May 23, 2013

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Summer 2013 is shaping up to be a humdinger in Chattanooga’s arts world. Take a look at just a few of the things coming your way in fine arts, music, theatre, dance and some stuff we don’t know how to classify. Anyone whining, “There’s nothing to do in Chattanooga” will be handed over to a performance artist, and believe me, you’ll never be the same.

Fine Art:

Hunter Museum: “Whitfield Lovell: Deep River”

Now open-Oct. 13

Stunning exhibit of work by internationally known artist includes the site-specific, multi-media installation created for this show and inspired by Chattanooga’s history, “Deep River,” which explores the legacy of slaves fleeing to freedom during the Civil War.

10 Bluff View

AVA Gallery: “Michael Murphy: Damage”

Now open-June 29

Profiled in The Pulse recently, this is the Georgia artist’s commentary on gun violence in America.

• “All-Member Salon Show”

July 5-July 31

• “Mark Making”

Aug. 2-31

30 Frazier Ave.


Theater for the New South:


Opens June 7

Neal Bell’s adaptation of the classic tale by Mary Shelley is taken on by the innovative TNS.

Studio Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center thenewsouth

Ensemble Theatre o9f Chattanooga

Jekyll & Hyde”

Opens June 7

Musical version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s immortal story of the ultimate dual personality.

5600 Brainerd Rd. (inside Eastgate Town Center)

Chattanooga Theatre Centre:

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”

Opens June 14

Rock musical about the controversial (and Tennessee native) seventh president.

Legally Blonde”

Opens July 12

The award-winning Broadway musical, based on the movie of the same name, opens its briefcase on the CTC Main Stage.

400 River St.

Shawnuff Productions


Opens July 11

Original script by local theatre artist Vicki Mangieri, set on a cruise ship bound for the Panama Canal.

5600 Brainerd Rd. (inside Eastgate Town Center)

Shakespeare Chattanooga

All’s Well That Ends Well”

Opens Aug. 16

The rarely seen “problem comedy” is given an updating and a lot of music.

Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave.


The New Dischord Festival 2013

June 6-9

This year, New Dischord features music, including New York avant-garde legend Malcolm Goldstein, but also poetry, mixed media and a whole lot else.

Multiple sites, visit for schedule.

Video Games LIVE!

July 11

Described as an “immersion concert event,” expect to find the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra meeting music from the most popular video games of all time...and we’re betting a lot of screens and fog machines.

Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.


Open Improvisational Jam

June 9, July 14, Aug. 11 2-4 p.m.

Not just for dance, this monthly event allows dancers, musicians and spoken-word artists to experiment and let it all hang out.

Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave.

Other Cool Stuff:

Tour of Tattoos: An Exploration of Body Art

May 30, 6 p.m.

Special evening devoted to the cultural phenomenon. Music by Amber Fults.

Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View

Faun Fables with Joshua Songs

June 9, 8 p.m.

The indescribable Oakland, CA-based performance troupe comes to Barking Legs with songs, theatre and the kitchen sink.

Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave.


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