This Week In The Arts

Thursday, March 8, 2012

This week in the arts:

Special Events 

Chattanooga Gas Free Family Night will take place Thursday, March 8 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Creative Discovery Museum. During this month's free night the museum will be doing special activities focusing on nanotechnology. Call (423) 756-2738 or visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

WTCI and Creative Discovery Museum will host "Sid the Science Kid Day" on Saturday, March 10 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the museum. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

The CSO Overture Luncheon Series continues on Wednesday, March 14 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the Walden Club. Reservations are required by Friday, March 9.  Please visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org for more information.

TASTE, a fundraiser hosted by The Kidney Foundation offering samplings of local cuisine from many of Chattanooga's finest restaurants, will be held Thursday, March 8 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Warehouse Row. Visit www.tastechatt.com for more info.

The H*Art Gallery will host a fundraising dinner on Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. which will benefit the gallery's mission to offer homeless and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork and to work with other non-profits to bring art to those that might not otherwise have access to it. Call (423) 521-4707 or email info@hartgallerytn.com to make a reservation.

In celebration of Teen Tech Week, the Chattanooga Public Library will host a "Steampunk and Robots" bash on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Call (423) 757-5310 or visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov/teenstack for more information. 

The Urban Design Challenge continues with the Elemi team sharing their ideas for the 4th St. Corridor on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carmike Majestic 12 Theater. For more information, visit www.urbandesignchallenge.com.

The Chattanooga Music Club's St. Patrick's Purse Fundraising Dinner will be held Saturday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Bessie Smith Hall. Reservations are required. Contact Linda Thompson at (423) 899-9818 or finalrequests@bellsouth.net or Clark Gross at (423) 821-6040 or wclarkgr@comcast.net to reserve tickets.

Theatre, Music & Dance

The Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival will be held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Thursday - Saturday, March 8 - 10. Visit www.setc.org or www.theatrecentre.com for more information.

The String Theory at the Hunter concert series continues Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by the Miró String Quartet and pianist Gloria Chien. Visit www.huntermuseum.org to purchase tickets.

The CSO will perform Carmina Burana Thursday - Friday, March 15 - 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre as part of the Masterworks series. Tickets may be purchased by calling (423) 267-8583 or visiting www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

The CSO String Quintet will perform a concert on Saturday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the Northgate Library as part the Out & About program series. Visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov for more information.

Performances of Little Women will be held Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 p.m. at The Colonnade Performing Arts Theater. For information, contact Jonathan Humble at (423) 362-9210 or theatrejon87@yahoo.com

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of Falsettos will be take place Friday - Sunday, March 9 - 11 at the St. Andrews Center. Visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or call (423) 987-5141 for ticket information.

The Wintersong Songwriter Workshop, an intensive workshop for aspiring and experienced songwriters, will be held Saturday, March 10 at the Mountain Arts Community Center. Following the workshop, the Wintersong Songwriter Concert will feature originals by Louisa Branscomb, Kathy Reed, Earl Brackin, and workshop participants. For more information about the workshop or concert, visit www.wintersongworkshop.com

Jericho Brass will perform Saturday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Trenton United Methodist Church. Visit www.jerichobrassband.org for more information.

The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Roxie Watson with Michelle Malone on Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. as well as a performance by Wah! on Sunday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. Call (423) 624-5347 or visit www.barkinglegs.org for more information.

The Ballet in Cinema Series continues with the showing of LeCorsaire on Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and La Boheme will be shown Tuesday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m. as part of the Opera in Cinema Series at the Majestic 12 Theater.  Call (423) 826-2375 for more information.

The Southside Casual Classics chamber music recital series continues on Monday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by classical guitarist Brent Bassham. Please contact Cindy Solfest-Wallis at (423) 505-6688 for more information.

Lee University will present the Saxophone Ensemble concert on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall. The concert will feature Lee's senior saxophone students, along with Dr. Brenda Moye and Assistant Professor of Music Alan Wyatt. For more information, please call (423) 614-8240.

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 Wednesday - Thursday, March 14 - 15 at Rhythm & Brews. Visit www.chattanoogapresents.com for more information.

The Orange Grove Dancers will perform "Around the World!" on Friday, March 16 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 (423) 425-4269.

Smoke on the Mountain will be presented by The Gem Players Friday - Saturday, March 16 - 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater in Etowah, TN. For more information, call (423) 263-3270 or visit www.gemplayers.com.

Lee University's Squires Hall Series presents the Petar Jankovic Ensemble on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall. For more information, call (423) 614-8343.

The Black Box Concert Series continues on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by The Gypsy Hombres at The Arts Center in Athens, TN.  Call (423) 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org for more information.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present NewFound Road with Josh Miller on Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Call (423) 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com to purchase tickets.

Comedian Tommy Davidson & the All-Stars of Comedy will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for more information.

Country music legend Don Williams will appear in concert on Sunday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com or calling (423) 642-TIXS.

VisualArtFilmVisual Art & Film

The opening reception for "Re: Structure" will be held in the AVA Gallery on Friday, March 9 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. The AVA Media Lab will host a free Photoshop Basics tutorial on Friday, March 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.

In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for the "Brushstrokes & Bracelets" exhibit, featuring watercolor paintings by Helen Burton and fine jewelry by Mary Clor, on Friday, March 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (423) 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.

The opening reception for the Photographic Society of Chattanooga's Spring Photography Exhibition will be held at the Blackwell Automotive Building on Friday, March 9 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The show continues through Thursday, June 28. Visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org for more information.

The Chattanooga Film Society's Southern Circuit Independent Film Series continues on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. with a screening of A Good Man at Loose Cannon Arts and Events. Director Gordon Quinn will be in attendance for a meet and greet session beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org/southerncircuit.

5 Day Figure Painting Workshop with instructor Casey Baugh will take place at Townsend Atelier Monday - Friday, March 12 - 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, March 15 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org 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, March 16. For more information, visit www.ulchatt.net.

A mixed media workshop will be held at ArtCreations Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.art-creations.com to register.

Artist Margaret Dyer will give a pastel demonstration on Saturday, March 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.

The Chattanooga Book Arts Collaborative will meet at the Jewish Cultural Center on Sunday, March 18 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.chattanoogabookarts.blogspot.com.

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, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Northgate Library. Reservations may be made in person at the library branch or by calling (423) 757-5310.

The Chattanooga Writers Guild will meet Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Dr. Susan Hickman will discuss "Tips for Building Creativity." Visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org for more information.

The Page Turners Book Club will meet at the Eastgate Library on Saturday, March 17 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz. For more information, call (423) 757-5310.

  


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