This Week In The Arts

Thursday, January 16, 2014
This week in the Arts:


Special Events     

Preschool Adventure Day will be held at the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

Theatre, Music & Dance 

String Theory at the Hunter will continue on Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a concert featuring harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Kristin Lee and percussionist John Hadfield. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (423) 267-0968 or visit www.stringtheorymusic.org.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, on Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. at First Centenary United Methodist. The piece will celebrate the anniversary of the Church's organ and will feature performances by Dr. Walter Breland and David L. Patton. The event is free to the public. More information can be found at www.chattanoogasymphony.org

Auditions for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None will be held Monday - Tuesday, January 20 - 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Please visit www.theatrecentre.com for additional information.

"The Odd Couple" will open at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. and continue each weekend through February 16. An opening night gala will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information.

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will perform "All Brahms" on Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Works to be performed are Symphony No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 1. Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling (423) 267-8583  

The Chattanooga Music Club and MacDowell Music Club will present their annual joint concert at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, January 19 at 2:30 p.m. A variety of musical genres will be performed on the piano, organ, violin, flute, piccolo, bells and accordion, along with operatic performances. For more information, please contact Buddy Shirk at buddy@summittpianos.com or call (423) 529-0315.

From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR stations across the country, will be taping a radio broadcast on January 23 at 7:00 p.m.at the Tivoli Theatre.For more information, please call (423) 757-5050 or visit www.wsmc.org.

Lee University will continue its 22nd Presidential Concert Series with a concert by the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, featuring Lee's own Gloria Chien, on Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call (423) 614-8240

The Patten Performance Series continues at the UTC Fine Arts Center with a performance by Sybarite 5 on Monday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.tickettracks.com or call (423) 425-4269.  

Visual Art & Film 

The Hunter Museum of American Art and Townsend Atelier will host "Go Figure Live" with a gallery talk and painting demonstration on Thursday, January 23 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum and a figurative painting workshop on Saturday - Sunday, January 25 - 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, both featuring instructor Caleb Goggans. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

"Pictures Tell the Story," an exhibit featuring the work of Dr. Ernest C. Withers, will be on display at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center through Saturday, March 1. Visit www.bessiesmithcc.org for more information.

Townsend Atelier will host an Art Throw Down! on Friday, January 17 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with artists Lisa Gloria and Cindy Procious. In addition, a painting workshop with instructor Lisa Gloria will take place Saturday - Sunday, January 18 - 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register. 

WritingLiteraturePoetryWriting, Literature & Poetry

Author Janis Hashe will sign copies of her new novel The Ex-Club Tong Pang on Saturday, January 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore. The author will be joined by the book's cover artist, Robin P. Seaman. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/winderbinder or call (423) 413-8999.

Upcoming Car Shows In Chattanooga

Car shows are exciting and if you can attend one, be sure to take advantage of all that may be offered at the show. With plenty of activities, food, vendors and fun, the classic cars, hot rods and other cool cars are going to be the highlight of the day. Since most car shows are fun for all ages, be sure to bring the entire family out for a day of fun and entertainment amongst other ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Republicans Hear From Vice President's Mother

The Hamilton County Republican Party GOP 2017 Lincoln Day Dinner welcomed Vice President Mike Pence's mother, Nancy Pence Fritsch, as keynote speaker.   The witty 84-year-old opened by singing "Chattanooga Choo," paying homage to this year's event location, the Chattanooga Choo Choo's Imperial Ballroom. She regaled the audience of over 300 with personal antecdotes of her ... (click for more)

Pool Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation Of Sports Barn North

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported haz-mat incident at the Sports Barn North on Hamil Road at  6:37  a.m. on Friday. Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton said an employee was working with some pool chemicals when some of the liquid leaked out of a container. The employee said he breathed in some of the vapors from the liquid and became ill. When the manager ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Studying Restrictions On ATVs; City Forms Housing Re-Development Authority

The East Ridge City Council is studying an ordinance drafted by City Attorney Mark Litchford to address issues involving property in a residential neighborhood around John Ross Road, where an ATV track has been built. At the past two council meetings, people living in close proximity to the two-acre lot complained to the council that noise and dust created by almost non-stop use ... (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)