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Photo by Julie Van Valkenburg / Gracie Gilbert appears as the aspiring beauty queen Carnelle Scott in the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production of "The Miss Firecracker Contest." The Southern-style comedy ends its run Sunday.


* Lookouts baseball: The final game of a six-game home series pits the Chattanooga Lookouts against the Birmingham Barons at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley (weather permitting). Tickets are $6-$11. Kids can run the bases after the game.

* Film series: Sunday marks the final day of films in the Bobby Stone Film Series' Summer Spectacular offerings at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Showing at 2 p.m. is "Rear Window," a 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller about a man who thinks he has witnessed a murder. Showing at 6 p.m. is "Adaptation," a 2002 comedy/drama starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. Tickets are $10-$12.



* Tax holidays: Tennessee has two sales tax holidays starting Friday. The annual sales tax holiday timed to back-to-school purchases of clothing, supplies and computers lasts from 12:01 a.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The Tennessee General Assembly also has approved a sales tax holiday on groceries and restaurant meals that will start Friday and run for a week, through Aug. 5. A third tax holiday, this one a yearlong exemption of taxes for gun safes and safety devices, is underway through June 30, 2022. The Tennessee Department of Revenue's website has information on all of the exemptions and exceptions.

* Light Up East Ridge: Hot-air balloons that reach seven stories high when inflated will be set up next weekend at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. Scheduled 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, the balloon glows offer a chance for visitors to get close enough to feel the heat and hear the roar of the propane burners that inflate the nylon envelope, the colorful, bulbous part of the balloon. Vendors and musicians will be set up on the grounds as well. Advance tickets are $20 to $50 per vehicle; prices will be more at the gate. Tethered ride experiences also are available.

* RomaDrama: Here's one for all you Hallmark, Lifetime and Netflix movie fans. A who's who of stars of the networks' romantic dramas and seasonal programming will be in Nashville for RomaDrama Live next weekend. Most events, including celebrity panels, meet-and-greets and live music, take place over two days, July 30-31. VIP ticketholders also have access to a brunch with the stars on Aug. 1. Scheduled for appearances are actors Trevor Donovan, Ryan Paevey, Eric Mabius, Gregory Harrison, Wes Brown, Tyler Hynes, Paul Greene, Teddy Sears, Brian Krause, Brittany Bristow, Rob Mayes, Drew Fuller and Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook. Programming also includes panels with the genre's screenwriters, plus an immersive Christmas Camp with author Karen Schaler. Tickets are $60 for one day. The two- and three-day tickets, $300 and $800, add VIP perks.



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. "First Fridays Are Back," celebrating all artists and the return of the monthly opening reception, through July 31. 423-267-9214,

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

* July 30: Movies at the Museum, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks for outdoor screening of "Wild River."

* July 31: Coffee With a Curator, 10-11 a.m. Tyler L. Boyd discusses women's suffrage and the role played by his ancestor Harry T. Burn in the passage of the 19th Amendment. Regular admission: $9 adults, $3.50 children 4-17.

* July 31: Family Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes kids activities, story time (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and trunk shows (noon and 2 p.m.). Free for kids, $3.50 adults.



ANTIQUE MILITARIA & AMERICANA SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. American Diggers Magazine presents 200 vendors offering artifacts from ancient times through World War II, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25. $10 ages 13 and up.

BATTLE OF ATHENS— Athens Regional Park, 2405 Decatur Pike, Athens, Tenn. Parade and festival to mark the 75th anniversary of a "revolt against tyranny," when World War II veterans overtook the corrupt politicians and sheriff to restore democratic elections, 2 p.m. July 31.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

* July 29: Ones To Watch comedy showcase, 7:30 p.m. $12.

* July 30-31: Jay Stevens, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $16-$18.

MOUNTAIN MARKET — Hannah Pickett Park behind City Hall, 16 Dixie Lee Ave., Monteagle, Tenn. Handmade creations by more than 100 artists and crafters, demonstrations of chainsaw carving and blacksmithing, food vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT July 25. Free admission.



THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave.

* July 30: Emi Sunshine, 7 p.m. $20.

* July 31: Parker Millsap, 7 p.m. $15.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga Song Circle presents Jacob Johnson and Josey Clay, 7 p.m. July 29. $15. Outdoor show; bring your lawn chairs.

BATTLE ENSEMBLE — St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle. Debut performance of the volunteer chorus, directed by Jeron Devonte and representing the nonprofit BATTLE Community Enrichment Program, 7 p.m. July 29. Program includes sacred, secular, classic and contemporary music.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer concert series continues with New Dismembered Tennesseans opening at 7 p.m. for headliners Po Ramblin' Boys at 8 p.m. July 30. 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.

NOKIAN TYRES SUMMER NIGHTS — Rhea County Courthouse lawn, 1475 Market St. Monthlong series of Friday night concerts concludes with Runaway Home, 6 p.m. July 30, plus music by local artists 4-5:30 p.m. Free admission.

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Rye Baby opens at 7 p.m. for headliners Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, July 31. Free admission.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER — Market Park Pavilion, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. Biweekly summer concert series continues with Jason Eskridge, 7 p.m. July 31. Free admission.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Corey Smith, with Levi Lowrey, 8:30 p.m. July 31. $30-$60.



CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional soccer team plays Forward Madison FC, 7 p.m. July 31. Tickets start at $14.



CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "The Miss Firecracker Contest," a Southern comedy, 2:30 p.m. July 25. $15-$25. 423-267-8534,

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

* Through Aug. 5: "Driving Miss Daisy." $16-$30.

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

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

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN PLAYHOUSE — Signal Mountain Amphitheater, 305 Rolling Way. "Bye Bye Birdie," about a 1960s rock icon as he prepares to join the Army, 8 p.m. July 30-31. Box office opens at 6 p.m. for placement of lawn chairs. $5 children 12 and younger, $15 all others.

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— Compiled by Lisa Denton