Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - August 7-13

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - August 7-13

August 7th, 2014 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art


BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, Auditions for "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?" with roles for four women and four men ages 20-60, 6 p.m. Aug. 11-12 (show dates Oct. 2-19).

CATOOSA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE - Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000,

"The Little Mermaid Jr.," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 and Aug. 22, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors, $11 groups of 15 or more.

"The Little Mermaid Jr." Princess Tea, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23. $25.

CLOSED DOOR ENTERTAINMENT - Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. "Shrek the Musical," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2 p.m. Aug. 17. School and group matinee, 10 a.m. Aug. 15 by reservation only;

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

"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," Aug. 14-Oct. 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, plus Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, 5:45 p.m. dinner, 6:45 p.m. show, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August; doors open at 5:15 p.m. (all times Central). 931-337-7469.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE OF CHATTANOOGA - Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, "Keely & Du," Aug. 14-24 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday). $15 adults, $10 students with valid ID.

MILLENNIUM REPERTORY COMPANY - 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, All times Central. Discounts on tickets purchased online. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," a Teen Actors Guild production, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9; 2 p.m. Aug. 10. $16 adults, $14 studens, seniors (65+) and military.

RIPPLE THEATER - 3264 Brainerd Road. 423-600-9242, Ripple Productions presents "The Savannah Disruption," a theological comedy by Evan Smith, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16, 3 p.m. Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-23, 3 p.m. Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29-30, 3 p.m. Aug. 31. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $16 general admission.


MOVIES IN THE PARK AT DARK - Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474. Free family summer movie series by Bridge Christian Church and city of Chattanooga concludes with activities, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and movie screening at dark on large inflatable screen. Popcorn will be served. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Canceled if raining.


AMBI ARTISTS CREATIVE CLUSTER - Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. A monthly cross-pollination gathering for creatives of all types (writers, poets, fine artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers), based on Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way," 6-9 p.m. today, Aug. 7. 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.


ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY - 201 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Shows presented by Franklin County Arts Guild. "Miniatures" member show, Aug. 7-Sept. 20. Opening reception, 5 p.m. CDT Aug. 8.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, "AVA All Member Salon Show," through Aug. 29.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through Aug. 30 (held over).

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.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL - Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643, "Iconic Chattanooga," through October.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, Regional Art Show, through Aug. 25.

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

"Hunter Invitational III," featuring recent works by regional artists Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, through Oct. 19.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

Art + Issues: "The Beats of Inspiration," featuring drummers Jonathan Susman, Johnny Smith and Bob Stagner, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 14. Free.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "Summertime and ..." paintings by Eugenia "Jeanie" Johnston, through Aug. 30.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, ext. 13. "Wings," Aug. 14-Sept. 19. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, "In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing," through Aug. 16.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. Pastel, oil and watercolor paintings by Judi Ann Hostetter, through Aug. 27.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY - 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3072.

"Abstract & Contemporary," works by 23 local artists, through Aug. 14.

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

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

"Immortalized," featuring nature-inspired ceramic pieces by Jim and Shirl Parmentier, oils and pastels by Bill Suttles and Big Sur, Calif.-inspired paintings by Erin Gafill, through Aug. 31.