This Week In The Arts

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week in the Arts:

Special Events     

The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, contact Chris Holley at 855-9474 or holley_c@chattanooga.gov.

Theatre, Music & Dance  

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

Auditions for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's upcoming production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be held Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.theatrecentre.com.

The River City Sessions will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House. Scheduled performers include Cardon Smith and the Heat, Mountain Creek House Fire and Jim Pfitzer. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/therivercitysessions.

The Southside Casual Classics concert series continues Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp House with a performance by Brassworks, an outreach ensemble of the Jericho Brass Band. Visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com for additional information.

Tennessee Valley Theatre will present Jason Thomas and the Mean-eyed Cats' Tribute to the Man in Black on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com or 365-PLAY. 

The Chattanooga Songwriters Association will host a concert by Jim Green and Cody James on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage House. For more information, call 855-9474 or email holley_c@chattanooga.gov.

The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga will perform Jane Martin's Keely & Du Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 14-16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 2:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call 602-8640.

Shrek the Musical will be presented by Closed Door Entertainment Friday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Tickets may be purchased at www.chattanoogaonstage.com or by calling 642-TIXS.

Visual Art & Film  

The application deadline for artists wishing to participate in the "Needle & Thread" exhibit at AVA is Friday. Visit www.avarts.org for more information.

The Chattanooga Public Library will host the "Disney and Beyond, some of the art work of Barry K. Snyder" exhibition, featuring a sample of artifacts, publication, Disney sculptures, props, and science fiction characters, through Thursday, Aug. 21, on the first floor.

The Cat Clinic of Chattanooga is asking artists to donate one or more pieces of original art of any style or medium to be sold at The Art's Meow fundraising event on Sunday, Oct. 12, at UpTown Art. All pieces should feature cats, either wild or domestic, and may be dropped off at the Cat Clinic any time before the event. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/artsmeow.


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