This Week In The Arts

Thursday, November 7, 2013

This week in the Arts: 


Special Events 
   

The Spectrum 2013 Gala & Art Auction will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for ticket information.  

The 2013 Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series continues Monday, Nov. 18, 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, call 490-9170 or visit www.moccasinbendpark.org.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The Chattanooga Boys Choir, along with noted music historian Bobby Horton, will perform a program entitled The Blue and the Gray: Songs and Stories of the Civil War on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts auditorium. Call 634-2299 or visit www.chattanoogaboyschoir.org for more information.

Raggedy Ann & Andy will be performed on the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's MainStage beginning Friday at 7:30 p.m. and continuing each weekend through Sunday, Nov. 17; TheatreQuest will present The J Play: Around the World in 30 Js on Saturday Nov. 9 and 16, at 10:30 a.m.; auditions for The Odd Couple will be held Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information. 

Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present performances by Cellular Chaos, Chatoyant and Rick Weaver on Saturday at 10 p.m. at Sluggo's North. For more information, visit www.shakingray.com

A free Veteran's Day concert will be presented by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, in partnership with the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, on Monday at 7 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium. Veterans and their families are encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org

The CSO will continue its Barnett & Company Masterworks Series with a performance of Mozart's Requiem on Thursday, Nov. 14, 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, Nov. 16, at the Tivoli Center. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org for more information. 

The Lee University Theatre season continues with performances of 33 Variations Thursday-Saturday in the Dixon Center. For showtimes and other information, please call 614-8343 or email theatre@leeuniversity.edu. 

The UTC Department of Music will present the UTC Trumpet Ensemble in concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the students of Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai in a Piano Studio Recital on Sunday at 3 p.m., and the Jazz Band in concert on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php for additional information. 

The Lee University Chamber Strings will perform on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee Chapel, and the Presidential Concert Series will begin on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and feature pianist Joyce Yang. For more information, please call 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu. 

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, the Barking Legs Theater will host performances of Come On In My Kitchen Thursday-Saturday at 9 p.m., a concert by Rahsaan Barber and Everyday Magic on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and the Rising Fawn String Ensemble on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information. 

Xanadu, the Broadway Musical, will be presented by the Chattanooga State Theatre and Music Departments Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre. Please call 697-3246 for ticket information. 

The Gaither Vocal Band will perform at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for more information. 

The East Hamilton High School Theatre Company will present their production of The Diary of Anne Frank on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. An exhibit entitled "Lest We Forget" will also be presented. Tickets will be available at the door. 

The Southside Casual Classics Concert Series continues at The Camp House on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a performance by the McCallie Guitar Quartet. For additional information, visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com

Bombadil and Birds With Fleas will perform at the Barking Legs Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at www.artfront.com or at the door. 

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will present their fall concert featuring works by women composers on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

Visual Art & Film  

The Art + Issues series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. with writer, artist and life coach Dana Shavin using a work by Vernon Fisher to explore how we see ourselves and how we choose to present ourselves to others. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968. 

The application deadline for the 2013 AVA Juried Members Exhibition is Monday. The exhibition is open to all AVA member artists working in any medium, and the winner of the Best in Show award will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2014. For more information, visit www.avarts.org

A Basic Perspective Drawing Workshop with James Courtenay James will take place Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register. 

Reflections Gallery will host the opening reception for "Landscapes" on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit continues through Friday, Jan. 3. For additional information, please call 892-3072 or visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com

The opening reception for Lain York's "Selections from the National Gallery" exhibit will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m. at Sewanee's Convocation Hall. For more informaion, visit www.sewanee.edu/gallery

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at The Camp House. Scheduled performers include Red Shoes & Rosin, Peggy Douglas and Patti Wilbanks, Taylor Stein, and Michael Gray. Visit http://therivercitysessions.weebly.com/november-2013.html for more information.


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