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 www.cdmfun.org 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 www.huntermuseum.org 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 www.shakingray.com or www.barkinglegs.org for more information.

 

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

 

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 www.chattanoogaonstage.com.

 

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 www.chattanoogaonstage.com 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 www.avarts.org.

 

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 www.intowngallery.com.


Dade County And The Arts - Place Based Writing

As I sit at a picnic table overlooking the Tennessee River, just below the Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant, the ripples of the river exude power. The ridge on the far side is marked by two cliffs, one above the other, which run most of the length. Each is tall and clearly visible above the trees. The river is quite deep here, with Nickajack dam not far below, but this flooded ... (click for more)

HCSO Offers Safe Journey Program And Car Seat Safety Checks

Now that cooler weather is coming, many residents of Hamilton County will be visiting local garage sales, consignment sales, and other venues to purchase used or new condition items. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Safe Journey Program would like to offer this PSA regarding the second-hand purchase of used car seats for children in order to make sure kids are safe and secure ... (click for more)

Trustee To Be Appointed To Oversee Hutcheson Medical Center Bankruptcy With Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

A trustee will be appointed to oversee the bankruptcy case of Hutcheson Medical Center with a focus on getting the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital sold. The U.S. Trustee's Office had filed a motion asking that the bankruptcy be dissolved due to the debt rising to $6.3 million since the bankruptcy was filed last November. However, all parties finally agreed it was ... (click for more)

Civic, Political Leader Mai Bell Hurley Dies At 87

Civic and political leader Mai Bell Hurley has died at age 87. She was the first woman to serve on the Chattanooga City Council. Ms. Hurley was also a longtime advocate for the arts and a leader in United Way. She was a leader in Chattanooga Venture that led to the redevelopment of downtown and the riverfront.  She most recently served on the Library Board. ... (click for more)

Does The Signal Mountain Town Council Take Its Constituents As Fools?

You've got to hand it to the Signal Mountain Town Council. In their scheme to change the zoning on Signal Mountain from 1/2 an acre to 1/4 an acre they get more creative by the day in coming up with justifications for doing something a majority of their constituents are squarely against.   They started off by hiding behind a poor widow who had fallen on hard times. She had ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Ain’t A Whirlygust

I have lived in and around the State of Tennessee my entire life and I have spent that last 50 years writing words in stories every day. I love clever words, words that fit perfectly in a sentence. I also like funny words, clever phrases and all sorts of “slang” words. This week the Slate website came out with “The United Slang of America” and, naturally, I was eager to see what ... (click for more)