This Week In The Arts

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events     

AVA's 4 Bridges Arts Festival will be held Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The 4 Bridges Preview Party, featuring music, cocktails, food and the artist exhibitors of 4 Bridges 2014, will take place Friday, April 11, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.4bridgesartsfestival.org.

The Art Car Ball will be held Friday from 7:00-10 p.m. at Waterhouse Pavilion, and the Scenic City Art Car Weekend continues with a Tailgate Party in the Majestic 12 parking lot on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and a parade to Main Street beginning at 12:30 p.m. Visit www.art120.org for additional information.

The Jazzanooga Jazz Festival will be held throughout the month of April and include Jazz education activities, nationally renowned headliner concerts, a Jazz parade, and Edible Jazz. For a full schedule of events, please visit www.jazzanooga.org

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy's second annual Carnival, featuring fun games for the family, a petting zoo, a "cake walk", arts and crafts, face painting, door prizes, and more, will take place Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school. For more information, visit www.cglaonline.com or call 702-7230.

The Performing Arts League, Inc.'s Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon, an event to raise funds for scholarships for students in the performing arts, will be held on Friday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Mountain City Club.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

Performances of And Then There Were None continue Thursday-Sunday; auditions for Xanadu are scheduled for Monday-Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; and Pump Boys and Dinettes opens Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. and continues each weekend through Sunday, May 4, at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The CSO's Luken Holdings Pops Series concludes with a performance of Here to Stay - The Gershwin Experience, a multi-media concert with Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. In addition, registration is currently open for community musicians who would like to Play Along with the CSO for select pieces during concerts at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, May 11. For more information, please visit www.chattanoogasymphony.org or call 267-8583. 

The Barking Legs Theater will host performances by guitarist Pierre Bensusan on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and by Roxie Watson on Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit www.barkinglegs.org to purchase tickets or for more information. 

The UTC Music Department will present the UTC Trumpet Ensemble and Low Brass Ensemble in concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Please visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.

The Scarlet Letter will be performed at the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.org for ticket information. 

The Muse of Fire Project will present "Having Our Say!," a performance of nine plays for spring by kid playwrights from all over Chattanooga, at the Chattanooga Public Library on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m. Email musetixreservations@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Friday Night Comedy Improv will be presented by second year students of the Professional Actor Training Program at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The show is free and family friendly. 

The Covenant College Music Department will present renowned pianist Joel Fan in concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 706.419-1453.

Lee University Theatre will present Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center. For ticket information, please call the box office at 614-8343 or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre

An Evening with C.S. Lewis starring David Payne will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Robert Kirk Walker Community Theatre. Call 642-8497 or visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for ticket information. 

The UTC Music Department will present the Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers Spring Concert on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and the UTC Jazz Band Spring Concert on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Please call 425-4601 or visit www.utc.edu/music for more information.

The Center for Creative Arts Vocal Department will present its annual Jazz Café on Monday at 7 p.m. at The Camp House. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Lee University will conclude its Presidential Concert Series with Ning and Friends, featuring violinist Qian Zhou and Ning An on piano, on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall. For more information, please visit www.leeuniversity.edu/pcs or call 614-8240. 

Closed Door Entertainment's production of Titanic, the Musical will be presented Friday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present their production of Murder for Dummies Friday-Saturday, April 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. For ticket reservations, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by Aureus Duo, featuring pianist Tim Hinck and mezzo soprano Sara Snider Schone. Visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com for additional information. 

Visual Art & Film 

The submission deadline for artists wishing to participate in AVA's "The Seasoned Eye: A Celebration of Artists Working 20+ Years" exhibit is Monday, April 14. Visit www.avarts.org for more information. 

Food Works Restaurant will host a reception on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. for the Civic Arts League's exhibition of watercolors, oils, acrylics and collages by local artists. Works from the exhibit will be on display and for sale March 29-June 28. For more information, please visit the Food Works Restaurant Facebook page or contact art director Jo Thomas at 580-2270.

The opening reception for "From the Earth," a fine art show featuring works by 25 local artisans, will be held at Reflections Gallery on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. The show will continue through Friday, May 30. Please call 892-3072 or visit www.reflectionsgallerytn.com for additional information. 

A Narrative Potential of the Figure workshop with instructor Kirsten Stingle will be held Friday-Monday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and a Painting the Pear workshop with instructor Cindy Procious will take place Thursday-Sunday, April 10-13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information or to register.

In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for "Serendipitous," an exhibit featuring works by potter Sheila Fulghum and painter Helen Brooks, on Friday from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.

The opening reception for "Nature at Its Best," featuring works by Caesar Citraro, Kim Kauffman, and Steve Noggle, will be held Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at River Gallery. Call 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.

The official kickoff of Phase One of the McCallie Walls Mural Project, the first drive-through gallery in Chattanooga, will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The project is located on McCallie Avenue just east of Holtzclaw Avenue, and phases will be ongoing as weather permits. For more information, please contact Miki Boni at 475-5533.

Writing, Literature & Storytelling   

The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. Scheduled performances include readings by Chad Prevost and Carrie Meadows and music by The Bennett Band as well as Rick Rushing and the Acoustic Blues Jam. Visit http://therivercitysessions.weebly.com for more information.

The Chattanooga State Community College 2014 Writers at Work series will be held Monday-Friday, April 14-18. A reading, Q & A session, and book signing by author Jill McCorkle will take place April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Public Library Auditorium. For additional information, contact Erica Lux at erica.lux@chattanoogastate.edu.


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