This Week In The Arts

Thursday, November 14, 2013

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events 

Free Family Night will be held at the Creative Discovery Museum on Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

The 2013 Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues Monday at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium auditorium with a presentation by National Park Historian James H. Ogden III and archaeologist Lawrence Alexander. For more information, please call 490-9170 or visit www.moccasinbendpark.org

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The CSO will continue its Barnett & Company Masterworks Series with a performance of Mozart's Requiem on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre, and Bob's Bootcamp, a lecture series with Bob Bernhardt that takes an in-depth look at composers and their music, will be held Saturday at the Tivoli Center. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org for ticket information.

Raggedy Ann & Andy will be performed on the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's MainStage through Sunday and TheatreQuest will present The J Play: Around the World in 30 Js on Saturday, Nov. 16 and 23, at 10:30 a.m. Call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information.

The CSO Youth Orchestras will open their season with a performance on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Brainerd Baptist Church. Call 267-9011 for more information.

Scene Study, a 5-week course in the Yale Dramatic Technique for actors, writers, directors and artists with Jamie Lawrence, will be held Thursdays, Nov. 14-Dec. 19, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Chattanooga Workspace. For additional information, call 280-4642.

Theater for the New South will present Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation Thursday-Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the South Chattanooga Recreation Center. For more information, visit www.theaterforthenewsouth.com.

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, the Barking Legs Theater will host a concert by Rahsaan Barber and Everyday Magic on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and the Rising Fawn String Ensemble on Friday at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

Artisti Affamati will present "Opera in the Dark," a technologically enhanced operatic experience, on Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Four Squares Business Center. Performances include The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, Gallantry by Douglas Moore, A Hand of Bridge by Samuel Barber, and Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein. Visit www.artistiaffamati.com for ticket information. 

The UTC Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers will present their fall concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Friday at 7:30 p.m; the UTC Orchestra will perform at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; the Flute Ensemble will present a Studio Recital, directed by Dr. Heather Ann Small, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. in Cadek Recital Hall. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php for additional information.

The East Brainerd Community Theater will present their production of The Importance of Being Earnest Friday-Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eastbrainerdct.com

Barbara Bailey Hutchison will perform at the Tennessee Valley Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 365-PLAY or visiting www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

Bombadil and Birds With Fleas will perform at the Barking Legs Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit www.artfront.com for more information.

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will present their fall concert featuring works by women composers on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

A Rekindled Flame will be performed by the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 21-23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2:30 p.m. For ticket information, please visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

The Folk School of Chattanooga will host a Sacred Harp singing on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Elmo Fire Hall. Visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.

The Chattanooga Music Club will present its second annual Holiday Spectacular at Memorial Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Guest artist Brett Valliant will play the Austin organ, and the program will also include holiday music by The Metropolitan Bells and Voices of Lee. Visit www.chattanoogamusicclub.org for more information.     

Visual Art & Film  

"Pictures Tell the Story," an exhibit featuring the work of Dr. Ernest C. Withers, will be on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center through Saturday, March 1. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for more information.

The Art + Issues series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. with former city councilwoman and community leader Deborah Scott using a work by Thomas Sully to explore the complex issue of Nature vs. Nurture. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.   

The opening reception for Lain York's "Selections from the National Gallery" exhibit will be held on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Sewanee's Convocation Hall. For more informaion, visit www.sewanee.edu/gallery

River Gallery will host a demonstration by glass artist Jeff McKinley on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information.

Mise En Scenesters will host a showing of Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary that traces the impact of the popular comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, at the Barking Legs Theater on Sunday at 8 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/events/310298259108529/ for more information.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Nature photographer Bill Lea will be the guest speaker. For more information, visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org.

A Painting the Costumed Figure workshop with instructor James Courtenay James will take place Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 23-24, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

Writing, Literature & Poetry

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild will hold its annual Telebration on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Presbyterian Church. Featured tellers this year are Judy Baker, Maurine Olin, Bruce Hopson, Bobbye Schroeder, John McFarlane, Steve Daugherty, and Pete Vanderpool. Admission is free, and the material is family friendly. For more information, email stevedaugherty48@att.net.

Heritage Dinner With John Edge To Benefit Southern Lit Alliance In April

Southern Lit Alliance presents a Heritage Dinner with John T. Edge of the Southern Foodways Alliance at Easy Bistro on Saturday, April 18 during the Celebration of Southern Literature. The evening will feature drinks, snacks, and a 4-course seasonal dinner prepared by Chef Erik Niel.   Tickets are $150/per person and will benefit the Southern Lit Alliance. This dinner ... (click for more)

CityCampCHA Is Coming In January

Open Chattanooga and The 4th Floor are hosting a City Camp Unconference on Jan. 8 and 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the downtown branch of the Chattanooga Public Library. It is designed to bring together citizens, community organizers, and city government officials in an open environment where they can develop ideas and plans of action to address issues ... (click for more)

Investor Group Plans $31 Million Hotel In Chattanooga Bank Building

An investor group announced that it is planning the development of an upscale 150-room hotel in the historic Chattanooga Bank Building. MCA is comprised of 20 EB-5 investors as limited partners with Red Leaf Development, managed by David Roos, as the general partner. Long-time partner PHG is involved in the development of the hotel and will be responsible for its management ... (click for more)

Police Say Texts From Slain Minister Detailed Drug Deals

An investigator testified Thursday that a minister who was beaten to death during an apparent drug deal had texts on his phone dealing with similar exchanges of illegal drugs. The minister's wife said he had gone out that night as part of a church counseling program to women. General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck bound charges of felony murder and especially aggravated ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)