ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St. (Sue E. Trotter Theater), Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "The Nerd," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and April 22-23. $12 adults, $8 students (show only); $5 students (Thursday).
BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Knock 'Em Dead," comedy murder mystery, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Humanities Auditorium, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-3246. "Lizards," graduates of the Professional Actor Training Program perform their final project, which is a story of six 20-somethings seeking a change after a near-drowning accident throws their lives into chaos, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Not suitable for children. Free, but donations accepted.
CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. Box office: 267-8534, www.theatrecentre.com.
* "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
* Auditions for "Hairspray," 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday (show dates, July 1-17).
COVENANT COLLEGE, DRAMA - Sanderson Hall, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 706-419-1051, www.covenant.edu/covenantarts. "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie mystery, 8 p.m. today, 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE - Crossville, Tenn. All times Central. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.
* "The Silver Whistle," through today. $7-$22.
* "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," Thursday-July 14
* "Tuesdays With Morrie," drama based on the best-selling true story of a student reuniting with a dying favorite college professor, through May 12. $7-$22.
* "My Fair Lady," classic musical finds Professor Henry Higgins making a bet to see if he can pass off a commoner for a society woman, through June 9.
ENSEMBLE THEATRE - 1918 Union Ave. (St. Andrews Center). 987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com. "Stoning Mary," 7:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $8 students.
UTC FINE ARTS CENTER - Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. 425-4269. "The Robber Bridegroom," bluegrass musical, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. $10 students, $12 others.
CATOOSA COUNTY LIBRARY - Old Mill Road at Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. 706-965-3600. Friends of Catoosa County Library-sponsored exhibit and sale of works by members of the Porcelain Club of Chattanooga, through April 30.
CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Augusta R. Kolwyck Library, 4501 Amnicola Highway. 697-4404, 866-547-3733 or www.chattanoogastate.edu. End-of-year juried exhibit of student work in the visual arts department, Monday-May 7.
CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org.
* "Savannah College of Arts - Mapping Next Steps," Gallery 111, through April 29.
* "Recent works by Courtenay James," Main Gallery, Monday-May 27. Opening reception, May 6.
CRESS GALLERY OF ART - UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto streets. 425-4600. www.utc.edu/cressgallery. Senior thesis exhibitions, through April 29. Opening reception (group 2), 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. "Small Treasures," by Janie Galloway, through April 24.
HARRIS ART CENTER - 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Free admission. 706-629-2599, www.cgarts.org.
* High school art show, exhibit includes work from Sonoraville, Calhoun and Gordon Central high school students, through April 22.
* "Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan," photos by Lisa Schnellinger, through May 2012.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS - 201 High St. $9 nonmembers, $3.50 children. 267-7176. www.thehoustonmuseum.com. "Baskets, Bottles and Bowls," through July.
HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. $9.95 adults, $4.95 children, free to younger visitors and to members. 267-0968. www.huntermuseum.org. "Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color," through April 24.
IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Party in the Paintbox," new watercolor abstracts by Jennie Kirkpatrick that use palette of brightly colored geometric shapes, through April 30.
LINDA WOODALL FINE ARTS - 7836 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road. 238-9985. "Angels," work by Mary Ferris Kelly, through April 30.
MOSAIC GALLERY - 412 Market St. 320-6738. "The Art of Portraits," approaches to portrait painting by Daniel Swanger, Jerry Allen, Charlie Newton and Hyacinth Bailey, through Saturday.
RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. (Bluff View Art District). Free. 265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com. "Form," exhibit of photo collages by Kim Kauffman and sculptures by Jan Kransberger, through April 30.
SHUPTRINE FINE ART GROUP - 2646 Broad St. Free. 266-4453, www.ShuptrineFineArtGroup.com.
*"Whisper," ballet-themed oil paintings by Marie Channer, through today.
* Exhibit of etchings by Steven Scott Young, through today.
THE ART CENTER - 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-2144, www.blueridgearts.net. Exhibit of photography by Cedar Fernandez, through April 29.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY - University of the South, Georgia Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 931-598-1223. Annual exhibit by university senior art majors, through May 14. Reception, 4:30 p.m. CDT today.