Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - Dec. 12-19

Chattanooga Now Arts Calendar - Dec. 12-19

December 12th, 2018 by Lisa Denton in Chattanooga Now - Art

THEATER

ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796. "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. "An Irish Courage Christmas," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22. $12-$16.

BROADWAY AT THE TIVOLI — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. 423-757-5580. 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.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Humanities Theater, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 423-697-3246. "A Christmas Carol: The Musical," presented by Theatre and Music departments, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16. $10-$15.

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

» "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 2:30 p.m. 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. 423-843-1775, www.improvchattanooga.com.

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

» Dec. 15: Improv Chattanooga troupe vs. stand-up, with headliner Olive Lynch of Atlanta, 8-11 p.m. $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).

» Dec. 16: Naughty Mrs. Claus, featuring Olive Lynch, 8 p.m. $5; some proceeds go to Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga. BYOB; 18 and older show.

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

DANCE PERFORMANCE

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

CHATTANOOGA DANCE THEATRE — Walker Theatre at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. 423-757-5580. 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

BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," 7 p.m. Dec. 22, with free concert of holiday music on the theater's Wurlitzer organ at 6 p.m. More titles in January and February. Free admission, popcorn and soft drinks. 423-757-5580, www.tivolichattanooga.com.

EXHIBITS & EVENTS

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

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 by artists to benefit Nickels for Nepal.

CHAPEL ART GALLERY — Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Paintings, sculptures, photos, jewelry and handcrafted gifts and ornaments. 423-266-2828. Some proceeds support St. Matthew's men's shelter.

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.

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

» 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: The Art of Gift-Wrapping, 6-7:30 p.m. $22. Supplies to wrap four boxes included; you may bring gifts to put inside. Register through www.thechattery.org.

» 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.

» Dec. 17: Couples Massage 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $70 covers two people.

» Dec. 18: NYE Champagne Cocktails, 6-7:30 p.m. $29.

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

ERLANGER GALLERY CORRIDOR — 975 E. Third St. www.erlanger.org/artsaterlanger. "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. Some proceeds go to Chattanooga Room in the Inn, a shelter for homeless women and children.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. "Chattanooga History," by Photographic Society of Chattanooga, through Jan. 4.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS — 201 High St. Admission: $9 adults, $3.50 ages 4-17. 423-267-7176, www.thehoustonmuseum.com. Victorian Holiday Tea, for ages 6-12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 20. $8. Kids are welcome to dress up. RSVP at 423-267-7176 or houstonmuseumoutreach@gmail.com.

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.

» 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.

JOHN C. WILLIAMS GALLERY — Brock Hall (second floor), Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 423-236-2089. "The Human Spirit" by painter Harry Ahn, through Dec. 13. 423-236-2732.

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

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

» Magical Gingerbread House Workshop, noon Dec. 15. $30-$45.

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. Works by multiple artists on view.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5; www.river-gallery.com. Dennis Heckler plein air painting demo, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15.

THE TAP HOUSE — 3800 St. Elmo Ave. "Cell-a-lluia St. Elmo," solo art show of cellphone photos edited with apps, by Annie Lindstrom, Dec. 16-Feb. 13. Meet the artist, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 18. annielindstrom.com, taphousechatt.com.