Artist Jaime Barks will lead a watercolor class for all skill levels from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the main gallery at Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St. Barks says that for this class, participants will "play around a bit with making watercolor background using a spray bottle." Participants are welcome to bring an adult beverage. The $20 fee is nonrefundable but is transferable to another class. To register, visit


BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-356-7437, "Ordinary People," 8 p.m. June 30-July 1, July 7-8, July 14-15. $12-$15.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534,

* "A Midsummer Night's Disco," Circle Theatre musical, 8 p.m. June 23, 8 p.m. June 24. $12-$25.

* Open auditions, ages 10 and up, for "The Wiz," 1-4 p.m. June 24 at the Theatre Centre and 5-8 p.m. June 26 at South Chattanooga Community Center, 1151 W. 40th St. (show dates Sept. 15-Oct. 1). Roles available for all ethnicities, with leads calling for African-American, mixed race or ethnically ambiguous performers. Be prepared to read from script, perform light dance movements and sing a prepared piece a cappella or with a CD.

CLOSED DOOR ENTERTAINMENT — Phoenix Theatre, 3708 Ringgold Road. "Next to Normal," 7:30 p.m. June 23, 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 24.

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

* "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 10. $14-$27.

* "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 20. $16-$29.

THE PALACE PICTURE HOUSE — 818 Georgia Ave. 423-645-8920, Nooga, totally improvised theatrical experience performed by Improv Chattanooga, 8 p.m. June 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 27; doors open at 7:30 p.m. $10 each show, $50 all six weeks.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529, Neil Simon's "Rumors," 7:30 p.m. June 23-24, 2 p.m. June 25. $10.


THE PALACE PICTURE HOUSE — 818 Georgia Ave. 423-645-8920,

* June 22: "Santa Sangre," Alejandro Jodorowsky's film about a circus performer, a crime of passion and his macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, 6, 8:30 and 11 p.m. $10.

* June 23: "Band Aid," about a couple who turn their fights into songs as marriage therapy, 6 p.m. $7-$10.

* June 23: Shane Mauss: A Good Trip Tour (comedy show) and DMT Talk (Discussion of Mindblowing Trips), 8:30 p.m., $25; DMT Talk Only, 10 p.m., $15.

* June 30: Midnight Snack, a secret movie, three-course snack ensemble from Snack Attack and beer from Oddstory Brewing Co., 10 p.m. $25. Tickets online only.


ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401. "Artscape Expressions," by Jason and Kimberly McMillian and Deana Grove, through July 6.

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

* "A Couple Creates With Color," double-member show by Glenn A. and Carol Van den Bosch, through July 2.

* Community art show, "Vacation," June 22-July 30. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. CDT June 23.

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282. "MSA Select: Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show," through June 24.

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS ARTS ASSOCIATION — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144.

* Firefly Summer Concert & Fundraiser, featuring Wade Hayes, 6 p.m. June 24.

* Second-quarter artist-in-residence Linda Coatsworth, through July 1.

* Community Quilt & Fiber Arts exhibit, through July 22.

CHATTANOOGA WORKSPACE — 302 W. Sixth St. 423-825-0592.

* Watercolor class for all levels, 6-8 p.m. June 23. BYOB. $20 (fees are transferable but not refundable). Must register.

* Fabstract seascape canvas painting class for beginners, using unconventional materials, 7-9 p.m. June 29. BYOB. $20. Register at

CRAFT N CROP — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. 423-855-9474. Bring your own crafts to work on or help with sewing and no-sew crafts for troops, 6-8:30 p.m. July 6.

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

* Main Gallery: "Ella," a study of women, by Renel Plouffe, through June 22.

* Gallery 111: "Paintings and Mixed Media Assemblages" by Patrice Young, through June 22.

* O.N. Jonas Performance Hall: "Over the River and Through the Woods," an exploration of the ecosystem, by Nicole Song, through June 27.

ETOWAH DEPOT MUSEUM — 727 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. "Encore: My Community — My World," through August. Free.

GALLERY 5 AT THE MACC — Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959. "Transformation," wood art by Bob McElhaney, through June 30.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 423-344-5643. Photographic Society of Chattanooga summer show, "Chattanooga Scenes," through Sept. 22.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER — 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599. Regional Art Show, through Aug. 17. Opening reception, 3-4:30 p.m. June 25.

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

* Art + Issues: Crossing the Wire for Another View, art-based discussion about seeking out differing views led by Rob Winslow, creator of Diaglogues Chattanooga, 6-7 p.m. June 22. Free.

* Artful Yoga with Kyle House of Kyle House Fitness, drawing inspiration from a sculpture, 1:30-3 p.m. June 24. $5 donation.

* Wayne White solo exhibition, opens June 30.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. "Let Me Entertain You," whimsical, functional pottery by Laurie Graham, through June 30.

MOUNTAIN CITY CLUB — 729 Chestnut St. "Havana Dreams," photography exhibit documenting Chattanooga native Steve Dinberg's travels to Cuba, through June 30. To view, call 423-756-5584 or 703-402-9862.

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

* "War Memorials," through Sept. 2.

* "Dixie Foundry/Magic Chef," through Oct. 28.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3072.

* "Irish Countryside" by T. Kay Davis, through mid-July.

* "Where We Eat" by Jane Newman, through July 28.

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

* "Inside/Out," by figurative artists Karen Rouse and Russell Whiting, through June 30 (inside). Whiting's works remain on view in Sculpture Garden through May 30.

* Demonstration by encaustic artist Judy Klich, 1-4 p.m. June 24.

SAS GALLERY — Simmons Building, St. Andrew's-Sewanee School, 290 Quintard Road, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-968-0210, ext. 3151. Faculty work from Shakerag Workshops on view following nightly artist talks, 7:15 p.m. CDT June 22-24. Free.

TENNESSEE CRAFT WEEK — Artists encouraged to submit events planned for the observance, Oct. 5-16 (craft fair, festival, studio tour, exhibit, lecture, etc.), by July 15 to be included in brochure distributed by Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. Register events at


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