Arts and Music
Author Richard Gonzales will be part of the annual Texas Book Festival following the recent release of “Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas,” which was edited by UNT associate professor Roberto Calderon and published by UNT Press.
In 1990, an upstart sketch comedy company began playing some of the hottest venues in the Chicago comedy scene. The group landed a recurring spot on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and came to be known as The Upright Citizens Brigade. UCB’s touring company comes to the UNT University Union Lyceum Nov. 17.
The University of North Texas Institute for Advancement of the Arts, along with the College of Music, are presenting SatieRicon: Erik Satie at 150, a festival exploring the music of the late French composer and pianist.
A class at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will show off its latest artwork at UNT on the Square — and learn a few things in preparation for their professional career.
A parade, picnic, field day and an evening honoring distinguished alumni are just some of the events scheduled for the University of North Texas' Homecoming to take place Oct. 31 – Nov. 5 (Monday – Saturday). This year's theme is "Mean Green Eaglempics.”
When Nike hired video blogger Casey Neistat to make a video about what it means to “Make It Count,” the result was a video that reached more than 1.5 million YouTube views in three days. Neistat, who has nearly 5 million YouTube subscribers will discuss his life, work and videography with University of North Texas students on Oct. 26.
As robots become increasingly common in everyday life, so will interactions between humans and robots. To address that future, the xREZ Art + Science Lab at the University of North Texas will host “Bonding with Bots: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction,” the inaugural event of North Texas Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous.
Innovative New York-based artist Sarah Sze will discuss her work Nov. 2 as part of the annual Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Lecture Series in Contemporary Sculpture and Criticism. Sze will participate in a question and answer session with students at the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design.
The University of North Texas College of Music’s Halloween Spooktacular family-friendly concert on Oct. 31 will feature everything from orchestral favorites to well-known themes from Ghostbusters, Psycho, Young Frankenstein and other Halloween movie favorites. The UNT Concert Orchestra, dressed in costume, also will be accompanied by the LakeCities Ballet Theater for a special performance of Le Ballet de Dracula.
The University of North Texas College of Music's Spectrum: New Works from North Texas will present two pieces from alumnus and emeritus professor Larry Austin, as well as new music from students on Oct. 3 (Monday).