Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including top tomatoes, spooky melons, ice cream crawl)

Staff file photo / Clumpies Ice Cream Co.'s Frazier Avenue location is among the stops on the Ice Cream Crawl in downtown Chattanooga July 15-17.

Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.


Make lemonade. Chambliss Center for Children has issued its second annual Lemonade Stand Challenge to raise funds for the future Isaiah 117 House that will serve foster children in Hamilton County. Over the weekend of July 15-17, youth groups, Scout troops, cheerleading squads and neighborhood friends are asked to "fill the county with lemonade stands." Collected earnings may be dropped off 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 18-20 at the Chambliss Center, 315 Gillespie Road. The group who earns the most money will be announced on the center's Facebook page at noon July 22. Find registration information at If you can't find a lemonade stand in your neighborhood, Feed Company Table + Tavern (201 W. Main St.) and the 1885 Grill restaurants in Ooltewah and St. Elmo (9469 Bradmore Lane, 3914 St. Elmo Ave.) will donate a portion of their lemonade drink sales from July 16-17 to the cause.


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BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES - Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.

- July 10: "Seven Samurai," 2 p.m. $10-$12.

- July 12: "Zootopia," 11 a.m. $5.

- July 14: "Into the Wild," 11 a.m. $5.

- July 16: "La La Land," 7 p.m. $10-$12.

- July 17: Lawrence of Arabia," 2 p.m. $10-$12.

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM SERIES - Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Free virtual screening of director Avi Nesher's critically acclaimed anti-war epic "Image of Victory," July 17-22 (noon to noon). Community gift celebrating series' 15th anniversary is a prelude to complete series starting Aug. 17 with in-person and virtual screenings. Register for link:


CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES - CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL-League One men's professional team versus North Carolina FC, 7:30 p.m. July 16. $15-$52.

USA CYCLING PARA-CYCLING ROAD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Enterprise South Nature Park, 190 Still Hollow Loop. U.S. Paralympics Cycling event, a sport adapted for cyclists who have various disabilities, concludes weekend of competition with road racing July 10. Competition helps determine the U.S. teams that will compete at the 2022 UCI Para-cycling World Championships in August in Quebec.


CHATTANOOGA MARKET - First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Weekly market of local produce, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission.

- July 10: Peach Festival.

- July 17: Top Tomato Festival.

THE COMEDY CATCH - 29 Station St. Killer Beaz in special engagement, 7:30 p.m. July 14 ($17-$19), 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. July 15-16 ($20-$25).

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School gym, 505 S. Moore Road. Inaugural tournament by Catholic Athletics to benefit OLPH baseball, softball and football teams, 6-10 p.m. July 15. Prizes for top three teams (must be 21 to compete). $75 per team. $10 dinner available, $5 beer. Search for OLPH Alumni on Facebook.

FREE FRIES - Penn Station East Coast Subs, 5241 Highway 153, Hixson. Free small order of fries with any sandwich purchase for National French Fry Day, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 13. No coupon required.

ICE CREAM CRAWL - Parlors in downtown Chattanooga. National Ice Cream Day celebration with special prices and flavors at Clumpies (two locations), Downtown Dough, Peach Cobbler Factory, The Ice Cream Show, Milk & Honey, Community Pie and Coldstone Creamery, July 15-17. Scan a QR code at each stop for sweepstakes entry.

photo Staff file photo / Clumpies Ice Cream Co.'s Frazier Avenue location is among the stops on the Ice Cream Crawl in downtown Chattanooga July 15-17.

PITT TO PORT PADDLE - Tennessee River from South Pittsburg, Tenn., to Bridgeport, Ala. A 6.2-mile trip from South Pittsburg Municipal Park, 190 Jaycee Drive, to Bridgeport River Park, with shuttle return, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT July 16. Lunch provided. Bring your own craft or use a free loaner (first come, first served). Free.

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET - 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Local produce, arts and crafts, plus music by Sam Steadman, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 16.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER - 400 Garden Road. "Save the Red Wolves" programs, 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Donations accepted.

SUMMER HERB WALK - Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Immersive herbal experience includes instruction in plant identification, teas and tinctures, medicinal properties, 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 16. $25.

SUMMERWEEN - Patten Square, 818 Georgia Ave. Inaugural celebration of "summer Halloween," 6-10 p.m. July 16. Includes vendors, live music, games, children's costume contest at 7:30 p.m., watermelon carving contest at 8 p.m. (bring it with you), adult costume contest at 9:30 p.m.; $100 gift card for best watermelon, $50 for costume contests. After-party at The Honest Pint, 35 Patten Parkway.


BLUE SPRINGS VALLEY ANNIVERSARY SINGING - 150 Bryson Lane, Cleveland, Tenn. Southern gospel singing hosted for the 53rd year by the Singing Echoes, July 13-16. Camping available. Daily devotionals at 10 a.m.; all shows at 6 p.m. $15 adults in advance, $18 at gate; $50 four-day pass.

- July 13: Kingsmen and Meadow Lane.

- July 14: The Freemans and 2x2 Quartet.

- July 15: The Inspirations.

- July 16: Michael Combs, Trinity Trio, Tim Frith & the Gospel Echoes, Watson Brothers Trio, Wilma Smith.

THE CAVERNS - 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central. Ticket upgrades with cave tours and accommodations available.

- July 15: Mersiv, with Mlotik, Molokai, Mystic Grizzly and Meso, 8 p.m., underground, $50-$60.

- July 16: Todd Snider, with Tommy Womack, 8 p.m., underground, $45-$55.

NIGHTFALL - 850 Market St. Weekly concert series continues with headliner Boulevards at 8 p.m. July 15, with Amber Fults opening at 7 p.m. Artists, games and food vendors at Miller Park, 901 Market St. Free admission.

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS - Ross's Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Nine-week summer concert series continues with Rubiks Groove, 7-10 p.m. July 16. Free admission. Concessions available; coolers welcome.

SINGER SONGWRITER SERIES - McLemore, 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. Monthly series continues with Shawn Mullins, 6 p.m. June 14. $55.

SONGBIRDS - 35 Station St. EG Kight, 7 p.m. July 16. $20.

photo File Photo / Blues guitarist EG Kight has a show scheduled July 16 at Songbirds.


BARKING LEGS THEATER - 1307 Dodds Ave. Premiere of "Tracing Abandoned Tracks" music video, with performance and group discussion, 7-8 p.m. July 16. Project is a collaboration among the band Milele Roots, poet Marcus Ellsworth and dance group Collaborative Roots. $10 suggested donation.

MUSIC & MOVIES AT MILLER - Miller Park, 928 Market St. Summer series features music, games, artists and food trucks at 6 p.m. July 16, with Luke Simmons & the Lovestruck headlining, and an outdoor screening of "The Princess and the Frog" at dusk. Bring your own seating. Free admission.


AREA 61 GALLERY - "Tondo, Tondo, Tondo" by Bob Fazio, through Aug. 31.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Annual AVA juried member exhibition, through Aug. 12. 423-265-4282

CLEARSTORY ARTS - 1673 Holtzclaw Ave. "My Work Is Me: A Mary B. Lynch Retrospective," plus response pieces by ClearStory resident artists, through Aug. 13.

EXUM GALLERY - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Mountain Art Guild show, through Aug. 10. 423-266-8195

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. Admission fees.

- July 10: Sunday Studio, families can make mystical masks inspired by "Enchanted" exhibition, 2-4 p.m.

- July 14: Hip-Hop Fantasy with performances by KG, Konstruct, Tryezz and Image Novek inspired by Dragon Ball Z, Thriller and Rerun rhythms, 6-7 p.m.

- July 17: Sensory Studio, a low-sensory painting class with tour of "Enchanted," noon-1 p.m.

ICA @ UTC - Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. "New Acquisitions From the George Cress Estate," through July 29.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. "Ukraine Blue and Yellow," through July 31. Ten percent of sales revenue will be donated to the Ukraine Gospel Church of Chattanooga.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER - 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Sixty paintings by eight artists of the Regional Art Alliance, through August. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE GALLERY - Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Mountain Musings," by artists of the "Plum Nelly" area of Rising Fawn, Ga., through Sept. 22. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. Works by James Courtenay James, Cynthia Tollefsrud and Lee Malerich, through July 31. Painting demonstration by James, noon-4 p.m. July 16.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM - 1 Broad St. "Washed Ashore," works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE - The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical," 2 p.m. July 10 (final show). $15-$20.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. Adult auditions (16 and older) for "The Sound of Music," 7 p.m. July 11-12. (Youth auditions 4 p.m. July 25-26.)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE - 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Show times vary.

- July 15-Sept. 8: "Escape to Margaritaville." $18-$34.

- Through Aug. 6: "Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook," a summer production for young audiences. $7-$8.

- Through Aug. 11: "On Golden Pond." $16-$30.

- Through Aug. 21: Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella." $18-$34.

EAST BRAINERD COMMUNITY THEATRE - Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. "The Music Man," 7:30 p.m. July 15-16, 7:30 p.m. July 21-22, 2:30 p.m. July 23. $10 through July 14; $15 at the door. Buy at the church or online.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM - 399 McCallie Ave. "Anastasia" in Broadway series, 7:30 p.m. July 12-14. $38-$83.

OBVIOUS DAD - UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Agnes Borinsky's "Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8," 2:30 pm. July 10, 7:30 p.m. July 15-16, 2:30 p.m. July 17. $15.

THE RINGGOLD PLAYHOUSE - Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St. "The Play That Goes Wrong," July 14-24.

SCOPES TRIAL PLAY - Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Production of "Monkey in the Middle: The Scopes Evolution Trial," 7 p.m. July 15, 1 and 6 p.m. July 16, 2 p.m. July 17. $10-$15. Festival outside the courthouse includes arts, crafts and food vendors (July 15-17); songwriters showcase and cruise-in (July 15), bluegrass, country and rock music (July 16).

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE - 1104 James Blvd. (outdoor amphitheater). Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical," 8 p.m. July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. Ticket sales and camp chair setup start at 6 p.m. $5-$15. Picnic dinners welcome (no alcohol).

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.