This Week In The Arts

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera will present the first annual Southeast Film Music Symposium, featuring Artistic Advisor George S. Clinton, as well as presentations by other notable film composers, a movie screening, concert rehearsals and performances, Friday-Sunday. Visit www.southeastfilmmusic.org for a complete schedule of events or to register.
  

Tickets are now on sale for St. Patrick's Purse, the Chattanooga Music Club's annual fundraiser featuring musical entertainment, a silent auction and a seated dinner catered by Dish T'Pass. The event will take place Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in Stratton Hall. Advanced reservations are necessary, and tickets may be obtained by calling Linda Thompson at 899-9818.  

Taste, Chattanooga's premier food event benefiting The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 5-9 p.m. at Stratton Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tastechatt.com.

The Little Owl Festival Fairy School will be held on Saturday, March 9, at Audubon Acres in preparation for the Little Owl Festival to be held on Saturday, March 23. Costumed volunteers and performers will get special training in dance, acting and movement improv, costuming, face painting, and leading kids' activities. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/festivalfairyschool/?fref=ts.  

Theatre, Music & Dance
        

The CSO Pops series continues with a live film concert of The Matrix at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. as well as a Hooray for Hollywood! performance on Sunday at 3 p.m. as part of the Southeast Film Music Symposium. To purchase tickets, call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org

Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society present Vest Fest 2013, featuring Id M Theft Able, Lazy Magnet, and Secret Boyfriend, on Monday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com for more additional information.
 
Ballet Tennessee will host a master class with Aesha Ash on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the VanCura Ballet Conservatory. Call 821-2055 to make a reservation.
 

Comedian Brian Regan will peform at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 642-TIXS or visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will perform on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center. For more information, please call 614-8240.
 
The Gem Players will perform their production of Frank W. Wicke's Soldier, Come Home Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater. Visit www.gemplayers.com for more information.
 

The UTC Music Department will present "The Clarinet in the New World 4.0: Dances Across the Americas," a faculty concert featuring clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero and pianist Tim Hinck, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. as well as "An Evening With Debussy," featuring pianist Dr. Joe Chapman, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Visit www.utc.edu/music for more information. 

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of Scraps, the Ragtime Girl of Oz will be performed Saturday at 10 a.m. For ticket information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

The Paul Belcher Gospel Concert will take place at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com or call 642-TIXS to purchase tickets.
 

Divas and Drinks, an open mic night for operatic and classical singers, will be held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at The Foundry in The Chattanoogan Hotel. Please email Sara Snider Schone at sarasniderschone@gmail.com to make arrangements to sing or for more information.

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.

"Cellobration: From Russia with Love," featuring cellist I-Bei Lin and pianist Sin-Hsing Tsai, will be performed at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for additional information.

Closed Door Entertainment's production of The Foreigner will be presented at Memorial Auditorium's Community Theatre on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com or call 642-TIXS.

The Black Box Concert Series concludes with a performance by Harpeth Rising on Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater at The Arts Center in Athens, Tn. Call 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org for ticket information.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will hold auditions for Twinderella, the Musical Monday-Tuesday March 11-12, from 3-6 p.m. For additional information, contact director Karen Slikker at 834-2499 or artworks@volstate.net.
 

The Southside Casual Classics series continues with a collaborative recital with Dr. Alan Nichols, who will be performing with Dr. Jennifer Arbogast, Gordon James, Nicholas Hartline and Cindy Solfest-Wallis on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. For more information, please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com.

Visual Art & Film
 
ArtWise, a speaker series that brings world-renowned art world figures to the Hunter Museum, will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. with a presentation by artist Paul Stankard. To learn more, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.
  

The opening reception for "I Guess You Had To Be There: An Installation Exhibition" will be held Friday from 5-7:30 p.m. at AVA. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, April 27. 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.

The opening reception for the "Foundations" exhibit, featuring works by artists Lisa Ernst and Karen Linduska, will be held Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery. A demonstration by copper artist Robert Taylor will take place Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.river-gallery.com.
  

In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for its "Fire & Salt" exhibit, which includes new salt-glazed stoneware by Roger Harvey, on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com for additional information.

The opening reception for the "High School Student Art Exhibit," featuring works from this year's art classes at McMinn County and McMinn Central High Schools, will be held on Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. at The Arts Center. The center will also host the opening reception for "With a Little Help From My Friends," produced by Sisters with Artistic Attitude, a sub group of the Village Quilters Guild of Loudon County, Tn., on Friday, March 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, please call 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org

A Figurative Sculpture Workshop with Brian Booth Craig will take place Monday-Friday, March 11-15, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. For more information or to register, visit www.townsendatelier.com.

Writing, Literature & Poetry

The submission deadline for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is Sunday, March 31. The contest is open to students in Kindergarten through third grade, and each author will receive a certificate of achievement and winning stories will be featured on WTCI. For more information, visit www.wtcitv.org.

Chattanooga Starts New Fire Academy

The Chattanooga Fire Department started a new fire academy on Friday and it may be the largest in the department's history. The 36 recruits will go through 27 weeks of rigorous mental and physical training, including instruction on fire suppression, vehicle extrication, hazardous materials and many other related disciplines. The firefighters must also go through medical training ... (click for more)

East 5th Street Streetscape Project Begins Monday

East 5th St. will undergo sidewalk replacement and streetscape enhancements to add lights and trees along the streets starting on  Monday . During this time, parallel parking only will be allowed along E. 5th Street and the road will be closed to thru traffic from the ramp off Houston St. Work for this project is expected to continue until  Wednesday, Oct. 26 ... (click for more)

County GOP Chairman Says Mayor Berke Should Immediately Resign For Admittedly Using Encrypted Messaging With Top Staff

Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Tony Sanders said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke "should immediately resign after admitting that he and his senior staff employ an encrypted message application that neither records or stores messages sent and received for the purpose of official city of Chattanooga business on a government-owned server." He said he was guilty of "deliberates ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Berke Use Of Encrypted Message Service Was Deliberate Attempt To Avoid Open Records

City Councilman Larry Grohn said F riday  that the use of an encrypted message service by Mayor Andy Berke was a deliberate attempt to avoid the Open Records Act. Councilman Grohn, who is running for mayor, said, " In recent days, there has been one story after another come out concerning how the Mayor and his head staffers have used end-to-end encryption apps ... (click for more)

Outrageous To Give Vehicles To Nation Of Islam Neighborhood Patrol - And Response

Chief of Police Fred Fletcher of the Chattanooga Police Department has recently decided to give two surplus patrol vehicles to the Nation of Islam Neighborhood Patrol. This is an insult to the life and memory of PO Philip Cardillo who lost his life in April 1972 at the hand of the members of the Nation of Islam Mosque No.7 in Harlem and his fellow officers who were savagely beaten ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Knobfather & Me

I’ve seen some beautiful things in my life. I’ve eaten dinner inside the Eiffel Tower with the city of Paris all aglitter below. I’ve been sprayed by champagne in the Dallas Cowboys’ dressing room after they won the Super Bowl. I’ve stood both at the top and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I’ve snorkeled in the Great Exuma islands, learned to snow ski in the Austrian Alps, and ... (click for more)