Monday, March 29
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Ghosts of Bogotá by Diana Burbano (Part 1 of 2). The journey of three Latin siblings to Columbia for their grandfather’s funeral becomes one of the shared secrets and fantastic revelations in a play that addresses the immigrant experience of never feeling fully at home in any country. 7pm.
Tuesday, March 30
• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Goldwork and Fabric Embellishment. Join Adrienne McKenzie in a Zoom session to explore the history of goldwork and its application on garments throughout time. 4:30pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. At age six, Lauren Van Hemert’s father took her to see The Sound of Music at Radio City Music Hall, and she was hooked. She is now a theatre podcaster and writer, and CEO of Beltline to Broadway (formerly RDU on Stage). 6pm. (Arts faculty/staff: contact Katherine Fuller to register: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wednesday, March 31
• Dance Program: The Lunchbox Series returns for five Wednesdays. Share your lunch hour with the Dance Program and esteemed guests to discuss vibrant topics within the dance industry. For this session, Tara Mullins will focus on the Against the Railing Immigration Project. These virtual conversations are free and open to all. Program at noon; registration closes at 10am.
• NC State LIVE: Join students from the NC State Arts Club for a conversation with the East Los Angeles band Las Cafeteras, as they dive into a people’s history of music in the United States. Learn more and register for this Zoom event by noon. 5:30pm.
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Ghosts of Bogotá by Diana Burbano (Part 2 of 2). The journey of three Latin siblings to Columbia for their grandfather’s funeral becomes one of the shared secrets and fantastic revelations in a play that addresses the immigrant experience of never feeling fully at home in any country. 7pm.
Thursday, April 1
• Gregg Museum: YouTube Show & Tell. A stunning Callot Soeurs evening dress, made more than a century ago in Paris (and now in the Gregg’s permanent collection), reveals the obsession with mummies and all things Egyptian that eventually led to the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. The program will be available on the Gregg YouTube channel. 4pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. Join us for a conversation with the inimitable John McIlwee, retired director of University Theatre. 6pm. (Arts faculty/staff: contact Katherine Fuller to register: email@example.com)
Friday, April 2
• Good Friday.
• April 2 is the submission deadline for the Creative Artist Awards (extended from the original deadline of 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.
• Today (April 2) is also the submission deadline for the Student Art Sale. The annual art sale (Friday, April 16) is open to all currently enrolled, full-time NC State students. Learn how students can submit original artwork for sale, as well as be considered for the Visual Artist Award.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Dance Program director Tara Mullins took part in the UAB TUFF Talks to share the importance of the creative process in dance and in life. You can see her video on Instagram.
• See Rich Holly’s latest blog post – titled “What Are You Doing?” – a call to action on how art can add to our humanity in a time when it’s sorely needed, as we reckon with more violence and hate crimes in our country.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Black Artist Coalition is looking for black student artists to perform or participate in their end-of-year showcase on April 11 as part of Pan-African Week. Open to artists of any art form, the event will take place at Harris Field with the option to participate virtually. Sign up as a performer or a visual artist.
• Picturing Resilience: Wolfpack Wellness is partnering with NC Central and UNC in a photovoice project to share your experiences with resilience, community and creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, faculty and staff are all invited to participate. There will be prizes.
• The Department of English is offering a creative writing publishing workshop open to all on Thursday, April 1 at 5pm. Learn more and register for this virtual event.
IN THE NEWS
• DASA News: Spotlight on Our Students: Aysia Slade. Chester Brewer talks with Honors Program student Aysia Slade, winner of the 2020 Creative Artist Award in theatre for her play, Static, produced in March by University Theatre.
• Broadway World: Ballet Hispánico Continues Partnership with NC State LIVE with a Virtual Latin Social Dance Class. Broadway World highlights Ballet Hispánico’s community arts partnerships, which included a Latin social dance class presented last week.
• DASA News: Check out Patrick Smith’s report on Day of Giving success in DASA. Not only did the division receive more gifts than any other NC State college or unit, arts students led the way on four of the campus social media challenges – with one winner for Dance and three for Music.
Are you connected with the arts programs on social media? Link to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all at go.ncsu.edu/getsocial