BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER - 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, www.BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com. "Beached Wails," through April 27 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday).
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-Saturdays.
COLONNADE - 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. 706-935-9000, www.colonnadecenter.org. Ever After Productions holds auditions for "Hairspray" (roles for ages 16 and older), 6-8 p.m. April 14-15 (show dates June 20-21, 27-28). Be prepared to sing two minutes of a song of your choice.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE - 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, www.ccplayhouse.com.
"The Foreigner," through April 25. $13-$26.
"The Diary of Anne Frank," through May 22. $13-$25.
"Circus in Winter" reading, April 19.
ENSEMBLE THEATRE - Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road. 423-987-5141, www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State presents "Somewhere in Between," 7:30 p.m. April 17-19, 24-26. $10.
LEE UNIVERSITY'S DIXON CENTER - 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. 423-614-8343, www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre. Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," 7:30 p.m. April 10-12. $10 adults, $7 seniors/students.
OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE - Flo Summitt Theatre, First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. 423-756-2428, www.oakstreetplayhouse.com. "'Til Beth Do Us Part," 7:30 p.m. April 16, 19, 24-26; 2:30 p.m. April 27. $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups of 10 or more, $5 students with ID; $8 for tickets April 24, Girls Night Out.
CAMP CHAIR CINEMA - Center Park,, 728 Market St. Outdoor Chattanooga presents "Gorging," a film about the sport of canyoneering, 7:30-9 p.m. April 11. Free; bring a camp chair for seating. Concessions by Muenster Truck. 423-634-6888.
EASTGATE SATURDAY CINEMA - Eastgate Public Library, 5705 Marlin Road, Suite 1500, 5900 Building. Big-screen showings of the latest motion pictures and classics, including "RIPD" (PG-13), 2:3o-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12.Bring your own snacks and drinks with lids. Free. 423-855-2689.
ATHENS ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. "High School Art Show," more than 40 pieces in variety of media from pencil to printmaking to papier mache, through April 30.
BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER - 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Admission: $7 adults, $3 children 6-12, $5 seniors and students. 423-266-8658. "Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions," through June 14.
CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - Dalton, Ga. 520 W. Waugh St. 706-278-0168, www.creativeartsguild.org. First Friday reception features painter Sandra Paynter Washburn in Main Gallery, photographer Randy Smith in Gallery 111 and art student Emily Odum in main lobby, 530-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11 (postponed from spring break week).
EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. 423-266-8195, www.stpaulschatt.org. "Fr:Ac/TurE(d)," works by Jake Kelly, through April 27.
FOODWORKS RESTAURANT - 205-C Manufacturers Road. 423-580-2270. "Spring Colors," show and sale of 40-plus watercolors, oils, acrylics and collages by Civic Arts League members, through June 28.
HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. Admission: $9.95 adults, $4.95 children. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org.
"African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond," exhibition organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum includes 100 works by 43 artsts, through May 25.
"Preface: An Introduction to Artists' Books," drawn from the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, through June 15.
"The Word, the Sound and the Image: Meditations on 'Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and Beyond,'" featuring musician/DJ/poet Christian Collier and other local performers, 6-9 p.m. today, April 10.
IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214. www.intowngallery.com. "Serendipitous," floral paintings, landscapes and abstracts by Helen Brooks and clay forms by Sheila Fulghum, through April 25,
LYNN H. WOOD ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - Hackman Hall, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale. 423-236-2030, http://www.southern.edu/archaeology.
"Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World," permanent exhibit of 200 ancient artifacts.
"The Battle Over King David: Excavating the Fortress of Elah," artifacts on loan from the National Treasure of Israel, through April.
MARSH HOUSE MUSEUM - 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. 423-718-9918, 706-638-5187, www.marshhouseoflafayette.com. Guided history tours, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and other days for groups. $5 adults, $1 children.
MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER - 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. 423-886-1959. Studio 5 gallery debuts with 52 two- and three-dimensional works by 13 local artists of Regional Art Alliance, through April 30.
MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS - 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745, www.museumcenter.org. Screening of documentary on dirt track racing by Ron and Debbie Moore, April 17.
NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM - Northgate Mall, 5000 Hixson Pike. 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. 423-870-8924. "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists," exhibit of sumi-e brush paintings mounted on scrolls, East Asian-themed paintings on canvas and watercolor, and photographs, through May 29.
RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. 423-265-5033, ext. 5. www.river-gallery.com.
"Nature at Its Best," featuring hardwood bowls by Steve Noggle, digital botanical prints by Kim Kauffman and oil paintings by Ceasar Citraro, through April 30.
"Collaborations," side exhibit of works by Daud Akhriev, Melissa Hefferlin and Mary Lynn Portera, through April 30.
SIXTH CAVALRY MUSEUM - 2 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Admission: $3 adult, $2 child or senior adult. 706-861-2860, www.6thcavalrymuseum.com. Display chronicles the "Fighting 6th" from 1861 to present and features soldier's life when Fort Oglethorpe was active Army post (1902-1946).
WHITE COUNTY AGRICULTURE COMPLEX - Hale Street, Sparta, Tenn. Entries of old and new quilts sought for Stitch & Share Quilt Guild's annual quilt show, May 2-3. Deadline is Wednesday, April 16. No entry fee. Email Beverly Loitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 931-935-5657.