The Hunter Museum of American Art will hold its 60th anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m. with local music, cake, ice cream and drinks, plus a new exhibition celebrating the history of the Hunter. For more information, please call (423) 267-0968 or email email@example.com.
The seventh annual AVA Gallery Hop will take place on Saturday, September 8 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. During the Gallery Hop, the public can meet local artists, watch demonstrations and learn about the artists' creative processes at their studios. For more information and a list of participating galleries, visit www.avagalleryhop.com or call (423) 265-4282 ext. 105.
Free Family Night at the Creative Discovery Museum will be held Thursday, September 13 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
Fresh on Fridays, featuring local food, flowers and fruit, will be held at Miller Plaza on September 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
City Share will be held on Friday, September 7 at 12:00 p.m. at green|spaces and will feature James Costa, director, writer and producer of the new documentary, Lunch Hour. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Serve & Protect sustainable seafood event, featuring entertaining cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Alton Brown, will be held at the IMAX Theater on Thursday, September 13. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tnaqua.org.
An "Art in the Garden" party, featuring en plein air painters from the Civic Arts League, will be held Saturday, September 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Gardens in Dalton, GA. Call Ruby Sunday at (706) 694-3487 or Jo Thomas at (423) 580-2270 for more information.
A H*Art Gallery fundraising event will be held Saturday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Jay and Ellen Heavilon. The gallery's mission is to offer homeless and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork and to work with other non-profits to bring art to those that might not otherwise have access to it. Call (423) 521-4707 or email email@example.com for more information.
Theatre, Music & Dance
The Chattanooga Boys Choir will hold auditions for the 2012 - 2013 season for all interested boys currently in grades 3 - 5 on Friday, September 7 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. For more information, please visit www.chattanoogaboyschoir.org or call (423) 634-2299.
The Chattanooga Theatre Centre's season begins Friday, September 7 with a performance of Cabaret at 8:00 p.m. and an opening night reception at 7:00 p.m. in the MainStage Lobby. The show will continue each weekend through Sunday, September 23. The 39 Steps will open Friday, September 14 in the Circle Theatre and continue through Saturday, September 29. Visit www.theatrecentre.com for ticket information.
Ballet Tennessee will be performing for the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala Fundraiser at Track 29 on Saturday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. and holding auditions for their production of The Nutcracker on Friday, September 14 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for children ages 6 - 8, from 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. for children ages 9 - 12 and on Saturday, September 15 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for children ages 11 and older. Visit www.ballettennessee.org for more information.
The Black Jacket Symphony will perform the Eagles' Hotel California on Friday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. Visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com to purchase tickets.
Oliver! will be performed Friday - Saturday, September 7 - 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Colonnade Performing Arts Theatre. Visit www.everafterprod.com or call (706) 935-9000 for tickets or more information.
The Gem Players will present their production of Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner Friday - Saturday, September 7 - 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gem Theater in Etowah, TN. Call (423) 263-3270 or visit www.gemplayers.com for more information.
The Nightfall Concert Series concludes Friday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m. at Miller Plaza with a performance by Quiet Company. The opening act is Telemonster. For more information, call (423) 265-0771 or visit www.nightfallchattanooga.com.
September Song will perform at the Tennessee Valley Theatre on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call (423) 365-PLAY or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.
The Riverfront Nights Summer Music Series continues Saturday, September 8 with a performance by Fishbone at 8:00 p.m. at the 21st Century Waterfront. Visit www.riverfrontnights.com for more information.
Lee University Children's Chorale auditions will be held for those in grades 4 - 6 on Saturday, September 8 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Monday, September 10 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Lee University. Call (423) 614-8256 for more information.
The Southside Casual Classics series continues Monday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The Camp House with a performance by local students Gretchen Hanna and Kelcy Brenner. For more information, please call (423) 505-6688 or visit www.southsidecasualclassics.weebly.com.
Pianist Thollem McDonas will perform Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Easy Lemon Loft. Visit www.easylemon.wordpress.com for more information.
Closed Door Entertainment will present their production of Grease Friday - Saturday, September 14 - 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. For ticket information, call (423) 642-TIXS or visit www.chattanoogaonstage.com.
Visual Art & Film
The opening reception for the "Fresh" emerging artist exhibit will take place Saturday, September 8 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at AVA. For more information, please visit www.avarts.org.
The opening reception for "Out of My Mind," an exhibit of paintings by Virginia Jones Skipper, will be held Thursday, September 6 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Reflections Gallery. An artist demonstration will take place Thursday, September 13 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Call (423) 892-3072 for additional information.
The application deadline for Public Art Chattanooga's Stringer's Ridge Trailhead Markers Project is Friday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. Visit www.publicartchattanooga.com for more information.
Sewanee's University Art Gallery will host the opening reception for Alicia Henry's "There Was a House" exhibit on Friday, September 7 at 4:30 p.m. The exhibit continues through Sunday, October 7. For more information, visit www.sewanee.edu/gallery.
The opening reception for "Reclaiming Context" will be held Friday, September 7 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at River Gallery. Call (423)265-5033 ext. 5 or visit www.river-gallery.com for additional information.
In-Town Gallery will host the opening reception for "Urban Landscape," an exhibit of plein air oil paintings by Victoria Pearmain, on Friday, September 7 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (423) 267-9214 or visit www.intowngallery.com.
The "McMinn County en plein air, a collection of regional landscape paintings by Chris Ingram" exhibit will open on Friday, September 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at The Arts Center in Athens, TN. For more information, call (423) 745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org.
Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs will host the opening reception for the "Femme" exhibit on Saturday, September 8 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Call (423) 266-4453 or visit www.shuptrines.com for more information.
River City Company will host Movies at the 700 Block, a popup, outdoor movie theater at 728 Market Street, on Saturday, September 8 beginning at 8:45 p.m. with the showing of Lunch Hour. A showing of the featured film, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, will follow. Visit www.rivercitycompany.com for more information.
The Chattanooga Film Society and Mise En Scenesters will host the POV summer film series on Monday, September 10 with the showing of Reportero at the downtown Chattanooga YMCA at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org for more information.
The artist reception for the "Textures of the Heart" exhibit will be held Friday, September 14 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Tanner-Hill Gallery. Call (423) 280-7182 or visit www.tannerhillgallery.com for additional information.
Film Chattanooga will host their annual tech seminar entitled "Picking the Right Camera for Your Production" on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the 7th floor public meeting room of the downtown Chattanooga EPB headquarters. For more information, visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org.
Writing, Literature & Poetry
The New Chattanooga Story Telling Circle will perform at the Mountaineers' Festival at Fall Creek Falls State Park Saturday -Sunday, September 7 - 8. Please call Steve Daugherty at (423)779-4466 for additional information.
Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Book Sale will take place Saturday - Monday, September 15 - 24 at Eastgate Town Center. Visit www.friendsofthelibrary-chattanooga.com/book-sales for more information.