Singing the blues: Kathleen Wrinn portrays Henriette Henriot, the subject of Pierre-August Renoir’s “La Parisienne” in The Woman in the Blue Dress, running through Nov. 20 at the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium. MICHAEL DAVIS PHOTO
Syracuse Vocal Ensemble. A concert titled “Titans of the Teens and Twenties” takes place Sunday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m., in Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum. Adult tickets cost $14, $12 for seniors, and $5 for children. To order, call 637-3899.
Syracuse Stage. The Woman in the Blue Dress, by Lauren Unbekant, brings to life Henriette Henriot, the subject of Renoir’s “La Parisienne.” Thirty-minute performances take place Oct. 15 to Nov. 20, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:15 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m., in Hosmer Auditorium. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased at the Everson box office.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile. While there is no Picasso on display at the Everson, the play is set in 1904, at the height of impressionism. The show goes on Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Nov. 1 at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. Tickets cost $22 to $44 and can be purchased by calling 443-3275.
Syracuse Opera. Three projects have been planned to tie into Turner to Cezanne, including a production of La Boheme that features large replicas of impressionist art and a series of recitals based on the artwork in the exhibit. La Boheme, will be performed Oct. 23, 8 p.m., and Oct. 25, 2 p.m. in the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., with Renoir’s “blue dress” painting playing a central role. Tickets start at $18. A Gallery Walk recital takes place Nov. 7, 7 p.m., in the Everson’s second-level galleries. Dessert reception with the artists follows. Reservations are recommended; tickets cost $50 per person. And a 2 p.m. recital at Hosmer Auditorium on Nov. 8 will be a fuller length musical program with projected images of the paintings on the wall as appropriate. Call 476-7372 to purchase tickets.
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The SSO is offering two partnership events with the Everson. First is Beyond the Score: Pictures at an Exhibition, based on the Ravel/Mussorgsky composition. The concert, more like a multimedia exploration of the age of impressionism with Daniel Hege conducting, takes place Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., at the Mulroy Civic Center. Then, on Nov. 20 and 21, 8 p.m., at the Civic Center, take in Impressionist Masters, with the Syracuse University Oratorio Society. Tickets for both shows range from $17 to $70. For more information, call 424-8200.
Onondaga Historical Association. The OHA, 321 Montgomery St., has mounted an exhibition that examines the time period of 1880 to 1915 in Syracuse. The display includes art, architecture and design (including Gustav Stickley), literature/enterainment/music, city politics, ethnicity, and economy/land use. So when you see the paintings of the Davies sisters’ much-beloved Venice at the Everson, you can peruse a painting of the Erie Canal as it once flowed through the center of the city at the OHA, for example. The exhibit runs through Jan. 3. For more information, call 428-1864 or visit www.cnyhistory.org.
Onondaga County Public Library. You can study impressionism on your own by reading about it. The library has made available book lists. Branch libraries will offer exhibits by local artists and lectures related to the Turner to Cezanne exhibit. For details, go to www.onlib.org.
Civic Morning Musicals. Free Wednesday concerts at noon continue this fall from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18 at the Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium. Each concert will feature French composers to complement the main attraction. For more information, visit www.civicmorningmusicals.org.
The Warehouse Gallery. On Nov. 19, 6 p.m., sculptor Alyson Shotz will lecture on the role of light in her works to coincide with the opening reception of her show Alyson Shotz: Drawing Through Space. Admission is free. The Warehouse Gallery is located at 350 W. Fayette St. Call 443-6450.
Dinner with the Masters. And while downtown restaurants aren’t technically arts organizations, some masterpieces do emerge from their kitchens. Now through Jan. 10, 17 downtown eateries offer three courses for $25 or less when you show your ticket stub to the server. The offer isn’t valid Oct. 23, 24 and 25, Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1. See the ad on page 14 or visit www.downtownsyracuse.com.