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

Kiwanis Club Fund Raiser Will Be Held Oct. 18

The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Fall Scholarship Dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hixson Middle School.   The dinner features baked ham or chicken, veggies, bread and desserts and the cost is $10 per person, 6 and under are free.   The proceeds are used by the club to support two scholarships at Hixson High School each year in memory of long ... (click for more)

Zoo Hosts Annual Banana Ball Saturday

The Chattanooga Zoo will present its annual Banana Ball on Saturday.   Banana Split, just for kids will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  Jack Hanna is visiting the Chattanooga Zoo and he's hosting a special presentation.  Guests will hear about Jack's adventures and visit with some of his animal friends. The Banana Split event will include animal encounters, ... (click for more)

Legislative Hearing On Volkswagen Emissions Scandal To Be Held In Chattanooga Oct. 29; Haslam To Visit VW Plant Wednesday

The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee will be conducting a hearing in Chattanooga to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Members ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW’s Primer In Disaster

Volkswagen America has gotten into a real bad “tight,” causing their red-faced leaders to huddle with spin doctors, crisis consultants and countless priests in confessional booths. Conversely, I suspect I have found a solution that would get them out of the mud and hasten their return as one of the top automotive providers in the world. You see, on Aug. 14, 1979, the playbook on ... (click for more)