published Friday, February 11th, 2011

Arts On Tap

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Annie," 7 p.m. Thursday-Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Feb. 24-26, 2 p.m. Feb. 27. $14 adults, $8 students (all students $5 on Feb. 24).

CHATTANOOGA HIGH SCHOOL CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS -- Sandra Black Theatre, 1301 Dallas Road. 209-5942. "All Shook Up," musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. $10.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Humanities Auditorium, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-3246. "Friday Night Improv," comedy by second-year students from the Professional Actor Training Program, 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Father of the Bride," comedy by Stageworks Entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-19, Feb. 25, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $11 adults, $9 seniors and students, $8 groups.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- St. Andrews Center, 1918 Union Ave. 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "A Threepenny Opera," 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 2 p.m. Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $15 adults, $10 students.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. "Twelve Angry Men," 6 p.m. Thursday-Feb. 19, Feb. 24-26. $25 (dinner and show).

GIGGLES GRILL -- 3224 Brainerd Road (at The Comedy Catch). 629-2233. "Big Bette's Look of Love Valentine's Show," one-woman, mature-audiences show by Wendy Tippens (7 p.m. opener features Shane Monday with classic-rock oldies), 8 p.m. today and Saturday. $13 adults ($15 at door), $24 per couple.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE -- 138 Market St. 517-1839. www.funnydinner.com. All shows feature Italian dinner plus audience-interactive comedy-mysteries. Prices vary; discounts on tickets bought by phone or online.

* Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m.

* Each Friday: "Mystery of Flight 138," 8:30 p.m.; tonight only, early performance of "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," 6 p.m.

* Each Saturday: "Mystery of the Nightmare High School Reunion," 6 p.m., and "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8:30 p.m.

* Valentine's Day: "Mystery of the Redneck Italian Wedding," 7 p.m.

FILM EVENTS

GREEN SPACES -- 63 E. Main St. 322-7866 or www.tnwild.org. Tennessee Wild, coalition for protecting lands in Cherokee National Forest, sponsoring winter film series with discussion. Next in series: "Swiss Family Robinson" (rated G), 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18. $5; snacks and beverages available.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Kaleidoscope," watercolors and acrylics by Helen Burton, through Feb. 28.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-5233, www.avarts.org. "Therely Bare," nonobjective art from 16 artists, through Tuesday.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 894-7112, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. Member's Choice exhibit, through Feb. 28.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "A Visual Celebration of Black Heritage," through Feb. 28.

HART GALLERY -- 110 E. Main St. 521-4707. Screen art, stained glass-inspired drawings and nude figure life drawings by Ellen Zahorec, through Feb. 28. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. today.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. www.hunter museum.org. "Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color," exhibit includes 70 paintings, drawings and textile designs in wide array of subjects and styles explored by the 20th-century artist, through April 24.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Opposites Attract," Bradley Wilson's acrylic paintings and Stacie Florer's jewelry, through Feb. 28.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Needlework, Cultural and Contemporary," with work of 19 artists, through March 11. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, www.livingheritagemuseum.com.

* "Matthew's Monsters," exhibit of drawings and pipe cleaner sculptures by teenage artist Matthew Loveland, through Feb. 25.

* "Comic Books," exhibit focuses on the intersection of art and narrative, Monday-Feb. 25.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 870-8924. "It's Not Easy Being Green," exhibit by Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Feb. 28.

RIVER GALLERY -- Bluff View Art District, 400 E. Second St. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. "Sustaining Views" by Nancy Nicholson and Matt Welch, through Feb. 28.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- University of the South, Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "A Pale; Place Into Parts," work by Glenn Herbert Davis, through Sunday.

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