This Week In The Arts

Thursday, March 7, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

The CSO Overture Luncheon series continues Friday from 12-1 p.m. at the Walden Club. The reservation deadline is Monday, March 11. Call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org for more information.
  

The Friends of African American Art will host Bessie's Juke Joint, the second annual FAAA Purchase Party featuring a great evening of art, music by The Jazz Collective, food and drinks, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center on Saturday, March 16. Tickets may be purchased by calling 266-8658. 

Taste, Chattanooga's premier food event benefiting The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, will be held on Thursday 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 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

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, will take place Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in Stratton Hall. Advanced reservations are required, and tickets may be obtained by calling Linda Thompson at 899-9818.

The Chattanooga Public Library in partnership with CO.LAB will present Maker Day: Thinking In 3D, an event showcasing the art and science of 3D printing, on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on The 4th Floor of the Downtown Branch. For more information, visit www.chamakers.com.

Barger Academy of Fine Arts in partnership with the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts and The 35.85 Guild will discuss their project CommuniCREATE, a creative documentary in the making sharing community stories about the creative processes that shape who we are as thinkers and communicators, on Tuesday, March 19, at The Camp House from 6-8 p.m. Barger Academy will host an evening that will help unleash your inner creativity on Thursday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. Visit www.utc.edu/scea or call 425-5242 for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

Auditions for the Youth Theatre production of Sideways Stories from Wayside School will be held Monday-Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com or call 267-8534.

Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present "An Evening of Tennessee-bred Electronic Mayhem" featuring Aether Jag, Travis Morgan and Rurnt on Wednesday at 10 p.m. at Sluggo's North. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information.

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Lee University will host String Theory at the Hunter on Thursday, March 14, with a concert featuring performances by violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and pianist Gloria Chien. To purchase tickets, call 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.

The CSO Masterworks series continues with a performance of Verdi Requiem at the Tivoli Theatre on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 267-8583 or visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

"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 at 7:30 p.m. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for additional information.

McKay's Road to Nightfall, a competition giving the opportunity to one local band to play as an opening act at Nightfall, continues at Rhythm & Brews Friday - Saturday. Visit www.chattanoogapresents.com more information. 

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of Sight For Sore Eyes will open Friday and continue each weekend through Sunday, March 24. For ticket information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

Closed Door Entertainment's production of The Foreigner will be presented at Memorial Auditorium's Community Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 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 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.

The Great Southern Old Time Fiddlers Convention will take place Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. at Lindsay Street Hall. An after-party will be held at the Folk School of Chattanooga at 9 p.m. and feature a square dance and performances by The Seedy Seeds, The Ridges, and The Woodford Sessions. Visit www.oldchattanooga.com or www.chattanoogafolk.com for more information.

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present a performance by the Irish band Pay The Reckoning on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Auditions for Twinderella, the Musical will be held Monday-Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. For additional information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

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 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. For more information, please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com.

Classes begin at The Folk School of Chattanooga the week of March 11 and include Mandolin, Bluegrass Ensemble, and SongSeeds, among others. The school will also host an "Open & Free" Day on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. featuring an advanced Bluegrass jam. Call 827-8906 or visit www.chattanoogafolk.com for additional information.

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

Student vocalists from Center for Creative Arts and Chattanooga Christian School will perform John Rutter's Requiem at First Baptist Church on Tuesday at 7 p.m. In addition to the work by Rutter, several choirs from CCA will perform a variety of shorter selections. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Sunday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, call 642-TIXS or visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com

Visual Art & Film
 

AVA will offer a website design class Thursdays, March 7-28, from 6-8 p.m. in the AVA Media Lab. 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 Art + Issues series continues Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a community responsibility discussion led by dancer, choreographer and teacher Ann Law looking at the work "Watchdog" by Robert Longo. The museum will also celebrate the arrival of their Art-O-Mat machine with creator Clark Whittington on Sunday at 2 p.m. To learn more, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968. 

The Arts Center will 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 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, please call 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org.

Mise En Scenesters will celebrate their two year anniversary at the Barking Legs Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m. with the showing of The Deadly Spawn and Videophile as well as a performance by SOCRO. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/144950079004131/?fref=ts.

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. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

A Wheel Throwing for Beginners pottery workshop will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 12-April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the EAC Pottery Studio. For more information, contact David Chambers at chambers_d@chattanooga.gov.

Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will host a Gilded Arts Workshop on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The reservation deadline is Friday. Call 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry
 

The River City Sessions, a collaboration of spoken word artists, musicians and authors, will be held Friday at The Camp House at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/cne7req or email graysigsys@aol.com.  

Journalist and teacher Janis Hashe will offer a series of classes entitled "Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired" at The English Rose Tea Room Tuesdays, March 12-April 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register and for more information, call 622-2862 or email jhashe@epbfi.com. 

The Chattanooga Writers' Guild will meet Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org for more information.
 
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.

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