May 13th – Concert with David Lindley - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. David Lindley is a Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist that redefines the word "eclectic." The majority of instruments Lindley has incorporated are string instruments, including the acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, electric lap steel guitar, Weissenborn, mandolin, fiddle, saz baglama, bouzouki, and oud . Known for his 40+ years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne as well as being the leader of his own band El Rayo-X, Lindley's performances effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Spanish, Breton, Malagasy and Turkish, Armenian and Persian musical sources. Tickets $20, 8pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
May 13th – Live Music – Oak & Vine at the Springside, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Enjoy live music with Bert Scholl & Friends at 8pm. No cover charge, $10 beer buckets! 8-11pm. 315- 252-7247
May 14th – Sip & Paint Party - Prison City Pub & Brewery, 28 State St., Auburn. Beer tasting & instructional Painting Party. You'll paint your own canvas and take it home with you. Snacks are provided. Call for reservations. $35, 6:30-8:30 pm. www.prisoncitybrewing.com 315-604-1277
May 15th - Rose Hill by Candlelight - 3373 Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456
This spring see Rose Hill Mansion in a whole new light! On Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Geneva Historical Society will be offering a special evening tour of the Mansion's first floor focused on how the rooms were used, especially in the evening.
In the era before electric light, what did people do after dark? How did they get around their house, grounds, and community without modern lighting? Find out more about the Swan family's night life during the late 1800s and view the rooms yourself by (electric) candlelight. Tours will leave every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and the last tour starts at 8:30 p.m. This special event includes light refreshments. The Carriage House Gift Shop and the Billsboro Tasting Room will also be open for the event. Admission is $10 per person, $7 for members of the Geneva Historical Society. As space is limited, reservations are suggested, but not required. Call 315-789-5151 for reservations. www.genevahistoricalsociety.com
May 16th – The Preakness Party – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. A benefit featuring dinner, libations, & a silent aucton during the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes. Derby attire is encouraged- ladies wear hats and guys wear bowties! Catering is by the Springside Inn. $50 members, $55 non-members, 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.cayugamuseum.org 315-253-8051
May 16th – I Love Chocolate – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., King Ferry. Chocolate lovers rejoice! Indulge in your sweet tooth on May 16 at Treleaven's I Love Chocolate Day featuring local chocolatier, Life's So Sweet Chocolates, paired with world-class wines! For $7 per person, you receive four samples of decadent chocolate desserts paired with Treleaven wine. Don't have a sweet tooth? Stop by anyhow! We'll have free live music from 1-4PM from The Diana Jacobs Band, Skillet & Embers Catering Co. will be whipping up savory treats for an additional fee from Noon until it's gone, and there will be wine by the glass or bottle - bring friends and stay for awhile! The event will take place at Treleaven at 658 Lake Road, King Ferry NY 13081. All day - rain or shine! Please call 315.364.5100 or email email@example.com to purchase tickets or for more information. Tickets, $7, can also be purchased at the door the day of the event or in the Tasting Room Monday thru Saturday, 10AM-5PM and Sunday, Noon-5PM. Limited tickets available at the door. www.treleavenwines.com
May 17th - Sunday Music Series: Accordion Trio - Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Karen Axelrod of the internationally-known English country dance band Foxfire and the great old world cafe band Third String Trio. Julie Vallimontof the wildly popular contra dance band Nor'easter. Rachel Bell of the Andrew & Noah band and Montage www.rachelbellmusic.com. The three have just started an all-women THREE accordion band.... And they aren't playing accordions in the traditional sense; it's not going to be all ooom-pah-pah "Lady of Spain" style. They'll be exploring the most beautiful textures and sounds that the instruments are capable of producing, so that they sound together like a pipe organ in one set, like a string quartet in another, like dancing fiddles in another set, and on and on. They'll be playing breath-taking Swedish polskas, dark mysterious French waltzes, lively Quebecois reels, beautiful old English melodies, and more. Tickets $10, 4-6pm. www.auburnpublictheater.org 315-253-6669
May 17th - The Magical Music of Disney! – Springside Inn, 7141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.
Walt Disney never wrote a note of music himself, but he was responsible for dozens of the most beloved and memorable songs of our culture. From the classic When You Wish Upon a Star to the 2014 Oscar-winning Let It Go, Disney songs are an integral part of American music and have provided a musical connection between generations of children and their parents. MasterWorks Chorale will pay tribute to the Magical Music of Disney as part of the Annual Spring Gala on Sunday, May 17, at the Springside Inn in Auburn. Conducted by Music Director Kip Coerper, ChM., the 50-voice choir and soloists will perform hit songs from the vast Disney repertoire. The fun-filled event will also include a Silent Auction, raffles, drinks, appetizers and dinner from the Springside Inn's Oak & Vine Restaurant. Tickets are $60 per person, advance sale only, and include food, beverage, and the musical portion of the evening. Please call (315) 406-8035 to purchase tickets. www.masterworkschoralecny.org