168 events to take in around the Scenic City. Check current.timesfreepress.com for updated listings throughout the year.
25: Final day of Siege at Bridgeport re-enactment
25: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Chamber concert, “Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4,” at Tivoli Theatre
25: The Chapel Band in U-Church series at Lee University
28: Vintage on View fashion show, benefiting Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, at the Walden Club
28: Unbought and Unbossed Awards Breakfast at The Chattanoogan benefiting Girls Inc. of Chattanooga
29: B.B. King at Tivoli Theatre
29: David Peterson’s 1946 at Barking Legs Theater
29: Final night of competition in McKay’s Road to Nightfall at Rhythm & Brews
29: Brown Bag Dances at Chattanooga State Community College
29: Opera Theater at Chattanooga State Community College
29-31: Etta May at The Comedy Catch
29-31: “Ramona Quimby” by Largesse Productions, at Catoosa County Colonnade, Ringgold. Ga.
30: Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater, Trenton, Ga., opens for season
30-31: Comedian Claude Stuart at Vaudeville Cafe
30-31: 27th annual Quilt Show at Homemakers Building, Geraldine, Ala.
30-31: Writers Conference, featuring Amy Greene, at The Art Center, Blue Ridge, Ga.
30-4/1: 25th annual Marie Humphreys Spring Wildflower Festival & Native Plant Sale at Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center
31: Southern Association for Performance Arts championships (color guard/percussion) at McKenzie Arena
31-4/1: Chattanooga Powwow on the River, hosted by Native American Services of Tennessee, at First Tennessee Pavilion
31-4/1: Skwalking Heads Theater’s “How To Eat Like a Child” at Mountain Arts Community Center, Signal Mountain
2-17: “I Wasn’t No Hero: Stories From Those Who Fought World War II” (Circle) at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
3: Turtle Island Quartet in Patten Performances series at UTC Fine Arts Center
3: Zeds Dead — The Living Dead Tour with Omarlinx, with araabMuzik XI opening, at Track 29
3: 75 Days of Fun (75th anniversary celebration) starts at Chattanooga Zoo
5: Chattanooga Lookouts season opener vs. the Tennessee Smokies
5: Trevor Dunn’s Endangered Blood at Barking Legs Theater
5-7: Comedy Showcase (regional talents) at The Comedy Catch
5-7: ASI South Spring Conference at Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center, Dalton, Ga.
6: Casting Crowns on Come to the Well tour, with Matthew West, Royal Tailor and Lindsay McCaul, at McKenzie Arena
6: Of Montreal, with Kishi Bashi and Loney Dear, at Track 29
6: Opening day at Lake Winnepesaukah
6-7: Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, on Paper Airplane tour at Tivoli
6-7: Comedian Ken Evans at Vaudeville Cafe
7: Dan Landrum and Stephen Seifert in concert at Mountain Arts Community Center, Signal Mountain
9-13: Chattanooga State Humanities Department’s first installment of Writers@Work series, featuring “To Dance With the White Dog” author Terry Kay
10-14: UTC Theatre presents “The Winter’s Tale” in Fine Arts Center
11: Straight No Chaser at Tivoli Theatre
12: Shpongle at Track 29
12: Great Locomotive Chase sesquicentennial events at Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Ga.
12-15: Felicia Michaels at The Comedy Catch
13: Bobby Horton in Black Box Concert Series at The Arts Center, Athens, Tenn.
13-14: Comedian Vince Morris at Vaudeville Cafe
13-15: “Toy School” (Youth) at Dalton Little Theatre
13-22: HATCH 2012 festival
13-29: Winning play (Mainstage) and runners-up (Circle) in Biennial Festival of New Plays at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
13-6/15: “Cowboys” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
14: Palate 2 Palette: Bubbles & Sweets gallery tour of Southside and The Willie Kitchens Band, at Track 29
14: Contra dance at All Saints Academy, featuring Free Association from Atlanta and caller Andrea Nettleton
14: Dalton Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Great Locomotive Chase 150th anniversary tour
14: New York chamber orchestra The Knights (with Brooklyn Rider) in Sewanee Performing Arts Series at University of the South
14-15: Sandy Webster teaches “Building Boxes: Creative Spaces for Small Collections” workshop at Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, Ga.
14-15: Camp McDonald: A Living History Weekend, part of Great Locomotive Chase sesquicentennial events at Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Ga.
14-15, 19-21: Lee University Theatre presents “See How They Run” in Dixon Center auditorium
17: Galactic, with special guests Corey Glover and Corey Henry, at Track 29
18: Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation presents Odyssey 2012 at Chattanooga Convention Center, with guest speaker Michele Norris, benefiting Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
19: Final String Theory at the Hunter performance, featuring Erin Keefe (violin), Meg Freivogel (violin), Kristopher Tong (violin), Sean Lee (violin/viola), Sunmi Chang (violin/viola), Maiya Papach (viola), Daniel McDonough (cello), Raman Ramakrishnan (cello) and guest speaker Patrick Castillo
19: Sunset Concert Series at North River Civic Center, featuring the Senior Neighbors Orchestra
19-22: James Sibley at The Comedy Catch
19-29: “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” at The Arts Center, Athens, Tenn.
20: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Pops concert, “The Piano Men: The Music of Elton John & Billy Joel,” starring Jim Witter, at Tivoli Theatre
20: The Dismembered Tennesseans in Covenant Arts series at Covenant College
20: Dailey & Vincent at Collins Elementary School, Scottsboro, Ala.
20: Chair-ies Jubilee, “AnTweaks Roadshow,” presented by Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
21: Jill Andrews in concert at Mountain Arts Community Center, Signal Mountain
21: City of Chattanooga Spring Fest: Outdoor Expo and Gear Swap
21: “Brassamataz” concert by Southern Stars Symphonic Brass, featuring Nashville entertainer Buddy Greene, at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
22: Punch Brothers, featuring Chris Thile, at Track 29
22: Gungor in U-Church series at Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn.
24: Shen Yun World Tour at Tivoli Theatre
26: “From the Top” with host Christopher O’Riley at Tivoli Theatre to record NPR radio broadcast
26-28: “Wonderland” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
26-29: Michael Mack at The Comedy Catch
27: The Dirty Guv’nahs, with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors opening, at Track 29
27: Women of Distinction awards luncheon, for American Lung Association of Tennessee, at Chattanooga Convention Center
27: Wine and Pearls, benefiting The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge Medical Center, at The Mill
27-29: Georgia Numismatic Coin Show at Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center
28: Uptown Big Band, featuring Michael Smith and Rebecca Mathis, in concert at Mountain Arts Community Center, Signal Mountain
28: Contra dance at All Saints Academy, featuring North-South Railroad from New Hampshire and caller Rickey Holt
28: Carrie Hassler in Main Street show in Dunlap, Tenn.
28: Coin show at Rhea County Welcome Center, Dayton, Tenn.
28: Sewaneroo at Lake Cheston Amphitheater, Sewanee, Tenn.
28-29: National Cornbread Festival, South Pittsburg, Tenn.
30: Cleveland-Bradley Concert Association presents the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei
2-4: Tennessee Bike Summit
3-4: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Masterworks concert, “Bela & Bela,” starring Bela Fleck, at Tivoli Theatre
3-5: 22nd annual Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival at Raccoon Mountain Campground
4: Legends and Leaders Dinner at Chattanooga Golf and Country Club
4: Trion High School Steel Drum Band concert at Little River Canyon Center, Ala.
4-5: Henry Cho at The Comedy Catch
4-6: International Dogwood Festival, Winchester, Tenn.
4-20: “Stellaluna” (Youth) at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
5: Canyon Fiesta at Little River Canyon Center
6: WWE’s Raw World Tour at McKenzie Arena
7-12: Chattanooga District Senior Olympics
8-12: Tennessee Strawberry Festival, Dayton, Tenn.
8-12: “Seussical” at Tennessee Valley Theatre, Spring City, Tenn.
10-19: “Daughters of the Lone Star State” at Dalton Little Theatre
10-8/4: “Smoke on the Mountain” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
11: Nightfall opens season at Miller Plaza
11-12: Chattanooga Ballet’s Choreographers Concert at UTC Fine Arts Center
12: Contra dance at All Saints Academy, featuring Peavine Creek from Atlanta and caller Doug Singleton
12: Crossroads to the Arts festival, Rainsville, Ala.
15: Leslie Jordan headlines Tuesday Night Live fundraiser at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
17: An Evening With Pierre Bensusan at Barking Legs Theater
17-20: U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale
18: Sunset Concert Series at North River Civic Center, featuring The Gentlemen’s Jazz Quartet
18-6/16: Bob Gunton in “Walking on Water: An Evening of Musical Theater and Song” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
19: Children’s Hospital Dragon Boat Festival at Chickamauga Dam
19: National Moofest, featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Athens, Tenn.
19-20: Battle of Resaca re-enactment, Resaca, Ga.
19-20: Mentone, Ala., Rhododendron Festival
20: “Come Away, Love” by Choral Arts of Chattanooga at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church
25-27: Thunder on the Rock, Monteagle, Tenn.
25-28: Perpetual Groove’s Amberland festival at Cherokee Farms, LaFayette, Ga.
26-27: Springs Arts in the Park festival, Blue Ridge, Ga.
27: Harrison Ruritan Club car show
31: “An Evening With Yanni” at Memorial Auditorium
31: “See Rock City” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
1: Todd Snider and Justin Townes Earle at Track 29
1: Regie Hamm at Memorial Auditorium
2: Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ 100th Anniversary Chattanooga Bridgefest
7-10: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, Tenn.
8-16: Riverbend Festival
14-23: “Nunsense A-Men” at Dalton Little Theatre
15: Sunset Concert Series at North River Civic Center, featuring River City Red Hot Dixieland Band
15-7/14: “Hair” (Circle) at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
16: 75th Anniversary Celebration at Chattanooga Zoo
18-20: Early V8 Club at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee
22-23, 29-30: “Honk!,” by Ever After Productions, at Catoosa County Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga.
22: “The Music Man” opens at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
23-7/22: Sewanee Summer Music Festival at University of the South
28: Confederate Railroad at Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre, Ringgold
4: Sand Mountain Potato Festival
6-28: Signal Mountain Playhouse summer production at SMP amphitheater
12: Trevor Watts & Veryan Weston at Barking Legs Theater
13-15, 20-22: “Second Samuel” at Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre
13-29: “Anything Goes” (MainStage) at Chattanooga Theatre Centre
20-21: Scopes Trial Play & Festival, Dayton, Tenn.
20-22: Liberty Con at Chattanooga Choo Choo
27: “Backwards in High Heels” opens at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
2-5: World’s Longest Yard Sale on U.S. Highway 127
17: Sunset Concert Series at North River Civic Center, featuring Carolyn Martin Swing Band
17-18, 24-25: “The Neverending Story,” by Stageworks Entertainment, at Catoosa County Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga.
31-9/2: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors’ Mid-South Regional Meeting at Chattanooga Convention Center
1: Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart at Barking Legs Theater
2: Confederate Railroad at Lake Winnepesaukah
3: Ider Mule Days
7-10/26: “Five Guys Named Moe” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
8-10/14: Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers National Juried Nature & Fine Art Photography exhibit at The Art Center, Blue Ridge, Ga.
12-29: 30th anniversary National Heritage Quilt Show, “Best of the Best,” at McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, Athens, Tenn.
14-15: Marie Humphreys Fall Open House & Native Plant Sale at Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center
15: Boom Days Heritage Celebration, Fort Payne, Ala.
21-22: Collinsville Quilt Walk
21-22, 28-29: “Oliver!,” by Ever After Productions, at Catoosa County Colonnade, Ringgold, Ga.
22-23: Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship at AT&T Field
25: Vox Arcana at Barking Legs Theater
13-14: Fall Arts in the Park festival, Blue Ridge, Ga.
20-11/9: Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show at The Art Center, Blue Ridge, Ga.
20-21: Mentone Colorfest
31: PumpkinFest, Dayton, Tenn.
1-12/22: “A Sanders Family Christmas” at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
3: Canyon Fest: A Celebration of Arts and Nature at Little River Canyon Center
10: Historic Turkey Trot, Collinsville, Ala.
16: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens at Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.
15: Norma Jean, Oh Sleeper, Stray From the Path, Memphis May Fire and Lower Than Atlantis at The Warehouse
20: A Canyon Christmas at Little River Canyon Center, Ala.
23-24: Christmas in the Caverns at Sequoyah Caverns
30: Discovery Day at Ruby Falls