The Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St. in Cleveland, Tenn., will offer a ceramics class with John Simmons from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12, that teaches how to make a functional and decorative mug or tumbler out of clay using a hand-building method. The works will be glazed off-site and available for pickup a week later. The class is part of a Tennessee Artists Series taught by artists whose work is available in the Museum Store. Fee for this class is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. All materials are provided. To register, go to or call 423-339-5745.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE — Athens Arts Center's Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781. Auditions for "Willy Wonka," actors, singers, dancers and musicians of all ages needed, 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 (show dates Feb. 16-26).

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER — Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599. "Smoke on the Mountain," 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12. $15 adults (online or at door), $12 seniors and students (by phone or at door).

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Humanities Theater, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-3246, "The Secret Garden," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 (captioned for hard-of-hearing patrons), 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $15 adults, $5 children under 12, free for Chatt State students, faculty and staff.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534. "The Library," Circle Theatre mystery, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Nov. 11 (Girls Night Out with complimentary drinks and snacks at 7 p.m.), 8 p.m. Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $12.50-$30.

CHRISTIAN FAMILY THEATER — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. "Elf Jr.: The Musical," 7 p.m. Nov. 18-19, 3 p.m. Nov. 20. $12 in advance, $15 at door. For $10 group tickets (15+), email

CLOSED DOOR ENTERTAINMENT — Four Squares Business Center Theatre, 1200 Mountain Creek Road. "The Last 5 Years," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $22.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE — 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618. Readers' Theatre reading of "Twelfth Night," 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12. Free.

EAST BRAINERD COMMUNITY THEATER — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. 423-892-9363. "The Odd Couple," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19. $10.

NORTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 923 Mississippi Ave. Opera Tennessee presents "Gianni Schicchi," Puccini's comic one-act opera about an inheritance up for grabs, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 12, 17, 19. $10-$20.

STORYTELLER PRODUCTIONS — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000. "White Christmas," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

WINK THEATRE — 115 W. Crawford St., Dalton, Ga. "Can You Love Me Now?" stage play by former Chattanooga resident Angela E. Stevenson, about two adult children who reveal startling truths about themselves to their God-fearing parents, 7 p.m. Nov. 12. $25 general admission, $35 VIP. 404-952-9835,


CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — Dalton High School theater, 1500 Manly St., Dalton, Ga. 706-278-0168. Ballet Dalton presents "The Snow Queen," for the first time with a live orchestra, Nov. 17-20. $13-$18.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401,

* "Instructors Recognition" exhibit, through Nov. 30.

* "I Am Thankful For " kids poster contest, for ages 3-5, 6-9 and 10-13, submissions due by Nov. 19. Must pick up 8x10 mat board and entry form.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. 931-308-4130,

* Community art show, "Patriotism," through Nov. 20. Opening reception, 1-6 p.m. CST Nov. 11.

* Franklin County Arts Guild member show by veterans, through Nov. 20. Opening reception, 1-6 p.m. CST Nov. 11.

* Community art show, "Anything Goes," Nov. 24-Dec. 24. Intake dates, Nov. 18-20.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781,

* "One World," through Jan. 6. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11.

* Holiday Trunk Show, indoor exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. Preview party, with early shopping privileges, live music, refreshments and door prizes, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18, $5.

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282.

* "The Bailers? The Jail (h)er! and the Arc of Fog Horns: Works by Brent Weston," through Nov. 22.

* Landis Gallery: Group exhibition by UTC students enrolled in Drawing V class, through Nov. 22.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658. "We Wear the Mask: Redefining a Double Consciousness" by Clifford Gordon, through Jan. 31.

CARLOS GALLERY — University of the South's Nabit Art Building, 105 Kennerly Road, Sewanee, Tenn. 336-339-3519. "A Hand's Width," photos by Anderson Wrangle. Musical performances inspired by the exhibition, 4:30, 5:15 and 6 p.m. CST Nov. 12 during sixth annual Campus Gallery Walk.

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

* "From Eton to Africa: The Artistic Journey of Peggy Jonas," through Dec. 3.

* Fourth annual Festival of Trees, benefiting children's scholarship programs, through Dec. 3.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4600. "Here," paintings by Sangram Majumdar, fall Diane Marek Visiting Artist, through Dec. 13.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195."Gratitude and Grace," religious and patriotic works by Sherry Dahrling, through Nov. 28.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT — 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. "It's Always Modern and Contemporary," paintings and photographs by Civic Arts League, through April 20. 423-277-9464, 423-619-8959.

GALLERY 5 AT THE MACC — Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959. Paintings by Atlanta artist Marcella Howard, through mid-December.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643. Photographic Society of Chattanooga winter show, "What Inspires Me," through Jan. 27.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER — 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599.

* Festival of Trees and Mistletoe Market, silent auction of trees, wreaths, centerpieces and specialty gift baskets decorated by individuals and businesses, through Dec. 11.

* Holly Jolly Ladies Lunch, noon Nov. 15, includes raffle of table centerpieces to benefit arts center. $20. Reservations required.

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

* Spectrum silent auction, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10, $75; live auction and gala, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 12, sold out.

* Art + Issues: Awareness and Representation, community discussion with Shawnessey Cargile of Epilepsy Foundation and The Well, launched by exploring a work of art, 6-7 p.m. Nov. 17.

* "Animating the Still Life," through December.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "42nd Holiday Show," through Nov. 30.

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM — 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-745-0329m.

* Holiday House, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10.

* Alvin C. York World War I exhibit, Nov. 14-Feb. 4.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission fees. 423-339-5745.

* Ceramics: Make a Mug, a Tennessee Artists Series class with John Simmons, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12. Ages 8-adult. $5 members, $10 nonmembers.

* "One River, Many Stories: Ocoee River History & Heritage," through Dec. 17.

NANCY CANTRELL DENDER GALLERY — Etowah Arts Commission office, 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-7232. "My Community: My World," photos by middle-school students, through Jan. 6.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "Passions and Places: Felt From the Heart," paintings by Durinda Cheek and photography by Cam Busch, through Nov. 30.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5.

* Works by Scott Hill, Christina Goodman and Tracy Sharp, through Nov. 30.

* "Inside/Out," works by Mia Kaplan in Sculpture Garden, through May 2017.

SAS GALLERY — Simmons Building, St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-968-0210, ext. 3151. "Functional Clay: Five Contemporary Artists," works by Burki Gladstone, Mary Lynch, Claire Reishman, Merissa Tobler and Ursula Vann, through Nov. 14.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — McKee Library, 4851 Industrial Drive, Collegedale. 423-236-2788. "Falling," paintings and photography by Civic Arts League, through Dec. 1.

TENN ARTS STUDIO — 1801 Rossville Ave., Suite 108. Grand opening of Wayne-O-Rama, yearlong installation of puppets and depictions of local people and places by Chattanooga native Wayne White, 2-7 pm. Nov. 19. Suggested donation: $12 adults, $5 students and seniors.

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

* SAAG National Juried Show, through Nov. 12.

* Fourth-quarter artist-in-residence Connie Gaertner, through Jan. 7.

* Holiday Show & Sale, Nov. 19-Jan. 3. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 19.

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

* "Love Thy Neighbor," quilts and drawings by Jessica Wohl that grapple with the nation's polarization, through Jan. 27. Artist talk, 4:30 p.m. CDT Nov. 11 in Convocation Hall; reception to follow. Live performances inspired by the exhibition, 4-7 p.m. CDT Nov. 12 during sixth annual Campus Gallery Walk.


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