This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 11th annual Art.a.ma.jig, a celebration of culinary and fine arts featuring local chefs, artists and community members, on Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. at Tanner-Hill Gallery. To purchase tickets, call 267-1218. 

The Southside Stroll, celebrating our artists, musicians, photographers, craftsmen, chefs, roasters, stylists, galleries, businesses, hostels, and neighborhoods, will be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/southsideartstroll for more information.    

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The All-American Summer concert series at the Hunter Museum of American Art continues Thursday at 6 p.m. and will feature a performance by Roger Alan Wade. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.

Performances of Legally Blonde continue through Sunday and auditions for the Youth Theatre production of Wiley and the Hairy Man will be held Monday-Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com for more information. 

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will host The Mod & Ern Show (formerly Ars Supernova) on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater as well as the What Cheer? Brigade at 10 p.m. at Sluggo's North. For ticket information, visit www.shakingray.com.

The Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive and Dance Alive community performance will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center.  Call 821-2055 or email balletoffice@ballettennessee.org for more information.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will hold public auditions for its CSO Chorus on Thursday, Aug. 1, starting at 6 p.m. To request an audition time, contact Mary Lynn Wilson at mynn55@comcast.net or call 304-1535.

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present their production of The Wizard of Oz Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For information, visit www.smph.org or call 886-5243.

The Scenic City Chorus will perform on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by visiting www.sceniccitychorus.com

Divas and Drinks will take place on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at The Foundry at The Chattanoogan Hotel. Local classical singers are encouraged to come sing in a friendly and open environment while listeners enjoy food and drinks. The event's theme is "Shall We Dance," celebrating dance and party music from opera and broadway. For more information, visit www.divasanddrinks.com or email Sara Snider Schone at sarasniderschone@gmail.com.

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of Dear Brutus will be performed Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Captivating Keyboards on Friday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

The Barking Legs Theater will host Wide Open Floor, a performance showcase of dancers, poets, musicians, professionals, students, new and seasoned performers, on Friday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. as well as a performance by Fletcher Bright and Bill Evans on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for more information.

Visual Art & Film  

As part of its Crafted by Southern Hands event series, Warehouse Row will bring world-renowned fashion designer Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin design team to Chattanooga Thursday-Saturday. An opening reception on Thursday will feature an exclusive exhibition of Chanin's rare collection of barbecue-smoked, couture wedding dresses, and additional events include a trunk show and a sewing workshop. For more information, visit www.craftedbysouthernhands.com.

The UTC Cress Gallery of Art is hosting a summer exhibition offering a selection of seldom seen art from the UTC Permanent Collection, including drawings, original artist's prints, installation, and video through Friday.  For more information, visit www.cressgallery.org

River Gallery will host an acrylic painting demonstration by artist James Conner on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of Drafthouse Film's A Band Called Death on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1381363518742165/ or email Chris Dortch at chris@mesfilmclub.com. 

The opening reception for "Pooled Elements - a Jewelry Collective," an exhibit featuring works by jewelry artisans Mary Clor, Laura Brock, Barbara Murnan, Marian Kern, and Eleanor Goodson, will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. Call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com for more information.

A Realistic Watercolor Workshop with instructor Alan Shuptrine will take place Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs. Please call 266-4453 to make a reservation.

The Civic Arts League will meet Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. Visitors are welcome to come to the meeting. Please visit http://civicartsleague.com for additional information.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia and the Creative Arts Guild are currently accepting entries for their inaugural The Art of Giving contest and exhibit, an art contest with a cash award of $1,000 and an invitation for a 2014 exhibition. The application submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 9. For more information, visit www.communityfoundationnwga.org.


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