Things to do in the Chattanooga area this week (including Rock the Riverfront, Koe Wetzel concert)

Staff file photo by Olivia Ross / Johnny and Katy Garrison play a game of Jenga on April 2, 2022, during Rock the Riverfront. This year's installment, which will feature the art installation Los Trompos (spinning tops) as its main attraction, opens March 17.

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


Dr. Anuj Chandra, medical director of Chattanooga's Advanced Center for Sleep Disorders, says that sleep disruption from the change to (and from) daylight-saving time can cause serious problems, including increased driving accidents, increased workplace accidents, lower school performance and even a small increase in heart attacks. Here are his quick tips to reduce its effects:

› Enjoy the sun. "After the time changes, get outside into the sunlight as much as you can. It helps reset your internal clock faster."

› Avoid naps. "Resist the urge to nap for a few days after the time change. Napping makes it harder for your body clock to reset, so it works against you in the long run."

› Turn off your screens. "Turn off all electronic devices -- anything with a screen -- at least one hour before you go to bed. The blue- spectrum light that comes from screens reduces your body's production of melatonin at night, when you need it to help you fall asleep."



ATHENS ARTS CENTER -- 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Transition" by Dannita Noble, through March 17.

AVA GALLERY -- 30 Frazier Ave. "Scenic City Views" and UTC Feinstein Scholarship BFA Student Exhibition, through April 7.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD -- 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Student Arts Expo, through March 31.

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. "Languages of Love" community show, through April 2.


› March 12: Family Fun Day, 2-4 p.m. Performances and art activities inspired by special exhibitions by Beauford Delaney and Nellie Mae Rowe. Regular admission ($20 nonmember adults).

› March 16: Art Wise tour of "Beauford Delaney's Metamorphosis Into Freedom," with curator Stephen Wicks of the Knoxville Museum of Art, 6-7 p.m. Regular admission ($20 nonmember adults).

(READ MORE: New exhibits at Hunter Museum explore the lives, works of Knoxville, Atlanta artists)

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART -- UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Roland Carter St. "As It Was Give(n) to Me" by Stacy Kranitz, through March 12. Part of the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art "Re-Pair" installation (related exhibits at Hunter Museum and Stove Works).

IN-TOWN GALLERY -- 26A Frazier Ave. "Springtheme," watercolors by Jason Bartlett, through March 31.

LEE UNIVERSITY -- Squires Library Fine Art Gallery, 260 11th St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Works by Trisstah Brittany Wagstaff, through March 17.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY -- Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 16 members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through April 30. 423-266-1766

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA -- Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop. Winter show, through April 28 (new, earlier closing date).

PLAYFUL EVOLVING MONSTERS -- PEM Art Gallery, 5325 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson. Lantern Playshop to make crafts for upcoming Light Up Chattanooga Lantern Parade, 6-7:30 p.m. March 16. Free, but register for this or additional session in March.

RIVER GALLERY -- 400 E. Second St. Works by Pat Magers and Sister Mary Grace Thul, through April 30.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY -- 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. "Peace and War: The Assyrian Conquest of Lachish," artifacts unearthed in Israel by SAU's Institute of Archaeology and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, through May 2025.

STOVE WORKS -- 1250 E. 13th St.

› Through May 12: "And I Shall Still Be Lonely," works by Chattanooga artists inspired by artist/activist Lorraine Hansberry, part of the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art "Re-Pair" installation (related exhibits at Hunter Museum and the ICA at UTC).

› Through June 16: "Territorial: The Land and Us."


THE COMEDY CATCH -- 29 Station St.

› March 15: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

› March 16-18: Jen Kober, special engagement, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $17-$20; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20-$25.

WALKER THEATRE -- 399 McCallie Ave. Kountry Wayne on the Help Is on the Way Comedy Tour, 7 p.m. March 18. $48-$78 general, $127-$268 VIP.


MACEDONIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH — 1156 E. Main St. Centennial service, "Proud Past, Bright Future: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates 100 Years & Counting," 11 a.m. March 19. Guest speaker is former Associate Minister James A. Powell, pastor of Washington Park Missionary Baptist Church. 423-267-6915


CHATTANOOGA JEWISH DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES -- Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. "Reckonings," first of five, available virtually March 12-17 (noon to noon), in person 7 p.m. March 13; refreshments at 6:30 p.m. $12 for each film, $36 for all. Virtual screenings must be paid in advance to receive login code.

IMAX THEATER -- 201 Chestnut St. Special screenings of two feature films. $15.

› March 12: "Creed," 5 and 7:30 p.m. (final screenings).

› March 17-26: "Shazam: Fury of the Gods," 7 p.m. Fridays, 5 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.


BARKING LEGS THEATER -- 1307 Dodds Ave. Margherita Fava with Gregory Tardy, 7:30 p.m. March 16. $15.


› March 14: Nonpoint on the Emerald Cities tour, with Blacktop Mojo and Sumo Cyco, 7:30 p.m. $25-$30.

› March 17: Big Bam Boom: A Darryl Hall & John Oates Tribute, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

› March 18: Let's Go Disco, featuring DJ Mystery Box, 9 p.m. $12-$15.

BROTHERS IN SONG -- First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga Boys Choir alumni concert featuring tenor Mark Laseter (2010) and baritone Michael Parham (2009), with the CBC's Handel, Concert and Cantabile choirs, 7 p.m. March 17. $10.

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

› March 12: The Disco Biscuits, 8 p.m. CDT (final show). $85.

› March 17: St. Patrick's Day Underground with The Nashville Celts, Irish dancers and special guests, 8 p.m. $55.

› March 18: Dailey & Vincent, 8 p.m. $59.

COVENANT COLLEGE -- Dora Maclellan Brown Chapel and Fine Arts Center, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Chattanooga composer, pianist and organist Ethan McGrath in John Hamm Performing Arts Series, 7 p.m. March 16. Free, but reserve. 706-419-1459


› March 12: Family concert, "Ferdinand the Bull," 3 p.m. at the Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Sold out.

› March 18: Opera Extravaganza, conducted by the Metropolitan Opera's Pierre Vallet, 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. $15-$90. Performance is dedicated to Sonia Young; concertgoers are asked to wear purple.

DALTON CONVENTION CENTER -- 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Concert featuring Hispanic acts Por Primera Vez: Ray Trophies, A Ritmo de Bachata, Nortenisimo Nuevo Riel, Los Del Sextos, DJ Bones, 7 p.m. March 17. $30.

LEE UNIVERSITY -- Cleveland, Tenn.

› March 16: Manhattan Chamber Players' Clarinet Quintet in Presidential Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE. $5-$15.

› March 18: Trombonist Jeremy Wilson presents masterclass at 10:30 a.m. in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, and performance at 2 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall, 1120 N. Ocoee St. Free, but tickets required. Livesetream:

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM -- 399 McCallie Ave. Koe Wetzel, with Kolby Cooper and Dylan Wheeler, 8 p.m. March 16. $48-$78.

RIDGECREST BAPTIST CHURCH -- 623 W. Garden Farm Road, Rossville, Ga. Southern gospel group Brian Free & Assurance, 10:30 a.m. March 12. 423-991-9331

SHIELD BAPTIST CHURCH -- 12684 N. Highway 27, Chickamauga, Ga. Tribute Quartet on Always Grace tour, 7 p.m. March 16.

SONGBIRDS -- 35 Station St.

› March 13: New Music Mondays, industry mixer, featuring DJ Prophet with host C-Grimey, 7 p.m. $7.

› March 15: Songbirds Radio Hour: Episode 7, with Ismael Sandoval and Mariachi Aventurero, 7 p.m. Free.

WOODSONGS DALTON -- First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Selvidge St., Dalton, Ga. Becky Buller & Ned Luberecki, 2 p.m. March 12. $20-$24. Proceeds benefit DEO Clinic.

  photo  Photo Contributed by Becky Buller / Fiddler Becky Buller, left, and banjo player Ned Luberecki will present the final show in the Woodsongs Dalton season on March 12.


AUTHOR VISIT -- Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave. Rabbi Deborah Prinz, author of "On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao," 4 p.m. March 18. Part of the Chattanooga Goldman Moses Lecture Series. Free book to the first 25 dessert chefs who arrive with treats to share.

CHATTANOOGA & NORTH GEORGIA ANTIQUE BOTTLES & ADVERTISING SHOW -- Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Vendors with advertising, signs and specialty bottles (soda, beer, Hutchinson, butter, medicine, milk, whiskey, applied colored labels, blob top), 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. March 18. Free admission. First-look early admission at 8 a.m., $20.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET -- Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Market of handmade arts, crafts and other products, plus artisan foods, food trucks and live music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, through April 1-2, then Saturdays only through October. Free admission.

CHATTANOOGA SPRING BREAK SAFARI -- Multiple venues. Youth-themed scavenger hunt for families exploring area tourist attractions, through April 9. Hunt can be completed outside of attractions; regular admission required to enter.

CIRCUS ON ICE: MAGIC TOUR -- Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. A frozen adventure with favorite characters, circus acts and (synthetic) ice skaters, 4 and 6:30 p.m. March 16. Photo-ops at intermission. $15-$25.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY -- Bragg Reservation, Missionary Ridge, 3136 S. Crest Place. Ranger-led program about four cannons, "What's in a Name: The 'Four Ladies' of Cobb's Kentucky Battery," 2 p.m. March 18. Free.

CLEVELAND BRADLEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY -- 795 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Centennial Celebration tours of the new and old facilities with guides in historical costumes, 2-4 p.m. March 19 (repeats other months). Register:

DURHAM TRAILS GRAND OPENING -- 2008 Durham Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Openings remain for Durham Mine Challenge for mountain bikers and trail runners ($10), 10 a.m. -2 p.m. March 18. Entry for ribbon-cutting celebration and guided hikes is sold out.

EASTER BUNNY, CHATTANOOGA -- Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Easter Bunny Garden at Center Court open for visits and photos during mall hours, through April 8. Pet photos each Monday. Walk in or reserve time online.

EASTER BUNNY, HIXSON -- 271 Northgate Mall Drive. Bunny in residence for photos and visits during mall hours, March 18-April 8. Pet photos each Monday. Walk in or reserve time online.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP -- Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Genealogy workshop by Ocoee Region Daughters of the American Revolution to trace Revolutionary War patriot ancestry for DAR membership, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 18. Bring laptop and family tree information. $25-$35; add a box lunch for $10.

MASTER GARDENERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY -- UT Extension office, 6183 Adamson Circle. Third Saturday gardening class, "Pollinators & Native Gardens," 10 a.m.-noon March 18. Free. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register for either.

(READ MORE: It's too soon to start the garden, but these classes and events will get you ready)

MODEL TRAIN SHOW -- Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Expo by members of Dixie Division of Train Collectors Association, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 18. Buy, sell or trade model trains and accessories, or just watch the trains speed around the tracks. $7 per family. 423-894-1284

THE NATIONAL BLACK MARKET -- First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Touring celebration of Black businesses, with food trucks, vendors, games, raffles, installations, live music and DJs, noon-6 p.m. March 18. Free admission.

PLANT NATIVES 2023 -- Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones presents signature event over two weekends.

› March 17: Nature Journaling workshop, noon-4 p.m. at UTC University Center, 710 Mocs Alumni Drive, $125 (limited space).

› March 18: Native Plant Symposium, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. at UTC University Center, 710 Mocs Alumni Drive, with speakers Thomas Rainer, Janisse Ray, Kristen Wickert, Adam Bigelow, Leslie Edwards. $75 nonmembers through March 13; $85 through March 15 (final day to register).

› March 25: Native Plant Sale & Expo, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Free admission.

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

› March 17: 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.

› March 17-18: 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).

› March 18: Get Schooled: Birds of Prey, 9-10 a.m. (plus other Saturdays). $5-$10.

› March 18: Vulture Adventure, a walkabout with black vulture Vlad, 11 a.m.-noon (plus other Saturdays). $15-$20.

ROCK THE RIVERFRONT -- Chattanooga Green, 140 Riverfront Parkway. Interactive art installation Los Trompos (spinning tops), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 17-April 16. Weekends feature live music, art vendors, family activities and food trucks. Free admission.

› March 17: Opening day, Friday fun with DJ Corleone Tone.

› March 18: Culture & Creatives Day featuring music by Luke Simmons & the Lovestruck and screening of film "Viva Guatemala: A Journey Through a Land of Culture and Beauty."

› March 19: Open play.

(READ MORE: Rock the Riverfront returns to Chattanooga with a new installation, focus on Latino culture)

SHAMROCK CITY -- Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. St. Patrick's Day celebration, with live music, food, drink and a temporarily emerald High Falls, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12, 18-19. Included with regular admission: $20-$30.


ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE -- 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. "Dearly Departed," 2 p.m. March 12, 7:30 p.m. March 16-18. $12-$16.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS -- Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. "The Importance of Being Earnest," (change in originally announced run dates) 2:30 p.m. March 12 (final show). $13-$15.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE -- 400 River St. Youth Theatre production, "Bambi: A Life in the Woods," 7 p.m. March 17, 2:30 p.m. March 18-19, 7 p.m. March 24, 2:30 p.m. March 25-26. $10-$12.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE -- 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

› Through March 26: "Frozen Jr.." $14-$23.

› March 16-April 30: "Things My Mother Taught Me. $19-$35.

Find more events, and add your own, at times

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.