Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road

October 1st, 2016 - January 8th, 2017

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road presents recent work by Los Angeles–based artist Catherine Opie, one of the essential figures in contemporary photography. Taken over the course of six months at the Bel Air, California, residence of Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011), the photographs in the exhibition are selected from two series, Closets and Jewels and 700 Nimes Road.

Inspired by William Eggleston’s images of Elvis Presley’s Memphis estate, Graceland, Opie creates a portrait of Taylor from her personal space and mementos. Opie photographs rooms, closets, shoes, clothing, and jewelry that intimately depict the life of screen star and cultural icon Elizabeth Taylor, compiling an indirect portrait of a life defined by wealth and fame.

With an investigative eye, Opie documents the grandeur and minute details of the home in a range of visual scales. Scrutinizing without revealing the complete picture, objects accumulate, rooms become landscapes, and clothing is transformed into fields of color and texture. Opie’s lens portrays Taylor’s life experience and eccentricity as an illusory subject, one that cannot be specifically designated or precisely described. In the artist’s words, the project is not about the relationship to celebrity, but about “the relationship to what is human.”

Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Presentation at the George Eastman Museum is made possible in part by the Rubens Family Foundation, with additional support from St. John's.

Fall Foliage

October 18th, 2016 - October 31st, 2016

With a 100-year old arboretum and meandering garden paths, Sonnenberg Gardens welcomes guests to celebrate fall color in one of the Finger Lake’s most picturesque locations. While flowers draw many visitors to Sonnenberg throughout the most of the year, autumn is the time when the park’s majestic trees take the center stage. Scarlets, golds, and oranges paint the leaves throughout the historic estate. Be sure to bring your camera as this year Sonnenberg is stop #2 on the Ontario County Historical Society’s Fall Foliage Trail.

Open 7 days a week through October 31

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Zoo Boo

October 22nd, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

Halloween fun in the daytime sun, come trick-or-treat with the animals! The zoo will be transformed into a bustling bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families. Enjoy treat stations, creepy crawly encounters, keeper talks, games, temporary tattoos and more! The "kooky not spooky" theme provides Halloween fun without fear. Wear your costumes and bring your treat bags!

Daytime hours means participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection. Held rain or shine. Click event title to purchase member advance sale tickets and for complete info.

Members: $8 per child (zoo admission is free for members) Only members may purchase advance sale tickets Non-Members: $8 per child (plus zoo admission) Non-members may only purchase tickets on Zoo Boo days

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age

October 22nd, 2016 - January 29th, 2017

With the convenience and ubiquity of computers and smartphones, the majority of photographic images are being recorded digitally rather than on film. As this transformation has broadened access to photographic images—both in making and in viewing—in many contexts it has also obviated the need for photographic prints.

Snapshooters, photojournalists, and commercial photographers rarely produce material objects as the final step in their process. As a consequence, photographs in the form of image-bearing sheets of paper are scarce outside of the art world. Because personal and collective memories are so inextricably intertwined with photographs—the result of the medium’s progressive saturation of everyday life for the past century and a half—this revolutionary change in the production and dissemination of photographic images is altering society’s relationship to memory.

In the midst of this change, many contemporary photographers are making work that addresses, either directly or obliquely, the potential consequences of the medium’s metamorphosis. Some artists dig deep into photographic materials as though searching for the locus of memory, while others incorporate found snapshots into their work as virtual talismans of recollection. Both kinds of work highlight the presence of the photographic object and function as self-conscious meditations on photography’s ongoing reorganization of our mental and physical landscape.

A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age is generously sponsored by Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey.

BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards

October 26th, 2016

Wednesday's BOGO Happy Hour & FREE Live Music at Ventosa Vineyards. Buy one, get one, glasses of wine, beer & mixers from 5-6pm. FREE live music on our terrace from 6-9pm. Cafe Toscana serving until 9pm. Please visit ventosavineyards.com for weekly artists and more.


October 26th, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium (1 Museum Way, Corning) Pricing: Adults: $30, Students: $15 Advance purchase highly recommended

The Rockwell Museum believes in offering experiences to the community that challenge perspectives about America through ever-changing exhibitions and innovative programming. That’s why we’re thrilled to present actor and public servant Kal Penn in honor of The Rockwell’s 40th Anniversary. Kal is a rising star in Hollywood with a passion for the intersection of pop culture and politics; he even took a two-year sabbatical to work full time for the White House.

How can we use our creativity to better digest and engage the world around us? Kal will speak on how working in diverse environments and with a wide array of individuals completely transformed his perspective on politics, media and public service. He recalls his work with the White House with wit and charisma, including a cultural delegation to Cuba with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Food & Wine Lovers Weekend Getaway

October 27th, 2016

Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Wellness Retreat October 27-30, 2016 A weekend getaway filled with two 8-hour wine & beer tours, delicious food and a painting event. Read all details on our website.

Patriotic and Election Memorabilia Program

October 27th, 2016

    A program on Patriotic and Election Memorabilia will be presented on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main St. The program, sponsored by the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes, is free and open to the public. The museum is handicapped accessible.

      The presenters will be Steve Hays, a private collector, and Bonnie Hays, Executive Director of Historic Palmyra. As Navy veterans, the presenters have had a long-standing interest in public office and service. They will display and discuss a variety of political and patriotic items and ephemera. Attendees are encouraged to bring some of their own items to “show & tell.”  In addition, the program will touch on past, present and future values and trends applicable to all collectibles. There will also be a drawing for a  “surprise” bag.

Mansion Mysteries

October 28th, 2016 - October 29th, 2016

Sonnenberg Gardens is happy to present their ever-popular live-whodunit-theater event, Mansion Mysteries, on October 21 – 23, 28 - 29. This unique event allows attendees to enjoy a live theater performance in one of the region’s most recognizable historic landmarks, the Victorian mansion at Sonnenberg. This year’s play, Finding Noah, features a fictional murder mystery set in 1916 which is interwoven with pieces of real Sonnenberg history and personalities. It is approximately 90 minutes long and the audience is invited to take part in the mystery by interviewing the actors and then casting their votes for the guilty culprit or culprits.


Mansion Mysteries performances start at 7 pm except the Sunday matinee on October 23 which starts at 4 pm. Gates open 30 minutes prior to show time. Light refreshments with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Guests are welcome to more fully immerse themselves in the event by dressing in period costume if they wish. Tickets are $30/person and $25/Sonnenberg members and youths.

Food & Wine Experience at Fox Run

October 28th, 2016

Enjoy a unique experience in Finger Lakes Wine Country Guests will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member for a personalized experience around the Fox Run Vineyards estate. Begin with a 45 minute walking tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a light lunch served in the historic barrel room featuring a selection of local products. Lunch is accompanied by a flight of six Fox Run wines including a dessert wine served with something sweet. Each guest will receive a souvenir Fox Run logo glass.

Offered to the public on Fridays at 11:30 am, June - October. A full list of available dates and more information can be found online at www.foxrunvineyards.com Reservations can be made at least 24 hours in advance online or by calling 315-536-4616. The cost is $45 per person plus tax. Kids 15 and under are $35. (Served a soda or grape juice instead of wine) Cancellations required 24 hours in advance; cancellations within 24 hours of event will be charged a 50% deposit, and no call/ no show reservations will be charged the full amount.

Hallow Scream 2016 at the Holiday Inn Elmira

October 28th, 2016

Holiday Inn Elmira 760 E Water Street Elmira, NY 14901

Once a year the freaks come out to play. That night is Friday October 28th, for Hallow Scream at the Elmira Holiday Inn Riverview sponsored by Sitel! Make no bones about it; this will be the hottest Halloween party in the Twin Tiers! Friday,October 28th the doors open at 7p and the party goes until 1a. Win your share of over $700 in cash prizes! You decide if you want to be sexy, scary, or the most original! Either way don't miss the party that everyone is dying to be at! 21 and up with proper ID required to enter Hallow Scream.

Wine Dinner with Fred Frank

October 29th, 2016

Join us and Fred Frank for our Second Wine Dinner! We're partnering with Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars to offer 5 courses full of delicious food and wine! Fred Frank will be joining us!

The Dinner starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required; be sure to reserve your spot quickly, we're sure to sell out! Call 607.962.5000 ext 127 to make yours today!

MENU: Hors D’ oeuvres: Cheese & Charcuterie Board Baked Olives Brie & Raspberry Phyllo Cups Paired with Chateau Frank Brut Appetizer: Divers Scallops with Preserved Meyer Lemon Cream Paired with Dr. Frank Veltliner Salad: Hydroponic Mesclun Greens with Dried Cranberries, Pears, Blue Cheese & House Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Paired with Dr. Frank Semi-Dry Riesling

Entrée: Guests choice of one: • Chicken Ballontine – Paired with Dr. Frank Chardonnay Boneless Chicken Leg Stuffed with Mushroom Duxelles, Sausage, and Béchamel, Wrapped in a Pastry. Sage Beurre Blanc, Broccoli Hollandaise, Boiled new potatoes • Cedar Plank Roast Salmon – Paired with Dr. Frank Chardonnay Oven Roasted Tomato-Endive Relish, Whipped Cauliflower, Zucchini Milanese • Roast Rack of Lamb – Paired with Dr. Frank Pinot Noir Dried Fig Demi Glace, Feta –Potato Puree, Green Beans with Walnut Oil and Asiago cheese Dessert: Baked Granny Apple Stuffed with Cinnamon, Currents, and Roasted walnuts Paired with Dr. Frank Late Harvest Riesling

GCVM Trick or Treating in the Village

October 29th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

Saturday & Sunday Oct. 29-30, noon- 5 pm

Climb into your Halloween costume and collect for treats from the townspeople in the safety of the historic village. Warm yourself by the campfire, listen to spooky stories and enjoy more family-fun activities on a colorful autumn afternoon. $7 for trick-or-treaters; FREE for accompanying adults

14th Annual Hallo-Wine Spooktacular

October 29th, 2016

It's our 14th Annual Hallo-Wine Spooktacular, and this year's costume theme is ROCKSTARS: "PASSED" & PRESENT! Music by Elephant Sound. Treats by Crystal Lake Café. First glass of wine free with admission. So make your reservations and start getting those costumes ready for our LIVE costume contest with 3 categories: BEST FEMALE ROCKSTAR, BEST MALE ROCKSTAR and BEST GROUP ROCKSTAR! And the winner in each category goes home with a gift basket filled with Americana goodies! ADMISSION: OVER 21 ONLY $15 General Public Industry & Patriots Club Members $10 Advance Tickets and RSVP at Winery: 607-387-6801

Focus 45: Mexico and the Photographic Imagination

October 29th, 2016

One of the oldest photographs in the museum's collection was made in Mexico in 1839, the year the invention of photography was announced in Paris. In conjunction with her History of Photography installation, Assistant Curator of Photography Heather Shannon uses the daguerreotype as a starting point to explore the history of the medium through photographs made in Mexico.

Free to members; included with admission.

Varick Winery's Pumpkin Chunkin’

October 29th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

Release your tensions by hurling pumpkins. Admission: Free. Cost per pumpkin to be determined. $4.00 to taste six wines. Phone: 315-549-8797 9:30am-6:00pm

M is for Monster

October 29th, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 30, 1 to 4 p.m. Get ready for a ferociously fun time! Stop by Elmo’s World to meet the furry red monster and other creatures. Take pictures and speak with fantastical hand puppet characters. Delight in storybook tales about friendly beasts. Design your own monster using a dice game. Craft a creature on a coffee filter and learn how to make it vanish.

The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum's Closing Day

October 30th, 2016

Closing Day for the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum’s 32nd season! Receive a free postcard with admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5/Adult; $2.50/Students (K-12); FREE for Preschool Children & SBHS Members. For more information, call (315) 483-4936 or visit www.sodusbaylighthouse.org.

Haunted Garden Stroll

October 30th, 2016

Spooky tales and wandering spirits will come alive this October at Sonnenberg Gardens’ Haunted Garden Stroll on October 30 from 6 – 8:30 pm. The Haunted Garden Stroll is a night-time “haunted” half-mile stroll through Sonnenberg’s gardens where participants will see weird sights and lurking supernatural denizens. While spooky visitations and haunting sights will be about the darkened garden paths, it is a family-friendly event.

 Admission for the Haunted Garden Stroll is $7/person and is free to children under 5. Cash or charge accepted at the gate. Unlike previous years, please enter via Sonnenberg’s main gate at 151 Charlotte Street. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Urban Arts Crawl

October 30th, 2016

The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the burgeoning, unique art scene in historic Downtown Corning, each month presenting distinct artists, exhibitions, and cultural experiences. A self-guided, art-centric trail held on the final Friday of each month (September through May), The Crawl includes stops at internationally acclaimed museums, community art centers and independent galleries alike.

Artist talks, demonstrations, exhibition openings, modern dance performances, public art projects, live music, craft beverage tastings and more make The Crawl a truly festive and diverse experience. Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or just out to see something different, the Urban Arts Crawl in Corning will delight your creative side.

Each month, Urban Corning wraps up the evening for the post-crawl meet-up! Plan to spend your evening on Historic Market Street with various social opportunities at local bars and restaurants post-crawl.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat

October 31st, 2016

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Bring the littlest trick-or-treaters to enjoy Halloween activities and prizes! Come in costume and collect prizes from favorite storybook characters including Little Bo Peep, Red Riding Hood, and others. Dance to Halloween music, play party games, check out books in the Spooky Story Station, and make a creepy craft.