published Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Chattanooga area arts calendar — Aug. 1-7

THEATER

ACT PLAYHOUSE -- 907 Gaston St., Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, www.actdalton.org. "Happy Days: A New Musical," based on the 1970s television series, 8 p.m. Aug. 1-3. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $11 students.

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. CDT Fridays and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Shrek," musical version of the Disney movie, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.

• "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 2. $12-$24.

• "The King and I," through Aug. 30. $12-$26.

• "Man of La Mancha," through Sept. 27. $12-$24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "Dear Brutus," seven strangers in the home of an eccentric old man discover a second chance at what might have been, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-3, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11. $15 adults, $10 students.

MILLENNIUM THEATRE -- 128 E. Main St., Manchester, Tenn. 931-570-4489, millenniumrep.org. $13 adults, $11 students/seniors/military.

• "Into the Woods," fairy-tale musical, 7:30 p.m. CDT Aug. 2-3, 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 2 p.m. Aug. 11. $16 adults, $14 students/seniors/military.

• Auditions for "The Trouble With Cats," 2-4 p.m. CDT Aug. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 (show dates, Sept. 27-Oct. 6).

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE -- Flo Summitt Theatre, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. 756-2428, www.oakstreetplayhouse.com. Auditions for "Hallelujah Girls," roles available for six women and two men (all middle-aged to about age 70), 7 p.m. Aug. 4-5 (show dates, Sept. 27-Oct. 6).

SHAKESPEARE CHATTANOOGA -- Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. 423-622-2862 or jhashe@epbfi.com. "All's Well That Ends Well," co-production with Grace Players of Shakespeare comedy, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 25. $10.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17, 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23-24, 2 p.m. Aug. 25. $10 adults. $7 students. Free for children under 6.

TIVOLI THEATRE -- 709 Broad St. 423-642-8497, 423-757-5156, www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com. "Menopause the Musical," musical parody, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10. $36.50-$97.

WHOLE BACKSTAGE THEATRE -- Albertville Fine Arts Center, Albertville, Ala. 256-582-7469, www.wholebackstage.com. "Jitterbug Juliet," musical retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" by summer camp students, 7 p.m. CDT Aug. 5.

FILM EVENTS

BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. 423-624-5347, www.barkinglegs.org. Mise En Scenesters screening of "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me," 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10. $5.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY -- 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com. "Summer Frolic and Fun," by Dee Grove and Kimberly McMillian, through Aug. 15. Artist meet-and-greet, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 3.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. "Mark Making -- More Than Art," photo exhibition of the nonprofit's projects, Aug. 2-30. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 2.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "The Fair Game Project," by Shanequa Gay, through Aug. 30.

CATOOSA COUNTY LIBRARY -- Old Mill Road at Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. 706-965-3600. Abstract images of tornado recollections by Chattanooga artist Bobbie Crow, Aug. 1-31.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. "Flags of Our Fathers," captured, war trophy and prayer flags from the WWII Pacific theater, through Aug. 31

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195. "Katakana: Photographs of Kudzu and Wisteria in My Back Yard," by Joseph Reynolds, through Aug. 25. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 2.

GRAFFITI -- 629 Spears Ave. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Work by Ellyn Bivin, Fennel Blythe, James McKissic, Jim Tucker, Larry Young, Tony Mraz, Tony Russo, Donyale Gibbs and Eric Riggs, Aug. 2-Sept. 7. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 2.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- 625 Georgia Ave. "In Visible," student self-portrait photography exhibit, through fall.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com. Regional Art Show, through Aug. 30.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org. "Whitfield Lovell: Deep River," through Oct. 13.

LUPTON LIBRARY -- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. www.lib.utc.edu/archivist. "They Played the Roundhouse: Concert Posters and Flyers From the 1980s and 1990s," through summer.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free. 423-236-2030, www.southern.edu/archaeology.

• "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit.

• "The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," through April 2014.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Hours: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. See period furniture and other of-the-period artifacts during docent-guided tours, hear stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1836-1900. $5 adults, $1 children.

MICHAEL'S FINE ARTS -- 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 706-278-8840, www.michaelsfinearts.com. "North Georgia Sky Painters: Dancing With Clouds," Aug. 1-30. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 2.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Cleveland Works!," hands-on exhibit highlights the city's history of industry with themes of transportation, communication and labor relations, Aug. 2-Oct. 12. Members reception, 6 p.m. Aug. 1.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 423-870-8924. "Personal Vision II," exhibit of identity-based work by diverse group of artists, through Aug. 31.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3074. Free. "Iconic Chattanooga," fine art and photography, through Aug. 30.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.

• North Carolina Wildlife Artist Society exhibit, Aug. 3-30.

• "Off the Wall," 3-D exhibit, Aug. 3-30. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3.

WAREHOUSE ROW -- 1110 Market St. 423-267-1127. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Exhibit of barbecue-smoked, hand-sewn couture wedding dresses by former Chattanoogan Natalie Chanin, through Aug. 30.

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