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.   





2016 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show Weekend To Feature USAF Thunderbirds And Grammy Winner Travis Tritt

The legendary United States Air Force Thunderbirds and country music icon Travis Tritt headline JLC AirShow Management's 5th annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show at Rome’s Russell Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday. The  Thunderbirds , officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, is an elite Air Combat Command unit of eight pilots, including ... (click for more)

PHOTOS: Scenic City Cheerleading "Cheer Day" At Finley Stadium

Man Being Pursued By Catoosa County Deputies Is Killed After Crash At Ringgold Road Overpass

A man who was being pursued by Catoosa County deputies was killed late Monday night when he crashed his vehicle at the Ringgold Road overpass. The interstate was shut down for an extended period after the accident at 11:20 p.m. The truck driven by the man careened off the overpass and landed on the northbound lanes of I-75. The truck hit the center wall and caught fire. ... (click for more)

Gang Member, 22, Shot In The Arm On Wilcox Boulevard Early Tuesday Morning

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1800 block of Wilcox Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Just after midnight, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Jakobi Buthelezi Johnson suffering from a very minor, single gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Southerners Sing

Barry Norris plays the organ at Birmingham’s East Lake United Methodist Church and two days ago the church hosted what we used to call “A Singing on the Grounds.” Today it is called a “Hymnfest” and, believe it or not, it is has to be just as fun today as it was 100 years ago when our forefathers tied their horse and wagon to a tree. It just so happens I know a little bit about ... (click for more)