OFFICE OF TOURISM
131 GENESEE STREET
AUBURN, NY 13021
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, May 4 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth Art Center, 205
Genesee St., Auburn. Annual juried exhibit of NYS artists. Exhibited works typically
include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture created within the last
three years. Suggested adult admission $3. Members/Children under 12 Free.
www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
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Thursday, May 5 – Plays & Poetry for Literacy – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,
Auburn. Poetry & Play Readings to raise literacy awareness. Doors open at 7pm.
Donations gratefully accepted – 50/50 raffle drawing, cash bar and refreshments available.
If you would like to share your work, please call Elisa Hunt 315-253-5241. Pre-registration
is required before 5/1/11. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-5241
Friday, May 6 – Guitarists Mark Mazengarb & Loren Barrigar – Auburn Public Theater, 8
Exchange St., Auburn. As one of the founders of the Syracuse-based Guitar League,
Loren Barrigar has been instrumental in bringing the joy of guitar playing to hundreds of
amateur musicians. He has exceptional clean technique, sensitive timing and fluid phrasing.
Mark Mazengarb is an award winning professional musician and guitarist currently based in
Auckland, New Zealand. 8pm. $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door.
www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 – Bling Thing – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St.,
Auburn. Contests & prizes. Wear as much bling as you possible can…bling your skates,
your clothes… Bedazzle them and win! 5/6 – 6-8:30pm, 5/7 – 1-3:30pm.
www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Friday, May 6 – The Cara-Thon – Deauville Island, Emerson Park, East Lake Rd., Auburn.
The Cara-Thon is a One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk being held Friday May 6th at Emerson
Park, Auburn, NY. Check-in 4:30PM. Run @ 6:00PM. Walk @ 6:15PM. Balloon release to
kick off event! There will be food, music and family entertainment including bouncy houses,
face painting and raffles. 4:30pm. Pre-registration: Individual $15pp/ Family Rate/ $10pp
Event Day Registration: $20pp/ Family Rate $15pp www.thecarathon.com (315) 391-4155
Friday, May 6 & Saturday, May 7 – Film: Rabbit Hole – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St., Auburn. “One of the top ten movies of the year”, per Time Magazine. Rabbit Hole,
based on the Tony-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire and deftly directed by John
Cameron Mitchell, is a moving, dark character study of what happens to a happily married
couple who suddenly lose the love of their life, their 4-year-old son. May 5th, 1pm & 8pm.
May 6th, 8pm. Tickets $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, May 8 – 19th Annual Wine & Herb Fest – King Ferry Winery, Long
Point Winery & Cayuga Wine Trail. 19th Annual Wine & Herb Festival – King Ferry
Winery & Long Point Winery, Cayuga Wine Trail, NY – It’s time to think SPRING as you
receive an herb or veggie plant from each winery along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.
Sample herb prepared edibles paired with fine wines. Souvenir wine glass and recipes are
included. Enter a Grow & Show contest. Prizes. Fri. 1PM – 5PM, Sat. & Sun. 10AM – 6PM.
Advance tickets: Single $ 35.00, Couple $ 50.00. Tickets at the door: Single $ 40.00, Couple
$ 55.00. Designated Driver: Single $ 30.00, Couple $ 45.00.
http://www.cayugawinetrail.com/cwt_register.taf (800) 684-5217
Saturday, May 7 – FREE Cupcake Decorating – The Lake House Sweetery, 147 Cayuga St.,
Union Springs. Free cupcake decorating from 10am-3pm. Just bring yourself.
Caren Cartwright will bake plain cupcakes and lay out a variety of frostings and other
decorations for visitors. (315) 889-5443
Saturday, May 7 – Cayuga Museum 75th Dinner Anniversary Celebration – Auburn Holiday
Inn, 75 North St., Auburn. Dinner celebration and silent auction starts at 6:30. Call the
museum to purchase tickets or for more information. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum
Saturday, May 7 – Peter Mack’s Really Real Jazz – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St.,
Auburn. Auburn Public Theater wraps up its NYSCA Music Series with Peter Mack’s Really
Real Jazz. Peter Mack has put together a dynamic sextet utilizing two of Auburn’s own.
David CasTiglione and Jerry Hilliker return for a night of hard-hitting jazz. Famed performer
Harvey Sorgen (Hot Tuna, Paul Simon) will make the trip from NYC to perform and Joe
Carello, Syracuse’s top saxman, will round out the group. This performance is a MUST SEE
for jazz fans! 8pm. $15/advance tickets. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Saturday, May 7 – Speaking for Themselves: Women of Seward House – Seward House,
33 South St. Auburn. See the Seward House through the eyes of the Seward women.
Using original family correspondence and journals, the tour enables visitors to hear the
words and feelings of the nineteenth-century women of the Seward family and reveals the
significant contributions they made during their lives. 1PM. Reservations required. Fee.
www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283
Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day Skate – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.
Moms skate for free! Mom gets a flower! And Moms get a month FREE pass for July.
1-3:30pm & 4-6:30pm. Admission $4. www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Sunday, May 8 – Drop-In Family Art Making – Wire Sculptures – Schweinfurth Memorial Art
Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Children and their accompanying adults are invited to
drop-in art making experiences. Projects are inspired by basic art principles, materials, or
techniques and will encourage participants of all ages to make art collectively. Stop in
between 1-5pm to complete a project. $5 per project. www.myartcenter.org
Wednesday, May 11 – Professor Louie and the Crowmatix – Auburn Public Theater,
8 Exchange St., Auburn. Aaron Professor “Louie” Hurwitz- Multi-instrumentalist –
Hammond organ/keyboards/accordion and exceptional vocalist. Tagged Prof. “Louie” by
The Band vocalist/bassist Rick Danko while performing as a duo. Co-produced, engineered
and performed on The Band’s last three CD’s, “Jericho”, “’High On The Hog” and
“Jubilation”. Performed with Graham Parker, toured and recorded with Mercury Rev on their
acclaimed CD’s & Guy Davis. 7:30pm. $10/tickets. www.auburnpublictheater.com
Friday, May 13, Saturday, May 14 – Film: The First Movie – Auburn Public Theater,
8 Exchange St., Auburn. The film conveys the power of cinema to enchant and inspire,
even amidst the bloodshed of war. What’s it like to be a child in war – not when the conflict
is raging, but when the war tide is out, as it were, when kids are telling stories or playing
games? The First Movie is about the “not-war”. May 13 @ 1pm & 8pm, May 14 at 8pm.
$4 advance tickets, $5 at door. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669
Friday, May 13 – Upstate NY – I GOT WHAT IT TAKES – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St., Auburn. Rap and R&B talent. Sign up to compete for prizes that include free studio
recording time, radio interview, demo submission to Rymestar Records, trophies & more! No
violence just hiphop! Performer Entry Fee: $50. General Admission: $5 advance; $7 door.
9pm. www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15 – Pajama Jam – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St.,
Auburn. Everyone who wears their PJ’s wins a prize! Zany games and dreamy fun!
Contests for best snoring, best slippers, best pajamas, and most loved stuffed animal. Fri.
6-8:30pm, Sat. 1-3:30pm, Sun. 1-3:30pm & 4-6:30pm. www.reva-rollerdrome.com
Friday, May 13 – Keeping the Beat: Contemporary American – Morgan Opera House, 370
Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Performed by Footworks. Three dancers and one
musician demonstrate how unique U.S. dance forms have developed from multi-cultural
roots. Footworks presents live music and authentic American traditional dance in an
energetic, engaging performance with plenty of audience participation. Footworks will
convey the joy of dance to all while illuminating the historical and diverse perspectives of
various American percussive dances. 7pm. Free. Donations welcome.
www.morganoperahouse.org (315) 364-5437
Saturday, May 14 – Meet the Artisans – Second Saturday Event – Aurora Arts & Design
Center, 371 Main St., Aurora. Come and meet the Artisans between 2-4pm! Check out
their work. Sculptor Mary Ann Bowman, Photographer Stan Bowman, Jewelry
Designer/Author Stevi Mittman, Furniture Designer Anto Parseghian, Author David Warren
and Painter Mnetha Warren. From the budget-minded to the connoisseur, that special find
is through their double doors! www.auroraartsanddesign.com (315) 364-8005
Saturday, May 14 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War -
Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th
anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences
of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War
artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs,
letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will
expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times.
www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum (315) 253-8051
Saturday, May 14 – Diane Jacobs and Groove Theory – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St. Auburn. Good theories need to be tested and proven. That is exactly what Groove
Theory does every time they take the bandstand. Groove Theory is a collective of seasoned
musicians who keep their blend of blues and classic R&B high energy and entertaining.
Fronted by the dynamic vocalist, Diana Jacobs, Groove Theory combines her soulful vocal
styling’s with smooth guitar riffs, a jumpin’ saxophone, and a tight rhythm section. From start
to finish each Groove Theory performance confirms the classic formula. 8pm. Tickets: $10
in advance at www.jimvanarsdale.com www.auburnpublictheater.com (315) 253-6669
Saturday, May 14 – Antique Tractor Ride & Show – Historic Mentz Church, Corner of
McDonald & Mentz Church Rd., Montezuma. The Finger Lakes Antique Tractor Club will
meet at the church to take a rural country ride with their tractors. Upon returning to the
church tractors will be on exhibit and lunch will be served on the church lawn. There will also
be an exhibit of hand-crafted model agricultural machinery by Norm Riley in the church.
Reservations for lunch are required. Call Stan Longyear for more information at 315-776-
4656. 10am. www.cayugacounty.us/montezuma/mentz-church/index.html (315) 776-4656
Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15 – Reisling Weekend Celebration – CJS Vineyards, 6900
Fosterville Rd., Auburn. Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM. Enjoy our estate Riesling, the
signature white wine of the Finger Lakes. Taste and compare dry and medium dry vintages
from the last several years. Free admission. www.cjsvineyards.com (315) 730-4619
Sunday, May 15 – Carrie Hooper, Soprano – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.
“The shining, soaring soprano voice of Carrie Hooper is something to celebrate,” according
to the Buffalo News. Her repertoire ranges from Verdi and Handel to Stephen Foster and
Andrew Lloyd Webber. She has degrees from Mansfield University and University of Buffalo
and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as a Fulbright Scholar. She
presently gives private lessons and teaches at Elmira College. Benefit for the Morgan Opera
House. $5/adults, $4/seniors, $3/students & children. $20/family. 3pm.
ww.morganoperahouse.org (315) 364-5437
Sunday, May 15 – Artist Talk – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.
FREE & open to the public. Sunday, May 15, 2pm. Meet illustrators Norma and Jim Bliss,
learn how they create their collaborative work, and see a demonstration of their process.
Family Matters: Noma and James Bliss is currently on view at the Schweinfurth.
www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553
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