Monday morning arts news, October 17


Monday and Tuesday, October 17 and 18

• NC State LIVE: School Matinee Series. You will see lots of elementary school children in Talley Student Union for Lightwire Theater’s The Tortoise and the Hare: The Next Generation.

Tuesday, October 18 through Saturday, October 22

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

Thursday, October 20

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Staff-guided tour of Across the Threshold of India. 6 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the Click! Photography Festival.

Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23

• University Theatre: Week 1 of The Crucible. Titmus Theatre. See show dates and times.

Friday, October 21

• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Listening party for Evil Dead: The Musical. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Learn more and register. 7 p.m.

• NC State LIVE presents the Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha, live in concert. Stewart Theatre. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22

• The Crafts Center: Presentation by ceramic and glass artist Eric Serritella. 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 23

• Arts NC State presents the NC Rhythm Project. Four percussionists – including NC State’s own Rich Holly – join forces for a rhythm extravaganza in Stewart Theatre. 3 p.m.

• University Theatre: Free one-act playwriting workshop with award-winning playwright Tamara Kissane. This is a great opportunity for NC State students who plan to submit a play for the Creative Artist Award in theatre (deadline: Nov. 14). Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room 300. Learn more and register here.


• In his latest “Our Life in the Arts” blog post, Rich Holly discusses nourishment – not only what we eat, but the importance of nourishing our souls.

• The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, with support from the NC State University Libraries, presents Art United Workshop: Poetry and Crafts, Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Participants will work alone or in pairs or groups to write poems and create crafts and objects that express their family histories or personal stories. The workshop will be led by poet and author Patricia L. Ndombe, MFA student at NC State. Registration is required. Free and open to all NC State students, staff and faculty.

• 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.  

• The African American Cultural Center hosts an opening reception for a new exhibition, For the Love of Art by Bryce Cobbs. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8, open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Create at the Corner: Join the paint-by-numbers community art project at the Corner for a cookie-decorating station, music, food trucks and socializing. Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• The Arts Village, in collaboration with Arts NC State and NC State University Libraries, will present Arts and Your Major, a series of programs illustrating how the arts overlap and enhance STEM careers and studies, running Oct. 26 through Nov. 10. Most presentations are open to all, and feature faculty and staff from computer science, entrepreneurship, the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, biological sciences, textiles and creative writing.


• NC State News: Meet the Incoming Class for 2022. This article features five new first-year and transfer students, including Aidan Dumain, recipient of the Miriam Bailey Gardner Music Scholarship for trumpet performance and member of the Department of Music’s premier big band, the NC State Jazz Orchestra.

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