerts in performing arts venues across the country. Steven Holden of the New York Times declared, “Her show belongs to the old school of knock-’em-dead entertainment embodied by Liza Minnelli, Sam Harris and Patti LaBelle. Once you’re on the stage, it isn’t enough to seduce or enlighten; the only goal worth pursuing is total conquest.” $50/admission, $45/APT members, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
May 4th – Historic Church Tour and Organ Crawl – The Community Preservation Committee once again is sponsoring its tour spotlighting local historic churches. This year’s participants are Bradley Chapel at Fort Hill Cemetery, First Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Willard Memorial Chapel. This year, an “organ crawl” will complement the tour! Participants will have the opportunity to hear local organists perform selected pieces on various instruments at some of the sites. Tickets are $10 per person and will be on sale at the Willard Chapel Office during regular hours, Tues-Fri 10-4. They also may be purchased at the individual churches during the tour. Watch for more information about tour maps, suggested routes and more! www.willardchapel.org 315-252-0339
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