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 www.cdmfun.org for more information.

  

The Southern Lit Alliance will host the 12th annual Art.a.ma.jig, 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 www.southernlitalliance.org 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 www.facebook.com/southsidestroll.

  

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.

  

   

  

  
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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 www.huntermuseum.org 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 www.theatrecentre.com.

 

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 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.

 

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 www.chattanoogasymphony.org.

 

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 www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

 

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 www.smph.org 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

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.

 

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 www.chattanoogaonstage.com for more information.

 

 

    

  

 

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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 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 www.townsendatelier.com 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 www.river-gallery.com 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 www.lookoutfilmfestival.org.

  

  

  

                                             

  

 
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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 bruce.thewriterscorner@gmail.com.   

 

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 stevedaugherty48@att.net for more information.   

 

   

  

 


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