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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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 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

River Gallery Has New December Exhibit

The December exhibit at the River Gallery will feature Jodi Harvey, Judith Paul and Emily Shane.  There will be an opening reception with the artists on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the pubic.  (click for more)

Chabad Of Chattanooga Honor Injured Officer At #Chanugastrong On Ice

To celebrate the 2015 Chanukah season, Chabad of Chattanooga will be carving a giant ice Menorah at the Ice on the Landing rink. The Menorah, standing seven feet tall, will be constructed entirely of ice blocks. On Dec. 10, Chabad of Chattanooga, an organization dedicated to spreading Jewish awareness and education, will host this unique candle lighting ceremony to promote ... (click for more)

Shots Fired From Vehicle; Police Locate Car And Arrest 5 Youths With Guns

Chattanooga Police said shots were fired from a vehicle on Friday afternoon, then officers located the vehicle and arrested five youths with guns.   That comes after a spate of shooting violence in which two women were killed and several other people injured by bullets.   Just after 4 p.m. Friday,  officers with the Chattanooga Police Department responded ... (click for more)

Man Struck And Killed On Highway 27 Friday Night

A man was struck and killed on Highway 27 on Friday night. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a pedestrian struck on Highway 27 Northbound, near the Main Street exit around 8:30 p.m. A male pedestrian was struck by a single vehicle. He  succumbed to his injuries on scene.  It is unknown why he was attempting to cross the highway. The name ... (click for more)

Lung Cancer, The Deadliest Cancer In The United States

This time of year, I remember to give thanks for my faith, my family and friends and my health. Recently, I learned that lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States; in fact, more Americans die each year from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. One in 13 men and one in 16 women will develop the disease in their lifetime. It’s important to learn about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Can’t ‘Ban The Box’

I know a man who has over 20 former convicts from federal prisons who either work for him or who have retired with their dignity, pride, and self-worth restored. Better yet, I know some of them, men who have done “hard time” in prisons so wretched none of us would dare to go. So on the surface I applaud City Councilman Yusef Hakeem for seeing ways to get formerly incarcerated men ... (click for more)