Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend

July 27th & 28th – “Goodbye First Love” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Mia Hansen-Love returns with GOODBYE FIRST LOVE, an acutely perceptive portrait of a bright young woman in the wake of her first romance. Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Creton) is a serious girl who has fallen in love with the cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who returns her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the world. When he leaves her to travel, she is devastated, but develops over the following years, into a more fully formed woman, with new interests and a new love – and the possibility that she’ll be less defenseless when Sullivan enters her life again. Hansen-Love’s follow up to the award-winning THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN is filled with scenes that showcase her extraordinary ability to evoke moods and feelings. The story of a young woman’s first romance is made into a singular experience, familiar in its broad strokes and yet so specific that it feels uniquely personal.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 7/27, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 7/28, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

July 28th & 29th – Sterling Renaissance Festival – Knights and Heroes Weekend – Sterling Renaissance Festival, 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling.     Yaar!! Those pirates are invading the Shire with swashbuckling adventure, comedy and song. Join our Pirate Costume Competition for kids and adults; and see pirate swordplay shows and antics throughout the day.  10am-7pm, visit web site or call for ticket prices.  800-879-4446

July 28th & 29th – Fifty-Mile Long Garage Sale – Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer.  Hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles and much more.  Food vendors on the way as well.  Rain or shine.  Shop in any direction.  9am till dusk.  800-499-9615

July 29th – Hogs & Dogs 2012 – Deauville Island – Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  All proceeds benefit SPCA’s Spray & Neuter fund. Registration 10am-noon @ SPCA. Ride leaves SPCA at noon with leg stretcher/refreshment grabber at Lake Cumo Inn. Party at Deauville Island at 2pm, music, BBQ, good friends anmd group photo. Live music by “Last Train Out”. $20 includes BBQ, music, 50/50 raffle & thank you gift.  $20/admission, 2-5pm.  315-253-5841

July 30th & August 6th   – Open Mic Night – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   Open Mic Night features music and spoken word from local and regional talent in a relaxed cafe setting. Listen to live original and cover music, spoken word, stand-up comedy and poetry and enjoy light refreshments including wine and beer for those with proper ID.  Admission $2, 7:30-10:30pm.  315-253-6669

  July 31st – Storytime on the Lawn – Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn.  Storytime on the lawn with pirate Captain Jack.  11am, free.  315-252-3571

July 31st  – Music & A Movie – Hoopes Park, 100 S. Herman Ave., Auburn.  Mark Doyle & The Maniacs will perform at 6:30 p.m.  Movie: Puss In Boots at 8:30 PM  Rated PG  Long before meeting Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas)- just named a hero for saving a woman from a charging bull – is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is Puss’ friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Joining them for the adventure of nine lifetimes is notorious cat burglar, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).  Free.  315-255-4737