published Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Arts Calendar - Dec. 19-25

THEATER

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER — 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.button willowchurch.com. “Granddaddy’s Watch,” dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CST Fridays-Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” 7 p.m. Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. $12.50-$25.

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www. colonnadecenter.org. “A Sanders Family Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $11 groups.

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

* “Suite Surrender,” through Dec. 20. $12-$24.

* “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” through Dec. 21. $11-$23.

* “A Sanders Family Christmas,” through Dec. 22. $12-$24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE — Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensemble theatreofchattanooga.com. Short Attention Span, fifth annual 10-minute play festival, through Dec. 22. $15 adults, $10 students.

MARS THEATER — 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-315-4335. Southern Jesters comedy dinner theater, 7 p.m. Dec. 28.

MILLENNIUM REPERTORY COMPANY — 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, millenniumrep.org. “Crazy Christmas Mix Up,” by Wee Actors Guild. 7:30 p.m. CST Dec. 20. $3.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tenn esseevalleytheatre.com. Auditions for “The Matchmaker,” with roles for nine males and seven females, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 (show dates, Feb. 14-23).

FILM EVENTS

GEM THEATER — 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-625-3132. Screening of modern Christmas favorite “Love Actually,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $5.

HERITAGE HOUSE — 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474. Film Noir Thursday screening of 1941 Frank Capra film “Meet John Doe,” 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Free.

MARS THEATER — 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 404-915-6939. Screening of Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” in dinner-theater style (with patrons responsible for own orders from Chattanooga Street Tavern), 7 p.m. Dec. 20. $3.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com. “Winter Art Exhibit,” through Dec. 20.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. “Literary Visions,” juried art competition/exhibit, through Jan. 3.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. Juried members exhibition, through Jan. 4.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658. “Pictures Tell the Story,” through Feb. 24.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Augusta R. Kolwyck Library, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-4448, www.chattanoogastate.edu. “Flying Brushes Art Show,” by clients of Open Arms Care, through Dec. 19.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM — 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Admission fees. Exhibit of World War II weapons, uniforms and equipment, through March 31.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org.

* Main Gallery, “Not All Wear Capes,” through Dec. 30.

* Gallery 111, work by Cindy McCreery, through Dec. 30.

CROSSVILLE CITY HALL — 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Pine needle fiber art by Sharron Eckert, through Dec. 31.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY — 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 423-475-7782. “The Small Works & Miniature,” show and sale by Community Artists League of Athens members, through Dec. 30.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. “Harmony & Hostility,” through Dec. 29.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. Exhibition and sale of framed prints by members of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga and the Camera Club Council of Tennessee, through Jan. 15.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 423-267-0968. www.hunter museum.org.

* Holidays at the Hunter, through Jan. 5.

* “Go Figure,” through Feb. 2.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. “Baubles, Bangles and Beads,” through Dec. 31.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270. “Wrapped in Tradition,” exhibit of Jewish prayer shawls, through Jan. 15.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM — Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 423-236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology.

* “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World,” permanent exhibit.

* “The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah,” through April.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. “Building Cleveland Up,” through Jan. 4.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM — Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. 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. 423-870-8924. “Art for the Holidays,” through Feb. 28.

PLANET ALTERED — 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, www.planetaltered.com. “The Sky Is the Limit,” by North Georgia Sky Painters, through Dec. 31.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. Fine art landscapes from 22 East Tennessee and North Georgia artists, through Jan. 3.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. “Triple Whipple,” through Dec. 31.

SEWN TO THE SKY — 827 Chestnut St. 423-531-0447. “Passage,” through Jan. 3.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM — 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission fees. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Display chronicles the “Fighting 6th” from 1861 to present.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY — 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. “Lain York: Selections From the National Gallery,” through Dec. 15.

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