published Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Arts Calendar - Feb 27 - Mar. 5

THEATER

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Lost in Yonkers," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-March 1, 2 p.m. March 2. $20 adults, $18 seniors, groups $16, students $11.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com.

-- "Go, Dog. Go!" Youth Theatre presentation, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m. March 1-2.

-- "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare comedy reinterpreted by CTC's Scott Dunlap, 8 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1, 7 p.m. March 6, 8 p.m. March 7-8, 7 p.m. March 13, 8 p.m. March 14-15. $30 opening night, $12.50-$25 all other shows.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Seussical, The Musical," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1, 7:30 p.m. March 7, 1 and 7:30 p.m. March 8. $15 adults, $12 seniors/students, $11 groups.

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

-- "Grease," through March 9. $13-$26.

-- "The Dixie Swim Club," through March 21. $13-$25.

"The Foreigner," Feb. 28-April 25. $13-$26.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE -- 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. "Anne of Green Gables," by Youth Ensemble, 7 p.m. March 7-8, 2 p.m. March 9. $5.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. Feb. 28-March 8-9: "Home on the Morning Train," about young Jewish children escaping Nazi Germany, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. $10.

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE -- Flo Summitt Theatre, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. 423-756-2428, www.oakstreetplayhouse.com. Auditions for "'Til Beth Do Us Part," with roles for four women and two men, 3:30 p.m. March 2 and 7 p.m. March 3. 423-544-1958.

STAGEWORKS OF CLEVELAND -- George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Building,Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. 423-380-8073. "Almost, Maine," 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 3 and 8 p.m. March 1, 3 p.m. March 2, 8 p.m. March 7, 3 and 8 p.m. March 8. $15 adults, $10 students/seniors.

FILM EVENTS

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics.Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

March 1: "The Wolverine" (PG-13), 2:30-4:45 p.m.

March 8: "The Butler" (PG-13), 2:30-4:45 p.m.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. Curated work from regional undergraduate and college graduate art students in East Tennessee, through March 3.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Pictures Tell the Story," 60 images of a changing society by 1940s-1970s photojournalist Ernest C. Withers, through March 1.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR CENTER AND HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. World War II weapons, uniforms and equipment, through March 31.

CRESS GALLERY OF ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. 423-425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. "Michelle Segre: Sculptures and Drawings," part of Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series, through March 20.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Analogy & Exaggeration," works by Lolly Durant and Bradley Wilson, through March 9.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Sculpture and drawings by Bryan Rasmussen, through March 15.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599,www.harrisartscenter.com.Art by students from Calhoun, Gordon Central and Sonoraville High School, March 3-28. Opening reception, 4-5:30 p.m. March 6.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.

"Slavery: A Continued Legacy," through April 6.

"African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond," organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through May 25.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com.

"Un-scene Chattanooga," oil paintings by Victoria Pearlman, through Feb. 28.

Satan's Breath," high-contrast black-and-white photographs by Virginia Webb, March 1-31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. March 7.

MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM -- 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. Guided history tours. $5 adults, $1 children.

McMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM -- 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Admission: $5 adult, $3 student or senior adult. 423-745-0329, www.livingheritagemuseum.com.

"Art Underfoot," annual exhibit of hooked rugs, March 4-27.

Hook-in, with artists and vendors, March 7-8.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "Stitches in Time: Hand Quilting," antique and contemporary handquilted quilts, through March 1.

NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM -- Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924.

"Art for the Holidays," through Feb. 28.

"East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," exhibit of sumi-e brush paintings mounted on scrolls, East Asian-themed paintings on canvas and watercolor, and photographs, March 3-May 29. Reception, 4-6 p.m. March 16.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. "Members Exhibition," through March 20.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com.

"Southern Spirit," paintings by James Conner of Alabama, baskets by Matt Tommey of North Carolina and figurative work by Barbara Odil of Georgia, through Feb. 28.

"Impressions," paintings by Mia Merlin and Joe Parrott, March 1-31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. March 7.

SEWN TO THE SKY -- 827 Chestnut St. 423-531-0447. Paintings, drawings and mixed-media pieces by Danyelle Dover, through Feb. 28.

THE ART CENTER -- 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net. "The Art of Keith Burgess," oil paintings of landscapes and portraits by center's artist in residence, through March 29.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. "Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations," through April 6. Artist talk/reception, 4:30 p.m. April 4.

about Lisa Denton...

Lisa Denton is deputy features editor and content editor of Current. She previously was a lifestyle, entertainment and region reporter/pod leader for The Chattanooga Times, which she joined in 1983. Lisa is from Sale Creek and holds an associate’s degree in journalism from Chattanooga State Community College. Contact Lisa at 423-757-6281 or ldenton@timesfreepress.com.

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