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

Journey Educational Services To Hold Fundraising Banquet

Journey Educational Services, Inc. will celebrate three months of service with its first Champions of Uniqueness Fundraising Banquet, to include a grand opening ribbon cutting. It will be Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6 N. Moore Road. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the ribbon cutting and Journey Educational Services, ... (click for more)

Closure On East 3rd Street For Construction Project On Friday

Contractor Embark Project Services will be operating a concrete pumping truck on East 3rd Street, between Market Street and Cherry Street for the purpose of pouring walls at the Jax Liquors renovation project.  The closure is scheduled for Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  Detours will be posted. In order to view a map of all of these closures, click here . (click for more)

Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue; Benson Critical In Another Of New Wave of Chattanooga Shootings

Darrel Jones, 43, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Then, early Friday morning, 34-year-old Desmond Benson was shot, leaving him in critical condition. as a wave of new Chattanooga shootings continued over the Thanksgiving holidays.  Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. on a report of a ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cometh ‘The Black Dog’

I am one of 350 million people in the world who suffers from clinical depression. The doctors trace it back to my first decade of the 21 st century when constant surgeries and infections knocked me loopy but the more I have found, I believe I am more like Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and pro football star Terry Bradshaw – I think I have had it all my life. Today it ... (click for more)