The Creative Discovery Museum will host a stuffed animal toy workshop on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Elizabeth Swing, owner of Rope Swing Studio, will give a demonstration on the art of making stuffed animal toys and only uses recycled materials for her one-of-a-kind cloth toys. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will be held at Miller Plaza on Aug. 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention will take place Saturday, Aug. 4 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Fort Payne Middle School in Fort Payne, AL. Contests will be held in the categories of dobro, mandolin, old time banjo, guitar, and bluegrass band, among others. Call (256) 845-2224 or visit www.facebook.com/DeKalbCountyFiddlersConvention for additional information.
Theater for the New South will host "The Medea Experience," a promotional event for their second season opening show, at the Rivoli Art Mill on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Theatre, Music & Dance
The Hunter Museum of American Art will host the All-American Summer Concert Series featuring a performance by the Ben Friberg Trio on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 6:00 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.
Jim Pfitzer will present his one-man play, Aldo Leopold - A Standard of Change, at the Barking Legs Theater on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 p.m. Opening the show is special guest storyteller Finn Bille. For more information, visit www.barkinglegs.org or www.jimpfitzer.com.
The Nightfall Concert Series continues on Friday, Aug. 3 at 8:00 p.m. at Miller Plaza with a performance by Strung Like A Horse. The opening act is Jordan Hallquist & The Outfit. For more information, call (423) 265-0771 or visit www.nightfallchattanooga.com.
The Colonnade Community Theater will present their production of Disney's Aladdin, Jr. Friday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call (706) 935-9000 or visit www.colonnadecenter.org for additional information.
The Sock Hops will perform at the Tennessee Valley Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call (423) 365-7529 or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
The Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series begins Saturday, Aug. 4 with a performance by Papa Grows Funk at 8:00 p.m. at the 21st Century Waterfront. Visit www.riverfrontnights.com for more information.
SongSeeds, a music class for babies and toddlers, will be held Wednesdays, Aug. 8 - 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Folk School of Chattanooga. Visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.
The Southside Casual Classics series continues Monday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by Brassworks. Please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com or call (423) 505-6688 for more information.
Visual Art & Film
The opening reception for "Painting with Glazes," an exhibit featuring the works of artist Jane Yelliott, will be held Friday, Aug. 3 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. For more information, call (423) 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.
River Gallery will host a 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, Aug. 3 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. The event will feature the works of artists Eric Fitzpatrick and Mary Lynn Portera. Please call (423) 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.
A watercolor workshop with Daud Akhriev will take place Saturday - Sunday, Aug. 4 - 5 and August 11 - 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com to register.
Sketch Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Reservations are required. Please call (423) 266-4453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Chattanooga Film Society and Mise En Scenesters will host the POV summer film series on Monday, Aug. 13 with the showing of Reel Old School at the downtown Chattanooga YMCA at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org for more information.