Aug. 11, 5-8 p.m.
The DAV Monthly Car Show is the second Saturday of every month, April through September, from 5-8 p.m. The big Annual Car Show is the second Saturday of October, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is the day of the event. Cost is $15. The show will be held outside Dunham's Sports. Come to see vintage cars and trucks! The show is free for spectators.
Bradley Square Mall
200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland TN 37312
• Beck Cultural Exchange Center Red Carpet Jubilee
Aug. 8, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Showtime at 6:30
In remembrance of the history of emancipation in Tennessee, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center announces its fourth annual Eighth of August Jubilee. The 2018 Eighth of August Red Carpet Jubilee Documentary event is Wednesday, Aug. 8 with a VIP Reception beginning at 4 p.m., followed by general admission at 5:30 and event at 6:30, at the Historic Tennessee Theatre in Downtown Knoxville. The Special Feature Documentary is a new film debuting in Knoxville titled “Black, White & U.S.” The special guests for the evening are the film’s creator, Loki Mulholland, along with Civil Rights icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. The entire community is invited, and groups are encouraged to attend.
604 South Gay St., Knoxville TN 37902
• Art’s Meow: An Art Show and Sale to Benefit The Alice Fund
Aug. 8, 5-8 p.m.
Art’s Meow is an art show and sale to benefit The Alice Fund, the Chattanooga-based nonprofit that provides medical care and supplies for cats in the Hamilton County and surrounding areas. The show will open Friday, August 3, 5 to 8 p.m., in the Exum Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. 7th Street, Chattanooga, and will feature works by area artists, along with a reception. The show and sale run through September 2 and can be viewed Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exum Gallery at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
305 W. Seventh St., Chattanooga TN 37402
• 'Farm & Fun Time'
Aug. 9, 7 to 9 p.m.
Radio Bristol presents the ever-so-entertaining "Farm & Fun Time" variety show, live from the Birthplace of the Country Music Museum, featuring musical guests Che Apalaché and Jesse Lege and the Old Fashioned Aces, plus "Farm & Fun Time" house band Bill & the Belles. Tickets are $30.
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol VA 24201
• LSD Tour: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes and Dwight Yoakam
Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.
American rock, folk blues and country music singers Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes and Dwight Yoakam take the stage at Ascend Amphiteater in Nashville on Sunday, Aug. 12. Tickets range from $22 to $114.
310 1st Ave. S., Nashville TN 37201
• Summerville Steam Special
Aug. 11, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
These vintage trains follow the historic route from Grand Junction Station in Chattanooga to Summerville, Georgia. It crosses the Tennessee-Georgia state line in Rossville, Georgia, traveling past Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park and through the towns of Chickamauga, Rock Spring, LaFayette and Trion, with turnaround in Summerville. Departure for the all-day trip is 9 a.m., with return at about 6 p.m. A Kid-A-Palooza and Lyerly United Methodist Car Show i planned in Summerville during the layover.
For Autumn trips, fall colors are usually a highlight outside the train, while a dining car luncheon, complete with chinaware, is served inside dining car Travelers Fare. During the approximately 75-minute layover in Summerville, passengers will be able to explore the town and adjacent Dowdy Park with its historic turntable. The locomotive will be rotated on this turntable, serviced and watered for its return trip to Chattanooga. Locomotive power is expected to be the recently restored ex-Southern No. 4501. Tickets are $70-$190.
Tennessee Valley Railroad
4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga TN 37421
• Smokey Robinson
Grammy Award winner Smokey Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as, “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.” This special performance is a fundraising event for Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City. The hospital serves more than 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region. The 69-bed children's hospital is staffed by pediatric experts with a goal of providing safe and child-friendly care that is centered on the patient and the family. Tickets are $100 for balcony seats, $125 for mezzanine seats, $150 for orchestra seats and $250 for VIP ParTee event.
Niswonger Performing Arts Center
212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville TN 37745
• Ocoee Theatre Auditions for 'Hands on a Hardbody'
Aug 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Aug 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Ocoee Theatre is having auditions for Tony Award-nominated musical Hands on a Hardbody. The script is based on a true story about an endurance contest to win a new pickup truck. The contestant who keeps his hands on the truck the longest wins the pickup. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? But not when you’re up against people vying for the same coveted prize, each with a different motivation. With the help of rousing and poignant musical numbers, the show and the contestants really come to life!
The script calls for an eclectic cast of 15 characters with various backgrounds, ethnicity, and ages. The director will be filling nine male and six female roles from late teen to mature in age. No experience necessary. However, candidates should be able to express themselves freely and enjoy singing on stage. Auditions will be held in the Community Room of the Cleveland Bradley Library in Cleveland. see www.ocoeetheatreguild.com for more details.