This Week In The Arts

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

Registration for Summer Camp at the Creative Discovery Museum is currently being held. Camps include Fairy Tales for ages 4-5, Castles, Kings, and Other Things for Kindergarten - 2nd grade, and Creative Concoctions: Fun in the Kitchen for 3rd-5th grades, among others. The museum will also offer Friends' Discovery Camp, an inclusive camp designed for children with autism and their typically developing peers. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information and to register.

The Mountain Arts Community Center is holding Summer Camp registration for camps taking place in June and July for children and adults. Offerings include drama, beginning classical guitar, painting, puppets, film, recycled art and cooking, among others. For additional information or to register, call 886-1959 or visit www.signalmountainmacc.org

Theatre, Music & Dance 

Flying Fingers Productions, Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present Crank Sturgeon, PCRV (aka Matt Taggart), and Red Okra King in concert on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information. 

The Divine Sister continues each weekend through Saturday, May 25, and the Youth Theatre production of Sideways Stories from Wayside School continues through Sunday at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. TheatreQuest will present The iPlay, using 30 "i" words in 30 minutes, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com or call 267-8534.

Ballet Tennessee will present their repertory performance in honor of Founding Director Barry VanCura on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Spring Festival of Dance on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. To purchase tickets, call 425-4269. 

Auditions for "Chattanooga's Voice" will be held Sunday from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. The competition will take place at a gala event on Thursday, May 23, and the winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the chance to perform the National Anthem at the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game. Singers interested in auditioning must sign up on Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The Crazy Quilt Club will be performed by The Gem Players Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the historic Gem Theater in Etowah. Call 263-3270 or visit www.gemplayers.com for ticket information. 

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present its production of All in the Timing by David Ives Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com for ticket information.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will host a performance comedian/magician Tom Vorjohan on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Call 365-7529 or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com for ticket information. 

The Evan Cobb Quintet will perform the music of Horace Silver in a concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

The Chattanooga Music Club will host a Young Artists Concert featuring violinist Evelyn Petcher, pianist Joshua Coleman, trumpeter John Burton and pianist Tim Hinck, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

The UTC Piano Arts Competition Winners' Recital will take place on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cadek Recital Hall. Call 425-4601 for more information.

The Ladies Night Out Tour, featuring Jagged Edge, K-Ci & Jo Jo, and Silk with Melanie Comarcho, will stop at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues on Monday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Con Brio at The Camp House. For more information, please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com.

Visual Art & Film 

A Promotional Packaging workshop will take place Thursday, May 16 and May 23, from 6-8 p.m. at AVA. Visit www.avarts.org for more information or to register.

The Hunter Museum of American Art will present the Art Wise: Distinguished Speakers series featuring a lecture by artist Whitfield Lovell and a preview of his "Deep River" exhibit on Friday at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org.

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

The application deadline for Glass Street Community Bus Shelter Wrap Project, an Art in Motion Project by Public Art Chattanooga in collaboration with Glass House Collective and CARTA, is Friday at 4 p.m. Visit www.publicartchattanooga.com to download an application.

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of the documentary Rewind This on Friday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, email Chris Dortch at miseenscenesters@gmail.com.

An artist demonstration with Judy Klich will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at River Gallery. Call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com for more information. 

The submission deadline for the Arts & Culture Alliance's Knoxville Photo 2013 is Sunday at midnight. Approximately fifty photographic works from both emerging and established artists will be selected by juror R.L. Gibson for exhibition in the main gallery of the Emporium Center. For more information, visit www.knoxalliance.com/photo.html.

The Chattanooga Film Society will present the POV Summer Film Series with the showing of Only the Young on Monday at the Downtown Chattanooga YMCA at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org

The Jewish Cultural Center will host their annual Jewish Film Series beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the showing of A Bottle in the Gaza Sea. Visit www.jewishchattanooga.com for additional information.

Townsend Atelier will host an urban plein air sketchbook workshop with instructor Iain Stewart Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.

The North River Civic Center is hosting an exhibit by the North Georgia Sky Painters Society entitled "Sky Rhythms" through Thursday, May 30. For more information, visit www.chattanooga.gov/education-arts-and-culture/north-river-civic-center.

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

The Chattanooga Public Library will kick off their children's summer reading program, "Dig into Reading," with celebrations at all library locations on Saturday. Registration will continue through Saturday, July 13. Visit www.chattlibrary.org to register or for more information.

Bruce Hopson will be the featured storyteller at the Harrison Ruritan Club's monthly Jamboree on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Several traditional string bands, including the Tin Cup Rattlers, will also perform.  Contact stevedaugherty48@att.net for more information.

Ron Tanner, author of From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story, will recount his humorous adventures attempting to save and restore a grand old Baltimore Victorian with the help of his fiancé on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library. Visit www.chattlibrary.org for more information.


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