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Events for Friday, October 15, 2021

8:00 AM-4:30 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

9:30 AM-6:00 PM From A Distance Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Matt Mitros: Rough Notions Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Beyond the Blue Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM From Soup to Nuts Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin ArtRage Gallery

7:00 PM-11:00 PM Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010) Urban Video Project

7:30 PM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Famous Artists Broadway Series

7:30 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Ruddy Well Band Folkus Project

8:00 PM Urinetown the Musical Syracuse University Drama Department

Events for Saturday, October 16, 2021

9:00 AM-4:30 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Nature's Magic: Photography by Lisa Davis and Dean Kolts Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

10:00 AM-2:00 PM From A Distance Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-5:00 PM AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM From Soup to Nuts Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Beyond the Blue Everson Museum of Art

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Matt Mitros: Rough Notions Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin ArtRage Gallery

2:00 PM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Famous Artists Broadway Series

2:00 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Urinetown the Musical Syracuse University Drama Department

7:00 PM-11:00 PM Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010) Urban Video Project

7:30 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Famous Artists Broadway Series

8:00 PM Urinetown the Musical Syracuse University Drama Department

8:00 PM Student Recital Series: Lingyin Cao, voice Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Sunday, October 17, 2021

9:00 AM-4:30 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-4:00 PM Matt Mitros: Rough Notions Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM From Soup to Nuts Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Beyond the Blue Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

2:00 PM-5:00 PM Jazz on Tap: Nancy Kelly CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

2:00 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

2:00 PM Urinetown the Musical Syracuse University Drama Department

3:00 PM Libba Cotten: Here This Day Society for New Music

7:30 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Lil Durk & Toosii: Live in Concert The Oncenter

Events for Monday, October 18, 2021

8:00 AM-8:00 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon Point of Contact Gallery

7:30 PM Tall in the Saddle (1944) Syracuse Cinephile Society

Events for Tuesday, October 19, 2021

8:00 AM-8:00 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

9:30 AM-6:00 PM From A Distance Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon Point of Contact Gallery

8:00 PM Setnor Ensemble Series: Wind Ensemble Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Events for Wednesday, October 20, 2021

8:00 AM-8:00 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

9:30 AM-6:00 PM From A Distance Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin ArtRage Gallery

2:00 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jazz at the Cavalier: Marianne Solivan CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

7:30 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

7:30 PM Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats The Oncenter

Events for Thursday, October 21, 2021

8:00 AM-8:00 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

9:30 AM-6:00 PM From A Distance Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-8:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Matt Mitros: Rough Notions Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM Lunchtime Lecture: Jesse Williams and the Cheese Factory System Erie Canal Museum, featuring Patrick Reynolds

12:00 PM-8:00 PM AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM Beyond the Blue Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-8:00 PM From Soup to Nuts Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin ArtRage Gallery

6:00 PM Noli Me Tangere Artist Talk and Panel Discussion Point of Contact Gallery

6:45 PM Low Noon Acme Mystery Company

6:45 PM-11:00 PM Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010) Urban Video Project

7:00 PM Prisms and Antiphons Everson Museum of Art, featuring David Fulmer, violin

7:30 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

Events for Friday, October 22, 2021

8:00 AM-4:30 PM Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba LeMoyne College

9:30 AM-6:00 PM From A Distance Edgewood Gallery

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sketching Syracuse Erie Canal Museum

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus SU Art Galleries

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art SU Art Galleries

11:00 AM-5:00 PM Matt Mitros: Rough Notions Gandee Gallery

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Beyond the Blue Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM From Soup to Nuts Everson Museum of Art

12:00 PM-5:00 PM Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon Point of Contact Gallery

2:00 PM-6:00 PM Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin ArtRage Gallery

5:00 PM Verona Syracuse International Film Festival

5:00 PM The Cost of Denial Syracuse International Film Festival

5:00 PM ZEF and Sky on Mt. Golija Syracuse International Film Festival

5:00 PM Setnor Ensemble Series: Jazz and Commerical Music Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

6:45 PM-11:00 PM Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010) Urban Video Project

7:00 PM Poet Wendy Xu Downtown Writer's Center

7:00 PM Aulcie, with live Q&A with Director Dani Menkin Syracuse International Film Festival

7:00 PM The People of Standing Stone and Origins, plus an interview with Ray Halbritter Syracuse International Film Festival

7:00 PM A Matter of Perspective Syracuse International Film Festival

7:00 PM The Zelltones Trio The 443 Social Club

7:30 PM Eureka Day Syracuse Stage

8:00 PM Live at Jazz Central: The Medium CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

8:00 PM Setnor Ensemble Series: Jazz and Commerical Music Ensemble, Morten Schiff Jazz Ensemble Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

9:00 PM Directed By, with Q&A with Director Steve Race Syracuse International Film Festival

9:00 PM Willy’s Wonderland, with Q&A with Director Kevin Lewis Syracuse International Film Festival

9:00 PM Jack Wyatt and the Gun From Hell Syracuse International Film Festival

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Friday, October 15, 2021


Art
 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, October 15



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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



From A Distance
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Marna Bell: Black and white photography of "Little Odessa", Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Willson Cummer: Series of black and white photography based on the pandemic notion of 6-foot distancing
Michael Hughes: Elegant black or white porcelain vessels
Sam Graceffo: Uniquely handcrafted sterling silver jewelry


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



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 15



Matt Mitros: Rough Notions
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Mitros's work combines multiple materials and techniques, using 3D-printed elements, slip-casting, and found objects.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 15



Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented "Free Basin," a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. "Free Basin" was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn's 15-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 15



AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

AbStranded features 10 contemporary American artists — Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata — who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large — through knitting, weaving, quilting, and more — and suggests an alternative mode of communication within today's digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 15



Beyond the Blue
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color. Beyond the Blue is presented in collaboration with Art Macao 2021. In addition to a physical exhibition at the Everson, these works will be shared digitally with millions of visitors to Art Macao, an international art festival presented in museums, hotels, and other popular tourist destinations near Hong Kong.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 15



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 15



From Soup to Nuts
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Drawn from the Everson's collection, this exhibition features a range of works that address a basic human necessity: food and drink. Whether attending a formal meal or a casual picnic, browsing the grocery aisle or grabbing a snack, eating and drinking is a part of our shared humanity. Including paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics, "From Soup to Nuts" is an eclectic multi-course artistic feast.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 15



Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Noli Me Tangere, "touch me not" or "don't tread on me," (Latin) is a series of photographs that examines an internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. The photographs address, but don't aim to solve, the contentions between religion and homosexuality. Utilizing appropriated religious imagery and language, the work is recontextualized by the insertion of LGBTQ members and activists posing as Catholic deities. Themes, lighting and color treatment are adopted from the works of Renaissance Artists. The photographs are then presented as polyptychs in mimicry of Catholic altar-pieces.


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



Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Artist Bill McLaughlin of New Berlin, NY, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2019 to photograph the migrants and asylum seekers left stranded at the border. They were stranded due to the January 2019 abrupt change in US immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico" in which asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border were returned to Mexico to wait, often for many months, for their immigration proceedings.

Working with the non-profit organization Border Angels, McLaughlin spent several weeks meeting migrants, listening to their stories and asking to take their portraits. His intimate 'retratos con dignidad' — portraits with dignity — document individuals and families who McLaughlin says "have sacrificed everything in an attempt to save their children from brutal gang violence, crushing poverty and the ravages of political corruption."

For those who would prefer viewing this exhibition from home, you can view the Virtual Exhibition.


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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, October 15



Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010)
Urban Video Project

Price: Free
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Steyerl's work explores late capitalism's social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. Strike is a short, humorous film squarely in the tradition of Fluxus performance and wordplay. The title of the work plays on the double meaning of the word "strike." Most obviously, a strike is a physically violent gesture, in this case against a flatscreen monitor, both a commodity and an object that, when working, "disappears" behind the spectacle it presents. On the other hand, a strike is a strategic refusal to work. The double meaning here short circuits our contemporary split identity as consumer-workers.

Screening begins at dusk.


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Music
 

8:00 PM, October 15



Ruddy Well Band
Folkus Project

May Memorial Unitarian Society
3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

With roots in Americana, folk and rock, the Ruddy Well Band has emerged as one of Central New York's premier performing string bands. Their finely-crafted combination of dynamic rhythms, tight harmonies, and mindful lyrics bring their audiences fun, foot-stomping Americana.

Note: All performers, volunteers, and audience members are required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination. Seating will also be limited in order to practice safe distancing.


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, October 15



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Syracuse's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before — get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!


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7:30 PM, October 15



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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8:00 PM, October 15



Urinetown the Musical
Syracuse University Drama Department
Temar Underwood, director

Price: $17-$19
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself.

Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Greg Kotis. Choreography by Kiira Carper-Schmid, with music direction by Brian Cimmet.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, October 16



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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



Nature's Magic: Photography by Lisa Davis and Dean Kolts
Baltimore Woods Weeks Art Gallery

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

"Nature's Magic" is illustrated through the whimsical creations of Lisa Davis and the wonder-inspired photographs of Dean Kolts. Visitors to the exhibit will find that Dean Kolts' work speaks to his sense of wonder regarding the smaller worlds around us that we may rarely notice. His colorful digital photography provides us with a close-up look at parts of plants and fungi just as they would appear to us in nature. In Lisa Davis' award-winning work, we see the wonder of nature transformed into the whimsical. Careful observation has led her to the discovery of little heads, fanciful clothing and delicate wings among the flowers in the garden at her country home. Davis' fairy creations, combined with a relatively new art form called scanography, brings nature to life!


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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, October 16



From A Distance
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Marna Bell: Black and white photography of "Little Odessa", Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Willson Cummer: Series of black and white photography based on the pandemic notion of 6-foot distancing
Michael Hughes: Elegant black or white porcelain vessels
Sam Graceffo: Uniquely handcrafted sterling silver jewelry


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



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 16



AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

AbStranded features 10 contemporary American artists — Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata — who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large — through knitting, weaving, quilting, and more — and suggests an alternative mode of communication within today's digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 16



Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented "Free Basin," a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. "Free Basin" was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn's 15-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 16



From Soup to Nuts
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Drawn from the Everson's collection, this exhibition features a range of works that address a basic human necessity: food and drink. Whether attending a formal meal or a casual picnic, browsing the grocery aisle or grabbing a snack, eating and drinking is a part of our shared humanity. Including paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics, "From Soup to Nuts" is an eclectic multi-course artistic feast.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 16



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 16



Beyond the Blue
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color. Beyond the Blue is presented in collaboration with Art Macao 2021. In addition to a physical exhibition at the Everson, these works will be shared digitally with millions of visitors to Art Macao, an international art festival presented in museums, hotels, and other popular tourist destinations near Hong Kong.


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



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 16



Matt Mitros: Rough Notions
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Mitros's work combines multiple materials and techniques, using 3D-printed elements, slip-casting, and found objects.


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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, October 16



Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Artist Bill McLaughlin of New Berlin, NY, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2019 to photograph the migrants and asylum seekers left stranded at the border. They were stranded due to the January 2019 abrupt change in US immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico" in which asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border were returned to Mexico to wait, often for many months, for their immigration proceedings.

Working with the non-profit organization Border Angels, McLaughlin spent several weeks meeting migrants, listening to their stories and asking to take their portraits. His intimate 'retratos con dignidad' — portraits with dignity — document individuals and families who McLaughlin says "have sacrificed everything in an attempt to save their children from brutal gang violence, crushing poverty and the ravages of political corruption."

For those who would prefer viewing this exhibition from home, you can view the Virtual Exhibition.


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7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, October 16



Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010)
Urban Video Project

Price: Free
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Steyerl's work explores late capitalism's social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. Strike is a short, humorous film squarely in the tradition of Fluxus performance and wordplay. The title of the work plays on the double meaning of the word "strike." Most obviously, a strike is a physically violent gesture, in this case against a flatscreen monitor, both a commodity and an object that, when working, "disappears" behind the spectacle it presents. On the other hand, a strike is a strategic refusal to work. The double meaning here short circuits our contemporary split identity as consumer-workers.

Screening begins at dusk.


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Music
 

8:00 PM, October 16



Student Recital Series: Lingyin Cao, voice
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Online


Watch the livestream.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, October 16



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Syracuse's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before — get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!


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2:00 PM, October 16



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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2:00 PM, October 16



Urinetown the Musical
Syracuse University Drama Department
Temar Underwood, director

Price: $17-$19
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself.

Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Greg Kotis. Choreography by Kiira Carper-Schmid, with music direction by Brian Cimmet.

Buy tickets.


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7:30 PM, October 16



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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8:00 PM, October 16



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Famous Artists Broadway Series

Landmark Theatre
362 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Syracuse's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before — get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!


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8:00 PM, October 16



Urinetown the Musical
Syracuse University Drama Department
Temar Underwood, director

Price: $17-$19
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself.

Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Greg Kotis. Choreography by Kiira Carper-Schmid, with music direction by Brian Cimmet.

Buy tickets.


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Sunday, October 17, 2021


Art
 

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, October 17



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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



Matt Mitros: Rough Notions
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Mitros's work combines multiple materials and techniques, using 3D-printed elements, slip-casting, and found objects.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 17



Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented "Free Basin," a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. "Free Basin" was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn's 15-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 17



AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

AbStranded features 10 contemporary American artists — Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata — who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large — through knitting, weaving, quilting, and more — and suggests an alternative mode of communication within today's digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 17



From Soup to Nuts
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Drawn from the Everson's collection, this exhibition features a range of works that address a basic human necessity: food and drink. Whether attending a formal meal or a casual picnic, browsing the grocery aisle or grabbing a snack, eating and drinking is a part of our shared humanity. Including paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics, "From Soup to Nuts" is an eclectic multi-course artistic feast.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 17



Beyond the Blue
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color. Beyond the Blue is presented in collaboration with Art Macao 2021. In addition to a physical exhibition at the Everson, these works will be shared digitally with millions of visitors to Art Macao, an international art festival presented in museums, hotels, and other popular tourist destinations near Hong Kong.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 17



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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Music
 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 17



Jazz on Tap: Nancy Kelly
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: Free
Finger Lakes On Tap
35 Fennell St., Skaneateles


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8:00 PM, October 17



Lil Durk & Toosii: Live in Concert
The Oncenter

OnCenter Convention Center
800 South State St., Syracuse

Tickets


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Opera
 

3:00 PM, October 17



Libba Cotten: Here This Day
Society for New Music

Price: $20 regular, $15 students/seniors, children 18 and under free
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church
515 Oakwood Ave., Syracuse

Fully-staged premiere of an SNM commissioned opera with 10-piece chamber ensemble, with music by Mark Olivieri and libretto by Kyle Bass.

Born in the segregated south, Libba Cotten was a singer/songwriter whose "Freight Train," written when she was 11, is still performed by internationally-renowned artists today. Married at 15, Libba was "discovered" at age 60 by the folk music world. She spent the last 20 years of her life in Syracuse, during which time she toured nationally and performed regularly at MLK K-8 school. She was declared the first "living treasure" of Syracuse and won a Grammy at 93.


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, October 17



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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2:00 PM, October 17



Urinetown the Musical
Syracuse University Drama Department
Temar Underwood, director

Price: $17-$19
Storch Theater, Syracuse Stage
820 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom. Winner of three Tony Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself.

Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Greg Kotis. Choreography by Kiira Carper-Schmid, with music direction by Brian Cimmet.

Buy tickets.


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7:30 PM, October 17



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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Monday, October 18, 2021


Art
 

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 18



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 18



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 18



Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Noli Me Tangere, "touch me not" or "don't tread on me," (Latin) is a series of photographs that examines an internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. The photographs address, but don't aim to solve, the contentions between religion and homosexuality. Utilizing appropriated religious imagery and language, the work is recontextualized by the insertion of LGBTQ members and activists posing as Catholic deities. Themes, lighting and color treatment are adopted from the works of Renaissance Artists. The photographs are then presented as polyptychs in mimicry of Catholic altar-pieces.


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Film
 

7:30 PM, October 18



Tall in the Saddle (1944)
Syracuse Cinephile Society

Price: $3.50 non-members, $3 members
Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Cast: John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond, Gabby Hayes, Elisabeth Risdon, Raymond Hatton
Director: Edwin L. Marin

Wayne plays a cowboy who begins a new job on a ranch and is met with several surprises, including a murder, a crooked lawyer (Bond) and a beautiful but feisty wildcat of a woman who owns the neighboring ranch (Raines). One of the Duke's most popular westerns of the 1940s.


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Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Art
 

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 19



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, October 19



From A Distance
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Marna Bell: Black and white photography of "Little Odessa", Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Willson Cummer: Series of black and white photography based on the pandemic notion of 6-foot distancing
Michael Hughes: Elegant black or white porcelain vessels
Sam Graceffo: Uniquely handcrafted sterling silver jewelry


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 19



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 19



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 19



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 19



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 19



Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Noli Me Tangere, "touch me not" or "don't tread on me," (Latin) is a series of photographs that examines an internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. The photographs address, but don't aim to solve, the contentions between religion and homosexuality. Utilizing appropriated religious imagery and language, the work is recontextualized by the insertion of LGBTQ members and activists posing as Catholic deities. Themes, lighting and color treatment are adopted from the works of Renaissance Artists. The photographs are then presented as polyptychs in mimicry of Catholic altar-pieces.


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Music
 

8:00 PM, October 19



Setnor Ensemble Series: Wind Ensemble
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music
Dr. Bradley P. Ethington, conductor

Price: Free
Online


Watch the livestream.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Art
 

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 20



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, October 20



From A Distance
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Marna Bell: Black and white photography of "Little Odessa", Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Willson Cummer: Series of black and white photography based on the pandemic notion of 6-foot distancing
Michael Hughes: Elegant black or white porcelain vessels
Sam Graceffo: Uniquely handcrafted sterling silver jewelry


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 20



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 20



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 20



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 20



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 20



Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Noli Me Tangere, "touch me not" or "don't tread on me," (Latin) is a series of photographs that examines an internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. The photographs address, but don't aim to solve, the contentions between religion and homosexuality. Utilizing appropriated religious imagery and language, the work is recontextualized by the insertion of LGBTQ members and activists posing as Catholic deities. Themes, lighting and color treatment are adopted from the works of Renaissance Artists. The photographs are then presented as polyptychs in mimicry of Catholic altar-pieces.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, October 20



Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Artist Bill McLaughlin of New Berlin, NY, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2019 to photograph the migrants and asylum seekers left stranded at the border. They were stranded due to the January 2019 abrupt change in US immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico" in which asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border were returned to Mexico to wait, often for many months, for their immigration proceedings.

Working with the non-profit organization Border Angels, McLaughlin spent several weeks meeting migrants, listening to their stories and asking to take their portraits. His intimate 'retratos con dignidad' — portraits with dignity — document individuals and families who McLaughlin says "have sacrificed everything in an attempt to save their children from brutal gang violence, crushing poverty and the ravages of political corruption."

For those who would prefer viewing this exhibition from home, you can view the Virtual Exhibition.


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Music
 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, October 20



Jazz at the Cavalier: Marianne Solivan
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

Price: Free
Marriott Hotel Syracuse Cavalier Room
500 S. Warren St., Syracuse


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Theater
 

2:00 PM, October 20



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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7:30 PM, October 20



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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7:30 PM, October 20



Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats
The Oncenter

War Memorial at Oncenter
800 S. State St., Syracuse

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more potentially dangerous sciencey stuff. Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers ... think twice.

Tickets


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Thursday, October 21, 2021


Art
 

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, October 21



From A Distance
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Marna Bell: Black and white photography of "Little Odessa", Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Willson Cummer: Series of black and white photography based on the pandemic notion of 6-foot distancing
Michael Hughes: Elegant black or white porcelain vessels
Sam Graceffo: Uniquely handcrafted sterling silver jewelry


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 21



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 21



Matt Mitros: Rough Notions
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Mitros's work combines multiple materials and techniques, using 3D-printed elements, slip-casting, and found objects.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, October 21



AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

AbStranded features 10 contemporary American artists — Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata — who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large — through knitting, weaving, quilting, and more — and suggests an alternative mode of communication within today's digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented "Free Basin," a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. "Free Basin" was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn's 15-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, October 21



Beyond the Blue
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color. Beyond the Blue is presented in collaboration with Art Macao 2021. In addition to a physical exhibition at the Everson, these works will be shared digitally with millions of visitors to Art Macao, an international art festival presented in museums, hotels, and other popular tourist destinations near Hong Kong.


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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, October 21



From Soup to Nuts
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Drawn from the Everson's collection, this exhibition features a range of works that address a basic human necessity: food and drink. Whether attending a formal meal or a casual picnic, browsing the grocery aisle or grabbing a snack, eating and drinking is a part of our shared humanity. Including paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics, "From Soup to Nuts" is an eclectic multi-course artistic feast.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 21



Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Noli Me Tangere, "touch me not" or "don't tread on me," (Latin) is a series of photographs that examines an internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. The photographs address, but don't aim to solve, the contentions between religion and homosexuality. Utilizing appropriated religious imagery and language, the work is recontextualized by the insertion of LGBTQ members and activists posing as Catholic deities. Themes, lighting and color treatment are adopted from the works of Renaissance Artists. The photographs are then presented as polyptychs in mimicry of Catholic altar-pieces.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, October 21



Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Artist Bill McLaughlin of New Berlin, NY, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2019 to photograph the migrants and asylum seekers left stranded at the border. They were stranded due to the January 2019 abrupt change in US immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico" in which asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border were returned to Mexico to wait, often for many months, for their immigration proceedings.

Working with the non-profit organization Border Angels, McLaughlin spent several weeks meeting migrants, listening to their stories and asking to take their portraits. His intimate 'retratos con dignidad' — portraits with dignity — document individuals and families who McLaughlin says "have sacrificed everything in an attempt to save their children from brutal gang violence, crushing poverty and the ravages of political corruption."

For those who would prefer viewing this exhibition from home, you can view the Virtual Exhibition.


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6:45 PM - 11:00 PM, October 21



Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010)
Urban Video Project

Price: Free
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Steyerl's work explores late capitalism's social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. Strike is a short, humorous film squarely in the tradition of Fluxus performance and wordplay. The title of the work plays on the double meaning of the word "strike." Most obviously, a strike is a physically violent gesture, in this case against a flatscreen monitor, both a commodity and an object that, when working, "disappears" behind the spectacle it presents. On the other hand, a strike is a strategic refusal to work. The double meaning here short circuits our contemporary split identity as consumer-workers.

Screening begins at dusk.


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Lecture
 

12:00 PM, October 21



Lunchtime Lecture: Jesse Williams and the Cheese Factory System
Erie Canal Museum
Featuring Patrick Reynolds

Price: $5 general, free for members
Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse

Patrick Reynolds, Director of Public Programs at the Oneida County History Center, will discuss Jesse Williams and the history of modern cheese making that begin in the 19-century Canal Corridor. Williams founded the first cheese factory in America at Highland Mills north of Rome, and was heralded by John H. Kraft of Kraft Foods to have, "exemplified the spirit which has made the dairy industry the largest agricultural industry in America."

Patrick is graduate of the Cooperstown Program in Museum Studies. He has worked in museums throughout the United States including: Hanford Mills Museum, Berks County Historical Society, Rome Historical Society, and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

This event is hybrid, so you can choose to join in-person at the Museum or virtually via Zoom.

Register here.


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6:00 PM, October 21



Noli Me Tangere Artist Talk and Panel Discussion
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free (in person and streaming)
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Point of Contact will host an artist talk with Kelvin Burzon starting at 6:00 pm, followed by a panel discussion with Jorge Castillo of the LGBT Resource Center; Reverend Fred Daley, pastor of All Saints Parish; and Juan Juarez, artist, educator, and board president of Point of Contact Gallery.

For those attending in person, parking will be available on the night of the reception in the Syracuse University lot on the corner of West and West Fayette street. For those attending virtually, zoom registration here.


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Music
 

7:00 PM, October 21



Prisms and Antiphons
Everson Museum of Art
Featuring David Fulmer, violin

Price: Free
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Join the Everson Museum for a thrilling concert of newly commissioned musical works relating to "AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art," curated by celebrated composer, conductor, and violinist David Fulmer. The concerts will feature works for solo violin by Bach, along with four newly commissioned works composed in 2021 by Vasiliki Krimitza, Bahar Royaee, and Alyssa Regent. These works are inspired by, and composed alongside the works in "AbStranded." Fulmer will lead the audience on a physical tour of the Museum, performing each composition in front of a different work of art.


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Theater
 

6:45 PM, October 21



Low Noon
Acme Mystery Company

Spaghetti Warehouse
689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse

Welcome to Hadleyville, the most lawless place in the whole Territory of New Mexico. What makes this place so bad? Why, that would be you, pardner, and all the other low-down snakes that live here. Problem is that Statehood is coming and the Federales are looking to pull this place right out from under you. The undertaker, Ewell Dye, has called a town meeting at the Ramirez Saloon to figure out what to do. Watch your back, buckaroo. Folks are about to get even nastier.


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7:30 PM, October 21



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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Friday, October 22, 2021


Art
 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, October 22



Art Exhibit: Master Printmaking by the Asociacion de Gradadores de Cuba
LeMoyne College

Price: Free
Wilson Art Gallery, Noreen Reale Falcone Library
LeMoyne College, Syracuse

The Asociacion de Grabadores de Cuba (Association of Recorders of Cuba or AGC) was a collective of printmakers residing in Havana. These works of art were created between 1949 to 1968 (pre, during, and post Cuban Revolution) as a means to share cultural, political, social, spiritual, and artistic perspectives both domestically and internationally. This exhibition examines various printmaking techniques. This art show is the first exhibition of this many works of these 16 artists of the AGC in the United States to date.

Masks are required.

Visitor parking available in Lot EE, Salt Springs Road. Handicapped parking available in Lot C, Springfield Road.


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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, October 22



From A Distance
Edgewood Gallery

Edgewood Gallery
216 Tecumseh Rd., Syracuse

Marna Bell: Black and white photography of "Little Odessa", Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Willson Cummer: Series of black and white photography based on the pandemic notion of 6-foot distancing
Michael Hughes: Elegant black or white porcelain vessels
Sam Graceffo: Uniquely handcrafted sterling silver jewelry


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 22



Sketching Syracuse
Erie Canal Museum

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

The Syracuse Urban Sketchers, a group of local artists who sketch the beautiful and varied landscapes of Central New York, will be showcasing a number of their Erie Canal inspired images.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 22



Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 22



Richard Koppe: American Painting and the New Bauhaus
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

An instrumental member of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, Richard Koppe's artwork demonstrates complex compositions of structured lines, geometry, and color. This exhibition draws from the museum's large collection of Koppe artwork to explore his unique approach to line, plane, color and form in the evolution of his paintings.


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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, October 22



Collection Highlights: 5,500 Years of Art
SU Art Galleries

Price: Free
SU Art Galleries, Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse University, Syracuse

Explore the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries, which include many never-before-seen works of art and new acquisitions. In place of a traditional chronological organization, this new installation places artworks from across the globe and time in conversation with one another.


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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, October 22



Matt Mitros: Rough Notions
Gandee Gallery

Gandee Gallery
7846 Main St., Fabius

Mitros's work combines multiple materials and techniques, using 3D-printed elements, slip-casting, and found objects.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 22



Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
Everson Museum of Art

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented "Free Basin," a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. "Free Basin" was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn's 15-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 22



AbStranded: Fiber and Abstraction in Contemporary Art
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

AbStranded features 10 contemporary American artists — Polly Apfelbaum, Paolo Arao, Sanford Biggers, Samantha Bittman, Julia Bland, Rachel B. Hayes, Elana Herzog, Anne Lindberg, Sheila Pepe, and Sarah Zapata — who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. Utilizing a diverse variety of methods, styles, and forms, these artists uncover and co-opt textile traditions and material sources in order to re-assert their validity and relevance in an increasingly global-industrial culture. A prominent use of the hand looms large — through knitting, weaving, quilting, and more — and suggests an alternative mode of communication within today's digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 22



Beyond the Blue
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

After more than a year of COVID-19 isolation, the Everson Museum is grateful to shake off the blues by exhibiting life-affirming works from the permanent collection that are filled with joy, humor, and above all, color. Beyond the Blue is presented in collaboration with Art Macao 2021. In addition to a physical exhibition at the Everson, these works will be shared digitally with millions of visitors to Art Macao, an international art festival presented in museums, hotels, and other popular tourist destinations near Hong Kong.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 22



Mutual Affection: The Victoria Schonfeld Collection
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Victoria Schonfeld (1950-2019) was a prominent New York lawyer, collector, and philanthropist whose discerning eye was matched only by the fierceness of devotion to her friends. From the time she began collecting ceramics in the 1990s, Schonfeld developed lasting friendships with the artists who caught her eye. Schonfeld was particularly devoted to championing female artists, including Betty Woodman, Alison Britton, and Carol McNicoll, as well as younger artists like Lauren Mabry and Rain Harris. Her taste encompassed everything from classical beauty to pointedly political works, all linked by her boundless curiosity.

Long before her untimely death, Schonfeld began donating works by artists she admired to museums across the United States, including the Everson Museum of Art. It is with the deepest gratitude that the Everson accepts key works from the Schonfeld collection that will endure as a tribute to her generosity and lasting network of friendships. Mutual Affection marks the debut of the Victoria Schonfeld Collection at the Everson, fleshed out by additional works loaned by her family and friends. Each object in this exhibition stands on its own merit, but also represents a node in Schonfeld's vast network of reciprocal relationships.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 22



From Soup to Nuts
Everson Museum of Art

Price: Museum admission: $8 regular, $6 student/senior, free for members, children 12 and under, and military with ID
Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Drawn from the Everson's collection, this exhibition features a range of works that address a basic human necessity: food and drink. Whether attending a formal meal or a casual picnic, browsing the grocery aisle or grabbing a snack, eating and drinking is a part of our shared humanity. Including paintings, photographs, prints, and ceramics, "From Soup to Nuts" is an eclectic multi-course artistic feast.


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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, October 22



Noli Me Tangere: Works by Kelvin Burzon
Point of Contact Gallery

Price: Free
Point of Contact Gallery
350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse

Noli Me Tangere, "touch me not" or "don't tread on me," (Latin) is a series of photographs that examines an internal conflict of homosexuality and Catholicism. The photographs address, but don't aim to solve, the contentions between religion and homosexuality. Utilizing appropriated religious imagery and language, the work is recontextualized by the insertion of LGBTQ members and activists posing as Catholic deities. Themes, lighting and color treatment are adopted from the works of Renaissance Artists. The photographs are then presented as polyptychs in mimicry of Catholic altar-pieces.


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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, October 22



Living in Limbo: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin
ArtRage Gallery

Price: Free
ArtRage Gallery
505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Artist Bill McLaughlin of New Berlin, NY, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, in December 2019 to photograph the migrants and asylum seekers left stranded at the border. They were stranded due to the January 2019 abrupt change in US immigration policy informally known as "Remain in Mexico" in which asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border were returned to Mexico to wait, often for many months, for their immigration proceedings.

Working with the non-profit organization Border Angels, McLaughlin spent several weeks meeting migrants, listening to their stories and asking to take their portraits. His intimate 'retratos con dignidad' — portraits with dignity — document individuals and families who McLaughlin says "have sacrificed everything in an attempt to save their children from brutal gang violence, crushing poverty and the ravages of political corruption."

For those who would prefer viewing this exhibition from home, you can view the Virtual Exhibition.


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6:45 PM - 11:00 PM, October 22



Hito Steyerl: Strike (2010)
Urban Video Project

Price: Free
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St., Syracuse

Steyerl's work explores late capitalism's social, cultural, and financial imaginaries. Strike is a short, humorous film squarely in the tradition of Fluxus performance and wordplay. The title of the work plays on the double meaning of the word "strike." Most obviously, a strike is a physically violent gesture, in this case against a flatscreen monitor, both a commodity and an object that, when working, "disappears" behind the spectacle it presents. On the other hand, a strike is a strategic refusal to work. The double meaning here short circuits our contemporary split identity as consumer-workers.

Screening begins at dusk.


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Film
 

5:00 PM, October 22



Verona
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 1
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Two families on neighboring farms on the border between Brazil and Uruguay. Decades drive these people away. The physical proximity is separated by a fence and the set of prejudices, inexplicable hatred and lack of generosity. In the end of the year, between Christmas and New Year, the families gather on their respective farms. What nobody knows is that a love between two young people is about to break this barrier that is much bigger than the fence that divides the fields. (95 minutes, Brazil)


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5:00 PM, October 22



The Cost of Denial
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 2
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

From 1981 to 2021, the world has confronted a terrible scourge that has impacted countless individuals with fear, pain and death. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on our war against AIDS. The medical industry has focused on antiretroviral drugs to combat the HIV virus. All efforts to develop a vaccine have failed.
This is the story of the earliest successful treatment for AIDS. If the mainstream scientific community had paid attention, tens of thousands of lives may have been saved. Ignored and forgotten during the AIDS crisis this is the heroic struggle by a small group of physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals who succeeded in treating 1,200 patients with advanced AIDS. Eighteen of these patients reversed all of their AIDS-related conditions, regained full health and converted to HIV negative. In other words, the HIV virus was no longer present in their bodies. These are the voices revealing the pain, profit and politics of AIDS. (82 minutes, United States)


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5:00 PM, October 22



ZEF and Sky on Mt. Golija
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 3
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

ZEF
A man who suffers from a mental disorder continues to train men how to box. (52 minutes, France)

Sky on Mt. Golija
The filmmaker and his family return to Sky, a family-run guesthouse in a picturesque village of Serbia's Mt. Golija. Days of joy, great feasts, nature outings, and bonding with the hosts follow, but this time the stay at Sky has a special emotional significance for the filmmaker... (47 minutes, United States)


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7:00 PM, October 22



Aulcie, with live Q&A with Director Dani Menkin
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 1
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Aulcie tells the inspiring story of Aulcie Perry, a basketball legend who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship. During the summer of 1976, Aulcie Perry was spotted by a scout for Maccabi Tel Aviv while playing at the Rucker courts in Harlem and was quickly signed to play for their fledgling team. The Israeli players immediately responded to Aulcie's leadership and that year they had what one Sports Illustrated writer described as "the most extraordinary season in its remarkable history" and what Perry later called "the best nine months of my life." In 1977, Perry helped the team to its first European Championship, a prize they took four years later again under his leadership. After the season, to the surprise of many, Aulcie Perry converted to Judaism, adopted the Hebrew name Elisha Ben Avraham, and became an Israeli citizen. This inspiring film tells the story of this remarkable athlete who captured the spirit of a nation, triumphant and victorious against all odds, and put Israel on the map. (95 minutes, United States/Israel)

Followed by a live Q&A with Director Dani Menkin.


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7:00 PM, October 22



The People of Standing Stone and Origins, plus an interview with Ray Halbritter
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 2
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

The People of Standing Stone
Narrated by Academy Award Winner Kevin Costner, and directed by Emmy Award winner Ric Burns, People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Nation, The War of Independence, and The Making of America explores the little known, yet crucial history of the extraordinary contributions of one Native American people—the Oneidas—who during the darkest hours of the Revolutionary War became the only member of the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy to side with rebelling colonists. This powerful and sweeping film, is a moving and unique cinematic experience that sheds light on an American story that has gone shamefully overlooked in the annals of American history.

A Candid Interview with Ray Halbritter
Ray Halbritter is the Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation and the Chief Executive Officer of its enterprises, leading the Oneida people to an economic and cultural renaissance that has been hailed as a national model of success.

Origins by Jeffrey Palmer
Through digital filmmaking, Origins represents a grandfather's and grandson's perspectives of Kiowa (Native American) history and storytelling, which together form a visual document tracing the director's ancestral beginnings. These perspectives range from oral narratives and historical analyses, to the director's personal memoirs of growing up on Kiowa allotment land in southwestern Oklahoma. These generational voices lead the audience through the expansive landscape of "Kiowa Country," surveying the origins, homelands, and ceremonial sites of Kiowa existence and identity.


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7:00 PM, October 22



A Matter of Perspective
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 3
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

A Matter of Perspective
The lives of 10 people are crossing. In their encounters unexpected things come to light that shatter the protagonists' self-image and therefore their concept of their own life. Filmed out of the point of view of the acting characters, A Matter of Perspective is an episodic film about human existence between the polarity of our freedom and the responsibilities of life. (85 minutes, Austria)


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9:00 PM, October 22



Directed By, with Q&A with Director Steve Race
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 2
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

The 72nd Academy Awards telecast aired on March 26th, 2000 live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Over 46 million viewers tuned in, and it currently stands as the highest rated Academy Awards telecast of the 21st Century. Critically acclaimed and technologically advanced, it was produced by the late Richard Zanuck and his wife Lili Fini Zanuck, and hosted by Billy Crystal. The press wrote: "It was clean, snappy, high- gloss, and very well produced. And this year Billy didn't have to save the show!" The live telecast was directed by Louis J. Horvitz, who is one of the most prolific live television director's in Hollywood.
Over the course of 4 days, the director's assistants Steve Race and Micah Kwamina were granted unprecedented access to the behind the scenes action. Armed with only a GL1 Cannon Digital Video Camera, no sound equipment, and not even a tripod, they captured what goes into to making the biggest show on earth. (90 minutes, United States)

Followed by a live Q&A with Director Steve Race.


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9:00 PM, October 22



Willy’s Wonderland, with Q&A with Director Kevin Lewis
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 1
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse


A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy's Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics. Fists fly, kicks land, titans clash — and only one side will make it out alive. (88 minutes, United States)

Followed by a live Q&A with Director Kevin Lewis.


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9:00 PM, October 22



Jack Wyatt and the Gun From Hell
Syracuse International Film Festival

Price: $15 single block (single day and full-festival passes also available)
Redhouse at City Center Theater 3
400 S. Salina St., Syracuse

Jack Wyatt and the Gun From Hell
After rescuing a mysterious drifter from certain death, a gold miner named Jack Wyatt is gifted a cursed pistol with unspeakable power. Little does he know that a gang of outlaws, led by the evil Thane Maddox, is searching for the notorious Gun from Hell. (86 minutes, United States)


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Music
 

5:00 PM, October 22



Setnor Ensemble Series: Jazz and Commerical Music Ensemble, Jazz Improvisation
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Online


Livestream will be on either JCM's Instagram or Facebook (or both).


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7:00 PM, October 22



The Zelltones Trio
The 443 Social Club

Price: $5 cover
The 443 Social Club
443 Burnet Ave., Syracuse

The Zelltones liberate their twisted roots - cool to blue, urban slick to tent revival. Get down with the Zelltones and then get up 'n dance!

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order for the 443 to operate at full capacity, we are limiting our guests to those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Attendees must show proof at the door upon arrival. This show will be held outside if the weather permits.


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8:00 PM, October 22



Setnor Ensemble Series: Jazz and Commerical Music Ensemble, Morten Schiff Jazz Ensemble
Syracuse University Setnor School of Music

Price: Free
Online


Livestream will be on either JCM's Instagram or Facebook (or both).


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Opera
 

8:00 PM, October 22



Live at Jazz Central: The Medium
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation
Chelsea Opera
Garrett August Heater, director

Price: $35
Jazz Central
441 E. Washington St., Syracuse

Gian Carlo Menotti's psychological thriller The Medium tells the story of Madam Flora, whose phony seances come back to haunt her. Her daughter Monica, and Toby, a mute adopted by Madam Flora, reluctantly aid her in fleecing desperate clients as their own love story unfolds. A captivating blend of mysticism and madness, Menotti's score and plot is a perfect seasonal offering, particularly for patrons who might be new to opera. An original staging by Chelsea Opera promises an evening of eerie twists and turns. Music direction is by John Krause.

The Medium will be presented in English with a run time of 90 minutes, including one intermission. All patrons will need to show proof of vaccination or PCR test within 72 hours of entry, and must remain masked during the performance.

For tickets or more information, visit chelseaopera.org.

This production is part of an expansion of fully staged productions to upstate New York by the Manhattan-based Chelsea Opera Company, now in its 18th season.


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Poetry/Reading
 

7:00 PM, October 22



Poet Wendy Xu
Downtown Writer's Center

Price: Free
Online


Wendy Xu's most recent books of poems are The Past (Wesleyan, 2021) and Phrasis (Wesleyan, 2017), named one of the 10 Best Poetry Books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review. Her work has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Poetry, Granta, Tin House, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and widely elsewhere. Xu is assistant professor of writing at The New School, and serves as poetry editor for the arts magazine Hyperallergic. She lives in Brooklyn.

Zoom registration


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Theater
 

7:30 PM, October 22



Eureka Day
Syracuse Stage
Robert Hupp, director

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

With a mumps outbreak, a private school in Berkeley, California, called Eureka Day, becomes a microcosm of our larger society as Jonathan Spector's comedy plunges headlong into the knotty issues of vaccines and how we measure private preference against public health and how we decide who gets to decide. Though written pre-Covid, Eureka Day could hardly be more timely or more needed as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.


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