This Week In The Arts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events     


The Creative Discovery Museum's annual Honey Harvest Celebration will be held Saturday - Sunday, July 26 - 27 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.

m. Activities include making honey lip balm, beeswax candles and honey soap, tasting different kinds of honey, participating in honey extraction and meeting beekeepers from the Tennessee Valley Beekeeper Association. Visit for more information.


The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 12th annual, a celebration of the culinary and fine arts, on Thursday, July 31 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at The Church on Main. This year's theme is Stories and is based on the books of renowned Southern writer Clyde Edgerton. Tickets may be purchased by visiting or by calling (423) 267-1218


The Southside Stroll continues on Friday, July 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and will feature a celebration of the "3 Squares: Food for the Soul" exhibit at H*Art Gallery. For more information, visit


The Cherokee Heritage Festival, featuring traditional singing and dancing, Cherokee foods, Cherokee artisans, plant demonstrations and hikes, living history presentations as well as lectures about the Cherokee removal and the formation of the Eastern Band, will be held at Red Clay State Historic Park Saturday - Sunday, August 2 - 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For

more information, please call (423) 478-0339.





Theatre, Music & Dance 


The All American Summer concert series continues at the Hunter Museum of American Art with a performance by SoCro on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. Visit for more information.


Performances of Les Misérables continue Thursday - Sunday, July 24 - 27 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For ticket information, please call (423) 267-8534 or visit


Ballet Tennessee's Dance Alive and Summer Intensive performances will be held Friday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the UTC Fine Arts Center. For more information, visit


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 for more information.


Single tickets for the CSO's 2014/2015 season as well as a limited number of tickets for the Yo-Yo Ma Gala Event will be available for purchase beginning Monday, July 28.  For more information and a complete concert schedule, please visit


The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's production of La Cage Aux Folles will take place Thursday - Saturday, July 24 - 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (423) 602-8640 or visit


The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I Thursday - Saturday, July 24 - 26 at 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call (423) 886-5243.
The Ultimate Music Showcase Tour will stop at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. Visit 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 or visit


Music & Madness with Mark Lowry, The Martins, and Jason Crabb will take place on Thursday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visit for more information.







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 for

more information.


A six-week Drawing 102 class with instructor Thomas Caleb Goggans will be held beginning Wednesday, July 30 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., and a Materials Methods & Mayhem workshop with Bryan Strickland will take place Saturday - Sunday, August 2 - 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Townsend Atelier. Visit for more information or to register.


The opening reception for "Immortalized," an exhibit with works by Erin Gafill, Jim & Shirl Parmentier, and Bill Suttles, will be held Friday, August 1 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at River Gallery. The exhibit continues through Sunday, August 31. Call (423) 265-5033 ext. 5 or visit for more information.


The submission deadline for the Lookout Wild Film Festival to be held in March 2015 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo is Friday, August 1. For more information or to submit a film, please visit






Writing, Literature & Storytelling  

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, email Bruce Gaughran at   


The Chattanooga Storytelling Circle will meet Thursday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Northgate Public Library.  Sarah Lord and Stanley Z. Lion will present a program on puppeteering and storytelling. Puppets will be provided, or attendees can bring their own. Contact Steve Daugherty at for more information.   





Dog Training Classes Registration Begins Sunday, Oct. 25

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will begin its next 6-week session of obedience, rally, and agility classes for puppies and dogs on Monday, Oct. 26, at its training facility 4 miles south of Chattanooga on Highway 193 in Flintstone, Ga. Registration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1-3 p.m. at the training facility.  During registration, various OCC dog/handler teams ... (click for more)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga Presents The Tennessee Valley’s Largest And Longest Children’s Festival

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s 25th Annual Autumn Children’s Festival will be held at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 11 from 1-5 p.m.  Admission and parking are free. RMHC will be raising money for operational costs for the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald ... (click for more)

Man, 25, Shot While Riding In Car In Brainerd On Friday Night

A 25-year-old man was shot while riding in a car in Brainerd on Friday night. Police said Anthony Amey had non-life threatening injuries. At approximately 9:20 p.m., Chattanooga Police were notified of a gunshot wound victim being treated at a local hospital. Of ficers found that the shooting occurred at 500 South Germantown Road. T he victim stated he ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed To Death On Hooker Road; Man Injured; Suspect Being Interviewed

A young woman was stabbed to death on Hooker Road early Friday morning and a man was injured. At approximately 1:54 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a stabbing at the 4000 block of Hooker Road. There police located Angel Evans, 33, deceased. She was stabbed multiple times. A second person, Gerald Nelson, 24, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening ... (click for more)

The Facts About Jail

Since Roy had such a positive reaction to Jeffrey Cross's wonderful (and wonderfully civil--how refreshing) email response to his column on the bike lanes, allow me to speak on the subject of the jail.  First off, Roy's right about some things:  It is overcrowded, underfunded, and understaffed.  This is no secret, it's in the Grand Jury report every term.  Here's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Voice In Memphis

Tennessee got quite a peek at its political barometer Thursday night in Memphis when A.C. Wharton, a once-popular black leader who has been Mayor since 2009, was thoroughly trounced by Jim Strickland, currently on the City Council. Strickland, a white Democrat, may be the first step in bringing the now much-maligned West Tennessee city back to hope and reality. What no one can believe ... (click for more)