Monday morning arts news, October 16



• The Crafts Center: Nicholas Jackson: Crossroads is open through Nov. 2.

Monday, October 16

• University Theatre: Allan Maule leads a playwriting workshop about how to create characters with dramatic arcs. Learn more and register. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 21

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

Wednesday, October 18

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

Thursday, October 19

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Yoga in the lobby led by Jeff Manning, presented in partnership with the Alexander Family YMCA. 10 a.m.

• University Theatre: Opening night for Peter and the Starcatcher (day 1 of 9). 7:30 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

Friday, October 20

• University Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (day 2 of 9). 7:30 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

• NC State LIVE: Hiromi’s Sonicwonder in concert. Stewart Theatre. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 21

• University Theatre: Laura Parker leads a makeup workshop on creating horrific looks for Halloween. Alas, this workshop is already full. 1 p.m.

• University Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (day 3 of 9). 7:30 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

Sunday, October 22

• University Theatre: Peter and the Starcatcher (day 4 of 9). 2 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

• University Theatre: Jekyll and Hyde audition orientation. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled NC State students. Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.


• Hear Mia Self discuss University Theatre’s upcoming production with Wayne Leonard on WHUP radio. The first show of the season – Peter and the Starcatcher – opens Thursday, Oct. 19 and runs through Oct. 29.

• Envisioning Urban Futures: the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs, the NC State University Libraries, Arts NC State, and the Initiative for Community Growth and Development have partnered to present a symposium focused on the cities of tomorrow. The event will feature writers, artists and experts from across disciplines to describe possible urban futures. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6 to 9 p.m. in Duke Energy Hall at Hunt Library.

• In spring 2024, Chandra Cox, professor in the Department of Media Arts, Design and Technology, will be teaching a special topic course, Public Art Project (ADN 492/592), focused on documenting NC State’s public art collection. The class offers opportunities for students interested in graphic design, photography, writing, research, and digital interface design.

• In July 2024, the NC State European Center in Prague is offering Shakespeare in Performance, a unique opportunity for students to study the historical and literary nuances of Shakespeare’s works while simultaneously observing international theatre artists. See the details and application deadlines.

• We know Lake Raleigh as the lovely setting for the LIVE @ Lake Raleigh concert series. NC State University invites your input on a short community survey that will inform planning for a long-term activation vision of this beautiful space in the heart of Centennial Campus.

• The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts a poetry reading by Ina Cariño, an alumnus of the NC State MFA program in creative writing. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Caldwell Hall Lounge.

• The NC State University Libraries hosts a free screening of Restoring Rose Hill, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Margaret E. Baker after the viewing of the 35-minute documentary. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Teaching and Visualization Lab at Hunt Library.

• UAB presents the Battle of the Bands on Stafford Commons outside Talley Student Union. Thursday, Oct. 19, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

• Artist Notes With 95.7 FM THAT Station continues at The Corner on Centennial, featuring free Thursday nights of music and storytelling. Performing this week: Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line. Oct. 19 beginning at 5 p.m. Food trucks and Trophy Brewing will be on-site.

• As part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the NC State College of Design, D.H. Hill Jr. Library hosts an exhibition of photographs by NC State alumnus John Mark Hall. Opening event on Friday, Oct. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. in the Innovation Studio. The exhibition runs through Oct. 28.


• APAP News: Introducing APAP’s Emerging Leadership Institute Class of 2024. Ariel Fay Gray, program coordinator with NC State LIVE, has been selected for APAP’s intensive leadership seminar in January 2024.

• Technician: Gaspard & Dancers move audience with emotive performance. Technician writer Valerie Pymento discusses the performance and audience post-show discussion presented on Oct. 5 by NC State LIVE.

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