Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Civil War show, comedians Fortune Feimster and Heather Land)

Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Jared Byles, left, and Jonathan Staddon, reenactors with the 65th Georgia Company F, talk about the differences between Union and Confederate canteens on Jan. 30, 2022, at the Dalton Convention Center. The venue will host the return of the Chickamauga Civil War Show Feb. 4-5.
Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Jared Byles, left, and Jonathan Staddon, reenactors with the 65th Georgia Company F, talk about the differences between Union and Confederate canteens on Jan. 30, 2022, at the Dalton Convention Center. The venue will host the return of the Chickamauga Civil War Show Feb. 4-5.

Here's what the Chattanooga area has to offer this week.


The 2023 Tennessee Vacation Guide is now available. The interactive guide is designed to help travelers choose their own vacation, whether the goal is spending time in the great outdoors, sampling world-famous cuisine, listening to legendary live music or chasing adventures in a theme park. The resource is available as a free printed guide or e-guide at or at any of the state's 16 welcome centers. Included in its 150-plus pages are outdoor adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains, America's most visited national park; unique celebrations and festivals; family-friendly and kid-reviewed theme parks, water parks, zoos, science museums and safaris; made-in-Tennessee whiskeys, wines and craft beers; and stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.



ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "A View From the Sycamore" watercolor exhibit by Marie Spaeder Haas, through Feb. 6.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. "Generation Next: Teaching the Future -- An Exhibit of Professor Mike Holsomback and His Students (Past and Present)," through Feb. 17.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Opening of "Arts in Health," featuring patient arts experiences, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Plus Conasauga River-inspired works by Juno in the Artists at Work series.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM -- 321 Chestnut St. "Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit," through May 7.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD -- The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

-- Jan. 29: Final day of intake for "Languages of Love" community show (Feb. 2-April 2).

-- Through Jan. 29: "Recycled and Reimagined" community show.

-- Through Feb. 28: Banner Art show by member artists (coincides with Marion Buholzer's "Transformation," running indefinitely).

-- Feb. 2-April 2: "Languages of Love" community show. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. CST Feb. 16.


-- Feb. 2: Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Free admission to permanent collection, $5 admission to new exhibits "Beauford Delaney's Metamorphosis Into Freedom" and "Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe."

-- Feb. 2: Teen Night: "Growth and Change," opening of exhibit by regional middle and high school students, 6-7:30 p.m., with hands-on activities. Free.

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave.

-- Through Jan. 31: "Splash," works by eight artists of Splash Youth Arts Workshop.

-- Feb. 1-28: "Go Red for Women," jewelry by Eleanor Goodson, Barbara Murnan and Carol Ott. Opening reception, with music by guitarist Adam Stone, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 3.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY -- Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 16 members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through April 30. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3. 423-266-1766


-- Through Feb. 3: Fall/holiday show at Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop.

-- Through Feb. 18: Youth Photography Showcase, virtual contest for students ages 14-18 in Tennessee and Georgia. Categories for digital images and prints. No entry fee.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Works by Jacqueline Green, Linda Kerlin and Anna Marie Pavlik, through Feb. 28.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale.

-- Through Feb. 16: School of Visual Art and Design photography show, "But Only So an Hour," by associate professor Mindy Trott, in John C. Williams Art Gallery, Brock Hall.

-- Through May 2025: "Peace and War: The Assyrian Conquest of Lachish," artifacts unearthed in Israel by SAU's Institute of Archaeology and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

(READ MORE: Chattanooga-area researchers' find leads to major discovery)

STOVE WORKS -- 1250 E. 13th St. "In the Library: Wayfinder," works by Ashely Peifer, Jody Hays and Katherine Adkins, Feb. 3-25. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3.

TOWNSEND ATELIER -- 301 E. 11th St. "Abiding in the Moment" by Robin MacKillop (paintings and drawings) and Maria Willison (sculptures and drawings), Feb. 3-March 3. Opening reception, 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 3.


THE COMEDY CATCH -- 29 Station St.

-- Feb. 2: Next Level Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m. $12.

-- Feb. 3-4: Graham Kay, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m $19-$22.

-- Feb. 5: Jerry Harvey, 7 p.m. $19-$22.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM -- 399 McCallie Ave. Fortune Feimster on Live Laugh Love Tour, 7 p.m. Feb. 5. $29-$65.

WALKER THEATRE -- 399 McCallie Ave. Heather Land, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. $29-$39.


THE ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Crooners of the 1950s" concert in House Blend Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3; lobby opens with light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. $12-$17 table seating.


-- Feb. 1: Jazz in the Lounge with the Alan Wyatt Quartet, 7 p.m. $5.

-- Feb. 3: The Amazing Guitar of Richard Smith, 8 p.m. $20.

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

-- Feb. 3: Sam Holt Band presents Remembering Mikey & Todd, 9 p.m. $20-$25.

-- Feb. 4: Randall King, with Palmer Anthony, 9 p.m. $18-$22.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA -- Humanities Building, Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Chamber concert, "Mozart Gran Partita," 3 p.m. Feb. 5. $35.

GATE 11 DISTILLERY -- 1400 Market St. Songwriters Stage competition for singers and songwriters, third of four preliminary rounds, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 3. Preliminary rounds continue Feb. 17. $5 cover. (Finale March 3 at Camp House with $10 cover.)

MACDOWELL MUSIC CLUB -- First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Monthly meeting, 11 a.m. Feb. 1. Performances by David Friberg (organ), Beth Duroy (soprano) and Jason Duroy (piano). Free admission. 423-698-2556

PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Dr. Roland Carter St. Performances by youths involved in Chattanooga-area nonprofit performing arts organizations, 3 p.m. Jan. 29. $15 (ages 13 and older). Proceeds support PAL's grant and scholarship programs.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- 305 W. Seventh St. Guest organist James Kealey in Music at St. Paul's Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. $10-$40.

ST. TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH -- 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain. Jazz vespers service, with special music by Kathy Tugman and the David Walters Quartet, liturgical readings, recitations of poetry, 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Freewill offering. 423-886-2281, ext. 7

THE SIGNAL -- 1810 Chestnut St.

-- Feb. 3: Noah Kahan: The Stick Season Tour, with Jack Van Cleaf, sold out.

-- Feb. 4: The Emo Night Tour, 8 p.m. $15-$45.

SONGBIRDS -- 35 Station St.

-- Feb. 3: An Evening With John Berry, 7 p.m. $35.

-- Feb 5: Squirrel Nut Zippers, 7 p.m. $15-$18. $40-$45.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale.

-- Feb. 4: Ignite Live with Grammy nominee Cory Asbury, 8 p.m. in Iles P.E. Center, 4870 University Drive.

-- Feb. 5: Symphony Orchestra concerto, 4 p.m in Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive.

TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS WEEK -- Qualifying rounds begin in statewide contest to send resident songwriters to seven showcases (including one in Chattanooga) and on to finale at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe. Openings still available for 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in Dayton and 6 p.m. CST Feb. 4 in Dunlap.

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH -- 302 Magnolia Ave., South Pittsburg, Tenn. Sing-along celebrating South Pittsburg's 150th anniversary, 4-6 p.m. CST Jan. 29.


BRICK UNIVERSE LEGO FAN EXPO -- Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Exhibit hall filled with creations built by professional Lego artists, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Jan. 29 (last day). $15 (ages 4 and older).

CHATTACHOCOLATE WARMER -- ArtsBuild, 301 E. 11th St. Gourmet hot chocolate experience to benefit Scenic City Clay Arts, 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 31. Sold out.

CHATTOWN POETS -- Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St. Open mic with "Love" theme, 8-10 p.m. Feb. 1, plus featured poet Poetess Phenomenal C at 9 p.m. Prizes for winner, determined by audience vote. Free.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR SHOW -- Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Vendor expo of history and military memorabilia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 5. $10.

NIGHT SKY PROGRAM -- Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. (follow signs to Recreation Field). "Stars Above the Battlefield: Then & Now," ranger-led, with telescopes from Barnard Astronomical Society of Chattanooga, 6 p.m. Feb. 4 (rain date Feb. 11). Bring your own telescope and iPad to download Night Sky app. Portable chairs and flashlights welcome.

OCOEE STORY FEST -- Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Cleveland Storytelling Guild's 27th annual event, with featured teller Adam Booth, 7 p.m. Feb. 3. $5 ($15 family maximum).

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER --400 Garden Road. Registration required.

-- Feb 3: Get Schooled: Native Animals, with chance to learn about the resident bobcat, raptors and red wolves, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (plus other Fridays). By donation.

-- Feb. 3-4: Owl Flight Training with new animal ambassador Winnie the barn owl, 1-1:45 p.m. (plus other Fridays and Saturdays). Must be at least 13 to participate in flight training. $25-$30 (free for children 12 and younger).

-- Feb. 4: Get Schooled: Birds of Prey, 9-10 a.m. (plus other Saturdays). $5-$10.

-- Feb. 4: Vulture Adventure, a walkabout with black vulture Vlad, 11 a.m.-noon (plus other Saturdays). $15-$20.

WINTER HIKE CHALLENGE -- Outshine Adventures challenge to hike 90 miles in 90 days, on your own or on scheduled group hikes, through March 20. Levels for casual ($20), moderate ($45) and advanced ($65) participation. A native tree will be planted for those who complete the challenge.

WINTER WORKSHOP SERIES -- Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. Free series continues with "Mysterious Mushrooms," 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Attend in person (registration recommended) or virtually (register for link).


DAYTON ICE RINK -- Centennial Park, 391 Second Ave., Dayton, Tenn. Outdoor ice rink, through Feb. 28 (schedule varies). $10 ages 13 and older, $8 younger skaters. 423-775-9847

ICE ON THE LANDING -- Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens, 1400 Market St. Outdoor ice skating rink hosts finals of Skillet Curling Championship, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 29, followed by public skating 6-9 p.m. (last day). Free admission to curling competition; $10-$12 to skate.


CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. "Pride & Prejudice," 7 p.m. Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 3-4, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12. (Jan. 29 show is sold out.). $20-$25.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM -- 399 McCallie Ave. "My Fair Lady" in Broadway series, 8 p.m. Feb. 3, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $55-$70.

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE -- 418 Oak St. "The Housekeeper," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-4, 2 p.m. Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12. $12-$17.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.