Auburn Public Theater will host a three-day stretch of music and comedy this weekend, including a rising Manhattan comedian and the return of an acclaimed bluesman.
• First, Cazenovia-based musician Andrew VanNorstrand will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Stage Right space at the theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. Supporting his debut solo album “That We Could Find a Way to Be,” VanNorstrand blends traditional folk, old-time and country with indie, roots and Americana. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for student rush.
• At 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, Manhattan-based comedian Mary Beth Barone will take the Main Stage at the theater. Barone’s comedy has earned her “Up Next” recognition from Comedy Central, and her comedy was described as “dark post-modernism” and “ingeniously self-aware” by TimeOut NY. She has a monthly stand-up residency at PUBLIC Hotel in New York City and is the host of “Drag His Ass: A F*ckboy Treatment Program.” Opening the show will be Fumi Abe, of New York City, who has been featured on MTV, Vulture and Comedy Central. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door and $10 for student rush.