This Week In The Arts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

Free Family Night at Creative Discovery Museum will be held Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. Call 756-2738 or visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

Hunter Underground will take place Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. To purchase tickets, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.

The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts Antiques Show and Sale will take place Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24, at Stratton Hall. A preview party will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.  Call 267-7176 for more information or to reserve tickets for the preview party.

 Theatre, Music & Dance
        

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University will host String Theory at the Hunter on Thursday with a concert featuring performances by Wu Han and David Finckel, along with Philip Setzer, violinist for the Emerson String Quartet. To purchase tickets, call 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org

The production of A Doll's House continues at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre each weekend through Sunday, Feb. 24. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The CSO Pops series continues with Big Band Fever! to be performed Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Doc Severinsen, former band leader of the Tonight Show, will be the special guest. Call 267-8583 or www.chattanoogasymphony.org for ticket information.

 In honor of Black History Month, Bessie Smith Cultural Center and THECREATIVEUNDERGROUND will present a performance of the African American literary classic God's Trombones on Sunday at 6 p.m. Visit www.tcuchatt.com for more information.

The CSO Chamber Series continues with performances of works including Mozart's Gran Partita on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Read House's Silver Ballroom. To purchase tickets, call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

Students at the Center for Creative Arts will present their production of 9 to 5 Thursday-Saturday, at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium. General admission tickets may be purchased at the door.

Lessons, an original theatre production written by Dan Buck and Lee University theatre students, will be presented Thursday-Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre. For more information, call 614-8343 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. as well as the premier of The Story of Jack and John Friday-Sunday, Feb. 22-24. For reservations, call 365-PLAY (7529) or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com/reservation.  

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of The Pillowman will take place Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com for ticket information. 

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be presented by UTC's Music Department and the Department of Theatre and Speech on Friday and Thursday-Friday, Feb. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday and Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. To purchase tickets, please call 425-4269 or visit www.tickettracks.com.

My Funny Valentine Comedy Jam will be presented at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday at 8 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for more information. 

Violinist Sooyoung Yoon and pianist Ji Neyng You will be in concert on Friday at 8 p.m. performing works by Bach, Beethoven, LeClair, and Saint-Sa?ns, and a faculty recital featuring visiting music professors Dr. Rosella Ewing and David Tahere will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant College. For more information, visit www.covenant.edu or call 706.820-1453.

The Salvation Army's ReCreate Café celebrates Black History Month with Lift Every Voice, a touring production by The Word Players of Knoxville, on Saturday at 12 p.m. For more information, visit www.csarmy.org or call 756-1023.  

The Chattanooga Music Club will present Dr. Sigrid Luther, piano; Jay Craven, clarinet; Kimberly Keck, soprano; and Kelly Stultz, mezzo soprano, in concert on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. For additional information, visit www.chattanoogamusicclub.org.

The Chattanooga Bach Choir and Orchestra will perform a concert featuring music by Pelestrina, Monteverdi, Gabrielli and others on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church. For more information, visit www.chattanoogabachchoir.org.

Little Country Giants will perform along with Tiffany Taylor on Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater.  Visit www.artfront.com to purchase tickets. 

Afrocize!, a six-week dance class focusing on localized movements of West African and Caribbean traditional and contemporary styles, continues with instructor Rebekah Mawuko through Tuesday, March 12, at the St. Andrews Center. For more information, visit www.africandancechattanooga.com.

Cyclopædia, a multimedia essay by artist Tim Hinck on the distortion and manipulation of information as it passes through the filters of human language, the media, internet, and other technology, will be presented Thursday-Monday Feb. 21-25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The Bryan Opera Theatre will present Mozart's comic opera Cosi fan tutte Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at 7:30 p.m. in Rudd Auditorium on the Bryan College campus. Tickets may be purchased by calling 775-7271.

The Gem Players will perform their production of Frank W. Wicke's Soldier, Come Home Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater. Visit www.gemplayers.com for more information. 

Visual Art & Film 

The "(In)direct Correlation: Selections from the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Member Show" exhibit continues through Friday, Feb. 22, and tickets are now on sale at AVA for the 4 Bridges Arts Festival Preview Party to be held Friday, April 12, from 6:30-10 p.m. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

A Wheel Throwing for Beginners pottery workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the EAC Pottery Studio. For more information, contact David Chambers at chambers_d@chattanooga.gov.

The Chattanooga Public Library will screen Guilty Pleasures, a PBS Point of View documentary about romance writers and their work, on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Downtown Library auditorium. Call 757-5310 for more information.

Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will host a Late Night Thursday event until 7 p.m. The gallery is also currently accepting applications for the first annual Scenic City Paint Out through Sunday, March 31. Call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for more information.

A Figure Painting Marathon will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., a Beginning Silk Painting class will take place Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 23-24, and an Intermediate/Advanced Silk Painting workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

Townsend Atelier will host an art sale preview featuring works by over 50 local artists to be sold to benefit the arts programs at Girls Preparatory School on Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. For additional information, call 634-3475. 

Reflections Gallery will hold the opening reception for artists Bobbie Crow and Monica Whaley on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4-7 p.m. and will exhibit their work until March 21. Call 892-3072 or visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com for additional information.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. at St. John United Methodist Church. Kris Light will present a program on "Snowflake Photography" at 7 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaphoto.org for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

The Page Turners book club will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Eastgate Library to discuss Before I Forget by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Call 855-2689 for more information.    

   

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