This Week In The Arts

Thursday, November 8, 2012


This week in the Arts:

Special Events:

Free Family Night will be held at the Creative Discovery Museum on Thursday from 5:30-8 p.

m. Visit for more information.


The Spectrum Gala & Art Auction will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. 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 at 3:30 p.m.


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


The Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Dr. David Anderson, archaeologist and professor at UT-Knoxville, on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium Auditorium. For more information, call  490-9170 or visit


Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist for the The New York Times, will present a lecuture on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre as part of theGeorge T. Hunter Lecture Series. Visit the series' Facebook page for more information.


Holiday Trunk Show, a show and sale of fine art, crafts, and handmade gifts from local and regional artisans, will take place Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at The Arts Center in Athens, Tn. For more information, visit


Theatre, Music & Dance


The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is searching for a talented, well-trained, lovable dog to star as Sandy in the upcoming holiday production of Annie and will host auditions Monday-Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 267-8534.


Bob's Musical Bootcamp, a lighthearted journey through the history of music with CSO Conductor Emeritus Bob Bernhardt, will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tivoli Center. The reservation deadline is Friday. For more information, visit


Theater for the New South will present Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's boom Thursday-Sunday 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, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 614-8343 or visit


The students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai will present a piano studio recital on Thursday 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 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 642-TIXS or visiting


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.


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


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


John Prine will appear in concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday 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 at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.


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


The Presidential Concert Series at Lee University continues on Monday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Siberian Virtuosi ensemble. For additional information, call 614-8240 or visit


The Moccasin Brass Quintet will perform Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House as part of the Southside Casual Classics concert series. For more information, visit


The UTC Theatre Co. will present their production of My Three Angels at the UTC Fine Arts Center Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 13-16, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call 425-4269 or visit to purchase tickets.


Randy Owen will appear in concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation's 10th anniversary. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 642-TIXS.


The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir will perform Friday, Nov. 16, from 7-8 p.m. at the North River Civic Center as part of the North River Civic Center Sunset Concert Series. Email or visit for more information.


Jamey Johnson will perform Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visit to purchase tickets.


"Beat Hunger," a performance by the UTC Percussion Ensemble to benefit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, will take place in theUTC Fine Arts Center Sunday-Monday, Nov. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m.  Call 425-4601 or visit for more information.


Visual Art & Film


AVA is accepting applications for the 2012 AVA Members Juried Exhibition through Monday. The winner of the Best in Show award will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2013. A Photoshop for Beginners workshop will take place Thursdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. 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 displayingpolitical memorabilia and historical documents housed in its archives through Friday, Nov. 30. Call  757-5310 for more additional information.


A stone carving demonstration and lecture will take place Friday at 6 p.m. with a workshop being held Saturday-Sunday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. In addition, a Zen and the Art of Casting workshop will be held Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 17-18. Visit to register.


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


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


River Gallery will host a demonstration by glass artist Jeff McKinley on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit for additional information.


The opening reception and award ceremony for "The Art of Still Life" exhibit will be held on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at The Arts Center. For more information, visit or call 745-8781.


Film Chattanooga will hold a seminar that focuses on sound recording techniques for film and video production on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Chattanooga YMCA. For more information, visit


The artist reception for Cessna Decosimo's "Sacred and Profane"exhibit will take place Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Tanner-Hill Gallery. Call 280-7182 or visit for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry


 Lee University will host an introduction to its annual spring Writer's Festival with a reading by poet and Renaissance scholar Brett Foster, associate professor of English at Wheaton College, on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre.

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild will present Tellabration! An Evening of Storytelling on Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Baker at 479-7887 or

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 at 9 p.m. at The Camp House. For more information, email

The Chattanooga Writers Guild will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Unity of Chattanooga. Visit or the group's page on Facebook for more information.

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