Wednesday, May 18 – Sunday, May 29 – Made in NY – Schweinfurth 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. (315) 255-1553
Wednesday, May 18 – September 4 – The Cost of Freedom: Cayuga County in the Civil War – Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn. The Cayuga Museum honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with an original exhibit focusing on the experiences of local people during the conflict. The Museum’s own important collection of Civil War artifacts will be enhanced with treasured heirlooms loaned by local families: photographs, letters, uniforms, weapons and much more. A series of public programs all summer will expand the Civil War theme, watch for dates and times. (315) 253-8051
Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22 – Crazy Hair Skate Days – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. Makeovers, games and hair-raising fun! Prizes for tallest, most colorful, beaufiful, craziest, most accessories, prickliest, longest, best mullet, and best bed head. You’ll be wiggin’ out if you miss the fun. Fri. 6-8:30pm, Sat. 1-3:30pm. (315) 252-8225
Friday, May 20 – Saturday, May 21 – Bass Pro Shops Camping Workshops – Bass Pro Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Learn advanced techniques for processing your own sausage, whole muscle jerky, ground jerky and marinated wild game meats. If you’re just getting started, or have processed your own game for 40 years, Brad Lockwood will share advanced game processing tips and techniques that will make you a better home processor. May 20th 6:30pm, May 21st 1:00pm. (315) 258-2717
Saturday, May 21 – King Ferry’s ’I Love Chocolate Day’ – King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd., Aurora. Celebrate all things chocolate on Saturday May 21 at King Ferry Winery’s ’I Love Chocolate’ Day from 11 to 5:30. Sinful chocolate desserts are matched with our award-winning Treleaven wines: $7. We’ll have free fun all day – a live radio remote from Lite 97.3, a performance by ’Restless’ from 2:30 to 5, and a bounce house for the kids all day long. Lunch will be available for a fee from Mo’s Pit BBQ, and we’ll be selling wine by the glass or bottle. (315) 364-5100
Saturday, May 21 – May Festival – Village Park, Main St., Fair Haven. First Annual May Festival, 11am-4pm at the Fair Haven Village Park. Join the fun & celebrate SPRING! Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall, 6-11am, The Fairy & Gnome Parade, 11am, crafts & games for kids – noon on. Vendors, music, raffles & demonstrations. Scavenger hunt, poker walk, bike rodeo, visit local businesses, & restaurants. (315) 947-5674
Saturday, May 21 – Book Signing – Tim Green – Downtown Books & Coffee, 66 Genesee St., Auburn. Stop in for a book signing with Tim Green at 1pm! He will be promoting his latest book, ’Best of the Best’. In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and more—a fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding a way to get what you need when you can’t have what you want. (315) 515-3411
Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 30 – Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event – Bass Pro Shops, Routes 5 & 20, Fingerlakes Mall, Auburn. Bass Pro Shop is taking it outdoors! Check out the link above for events details and times. Don’t to bring the family for noon fish feeding frenzy at the indoor fish tank. (315) 258-2717
Tuesday, May 24 – Fanny Seward Book Club – Seward House Musem, 33 South St., Auburn. The Seward family were avid readers. More than 5,000 books grace the shelves of their home. To celebrate this love of reading, Seward House Museum welcomes all to join the Fanny Seward Book Club. The book to be discussed is “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. 7pm. (315) 252-1283
Wednesday, May 25 – Last Wednesday Poetry Read – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere, share your work with other poetry lovers and enjoy creative discussion and feedback. Wine/beer cash bar for those with proper I.D. $2 suggested donation at the door. 7:30 PM. (315) 253-6669
Thursday, May 26 – Country Music at Dill’s Run – Dill’s Run Winery, 3862 State Route 90, Union Springs “Country Music” Thursday evenings from 5 – 8pm. Singing a mix of classic country, romantic duets along with some contemporary country favorites, this musical act is sure to please. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Entertainment & party platter included. Season tickets also available. – (315) 889-5007
Thursday, May 26 – Make Shift – Informal Art Making for Adults & Teens – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn. Cans and Bottles. Informal, drop-in art making activities that use recycled materials. Learn a new technique, start a project, and discover new artistic ideas for unused materials. Instruction and materials provided. Bring a friend, family, or colleague. Bring your own snacks. $10 member/$15 non-member. 6PM – 8PM. (315) 255-1553
Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29 – Sterling Stage Folkfest – Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Rd., Sterling. 7th annual event kicks off the season with over 30 of the Northeast’s best live acts. Folk, roots, & jambands…artist village, vendors, light show, and more. (818) 212-9489
Thursday, May 26 – Cascade Grill Opening Event – Cascade Grill, 2846 State Rt. 38, Owasco Lake Fire Lane #1, Moravia. Join us Friday May 27th to Kick of our 8th Summer Season on beautiful Owasco Lake! Music Friday 8-11pm – Buddy Barrett Band. Cans & Clams Specials All Weekend. (315) 497-1900
Friday, May 27 & Saturday, May 28 – SENTENCED: A Period Piece – Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Auburn’s own improv and sketch comedy troupe returns to Auburn Public Theater with a new show! Baby Seal Club is doomed. The world is coming to an end outside and all they want is to get through this final show before the Zombie Crisis gets through the door and eats their brains. During the show, the ’Mortally Challenged’ Zombie population decide they want their rights and stage a protest, holding punchlines hostage until they get their ’Collective dismembering rights’. Jane Austen’s bundle of work has never tasted so bloody good. Show at 8pm, tickets $8. (315) 253-6669
Saturday, May 28 – Memorial Day Skate – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn. 1-3:30pm, admission $6 – includes skating & inflatables. New inflatable rides, games & outdoor activities. Water balloon battle. (315) 252-8225
Saturday, May 28 – Harriet Tubman Celebration – Harriet Tubman Home, 180 South St., Auburn. Fort Hill Cemetery grave site ceremony followed by activities and Underground Railroad exhibit at the Home. – (315) 252-2081
Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, May 29 – Welcome in the Summer Party – Emerson Park, Route 38A, Auburn. Fundraising event for Owasco Fire Department. Bands, dancing, food, and refreshments, Custom Taylor Band playing! 6PM – 1AM. Fee. (315) 252-7644
Saturday, May 28 – Soap Box Derby – Hoopes Park, Genesee St., Auburn. Sponsored by Auburn YMCA-WEIU. Youth races, food and entertainment, FREE. (315) 253-6153
Saturday, May 28 – Finger Lakes Cheese Open House – Finger Lakes Cheese Trail NY. Visit anytime between 10-5 p.m. to receive farm tours, talk with the cheese makers, and taste cheese samples… all at no cost. Enjoy a day touring in the Finger Lakes. Bon appetite! Farms on the cheese trail include: Keeley’s Cheese Co., Finger Lakes Dexter Cheese Creamery, Shtayburne Farm, Hillcrest Dairy, Engelbert Farms, Lively Run Goat Dairy, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Company, Cowlick Farm, Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Sunset View Creamery, and Muranda Cheese. (800) 813-2958
Sunday, May 29 – Music in the Barn – Izzo’s White Barn Winery, 6634 Cayuga Rd., Cayuga. Free entertainment, featuring Dick Eldredge, in their renovated 100 year old barn. Dick\’s broad range of tunes cover classic rock (Bob Seger), blues (Delbert McClinton) and country (Tobey Keith). Dance, listen in, or sit out on the deck & enjoy the countryside, pond & route 20 hustle. Bring a picnic lunch and relax for an afternoon on the farm. (315) 252-2535 or (315) 283-8095
Sunday, May 29 – DIRT Car 3rd Annual All-Star Weekend – Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, 8310 Grant Ave. Rd., Auburn. The season kicks off May 29 with a combination of two premier events. The annual All-Star 100 and Hall of Fame Classic are being combined for an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend experience. 60-laps of racing action will complimented by a 20-lap double-down feature for the DIRTcar Modifieds making this a can’t miss event. Purchase your reserved tickets by May 7 and receive a FREE Pit Pass! Kids 9 & under are FREE! Get your tickets NOW! 7pm. (315) 834-6605
Sunday, May 29 – Majorpalooza 2011 5K Race – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn. Majorpalooza provides fun affordable family events all while raising a modest donation for local causes. 5K race cost $20. (315) 730-0603
Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Parade – Downtown Auburn, Genesee St., Auburn. 11AM parade followed by musical entertainment and the Kiwanis Duck Derby. (315) 255-4104
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