Saturday, May 23, 2015

Auburn, NY - May 22nd - May 31st, Events in the Fingerlakes Near 10 Fitch

May 22nd - Glass Fest - Downtown Corning, NY    GlassFest is a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts in the Crystal City, featuring live hot glass shows, artist demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and shopping & dining. The festival kicks off on Thursday, May 21 at The Corning Museum of Glass for a special edition 2300˚ celebration and continues through the weekend with outdoor live glassmaking, wine and craft beer tastings, live artists demos throughout the downtown and a variety of activities and promotions for the whole family.

May 24th - Jimmy Buffett Music Tribute, Starkeys Lookout, 5428 Route 14, Dundee NY,
2pm-5pm, Free Admission!!!Starkeys Lookout presents a Jimmy Buffett Tribute by "Sons of a Beach" Come on out, enjoy award-winning wine and craft beer, and enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffett. For info, call 607-678-4043 or visit

May 24th - Majorpalooza, Downtown Festival on Genesee Street, Auburn, NY (between Dill and South street) 2pm to 9p:30pm. Free Admission! Free Parking at the Parking Garage & City Lots across from City Hall. Tasting tickets on sale @ AT Wally until 7pm for $20. Gate Price Sunday $25, Food Only $15(no presale) 9am : CatchMeIfYouCan5K @ Falcon Park.10:30am : Stefanak Sprint @ Falcon Park. Live Music : Perform 4 Purpose 2pm-3:30pm, Karla Davis 3:30pm-5:30pm. Songs from “Auburn, The Musical” @ 6pm, MixTape 6:30-9:30pm.  Food tastings from over 10 local restaurants, Wine and Craft Beer tastings from over 10 local wineries/ breweries. ZIP LINE through downtown 3-8pm only $10,  3pm-8pm only $8. Vendors, Kids Games, Bounce Houses and more!

May 22-May 24th - Made in NY 2015, Schweinfurth Art Center, Genessee Street, Auburn NY.
Made in New York is an annual juried exhibition at the Schweinfurth Art Center that showcases artwork by contemporary New York State artists. The exhibit features 73 pieces of artwork by 56 artists who reside throughout New York State, from Brooklyn to Syracuse.
This year's show was juried by Katie Waugh, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Wells College, and Associate Director of the String Room Gallery, and David Hornung, Professor of Art and Art History at Adelphi University. The two jurors reviewed 460 submissions by 247 artists.
Made in NY 2015 features paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, and more.
On view in the Art Center's Gallery Julius will be oil paintings by David Owens of Cato, New York. Tues.-Sat. 10am - 5pm, Sun. 1-5pm
Cost: Admission is $7 for adults. Members, exhibiting artists and 12 & under free. 

May 25th - Memorial Day Parade, Genesee Street & Market Street Park, Auburn, NY, 11 am Annual City of Auburn parade in honor of US war veterans, followed by a Memorial Service at Veteran's Park, then the Kiwanis Duck Derby with music & food at Market Street Park & the Knights of Columbus. Cash prizes, tickets are $5 available at various downtown locations displaying signs.

May 26th - Open Mic Night, Auburn Public Theater, Genessee Street, Auburn NY, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting.

May 27th - Live Music, Honkey Tonk Hindooz @ Oak & Vine, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn, NY. 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, $10 Beer Buckets.

May 27th-June17th - West Side Story, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 East Lake Road, Auburn, NY. 1950s New York City. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments.

May 28th - Aaduna, Inc. Performance Based Spring 2015 Fundraiser, Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St, Auburn, NY. In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance, an evening of Words & MusicRevisited, 2015! Presenting an evening of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, spoken word, conversation, camaraderie, and music. Doors open at 6:30pm to lively jazz music by phenomenal pianist, Mr. Andy Rudy, who will set the tone with lively music from the 20’s and 30’s. While not required, period dress representing the roaring 20’s is encouraged. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

May 29th - Final Friday @ Theater Mack, 203 Genesee St., Auburn, NY.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Final Friday will feature The Fabulous Ripcords with the great Dusty Pascal opening the show! $5 cover, cash bar.

May 29th - “Citizenfour”, Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, Ny. CitizenFour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Tickets : 5-$6.

May 29th - Alias “Paine”: A Book Lecture with Betty Ownsby, Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn, NY. 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Author, Betty Ownsby, provides insight into Lewis Powell, the enigmatic, would-be assassin of William H. Seward. Admission $12 members, $15 public. 

May 30th - The History & Arrangement of Flowers Workshop with Cosentino’s FloristSeward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn NY. 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Consentino will guide participants through the origin and history of flowers, and the best way to keep them lasting longer. Free and open to the public.

May 30th, 2015 - May 31st -  Boardwalk Arcade Exhibit Opening Weekend, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 
Step into a scene reminiscent of 19th- and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island and Atlantic City, where Americans from across the nation flocked for good old summertime fun. Journey through the evolution of seaside amusements and play a variety of carnival games such as ring toss. Challenge yourself on redemption games such as Skee Ball, Hoop Fever, and more. Win tickets and use them to collect a variety of prizes, including stickers, oversized sun glasses, and stuffed animals. (While several of the games and activities in Boardwalk Arcade can be played freely, some may require purchased tokens. Money collected from the sale of tokens helps maintain these original artifacts.)

May 30th - In The Mood, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY . In The Mood, @ 3pm & 8pm Price: $29.50 - $69.50. Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to “Tuxedo Junction” and get "In the Mood" to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers and some hot boogie woogie. In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era. & 

May 30th - Grand Opening -Boathouse Beer Garden, 6128 Rt 89, Romulus, NY
This is the official ribbon cutting Grand Opening of the"Boathouse Beer Garden", located at Traders Village, on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. 24 taps of craft beer from the Finger Lakes and CNY, food, live music and over 50 crafters and artists.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Auburn, NY - May 9th - May 17th, Events in the Finger Lakes Near 10 Fitch

May 12th Brown Bag Beer Tasting - Prison City Pub and Brewery, 28 State St., Auburn. Beer tasting of 10 different unmarked beers. Guess what the beers are - if you're right, you'll win some (beer related) prizes! Call for reservations. $20, 7-9pm. 315-604-1277

May 13thConcert 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. 315-253-6669

May 13thLive MusicOak & 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 14thSip & 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. 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.

May 16thThe 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. 315-253-8051

May 16thI Love ChocolateKing 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 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.

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 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. 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.