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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 CONTACT: Kelundra Smith, Public Relations Manager 315-443-8603 or

Drink n’ Design at Midsummer Happy Hour

Indulge in desserts from BitterSweet, create your own American Modern with the Everson

(Syracuse, NY)— Enjoy complimentary appetizers from BitterSweet, half-price drinks and an art project on Thursday, March 21, 67:15 p.m., at Drink n’ Design Happy Hour before the 7:30 p.m. performance of A Midsummer's Night Dream. Patrons can indulge in complimentary appetizers and desserts from BitterSweet of Syracuse, plus all drinks at the bar are halfprice. The signature drink for the Midsummer is “Love-in-Idleness,” named after the purple flower that causes people to fall in love in the play. Ingredients are Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Blue Curacao and Grenadine. The Everson Museum of Art is partnering with Syracuse Stage for a fun, mess-free art project in Stage’s Sutton Pavilion. Join a staff member from the Everson in making your own flair inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell. Happy Hour attendees will have the opportunity to win prizes for their designs, as well as enter for a chance to win free tickets to the American Moderns exhibit. American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell, is on display at the Everson through May 12, and explores a wide variety of American art from the first half of the twentieth century. The exhibition consists of 53 paintings and four sculptures, selected from the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection by such


prominent artists as Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis and Arthur Dove. For more information visit The Syracuse Stage Happy Hour series features free appetizers and half-price drinks from 6-7:15 p.m. in the Sutton Pavilion before select performances. Remaining Happy Hour dates for the 12/13 Season are: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Thursday, March 21, Good People Thursday, May 2 and An Iliad Thursday, May 23. William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream runs through March 31 in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee Street. Tickets are available at the Syracuse Stage Box Office, (315) 443-3275 or, $30-$51 for adults and $18 for children under 18 and SU students.

ABOUT THE EVERSON The Everson Museum of Art, whose roots extend to 1897, is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, its pioneering art video collection and its distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei. In addition to exhibitions, the Everson presents a monthly Contemporary Film Series, regular Artists Open events and a wide variety of art education programs for adults and children. The Everson is open to the public Tuesday – Friday and Sunday Noon – 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (suggested donation). For more information please visit The operation of the Everson Museum of Art is made possible with funding from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Syracuse University, the County of Onondaga administered by the Cultural Resources Council, the Central New York Community Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the Everson Board of Trustees and Everson Members’ Council.

ABOUT SYRACUSE STAGE Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 290 plays in 40 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 90,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 30,000 students from 24 counties. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Additional support comes from the government, foundations, corporations and Syracuse University. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a


member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.

### Syracuse Stage I Producing Artistic Director: Timothy Bond I Managing Director: Jeffrey Woodward 820 E. Genesee St. I Main: 315-443-4008 I Box Office: 315-443-3275 I