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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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CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658

 

 

 

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

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

May 30th – June 20th – Kiss Me Kate – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 8977 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Kiss Me, Kate, the first ever winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical. An enduring love story with a raucous twist on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew featuring the songs ‘Wunderbar’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, and ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare.’ Fans of Anything Goes won’t want to miss this Cole Porter classic.  Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show dates.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

 

 

June 6th – 30th – Altar Boyz – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Produced by upstate NY’s most popular professional theater – Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.  Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences. An extraordinary mix of side-splitting songs convincing enough to be played on MTV, uncontrollable laughs and lighthearted fun, this award-winning and totally original musical is pure delight. Suitable for all ages and will have the whole family laughing and singing along.   Visit web site or call box office for ticket prices and show times.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 13th – Senior Mystery Movie – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  $3.00 admission includes popcorn!!  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 16th – School’s Out for Summer Beach Party - Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Inflatable park open! Candy scramble, sand castle building contest, hula hoop contest, best dressed beach bum, and flip flop frenzy!  Admission $4.50 1-3:30pm, $5.50 8-11pm, 1:00 – 3:30 pm,. 8:00 – 11:00 pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com/  315-252-8225

June 16th – Rookery Life – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.   Come out for a peek at the great blue herons sharing the rookery work with their mates and feeding the fast growing young. Naturalist Jim D’Angelo will led a walk about Great Blue Herons and the rookery at the Sterling Nature Center. Just how big are their nests? How many nests are in the rookery? How many herons are at the rookery? Have the eggs started to hatch? We will answer these and many other questions about the rookery and great blue heron natural history during this program. A brief indoor discussion will be held first before a trip out to the rookery.  Free, 1pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

June 16th – July 29thLake Ontario Counties’ Summer Fishing Derby – Lake OntarioGet 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

May 31st – July 11th – Auburn Photography Club Exhibit – Cayuga Community College – Library, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn.  Opening reception is on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7PM.  Artist talk, food and refreshments will be served for the reception.  Photography exhibit in the college library will run until July 11th.  Exhibit will be on view during library hours. FREE.

June 13th – 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.          4-7pm.  www.localharvest.org/pbmrc-farmers-market-M16939  315-776-9543

 

June 14th – 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

June 14th  - 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

June 15th – 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  315-751-5657.

June 14th – 16th – “The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  “Flambé Dreams” – Book and Lyrics by: Matthew Hardy, Music by: Randy Klein.  Joseph Christiansen wants to be a great Maitre d’ like his father who was killed in a freak flaming Bananas Foster accident. Against the wishes and warnings of his pill-pushing psychiatrist mother, young Joe leaves the safety of his small hometown and journeys to New York City to make it big in the glamorous world of food and beverage service.  “Eulogy” – Book by: Rachel Carrozziere, Music and Lyrics by: Annie Lash.  In this story of life, love, and faith, follow Sarah and Jason as they attempt to immortalize Sarah’s grandfather through stories of Sarah’s childhood, her grandfather’s death, and the years that follow. Be with us for this heartwarming story that reminds us that often death’s greatest gift is life.  Admission $20, 6/14, 7:30pm, 6/15, 8pm, 6/16, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 15th – Walls of Sound: A Look Inside The House of Records – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   The filmmaker, Dave Gracon will be here to introduce the film and for post Q&A.  Dave Gracon is a professor of film at Eastern Illinois University.  This documentary video (approximately 60 minutes) is a case study of the House of Records, a brick and mortar independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon. The store has been in operation since 1972 and it currently struggles to exist in the midst of digital downloading (both legal and illegal) and the corporate consolidation of culture (in terms of corporate chain, big-box stores and online music stores).  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 15th – A Sweet Summer Night’s Dream – Bet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market, 381 Main St., Aurora, NY.  Bet the Farm Winery & Gourmet Market and Bee Attitudes Honey present “A Sweet Summer Night’s Dream”. Enjoy fine wines, lavender cookies, and honey sweet ice cream. All local, fresh and natural. Portion of proceeds goes to the Morgan Opera House.  Free,  4-7pm.  www.betthefarmny.com/news/   315-294-5643

 

 

June 15th & 16th – “The Vow” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Married five years, a young couple’s relationship is put to the challenge when the wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams), is seriously injured in a car crash that leaves her in a coma. When she wakes up, not only does she not recognize her husband, Leo (Channing Tatum), but her last memory is of being engaged to her ex-fiancé, Jeremy (Scott Speedman).  When, despite all his efforts to make his wife fall in love with him again, Paige doesn’t recover her feelings for him, Leo has to decide whether he should move on with his life.  Tickets $5 online, $6 at the door, 6/15, 1 & 8pm 6/16, 8pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 16th  - King Ferry Farmers Market – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry.  Farmstead Cheese, Organic Flour, Organic Vegetables, Plants and Flowers, Fiber Art, Pottery & Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Baked Goods & Desserts, Jams & Jellies, Wool and Spinning Demonstrations, Seasonal Apple Cider Pressing, Pizza by the Slice, Hot Coffee, Dinosaur Dry Goods Pop Up Store. This year, the Market will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from June through October, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the King Ferry Winery.  315-364-5100 

June 16th – Open House & Freeman Trial Lecture – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  An opportunity for the public to learn about a captivating moment in local Auburn history, the trial of William Freeman.  Freeman was an African American who murdered four members of the local Van Nest family.  The incident sparked feelings of animosity and reprisal, and took on a more controversial note when William Seward offered to defend Freeman despite the public outcry.  Come learn about this often unheard of moment in Seward’s fascinating career.  Free,   1-2pm.  www.sewardhouse.org  315- 252-1283

June 16th & 17th  - Barrel Tasting Weekend – CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, 6900 Fosterville Rd., Auburn.  Stop in the winery and taste several of our new red wines right out of the oak barrels!  Noon-5pm.  www.cjsvineyards.com  315-730-4619

June 16th & 17th - South Shore Marina Fishing Tournament – Southern shore of Owasco Lake.  Adult and child catagories.  Prizes.  Registration deadline 6/15 at 6pm.  See web site for entry fee and catagories.  www.ssmonowasco.net  315-497-3006

June 17th – Prison City Rambler’s Father’s Day Car Show – Emerson Park, 6914 East Lake Rd., Auburn.   In 2012 the Prison City Ramblers will host the 20th annual Father’s Day Car Show, to be held at beautiful Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. Last year we had perfect weather, and had over 350 cars enter in the show. We awarded over 50 trophies. The 2012 show will feature a car corral, vendor’s area / flea market, plenty of food, music and good times!  To register a vehicle, $8/advance $10/day of show.  8am-4pm.  www.prisoncityramblers.com     315-253-2306 

June 17th – Father’s Day Barbecue – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our spectacular annual Father’s Day event returns. Enjoy this cookout on the beautiful lawns of the Aurora Inn.  $24 adults, $12 kids (inclusive), noon-4pm.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

 

June 20th – Summer Solstice Walk – Sterling Nature Center, 15380 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  Start your summer off on the right foot by taking a guided hike along the trails of the Sterling Nature Center in search of symbols for the changing seasons. What flora and fauna usher in summertime? Come enjoy and evening hike on the longest day of the year.  Free, 7pm.  www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark  315-947-6143

June 21st – 23rd“The Pitch” – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   Dogwood Days - Book and Lyrics by: Rebekah Greer Melocik, Music by: Jacob Yandura – Kay McKenna is a writer who is hired by the government in 1936 to collect narratives from former slaves. Everyone on Kay’s list is dead or missing, except Cora Skye, a reclusive sharecropper. In exchange for the narratives, Kay agrees to work on the farm for free. Cora is haunted by the spirits of her past, literally. Learn about the legacies that are passed down to us as Americans, and our responsibility to carry on those legacies towards change.

Off With Her Maidenhead – Book and Lyrics by: Amy Claussen, Music by: James RushinThis irreverent musical steals from Disney Princess movies to retell history in a delicious romp. Based on the loosely true story of a 1500′s nunnery that was falsely fined for being a brothel, the Sisters decide they might as well raise funds doing just what they’re accused of! The dreams that you wish do come true, so be careful what you wish for!  $20/ticket, 6/21, 7:30pm 6/22, 8pm 6/23, 5 & 8pm.  www.fingerlakesmtf.com  800-457-8897

June 22ndChillin’ & Grillin’ – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Learn the art of the summer barbecue from Chef Rupert Robbins of Skillet & Embers Catering Co. You’ll bring home serious grill skills from this class, which will be held at the Wells College boathouse. From pulled pork and ribs to potatoes, corn, and fish, enjoy the best lakeside barbecue ever-and eat family style as the sun sets over beautiful Cayuga Lake. Dinner at 8:30, 20 person maximum.  $75/person, 6-8:30pm.  www. innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888

June 22nd & 23rd – Steve Jobs:  The Lost Interview – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   An interview that reveals the burning passion of Steve Jobs, a passion that would go on to give us the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. As a tribute to an amazing man, Landmark is proud to be screening Steve Jobs – the Lost Interview.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 6/22, 1:00 pm  & 8:00 pm, 6/23, 8:00 pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669

June 23rd – Zabriskie Folk Series – Morgan Opera House, 370 Main St., Aurora.  Spend a sublime evening exploring the musical variations of “Time”. The Bottom Feeders, an Aurora institution whose existence exactly coincides with the restoration of the Morgan Opera House, present the seventh of their unique theme shows. This time, the subject is time: songs about due time, no time, good times, hard times, yesterday and tomorrow, centuries, years, hours and seconds. The event is timed to coincide with the six- month mark before the Mayan calendar expires in December. Eager as ever to entertain you with their folky acoustic style, the band members invite you to bring your watch, hourglass, or sundial to mark the Summer Solstice.  Adults $8, Seniors $6, Students/Children $4, 8pm.  www.morganoperahouse.org  315-364-5437

 

June 23rd – Marriage Equality Act Celebration – Sand Beach Church, 2950 Sand Beach Rd., Auburn.   A celebration for the anniversary of the passing and signing of the Marriage Equality Act.  Fun for all ages – face painters, hypnotherapist and much more.  Free, 2-6pm.                 315-406-4866

June 23rdThe Red House Presents: The TempestAuburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  American Drum Circle. The Tempest marks The Red House’s 4th season of bringing family-friendly and highly accessible Shakespeare to Upstate New York. Our traveling performances have captivated audiences young and old. Last year?s Romeo & Juliet reached over 3,000 people across CNY and the Adirondacks! This innovative 70 minute production transforms Auburn Public Theater into a magical theatrical event.  The Tempest is a great opportunity to see high quality, professional theater that’s fun for the whole family!  Free, 2pm.  www.auburnpublictheater.org  315-253-6669

June 24th – Summer Block Party – Downtown Auburn, Exchange St. Auburn.  The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival and the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce will host the “Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Block Party” featuring the annual “Flavor of the Finger Lakes”.  This exciting, fun-filled festival will showcase regional restaurants, bakeries, wineries & creameries plus the new Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival venus.  Enjoy street performances, piano renditions of show tunes, live music and much more.  Free, 1-5pm.  www.cayugacountychamber.com  315-252-7291

 

 

 

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Elderberry Pond Restaurant – lunch & dinner Wed-Sun.

Tom Thumb Restaurant

Reese’s Dairy Bar

Pumpkin Hill Bistro – lunch – Tues-Sat, dinner Fri-Sat

The Cascade Grill on Owasco Lake opening 5/25

Dorie’s, 238 Main St., Aurora – open Wed-Sun 11am-8pm

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: Friday, June 15th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm by Curt
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