published Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Chattanooga area arts calendar — Aug. 8-14


ARTS CENTER OF CANNON COUNTY — 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, Tenn. 615-563-2787 or 800-235-9073, Ensemble auditions for “Sweeney Todd,” 6:30 p.m. CDT Aug. 12.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, “Love, Sex & the IRS,” an upcoming IRS audit sends things with Jon, Kate, Leslie and Connie into side-splitting confusion and chaos, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-24, 2 p.m. Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29-31, 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-7, 2 p.m. Sept. 8. $20 adults, $18 seniors, groups $14.40, students $11.

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER — 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, “Granddaddy’s Watch,” dinner and two-hour live show based on events during the “Real War Between the States,” 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER — Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, “The Queen of Bingo,” Sis, Babe and a cast of regulars find laughter and fellowship on bingo night at St. Joseph’s, 7 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 3 p.m. Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Aug. 30-31.

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000,

• “Shrek,” musical version of the Disney movie, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

• “Romeo and Juliet,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — Crossville, Tenn. 221 Tennessee Ave. 931-484-5000,

• “The King and I,” new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical about the British governess who comes to the court of Siam, through Aug. 30. $12-$26.

• “Man of La Mancha,” musical tale of knight Don Quixote’s transformation into the Man of LaMancha, through Sept. 27. $12-$24.

• “Ring of Fire,” musical honors Johnny Cash through several dozen of his songs, Aug. 8-Oct. 19. $12-$25.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE — 5600 Brainerd Road, Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, “Dear Brutus,” seven strangers in the home of an eccentric old man discover a second chance at what might have been, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11. $15 adults, $10 students.

MILLENNIUM THEATRE — 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, $13 adults, $11 students/seniors/military. “Into the Woods,” musical combines a variety of fairy tales, 7:30 p.m. CDT Aug. 9-10, 2 p.m. Aug. 11. $16 adults, $14 students/seniors/military.

RECREATE CAFE — 800 McCallie Ave. (Salvation Army’s 614 Corps). 423-756-1023, or “Walk in My Shoes: An Evening of Stories From Chattanooga’s Homeless and Non-Homeless Communities,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Free but donations accepted.

SHAKESPEARE CHATTANOOGA — Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. 423-622-2862 or “All’s Well That Ends Well,” co-production with Grace Players of Shakespeare comedy, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25. $10.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner,” a nurse who needs a place to lives joins three geriatric sisters in a house that a nephew all of a sudden wants to sell, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17, 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 2 p.m. Aug. 25. $10 adults. $7 students, Free for children under 6.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. 423-642-8497 or 423-757-5156 or “Menopause the Musical,” musical parody finds four women at a lingerie sale singing about the life they have in common to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9. $36.50-$97.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. 423-624-5347, Mise En Scenesters screening of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,” 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10. $5.

CHATTANOOGA FILM SOCIETY — Downtown YMCA, 301 W. Sixth St. 266-3766, Summer Point of View Film Series is screening of documentary films. “Best Kept Secret,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Free.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 423-775-1401 or Exhibit of photos and paintings on canvas and tile by Dee Grove and Kimberly McMillian, through Aug. 15.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 265-4282, “Mark Making — More Than Art,” photo exhibition of the nonprofit’s projects, through Aug. 30.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. “The Fair Game Project,” exhibit of work on the black male by Shanequa Gay, through Aug. 30.

CATOOSA COUNTY LIBRARY — Old Mill Road at Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. 706-965-3600. Exhibit of abstract images of tornado recollections by Chattanooga artist Bobbie Crow, through Aug. 31.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM — 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. “Flags of Our Fathers,” captured, war trophy and prayer flags from the WWII Pacific theater, through Aug. 31.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195. “Katakana: Photographs of Kudzu and Wisteria in My Back Yard,” exhibit of work by Joseph Reynolds, through Aug. 25.

GRAFFITI — 629 Spears Ave. 423-400-9797, Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Exhibit of work by Ellyn Bivin, Fennel Blythe, James McKissic, Jim Tucker, Larry Young, Tony Mraz, Tony Russo, Donyale Gibbs and Eric Riggs, through Sept. 7.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE — 625 Georgia Ave. “In Visible,” student self-portrait photography exhibit, through fall.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER — 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Free admission. 706-629-2599, Regional Art Show, exhibit of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work in variety of mediums, through Aug. 30.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. “Whitfield Lovell: Deep River,” artwork created since 2008 by the artist, including charcoal drawings on vintage wood juxtaposed with found objects and a site specific installation, through Oct. 13.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 267-9214. “Pooled Elements — a Jewelry Collective,” new work in gold, silver, copper, pearls, beads and gems by Mary Clor, Laura Brock, Barbara Murnan, Marian Kern and Eleanor Goodson, through Aug. 31.

LUPTON LIBRARY — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. “They Played the Roundhouse: Concert Posters and Flyers From the 1980s and 1990s,” offers look at performers for most of the venue’s first 20 years, through summer.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM — Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 423-236-2030,

• “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World,” permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts (from pottery to weapons of war) spanning 3,500 years of history.

• “The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah,” artifacts including pottery and stone vessels from the remains at the Fortress of Elah on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April 2014.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM — North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187 or See period furniture and other of-the-period artifacts during docent-guided tours, hear stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1836-1900. $5 adults, $1 children.

MICHAEL’S FINE ARTS — 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 706-278-8840, “North Georgia Sky Painters: Dancing With Clouds,” through Aug. 30.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, free for members and children younger than 5. 423-339-5745, “Cleveland Works!,” hands-on exhibit highlights the city’s history of industry with themes of transportation, communication and labor relations, through Oct. 12.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM — Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 423-877-2525. Exhibit examines exploits of America’s heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 870-8924. “Personal Vision II,” exhibit of identity-based work by diverse group of artists, through Aug. 31.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 892-3074. Free. “Iconic Chattanooga,” fine art and photography, through Aug. 30.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Free. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. “Sense of Place,” exhibit of paper sculptures by Wade Brickhouse, paintings by Brooke Marks-Swanson and textured ceramics by Holden McCurry and Ed Byers, through Aug. 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM — 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, Display chronicles the “Fighting 6th” from 1861 to present and features soldier’s life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits.

THE ART CENTER — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144,

• North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society exhibit, through Aug. 30.

• “Off the Wall,” 3-D exhibit, through Aug. 30.

• The Art of Pebbie Mott,” through Sept. 27.

WAREHOUSE ROW — 1110 Market St. (first floor of North and South buildings). 423-267-1127. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Exhibit of barbecue-smoked, hand-sewn couture wedding dresses by former Chattanoogan Natalie Chanin, through Aug. 30.

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