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Events for Friday, May 10, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-8:00 PM Opening: Drawing on Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

5:30 PM Music of Bridgerton Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

7:00 PM Bill W. and Dr. Bob Central New York Playhouse

7:00 PM Authors Thaddeus Rutkowski and Michael Czyzniejewski Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Godspell Redhouse

7:00 PM Music of Bridgerton Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

7:00 PM *SOLD OUT* Chords & Confessions: A Journey Within Music with Just Joe The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM August: Osage County Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Saturday, May 11, 2024

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Drawing on Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-5:00 PM O’tá:ra Everson Museum of Art

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

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Godspell Redhouse

2:00 PM Once Syracuse Stage

7:00 PM Bill W. and Dr. Bob Central New York Playhouse

7:00 PM Godspell Redhouse

7:00 PM The Old Main The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM August: Osage County Baldwinsville Theatre Guild

7:30 PM Colleen Prosner and Friends Steeple Coffee House

7:30 PM Masterworks Series: Natasha Plays Rachmaninoff Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria), featuring Natasha Paremski, piano

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Sunday, May 12, 2024

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM O’tá:ra Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country Syracuse University Art Museum

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology Syracuse University Art Museum

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

1:00 PM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

2:00 PM Bill W. and Dr. Bob Central New York Playhouse

2:00 PM Godspell Redhouse

2:00 PM Peter and the Wolf Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

2:00 PM Once Syracuse Stage

3:30 PM Peter and the Wolf Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

Events for Monday, May 13, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

Events for Tuesday, May 14, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Drawing on Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at Timber Banks: Ronnie Leigh CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Events for Wednesday, May 15, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Drawing on Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM O’tá:ra Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Thursday, May 16, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Drawing on Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM O’tá:ra Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

7:00 PM Deadly Inheritance Acme Mystery Company

7:00 PM Godspell Redhouse

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

Events for Friday, May 17, 2024

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Student Art Show Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

9:30 AM-6:00 PM Drawing on Nature Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sophia Chai: Character Space Light Work Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Look At What We Got! Onondaga Historical Association

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years Onondaga Historical Association

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM O’tá:ra Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Clayscapes Everson Museum of Art

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher ArtRage Gallery

6:30 PM JMAD Tribute Concert Community Folk Art Center

7:00 PM Bill W. and Dr. Bob Central New York Playhouse

7:00 PM Godspell Redhouse

7:30 PM Once Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Robinson & Rohe Folkus Project

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Friday, May 10, 2024


Art
 

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



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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9:30 AM - 8:00 PM, May 10



Opening: Drawing on Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

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

Donalee Peden Wesley: multi-media drawings illustrating the consequences of Humans' actions on nature and animals

Faith Flesher: multi-media drawings representing the natural world's transitions between life and death, growth and survival

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds and animals

Carmel Nicoletti: sculptural jewelry of copper and sterling silver


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



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.


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



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 10



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.


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



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.


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History
 

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



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.


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



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!


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Music
 

5:30 PM, May 10



Music of Bridgerton
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

Underground Lounge (under the carousel, across from Burlington)
Destiny USA, Syracuse

Treat yourself like royalty as The Syracuse Orchestra has a command performance of the music from and inspired by the Netflix show "Bridgerton"! Delight in the elegant classical sounds and contemporary covers that have become synonymous with the series.


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7:00 PM, May 10



Music of Bridgerton
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)

Underground Lounge (under the carousel, across from Burlington)
Destiny USA, Syracuse

Treat yourself like royalty as The Syracuse Orchestra has a command performance of the music from and inspired by the Netflix show "Bridgerton"! Delight in the elegant classical sounds and contemporary covers that have become synonymous with the series.


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7:00 PM, May 10



*SOLD OUT* Chords & Confessions: A Journey Within Music with Just Joe
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, May 10



Authors Thaddeus Rutkowski and Michael Czyzniejewski
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in Central Pennsylvania and is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, most recently Safe Colors: A novel in short fictions (2023). His novel Haywire won the Asian American Writers' Workshop's members' choice award, and his memoir Guess and Check won an Electronic Literature award for multicultural fiction. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and Columbia University and received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has been a resident writer at Yaddo, MacDowell and other colonies, and has been a sponsored reader in Berlin, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.

Michael Czyzniejewski is the author of four collections of stories, most recently The Amnesiac in the Maze (Braddock Avenue Books, 2023). He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Moon City Press and Moon City Review, as well as Interviews Editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. He has received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and two Pushcart Prizes.

This event will take place online only.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, May 10



Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Central New York Playhouse
Paul Cayen, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, tells the amazing story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and of their wives, who founded Al Anon. During the roaring '20s, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In '29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for 30 years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail.

Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling, a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother's Day of 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story.


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7:00 PM, May 10



Godspell
Redhouse

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

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway legend behind Wicked, and based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell is a modern imagining of the last days of Jesus. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Often comedic and at times haunting, Godspell is a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.


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7:30 PM, May 10



August: Osage County
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Adam Shatraw, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that unflinchingly and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.


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7:30 PM, May 10



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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Saturday, May 11, 2024


Art
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 11



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, May 11



Drawing on Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Donalee Peden Wesley: multi-media drawings illustrating the consequences of Humans' actions on nature and animals

Faith Flesher: multi-media drawings representing the natural world's transitions between life and death, growth and survival

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds and animals

Carmel Nicoletti: sculptural jewelry of copper and sterling silver


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



O’tá:ra
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Akwesasne Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the last two decades mastering traditional Haudenosaunee pottery techniques. Her unique work incorporates storytelling, activism, and the exploration of native foodways, including experiments with seedkeeping and collaborations with Indigenous chefs. The exhibition's title, O'tá:ra (pronounced oh-da-law) takes its name from a Mohawk phrase that means both "our clay" and "our clan," a testament to clay's foundational role in Haudenosaunee culture.


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



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.


Back to list
 

 

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



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.


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



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 11



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 11



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, May 11



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 11



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 11



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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History
 

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



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!


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



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.


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Music
 

7:00 PM, May 11



The Old Main
The 443 Social Club

The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

The Old Main is an indie-folk group based in New York's Adirondack region. With catchy original music and creatively reimagined covers, they've been called everything from Folk-Rock to alt-Americana, though no label or description compares to hearing their roller coaster ride of foot-stomping to atmospheric ballads in person. Acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, pedal steel, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies make up The Old Main's raw authentic sound, and their high-energy live performances are enjoyed by all. The Old Main continues to build acclaim and expand its already strong following all over the North East.


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7:30 PM, May 11



Colleen Prosner and Friends
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 11



Masterworks Series: Natasha Plays Rachmaninoff
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Featuring Natasha Paremski, piano

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

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Galbraith Strange Travels
Respighi Pines of Rome, P. 141


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, May 11



Godspell
Redhouse

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

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway legend behind Wicked, and based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell is a modern imagining of the last days of Jesus. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Often comedic and at times haunting, Godspell is a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.


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2:00 PM, May 11



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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7:00 PM, May 11



Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Central New York Playhouse
Paul Cayen, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, tells the amazing story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and of their wives, who founded Al Anon. During the roaring '20s, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In '29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for 30 years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail.

Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling, a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother's Day of 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story.


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7:00 PM, May 11



Godspell
Redhouse

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

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway legend behind Wicked, and based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell is a modern imagining of the last days of Jesus. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Often comedic and at times haunting, Godspell is a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.


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7:30 PM, May 11



August: Osage County
Baldwinsville Theatre Guild
Adam Shatraw, director

First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville
64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that unflinchingly and uproariously exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.


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7:30 PM, May 11



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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Sunday, May 12, 2024


Art
 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2009 and 2010, Janet Biggs traveled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard with a crew of artists and scientists to document the changing Arctic landscape. As the subject of centuries of exploration, the Arctic was once seen as indifferent to human enterprise, so vast and inhospitable as to be immune to any imposition. Today, scientists expect climate change to leave Arctic summers ice-free as early as the next decade, and Svalbard, located halfway between Europe and the North Pole, finds itself at the epicenter of this metamorphoses. Using footage compiled on her voyages north, Biggs explores this history and the alarming consequences of human enterprise in three videos: Warning Shot (2016), Brightness All Around (2011), and Fade to White (2010). Shown together, these works are a clarion call for a heroic landscape that will completely transform within our lifetimes.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



O’tá:ra
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Akwesasne Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the last two decades mastering traditional Haudenosaunee pottery techniques. Her unique work incorporates storytelling, activism, and the exploration of native foodways, including experiments with seedkeeping and collaborations with Indigenous chefs. The exhibition's title, O'tá:ra (pronounced oh-da-law) takes its name from a Mohawk phrase that means both "our clay" and "our clan," a testament to clay's foundational role in Haudenosaunee culture.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.


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



Art Wall Project: Nona Faustine, My Country
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

The Art Wall Project features photographs and silk-screen prints made by Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-based photographer. Faustine will consider the legacy of monuments in the United States and explore how, as she has described, "history is turned around. What is left out, what is included, what are the lies. And who gets celebrated."

The Syracuse University Art Museum's new Art Wall initiative is dedicated to site-specific works by emerging and leading contemporary artists, commissioned annually.


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



Assembly: Syracuse University Voices on Art and Ecology
Syracuse University Art Museum

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

"Assembly" features artworks made by Syracuse University faculty and recent alumni that contribute to emergent forms of ecological understanding. By placing these works in dialogue with objects from the Museum's collection, the installation considers a broad cultural evolution from an environmentalism of the sublime to an ecology of intimacy.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 12



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 12



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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History
 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 12



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!


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Music
 

2:00 PM, May 12



Peter and the Wolf
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)
The Syracuse Orchestra Wind Quintet

Underground Lounge (under the carousel, across from Burlington)
Destiny USA, Syracuse

Sergei Prokofiev's famous Peter and the Wolf is performed by The Syracuse Orchestra Wind Quintet, offering this classic "symphonic fairy tale for children." If you missed out on the Orchestra's sold-out performance in February, now's your chance to experience Peter and the Wolf with your family.


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3:30 PM, May 12



Peter and the Wolf
Syracuse Orchestra (formerly Symphoria)
The Syracuse Orchestra Wind Quintet

Underground Lounge (under the carousel, across from Burlington)
Destiny USA, Syracuse

Sergei Prokofiev's famous Peter and the Wolf is performed by The Syracuse Orchestra Wind Quintet, offering this classic "symphonic fairy tale for children." If you missed out on the Orchestra's sold-out performance in February, now's your chance to experience Peter and the Wolf with your family.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, May 12



Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Central New York Playhouse
Paul Cayen, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, tells the amazing story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and of their wives, who founded Al Anon. During the roaring '20s, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In '29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for 30 years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail.

Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling, a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother's Day of 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story.


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2:00 PM, May 12



Godspell
Redhouse

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

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway legend behind Wicked, and based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell is a modern imagining of the last days of Jesus. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Often comedic and at times haunting, Godspell is a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.


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2:00 PM, May 12



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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Monday, May 13, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 13



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 13



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 13



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 14



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, May 14



Drawing on Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Donalee Peden Wesley: multi-media drawings illustrating the consequences of Humans' actions on nature and animals

Faith Flesher: multi-media drawings representing the natural world's transitions between life and death, growth and survival

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds and animals

Carmel Nicoletti: sculptural jewelry of copper and sterling silver


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 14



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 14



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 14



Jazz at Timber Banks: Ronnie Leigh
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

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


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Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, May 15



Drawing on Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Donalee Peden Wesley: multi-media drawings illustrating the consequences of Humans' actions on nature and animals

Faith Flesher: multi-media drawings representing the natural world's transitions between life and death, growth and survival

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds and animals

Carmel Nicoletti: sculptural jewelry of copper and sterling silver


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 15



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 15



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



O’tá:ra
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Akwesasne Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the last two decades mastering traditional Haudenosaunee pottery techniques. Her unique work incorporates storytelling, activism, and the exploration of native foodways, including experiments with seedkeeping and collaborations with Indigenous chefs. The exhibition's title, O'tá:ra (pronounced oh-da-law) takes its name from a Mohawk phrase that means both "our clay" and "our clan," a testament to clay's foundational role in Haudenosaunee culture.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 15



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 15



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, May 15



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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Thursday, May 16, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 16



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, May 16



Drawing on Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Donalee Peden Wesley: multi-media drawings illustrating the consequences of Humans' actions on nature and animals

Faith Flesher: multi-media drawings representing the natural world's transitions between life and death, growth and survival

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds and animals

Carmel Nicoletti: sculptural jewelry of copper and sterling silver


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 16



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 16



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 16



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 16



O’tá:ra
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Akwesasne Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the last two decades mastering traditional Haudenosaunee pottery techniques. Her unique work incorporates storytelling, activism, and the exploration of native foodways, including experiments with seedkeeping and collaborations with Indigenous chefs. The exhibition's title, O'tá:ra (pronounced oh-da-law) takes its name from a Mohawk phrase that means both "our clay" and "our clan," a testament to clay's foundational role in Haudenosaunee culture.


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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, May 16



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.


Back to list
 

 

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 16



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.


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History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 16



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 16



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, May 16



Deadly Inheritance
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

The matriarch of a wealthy family is gravely ill and wishing to settle her estate. First, her long lost younger son must be declared officially dead. That's where the fun begins! Join in as you and the other intensely greedy relatives gather to memorialize "Little Dickie" and battle for position to receive the lion's share of the family's $13 billion fortune. Be careful at this gathering, however, the next memorial could be for you.


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7:00 PM, May 16



Godspell
Redhouse

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

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway legend behind Wicked, and based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell is a modern imagining of the last days of Jesus. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Often comedic and at times haunting, Godspell is a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.


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7:30 PM, May 16



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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Friday, May 17, 2024


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



Student Art Show
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

Price: Free
Baltimore Woods Nature Center
4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, May 17



Drawing on Nature
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Donalee Peden Wesley: multi-media drawings illustrating the consequences of Humans' actions on nature and animals

Faith Flesher: multi-media drawings representing the natural world's transitions between life and death, growth and survival

Candace Rhea: ceramic birds and animals

Carmel Nicoletti: sculptural jewelry of copper and sterling silver


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 17



Highlights from the Light Work Collection: Dawoud Bey
Light Work Gallery

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

Curated from our collection, Light Work is pleased to present a selection from two of Dawoud Bey's photographic projects: An American Project and Embracing Eatonville.

Black-and-white images from An American Project, made in Syracuse in 1985 during his artist residency, chronicle the community and history of the city. Embracing Eatonville was a photographic survey of Eatonville, FL — the oldest Black-incorporated town in the United States — that featured work by Dawoud Bey, Lonnie Graham, Carrie Mae Weems, and Deborah Willis, and was exhibited at Light Work in 2003. Bey made color photographs of high school students combining their portraits with text sharing personal hopes, fears, and dreams.


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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, May 17



Sophia Chai: Character Space
Light Work Gallery

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

In 1987, Chai immigrated to New York City from South Korea as a teenager without knowing English. Looking back, she has described that experience as feeling untethered to any internal compass that she could use to navigate her place in a new country with a new language. She visually explains these experiences to us by reinterpreting the Korean language's characters in photographs that enable us to see the contradictions of visual and verbal communication. Her images rest in the space between intellect and intuition. Chai's curiosity about the interior space of her tool — the large format camera, comparable to the interior space of a mouth — leads to the idea of the camera obscura, a darkened room with a small opening to the world.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



Rachel Ivy Clarke: Material Interactions
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Rachel Ivy Clarke assigns specific fabrics, colors, and shapes to represent various data points about visitors, such as their hometown or the distance they traveled to get to the event, creating quilt designs based on their information. The resulting quilt is a collaborative snapshot of an event that brings together two seemingly disparate things: folk arts — a traditional form of slow, small, community-based creation — and data reflective of our contemporary society, which is rooted in rapid technological advances and the capitalization of mass communication and manufacturing. Shown together, the quilts provide a colorful and creative vision of different communities across the state while also providing a powerful example of how artists can help present data in a more visually effective way.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



O’tá:ra
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Akwesasne Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the last two decades mastering traditional Haudenosaunee pottery techniques. Her unique work incorporates storytelling, activism, and the exploration of native foodways, including experiments with seedkeeping and collaborations with Indigenous chefs. The exhibition's title, O'tá:ra (pronounced oh-da-law) takes its name from a Mohawk phrase that means both "our clay" and "our clan," a testament to clay's foundational role in Haudenosaunee culture.


Back to list
 

 

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



Clayscapes
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Clayscapes is a tribute to clay's ubiquitous presence in our lives, and to the powerful metaphorical and spiritual role that it can play. The Everson's famous collection of ceramics is filled with works that explore the landscape—from artist Robert Arneson's monumental celebration of California's mountainous landscape to Uruguayan-born Lidya Buzio's earthy vessels adorned with the skyline of her adopted home in New York City. The collection contains many commercially produced souvenir plates and pitchers meant to commemorate and memorialize specific places. These wares are a distinctive part of the Museum's collection, and they provide inspiration for contemporary artists such as Paul Scott, who makes commemorative plates that reflect the ways that humans have altered the landscape and exploited its resources.

As artists continue to shape clay, Clayscapes recognizes the ways in which clay shapes us. The Everson's ceramic collection is filled with work that documents the joys and sorrows of humankind's relationship with the Earth. This exhibition pays tribute to the powerful connection between artists and the world around them.


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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



Jewels from the Fire: 20th Century Enamels
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists — for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong — also worked in enamel. Exhibition spaces that show ceramics have often championed enamels too, including the Everson's own Ceramic National exhibitions. After waning in popularity in the mid-20th century, enamels are enjoying a comeback thanks to new technologies and the proliferation of community studios and makerspaces that provide shared equipment and knowledge.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, May 17



Sofía Luz Pérez: My Shadow is My Teacher
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Sofía Luz Pérez is a Mexican American artist born in Austin, Texas and raised in Central New York. Her work often depicts ancient feminine archetypes while referencing self-portraiture, bringing together the ancient wisdom of her pre-Colombian cultural heritage with her present-day self.


Back to list
 


History
 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



Look At What We Got!
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

We're opening the doors to our collections and displaying an eclectic collection of unique objects and archival items. As part of our mission to preserve our community's past, OHA curatorial and archival staff has been collecting the tangible local history from donors near and far. Many of those donations from the past 5 years have been gathered together into one exhibit for your viewing pleasure, and to showcase the generosity of our donors.

This exhibit includes unusual, fascinating, and amusing items recently donated to OHA. Museum objects and archival items to be displayed include photographs of the Syracuse Nationals professional basketball team and other local sports team items, Loew's State Theater (now Landmark Theater) architectural drawings from 1926-1927, and story boards from the local TV show The Magic Toy Shop. Other items include furniture made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO), artwork, wicker furniture, clothing and accessories, children's toys, as well as a television set and a Play-Talk Electronic Toy made by General Electric at Electronics Park in Liverpool, NY.

These are just some of the historical treasures that will captivate guests of all interests and ages, so start reliving our community's past, and come Look At What We Got!


Back to list
 

 

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, May 17



Suit Up! Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through the Years
Onondaga Historical Association

Price: Free
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse

"Suit Up! A Look At Syracuse Sporting Uniforms Through The Years" highlights the wide array of sporting uniforms donned by athletes in Onondaga County at every level of competition going back more than 120 years.

Utilizing OHA's extensive collection of uniforms, programs, and photographs, and the generosity of the Syracuse Mets and Syracuse Crunch, in addition to the several local collectors, this exhibition offers something for every sports fan. Highlights include signed memorabilia from Ernie Davis, Syracuse Orange Football star and the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961, as well as game-worn jerseys from Crunch, Mets, and Syracuse Orange Basketball players, to name just a few of the incredible items on display in this exhibit.


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Music
 

6:30 PM, May 17



JMAD Tribute Concert
Community Folk Art Center

Price: $25
Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

A Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora (JMAD), featuring a night of live performances by Ariel Bryant, paying tribute to music icons Anita Baker and Toni Braxton.


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8:00 PM, May 17



Robinson & Rohe
Folkus Project

Price: $20 regular, $17 Folkus members
May Memorial Unitarian Society
3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

A portrait of togetherness and honest, defiant joy in a messy world ...

American songwriters Liam Robinson (banjo, accordion, vocals) and Jean Rohe (guitar, vocals) were brought together over 15 years ago by their mutual love of afternoon song-swaps, American folk ballads, and wordplay. Since then, they've written a distinctive body of original repertoire that draws on the roots music they hold dear, and engages their versatile musical and literary sensibilities as arrangers, improvisers, poets, and producers. Robinson & Rohe deliver a powerful live show replete with effortless harmony singing, soulful grooves, playful humor, and razor-sharp lyrics.


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Theater
 

7:00 PM, May 17



Bill W. and Dr. Bob
Central New York Playhouse
Paul Cayen, director

Atonement Lutheran Church
116 W. Glen Ave., Syracuse

Bill W. and Dr. Bob, by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, tells the amazing story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, and of their wives, who founded Al Anon. During the roaring '20s, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson rides high on money, fame, and booze. In '29, both he and the market crash and he becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon in Akron, Ohio, and a pillar of the community, has been a secret drunk for 30 years, often going into the operating room hungover and high on sedatives. His family has tried everything to no avail.

Through an astonishing series of events involving doctors, ministers, the Oxford Group evangelical movement, and Henrietta Sieberling, a scion of the Goodyear Rubber fortune, Bill and Bob meet on Mother's Day of 1935. The two men form a relationship which keeps each sober. Fired up, they seek out a third drunk to see if their program will work for others. Richly textured with the ragtime and jazz of the era, the play tells a magnificent American success story.


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7:00 PM, May 17



Godspell
Redhouse

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

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the Broadway legend behind Wicked, and based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, Godspell is a modern imagining of the last days of Jesus. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Often comedic and at times haunting, Godspell is a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man.


Back to list
 

 

7:30 PM, May 17



Once
Syracuse Stage
Melissa Crespo, director

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

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin's Grafton St. for too long. He's ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It's a complicated business this love. It doesn't always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that's ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.


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