Feb
20
Tue
Raiders of the Lost Arcade @ D. H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Raiders of the Lost Arcade @ D. H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join NCSU Libraries for the second Raiders of the Lost Arcade inclusive gaming event to play a curated selection of games for platforms including Steam, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Explore different ways that video games can illustrate diverse narratives, aspirations, and life experiences.  Play some of the newest games in the collection, including Papo & Yo, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa).  Each of these games includes social justice or queer perspectives in their storylines, while offering a compelling and immersive gameplay experience. The event will draw on the narratives of these games to talk about diverse representation, including resisting character tropes and stereotypes about the gaming community.

Participants will be invited to rotate through gaming stations and to explore how NCSU Libraries’ resources can support leisure gaming, video game design, and promote critical discourse for members of the gaming community.  Gamers of all interests and skill levels are encouraged to join in the fun!

Feb
21
Wed
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Hairspray, The Broadway Musical @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad – the lovable plus-size teen – has only one desire: to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network… all without denting her ‘do! Winner of eight Tony Awards, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

Feb
22
Thu
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses. Showcasing established and emerging talents, the festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films — giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.

NC State University will host the film festival from February 1-March 1, 2018 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center and the Hunt Library auditorium. All films will be free and open to the public.

The festival will feature the following films:

  • Avril et le monde truqué / April and the Extraordinary World (103 min): Thursday, February 1 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • La Noire de… / Black Girl (59 min + 20 min short): Thursday, February 8 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Zucchini (68 min): Monday, February 12 at the Hunt Library Auditorium
  • Frantz (113 min): Thursday, February 15 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Fatima (79 min): Thursday, February 22 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Mustang (97 min): Thursday, March 1 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
Feb
24
Sat
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.

Somi @ NCSU Titmus Theatre
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
Somi @ NCSU Titmus Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

5PM and 8PM

Singing in English and a wide range of African languages, Somi’s artistic evolution is indisputable.  Born in Illinois, the daughter of immigrants from Uganda and Rwanda, Somi has worked for the last decade carving out a career as a renowned jazz vocalist, songwriter and activist. Known for her supple jazz voice, graceful fusion of African grooves and a sharp pop sense, Somi’s talents have been called upon by Mos Def, John Legend, Billy Childs, Paul Simon, Danilo Perez, Idan Raichel, Jennifer Hudson and many more.

Mar
1
Thu
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
3rd Annual Tournées Film Festival @ Witherspoon Student Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses. Showcasing established and emerging talents, the festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films — giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.

NC State University will host the film festival from February 1-March 1, 2018 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center and the Hunt Library auditorium. All films will be free and open to the public.

The festival will feature the following films:

  • Avril et le monde truqué / April and the Extraordinary World (103 min): Thursday, February 1 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • La Noire de… / Black Girl (59 min + 20 min short): Thursday, February 8 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Ma vie de courgette / My Life as a Zucchini (68 min): Monday, February 12 at the Hunt Library Auditorium
  • Frantz (113 min): Thursday, February 15 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Fatima (79 min): Thursday, February 22 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
  • Mustang (97 min): Thursday, March 1 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center
Mar
11
Sun
Dragons Love Tacos @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm
Dragons Love Tacos @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. In their newest musical revue, Theatreworks USA rocks out with a rollicking interpretation of Dragons Love Tacos and four other beloved children’s books: Interrupting ChickenThe Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days.

Mar
15
Thu
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal: The River @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal: The River @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Indie-classical quartet, ETHEL, joins forces with three-time Grammy Award-winning Pueblo musician and Native American instrument maker, Robert Mirabal, to present The River, an evening of new music inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth. The piece was created in collaboration during a retreat at Mirabal’s home on the Taos Pueblo, with each artist bringing their individual insights to the table. The experience will immerse you in a flow of music, narrative and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. And delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic.

Mar
26
Mon
Documentary Film Screening: Dolores @ Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Documentary Film Screening: Dolores @ Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.

Mar
28
Wed
Marc Bamuthi Joseph / The Living Word Project /peh-LO-tah/ @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Marc Bamuthi Joseph / The Living Word Project /peh-LO-tah/ @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

A favorite on NC State LIVE’s stage and across the globe, writer/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph has garnered countless awards and critical acclaim for his passionate productions that seamlessly weave spoken word, contemporary movement and hip-hop (most recently he was selected as a prestigious TEDGlobal 2017 Fellow). Joseph is at it again. With /peh-LO-tah/, he pairs soccer with performance to create a powerful effect. Camaraderie, pride and tradition across cultures are all in play.

Inspired by memories of playing soccer growing up, Joseph draws on his experiences as a child of Haitian immigrants. The multimedia work, developed with and directed by Michael John Garcés and choreographed by Stacey Printz, chronicles Joseph’s travels to World Cups in South Africa and Brazil. Choreography inspired by soccer technique complements the musical narratives performed live in English and Portuguese. Performers are accompanied by original music composed by Tommy Shepherd with selected vocal arrangements by Yaw Agyeman of the Black Monks of Mississippi, altogether creating an action-packed meditation on freedom and citizenship with “the beautiful game” at its core.