This Week In The Arts

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This week in the Arts:


Special Events 
 

The Creative Discovery Museum will host Fall Break Camp Monday -Friday, October 21 - 25 from 8:30 a.
m. - 3:30 p.m. as well as Chemistry Fun Day on Saturday, October 26 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
  
The 2013 Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium auditorium with a presentation by Principal Chief Big John Baker of the Cherokee Nation. For more information, please call (423) 490-9170 or visitwww.moccasinbendpark.org.

  
  

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Theatre, Music & Dance 

  

The Shaking Ray Levi Society's Old-Timey Avant-Garde Seriesconcludes at the Barking Legs Theater with a performance by The Home of Easy Credit on Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. Visitwww.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

 

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre beginning Friday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. and continue each weekend through Sunday, November 3. Call (423) 267-8534 or visitwww.theatrecentre.com to purchase tickets.

 

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera opens its Chamber Series with performances of works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn and Jan Bach on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Read House Silver Ballroom. The Pops series continues with The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein onSaturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visitwww.chattanoogasymphony.org or call (423) 267-8583 for ticket information.

 

Bessie Smith Cultural Center's Songbook series continues with a performance by the Joe Johnson band and jazz vocalist Kevin Whalum onSunday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bessie Smith Performance Hall. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for more information.

 

The Folk School of Chattanooga will offer a six week Multilingual Music Class for children ages 1 - 5 beginning Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18, Matt's Traditional Music Workshop on Fridays at 5:30 p.m., and a Sacred Harp Singing workshop on Thursday, October 17 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the St. Elmo Fire Hall. Visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.

 

The Chattanooga Harp Ensemble will perform Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Martins Episcopal Church. For more information, please visit www.chattanoogaharpensemble.org.

 

The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Junior Brown onThursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for more information.

 

Closed Door Entertainment will present its production of Les Miserables at the Tivoli Theatre Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com or by calling (423) 642-TIXS.

 

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will open their production of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.and continue each weekend through Sunday, October 27. For more information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

 

The Tennessee Association of Dance will host the annual Tennessee Dance Festival, a weekend of dance activities and events that include master classes in numerous dance techniques, and performances by professional, pre-professional, and university dance ensembles, Friday -Sunday, October 18 - 20. Visit www.tennesseedance.org for a complete schedule of events and locations.

 

The Lee University Symphony will present its fall concert at the Conn Center on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call (423) 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

 

The UTC Department of Music will present the piano duo recital "From Russia with Love," featuring Drs. Chih-Long Hu and Sin-Hsing Tsai, onFriday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Call (423) 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for additional information.

 

The Patten Performance Series continues at the UTC Fine Arts Centerwith a performance by Ballet Hispanico on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tickettracks.com or call (423) 425-4269.

 

   

     

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Visual Art & Film 

 
The Art Wise: Distinguished Speakers series continues Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art and will feature art historian Dr. Leo Mazow. To learn more, visitwww.huntermuseum.org or call (423) 267-0968.
  
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center will host "For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights," a National Endowment for the Humanities traveling exhibition, through Saturday, October 19. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for additional information.
  
AVA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 4 Bridges Arts Festival to be held April 11 - 13 at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The entry deadline is Friday, November 1. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.
  
The Civic Arts League, Inc. will host the opening reception for "Images Across America" at Ringgold Art and Frame on Thursday, October 17. The exhibition will continue through Friday, November 15.
  
The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Fine art photographer Byron Jorjorian will be the guest speaker. Visitwww.chattanoogaphoto.org for more information.
  
Glass House Collective, in partnership with Art120, Mark Making, and BRUSH Paint and Sip, will host Fall Break Camps for youth in the Glass Street district Saturday, October 19 and Monday - Friday, October 21 - 25. For more information or to register, visit www.glasshousecollective.org.
  
River Gallery will host an artist demonstration by Ed Cook on Saturday, October 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information.
  
Townsend Atelier will offer an Introduction to the Sight-Sized Technique workshop with instructor Mia Bergeron Monday - Friday, October 21 - 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.


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