This Week In The Arts

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events     

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 reas@stpaulschatt.org.

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 atreadwell@jewishchattanooga.com.

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.

Perry Perkins Endorsed By Chattanooga Fire Fighters

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.  "The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience ... (click for more)

Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be military vehicle and cockpit tours on Saturday. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage ... (click for more)

Man Shot On Cannon Avenue Early Saturday Morning

A man was shot early Saturday morning on Cannon Avenue. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Cannon Ave. for shots fired.  Shortly after receiving the call, officers learned that a victim arrived at a local hospital.  The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and is undergoing treatment. The injury is not considered to be life-threatening.  ... (click for more)

Child Playing With Cigarette Lighter Starts $25,000 Mobile Home Fire

A child playing with a cigarette lighter started a mobile home fire on Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire at 6561 Cassie Lane. It took four fire companies about 10 minutes to get the fire under control. The fire was contained to one bedroom. No injuries were reported. Damage to the home is around $25,000. (click for more)

When The City Was Silent - And Response

I don't know how to say this without getting my head handed back to me on a platter as is often the usual case. But at least I no longer receive the hateful (even threatening) emails and insults I became accustomed to. So I'll just bite and say it: I honestly don't see anything expressed by the NSM that hasn't been said locally on some level at one time or another, and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW-UAW Fiasco Begins

One pundit who is awaiting the opening volleys of “The Volkswagen Hearings” is calling today’s start of the labor union fiasco at the Hamilton County Courthouse as fascism at its finest. That’s what you call it, he wrote in a fiery way, when the union, the employer and the president of the United States all line up on the same side. “And this push to eviscerate the legal rights ... (click for more)