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.

Dog Training Classes Registration Begins Sunday, Oct. 25

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will begin its next 6-week session of obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Monday, Oct. 26, at its training facility 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, Ga. Registration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1-3 p.m. at the training facility.  During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams ... (click for more)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga Presents The Tennessee Valley’s Largest And Longest Children’s Festival

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s 25th Annual Autumn Children’s Festival will be held at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 11 from 1-5 p.m.  Admission and parking are free. RMHC will be raising money for operational costs for the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald ... (click for more)

Attorney Patrick Says Chattanooga Is "Most Logical Place" For Consolidating Volkswagen Lawsuits; Hearing Set Dec. 3

Attorney Gary Patrick said Chattanooga is "the most logical place for consolidating the Volkswagen litigation because it is the only location in the country where VW vehicles are being produced." Attorney Patrick, of the local firm of Patrick, Beard, Schulman and Jacoway, said a hearing is set Dec. 3 in New Orleans on the issue. A host of lawsuits seeking class action status ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Must Learn To Tell

On July 4th of this year, FBI agents – acting on a tip -- arrested Alexander Ciccolo, a 23-year-old with known mental problems, as he carried a duffle bag full of automatic attack weapons. Moments before, he had bought the illegal firearms from an undercover informant outside of Boston. As agents later scoured his apartment, they found bomb-making equipment including a pressure ... (click for more)