Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

February 18th, 2011 in Chattanooga Now - Art


ARTS CENTER OF CANNON COUNTY -- 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, Tenn. 615-563-2787 or 800-235-9073, "Honk," Hans Christian Andersen's tale of the ugly duckling set to music, 7:30 p.m. CST today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $5 students, seniors and groups.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St. Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, Auditions for "The Nerd," with parts for five men and two women, 6 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Monday (show dates April 14-23).

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.button "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.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Humanities Auditorium, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-3246. "Friday Night Improv," comedy by second-year students from the Professional Actor Training Program, 7:30 p.m. today and Feb. 25.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. Box office: 267-8534,

* "Hamlet," Youth Theatre post-modern remix of Shakespearean tragedy, 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $8-10.

* Auditions for "Blues for Mr. Charlie," joint presentation by CTC and Destiny Theatre Company has roles for black and white actors from late teens to 50s, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- Crossville, Tenn. All times Central. 931-484-5000,

* "The Silver Whistle," a comedy about folks in a church retirement home, Thursday-April 15. $7-$22.

* "Disney's Camp Rock, The Musical," two rival summer music camps battle for bragging rights, through March 12. $7-$21.

* "Tuesdays With Morrie," drama based on the best-selling true story of a student reuniting with a dying favorite college professor, through May 12. $7-$22.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, "A Threepenny Opera," musical follows the criminal Macheath as he navigates a corrupt world in Victorian London, 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults, $10 students.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, "Twelve Angry Men," drama examining the personalities and prejudices of the men on a jury, 6 p.m. today, Saturday, Thursday and Feb. 25-26. $25 (dinner and show).

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE -- Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave. 886-1959, "Leading Ladies," farce about two out-of-luck Shakespearean actors who try to pass themselves off as the nephews of a dying woman who wants to pass on her fortune, 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Feb. 25-26. $12 (includes dessert, coffee served 6:45-7 p.m.).

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalley

* "Later Life," romantic comedy about a rekindled relationship, 7:30 p.m. today ($8 show only), 6:30 p.m. Saturday ($18 dinner and show), 2 p.m. Sunday ($8 show only).

* Auditions for "Dearly Departed," a comedy about a family trying to pull together for a funeral, with parts for four men ages 25-50 and six women ages 30-65, 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (show dates, April 15-24).

THEATRE SEWANEE -- Tennessee Williams Center, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-3260. "Hecuba," production of aftermath of the Trojan War is translation by University of the South poet in residence Marilyn Nelson of tragedy by Euripides, 7:30 p.m. CST Wednesday-Feb. 27.

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Corner of Vine and Palmetto streets (Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre). 425-4269. "The Ladies Man," farce about a one tiny lie that leads to major misunderstandings, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. $10 students, $12 others.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE -- 138 Market St. 517-1839. All shows feature Italian dinner plus audience-interactive comedy-mysteries. Prices vary; discounts on tickets bought by phone or online.

* Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m.

* Each Friday: "Mystery of Flight 138," 8:30 p.m.

* Each Saturday: "Mystery of the Nightmare High School Reunion," 6 p.m., and "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8:30 p.m.

WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE -- 1120 Rayburn Ave., Guntersville, Ala. 256-582-7469, "Romeo and Juliet," production is Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, 7 p.m. CST today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15.


GREEN SPACES -- 63 E. Main St. 322-7866 or Tennessee Wild, coalition for protecting lands in Cherokee National Forest, sponsoring winter film series with discussion. $5 adults, $3 children; snacks and beverages available. "Swiss Family Robinson (rated G), 6:30 p.m. today.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace Road. 493-0270 or Screening of the animated feature "The Ant Bully" follows a community dinner, 5 p.m. Monday. $5 adults, $2 elementary/middle school students.

NEW ECHOTA STATE HISTORIC SITE -- 1211 Chatsworth Highway, N.E., Calhoun, Ga. 706-624-1321 or Third annual Native American Film Festival includes feature films, short films and documentaries about Cherokee and other tribe cultures and histories, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 26. $5-$7 (includes museum admission, self-guided tour of buildings).


ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Free admission. 423-745-8781, "Kaleidoscope," exhibit of watercolors and acrylics by Helen Burton, through Feb. 28.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658.

* Permanent exhibit: a look back at black history through African artifacts, oral histories, documents, photographs, art and personal effects.

* "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African-American Identity," through March 16.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, Chattanooga Area Train Show, exhibit sponsored by Dixie Division of Train Collectors Association, 10-1:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $7 (spouses and children free). 423-894-1284 or 423-842-6094

COVENANT COLLEGE -- Kresge Memorial Library, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Free. 706-419-1119. "Lotus Eaters," ceramics, photography and sculpture by Kayb Carpenter Joseph, through March 4.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. Free. 425-4600. "Living Daylights," exhibit of eight new works by Alaska native and New York City resident Ian Pedigo, through March 21.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Exhibit of works in oil by Janis Wilkey, through March 8.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 894-7112, Member's Choice exhibit, through Feb. 28.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Free admission. 706-629-2599, "A Visual Celebration of Black Heritage," through Feb. 28.

HART GALLERY -- 110 E. Main St. 521-4707. Exhibition of screen art, stained glass-inspired drawings and nude figure life drawings by Ellen Zahorec, through Feb. 28.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS -- 201 High St. $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. "American Art Pottery," exhibit features work in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays, including Rookwood, Newcomb, Weller and Roseville pottery, made by women, through March 31.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. "Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color," exhibit of 70 paintings, drawings and textile designs, through April 24.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. Free admission. 267-9214. "Opposites Attract," tandem exhibit of Bradley Wilson's Valentine-themed acrylic paintings and Stacie Florer's jewelry, through Feb. 28.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Needlework, Cultural and Contemporary," exhibit by 19 artists, through March 11.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. 706-638-5187. See period furniture and other of-the-period artifacts during docent-guided tours and hear stories about Walker County from 1836-1900. $5. Exhibit on historic churches of county, through March 6 (tours 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday).

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, Renovated general store exhibit portrays area's pre-electricity lifestyle from the early 1900s.

* "Matthew's Monsters," exhibit of drawings and pipe cleaner sculptures of whimsical creatures similar to dinosaurs and dragons by teenage artist Matthew Loveland, through Feb. 25.

* "Comic Books," exhibit focuses on the intersection of art and narrative, through Feb. 25.

MOON GALLERY -- Berry College, Rome, Ga. 706-236-2289 or 706-290-2692. Exhibit of ceramics and bowls by former Berry student Tesa DuPre, through March 4.

MOSAIC GALLERY -- 412 Market St. 320-6738. Includes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday artist market featuring handmade original art, specialty and unique items, on-the-spot portraits and demonstrations. "From Africa to America," work of local artists Linda Rugina (oils on canvas), Jerry Allen (oils on canvas), Jerry Green (acrylic landscapes) and Charlie Newton (large, colorful semiabstract work) celebrates Black History Month, through March 4.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, "Historic Quilts of Tennessee," lecture/exhibit of quilts by quilt authority, author and museum consultant Merikay Waldvogel, 10 a.m. Feb. 26. $4 for nonmembers.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Free. 870-8924. "It's Not Easy Being Green," exhibit by Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Feb. 28.

RIVER GALLERY -- Bluff View Art District, 400 E. Second St. Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. "Sustaining Views," work in glass, lead and paint by Nancy Nicholson and work in acrylics and oil by Matt Welch, through Feb. 28.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, "Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan," Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association exhibit of 28 large photos of ordinary Afghans by Pickens County resident Lisa Schnellinger, through today.