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Staff file photo / People prowl through the merchandise for sale in Dunlap, Tenn., at last year's World's Longest Yard Sale.

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TO DO SUNDAY

* World's Longest Yard Sale: Technically, the World's Longest Yard Sale continues through Sunday, though participation is much lighter by the last day. If you have coin you're looking to spend, the route in this area passes through Pikeville, Dunlap and Signal Mountain on Highway 127 before picking up the Lookout Mountain Parkway on the way south through Georgia and Alabama. 127yardsale.com

* Deadhead reunion: A concert by Melvin Seals & JGB at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee, is an official event of the Daze Between, a nationwide series of events celebrating the life and legacy of the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia. Seals, who plays electric organ, was a longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band, one of the famed musician's side projects. Now in its second year, the Daze Between is bookended by the days of Garcia's birth on Aug 1 (1942) and death on Aug. 9 (1995). Tickets to this all-ages underground show are $49-$282. Doors open at 3 p.m., and music starts at 4:20 (all times Central). thecaverns.com

* Chattanooga Market is celebrating Chattanooga Bluegrass with performances by Lone Mountain Band at 12:30 p.m. and New Grass Express at 2 p.m. on the Lodge Cast Iron Sizzle Stage. Vendors of arts, crafts, produce and prepared foods will be set up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Free admission. chattanoogamarket.com

 

A QUICK LOOK AT THE WEEK

* Music and medium: Two of Chattanooga's largest venues reopen this week after a lengthy coronavirus pause. George Thorogood & The Destroyers, the rockers responsible for "Bad to the Bone" and "Who Do You Love?" among other hits, will play Tuesday at Walker Theatre on their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock (7:30 p.m., $50-$65). Theresa Caputo, the "The Long Island Medium," whose shows are meant to connect her audiences to the dead, will be at Memorial Auditorium on Friday (7:30 p.m., $39-$89). Both venues are at 399 McCallie Ave. www.tivolichattanooga.com

* Wreaths Across America's Mobile Education Exhibit, which is on a national tour to honor veterans and active-duty military personnel, has two stops scheduled in the Chattanooga area. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, the Chattanooga Daughters of the American Revolution Regents Council will host this museum on wheels outside the Hixson Walmart, 5764 Highway 153. Events include Chattanooga National Cemetery and WAA education activities (10-11 a.m.), a gathering of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Young Marines and Sea Cadets (11 a.m.-noon), a Vietnam veterans tribute organized by Vietnam Veterans Association chapters 203 and 942 (noon-2 p.m.), Medal of Honor tribute with historical interpreters (2-3 p.m.), a JROTC and ROTC cadets tribute and a musical tribute to veterans (3-5 p.m.) and youth activities to create a shield for a favorite veteran (5-6 p.m.). After stops in Knoxville and Sevierville, the exhibit will be in Cleveland on Aug. 20. Tours of the exhibit are free. wreathsacrossamerica.org/mee

* Meat-and-greet: Celebrity chef and five-time barbecue World Champion Myron Mixon will be at the Elder's Ace Hardware in East Brainerd 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Along with members of his Jack's Old South Grilling Team, he'll greet fans, do cooking demos and sign copies of his new book, "Keto BBQ: Real Barbecue for a Healthy Lifestyle." The store is at 8164 East Brainerd Road. Facebook.com/EldersAceHardware

* Garden tour: Master Gardeners of Hamilton County have arranged weekend tours of four private gardens and the Bonny Oaks Arboretum. These specialty gardens focus on edibles, container gardening, perennials, native plants and wildlife. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15. The $20 tickets and addresses can be found online. mghc.org/garden-tour

 

CALENDAR

ARTS

AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. New collections by local artists Denice Bizot, "Spience," and Bob McElhaney, "Organics," through Sept. 30. 423-648-9367

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "The Flower Project" community art show, through Aug. 29. Bring paper flowers crafted at home or create them in the gallery (supplies provided) to be included in a single installation. franklincoarts.org

ATHENS AREA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "50th Anniversary Celebration: An Exhibition of the Eastern Tennessee Members of the Tennessee Watercolor Society," featuring 75 works by 26 artists from the Chattanooga, Knoxville and Tri-Cities chapters, through Aug. 20. Free admission. tnws.org

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Driven To Create" featuring woodworker Roger Harvey, through Aug. 31. 423-267-9214, www.intowngallery.com

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FILM

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Movies at the Museum, outdoor screening of "12 Angry Men," 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks. museumcenter.org

 

OUT & ABOUT

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. "Big Irish" Jay Hollingsworth, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, $12-$14; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Aug. 13-14, $17-$19. thecomedycatch.com

LOOKOUTS BASEBALL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas, 2:15 p.m. Aug. 8. Kids can run the bases after the game. $6-11. lookouts.com

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Walking tour of historic properties in downtown Cleveland, 1-2 p.m. Aug. 14. (Another tour on Sept. 11 will visit historic churches.) museumcenter.org

 

MUSIC

THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave. theartsave.com

* Aug. 13: Dave Matthews Tribute Band, 7 p.m. $15.

* Aug. 14: Lenox Hills, with Nordista Freeze, 7 p.m. $10.

BACK ALLEY BOOGIE — Cooper's Alley, 10 E. Seventh St. Music, food and drinks, presented by Hip Hop for Humanity Cha and host C Grimey, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 12. Free admission. rivercitycompany.com

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Keith Brown Trio: Top Flight Jazz Piano, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. barkinglegs.org

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central; all shows in the underground cavern. thecaverns.com

* Aug. 14: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, sold out.

* Aug. 15: Amy Grant, 8 p.m., $49-$301.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St.Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers, part of Summer Concerts on the Lawn series, 7 p.m. Aug. 13; happy hour starts at 6 p.m. $10-$15. 423-267-8534, theatrecentre.com

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer concert series continues with The Other Brothers opening at 7 p.m. for headliner Hogslop String Band at 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Artisans and family games at adjacent Miller Park, plus an hour of free adventure films by Lookout Wild Film Festival following the music. Free admission. nightfallchattanooga.com

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Over Easy opens at 7 p.m. for headliners CBDB, Aug. 14. Free admission. riverfrontnights.com

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. thesignaltn.com

* Aug. 19: Ray Wylie Hubbard, 8 p.m. $25-$35.

* Aug. 20: Hinder, 8 p.m. $20-$40.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER — Market Park Pavilion, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. Biweekly summer concert series continues with Lera Lynn, 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Free admission. www.facebook.com/SOSAthensTN

STATION STREET LIVE — Summer music series on Chattanooga Choo Choo campus features Luke Simmons & The Lovestruck, 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 12. Street event includes art vendors; is family-friendly and dog-friendly. Facebook.com/events

 

THEATER

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Great Gatsby," 3 p.m. Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Aug. 13-14, 3 p.m. Aug. 15. $14-$17. One free ticket per family with proof of COVID vaccination. bapshows.com

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

* Through Aug. 22: "Godspell." $18-$34.

* Through Sept. 2: "Always Patsy Cline." $18-$34.

* Aug. 13-Sept. 30: "The 39 Steps." $16-$30.

OBVIOUS DAD — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. New theater company presents Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play "The Hairy Ape," an adaptation that moves gender expression and social expectations to the forefront, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-14, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20-21, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22. $15-$25. obvious dad.com

Find more events, and add your own, at ChattanoogaNow.com.

— Compiled by Lisa Denton

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