Monday morning arts news, August 28


Monday, August 28

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Final day of jazz ensemble auditions. Sign up for a ten-minute audition appointment.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Auditions for the Panoramic Dance Project. Carmichael Gymnasium, Dance Studio 2307. 6:30 p.m.

• University Theatre: Audition orientation for Peter and the Starcatcher. Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 29 through Saturday, September 2

• 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 29

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Auditions for the State Dance Company. Carmichael Gymnasium, Dance Studio 2307. 6:30 p.m.

• University Theatre: Auditions for the October production of Peter and the Starcatcher (day 1 of 2). Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 30

• University Theatre: Auditions for the October production of Peter and the Starcatcher (day 2 of 2). Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 31

• NC State LIVE: Single tickets and Kidstuff packages go on sale.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Free dance master class (ballet with Sara Roe). Open to NC State students, faculty and staff. Carmichael Gym, Dance Studio 2307. 5:30 p.m.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Dance Faculty Concert, with works by Amy Love Beasley, Autumn Mist Belk, Beth Wright Fath and Tara Z. Mullins. Titmus Theatre. 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 2

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Four of the student-run a cappella organizations affiliated with the department (Acappology, Grains of Time, Ladies in Red, Wolfgang) will hold joint auditions. Prepare a verse and a chorus of your favorite pop song and drop in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Price Music Center, Room 120.


• Wolfpack Career Chats: In this podcast, University Theatre’s Mia Self talks with Marcy Bullock of the Career Development Center about opportunities for students to participate in theatre productions regardless of their major. You can listen via Apple Podcasts or Soundcloud.

• On Tuesday, August 29 at 4 p.m., Tom Stafford, vice chancellor for student affairs emeritus, will give his 1,000th tour of NC State’s Memorial Belltower.

• Today (August 28) is the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington. Did you know that King first used the “I have a dream” phrase in a public address in Rocky Mount, North Carolina the previous November?  In 2016, NC State LIVE joined with campus partners (the NC State University Libraries, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the African American Cultural Center) to produce Experiencing King at NC State, highlighting the work of professors Jason Miller and Victoria Gallagher. Revisit the project story in the fall 2016 issue of #creativestate magazine, starting on page 16.

• The Beauty of Research: The winners of the 2023 Envisioning Research contest have been announced. See the gallery of fascinating photos.

• WKNC is offering training sessions for news content creators on August 28 at 3 p.m. (virtual), and blog, video, podcast and interview content creators on August 31 at 2 p.m.

• Crafting Resilience: Make a Fun Bracelet. Join Prevention Services and NC State University Libraries for experiential opportunities to engage in self-care through crafting. D.H. Hill Jr. Library, Fishbowl Forum. Tuesday, August 29 at 2 p.m.

• The NC State Literary Reading Series presents Wilton Barnhardt, who will read from his new novel, Western Alliances. Wednesday, August 30 at 7 p.m. in the Caldwell Hall lounge.

• The NC State University Libraries presents State of Sound Stories, featuring a conversation with Erika Libero from the Band BANGZZ.  Thursday, August 31, at 4 p.m. in the Fishbowl Forum at D.H. Hill Jr. Library.

• The NC State University Libraries presents Femme Beat-Making Night, an opportunity to create beats and explore music by women and nonbinary artists. Thursday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m. in the Digital Media Lab Studio at D.H. Hill Jr. Library.


• Technician: ‘We Hate Duke!’: The Second City visits the Pack. Technician writer Riya Kannan recaps NC State LIVE’s Wolfpack Welcome Week event in Stewart Theatre.

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