This Week In The Arts

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

The 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival will take place Friday-Saturday at Ross' Landing. Performers include the Dismembered Tennesseans, The Greenbriars, Balsam Range, Sam Bush, Bluetastic Fangrass, Lone Mountain Band, Berklee College of Music Fiddlers, Chatham County Line, Keller & The Keels, Nashville Bluegrass Band and the Travelin' McCourys. For more information, visit www.3sistersbluegrass.com or call 265-0771. 

FACES UnMasked, a fundraising event featuring masks created by local and national artists, and community members to benefit FACES, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, please visit www.facesunmasked.org.

The Art's Meow will take place Sunday, Oct. 13, with an art show from 12-4 p.m. and a painting party at 4 p.m. at Uptown Art. Proceeds from the event will go to Wally's Friends. Visit www.facebook.com/artsmeow for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production of Wiley and the Hairy Man will continue Friday-Sunday. Auditions for A Christmas Story, The Musical will be held Monday-Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for young actors and 7:30 p.m. for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrecentre.com

The Shaking Ray Levi Society's Old-Timey Avant-Garde Series begins Thursday at 9 p.m. with a performance by The Molecules, Korybantes and Red Okra King at the Barking Legs Theater. A celebration of Dennis Palmer's birthday will be held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13, and feature performances by Konk Pack and Nief-Norf Project as well as the screenings of Dennis Palmer Date Night Movies. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

String Theory at the Hunter will open its fifth season on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a concert featuring the Brentano String Quartet and Gloria Chien, String Theory Founder. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera continues its Masterworks Series at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. featuring a performance of Copland's Lincoln Portrait, narrated by city of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Tickets may be purchased at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling 267-8583.

The Chattanooga Boys Choir will host its fifth biennial Community Hymn Festival on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Church choirs or individual singers interested in participating in the festival choir should call 634-2299 or e-mail info@cbchoir.org. For more information, visit www.chattanoogaboyschoir.org.

Theater for the New South will present James Kerr's acclaimed translation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Plow Building. Visit www.theaterforthenewsouth.com for more information or www.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets.  

The UTC Orchestra will perform a concert featuring the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Sibelius and Bizet at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Call 425-4601 or visit http://utc.edu/music for additional information.

Covenant College will begin their 2013-14 theater season with Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to be performed Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 706.419-1051 or emailing boxoffice@covenant.edu.

The Mountain Arts Community Center will present a performance by the Uptown Big Band and special guest artist Tekelia Kelly on Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Please call 886-1959 for more information. 

A Bassoon Quartet, featuring CSO musicians Eric Anderson and Rachel Young, Larisa Westmoreland, Katherine Philp with pianist Jeanell Brown, will perform Sunday at 4 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd.

The Patten Performance Series continues at the UTC Fine Arts Center with a performance of Fahrenheit 451 on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tickettracks.com or by call 425-4269. 

The Lee University Theatre Department will present Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Thursday-Monday, Oct. 10-14, in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre. For show times and other information, please call 614-8343 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.

Comedian Gary Owen will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

The Chattanooga Harp Ensemble will perform Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at St. Martins Episcopal Church. For more information, visit www.chattanoogaharpensemble.org.

Cleveland State Community College will host Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Judy Carmichael on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center Theater. To order tickets, visit www.clevelandstatecc.edu/events.

The Chattanooga Music Club's October concert will feature the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera String Quintet on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal. Visit www.chattanoogamusicclub.org for more information.

Visual Art & Film  

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, Oct. 19. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for additional information.

The Hunter Museum of American Art will host "Exploring Whitfield Lovell and Our History" with Dr. Clark White, sociologist, historian, musician and "bluesologist," on Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org.

A portrait drawing workshop with instructor Angela Cunningham will be held Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., a figure drawing class with Daud Akhriev will take place Monday-Tuesday from 6-9 p.m., and a still life painting workshop with Melissa Hefferlin will be held Tuesday-Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com or call 266-2712 to register.

The opening reception for "Texture and Glaze," a compilation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art by Maddin Corey and Ellen Franklin, will take place at In-Town Gallery on Friday from 5-8  p.m. Call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com for more information.

River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Narrative Gestures," an exhibition featuring works by Kirsten Stingle and Cynthia Tollefsrud, on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. An artist talk with Kirsten Stingle will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. For additional information, call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com

The Civic Arts League will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. Visitors are welcome to come to the meeting. Please visit http://civicartsleague.com for additional information.

Warehouse Row's Crafted by Southern Hands series will conclude on Friday, Oct. 11, with a screening of Southern Foodways Alliance's latest documentary, Pride & Joy, at 8 p.m. and Southern-crafted delectables from Tupelo Honey Cafe beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.craftedbysouthernhands.com.

Planet Altered will host "Skies Unlimited," an art exhibit by the North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Call 400-4100 for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

"The Game's Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle," a four-week class taught by Janis Hashe combining discussions of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with readings of some of the most famous stories, continues Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at The English Tea Room. To register and for more information, please call 622-2862 or email jhashe@epbfi.com.


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