Auburn Hotel Activites

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. 30th  – Mar. 6th – Annual Exhibition of Student Work – Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.  Wells College’s String Room Gallery presents the Annual Exhibition of Student Work, featuring a variety of pieces from the College’s Visual Arts program.  Stop by to see the talent and imagination of students expressed through watercolor, ceramic, ink, photography, and a surprising variety of other media. The String Room Gallery is open weekdays from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  For more information visit 

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 

Mar. 1st – May 31st – “Lincoln Tour” – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  Tour showcases the working relationship and personal friendship between the President and his Secretary of State.  The Seward House Museum is offering the “Lincoln Tour.” The tour will show museum visitors the actual artifacts of these two men’s world-changing professional relationship, but also of their genuine friendship. Visitors will get to see Seward’s appointment document where Lincoln names him Secretary of State, hear letters about the President and his relationship with not only Seward but his family, Lincoln’s presence throughout the Seward Home and more.  The story of the this great partnership is told through stories in the following rooms of the house: Parlor, Library, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Upstairs Hall,Victorian Room, Civil War Room, and Seward’s Office.  315-252-1283


Mar. 1st – May 31st  – Auburn Photography Club at APT – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Auburn Photography Club at Auburn Public Theater. Opening Reception is March 1st from 5-9:30PM with live music by Nightlite Mary, Rue, Wooden Chalk and the Soup, and Hysterical Fits.  Exhibit will be open throughout the month of March during regular theater hours.  Featuring the work of several area photographers: Dean Aversa, Rhonda Miller Aversa, Annette Chamberlain, Joe Librandi-Cowan, Erica Hasenjager, Michael LaMontagne, Sherene LaMontagne, Maureen McEvers, Donald R. Miller, John Miller, Christopher Molloy, Drew Mosley, Chris Peters, and Ian Sherlock.  Free.     315-253-6669

Mar. 6th – Hands-On Science & Art Experience – D & W Diesel, 1503 Clark St. Rd., Auburn.  An evening of hands-on science and art activities for families with participants of all ages. Parents must accompany children. Our topic this month: Mirrors, and making a periscope. Come join us!  $5/participant, $25/family limit, 6-8pm. 

Mar. 8th & Mar. 9th – “Damsels In Distress” – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men-including smooth Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)-who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.  Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 3/8, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 3/9, 8:00 pm.                 315-253-6669

Mar. 9th – Stand Up Comedian: Paul Venier – Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn.  Serious musician Paul Venier could be said to play the guitar and keyboard for laughs. Versatile Venier arranges comedy, crowd participation and music into a “no-two-shows-the same” spectacular. He is the rare comedian audiences return to see again and again.  Paul Venier’s television credits include The Tonight Show (NBC), on which he performed sketch comedy with Don Rickels. In addition, he appeared in the film Cadillac Man with Tim Robbins.  He has performed at many of the nation’s best comedy venues such as New York City’s famous Caroline’s and the prestigious Tropicana Hotels in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  Tickets $12. $10.80/APT member, $8/student, 8pm.      315-253-6669

Mar. 9th – Abolition to Emancipation – Seward House Museum, 33 South St., Auburn.  To commemorate the centennial of Harriet Tubman’s death on March 10th, the Seward House will debut our new Abolition to Emancipation Tour. The tour provides an in-depth discussion of the Seward Family’s abolitionist activities, including their friendship with Harriet Tubman and opening their home as a station on the Underground Railroad.  Please call to reserve a spot on the tour at 315-252-1283.  $8/adults, $7/Seniors, AAA members, $5/students, 11:00 am & 3:00 pm.