Arts on Tap

Arts on Tap

November 18th, 2011 in Chattnow Art

THEATER

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "It's a Wonderful Life," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25-27, Dec. 1-4, Dec. 8-11, 15-18.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- C.C. Bond Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-3246. Opera theater students present evening of beloved opera scenes, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. Box office: 267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," CircleStage production, 8 p.m. today and Saturday. $18.

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

* "Fiddler on the Roof," through Dec. 9. $24 adults, $23 seniors, $22 groups, $12 child/student.

* "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 17. $23 adults, $22 seniors, $20 groups, $12 child/student.

* "A Sanders Family Christmas," through Dec. 23. $23 adults, $22 seniors, $20 groups, $12 children/students.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "The Giver," based on the Newbery Award-winning children's book, 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday. $10 adults, $8 students.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. "It's a Wonderful Life," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25-26, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3 (with dinner at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3), 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. $12 adults, $10 children 12-under, $25 (Dec. 3 dinner show).

THEATRE SEWANEE -- Proctor Hill Theatre, Tennessee Williams Center, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-3260. "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," 7:30 p.m. CST today and Saturday.

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. 425-4269. "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. $15 adults, $12 students/seniors.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE -- 138 Market St. 517-1839. www.funnydinner.com. Prices vary.

* Today: "Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy by Alysia Wood, 9:30 p.m.

* 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 Alysia Wood, 10:30 p.m.

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

WALKER COUNTY COMMUNITY THEATER -- Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. 706-375-7705, walkercountycommunitytheater@yahoo.com. "It's a Wonderful Life," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE -- Albertville Fine Arts Center, Albertville, Ala. 256-582-7469, 256-894-5040, www.wholebackstage.com. "Little Red Riding Hood," Little Aggies Theatre production tells an updated version of the classic story, 7 p.m. CST today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $10.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org.

* "The Art of Recycling," through Jan. 2.

* Holiday Trunk Show, show and sale of fine art, crafts and handmade gifts from local and regional artisans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, noon-8 p.m. Saturday. Free.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-4282, www.avarts.org. Works by Timur Akhriev, through Dec. 17.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658. "Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad," exhibition of paintings, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston, through Dec. 3.

CHATTOOGA ACADEMY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM -- 304 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-639-1519. Exhibit of photographs of local Civil War sites by Bill Robinson, through Thursday.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Glorious Fall," exhibit by members of Art Alliance of North Georgia, through Saturday.

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

* "Drifting Quiet," Performance Hall exhibition of 18 paintings by Nashville's Adam Hall, through today.

* "Three Women and a Gallery," Main Gallery exhibition of works by Chattanoogans Ellen Franklin, Lori Ryan and Evelyn Marie Williams, through today.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. 425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. "Wendy White: Six Years/Six Works," through Dec. 2.

ETOWAH ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY -- 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-7232. "Celebrations of Home: The Artistic Vision of Lora Creasman," quilt wall hangings with accompanying poems and essays, through Nov. 30.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan," photos by Lisa Schnellinger, through May.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Show 36 -- Thirty-Six Reasons To Celebrate the Season," by 36 member artists, through Nov. 30.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Torah Covers: Sacred Textiles," through Jan. 13. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology. "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts (from pottery to weapons of war) spanning 3,500 years of history.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. 706-638-5187. See period furniture and hear history of Walker County in guided tours 1-3 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. $5.

McKEE LIBRARY -- 4865 Promenade, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 236-2791. "Southern Exposures," photos by Billy Weeks, Garrett Nudd and SAU alumni and faculty members, through Dec. 14.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org.

* "Historic Places and Outdoor Spaces," through Dec. 31.

* "Art of Peter Rose," through Dec. 31.

MY COLOR IMAGE BOUTIQUE & GALLERY -- 330 Frazier Ave. 598-6202. Exhibit by acrylic painter Carl Roberson and jewelry maker Chrissie Holland, through Nov. 30.

NEWSPAPER BOOKSHOP -- Polk County News, Main Street, Benton, Tenn. 423-263-7232. "Celebrations of Home: The Artistic Vision of Lora Creasman," quilt wall hangings with accompanying poems and essays, through Nov. 30.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 870-8924. "Vistas and Visages," exhibit by the NRCC Life Drawing Workshop, through Nov. 30.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. "Eternal," Art Nouveau glass work by Loy Allen and nature paintings by Clayton Bass, through Nov. 30.

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

* "The Art of Carolyn Molder," through Jan. 6.

* Holiday Show & Sale, traditional and nontraditional two- and three-dimensional works by members of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, Saturday-Jan. 13.

* "Retrospective: The Art of Bill & Patricia Suttles," Saturday-Jan. 13.