This Week In The Arts

Thursday, January 17, 2013

  

This week in the Arts:

Special Events

TheCreativeUnderground will present a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tcuchatt.com or call 402-0452

Lee University will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday with seminars on campus led by faculty members. For more information and a schedule of events, please visit www.leeuniversity.edu

        

Theatre, Music & Dance

 

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University will host String Theory at the Hunter on Thursday 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 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Tivoli Center. For more information, please visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

 

The Creative Discovery Museum and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present PopTots, a series that uses musical performance and instruction to help toddlers develop cognitive and fine motor skills, on Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the Creative Discovery Museum. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

  

The CSO Chamber Series continues with performances of favorites by the CSO Principal players on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Read House's Silver Ballroom. To purchase tickets, call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

 

The UTC Music Department will present a music seminar entitled "If I were a Student Today" with renowned American composer, teacher and trumpeter Anthony Plog on Thursday at 1:40 p.m. as well as "Backstage with Louis Armstrong," featuring guest vocalist Danny Mullen, on Friday 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 at the Folk School of Chattanooga from 7-9:30 p.m. Call 827-8906 or visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.

 

The Lee University Festival Choir will present a concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school's Conn Centerthat will feature selections prepared for its upcoming performance at the 57th Presidential Inauguration. For more information, contact Ellie Pfahl at epfahl@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8598.

 

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 Black Box Concert Series opens with EG Kight on Friday 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 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 at the Cadek Recital Hall and the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact Dr. Nikolasa Tejero at nikolasa-tejero@utc.edu or visit www.chattanoogaclarinetchoir.com/rccwfestival-2013.html.

 

The 2013 Soul and Blues Celebration will be held on Saturday 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 at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogamusicclub.org for additional information.

 

Journalist and teacher Janis Hashe will offer a series of classes entitled "Oscar Wilde: Nothing Except My Genius" at The English Rose Tea Room on Tuesdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register and for more information, call 622-2862 or email jhashe@epbfi.com.

 

Acclaimed Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour will perform at the Lee University Conn Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The group will be accompanied by the Lee University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Robert Bernhardt. For more information, please call 614-8243 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

 

The UTC Music Department will present a performance by theAlexander-Soares Duo, featuring violinist James Alexander and pianist Luciana Soares, in the Cadek Recital Hall on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.
 

The Luther College Nordic Choir will perform on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center at Lee University. For more information, please call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

 

The Barking Legs Theater will host a peformance byFreakwater on Friday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. and the John Cowan Trio on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

 

"The History of the Harp: A Musical Journey," a concert featuring 13 harps, bells, cello, flute and percussion, will be presented by the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at St. Marks Church Northshore. Visitwww.chattanoogaharpensemble.org for more information.

 

Actor Bill Oberst will present "A Tribute to Lewis Grizzard - In His Own Words" at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 642-TIXS or at www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

 

The Performing Arts League will host the 18th annual Vocal Competition, featuring eleven high school juniors and seniors performing two selections from the classical repertoire before a professional panel of judges, on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact Pat Starke at 756-2256
 

Visual Art & Film

 

The "(In)direct Correlation: Selections from the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Member Show" exhibit continues through Friday, Feb. 22, and an Introduction to Digital Photography workshop will take place Saturday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at AVA. Applications are currently being accepted for "I Guess You Had To Be There: An Installation Art Exhibition" with the submission deadline being Monday, Feb. 11. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

 

A Wheel Throwing for Beginners pottery workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the EAC Pottery Studio. For more information, contact David Chambers at chambers_d@chattanooga.gov.

 

Reflections Gallery will host the opening reception for "Colors & Collages," an exhibition featuring works by artist Elizabeth Worthington and her students, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com for more information.

 

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday 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 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, 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.

  
An artist reception and workshop with instructor Karen K. Brown will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, from 12-4 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. For more information or to register, please call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com.

  

Writing, Literature & Poetry  

 

Lee University's annual Writers' Festival will take place Monday-Tuesday with special guests Lauren Winner and Will Woolfitt. For more information, call Dr. Kevin Brown at 614-8232 or email kbrown@leeuniversity.edu.
 

 

       

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