Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Brew Skies, V-Dubbin, Vanilla Ice)

Photo Contributed by Sandy Brown / Local artist Sandy Brown is featured in a solo exhibition, “Sky Dancers,” through September at Hetzel Art Studios & Gallery in Cleveland, Tenn. A reception is scheduled 2-6 p.m. Sept. 10, with an artist talk at 4 p.m.

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


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AREA 61 GALLERY -- 721 Broad St. "Old Images/New Formats" by Joe Helseth, through Nov. 2.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. Solo member show, "Replica," by Heath Montgomery and "Scenic City Clay Artists Instructor Showcase," through Sept. 30. 423-265-4282

CLEARSTORY ARTS -- 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "Hack and Stamp" by Meredith Olinger, through Oct. 8.

ETOWAH ARTS COMMISSION -- 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. East Tennessee Regional Juried Open Art Show, through Sept. 28.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD -- The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Community show, "The Cowan of Times Past," through Oct. 2.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL -- 71 Eastgate Loop. Summer show by Photographic Society of Chattanooga, through Oct. 14.

HAMILTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE -- 625 Georgia Ave. "Metamorphosis: Loss and Grace," high school art show.

HETZEL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY -- 2240 Spring Place Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Sandy Brown solo exhibition, "Sky Dancers" through Sept. 30. Reception 2-6 p.m. Sept. 10, with artist talk at 4 p.m. 423-641-1308

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART -- 10 Bluff View. Admission fees may apply.

-- Sept. 5: Final day for "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration."

-- Sept. 11: Sunday Studio, drop-in family art experiences on the theme "Where We Belong," with art by Howard School's first-year immigrant students, mostly from Guatemala, and food vendors from immigrant countries, 2-4 p.m. Free admission for members, youth 17 and younger and Chattanooga Public Library card holders.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. "Cup-A-Palooza," by master potters Laurie Graham and Jonathan Clardy, through Sept. 30.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS -- 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Walking tour of historic churches, 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Free with same-day admission, $5 otherwise.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY -- Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Mountain Musings," by artists of the "Plum Nelly" area of Rising Fawn, Ga., through Sept. 22. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Works by Julia Girardini and Ken Girardini, through Sept. 30.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM -- 1 Broad St. "Washed Ashore," works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30.


CHURCH LAUNCH -- East Brainerd Elementary School, 7660 Goodwin Road. First meeting of Five Stones Church, 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Nursery, children's church and inspirational teaching for adults among ministries.


BREW SKIES BEER FESTIVAL -- AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club event features 70-plus beers from across the South and Germany, 20-plus wines, Oktoberfest costume contest, keg tappings, live music, food vendors, 1 p.m. Sept. 10. $45 general admission, $20 designated driver, $75 early admission (noon), $100 VIP Room with buffet.

FALL MARKET -- Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale. More than 100 arts, crafts, food and merchandise vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. Free admission. 423-650-1388

V-DUBBIN -- Downtown Chickamauga, Ga., near Droop Scoops, 120 Gordon St., and Phil's Prime Time Pizza, 122 Gordon St. Inaugural Volkswagen-only cruise-in, 4-9 p.m. Sept. 10. Free admission.

  photo  Staff file photo / V-Dubbin, a cruise-in for Volkswagens only, is scheduled Sept. 10 in downtown Chickamauga, Ga.


CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL -- Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff," a musical docudrama about the financier who ran the largest Ponzi scheme in history, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 6 (in person). Available virtually Sept. 4-9 (noon to noon). Register for either. $12 (discounts for students with a school ID). A recorded interview with Alicia J. Rabins (writer/actor), Alicia Rose (director) and Lara Cuddy (producer) by Chattanoogan Alison Lebovitz also is available.

IMAX THEATER -- 201 Chestnut St. Screenings of Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic "Jaws," 6:30 and 9 p.m. Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5-8. $15.



-- Sept. 6: Chattanooga Super Sessions with Nathan Bell and friends, 7 p.m. No cover; donations appreciated.

-- Sept. 7: Jazz in the Lounge with Alan Wyatt Quartet, 7 p.m. $5.

THE CAVERNS -- 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Upgrades available for cave tours and accommodations.

-- Sept. 4: Switchfoot, with Little Image, 6 p.m. CDT, underground. $49.

-- Sept. 10: I Love the '90s Tour with Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Rob Base, All-4-One, Tone Loc and Young MC, 5 p.m. CDT, outdoor amphitheater. $52-$72; premium tickets, including Vanilla Ice meet-and-greet, available.

-- Sept. 11: Spiritualized with Nikki Lane, 4 p.m. CDT, underground. $49.

MOON RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL -- Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Music festival hosted by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors with 20-plus acts from multiple genres, noon Sept. 10-11. $120 one day, $200 two days, $350 and $550 VIP.

NOONTUNES -- Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Eight-week fall concert series kicks off with Swayyvo, noon Sept. 8. Free.

REUNION CONCERT -- Lee University's Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Current and former members of a cappella ensemble Voices of Lee perform at dedication of Danny Murray Recording Studio, 7 p.m. Sept. 10. Gourmet buffet, reception and ribbon-cutting follow concert outside the new studio at intersection of Church Street and Central Avenue. Free but tickets required.

THE SIGNAL -- 1810 Chestnut St.

-- Sept. 4: Pop Evil on the Vortex tour, with Zillion, 8 p.m. $22-$40.

-- Sept. 8: Here Come the Mummies, with Saxsquatch, 8 p.m. $30-$60.

-- Sept. 9: Futurebirds, with the Wild Feathers, 8:30 p.m. $21-$60.

-- Sept. 10: Valley, with Moody Joody, 10:30 p.m. $20-$40.

SINGER SONGWRITER SERIES -- McLemore, 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. Monthly series continues with Buxton Hughes, 6 p.m. Sept. 8. $55.

SONGBIRDS -- 35 Station St.

-- Sept. 7: Jordy Searcy on Daylight Part 1 tour, with Julianna Zachariou, 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show; $50 VIP.

-- Sept. 8: Mary Gauthier with Jaimee Harris, 7 p.m. $30.

-- Sept. 9: Paul Thorn, 7 p.m. $30.

-- Sept. 10: Robert Jon & The Wreck, 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show.


ALL WHITE AFFAIR -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Alcor Entertainment R&B music event with Pleasure P and Bobby V, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 4. $50-$65.

ALL WHITE AFFAIR -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. People Staff Inc's fourth annual celebration honors Denita Strickland of Serenity Childcare and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Willie Kitchens Jr., 8 p.m. Sept. 10; red carpet entry begins at 7 p.m. Includes finger foods, cash bar, music by Stephy J. Moore, Sera Hill and Joey Sommerville. $62 (whole and half tables available through Sept. 5).

BATTLE OF TUNNEL HILL REENACTMENT -- Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum, 215 Clisby Austin Road, Tunnel Hill, Ga. Includes reenactments of the Civil War Battle of Tunnel Hill of 1863 at the actual battle site at 2 p.m., sutlers selling memorabilia, tours of the museum, the Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel and the Clisby Austin House, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10-11. $10 ages 13 and older.

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

-- Sept. 4: Fall Food Truck Rally, with music by Fresh Mind and Liv Ferguson.

-- Sept. 11: Patriot Day.

THE COMEDY CATCH -- 29 Station St.

-- Sept. 4: Derek Richards, 7:30 p.m. $17-$19.

-- Sept. 7: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

-- Sept. 9-10: Jamie Kilstein, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

CRAFT AXE THROWING -- 619 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Glow Throw in black lights, 2-9 p.m. Sept. 4 (final day). Reservations not required but strongly recommended.

MASSARI-WOOD DANCE CENTER -- 1070 Graysville Road. Open house with class registration, viewing of past performances, 1-5 p.m. Sept. 4.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATCH & CLOCK COLLECTORS -- Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Mid-South regional meeting in new location, with final public hours 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 4. Features wide variety of timepieces, lectures and workshops. Free admission to exhibit and lectures; $10 for mart.

NATIONAL TREASURES: PARTY AT POINT PARK -- 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Benefit for National Park Partners includes music by New Dismembered Tennesseans, barbecue dinner (vegetarian options), professionally made keepsake photos at Umbrella Rock, which is accessible only for this event once a year, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8. $100 single, $175 couple.

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET -- 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Arts, crafts and produce vendors, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Live music by Evan Kennedy Trio.


-- Fridays through Nov. 18: Get Schooled: Native Animals, 1:30-2:30 p.m. By donation.

-- Saturdays through Nov. 26: Get Schooled: Birds of Prey, 9-10 a.m. $5-$10.

RK GUN SHOW -- Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendors with guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 4 (final day). $4-$12 general admission, $6-$14 VIP.


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB -- Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. National Independent Soccer Association men's professional team vs. Los Angeles Force, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS -- AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds in final game of home stand vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos, 2:15 p.m. Sept. 4. Promotions: Suicide Awareness Day, trade nonperishable food for Chattanooga Area Food Bank for free general-admission ticket, post-game Catch on the Field and Kids Run the Bases. $6-$11.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.