OFFICE OF TOURISM
131 GENESEE STREET
AUBURN, NY 13021
CAYUGA COUNTY EVENT LISTING
Wednesday, May 11 – 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
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 – Opening Day of the 2011 Season of Ward O’Hara Agricultural and Country
Living Museum – Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum, 6880 East Lake Road, Rt. 38A.
The Museum will be celebrating its 35th year Anniversary with special events and programs
all season long. Visit the museum and check out the new exhibits for 2011. A lot new for
the youth – a puzzle area, 2 areas where young guests can play with tractors and farm
equipment. Check out the herb garden. Open Fri., Sat., & Sun. 11am – 4pm.
www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum (315) 252-7644
Friday, May 13 – Auburn Chamber Orchestra Presents: Music for all Ages – Auburn Alliance
Church, 630 N. Seward Ave. Auburn. Michael Montero – Conductor. Dance of the Hours –
Ponchielli. In The Hall of the Mountain King – Grieg. Carnival of the Animals – Saint Saens.
Gran Kan De Tartari – Salieri. Symphony No 1 in E Minor – Rimsky-Korsakov. Toy
Symphone – Haydn. 7:30pm. Suggested donation – $5. (315) 253-2650
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
Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 – Crazy Hair Skate Days – Reva Rollerdrome,
359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Makeovers, games and hair-raising fun! Prizes for tallest, most
colorful, beaufiful, craziest, most accessories, prickliest, longest, best mullet, and best bed
head. You’ll be wiggin’ out if you miss the fun. Fri. 6-8:30pm, Sat. 1-3:30pm.
www.reva-rollerdrome.com (315) 252-8225
Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21 – Bass Pro Shops Camping Workshops – Bass Pro
Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Learn advanced techniques for
processing your own sausage, whole muscle jerky, ground jerky and marinated wild game
meats. If you’re just getting started, or have processed your own game for 40 years, Brad
Lockwood will share advanced game processing tips and techniques that will make you a
better home processor. May 20th 6:30pm, May 21st 1:00pm. www.basspro.com
Saturday, May 21 – King Ferry’s ’I Love Chocolate Day’ – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd.,
Aurora. Celebrate all things chocolate on Saturday May 21 at King Ferry Winery’s ’I Love
Chocolate’ Day from 11 to 5:30. Sinful chocolate desserts are matched with our award-
winning Treleaven wines: $7. We’ll have free fun all day – a live radio remote from Lite 97.3,
a performance by ’Restless’ from 2:30 to 5, and a bounce house for the kids all day long.
Lunch will be available for a fee from Mo’s Pit BBQ, and we’ll be selling wine by the glass or
bottle. www.treleavenwines.com (315) 364-5100
Saturday, May 21 – May Festival – Village Park, Main St., Fair Haven. First Annual May
Festival, 11am-4pm at the Fair Haven Village Park. Join the fun & celebrate SPRING!
Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall, 6-11am, The Fairy & Gnome Parade, 11am, crafts &
games for kids – noon on. Vendors, music, raffles & demonstrations. Scavenger hunt,
poker walk, bike rodeo, visit local businesses, & restaurants. www.fairhavenny.com
Saturday, May 21 – Book Signing – Tim Green – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St.,
Auburn. Stop in for a book signing with Tim Green at 1pm! He will be promoting his latest
book, ’Best of the Best’. In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and
more—a fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding
a way to get what you need when you can’t have what you want.
www.downtownbooksandcoffee.com (315) 515-3411
Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 30 – Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event – Bass Pro
Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Bass Pro Shop is taking it outdoors!
Check out the link above for events details and times. Don’t to bring the family for noon fish
feeding frenzy at the indoor fish tank. www.basspro.com (315) 258-2717
Tuesday, May 24 – Fanny Seward Book Club – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn.
The Seward family were avid readers. More than 5,000 books grace the shelves of their
home. To celebrate this love of reading, Seward House Museum welcomes all to join the
Fanny Seward Book Club. The book to be discussed is “Great Expectations” by Charles
Dickens. 7pm. www.sewardhouse.org (315) 252-1283
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Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry
Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven
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