published Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Arts Calendar - Jan. 30-Feb. 5

THEATER

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. 423-266-8658, www.tcuchatt.com. "God's Trombones," dramatic musical based on sermons by itinerant Southern black preachers, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9. $10.

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.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. "The Odd Couple," male and female versions of the Neil Simon play, 7 p.m. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $12.50-$25.

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

* "The Dixie Swim Club," through March 21. $13-$25.

* "Grease," Jan. 31-March 9. $13-$26.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. "A Night of One Acts," includes "The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet," "Words, Words, Words" and "Sure Thing," 7 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8. $15 adults, $12 seniors/members, $10 students ages 13-18, $5 children 12-under.

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, 7 p.m. Jan. 30 (with desserts), 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 (with dinner), 7 p.m. Feb. 1 (with desserts). $11 adults and $8 Bryan College community (for dessert theater) and $20 adults, $16 Bradley College community (for dinner theater).

MARS THEATER -- 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-315-4335. Auditions for "See How They Run," roles for three women ages 13-30 and six men ages 13-50, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 (show dates, March 21-29). 706-621-2870.

MONROE AREA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS -- Broad Street School auditorium, 401 Broad St., Sweetwater, Tenn. 423-442-3210, www.monroearts.com. "Robinson Crusoe," Missoula Children's Theatre presentation of Daniel Defoe novel starring 60 local children, 6 p.m. Feb. 1.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959, www.smph.org. "The Curious Savage," by Signal Mountain Playhouse, Feb. 7-23. $14 (includes preshow dessert, coffee).

NORTHWEST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL -- 1651 Tunnel Hill/Varnell Road, Tunnel Hill, Ga. 706-516-2200. Workshop and show by Atlanta improvisational comedy troupe Laughing Matters, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 9 (workshop and show; limited to 50), 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 (show only). $25 (workshop and show), $10 (show only).

THE VENUE CREEKSIDE -- 527 W. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. 423-473-9668. "Sirens," Ocoee Theatre Guild presentation that focuses on a couple who have lost the spark from their 25-year marriage and the husband's creative muse as a songwriter, Feb. 7-16. $10-$12.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF CHATTANOOGA -- 3224 Navajo Drive. 423-624-2985, www.uucc.org. "8 The Play," reenactment of legal arguments that led to the overturn of California's Proposition 8, 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Free.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. "DanceWise: Point of Departure," showcases three emerging student choreographers and choreography and performances by solo tap dance troupe World, 8:30 p.m. CST Jan. 30-31. Free.

FILM EVENTS

BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave., 423-624-5347. Mise En Scenesters screening of sci fi-/horror flick "The Visitor," followed by Monomath performance, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1. $7.

OUTDOOR CHATTANOOGA -- 200 River St. 643-6888, www.outdoorchattanooga.com. Screening of "The Halo Effect," 7 p.m. Feb. 7, in Camp Chair Cinema and Camp Chair Traveler series. Free.

PRINCESS THEATER -- 215 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg, Tenn. 423-529-0315. Screening of Harold Lloyd silent film "For Heaven's Sake," with accompaniment by members of Chattanooga America Guild of Organists, 4 p.m. CST Feb. 8. $5 adults, $1 children 10-under.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

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

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658. "Pictures Tell the Story," 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 fees. Exhibit of World War II weapons, uniforms and equipment, through March 31.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4600, www.utc.edu/cressgallery. "Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings," part of Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series, Feb. 4-March 20. Lecture, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 4.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Analogy & Exaggeration," by Lolly Durant and Bradley Wilson, Jan. 31-March 9. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 31.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Sculpture and drawings by Bryan Rasmussen, Feb. 7-March 15.

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

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org. "Slavery: A Continued Legacy," through April 6.

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

* "Celebrate Art!" through Jan. 31.

* "A Tribute to Jane Yelliott," through Jan. 31.

* "Un-scene Chattanooga," oil paintings by Victoria Pearmain of behind-the-scenes locations hidden from the casual observer, Feb. 1-28. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 7.

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 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. Guided history tours, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. Admission fees.

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

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting," antique and contemporary handquilted quilts, through March 1.

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

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

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. Free. "Members Exhibition," through March 20.

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

* "Contemporary Arts & Crafts," works by Linda Metcalf, Clay Binkley, Robert Taylor, Mary Lynn Portera, Laurey-Fay Long, Chris Barber and Jay Pfeil, through Jan. 31.

* "Southern Spirit," works by James Conner, Matt Tommey and Barbara Odil, Feb. 1-28. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7.

SEWN TO THE SKY -- 827 Chestnut St. 423-531-0447. Exhibit and sale of new paintings, drawings and mixed-media pieces by local artists Danyelle Dover, Jan. 31-Feb. 28. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 31.

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.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.

* "The Photography of Tom Kells," through Feb. 22.

* "The Art of Keith Burgess," through March 29.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations," through April 6. Artist talk/reception, 4:30 p.m. April 4.

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