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Art it Up!

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A collection of different events during the month of October in the Hillsborough Street district. Events are both FREE and ticketed

 

Art It Up! 2018 is a collection of different events during the month of October in the Hillsborough Street district.

October 1st
PackSecrets - postcard exhibition
The Crafts Center | 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
An exhibition of postcards created as a part of the PackSecrets project, contributed anonymously by NC State students, faculty, staff and campus community.
FREE EVENT

October 5th
"It is Done" - theatre production
Theatre in the Park | 7:30 p.m.
Inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere, bartender Hank and his only customers, Jonas, a man on the run, and Ruby, a mysterious woman on a mission, settle in for a long evening to ride out a windstorm. Trapped together, seemingly innocent conversation escalates into life or death struggles as past secrets are revealed. A great Halloween treat! For mature audiences only.
Tickets: Adults - $24, Seniors (60+)/Students/Military - $18, Groups of 10+ - $16

October 6th
Five-Year Anniversary Celebration - comedy showcase
The Green Monkey | 8 p.m.
Join The Green Monkey as they celebrate five years & counting!
FREE EVENT (drinks & goodies available for purchase)

October 7th
"Killer Joe" - staged reading of Tracy Letts
Sonorous Road | 3 p.m.
Written by award-winning playwright Tracy Letts, "Killer Joe" tells the story of a young drug dealer named Chris who finds himself in desperate need of some cash. He and his father Ansel come up with the idea to murder Chris" mother for her life insurance policy.
Tickets: General Admission - $18, Seniors/Students/Military - $14

October 8th
Free the Mic - open mic night
Lucky Tree | 7 p.m.
Join the Lucky Tree family for Free the Mic! This platform welcomes bold & original talent in poetry, spoken word, rap, song and instruments of all kinds, all in a positive place to share and be inspired. Both artists and spectators are welcome!
FREE EVENT

October 11th
Opening of Vernon Pratt Exhibition - reception
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design | 6 p.m.
Make a night of it at the Opening Reception for Vernon Pratt and the All the Possiblities of Sixteen exhibit. Scott Laird, music director at NC School of Science and Math, introduces.
FREE EVENT

October 12th
Fine Arts, Photography & Graphic Design Competition - exhibition
N.C. State Fair | 10 a.m.
More than 1500 Fine Arts & Photography works are judged and on display in Professionals, Amateurs, Students and Schools categories at the Kerr Scott Building along with the Graphic Arts competition & display which focuses upon computer designs and features creativity in graphic design with presentation categories from art teachers, students, and public & home school entries.
Tickets: Gate entry prices vary

October 13th
Costume Sale - market
Raleigh Little Theatre | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Head over to RLT"s Stephenson Amphitheatre to take advantage of great prices on vintage hats, fun costumes and other assorted pieces accessories. Whether you"re looking for a Halloween costume or to stock up for your theatre department, there is something for everyone on any budget!
FREE EVENT (purchases available)
Arts & Crafts Sale - market
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Take the time to find the newest home-made good for your home or learn a new skill! Besides a little shopping, you can also take part in a felting demo as well as an Indian Bracelet making demo.
FREE EVENT (purchases available)

October 14th
"It is Done" - theatre production
Theatre in the Park | 3 p.m.
Inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere, bartender Hank and his only customers, Jonas, a man on the run, and Ruby, a mysterious woman on a mission, settle in for a long evening to ride out a windstorm. Trapped together, seemingly innocent conversation escalates into life or death struggles as past secrets are revealed. A great Halloween treat! For mature audiences only.
Tickets: Adults - $24, Seniors (60+)/Students/Military - $18, Groups of 10+ - $16

October 15th
4-H Club Art & Photography - exhibition
N.C. State Fair | 10 a.m.
The Spanish Mission Revival skyline of the Commercial and Education Buildings (also listed on the National Register of Historic Places) features 4-H Club Art & Photography displays as well as Home, Hobbies & Crafts competitive displays.
Tickets: Gate entry prices vary

October 17th
"In the Blood" - theatre production
Titmus Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
Hester and her 5 children are homeless and desperate for a way off the street. Although Hester‘s family is surrounded by seemingly helpful people, they are unable to get out from under the poverty and neglect that society has heaped upon them. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Suzan-Lori Parks, this re-envisioning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter engages the audience in questions of societal and personal responsibility. For mature audiences only.
Tickets: Adults - $18, NCSU/Other Students - $6

October 18th
Burk Uzzle - artist presentation
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design | 6 p.m.
Join in on an in-depth discussion by Burk Uzzle, a former LIFE magazine photojournalist and president of Magnum Photos, as he talks about his recent work.
FREE EVENT

October 19th
Ranky Tanky - music performance
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union | 8 p.m.
This Charleston based quintet performs timeless music born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the U.S. The soulful songs of Gullah culture are brought to life by a band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B.
Tickets: Reserved A - Adults: $35, Seniors: $29.75, Non-NCSU Students/30 & under: $24.50, NCSU Faculty/Staff: $15, NCSU Students: $8; Reserved B - Adults: $30, Seniors: $25.50, Non-NCSU Students/30 & under: $21, NCSU Faculty/Staff: $15, NCSU Students: $8

October 20th
"Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe" - theatre production
Sonorous Road | 8 p.m.
Strange City of Edgar Allan Poe is an immersive Halloween experience based on the life, characters and stories of the famous poet. The production is co-written and co-directed by Artistic Director Michelle Murray Wells and local actor/playwright/director Christian O’Neal and promises audiences an unforgettable experience wandering the halls of Poe’s mind. This production is an immersive experience where audience members will be exploring the space on foot (wheelchair accessible) with first entry time at 8pm, opening every five minutes until the last entry time at 8:45pm. Only 10 tickets allowed per entry, and the experience lasts approximately one hour and closes at 10pm for all participants (so get an early slot if you would like to explore longer than an hour!). Recommended ages are 13 and up due to the mature nature of Poe’s works.
Tickets: $25

October 21st
ARCY Live! Graffiti Artist - presentation
N.C. State Fair | 10 a.m.
Known for his paint splashed style of large scale street art, renowned artist ARCY LIVE! Ryan Christenson will be featured at the North Carolina State Fair. She his finished artistic vision of a North Carolina scene on his 110’ mural.
Tickets: Gate entry prices vary

October 22nd
Free the Mic - open mic night
Lucky Tree | 7 p.m.
Join the Lucky Tree family for Free the Mic! This platform welcomes bold & original talent in poetry, spoken word, rap, song and instruments of all kinds, all in a positive place to share and be inspired. Both artists and spectators are welcome!
FREE EVENT (purchases available)

October 24th
Backstage Night - theatre tour
Raleigh Little Theatre | 7 p.m.
Tour the in"s and out of the campus, meet experienced staff & volunteers and learn about how the sets, costumes, and classes come together. If you’ve always wanted to try your hand on stage or backstage, but weren’t sure how to get involved, here’s your chance. Plus there will be really great food afterward too, so don’t miss out!
FREE EVENT

October 26th
Fall Choral Collage - music performance
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union | 7 p.m.
Choral concert by the vocal ensembles of the NC State Department of Music.
Tickets: General Admission - $10, Seniors/NCSU Faculty & Staff/non-NCSU Students - $8, NCSU Students - $5

October 27th
Juried Photographic Exhibition - photography competition
JC Raulston Arboretum | 9 a.m.
Winning prints along with the judges" favorites will be displayed at the Ruby C McSwain Education Center during the month of October for the public to enjoy.
The Capitol Steps - musical political comedy
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union | 8 p.m.
The Capitol Steps, with their 35+ years of equal-opportunity offending comedy, will be there to put the “mock” in democracy.
Tickets: Reserved A - Adults: $45, Seniors: $38.25, Non-NCSU Students/30 & under: $31.50, NCSU Faculty/Staff: $15, NCSU Students: $8; Reserved B - Adults: $40, Seniors: $34, Non-NCSU Students/30 & under: $28, NCSU Faculty/Staff: $15, NCSU Students: $8

October 28th
Arboretum Guided Tour - nature walk
JC Raulston Arboretum | 2 p.m.
Join one of the JCRA"s volunteer tour docents and learn about the Arboretum"s plants, people, history, future, and mission in a one-hour guided walk through the JCRA"s collections and gardens.
FREE EVENT

October 30th
Gary Knight, forensic photographer - discussion
The Crafts Center | 7 p.m.
Photographer Gary Knight will talk about his career as a crime scene photographer for North Carolina"s State Bureau of Investigation and the Wake County City-County Bureau of Identification. As the first responder to homicide crime scenes, Gary"s photography work often made the difference between solving a case... or not. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more as he shares his knowledge and experience in this exciting field of photography. If you like CSI, you’ll love this lecture!
FREE EVENT

October 31st
Halloween Short Films - film screenings
The Gregg Museum of Art & Design | 6 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween with renowned LA filmmaker Jodi Wille & catch four short films: The Source Family; Welcome, Space Brothers!; The Arrival; and We Are Not Alone. Enjoy a Q&A session and refreshments, plus prizes will handed out to those who come in costume!
FREE EVENT

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