This Week In The Arts

Thursday, March 15, 2012


The Chattanooga History Center will present The Layers at the Landing: A Tour of Ross's Landing on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Monday. Call 

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Bob's Musical Bootcamp, a lighthearted journey through the history of music with CSO Conductor Emeritus Bob Bernhardt, will be held Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Walden Club. For reservations, call 267-8583 ext. 113 or visit


The Urban Design Challenge continues with the Elemi team sharing their ideas for the 4th St. Corridor on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Carmike Majestic 12 Theater. For more information, visit


The Chattanooga Music Club's St. Patrick's Purse Fundraising Dinner will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Bessie Smith Hall. Reservations are required.  Contact Linda Thompson at 899-9818 or or Clark Gross at 821-6040 or to reserve tickets. 

The CSO will perform Carmina Burana Thursday - Friday at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8583 or visiting


The Mousetrap will open at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on Friday at 8 p.m. with an opening night reception beginning at 7 p.m. The production will continue each weekend through Sunday, April 1. Visit for ticket information.


The CSO String Quintet will perform a concert on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Northgate Library as part the Out & About program series. Visit for more information.


Auditions for the staged readings for the Festival of New Plays will be held Sunday-Monday at 7:30 p.m., and auditions for Stellaluna will be held Monday - Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.  Visit for more information.


The Shaking Ray Levis, Jack Wright and Evan Lipson will perform Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Call 910-9729 or visit for more information.


The CSO Chamber Series continues Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. at the Sheraton Read House with a performance entitled Dvorak Serenades. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8583 or visiting


McKay's Road to Nightfall, a competition which gives the opportunity to one local band to play as a headliner of the Nightfall concert series, will be held Thursday and Wednesday-Thursday, March 21-22, at Rhythm & Brews. Visit for more information.


Performances of Little Women will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. at The Colonnade Performing Arts Theater. For information, contact Jonathan Humble at 362-9210 or


The Orange Grove Dancers will perform "Around the World!" on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Guest performers include Chattanooga Ballet, Center for Creative Arts' Project Motion, and the Orange Grove Chorus. For ticket information, call 425-4269.


Smoke on the Mountain will be presented by The Gem Players Friday-Sunday and Thursday-Sunday, March 22-25, at the Gem Theater in Etowah. For more information, call 263-3270 or visit


Lee University's Squires Hall Series presents the Petar Jankovic Ensemble on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall. For more information, call 614-8343.


The Black Box Concert Series continues on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Gypsy Hombres at The Arts Center in Athens.  Call 745-8781 or visit for more information.


Tennessee Valley Theatre will present NewFound Road with Josh Miller on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Call 365-PLAY or visit to purchase tickets.


Lee University will host a faculty recital with vocal instructor Chery Brendel and artist-in-residence Dr. Thomas Synofzik performing songs of Robert and Clara Schumann on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  For more information, call 614-8240 or email


Comedian Tommy Davidson & the All-Stars of Comedy will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.


The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Paul Geremia & Lon Eldridge on Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 624-5347 or visit for more information.


Country music legend Don Williams will appear in concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling 642-TIXS.


Lee University Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the spring season on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center, and the Lee University Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the School of Music at 614-8240 or email


The Southside Casual Classics chamber music recital series continues on Monday at 8 p.m. at The Camp Housewith a performance by Tyler Shepherd and Tim Hinck. Contact Cindy Solfest-Wallis at 505-6688 for more information.


The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Visit to purchase tickets.


The Ballet in Cinema Series continues with the showing of Romeo And Juliet performed by the Royal Ballet on Thursday, March 22.  Call 826-2375 for more information.


The Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church will host a performance by pianist Jason DuRoy on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Call 886-2190 for more information.


Aging Out, a new musical about kids aging out of the foster care system, will be presented by the Chattanooga State Theatre and Music Departments Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre. For more information, call 697-3383.


The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir will perform at the Jewish Cultural Center on Sunday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m. Visit for more information.


The AVA Media Lab will host a free Photoshop Basics tutorialon Friday, March 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Visit www.avarts.orgfor more information.


The Arts and Education Council will present showings of theOscar nominated live action shorts of 2012 on Thursday, March 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Carmike Majestic 12. Visit for more information.


The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Visit for more information.


The submission deadline for artists wishing to participate in the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's Jazz Appreciation Month exhibit is Friday. For more information, visit


A mixed media workshop will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m., and an Introduction to Cartooning/Character Development course will take place Tuesdays, March 20-April 24, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Art Creations. Visit to register.


Artist Margaret Dyer will give a pastel demonstration on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit for more information.


The Chattanooga Book Arts Collaborative will meet at theJewish Cultural Center on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. For more information, visit


A copper and silver jewelry class will be taught by artist Marian Heintz at Planet Altered Saturdays, March 20 and 27. Visit or call 400-4100 for more information.


The Reflections Gallery at Eastgate Town Center will host agrand re-opening celebration on Thursday, March 22,  from 3:30-6 p.m. Visit for more information.


The Page Turners Book Club will meet at the Eastgate Libraryon Saturday at 11 a.m. to discuss Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz. For more information, call 757-5310.


The Chattanooga Public Library, in partnership with Best Buy and Friends of the Library, will conduct an eReader workshop to teach patrons how to download library eBooks onto their devices on Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Reservations may be made in person at the library branch or by calling 757-5310.


Michael P. White, an award-winning artist and illustrator, will present an interactive family program including hands-on drawing techniques and step-by-step lessons on how to start your own story or book on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at the Downtown Library. For more information, call 757-5314.   

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