published Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Arts calendar - Jan. 16-22


BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CST Fridays-Saturdays.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534,

* Auditions for "And Then There Were None," with roles for 10 adults, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 20-21 (show dates, March 21-April 6).

* "The Odd Couple," male and female versions of the Neil Simon play, Jan. 24-Feb. 16. $30 opening night, $12.50-$25 all other shows.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, The 2014 theater season opens with "The Dixie Swim Club," Jan. 18-March 21. $25 adults, $24 seniors, $23 groups, $13 students.

HILLTOP PLAYERS -- Brock Hall, Bryan College, Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-7500, 423-775-7271. "The Importance of Being Earnest," comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde, Jan. 24-Feb. 1. $11 adults and $8 Bryan College community (for dessert theater) and $20 adults, $16 Bryan College community (for dinner theater).

SHAKESPEARE CHATTANOOGA -- Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. 423-622-2862, Staged reading (with two fully staged scenes) of "A Midwinter Night's Dream," Jan. 25-Feb. 14. $5.


BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. 423-624-5347,

* Saturday, Jan. 18: Screening by Mise En Scenesters of indie psychological horror film "Here Comes the Devil," with special guest Priests, 8:30 p.m. $7.

* Saturday, Jan. 25: Screening by Mise En Scenesters of "The Punk Singer," 8:30 p.m. $7.

EAST RIDGE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH -- 2105 Dabney Drive. Screening of food documentary "Forks Over Knives," 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and Jan. 28. Reservations: 888-423-1143 or email Free.

HERITAGE HOUSE -- 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474

* Screening of Orson Welles' film "The Stranger," 2 and 7 p.m. today, Jan. 16. Free.

* Backlot: A Place for Film," group features presentation on the production design of the documentary "Silver Wings and Civil Rights -- The Fight to Fly" and casting of actors and writers for local comedy outfit Evatt & Bloom, 6 p.m. Monday, Jan 20. Free but bring covered dish or nonalcoholic drink.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, "Winter Frolics," winter-themed works, through today, Jan. 16.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, Curated exhibit of work from regional undergraduate and college graduate art students in East Tennessee, Jan. 27-March 3.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Pictures Tell the Story," images by photojournalist Ernest C. Withers, through Feb. 24.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. Exhibit of World War II weapons, uniforms and equipment, through March 31.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, Works from the Booth Photography Guild and sculpture by Barry Henderson, through Jan. 31.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. "Go Figure," selections from the museum's permanent collection of figurative works by artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, through Feb. 2.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214.

* "Celebrate Art!" highlighting the variety of mediums that gallery artists use, through Jan. 31.

* "A Tribute to Jane Yelliott," artwork of the late longtime In-Town exhibitor, through Jan. 31.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 423-236-2030,

* "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts.

* "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," artifacts on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Docent-guided tours, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. Admission:$5 adults, $1 children.423-718-9918, 706-638-5187,

MOON GALLERY -- Berry College, Rome, Ga. 706-236-2289, 706-290-2692. Works by sculptor McArthur Freeman, through Feb. 7.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, "Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting," antique and contemporary handquilted quilts, Jan. 23-March 1.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 423-877-2525, Examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "Art for the Holidays," through Feb. 28.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5.

* Demonstration of etching by Jay Pfeil of North Carolina, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

* "Contemporary Arts & Crafts," works by seven artists, through Jan. 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

about Clint Cooper...

Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...

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