This Week In The Arts

Thursday, September 26, 2013

This week in the Arts:

Special Events

Fresh on Fridays will be held at Miller Plaza on Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to a presentation by GreenTrips, five local and regional artists will create chalk murals. Visit www.facebook.com/events/489496921127873/ for additional information.

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

The 2013 Friends of Moccasin Bend Lecture Series begins Monday at 7 p.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium auditorium with a presentation by Jack D. Baker, National President, Trail of Tears Association. For more information, call 490-9170 or visit www.moccasinbendpark.org.

Theatre, Music & Dance

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's Masterworks Series begins at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with performances of Holst's The Planets and Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Appalachian Spring. Visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org or call 267-8583 to purchase tickets.

Performances of Wiley and the Hairy Man continue at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Friday-Sunday and Oct. 3-6. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present a performance by Jill Burton and Misha Feigin on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. In addition, the SRLS Old-Timey Avant-Garde Series begins Thursday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. with a performance by The Molecules, Korybantes and Red Okra King. Visit www.barkinglegs.org for ticket information.

Theater for the New South will present James Kerr's acclaimed translation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus Friday-Saturday, and Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 3-6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Plow Building. Visit www.theaterforthenewsouth.com for more information or www.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets.

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Jason Coleman's The Legacy of Floyd Cramer on Saturdayat 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

The Folk School of Chattanooga will host an open house on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Events include Folk School instructors leading jam sessions and giving a preview of fall classes, activities for kids and instruments for everyone to try. Call 827-8906 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/139973739482905/ for more information.

The Choo Choo Kids will perform "Live: In Living Color," featuring hit songs from Pippin, Catch Me If You Can, Crazy For You, and The Drowsy Chaperone, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Center for Creative Arts. Carrabba's will provide dinner at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 209-5929 to purchase tickets.

 The UTC Orchestra will perform a concert featuring the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Sibelius and Bizet at the UTC Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Please 425-4601 or visit http://utc.edu/music for additional information.

 Covenant College will begin their 2013-14 theater season with Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to be performed Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-5, at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 706.419-1051 or emailing boxoffice@covenant.edu.

The Mountain Arts Community Center will present a performance by the Uptown Big Band and special guest artist Tekelia Kelly on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Please call 886-1959 for more information.

Visual Art & Film

The Hunter Museum of American Art will host "Looking Closer at an Antebellum Portrait: The Whiteside Painting," featuring Dr. Fred Moffatt, professor emeritus of art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and former Hunter Chief Curator Ellen Simak leading a gallery discussion on James Cameron's "Colonel and Mrs. James A. Whiteside, Son Charles and Servants," on Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org.

Registration is now open for Capture!, a unique community-sourced 48-hour film project led by AVA that encourages the community to come together to shoot, score, edit and enjoy a one-of-a-kind film perspective of our community. The launch event will be held Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Coolidge Park, and the film screening will take place Sunday at Track 29. For more information or to register, please visit http://capturechatt.org.

An Art Throw Down! between Daud Akrhiev and Melissa Hefferlin will be held Friday from 6-9 p.m., a Classic Pen & Ink Drawing class will take place Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and a self-portrait painting class will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 2-30, from 6-9 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com or call 266-2712 for more information.

 Music and Movies at Center Park continues Saturday at 7 p.m. with a performance by Function with a "C" and showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at 9 p.m. Visit www.rivercitycompany.com for more information.

Mise En Scenesters will present a showing of I Declare War on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Barking Legs Theater. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/185331848312425/.

 The opening reception for "Texture and Glaze," a compilation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art by Maddin Corey and Ellen Franklin, will take place at In-Town Gallery on Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-8 p.m. Call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com for more information.

River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Narrative Gestures," an exhibition featuring works by Kirsten Stingle and Cynthia Tollefsrud, on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6:30-8 p.m. An artist talk with Kirsten Stingle will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. For additional information, call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com.

Planet Altered will host "Skies Unlimited," an art exhibit by the North Georgia Sky Painters Society, through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Call 400-4100 for more information.

Writing, Literature & Poetry

The New Chattanooga Storytelling Circle will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Northgate Library. Featured tellers this month are Gary Olix and Vicky Hardesty. All tellers and listeners are welcome, and material is family friendly. Contact Steve Daugherty at 779-4466 for more information.

 "The Game's Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle," a four-week class taught by Janis Hashe combining discussions of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with readings of some of the most famous stories, continues Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at The English Tea Room. To register and for more information, please call 622-2862 or email jhashe@epbfi.com.


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