This Week In The Arts

Thursday, October 04, 2012

 

This week in the Arts:

Special Events

Fall Break Camp for children in grades K - 12 will be held at the Creative Discovery Museum Monday-Friday, from 9 a.

m.-3:30 p.m. To make a reservation, visit www.cdmfun.org.

 

Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will be held at Miller Plaza on Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

RiverRocks, a 10-day festival celebrating Chattanooga outdoors, begins Friday and concludes Saturday, Oct. 13, with a finale celebration, including the Gig City Concert, at Coolidge Park. Please visit www.riverrockschattanooga.com for a complete schedule of events.

 

GO!Fest will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Chattanooga Zoo. For information, call 425-7800 or visit www.gofestchattanooga.org

 

Theatre, Music & Dance

 

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University will present the fourth season of String Theory at the Hunter beginning Thursday with a concert featuring Roberto Diaz, president of the Curtis Institute of Music, and mezzo-soprano Jazimina Macneil. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-0968 or visiting www.stringtheorymusic.org.

 

The CSO begins its Pops series with a performance of classic hits from The Beatles' Revolver & Rubber Soul albums at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org to purchase tickets.

 

Performances of Bunnicula conclude Sunday on the MainStage, and the production of God of Carnage opens Friday, Oct. 12, at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for additional information.

 

The UTC Orchestra will present a concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and the UTC music faculty recital entitled "Songs and Dances" will take place Sunday at 4 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.

 

The Performing Arts Series continues at Lee University with a performance by New York Polyphony on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall. For more information, call 614-8240.

 

The UTC Theatre Department will present its production of Antigone Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4269 or visit www.tickettracks.com to purchase tickets.

 

The Second Time Around will be performed at the Oak Street Playhouse Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Oak Street Playhouse will also hold auditions for Seeing Stars in Dixie Sunday-Monday at 7 p.m. in the Flo Summitt Theatre. Call 756-2428 for more information.

 

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present its production of The Dixie Swim Club Friday-Sunday. For reservations, call 365-PLAY (7529) or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

 

The Walker County Community Theater will present The Diary of Anne Frank at the Walker County Civic Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7:30 p.m.

 

The sixth annual 3 Sisters Music Festival, featuring performances by the top names in contemporary and traditional bluegrass, will take place Friday-Saturday at Ross' Landing. For more information, visit www.3sistersbluegrass.com or call 265-0771.

 

Eric Church will appear in concert at the Tivoli Theatre Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and record his first ever live album. Tickets may be purchased by call 642-TIXS or visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

 

The Southside Casual Classics concert series will continue Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House and feature a performance by Dr. Joseph Akins. Please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com for more information.

 

Tim O'Brien with special guests Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore will perform Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., and the Brock McGuire Band will present a concert on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

 

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde will be presented by the Lee University Theatre Department Thursday-Monday, Oct. 11-15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre. For more information, call 614-8343 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.edu.

 

Comedian Mike Epps will perform at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com or call 642-TIXS for more information.

 

VisualArtFilmVisual Art & Film

 

The Arts & Education Council's Back Row Film Series concludes Thursday at 6:15 p.m. with the showing of Big River Man at the Tennessee Aquarium. Martin and Boret Strel will be present following the screening for a Q & A session. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 267-1218.

 

The "Fresh" emerging artist exhibit continues until Friday, Oct. 12, at AVA. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

 

The opening reception for the "Transformations" exhibit will be held Friday from 6:30-8 p.m., and a painting demonstration by artist Erin Gafill will take place Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.

 

In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception its "Rhythm & Blues" exhibit on Friday from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com

 

An Open House will be held Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for additional information.

 

The UTC Cress Gallery of Art will host a lecture and exhibition by artist Matthew Deleget on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center as part of the Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series. In addition, a Process and Materials Presentation will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. and a Professionalism Panel will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at 1:40 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Visit www.cressgallery.org for more information.

 

Reflections Gallery will host a reception for artists Orean Collier, Mark Kissel and Will Lassetter on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4-6 p.m. Call 892-3072 for additional information.

 

The application deadline for artists to submit work to be part of The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's and AVA's "Inclusion by Design" exhibit is Friday, Oct. 12. Please contact James McKissic at jmckissic@ulchatt.net for more information.

  

 WritingLiteraturePoetryWriting, Literature & Poetry

 

The Chattanooga Writers' Guild will host a presentation entitled "Publishing on the Web" on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Chattanooga Library. Visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org for more information.

 


Shirley Keyes Named 2014 Signal Mountain Woman Of The Year

Mrs. Shirley Keyes of Signal Mountain was named at the 2014 Signal Mountain Woman of the Year Wednesday at the annual Signal Mountain Community Guild Dogwood Luncheon.  "This year's recipient was selected because she is an example of volunteerism," said Lara Buchheit, chairman of the Woman of the Year selection committee, as she made the announcement, which is the highlight ... (click for more)

Jenkins Road And Center Street Closed Wednesday And Thursday

The 1400 block of Jenkins Road will be narrowed to one lane for a sewer rehabilitation project.  Flagmen will be onsite to control traffic flow.   Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. until  4 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Flagmen will be onsite to control traffic flow.      The 2300 block of Center Street will ... (click for more)

Catoosa Man Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of 5 Young Girls Gets Life Plus 250 Years

A Catoosa County man convicted of the sexual abuse of five young girls and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to life plus 250 years. James Martin Ferris, 34, was found guilty after a recent trial. The day after his conviction, Judge Ralph Van Pelt set the sentence. Ferris on June 5, 2013, was indicted by the Catoosa County Grand Jury on 46 counts.   ... (click for more)

Rev. Jesse Jackson To Be Guest Speaker At City-Wide Peace And Love Rally On Friday

Rev. Jesse Jackson will be the speaker at the City Wide Peace and Love Rally at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 East ML King Blvd.,  on Friday, from 5:15-7 p.m. Rev. Jackson is the founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Cedric Pendleton, actor and humanitarian with Have and Have Nots/House of Payne/Fantasia Story, will be the special guest. (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)