Monday, March 15
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder (Part 1 of 2). In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When twenty-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones – and himself – that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own. 7pm.
Tuesday, March 16
• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Join Laura Parker in a Zoom session to learn about 16th century garment construction, including seaming techniques, hand-bound eyelets, and cartridge pleating. 4:30pm.
• NC State LIVE: Bodystories workshops. Join choreographer and community organizer Murielle Elizéon and cellist and educator Shana Tucker for a series of restorative storytelling workshops rooted in social justice, created for NC State students to come together in a healing digital space to explore their own stories. Register by noon on Monday, March 15. Track B sessions take place on March 16 and 20.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. An Actors’ Equity stage manager, Joel Veenstra teaches production, stage management and improvisation on the drama faculty of UC Irvine. 6pm.
Wednesday, March 17
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Too Heavy for Your Pocket by Jiréh Breon Holder (Part 2 of 2). In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When twenty-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones – and himself – that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own. 7pm.
Thursday, March 18
• Gregg Museum: Sculptor-photographer Stephen Althouse will lead a virtual guided tour of Objects of Intention. Registration required. 4pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. An MFA alum of the UNC School of the Arts, Audrey Hoo is now the production manager at California’s Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre. 6pm.
Friday, March 19
• University Theatre: UT After Party. A monthly event for NC State students to meet up with fellow students interested in theatre, virtually and in-person. Register at go.ncsu.edu/utafterparty. 7pm. (Students only)
• University Theatre: UT Revisited: A Zoom reunion of the cast and crew of University Theatre’s February 2014 production of Chicago. 8pm.
Saturday, March 20
• NC State LIVE: Join choreographer and community organizer Murielle Elizéon and cellist and educator Shana Tucker for a work-in-progress showing of Bodystories, created from restorative storytelling workshops rooted in social justice. Register by noon on March 20. The showing begins at 6pm and is open to all, regardless of whether you took part in the workshops.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Our Life in The Arts: See Rich Holly’s latest blog post, where he encourages artists to unleash the potential of their curiosity.
• The Crafts Center, in collaboration with the Counseling Center, announces its new series – CRAFTCARE: Creativity Through Wellness. The first (free!) classes will be offered during the university’s Wellness Days on March 24 and April 15. Learn more and register.
• Deadline: Friday, March 26. The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by NC State students. Each winning creative artist receives $500, and the selected works will be performed and/or workshopped in the following academic year by the appropriate Arts NC State performing arts program.
• Deadline: Friday, April 2. The annual Student Art Sale is coming up on Friday, April 16, and is open to all currently enrolled, full-time NC State students. Deadline for submission is April 2. Learn how students can submit original artwork for sale, as well as be considered for the Visual Artist Award. To help you prepare for the Student Art Sale: Join art sale manager Amy Sawyers-Williams and past Student Art Sale artists for a one-hour info session to learn more about selling your work online on Monday, March 22 at 6pm.
• Feeling the urge to make something cool? Check the last chance list for both in-person and online classes at the Crafts Center that might still have space available.
• NC State LIVE: Gate passes for spring LIVE @ the Lot concerts are on sale now. The lineup includes Violet Bell (April 8), Charly Lowry (April 22), Jack the Radio (May 6), and Caique Vidal and Batuque (May 20). Arts NC State faculty and staff should contact Katherine Fuller directly at email@example.com.
• Congrats to Chordination A Cappella! They have placed first in the ICCA South Quarterfinal 3 with the highest score in the South region. Chordination is NC State’s newest co-ed, competitive a cappella group affiliated with the Department of Music.
• Best Latin Jazz Album: Congrats to jazz artist Arturo O’Farrill for winning his latest Grammy on Sunday! Arturo and his band were not able to perform on the NC State LIVE season as planned last fall but did join us for a virtual lunchtime conversation and performance. We’re looking forward to his live appearance in Stewart Theatre as soon as it can be rescheduled safely.
IN THE NEWS
• Windhover: Free, virtual arts enrichment for students. NC State student writer Neha Suresh takes a look at classes currently offered at the Crafts Center.
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