This Week In The Arts

Thursday, June 26, 2014

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events     

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre will host their annual Star Spangled Supper on Thursday, July 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event includes food, drinks, free parking with advance reservations, and guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the CSO's Pops on the River concert and the fireworks from the Theatre Centre's lawn. To purchase tickets, visit or call 267-8534.

The Southside Stroll continues on Friday from 5-8 p.m. and will feature an opening reception for Bob Fazio's exhibition at area 61. For more information, visit

The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday, July 3, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, contact Chris Holley at 855-9474 or

An Independence Day celebration will take place on Friday, July 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center and feature a picnic lunch and a performance by The Power Players Show Band. Call 493-0270 ext. 10 or for reservations.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by Prophets & Kings on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

Secret Weave and the Shaking Ray Levi Society will present performances by Man Forever, Buffalo Princess, Monomath, and White Gregg on Thursday at 10 p.m. at Sluggo's North. Visit for ticket information. 

Xanadu will be performed Friday-Saturday and Summer Theatre Academy registration continues at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, please call 267-8534 or visit

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit for more information. 

Shakespeare Chattanooga's A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ripple Theater. For reservations or more information, call 622-2862 or email

Closed Door Entertainment Theatre Camp will present their performance of Willy Wonka Jr. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 642-TIXS or visiting

The 8th annual Patriotic Organ Concert will be presented on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium and feature internationally known organist Frederick Hohman. For more information, please visit

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I on Saturday, July 5, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call 886-5243.   

Visual Art & Film  

AVA Summer Art Camp will be held at Baylor School each week through July 25, and activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and printmaking, among others. In addition, AVA is asking artists to submit works for their All Members Salon Show to be held in August and "Needle & Thread" exhibition scheduled to take place in September. For more information, visit

The Hunter Museum of American Art is currently taking registrations for summer art camp to be held July 14-18 for children ages 10 - 13. For more information and to register, please visit or email 

Civic Arts League will present "Hot Time in the Summer," an art exhibition and sale of paintings by local artists, at Food Works Restaurant beginning Friday and continuing through Sept. 25. Visit for more information.

The North Georgia Sky Painters Society will present "Flying Colors," an exhibition featuring works by Carol Hobbs, Sherry Hullender, Janice Kennedy, Evelyn Marie Williams, and Sandra Babb, beginning Friday with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Exum Gallery at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 

A Macro and Up-Close Photography workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Business Development Center. Visit for more information.

A watercolor painting class with instructor Durinda Cheek will take place Mondays, June 30-Aug. 11, at 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for beginning and 1-4 p.m. for advanced levels at Townsend Atelier. Visit for more information and to register.

"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 or 493-0270 ext. 13. 

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Lookout Wild Film Festival to be held in March 2015 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. For more information or to submit a film, please visit

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