Arts on Tap

Arts on Tap

November 25th, 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. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 2-3, 2 p.m. Dec. 4, other times through Dec. 18.

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS -- Sandra Black Theatre, 1301 Dallas Road. 209-5942. "A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 2-3. $5.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. Box office: 267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. "Emperor's New Clothes," Youth Theatre comedy, Dec. 2-18. $8 and $10.

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

* "Tuesdays With Morrie," 7:30 p.m. today, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $11 adults, $9 seniors/students, $8 groups.

* "Beauty and the Beast," Closed Door Entertainment musical production, Dec. 2-17. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $11 groups.

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.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. "Out of the Kitchen, Mrs. Claus," Youth Ensemble Theatre production, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Dec. 4.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "Have a Seat," Dec. 2-18. Adults $10, $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. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; other times through Dec. 11. $12 adults, $10 children 12-under, $25 (Dec. 3 dinner show).

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE -- Flo Summitt Theatre, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. 756-2428, www.oakstreetplayhouse.com. "The Royal Family," dinner theater, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11. $20 (dinner and show), $18 groups.

RECREATE CAFE -- Salvation Army's 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave. 756-1023, www.yoursalvationarmy.org/beholdthelamb or www.csarmy.org. "Behold the Lamb," singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson's musical rendition of the Christmas story, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Dec. 9-10, Dec. 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18. $10 adults/students, $8 seniors/groups, free for children 5-under.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "It's a Wonderful Life -- Radio Show," Dec. 2-11.

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

* Today: "Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy by Justin Leon, 9:30 p.m. $26.50 adults, $14 children (show); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up).

* 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 Justin Leon, 10:30 p.m. $26.50/$14 (shows); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up).

* Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m. $21.50 adults, $14 children (ages 3-11).

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. today, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Free admission. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "The Art of Recycling," through Jan. 2.

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.

BRYAN COLLEGE LIBRARY -- 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-2041, www.bryan.edu/library. "Seeing the Savior: Images of the Life of Christ," through Dec. 16.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org. Main Gallery exhibition of contemporary oils and acrylics by Ellen Dyer Anthony, through Wednesday.

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.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Harriet Chipley Works on Paper: Old/New/Borrowed/Blue," through Jan. 15.

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," through Wednesday.

* "Natural Instincts," exhibit of work by potters Ted Reeder and Roger Harvey, woodturner Jim Roche and painter Marie Miller, Thursday-Dec. 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2.

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

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

McKEE LIBRARY -- 4865 Promenade, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 236-2791. "Southern Exposures," through Dec. 14.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, next to Piccadilly Cafeteria, 5000 Hixson Pike. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History exhibits from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. 877-2525. www.mohm.org.

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

MY COLOR IMAGE BOUTIQUE & GALLERY -- 330 Frazier Ave. (Suite 100). 598-6202.

* Acrylic paintings by Carl Roberson and jewelry by Chrissie Holland, through Wednesday.

* Works by Joanna Dee Lienti, Lynne A. Mayer and Pat Davis Harrington, Thursday-Dec. 31. Opening reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com.

* Day After Thanksgiving Open House and Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today during Bluff View Art District event. See art demonstrations by DeAnna Cain (face jugs), Judy Klich (encaustic) and Michael Thiele (hardwood drums). Free.

* "Eternal," Art Nouveau glass work by Loy Allen and nature paintings by Clayton Bass, through Wednesday.

* "Wearable Art," exhibit by fiber artist Jen Swearington, jewelry artists Beverly Tadeu and Deb Karash, and clothing artist Jes Irie, Thursday-Dec. 31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 2.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, on former parade field, a National Register of Historic Places site in Fort Oglethorpe. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was an active Army post (1902-1946). www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

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, by members of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, through Jan. 13.

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