THINGS TO DO
Monday, August 22
• FIRST DAY OF CLASSES.
• University Theatre: Open House. Visit with staff and students to learn how you can get involved in theatre. Tour the stages, shops and spaces of Thompson Hall. 4 to 6 p.m.
• Crafts Center: Open House. Tour the studios, color a Zentangle wolf, and see artist demos. 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23 through Saturday, August 27
• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23
• University Theatre: Employment interest meeting. Learn about paid, flexible, part-time positions in University Theatre Event Operations, take a backstage tour, and meet current student employees. Stewart Theatre. 6 p.m.
• University Theatre: Stage management interest meeting. Thompson Hall Classroom 300. 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24
• (We’re not sure why this is a quiet day in an otherwise packed week, but enjoy the breather.)
Thursday, August 25
• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Tour of exhibitions. Join the Gregg staff for a one-hour tour of current exhibitions, including Egyptian Tent, Eric Serritella – Sharing Spaces, and Across the Threshold of India – Photographs by Martha Strawn. 10 a.m.
• University Theatre: Scene Shop interest meeting. Thompson Hall. Two times: 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 5:30 p.m.
• University Theatre: Lighting/Sound Shop interest meeting. Thompson Hall. Two times: 3 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 5:30 p.m.
• University Theatre: Costume Shop interest meeting. Thompson Hall. Two times: 3:30 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 6 p.m.
• Dance Program: Master class. Get Moving with the Dance Program. Experience what the Dance Program offers in this class taught by Tara Mullins, director of the State Dance Company, and Matthew Wright, College of Design grad student and Panoramic Dance Project alum. The class will introduce you to the distinct styles of both student dance companies, which range from modern to contemporary hip-hop. Register here. Carmichael Dance Studio 2307. 5:45 p.m.
Friday, August 26
• The arts will be represented at the Student Involvement Fair. Stafford Commons. 3 to 6 p.m.
• University Theatre: Free staged reading. Muse by Gaven Bell. This 2022 Creative Artist Award-winning one-act play is a contemporary rendition of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, exploring the relationship between art and science as Finn, a microbiologist, grieves the loss of Eurydice, the artist no longer by his side. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 27
• Packapalooza is BACK! Be there when we take over Hillsborough Street. See the schedule for the full day.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Auditions for choirs, jazz ensembles, and orchestras are taking place this week. Students should check the Department of Music auditions page to sign up for an audition time.
• The Gregg Museum’s annual sponsored poster sale with Poster Invasion is back. Find the sale outside Talley Student Union daily through Friday, August 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., under the overhang near Stafford Commons.
• With the large number of top-of-the-year events going on at University Theatre (open house, interest meetings, readings and auditions), check out this handy PDF that connects you to everything.
• This art student spotlight features Tia Canada, a recent graduate student intern in the Arts Outreach and Engagement office. Check out the blog post.
IN THE NEWS
• JazzCorner News: The Super-Hip Always Swinging Triangle North Carolina Fall 2022 Jazz Season. Larry Reni Thomas previews fall jazz concerts in the area, including Kenny Barron and Regina Carter on the NC State LIVE season.
• Technician: New Gardner Arboretum art installation placed on campus. Technician culture editor Myra Bari shares the story of a new campus-wide ephemeral art program that begins with a rock art installation at Gardner Arboretum on north campus.
See a two-month list of campus arts events and exhibitions, posted on the first day of each month.