The Art + Issues Series continues Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a discussion led by City Councilman Andrae McGary exploring the idea of introspective leadership as inspired by the work of George Inness. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.
Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will be held at Miller Plaza 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 from 5-8 p.m. View the Southside ArtStroll Facebook page for more information.
The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists' 34th annual Fall Craft Fair will take place Friday-Sunday in Nashville's Centennial Park. Visit www.tennesseecrafts.org for more information.
The Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues Monday with a presentation by Harold Holzer, Lincoln Scholar and Author, at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium Auditorium. For more information, call 490-9170 or visit www.moccasinbendpark.org.
City Share will be held on Wednesday at 12 p.m. atgreen|spaces and feature a presentation by Charles "Chooch" Pickard, AIA, executive director/chief design officer of the Memphis Regional Design Center. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre, Music and Dance
Bunnicula opens Friday on the MainStage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, and performances of The 39 Stepswill conclude Saturday in the Circle Theatre. Auditions for the Theatre Centre's production of Annie will be held Monday-Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for children and at 7:30 for adults. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for additional information.
The Chattanooga Boys Choir will host its first men's chorus day,Only Men Aloud!, on Saturday 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 Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University will present the fourth season of String Theory at the Hunter beginning Thursday, Oct. 4, with a concert featuring Roberto Diaz, President of the Curtis Institute of Music, and mezzo-soprano Jazimina Macneil. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-0968 or visiting www.stringtheorymusic.org.
The CSO begins its Pops series with a performance of classic hits from The Beatles' Revolver & Rubber Soul albums at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org to purchase tickets.
Tennessee Valley Theatre will present its production of The Dixie Swim Club Thursday-Sunday. For reservations, call 365-PLAY (7529) or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com for ticket information.
The Hayes-Peterson Duo, featuring guest performers Eric Peterson and Kristin Hayes, will give a recital on Friday at 7:30 p.m., and the UTC Music Department will present the faculty recital"Music of the Americas" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4601 orwww.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 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 209-5942.
The Walker County Community Theater will present The Diary of Anne Frank at the Walker County Civic Center Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Andy Irvine will perform Friday at 8 p.m. at theBarking Legs Theater. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.chattanoogafolk.com.
Center for Creative Arts will present its annual Choo Choo Kids/Carrabbas Italian Grill Night on Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. The performance will include selections from the musicals Jersey Boys, Newsies, and Movin' On. Tickets may be purchased by calling Debbie Kerr at 209-5929.
Carl Hurley & Jeanne Robertson will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Tuesday at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call 800.955-4746 or email email@example.com.
The UTC Orchestra will present a concert on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and the UTC music faculty recital entitled "Songs and Dances" will take place Sunday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call 425-4601 or visitwww.utc.edu/music for information.
The sixth annual 3 Sisters Music Festival, featuring performances by the top names in contemporary and traditional bluegrass, will take place Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at Ross' Landing. For more information, visit www.3sistersbluegrass.com or call 265-0771.
Visual Art & Film
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 at AVA. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.
An artist demonstration by Virginia Jones Skipper will take place Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections Gallery. Call 892-3072 for additional information.
A portrait sculpture workshop for teens will take place Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com to register.
The Chattanooga Public Library will host two book art workshops on Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ali Banks at email@example.com.
The application deadline for local artists with disabilities to submit their work for this year's Art Expo at the annual GO!Fest celebration is Monday. GO!Fest will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Chattanooga Zoo. For a show application, please contact Courtney Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about GO!Fest, call 425-7800 or visit www.gofestchattanooga.org.
The opening reception for the "Transformations" exhibit will be held Friday, Oct. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.
In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception its "Rhythm & Blues" exhibit on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.
An Open House will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for additional information.