Austin Gravelding & Loren Barrigar – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn

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

Jan. 24th –  Wine Dinner Featuring Heart & Hands Wine Company – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  5-course meal paired with delectable wines.  $65++/person, reception 6:30 pm  315-252-5511

Jan. 24th – Austin Gravelding & Loren Barrigar – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Opener Donna Dennihy.  Legendary songwriter Austin Gravelding is joined by guitarist Loren Barrigar for a rare concert appearance.  Austin Gravelding has 2 lp’s and one 45 “CAROLINA COUNTRY ROADS-LOVING HER NEVER CROSSED MY MIND” (both included at the second lp ). The follow up Lp “Restless Winds ” .”Hello Teddy Bear” by Austin Gravelding and Ron Padavona (Ronnie James Dio).  Tickets $10, APT members $9, 7:30 pm.   .  315-253-6669

Jan. 24th – Ladies Night – Creation Station, 10 Seminary St., Auburn.  Please join us for our first ladies night of 2013. No artistic ability necessary. Just come to relax, paint and to have a good time with friends. And don’t forget the wine…  7-9pm.  315-406-3270

Jan. 25th – Cabaret Night – Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Rd., Auburn.  An evening of great food and fun!!  Friday, January 25th, 2013.  Bob Piorun presents “Cabaret Night” featuring “Rue” and “The Swing Kats” with Rachael Tissot, Ingrid Houghton, Bernie McNabb and Dr. Marty Losito backed by Bob Piorun on guitar.   Comedian,  Mike Antico will also be entertaining the crowd !!  It will be a swingy, jazzy night with tunes such as:  Just A Gigolo, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo and many more.  Doors open at 6:30pm with Dinner served at 7:30pm.  Entree Options:  Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef,  Pan Seared Salmon with a cucumber dill cream sauce, Stuffed Chicken with artichokes, pine nuts and sun dried tomatoes with a pesto cream sauce.  Tickets $44 (includes dinner, the musical show, tax and gratuity).  Reservation and prepayment required.  315-252-7247

Jan. 25thFirst Friday Event at Theater MackTheater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  A new monthly program which will feature two bands on the stage in Theater Mack on the final Friday of every month. This month we feature Woodstone playing at 6, followed by Native Man and the Funky White Band!  Tickets $5 at the door, cash bar.  6-10pm.  315-253-8051

Jan. 25th – The Kennedys – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.   In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD, and are currently touring the US and the British Isles with the Texas songstress. Alan Harrison of Made in Newcastle said “Opening act, the Kennedys, had a nice line in Country-folk with a quaintly English edge to it and songs like When I go and The Midnight Ghost, won them plenty of new fans, as was witnessed by the long queue buying up their CD’s at the intermission.”  Tickets $20, APT members $18.00, 8pm.  315-253-6669

Jan. 25th – CRIMES OF THE HEART – Irene Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.   In a town so Southern you can practically hear the kudzu growing over every available surface, a trio of sisters struggle with their lives and relationships. They are trying to find some direction in Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Auburn legend, Steve Gamba directs a solid Aubun Players production. He deftly balances the play’s humor (often black) and drama, and he gives the actors enough space to unfurl their characters without dragging down the show. The set designer gives us a rich, detailed look into the kitchen that seems to have trapped our characters, giving us only hints of the world beyond.1/25, 1/26, 8:00 pm  1/27, 2:00 pm, tickets $10.  315-258-8275

Jan. 25th & 26th – The Lady – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. The Lady was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi’s entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma’s national heroine.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 1/25, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 1/26, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Jan. 26th – Winter Woodpeckers – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  There are many birds that spend the winter in our area including four or five woodpecker species. Come explore the life of a woodpecker, its adaptations and natural history in an indoor presentation. We will then head out onto the trails to discover which woodpeckers are active and look for signs that others have been in the area. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

Jan 26th – A Trio of Duos – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Three of Central New York’s premier musical duo’s join together for an evening of musical harmony for a great cause. Brad and Jen Beardsley, Kevin Dorsey and Heather Lee, join Bob Nodzo and Jim Van Arsdale to support the work of Perform 4 Purpose. This non-profit group has raised money with student driven performances for such organizations as The Daylight House, Todd’s Fund, and local food pantries.  Tickets $10 presale; $15 door, 7:30pm.  315-253-6669



Jan. 26th – Sheldrake Point Wine Dinner – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Aurora.  Join us for our inaugural Sheldrake Point Wine Dinner. Providing a cheerful counterpoint to the thick of winter, this wine dinner will feature the traditional five paired courses, reception wine, and an intermezzo. Chef Patrick will be on hand to explain the culinary aspects of the meal, while Director of Training and Service Meryl Davis will offer perspective on the wine pairings. Please call for reservations.  $75++/person, reception 6:30 pm, dinner 7:00 pm.  315-364-8888

Jan. 26th – Auburn “THEATRE CITY” – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  The Citizens for the Schine and betterment of Downtown Auburn invite the community to attend their presentation of Auburn – Theatre City. A year in the making, this historical documentary presents the complete history of 45 local theaters from early music halls, resplendent opera houses, and later talking movie houses to present-day summer theater. The program is FREE and donations will be accepted.  Free, 1pm. 

Jan. 26th – “The Lincoln Assassination, Funeral Train, and Lincoln Legacy in Cayuga County”.  Ward W. O’Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center, 6880 E. Lake Rd., Auburn.  Presentation by John E. Lamphere, an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/ History for Cayuga Community College.   When President Lincoln’s body was transported back to Illinois-his funeral train passed through hundreds of communities and was met by literally millions of people to pay their last respects. Part of that journey included going through Jordan, Weedsport, and Port Byron. This presentation involves events that happened in that literally less than 20 minutes, and some local people who might have been there. It is also about the people who were effected by Lincoln, both prior to and following his death that were instrumental in the forming of our great nation. The Lincoln Assassination, his funeral train and the legacy it began, is still growing today.  Free, 2-4pm.  315-252-7644 

Jan. 27th – Sunday Music Series: The Details & A Cast of Thousands – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Our Sunday afternoon music series continues with 2 fantastic regional bands, playing original and cover tunes ranging from Americana Roots to Rock to Pop. A Cast of Thousands is Beth Beer, Terry Cuddy (formerly of Teenager) and Jim Andrews (formerly of the John Reilly Band). In October 2010, they released their 14 song self-titled debut. Joe Wawrzyniak from JerseyBeat said stated the record “hits the spot thanks to a certain winningly rough’n’ready sonic immediacy.” The DETAILS, Band consists of: Brothers, Brian & Nate Modafferi on Guitar & Vox, as well as Drums & Percussion, with John Murphy on Bass & Vox. Strung- out on the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young & Elliott Smith, this 3- piece from Cato- Meridian shares an affintiy with such acts as Elvis Costello, The Clash, Talking Heads, Radiohead, the Replacements, Wilco & My Morning Jacket (covering such bands respectively). Tickets $10, APT members $9, 4pm.  315-253-6669

Jan. 27th – Tiffany Sunday Concert Series – Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson St., Auburn.  Cristofe Chabot will perform at Willard Memorial Chapel on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2 PM. This performance will feature the acoustic guitar, vocal and synthesizer stylings of Cristofe Chabot.  Cristofe has been performing as both a band leader and solo artist since the early 1980’s. This solo performance showcases Cristofe’s renditions of traditional, folk and classical style rock featuring both his original compositions as well as the timed honored covers.  Tickets $10, 2pm.  315-252-0339

Jan. 27th – Mar. 17th – Both Ends of the Rainbow – Schweinfurth 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. On view in Gallery Julius will be the Three Lakes Sampler, a collaborative project organized by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES that includes artwork and poetry by local students.  Join us on Sunday, January 27th from 1 – 5pm for the opening reception and a special one-day only raffle. Don’t miss your chance to win! Purchase a chance to win family gift packages and gift cards from area businesses. All proceeds support the Schweinfurth Art Center’s exhibitions and educational programs.   Suggested admission is $3/adults, students & seniors free, Tues.-Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1 – 5pm.  315-255-1553

Jan. 27th – 13th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Chicken Barbecue – Owens Orchards, 8174 Grant Avenue, Auburn.  13th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Chicken Barbecue.  Registration 10:00 till 12:00, show starts at noon.  Chicken BBQ dinner – $9.00 per person.  315-246-8269

Jan. 29th & Feb. 5th  – 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.  Closed major holidays.  Admission $2 at the door, 7:30-10:30pm.                 315-253-6669

Feb. 1st – “Bernie”- Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 2/1, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 2/2, 8:00 pm.  315-253-6669

Feb. 1st – One Act Play Festival 2013 – Theater Mack at the Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Second Stage director, Bourke Kennedy has announced the cast of the Original Short Play Festival. Thirteen actors have been rehearsing the seven short plays which will be performed at the newly renovated Mack Theatre on February First, Second and Third, 2013. This exciting event, sponsored by the Auburn Players Community Theatre, Inc. will present new one act plays by local and national playwrights. It comes to the Finger Lakes, in 2013, produced by Katie Moran and Lighting designed by Anita Grosso.  Tickets $10, 2/1 & 2/2, 8:00 pm, 2/3, 2:00 pm.  315-351-0911



Feb. 1st – First Friday Event :                                                                                           Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – Visitors are invited to listen to live music by the Auburn Junior High School String Quartet, family window painting, and view Both Ends of the Rainbow. Refreshments will be served. BEAUTIFUL THINGS hosts OPEN HOUSE, 6 Seminary Ave. – The owners will be giving tours of this antique & collectibles shop.

Feb. 1st – Apr. 19th –  General John S. Clark – Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.  Biographical exhibit on General John S. Clark, a man of his era. Civil War veteran, cartographer, ethnographer, and Auburn City Planner.  Closed major holidays.  Suggested donation $3, Tues. – Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm.  315-253-8051

Feb. 2nd – A Fundraiser for the new Auburn Public Studio – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  This variety-style benefit performance will feature musical and comedy performances by Auburn Public Studio instructors Bradley Benjamin, Brian Schey, Erin Schey, Michael Antico, Will Tobin and Carey Eidel as well as the Auburn High School Musical Theater Club.  $15/adult 19 & older, $12/youth 18 & under, 7:00 pm reception, 8:00 pm performances.  315-253-6669

Feb. 2nd – Tracks and Traces – Sterling Nature Center, 15730 Jenzvolt Rd., Sterling.  What wildlife is moving about the Sterling Nature Center or your back yard? Winter is the perfect season to answer this question using the tracks and traces that wildlife has left behind to identify them. On this Groundhog’s Day join interpretive naturalist Jim D’Angelo for an indoor presentation followed by a hike in search of wildlife tracks and traces. The program is free and open to the public.  Free, 1pm.  315-947-6143

Feb. 2nd – Winter Wonderland of Quilts – 1st Presbyterian Church, 112 South St., Auburn.  Donation of a Nonperishable food item appreciated.   Noon-4pm.  315-252-6638

Feb. 3rd – Family Fun Day – Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.  The event will have a dinosaur theme and include a program called “Dinosaur Science,” presented by the Museum of the Earth. Danny the Dinosaur will be there and Judy Stock will provide musical family entertainment. The day will also include interactive crafts, games, “tattoos” and a bounce house.  Free, noon-3pm.  315-255-1743 x2224

Feb. 5th – Food & Wine Pairing – Aurora Inn, 391 Main St., Auburn.  Demystify the art of pairing your dishes, and learn how much fun choosing a wine can be! Join us for our Food and Wine Pairing class, on Tuesday, February 5, at 6:00 p.m. Our Wine Curator Meryl Davis will teach you the fundamentals while you sample ten wines and enjoy a five course meal.  Overnight guests receive $50 off of their room stay. Call 315.364.8888 to place your reservation.  $105/person, 24 person maximum,   6-8:30pm.  315-364-8888