This week in the arts:
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.
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center's 30th Anniversary Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, February 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel. The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Judy Smith, the founder and President of Smith & Company, a leading strategic and crisis communications firm. For additional information, please visit www.bessiesmithcc.org.
Theatre, Music & Dance
Registration is currently being held for the CSO's 2014 Chattanooga International Film Music Festival to take place February 28 through March 2 and feature award-winning film composer Alan Silvestri. Visit www.chattfilmmusic.org for more information or to register.
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
or call (423) 267-8534
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
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
Pianist Craig Johnson
will perform in the chapel at Covenant College
on Thursday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. The recital will include American ballads for piano composed by Roy Harris, Five Bagatelles
composed by Joonas Kokkonen, and more. For more information, call (706) 419-1453
The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga
will present their production of The Color Purple
Friday - Saturday, January 24 - 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or by calling (423) 602-8460.
The Barking Legs Theater
will host a performance by acclaimed guitarist Jim Hurst
on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org
for more information or to purchase tickets.
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
The Sock Hops
will perform at the Tennessee Valley Theatre
on Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call (423) 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
The Performing Arts League will host the 19th annual Vocal Competition for Chattanooga-area high school juniors and seniors on Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. For more information, call (423) 756-2256.
Auditions for the Lee University Children's Chorale will be held each Tuesday in January from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Curtsinger Music Building. No appointment is necessary to audition. For more information, please call (423) 614-8240 or email Joy Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acting classes for actors, writers, directors and artists with visiting director Jamie Lawrence will be held Thursdays beginning January 30 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Alexian Studio. For additional information, please call (423) 280-4642.
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.
Seeing Music & Hearing Art, an afternoon of art, music, imagination and discovery specially designed for families, will take place Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for additional information.
"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.
Reflections Gallery will host the opening reception for its Member's Exhibition on Thursday, January 23 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through Thursday, March 20. Call (423) 892-3072 or visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com for more information.
River Gallery will host an artist demonstration by Lynda Metcalfe on Saturday, January 25 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (423) 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com.
The 2014 UTC Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition continues at the Cress Gallery of Art through Monday, January 27. For more information, please visit www.cressgallery.org.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
An Evening on the Battery, a lively evening of storytelling and music inspired by John Quidor's Peter Stuyvesant Watching the Festivities on the Battery with local author, musician and humorist Michael Gray, will be held at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for additional information.
The New Chattanooga Storytelling Circle will hold its monthly meeting at the Northgate Public Library on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00 p.m. All tellers and listeners are welcome. Call Steve Daugherty at (423) 779-4466 for more information.
Author Janis Hashe will sign copies of her new novel The Ex-Club Tong Pang on Saturday, February 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. The author will be joined by the book's cover artist, Robin P. Seaman. For more information, call (423) 893-0186.