This week in the arts:
Smash Art, a science and art collaborative workshop on how to transform electronics into repurposed toys, art, and robotics through tinkering, will take place Saturday, July 14 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Creative Discovery Museum. For more information, visit www.cdmfun.org.
Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will be held at Miller Plaza on July 6 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
A 20th anniversary celebration will be held at the South Chattanooga Library Branch on Saturday, July 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Special activities include inflatable playground equipment, a family birthday craft project, sidewalk chalk art and a special appearance by the library's summer mascot Rowdy Raccoon. Call (423) 825-7237 for additional information.
The sixth annual First Amendment Dinner will take place on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center. Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, will talk about first amendment issues in the presidential election. For more information, please call (423) 493-0270 ext.10 or email email@example.com.
The Hear Now Café, a support group for the hard of hearing, will celebrate its one year anniversary on Friday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Baptist Church. Call (423) 624-1669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Theatre, Music & Dance
The Hunter Museum of American Art will host the All-American Summer Concert Series featuring a performance by Jazz musician David Anthony on Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.
Performances of Hair continue each weekend through Saturday, July 14, and Anything Goes will open Friday, July 13 and continue each weekend through Sunday, July 29 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, call (423) 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com.
Ballet Tennessee will hold its Summer Master Class Series Monday - Thursday, July 9 - 26 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Intermediate level classes in ballet and modern will be taught by Ballet Tennessee guest artists and faculty of the Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive. For more information, please visit www.ballettennessee.org.
The 2012 Summer Concert Series at the foot of the Lookout Mountain Incline will feature performances by the Ogya World Music Band and The Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble Thursday - Saturday, July 5 - 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 6 :00 p.m.
The Nightfall Concert Series continues on Friday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m. at Miller Plaza with a performance by Dirty Bourbon River Show. The opening act is The Snake Doctors. For more information, call (423) 265-0771 or visit www.nightfallchattanooga.com.
Storyteller Bill Landry will perform at the Tennessee Valley Theatre on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. Call (423) 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com for additional information.
The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present their production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man Friday - Saturday, July 6 - 7 at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.smph.org or call (423) 886-5243.
Zach Laliberte will perform at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. Call (423) 886-1959 for reserved seating.
The Southside Casual Classics chamber music recital series continues on Monday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by the Chattanooga Tuba Euphonium Quartet. Please contact Cindy Solfest-Wallis at (423) 505-6688 for more information.
Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased by calling (423) 642-TIXS or visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com.
The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Trevor Watts & Veryan Weston on Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Call (423) 624-5347 or visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.
The Folk School of Chattanooga will offer fiddle and ukulele classes for 2nd and 3rd graders on Saturdays, July 14 - September 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Bright School. For more information, visit www.chattanoogafolk.com.
Jericho Brass will present a concert on Sunday, July 15 at 4:00 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Visit www.jerichobrassband.org for more information.
Visual Art & Film
Artist Coyee Shipp Langston will exhibit her colorful masks during a reception on Friday, July 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. The exhibition is in partnership with FACES: The National Craniofacial Association and a portion of the mask sales during the month of July will be donated to raise funds for their humanitarian restoration work. For more information, call (423) 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.
The opening reception for the "Collecting Thoughts" exhibit, featuring works by Nancy Kubale, Roelna Louw, Susan Parrish, will be held Friday, July 6 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit www.river-gallery.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, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. at The Heritage House. More information may be found by visiting www.chattamovies.com.
Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will host a reception for the "Maritime!" exhibit on Thursday, July 12 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Call (423) 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for more information.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
The FUSEBOX art&word series continues at the Front Gallery on Saturday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m. with readings by poets Brian Brodeur and J. Michael Martinez, which will coincide with the exhibition "bodywork," a contemporary look at figurative art by Raymond Padron, Katie Claiborne, Jennifer Rubin and Mia Bergeron. For more information, call (423) 243-3778 or contact Aubrey Lenahan at email@example.com.
The Chattanooga Writers Guild will meet Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org for additional information.
The MANIFEST series will continue with The Speakeasy, a unique open-mic night showcasing an eclectic blend of poetry/spoken word and music, on Saturday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. at The Camp House. For more information, contact Christian J. Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.