Arts Calendar - Apr. 3-9

Arts Calendar - Apr. 3-9

April 3rd, 2014 in Chattnow Art

THEATER

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS -- Back Alley scene shop, 1601 Gulf St. 706-621-2870, backalleyperformances@gmail.com. Auditions for traveling production of "Macbeth," 20-plus roles for ages 13 and older, 6-8 p.m. April 4-5 (show dates June 6-29).

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-Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY -- 1001 Broad St. 423-757-5310. Muse of Fire Project presents "Having Our Say," nine short plays written by kids and performed by grown-ups, 7 p.m. April 4, 3 and 7 p.m. April 5. $10 suggested donation.

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

"And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie mystery, 7 p.m. April 3, 8 p.m. April 4-5, 2:30 p.m. April 6.

April 4: Girls Night Out, with complimentary refreshments at 7 p.m., preceding "And Then There Were None."

Auditions for "Xanadu," 7:30 p.m. April 7-8 (show dates June 6-July 6, replacing "Pippin").

"Pump Boys and Dinettes," April 11-12, 24-27, May 1-4.

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

"The Foreigner," through April 25. $13-$26.

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

DALEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL -- 1300 Shallowford Road. Gospel stage play "The First Lady: A Godly Woman's Struggle To Maintain Strength & Dignity," 6 p.m. April 4-5, 5 p.m. April 6. $10 in advance, $15 at door. 423-432-5310, 423-834-2906, 423-544-2208.

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, 752 Vine St. UTC Theatre Company presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," 7:30 p.m. April 8-11, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 12. $15 general admission. $12 students and seniors. 423-425-4269, www.tickettracks.com.

FILM EVENTS

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics, including "Ender's Game" (PG-13), 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 5. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

ART EVENTS

4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL -- First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Chestnut St.

Nationally recognized festival presented by Association for Visual Arts, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13. $7 one day, $10 both days; free for children under 18. www.4bridgesartsfestival.org.

Preview Party, featuring cocktails, food, music, first look and chance to buy fine arts and crafts, 6:30-10 p.m. April 11. $75, $500 and $1,000.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "High School Art Show," more than 40 pieces in variety of media from pencil to printmaking to papier mache, through April 30.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "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, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Fr:Ac/TurE(d)," works by Jake Kelly, through April 27.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. "Creative," prints by Photographic Society of Chattanooga members, through April 25.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. "Texture and Shadow," paintings by Ellyn Bivin and Renel Plouffe, through May 1. Opening reception 5-10 p.m. April 4, includes christening of new 10-foot tall outdoor sculpture by Bryan Rasmussen.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.

"Slavery: A Continued Legacy," through April 6.

"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," drawn from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, through June 15.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 423- 236-2030, http://www.southern.edu/archaeology.

"Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit.

"The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," through April.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. Guided history tours. $5 adults, $1 children.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959. Regional Art Alliance launches Studio 5 gallery with display of two- and three-dimensional works by 13 local artists, through April 30. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. April 3, followed by free concert by Sounds of Tennessee barbershop chorus, 7-8:30 p.m. in MACC auditorium. 423-825-0592.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes.

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

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223.

"Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations," through April 6. Artist talk/reception, 4:30 p.m. April 4.

"Senior Art Majors: Transparency and Impressions," April 11-May 10. Opening reception, 4:30 p.m. April 11. Formal talks by artists 1:30-4:30 p.m. April 12 in Convocation Hall.