This Week In The Arts

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Special Events     

The 10th Annual International Piano Festival and Competition will be held at Lee University on June 16 - 21. All festival concerts will begin at 8:00 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall and are open to the public.  For more information, please contact the Department of Musicianship Studies at 423-614-8264 ormusic@leeuniversity.edu

Theatre, Music & Dance 

Xanadu will be performed Thursday - Sunday, June 12 - 15, and Summer Theatre Academy registration is currently being held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, please call (423) 267-8534 or visitwww.theatrecentre.com

The River City Sessions will be held Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.Performers include Butch Ross, Caleb Ludwick, Alia Hollback, and Derek Williams. Visit www.facebook.com/therivercitysessions for more information.

Oklahoma! will be performed Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Tennessee Valley Theatre. For reservations or more information call (423) 365-PLAY or visitwww.tennesseevalleytheatre.com

Closed Door Entertainment Theatre Camp will take place June 16 - 27 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. For more information, please email camp director Grace Kling at closeddoorentertainment@gmail.com

Glee Camp will take place Monday - Friday, June 16 - 20 at the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. For more information, please visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or call (423) 602-8640.

Elementary Theatre Camp for students in grades 1 - 6 will be held at Lee University Monday - Friday, June 16 - 20 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For registration information, call (423) 614-8341 or visitwww.leeuniversity.edu/theatre.

The Noon Nosh Luncheon featuring Pianist Lily Shire will be held onTuesday, June 17, at 12:00 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center. Please RSVP by June 13 to (423) 493-0270 ext.10; or emailrsvp@jewishchattanooga.com

Flying Fingers Productions and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.at Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information orwww.barkinglegs.org to purchase tickets. 

Shakespeare Chattanooga's Midsummer Night's Dream will be performedFriday - Sunday, June 20 - 22 at the Ripple Theater. For reservations or more information, please call (423) 622-2862 or email  jhashe@epbfi.com.

Jericho Brass Band will perform with the Brass Band of Nashville onSaturday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Chattanooga. Visitwww.jerichobrassband.org for more information. 

Visual Art & Film 
                               

AVA Summer Art Camp will be held at Baylor School June 9 - July 25, and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking, among others. For more information, visit www.avarts.org.

The opening reception for the "Abstract & Contemporary" Fine Art Showwill be held at Reflections Gallery on Thursday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. The show will continue through August 14. Call (423) 892-3072 or visitwww.reflectionsgallerytn.com for additional information.

action photography workshop will be held Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Business Development Center. Visithttp://snapgreatphotos.com for more information.

An opening reception for Gallery 5, a new facility at Signal Mountain'sMountain Arts Community Center, will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the MACC office at(423) 886-1959, or Gallery 5 Coordinator Valerie Gibson at (423) 322-5676.

The opening reception for "Inside & Out," featuring North Carolina artist Grace Cathey will be held at River Gallery on Friday, June 20 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The show will continue through June 30. Call (423) 265-5033 x5or visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.

Tickets are currently on sale for the showing of Citizen Koch on Monday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Carmike Eastridge 18. To purchase tickets, visitwww.tugg.com/events/9546.

"Kitchen Tables, Memories of Growing Up Jewish in Chattanooga" is currently on display at the Jewish Cultural Center through Friday, July 18. For more information, please contact Ann Treadwell at atreadwell@jewishchattanooga.com or (423) 493-0270 ext. 13.

Writing, Literature & Storytelling  
  

No event listings this week.


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