This Week In The Arts

Thursday, May 23, 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.

The Magic Tree House Traveling Exhibit will open at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday and continue through Sunday, Sept. 8. Magic Tree House selections featured in the exhibit include Thanksgiving on Thursday, Civil War on Sunday, and Twister on Tuesday. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

City Share will be held on Wednesday at 12 p.m. at green|spaces and feature a presentation by Orlando Artze, Executive Vice President and Colin Arnold, Vice President of Architecture and Director of Community Design Studio for Community Housing Partners in Blacksburg, VA. For more information, email info@glasshousecollective.org.  

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production of The Divine Sister continues through Saturday. The "Chattanooga's Voice" competition will take place at a gala event on Thursday at 6 p.m. with the winner will receiving a $1,000 cash prize and the chance to perform the National Anthem at the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com or call 267-8534. 

The Chattanooga Girls Choir will present The Ulmer Spatzen Chor, in concert on tour in the United States from Ulm, Germany, at  Ridgedale Baptist Church on Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogagirlschoir.org or call 296-1006 for more information.

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 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 at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com

The Fourth Saturday Pickin' In The Park will be held on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Red Bank City Park. The park is open for jamming of acosutic, non-amplified music in many genres, including bluegrass, old time, klesmer, celtic, blues, and early country. Contact Steve Daugherty at stevedaugherty48@att.net for more information.  

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

The Family Stone will perform at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. in a concert to benefit the Chattanooga Firefighter's Association. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 899-4990.

Closed Door Entertainment will present their production of Into the Woods Friday-Saturday, May 31-June 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium Community Theatre. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for ticket information.

The Tennessee Chamber Chorus will perform Atlantic Crossings, a concert of choral music from both the United Kingdom and the United States, on Monday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. For more information, visit www.tennesseechamberchorus.org.

Registration is being held for the Exploring the Boundaries of Applied Theatre Conference to be held at The Salvation Army's ReCreate Café Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29. The conference includes hands-on training for the theatre novice or professional in the Applied Theatre techniques of "Forum Theatre" and "Playback Theatre" that can be used to help marginalized populations gain a voice. Visit www.appliedtheatrecenter.org for more information or to register.  

Visual Art & Film 

The Art + Issues series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. with Bart Weathington, UC Foundation Professor of Psychology at UTC, using the imagery found in Robert Van Vranken's "Untitled (St. Jerome's Study)" to discuss the challenge of balancing work and life. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968. 

A Promotional Packaging workshop will take place Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at AVA, and Michael Murphy's "Damage" is currently on display in the AVA Main Gallery until Saturday, June 29. Visit www.avarts.org for more information or to register.

AVA's Art Camp and Film Institute, week long, in-depth classes led by professional artists that cover a range of topics in 2-D art, 3-D art, and filmmaking for ages 4 - 17, is currently holding registration. Register online at www.baylorschool.org/summer/enrichment-camps/index.aspx or contact Lauren Goforth at lgoforth@avarts.org or 265-4282 ext. 105 for more information.

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. 

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of Class of 1984 and a performance by Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, email Chris Dortch at miseenscenesters@gmail.com.

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

The Jewish Cultural Center will continue their annual Jewish Film Series beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the showing of Making Trouble. Visit www.jewishchattanooga.com for additional information.

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

The opening reception for "Inside & Out," an exhibition featuring the works of artist Russell Whiting, will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry 

The New Chattanooga Story Telling Circle will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Northgate Public Library. All tellers and listeners are invited, and material is family friendly. Contact Steve Daugherty at stevedaugherty48@att.net for more information.

 Registration for the children's summer reading program, "Dig into Reading,"  continues at the Chattanooga Public Library through Saturday, July 13. Visit www.chattlibrary.org to register or for more information.


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