Monday morning arts news, November 14


Monday, November 14

• The deadline for submitting work for the Creative Artist Award in theatre is 5 p.m. today. This award recognizes an original work in theatre created by an NC State student. The winning playwright receives $500, and the winner’s work will be developed in the spring semester with a workshop showing the following fall semester.

Tuesday, November 15 through Saturday, November 19

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, November 17

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: The Egyptian Tent: Past, Present and Future. Professor Sam Bowker appears live on screen remotely from Australia to decode the meanings embedded in the Egyptian tent currently on display at the Gregg Museum. This will be a hybrid event, available in-person and via Zoom. 6 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, November 17 and 18

• Dance Program: Fall concert. The program will include seven works by student choreographers, and a premiere by artist Davian “D.J.” Robinson, who began losing his sight as a child. Learn more and get your tickets online. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20

• Crafts Center: Annual Holiday Crafts Fair. Free for NC State students (with valid campus ID) and children under age 10. $3 for everyone else. Avoid a wait at the door: tickets are available at with no added fees. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday, November 19

• NC State LIVE: Habib Koité in concert. A legendary guitarist and singer returns to Stewart Theatre, backed by a stunning collection of West African musicians. 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 20

• Dept. of Music: Raleigh Civic Symphony. NC State’s orchestra performs a program titled “Old Worlds/New Worlds,” highlighting the role of folk, popular music and the music of the Americas in the symphonic music of both Europe and the United States, featuring works by Antonín Dvořák, William Grant Still, and the world premiere of Croatian composer Ivan Josip Skender’s “Shades and Fireworks.” Stewart Theatre. 4 p.m.


• If you’re an artist but not a musician, what does time have to do with your art? Rich Holly explains in his latest “Our Life in the Arts” blog post.

• The Gregg Museum’s fabulous blue-sequined Callot Soeurs evening gown is prominently featured in a new book published in England, titled Style from the Nile by Isabella Campagnol.

• Lunch Local Live: WKNC is partnering with Visit Centennial to present live music at the Corner (941 Main Campus Dr.), Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. through Nov. 16.  

• Film screening: First Language. The NC State University Libraries hosts a free screening of a film about the fight to save the Cherokee language, followed by a discussion with producers of the film, Danica Cullinan and Walt Wolfram. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Hill Library Auditorium.

• Fall Frenzy: food trucks, a flower decorating station, music, the Poetry Fox, and yard games at the Corner on Centennial Campus. Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• College Night at the NC Museum of Art returns on Friday, Nov. 18, 5 to 9 p.m. Free with registration and college ID.

• Windhover, NC State’s literary and arts magazine, is accepting submissions for the 2022-23 edition. The priority deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 23.

• November is Native American Heritage Month. Learn about music, food and pop culture that connect Indigenous students at NC State, and events planned to celebrate the month.

• At the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra concert on Sunday, photographs from the Though Our Eyes Project were displayed in the Stewart Theatre lobby. 107 disposable cameras were given to people experiencing homelessness with one simple instruction: photograph your life. 20 images were selected to tell the story of life on the street in Raleigh. The photographs will remain on display in the Talley Student Union lobby (main floor, near Talley Market) through Friday, Nov. 18.


• NC State Alumni Magazine: Making up for Lost Time. While the print version is not yet out due to paper stock delays, the cover story for the fall issue of the alumni magazine is now available online. Get the backstory of University Theatre’s secret project.

• Academic and Student Affairs News: Minh-Thu Dinh is NC State’s 2022 Leader of the Pack! Engineering student Minh-Thu Dinh, heavily involved at University Theatre, is the new Leader of the Pack.

• Technician: NC State Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert. Technician assistant photo editor Ethan Rimolt documented the jazz orchestra concert in Stewart Theatre on Friday, Nov. 11.

• Technician: Read Smart series offers meaningful book discussions to students and community members. Technician assistant culture editor Jameson Wolf writes about the Read Smart book discussion series at the NC State University Libraries. Her interview includes two recent University Theatre alums, Griffin James and Ryan Vasconcellos.

• Technician: Band Moving Boxes brings mathy midwest pop-punk whatevercore to local music scene. Technician writer Matthew Burkhart profiles a new band that includes an NC State first-year student in industrial design.

• JazzCorner News: The Always Swinging Triangle North Carolina Spring 2023 Jazz Season by Larry Reni Thomas. This spring preview includes shout-outs for upcoming NC State LIVE performances by jazz greats John Pizzarelli and Cécile McLorin Salvant.

• Indy Week: “Art of the State” Offers a Vital, Sprawling Survey of North Carolina’s Rich Arts Legacy. Liza Roberts, founding editor of Walter magazine, is the author of a new survey of North Carolina art. You’ll find input from the Gregg Museum’s Roger Manley in the book.

• Indy Week: A New Book by Wilmington Author Larry Thomas Explores North Carolina’s Rich Jazz Heritage.

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