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.

Chattanooga Zoo Mourns The Loss Of Snow Leopard

The Chattanooga Zoo announces the loss of its long term resident, Kasimir the Snow Leopard.  Kasimir passed away after days of continued weight loss and health deterioration. The Chattanooga Zoo is currently awaiting necropsy results from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Kasimir was born on May 21, 1999 and was donated to the ... (click for more)

Free Public Event National Night Out August 5

The Cleveland Police Department, along with the Boys and Girls Club, host National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. The event will be hosted at the Boys and Girls Club Tucker Unit, 385 3rd St. SW. National Night Out is designed to promote community crime prevention strategies to the public. Officers will share information on Neighborhood Watch, self-defense classes ... (click for more)

Harr Outlines $40 Million Plan For Chattanooga Light Rail System

Outgoing Chamber of Commerce President Ron Harr on Monday outlined a $40 million plan for a Chattanooga light rail system that would serve not only downtown, but also the Airport and the Enterprise South Industrial Park. In a speech to the Chattanooga Engineers Club, Mr. Harr said most cities looking at such an ambitious plan "would be facing costs of over a billion dollars." ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Choo Choo Adding Clubs, Restaurants In $8 Million Renovation

The historic Chattanooga Choo Choo is adding clubs and restaurants in a $7 million renovation, it was announced in front of the South Market Street landmark on Monday morning. The Comedy Catch will be moving from its longtime home in Brainerd and there will be a new 500-person music venue that will be in addition to Track 29. The new venue, managed by Track 29, will feature a ... (click for more)

Senator Bob Corker: An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Wamp Refuses To Stoop

With less than two weeks before the Aug. 7 th election and the last week of early voting now underway in Hamilton County, Congressional challenger Weston Wamp sounded upbeat and relaxed early yesterday afternoon. “I’m pleased to say that I believe we are right where we need to be … maybe even more than we had hoped.” Wamp, who is challenging two-term incumbent Chuck Fleishmann ... (click for more)