Apr. 8th & 15th – 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. 11th – 9th Annual Spring Poetry Reading – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Light refreshments are available at 6:30 pm. Poetry readings from 7-9 pm. FREE and open to the public. www.myartcenter.org 315-255-1553
Apr. 11th & 12th – “Captain Phillips” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks teams with Oscar-nominated director Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Billy Ray to tell the true story of Richard Phillips, a U.S. cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 4/11, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 4/12, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Apr. 12th – Brewmaster’s Dinner – Inns of Aurora, 391 Main St., Aurora. During this lovely meal, the Aurora Inn Dining Room culinary team will shed light on the mysteries of pairing beer and food, over several courses paired with local craft brews. $75/person, Reception 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
Apr. 12th & 13th – Va Va Bloom Garden Show – Dickman Farms, 13 Archie St., Auburn. Whether you are just beginning to garden or an experienced gardener….Dickman Farms has a weekend geared to turning your thumb green! Dickman Farms Va Va Bloom Garden Show will be bigger and better than ever! The weekend is filled with fun for the entire family including free seminars with captivating guest speakers, workshops, tours, and fun gardening activities for all ages. Free, 4/12, 9am – 5pm, 4/13, 10am – 5pm. www.dickmanfarms.com 315-253-3030
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
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