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Contributed Photo by Sheila Harding Cannon / The Signal Mountain Playhouse production of "Bye Bye Birdie" features Noah Huseman, center, as Conrad Birdie, the rock 'n' roll heartthrob about to depart for Army duty. The supporting cast includes, from left, Georgia Sharp (seated), Anna Cate Sparkman, Noah Hawkins and Meredith Johnson.

Three theater productions, a haunted house workshop and a pub crawl are among the weekend entertainment options. Here's a look.

> Chattanooga Lookouts, a Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, have begun a six-game home series against the Tennessee Smokies at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Weather permitting, remaining games start 7:15 p.m. Thursday (with drink specials), 7:15 p.m. Friday (with fireworks), 7:15 p.m. Saturday (with a used car giveaway) and 2:15 p.m. Sunday (when kids can run the bases after the game). Tickets are $6-$11.

> Arts Avenue, 1800A Rossville Ave., will welcome Kevn Kinney, lead singer and guitarist of Atlanta rock band Drivin N Cryin, in a solo show on Thursday night and That '90s Show, playing rock and pop hits of the 1990s, on Saturday night. (A Friday show by Roger Alan Wade has been postponed.) Shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 Thursday, $12 Saturday.

> "Black Widow": The debut of Marvel Studios' new superhero film, starring Scarlett Johansson, includes a limited run at the Tennessee Aquarium's Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. Screenings at 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. daily through July 17, plus 3:45 p.m. screenings during this opening weekend, Friday and Saturday. The last two weeks of the run, July 18-29, the theater will feature a 6:30 p.m. daily showing, with additional 9:15 p.m. screenings July 23-24.

> Nightfall on Friday features a co-bill by two winners of Road to Nightfall, a competition for local bands to earn the right to headline the free summer concert series. Four-piece rock fusion band We Are Us, who won the 2020 competition but could only play a digital show because of the pandemic, will do a one-hour set at 7 p.m. The 2021 winners, Fantastic Confabulation, will follow with a performance at 8:20 p.m. This high-energy, five-piece band specializes in soul, funk, jazz, R&B and Latin music. Shows take place at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Food trucks, artisan vendors and lawn games are set up at Miller Park across M.L. King Boulevard. The Lookout Wild Film Festival will follow the music with an hour of free short adventure films in Miller Park at 9:45 p.m.

> The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tennessee, will host jam band Umphrey's McGee at 7 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday in the above-ground amphitheater. Tickets are $79-$110 for one night, $159-$220 for both.

> The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., will welcome Dylan Vattelana for shows at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $16-$18. Based on audience polling, the venue is expanding capacity at these shows, which means that patrons may be sharing tables with people they don't know. Ticketholders who are uncomfortable with the new arrangement may contact the venue for a refund.

> The Colonnade Players will present "Disney Descendants: The Musical" over the next two weekends, July 9-18, at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Georgia. The show introduces the offspring of Disney heroes to the children of their parents' sworn enemies. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The July 17 performance will be interpreted for the deaf. Tickets are $13-$17. Purchase at the box office, by phone at 706-935-9000 or online.

> Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., will offer "The Miss Firecracker Contest," a Southern comedy set amid a Mississippi beauty pageant, July 9-25. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. each Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$25. 423-267-8534,

> Signal Mountain Playhouse, 305 Rolling Way, will present its summer production, "Bye Bye Birdie," the next four weekends, July 9-31. Set in the 1960s, the musical follows the hyped-up farewell that rock icon Conrad Birdie will give to his fans before he reports for duty in the Army. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The box office opens at 6 p.m. for those who wish to buy their tickets early and place their lawn chairs (recommended for comfort). Tickets are $5 for kids 12 and younger, $15 for all others (cash or checks). Parking is available at the adjacent Town Hall. 423-763-7219,

> Haunted House Workshop: Four paranormal investigators will explore such topics as "Infamous Haunted Houses," "Signs a House Is Haunted," "Ghost, Poltergeist, Demon or Bad Wiring?" and "So, the House is Haunted, Now What?" in a program set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Be Creative Center, 2709 Airport Road (Suite 104 in the MedNow Center), Dalton, Georgia. Tickets are $50 per person, $90 for two. Registration required. 706-809-0518

> Indian agriculture: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a free program on "The Three Sisters: Their Legacy in Native Culture, Part 1," about the complementary crops of corn, beans and squash, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, 200 Moccasin Bend Road.

> Chattanooga Hazy Trails Hike, a pub crawl, is Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. at Pax Breu Ruim, 516 E. Main St. The event features the release of Hazy Trails IPA, brewed specifically to raise funds for the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, as well as State Park Blonde Ale, which benefits Tennessee's 56 state parks. Later stops are at 5:30 p.m. at Slick's Burgers, 309 E. Main St.; 7 p.m. at Five Wits Brewing Co., 1501 Long St.; and 8:30 p.m. at HiFi Clyde's, 122 W. Main St. The final stop includes music by the Power Players at 9 p.m. (no cover) and door prizes.

> Love Lies Bleeding, a Chattanooga band that plays vintage rock, will be at Las Margaritas II, 4604 Skyview Drive, 6-10 p.m. Saturday. No cover. 423-635-1591

> Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., will host a musical reunion of former Kings of the Killer Fish bandmates Shawn Perkinson (guitar), Yattie Westfield (drums) and Jon Steele (bass), who is visiting from Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. Saturday. Their music dips into jazz, funk and fusion. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door.

> Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball has games with both Chattanooga teams scheduled Saturday at 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Quicksteps of Spring Hill play the Mountain City Club at 11 a.m. and Lightfoot Club at 2 p.m. Free admission.

> Chattanooga Red Wolves, a men's professional soccer team, have two home matches coming up at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. They play FC Tucson at 7 p.m. Saturday and South Georgia Tormenta FC at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets start at $14.

> The Inspirations, a legendary Southern gospel quartet, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kelly Grove Baptist Church, 1878 Old Washington Highway, Dayton, Tennessee. Additional parking will be available at Grace Bible Church, 2809 Old Washington Highway, with shuttle service provided. 423-883-3041

> Chattanooga Market is having a Peach Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Free admission.

> Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves, a women's amateur soccer team, will play their last game of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday against the Southern Soccer Academy Kings at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets are $10.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.