Margaritas, StarNight, ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ among Chattanooga-area weekend event highlights

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / Chattanooga singer/songwriter Randy Steele performs on Sunday July 31, 2022 at the First Horizon Pavilion. The Chattanooga Market hosted Chattanooga Bluegrass at the market on Sunday, with performances by Randy Steele and New Grass Express.

Did you know that sex therapist "Dr. Ruth" Westheimer is a Holocaust survivor? Or that she trained as a sniper for the Jewish underground army after World War II? The story of her life will be told in a one-woman show Sunday at Mizpah Congregation. The play is among the highlights of the weekend, which also includes a margarita festival and country star Jimmie Allen here for Siskin StarNight.

But there's no Amy Grant concert. Her August concert dates, which included Chattanooga's Walker Theatre on Friday, were rescheduled after the Nashville-based singer was injured in a bicycle accident last month. The show has been rescheduled for April 29.


-- Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View Ave., will offer a free virtual Art Wise program with illustrator Tyler Jacobson 6-7 p.m.