Arts calendar - April 13-20

'The Kind Words' is next in Jewish Film Series

The ninth annual Jewish Film Series continues Wednesday, April 20, with "The Kind Words," a dramedy about a Jerusalem family with three very different siblings who learn a secret about their paternity after their mother dies. The news sends two brothers and a sister and her husband off on a quest to find the truth. The two-hour film is presented in Hebrew and French with English subtitles. The screening starts at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. The $7 ticket includes popcorn and a soft drink. Call 423-493-0270 for more information.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE - Athens Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781. William Nicholson's "Shadowlands," April 21-30. $12 adults, $8 students; discounts for groups of 10 or more.

BERRY COLLEGE THEATRE COMPANY - Blackstone Theatre, Opportunity Drive, Rome, Ga. 706-236-2263. "Durang/Durang," six comedic one-acts by Christopher Durang, 7:30 p.m. April 14-16, 2 p.m. April 17, 7:30 p.m. April 21-23, 2 p.m. April 24. $10 adults, $7 seniors and groups. Buy tickets at door or in advance.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223. "Broadway Bound," April 14-May 5 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays).

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Humanities Theater, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-3246. Theatre Department Capstone Project by graduating students in Professional Actor Training Program, April 22-24.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. 423-267-8534. "Dividing the Estate," 7 p.m. April 14, 8 p.m. April 15 (with Girls Night Out refreshments and post-show ghost-light session, 8 p.m. April 16, 2:30 p.m. April 17. $12.50-$25.

COVENANT COLLEGE THEATRE - Sanderson Auditorium, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-419-1051. "Sense and Sensibility," April 21-23. $3 students, staff and seniors; $5 all other adults.

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

* "The Nerd," through April 16. $12-$25.

* "The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers," through May 28. $12-$25.

* "Southern Fried Nuptials," April 22-June 10. $12-$25.

HILLTOP PLAYERS - Rudd Auditorium, Bryan College, 721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-7271. Rodgers' and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," with Bryan Chorale, April 21-23. $11 adults, $7 Bryan community.

LEE UNIVERSITY THEATRE - Dixon Center, 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. 423-614-8360. $7-$10. "The Diary of Anne Frank," 7:30 p.m. April 14-16.

MILLENNIUM REPERTORY COMPANY - Manchester Arts Center, 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489. "Harvey," April 15-24.

NACC THEATRE - Northeast Alabama Community College, 138 Highway 35, Rainsville, Ala. 256-228-6001. "Big Fish," April 21-May 1 $5.

TULLAHOMA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE - South Jackson Civic Center, 404 S. Jackson St., Tullahoma, Tenn. 931-954-2318. "Twelve Angry Men," April 22-May 1.

THE WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE - Albertville Fine Arts Center, Albertville, Ala. 256-582-7469. "The Dixie Swim Club," April 15-24.


PATTEN PERFORMANCES - UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4371. Pilobolus Dance Theater, 7:30 p.m. April 18. $29 adults, $24 seniors, $15 students.


HERITAGE HOUSE - 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474.

* The Backlot: A Place for Filmmakers, open house for film/video groups, 6:30 p.m. every third Monday.

* Classic Film Series, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," 2 and 7 p.m. April 21.

IMAX 3D THEATER - 201 Chestnut St. 423-267-3474. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in April (except April 23) plus May 4.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270. Chattanooga Jewish Film Series continues with "The Kind Words," in Hebrew and French with English subtitles, 7 p.m. April 20. $7 includes popcorn and beverage.


4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL - First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd. Association for Visual Arts juried show featuring 150 artists, April 16-17 (with April 15 preview party). 423-265-4282, ext. 103.

ART ON THE LAKE - Guntersville Recreation Center, 1500 Sunset Drive, Guntersville, Ala. 55th annual showcase of fine arts and crafts with 125 exhibitors, entertainment and concessions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT April 16-17. $2 admission ages 13 and older. Proceeds benefit local scholarships. 256-505-3009.

OPEN HOUSE - Meigs County Historical Museum, 200 Smith Ave., Decatur, Tenn. 423-344-4424. Antique vehicles, Civil War artifacts from a private collection, metal detecting exhibition with local finds, genealogy research experts, book signings by local authors Rosie Mowery and Julia Walker, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16. Contact: Paulette Jones, 423-368-0261.

PAINTING CLASS - Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St. Instruction in techniques and mediums to create a whimsical, mixed-media collage of spring bouquets with artist Jacquie Leavitt, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 16. Decorative papers (scrapbook pages, origami, ledgers, old books) may be brought from home to personalize the work. $48.47 includes all supplies and lunch. Sign up at 423-486-0204.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY - 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401. "A Sampler of Decorative Painting" by Mary Marsteller, through April 30. Artist demonstrations, noon-2 p.m. Saturdays in April.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781. High School Art Show, April 18-May 20; opening reception, 5:30 p.m. April 22.

BANDY HERITAGE CENTER'S OLD FREIGHT DEPOT GALLERY - 305 S. Depot St., Dalton, Ga. 706-272-4452. "Deadly Skies: Georgians and the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II," through May.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658. "Gateway to Freedom," exploring African-American involvement in the Civil War, through April 30.

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

* Yoga in the Garden, featuring live meditative music by flutists Lisa Elders and Vicky Drnek, 11:45-12:30 p.m. April 15, rain or shine, in Sculpture Garden. Free; lunch reservations $10. 706-217-6677.

* Student Arts Expo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 15, with "Points of View" program by Ballet Dalton and CAG Music Department.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART - UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4600.

* "Show One" in senior BFA thesis exhibitions, featuring the work of Kim Appeldoorn, Aly Butler, Brooke Craig, Kiley Gunter, Erin Hall, Julie Heavner, Leah Hoffman, Haley Martin, Kelly Norris and Andy Qualls, through April 15.

* Closed April 16-18 for transition from "Show One" to "Show Two."

* "Show Two" in senior BFA these exhibitions, April 19-29.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT - 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. "It's Gotta Be Contemporary," by Civic Arts League, through April 21.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL - Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643. Photographic Society of Chattanooga spring show, "Monochrome," through April 29.

HAMILTON PLACE - 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. 423-894-7177. Winning works in sixth annual Student Art Competition, through July.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 423-267-0968.

* "Japonisme and America" ongoing.

* "A Painter's Hand: The Works of Adolph Gottlieb," through June 5. Companion exhibit, "Gesture and Control: Postwar Works on Paper, through early July in Doug Fir Hallway.

* "Once and Again: The Still Lifes of Beth Lipman," through June 12.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "Really Rad Rust," by Denise Bizot, through April 1-30.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-339-5745. "Novelties and Knickknacks," a collection of collectibles, through Oct. 22.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "Contemporary Interpretations" by Mixed Media Inspired Artists, through May.

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. Works by Mary Lynn Portera and Dana Brown, through April 30.

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

* Exhibit by Valley River Arts Guild of Murphy, N.C., through May 1.

* Photography by second-quarter artist-in-residence Arni Katz, through July 2.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY - 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "Redefine" by senior art majors, April 15-May 7. Opening reception, 4:30-6 p.m. April 15 in gallery.