ATHENS ARTS CENTER - Sue E. Trotter Theater, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Evening With the Stars IX," annual event featuring auditioned regional talent such as singers, dancers, short monologues or dialogues, comedy, juggling, magic and other performance art, 7:30 p.m. today. $10 adults, $5 students.
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 and Saturdays year-round and other days for groups.
CALHOUN LITTLE THEATER - Cedar Hill Lake (Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga., if inclement weather). 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "The Little Mermaid," Missoula Children's Theater production with local cast, 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Saturday.
COLONNADE - 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. June 24-25, July 1, 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 2. $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $11 groups.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE - Crossville, Tenn. All times Central. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.
* "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," through July 14. $24 adults, $23 seniors, $22 groups, $12 children/students.
* "Little Shop of Horrors," through Aug. 6. $22 adults, $21 seniors, $20 groups, $11 children/students.
DALTON LITTLE THEATRE - 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Saturday. $10 adults, $5 children.
GEM THEATER - L&N Depot, 700 S. Tennessee Ave. (Highway 411), Etowah, Tenn. 423-263-3270, www.gemplayers.com. Armed forces veterans/patriots needed for reading of the Declaration of Independence as part of July 4 patriot program.
LITTLE AGGIES THEATRE - Albertville Fine Arts Center, 402 E. McCord Ave. (on Albertsville High School campus), Albertville, Ala. 256-891-7840. "Cinderella," 7 p.m. today and Saturday. $10.
VAUDEVILLE CAFE - 138 Market St. 517-1839. www.funnydinner.com. All mystery shows feature Italian dinner. Schedule may change without notice.
* Each Thursday: "Mystery at the TV Talk Show," 7 p.m. $21.50 adults, $14 children (ages 3-11).
* Each Friday: "Mystery of Flight 148," 7 p.m., and stand-up comedy, 9:30 p.m. $26.50 adults, $14 children (show); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up). Featured comic: Collin Moulton.
* Each Saturday: "Mystery at the Nightmare Office Party," 5:30 p.m.; "Mystery at the Redneck-Italian Wedding," 8 p.m.; and stand-up comedy, 10:30 a.m. $26.50/$14 (shows); $12 plus $5 drink/food minimum (adults-only stand-up). Featured comic: Collin Moulton.
FIREHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL - Dalton Little Theatre, 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-266-1508 or 706-847-1489 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Festival showcases projects by local filmmakers Nathan Fisher, Brandon Gnetz, Danny Kerr, Robert Evans, Kyle Presley and Giles Shephard, plus two others, including one that has been accepted to the Cannes Film Festival, 7 p.m. June 24, 8 p.m. June 25, 2 p.m. June 26.
ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "Perforate," exhibit of small installations of paper and alternate media, woodcuts and digital print processes by Athens native Sarazen Eyse Haile, through July 29.
AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. 265-5233, www.avarts.org. "Point Time," works by visual artists in East Tennessee, through June 24.
BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 266-8658.
* Permanent exhibit: a look back at black history through African artifacts, oral histories, documents, photographs, art and personal effects.
* "The Southern Way: Grits, Gals and Glory," collection of paintings celebrating the hospitality and tranquility of Southern woman, through June 24.
CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org.
* "The Long Way Home," Gallery 111, Dalton native Del Martin brings her recent journeys to life in watercolor, pastel and conte, ink and acrylics, through June 24
* "Recent works by Angela Dittmar," Main Gallery, through July 15.
EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 266-8195. "Old Houses and Courthouses," watercolors by Georgia native William Parker, through June 26.
GALLERY AT BLACKWELL - Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. 894-7112, www.chattanoogaphoto.org. Spring print show and sale, features 55 works of architecture and member's choice images, through June 30.
HARRIS ARTS CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Free. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org. "Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan," Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association exhibit of 28 large photos of ordinary Afghans by Pickens County resident Lisa Schnellinger, through May.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS - 201 High St. Admission: $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. www.thehoustonmuseum.com. "Bottles, Baskets and Bowls," exhibit highlights art and pattern glass pieces, through July 31.
HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.
* "Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War From the George Eastman House Collection," exhibit of more than 100 photographs by photographers such as George Barnard, Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner, through Aug. 28.
* "Beverly Semmes: Starcraft," exhibition by Brooklyn artist includes photographic, collage and video work, along with pottery and glass pieces, through Oct. 23.
IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Serendipity," exhibit of new acrylic and collage paintings by Helen Brooks and new pottery pieces by Sheila Fulghum, through June 30.
JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER - 5461 N. Terrace. 493-0270, ext. 13. "Moo and More," exhibit features images of cows and other farm animals in various media, through July 22.
LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Free. 236-2030, http://www.southern.edu/archaeology. "Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts (from pottery to weapons of war) spanning 3,500 years of history.
MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM - North Main Street in downtown LaFayette, Ga. 706-638-5187. See period furniture and other artifacts and hear stories about Marsh-Warthen family and Walker County from 1836-1900 during docent-guided tours, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. $5.
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. "Decades of Decadence: Weddings Through the Ages," exhibit of wedding gowns from the mid-1800s through the modern era, through July 22.
MEDAL OF HONOR EXHIBIT - Northgate Mall, next to Piccadilly Cafeteria, 5000 Hixson Pike. The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History, exhibit that examines exploits of America's heroes through pictures, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom. Free admission. 877-2525. www.mohm.org.
MICHAEL'S FINE ARTS AND FRAMING - 1325 Dug Gap Road, Dalton, Ga. 706-278-8840. Exhibit of works by members of the North Georgia Skypainters Society, through June 30.
MOSAIC GALLERY - 412 Market St. 320-6738. Includes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday artist market features handmade original art, specialty and unique items, on-the-spot portraits and demonstrations.
MY COLOR IMAGE BOUTIQUE & GALLERY - 330 Frazier Ave., Suite 100. 598-6202. Exhibit features larger conceptual and plein-air paintings of acrylic on canvas by Carl Roberson and cold-compression metal, free-form wire wrap stones, fused glass and see-bead stitchwork jewelry by Clair Groff, through June 30. Closing reception, 4:30-7 p.m. June 30.
NORTH GEORGIA REGIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM - 100 Gordon St. (railroad depot), Chickamauga, Ga. 706-375-4488. Exhibition of arms, equipment and uniforms honoring World War II veterans and their families, through Sept. 30.
NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. 870-8924. "Celebrating the Joy of Rug Hooking & Knitting," exhibit by members of Hixson Rug Hookers and the Southern Purls, through Aug. 31.
PLANET ALTERED - 48 E. Main St. 400-4100, www.planetaltered.com. Exhibit of metal sculpture art by Denice Bizot, through July 31.
PLATEAU CREATIVE ARTS CENTER - 451 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield Glade, Tenn. 931-707-7249, www.artguildfairfieldglade.net. Judged, juried show of two- and three-dimensional work, through June 30.
RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. (Bluff View Art District). Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. "Inside & Out," sculpture pieces of steel, other metals, glass and acrylics by Bill Brown, through June 30 (with Sculpture Garden exhibit through June 2012).
SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP - 2646 Broad St. Free. 266-4453, www.ShuptrineFineArtGroup.com. Summer salon exhibit features romantic pastels hand-rubbed onto textured black suede archival board by Bob Ichter and dynamically textured and colorful acrylics by Tim West, through June 30.
SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM - 2 Barnhardt Circle, on former parade field, a National Register of Historic Places site in Fort Oglethorpe. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present day and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was an active Army post (1902-1946). Patton M47 tank and Cobra gunship helicopter are featured exhibits. www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.
THE ART CENTER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net.
* "Corvettes for the Arts," fundraiser show of nearly 200 Corvettes (in downtown city park), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
* Exhibit by artist in residence Nikki Davidson, through June 24.
* Fourth annual community quilt exhibit, in Richard Low Evans Gallery, through July 9.