Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - July 31- August 6

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - July 31- August 6

July 31st, 2014 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art


ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE - 907 Gaston St., Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, $15 adults, $13 seniors (55 and older), $11 students (kindergarten-college); $13, $11 and $9 ACT members. "Les Miserables," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9, 2 p.m. Aug. 10.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS - Catoosa County Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-621-2870, "You Can't Take It With You," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2. $11 adults, $9 seniors and students; group rates for 15 or more.

BUTTONWILLOW CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER - 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, "Granddaddy's Watch," daily lunch and dinner shows (10:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT) by reservation only.

CLEVELAND STORYTELLING GUILD - First Presbyterian Church, 433 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. "Animal Crackers," stories and songs for all ages, 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Features animal tales by regional storytellers plus two special guests and their four-legged friends. Free; donations of pet food and supplies for local animal rescue organization accepted. 423-479-7887,,

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 (held over). $13-$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.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE - 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, $15 adults, $12 seniors and members, $10 students (age 13 through college with ID), $5 children 12 and younger. Banquet, annual meeting and Billy Awards, 7 p.m. Aug. 1; social hour at 6 p.m.

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. 1-2; 2 p.m. Aug. 3; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9; 2 p.m. Aug. 10. $16 adults, $14 studens, seniors (65+) and military.

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE - Flo Summitt Theatre, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. (enter at 418 Oak St.) 423-756-2428, Auditions for Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee," roles for 10 men and four women, 3 p.m. Aug. 3 and 7 p.m. Aug. 4 (show dates in September and October).


EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA - Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings "Rio 2," rated G, 2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 2. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

MOVIES IN THE PARK AT DARK - Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474. Last film in free family summer movie series by Bridge Christian Church and city of Chattanooga, 8-10:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Movies shown 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. Gathering for creatives of all types (writers, poets, fine artists, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers), 6-9 p.m. Aug. 7. Bring potluck dish, nonalcoholic beverage, side or dessert to share. Also welcome: a recent completion or a work-in-progress. 423-855-9474.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY - 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, "The Sizzlin' Summer," by Dayton Arts League artists, through July 31.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY - 201 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Shows presented by Franklin County Arts Guild.

"It's Just Trash," member show featuring works made from recycled materials, through Aug. 2.

"Miniatures" member show, Aug. 7-Sept. 20. Opening reception, Aug. 8. Franklin County artists may submit work for inclusion by 5 p.m. CDT Aug. 2.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, "A Very Good Place To Art," painting, drawings and pottery by students and instructors of the Athens Area Council for the Arts visual arts classes, through July 31.

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.

CATS GALLERY - Crossville Outlet Center, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn. Cumberland Artists of Tennessee Studio/Gallery displays member works that have won awards, through July.

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.

CROSSVILLE CITY HALL - 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. "Through Veronica's Eyes," photographs by Veronica Fay, through July.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, "Flying Colors," by North Georgia Sky Painters, through Aug. 3.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL - Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643,

"Monochrome & Variations," through July.

"Iconic Chattanooga," August-October.

GRAFFITI - 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, "Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young," through Sept. 3.

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, through Oct. 19.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "Magnificent Minis," works no larger than 8x10, through July 31.

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

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.

Pinewood Derby Community Race, Aug. 2. Registration 10-11 a.m.; races 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your own car or purchase a kit at museum. Three age divisions: kindergarten-adult. Regular admission.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. 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.

"Constant Motion," works by Clara Blalock, Edie Maney, Cal Breed and Pat Snyder, through July 31.