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August 1st – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series 2012 -  Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August. Performing tonight – Ron Spencer Band. www.auburndowntown.org/      315-252-7874

August 2nd – Band: Shonuff – Market Place Park, Market St., Auburn.  Snonuff will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm.., free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

August 2nd – 4th   - “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnGathering Blue – Book by: Richard Hellesen, adapted from Lois Lowry – Music by: Michael Silversher, Lyrics by: Joy Sikorski   It is the Time after The Ruin–and Kira, a young disabled weaver, is orphaned in a world that sacrifices its old, its weak, and its artists. When a magistrate who recognizes Kira’s skill rescues her, she is tasked with applying her craft to the preservation of the past and to the visualizing of the future.

Gettysburg – Book, Music, and Lyrics by: Jim & Deborah Schmitt                                                              It’s the spring of 1861 and two soldiers, best of friends, find they no longer serve side by side in the same army, but now command troops on opposing sides of the Civil War. Separated for two years, they are reunited on a battlefield south of the quaint Pennsylvania village of Gettysburg. The residents of Gettysburg never thought the war would reach their doors, and yet they find themselves embroiled in the midst in this epic battle.  8/2  7:30pm, 8/3  8pm, 8/4  5 & 8pm, tickets $20.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

August 3rd – Strawberry Jam-Boree Summer Festival – Strawberry Fields, Route 20, West of County Line Rd., Skaneateles.   Face-painting, alpacas, fun bounce house, fresh fruit and homegrown produce, caricatures drawn, clown, food, demonstrations, live music & more…  3-7pm.  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com/  315-751-5657

August 3rd – Garden Concert Series – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Join us for FREE live music, wine by the glass orbottle, and a wonderful start to your summer weekend. Tonight, music is provided by Greg Meixner and food  is onsite by The Wheelhouse Restaurant.   5-7pm, free.   www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271

August 3rd  – First Friday Events:                                                                          SHAKESPEARE AND SEWARD – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.   As part of the First Friday event, the Seward House Museum will host the Ithaca Shakespeare Company and their production of “Taming of the Shrew” on Friday, August 3rd 6:00PM. The performance will take place in the Seward House garden and is free and open to the public.  The Seward House invites the people to bring picnics, snacks, drinks, blankets, and lawn chairs to come and enjoy this special ‘First Friday’ event. The Seward House will provide cookies and punch as well as entertainment for kids and families starting at 5pm before the 6pm performance.  Free.  www.sewardhouse.org  315-252-1283

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy live music by Tim Herron while viewing the summer exhibitions Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern, Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble, and Illuminations: 2012 by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel. Refreshments will be served. 5-8pm, free.

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:40 am by Curt
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July 27th & 28th – “Goodbye First Love” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Mia Hansen-Love returns with GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, an acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Creton) is a serious girl who has fallen in love with the cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who returns her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel, she is devastated, but develops over the following years, into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love – and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. Hansen-Love’s follow up to the award-winning THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN is filled with scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings. The story of a young woman’s first romance is made into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/28, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

July 28th & 29th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.   www.sterlingfestival.com  800-879-4446

July 28th & 29th – Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale – Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer.  Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and much more.  Food vendors on the way as well.  Rain or shine.  Shop in any direction.  9am till dusk.  www.tourcayuga.com  800-499-9615

July 29th – Hogs & Dogs 2012 – Deauville Island – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  All proceeds benefit SPCA’s Spray & Neuter fund. Registration 10am-noon @ SPCA. Ride leaves SPCA at noon with leg stretcher/refreshment grabber at Lake Cumo Inn. Party at Deauville Island at 2pm, music, BBQ, good friends anmd group photo. Live music by “Last Train Out”. $20 includes BBQ, music, 50/50 raffle & thank you gift.  $20/admission, 2-5pm.  315-253-5841

July 30th & August 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.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

  July 31st – Storytime on the Lawn – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Storytime on the lawn with pirate Captain Jack.  11am, free.  www.seymourlibrary.org  315-252-3571

July 31st  - Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Mark Doyle & The Maniacs will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Puss In Boots at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Long before meeting Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)- just named a hero for saving a woman from a charging bull – is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is Puss’ friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Joining them for the adventure of nine lifetimes is notorious cat burglar, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).  Free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:38 am by Curt
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July 5th – 28th – My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  What happens when your divorced Mom falls in love and decides to get remarried, but not in the conventional way? A hilarious and heartfelt true story that celebrates love in all its forms! The hit of the 2009 Toronto Fringe and the 2010 New York Musical Theater Festival, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding will make you laugh, cry and realize that nothing’s impossible and that we can all get along if we just keep our sense of humor.  .   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com             800-457-8897

Aug. 1st – Aug. 18th – Fingers & Toes – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Tap dancer Dustin “Toes” MacGrath, and pianist Tristan “Fingers” St. Claire have managed to talk a major Broadway producer into coming to see their show in two weeks: a boy meets girl tap dance spectacular on the theme of love. But there’s a problem: first, they haven’t written it yet, secondly they don’t have a girl, and sadly, they have no idea whatsoever about love. As the deadline approaches, everything becomes swept up in a series of dazzling numbers and comical scenes as their theme “Love” begins to derail the show. A deliriously delightful and genuinely funny love-letter to the old-fashioned “let’s put on a show”.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket price and show times.   www.fingerlakesmtf.com       800-457-8897

July 25th & Aug. 1st  - Port Bryon MRC Farmers Market – Schasel Park, Route 31, Port Byron.  Local farmers, chicken BBQ every week! Special childrens events! Featured fruit and veggie nights! Entertainment, antique tractors & vintage cars! Playground and covered pavilion for dining. Every Wednesday, 4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939                  315-776-9543

July 25th – Downtown Auburn BID Summer Concert Series – Market Street Park, Market Street, Auburn.  All concerts held rain or shine in Market Street Park, Downtown Auburn. Bring your family and chairs to enjoy the FREE shows, held each Wednesday night at 6PM July – August.. Performing tonight – Kenya Hora Klezmer Band & Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble.  Rain location for this performance is the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. – www.auburndowntown.org/  315-252-7874

July 25th“The Emperor’s New Clothes” – Casey Park, 150 N. Division St., Auburn.  The Emperor’s New Clothes will be performed by the Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre at Casey Park.  A fashion-obsessed Emperor, who is blinded by his search for the perfect wardrobe, hires two swindlers to sew his royal vestments. Hardly up to the task of creating these extravagant garments, the trickster “tailors” manage to convince the Emperor that their clothing can only be seen by the wisest people in the kingdom. Can one man’s honesty help the Emperor to see the error of his vanity before he strolls through Pantaloon wearing nothing at all?  9am, free.  http://merry-go-round.com/youth-theatre/summer-tour/  315-255-1305

July 25th – August 15th – My Fair Lady – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  A musical theatre masterpiece, this sweeping musical adaptation tells the story of an unforgettable cockney girl, Eliza Doolittle, and her transformation from poor flower girl to elegant lady, overseen by the cantankerous Professor Henry Higgins. This score features some of the most beloved songs of all time including, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?’, ‘Get Me to the Church on Time’, and ‘I Could Have Danced All Night.’   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:35 am by Curt
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July 26th – Art Show and a Booksigning – Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe, 982 Route 34B, King Ferry.  An art show and a booksigning by nationally-known sculptor/illustrator Nancy Wiley featuring her new children’s book “Little Red Riding Hood”.  2-4pm, www.maninthemooncheesecake.com  607-227-6863

July 26th – Band: Second Wind – Market Street Park, Market St., Auburn.  Second Wind will perform at Market Street Park at 6:30 pm, free.  www.auburnny.gov  315-255-4737

July 26th   - Farmers Co-op Market – Municipal Parking Lot, South St. & Lincoln St., Auburn.  Located in the parking lot across from Auburn City hall, on South St. and Lincoln St. We accept SNAP EBT and some of our farmers accept WIC and Senior Farmers Market coupons.  7:30am – 2pm, every Tues., Thurs., & Sat.   www.localharvest.org/farmers-co-op-market-of-cayuga-county-M2760  315-678-1622

July 26th & Aug. 2nd    – Moravia Farmers Market – Kinney’s Parking Lot, 130 Main St., Moravia.  A medium sized farmers market with organic and non organic vendors that sell produce, meats, wine and baked goods. Flowers available from the local school kids and lots of fun and community involvement. Always a good place to buy the freshest foods available and visit with old neighbors and meet new ones.  Thursdays, 10-5pm.  www.localharvest.org  315-497-8375

July 26th – 28th      – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., AuburnBillionaire Vegans – Book and Lyrics by: Linda Britt  Music by: Colin Britt  From the newsroom of Seattle TV station KELP comes the startling news that an organization called Vegans, United, headed by a billionaire Eton Veele, has purchased the entire chain of Burgers and More restaurants. With hidden cameras and topnotch reporting, the entire KELP news team airs an exclusive story that uncovers the Vegans’ dangerous (and delicious) plot.

SLaM: The Hockey Rock Opera – Book and Lyrics by: Lauren Walker – Music by: Lauren Walker and Nancy Taube  Based on a true story, SLAM is the story of a down-on-his-luck hockey player and the girl who gives up everything to be with him. Follow them on their journey of self discovery and love as they realize that making dreams come true takes many forms. A love story on ice!  .    Admission $20, 7/26, 7:30pm, 7/27, 8pm, 7/28, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

July 27th  - Farmers Market – Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Route 20, Skaneateles.  Every Friday until October, Farmers Market at Strawberry Fields Farm Market, Rt 20 just west of County Line Rd. every Friday until October! Many local farmers!  Fresh chicken, eggs, black angus, perennials, lavender, honey and much more.  3:30 – 6:00pm  www.strawberryfieldsupick.com  315-751-5657.

July 27th – Garden Series Concert – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Tonight’s band is Jazzitudes, and food onsite will be provided by The Wheelhouse Restaurant. Join us for a fun, relaxing evening.  5-7pm., free.  www.treleavenwines.com/Events  800-439-5271 

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:34 am by Curt
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May 19th  – September 2ndProof Positive:  Wine, Beer and Spirits of the Finger Lakes – Cayuga Museum of History and Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  There is a unique relationship between alcoholic beverages and the Finger Lakes. Social, geographical and even political factors have created an environment where wine, beer and spirits have become an important part of our communities, and we have embraced these industries as an important part of life in the Finger Lakes. Proof Positive is a celebration of the history, culture and economics of the wine industry, microbrew movement and distilleries in our region. We welcome you to explore various viewpoints of history, agriculture, politics and economics as you learn more about how wine, beer and spirits have impacted the Finger Lakes Region.Also on exhibit, the Ted Case Research Lab, inventor of sound on film, and Both Sides of the Wall:  Auburn and its Prison.  Open Tues-Sun Noon-5pm.  Suggested donation $3.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

June 1st – August 19thSummer Exhibitions – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Sponsored by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation. Super Saturated: Pigment & Pattern is an exhibition of 29 works by 10 contemporary artists that use paint, collage, and mixed media to create vibrant works that emphasize color and pattern. Fold & Unfold: The Cloth and Quilts of Elin Noble will include approximately 20 works by Massachusetts-based fiber artist Elin Noble. Author of the book, Dyes and Paints, Noble is known for her quilts that incorporate hand-dyed cloth. Recent work by Skaneateles artist Thérèse Verley Strodel will be on view in Gallery Julius. Strodel creates paintings that emphasize color, pattern, and texture.  Admission: $6, members, 12 & under:  Free.  www.schweinfurthartcenter.org  315-255-1553

June 16th – July 29thLake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake Ontario.  Get in on the action and your share of $106,850 in CASH Prizes in the 2012 LOC Events!  Divisions – Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow/Steelhead, Brown Trout.  Register now!  www.loc.org              888-733-5246

June 18th – Sept. 5th – Auburn Doubledays Baseball – Falcon Park, 130 N. Division St., Auburn.  Class A professional baseball, farm team for Washington Nationals.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and game times.  www.auburndoubledays.com  315-255-2489

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 @ 9:32 am by Curt
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