published Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Arts Calendar - Mar. 13-19

THEATER

ACT PLAYHOUSE -- 907 Gaston St., Dalton Ga. 706-278-4796, www.actdalton.org. "9 to 5: The Musical," 8 p.m. March 14-25, 2 p.m. March 16, 8 p.m. March 20-22. $15 adults, $13 seniors 55 and older, $11 students (kindergarten-college.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER -- 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com.

-- Sunny D Children's Theater production of "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk," 7:30 p.m. March 14-15, 2 p.m. March 16, 7:30 p.m. March 21-22, 2 p.m. March 23. $20 adults, $18 seniors, groups $16, students $11.

-- Auditions for "Cactus Flower," roles for seven men and four women ages 19-60, 6 p.m. March 17-18 (show dates May 15-31).

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-Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.

CHATTANOOGA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL -- Fine Arts Center, 3354 Charger Drive. 423-265-6411, ext. 550. "Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," 6 p.m. March 13-15; doors open at 6:30 p.m. $12. Reserve tickets at ccsk12.com.

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

-- "The Taming of the Shrew," Shakespeare comedy reinterpreted by CTC's Scott Dunlap, 7 p.m. March 13, 8 p.m. March 14-15, 2:30 p.m. March 16. $12.50-$25.Final performance to be followed by unveiling of sculpture "Young William Shakespeare" by Lawrence Holofcener at 5 p.m.

-- Auditions for "To Kill a Mockingbird," 7:30 p.m. March 17-18 (show dates May 16-June 1).

-- "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie mystery, 8 p.m. March 21-22, 7 p.m. March 27, 8 p.m. March 28-29, 2:30 p.m. March 30, 7 p.m. April 3, 8 p.m. April 4-5, 2:30 p.m. April 6.

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

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

-- "The Foreigner," through April 25.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.

-- March 13-22: "Fat Pig," social commentary on an attractive man and overweight woman who fall in love but find the pressures of perfection beginning to affect their relationship, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $15 adults, $10 students.

-- March 15: Brave New Works New Play Development Series features stage reading of "Chatting With the Tea Party," including Chattanooga interviews and visit by playwright Rich Orloff, 2:30 p.m. $10.

FORTE'S ON THE SQUARE RESTAURANT -- 27 E. Fourth St., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, 931-787-1744. "Murder at the Tonylou Awards," Cumberland County Playhouse benefit audience-participation murder-mystery, 5:30 p.m. CDT March 17-19. $28 (cocktails, dinner and show).

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. Organizers of "In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing," opening May 30, interested in loans of items related to local tracks, racers and cars.

DANCE PERFORMANCE

GEM THEATRE -- 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Dancing With the Stars Calhoun, benefiting United Way of Gordon County and Friends of the Gem Theatre, features 16 community contestants in dance-off, 7:30 p.m. March 14. March 15 performance is sold out, but overflow seating, with live video remote, at Velo Vineyard, 106 N. Wall St., is available. All tickets $25. 706-625-3132, www.calhoungem.org.

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, including "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (PG-13), 2:30-4:15 p.m. March 15. Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.

LOOKOUT WILD FILM FESTIVAL -- 770-315-3277, www.lookoutfilmfestival.org.

-- March 20: Viewing party for the Local Hero Project, locally made 3-minute films, 5:30 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, Broad St. Free. www.thelocalheroproject.com.

-- March 21-23: Screening of 34 outdoor adventure and conservation films from around the world, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, at Chattanooga Choo Choo Centennial Theatre, 1400 Market St. $5 any matinee or evening session, $10 entire weekend.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "High School Art Show," curated exhibit for high school students in East Tennessee, through April 30. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. March 14.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. "ReForm: A Habitat for Humanity Exhibition," works by artists Adam Kirby, Stephen Nemecek, Andrew Nigh, Carrie Pendergrass, Karen Rudolph and Ann Steverson, using repurposed materials from Habitat's ReStore, through March 29.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Bright Ideas: African American Inventors," through June 14.

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.

COMFORT SKATESHOP -- 1467 Market St. "The Shadow, the Window, the Frame, Pt. 1," paintings and collages by Devon Kronenberg, through March 28. 423-653-5090.

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.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com.

-- Sculpture and drawings by Bryan Rasmussen, through March 15.

-- "Symbiosis" by Art Nomad photographers of Savannah College of Art and Design, March 15-22. Opening reception, 5-10 p.m. March 15.

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.

-- Art + Issues: "Diversity Is! Now Deal With It," featuring UTC professors Dr. Bart Weathington and Dr. Brian O'Leary, 6 p.m. March 20. Free.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Satan's Breath," black-and-white photographs of a thermal plant by Virginia Webb, through March 31.

LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM -- Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 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.

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, through March 27.

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

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," through May 29. Reception, with demonstration of bonsai and origami, 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. "Impressions," works by Mia Merlin, Joe Parrot and Yaffa and Jeff Todd, through March 31.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

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.

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