Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - May 1-7

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - May 1-7

May 1st, 2014 in Chattanooga Now - Art


ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, Athens Community Theatre presents "I Hate Hamlet," 7:30 p.m. May 1-3. $12 adults, $8 students.

BAYLOR SCHOOL -- Roddy Theater, Williams Island Ferry Road. 423-267-8506, ext. 276. Baylor Players present Broadway favorite "Guys and Dolls," 7:30 p.m. May 1-2, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 3, 2:30 p.m. May 4.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER -- Harris Arts Center's Ratner Theater, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, "Hallelujah Girls," 7 p.m. May 2-3, 3 p.m. May 4, 7 p.m. May 9-10. $15 general admission, $12 seniors/students, $10 members.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534,

"Pump Boys and Dinettes," 7 p.m. May 1, 9 p.m. May 2-3, 2:30 p.m. May 4. Plus Girls Night Out, with complimentary drinks and snacks, 7 p.m. Friday. $23-$25.

May 10: Backstage Bash: A Party in Stages fundraiser presented as a movable feast throughout the theater, 7 p.m. $75 individual, $125 VIP.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000,

Homeschool Players present "The Mikado," 1 p.m. today, May 1; 7 p.m. Friday, May 2; 6 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

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

Auditions for "Shrek" and "Gypsy," for kids 8 and up, teens and adults, 5:30-9:30 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 4. Individual auditions by appointment. Prepare a 30-second to 1-minute monologue plus 16 to 32 bars of a song. Contact: Mandy Dearman, 931-484-4324 or

"The Foreigner," through May 16 (held over). $13-$26.

"The Diary of Anne Frank," through May 22. $13-$25.

"Annie Get Your Gun," May 2-July 11. $13-$26.

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. "Sand Pies and Scissorlegs," 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 2-3.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, May 8-18: "Rumors," 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $15 adults, $10 students.

GEM THEATER -- 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (L&N Depot, Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, "The Marvelous Wonderettes," through May 4.

McMINN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL -- 2215 Congress Parkway South, Athens, Tenn. MCHS Fine Arts Department presents "Fiddler on the Roof," 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 2-3.$8 adults, $6 students. 423-745-4142,


CHATTANOOGA BALLET -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Les Sylphides" and works by Tom Pazik, Cinnamon Halbert-Smith, Joellen Wojtowicz and Karen Smith, 8 p.m. May 9-10. $15 adults, $13 seniors, students and children. 423-425-4269,


EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics, including "Free Birds" (PG-13), 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace Road. 423-493-0270, Weekly Jewish Film Series offers Jewish-themed, award-winning films for ages 16-up, including "Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story," 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. $7 (includes popcorn, soft drink).

RECREATE CAFE -- Salvation Army's 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave. 423-305-6208, "Walk in My Shoes," short documentary on a Chattanooga homeless man , 5:30-6:30 p.m. today, May 1. Produced by ArtsBuild.


APPRAISAL FAIR -- McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. "Antiques Roadshow"-style event by Case Antiques in Knoxville, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3. $10 for each appraised item, $5 each item with a museum membership, to be sold at the door ($45 family, $25 single, $15 senior). For registration guidelines, call Mary Alton between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, May 1, email or visit

ARTAMAJIG -- The Church on Main. 1601 Rossville Ave. Annual fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance's educational outreach programs includes silent auction of works by 70-plus local artists, food by Enzo's Market and libations by Riverside Wine & Spirits, 6:30-9 p.m. July 31. Tickets on sale today, May 1. 423-267-1218,

CELEBRATING THE ARTS -- Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist School, 300 Westview Drive, NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Open house features art displays and musical performances by students, 6:30-8 p.m. today, May 1. Free. 423-476-6014.

SPIRITED ART -- 1925 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 115. Register to paint "Dogwood Lovebirds" to raise funds for Blood Assurance Foundation, 6:30 p.m. May 8. $35 fee includes all materials; door prizes and snacks available., 423-531-6278,


ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, Monthly Arts on the Side program features artist Lizz Harris guiding participants through a drawing, noon Tuesday, May 6. Brown-bag lunches welcome, or order from Angela's between 10 and 11 a.m. (a la carte, free delivery); 423-453-5064.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658.

"The Fine Art of Jazz," 50 black-and-white photographic portraits of Kansas City jazz musicians by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dan White, through May 24.

"Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through June 14.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, "Postcards From Prague, On Site Drawings," May 1-June 8. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. today, May 1.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT -- 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. "Spring Colors," show and sale by Civic Arts League members, through June 28.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, Harris Potters & Booth Art Guild exhibition, through May 30. Reception, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 423-267-0968.

"Sound and Image: Herlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and Beyond," with UTC adjunct professor of saxophone Clint Schmitt and Hunter curators, 6-7 p.m. today, May 1.

Free First Sunday, featuring ballpark-style organ music by Buddy Shirk, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

"African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond," organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through May 25.

"Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," through June 15.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "New Work -- Year 40," new work from 34 regional artists to celebrate gallery's 40th anniversary year and introduce new membersDenice Bizot (metal sculpture), Eugenia Johnston (painting), Eric Davidson (stone sculpture) and Irene Catlin (fiber), May 1-29. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 2.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-339-5745,

"Lee Senior Showcase," through May 9.

"Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee," traveling exhibit from Tennessee State Museum, through May 17.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists,"through May 29.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. "From the Earth," through May 30.

RINGGOLD ART AND FRAME -- 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. 706-991-7533. "Far Horizons: A Study of the Skies" May 8-31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 8.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "Senior Art Majors: Transparency and Impressions," through May 10.