Arts on Tap

Arts on Tap

May 6th, 2011 by Staff Reports in Chattnow Art

THEATER

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "The Dixie Swim Club," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. May 13-14, 2 p.m. May 15, 7:30 p.m. May 20-21, 2 p.m. May 22, 7:30 p.m. May 27-28, 2 p.m. May 29.

* Auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors," parts for actors ages 16-up, 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday (show dates, July 8-31). 706-379-5144.

CREATEHERE - 55 E. Main St., Suite 105. 503-0589, www.createhere.org. "Fresh Squeezed," reading series of new plays by Theatre for the New South, 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Free.

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

* "Hollywood in Paris," through Sunday.

* "Tuesdays With Morrie," through Thursday.

* "My Fair Lady," through June 9.

* "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," through July 14.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE - 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "My Children, My Africa," 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. May 13, 2 p.m. May 14, 6:30 p.m. May 15. $10 adults, $8 students.

HOMESCHOOL PLAYERS - Conn Center, Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn. "Ruddigore" (or "The Witch's Curse"), musical comedy by 28 area middle and high school homeschool students, 1 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. May 13-14. Adults $5, students $3, children ages 4-under free.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE - 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "Dearly Departed," 7:30 p.m. May 13, 6:30 p.m. May 14 (dinner theater), 2 p.m. May 15, 7:30 p.m. May 20, 6:30 p.m. May 21 (dinner theater), 2 p.m. May 22. $8 (shows only), $18 (dinner shows).

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

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

* Each Friday: "Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and adults-only stand-up comedy by Michael Malone, 9:30 p.m.

* Each Saturday: "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," 5:30 p.m.; "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8 p.m.; and adults-only stand-up comedy by Michael Malone, 10:30 p.m.

FILM EVENTS

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 North Terrace. 493-0270 or atreadwell@jcfgc.com. Film Series offers award-winning films for ages 16-up on consecutive Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Next: "The Matchmaker." $5.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Visual Footprint, a Legacy of Art," works by Howard Hull and Paul Watkins, through May 26.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. 265-5233, www.avarts.org. "Outlaw Printmakers," through May 15.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658. "The Southern Way: Grits, Gals and Glory," through June 24.

BETH KELLERHALS CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION - 29 Tiger Trail, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-2254. Juried exhibition of art by Regional Art Alliance of Chattanooga, through today.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Augusta R. Kolwyck Library, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-4404, 866-547-3733 or www.chattanoogastate.edu. End-of-year juried exhibit of student work, through Saturday.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org.

* "Recent works by Courtenay James," Main Gallery, through May 27. Opening reception, today.

* "The Artists of Cross Plains," Gallery 111, through May 27.

FRONT GALLERY - Chenoweth-Halligan Studios, 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 1. Works by Ron Buffington, John Tallman, Roger Halligan and Jan Chenoweth, through May 28.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS - 201 High St. $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. www.thehoustonmuseum.com. "Baskets, Bottles and Bowls," through July.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org. "Beverly Semmes: An Artist's Sketchbook," through Oct. 23.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Spring Showcase," new work from 32 regional artists, through May 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. today.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Drawn-in," works by Judith Mogul, Carol Ventura and Frances McDonald, through May 13.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Free. 236-2030, http://www.southern.edu/archaeology. Permanent exhibit: "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World."

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Colors of Spring: Regional Artists From the Tennessee Watercolor Society," through May 21.

NORTH GEORGIA REGIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM - 100 Gordan St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-3289. Exhibit of American and NVA/VC items from the Vietnam War era, through May 31.

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. (Bluff View Art District). 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. Works by Heather Allen-Swarttouw, Melisa Cadell, Karen Swyler and Vicki Essig, through May 31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. today.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY - University of the South, Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. Annual exhibit by university senior art majors, through May 14.