This Week In The Arts

Thursday, April 12, 2012


This week in the Arts:

Special Events

Chattanooga Gas Free Family Night will be held Thursday from 5:30-8 p.

m. at the Creative Discovery Museum. Call 756-2738 or visit for more information.


Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will take place on Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Miller Plaza.


Barger Academy of Fine Arts will hold its school festival,Bargeroo, on Saturday from 12-5 p.m. Events include performances by the Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble and Milele Roots, games, nflatables, food and fun. Call 493-0348 for more information.  


Theatre, Music & Dance

Auditions for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production ofHair will take place Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.


In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center will present "To Bessie with Love - Tribute to Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues" on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. For more information, visit


The CSO String Quintet will perform a concert on Saturday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m. at the Eastgate Library as part of the Out & About program series. Visit for more information.


The Center for Creative Arts Dance Department will presentImpact, original choreography in modern, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop featuring the Project Motion Dance Ensemble, on Friday at 7 p.m. in the CCA Auditorium. For more information, call 209-5942.


Beside Yourself, a comedy performed by graduating students from Chattanooga State's Professional Actor Training Program, will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Center. Call 697-3246 for more information.


Lee University Theatre will present its production of See How They Run Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center Auditorium. For more information, call 614-8343 or visit


The Muse of Fire Project will present Take Our Word(s) For It: New Plays from Class IV of The Muse of Fire Project on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library. Email for more information.


The WannaBeatles will perform on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Theatre. Call 365-PLAY or visit for additional information.


Soprano Chelsea Duke and pianist John Tunstall will perform a jointrecital featuring great vocal and piano music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century periods on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre. For more information, call 697-3383.


The Lee University Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the spring season on Sunda at 4 p.m. in the Conn Center, and the Virtuoso Players of Chinese Folk Music will perform in Squires Recital Hall on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 614-8240.


Austrian concert pianist Walter Hautzig will perform a concert of classical compositions on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Baylor School's alumni chapel. Visit for more



The UTC Music Department will present a concert of student chamber music, featuring a UTC student piano quintet, clarinet ensemble and woodwind quintet, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit


The Covenant Arts Concert Series continues Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at Covenant College with a performance by the Dismembered Tennesseans. Pre-concert gourmet dinners are offered in Covenant's Great Hall immediately preceding each performance. Visit or call 706.419-1153 for more information or to make reservations.


The MANIFEST series continues at The Camp House on Saturday, April 21, at 9 p.m. with a performance by The Undoctored Originals. Email for more information.


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AVA Media Lab will host a free social media tutorial on Friday from 12-1 p.m. Visit for more information.


The "Jazz Crossing Borders and Cultures" art exhibit will be on display at the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga throughout the month of April. For more information, visit


The University Art Gallery of the University of the South will present the opening reception for "Portmanteau" on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Convocation Hall. For more information, call 931.598-1223 or visit


Townsend Atelier will host a marketing workshop for artists with instructor Tom Birmingham Monday-Tuesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 266-2712 or visit  for more information.


The Opera in Cinema Series continues with the showing of Verdi'sRigoletto on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Majestic 12 Theater. For more information, call 826-2375.


The City of Chattanooga Department of Education, Arts & Culture and the Chattanooga SE Tennessee Film Commission will host a screening of Bully at the Majestic 12 Theater on Tuesday beginning with a community-wide discussion at 5 p.m. and the movie starting at 5:30 p.m. Call 425-7826 for more information.


The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, April 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Visit for more information.


An Artistic Anatomy/ Écorché Sculpting class will be held atLoza Studio & Atelier Sundays, April 22-June 24, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 991-0026 or visit


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In celebration of National Library Week, the Chattanooga Public Library will host author, humor columnist and television personalityAlison Lebovitz on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Visit for more information.


The Page Turners Book Club will meet at the Eastgate Library on Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. to discuss Here Comes Trouble by Michael Moore. For more information, call 757-5310

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