Monday morning arts news, February 26


• Crafts Center: Dominick Rapone: Nature’s Whispers. The exhibition runs through April 22.

Monday, February 26

• NC State LIVE School Matinee Series: Axis Theatre of Vancouver in Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. 11 a.m. Stewart Theatre.

Tuesday, February 27

• NC State LIVE School Matinee Series: Axis Theatre of Vancouver in Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. 10 a.m. and noon. Stewart Theatre.

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Costume Crafting Night. Learn more and register. Two sessions: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27 through Saturday, March 2

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are openLeading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. The Art of John Mark Hall is an exhibition of photographs drawn from some of Hall’s favorite works. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Artistic Spreadsheets – Excel Tips and Tricks. Learn more and register. 6 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

Thursday, February 29

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Theatre Resumes and Portfolios. Learn more and register. 5 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

Friday, March 1

• Crafts Center: Mindful Crafts with the Pack. The Crafts Center is partnering with Prevention Services on a new drop-in space for students. Noon to 2 p.m.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Free photography workshop for NC State students. Learn how to take professional images of your artwork for the upcoming Student Art Sale. Spots are limited and registration is required. 2:30 p.m.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: NC State’s new site-specific dance company, Terrain Dance Project, will present its inaugural performance at CAM Raleigh during Downtown Raleigh’s First Friday. 7 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: Jazz concert by the Alexa Tarantino Quartet. 7:30 p.m. in Stewart Theatre.

Saturday, March 2

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Ladies in Red in concert. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Sunday, March 3

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Acappology’s 30-Year Anniversary Concert. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• Student artists: The application to participate in the annual Student Art Sale is now live. The deadline for registration is Sunday, March 31. The sale is open to all NC State students and takes place April 12.

• NC State LIVE has just announced the lineup for the free spring 2024 LIVE @ Lake Raleigh series. Four concerts, great artists, outdoor (by the lake), with food trucks and a local beer vendor on site.

• The Fish Market Gallery, operated by students in the College of Design, returns for First Friday in downtown Raleigh on March 1 from 6 to 11 p.m. at 133 Fayetteville Street. NC State student artists are invited to submit work, but the deadline is today, Feb. 26. Direct questions to

• The University Activities Board will host a karaoke night featuring love songs. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 8 to 10 p.m. in Talley’s One Earth Lounge.

• A/V Geeks: Homophobia in film. The NC State University Libraries presents A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer and John Stadler, assistant professor in film studies at NC State, as they share and discuss “educational” films that served as instruments of the mid-20th century moral panic about homosexual people in the United States. Wednesday, Feb 28 at 7 p.m. Fishbowl Forum at Hill Library.

• Black History Month Femme Beat-Making Showcase and Workshop. Hosted by the NC State University Libraries at the Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab. Thursday, Feb 29, 12:30 to 5 p.m.

• Black History Month: Open mic and exhibition closing. The final event of 29 Days of Healing: Black Book Blitz Exhibit will feature student performers and creatives. African American Cultural Center.  Thursday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m.

• The University Sustainability Office hosts the eARTh Showcase. The event will include a live performance, interactive art tables, catered hors d’oeuvres and local artwork on display. Friday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mountains Ballroom in Talley.

• Japanese Hinamatsuri: The NC Japan Center will display recently gifted traditional Japanese dolls in celebration of the Girl’s Day festival observed in Japan. Along with the display, there will be food, music and local vendors with Japanese items for sale at this family-oriented event that is open to the community. Saturday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.

• Have you stopped by the One Earth Lounge at the end of the day on a Tuesday to enjoy Irish music by the fireplace? The Irish Session at NC State is a weekly gathering of musicians who play traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and Cape Breton, Canada. Led by Dr. Alison Arnold, the session has been running since January 2005 and is open to all NC State students, faculty and staff, as well as local community members and visitors. Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union.

• Academic and Student Affairs News: University Theatre’s Workshop Series Connects Students, Community to Theatre Production. Learn about UT’s new-ish collection of workshops that are free of charge to all participants.

• University Human Resources News: Can’t-Miss 2024 Spring Events. University HR highlights several upcoming arts events.

• Academic and Student Affairs News: BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art was a Supersized Exhibition. The recently closed exhibition at the Gregg Museum attracted record-breaking attendance.

• WRAL: North Carolina Theatre files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, suspends 2024 season. Sad news.

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