Extended Stay in Auburn? Things to do

CAYUGA COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM    131 GENESEE STREET      AUBURN, NY 13021         315-255-1658




The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is open from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. 

January 29th – March 18th– Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  This annual exhibition will feature over 1,000 works of art by local students and senior citizens from Cayuga County.  www.myartcenter.org                 315-255-1553 

February 8th – May 5th – “Stepping Out:  Dancing in Cayuga County”.  Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  The exhibit explores social, folk and the fine art of dance as well as showcases our local dance schools and studios.  www.cayuganet.org/cayugamuseum  315-253-8051

March 15th– Printed Greeting Cards – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Participants will produce greeting cards using collography. Collography is a printmaking process in which two-dimensional found materials like paper, lace, string, or leaves are used to create a reproducible printed image. Printmaking Professor Richard Pardee will demonstrate the technique and will guide card production. Materials will be provided.  $15/members, $20/non-members, 6pm – 8pm.  www.myartcenter.org                 315-255-1553 

March 16th & 17th – “My Piece of the Pie” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., AuburnLike Mr. Klapisch’s earlier films “L’Auberge Espagnole” and “Russian Dolls,” “My Piece of the Pie” paints an alluring picture of a pan-European cosmopolitan culture whose characters hopscotch from one country to another with hardly a second thought in a lighthearted floating party. Now, of course, there are alarming signs that the party is about to end.     3/16, 1 & 8pm, 3/17, 8pm.  Tickets $5 online or $6 at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org      315-253-6669

March 17thSt. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., Auburn.  Green balloon stomp, greenest person contest, Irish Dew & Irish Mist, find the pot of gold!  1:00 – 3:30pm, $4.50.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225




March 17th– Comedian Pat Dixon –Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., AuburnOriginally from Tennessee, Pat Dixon is a New York City based comedian, writer and yellow journalist.  Dixon has been seen in his own half-hour Comedy Central Special, on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The World Stands Up, Premium Blend and many others.  He can also be seen as a regular correspondent on VH1, and has been seen on E! Television, Fox News and Headline News.   8pm, tickets $12.  www.auburnpublictheater.org      315-253-6669

March 20th– Latin Cuisine – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Our Latin Cuisine class is the perfect way to spice up a winter evening.  You’ll learn how to make six exotic dishes through demonstrations and hands-on practice. Dishes will span a variety of courses, and will include protein preparation and cooking, traditional Latin starches, and a classic Latin dessert. Enjoy lively Latin music in the kitchen, then join your fellow participants in a glass of wine as you eat the feast you’ve made together. Call early for reservations.  6:00-8:30pm, $115/person.  Call for reservations.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888 

March 23rd & 24th– “Melancholia” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In “Melancholia,” an excursion from the sad to the sublime by way of the preposterous, the always controversial Danish director Lars von Trier offers his own, highly personal version of apocalypse: a celestial collision rendered in surprisingly lovely digital effects and accompanied by mighty blasts of Wagner. The film takes its title from a rogue planet that appears suddenly in the night sky and seems to be heading straight for Earth.  3/23, 1 & 8pm, 3/24, 8pm.  Tickets $5/online  $6/at the door.  www.auburnpublictheater.org           315-253-6669

March 23rd & 24th– Harriet, The Musical!  Journey to Freedom – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Presented by Auburn Public Theater in association with Partnership For Results.  Featuring the Casey & Genesee Elementary & Auburn Junior High School Partnership For Results 21st Century Extended School Day Performing Arts Students.  Absorb the courage, perseverance, determination, kindness and compassion of Auburn’s own Harriet Tubman, while watching the students sing, dance, and bring to life the extraordinary true story of one of America’s greatest heroes.  3/23, 7:00 pm,  3/24, 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm.  Tickets $5 – children under 5 free.  .  www.auburnpublictheater.org               315-253-6669

March 23rd  – Free Fun Family Night at the Fingerlakes Mall – Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St., Auburn.  Free Face Painting, Free LIVE Dance Party, Free BOUNCING in the Food Court, Family Meal Deals and MORE! Each child will have a chance to visit the Easter Bunny for FREE PHOTOS and ENTER TO WIN A CHANCE at the GIANT EASTER BASKET!  6-8pm, free.  www.fingerlakesmall.com  315-255-1188

March 24th– Shaw Vineyards Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora5 paired courses, with a reception wine.  Call for reservations.  6:30pm reception, 7:00pm dinner.  www.innsofaurora.com  315-364-8888



March 24th – Perfect Pairings – Beer & Cheese, Art & Music – Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 205 Genesee St., Auburn.  Enjoy local craft brews selected by Kevin Pilipczak from TJ Sheehan Distributing and Greatbrewers.com, as well as Finger Lakes cheeses, live music by Honky Tonk Hindooz, art making, silent aucrtion & art raffle, and get a partial preview of Made in NY 2012.  7-9pm, Advance Tickets: $25 Member, $30 Non-member  At Door:  $30 Member, $35 Non-member.  www.myartcenter.org  315-255-1553

March 24th– “Saving Seeds” – The Ward O’Hara Agricultural Museum & Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Education Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Demonstration in rediscovering the time honored tradition of “Saving Seeds” and “Saving Money”.  Participants will be introduced to cleaning, storing and enlarging the garden hobby.  Program sponsored by the Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural Museum’s Herb Garden Volunteers. 1-3pm, free, donations accepted.   www.cayuganet.org/agmuseum  315-252-7644

March 24th– “Say Cheese & More” – Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, Cayuga LakeSavor the spectacular tastes of artisan cheese and fine wines along the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Receive a wine glass and wine tote bag at your first starting point winery and travel along the trail to experience creamy sensations paired with our fine wines. We’re hosting again a special “Say Cheese” contest so make sure to take all your favorite photos over the weekend and enter them via facebook or email. The winner will take home a Specialty Gift Basket from our local Cheeseries andWineries.  Start at King Ferry Winery, then stop by Long Point Winery and all the other 14 wineries on the trial.  www.cayugawinetrail.com/events  800-869-4281

March 25th– 1st Annual Hawaiian Luau – Reva Rollerdrome, 359 W. Genesee St., AuburnPlay limbo, aloha hula contest, beach towel bingo, going coconuts game, beach bottom volleyball, and lots more.  Velcro wall, joust, moonwalk, obstacle course.  Skating 1-4pm, inflatables 4-6:30pm.  www.reva-rollerdrome.com  315-252-8225

March 25th– Tiffany Sunday Afternoon Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Featuring Nick Hrynyk & Lourdes Cossich.   2pm, tickets $10.  www.willardchapel.org  315-252-0339





Man in the Moon Classic Cheesecake & Dessert Bake Shoppe, King Ferry

Bayview Wellness Center & Spa, Fair Haven

Hanart Studios and Gallery, Fair Haven

Oak & Vine Restaurant at the Springside Inn, Auburn

Anchor Laundromat, 719 Main St., Fair Haven – Large capacity, sparkling clean, WiFi, TV

The Apple Station, 5279 Cross Rd., Cayuga

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 181 Grant Ave. Auburn

The Auburn Ale House, 288 Genesee St., Auburn