This week in the Arts:
The Chattanooga Girls Choir will hold its "Breakfast and a Song" pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday from 8-10 a.
m. at Ridgedale Baptist Church. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 296-1006
The CSO Overture Luncheon series continues Friday, Nov. 2, from 12-1 p.m. at the Walden Club. Reservations must be made by Monday. Call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org for more information.
The Spectrum 2012 Preview Party will be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 6-8 p.m. and the Brunch hosted by Avant-Art, the Hunter Museum's contemporary group, will take place Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Theatre, Music & Dance
God of Carnage continues through Sunday and The H Play will be presented Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information.
The CSO Chamber Series begins Sunday with a performance entitled "Basically Baroque" at 3 p.m. at the Read House. The CSO's Masterworks series continues at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. and the Volkswagen Sunday Symphony Series will feature a performance of Dvorák's Symphony No. 6 on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8583 or visiting www.chattanoogasymphony.org.
Jamie Laval and Friends will be in concert on Friday at 8 p.m., and the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra will perform Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For ticket information, visit www.barkinglegs.org.
A Song for the Children, an annual benefit concert for the Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, will feature Vince Gill at the Tivoli Theatre on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 642-TIXS or visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com.
Masque of the Phantom will be presented at Heritage House on Friday from 7-9p.m. Visit
for more information or to purchase tickets.
The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Jason Thomas and the Mean-eyed Cats' "Tribute to the Man in Black" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com for more information.
Jericho Brass will perform Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd. For more information, visit www.jerichobrassband.org.
Lee University's Choral Union will present its fall concert, Lux Aeterna: Songs of Dreams and Light, on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Presidential Concert Series continues with a performance by violinist Baiba Skride and pianist Lauma Skride on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Call 614-8343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information.
The UTC Music Department will present "An Evening of One-Acts," including Giovanni Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona", Mozart's "The Impressario" and Ned Rorem's "Fables", Friday - Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. To purchase tickets, call 425-4269.
The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of John Patrick'sThe Curious Savage will take place Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2-4, at the St. Andrews Center. For more information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or call 987-5141.
Theater for the New South will present Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's boom Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rivoli Art Mill. Visit www.theaterforthenewsouth.com for more information.
Comedian Ron White will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 642-TIXS or visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.
A piano recital featuring guest artist Lynn Rice-See will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.
Visual Art & Film
"FACES: UnMasked" will be on display through Saturday in the AVA Main Gallery and Landis Student Gallery, and the AVA media Lab will host a "Camera to Computer" workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. The opening reception for "Eclectica," an exhibit of works by Maggie Vandewalle, winner of the 2011 AVA Juried Member Exhibition, will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, from 5:30-8 p.m. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.
A portrait painting and sculpture demonstration with Mia Bergeron and Maria Larson will be held Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Watercolor classes with instructor Durinda Cheek will take place Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10, for beginning and advanced students. To register or for more information, visit www.townsendatelier.com or call 266-2712.
Sewanee's University Art Gallery will host a reception for Richard Fleming's exhibit, "Walking to Guantanamo," on Friday at 3 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 20. For more information, visit www.sewanee.edu/gallery.
Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will offer a plein air workshop with artist Brett Weaver will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Elder Mountain. Call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for additional information.
The Campaign for Chattanooga: Death Knell for the Confederacy, the new National Park Service film for the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, will premiere at the Majestic Theater on Monday beginning at 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 648-5623 or visit www.chickchatt.org to purchase tickets.
In recognition of the Tennessee Archives Month theme of "Red, White, and Blue, and Recorded: Collecting and Preserving Politics in Tennessee Archives," the Chattanooga Public Library is displaying political memorabilia and historical documents housed in its archives through Friday, Nov. 30. Call 757-5310 for more additional information.
River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Quiet Spaces,"an exhibit featuring works by Scott Hill and Tatiana Hill, on Friday, Nov. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.river-gallery.com.
"The Art of Gifting" will open Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.
Graffiti, a Hill City art joint will host an exhibit opening and artists' reception on Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-8 p.m. Visit www.hillcityart.com for more information.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
The Connor Society will present a lecture by author Melissa Fay Greene on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the UTC University Center, followed by a reception and book signing. Call 425-4627 or email email@example.com for more information.