This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 29, 2013

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events 

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

City Share will be held on Wednesday at 12 p.m. at green|spaces and feature a presentation by Anatasia Mileham, vice president of Communications for 3CDC in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information or to make a reservation, please email 

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will begin their 90th season with a production of The Secret Garden on Friday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. An opening night gala will take place at 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present storyteller Bill Landry in a benefit for Safe Haven Light House on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The LeConte Jug Band will also perform. 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 Ana Popovic at 8 p.m. Opening act Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers will perform at 7 p.m. Visit for more information.

Cinematters will present Jim Pfitzer as Aldo Leopold in A Standard of Change on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit for more information.

Auditions for the Lee University Children's Chorale will be held Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lee University. No appointment is necessary to audition. For more information, call 614-8240 or email Joy Gibbons at 

Enda Scahill & We Banjo 3 will perform at the Barking Legs Theater on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will present their production of The Tempest on Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Call 987-5141 or visit for ticket information.

The UTC Department of Music, in collaboration with the UTC Theatre and Art Departments, will present "FAÇADE: An Entertainment," featuring the poetry of Dame Edith Sitwell set to music by Sir William Walton, at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please call 425-4601 or visit

Black Jacket Symphony will perform The Rolling Stones' Some Girls on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visit to purchase tickets.

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues Monday, Sept. 9, with a performance by The Artisti Affamati Quartet at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. For more information, please visit

Visual Art & Film  

The Art + Issues series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday at 6 p.m. with Chattanooga Times Free Press columnist David Cook and rapper/anti-violence advocate Mike "Big Mike Mic" Kelly using works from the Whitfield Lovell exhibition to lead a discussion on the ways race is experienced in Chattanooga. For more information, visit or call 267-0968.

The seventh annual AVA Gallery Hop will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 2-8 p.m. Participating galleries and artist studios include Area 61, Art at the INCubator, Art Connections, Artifact, Atelier 18, AVA, Chattanooga Workspace, Gallery 1401, Gannon Art Center, Graffiti, H*ART Gallery, Ignis Glass Studio & Gallery, In-Town Gallery, Miki Boni Studio, Open Press, Plum Nelly, River Gallery, Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs, Tanner Hill Gallery, Townsend Atelier, UTC Cress Gallery of Art, Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore. Visit for more information.

Townsend Atelier will host a silk painting workshop with instructor Claire Vassort Saturday-Sunday. For more information or to register, visit

The early submission deadline for the Lookout Wild Film Festival is Sunday. Visit to submit a film or for more information.

The Civic Arts League will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. Visitors are welcome to come to the meeting. Please visit for additional information.

The opening reception for "Flavor of the Market," an exhibit featuring works by Jennie Kirkpatrick, will be held Friday, Sept.6, from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. Visit for more information.

Music and Movies at Center Park begins Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. with a performance by The Power Players and showing of The Sandlot at 9 p.m. Visit for more information.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host "Icons in Transformation," a 180-piece traveling art exhibit featuring the contemporary icons of abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska, beginning with a grand opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5-8 p.m. Special events will be scheduled throughout the two month exhibit, including Sacred Space Hours, Musical Concerts, Icon Art Day for Children, and a Speaker Series. For more information, please contact Cheryl Gaillard at 602-5663 or

Mask kits are currently available at H*Art Gallery for artists and community members wishing to participate in FACES UnMasked, FACES' fundraising event featuring masks created by local and national artists, and community members. Completed works may be returned to the gallery beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11. For more information, 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

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Promotes National Drug Take Back Initiative

In efforts to prevent drugged-impaired driving statewide, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office encourages Tennesseans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday. THSO asks residents to dispose of unused and/or outdated prescription drugs to help prevent the illegal use and abuse of prescription drugs by ... (click for more)

Holiday Wreath-Laying To Honor Veterans Holds Ceremony On Dec. 17

Chattanooga National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans on Saturday, Dec. 17 at noon at the cemetery 1200 Bailey Ave. The Civil Air Patrol, Chattanooga Composite Squadron, Veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor Veterans of each branch ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him; Lacie Stone Says Charges Completely False

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for booking. ... (click for more)

Bobby Stone, Is It Really A Win?

It brought a smile to my face this morning when I saw where the case was thrown out of court against Mr. Stone and the domestic violence charge.  I have supported his cause from the beginning, but I do feel heartbreak because his personal life had to be tossed out there for all of us to see.   I truly hope and pray things turn around for him and his wife, while I feel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)