This week in the Arts:
The Creative Discovery Museum will offer Free Days on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
The New Year's Eve Party on the Bluff will take place Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. For ticket information, please call 267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.org.
Theatre, Music & Dance
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform as part of the Warehouse Row Lunch Series on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. as well as present its annual holiday concert, Home for the Holidays, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling 267-8583 or online at www.chattanoogasymphony.org.
A Christmas Story, The Musical! continues at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Thursday-Sunday. Visit www.theatrecentre.com or call 267-8534 for more information.
String Theory at the Hunter will continue its fifth season on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a concert featuring sisters Ani and Ida Kavafian, along with Yura Lee, violin/viola, Steven Tenenbom, viola, Peter Wiley, cello, and Gloria Chien, piano. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.
The Nutcracker will be presented by Ballet Tennessee Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. To purchase tickets, call 425-4269 or visit www.utc.edu/finearts.
The Folk School of Chattanooga will offer a Sacred Harp singing workshop on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Elmo Fire Hall. Visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.
The Counterpoint concert series will feature performances by mezzo soprano Sara Snider Schone, cellist Joshua Bermudez, and pianist/composer Tim Hinck on Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. For more information, please call 774-6252.
The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by acoustic blues guitarist Paul Geremia on Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Jim Avett, Mandi Rae, and The Goodbye Girls will perform on Friday, Dec. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Tickets may be purchased online at www.artfront.com.
Choral Arts will hold auditions during the month of December or on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 5:30-8 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for their performance of the Missa Gaia by jazz composer Paul Winter in April 2014. Singers who are interested in auditioning should contact artistic director Keith Reas at email@example.com.
Registration for winter classes at the Folk School of Chattanooga is currently being held. Offerings include mandolin, clawhammer banjo, guitar, folk music theory and fiddle, among others. For more information or to register, visit www.chattanoogafolk.com.
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 Jewish Cultural Center is currently hosting "Wrapped in Tradition," an exhibit of contemporary and traditional Jewish prayer shawls from the community, around the country, and Israel, through Wednesday, Jan. 15. For more information, please call 493-0270 ext. 13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The late submission deadline for the Lookout Wild Film Festival is Friday. Visit www.lookoutfilmfestival.org to submit a film or for more information.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
The Eastgate Page Turners Book Club will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Eastgate Library for a read-to-share session featuring any short story, novel or play by P. G. Wodehouse. Visit www.chattlibrary.org
for more information.