Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including new festival Rock the Riverfront)

Here’s this week’s planner of Chattanooga-area events. Search for more events by category on our events page.



— The Tri-State Home Show and Houston Antiques Show & Sale are in their final day Sunday. The Home Show is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 ($9 if you bring a canned good to donate to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank). The Chattanooga Convention Center is filled with products, services and experts who can guide through all aspects of homeownership. The Houston show is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts. It’s open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Read House Hotel. (More details in the calendar).



— Add a new festival to your to-do list. Rock the Riverfront can be enjoyed daily March 4 through April 3, primarily at an interactive art installation, called Impulse, where you can rock back and forth on oversize seesaws. There will be extra entertainment each weekend, including the inaugural Light Up Chatt walking lantern parade, St. Patrick’s Day activities, an equinox celebration, a musical tribute to Women’s History Month and an artist market featuring creatives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.




THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central.

— March 5: The Del McCoury Band, 7 p.m. $40-$345.

— March 6: The Mavericks, with Sweet Lizzy Project, 6 p.m. $59-$292.

CHATTANOOGA MUSIC CLUB — Applications due by March 1 for competitive scholarship auditions to be held at 2 p.m. March 20 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Open to high school seniors living within a 40-mile radius of Chattanooga who plan to major in or study classical music in college. Rules and forms online:

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola Highway. “A Night at the Movies” by the Symphonic Band, featuring students of Chattanooga State, Collegiate High, STEM School of Chattanooga and community volunteers, 7:30 p.m. March 3. Free. 423-697-2460

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Beethoven’s Eroica, 7:30 p.m. March 3. $15-$90.

COLLEGEDALE COMMUNITY CHURCH — 9305 Four Corners Place. Annie Moses Band, sibling ensemble that fuses classical and roots music, in concert with East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 5. Free, but ticket is required for admission. RSVP:

LEE UNIVERSITY — Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Choral Union presents “Gratias: Songs of Thanksgiving,” 7:30 p.m. March 3. Includes music by Bach, Barrett, Byrd, Forrest, Hogan and Holst. Free. To stream: leeulive

MACDOWELL MUSIC CLUB — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Performances by Sandy Morris (flute), Michael Mays (vocals), Jim Martin (handbells) and Joy Mays (piano), 10:30 a.m. March 2. Free.

MARDI GRAS AT CAMBRIDGE SQUARE — 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah. Concert of Dixieland standards by the Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie Jazz Band, 6-8 p.m. March 1. Includes king cake.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Paul Belcher Gospel Revue, with Triumphant Quartet, Karen Peck and New River, The Inspirations and Primitive Quartet, 6 p.m. March 5. $20-$25.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Red Back Hymnal Singing, led by local musicians in celebration of Black History Month, 5-6 p.m. Feb. 27. A love offering will be collected.

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 305 W. Seventh St. Choral Evensong, featuring the combined choirs of St. Paul’s, Grace, Good Shepherd and St. Timothy’s Episcopal churches, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 27. Donations benefit Metropolitan Ministries.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— March 1: Coheed and Cambria on Great Destroyer Tour, with Sheer Mag, 8 p.m. $35-$85.

— March 3: The Happy Fits, with Sarah and the Sundays, 8 p.m. $18.

— March 4: The Dropkick Murphys on St. Patrick’s Day tour, with the Bombpops, The Rumjacks and Jesse Ahern, 7 p.m., sold out.

— March 5: Flatland Cavalry, with Jake Worthington and Keller Cox, 8 p.m. $22-$40.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. An Evening With Joe Robinson,7 p.m. March 5. $20.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive East. Symphony Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. March 6. Includes music by Bernstein, Mahler and Mozart. Free. Livestream:

STRING THEORY — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. “Magical Schubert” concert with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 6:30 p.m. March 1. Preceded by Art Connections tour of the gallery at 5:30 p.m. $10-$45.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave.

— March 2: Mat Kearney, with Jordy Searcy, 8 p.m. $30-$40.

— March 3: Home Free on the Dive Bar Saints World Tour, 8 p.m. $39-$59.

— March 4: Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group, 7:30 p.m. $69-$99.



AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. “Fast Forward” by North Georgia artist Jeff Delude, through Feb. 27. 423-648-9367

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Community art show, “Waiting and Watching,” through March 27.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Winter show by Photographic Society of Chattanooga, through April 18.

ICA AT UTC — Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. U.S. debut of Kristine Potter’s 2015-present series of gelatin silver photographs, “Dark Waters,” through March 19.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave.

— Through Feb. 28: “I Love Chattanooga,” paintings and photography.

— March 1-5: “Garden Personality,” paintings by Lora Miller. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. March 4.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. “Imagine” by 17 artists of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga and Regional Art Alliance, through March 22. 423-266-1766

SODDY-DAISY COMMUNITY LIBRARY — 9619 Dayton Pike. Wild Bookmark Art Contest for any Hamilton County resident to design an original 8.5- by 2.5-inch work showing their interpretation of “wild,” through March 11. Four age groups (kindergarten through adult). Art classes will run in conjunction with the contest. Winners receive cash prizes and bookmarks printed for distribution to schools and library patrons.

SONGBIRDS GUITAR & POP CULTURE MUSEUM — 35 Station St. Black History Month exhibits, “The Big 9” and “The Impressions: From the Big 9 to the World Stage.” $15 adults, $12 children 5-12.

STITCHES IN TIME — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. The 22nd annual quilt show includes vendor booths, demonstrations, community engagement. $9 single day, $15 four-day pass.

— March 2: Community Service Sewing Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Join Cherokee Blossom Quilt Guild to work on projects for the veterans home, Isaiah House and other ministries.

— March 3: Lunchtime program with Project Free2Fly to learn about the residents’ quilted “shackets” (shirt/jacket crossover), noon-1 p.m. (show hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m.). Bring your own lunch or register for $15 box lunch.

— March 4: K-Cut Quilt Blocks Workshop, 2-4 p.m. (show hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Purchase a $29 kit to participate at Hyderhangout, 219 First St. NE, Cleveland.

— March 5: Family Fun Day with hands-on quilting demonstrations, children’s activities and bed-turnings (quilt histories).

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St. Debut of “The Black Bible” by Charlie Newton before it tours, through March 12.

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. “Reflections of the Soul,’ solo exhibition by Ukrainian artist Victoria Kalaichi, through March 31 (by appointment).

WANDERLINGER GALLERY — WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Deadline is March 5 for “Big Lebowski”-themed art show on April 2. Up to three entries per artist. Apply with images to

WOMEN IN HISTORY: FROM THEN TO NOW SHOWCASE — The Arts Avenue, 1800 Rossville Ave. Collaboration by preprofessional artists in project installations, 2-D and 3-D visual art, theater and dance in honor of Women’s History Month, March 5. Tours start at 7 p.m., performances at 8 p.m. Must be 16 to attend, 21 for adult beverages.



CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. “Aladdin Jr.,” a Youth Theatre production of the Disney story, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (final show). $12-$15.

HILLTOP PLAYERS — Bryan College’s Brock Hall, 825 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tenn. “See Rock City,” about a married couple in World War II, 7:30 p.m. March 2-5. $12.

LEE UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE — Dixon Center, 1053 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. “The Seed of Greed,” based on the story of Hansel and Gretel, 3 p.m. Feb. 27 (final performance). $5-$8.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn.

— Feb. 27: “The Father,” a play that explores the world through the eyes of a dementia patient, 2 p.m. Free admission; donations accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association.

— Feb. 28-March 1: Auditions (for ages 18 and older) for “12 Incompetent Jurors,” a parody of “12 Angry Men,” 6-8 p.m. (Show dates April 23-May 1.)

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. “Menopause: The Musical,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. March 5. $45-$55.

YELLOW DRAGON PRODUCTIONS — St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle. “Steel Magnolias,” the play on which the 1989 movie was based, 2 p.m. Feb. 27 (final show). $10-$16.



A’MUSEUM — Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. Adults-only fundraiser with “Hard Hats Required” theme, highlighting the renovations underway at the children’s museum, with tours, music and dancing, 7-11 p.m. March 5. $125 general, $175 VIP.

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION — Pine Tree Park at Soddy Lake (just north of fire station No. 2, 11651 Dayton Pike). Inaugural event by Keep Soddy-Daisy Beautiful seeks help to plant hardwood and flowering trees, 9 a.m.-noon March 5. Free pizza for volunteers. To volunteer or donate:

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Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / James Kubicek of Douglasville, Ga., sets up his table at last year’s Tennessee State Numismatic Society show at Camp Jordan Arena. This year’s show is March 4-6.

COIN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Tennessee State Numismatic Society show for collectors and dealers of coins, related items and jewelry, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 4-5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6. Young Numismatists program, with giveaways, at 1 p.m. March 5. Free admission.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— March 2: Open Mic Night for regional talents, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— March 4-5: Jerry Harvey, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. both nights. $17-$19.

COMPUTER SKILLS CLASS — Edney Building, 1100 Market St. Free basic course includes internet resources, online safety and using Google apps, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays March 2-30. Class size is limited: Registration: 423-521-2071,

ERLANGER’S DINNER OF DISTINCTION — Westin Hotel ballroom, 801 Pine St. Eighteenth annual event will honor Drs. Richard Alvarez, Frank Adkins and Donald Barker and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, 5:30 p.m. March 4. Sold out.

HOUSTON MUSEUM ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE — Read House Hotel, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Fundraiser for Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 27 (last day). Includes on-site glass and ceramic repair by Antique Restoration Studio of Atlanta. $10.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Must register for events.

— Feb. 27: Edible Mushrooms, hands-on class to grow your own, noon-4 p.m. $55-$65.

— March 5-26 (Saturdays): Wild About Wildflowers outings, 1-3 p.m. $15-$20.

ROCK THE RIVERFRONT — Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Features Impulse interactive art installation of lighted seesaws for daily use, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 4-April 3. Features music on SoundCorps Sidewalk Stages each Wednesday and Thursday; additional entertainment on weekends includes oversize games, art vendors, food trucks and adult beverages.

— March 4: Opening day for Impulse seesaws, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. DJ Corleone Tone at 6 p.m. on main stage.

— March 5: Music by Pandora’s Box on main stage, Moonlight Roller skate rental on Riverfront Parkway; Light Up Chatt Lantern Parade at 6:30 p.m.

— March 6: Rock ‘N Cheer for the Chattanooga Marathon to cheer on runners at mile 3 and 17; DJ music with MillionDollaMan Keenan Daniels on main stage; art vendors and food trucks open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Impulse seesaws open early at 8 a.m.

SCENIC CITY RUMBLE — Soddy-Daisy High School, 618 Sequoyah Access Road. Features seven matches with wrestlers from 12 states, including AJ Gray, ranked among the Top 50 wrestlers last year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Independent World Wrestling Television world champion AC Mack and Soddy-Daisy High’s Jaden Newman and former National Wrestling Alliance world heavyweight champion Jax Dane, 7:30 p.m. March 5. $10-$20 (free for kids under 10). Proceeds support Soddy-Daisy High School athletics.

TREE WALK — Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. “Pine Trees Get No Respect,” 1-3 p.m. March 2. $5 members, $10 nonmembers.

TRI-STATE HOME SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Expo of products, services and advice for all aspects of homeownership, including buying, selling, building, remodeling, and landscaping, organized by Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 (last day). $10; free for ages 16 and under ($1 ticket discount with donation of canned good to Chattanooga Area Food Bank). Portion of proceeds goes to local chapters of the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

WEED WRANGLE — Various locations. One-day, areawide volunteer effort to help rescue public parks and greenspaces from non-native invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants, March 5. Primary contact: Will Wilson, 706-866-9241, ext. 137. Participating locations:



BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. $10-$12.

— Feb. 27: “Stir Crazy,” 2 p.m.

— March 6: “To Sir, With Love,” 2 p.m.; “The Defiant Ones,” 6 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES — Virtual screenings of “Outremont and the Hasidim,” available for 72 hours March 1-4 (noon to noon). Register for log-in code.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.

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