Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including 3 Sisters Festival, new seasons for Chattanooga Symphony, Theatre Centre)

Staff file photo / Rick Rushing performs during the 2018 Chattanooga Tourism Summit at the Chattanooga Convention Center. He and his band, The Blues Strangers, will launch the Campfire Concert Series at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center on Sept. 30. Attendees have the option of camping overnight.

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


If you missed any of the Battle of Chickamauga 159th anniversary events last week at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, don’t forget the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville has related information about the Civil War in Tennessee among its permanent exhibits. “Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1870)” looks at major battles and personalities in the state, as well as the experiences of common soldiers and the role African Americans played in seeking freedom. Artifacts on display include Confederate Maj. Hugh Gwyn’s frock coat and a Union flag staff ornament. The museum, at 1000 Rosa Parks Blvd., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays (all times are Central). Free parking is available in a lot shared by the museum and the Nashville Farmers Market at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. For more:


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.

— Through Oct. 2: Community show, “The Cowan of Times Past.”

— Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Intake days for “Marvelous and Magical Masks” community show.

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

HETZEL ART STUDIOS & GALLERY — 2240 Spring Place Road, Cleveland, Tenn. Sandy Brown solo exhibition, “Sky Dancers” through Sept. 30. 423-641-1308

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Opening celebration for “Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art,” with live jazz, hands-on activities, cash bar, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. $20 nonmember adults.

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

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 12 artists of Mountain Arts Guild of Signal Mountain, Sept. 26-Dec. 19. Receptions, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2. 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.


DELRAY BAPTIST CHURCH — 784 Steele Road, Rossville, Ga. Concert by Dove Award-winning gospel group The Perrys, 11 a.m. Sept. 25. 706-866-9810

MERCY BAPTIST CHURCH — 8526 Ooltewah Harrison Road, Ooltewah. Homecoming service, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 2, with music by Appointed Quartet.

PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH — 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga. Homecoming service, 10:45 a.m. Sept. 25, with music by Appointed Quartet. 706-891-5683


(READ MORE: See the full 2022 Chattanooga-area Fall Festival Guide)

BLUFF PARK ART SHOW — Hoover Met Complex (change in venue), 5500 Stadium Trace Parkway, Hoover, Ala. Works by 150 artists, food, live entertainment, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1. Free admission.

CATOOSA COUNTY FALL FESTIVAL — Jack Mattox Park, 941 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga. Food and craft vendors, children’s activities, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 1.

DEKALB COUNTY VFW AGRICULTURAL FAIR — VFW Hall, 151 18th St. NW, Fort Payne, Ala. Includes agricultural exhibits, livestock shows, carnival midway, music, Sept. 26-Oct. 1. Headliners final night are The Sharps and Brian Free & Assurance; Wallenda family’s Circus Incredible in two shows nightly. Gates open at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday (all times Central). $4 ages 6 and older; extra charge for carnival; $3 parking.

FALL FESTIVAL — Mayfield Farm Park, 257 Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Three corn mazes, pumpkin patch, zip lines, pig races; new this year, obstacle course and rope mountain, through Oct. 30 (schedule varies). Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays. $17 online, $20 at gate all visitors ages 3 and up; individual and family season passes available.

FALL FUN — Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. (Pavilion 6 near the start of the disc golf course). Friends of Cloudland Canyon present tractor-pulled hay rides running continuously noon-4 p.m. Saturdays in October; family activities including corn hole and temporary tattoos, noon-5 p.m., food available noon-3 p.m. Free; $5 parking (free with Georgia State Park pass).

FESTIFALL — Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave., Huntsville, Ala. Celebration of the changing of the seasons includes Scarecrow Trail, pumpkin displays, late-season florals and photo-op with 1949 Ford tractor and flatbed wagon, through Oct. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday (all times Central). $12-$15.

FINSTER FEST — Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, Ga. Sixty-plus folk, craft and fine artists, guest speakers, music on three stages, food, children’s activities, property tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25 (final day). $5 admission; free handicap parking on site; others park at Walmart, 13427 Highway 27, and ride free shuttle.

(READ MORE: Photo gallery: Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden)

FUN ON THE FARM — Guthrie Farms, 490 County Road 67, Riceville, Tenn. Corn maze, hay rides to pumpkin patch, animal petting barn, bounce pad, games, through Oct. 30. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sundays. $15 ages 2 and up.

GRANDADDY’S FARM — 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, through Oct. 29. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Activity area $16 ages 3 and up Tuesday-Friday, $18 Saturday; season passes available.

GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE FESTIVAL — 116 Public Square, Adairsville, Ga. Parade, pageants, arts and crafts, entertainment, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 1, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 2. $5 ticket good all weekend.

HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR — McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek. Arts, crafts, music and food vendors at smaller fair in new location with focus on livestock and agriculture until infrastructure is added, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1-2.

(READ MORE: McDonald Farm offers Hamilton County Fair the chance to focus, grow)

HARVEST CELEBRATION ON THE MOUNTAIN — Flat Top Mountain Farm, 638 Cemetery Road, Soddy-Daisy. Corn maze with “Tennessee Road Trip” design, hay rides, pumpkin patch, fall flowers, through Oct. 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 ages 4 and up.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AND GREAT PUMPKIN LUMINIGHTS — Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Artistic sculptures, elaborate fall scenes, artisans, seasonal food, through Oct. 29. Entertainment includes Crystle Elam of East Ridge Oct. 7-8. New this year: Hoot Owl Hollow. $89 ages 10-61, discounts for younger and older guests.

HOMESTEADS APPLE FESTIVAL — Cumberland Homestead Tower and Museum, 96 Highway 68, Crossville, Tenn. More than 100 craft booths, live music, fried apple pies, antique tractors, storytelling, quilts, weaving, basket making, woodcarving, jewelry makers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Sept. 25 (final day), rain or shine. $5 admission ages 11 and up, good both days and includes free tour of Homesteads Tower Museum.

MISTLETOE MERCHANTS — Farm Bureau Expo Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, Tenn. More than 100 merchants, market cafe, door prizes, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25 (final day). Special shopping opportunities ($20 tickets include show admission): Margaritas & Mistletoe, with silent auction, 4-8 p.m. Friday; Muffins & Mimosas, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, $20. Regular admission: $10 one day, $18 three days.

MORRIS HILL CRAFT MARKET & QUILT SHOW — Morris Hill Baptist Church gym, 1804 Morris Hill Road. Fifty craft booths, quilt show, breakfast and lunch available, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1. Free admission and parking.

NATIONWIDE FARMERS MARKET — Tractor Supply stores. Local growers, artisans, crafters and other vendors selling merchandise at their nearest store, Oct. 1 (hours vary by location).

NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR — Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, Ga. Carnival, concerts, petting barns, flower shows, blue-ribbon competitions, chainsaw carving, bull riders, fair foods, 12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 25, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 26-29, 4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 2. $10 gate admission ages 11 and up; ride tickets cost extra; discounts in advance.

OKTOBERFEST — Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, Ga. Multiple weeks of traditional music, dancing, food and beer, Sept. 25 and Sept. 29-Oct. 30 (daily); doors open at 6 p.m. during the week, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8 during the week, $10 Saturdays, free on Sundays; half price for children 6-12; free for active and retired military.

RIVERFEST ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL — Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, Ga. Over 150 arts and crafts vendors, live music, children’s area, tailgating area with football broadcasts, concessions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25 (final day). $5 ages 11 and up.

ROCKTOBERFEST — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. German music, food, specialty beer, Birds of Prey shows, costumed characters, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. $18-$28. Reserved timed-entry tickets required.

ROTARY CLUB CRAFT FAIR — Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Handmade arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 29. Free admission and parking; freewill donations distributed to local charities.

SANDY SPRINGS ARTSAPALOOZA ARTS FESTIVAL — 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs, Ga. Outdoor festival includes children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, up to 150 artists and crafters, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25 (final day).

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN — Atlanta Botanical Garden, 345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. See scarecrows created by artists, crafters, youth groups and businesses, Oct. 1-30. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (last entry at 8 p.m., closed Mondays except for Columbus Day). With Fest-of-Ale beer festivals 5-8 p.m. nightly; Goblins in the Garden for children, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23; Great Pumpkin Carving Contest, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 27. $25 adults, $22 (ages 3-12) weekdays; $3 more on weekends; timed tickets required, nonmembers must buy tickets online in advance.

TENNESSEE MEDIEVAL FAIRE — 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, Tenn. King Arthur-style experience set in AD 500 with jousting, human combat chess, medieval games, comedy shows, original crafts, food, Celtic music and other entertainment, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16. $20 ages 13 and up, $10 children 5-12.


IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St. Re-release of “Avatar,” 3:30 and 7:15 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 1-2. $15.

(READ MORE: Q&A with James Cameron on the return of ‘Avatar’)


6 FEARS HELL’S BAR DAM — Hales Bar Marina & Resort, 1265 Hales Bar Road, Guild, Tenn. Tickets start at $28 online, $35 at the door.

DREAD HOLLOW — 321 Browns Ferry Road. Ruby Falls’ haunted attraction and escape rooms, Oct. 1-31 (Thursdays-Sundays). $22. Prices vary for special events: Girls Night Out on Oct. 13, Date Night on Oct. 20.

THE HAUNTED BARN — 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 30-Oct. 29 (Fridays and Saturdays). $23.

THE HAUNTED HILLTOP — 8235 Highway 58. Haunted house and hayride, 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 30-Oct. 1, then 7 p.m.-1 a.m. (or later) Fridays and Saturdays in October. $20 for one attraction, $25 for both.


3 SISTERS FESTIVAL OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC — Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Two-day concert event with 11 bands, hosted by New Dismembered Tennesseans, 6-11 p.m. Sept. 30, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 1. Acts include Rhonda Vincent and Bela Fleck on Friday, The Gibson Brothers and Mipso on Saturday. Free.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Athens Area Council for the Arts’ House Blend Concert Series opens with “Solid Gold Country,” simulated radio show modeled on Grand Ole Opry with live performers, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar starting at 6:30 p.m. $12-$17.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Jazz in the Lounge with Alan Shikoh at 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $5.

BLUES, GROOVE AND LAUGHTER TOUR — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Features music by Bigg Robb (blues) and Levelle (R&B), comedians Joe Torry and Kenny Howell, plus a DJ and dance floor, 7 p.m. Oct. 1. $37-$99.

BOOT SCOOTIN’ FOR BOOKS — First Street square, 220 First St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Concert by Matt Cordell & Whiskey Business, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 30, rain or shine; VIP patio opens at 6 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at door; $60-$65 VIP or $100 for two (includes food and drink with Cordell). Bring your own seating. Benefits Cleveland Bradley County Public Library. 423-472-2163

CAMPFIRE CONCERT SERIES — Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Fall series launches with Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30. 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. All times Central. Ticket upgrades available to add cave tours and accommodations.

— Sept. 25: Voyage to the Caverns, presented by Odyzey Music and featuring founder CloZee and other electronica artists. 1 p.m. (final day). $99.

— Sept. 30: Anderson East with Wilder Woods, 8 p.m. $49.

— Oct. 1: Kayzo in the Caverns, with Hol! and Layz, 8 p.m. $55-$130.

CHATTANOOGA SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE — First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Thirty-voice semiprofessional ensemble presents “Vocal Music of the African Diaspora,” 3 p.m. Sept. 25. Free.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. “French Impressions” Masterworks concert, with music by Ravel, Poulenc and Clyne opens season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. $10-$90.


— Sept. 25: Alice Cooper, 8 p.m. $34-$125.

— Sept. 30: Black Jacket Symphony performs Van Halen’s “1984,” 8 p.m. $35-$40.

NOONTUNES — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Fall concert series features Call Me Spinster, noon Sept. 29. Free admission. Streams live on Facebook; recording airs at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 on WUTC-FM 88.1.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— Sept. 29: Teddy Swims with Sherwyn, 8 p.m. $50-$60.

— Oct. 1: Dare To Drag (see Pride Week).

— Oct. 2: The Hu’s Black Thunder Tour, with Fire From the Gods, 8 p.m. $25-$50.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— Sept. 25: Leo Kottke, 7 p.m. $45.

— Sept. 27: Zach Person, 7 p.m. $15.

— Sept. 28: Kiltro, with Et Cetera, 8 p.m. $15.

— Sept. 30: Randall Bramblett Band, postponed.

— Oct. 1: The Bones of J.R. Jones, 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 day of show.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive. Southern Symphony Orchestra plays music by Brahms, Haydn, Dovorak, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Free.

VALLEY VIBES MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL — Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road, LaFayette, Ga. Final day of concert event featuring 30+ artists over three days, Sept. 25. $50.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Lucinda Williams & Her Band in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 1. $40-$60.


ADVENTURE VAN EXPO — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Weekend celebrating the “van life” community with van vendors and overland products, live music, food, beer, DIY contest of van build-outs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2. $10.

(READ MORE: A new Chattanooga company lets you rent and customize camper vans)

AUTHOR APPEARANCE — Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St. Southern Lit Alliance welcomes Kai Harris for program on “What the Fireflies Knew,” a coming-of-age story about African American sisters, 3 p.m. Oct. 1. Free; donations encouraged.

CHATTANOOGA DRIVE ELECTRIC FESTIVAL — The Bend, 1067 Riverfront Parkway. Showcase of owner/advocate plug-in hybrid and battery-powered cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, experimental and commercial vehicles, plus CARTA’s electric buses and electric commercial trucks and vans from Covenant Logistics and Lee-Smith Inc, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1. Free.

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

— Sept. 25: Sunday Funday with music by Trevor Toms at 12:30 p.m. and Shayla McDaniel at 2 p.m.

— Oct. 2: Erlanger Health Fair.

CIVIQ SPEAKER SERIES — Waterhouse Pavilion, Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Bruzensky Bois, real estate investor and developer based in Tampa, Fla., speaks on “Hip Hop Is New Urbanism” in Chattanooga Design Studio series, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Free; registration strongly encouraged.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Cory Michaelis, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1. $17-$19.

FALL HOME SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Vendor expo by Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25 (final day). Includes products and services for new construction, remodeling, decorating and landscaping. $10 for ages 17 and up, $5 seniors.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH — Memorial Hall Auditorium, Dalton State College, 650 College Drive, Dalton, Ga. Entertainment, Latin American food, giveaways, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 29. Free admission.

MOUNTAINTOP CRUISE-IN — Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 86 Highway 127, Signal Mountain. Open to all vehicle types, including muscle cars, classics, street rods, rat rods and antiques, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 25.

NEXT CHAPTER CON — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Literary convention features nearly 50 local authors and independent publishers, plus activities for children, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1.$7 in advance (limited time), $10 at the door (ages 13 and up).

THE POWER OF ONE WEEK — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Lead-up events for Susan G. Komen Walk to end breast cancer on Oct. 1. RSVP.

— Sept. 26: Trivia Night at Party Fowl, 7 p.m.

— Sept. 27: Tie-Dye Night at Molly Green, 6 p.m.

— Sept. 28: Pink dinner night with discounts at participating restaurants.

— Sept. 29: Zumba party with Athleta and Tradehome Shoes.

— Sept. 30: Social Media Blitz for walk participants to post team photos.

— Oct. 1: Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk, with registration at 7 a.m., opening ceremony at 9 a.m., plus entertainment, art, crafts, fashion show and other experiences inside the mall 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

SHOOT FOR THE MOON — Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America selling Chattanooga Bakery’s MoonPies as fundraiser. Booths set up various weekends at Food City, Elder’s Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Option to purchase a case to be sent to military personnel overseas.

(READ MORE: Chattanooga-area Boy Scouts trade popcorn for MoonPies in fall fundraiser)

TENNESSEE RIVER RESCUE — Tennessee River and tributaries. Community cleanup effort seeks volunteers for 21 sites in Hamilton, Bradley, Marion and Catoosa counties, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 1 (times may vary by site). Check in with site coordinators in advance or walk up day of.

TENNESSEE VALLEY HEART WALK — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. American Heart Association event seeks teams and individuals for walk to raise funds for better heart health, 9 a.m. Oct. 1.


CHATTANOOGA PRIDE — Weeklong celebration by Chattanooga’s longest-standing LGBTQ+ organization. Age minimums for some events. Sept. 29 events to be announced.

— Sept. 25: Brunch With the Dolls, 12:30 p.m. at The Big Chill & Grill, 103 Cherokee Blvd.; Pride of Chattanooga Pageant, 6 p.m. at Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St.

— Sept. 26: Drag Bingo, 7 p.m. at The Big Chill & Grill, 103 Cherokee Blvd.

— Sept. 27: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m. at Barley, 235 E. M.L. King Blvd.

— Sept. 28: Yoga With Jimmy, 6-7 p.m. on terrace of Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View.

— Sept. 30: Pride Ball, 7-11 p.m. at Chattanooga Event Center, 2193 Park Drive.

— Oct. 1: Beyond the Ribbon: Le Brunch en Blanc, hosted by Cempa Community Care, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Parkside Hall, 2035 Polk St.; Sign Crafting Party hosted by Soft Animal, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Barking Legs, 1307 Dodds Ave.; and Dare To Drag, featuring Kandy from Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” hosted by Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, 8:30 p.m. at The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. $40-$150.

— Oct. 2: Pride Festival, 12:30-7 p.m. at Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway, with parade kickoff at 11:30 a.m.; Pride After-Party, 7-9 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom, 205 Broad St.


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. National Independent Soccer Association men’s professional team vs. Albion San Diego, 7 p.m. Sept. 28. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL-League One men’s professional team versus Charlotte Independence in last home match of the season, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. $15-$52.

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA — Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim in the Tennessee River, 116-mile bicycle ride into Chickamauga, Ga., and 26.2-mile run through downtown Chattanooga, starts with the first swimmers in the water at 6:40 a.m. Sept. 25. Best suggested sites for spectators: Ross’s Landing, Tennessee Riverwalk, Veterans Bridge, North Shore, Walnut Street Bridge and Riverfront Parkway.

(READ MORE: Road closures planned in Chattanooga area during this weekend’s Ironman)

NPC SOUTHERN MUSCLE SHOWDOWN — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. National Physique Committee event with 42 classes of competition including men’s and women’s bodybuilding, Oct. 1; prejudging starts at 8 a.m., finals at 4 p.m. $32-$42 prejudging, $52 finals.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE — Athens Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street,” 2 p.m. Oct. 2 (show dates Dec. 2-10).

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” opens theater’s 99th season, 8 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 8 p.m. Oct. 7-8, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. $20-$30.

COVENANT COLLEGE — 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. “The Crucible,” 7 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1. $7-$10.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.