BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-356-7437, "Ordinary People," 8 p.m. July 7-8, July 14-15. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors.

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER — 2591 E. First St., Blue Ridge, Ga. 706-632-9223, "Dearly Departed," July 13-30 (7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday).

BUTTONWILLOW CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER — 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, "Granddaddy's Watch," daily lunch and dinner shows (11 a.m. and 5 p.m CT Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday), by reservation only. $35 adults, $18 ages 6-12, $5 younger children (free if sharing adult's plate).

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534, "Peter and the Starcatcher," Mainstage musical comedy, 8 p.m. July 14, 8 p.m. July 15, 7 p.m. July 20, 8 p.m. July 21, 8 p.m. July 22, 2:30 p.m. July 23, 7 p.m. July 27, 8 p.m. July 28, 8 p.m. July 29, 2:30 p.m. July 30. $14-$35.

CHRISTIAN FAMILY THEATER — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga., "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," 7:30 p.m. July 14-15, 3 p.m. July 16, 7:30 p.m. July 21-22, 3 p.m. July 23. $13-$17.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

* "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 10. $14-$27.

* "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 20. $16-$29.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE — 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. 706-226-6618,, "The Great Gatsby," 7 p.m. July 7-8 and July 14-15, 2 p.m. July 16, 7 p.m. July 21-22. $15 adults, $12 seniors and members, $10 students (age 13 through college with ID), $5 children 12 and younger.

THE PALACE PICTURE HOUSE — 818 Georgia Ave. 423-645-8920, Nooga, totally improvised theatrical experience performed by Improv Chattanooga, 8 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27; doors open at 7:30 p.m. $10 each show.

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE — 1104 James Blvd., Signal Mountain. 423-886-5243, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," 7 p.m. July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29.


FATHOM EVENTS —Regal Hamilton Place 8, 2000 Hamilton Place Blvd.; AMC East Ridge 18, 5080 South"Carole King: Tapestry," a concert captured live in London in 2016, and an interview with the artist, 7 p.m. July 11.

MOVIES IN THE PARK — Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Family-friendly film screenings by First Things First and other activities, Saturdays in July, beginning July 8 with a musical, animated 3-D film about trolls. 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,

THE PALACE PICTURE HOUSE — 818 Georgia Ave. 423-645-8920,

* July 6: Final showing of "The Hero," about an aging Western icon (Sam Elliott) facing major life changes, 6 p.m., $10.

* July 6: Final showings of "The Bad Batch," about an exiled girl captured by a savage band of cannibals, 8 and 10:15 p.m., $7-$10.

RINGGOLD DEPOT — 155 Depot St. Boynton Lions Club and Ringgold Convention and Visitors Bureau present patriotic summer movie, "The Monuments Men," starring George Clooney, 7:15 p.m. July 11. Free tickets at the door while they last. Donations to support Lions' community-service projects welcome. 706-935-3061.


AREA 61 GALLERY — 61 E. Main St. 423-648-9367. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. 423-648-9367. First Friday exhibition, featuring W. Michael Bush with Part 2 of his Mirror on America series, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7.

ARTCRAFTERS GALLERY — 1356 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. 423-775-1401, Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. "Artscape Expressions," photography, acrylic and watercolor works by Jason and Kimberly McMillian and Deana Grove, through July 6.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Operated by Franklin County Arts Guild. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 11 am.-5 p.m. Saturday (all times Central). 931-308-4130, Community art show, "Vacation," through July 30.

ARTISTS ON THE LOOSE — 1401 Williams St. Work by member hours on view 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, other days by appointment.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "Surface Geographies: An Altered Point of View," by Johnson City, Tenn., artist/graphic designer Nancy Fischman, July 10-Aug. 25. Opening reception, 5:30-7 p.m. July 21.

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and first Saturdays. 423-265-4282, "A Shared Diversity," works by Charlie and Iantha Newton, July 7-29. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. July 7.

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS ARTS ASSOCIATION — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 706-632-2144,

* Community Quilt & Fiber Arts exhibit, through July 22.

* Deadline for applications to exhibit in Fall Arts in the Park, July 7 (show dates Oct. 14-15).

* Third-quarter artist-in-residence, Jo-Ann Jensen, July 7-Sept. 30. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. July 29.

CHATTANOOGA WORKSPACE — 302 W. Sixth St. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-825-0592,

* Open Studio Night, to see working artists' studios, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7. Hors d'oeuvres by Dish T' Pass. Free admission and parking.

* Choosing the Right Color for Your Home: An Interior Design Workshop, organized by The Chattery, 6-7 p.m. July 13. $15 plus fees.

* Painless Leather Shoe or Boot Making Class, organized by The Chattery, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 22-26.

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Adult Education Building, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild monthly meeting, 10 a.m. July 8 (sew-in).

COWPEA PHOTO CONTEST — Winners will be announced at International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off in Charleston, Tenn., Sept. 9. Entries on the theme "Yippea for the Farm" accepted through Aug. 11. Agri-heritage images welcome from amateur photographers throughout Ocoee region (Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Hamilton counties). Categories for children and adults. Rules at

CRAFT N CROP — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Relaxed artist mixer for creatives of all types, 6-8:30 p.m. July 6. Volunteers needed for several sewing and no-sew projects to send "crafted love" projects to troops. Projects include knitted helmet liners for troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere, mini hearts that can be tucked into a breast pocket and hand-painted miniature tree skirts to accompany small Christmas trees to be sent overseas. Bring pinking shears if you have them.Bring project and potluck dish. 423-855-9474.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. 706-278-0168,

* Opening reception for "Disarrangement of Form" by Russell Cook (Main Gallery) and "Playing With Fire" by Hollie Berry (Gallery 111), 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 7.

* "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Nicole Song, ongoing.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. $13.95 museum admission. 423-756-2738,

* Artist residency features musician and instrument maker Randy Peterson, noon-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 9.

ERRSPACE GALLERY — The Palace Picture House, 818 Georgia Ave. 423-645-8920. "Today Could Be My Birthday," sculpture, printmaking and fiber arts by Beizar Aradini, through July. Opening reception, 6 p.m. July 7.

ETOWAH DEPOT MUSEUM — 727 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Hours: 8-4:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. "Encore: My Community — My World," encore exhibit that documents the summer of 2016 in photos made by 16 middle-school students with point-and-shoot cameras as an Etowah Arts Commission project, through August. Free. Larger exhibition originally on view in Nancy Cantrell Dender Gallery.

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, Regional Art Show, through Aug. 17.

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: $15 ages 18 and older. 423-267-0968,

* "Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White," through Oct. 1.

* Bands on the Bluff, featuring Nick Lutsko and Friends, 4-8 p.m. July 6.

* Thrill After Thrill: Local Artists Inspired by Wayne White, 6-7:30 p.m. July 13.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214, Works by layerist Janice Kindred, through July 31. Wine reception, 6-8 p.m. July 7, with music by Colton Bowlin of Jasper, Tenn.

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,

* "War Memorials," through Sept. 2.

* "Dixie Foundry/Magic Chef," through Oct. 28.

REFLECTIONS GALLERY — 6922 Lee Highway. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-892-3072. "The Irish Countryside" by Kay Davis, through mid-July.

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;

* Works by Amanda Brazier and Ursula Vann, through July 31. Opening reception, 6:30-8 p.m. July 7.

Sculpture by Russell Whiting on view in Sculpture Garden through May 30.

SCENIC CITY CLAY ARTS — 301 E. 11th St. Gallery 2232 presents work of Tennessee clay artist Jamie Peterson for Friday Friday event, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 7. Free.

SHAPESHIFTER GALLERY — Apothecary Gallery, 744 McCallie Ave. One-day show and reception by the contemporary moving art gallery for works exploring the feminine psyche by Nashville artist Carina Pearson and Michigan artist Kirby Miles, 5-9 p.m. July 7. Pearson will be present.

TENN ARTS STUDIO — 1801 Rossville Ave., Suite 108. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through September. Houses Wayne-O-Rama, yearlong installation of puppets and depictions of local people and places by Chattanooga native Wayne White, a four-time Emmy Award-winning artist. Free; donations welcome.

TENNESSEE CRAFT WEEK — Artists encouraged to submit events planned for the weeklong observance, Oct. 5-16 (craft fair, festival, studio tour, exhibit, lecture, etc.), by July 15 to be included in brochure distributed by Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. Register events at


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