Monday, March 8
• NC State LIVE: Gate passes for spring LIVE @ the Lot concerts go on sale at 10am. For the fall concert, all spaces were claimed quickly, so don’t delay. The lineup includes Violet Bell (April 8), Charly Lowry (April 22), Jack the Radio (May 6), and Caique Vidal and Batuque (May 20).
• NC State LIVE: Musicians from Las Cafeteras, the Chicano band from East Los Angeles, will conduct a Zoom workshop with students in Dr. Kristen Turner’s Women and Music course (Topic: “Mujer Soy: Reclaiming Identity, Sisterhood and Mujerismo”).
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of The American Divide by Maximilian Gill (Part 1 of 2). Border patrols and refugees meet in a bar 10 years after the east and west coasts of the United States break off and form their own republics in this disturbingly plausible dystopian play. 7pm.
Tuesday, March 9
• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Adrienne McKenzie takes you on a deep dive into tambour embroidery. Learn how this technique has been used to create elaborate embroidery on historic clothing, see how it is used today to replicate period embroidery styles, and learn the basics so you can do it yourself. This IN-PERSON session is open to NC State students only. Registration is limited to eight students per class. 4:30pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. Heather Strickland bravely took the reins as executive director of Raleigh Little Theatre three months into the pandemic. Could her new role be the ultimate convergence of her skills in nonprofit administration, acting, and dance/intimacy/fight choreography? 6pm.
Wednesday, March 10
• NC State LIVE: Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, NYC-based b-girl, dancer and choreographer, will Zoom in as a guest artist lecturer with Francine Ott’s dance class (Topic: “Choreographic process: social dance, concert dance and inherent paradoxes”).
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of The American Divide by Maximilian Gill (Part 2 of 2). Border patrols and refugees meet in a bar 10 years after the east and west coasts of the United States break off and form their own republics in this disturbingly plausible dystopian play. 7pm.
Thursday, March 11
• Gregg Museum: Gallery conversation with master potter Daniel Johnston and renowned architect Frank Harmon. Join on YouTube, where Harmon and Johnston will discuss architectural elements in the Gregg installation A Thousand Throws. 4pm.
• Dance Program: Virtual master class. Afro Latin Fusion with Bianca Medina. This Brooklyn-based dance artist has years of history with NC State, dating back to the first NC State LIVE dance residency with Contra-Tiempo in spring 2016, followed by a residency with the Panoramic Dance Project in spring 2017. Her teaching reflects Medina’s interest in merging the social dances of her Latinx culture with modern dance. This free Zoom class is open to all levels. 6pm.
Friday, March 12
• Crafts Center: The first spring C:LAB class – Introduction to Laser Engraving – begins on Friday. This course teaches students basic techniques for creating laser-cut pieces such as engraved glassware, mugs and signs. Learn more and register.
Saturday, March 13
• NC State LIVE presents Shana Tucker with Jaki Shelton Green and Nicole Mitchell. Cellist, vocalist and social justice artist-in-residence Shana Tucker leads a program titled “Black Feminist Theoretic Poetic Musings,” joined by jazz flutist Nicole Mitchell and NC poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green. This free performance will be livestreamed from the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. It will be followed by Q&A moderated by Natalie Bullock Brown, a teaching assistant professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 7pm.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• University Theatre: An Adoration of Performance. NC State alum Teal Lepley speaks with students who auditioned for this year’s Southeastern Theatre Conference.
• Dance Program: Checking in With Some of our NC State Dance Program Alumni. See what the young alums are up to.
• Arts Spotlight: Arts Outreach & Engagement intern Sabrina Hurtado interviews members of Sube Ritmo, the NC State Latin dance team.
• Crafts Center: Check the “last chance to register” list for both in-person and online classes that might still have space available.
• NC State LIVE: It’s not too late to sign-up for the Bodystories workshops (March 16 and 20). Join choreographer and community organizer Murielle Elizéon and cellist and educator Shana Tucker for a series of restorative storytelling and movement workshops. Learn more and register here.
• 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 and be considered for the Visual Artist Award.
IN THE NEWS
• Our State Magazine: Whispers in the Wood. Pitt County artist Freeman Vines builds guitars with profound stories. In December, Erin Zanders highlighted Department of Music lecturer Will Boone, an ethnomusicologist who collaborated with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to help tell the story of luthier Freeman Vines and the “Hanging Tree Guitars.” In 2018, Vines was the subject of one of Timothy Duffy’s photographs in Our Living Past, a Gregg Museum exhibition, and the Glorifying Vines Sisters performed at the opening.
• Technician: College of Sciences hosts groundbreaking artist blurring the lines of art and science. The State of the Sciences speaker was creativity researcher Todd Siler.
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