Photo from Shore Fire Media / Blippi the Musical will bring singing, dancing and colorful adventures to the Memorial Auditorium stage Aug. 21.

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* Garden tour: Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will conclude tours of the Bonny Oaks Arboretum and four private gardens Sunday. These specialty gardens focus on edibles, perennials, sun and shade selections and wildlife habitat. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $20, payable online. Show receipt at first stop for a wristband to finish the tour, which may proceed in any order.

* Water for Life: A Water Professionals Conference being held in Chattanooga will spill over into community engagement 1-4 p.m. Sunday with this free event at Coolidge Park, 150 River St. More than 25 organizations are offering games and activities to promote the importance of water conservation and water quality.

* Sunday Soul in the Park: The Baylor Project, the three-time Grammy-nominated jazz collaboration of husband-and-wife Marcus Baylor (drums) and Jean Baylor (vocals) will be featured in this weekly music series at 5 p.m. Sunday at Miller Park, 910 Market St. Free admission.



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* Get Off the Grid Fest: The Randall Bramblett Band will headline this powered-by-the-sun festival Aug. 20-22 at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. Bramblett performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, and 40 other bands will take the stage during the three days. Designed to showcase practical alternatives for preserving natural resources, the event includes a sustainability fair and electric vehicle expo. Tickets are $20 for Friday or Sunday, $30 Saturday (free for ages 16 and younger).

* "Working: A Musical": Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., will open a stage adaptation of a Studs Terkel book that celebrates the American worker on Aug. 20. The show features songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda ("Hamilton"), Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked"), and singer-songwriter James Taylor. The show runs through Labor Day weekend. Tickets are $15-$25.

* Blippi the Musical: Blippi, a character known for his YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Video appearances, will bring his antics to the stage Aug. 21 at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. The show features 13 family-friendly songs designed to get the little ones up and moving. You can stream a cast recording at to be ready to sing along. The 80-minute show (with a 20-minute intermission) should especially appeal to children 2-7 (younger children who will sit in a parent's lap will not need a ticket). Tickets are $29-$69.^




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.

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.

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



MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Movies at the Museum, outdoor screening of "The Princess Bride," 8:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks.



CHAIR-RIES JUBILEE — Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, 225 Keith St. SW. Fundraising auction of art, furniture and prize packages by the chamber's Allied Arts Council to support arts in education, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18-19. Participate in person or via Facebook.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Roy Haber, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, $12-$14; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Aug. 20-21, $17-$19.

CRABTREE FARMS — 1000 E. 30th St.

* Aug. 19: Women's Night on the Farm: Summer Cool Down, 6-8 p.m. Holistic sessions on inflammatory foods; planning back-to-school expenses; finding grace in consistency; hormones and cycles for teens and preteens. Make-and-take activity: aromatic cooling spray. $45.

* Aug. 21: Volunteer Work Day, 9 a.m.-noon.

* Aug. 21: Fall Garden Workshop, 10-11:30 a.m. $25.

MASTER GARDENERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY — Third Saturday garden class, Container Water Gardening, how to have a water feature in a small space, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 21. Free; register for Zoom link.

MEDAL OF HONOR BOOK CLUB — Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way. In-person and virtual options for discussing Afghanistan veteran Kyle Carpenter's "You Are Worth It," 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Carpenter will be the special guest for the Celebration of Valor Luncheon on Sept. 21.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Coffee With a Curator features Sterling Howard, former sentinel and relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 10 a.m. Aug. 21. Includes video presentation about the history of the tomb and a Q&A session.

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY FAIR — 103 Heard St., Dunlap, Tenn. "All American Flair" theme. Entries accepted for blue-ribbon contention and cash prizes through Aug. 16. James Gang midway opens at 6 p.m. daily Aug. 17-21. Free admission to the fair; $15-$20 admission to carnival, depending on day.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA MOBILE EDUCATION EXHIBIT — Tractor Supply parking lot, 2750 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn. The Ocoee Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host the museum on wheels honoring local veterans and active-duty military, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20. Free admission.



CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional soccer team. Tickets start at $14.

* Aug. 17: vs. North Texas Soccer Club, 7 p.m.

* Aug. 21: vs. Union Omaha, 7 p.m.

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Baseball played with the customs and costumes of the 19th century. Two games Aug. 21: Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga vs. Cumberland Club of Nashville at 11 a.m.; Mountain City Club of Chattanooga vs. Stones River Scouts of Stewarts Creek at 2 p.m. Free admission and parking.



THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave.

* Aug. 20: Josh Kiser, a Cleveland, Tennessee, native now living in Nashville, 8 p.m. $12.

* Aug. 21: The Malemen: A Night of Motown, 7 p.m. $20.

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

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

* Aug. 21: Colin Hay, with Steve Poltz, 7 p.m. $59-$297.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer concert series continues with Telemonster opening at 7 p.m. for headliner Radio Free Honduras at 8 p.m. Aug. 20. 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.

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Randy Steele opens at 7 p.m. for headliners End of the Line, an Allman Brothers tribute band, Aug. 21. Free admission.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

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

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

STATION STREET LIVE — Summer music series on Chattanooga Choo Choo campus features Wade, Card & Steele, 6:30-9 p.m. Aug. 19. Street event includes art vendors; is family-friendly and dog-friendly.

THE SWORDFISH SPEAKEASY — Studio 34, 3214 Brainerd Road. Program of New Orleans jazz, vaudeville performances, interactive art installations, cocktails, presented by Kevin Bate and The Pop-Up Project, 8 p.m. Aug. 21. $15 in advance, $20 at door.



BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Dances In Raw States: Making Dances in the Real World, a choreographic workshop, 4-6:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 15-Sept. 19; last class includes a performance showcase at 6:30 p.m. $90.



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

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

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

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

* Through 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. 15, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20-21, 2 p.m. Aug. 22. $15-$25.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "Blithe Spirit," a Noel Coward comedy, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2 p.m. Aug. 29. $12-$14.

— Compiled by Lisa Denton