Feb. 12th – Book Signing & Discussion with Douglas Egerton – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. This local author will discuss, The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America's Most Progressive Era at 7PM. At 6PM, there will be a private book signing for Seward House Museum members. Tickets $5. www.sewardhouse.org 315-252- 1283
Feb. 13th – 16th - A Musical Cooking Lesson with the Calamari Sisters - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. The Calamari Sisters are local celebrities in Brooklyn, NY as the singing, dancing, and cooking stars of the public access cable cooking show, MANGIA ITALIANO. In this rare treat, Delphine and Carmela have taken their culinary expertise on the road to spread their unique brand of Italian teaching to the masses. With outrageous musical numbers, hilarious family anecdotes, and some help from some of you, these sisters will give you a cooking lesson that you'll never forget. Be prepared to eat your heart out and laugh until your sides hurt. $35 individual; $31.50 APT Member; $32 Groups of 10 or more, 2/13, 7:00 pm, 2/14, 2:00 & 8:00 pm - 2/16, 2:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 14th - Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora. Toast your loved one with this limited menu four-course dinner. Each course will be paired with a sparkling wine from around the globe-from sparkling whites, to reds, to rosés. $120/person, Seating 5:00 - 9:00 pm. www.innsofaurora.com 315-364-8888
Feb. 14th & 15th - "Girl on a Bicycle" - Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. Paolo (Vincenzo Amato), an Italian who drives a Paris tour bus, has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta (Nora Tschirner), when the young French beauty, Cécile (Louise Monot) pulls up beside his bus on her bicycle - and, in short order, Paolo, following some very bad advice from his friend, Derek (Paddy Considine), finds himself with a German fiancée, a French "wife", two Australian children who call him "Papa", and his life upside-down. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/14, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/15, 8:00 pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
Feb. 15th - A Romantic Adventure - Off the Beaten Path wineries on the east side of Cayuga Lake. Nine wineries of Cayuga Lake's East Shore and Ithaca open their doors for the 6th "Romantic Adventure Off the Beaten Path" to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend, Presidents' Day, and the beginning of Winter Break. Stretching from Ithaca to Aurelius, their tasting rooms offer "adventurers" a special sampling of wines and beers tailored for the event. At the first stop on this self-guided, non-ticketed, free event, a visitor will receive a map to all the East Shore sites. Operating hours vary between establishments and will be posted on this map. The "adventurer" can collect a raffle ticket for every $10 spent at any given location. Guests are invited to visit any or all of the wineries (regular tasting fees may apply), earn the raffle ticket with their purchase and enjoy the many styles of wine and beer being made at these unique wineries and breweries. Prizes will be awarded from a raffle drawing of the tickets, including packages from the participating wineries.The participating East Shore establishments in each county are: Six Mile Creek Winery, Ports of New York - Tompkins County; King Ferry Winery, Long Point Winery, Bet the Farm Winery, Dill's Run Vineyard, The Apple Station Winery, Izzo's White Barn Winery, CJS Vineyard Winery- Cayuga County.
For further information, please contact Kit Kalfs (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Bet the Farm Winery, Aurora or call 315-294-5643. Free, 10- 5pm.