Things to do in Chattanooga this week include Fourth of July finales, Sip ‘N Que

Pboto by Shelia Cannon / The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present "Seussical," a musical comedy based on stories by Dr. Seuss, weekends July 7-29.
Pboto by Shelia Cannon / The Signal Mountain Playhouse will present "Seussical," a musical comedy based on stories by Dr. Seuss, weekends July 7-29.

Here's what the Chattanooga area has to offer this week.


What's on the grill for the Fourth of July? Research by financial website Scholaroo has looked at Americans' grilling habits for the Independence Day holiday and determined a few favorites. Steak was the most popular grilled food, cited in 17 states, including Tennessee and Georgia. Hamburgers were the favorite in 13 states, including Alabama. In third place was bratwurst, the favorite in seven states, including Illinois, where it was first popularized by German immigrants. Other selections included tri-tip, shrimp, ribs and grilled salmon. See the report at popular-4th-july-food/.

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ART ON THE MOUNTAIN — Stacy Beam Fine Art Gallery, 19643 Highway 56, Beersheba Springs, Tenn. Exhibition by fine artist Stacy Beam through July 4. Portion of proceeds from art sales benefits Beersheba Springs Medical Clinic, providing free health care to Grundy County residents.

ATHENS ART CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "The Magic of Watercolor" by Tennessee Watercolor Society, July 5-Aug. 14. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. July 14.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. "Shades of Black," group exhibition in partnership with Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, through July 14.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "Middle Ground" by Robert Schoolfield and Jet Smith, July 7-15. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. July 7.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Something for Children" community show, through July 30.


› July 6: Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Free admission to permanent collection, $5 to current exhibit "In Nature's Studio: Two Centuries of American Landscape Painting."

› July 9: Sunday Studio: Creating in Nature's Studio, 2-4 p.m. Includes walk around museum grounds with Reflection Riding naturalist to see flora and fauna to inspire an artistic creation. Regular admission.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "A Fine Line," by Doug McCoy, through July 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. July 7.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. "Jews, Blues & All That Jazz," with works by 12 artists, through Aug. 4.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102. "The Artists' Overview" by 18 local artists, through July 31. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 14 area artists, including members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Aug. 31. 423-266-1766

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop. Spring show, through July 28.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by Bill Suttles and Debra Nadelhoffer, through Aug. 31. Opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m. July 7. Debra Nadelhoffer demonstration, 1-3 p.m. July 8.

RUBY FALLS — 1720 S. Scenic Highway. "Through the Lens: The Life and Legacy of Horace Brazelton," the first African American to open a professional photography studio in Chattanooga, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 15. Free admission; Ruby Falls tickets sold separately.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St. "Y'all Don't Hear Me: The Black Appalachia," part of Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, through July 8.

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. Debut of eight-city traveling exhibit, "Together: A Portrait of Americans," by Chattanooga artist David Michael Salerno, featuring 40 portraits of Chattanoogans, July 7-28. Opening reception, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7.


BESSIE SMITH CULTURAL CENTER — 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. "The Jews and the Blues" documentary screening, 4 p.m. July 9. Free.

BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave. "The Road," 7 p.m. July 7; "Top Gun: Maverick," 2 p.m. July 8; "Amores Perros, 7 p.m. July 8. $11-$13.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Monica Shriver Quartet, with special guest saxophonist Rahsaan Barber, 7:30 p.m. July 9. $10-$20.


› July 7: Siamese Dream: A Tribute to The Smashing Pumpkins, with Dayz of Deception, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

› July 8: Sam Wolfe, with DJ Mystery Box, 11 p.m. $22-$25.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All shows Central time. Premium ticket packages available.

› July 2: Big Mouth Bluegrass Festival, 11:45 a.m. (final day). $49.

› July 4: Lettuce and Steel Pulse, with Makua Rothman, 8 p.m. $69.

› July 8: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, with Mountain Grass Unit, 8 p.m. $59.

› July 9: Michael Franti & Spearhead, with Fortunate Youth, 6 p.m. $65.

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. J Edwards, with John Schneider and Keith Burns, 7 p.m. July 7. $49-$100.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Outdoor summer concert series continues with Hollerback, 6 p.m. CDT July 2. Free.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer music series continues July 7, rain or shine, with J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band), 8 p.m.; The New Quintet opens at 7 p.m. Food trucks and art market start at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Park across M.L. King Boulevard. Free admission.

OFF THE RAILS CONCERT SERIES — Burr Performing Arts Park, 101 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, Ga. Brandon Davis headlines, with Jericho Rose, Seth David Coley & The Rabbit Valley Boys, 6:30 p.m. July 7. Free.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

› July 2: Possessed by Paul James: The One-Man Folk Wonder From Texas, 7 p.m. $12-$15.

› July 7: Pink Houses: The Mellencamp Tribute, 7 p.m. $15-$18. Proceeds benefit Guitars for Kids.

› July 9: The Reggie Moss Experience, with special guest performance by Shirley Jones and featuring the Nu Breed Band, Twain D Productions, The Malemen Show Band and other guests, 6:45 p.m. Free (but reserve).

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Live entertainment by country, folk and bluegrass artists, raptor shows and seasonal foods, weekends through Sept. 4, plus daily through July 9. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. starting Aug. 14. $20-$30.


CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays with farm produce, artisan foods, flowers, arts, crafts, live music and food trucks. Free admission.

› July 2: Red, White & Blueberries, with blueberry pie eating contests (noon and 2 p.m. for visitors, 3 p.m. for vendors), music by Oweda at 12:30 p.m., Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie Jazz Band at 2 p.m.

› July 9: Peach Festival, with music by The Essentials at 12:30 p.m. and Jesse Pollom at 2 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Market of handmade arts, crafts and other products, plus artisan foods, food trucks and live music, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays through October. Free admission.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

› July 5: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

› July 7-8: Billy Wayne Davis, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $20-$25.

› July 9: James Camacho, 7 p.m. $15-$20.

CTC FAMILY PICNIC — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Food from Come Clean Entertainment (including vegetarian option), dessert from Clumpies Ice Cream, cash bar for beer and wine, music by Premiere Jazz Ensemble, 5-7:30 p.m. July 8. Bring your own seating.

GORDON-LEE MANSION — 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Historic site open for tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Labor Day. $1-$5. Proceeds fund improvements by Friends of the Gordon-Lee Mansion nonprofit group.

HIXSON FARMERS MARKET — St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Features local farmers, gardeners and artists, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Live music on first Saturdays, free pancake breakfast on third Saturdays.

KORFBALL — East Ridge Community Center, 1515 Tombras Ave. Free classes to learn all-ages, mix-gendered team sport that originated in the Netherlands, 6-7 p.m. Fridays.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Registration required.

› July 7: Get Schooled: Native Animals, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (plus other Fridays). By donation.

› July 7: Floating Through the Forest, guided canoe trip on Lookout Creek, 7-9 p.m. (repeats July 15). Free.

› July 7-8: Get Schooled: Barn Owls, 1-1:45 p.m. (plus other Fridays and Saturdays). $25-$30 (free for children 12 and younger).

› July 8: Monarch Waystation Volunteer Day, 8 a.m.-noon.

› July 8: Weed Wrangle, 9 a.m.-noon.

› July 8: Terrariums 101, 10:30 a.m.-noon (repeats July 29).

SIP 'N QUE — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club hosts inaugural event with amateur and professional barbecue chefs competing for best ribs in Chattanooga and people's choice award for best side dish, with craft beer, wine and whiskey, live music, 5-8 p.m. July 8. (Replaces Brew Skies Beer Festival.) $10-$75.

STABLE 41 FARMERS MARKET — 214 First St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

› July 6: Flower Fest Market, 3-6 p.m.

› July 9: Midsummer Market, 1-4 p.m.

TENNESSEE WINE TRAIN — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Two-hour excursion features three-course dinner with wine pairings chosen by master sommelier, 6 p.m. July 6 (other dates through December). $125 per guest for private table for two; $95 per guest for table of three to four guests.

TREAT YO' TRANS SELF DAY — Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. Free self-care services for trans/nonbinary people, including yoga, guided meditation, clothing, toiletries, clothes mending, haircuts, manicures, waxing, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8. Register to book services.

WALKER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — Exclusive to vendors within 25 miles; 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Walker County Agricultural Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at 100 E. Villanow St., LaFayette, Ga.

YOUTH ARTISAN MARKET — Chatt Space, 5243 Little Debbie Parkway, Suite 121, Ooltewah. Showcase of creative talents of local youth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 8.


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Men's professional team vs. Michigan Stars, 7:30 p.m. July 8. $11-$45.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional team vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm, 7:30 p.m. July 8. $15-$20.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Tennessee Smokies. Kids Run the Bases after every game. $7-$12.

› July 2: 2:15 p.m.; free general-admission tickets with a donation of canned goods to Chattanooga Area Food Bank, mini bat giveaway to first 1,000 fans through the gate, Catch on the Field (tennis balls provided).

› July 3: 6:15 p.m.; post-game fireworks.

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Nashville Maroons vs. Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga, 1 p.m. July 8. Free.

photo Staff file photo / Chattanooga Lightfoot ballist Geoff "Chaucer" Millener bats during a vintage base ball game on July 13, 2019.


CHATTANOOGA CONVENTION CENTER — 1 Carter Plaza. Colorful Hat Circus & Variety Show, with award-winning, television-featured acrobats, jugglers, magicians and illusionists, 3 and 7 p.m. July 8, 2 and 6 p.m. July 9, 3 and 7 p.m. July 15, 2 and 6 p.m. July 16. $25 and up.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

› July 5-Aug. 19: "The SpongeBob Musical," youth production. $7-$8.

› Through July 27: "The Trip to Bountiful." $19-$35.

› Through Aug. 13: Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical." $19-$35.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE — Corner of Rolling Way and James Boulevard. "Seussical," musical comedy based on stories by Dr. Seuss, 8 p.m. July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. $5-$15 (cash or checks only). Bring your own seating.

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