NCSU University Theatre Costume Sale ~ Oct. 13

NCSU University Theatre’s closet is full, and it’s time to clean it out! For the first time in ten years, the theatre is going through its costume stock and will be selling costume pieces to the public!

A wide selection of items will be available – vintage clothing, modern clothing, madrigal costume pieces, unusual one-of-a-kind pieces, military uniforms, hats, shoes, purses, and more! The majority of our items are sized for teenagers and adults – there are no children’s costumes available.

Great for last-minute Halloween costumes, middle or high school theatre, or community theatre companies. This event is open to the public. CASH ONLY!

Art It Up! ~ Oct. 14

Art It Up! 2017 is a collection of 18 different events at 16 different locations in the Hillsborough Street district.

Arts, culture, and recreation organizations in the vibrant district will host events focused on: Local Art, Music, Comedy, Yoga, Dance, Theatre, Food, Community Art, Education, Tours

View the event timetable

Pullen Park Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch Bash ~ Oct. 14

Get your supplies ready to build your own scarecrow at the Pullen Park Scarecrow Festival. Families are encouraged to bring clothing and decorations to dress their scarecrow while the park will provide the stand and stuffing. Winners will be chosen in the categories of: most creative, scariest, funniest, most endearing and best all-around. Get your reservations in early on RecLink as slots are free but limited.

Afterwards, swing by the Pumpkin Patch Bash at the Pullen Park event lawn. A selection of pumpkins will be available for purchase. Once you’re finished, take on the carnival games of skill and try to win a prize or visit the arts and crafts table just for the kids.


Oberlin Village Historic Road Marker Unveiling ~ Oct. 15

Celebrate historic Oberlin Village and support the preservation of its rich oral, written, and architectural history!

Friends Of Oberlin will unveil a historic road marker in recognition of the cultural and civic significance of Oberlin Village at 12:50 PM on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The brief ceremony will be held on the marker’s site on the northwest corner of the Historic Turner House, 1002 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605. All are invited to attend.

UDC Talks: Bold Ideas for Dix Park | Robert Allen ~ Oct. 18

The City of Raleigh will host a unique lecture series this year to highlight bold ideas, issues, and topics important to the development of the new City of Raleigh Dix Park project. Topics will include inclusivity, ecology, access, arts and culture, history, transportation, economic development, and connectivity, among others.

Robert C. Allen is the James Logan Godfrey Professor of American Studies and Director of the Community Histories Workshop at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It follows the extraordinary story of the first female patient at the N.C. Insane Asylum (which eventually became Dix Hospital), Annie M. Kirkland, who was admitted March 1, 1856.

Public Feedback Meeting for White Oak Lake Reconstruction Project ~ Oct. 18

The City of Raleigh Stormwater Management Division will hold a public meeting to provide an update to residents on the White Oak Lake reconstruction project. This $3 million dollar project is intended to reduce flooding in the area downstream of White Oak Lake by increasing the lake’s ability to store stormwater runoff.

During the meeting, City staff and the project’s design consultant, Dewberry Engineering, Inc., will give an update on the status of the project and present the current design plans. City staff also will seek feedback from residents at this time.

Philadanco! and Rennie Harris Puremovement ~ Oct. 18

In Straight Outta’ Philly, two of the countries’ premiere dance companies join forces for a timely fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance. This shared evening includes dances from each of their extensive repertories, alongside a powerful new work choreographed by Rennie Harris and danced by both companies.

Founded by Joan Myers Brown in 1970, The Philadelphia Dance Company, better known as “Philadanco!” has been celebrated worldwide for their innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in modern dance.

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) emerged over 20 years ago as a force on the hip-hop scene and the dance world at large. Harris founded RHPM based on the belief that hip-hop is the most important original expression of a new generation, with the unique ability to express universal themes that extend beyond racial, religious and economic boundaries.

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