This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events 

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will host their second annual Bizarre Bazaar fundraiser on Saturday at Eastgate Town Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. Daytime events include a Middle Eastern-style marketplace, story time with the Eastgate Library story lady, roving street performances, face painting, and balloon animals, and a masked ball, performances and a silent auction will be held during the evening. For more information, visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

The Southside Stroll, celebrating our artists, musicians, photographers, craftsmen, chefs, roasters, stylists, galleries, businesses, hostels, and neighborhoods, will be held Friday, Aug. 30, from 5-8 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/southsideartstroll for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

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

Dr. Andy Harnsberger will perform a marimba recital on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee University Squires Recital Hall. For more information, please call 614-8240. 

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 www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

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 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 www.mtgic.org for more information.

Chattanooga Bach Choir auditions for the 2013 - 2014 season will take place the week of Aug. 25. Contact Dabney Carden at 240-2123 or dabcarden@aol.com for more information.

Choral Arts of Chattanooga will hold auditions for new singers Monday-Tuesday from 5-7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. To schedule an audition, please email choralarts.chattanooga@gmail.com or call 706.398-3557.

The Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series continues at the 21st Century Waterfront on Saturday, Aug. 31, with a performance by Ana Popovic at 8 p.m. Opening act Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers will perform at 7 p.m. Visit www.riverfrontnights.com for more information.

Visual Art & Film  

The Art + Issues series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. with Tim Hinck, composer and creative innovator, using work by Beverly Semmes to discuss experimentation in life, art, and planning. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org or call 267-0968.

Townsend Atelier will host a Narrative Potential of the Torso Workshop Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and a Silk Painting Workshop with instructor Claire Vassort Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. For more information or to register, visit www.townsendatelier.com.

The UTC Cress Gallery of Art will host the opening reception for the 2013 UTC Department of Art Faculty Exhibition on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Oct. 4. For more information, visit www.cressgallery.org.

The early submission deadline for the Lookout Wild Film Festival is Sunday, Sept. 1. Visit www.lookoutfilmfestival.org to submit a film or for more information.

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 www.jewishchattanooga.com.

Writing, Literature & Poetry
The New Chattanooga Story Telling Circle will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Northgate Library. All tellers and listeners are welcome, and material is family friendly. Contact Steve Daugherty at 779-4466 for more information.

Perry Perkins Advocates Technical Education

Perry Perkins, candidate for County Commission District 7, said he wants to see options for technical and information technology trades for Hamilton County's youth. After touring Chattanooga's Electrical Training Center, a joint educational project of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 175 and the National Electrical Contractors Association, Mr. Perkins said ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: In observance of the Easter holiday period, TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires interstate lane closures beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m. U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

Time For Tennessee To Act On Climate This Earth Day - And Response

Tennessee will join the rest of the southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, “Do you have gonorrhea?”  His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male. “You need to know the Hamilton ... (click for more)