Monday morning arts news, August 21


Monday, August 21

• University Theatre: Single ticket sales for the 2023-24 season begin at 10 a.m today.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: The annual back-to-school poster sale continues, open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, August 25. The sale takes place outside the north entrance of Talley Student Union, under the overhang near One Earth (a nice gathering spot that desperately needs a cool name).

• NC State LIVE: Tickets for the August 25 show by The Second City are on sale now for NC State students only. Tickets go on sale to staff, faculty and the public on August 23.

• The Crafts Center reopens for fall semester. See the hours of operation.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Choir auditions begin, running August 21 to 25. Sign up for a ten-minute audition appointment. See all audition details.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Orchestra auditions begin, available August 21 and 23. Sign up for a ten-minute audition appointment. See all audition details.

• The Crafts Center and University Theatre: Open house. Thompson Hall. 4 to 6 p.m.

• The Crafts Center: Crossroads, an exhibition of work by Nic Jackson, wood studio manager at the Crafts Center, opens today.

Tuesday, August 22 through Saturday, August 26

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Selections from the Collections is open in the historic residence gallery spaces and features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. This Is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect remains open through October 7. Visit your museum! Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Jazz ensemble auditions begin, running August 22 to 25 and August 28. Sign up for a ten-minute audition appointment. See all audition details.

• University Theatre is hosting interest meetings for student employment (6 p.m. in Stewart Theatre) and stage management (7 p.m. in Frank Thompson Hall).

Wednesday, August 23

• NC State LIVE: Registration for 2023-24 School Matinee Series opens at 7:30 a.m.

• NC State LIVE: Tickets for the August 25 show by The Second City go on sale to staff, faculty and the public at 10 a.m.

Thursday, August 24

• University Theatre is hosting interest meetings for the scene shop (3 p.m., repeating at 5 p.m.), costume shop (3:30 p.m., repeating at 5:30 p.m.), lighting/sound shop (4 p.m., repeating at 6 p.m.), stage management (4:30 p.m.), plus a meeting for students interested in QuickSCRIPTS and playwriting for the Creative Artist Award (6:30 p.m.). All meetings are thirty minutes long and take place in Frank Thompson Hall.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Wolfpack Welcome Week dance master class. Learn more about the dance companies and auditions at this class led by the directors of the Panoramic Dance Project and the State Dance Company. Carmichael Gymnasium, Dance Studio 2307. Registration required. 5:30 p.m.

Friday, August 25

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Final day of the annual back-to-school poster sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., outside the north entrance of Talley Student Union.

• NC State LIVE: Comedy show by The Second City. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.

• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Final reading of What We Grew Up With by Kiran Soma. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Reserve your free spot on Eventbrite. 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 26

• Packapalooza! NC State’s annual street festival and block party. Visit the Arts Zone in the afternoon. Hillsborough Street. 2 to 10 p.m.


• Reds and Whites: An exciting new public art project is coming to Centennial Campus this semester.

• Wes Parker, director of jazz studies, was recently the guest for a podcast produced by the North Carolina Music Educators Association, discussing the value of music at NC State.

• In 2021, Layla El-Khoury, a member of the State Dance Company, choreographed “Force of Flows,” a dance piece that demonstrates the effects of stream bank erosion, as part of her master’s thesis in biological engineering. She is now a doctoral student and recently received the Robert E. Stewart Engineering Humanities Award for her dance work.

• This summer, NC State students in the marching band and wind ensemble put their passports to good use, traveling to Wales and England for performances.

• Paid call for art: On October 18, the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs and NC State Libraries are hosting a symposium titled “Envisioning Urban Futures.” The event includes a paid call for art for display, detailed in this Google form. Interested artists should complete the form by Monday, August 28.

• WKNC is offering training sessions for blog, video, podcast and interview content creators on August 21 and 24, an interest meeting for all volunteer positions on August 22, and in-person news content creator training on August 25.

• Prevention Services is hosting a free Paint Party at Campus Health on Thursday, August 24, 12 to 2 p.m.

• WKNC will host a listening party at The Corner on Centennial Campus, Friday, August 25, 5 to 7 p.m.

• Have you registered for a fall crafts class? If you’re thinking about it, don’t delay. Several classes are already full or close.

See a two-month list of campus arts events and exhibitions, posted on the first day of each month.