This week in the Arts:
Theatre, Music & Dance
The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.
Les Misérables will open on Friday beginning with an opening night gala at 7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Performances continue each weekend through July 27. For more information, please call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com.
The Dilating Nexus Series continues on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. with Breathing Artifacts at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com/nexus for more information.
The application deadline for Young Women in Harmony (Rising Stars Competition) is Friday. The competition is open to young women ages 14 - 25, and the winner receives a cash scholarship. Applications will continue to be received a few days after the deadline, if space allows. For more information or to apply, please contact Stephanie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sceniccitychorus.com.
The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House. Scheduled performers include The Earl Brackin Band, India Ramey, and members of the cast of Twisted Roots. Visit www.facebook.com/therivercitysessions for more information.
The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Friday-Saturday and July 19-20 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.smph.org or call 886-5243.
Jericho Brass Band will perform their 16th anniversary concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Visit www.jerichobrassband.org for more information.
Closed Door Entertainment will host auditions Monday-Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at The CDE Loft for its upcoming production of Chicago. Visit www.cdoorent.com for more information.
The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by the No One Two Reed Trio. For more information, please visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com.
The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Divas and Gents, featuring Beth DuRoy, Sara Snider Schone, Keith Rollins and Ted Long, on Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
Visual Art & Film
The Hunter Invitational III, featuring works by regional artists Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, and Open 24 Hours, an exhibition including prints, preparatory drawings, maquettes and watercolors by artists such as Dennis Oppenheim, Mark di Suvero and Richard Hunt, continue at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Please visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.
The opening reception for "Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young" will take place at Graffiti on Friday from 5-10 p.m. Visit www.hillcityart.com for more information.
River Gallery will host the opening reception for "Constant Motion," an exhibit featuring works by Clara Blalock, Cal Breed, Edie Maney, and Pat Snyder, on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. Visit www.river-gallery.com for more information.
Anatomy drawing workshops with instructor Roberto Osti will take place Friday-Tuesday at Townsend Atelier. A public lecture entitled "The Human Figure and Today's Art" will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. In addition, a Classical Drawing for Youth class will take place Friday - Sunday, July 18-20, with instructor Laura Bohon Hausler. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.
A photography workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Business Development Center. Visit http://snapgreatphotos.com for more information.
"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 email@example.com 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 www.lookoutfilmfestival.org.
Writing, Literature & Storytelling
Chattanooga Writers Guild Critique Groups will meet Thursday and Tuesday-Thursday, July 15-17, in various locations around the Chattanooga area. Groups include Fiction and Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writers for the Christian Market, among others. For a complete schedule of meetings, please visit www.chattanoogawritersguild.org.