Arts on tap

Arts on tap

January 13th, 2012 in Chattnow Art

THEATER

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 based on events during the "real War Between the States," 5:15 p.m. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- Crossville, Tenn. All times Central. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com. "Driving Miss Daisy," Jan. 21-April 14. $12-$24.

GEM THEATER -- L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. Auditions for Adult Performance Showcase, adults who want to sing and dance as individuals or groups and bands needed, 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.

RATNER THEATER -- Harris Art Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "Almost Treasure Island," Sonoraville High School play, 7 p.m. today, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE -- 138 Market St. 517-1839. www.funnydinner.com. Schedule may change without notice.

* Today: "Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy by Floyd J. Phillips, 9:30 p.m. $26.50 adults, $14 children (dinner 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 Floyd J. Phillips, 10:30 p.m. $26.50/$14 (dinner 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).

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com. Works by Jane Campbell, Saturday-Jan. 28. Reception, 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Bain Butcher: Paintings," Wednesday-Feb. 24. Opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 20.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-4282, www.avarts.org. AVA Members Juried Exhibition, through Feb. 11.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 266-8658. Works by Isaac Duncan III, through Feb. 29.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. 425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. Juried Student Exhibition, through Jan. 29.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. Works by Harriet Chipley, through Sunday.

HARRIS ART CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. Exhibition by Pear Street Painters, through Jan. 20.

HENNING MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY -- Mercer Hall, Bryan College, 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tenn. "Visions of Africa," photographs by Sharon Smythe, through March 2.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.

* "Dorothea Lange's America," through April 20.

* "Good Design: Stories From Herman Miller," Sunday-March 4.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Leap Into Art," through Jan. 31.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Torah Covers, Sacred Textiles," through today.

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. 423-718-9918, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and hear history of Walker County in guided tours, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays.

MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT -- Northgate Mall, next to Piccadilly Cafeteria, 5000 Hixson Pike. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. 877-2525. www.mohm.org.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 870-8924. Works by Tennessee Watercolor Society members, through Feb. 28.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. Works by James Conner and Sammy Nicely, through Jan. 31.

SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP -- 2646 Broad St. 266-4453, www.Shuptrine FineArtGroup.com. Works by Robert E. Rittenhouse, through Jan. 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe. 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). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits. www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

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

* Holiday Show & Sale, by members of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, through today.

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