Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / The Nightfall summer concert series starts at 7 p.m. every Friday. This week's featured artists are Emily Kate Boyd and Ben Van Winkle and his Figment Chamber Ensemble.

Days set aside to knit in public, fish for free, drink gin and throw axes — not necessarily at the same time — are on the entertainment calendar. Here's a preview.

* Concerts on the Lawn, an outdoor series at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St., continues at 7 p.m. Thursday with bluegrass stalwarts The New Dismembered Tennesseans. Adult beverages will be available, and Basecamp will provide a taco bar. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students.

* Film premiere: Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, will host the premiere of "Bigger Than Me" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. This 13-minute documentary, directed by Chattanooga filmmaker Pablo Mazariegos, tells the story of Clark Brewer, an African American musician from Chattanooga who is working to increase African American participation in the great outdoors. The night will include a panel discussion, music by Klark Kint and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets: $30. Reserve at

* Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas includes opening-night cocktails at Proof Bar, 422 E. M.L. King Blvd., at 6 p.m. Thursday and the second installment of the Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Community Haven, 815 N. Hickory St. The cocktail party will showcase the work of artist Joseph Forson.

* Chattanooga Lookouts are midway into a six-game home series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Games start at 7:15 p.m. Thursday (with Thirsty Thursday drink specials), Friday (with post-game fireworks) and Saturday (with a used car giveaway) and at 2:15 p.m Sunday (when kids can run the bases). General-admission seats: $6-$8. Box seats: $9-$11.

* Nightfall concert series continues at 7 p.m. Friday with local acts Emily Kate Boyd and Ben Van Winkle and his Figment Chamber Ensemble onstage at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Artisans, lawn games and family activities are set up at the adjacent Miller Park. Free admission.

* Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves, a women's amateur soccer team, will play Peachtree City at 7 p.m. Friday at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets start at $10.

* The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., will host Jeff D in shows starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $16-$18.

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Contributed Photo by Pablo Mazariegos / A screen shot from "Bigger Than Me," 13-minute documentary premiering Thursday night with a party at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center.

* The Yard, a music venue and beer garden at 169 Cherry St. in Dunlap, Tennessee, will mark its grand opening with music by Roger Alan Wade and Lew Card on Friday and Slim Pickins on Saturday. There's a $5 cover each night. Doors open at 6 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. (all times Central).

* The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road in Pelham, Tennessee, hosts The Wood Brothers, known as the "masters of soulful folk," at 7 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday in the above-ground amphitheater. Tickets: $60-$80.

* Tuned In Music & Arts Festival, featuring more than 25 indie rock bands, is Friday through Sunday at Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road, LaFayette, Georgia. Advance tickets are $40 for one day, $90 for three, $110 to include camping.

* Bobby Stone Film Series continues with "Grease" at 7 p.m. Friday, "Chinatown" at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and "Hairspray" at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Tickets are $10-$12. The weekly kiddie matinee, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, is "The Princess and the Frog." Tickets are $5.

* The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., will host 10,000 Days, a Tool tribute, on Friday and Lost Dog Street Band, with Matt Heckler, on Saturday. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20-$25 Friday, $25 Saturday.

* Free Fishing Day, when anyone can fish at a public waterway without a license, is Saturday in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. In Hamilton County, fishing rodeos for kids are scheduled in Lakesite (8-11 a.m., ages 1-15) and East Ridge (9 a.m.-1 p.m., up to age 17). Details at,,

* Kayak history tour: National Park Partners and Outdoor Chattanooga will team for a free kayak tour of Battle of Chickamauga sites at 9 a.m. Saturday, paddling from Lee and Gordon's Mills to Dalton Ford inside the battlefield. Directions to the launch site will be given with confirmed reservations. Some kayak experience is recommended, and participants must be at least 14 years old and know how to swim.

* Record Store Day, a celebration of independently owned record stores, is Saturday. In the Chattanooga area, For the Record (410 Northgate Mall), McKay Used Books & CDs (7734 Lee Highway), Inherent Records (40 Frazier Ave.) and Yellow Jacket Records (2311 E. Main St.) are planning promotions and special releases.

* Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St., will celebrate its recent Double Gold medal win at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition during World Gin Day on Saturday. Cocktail specials will be offered all day (11 a.m.-11 p.m.), and Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers will perform from 7-10 p.m., highlighting some of Bessie Smith's gin songs.

* World Wide Knit in Public Day will be observed by the Collegedale Public Library's String Theory Club noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Imagination Station Pavilion behind the library, 9318 Apison Pike. If you don't knit, you can bring a crochet, cross stitch or other needlework project.

* Riverfront Nights welcomes Grammy-nominated Memphis soul band Southern Avenue on Saturday, with local band LVNDR opening. Music starts at 7 p.m. at Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Free admission.

* Waves on the Water, a concert featuring Nashville acts Thompson Square, Jerrod Niemann and Anita Cochran, is 7:30 p.m. CDT Saturday in the Honeysuckle Pavilion at Twin Creeks Marina & Resort, 91 Slip-A Way, Winchester, Tennessee. Tickets: $35-$75. Proceeds benefit Cochran's Love Anchors Fund to fight breast cancer.

* Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., will feature Chattanooga Americana artist Nathan Bell with Nashville's Annie Mosher in the garden at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

* NPC Battle at the River, a national qualifier for the National Physique Committee championships, includes a show at 5 p.m. Saturday to see the bodybuilders in action. Tickets are $41.50 and $61.50.

* International Axe Throwing Day on Sunday will be celebrated at two Chattanooga-area locations that specialize in the sport. Craft Axe Throwing, 619 Camp Jordan Parkway, will be open 2-9 p.m. with a competition to see who can throw the most bullseyes in a row. Throwers will be attempting a new World Axe Throwing League record, which stands at 406 participants around the world throwing axes simultaneously. Throwing will be half price ($10) as part of the celebration. Civil Axe Throwing, 409 Market St., also will offer half-price throwing ($10) 1-9:30 p.m. Sunday.,

* Northshore Karass Performing Arts Series continues Tuesday with Counterpoint Trio in the Circle Theatre at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Members are Gordon Inman (clarinet), J.P. Brian-Slack (violin) and Tim Henson-Hinck (piano). Dillon Davis of Chattanooga Ballet will dance during Henson-Hinck's composition of "Old Man With Turnip." Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students.

* Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tennessee, is featuring "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel" through June 24 and will open "Driving Miss Daisy" on Tuesday. Call 931-484-5000 for showtimes and tickets.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.