This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Theatre, Music & Dance 

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will host the Miss Annie Awards celebration on Saturday beginning with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Main Lobby as well as auditions for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present T.J. Borden, Evan Lipson and Bob Stagner in concert on Friday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Visit for more information.

 The Catoosa Community Playhouse will present their production of Shrek the Musical at The Colonnade Civic Center on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 7:30 p.m.  A special Shrek Swamp Stomp Party will take place at the Saturday matinee. Call 706.935-9000 for more information or to purchase tickets.

The Salvation Army's ReCreate Café will present Walk In My Shoes: True Stories From Chattanooga's Homeless and Non-Homeless Citizens on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Performers will tell stories from people who are currently homeless, have been homeless, and even those who have never suffered homelessness, and all will tell stories other than their own. For more information, call 305-6208 or email 

The Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by Annie Sellick on Friday at 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present their production of Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For reservations, call 365-PLAY or visit

The Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series continues at the 21st Century Waterfront on Saturday with a performance by Desert Noises at 8 p.m. Opening act The Power Players will perform at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Annie Sellick will perform along with the Uptown Big Band on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center. Call 886-1959 or visit for more information. 

The UTC Department of Music will host "Chamber Music for Body and Soul," a concert designed to highlight the therapeutic as well as artistic elements of music and featuring musicians from the UTC Department of Music, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association, and Music Therapy Gateway In Communications, on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. A 7 p.m. lecture will precede the performance to explain how music affects the brain, and how it can be intentionally directed for therapeutic use in motor, speech, and cognition afflictions. Visit for more information.

Choral Arts of Chattanooga auditions for new singers will be held Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 26-27, from 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. To schedule an audition, please email or call 706.398-3557.

Visual Art & Film  

The Hunter Museum of American Art will host "Slow Food Meets Slow Art: It's All About the Ingredients," an evening of art exploration in the galleries, recipe demonstrations and opportunities to meet those who grow our food, on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga will meet Thursday at St. John United Methodist Church beginning at 6 p.m. Photographers Tom and Pat Cory will present "Fall Color and Beyond" at 7 p.m. Visit for more information. 

Glass House Collective will host the unveiling of Chattanooga's largest mural on Friday at 6 p.m. at the corner of Glass Street and North Chamberlain Avenue. Visit for more information. 

The registration deadline for the 6th Cavalry Museum's "Lives and Lands of the Civil War" art exhibition is Friday. The exhibition, on display Sept. 3-Oct. 26, will depict images of the people, architecture and landscapes of the American Civil War. Visit for additional information. 

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of V/H/S 2 on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Townsend Atelier will host a Narrative Potential of the Torso workshop Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to register, visit

An exhibit highlighting front pages of The Shofar, Chattanooga's monthly Jewish newspaper, will be on display at the Jewish Cultural Center through Friday, Oct. 4. For additional information, visit

Writing, Literature & Poetry

The Eastgate Page Turners Book Club will meet Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Eastgate Library to discuss Eric Brende's Better Off:  Flipping the Switch on Technology. Visit for more information.

Alvin C. York Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association Has Christmas Dinner Dec. 8

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BCSO Assists Salvation Army As Bell Ringers

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Larry Schumacher Named Chief Executive Officer Of CHI Memorial

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Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Through Wednesday

With a steady rain set to continue through Wednesday, Chattanooga is under a flood watch. Over four inches of rain are expected in some areas. Here is the advisory from the National Weather Service: ...LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... .THE COMBINATION OF DEEP SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE AND A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL ... (click for more)

Why Are We Allowing Poor Architecture And Urban Design Downtown?

   Over the past four decades our fair city has enjoyed striking improvements to our City Center and Northshore areas in large part due to citizen input and the guidance of the former Urban Design Studio. We are now widely recognized as a hotbed of entrepreneurship, neighborhood revitalization and good Urban Design. At the most recent City Council meeting, the leader and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In December

As the fallen leaves confirm today is the first of December, my monthly walk in life’s garden is more foggy than fun. In much-older times, good children would get a piece of candy on Christmas Day while bad ones would receive a lump of coal. So here are some things that deserve a helping of both: A PIECE OF CANDY to the amazingly few who can spy a nest of mistletoe high in area ... (click for more)