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 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



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. 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 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. 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 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 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


The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Junior Brown onThursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Visit 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 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


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 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


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 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 or call (423) 425-4269.





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, 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 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 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. 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
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 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 for more information or to register.

Historical Meeting Held At The Brainerd Mission Cemetery

The chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, hosted the Chattanooga Area Historical Association, met Monday evening at the Brainerd Mission Cemetery.  Approximately 50 people were in attendance for the event.   Marti Rutherford introduced Hamilton County Historian Linda Mines who presented a historical program on the ... (click for more)

John Sevier Chapter Of Sons Of American Revolution Celebrates Anniversary Thursday

The John Sevier Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of its chapter (established Oct. 16, 1925) on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be held at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road.   A short program at 5 p.m. will highlight major events the chapter has been involved in for ... (click for more)

Lee University Social Media Threat Suspect Identified, Charged And In Custody

Lee University student Olayinka Opaso, from Nigeria, 18, confessed on Tuesday to a senior Lee University official about his involvement in the Yik Yak post describing potential threats to Lee University students. Opaso was immediately placed into custody by the campus security director, Matt Brinkman. Mr. Brinkman transported Opaso to the Cleveland Police Department where ... (click for more)

Bullets Ring Out Near Alton Park School Bus Stop Sending Students Scrambling; Vehicle Used Had Been Carjacked In Knoxville

Bullets rang out near an Alton Park school bus stop on Tuesday morning, sending students scrambling for cover. Police took two suspects into custody. The incident happened on W. 38th Street across from the Bethlehem Center and was believed to be gang related. Crime tape quickly went up at the shooting scene, and W. 38th Street was temporarily blocked. There were five ... (click for more)

Ole Man River Just Keeps Rollin

Citizens are hearing yet another new chapter in Chattanooga’s 21st Century Riverfront concrete repair saga. It seems it will require more repair, more delays and more tax dollars to do it. When will it end? Construction of the Riverfront concrete structures began in 2003. Before it was finished, designers, engineers, contractors, Public Works officials, Mayor Littlefield and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It Was Our Tool Shed

Some said the huge beams had been soaking in creosote for two or three years when the men finally stacked them to dry. They were long, about 20 feet each, and thick – maybe eight inches. I remember they were 14 inches wide but the biggest thing I remember was that it was the ugliest lumber I ever saw. They cured the beams for one entire hot summer in the Tool Shed, a huge building ... (click for more)