Edible Jazz: An Evening with Culinary Historian Michael Twitty
Nationally renowned food historian and culinary blogger, Michael Twiity, will host a community lecture and cooking demonstration on Edible Jazz and the importance of tradition, nature, and availability of ingredients in African American and southern culture. (Family Friendly, Educational Activity). THURSDAY APRIL 24, 5:30 PM ($25.00 admission) – Dish-T-Pass, 302 W 6th St., Chattanooga, TN 37402 (across from the Downtown YMCA). Click here for Tickets!
PSC present Youth Photography Showcase
Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Photographic Society of Chattanooga will present the Youth Photography Showcase. The Showcase is a culmination of the Youth Photography contest for local high school students. A slide show of the entries will be presented, and the winners will be recognized and receive awards. The presentation will begin at 6:00pm.
The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. For more information call 423-344-5643 or e-mail Mike Tomshack at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Photographic Society of Chattanooga, visit chattanoogaphoto.org.
Jazz at Memo’s
The legendary Memo’s is where it’s going down. Fill up on chopped wieners, sausage and barbecue while you groove to the sounds of local jazz musicians in one of Chattanooga’s most iconic eateries. Part of the Big Nine Jazz Series – An animation of the downtown MLK Blvd. Corridor with the sounds of Jazz. For more info please visit jazzanooga.org. THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 6:00 PM Memo Grill 430 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Art + Issues: A Community on the Way to Heaven
Join us tonight as Charles Neal, retired minister of First Centenary United Methodist Church, explores the idea of community through a painting by John Biggers in our current exhibition “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond.” Just as this piece represents community coming together as one, it also explores the traumas of living with one another in community. With this as a focus, we will explore the idea that we are all bound together in eternal love – the same eternal love shared for all. Free to all in the community. This is presented in partnership with The AIGA. Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View Ave., (423) 267-0968, huntermuseum.org.
What’s Your Color?
Ever wondered what your real color personality might be? Or why you like some colors and detest others. Maybe you even want to know why you feel alive and energetic when looking at a certain color, but experience anger or sadness around another. Join us to find out how color impacts you. Darin Wright from Elea Blake will be here to help you understand your color personality as we explore works of art in our permanent collection and create our own color inspired collages as you discover your color! $20 general public/$17 Hunter members (registration includes all supplies & 1 glass of wine; additional glasses of wine can be purchased on that night). Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View Ave., (423) 267-0968, huntermuseum.org.
David Benedict CD Release Show with Matt Flinner
Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., (423) 624-5347. barkinglegs.org.
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: The Rite of Spring
Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1, performed by Wesley Baldwin, was conceived and composed prior to the deterioration of his health and is, for the most part, a dark and introspective work. Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was an avant-garde ballet and orchestral work when written in 1913 and caused riots among audience members. Stravinsky himself has described it as “a musical-choreographic work, [representing] pagan Russia…unified by a single idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring.” Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., (423) 642-TIXS, chattanoogaonstage.com
G Love and Special Sauce
Twenty years after the release of their self-titled debut and eight years since their last live performance together, the original lineup of G. Love & Special Sauce return with their first album in nearly a decade. Built on the trio’s signature hip-hop blues sound, Sugar finds vocalist/guitarist/harmonica player G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton), upright bassist James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens breathing new life into their groove-heavy, Chicago-blues-infused brand of stripped-down rock & roll. “The goal for the album was to make it really raw and immediate, with live takes and live vocals and everybody playing so that it all comes together in that intangible way,” says G. Love. “That’s what our music is all about.” TRACK29, 1400 Market St., (423) 266-4323, track29.co.
Pimps of Joytime with Opposite Box
Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St., rhythm-brews.com
Monomath and Sir Army Suit!
The Honest Pint, 35 Patten Pkwy, (423) 468-4192, thehonestpint.com.
Matress Firm Community Food Drive
Mattress Firm Food Drive for The Chattanooga Area Food Bank! March 1st – April 30th. Our Mission is to help feed the community of Chattanooga and Dalton, while helping the community sleep happy!! Goal is 1,200 lbs of food. Please help Mattress Firm fight against hunger by donating non-perishable food items at any Mattress Firm location:
7200 Shallowford Rd
5505 Hwy 153 Hixson
5724 Hwy 123 Hixson
4335 Keith St Cleveland
845 Shugart St Cleveland
3045 Dug Gap Rd Dalton, GA
Nature at It’s Best
With spring emerging, the artists in the April show “Nature at its Best” have cultivated their creativity to botany in a diverse array of mediums. Steven Noggle expresses homage to the tree by utilizing the organic edge of the original trunk in his hardwood-turned bowls. With the idea that plant life has always inspired the man-made, Kim Kauffman uses the technical to inform the botanical in her series of digital prints created on a flatbed scanner. Ceasar Citraro observes both the detailed and the abstracted elements of the environment with his oil paintings. River Gallery, 400 E. Second Street, (423) 265-5033, river-gallery.com.
“The Tennessee Tramp” Janet Williams
The Tennessee Tramp is a local favorite here in Chattanooga. Janet doesn’t hold anything back about her views on marriage, divorce, men, and women. She takes her comedy to the edge and over the top. She’s not just the Tennessee Tramp, she’s a favorite of the Troops.She has traveled to Japan, Korea, Germany and several other countries that will never be the same. Janet has performed all over the world, but she will always be our hometown favorite. You don’t want to miss her she’s been watching the news, and trash TV and has lots to say about it. If you are squeamish she’s not your gal, but if you like it over the top you’ll love her as we all do. The Comedy Catch, 3224 Brainerd Road, (423) 629-2233. thecomedycatch.com. Thursday & Sunday: 7:30 PM, Friday & Saturday: 7:30 & 9:30 PM.
Gallery at Blackwell
The Photographic Society of Chattanooga has its Gallery at Blackwell for members to display prints of their work. The current exhibit theme is “Creative”, but other subjects are also displayed. The Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop. 423-344-5643 – www.chattanoogaphoto.org.
Potter Sheila Fulghum and painter Helen Brooks are the featured artists for the month of April at In-Town Gallery. This pairing of three-dimensional and two-dimensional artworks creates a vibrant exhibit. These two artists collaborated three years ago in their exhibit, “Serendipity”, which means the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Today, both artists still agree that this is an accurate description of what happens when they are creating their works, so this year’s exhibit is aptly called “Serendipitous”. In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave. (423) 267-9214, intowngallery.com.
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance Civil Rights Era and Beyond
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance Civil Rights Era and Beyond, an exhibit from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, opens to the public February 14 – May 25, 2014. This exhibition presents a selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era and the decades beyond, which saw tremendous social and political changes. www.huntermuseum.org
Scenic City International Photo Exhibition
Photographic Society of Chattanooga, 3921 Murray Hills. The Photographic Society of Chattanooga is holding its 5th Annual Scenic City International Photo Exhibition (SCIPE). PSC began accepting submissions on March 1, 2014, and the deadline to submit digital images is May 9, 2014. Entries can be submitted at www.chattanoogaphoto.org/scipe. There are two categories for submission: Color Open and Color Landscapes. Four images can be entered in each category for a total of eight images. The entry fee is $12 USD for one or both sections. For more information email email@example.com.
Photography Exhibit: The Fine Art of Jazz
APRIL 7 – 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E MLK Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37403 This photography exhibition showcases the names and faces synonymous with the Kansas City tradition of American jazz. The exhibition will open April 7, 2014 and run through May 24, 2014 in the museum galleries. Part of the Big Nine Jazz Series – An animation of the downtown MLK Blvd. Corridor with the sounds of Jazz. For more information please visit jazzanooga.org. (Family Friendly, and Educational Activity) Cultural Center Admission Information visit www.bessiesmithcc.org.
Chattanooga Lookouts VS Birmingham Barons
The Chattanooga Lookouts go up against the Birmingham Barons April 24th – April 28th at AT&T Field. Visit the Lookouts online for times and to purchase your tickets!
April 24th – Golf Night
April 25th – Fireworks
April 26th – Bradley County Night
April 27th – Suntrust Sunday: Faith and Family Night & Dogs on the Diamond
April 28th – Health and Wellness Night
Handmade Quilt Raffle “Rain Forrest” to benefit National MS Society
“Rain Forrest” is a handmade quilt that was generously donated by Joan Thornbury, and is an incredible $650.00 value. It is an original design and made with Batik fabric. Tickets are only a $5.00 donation per entry, and we will ship anywhere in the United States. Here is the link to our online fundraising page where people can make their donations, www.main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/teamomgquilt. Drawing April 26, 2014 at the Chattanooga MS Walk. You do not have to be present to win.
The Wizard of Oz presented by Grace Baptist Academy
The Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle – www.colonnadecenter.org. Showtime 7:00pm – $5.00 Cash Admission.
Starting Thursday, April 3rd – Discover Jazz and its impact on our American Culture ONLINE!! In celebration of April as Jazz Appreciation, Jazzanooga has partnered WTCI to present a remarkable new social video platform called OVEE.
OVEE will allow you to experience live online screenings while enabling you to make comments, ask questions to our community moderators during the online presentation; all in real time from any computer! The series begins on April 3rd and will be presented on EVERY Thursday for the entire month of April. FREE, Family Friendly & Educational Activity. www.jazzanooga.org.
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Drive a ways outta town, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina, and you’ll come to the place where the “Pump Boys” sell high octane and the “Dinettes” run the Double Cupp diner next door. To look at it, you wouldn’t know that this little stop on Highway 57 is where all the action is, but trust us – once the boys get that guitar and bass fiddle revved up, you won’t want to be anywhere else. Pump Boys and Dinettes is a countrified musical packed with highly entertaining toe-tappers such as “Drinkin’ Shoes,” “Farmer Tan,” and “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.” The musical was nominated for a Tony and four Drama Desk awards. Jim Wann, principal author and composer, grew up in Chattanooga. For full schedule of performances please visit theatrecentre.com.
“I Hate Hamlet” by Paul Rudnick
I Hate Hamlet centers on a young and successful television actor who relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. Director: Rick Parker, Producer: G David Brown. Online pricing reflects transaction fee. Opening Night Dinner Theatre | Thursday April 24 at 6:00 | Tickets $25 (reservations required). Sunday Matinee, April 27 at 2:00PM, Friday-Saturday April 25-26 and Thursday-Saturday May 1-3 at more »
Take Me Out To The Opera
Grassroots opera company Artisti Affamati (Starving Artists) present The Mighty Casey, a retelling of the classic poem Casey at Bat inside historic Engel Stadium. This family friendly event will include members of Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga, the singers of Artisti Affamati, Buddy Shirk on the ballpark organ, full concessions, and opportunities for the audience to get on the field at Engel! April 26th at 7:30 PM – artistiaffamati.com.