This Week In The Arts

Thursday, December 6, 2012


This week in the Arts:

Special Events

The Glass House Collective will host a Christmas party on Glass Street on Thursday from 6-8 p.

m. Email to make a reservation or for more information.


The Holiday Starlight Parade and the Lighted Boat Parade will take place in downtown Chattanooga on Saturday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, followed by a fireworks finale at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


The annual Holiday English Tea and Open House at the Houston Museum for Decorative Arts will take place on Sunday from 1-4  p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 267-7176 or visit


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


Theatre, Music and Dance

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre's productions of The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings continue through Saturday. Annie opens Friday with an opening night gala beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased calling 267-8534 or by visiting


The Nutcracker will be performed by Chattanooga Ballet and the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra at the Tivoli Theatre Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Call 265-0617 for ticket information.


Ballet Tennessee's production of The Nutcracker will be presented Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 425-4269.


The CSO Pops series continues with Home for the Holidays Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Along with the CSO, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chorus, The Metropolitan Bells, and high school dancers from the Center for Creative Arts are scheduled to perform. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 267-8583.


Covenant College will host a Christmas concert, followed by a dessert reception, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the college chapel. For more information, visit or call 706.820-1560.


Tennessee Valley Theatre will present their production of The Least of These Friday-Sunday. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit


John Michael Montgomery will perform in a concert to benefit the Chattanooga Firefighters Association on Friday at 8 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Chattanooga Firefighters Association at 899-4990.


The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of Gods & Disasters will be presented Friday-Sunday at the St. Andrews Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 987-5141 or visiting


Hall and Oates will appear in concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Monday at 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call 642-TIXS.


The River City Red Hots dixieland quartet will perform on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House as part of the Southside Casual Classics concert series. Visit for more information. 


Lee University's highly acclaimed a cappella ensemble Voices of Lee will present its Sounds of Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Lee University Chapel. To reserve tickets, call 614-8320 or email


The Salvation Army's ReCreate Cafe will present their annual Christmas production, Behold the Lamb of God: the True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. to raise money for the arts program for the Homeless Community. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 756-1023 or visit
The Gem Players will present a concert entitled Merry TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Gem Theater. Call  263-3270 or visit for more information.


Visual Art and Film


The AVA Juried Member Exhibition opening reception will take place Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. AVA will also host an evening with FOUND Magazine on Monday at 8 p.m., as they travel across the country for their 10th Anniversary Tour. Visit for more information.


The opening reception for the "Structural Influence" exhibit will take place on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery. The gallery will host a demonstration by jewelry artist Victoria Lansford on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit for more information.


In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for the "Sand Transformed" exhibition, featuring works by glass artist Mary Beth McClure, and jewelers Marian Kern and Eleanor Goodson, on Friday from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit


An open house will be held at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designson Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and a Family Fun Christmas Workshop will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1-3 p.m. The gallery is also currently accepting applications for the first annual Scenic City Paint Out to be held in April of 2013. Call 266-4453 or visit for more information.


An open house will be held at Atelier 18 on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call 280-4642.


The opening reception for Miki Boni's "Art of Magical Realism"exhibit will take place Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Gallery 301. For more information, call 475-5533.


EarLuminator, a local independent moviemaker group, and Chattamovies, a group of moviemakers in the Chattanooga area, will host "The Best Of Open Screen Night 2012" on Monday at 7 p.m. at The Carmike Majestic 12 Theatre. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit


An artist reception will take place at Reflections Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 4-6 p.m. Call 892-3072 for more information.


The Chattanooga Public Library will host an arts and crafts workshop for adults on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Participants will learn what glues to use for special projects, paper-cutting and folding, basic hand-sewing and

beginning beading. Call 757-5310 for more information.


A Figurative Painting Class with instructor Mia Bergeron will be held Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. To register, visit

Writing, Literature and Poetry  

Raymond Evans, local cultural anthropologist and archaeologist, will speak at the Downtown Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. His talk is based on his two most recently published books, The Battle of Orchard Knob and General John T. Wilder and Modern Chattanooga. For more information, call 757-5310.


The Page Turners book club will meet Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Eastgate Library to discuss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Call 855-2689 for more information.


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