This week in the Arts:
The Bessie Smith Heritage Festival, a celebration of culture, music, and visual arts, will take place Saturday-Sunday, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood will be celebrated at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 12-4 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
The Miss Annie Awards will be presented Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information.
Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will be held at Miller Plaza on Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Urban Design Challenge Finale will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at Track 29. For more information, visit the Urban Design Challenge's page on Facebook.
The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County and the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will unveil their new landscape designfor the Chattanooga Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 60 p.m. in the Downtown Library auditorium. For more information, call 757-5310.
Theatre, Music & Dance
The Hunter Museum of American Art will conclude the All-American Summer Concert Series with a performance by the New Binkley Brothers on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.
The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present performances by Normal Love and The Stacker Three on Thursday at 10 p.m. at Sluggo's North. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information.
Choral Arts of Chattanooga will hold auditions for its 2012 - 2013 season Monday-Tuesday, Sunday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, Aug. 28. Singers of all voice parts with collegiate or professional level voice training are invited to audition. To schedule an appointment, call 822-3977 or visit www.facebook.com/choralarts.
The Nightfall Concert Series continues on Friday at 8 p.m. at Miller Plaza with a performance by Eilen Jewell. The opening act is Long Gone Darlings. For more information, call 265-0771 or visit www.nightfallchattanooga.com.
Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's 4th annual Short Attention Span Theatre will be presented Friday-Sunday, at the St. Andrews Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 987-5141 or visiting www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.
Little Country Giants will perform Friday at 8 p.m. and von Grey will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.
The Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series continues Saturday with a performance by Yellow Dubmarine at 8 p.m. at the 21st Century Waterfront. Visit www.riverfrontnights.com for more information.
Local folksinger and storyteller Rhonda Seeber will perform at the Noon Nosh Luncheon on Tuesday at the Jewish Cultural Center. Reservations must be made by Monday. Call 493-0270 ext.10 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Theater for the New South will present its production of Euripides'Medea Friday-Saturday, Aug. 24-25, at Tanner Hill Gallery. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theaterforthenewsouth.com.
Visual Art & Film
Build Me A World: The Story Of The Howard School will premiere Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at The Tivoli Theatre. For additional information, visit www.buildmeaworldfilm.com.
Film Chattanooga, a group of film and television professionals and those aspiring to work in the industry, will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown YMCA. The focus of the meeting will be a seminar entitled "The Art of Casting." For more information, visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org.
An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Brushwork workshopwill be held Saturday-Sunday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Townsend Atelier as will a silk painting workshop Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 25-26. Visit www.townsendatelier.com to register.
Artist Mary Lynn Portera will demonstrate her unique ceramic techniques on Saturday from 11: a.m.-3 p.m. atRiver Gallery. Call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit
www.river-gallery.com for more information.
The Chattanooga Book Arts Collaborative will meet Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center. For additional information, visit www.chattanoogabookarts.blogspot.com.
The opening reception for "Tranquil Space," an exhibit of photographs, drawings, and sculptures of sacred buildings, gardens, and commercial and private properties, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center. For more information, call 493-0270 ext. 13 or visit www.jewishchattanooga.com.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
The Eastgate Library will host a meeting of the Eastgate Page Turners Book Club on Saturday at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.lib.chattanooga.gov.