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.

PHOTOS: Buskers Festival & Oktoberfest

Scenes from the Buskers Festival & Oktoberfest in Chattanooga over the weekend (click for more)

Harvest Festival In Menlo Park Community Is Oct. 29

There will be a Harvest Festival in the Menlo Park Community in Brainerd on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The event will be held at Greater Emmanuel Church, 400 Tunnel Blvd., and everyone is invited to attend this free event.   Activities will include Trunk or Treat, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses and other entertainment.  Free winter coats ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7; Blaze Ruled Accidental

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Clarence Ross, Leshawn Witherow Shot On Walden Avenue Friday Afternoon

Chattanooga Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday afternoon at the 6300 block of Walden Avenue.  Clarence Ross, 41, And Leshawn Witherow, 40, suffered non-life threatening injuries.  Hamilton County EMS transported both victims to a local hospital for treatment.  There is no suspect information at this time.  Investigators with ... (click for more)

Where Is The Speed Control On Our Highways? - And Response (2)

I am teaching my 15-year-old to drive in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. I have warned her of the dangers of exceeding the speed limit both as a hazard to herself and in terms of receiving a ticket. What a liar I am.  Have you driven on the local freeways and highways recently? I never see any highway patrolmen helping to reduce speeding or pulling over those who ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)