There’s a slight nip in the air these days, which means two groups of area storytellers are ready to warm up with some good yarns.

Chattanooga Market promises to be a little spicy, a little messy, and a whole lot of fun this Sunday, Sept. 21, as the market celebrates Scenic City Wings. Seven local eateries will compete for the best wings title.

This weekend is “lights, camera, action” for Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project. And after a whirlwind 48 hours, directors with the Association for Visual Arts will be ready to strike the set, if only symbolically.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, will be the guest speaker for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga’s eighth annual First Amendment Dinner, set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace.

What was the last event you attended inside the Bessie Smith Cultural Center? Or when was the last time you were inside the facility? For me, it was an ArtsBuild event last year.

Last Tuesday, Apple pulled back the curtain on its latest-generation mobile phone, the iPhone 6, and its much-anticipated — if confusingly named — Apple (symbol) Watch.

There’s something about Juniper Rising’s music that sounds like the Brooklyn-based quartet just emerged after a decades-long stay in a bomb shelter under the Mojave Desert.

Twenty years of Voices of Lee history will culminate on the Conn Center stage Saturday, Sept. 20, as current and former members of Lee University’s premiere a cappella ensemble perform in a reunion concert.

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The adoptable animals at Pet Placement Center will benefit from Tails on the River, a fish fry and bluegrass festival set for noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Camp Dixie, 2421 Buffalo Lane in Soddy-Daisy.

Bands don’t normally do soundchecks at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., but 15 minutes before their 12:30 p.m. show this past summer, the guys in St. Paul & The Broken Bones were in position on the Other Stage, giving the audience the impression they might start early.

EmiSunshine, a 10-year-old Americana/gospel artist from Madisonville, Tenn., will perform Sunday, Sept. 21, in a benefit for the Monroe Area Council for the Arts’ arts-in-education programs and Hiwassee Performing Arts Center, the venue for the 3:30 p.m. show. HPAC is on the campus of Hiwassee College, 225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tenn.

Longtime local favorites the Velcro Pygmies, with their big hair, big lights, big sound and ’80s dance-band vibe, return to town for a show Saturday at 10 p.m. at Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St.

The Beaters, who for 29 years have been Chattanooga’s dance/party band, will perform a free concert Saturday, Sept. 20 at Camp Jordan as part of the new Camp Jordan Jams series.

It was a bad news/good news moment when I heard Root Kitchen and Wine Bar would be taking the place of the Elemental Restaurant at 2 North Shore.

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