This Week In The Arts

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 
 
The Creative Discovery Museum will host Chemistry Fun Day on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information. 

The Spectrum 2013 Gala & Art Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Additional events include a Preview Party on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6-9 p.m. and a brunch hosted by Avant-art on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit 
www.huntermuseum.org for ticket information. 

The Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues Monday at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium auditorium with a presentation by Big John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. For more information, call 490-9170 or visit www.moccasinbendpark.org.

City Share will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at The Camp House and feature a presentation by Julie Campoli entitled "Rethinking Density." For more information or to make a reservation, email info@glasshousecollective.org. 

Theatre, Music & Dance  

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit will continue at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Thursday-Friday and Sunday, and a Halloween Costume Crisis Clinic with instructor Deanna Prather will take place Tuesday. Call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information. 

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera opens its Pops Series with The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre and continues the Volkswagen Series with Classical's Top Hits on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Volkswagen Conference Center. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org or call 267-8583 for ticket information. 

Lee University's Choral Union will present its fall concert, "My Song in the Night," on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Chapel. For ticket information, call 614-8343 or email music@leeuniversity.edu. 

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will continue their production of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano on Friday at 7:30 p.m. lasting through early Sunday morning, in an attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for longest dramatic performance. For more information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com

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

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

The Chattanooga Clarinet Choir, featuring soloists Nicholas Hartline and Ajay Makwana, will perform at Southern Adventist University's Ackmerman Auditorium on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaclarinetchoir.org for more information. 

The Lee University Theatre season continues with a performance of 33 Variations Friday-Saturday, Nov. 1-2, in the Dixon Center. For showtimes and other information, call 614-8343 or email theatre@leeuniversity.edu. 

The UTC Department of Music and Opera Theater will present "An Evening of Opera Scenes" at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.  Call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php for additional information. 

West Side Story will be performed Friday-Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at 8 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased by calling 642-TIXS or visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com.  

Visual Art & Film  

AVA is currently accepting applications for the 2014 4 Bridges Arts Festival to be held April 11-13 at the First Tennessee Pavilion until Friday, Nov. 1. The opening reception for "Some of them are dead. Most of them are not. All of them are living. Works by John Stone will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-8 p.m. Visit www.avarts.org for more information. 

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., and the Hunter Museum of American Art will present "Murder, Mystery & Masterpieces: The Fate of World War II Stolen Art," a lecture by attorney Raymond J. Dowd of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, LLP, New York, on Thursday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the Hunter Museum. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information. 

River Gallery will host an artist demonstration by Cynthia Tollefsrud on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information. 

Townsend Atelier will host an Advanced Watercolor Class Mondays, Oct. 28-Dec. 2, from 1-4 p.m.; Beginning Oil Painting on Tuesdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 3, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting on Tuesdays, Oct. 29-Dec. 3, from 1-4 p.m.; In Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop Saturday - Sunday, Nov. 2-3, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register. 

The opening reception for "Tour d'Art," a Holiday Open House featuring works from gallery members, will be held at In-Town Gallery on Friday, Nov. 1, from 5-8 p.m.  Call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com for additional information. 

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

The New Chattanooga Story Telling Circle will meet on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Northgate Library. This month's program is Scary Stories for All Ages. For more information, contact Steve Daugherty at stevedaugherty48@att.net or 779-4466.


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