Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

Chattanooga Now Arts on Tap

July 1st, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattanooga Now - Art


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "Little Shop of Horrors," July 8-31.

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. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

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

* "Rent," CircleStage production of Pulitizer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning rock opera based on Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Bohéme" which tells story of group of young artists/musicians struggling to survive in New York's Lower East Side in the shadow of HIV/AIDS, 8 p.m. today, Saturday, July 8-9, July 15-16.

* "Hairspray," 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. July 8-9, 2:30 p.m. July 10, 7 p.m. July 14, 8 p.m. July 15-16, 2:30 p.m. July 17, 7 p.m. July 21, 8 p.m. July 22-23, 2:30 p.m. July 24.

COLONNADE - 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. today, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $11 groups.

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

* "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," through July 14. $24 adults, $23 seniors, $22 groups, $12 children/students.

* "Little Shop of Horrors," through Aug. 6. $22 adults, $21 seniors, $20 groups, $11 children/students.

* "Oklahoma," through Aug. 18. $22 adults, $21 seniors, $20 groups, $11 child/student.

GEM THEATER - L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, Armed forces veterans/patriots needed for reading of the Declaration of Independence as part of Monday patriot program.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE - Off Rolling Way, Signal Mountain. 886-5243, "Beauty and the Beast," 8 p.m. July 8-9, July 15-16, July 22-23, July 29-30. $15 adults, $5 children 12-under.

TIVOLI THEATRE - 709 Broad St. 642-8497 or "An Evening With Faizon Love & Friends," stand-up comedy performance by the "Big Momma's House 3" actor, 8:30 p.m. July 9. $25 (plus fees).

VAUDEVILLE CAFE - 138 Market St. 517-1839. All shows feature Italian dinner plus audience-interactive comedy-mysteries. Schedule may change without notice.

* Today: "Mystery of Flight 138," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy by Stephano, 9:30 p.m. $26.50 adults, $14 children (show); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up).

* Saturday: "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," 5:30 p.m.; "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8 p.m.; and stand-up comedy by Stephano, 10:30 a.m. $26.50/$14 (shows); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up).

* Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m. $21.50 adults, $14 children (ages 3-11).


MOVIES IN THE PARK - Coolidge Park. 267-5383 or Ninth annual family event, sponsored by First Things First, is held on four Saturdays in July after sundown, around 9 p.m. First film, July 9, is about a big, green ogre who feels he needs more excitement in his life. Participants should bring blankets or chairs. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions available. Free.


ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Free admission. 423-745-8781, "Perforate," exhibit of small installations of paper and alternate media, woodcuts and digital print processes that create and maintain place by Athens native Sarazen Eyse Haile, through July 29.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, "Recent works by Angela Dittmar," Main Gallery, through July 15.

HARRIS ART CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599,

* Regional art show, through July 30.

* "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 May.

HART GALLERY - 110 E. Main St. 521-4707. Exhibit of acrylic and mixed-media pieces by Holly Livengood, through July 8.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS - 201 High St. Closed until further notice. 267-7176.

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

* "Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War From the George Eastman House Collection," through Aug. 28.

* "Beverly Semmes: Starcraft," through Oct. 23.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. "Look Out Above!" exhibit of Lookout Mountain paintings by Lori Ryan, through July 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. today.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Moo and More," through July 22.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM - 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, "Decades of Decadence: Weddings Through the Ages," through July 22.

MILLER BUILDING WINDOWS - Seventh and Market streets. 825-0592. Exhibition and sale of juried, multimedia, two- and three-dimensional original works by members of the Regional Art Alliance from Chattanooga and surrounding area, through Aug. 5.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, "We Shall Not Be Moved: 51st Anniversary of Tennessee's Civil Rights Sit-Ins," through July 20.

PLANET ALTERED - 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, Exhibit of metal sculpture art by Denice Bizot, through July 31.

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. (Bluff View Art District). 265-5033, ext. 5. "Exploration," paintings by Clara Blalock and Edie Maney, through July 31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. today.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP - 2646 Broad St. 266-4453, "American Dreams," canvases of American flag by Amy Duke, through July 31.

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

* Fourth annual community quilt exhibit, in Richard Low Evans Gallery, through July 9.

* "The Art of Zoe Schumaker," exhibit of work by pastel artist specializing in plein aire painting, Saturday-Sept. 23.