Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - Dec. 5-12

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - Dec. 5-12

December 5th, 2018 by Lisa Denton in Chattanooga Now - Art

THEATER

ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, www.actdalton.org. "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Dec. 16. $9-$15.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-621-2870, www.bapshows.com. "An Irish Courage Christmas," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22. $1

BROADWAY AT THE TIVOLI — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. 423-757-5580, www.tivolichattanooga.com. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," based on Lincoln Center theater production, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18-20; doors open one hour before showtime. $37, $52, $67 and $77.

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATRE — Harris Arts Center's Ratner Theater, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com, www.cgarts.org. "Sanders Family Christmas," 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8. $10-$15.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Humanities Theater, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-3246, www.chattanoogastate.edu/humanities-fie-arts/theatre-arts. "A Christmas Carol: The Musical," Charles Dickens' story set to a score by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens, presented by Theatre and Music departments, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

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

» "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16. $10.

» "A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration," 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Dec. 21-22, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 7 p.m. Dec. 27, 8 p.m. Dec. 28-29, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 30. $23-$30.

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

» Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn," through Dec. 22. $16-$32.

» "Sanders Family Christmas," 20th anniversary and final season, through Dec. 23. $16-$30.

IMPROV CHATTANOOGA — 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 106.

» Nationally touring Indian stand-up comedian Krish Mohan, featuring Donnie Marsh, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. $5.

» Comedian Johnny Azari on Misdirection Tour, featuring J.C. Ratliff of Knoxville, 8 p.m. Dec. 11. $5.

» Comedians Sean Beagan and Bailey Erickson, 8 p.m. Dec. 13. $5.

» Improv Chattanooga troupe vs. stand-up by guests Amber Deal, Donnie Marsh, Sam Gordon and Reed Landry, with headliner Olive Lynch of Atlanta, 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15. $10 in advance, $15 at door; $5 students (18 and older due to hard R rating). BYOB; light concessions available (free popcorn with advance tickets). 423-843-1775, www.improvchattanooga.com.

» Naughty Mrs. Claus, featuring Olive Lynch of Atlanta, with Sam Gordon, Bridgette Martin and Morgan Gray, 8 p.m. Dec. 16. $5; portion of proceeds benefits Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga. BYOB; 18 and older show.

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE — First-Centenary United Methodist Church (enter at 418 Oak St.) Tickets: 1-800-838-3006, option 1, www.brownpapertickets.com. Christmas dinner theater production, "The ReGifters," 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9. $25; tickets not available at door.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529, www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "Shrek: The Musical," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16. $12.

YELLOW DRAGON PRODUCTIONS — St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle. http://tinyurl.com/LastStopYDP, 260-403-4095. "The Rented Christmas," youth production, 7 p.m. Dec. 6-8, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9. $5-$10.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

BALLET TENNESSEE — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4269, www.utc.edu/fine-arts-center. "The Nutcracker," 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Dec. 15. $22 adults, $20 children/seniors.

CHATTANOOGA BALLET — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. 423-265-0617, chattanoogaballet.net. "The Nutcracker," 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9. $22, $26, $34. 423-757-5580, www.tivolichattanooga.com.

CHATTANOOGA DANCE THEATRE — Walker Theatre at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. 423-760-8808, www.chattanoogadancetheatre.com. Fifth annual "'Nooga Nutcracker," the classic ballet with a Chattanooga theme, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15. $18 adults, $17 children, students and seniors.

FILM EVENTS

DOWNHOME CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St, Ringgold, Ga. Screening of "The Polar Express," 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Free, but donations accepted for Boynton Lions Club of Ringgold projects. Used eyeglasses will be collected for recycling. Concessions available for purchase. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 706-935-3061, rfrankscatoosa@gmail.com.

EXHIBITS & EVENTS

ART CREATIONS — 7351 Commons Blvd., 423-531-7606. Posca Marker Painting Workshop, an introduction to the pens and time to create a poinsettia painting, 1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 8. All ages and experience levels welcome. $25 plus materials.

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com. "DiFegi" showcase by Diana Ferguson, Dec. 4-22.

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

» Member/guest show, through Dec. 23.

» Community show, "Snow," through Dec. 23.

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. "AP/Honors Art Challenge," juried exhibition for Hamilton County high school students, through Dec. 28. Reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 7.

BLUNT HOUSE — 506 S. Thornton Ave., Dalton, Ga. 706 278-9760, 706 271-8702, www.whitfield-murrayhistoricalsociety.org. World War I exhibit of uniforms, helmets and photos, through February.

BRAXTON MILL ARTISANS — 8717 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-596-9217, chockert@comcast.net. Ongoing sale of donated artwork to benefit Nickels for Nepal, a nonprofit that provides school supplies to children.

CHAPEL ART GALLERY — Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. 423-266-2828. Holiday open house, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7. Plus extended hours in December (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays) for sales of locally created paintings, sculptures, photos, jewelry and handcrafted gifts and ornaments. Proceeds from gallery sales support church ministries.

CHATTANOOGA ART TOUR — Tour of public art installations, art galleries and private artist studios with New South Tour Co., 1-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays. $45. newsouthtourco.com.

CHATTANOOGA WORKSPACE — 302 W. Sixth St. 423-822-5750, www.chattanoogaworkspace.com.

» Open Studio Night, to see working artists' studios, 5:30-8:30 p.m. first Fridays. Dec. 7 theme: "Deck the Walls," all-member show and pop-up shop. Hors d'oeuvres by Dish T' Pass. Free admission and parking.

THE CHATTERY — Various venues, but held at Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St., unless otherwise noted. Register at www.thechattery.org.

» Dec. 6: Handlettering for Holiday Card Addressing (bring your envelopes), 10:30 a.m.-noon. $17; bring pens from Beginning Handlettering Class or purchase on-site if you did not take that class.

» Dec. 10: DIY Cordials as Gifts, make your own liqueurs, 6-7:30 p.m. $20.

» Dec. 11: The Perfect 2019 Planner, to learn bullet journaling, 6-7:30 p.m. $20.

» Dec. 12: Beginner Embroidery: Holiday Hand Towels, 6-8 p.m. $35.

» Dec. 13: Homebrewing 101: Make Your Own Beer, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Brew Market & Beer Garden, 1510 Riverside Drive. $35.

» Dec. 13-14: The Perfect Holiday Centerpiece, 6-7:30 p.m. at Fox & Fern Botanical Styling, 807 Chestnut St. $55 (either date).

» Dec. 14: Holiday Cookie Decorating Party, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; but limited space.

» Dec. 15: Creating a 2019 Vision Board, a visual representation of what you hope to accomplish in the new year, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15. $15. Supplies included, but bring old magazines or other types of inspiration.

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

» Gallery openings and receptions for "Better a Big Face Than a Big Head" by Chattanooga artist Kevin Bate (Gallery Five20), works by self-taught artist Linda Fair (Gallery One11) and the CAG/Instagram collaboration "Are You With Us?" (Jonas Hall), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

» Mistletoe Market, noon-8 p.m. Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8.

ERLANGER GALLERY CORRIDOR — 975 E. Third St. www.erlanger.org/artsaterlanger.

» "Sports, Past and Present," through Dec. 6.

» "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," Dec. 14-April 10.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Art of Gratitude" by Julie Turner.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH — 650 McCallie Ave. 423-267-4506, firstchristian-chat.com. "Moments in Time," by Gay Arthur, through Dec. 31. Portion of proceeds go to Chattanooga Room in the Inn.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. "Chattanooga History," by Photographic Society of Chattanooga.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Admission: $15 ages 18 and older. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org.

» "The Hunter Invitational IV," through Dec. 30.

» Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 6. Free admission to permanent collection, $5 for "Hunter Invitational IV."

» Teen Vision brainstorming session, seeking teens' ideas for art activities, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Free pizza and free admission; RSVP to rveal@huntermuseum.org, 423-752-2051.

» Art + Issues: Native Resistance, discussion drawing connections between 19th-century sculpture of an indigenous traveler with the struggle of marginalized groups today, led by Marie R. Mott, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 13. Free.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214, www.intowngallery.com. "Scene in Passing: An Artist Views Chattanooga," by Jennie Kirkpatrick, through Dec. 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7.

JOHN C. WILLIAMS GALLERY — Brock Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. "The Human Spirit" by Harry Ahn, through Dec. 13. 423-236-2732.

MAKE-CREATE NIGHT — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Relaxed artist mixer for creatives of all types, 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Bring project and potluck dish. 423-855-9474.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org.

» "Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain," by Alan Shuptrine, through Jan. 12.

» Magical Gingerbread House Workshop, noon Dec. 15.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "Of Sky and Sea" by North Georgia Sky Painters, through Dec. 28.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3072. Christmas open house featuring 17 artists, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 6. Artist presentations and demonstrations throughout the evening.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5; www.river-gallery.com.

» Dec. 8: Wearable Art Extravaganza, featuring jewelry by Christina Goodman and Theresa St. Romain and clothing by Gina Pannorfi and Janice Schmidt (who will be present), 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

» Dec. 15: Dennis Heckler plein air painting demo, 2-4 p.m.

SCENIC CITY CLAY ARTS — 301 E. 11th St. 423-883-1758, www.sceniccityclayarts.org. Holiday Market, featuring members' and teachers' ceramic works for sale (mugs, plates, platters, bowls, ornaments and sculpture), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 8.

TENNESSEE CRAFT — SOUTH — Monteagle Mountain. Regional branch of the statewide organization that promotes handmade crafts in Tennessee, presents 23rd annual Holiday Tour with 25 artists showing their work in Monteagle and Sewanee area, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9 (all times Central). Yellow signs mark tour route; maps available at studios and galleries and at http://tennesseecraft.org/members/chapters/south. 423-326-1338.