The Tri-State Home Show and the Houston Antiques Show & Sale should be big draws this weekend. As should English rocker Dave Mason who broke through with the band Traffic in the late 1960s, and Ryan Hurd, half of the Nashville power couple behind the Grammy-nominated “Chasing After You” (with wife Maren Morris). And Thursday is your last chance to see “Rent” before the Broadway production leaves Chattanooga on its 25th anniversary farewell tour.
Be advised that a meeting of the Tri-State Bluebird Society originally set for Sunday has been postponed until March 13.
Here’s a chronology of what’s happening. Find more events at ChattanoogaNow.com.
— Songbirds, 35 Station St., has two shows this weekend. Retro rocker Neal Francis plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, with Emily Wolfe opening. Tickets are $18. Serbian-born blues singer and guitarist Ana Popovic performs at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $30-$50. songbirdsfoundation.org
— Jericho Brass Band, a British-style brass band, will go “Around the World in Song & Sound” at 7 p.m. Friday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Admission is free. jerichobrassband.org
— Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents “Disney in Concert: Magic Music From the Movies” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. The concert features four vocalists singing the standards and projected video clips from iconic films. Tickets are $15-$85. chattanoogasymphony.org
— The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., has two shows on the horizon. Ryan Hurd, who is nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award (New Male Artist of the Year) and Grammy Award (Best Country Duo/Group Performance), performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, with Conner Smith opening. Tickets are $20-$40. Prog-rock band Coheed and Cambria stops on the Great Destroyer Tour at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with Sheer Mag opening. Tickets are $35-$85. thesignaltn.com
— Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., has two upcoming shows. English singer/songwriter Dave Mason (“We Just Disagree”) stops on his World in Changes tour at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $45-$65. Folk/pop artist Mat Kearney plays at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with Jordy Searcy opening. Tickets are $30-$40. tivolichattanooga.com
— Choral Evensong, featuring the combined choirs of St. Paul’s, Grace, Good Shepherd and St. Timothy’s Episcopal churches, will be presented 4-5 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Donations will benefit Metropolitan Ministries, a nonprofit ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee. stpaulschatt.org
— Red Back Hymnal Singing, led by local musicians in celebration of Black History Month, is 5-6 p.m. Sunday at the Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. museumcenter.org
— String Theory welcomes the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for a “Magical Schubert” concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. An Art Connections tour, relating pieces of art to the Austrian composer’s music, will begin at 5:30 p.m. Performing will be pianists Gloria Chien and Alessio Bax, volinist Ben Beilman and cellist David Requiro. Selections include “Fantasie in F Minor,” a four-hands piano duet. Tickets are $10-$45. stringtheorymusic.org
— Mardi Gras at Cambridge Square, a concert of Dixieland standards by the Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie Jazz Band, is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at 9453 Bradmore Lane in Ooltewah. King cake will be served. Facebook.com/Events
— MacDowell Music Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Performing will be Sandy Morris (flute), Michael Mays (vocals), Jim Martin (handbells) and Joy Mays (piano). Admission is free.
Weekend shows in Chattanooga area cater to homeowners, lovers of antiques
— Artist talk: Nashville-based artist Kristine Potter, whose “Dark Waters” is on view at the ICA@UTC, will speak about her lens-based work 6-7 p.m. Thursday in Room 201 of the Card Family Auditorium in the Engineering, Math and Computer Science Building, 735 Vine St. on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. The Institute of Contemporary Art galleries, across Vine Street in the Fine Arts Center, will be open until 8 p.m. so visitors may view her work after her talk. Admission is free. icachatt.org
— Art auction: Downside Up, 621 E. 11th St., will raise funds for its mission to support families who have children with disabilities, with an art auction 3-5 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a performance by Be the Change Youth Initiative and coffee from Be Caffeinated. Tickets are $10-$15. downsideupinc.org
— Double Shot Art Show, featuring works by Eric Keller, Julius Hubbard, Matt Welch, Jerett Offutt and Rik Hermann, concludes 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the WanderLinger Art Gallery, 1208 King St. Artist talks will begin at 7:15 p.m. Somersault String Trio will provide music. The WanderLinger gallery hosts free local art shows each month. Rik@WanderLinger.com
— Art reception: Ukrainian artist Victoria Kalaichi has works on view through March (by appointment) at Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. An opening reception for her solo exhibition and sale, titled “Reflections of the Soul,” is 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday. During her time in Chattanooga, she will teach a two-day classical figure-painting workshop assisted by her husband and fellow painter, Denis Sarazhin. townsendatelier.com
— Stitches in Time, the annual quilt show at the Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St. in Cleveland, Tennessee, is next week. Area quilters who wish to display their works may drop off entries through Friday. This year’s challenge is for log cabin quilts, but there are several other categories. Opening day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, includes a community-service sewing day when the Cherokee Blossom Quilt Guild will welcome visitors to work on sewing projects for the veterans home, Isaiah House and other ministries. Single-day admission is $9; four-day passes are $15. museumcenter.org
— “Rent,” a rock opera about a year in the life of a group of bohemians living in New York’s East Village, has its final Chattanooga performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Tickets are $38-$78. tivolichattanooga.com
— “Cry It Out,” presented by the UTC Theatre Company, continues in the Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. The contemporary comedy about three new mothers starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10-$12. utc.edu/arts-and-sciences/theatre
— “The Seed of Greed,” a Lee University Opera Theatre production based on the story of Hansel and Gretel, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Dixon Center, 1053 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tennessee The performers will be accompanied by live music. Tickets are $5-$8. Eventbrite.com
— “See Rock City,” a Hilltop Players production, opens this weekend at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30 p.m. March 2-5 in Brock Hall, 825 Bryan Drive. Arlene Hutton’s play follows a married couple through the end of World War II. Tickets are $12. Eventbrite.com
— “Aladdin Jr.,” a Youth Theatre production of the Disney story, plays its final weekend at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Shows start at 7 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12-$15. theatrecentre.com
— “The Father,” a play that explores the world through the eyes of a dementia patient, will be presented this weekend at Tennessee Valley Theatre, 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tennessee. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association. tennesseevalleytheatre.com
— “Steel Magnolias,” presented by Yellow Dragon Productions, is in its final weekend at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle. The 1989 movie was based on this Robert Harling play. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$16. yellowdragonproductions.org
OUT & ABOUT
— Tree walks: Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road, has two walks in the works. Winter Tree ID for adults, a chance to learn about the property’s conifers and bottomland hardwoods, is 10 a.m.-noon Thursday. Cost is $5. An outing called “Pine Trees Get No Respect” is 1-3 p.m. Wednesday. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. chattanoogaaudubon.org
— Night glide, three hours of disco rollerskating for ages 18 and older, returns to The Arts Avenue, 1800 Rossville Ave., 7-10 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10. Skate rental from Moonlight Roller is $7. theartsave.com
— Mardi Gras Gala: This 10th annual event benefiting the Chambliss Center for Children is 7-11 p.m. Friday at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Festivities include a parade led by King and Queen Jay and Cynthia Dale, plus Cajun-inspired food, cocktails, Dixieland jazz by the Ralph Miller Quartet and a DJ dance party. Cost is $70 for individuals, $125 for couples, $750-$1,250 for krewe tables. chamblisscenter.org
— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., welcomes Gene Moore for shows at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $17-$19. An Open Mic Night for regional talent is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $7. thecomedycatch.com
— Houston Museum Antiques Show & Sale, a fundraiser for the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Read House Hotel, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Highlights include an appraisal fair [by reservation] by Clements Auctions and on-site glass and ceramic repair by Antique Restoration Studio of Atlanta. The $10 ticket is good all three days. For first dibs on the finds, attend the preview party 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The $80 ticket includes wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and show admission; call 423-267-7176 for reservations. To make an appointment for Saturday’s appraisal fair, call 1-866-425-3636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The charge is $25 per item, $70 for up to three. Cash, card and check payments will be accepted day of. thehoustonmuseum.org
— Tri-State Home Show, an expo of products, services and advice for all aspects of homeownership, including buying, selling, building, remodeling and landscaping, is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Admission is $10 daily or $16 for a three-day pass; free for ages 16 and under. A portion of proceeds will go to local chapters of the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, and you can get a $1 ticket discount if you bring a canned good for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The show is coordinated by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga. homeshowchattanooga.com
— Day of Gardening, presented by Tennessee Garden Clubs, District III, is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave., East Ridge. (Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.). John T. Manion, arboretum curator at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, will give the keynote address, followed by a choice of classes related to the theme, “Top Gardening Trends,” and a silent auction. Cost is $35 at the door, which includes a catered lunch. mghc.org
— Pickup for a Pint, a litter pickup effort in which WanderLinger Brewing Co. rewards volunteers with a free pint, is 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Participants will meet at the brewery, 1208 King St., then head to the Suck Creek area. The effort is open to all ages, but you must be 21 or older to trade your labor for a beer. wanderlinger.com
— Black-Owned Business Expo, showcasing products from more than 30 local vendors, is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Rise Chattanooga will present a live performance by Jermaine Purifory, a contestant on Season 9 of “American Idol” and a longtime member of Lee University’s a cappella group Voices of Lee, at 1 p.m. on the Center Court stage. hamiltonplace.com
— Bobby Stone Film Series: Something wicked this way comes. The Shakespeare-inspired “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” which is nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Denzel Washington, will be screened at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. The weekly tribute to Sidney Poitier continues at 2 p.m. Sunday with “Stir Crazy,” starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Poitier directed the 1980 crime caper. Tickets are $10-$12. tivolichattanooga.com
— Chattanooga Jewish Documentary Film Series continues next week with “Outremont and the Hasidim,” about the challenges of accommodating the self-isolated community of ultra-orthodox Jews living in the affluent Montreal borough of Outremont. The film will be available for streaming for 72 hours starting at noon Tuesday. Cost is $12. Register for a log-in code. jewishchattanooga.com
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