This Week In The Arts

Thursday, March 22, 2012

This week in the Arts:

Special Events

The Art + Issues series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. as educators Bruce Edwards and Andra Jurist use works of art to discuss Creativity in our Schools and Community. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.

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

Party with the CSO, a fundraising event to benefit the CSO's education and community engagement programs, will be held on Saturday, March 31, at Track 29. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8583 or visiting www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

City Share will feature Matt Tomasula, founder of CityFabric, Inc., an organization that promotes civic and social engagement through simple map-based products, in a presentation on Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Green|Spaces. Please email info@glasshousecollective.org for reservations.

Theatre, Music & Dance

The Mousetrap continues at the Chattanooga Theatre Centreeach weekend through Sunday, April 1. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information.

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

The CSO Chamber Series continues Sunday 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 www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the CreativeUnderground will host performances by the Ben Friberg Trio, Brooker Scruggs Jazz Ensemble and The Undoctored Originals on Sunday, April 1, from 1-4 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. For more information, visit www.jazzanooga.com.

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 conclude Thursday at Rhythm & Brews. Visit www.chattanoogapresents.com for more information.

Smoke on the Mountain will be presented by The Gem Players Thursday-Sunday at the Gem Theater in Etowah. For more information, call  263-3270 or visit www.gemplayers.com.

Lee University Percussion Group will present its spring concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the university's Conn Center. For more information, call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

The Ballet in Cinema Series continues at the Majestic 12 Theater with the showing of Romeo And Juliet performed by the Royal Ballet on Thursday.  Call 826-2375 for more information.

The Stephane Wrembel Quartet will perform Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Call 624-5347 or visit www.barkinglegs.org for more information.

 Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church will host a performance entitled "I Got Rhythm" by pianist Jason DuRoy on Friday at 7 p.m. Call 886-2190 for more information.

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 Friday at 7:30 p.m. Associate Professor of Voice Dr. Ron Brendel, tenor, will assist with duets for soprano and tenor. For more information, call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

 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 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre. For more information, call 697-3383.

 The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present performances ofThe Living Newspaper Friday-Sunday at the St. Andrews Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 987-5141 or visiting www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

Covenant College will host performances of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida Saturday-Sunday, and at 8 p.m. Call 706.419-1453 or visit www.covenant.edu/musicevents for ticket information.

The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir will perform at the Jewish Cultural Center on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaclarinetchoir.com for more information.

A Spring Vocal Concert will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Center for Creative Arts. More than 100 student vocalists in grades 6-12 will be featured in the performance that will include classical, jazz, gospel, and folk selections offered by the Chorus, Concert Choir, Women's Ensemble, Choral Union, and Glee Club. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

B. B. King will appear in concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com or call 642-TIXS for ticket information.

Students in the Chattanooga State Dance Program will present "Brown Bag Dances" on Thursday, March 29, at 12 p.m., and the Opera Theatre students will present an evening of comic opera on March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre. For additional information, call 697-3383 or 697-3246.

Dr. Arthur Benjamin, a highly-credentialed mathematician who is also a masterfully-skilled magician, will speak at Chattanooga State Community College on Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. Visit www.chattanoogastate.edu for more information.

The Chattanooga Bach Choir and Orchestra will present St. John Passion by J.S. Bach on Sunday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.chattanoogabachchoir.org.

VisualArtFilmVisual Art & Film

The Arts and Education Council will present showings of the Oscar nominated live action shorts of 2012 on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Carmike Majestic 12. Visit www.artsedcouncil.org for more information.

The AVA Media Lab will host a free Photoshop Basics tutorialon Friday, March 30,  from 12-1 p.m., and the deadline for artists to submit works to be presented in the "Small Works"exhibition is Saturday, March 31 at AVA. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.

The Reflections Gallery at Eastgate Town Center will host a grand re-opening celebration on Thursday from 3:30-6 p.m. Visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com for more information.

 A copper and silver jewelry class will be taught by artist Marian Heintz at Planet Altered Tuesdays,  March 27 and April 3. Visit www.planetaltered.com or call 400-4100 for more information.

Film Chattanooga will host its first semi-annual Happy Hour event at The Social on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. to promote networking among local film and television professionals. For more information, visit www.filmchattanooga.org.

The opening reception for the "Jewels: Small Works" exhibition will be held at the Jewish Cultural Center on Thursday, March 29. Visit www.jewishchattanooga.com for more information.

Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Gallery will host the opening reception for"Be Still and Know" on Thursday, March 29, from 5-8 p.m. Call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for more information.

ChattaMovies, the City of Chattanooga's Department of Education Arts & Culture and the Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Film Commission will be co-hosting "Open Screen Night" on Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at The Heritage House. Visit www.chattamovies.com for more information.

WritingLiteraturePoetryWriting, Literature & Poetry       

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 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 at 11 a.m. at the Downtown Library. For more information, please call 757-5314.

The deadline for students to enter the WTCI 2012 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is Friday, March 30. For more information, contact Debbie Thompson at 702-7814 or dthompson@wtcitv.org.

The 15th annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference will take place Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, at the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. For more information, please visit www.blueridgewritersconference.com.  

  

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