Monday morning arts news, November 27


Monday, November 27

• The Crafts Center: Spring crafts class registration opens for NC State students at 9 a.m. (Registration opens for staff, faculty and the public on Monday, Dec. 4.)

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Jazz Combo Night. All of the NC State jazz combos will be performing at One Earth Lounge in Talley from 7 to 9 p.m. This is a free event.

Tuesday, November 28

• Arts NC State will honor the student recipients of the 2023 Visual Artist Awards in a short ceremony and reception at the Crafts Center. 6 p.m. RSVP to Amy Sawyers-Williams by November 27.

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Costume Crafting Night. Learn more and register. Two sessions: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28 through Saturday, December 2

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are now openLeading 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 29

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Forever-in-a-Day Tour. The NC State University Libraries and the Alumni Association have partnered with the Gregg for a program exploring the history of the museum. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration deadline Nov. 27.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Wind Ensemble holiday concert. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Thursday, November 30

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Jazz Orchestra in concert. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Friday, December 1

• University Theatre: Lighting workshop. Josh Reaves offers an introduction to moving lights and basic cueing principles. For current NC State students only. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. 3 p.m. (UPDATE: This event has been canceled.)

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: NC State Choirs holiday concert. Stewart Theatre. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Chordination in concert. Stewart Theatre. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 3

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Grains of Time in concert. Stewart Theatre. 7:30 p.m.


• The Crafts Center hosts the LGBTQ Pride Center for an evening of drag bingo. It’s a free activity for NC State students, with a dessert bar and handcrafted prizes from the Crafts Center staff. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Register at

• Olga Kleiankina, director of piano studies, has a new album available on the streaming platformsForever Treasures: Women Composers of the Classical Period includes rarely recorded piano works by Elisabetta de Gambarini, Anna Bon, Marianna Martinez, Maria Hester Park, Josepha Barbara Auerhammer and Marianna Auenbrugger.

• City Ballet’s December production of The Nutcracker in Stewart Theatre is a holiday tradition. This year’s performances (Dec. 8 and 9) include two guest artists, a current NC State student (Sam Ainley-Zoll) and a young alum (Sara Roe), both former dancers with Carolina Ballet.

• Summer Internship: United Arts places undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership (such as a cultural identity, one or more disabilities, from a low-income background) with host arts organizations in Wake County and pairs them with local mentors to guide the students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. The program is targeted to students interested in the arts, arts administration, and arts nonprofit work. Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2024.

• Noted in a Student Media news post about national awards: Carter Norfleet, a third-year student studying English-creative writing and one of WKNC’s video content creators, received an honorable mention for Best Short (sub-3 minute) Video for Entertainment, for “A Day with Art.”

• The NC State University Libraries presents Femme Beat-Making Night, an opportunity to create beats and explore music by women and nonbinary artists. Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the Digital Media Lab Studio at D.H. Hill Jr. Library.


• Technician: Brickyard art installation designed by NC State alumTechnician writer Riya Kannan interviews artist (and NC State alum) Matt McConnell and others about the Evolution Field sculpture temporarily installed near the Brickyard. (I’ll add that Arts NC State is one of the sponsors of this installation.)

• NC State News: Serve Your Community – During Work Hours. The Crafts Center and NC State LIVE get a mention in this article about campus volunteer opportunities.

• Technician: NC State a cappella group brings harmony to campusTechnician writer Olivia Winston interviews student musicians of Acappology, NC State’s first all-gender a cappella group.

• Technician: Library Staff Art Show highlights creativity and talent among Libraries staffTechnician writer Reese Wilson highlights the artistic talent of Libraries staff members.

• Technician: Harvey Street Co.: ‘Just five dudes’ with humble beginningsTechnician writer Preston Sinclair profiles the Harvey Street Collective, an indie-rock band made up of two current NC State students and three young alums.

• Technician: ‘One foot in front of the other’: Henry Winkler travels to NC StateTechnician assistant news editor Ally Tennant and writer Riya Kannan recap Winkler’s campus visit.

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