Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Veterans Day commemorations, beard contest)

Contributed Photo by Matthew Barnes Photography / Unity Dance Troupe will present "Dreamer: The Diary of Joseph," based on the Old Testament story of Joseph's coat of many colors, in three performances Nov. 11-13 in Cleveland, Tenn.

Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.


The Country Music Association has announced winners of the 2022 CMA broadcast awards, including Chattanooga's WUSY-FM US101 as medium-market Radio Station of the Year. US101 dominated the category from 1995 to 2001, when the CMA decreed that a station must sit out of competition in the year following a win. WUSY won again in 2005, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. The awards show will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. EST Wednesday on ABC.


AREA 61 GALLERY -- 721 Broad St. New works by Bob McElhaney, Janet Campbell Bradley, Katie Rogers, Jeff Fulkerson, through Nov. 30.

ARTISAN MARKET -- Bead-Therapy, 112 Lee Parkway Drive. Handmade jewelry extravaganza by 20+ jewelry artisans, including JTV sellers Dale Cougar Armstrong and Melody MacDuffee, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12. Free admission. 423-509-1907

ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn.

-- Through Dec. 12: Student Art Show.

-- Through Dec. 12: "Free Hill: Renewal and Rememory" exhibit.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Solo member show, "Ambispection," by Donald Keefe and "Splash Youth Arts Workshop," through Nov. 18. 423-265-4282

COLONNADE -- 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Sixty paintings by Civic Arts League artists, through Dec. 16.

COOSA MILL -- 1800 S. Watkins St. Pop-Up Project presents "If These Walls Could Talk," ever-changing immersive experience with music, dance, installation art, aerials, projection lighting and craft cocktails inspired by the history of the mill, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12, 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19, 2 p.m. Nov. 20 (Sundays are family-friendly). $37-$80.

CRAFT AXE THROWING -- 619 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. One-woman art show by Lin B. Prabish, 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 10. With art discounts, appetizers, cash bar. 423-216-4334

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD -- The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Marvelous and Magical Masks" community show, through Nov. 27.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall/holiday show, through Jan. 20.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Sunday Studio, drop-in experiences for families to create artwork inspired by "Memories & Inspiration," 2-4 p.m. Nov. 13. $20 nonmember adults (free with Chattanooga Public Library card if attending with children).

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART -- UTC's Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Infinite Expansion of the Rubber Band Mansion," new works by multimedia artist Jamie Isenstein, with video installations commissioned with UTC students, through Dec. 16.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. "48th Holiday Show," through Nov. 30.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

-- Nov. 12: Screening of Oprah Winfrey-produced documentary "The Color of Care: Not All Healthcare Is Created Equal," 10 a.m. (repeats every Saturday in November). Representatives will discuss Karis Community Health services and offer COVID-19 vaccines.

-- Through Jan. 31: "Telling the Story of the Ocoee Region" photography contest exhibit.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY -- Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 12 artists of Mountain Arts Guild of Signal Mountain, through Dec. 19. Reception, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. 423-266-1766

POURING FOR PURPOSE ART GALLERY -- UTC's University Center, 710 E. Fifth St. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student gallery showcasing 40+ hand-poured paintings, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9. Cash sales support Partnership for Families, Children and Adults' victim support services. 423-755-2822

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Works by Curtiss Brock, Scott Hill and Tania Hill, through Dec. 31.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. "A Celebration of Life" by Myung Joo Oh Shin, through Nov. 21 in John C. Williams Gallery in Brock Hall. 423-236-2732


THE COMEDY CATCH -- 29 Station St. Killer Beaz special engagement, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Nov. 11-12. $17-$20 Thursday only, $20-$25 Friday-Saturday.

WALKER THEATRE -- 399 McCallie Ave. Jim Breuer, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $29-$49.


UNITY DANCE TROUPE -- Westmore Church of God, 2440 Legacy Parkway NW, Cleveland, Tenn. "Dreamer: The Diary of Joseph," a dramatic retelling of the Old Testament story of Joseph's coat of many colors, 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12, 3 p.m. Nov. 13. $12-$25.


CHRISTMAS VILLAGE FESTIVAL -- Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, 1 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, Ala. Some 750 booths with arts, crafts, clothing, food, jewelry and other gifts, noon-5 p.m. CST Nov. 6 (final day). $15 adults, $5 ages 6-12.

HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY MARKET -- St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Handmade arts and crafts by local vendors, children's craft table, live music, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL & POWWOW -- Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, Ga. Cultural festival, with multiple tribes represented, includes dance, music, interactive displays, craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6 (final day). $15 admission, $20 parking.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS -- Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Award-winning festival features more than 5 million lights, themed shows, food, fireworks set to Christmas music, through Jan. 1 (hours vary). $89 ages 10-61 (discounts for children/seniors).

TANGLED TINSEL HOLIDAY MARKET -- Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. (change of venue). Handmade crafts and food vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6. Free admission and parking. 423-650-1388

(READ MORE: Your 2022 Chattanooga-area fall festival guide)


IMAX THEATER -- 201 Chestnut St. Program by Marshall Johnson, chief conservation officer for National Audubon Society, following screening of Imax film "Wings Over Water," 6 p.m. Nov. 8. $20. Proceeds benefit Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. Register: wings-over-water

  photo  Contributed Photo by Meleah LaPlante / Marshall Johnson, the National Audubon Society's chief conservation officer, will be the featured guest at the Tennessee Aquarium's Imax 3D Theater on Nov. 8.


ATHENS CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL -- 200 Keith Lane, Athens, Tenn. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway in concert in Athens Area Council for the Arts' Bicentennial Celebration Performance Season, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $20-$30.

BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga Super Sessions with host Nathan Bell and guest musicians Craig Pratt, Gordon Inman, Pate Russell and Randy Steele, 7 p.m. Nov. 7. By donation.

BARRELHOUSE BALLROOM -- Five Wits Brewing Co., 1501 Long St.

-- Nov. 10: Chase McDaniel, with Madeline Consoer, 9 p.m. $15 in advance, $18 day of, $15 VIP (meet and greet).

-- Nov. 11: Drivin' N' Cryin, with Michelle Malone, 9 p.m. $20/$23/$40.

-- Nov. 12: Kings of Queen: A Tribute to Queen, $25/$30.

CAMPFIRE CONCERT SERIES -- Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Fall series concludes with The Afternooners, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets include entertainment, beer from Hutton & Smith Brewing, s'mores, option to camp overnight. $25-$30 online in advance ages 13 and up.

THE CAVERNS -- 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.

-- Nov. 6: Sound Tribe Sector 9, 6 p.m. CST (final show of three). $75.

-- Nov. 12: Jake Owen, 8 p.m. CST. $69.

CHATTANOOGA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA -- Veterans Day concerts, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St.; 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Hickory Valley Retirement Community, 6705 Ballard Drive. Free admission.


-- Nov. 6: Chamber performance, "Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 & Ancient Airs and Dances," 3 p.m. at Chattanooga State Community College Humanities Building, 4501 Amnicola Highway. $10-$35.

-- Nov. 11: Veteran's Day concert, 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Free.

EAST TENNESSEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Fall concert with music by Prokofiev and Beethoven, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Free.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- 4881 Taylor Circle. School of Music events.

-- Nov. 6: Symphony Orchestra concert includes music by Wagner, Brahms and Elgar, featuring visiting violin soloist Marcio Candido, 7:30 p.m. at Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive East.

-- Nov. 7: Violin concert by Marcio Candido, 7:30 p.m. in Mabel Wood Hall's Ackerman Auditorium. $8.

-- Nov. 10: Percussion concert by Britton-René Collins, 7:30 p.m. in Mabel Wood Hall's Ackerman Auditorium. $8.

-- Nov. 12: I Cantori Evensong, 5:30 p.m. in Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive. Free.

SONGBIRDS -- 35 Station St. The Weight Band, featuring members of The Band and Levon Helm Band, 7 p.m. Nov. 12. $30 in advance, $35 day of, $50 VIP (first two rows).

UTC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Fall concert featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and "Songs of Distant Earth" by Kenyon Wilson, interim head of the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 3 p.m. Nov. 6. Free.

WALKER THEATRE -- 399 McCallie Ave. Celebrating Billy Joel, America's Piano Man, 7 p.m. Nov. 10. $29-$39.


ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE -- Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. Yosef Garfinkel, author and professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, shares discoveries made in recent excavations, 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Lynn Wood Hall. Free.

ASIAN LANTERN FESTIVAL -- Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. New holiday lights experience features interactive displays illuminated by 38 custom and cultural lanterns, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 10-Jan. 15. $16-$18 members, $18-$21 nonmembers. Reserve tickets online.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET -- First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Weekly market of local produce, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

-- Nov. 6: Big Band Day with Sweet Georgia Sound. Quilts of Valor presentation at 1:30 p.m.

-- Nov. 13: Beard Contest at 1:30 p.m. in five categories.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY -- Cravens House, 1060 Cravens Terrace, Lookout Mountain. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park presents 1-mile, ranger-led tour on "A Dull Life of Routine: Life During the Siege of Chattanooga," 10 a.m. Nov. 6 (final day). Ongoing camp life programs.

FESTIVAL OF TREES -- Harris Arts Center, 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Silent auction (in person or online) of decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, artwork and gift baskets donated by businesses and individuals, through Dec. 11.

GREEK BAKE SALE -- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive. Sale of sweet and savory specialties as fundraiser for Ladies of Philoptochos, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (or until sold out) Nov. 11. Advance orders recommended. Pick up curbside or inside.

MOCCASIN BEND LECTURE SERIES -- Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St., or virtually via Zoom. Jim Ogden, historian of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, speaks on "A Salient Point: Moccasin Bend and the Civil War Struggle for Chattanooga," 7 p.m. Nov. 7. Free but registration required.

NATIONAL FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT DAY -- Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Panel discussion with local leaders, 9-10 a.m.; panel discussion with current students and professionals, 1-2 p.m.; mix-and-mingle networking event, 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 8.

SANTA'S WONDERLAND -- Bass Pro Shops, 1000 Bass Pro Drive. Sessions for free 4x6 photo with Santa by reservation, Nov. 6-Dec. 24.

SHOW ME REPTILE & EXOTICS SHOW -- East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave. Show and sale of reptiles, amphibians and exotic mammals, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 (final day). $10 general; discounts for children and first responders.

STUFF A STOCKING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS -- Northgate Mall, 271 Northgate Mall Drive, Hixson. Pick up stockings at Salvation Army kiosk (next to Sunglass Hut) and fill with suggested gifts, through Nov. 16. Stockings also available at Salvation Army area command office, 822 McCallie Ave. 423-756-1023

TAILS AT TWILIGHT -- Restoration Southside, 3146 Broad St. Fundraiser for Pet Placement Center includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, live and silent auctions, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10. $65.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK CHATTANOOGA -- Warner Park, 1100 McCallie Ave. Chance to explore emergency vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment from 30+ companies and meet the operators, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 12. Plus food trucks, face painting and other activities. Quiet hour, 9-10 a.m. $5 per person (age 3 and up); no more than $20 for families.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION -- Veterans Memorial Park, 9318 Apison Pike, Collegedale. Features patriotic selections performed by Collegedale Academy Band and presentations by elected officials, 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Bring your own seating. Will move to Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive, in case of bad weather. 423-580-4999

VETERANS DAY PARADE -- Downtown Dunlap, Tenn. Begins at Sequatchie County Courthouse, 22 Cherry St., 10 a.m. Nov. 11, continues south on Rankin Avenue to State Route 28 to Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park for ceremonies at 11 a.m. 423-949-9000


HEAD OF THE HOOCH -- Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Nation's second largest rowing regatta, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6 (final day). Competitors row 2.8-mile course in head race on the Tennessee River, ending at Ross's Landing.


THE ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Fall musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," 2 p.m. Nov. 6 (final show). $5-$20.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. "August: Osage County," 2:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $20-$25.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 21. $10-$26.

LEE UNIVERSITY -- Communication Arts Building, 345 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. "Antigone" 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-12 (final shows). $10-$15.

MOUNTAIN ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER -- 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. "A Stranger's Suitcase," a Chattanooga Theatre Centre production, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12. $10.

RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL -- 29 Tiger Trail, Ringgold, Ga. Performing Arts program presents "Mary Poppins," recent winner of regional one-act-play championship before state finals following weekend, 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Free.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.