This week in the Arts:
Free Family Night will take place at the Creative Discovery Museum on Thursday, from 5:30-8 p.
m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
To help raise awareness for the arts for elementary aged students, middle schoolers from The Center for Creative Artswill host Art N U, a festival for children to explore the arts through dance, acting, painting, puppetry, instruments, singing and more, on Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. For more information, visit the group's Facebook page "Chattanooga Art N U."
Planet Altered will host CAFE, a Community Arts Funding Event, on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. For more information or to apply, please visit www.planetaltered.com.
Theatre, Music and Dance
The CSO Masterworks Series continues with the performance of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre and on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center. Call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org to purchase tickets.
Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present performances by C. Lavender, Dinner Music and Segamented Worms on Tuesday at 10 p.m. at Sluggo's North. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information.
Choral Arts of Chattanooga will hold mid-season auditions for all voice parts on Tuesday for their spring concert, in which they will be performing A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. For more information, or to schedule an audition, please call or text 598-3274 or email email@example.com.
The Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University will host String Theory at the Hunter on Thursday, Jan. 17, with a concert featuring performances by David Shifrin, Wu Han and David Finckel, as well as the Miro String Quartet. To
purchase tickets, call 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.
Bob's Musical Bootcamp, a lighthearted journey through the history of music with CSO Conductor Emeritus Bob Bernhardt, will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tivoli Center. The reservation deadline is Monday. For more information, please visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.
The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present their production of Avenue Q Friday-Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in their new theatre space at Eastgate Town Center. Tickets may be purchased by calling 987-5141 or visiting www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.
The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Divas and Gents, four professionally trained singers who will perform selections of opera, operetta, and Broadway, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues with a performance by vocalist Neshawn Calloway on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. Visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com for more information.
ChamberFest will take place in the Lee University Squires Recital Hall on Tuesday and Lee University Chapel on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and will feature clarinetist David Shifrin and the Miró String Quartet, along with popular concert pianists and Lee faculty members, Gloria Chien and Ning An. In addition to the concerts, Shifrin and the Quartet will hold masterclasses on both days. For more information, please call 614-8243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UTC Music Department will present a music seminarentitled "If I Were a Student Today" with renowned American composer, teacher and trumpeter Anthony Plog on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 1:40 p.m. as well as "Backstage with Louis
Armstrong," featuring guest vocalist Danny Mullen, on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the UTC Fine Arts Center. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for additional information.
A Shape Note Singing Introductory Workshop will take place Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Folk School of Chattanooga from 7-9:30 p.m. Call 827-8906 or visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.
The Black Box Concert Series opens with EG Kight on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater at The Arts Center in Athens, Tn. Tickets may be purchased at www.athensartscouncil.org or by calling 745-8781.
The Black Jacket Symphony will perform Fleetwood Mac'sRumours at the Tivoli Theatre on Friday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com or call 642-TIXS for ticket information.
The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir and UTC Music Department will present the second annual River City Clarinet Winter Festivalon Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Cadek Recital Hall and the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact Dr. Nikolasa Tejero at email@example.com or visit www.chattanoogaclarinetchoir.com/rccwfestival-2013.html.
The 2013 Soul and Blues Celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Featured performers include TK-Soul, Bobby Rush, Adam Bruce, Chris Michael, Bobbye "Doll" Johnson, and Willie Hill. For more information, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.
The MacDowell and Chattanooga Music Clubs will present a concert at UTC's Cadek Recital Hall on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogamusicclub.org for additional information.
Visual Art & Film
The Art + Issues series continues Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art as Times Free Press Columnist David Cook will discuss "Pockets of Chattanooga" using Francis Luis Moria's "An Out of Town Trolley" as inspiration. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.
An Architectural Photography workshop with instructor Stephanie Valencia will take place Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Please call 266-4453 to make a reservation.
A Wheel Throwing for Beginners pottery workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 21, from 6-9 p.m. at the EAC Pottery Studio. For more information, contact David Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections Gallery will host the opening reception for "Colors & Collages," an exhibition featuring works by artist Elizabeth Worthington and her students, on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 4-7 p.m. Visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com for more information.
The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org.
The opening reception for "Reflections," an exhibition of paintings by Mitchel de la Garza, will be held Friday, Jan. 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Arts Center. Call 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org for more information.
Townsend Atelier will host a painting class with instructor Mia Bergeron Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 19-20, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. that will focus on the use of negative space within a composition. Call 266-2712 or visit www.townsendatelier.com to register.
The Jewish Cultural Center is hosting the "Another Point of View: How Israel and the United States are Portrayed by Arab Media" exhibit through Friday, Feb. 1. Visit www.jewishchattanooga.com for more information.