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 www.facebook.com/southsideartstroll 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 info@glasshousecollective.org. 

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 www.theatrecentre.com.

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 www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com

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 www.riverfrontnights.com 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 www.barkinglegs.org 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 jlsgibbons@gmail.com. 

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 www.barkinglegs.org.

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 www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com 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 http://utc.edu/music.

Black Jacket Symphony will perform The Rolling Stones' Some Girls on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com 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 www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com.

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 www.huntermuseum.org 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 www.avagalleryhop.com for more information.

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

The early submission deadline for the Lookout Wild Film Festival is Sunday. Visit www.lookoutfilmfestival.org 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 http://civicartsleague.com 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 www.intowngallery.com 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 www.rivercitycompany.com 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 icons@stpaulschatt.org.

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 www.facesunmasked.org.

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.


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