Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cayuga County Events - April 6-18, 2011

Wednesday, April 6 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NYSchweinfurth 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

Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10 - The Curious Savage - Cayuga Community College Irene Bisgrove Theater, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Auburn Players Community Theatre presents a 50th Anniversary Production of John Patrick’s “The Curious Savage”, directed by Samuel V. Kennedy III. A gentle comedy for all ages about the “sensible” occupants of a 50’s era Sanitarium and how they cope with the addition of a new elderly tenant who has hidden her ten million dollar inheritance from her irritable son, the Senator along with her son the Judge, and a scheming daughter. Apr. 8 & 9 at 8pm, Apr. 10 at 2pm. Tickets $12. Seniors & students discounts available at the door. Call for reservations. www.auburnplayers.net (315) 258-8275

Friday, April 8, Saturday, April 9 - Film ‐ Made in DagenhamAuburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. A film about an autoworkers strike, Rita O’Grady, an ordinary woman, finds herself in a fight for equal rights, and ends up achieving something extraordinary. The movie skillfully balances issues of class and gender equality and makes you care deeply about them--and about these people struggling for basic fairness. And it’s funny, sad, and genuinely stirring. Simply a marvelous movie, not to be missed. Apr. 8th 1pm & 8pm. Apr. 9th 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Saturday, April 9 – Visit the Vintner DayCayuga Lake Wineries, East Side of Cayuga Lake. An event for lovers of wine & discovery. Pick up your passport, map & itinerary at any one of the Cayuga East wineries - King Ferry Winery, Long Point Winery, Izzo’s White Barn Winery, CJS Vineyards, Heart & Hands Wine Co., Dill’s Run Vineyard or Bet the Farm Winery. Visit each to taste wines & talk with the winemakers about various aspects of wine making. A chance to ask those questions you’ve always had about the art of wine making and viticulture. Free. 11AM - 4PM. www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439-5271

Saturday, April 9 - Zabriskie Folk Series - Morgan Opera House, 370 Main Street, Route 90, Aurora. Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador with a career spanning 30 years, and the sizzlingly talented California cellist Natalie Haas have a performance partnership of ten years duration. They have been featured on NPR’s Performance Today, Thistle & Shamrock and Mountain Stage, and represented Scotland at the Smithsonian Museum’s Folklife Festival. 8pm. $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/students and children. http://morganoperahouse.org/MOH.htm (315) 364-5437

Sunday, April 10 – Artists TalksSchweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This talk will feature an exhibiting artist from Made in NY 2011. Each artist will discuss their own artwork as well as what it means to be a regional artist. Free and open to the public. 2pm. www.myartcenter.org (315) 255-1553

Sunday, April 10 – Free Cayuga Museum TourCayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. Guided tours of the exhibit Two Hundred Years of Partnership: First Presbyterian Church and the Community and the Case Research Lab from 1-4pm. Tours will be led by local experts, Ann Wiley and David Atkins. Ann Wiley is historian for First Presbyterian Church and guest curator for Two Hundred Years of Partnership. David Atkins is a retired engineer and local expert on the science behind Ted Case’s inventions. Free. www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum 315-253-8051

Tuesday, April 12 – Sunday, April 17 - FRANK FERRANTE in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHOAuburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a fast pace 90 minutes of hilarity. Tickets: $26. Apr. 12, 13, 14, 17 @ 2PM., Apr. 14, 15, 16 @ 7:30PM. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Thursday, April 14 – Spring Wine Dinner - King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd (off Route 90), King Ferry. Celebrate spring and Delight in Deliciousness at King Ferry Winery! Our annual Spring Wine Dinner featuring locally-sourced foods will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 6 pm. Come meet the winemaker and the owners, enjoy a great meal, and savor our award-winning wines. Dinner will be catered by Leslie Muhlhahn of Just Desserts catering in Ithaca NY. Reservations are required, so call by April 9th to save your spot - $50/person. www.treleavenwines.com (800) 439 5271

Friday, April 15 - 6th Annual Spring Poetry Reading - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Join Jim Delaney, literature instructor at Cayuga & Onondaga Community Colleges for an evening of poetry. Refreshments will be served. Reading will take place from 7-9pm. To share your poetry at the event, contact Jim Delaney at 315-252-5934. Co-sponsored by Auburn’s YMCA-WEIUs Writer’s Voice Program, this event is free and open to the public. www.myartcenter.org

Friday, April 15 - Film - The Elephant in the Living RoomAuburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. The Elephant in the Living Room is a documentary film about the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world as common household pets. Director Michael Webber follows the journey of two men at the heart of the issue. One, Tim Harrison, a man whose mission is to protect exotic animals and the public, and the other, Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to keep his two pet African lions that he loves like his own family. Apr. 15th 1pm & 8pm. Tickets $8. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669

Saturday, April 16 - Spring Fling Open House - Dickman Farms, 13 Archie Street, Auburn. Here we grow again! Kick off the season with food, music and fun for everyone all day long! 8am-5pm. www.dickmanfarms.com (315) 253-3030

Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22 – Spring Art BreakSchweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Art breaks incorporate high quality art making instruction with art history, gallery visits, class discussion, and other unique art-based experiences. Sign your child up for a day or the whole week. Age 6-8 - Illustration and collage activities will show students that a picture is worth a thousand words. Age 9-12 - Make art with hermit crabs, sand, and materials found in nature. 9:30-11:30am. All Week: $70 members/$95 non-members. Per Day: $15 members/$20 non-members. www.myartcenger.com (315) 255-1553
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