This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This week in the Arts: 

Special Events     

Tickets are currently on sale for the Southern Lit Alliance's Art.a.ma.jig fundraiser to be held on Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m. at The Church on Main.  Visit www.southernlitalliance.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

The Southside Stroll continues on Friday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m. and will feature a celebration of the "3 Squares: Food for the Soul" exhibit at H*Art Gallery. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/southsidestroll.  

Theatre, Music & Dance  

The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by Eight Knives on Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit www.huntermuseum.org for more information.

Performances of Les Misérables continue Thursday-Sunday at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For ticket information, please call 267-8534 or visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The Dilating Nexus Series continues on Saturday at 7 p.m. with Breathing Artifacts at the Barking Legs Theater. Visit www.shakingray.com/nexus for more information. 

Ballet Tennessee's Dance Alive and Summer Intensive performances will be held Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit www.ballettennessee.org.

The Shaking Ray Levi Society will present a performance by Davey Williams, with special guests Bob Stagner & Evan Lipson, on Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at AVA. Visit www.shakingray.com for more information.

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of La Cage Aux Folles will take place Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 602-8640 or visit www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com

The Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Divas and Gents, featuring Beth DuRoy, Sara Snider Schone, Keith Rollins and Ted Long, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Saturday, July 24-26, at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.smph.org or call 886-5243.

The Ultimate Music Showcase Tour will stop at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com for more information.

The application deadline for Young Women in Harmony (Rising Stars Competition) is Monday, July 28. The competition is open to young women ages 14-25. For more information or to apply, please contact Young Women in Harmony Director, Stephanie Harris, at sccrs2010@yahoo.com or visit www.sceniccitychorus.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. 

A Classical Drawing for Youth class will take place Friday-Sunday with instructor Laura Bohon Hausler at Townsend Atelier. Visit www.townsendatelier.com for more information and to register.

The submission deadline for artists wishing to participate in the Jewish Cultural Center's "Wings" exhibit is Wednesday, July 23. For more information, please contact Ann Treadwell at atreadwell@jewishchattanooga.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  

The Chattanooga Writers Guild Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Critique Group will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cadence Coffee Co. Contact Virginia Perry at vlsperry@msn.com for more information. 

The North Georgia Writers Group for Fiction and Nonfiction will meet Thursday, July 24, at 3:30 p.m. at the Catoosa Library at Colonnade. For more information, contact Bruce Gaughran at bruce.thewriterscorner@gmail.com.


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