BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Always a Bridesmaid," July 10-27 (7:30 p.m. July 24-26, 2 p.m. July 27.
CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. 423-267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com. "Les Miserables," 7 p.m. July 24; 8 p.m. July 25 (Girls Night Out); 2:30 and 8 p.m. July 26; 2:30 p.m. July 27. $25 ($12.50 side section Thursdays and Sundays).
CURTAIN CALL DINNER THEATRE - Crossville Outlet Mall, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn. "Rat Pack" dinner show, featuring music of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin, plus Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe, 5:45 p.m. dinner, 6:45 p.m. show, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through August; doors open at 5:15 p.m. (all times Central). 931-337-7469.
DALTON LITTLE THEATRE - 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, www.daltonlittletheatre.com.$15 adults, $12 seniors and members, $10 students (age 13 through college with ID), $5 children 12 and younger. Banquet, annual meeting and Billy Awards, 7 p.m. Aug. 1; social hour at 6 p.m.
ENSEMBLE THEATRE - Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "La Cage aux Folles," 7:30 p.m. July 24-26, 2:30 p.m. July 27. $20 adults, $15 students.
MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER - 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959, www.smph.org. "Twisted Roots," a choreopoem (14 poems set to traditional Appalachian music), inspired by the life and work of poet, musician and painter, Emma Bell Miles, 7 p.m. Aug. 1-2, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3, plus Miles' art on display. $12 adults in advance, $15 at the door; $8 students.
RHEA COUNTY COURTHOUSE - 375 Church St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-9847, www.scopesfestival.com. "Front Page News: Dayton and the World Famous Scopes Trial," newly adapted play with music, starring Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter/actor Bobby Taylor as "The Storyteller," 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. July 26, 2:30 p.m. July 27. Tickets through Cumberland County Playhouse box office, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.; 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE - Corner of Rolling Way and James Boulevard (behind Signal Mountain Police and Fire departments), Signal Mountain. 423-886-5243, www.smph.org. "The King and I," 8 p.m. July 24-26; gates to outdoor amphitheater open at 6 p.m. for chair placement and picnic dinners. $15 adults, $5 children 12 and younger.
EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA - Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of "Rio 2," 2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 2 Rated G.Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.
FATHOM EVENTS - Hamilton Place 10-17, 2000 Hamilton Place Blvd.; East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace; UEC Theatres 14, 137 Pleasant Grove Road, McDonald, Tenn.
¦ "Monty Python Live (Mostly), a rebroadcast of the final performance of the comedy troupe's last stage show together (probably), 7:30 p.m. July 24, Hamilton Place location only. $18. www.fathomevents.com.
¦ Glenn Beck's "We Will Not Conform," rebroadcast of a national night of action against Common Core education standards, 7:30 p.m. July 29, all listed locations. $18.
FIREHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL - Dalton Little Theatre, 210 Pentz St.Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.daltonlittletheatre.com. Fourth annual event includes short and feature films from domestic and foreign filmmakers, July 25-27.
MOVIES IN THE PARK - Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Family-friendly film screenings and other activities presented by First Things First, 8:30-10 p.m. July 26. Movie clue: An ordinary "figure" is mistakenly chosen to save the stackable universe from being glued together. Free. Picnic baskets, blankets, strollers, lawn chairs welcome. Concessions available. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent after 6 p.m. in the park. 423-267-5383, www.firstthings.org.
ARTAMAJIG - The Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave. Annual fundraiser for Southern Lit Alliance's educational outreach programs includes silent auction of works by 70-plus local artists, food by Enzo's Market and libations by Riverside Wine & Spirits, 6:30-9 p.m. July 31. $75. 423-267-1218, www.SouthernLitAlliance.org.
PERFORMANCE PAINTING - Palace Theatre, 72 S. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. "A Night With the CATS at the Palace," presented by CATS Gallery, features artist Chuck Jensen creating a painting on-site, with sound and beat of accompanying music driving the outcome, 6 p.m. CDT Aug. 5. Free.
ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY - 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, www.artcraftersdayton.com Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. "The Sizzlin' Summer," by Dayton Arts League artists, through July 31. Meet-and-greet, 1-3 p.m. July 26.
ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY - 201 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Shows presented by Franklin County Arts Guild.
¦ "It's Just Trash," member show featuring works made from recycled materials including wood, iron and plastic sculptures, and paintings, through Aug. 2.
¦ "Miniatures" member show, Aug. 7-Sept. 20. Opening reception, Aug. 8. Franklin County artists may submit work for inclusion by 5 p.m. CDT Aug. 2.
ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "A Very Good Place To Art," painting, drawings and pottery by students and instructors of the Athens Area Council for the Arts visual arts classes, through July 31.
AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 423-265-4282, www.avarts.org. "Fresh," works by 11 emerging visual artists, through July 25.
BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through Aug. 30 (held over).
CATS GALLERY - Crossville Outlet Center, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). Cumberland Artists of Tennessee Studio/Gallery displays member works that have won awards, ribbons or other honors, through July.
CHIEF JOHN ROSS HOUSE - 200 E. Lake Ave., Rossville. Free tours through historic site, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through August. Group tours by appointment throughout year. 706-861-3954.
CROSSVILLE CITY HALL - 392 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn. Hours: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. "Through Veronica's Eyes," photographs by Veronica Fay, through July.
EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Flying Colors," by North Georgia Sky Painters, through Aug. 3.
GALLERY AT BLACKWELL - Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 423-344-5643, www.chattanoogaphoto.org.
¦ "Monochrome & Variations," through July.
¦ "Iconic Chattanooga," August-October.
GRAFFITI - 505 Cherokee Blvd. 423-400-9797, www.hillcityart.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. "Abstract Expressions: The Paintings of James McKissic and Larry Young," through Sept. 3.
HARRIS ARTS CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com. Regional Art Show, through Aug. 25.
HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org.
¦ "Hunter Invitational III," featuring recent works by regional artists Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, through Oct. 19.
¦ "Twenty Original American Etchings," through summer.
IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com.
¦ "Magnificent Minis," featuring works no larger than 8x10 in various mediums, through July 31.
¦ "Summertime and ..." paintings by Eugenia "Jeanie" Johnston, Aug. 1-30.
LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and 2-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 423-236-2030, 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 - 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Guided history tours, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and groups by appointment. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. $5 adults, $1 children.
MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. "In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing," through Aug. 16.
NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM - Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 423-877-2525. www.mohm.org. Exhibit examines exploits of America's heroes through photos, narratives, uniforms and artifacts from Revolutionary War through Iraqi Freedom.
NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 423-870-8924. Pastel, oil and watercolor paintings by Judi Ann Hostetter, through Aug. 27.
REFLECTIONS GALLERY - 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3072. "Abstract & Contemporary," works by 23 local artists, through Aug. 14.
RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 423-265-5033, ext. 5; www.river-gallery.com.
¦ "Inside & Out," steel botanical sculptures by Grace Cathey, through May 2015 in Sculpture Garden.
¦ "Constant Motion," works by Clara Blalock, Edie Maney, Cal Breed and Pat Snyder, through July 31.
¦ "Immortalized," nature-inspired ceramic pieces by Jim and Shirl Parmentier, oils and pastels by Bill Suttles and Big Sur, Calif.-inspired paintings by Erin Gafill, Aug. 1-31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 1.
SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM - 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com.
¦ Permanent display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946).