Monday morning arts news, December 7


Monday, December 7

• Crafts Center: spring class registration opens for everyone.

Tuesday, December 8

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Isabella Byrd, award-winning Brooklyn-based lighting designer focused on new play development and igniting classics. 6pm.

Wednesday, December 9

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

Thursday, December 10

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• NC State LIVE: Year-end soirée and concert with Shana Tucker. 5:30pm.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Megumi Katayama, New York-based freelance sound designer, sound artist and composer. 6pm.

• HANUKKAH begins at sunset.

Friday, December 11

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• UT Revisited: Pippin. A Zoom reunion of the cast and crew of University Theatre’s February 2000 production of Pippin. 8pm.

Monday, December 14

• Gregg Museum: Windhover livestream event. Empowering Artists: From the classroom to the gallery. The Gregg hosts a livestream event on YouTube and Instagram with published artists from NC State’s Windhover magazine. They will talk about their art with editor Xenna Smith. 6pm.

Tuesday, December 15

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Eric Woodall, Broadway casting director, resident Broadway director of Mamma Mia!, and producing artistic director of North Carolina Theatre. 6pm.

Time and venue added below if available online when this update was published. See the latest schedules at

December 9: Women’s basketball. Elon. Reynolds Coliseum. 7:15pm.
December 12: Men’s basketball. Florida Atlantic. Reynolds Coliseum. 7pm.
December 17: Women’s basketball. Wake Forest. Reynolds Coliseum. 7pm.
December 19: Men’s basketball. Campbell. PNC Arena. Time TBA.
December 20: Women’s basketball. Duke. Reynolds Coliseum. 4pm.
December 22: Men’s basketball. North Carolina. PNC Arena. 9pm.
December 30: Men’s basketball. Boston College. PNC Arena. 8pm.


• NC State’s Power Sound of the South took part in the 2020 virtual Raleigh Christmas Parade Celebration. Their medley of holiday classics is available for a quick watch on YouTube.

• University Theatre costume technician Adrienne McKenzie was selected as a finalist for the London-based 2020 Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery. Take a look at the photos of Adrienne’s fabulous creation!

• A very special part of last Friday’s NC State virtual commencement ceremony is the State Chorale performance of “The Road Home” by Stephen Paulus. You can find that segment starting at 21:25 in the video.

• If you haven’t watched already, here is a reminder of NC State arts performances (with links) that you can see online:

– Dance Program Fall Concert
– Brickyard Broadcast from the Department of Music
– Argo: A Virtual Journey of Jason and the Argonauts by University Theatre
– NC State jazz students have six tracks available on Soundcloud

• Learn about the four exhibitions now open at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. The Gregg is currently open from 10am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday (free timed reservation required). The Gregg will be closed December 24 through January 4.

• Thinking about holiday shopping? Explore both the Wood Projects Series and the Virtual Crafts Fair at the Crafts Center.


• IndyWeek: An Epic Poem Becomes a Sprawling NC State University Theatre Multimedia Production. A great piece about UT’s fall production of Argo.

• Chatham Life & Style: From Hands-On to Mics-On: DIY Theatre Webinars from NC State.

• NPR: Listen to NPR Music’s 100 Best Songs Of 2020. The list includes “Going Home” by Lakecia Benjamin. Originally scheduled to perform at NC State in fall 2020 (and now rescheduled for fall 2021), Lakecia took part in NC State LIVE’s November 18 “Conversation Between Collaborators” with jazz violinist Regina Carter.

• Raleigh Magazine: Shifting Focus. Park Scholar alum Chasta Hamilton – author of Trash the Trophies – teaches musical theatre and jazz dance classes for our Dance Program master class series and is a member of the Friends of Arts NC State board of advisors.

That’s it for this week, folks. Be safe, wear your face covering, wash your hands, support our students, and embrace our fall 2020 arts experiences at NC State!