published Friday, November 4th, 2011

Arts On Tap

THEATER

BUTTONWILLOW CHURCH CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER -- 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, www.buttonwillowchurch.com. "Granddaddy's Watch," dinner and two-hour live show, 5:15 p.m. CT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- C.C. Bond Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-3246.

  • Friday Night Improv by second-year students from Professional Actor Training Program, 7:30 p.m. today. Free but donations accepted.

  • "Seussical," school's music and theater departments present musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- Crossville, Tenn. All times Central. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.

  • "Dearly Departed," through Nov. 12. $24 adults, $23 seniors, $22 groups, $12 child/student.

  • "Fiddler on the Roof," through Dec. 9. $24 adults, $23 seniors, $22 groups, $12 child/student.

  • "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 12. $23 adults, $22 seniors, $20 groups, $12 child/student.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. "Deathtrap," 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Saturday. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students, $5 children.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "The Giver," 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Nov. 19. $10 adults, $8 students.

MONROE AREA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS -- Hiwassee College, Madisonville, Tenn. 423-443-3210, www.monroearts.com. Performance by Golden Dragon Acrobats of China, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $18 adults ($20 at door), $10 students, free for children 4-under.

THEATRE SEWANEE -- Proctor Hill Theatre, Tennessee Williams Center, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-3260. "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 (all times Central).

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Roland Hayes Concert Hall, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. 304-2305. "The House of Poe: Six Twisted Tales From the Mind of Edgar Allan Poe," work by Mast-Head Productions, 7 p.m. today. $6 adults, $3 UTC students/faculty.

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER -- Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets). 425-4269. "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," musical tale, Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 16-19.

VAUDEVILLE CAFE -- 138 Market St. 517-1839. www.funnydinner.com. Prices vary.

  • Today: "Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy by Danny Browning, 9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday: "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," 5:30 p.m.; "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8 p.m.; and stand-up comedy by Danny Browning, 10:30 p.m.

  • Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m.

FILM EVENTS

CHATTANOOGA FILM SOCIETY -- Loose Cannon Gallery, 1800-A Rossville Ave. www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org. "Welcome to Shelbyville," an independent film about immigrants in the Tennessee town, is next in Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers series, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Reception with filmmakers, 6:30 p.m. $10.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "The Art of Recycling," through Jan. 2. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Nov. 15.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 265-4282, www.avarts.org. Works by Timur Akhriev, through Dec. 17. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. today.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 266-8658. "Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad," works by Joseph Holston, through Dec. 3.

CHATTOOGA ACADEMY SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM -- 304 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-639-1519. Photos of local Civil War sites by Bill Robinson, through Nov. 24.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Glorious Fall," exhibit by members of Art Alliance of North Georgia, through Nov. 19.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org. Works by Adam Hall, Ellen Franklin, Lori Ryan and Evelyn Marie Williams, through Nov. 18.

ETOWAH ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY -- 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-7232. Quilt wall hangings with accompanying poems and essays by Lora Creasman, through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5-7:30 p.m. today.

HANOVER GALLERY -- 111 Frazier Ave. 648-0533. www.hanovergallery.com. Works by Trevor Mikula, through Saturday.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. Work by 36 regional artists, through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. today.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Torah Covers: Sacred Textiles," Monday-Jan. 13. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. See period furniture and learn history of Walker County in docent-guided tours, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. $5. 706-638-5187.

NEWSPAPER BOOKSHOP -- Polk County News, Main Street, Benton, Tenn. 423-263-7232. "Celebrations of Home: The Artistic Vision of Lora Creasman," quilt wall hangings with accompanying poems and essays, through Nov. 30.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 870-8924. Works by the NRCC Life Drawing Workshop, through Nov. 30.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. Art Nouveau glass work by Loy Allen and nature paintings by Clayton Bass, through Nov. 30. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. today.

TENNESSEE VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM -- 4119 Cromwell Road. 894-8028 or www.tvrail.com. "50 Years of Steam in the Valley," photography by John W. Coniglio and artifacts from museum's history, through Saturday.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.

  • The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show," through Nov. 12.

  • "The Art of Carolyn Molder," through Jan. 6.

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