This Week In The Arts

Thursday, November 1, 2012


This week in the Arts:

The Chattanooga History Center is accepting reservations for its 7th Annual History Makers Luncheon, at which it will honor The Legacy of Mose and Garrison Siskin, on Wednesday from 11:30 a.

m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. For information, call 265-3247.


The CSO Overture Luncheon series continues Friday from 12-1 p.m. at the Walden Club. Call 267-8583or visit for more information.


The Spectrum 2012 Preview Party will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. and the Brunch hosted by Avant-Art, the Hunter Museum's contemporary group, will take place Sunday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. The Spectrum Gala & Art Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. also at the museum. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets.


A Veterans Day concert, featuring the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera in partnership with the City of Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture, will take place at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m.


Planet Altered will host CAFE, a Community Arts Funding Event, on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 6-8 p.m. For more information or to apply, please visit


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The CSO Masterworks series continues at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and the Volkswagen Sunday Symphony Series will also feature a performance of Dvorák's Symphony No. 6 on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8583 or visiting


The H Play will be presented Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Visit for more 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, 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's The Curious Savage will take place Friday-Sunday, at the St. Andrews Center. For more information, visit or call 987-5141.


Theater for the New South will present Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's boom Friday-Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rivoli Art Mill. Visit for more information.


The Lee University Theatre Program will perform its production of Big River, a musical adaptation of Mark Twain's beloved classic Huck Finn, Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 614-8343 or visit


Comedian Ron White will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Sunday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 642-TIXS or visit


A piano recital featuring guest artist Lynn Rice-See will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m., the Trumpet Ensemble and Tuba/Euphonium Quartet will perform on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and the students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai will present a piano studio recital on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4601 or visit for more information.


Bright Night--An Evening of Inspiration, Music & Comedy will be held at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 642-TIXS or visiting


City of Angels will be performed by the Chattanooga State theatre and music departments at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. For additional information, call 697-3246.


The Salvation Army's ReCreate Cafe will host a performance byDerek Webb with special guest Page CXVI on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


The Mosier Brothers Band and The Kenney-Blackmon String Band will perform on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit for more information.


John Prine will appear in concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


The East Hamilton School Theatre Company will present their production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m.


The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Lon Eldridge in concert on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 365-PLAY or visit

Visual Art & Film


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 from 5:30-8 p.m. at AVA. A Photoshop for Beginners workshop will take place Thursdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. Please visit for more information.


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 from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit


"The Art of Gifting" will open Friday from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit


Graffiti, a Hill City art joint will host exhibit opening and artists' reception on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Visit for more information.


Townsend Atelier will host a workshop entitled Zen and the Art of Mold Making Saturday-Sunday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A stone carving demonstration and lecture will take place Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. with a workshop being held Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 10-11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit to register.


A reception for artists Terry West, Bobbie Crow, Allen Friedman, Maximo Ortiz and Lynne Mayer will be held at Reflections Gallery at Eastgate Town Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call 892-3072 or visit


A watercolor workshop with instructor Alan Shuptrine will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. To register or for more information, visit or call 266-4453.


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The Connor Society will present a lecture by author Melissa Fay Greene on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the UTC  University Center, followed by a reception and book signing. Call 425-4627 or email for more information.

MANIFEST will be celebrate its second anniversary with The Brave New Word Poetry Show, featuring performances by Britni Bridgeforth, LaJuan White, and Janelle Jackson, on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 p.m. at The Camp House. For more information, email

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Judge Philyaw Denies He Did Not Reappoint Magistrate Because She Was Gay

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Tax All County Property Owners Once For School Safety

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