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Events for Sunday, May 7, 2023

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Chromania Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick & Mix Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Works of Kelly Justice Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

1:30 PM Saltland Theatre Festival: La familia de Emanual Breadcrumbs Productions

2:00 PM Saltland Theatre Festival: Sundowning Breadcrumbs Productions

2:00 PM Saltland Theatre Festival: The Queen of England Breadcrumbs Productions

2:00 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical Syracuse University Drama Department

2:00 PM Setnor Student Recital Series: Joseph Maxwell Ossei-little, organ Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

3:30 PM Saltland Theatre Festival: Revelatory Readings: A Night of Improv Comedy Breadcrumbs Productions

3:30 PM Symphoria Youth Orchestras Spring Concert Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

4:00 PM The Sighs in Music for Four Strings Civic Morning Musicals

4:00 PM Spring Concert Syracuse Chorale

8:45 PM-11:00 PM North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase Urban Video Project

Events for Monday, May 8, 2023

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

7:00 PM Comedy Double Feature Syracuse Cinephile Society

8:45 PM-11:00 PM North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase Urban Video Project

Events for Tuesday, May 9, 2023

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

7:30 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

7:30 PM Jill Lepore Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series

8:45 PM-11:00 PM North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase Urban Video Project

Events for Wednesday, May 10, 2023

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick & Mix Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Afternoon Artist Talks Everson Museum of Art, featuring Ryan Krueger

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

2:00 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at Timber Banks: Edgar Pagan's GPL CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Jeremy Garrett featuring Shadowgrass The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

7:30 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

Events for Thursday, May 11, 2023

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Pick & Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Works of Kelly Justice Gandee Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

6:45 PM No Time for Death Acme Mystery Company

7:00 PM-9:00 PM *SOLD OUT* Dead to the Core The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

7:30 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

8:45 PM-11:00 PM TJ Cuthand: Extractions Urban Video Project

Events for Friday, May 12, 2023

9:30 AM-8:00 PM Opening: Artifact Collection Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land) Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick & Mix Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Works of Kelly Justice Gandee Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

7:00 PM Author James Haywood Rolling, Jr. Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Bridges of Madison County Redhouse

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Simplelife & Corey Paige The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM The Laramie Project Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

7:30 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

7:30 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

8:45 PM-11:00 PM TJ Cuthand: Extractions Urban Video Project

Events for Saturday, May 13, 2023

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Artifact Collection Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick & Mix Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Works of Kelly Justice Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Climate Connections: Our Shared Future ArtRage Gallery (Read a review!)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM When Syracuse Ruled the NBA, Remembering the Nats Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

2:00 PM Bridges of Madison County Redhouse

2:00 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

7:00 PM Voices of Spring Cabaret Central New York Playhouse

7:00 PM Bridges of Madison County Redhouse

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Gabba Gabba Hey! A Conversation with the Ramones Book Release Party The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM The Laramie Project Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

7:30 PM Ronnie Leigh Quartet Steeple Coffee House

7:30 PM Pops Series: Queens of Soul Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

7:30 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

8:45 PM-11:00 PM TJ Cuthand: Extractions Urban Video Project

Events for Sunday, May 14, 2023

10:00 AM-5:00 PM CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Pick & Mix Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Works of Kelly Justice Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Take Me to the Palace of Love Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Dreams Deferred Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-5:00 PM Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale Associated Artists of Central New York

1:00 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

2:00 PM Bridges of Madison County Redhouse

2:00 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

6:30 PM Dear Evan Hansen Broadway in Syracuse

7:30 PM Tender Rain (World Premiere) Syracuse Stage

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Sunday, May 7, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 7



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 7



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 7



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 7



Chromania
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Color is an essential therapy for those cold and gray Central New York winters. The Everson embraces this with Chromania, a riot of kaleidoscopic color guaranteed to chase the winter grays away. In the wake of Impressionism, 20th-century artists developed a range of strategies to explore and employ color. Painter and educator Josef Albers taught that all color is relative, meaning that the appearance of a color can change based on other colors it is surrounded by.

Beginning with Albers' iconic Homage to the Square series, Chromania explores how subsequent generations of artists in the Everson's collection employ color in ways that are subjective and expressive as well as scientific and systematic. From the precise geometry of Peter Pincus' ceramics to the animated gesture of a painting by Jackie Saccoccio, Chromania provides dazzle and inspiration during the long months of winter.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 7



Pick & Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art — but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you Pick & Mix, a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 7



CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

As the United States fell under the shadow of the Cold War in the early 1950s, politicians like Senator Joseph McCarthy accused untold thousands of people of being communists, but also cast a wider net for "subversives" that included people who did not conform to conventional gender norms. The resulting demonization of LGBTQ+ communities has come to be known as the lavender scare. Over the past decade, conceptual artist Ryan Patrick Krueger has rifled through countless archives, yearbooks, and eBay listings to uncover photographs of men interacting with each other with affection, tenderness, and camaraderie. The assembled images reveal a variety of coded behaviors that bypass the public gaze but speak volumes to queer individuals.

"Documents from the Closet" is Krueger's most ambitious assemblage of images to date. Found photographs are juxtaposed with a variety of ephemera drawn from queer newspapers and magazines. These images, created for specifically queer spaces, acknowledge coded behaviors through camp, satire, or by dispensing with them entirely. Krueger painstakingly arranges and rearranges this printed matter to evoke the march of history through semiotics and visual cues like fashion choices, graphic design, and material culture. From the lavender scare to the AIDS crisis and beyond, Documents from the Closet reminds viewers that despite increased visibility and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these coded behaviors still exist as coping mechanisms for society that still silences and punishes nonconformity.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 7



Works of Kelly Justice
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 7



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 7



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 7



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 7



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, May 7



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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8:45 PM - 11:00 PM, May 7



North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A showcase of photos and poetry produced by youth participating in North Side Learning Center visual literacy programs.


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Music
 

2:00 PM, May 7



Setnor Student Recital Series: Joseph Maxwell Ossei-little, organ
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College
Syracuse University, Syracuse


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3:30 PM, May 7



Symphoria Youth Orchestras Spring Concert
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

Henninger High School
600 Robinson St., Syracuse

Hear Central New York's most talented young musicians perform a wide variety of orchestral music in their final concert of the 2022-23 season. This performance features Symphoria Youth String Orchestra, Symphoria Youth Repertory Orchestra, and the Symphoria Young Artists Orchestra.

Symphoria Youth String Orchestra, Rebecca Dodd, conductor
Webber/Hart/Moore The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera
Schwartz/Ricketts Medley from Wicked
Bishop Artemis Rising
Grieg/Frost In the Hall of the Mountain King

Symphoria Youth Repertory Orchestra, Paul McShee, conductor
Prokofiev Montagues & Capulets from Romeo & Juliet Suite No. 2
Beethoven Allegro from Symphony No. 5, Op. 67

Symphoria Young Artists Orchestra, Paul McShee, conductor
Mozart Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216, with Alexa Rose Battaglia, violin (Winner of the SYO '22-'23 Concerto Competition)


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4:00 PM, May 7



The Sighs in Music for Four Strings
Civic Morning Musicals

Price: $25
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette St., Syracuse

A string quartet featuring violinists Jonathan Hwang and Noemi Miloradovic, violist Victoria Miskolczy, and cellist Elizabeth Simkin presents music by Bartók, Beethoven, and Osvaldo Golijov.


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4:00 PM, May 7



Spring Concert
Syracuse Chorale
Sean Linfors, conductor

Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church
5299 Jamesville Rd., Dewitt


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Theater
 

1:30 PM, May 7



Saltland Theatre Festival: La familia de Emanual
Breadcrumbs Productions

Price: $15
Muse Lab, Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Based on true events and performed in Spanish, La familia de Emanual has entertained audiences in Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Mexico City, Guatemala City, and Dominican Republic. Emanuel Loarca plays seven colorful characters of a Latino family that migrates to New York in pursue of their American Dream; in the interim the adults try to preserve their traditions and culture, the youngsters face the challenges of balancing the references of the homeland as they try to adjust to the pragmatism and individuality of a first world society. An irreverent dramedy in which, faith, addictions, domestic violence and wit go hand by hand.


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2:00 PM, May 7



Saltland Theatre Festival: Sundowning
Breadcrumbs Productions

Price: $15
Wunderbar
201 S. West St., Syracuse

When a woman with advanced dementia is discovered wandering in a park, she is taken to the memory unit of a posh private nursing home. A DNA test shows that she was the subject of a famous missing person case 37 years earlier. Her husband was accused of killing her and after years of suspicion, he committed suicide, leaving their two children presumed orphans. When the now-adult children arrive looking for answers, she can tell them nothing about where she's been or what she has done. She doesn't even know who they are. For those adult children, wounds that have never healed are reopened. A tabloid TV show is sending cameras to capture the reunion.


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2:00 PM, May 7



Saltland Theatre Festival: The Queen of England
Breadcrumbs Productions

Price: $15
Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

The world premiere of a new and uniquely contemporary American comedy for all of us searching for the essentials in life: adventure, friendship, and a boy who's kind of like Hugh Grant! Join best friends, Drew and Jeffrey, as they journey across the pond on an outrageously funny quest for all three.


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2:00 PM, May 7



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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2:00 PM, May 7



Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical
Syracuse University Drama Department
Rebecca Aparicio, director

Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Who says sadness isn't fun? Certainly not award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. In her absurd, sensual, and heartfelt play Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical, Ruhl endows melancholy with aphrodisiac power in the person of Tilly, a bank teller whose lingering sadness attracts everyone around her. So acute is the attraction that when Tilly suddenly finds happiness, she throws the others into despair. One even transforms into an almond. Yes, the nut. It will be up to Tilly to restore her. With characteristic whimsy and nuanced seriousness, Ruhl considers the many different ways to find joy and how sadness is a necessary component of happiness. Cue cello.

Music by Todd Almond, music directed by Brian Cimmet.


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3:30 PM, May 7



Saltland Theatre Festival: Revelatory Readings: A Night of Improv Comedy
Breadcrumbs Productions

Price: $15
Muse Lab, Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Revelatory Readings: A Show of Improvised Comedy and Storytelling combines the arts of improv and storytelling in a show of live comedy. It explores engaging works of art read by the show's storyteller. Inspired by words from an intriguing love letter, poem, diary entry, or text message, performers create improvised characters and scenes. The show takes themes, premises, and ideas from the individual work into new places, scenarios, and situations. This production invites audience members to come along for the experience, as storytellers and improvisers give a "revelatory" reading that's never been performed before. Join us for one night or more as each show offers a unique experience that features a new revelatory reading.

Improvisors: Bobbi B, Jill Tibbett Balsano, Laura Brewster, Lauren Esposito, Ana Guerrero, Michelle Kivisto, Genevieve Sponsler
Storytellers: Sam Herwood and Linda Lowen


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Monday, May 8, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 8



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 8



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 8



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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8:45 PM - 11:00 PM, May 8



North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A showcase of photos and poetry produced by youth participating in North Side Learning Center visual literacy programs.


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Film
 

7:00 PM, May 8



Comedy Double Feature
Syracuse Cinephile Society

Price: $4 non-members, $3.50 members
Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

A Very Honorable Guy (1934)
Cast: Joe E. Brown, Alice White, Alan Dinehart, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanaugh, Irene Franklin
Director: Lloyd Bacon

This Damon Runyon story finds Joe as an inept gambler who enters into a bizarre agreement to pay off his large gambling debt. When his luck changes for the better he tries to get out of the agreement but finds it's not so easy. A fast-moving Brown feature that really captures the spirit of Runyon settings and characters.

The Public Menace (1935)
Cast: Jean Arthur, George Murphy, Douglass Dumbrille, George McKay, Robert Middlemass
Director: Erle C. Kenton

A manicurist (Arthur) loses her U.S. citizenship on a technicality and convinces a newspaper reporter (Murphy) to marry her so she isn't deported. A rare Columbia feature that combines comedy, drama, romance and even a crime story with gangsters ... It's a wild and fun mix!


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Tuesday, May 9, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 9



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 9



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 9



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 9



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 9



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 9



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 9



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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8:45 PM - 11:00 PM, May 9



North Side Learning Center Youth Photo + Poetry Showcase
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A showcase of photos and poetry produced by youth participating in North Side Learning Center visual literacy programs.


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Lecture
 

7:30 PM, May 9



Jill Lepore
Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series

Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

As an essayist and author, Jill Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. Lepore is the David Woods Kemper Professor of American History, and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and is host of the podcast "The Last Archive." New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Lively, fun, and argumentative, Lepore's books have been described as surprising and enlightening, as well as elegant, beautifully written, and intellectually rigorous.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, May 9



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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Wednesday, May 10, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 10



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Augusta W. Brown: Watercolorist on the Waterways
Erie Canal Museum

Price: Free
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Explore the journey of artist Augusta W. Brown up the Erie Canal into Quebec in 1890, through gorgeous sketches and watercolors of New York and the workers on the Canal. Augusta's journal, not seen since 1930, showcases her trip on a logging boat and the people she met along the way through detailed descriptions and drawings.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 10



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 10



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 10



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 10



CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

As the United States fell under the shadow of the Cold War in the early 1950s, politicians like Senator Joseph McCarthy accused untold thousands of people of being communists, but also cast a wider net for "subversives" that included people who did not conform to conventional gender norms. The resulting demonization of LGBTQ+ communities has come to be known as the lavender scare. Over the past decade, conceptual artist Ryan Patrick Krueger has rifled through countless archives, yearbooks, and eBay listings to uncover photographs of men interacting with each other with affection, tenderness, and camaraderie. The assembled images reveal a variety of coded behaviors that bypass the public gaze but speak volumes to queer individuals.

"Documents from the Closet" is Krueger's most ambitious assemblage of images to date. Found photographs are juxtaposed with a variety of ephemera drawn from queer newspapers and magazines. These images, created for specifically queer spaces, acknowledge coded behaviors through camp, satire, or by dispensing with them entirely. Krueger painstakingly arranges and rearranges this printed matter to evoke the march of history through semiotics and visual cues like fashion choices, graphic design, and material culture. From the lavender scare to the AIDS crisis and beyond, Documents from the Closet reminds viewers that despite increased visibility and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these coded behaviors still exist as coping mechanisms for society that still silences and punishes nonconformity.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 10



Pick & Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art — but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you Pick & Mix, a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 10



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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Lecture
 

12:00 PM, May 10



CNY Artist Initiative: Afternoon Artist Talks
Everson Museum of Art
Featuring Ryan Krueger

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse


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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 10



Jazz at Timber Banks: Edgar Pagan's GPL
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: No cover charge
Persimmons
3536 Timber Banks Pkwy., Baldwinsville


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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 10



Jeremy Garrett featuring Shadowgrass
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Jeremy Garrett is known as an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer, and soulsearching songwriter in the GRAMMY Award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who broke onto the national scene in 2007, scooping up 3 International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album and Song of the Year. Since then, the group has become a national ambassador for progressive bluegrass, playing to club, theater, and festival audiences around the country.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, May 10



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.

(Open Captioned)


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7:30 PM, May 10



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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7:30 PM, May 10



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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Thursday, May 11, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 11



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 11



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



Pick & Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art — but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you Pick & Mix, a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 11



CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

As the United States fell under the shadow of the Cold War in the early 1950s, politicians like Senator Joseph McCarthy accused untold thousands of people of being communists, but also cast a wider net for "subversives" that included people who did not conform to conventional gender norms. The resulting demonization of LGBTQ+ communities has come to be known as the lavender scare. Over the past decade, conceptual artist Ryan Patrick Krueger has rifled through countless archives, yearbooks, and eBay listings to uncover photographs of men interacting with each other with affection, tenderness, and camaraderie. The assembled images reveal a variety of coded behaviors that bypass the public gaze but speak volumes to queer individuals.

"Documents from the Closet" is Krueger's most ambitious assemblage of images to date. Found photographs are juxtaposed with a variety of ephemera drawn from queer newspapers and magazines. These images, created for specifically queer spaces, acknowledge coded behaviors through camp, satire, or by dispensing with them entirely. Krueger painstakingly arranges and rearranges this printed matter to evoke the march of history through semiotics and visual cues like fashion choices, graphic design, and material culture. From the lavender scare to the AIDS crisis and beyond, Documents from the Closet reminds viewers that despite increased visibility and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these coded behaviors still exist as coping mechanisms for society that still silences and punishes nonconformity.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 11



Works of Kelly Justice
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 11



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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8:45 PM - 11:00 PM, May 11



TJ Cuthand: Extractions
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Extractions traces parallels between natural resource extraction and Canada's booming child apprehension industry. As the filmmaker reviews how these industries have affected him, he reflects on having his own eggs retrieved and frozen to make an Indigenous baby. This work is part of Cuthand's series, NDN Survival Trilogy. (2019, 15:13 minutes)


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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 11



*SOLD OUT* Dead to the Core
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, that celebrates the music of the Grateful Dead — not through note-for-note recreations but by playing the songs their own way, letting them grow and evolve collaboratively in the true spirit of the Dead.


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, May 11



No Time for Death
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Shirley Maxwell has gathered the media together to announce that her company, Wonder Labs, is back on the map with the unveiling of an incredible new invention: a time machine! Insiders say it was invented by lab assistant Nick Van Castle. Or was it really invented by has-been inventor Nathan Brandmark? Or was it stolen by Nathan who used it to go back in time and claim he invented it? Or the other way around? Whatever happened, one thing's for sure: the clock is ticking down on someone.


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7:30 PM, May 11



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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7:30 PM, May 11



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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Friday, May 12, 2023


Art
 

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM, May 12



Opening: Artifact Collection
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

There will be an opening reception this evening 6:00-8:00 pm.

Leslie Green Guilbault: mixed-media wall pieces that recall archaeological dig discoveries, using natural elements such as bone, feathers, and porcupine quills; with wheel thrown porcelain vessels

Sam Graceffo: hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



Arko Datto: Shunyo Raja (Kings of a Bereft Land)
Light Work Gallery

Light Work Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse University, Syracuse

Arko Datto's epic three-part series chronicles the lives of those living in the world's largest delta, variously known as the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta. Climate change has rapidly put this immense region and its inhabitants in danger. Even as the artist summarizes the complexity and scale of the challenges confronting both, he knows his time with this landscape is fleeting.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

As the United States fell under the shadow of the Cold War in the early 1950s, politicians like Senator Joseph McCarthy accused untold thousands of people of being communists, but also cast a wider net for "subversives" that included people who did not conform to conventional gender norms. The resulting demonization of LGBTQ+ communities has come to be known as the lavender scare. Over the past decade, conceptual artist Ryan Patrick Krueger has rifled through countless archives, yearbooks, and eBay listings to uncover photographs of men interacting with each other with affection, tenderness, and camaraderie. The assembled images reveal a variety of coded behaviors that bypass the public gaze but speak volumes to queer individuals.

"Documents from the Closet" is Krueger's most ambitious assemblage of images to date. Found photographs are juxtaposed with a variety of ephemera drawn from queer newspapers and magazines. These images, created for specifically queer spaces, acknowledge coded behaviors through camp, satire, or by dispensing with them entirely. Krueger painstakingly arranges and rearranges this printed matter to evoke the march of history through semiotics and visual cues like fashion choices, graphic design, and material culture. From the lavender scare to the AIDS crisis and beyond, Documents from the Closet reminds viewers that despite increased visibility and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these coded behaviors still exist as coping mechanisms for society that still silences and punishes nonconformity.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



Pick & Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art — but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you Pick & Mix, a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 12



Works of Kelly Justice
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 12



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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8:45 PM - 11:00 PM, May 12



TJ Cuthand: Extractions
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Extractions traces parallels between natural resource extraction and Canada's booming child apprehension industry. As the filmmaker reviews how these industries have affected him, he reflects on having his own eggs retrieved and frozen to make an Indigenous baby. This work is part of Cuthand's series, NDN Survival Trilogy. (2019, 15:13 minutes)


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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 12



Simplelife & Corey Paige
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

The 443 is excited to present our favorite dynamic doubleheader – The Simplelife Duo (aka Mike Frisina and Ben Sumner) and Corey Paige.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, May 12



Author James Haywood Rolling, Jr.
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
YMCA
340 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr., is a Dual Professor of Arts Education and Teaching & Leadership and the Co-Director of the Lender Center for Social Justice at Syracuse University. Dr. Rolling is a former elementary school art teacher who earned his BFA in art from The Cooper Union, his MFA from Syracuse University, and his doctorate in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Rolling served as the 37th President of the National Art Education Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. In 2020, Dr. Rolling wrote Growing Up Ugly: Memoirs of a Black Boy Daydreaming (Simple Word Publications), an inspirational coming-of-age narrative tracing his emergence as a painfully shy child raised in a struggling inner-city New York neighborhood, who learned to rewrite his life story through the development of his own creative superpowers.

The event will be held in person and streamed on Zoom.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, May 12



Bridges of Madison County
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, the touching and powerful musical The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if ...?" Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. This stunning two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring gorgeous, soulful music, is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross. It is sure to leave audiences breathless.


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7:30 PM, May 12



The Laramie Project
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Nick Deapo, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.

Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating.

Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.


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7:30 PM, May 12



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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7:30 PM, May 12



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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Saturday, May 13, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 13



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, May 13



Artifact Collection
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Leslie Green Guilbault: mixed-media wall pieces that recall archaeological dig discoveries, using natural elements such as bone, feathers, and porcupine quills; with wheel thrown porcelain vessels

Sam Graceffo: hand-crafted sterling silver jewelry


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 13



Pick & Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art — but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you Pick & Mix, a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 13



CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

As the United States fell under the shadow of the Cold War in the early 1950s, politicians like Senator Joseph McCarthy accused untold thousands of people of being communists, but also cast a wider net for "subversives" that included people who did not conform to conventional gender norms. The resulting demonization of LGBTQ+ communities has come to be known as the lavender scare. Over the past decade, conceptual artist Ryan Patrick Krueger has rifled through countless archives, yearbooks, and eBay listings to uncover photographs of men interacting with each other with affection, tenderness, and camaraderie. The assembled images reveal a variety of coded behaviors that bypass the public gaze but speak volumes to queer individuals.

"Documents from the Closet" is Krueger's most ambitious assemblage of images to date. Found photographs are juxtaposed with a variety of ephemera drawn from queer newspapers and magazines. These images, created for specifically queer spaces, acknowledge coded behaviors through camp, satire, or by dispensing with them entirely. Krueger painstakingly arranges and rearranges this printed matter to evoke the march of history through semiotics and visual cues like fashion choices, graphic design, and material culture. From the lavender scare to the AIDS crisis and beyond, Documents from the Closet reminds viewers that despite increased visibility and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these coded behaviors still exist as coping mechanisms for society that still silences and punishes nonconformity.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 13



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 13



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 13



Works of Kelly Justice
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 13



Climate Connections: Our Shared Future
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Three local artists, Christine Chin of Ithaca, and Carrie Drake and Anita Welych of Syracuse, explore the natural environment and the consequences of climate change through their art.

Read a review!


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 13



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 13



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 13



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 13



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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8:45 PM - 11:00 PM, May 13



TJ Cuthand: Extractions
Urban Video Project

Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Extractions traces parallels between natural resource extraction and Canada's booming child apprehension industry. As the filmmaker reviews how these industries have affected him, he reflects on having his own eggs retrieved and frozen to make an Indigenous baby. This work is part of Cuthand's series, NDN Survival Trilogy. (2019, 15:13 minutes)


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Lecture
 

1:00 PM, May 13



When Syracuse Ruled the NBA, Remembering the Nats
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Don't let the grainy black-and-white footage fool you. The Syracuse Nationals could play.

Dolph Schayes, star of the Nats, would be dropping 3-pointers and dunking on Joel Embid in today's NBA. The Nats played, in a brutal and entertaining style, before rowdy fans in Syracuse from 1946 to 1963. They ruled the NBA as champions in 1955, winning the title in a comeback victory at Onondaga War Memorial. Many in Central New York lament the day, May 16, 1963, when the Nats departed Syracuse to become the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Nats, gone 60 years, still matter.

Sean Kirst and David Ramsey have written books about the Nats. The authors, friends for more than 30 years, will bring the Syracuse Nationals back to life, and back to gleaming color.

Following the presentation there will be a docent-led tour of "Hoop Dreams: Basketball & Contemporary Art."


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Music
 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 13



Gabba Gabba Hey! A Conversation with the Ramones Book Release Party
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

Come celebrate the publication of local author and This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl co-host Carl Cafarelli's new book Gabba Gabba Hey! A Conversation with the Ramones. It may be the loudest book release party in recent memory, with live music from Boston's 1.4.5. (led by Paul Armstrong of legendary SAMMYs Hall of Famers The Flashcubes) and a rare CNY club appearance by Perilous, featuring members of regional superstars The Trend, Pauline and the Perils, Hurtin' Units, and Screaming Meemies. There'll be Ramones music on the sound system in between sets, and Carl will probably try to read a section from his book if no one stops him. Dana & Carl will be your MCs for the evening.


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7:30 PM, May 13



Ronnie Leigh Quartet
Steeple Coffee House

Price: $15 suggested donation covers entertainment, dessert, coffee/tea
United Church of Fayetteville
310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville


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7:30 PM, May 13



Pops Series: Queens of Soul
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)
Sean O'Loughlin, conductor

Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Music made famous by the reigning divas of Soul and R&B from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston to Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys and Adele will create an unforgettable experience.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, May 13



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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2:00 PM, May 13



Bridges of Madison County
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, the touching and powerful musical The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if ...?" Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. This stunning two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring gorgeous, soulful music, is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross. It is sure to leave audiences breathless.


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2:00 PM, May 13



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.

(ASL Interpreted)


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7:00 PM, May 13



Voices of Spring Cabaret
Central New York Playhouse

Price: $10 donation requested
Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

Join us for a cabaret featuring many performers from the CNY theatre community singing modern Broadway songs that you love!

Performers include Pat Catchouny, Alyssa Courter, Dana Comfort, Garrett Coons, Kyra Dominick, Emma Donvito, Haley Georgia, Hali Greenhouse, Emily Harrington, Josh Harris, Rose Hays, Sam Herwood, Michele Lindor, Cole LaVenture, Bella Lupia, Zach Moser, Olivia Semsel, Stephen Shepherd.


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7:00 PM, May 13



Bridges of Madison County
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, the touching and powerful musical The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if ...?" Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. This stunning two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring gorgeous, soulful music, is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross. It is sure to leave audiences breathless.


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7:30 PM, May 13



The Laramie Project
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Nick Deapo, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised, and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.

Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, while others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of the reactions to the crime is fascinating.

Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.


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7:30 PM, May 13



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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8:00 PM, May 13



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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Sunday, May 14, 2023


Art
 

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 14



CNY Artist Initiative: Ryan Patrick Krueger: Documents from the Closet
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

As the United States fell under the shadow of the Cold War in the early 1950s, politicians like Senator Joseph McCarthy accused untold thousands of people of being communists, but also cast a wider net for "subversives" that included people who did not conform to conventional gender norms. The resulting demonization of LGBTQ+ communities has come to be known as the lavender scare. Over the past decade, conceptual artist Ryan Patrick Krueger has rifled through countless archives, yearbooks, and eBay listings to uncover photographs of men interacting with each other with affection, tenderness, and camaraderie. The assembled images reveal a variety of coded behaviors that bypass the public gaze but speak volumes to queer individuals.

"Documents from the Closet" is Krueger's most ambitious assemblage of images to date. Found photographs are juxtaposed with a variety of ephemera drawn from queer newspapers and magazines. These images, created for specifically queer spaces, acknowledge coded behaviors through camp, satire, or by dispensing with them entirely. Krueger painstakingly arranges and rearranges this printed matter to evoke the march of history through semiotics and visual cues like fashion choices, graphic design, and material culture. From the lavender scare to the AIDS crisis and beyond, Documents from the Closet reminds viewers that despite increased visibility and rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, many of these coded behaviors still exist as coping mechanisms for society that still silences and punishes nonconformity.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 14



Pick & Mix
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Spring 2023 marks the beginning of a massive project that will convert an area adjacent to the ceramics gallery, which previously held paintings and prints, into dedicated ceramics storage. To accomplish this, we will close a portion of the ceramics gallery to make room for all the sorting and organizing that is to come. More than 200 paintings will come out of storage and hang salon-style in the Everson's upstairs galleries for the exhibition, Off the Rack.

In the face of space limitations like these, most museums would offer you less art — but that is not the Everson way. Instead, we offer you Pick & Mix, a cornucopia of five fabulous exhibitions under one banner. Pick & Mix highlights the vitality of the Museum's mission to gather works that document the ways that artists draw inspiration from their cultures, as well as the ways that artists give back. Ceramics are an an ideal lens to examine the gender roles, politics, and material culture of any given moment.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 14



50th Anniversary: Selections from Light Work Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Remarkable in its breadth and depth, Light Work's 50th Anniversary exhibition is a thoughtful composition of photographic works that have come into Light Work's permanent collection over the past 50 years through the generosity of former artist-in-residence participants, Grant Awardees, and individual donations. The works on view are a reflective curation from over 4,000 objects and photographic prints from an extensive and diverse archive that maps the trends and developments in contemporary photography. The semi-centennial presents a unique opportunity to share the legacy of support the organization has extended to emerging and under-represented artists working in photography and digital image-making. Highlights in the show include early works from acclaimed photographers Dawoud Bey, Carrie Mae Weems, James Welling, and more.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, May 14



Hoop Dreams: Basketball and Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

A multibillion-dollar global industry that began as a recreational activity more than a century ago, the game of basketball is deeply rooted in our society and culture. Playing or watching the sport invokes intangible ideas and feelings — beauty, excitement, hope, triumph, joy, pain, defeat — experiences that define what it means to be human.

Artists have drawn creative inspiration from the personas and culture of the game for decades, and many in recent years have used them as a topic or metaphor to interrogate today's pressing social issues, from dismantling racial stereotypes and traditional gender roles to revealing systemic economic inequities, the effects of global commodification, and more. Featuring paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and installation works created by some of the most significant living artists in the United States, Hoop Dreams demonstrates how tightly intertwined contemporary art and life are with the art of the game.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 14



Works of Kelly Justice
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 14



Collections Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include rarely seen artworks from the museum's collection and two major loans from the Art Bridges Foundation. This thematic installation touches on ideas of identity, place, gender, race, labor, and lineage.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 14



Take Me to the Palace of Love
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

A new exhibition of critical artworks by acclaimed international artist Rina Banerjee explores the meaning of home in diasporic communities and invites viewers to tell their own stories of identity, place, and belonging.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 14



Dreams Deferred
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

"Dreams Deferred: Reflections on Liberty, Equality, and Sovereignty in U.S. Art" examines the idea of freedom in the United States as expressed in art, including its possibilities, its oversights, its uneven implementation, and its attacks on Indigenous sovereignty. Curated by incoming Master of Arts students in art history and under the direction of Associate Professor Sascha Scott.

Featuring work drawn from the S.U. Art Museum's extensive permanent collection, including newly acquired artwork, the exhibition highlights how structural inequities, oppressive histories, disenfranchisement, and degradation of personhood are variously perpetuated, elided, and disrupted in U.S. art. "Dreams Deferred" also highlights art that advocates for equality, accentuates personhood, and unmasks structural racism and histories of misogyny, enslavement, dispossession — violences that are still felt today.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 14



Stephanie H. Shih: My Sweetie Has No Pockmarks
Syracuse University Art Museum

Syracuse University Art Museum, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

The second iteration of The Art Wall Project features the sculptures made by Stephanie H. Shih. Best known for her ceramic groceries, Shih's work explores ideas of home and nostalgia through the lens of food. Her installation at the museum will feature bags of rice to consider how Asian identity has been flattened through stereotypes and to reclaim this pantry staple as a touchpoint of Asian American identity.


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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, May 14



Cazenovia Area Painters Plein Aire Show and Sale
Associated Artists of Central New York

Manlius Village Library
Manlius Village Center, 1 Arkie Albanese Dr., Manlius

An invitational show featuring plein aire paintings in various mediums and styles depicting local scenic and historic settings such as Delphi Falls, Pratt's Falls, Chittenango Falls, and the Lorenzo Estate.

Featured artists include Meg Harris, Diane Davis, Drayton Jones, Doug Davis, Barb Emerson, Eric Schute, Pat Knapp, and Diane Ryan.


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Theater
 

1:00 PM, May 14



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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2:00 PM, May 14



Bridges of Madison County
Redhouse

Redhouse at City Center
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, the touching and powerful musical The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if ...?" Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. This stunning two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring gorgeous, soulful music, is a sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open, and the bridges we dare to cross. It is sure to leave audiences breathless.


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2:00 PM, May 14



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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6:30 PM, May 14



Dear Evan Hansen
Broadway in Syracuse

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere, including The Washington Post who says Dear Evan Hansen is "Theatrical magic. One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history." The New York Times calls it "a breathtaking knockout of a musical." And NBC Nightly News declares the musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).


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7:30 PM, May 14



Tender Rain (World Premiere)
Syracuse Stage
Rodney Hudson, director

Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

"Rain is like sorrow. It exposes our roots." In this elegiac drama, playwright Kyle Bass introduces Milton Millard, a white banker who lives in a small Southern city with Dolores, his wife whom he can hardly see anymore and who endures alone the memory of loss and unrelenting trepidation. Childless, they are a late-middle-aged couple lost in a fog of what cannot be undone. Is there a way forward for either of them? Can Milton seek aid from Ruthie Mimms, an older Black woman who has profoundly and irrevocably influenced his life? The momentary escape Milton finds in the arms of a younger woman will not spare him the reckoning he must face. Set in the 1950s, Tender Rain explores how pain, violence, and suffering rooted in an oppressive society leach insidiously into domestic lives and intimate relationships. A journey through a richly layered emotional landscape from the author of Possessing Harriet and salt/city/blues.


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