Wednesday, March 9 – Sunday, March 13 – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. This annual exhibition features over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County. The work is beautifully displayed, and extremely well done. Hours: Tues. – Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm. Suggested admission $3, children under 12 free. 315-255-1553
Thursday, March 10, – Making Movies: A Contemporary Film & Video Series – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. Auburn. Film by Gossa Tsegaye. Tsegaye is a documentary filmmaker who focuses on people who inhabit the social margins of our region. He will be screening “The Jungle’s Edge”, which documents an area along the railroad tracks on Ithaca’s west side where homeless people gather. Film at 7:30pm. Suggested donation $5. (315) 253-6669
Thursday, March 10, & Friday, March 11 – Film – Run Lola Run – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. Auburn. Sundance Award Winner – Run Lola Run is an enchanting balance of pace and narrative, creating a universal parable that leaps over cultural barriers. It was voted one of the best foreign films of the year. Mar. 10, 1pm & 8pm. Mar. 11, 8pm. Advance tickets $4, at the door $5. (315) 253-6669
Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13 – 2011 Short Play Festival – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St. Auburn. The Auburn Players Community Theatre, Inc. with Second Stage, now celebrating its 50th year in Auburn, presents on the main stage, seven thought provoking short plays. The best of 2010-11! Both local and national playrights exploring comedy, farce and fierce reality. Enjoy an evening in comfortable surroundings in the main theater area of the Auburn Public Theater. Admission $10 all ages. Mar. 11th & 12th at 8pm. Mar. 13th at 2pm. (315) 253-6669
Saturday, March 12 – Strange Tales of HORROR Book Signing Event – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn. Many times in our minds we think something is hidden and waiting for us. We are not alone! The short stories and poems that reside between the pages of this book are not for the faint of heart. They’ll make you think twice about what lurks in the shadows! 1-3pm. Free. (315) 515-3411
Saturday, March 12 – Cajun, Creole & Corned Beef – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn. Celebrate Mardi Gras & St. Patrick’s Day – two parties, one night – great food & drinks. Live Music by Tumbleweed Jones. Serving dinner from 5pm – 9pm. Call for reservations. (315) 252-7247
Saturday, March 12 – Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery Book Launch with Author John Hartsock – Long Point Winery, 1485 Lake Rd., Aurora. Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery is a delightful account of the agrarian life and cycles of the winemaking life. Gary Barletta (Long Point Winery) has succeeded in creating wonderful wines from the Finger Lakes that stand up beautifully in the world of wine. Reading about the behind-the-scenes creation of grapes and wine is a delectable treat to savor. (315) 364-6990
Saturday, March 12