Monday morning arts news, April 11


Tuesday, April 12 through Saturday, April 16

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance is open in the historic residence, and Across the Threshold of India – Photographs by Martha Strawn is now open in the Black-Sanderson Gallery. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 12

• NC State LIVE is offering a free kathak and tap class (followed by a community jam) at the Cary Arts Center Theatre. Participants will receive two free tickets to the performance by Leela Dance Company on Thursday evening. Sign-up is required. See all the details. 6:30 p.m.

• The Beatles: In Search of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Catch a free lecture by filmmaker and Grammy-nominated record producer Max Langstaff, who will take you on a magical mystery tour inside Abbey Road studios with Sir George Martin in search of Sgt. Pepper – the band, the songs, and the myth. Duke Energy Hall at Hunt Library. No registration is required. 7 p.m.

• The Arts NOW Series presents the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. The quartet performs a varied repertoire from classical to jazz to new music to tango. This concert will feature works by Mark Engebretson, Chen Yi and James Paul Sain. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Learn more and get your tickets online. 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

• Free dance master class: Safety Release Technique with creator B.J. Sullivan. SRT is a dancing methodology that premises the moving body from a skeletal perspective. Carmichael Dance Studio. Learn more and register. 5:45 p.m.

• NC State LIVE presents Leela Dance Collective. Delight in rhythm and virtuosity as two percussive dance forms – Indian kathak and American tap – collide in SPEAK. The dancers will share the stage with a stellar array of Indian classical musicians and a jazz combo. Stewart Theatre. See all details and get your tickets online. 8 p.m.

Friday, April 15

• NC State’s annual Student Art Sale attracts student artists from across the diverse collection of academic disciplines that make up NC State University. The virtual sale goes live at noon on Friday, April 15. All proceeds go directly to the student artists.

• The Crafts Center will host a pop-up art show in collaboration with the Arts Entrepreneurship program. The event will begin with a drum circle outside at Thompson Commons, led by Rich Holly. 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 16

• Dance Program: The State Dance Company will perform at the Gregg Museum as part of a pop-up performance called REDACT, which investigates gender gap data, gender politics and internalized sexism while confronting the invisible identities of women and the way women are erased. Free. 1 p.m.


• What are YOUR pet peeves? It’s not even the Festivus season, but Rich Holly is airing a few grievances in his latest “Our Life in The Arts” blog post.

• The second NC State Crowdfunding project kicks off on Wednesday, April 13, and includes two arts initiatives: Dance Student Research and Choreography, and Power Sound of the South Drumline Equipment. This fundraising effort runs through May 13.

• Have you discovered the new outdoor art at Gardner Arboretum on North Campus? Take a look at the images in this Google Photos album. When visiting the arboretum, you can also check out the great new SolarSpace outdoor study/meeting space.


• Indy Week: 15 Minutes: John Foley, 25. John Foley was a student assistant on the NC State LIVE staff throughout his undergrad time at NC State and was an arts entrepreneurship minor. In this Indy interview, he describes his music as “if Stevie Nicks joined the Heartbreakers.”

• Triangle on the Cheap: First LIVE @ Lake Raleigh outdoor concert of season on April 7. TOTC gives a shout-out to the return of concerts by the lake.

• Technician: The SpongeBob Musical. Photo gallery by Natalie Folsom, Agromeck photo editor. UT’s run of SpongeBob ended on Sunday, and almost every performance was packed.

• Walter Magazine: 20+ Things do in April in and Around Raleigh. LIVE @ Lake Raleigh is back and gets a shout-out in Walter.

• Technician: Navigate some of downtown Raleigh’s most artistic murals. Technician’s Jameson Wolf has put together a terrific walking trail of 29 murals in the center of the city.

• Technician: 6 NC State students form Late Notice, deliver fresh live music to community. Technician writer Olivia Winston profiles a new band formed by NC State students.

• Technician: Asian Artist Showcase highlights Asian American artists at NC State. Technician writer Jacob Hodges recaps the Asian Artist Showcase organized by the Crane Collective.

• Technician: Asian Students Association celebrates Asian culture, community on campus. Technician writer Elyse Boldizar profiles the Asian Students Association and the arts events they host to promote Asian culture at NC State.

• Technician: Centennial piano brings music, joy, community to campus. Technician writer Caleb Jolley introduces the decorated outdoor piano on Centennial Campus.

• WRAL: 10+ Things to do with your kids this weekend in NC (April 8-10). SpongeBob made it on the WRAL weekend hot list.

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