published Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Arts Calendar - Aug 28-Sep 5

THEATER

ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE — Athens Arts Center’s Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. Auditions for “The Woman in Black,” roles for three adults, plus backstage crew, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7-8 (show dates Oct. 30-31).

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER — 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. “The Cemetery Club,” through Sept. 7 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays).

BUTTONWILLOW CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER — 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. “Granddaddy’s Watch,” daily lunch and dinner shows (10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT) by reservation only.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER — Harris Arts Center’s Ratner Theater, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. “Nunsense,” 7 p.m. Aug. 29-30, 3 p.m. Aug. 31. $15 general admission, $12 seniors/students, $10 members.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.the atrecentre.com. CTC and Artisti Affamati present “Eve Apart,” a new chamber opera by Tim Hinck, with libretto by Kip Soteres, 8 p.m. Sept. 4 (with opening night celebration, 7 p.m.), $25; 8 p.m. Sept. 5-6, $25; 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7, $12.50 and $25; in Circle Theatre.

CLOSED DOOR ENTERTAINMENT — Abba’s House, 5208 Hixson Pike. closeddoorentertainment@gmail.com, www.cdoorent.com. “Murder at the Tonylou Awards,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13; preceded by dinner at 7 p.m.

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

• “Shrek,” through Aug. 31. $14-$27.

• “Gypsy,” through Sept. 5. $13-$26.

• “Smoke on the Mountain,” through Oct. 4. $13-$25.

• “It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues,” through Oct. 25. $13-$25.

CURTAIN CALL DINNER THEATRE — Crossville Outlet Mall, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn. “Curtain Call Rat Pack” dinner show, featuring music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through August; doors open at 5:15 p.m.; optional dinner at 5:45 p.m. (all times Central). 931-337-7469.

GEM THEATER — 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. “Welcome Back to Ivy Gap,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28-30, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-6, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

RIPPLE THEATER — 3264 Brainerd Road. 423-600-9242, rippletheater.com. Ripple Productions presents “The Savannah Disputation,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29-30, 3 p.m. Aug. 31. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $16 general admission.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529, www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. “The Cemetery Club,” Sept. 5-7, 12-14.

ART EVENTS

AMBI ARTISTS CREATIVE CLUSTER — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Monthly gathering for creatives of all types, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 4. Bring potluck dish, nonalcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share. Also welcome: a recent completion or a work-in-progress for feedback and inspiration. 423-855-9474.

GALLERY HOP — Galleries and studios throughout Chattanooga. Includes meet-and-greets with artists, demonstrations, special exhibitions, refreshments, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 6. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 201 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. “Miniatures” show by Franklin County Arts Guild members, through Sept. 20.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. “Roots of Our Art: Collected Works by Athens’ Own,” works by Ethel Carroll, Betty Grater, Francis Graves, Martha B. Hale and Rhodelle Cunningham Miller, Sept. 2-Oct. 31. Opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 12.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org.

“AVA All Member Salon Show,” through Aug. 29.

• “Needle & Thread,” celebrating American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek, Sept. 6-Oct. 31. Opening reception, 2-8 p.m. Sept. 6.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658. “Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions,” through Aug. 30.

CHIEF JOHN ROSS HOUSE — 200 E. Lake Ave., Rossville. Free tours through historic site, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through August. Group tours by appointment throughout year. 706-861-3954.

CROSSVILLE CITY HALL — 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Photographs by John Blankenship, through August.

E.G. FISHER LIBRARY — 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-7782. “Barns and Byways,” works by Claudia Walker and Sheila Chesanow, through Aug. 30.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. “Iconic Chattanooga,” through October.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER — 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com. Glass artists and Ansley Sproull exhibition, through Sept. 26; reception, 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.

• “Hunter Invitational III,” through Oct. 19.

• “Hunter Invitational III” panel discussion with the artists, 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 28.

• Art + Issues: “What Is Chattanooga’s Urban Identity,” 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Free.

• Free First Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com.

• “Summertime and …” paintings by Eugenia “Jeanie” Johnston, through Aug. 30.

• “Fowl Play,” paintings and etchings by Linda Thomas, Sept. 1-30; opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 5.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, ext. 13. “Wings,” contemporary works by 30 Southern and Israeli artists, through Sept. 19.

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.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM — 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. History tours, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. Admission fees.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM — Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Exhibit examines exploits of America’s heroes.

NORTHSHORE GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART — 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com.

• “Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young,” through Sept. 3.

• Opening reception for “Please Seat Yourself,” a photographic essay on Zarzour’s Cafe by Bradley Shelton, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5; www.river-gallery.com.

• “Inside & Out,” steel botanical sculptures by Grace Cathey, through May 2015 in Sculpture Garden.

• “Immortalized,” works by Jim and Shirl Parmentier, Bill Suttles and Erin Gafill, through Aug. 31.

• “True to Nature,” works by Christina Goodman, D. Langford Kuhn and Eleanor Miller, Sept. 1-3o. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6.

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

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY — 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223.

• “David Southwood: N1 and Beach Boys,” Sept. 5-Oct. 12.

• Opening reception, Sept. 5, includes remarks by the artist at 4:30 p.m. CDT in Convocation Hall with brief introduction by art historian and photographer Meghan Kirkwood of North Dakota State University.

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