published Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Arts Calendar - May 8-14

THEATER

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

Auditions for "Always a Bridesmaid," roles for five women and one man ages 20-20, 6 p.m. May 12-13 (show dates, July 10-27).

"Cactus Flower," May 15-31 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays).

CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER -- Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "Hallelujah Girls," 7 p.m. May 9-10. $15 general admission, $12 seniors/students, $10 members.

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

May 10: Backstage Bash: A Party in Stages fundraiser, 7 p.m.

"Sleeping Beauty," Youth Theatre production on Circle Stage, May 16-25.

"To Kill a Mockingbird," MainStage, May 16-June 1.

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. Ever After Productions presents "On Golden Pond," 7:30 p.m. May 16; 1 and 7:30 p.m. May 17; 7:30 p.m. May 23-24.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "Rumors," 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays,May 8-18: $15 adults, $10 students.

HIWASSEE COLLEGE -- Madisonville, Tenn. "Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior's Story," 3 p.m. May 18. Free. 423-442-3210, www.monroearts.com.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959, www.smph.org. "Live, Love and Laughter at the Full Moon Cafe," 8 p.m. May-16-17. $12.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE -- 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. 423-365-7529. www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. "Alice @ Wonderland," 7:30 p.m. May 15.

FILM EVENTS

BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. 423-624-5347, www.barkinglegs.org. Mise En Scenesters screening of "Journey to the West," 8 p.m. May 10. $7.

EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA -- Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Screening of "Thor: The Dark World" (PG-13), 2:30-4:30 p.m.Free. 423-855-2689.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER -- 5461 North Terrace. 423-493-0270, atreadwell@jcfgc.com. Jewish Film Series continues with "Bethlehem," 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14. $7 (includes popcorn, soft drink).

ART EVENTS

SPIRITED ART -- 1925 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 115. Paint "Dogwood Lovebirds" as fundraiser for Blood Assurance Foundation, 6:30 p.m. May 8. $35. Must register. myspiritedart.com, 423-531-6278, spiritedartchattanooga@gmail.com.

ARTISTS/EXHIBITS

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. "The Seasoned Eye: A Celebration of Artists Working 20+ Years," through May 30.

BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER -- 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission fees. 423-266-8658.

"The Fine Art of Jazz," 50 black-and-white photographic portraits of Kansas City jazz musicians by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dan White, through May 24.

"Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through June 14.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Postcards From Prague, On Site Drawings," through June 8.

FOODWORKS RESTAURANT -- 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. "Spring Colors," through June 28.

GRAFFITI -- 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com."Cock and Bull: The Paintings of Michael Holsomback and Ken Page, through June 4.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER -- 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com. Harris Potters & Booth Art Guild exhibition, through May 30.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.

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

"Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," through June 15.

"Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "New Work -- Year 40," through May 29.

LOSTNEST EXHIBITION SPACE -- 1511 Williams St. "Lostnest," paintings, drawings, sculptural installations and performance art by Fennel Blythe, Aaron Cowan, Stephen Nemecek and Brent Weston, 5-9 p.m. May 17, 3-6 p.m. May 18. (Second-floor space, no handicap access.)

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org.

"Lee Senior Showcase," through May 9.

"Common People in Uncommon Times: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee," traveling exhibit from Tennessee State Museum, through May 17.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER -- 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 423-870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," through May 29.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY -- 6922 Lee Highway. 423-892-3074. "From the Earth," through May 30.

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

"Materials Intertwined,"by Kim Keats and Bernie Rowell, through May 31.

Mother's Day artist demonstration by jeweler Mary Lynn Portera, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10.

SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM -- 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission fees. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.

Permanent display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present.

"Over Here & Over There: Georgia & Georgians in WWII," traveling exhibit through June 16.

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY -- 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223.

"Senior Art Majors: Transparency and Impressions," through May 10. Baccalaureate reception, 1-3 p.m. CDT May 10.

"Senior Art Majors: Transparency and Impressions," through May 10. Baccalaureate reception, 1-3 p.m. CDT May 10.

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