THINGS TO DO
Monday, November 13
• Arts Village: Arts and Your Major series, featuring Matt Bertone. “Photography and Nature Science.” Hill Library 2nd floor conference room, East Wing Room 2111. 4 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14
• Arts Village: Arts and Your Major series, featuring angela gay-audre. “Using Art with Worldbuilding Purpose.” African American Cultural Center Gallery. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Arts NC State, the Arts Village, NC State University Libraries, and the Department of English Creative Writing Program are hosting a creative writing workshop with Smriti Ravindra, author of The Woman Who Climbed Trees. Pizza provided. Hill Library Multimedia Center. Space is limited; registration is required. 6 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 18
• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are now open. Leading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections is open in the historic residence gallery spaces and features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art highlights the imaginative ways that air can be used as a medium to create large-scale sculptures. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15
• Arts Village: Arts and Your Major series, featuring Nathaniel Isaacson. “How Does It Mean? Chinese Arts and Culture.” Holmes Hall 108. Lunch and Learn, 12 to 1 p.m.
Thursday, November 16
• Arts Village: Arts and Your Major series, featuring Kenneth Proseus. “Visual Arts in the Triangle: An overview of where to start as an artist.” Holmes Hall 108. Lunch and Learn, 12 to 1 p.m.
• Arts Village: Arts and Your Major series, featuring Hannah Lavasque. Arts Village group mandala creation. 6:30 to 8 p.m. (open to Arts Village members only)
• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Fall dance concert (day 1 of 2). 7 p.m. Stewart Theatre.
Friday, November 17
• Arts Village: Arts and Your Major series, featuring a tour of the Gregg Museum and discussion on museum object preservation, care and display. 1 p.m. (open to Arts Village members only)
• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Fall dance concert (day 2 of 2). 7 p.m. Stewart Theatre.
• University Theatre presents the Comedic Improvisational Alliance. 7 p.m. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.
Saturday, November 18
• University Theatre: Costume sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.
• The Crafts Center: Holiday Crafts Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Wolfgang A Cappella in concert. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.
Sunday, November 19
• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Raleigh Civic Symphony in concert. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• It’s always great fun to see the Grammy nominee list each November, with the names of many artists who have performed on the NC State LIVE series. This year’s list includes Kenny Barron, Lakecia Benjamin, Billy Childs, Lila Downs, Kurt Elling, Flor De Toloache, Ruthie Foster, Pierce Freelon, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Luciana Souza and Esperanza Spalding.
• The third annual Library Staff Art Show opens on Monday, November 13, 1 to 4 p.m., in both the Cyma Rubin Visualization Gallery in Hill Library and the Teaching and Visualization Lab in Hunt Library.
• It’s the final week this semester for WKNC’s Local Lunch Live at The Corner, showcasing student performers and presented in partnership with Visit Centennial Campus. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or grab a bite at one of the food trucks often parked across the street. Wednesday, Nov. 15, noon to 1 p.m.
• The NC State Literary Reading Series will present author Smriti Ravindra. She will read from her first novel, The Woman Who Climbed Trees. Ravindra, a Nepali-Indian writer and a Fulbright scholar, earned an MFA in creative writing at NC State in 2012. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Caldwell Hall Lounge.
• Wellness and Recreation is taking Howl and Chill to the next level with its open-mic Wellness Speakeasy. Registration is required. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m. One Earth Lounge in Talley.
• The North Carolina Museum of Art presents College Night 2023. “Turmeric to Tulips: Dutch Art in a Global Age.” Friday, Nov 17, 5 to 9 p.m. Free with college ID, RSVP appreciated.
IN THE NEWS
• Technician: ‘What We Grew Up With’: A lifetime in an hour. Technician writer Riya Kannan recaps the University Theatre production of a new play by NC State student Kiran Soma, and interviews Soma and the show’s director, Usha Bajpai.
• Technician: Modern Mexican artists drive Música Mexicana’s global takeover. Technician writer Selina Urieta-Garcia interviews NC State students about the surge in popularity of Mexican music.
See a two-month list of campus arts events and exhibitions, posted on the first day of each month.