Things to do in the Chattanooga area this week include Hamilton County Fair, Christmas markets, tours of replica Columbus ship

Contributed Photo / Grand Ole Opry member Lauren Alaina, a North Georgia native, will headline the live entertainment Nov. 11 at the Hamilton County Fair. Brandon Davis, another hometown favorite who has toured with Tim McGraw, is also in the lineup.

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


A day thought to bring especially good luck is coming up next weekend. Nov. 11 — or 11/11 — is considered by numerologists to be the luckiest day of the year because of its full potential for wish-granting, especially when done in sync with the clock. Which means that making a wish at either 11:11 a.m. or 11:11 p.m. could be particularly powerful for bringing positive energy into your life. According to the Farmers' Almanac, making a wish when the time is 11:11 is already considered a strong time to set a goal of what you want to manifest in the world. The good luck is even stronger when the palindrome date aligns on the calendar. Also worth noting: Nov. 11 is unique in that it is the only date expressed with four of the same digits.



ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Meticulous Sanctum," by Susan Fox and Ryland Thompson, through Dec. 11. Artists reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 9.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Annual all-member salon show, Nov. 8-Dec. 23. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" community show, through Nov. 26.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall show, through Dec. 1.


› Nov. 9: Spectrum silent auction, includes open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and after-party with DJ music, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $200; combo ticket with gala $700. (Museum closes at 2 p.m.)

› Nov. 11: Spectrum gala, includes cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner and live auction, 6-11 p.m. $600. (Museum closes at 2 p.m.)

› Nov. 12: Sunday Studio, drop-in art experience for children and families, 2-4 p.m. Regular admission: $20 nonmember adults.

› Through Jan. 8: "Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth."

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "All Member Show," through Nov. 30. Opening reception and demonstration by glass artist Sean Price, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 8.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. "Vocabulary" by 27 local and national artists, through Nov. 30.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM — 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Holiday House fundraiser, with live and silent auctions, bake sale, dinner, music by Harmony & GRITS, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 9. $30.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Opening of traveling exhibit, "Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes," 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Includes panel discussion with featured artist. $5.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 14 area artists, including members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Dec. 18. 423-266-1766

POURING FOR PURPOSE — UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center, 755 E. Fifth St. Hand-poured paintings by students from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga criminal justice program and University High following short program on "Building Pathways to Ethics and Equality," 1-3 p.m. Nov. 10. Cash donations accepted for paintings, with proceeds benefiting Chattanooga Hamilton County Family Justice Center. 423-425-4135

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by Janet Eskridge, Scott Hill and Tatiana Hill, through Dec. 31.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle. "Memories of Times Past," original pen and ink historical illustrations by John Fleming Gould, through Nov. 10 in John C. Williams Gallery, Brock Hall, second floor.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St.

› Through Nov. 7: Teen curators' call for artists, ages 13-25 in Hamilton County, for exhibition opening Dec. 2.

› Nov. 8: "Make Me Famous," a film about 1980s New York City painter Edward Brezinski, 6-8 p.m.

› Nov. 9: November artist talks, 5:30-7 p.m.

› Nov. 10: Artist talk with Chattanooga-based photographer Andy Ramirez, 6-7 p.m.

› Nov. 11: Curator's talk on "Éramos Semillas (We Were Seeds)" by Jose Luis Benavides on exhibit's closing day, 3-4 p.m.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. BL30 Comedy: Improv vs. Standup by Chattanooga Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $15-$25. Ticket packages available for 30th anniversary celebration throughout November (see also Dance, Film, Music and Theater listings).

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

› Nov. 5: Geoffrey Asmus, special engagement, 7 p.m. $20-$25.

› Nov. 9-11: Killer Beaz, special engagement, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $20-$25; 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $25-$30.

GEM THEATRE — 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Fox News personality and former pro wrestler Tyrus on Nuff Said comedy tour, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $40-$319.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. BL30 Dance: Nutbush, TN: A Tribute to Tina Turner in Dance, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $30-$40. Ticket packages available for 30th anniversary celebration throughout November (see also Comedy, Film, Music and Theater listings).


(These are closest to Chattanooga. For day-trip destinations, see the longer 2023 festival list at

CHILIMAUGA — 200 Gordon St., Chickamauga, Ga. Chili cook-off and street fair sponsored by Gordon Lee Band Boosters to benefit Gordon Lee Marching Trojan Band includes local vendors, live music and cornhole tournament, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11. Cook-off, noon-2 p.m. with winners announced at 2:30 p.m. Free admission; $10 to taste and vote for favorite chili.

CHRISTKINDLMARKT — Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale. German Christmas Market, authentic food and drink. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11.

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Fine arts and crafts in debut event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10-11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12. $9 ages 12 and up (good all three days with hand stamp); discounts online.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE — New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7608 Shallowford Road. Arts and crafts vendors, direct sales, small-business products, food trucks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11. Proceeds support church's mission work.

FALL COLORS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. (Previously called Fall Color Cruise Festival). Arts, crafts, direct sales and food vendors, live music, carnival booth, children's activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11. Free admission.

GINGERBREAD SHOPPE — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Handmade crafts and home decor, homemade concessions, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11. Free admission.

HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR — McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek. Debut at 2,100-acre farm includes arts, crafts and food vendors, amusement rides, games, livestock and agricultural exhibits, lumberjack shows, rodeo, farm tours, concerts by Lauren Alaina and Brandon Davis, fireworks finale, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12. $12 three-day pass online, $14 at gate; $7 adults, $5 children 11-17, seniors, military, first responders and teachers for single day.

HOLIDAY STROLL — Market Street, downtown Dayton, Tenn. Merchants and eateries along Market and connecting streets offer discounts and extended hours, Santa visits, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9. Tree lighting on Rhea County Courthouse lawn at 6 p.m.

SPIRIT OF THE VETERAN & WARRIOR POW WOW — City Point Park, 230 Chickamauga Drive, Dayton, Tenn. Traditional gathering to showcase different American Indian cultures, drum and flute music, living-history demonstrations, vendors, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12. $7 (free for veterans, first responders and teachers with ID).

TANGLED TINSEL HOLIDAY MARKET — Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Handmade crafts and food vendors, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 5 (last day). Free admission and parking. 423-650-1388


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Ticket packages available for 30th anniversary celebration throughout November (see also Comedy, Dance, Music and Theater listings).

› Nov. 5: BL30 Film: A Celebration of Chattanooga Film in the 21st Century, with shorts and documentaries by local filmmakers, 2-10 p.m. $15-$25.

› Nov. 12: BL30 Film: Interactive Movie Night, a watch-along, play-along experience (similar to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"), 7:30 p.m. $10-$20.

BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave. "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," 2 p.m. Nov. 5. $11-$13.

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. "The Future," fourth of five films in weekly series, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Also available virtually Nov. 5-10 (noon to noon). Walk-ins welcome for in-person screening; registration required for virtual screening. $12.

IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St. Upcoming feature-length and special-event films.

› Nov. 5: "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour," 7 p.m. (last day). $20.

› Nov. 10-12: "D-Day: Normandy 1944" in 3D, 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. $10.

› Nov. 9-16: "The Marvels," times vary. $15.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1607 Dodds Ave. Ticket packages available for 30th anniversary celebration throughout November (see also Comedy, Dance, Film and Theater listings).

› Nov. 8: BL30 Jazz: Alan Shikoh, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30 ($10 for students).

› Nov. 11: BL30 Jazz: Bob Stagner and the Shaking Ray Levi Society, the musicians who inspired the theater, 7:30 p.m. $30-$40.


› Nov. 7: Rubblebucket, with Dante Elephante, 8 p.m. $25-$30.

› Nov. 9: Southern Culture on the Skids, with Genki Genki Panic, 8 p.m. $20-$25.

› Nov. 10: Southern Avenue, with Drew Sterchi and Blues Tribe, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

› Nov. 11: Dizgo, with St. Owsley, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

CANDLELIGHT CONCERT — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Two shows in touring series of classical concerts performed by string quartet, Nov. 10: "The Best of Hans Zimmer," 6:30 p.m.; Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," 8:45 p.m. $32-$61. More in December and January.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central. Premium ticket packages available.

› Nov. 5: Last of three Pretty Lights shows. Sold out.

› Nov. 12: Grundy's Got Talent, with six finalists in competition before music industry judges, 2 p.m. Free.


› Nov. 5: Chamber concert, Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, 3 p.m. at Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive. $35.

› Nov. 6: Chattanooga Youth Symphony fall concert, 6:30 p.m. at UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. $5-$10

› Nov. 8: Classics Declassified, 7:30 p.m. at Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 201 High St. $20 suggested; pay what you can.

› Nov. 9: Classics Declassified, 7:30 p.m. at The Woodshop Listening Room, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. $20 suggested; pay what you can.

› Nov. 10: Classics Declassified, 7:30 p.m. at Yellow Racket Records, 2311 E. Main St. $20 suggested; pay what you can.

› Nov. 11: Sensory-Friendly concert, 10:30 a.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Free.

(READ MORE: Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's Kayoko Dan takes stock of accomplishments as she finishes her last two seasons)

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Dennis Massengale farewell concert, 6 p.m. Nov. 5. $25-$35.

GEM THEATRE — 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Resurrection: A Journey Tribute, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. $40-$50.

GOSPEL CONCERT — Parkway Baptist Church, 65 Stuart Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Music by Ken Hicks & Testimony Quartet, The Greesons and Bondservant, 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Benefits Al Millard Stocking Full of Love. Free; love offering. 706-670-1913

THE GRANFALLOON — 400 E. Main St. Premier Jazz Orchestra presents music from the Tower of Power and other funk and soul greats, 7 p.m. Nov. 9. $10.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn. Chamber Strings present "Lee-Southern Sensational," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE. Free and nonticketed. Livestream:

REDBUD VENUE — 2314 E. 13th St.

› Nov. 10: Sariyah Idan, with In the Company of Wolves, 8 p.m. $8-$10.

› Nov. 11: Confreres, with Grimulets and Cody Ray, 8 p.m. $8-$10.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 305 W. Seventh St. Artist Series opens with soprano Jacquelyn Stucker, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. $32-$43 (discounts for seniors, students and groups). Five-show subscriptions available.

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave.

› Nov. 6: Shakey Graves on Movie of the Week tour, with Sadurn, 7:30 p.m. $40-$63.

› Nov. 10: Electric Avenue: The '80s MTV Experience, 8 p.m. $28.

› Nov. 11: Conner Smith on the Creek Will Rise Tour, with Lauren Watkins, 8 p.m. $28-$86.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

› Nov. 8: RiseUp TV: The Legacy in Motion Tour, in support of the Friends of Keith Whitley Corp., featuring Steven K, Anslom, Bruce Coughlan, Tim Steinruck and others, 7 p.m. $25.

› Nov. 11: John Mark McMillan on Tall Tales Tour, with John Lucas, 7 p.m. $24-$28.

› Nov. 12: Gear swap, in conjunction with SoundCorps, with various musical gear and records to trade or sell, 3-6 p.m. Free to attend.

(READ MORE: SoundCorps strikes the right chord with Chattanooga musicians)

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale.

› Nov. 5: School of Music concert by SAU Symphony Orchestra with guest violinist Rebecca Fischer, 7:30 p.m. in Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive. Free. 423-236-2880

› Nov. 11: Battle of the Steel Bands, with Southern Steel Band and Walker Memorial Academy Fire 'N Steel, 8 p.m. in Iles PE Center.

UTC'S CADEK RECITAL HALL — 725 Oak St. Duo Esplanade, featuring visiting lecturer Dr. Ayca Cetin on flute and adjunct instructor Dr. Katsuya Yuasa on clarinet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Free admission; free parking in Lupton Hall parking garage.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT — St. Gerard Catholic Church, 3049 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. James Rogers performs, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, with social hour at 6 p.m. $10 donation; tickets at Post General Store, 2862 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe.

VETERANS DAY CONCERT — Sts. Peter & Paul Basilica, 214 E. Eighth St. Jericho Brass Band performs "We Were Soldiers"-themed concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free admission; donations appreciated.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. The Doo Wop Project presents "A New Doo," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $37-$68.


ARCHAEOLOGICAL LECTURE — Lynn Wood Hall Chapel, 4960 Colcord Drive, Collegedale. Dr. Michael G. Hasel, director of the Institute of Archaeology and curator of Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum, speaks on "Destruction in the Gate: New Excavations at Tel Hazor, Israel," 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Free. Livestream:

AZUSA LECTURE — Lee University Chapel, 1020 N. Ocoee St. Dr. Daniel Woods on "The Confessions of Benjamin Hardin Irwin: Why We Should Bother To Listen, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, followed by presentation of Spirit of Azusa Award by Dixon Pentecostal Research Center to Dr. Harold Bare. Livestream:

BEASTLY FEAST — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Special dining experiences to see the eating habits of the resident carnivores, with food and beer vendors, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 11. $6-$18. Must buy in advance online.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays with farm produce, artisan foods, flowers, arts, crafts, live music and food trucks. Free admission.

› Nov. 5: Chattanooga Beard Contest (several categories); music by Flattop Boxers, 12:30-3 p.m.

› Nov. 12: Big Band Day, featuring Sweet Georgia Sound.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — Elder's Ace Hardware locations (participating stores include Cleveland, Dallas Bay, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Highway 58, Ooltewah, Red Bank and Walden in Tennessee; Chickamauga, LaFayette and Ringgold in Georgia. Sales on decorations, home decor and permanent trees, Nov. 12 (hours vary by store).

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — Mercantile at the Ridge, 6725 Ringgold Road, East Ridge. Sales and giveaways, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 5 (last day).

COIN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Tennessee State Numismatic Society event with more than 200 dealer tables, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10-11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12. With Young Numismatics coin program for kids at 1 p.m. Saturday. Free admission.

FOOD DRIVE — Signal Mountain fire stations, 1111 Ridgeway Ave. and 5240 Shackleford Ridge Road. Signal Mountain fire and police departments accepting donations for Signal Mountain Social Services Food Pantry to fill Christmas baskets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 11. Drive-thru service. Bring canned or boxed nonperishable foods or personal-hygiene items. Email:

FREE ENTRANCE — Point Park, 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park waives entrance fee to celebrate Veterans Day, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11. Ranger-led programs about "Battle Above the Clouds" at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

GREEK BAKE SALE — Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Glenwood Drive. Sweet and savory specialties available; place orders online for pickup 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10. Lunch will be served. Remaining inventory available while supplies last.

HISTORY PROGRAM — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Ranger-led talk on restoration of the 11th Michigan Infantry's regimental monument on Horseshoe Ridge/Snodgrass Hill with staff from Northern Stone Carving, 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Free.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Dept. One Three, 6501 Slater Road, East Ridge. Discounts, giveaways and refreshments, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11. With David Carroll book signing, 10 a.m.-noon; Santa visits and food sampling, noon-4 p.m.; on-site bow designing, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Dirty Jane's Antiques, 1910 Dayton Blvd. Features vintage Christmas decor, door prizes, sips and sweets, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 11, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 12.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Vinterest Hixson, 2105 Northpoint Blvd., and Vinterest Southside, 2121 Chestnut St. Storewide sales, giveaways, refreshments, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5 (last day).

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE PARADE — Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Fort Oglethorpe Veteran and Citizen Council event leaves at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 from Big Lots, 558 Battlefield Parkway, follows LaFayette Road to Stable 41 Farmers Market, 214 First St. Market includes vendors, food and music by Sam Steadman, noon-4 p.m.,

JOURNALISM LECTURE — Iles PE Center, Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. School of Journalism and Communication presents Michel Martin of NPR's "Morning Edition" for discussion of "Making Sense of a Polarized World," 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Free but registration required without a campus ID.

  photo  Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Visitors arrive to tour a replica of Columbus' Pinta on Aug. 27, 2021. The caravel has returned to Chattanooga and is open for tours through Nov. 19 at the Chattanooga Pier at Ross's Landing.

PINTA SHIP — Chattanooga Pier, 200 Riverfront Parkway. Replica of Columbus caravel open for tours, through Nov. 19. $6-$8.

SANTA'S WONDERLAND — Bass Pro Shops, 1000 Bass Pro Drive. Photos available by reservation, through Dec. 4. Free 4x6 photo with Santa; options for more.

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Santa arrives for photos, 11 a.m. Nov. 10. Black and white Santas available select dates; pet photos each Monday. Reservations encouraged but not required.

  photo  Area bakers will be vying for bragging rights at the Soddy-Daisy Pie Festival at First Baptist Church on Nov. 5. / Scott Suchman for The Washington Post/File

SODDY-DAISY PIE FESTIVAL — Soddy-Daisy First Baptist Church, 10185 Dayton Pike. Music, hayrides, bonfire for hot dogs and s'mores, family games, 2:30-5 p.m. Nov. 5. Pie competition, 2:30-3 p.m., has multiple categories and is open to adults and children. To take part, bring one pie for judging and one for silent auction with proceeds going to Good Shepherd Food Bank.

STAR PARTIES — Clarence T. Jones Observatory, 10 N. Tuxedo Ave. Fall programming at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga facility temporarily canceled due to fire.

(READ MORE: Remember When, Chattanooga? This famous Brainerd telescope to reopen this month)

TOUCH-A-TRUCK — Warner Park, 1110 McCallie Ave. Junior League of Chattanooga's hands-on event for children to explore emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment and meet their operators, plus food trucks and face painting, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11. Quiet hour, 9-10 a.m. for children who are more sensitive to noise and flashing lights. $5 ($20 family maximum); free for children 2 and younger.

TOY RUN — Ridgeland High School, 2478 Happy Valley Road, Rossville. Motorcycle ride open to all bikes and clubs, 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Benefits Al Millard Stocking Full of Love; bring a new unwrapped toy or cash donation.

TRACK LAPS FOR CHARITY — Talladega Superspeedway, 3366 Speedway Blvd., Lincoln, Ala. Drive three laps around racetrack in personal vehicle with minimum $50 donation to Toys for Tots, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT Nov. 11 (last of the season). Day also includes Talladega Garage Experience open house to see championship Vulcan Trophy, garage bays, game zone and kids zone. Register for laps:

URBAN BIRDING — Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. Neighborhood walk to see fall migrators, 9 a.m. Nov. 11. Free with RSVP.

VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION — Veterans Memorial Park, 9318 Apison Pike, Collegedale. Ceremonies include reveal of the M45 Army tank's new camouflage paint job recently completed by U.S. Army veteran Henry Achey of Harrison, 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Bring your own seating. In case of bad weather, program moves to Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive. Email:

(PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale)


ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Table read of the musical "Anastasia" by Athens Community Theatre, 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Free.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1607 Dodds Ave. November starts 30th anniversary celebration; ticket packages available (see also Comedy, Dance, Film and Music listings).

› Nov. 6: BL30 New Works: Incubator Project: "'Don't Stand in Front of the Microwave' and Other Things My Mother Told Me," a one-act play by Charlene Hong White, and "Reflection: How Do You See Yourself?" performance showcase with host Novek Newi, plus food, art and music, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30.

› Nov. 10: BL30 Theatre: Burlesque Obscura, by an all-identities, all-bodies collective, 7:30 p.m. $30-$40.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5 (final show). $22-$27.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. "White Christmas," Nov. 10-Dec. 22 (show times vary). $19-$35.

LEE THEATRE — Communication Arts Building, 345 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. "It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 (final weekend) in Buzz Oates Blackbox Theatre. $12-$17.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. "The Book of Mormon" in Broadway series, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 11, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $75-$114.

POP-UP PROJECT — Coosa Mill, 1800 S. Watkins St. "Until the Sun Rises," interactive show with dance, music, art installations and aerial acts, 2 p.m. Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11. $49.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.