This Week In The Arts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Special Events

The Creative Discovery Museum will host two Community Free Days Thursday - Friday, from 10 a.

m.-5 p.m. for learning and fun at the Museum. "Celebrate Winter" Kids' Days Out for children in grades K-5 will take place Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 2-4, and Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 7-8, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 756-2738 or visit for more information.


A New Year's Eve Party on the Bluff will take place at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Monday, Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Tickets may be purchased or by calling 267-0968.

Theatre, Music and Dance


The Shaking Ray Levi Society and the Barking Legs Theater will host a performance by the instrumental rock duo Ahleuchatistas on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Visit or for more information.


Annie continues through Sunday at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Tickets may be purchased by calling 267-8534 or by visiting


Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb will present a Christmas concert at the Tivoli Theatre on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 642-TIXS or visit


The 2012 New Years Weekend Soul & Blues Celebration Tour will stop at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditoriumon Monday, Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. Visit for ticket information.

Visual Art & Film


The Holidays at the Hunter celebration continues through Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Call 267-0968 or visit www.huntermuseum.orgfor more information.


AVA will host the opening reception for an exhibit showcasing selections from Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance Member Show on Friday, Jan. 4, from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit


The opening reception for "Lucky 13," an exhibit featuring works in paint, photography, glass, clay, wood, fabric, metal and jewelry, on Friday, Jan. 4, from 5-8 p.m. at In-Town Gallery. For more information, call 267-9214 or visit

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Weekly Road Construction Report

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Roy Exum: An Unfortunate Sentence

There was a most unfortunate line in a recent email written to me and, in retrospect, I should not have included it in some examples of the huge response regarding the bicycle lanes now being installed on Broad Street. I’ll admit I misread the line because I feel certain I know what the writer was trying to convey. As a matter of fact, I received enough of an outcry I want to clarify ... (click for more)