This Week in the Arts:
The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera will host a Meet the Composer Forum with Metropolis Symphony composer, Michael Daugherty, on Thursday from 6:30-7:45 p.
m. in theTivoli Center. The Overture Luncheon with Maestra Kayoko Dan and Michael Daugherty will take place Friday at theWalden Club at 12 p.m. Reservations are required for both events. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org
for more information.
Choral Arts of Chattanooga will host a Cabaret and Silent Auction gala event on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Performance Hall. To make a reservation, call 255-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Bernhardt, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera music director emeritus, will be interviewed by the Jewish Federation's Communications Director Rachel Schulson on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center. Call 493-0270 ext. 10 or email email@example.com for additional 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 Southside ArtStroll, celebrating our artists, musicians, photographers, craftsmen, chefs, roasters, stylists, galleries, businesses, hostels, and neighborhoods, will be held Friday, Sept. 28, from 5-8 p.m. View the Southside ArtStroll Facebook page for more information.
Theatre, Music & Dance
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will open their season on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre and feature performances of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and selections from contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty's piece, Metropolis Symphony. Call 267-8583 to purchase tickets.
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production of Cabaretcontinues through Sunday on the MainStage. The 39 Steps will continue each weekend through Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Circle Theatre, and Bunnicula opens Friday, Sept. 28, on the MainStage. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information.
The Chattanooga Boys Choir will host its first men's chorus day,Only Men Aloud!, on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Baylor School. A final performance with a festival choir and special guests will take place at 4 p.m. in the school's chapel. All male singers in grades 8-12 are invited to participate. For more information, call 634-2299 or visit www.chattanoogaboyschoir.org.
The Gem Players will present their production of Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner Thursday-Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater in Etowah, Tn. Call 263-3270 or visit www.gemplayers.com for more information.
The Lady of Bullyburg will be presented by guest artists Bright Star Children's Theatre Thursday-Friday, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow will be performed on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lee University. For ticket information, call 614-8343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTC's Departments of Music and Theatre & Speech, in special collaboration with Theater for the New South, will present Orpheus and Euridice by Ricky Ian Gordon on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall. For more information, please contact Nikolasa Tejero at
email@example.com or 425-4630.
Oliver! will be performed Friday-Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colonnade Performing Arts Theatre. Visit www.everafterprod.com or call 706.935-9000 for tickets or more information.
Lee University School of Music will present A Sacred Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Lee Chapel. For more information, call 614-8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Act will be performed at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium Tuesday-Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for ticket information.
Vox Arcana, featuring Tim Daisy, James Falzone and Fred Lonberg-Holm, will perform Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, visit www.shakingray.com.
The Hayes-Peterson Duo, featuring guest performers Eric Peterson and Kristin Hayes, will give a recital on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and the UTC Music Department will present the faculty recital"Music of the Americas" on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.
The 12th annual Chattanooga Dances! concert, featuring Ballet Tennessee, Baylor's Verve, Center for Creative Arts' Project Motion, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga State Dance Department, and GPS' Terpsichord, will be presented in the Center for Creative Arts Auditorium Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 209-5942.
Visual Art & Film
PressPausePlay, a documentary film examining how technology and digital culture have changed the face of the modern arts, will premiere at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. Call 402-1603 or email email@example.com for more information.
The "Fresh" emerging artist exhibit continues until Friday, Oct. 12, and unpainted masks for the FACES:UnMasked exhibit will be available for pick up through Saturday, Sept, 29, at AVA. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.
An artist demonstration by Virginia Jones Skipper will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 and 27, from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections Gallery. Call 892-3072 for additional information.
Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will host Sketch Night on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 266-4453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
An oil painting workshop will be held Saturday-Sunday, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., and a portrait sculpture workshop for teens will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com to register.
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 at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, visit www.earluminator.com/openscreennight.
River City Company will host Movies at the 700 Block, a popup, outdoor movie theater at 728 Market Street, on Saturday beginning at 8:45 p.m. with the showing ofUrbanized. A showing of the featured film, Back to the Future, will follow. Visit www.rivercitycompany.com for more information.
Artist Aaron Hequembourg will be at River Gallery on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. to discuss his process and inspiration for creating engraved paintings and laminate prints. For additional information, call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com.
The Chattanooga Public Library will host two book art workshops on Saturday, Sept. 29, with a paper-making class at 10:30 a.m. and an "upcycle" workshop at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 757-5310 or email Diane Moore at email@example.com or Ali Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Book Sale will take place through Monday at Eastgate Town Center. Visit www.friendsofthelibrary-chattanooga.com/book-sales for more information.
An e-reader class will take place Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the Northgate Library. Call 870-0635to make a reservation.
The new Chattanooga Story Telling Circle is celebrating its first anniversary with a "Liars' Contest" at the Chattanooga Public Library on Saturday. Contact Steve Daugherty at email@example.com or 779-4466 for more information.