Jan. 9th & 10th“We Are The Best!”Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  We Are the Best! is a story of three young misfit girls growing up in the early ‘80s Stockholm. Pixieish, mohawk-sporting Klara and her best friend Bobo are 13-year-old rebels looking for a cause. Despite having no instruments-or discernible musical talent-the two put all their energy into forming an all-girl punk band, recruiting their shy, classical guitar-playing schoolmate Hedwig as a third wheel. With tender affection for its young characters, We Are the Best! paints a joyous and sharply observant portrait of the rebellious spirit of youth and growing up different.  Tickets $6, 1/9, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/10, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 10th“All About Elvis” with Rex March Fowler – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  “All About Elvis” celebrates the legacy of Elvis Presley. It includes a screening of Rex’s critically acclaimed film, 200 Cadillacs, and a live concert featuring early Elvis classics.  Tickets $20, 8pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

January 10th, 2015 – January 11th, 2015 –  “Sprice: An Explosively Good Time!” One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607  Get ready for some explosive fun with Sprice, a Rube Goldberg machine builder from Michigan and quarter finalist from season eight of America’s Got Talent. Be amazed as he creates an enormous chain-reaction structure featuring a variety of materials and detonates them at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Then construct your own chain-reaction creation using everyday objects. Included with general museum admission fees. Website: http://www.museumofplay.org

January 13th, 2015 – January 18th, 2015 “Pippin” at Rochester Broadway Theatre Pippin Starring Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Lucie Arnaz as Berthe, John Rubinstein (the original PIPPIN) & Sasha Allen from TV’s “The Voice” – Run Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes PIPPIN is Broadway’s high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of Wicked, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN. PippinTheMusical.com – See more at: http://www.rbtl.org/events.aspx?date=1/13/2015  January 13-18, 2015 Price: $32.50 – $72.50 Show Schedule: Tuesday – 7:30pm Wednesday – 7:30pm Thursday – 7:30pm Friday – 8:00pm Saturday – 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday – 1:00pm & 6:30pm.

Jan 13th & 20thOpen Mic NightAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed café.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 14thLive Music – Oak and Vine at the Springside Inn, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Enjoy live music with Bert Scholl & Friends at 8pm. No cover charge, $10 beer buckets!  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-7247

Jan. 14th“So What Are The Guys Doing?“Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  So What Are The Guys Doing? Book Celebration Event with Panel on The Importance of Friends.  The evening will include dessert, light refreshments, and discussion and readings by several community figures. There will be a cash bar, as well as a book sale and signing after the readings. The topic of discussion will be The Importance of Friends.  So What are the Guys Doing? by David Figura is a thought-provoking read and the type of book that will spark conversation as readers reflect on a wide range of subjects from marriage and career, to sex and religion. Figura offers us the male perspective on some of life’s toughest questions.  Like many, David Figura reflected and took stock of his life when he felt at an existential impasse. His experience, and the truths he uncovered during his search, prompted him to write this book confident it would reach readers who could relate.  $8 donation to the Calvary Food Pantry, 7pm.   www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 16thBurgers, Beers & Chief Big Way – Oak & Vine at the Springside, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  No cover charge.  7pm.  www.oakandvine.com  315-252-8463

Jan. 16th & 17th“The Babadook”Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.  Tickets $6, 1/16, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/17, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Helen Hong

Jan. 17thComedian Helen HongAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  With Opener: Anna Phillips. Helen Hong is a comedian, TV personality, actor and dating expert. Helen’s adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times. She’s a favorite pop-culture funny gal on TV Guide Network’s “Count It Down” series and Fuse Network’s “Video on Trial” series, and stars as a professional wing-woman on Logo Channel’s reality dating series “Setup Squad.” She’s been seen on E!, TLC, PBS and in national commercials for Fedex, Walgreens and Honda.  Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Anna Phillips began doing stand up comedy a few years ago at local open mics in Syracuse, NY. Unlike prisons and snowstorms, stage time in upstate NY is very limited, so she hit the road on a quest for the next available mic. She has travelled from Toronto to Boston, NYC to Philadelphia, Chicago and beyond.  Tickets $15, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

Jan. 17thWine & Movie NightKing Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  On Saturday nights Treleaven will transform The Barrel Room into a movie theatre where you can sip on your favorite vino & munch on freshly popped popcorn with friends while watching a film! Tasting room open at 6pm for tastings and wine purchases.  Admission $5, 7pm.  www.treleavenwines.com  315-364-5100

Jan. 17thOwl ProwlSterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Nesting season has begun for the great horned owls. Join Naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor introduction to the great-horned owl and other New York State owls. Then venture out on an owl prowl looking and listening for the nocturnal kings of the sky. The program is free and open to the public; please remember to dress for the weather.  Snowshoes will be available if needed.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayugacounty.us    315-947-6143

Jan. 17thPresentation by Professor Daniel F. SchultzWard O’Hara Ag. Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Jr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Recently retired from Cayuga Community College, Dr. Daniel Schultz has been sharing his passion for sociology, anthropology, and history with students for 48 years. He has been a featured presenter at conferences, guest lectures, and speaker series throughout the United States. In keeping with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the recognition of The Harriet Tubman Homestead as a National Park.  This presentation will be most informative, entertaining, and will hold high appeal for all ages, from current students to those who are continuing their life long pursuit of local American History. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Admission and parking is free. Refreshments will be served. For More information call Martha Shaw at 315-252-1446 or contact the museum.  Free, 2pm.  315-252-1446

Jan. 17th Ravines Wine Cellars DinnerAurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Join this renowed winery for a five paired course dinner.  $60++/person, 6:30pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

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