Things to do in Chattanooga this week include Asian Lantern Festival, Enchanted Garden of Lights, Dolly’s ‘Rockstar’ film

Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Celeste Lewis puts hand-churned butter on crackers for students to taste as part of Walker Farms Pioneer Days at Audubon Acres on Nov. 17, 2022. The pioneer-skills demonstrations return Nov. 18 (other dates are sold out).
Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Celeste Lewis puts hand-churned butter on crackers for students to taste as part of Walker Farms Pioneer Days at Audubon Acres on Nov. 17, 2022. The pioneer-skills demonstrations return Nov. 18 (other dates are sold out).

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


All-American states

America is a country bursting with patriotism and pride, with six in 10 U.S. citizens (65%) saying they're extremely or very proud to be an American, according to research from Viator, a Tripadvisor company. Which state would be classified as the most "all-American" state? That honor goes to Pennsylvania, according to the researchers, who considered per capita factors such as national park sites, national landmarks, sports venues, fast-food restaurants, RV parks and campgrounds and percentage of home ownership. Pennsylvania, with a 9.05 score, was followed in the top five by California (8.98), Florida (8.81), New York (8.61) and Michigan (8.64). The tri-state made the Top 15, with Tennessee ranked at No. 11 with an 8.055 score, followed by Georgia at 13th (7.891) and Alabama at 15th (7.776). A 3.793 score put North Dakota at the bottom of the state stack.


CALENDAR

ARTS

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. athensartscouncil.org

› Nov. 17-18: Holiday Trunk Show of handmade holiday gifts, 5-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday (Friday coincides with Athens' Old-Fashioned Downtown Christmas).

› Through Dec. 11: "Meticulous Sanctum," by Susan Fox and Ryland Thompson. Artists reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 9.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Annual all-member salon show, through Dec. 23. avarts.org

AVA @ THE INCUBATOR — 100 Cherokee Ave. Opening reception for Hamilton County Business Development Center: Cohort 3 group exhibit by Andy Ramirez, Meagen Rice and Rea Shaw, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17. (Parking at Renaissance Park across the street.) avarts.org

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. clearstoryarts.com

› Nov. 17: On the Line fundraising event for documentary film by Rachael Porter about the family behind the Be the Change Youth Initiative, with music by In the Company of Wolves and live painting by Julia Whitworth, 6- 8 p.m. $10-$15.

› Nov. 18-25: Chattanooga: Art Happening Now. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. franklincoarts.org

› Through Nov. 26: "Something Wicked This Way Comes" community show.

› Through Dec. 23: Ellen Jackson's retrospective art quilts. Artist reception, 5-7 p.m. CST Nov. 17.

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

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. huntermuseum.org

› 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."

ICA @ UTC — Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Beginninging," annual juried student exhibition featuring 22 artists, through Dec. 2. icachatt.org

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "All Member Show," through Nov. 30. intowngallery.com

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

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. museumcenter.org

› Nov. 16: History Happy Hour: Cherokee Lifeways with a Red Clay State Historic Park interpreter, 6:30 p.m. Reserve seating.

› Nov. 18: Brunch and Learn: 1,000 Eyes program on what to do if you stumble across potential artifacts with a TVA senior archaeology specialist. $13 all-you-can-eat brunch ticket; free without.

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

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

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle. "Repurposed" ceramics exhibit by seniors Diana Alarcon and Said Kas-Danouch and adjunct instructor Loren Howard in John C. Williams Gallery, Brock Hall, second floor, Nov. 16- Jan. 19. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Nov. 16. southern.edu

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St. stoveworks.org

› Through Nov. 14 (extended): Teen curators' call for artists, ages 13-25 in Hamilton County, for exhibition opening Dec. 2.

› Nov. 16: Multiple Exits presents guitarist Michael McCallie, 6-7 p.m.

› Nov. 17: Art-A-Nooga Tonight presentations, 7 p.m.; Chattanooga Noise Night: Volume 20, 8 p.m.

› Nov. 18: Beep Boop Brunch, community event with food and electronic music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; open studios, 3-5 p.m.


COMEDY

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. BL30 Comedy: Formation — Diversity in Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. $15-$25. Ticket packages available for 30th anniversary celebration throughout November (see also Dance, Film, Music and Theater listings). barkinglegs.org

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. thecomedycatch.com

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

Nov. 16: K-Von, special engagement, 7 p.m. $25-$35.

› Nov. 17-18: Joe Deuce, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $19-$22.

› Nov. 19: Rocky Dale Davis, special engagement, 7 p.m. $25-$35.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. tivolichattanooga.com

› Nov. 17: Dusty Slay, 7 p.m. $45-$56.

› Nov. 18: Dave Attell, 8 p.m. $48-$131.


DANCE

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

› Nov. 13: BL30 New Works: Incubator Project: "Squeeze S—- In (Ain't Got Time for Nothin')" original dance piece by Monica Ellison, and "at night by grass and trees," multimedia performance by Mark Krawzyck, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30.

› Nov. 18: BL30 Dance: Mouthing Off, 7:30 p.m. $30-$40.

DALTON HIGH SCHOOL THEATER — 1500 Manly St., Dalton, Ga. Creative Arts Guild Dance Department and Ballet Dalton present 18th annual full-length ballet "The Snow Queen," 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17, 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Nov. 19 (Saturday matinee is abridged and narrated version suitable for younger viewers). $18-$20. creativeartsguild.org

HAMILTON PLACE — 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Raw Art Dance of Cleveland, Tenn., kicks off holiday performance season, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Center Court. hamiltonplace.com


FESTIVALS

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

CHATTANOOGA CHRISTMAS VILLAGE HOLIDAY MARKET — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. More than 130 vendors, free photos with Santa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19. $5 admission ages 13 and up. touchtheskyevents.com

CHRISTKINDLMARKT— Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. German Christmas Market, authentic food and drink. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 18. eventbrite.com

CHRISTMAS MADE IN THE SOUTH — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Fine arts and crafts in debut event, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). $9 ages 12 and up; discounts online. madeinthesouthshows.com

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, farm tours, fireworks finale, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). $12 three-day pass online, $14 at gate; $7 adults, $5 children 11-17, seniors, military, first responders and teachers for single day. hamiltontnfair.com

(READ MORE: McDonald Farm in Sale Creek prepped, ready for 2023 Hamilton County Fair)

OLD-FASHIONED DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS — The Lite House, 3 W. College St., Athens, Tenn. Shopping, dining and entertainment, Christmas tree lighting, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 17. mainstreetathens.org

PUMPKIN-PA-LOOZA — Walker County Agricultural Center, 10052 Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. Handmade crafts, direct-sales products, car show, food trucks, pumpkin bowling, pie eating contest, children's activities, live music, line dancing, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18. eventswithkimk.com

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.-6 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). $7 (free for veterans, first responders and teachers with ID). facebook.com/windsofthewolves

WALKER FARM PIONEER DAYS — Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Up to 25 hands-on historical demonstrations geared to elementary-age students and families, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nov. 18 (Nov. 14-17 tours are sold out). $7.50 ages 3 and up. chattanoogaaudubon.org


FILM

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

› 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.

› Nov. 19: BL30 Film: "Personal Problems," with a discussion of the film's writer, Chattanoogan Ishmael Reed, 7:30 p.m. $15-$25.

BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave. "Disney's "A Christmas Carol," 2 p.m. Nov. 19. $6. tivolichattanooga.com

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. "March '68," last of five films in weekly series, 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Also available virtually Nov. 12-17 (noon to noon). Walk-ins welcome for in-person screening; registration required for virtual screening. $12. jewishchattanooga.com

(READ MORE: Through billboards and more, Chattanooga Jewish group launches antisemitism awareness campaign)

FATHOM EVENTS — AMC Chattanooga 18, 5080 South Terrace, East Ridge; and Hollywood 10, 3519 S. Broad St., Scottsboro, Ala. One-night-only screening of "Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story," about the founder of Remote Area Medical and the realities of health-care inequality, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. $13 in East Ridge; $10-$12 in Scottsboro. fathomevents.com

GLOBAL LISTENING EVENT — AMC Chattanooga 18, 5080 South Terrace, East Ridge; AMC Classic Bradley Square 12, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Big-screen premiere of Dolly Parton's "Rockstar" two days before the release of her classic-rock album, with music videos, behind-the-scenes moments and interview, 7 p.m. Nov. 15. $16 in East Ridge, $15 in Cleveland. dollyrockstarevent.com

IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St. Upcoming feature-length and special-event films. tnaqua.org/imax/deep-sky

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

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


MUSIC

ABBA'S HOUSE — 5208 Hixson Pike. Matthew West on My Story, Your Glory tour, with Micah Tyler, 7 p.m. Nov. 16. $20-$75. etix.com

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

› Nov. 15: BL30 Jazz: Trevor Watts & Jamie Harris, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30.

› Nov. 16: BL30 Bluegrass: Mike Compton & David Grier, 7:30 p.m. $30-$40.

BARRELHOUSE BALLROOM — 1501 Long St. barrelhouseballroom.com

› Nov. 16: Brent Cobb, with J.D. Clayton, 8 p.m. $25-$30.

› Nov. 17: Departure: The Journey Tribute Band, with Pink Houses, 8 p.m. $20-$25.

› Nov. 18: Pandora's Box: The Ultimate Tribute to Aerosmith, with The Essentials, 8 p.m. $18-$22.

BELLS AND AFTERNOON TEA — St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah. Refreshments while listening to carillon music with guest musician Anton Fleissner, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. sfaec.org

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

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

› Nov. 17-18: The Radical Audio Visual Experience, with LSDream and guests, 8 p.m. Sold out.

› Nov. 19: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, 5 p.m. $65.

CHATTANOOGA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA — Ashwood Square Retirement Community, 6783 Shallowford Road. Veterans Day concert, 2 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. facebook.com/seniorneighbors orchestra

CHATTANOOGA MUSIC CLUB — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Holiday Festivity program with Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras, Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African American Song and Chorus Angelorum, 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Free. Email: buddyshirk@gmail.com

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Masterworks concert, "Sibelius 5," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. $15-$90. chattanoogasymphony.org

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Country star Clint Black headlines Catoosa County Stockings Full of Love concert, with Jonathan Bond, Barbara Fairchild & Roy Morris and The Greesons, 7 p.m. Nov. 18. $25. catoosacolonnade.com

COVENANT COLLEGE — 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. The Gray Havens' Zion Caravan Tour, with guests Mark Barlow, Antoine Bradford, Lovkn and John Mark Pantana, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $25-$35 (VIP packages available). thegrayhavensmusic.com

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. Southern Adventist University Symphony Orchestra performs, 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Free but limited space. RSVP: 423-493-0270, rsvp@ jewishchattanooga.com.

REDBUD VENUE — 2314 E. 13th St. Spencer Thomas Smith, with Margot and the Toothless Hags, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $10. redbudvenue.com

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave. thesignaltn.com

› Nov. 16: The Emo Night Tour, 8 p.m. $21-$48.

› Nov. 18: 49 Winchester, with Emily Nenni, 8 p.m. $34-$58.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. songbirdsfoundation.org

› 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.

› Nov. 16: Jervis Campbell on Hopeful Hearts Tour, 7 p.m. $15-$20.

› Nov. 17: Mason Jennings, 7 p.m. $20-$22.

STRING THEORY — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Chamber music series continues with cellist Zlatomir Fung and pianist Gloria Chien, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Happy hour at 5 p.m., pregame with Bob Bernhardt, music director emeritus of Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, at 5:45 p.m. $11-$48. stringtheorymusic.org

UTC FINE ARTS CENTER — 752 Vine St. Free parking in adjacent Lupton Hall parking garage. 423-425-4601

› Nov. 12: UTC Symphony Orchestra and Center for Creative Arts String Orchestra perform music by Bizet and Brahms, 3 p.m. Free admission.

› Nov. 14: UTC Wind Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. tivolichattanooga.com

› Nov. 15: The Indigo Girls on Look Long tour, with Kristy Lee, 7:30 p.m. $64-$241.

› Nov. 16: Grace Potter, with Eddie 9V, 7:30 p.m. $59-$194.


OUT & ABOUT

ASIAN LANTERN FESTIVAL — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. All-new collection of 30+ lanterns and nine interactive displays, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (last entry at 8:30 p.m.) Nov. 16-Jan. 14. $17-$23 nonmembers, $13-$18 members. chattzoo.org

CHATTANOOGA FASHION EXPO — Mac Avenue, 1304 McCallie Ave. Expo offering education and networking for creatives in the fashion industry and related fields, Nov. 17-18. Signature event, 3:30-8 p.m. Saturday, features nonstop runway, curated shopping, food and drink. Complete schedule and ticket information: chattanoogafashionexpo.com

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Big Band Day featuring Sweet Georgia Sound, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12. With farm produce, artisan foods, flowers, arts, crafts, live music and food trucks. Free admission. chattanoogamarket.com

CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD — Edney Innovation Center, fifth floor, 1100 Market St. "Ghost Tours, Ghost Tales, Murders in Georgia" with guest speaker Amy Petulla, owner of Chattanooga Ghost Tours, 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Free. chattanoogawritersguild.org

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE — The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th St. Place. Debut of winter wonderland of seasonal merchandise, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). Photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. facebook.com/thebarnnursery

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). eldershardware.com

CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATION — Various Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park sites. Opening weekend of programs for 160th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga includes walking tours, living history programs, Nov. 18-19 (more later in the month). Point Park has $10 gate fee for ages 16 and older; entry elsewhere is free. nps.gov/chch

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.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). Free admission. tsns.org

EAST RIDGE CHRISTMAS PARADE — From Ringgold Road at Germantown Road to Ringgold Road at Tombras Avenue. School groups, Scouts, teams, nonprofits, churches and others in community parade, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 (rain date, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 19). eastridgeparksandrec.com

  photo  Staff File Photo by Robin Rudd/ Visitors walk through lighted mushrooms and gnomes to enter Fairyland at Rock City on Dec. 30, 2018. This year's edition of the Enchanted Garden of Lights opens Nov. 17.
 
 

ENCHANTED GARDEN OF LIGHTS — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. A million lights illuminating six distinct holiday realms, including one of the world's tallest walk-through Christmas trees, 4:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday (park closes later), Nov. 17-Jan. 6 (excluding Christmas Eve). $10-$32; tickets online only. seerockcity.com

HISTORY FOR LUNCH — McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Program about the late Burkett Witt, Athens' first Black mayor, noon-1 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. livingheritagemuseum.org

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE — Dirty Jane's Antiques, 1910 Dayton Blvd. Features vintage Christmas decor, door prizes, sips and sweets, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). facebook.com/dirtyjaneschattanooga

HOLIDAY WINDOW TREASURE HUNT — North Shore businesses. NorthShore Merchants Collective hosts ninth annual event to find unlikely hidden objects in 20 merchants' windows to fill out game card, Nov. 17-Jan. 7. Turn in game cards with minimum $1 donation to Northside Neighborhood House for chance to win prizes. Kickoff coincides with district's Holiday Open House, Nov. 17-19. Email: tina@shopblueskies.net

LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM — Brainerd Crossroads, 4011 Austin St. Scenic City Women's Network event featuring Megan Alexander of "Inside Edition" as keynote speaker, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 14. $25. scwn.org

MOCCASIN BEND LECTURE SERIES — Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. National Park Partners' series concludes with Richard Sneed, 28th principal chief of Easter Band of Cherokee Indians, discussing "Culturally Deliberate in the 21st Century, 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Free but register. nppcha.org

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Award-winning photographer Billy Weeks speaks on "Photojournalism," 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Boot camp at 6 p.m. covers iPhone photography. chattanoogaphoto.org

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

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. basspro.com

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Opens with arrival by Santa and other characters (Frosty, Rudolph, Snoopy, Gingerbread Man, Buddy the Elf, the Grinch, Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Super Mario and Olaf), 6 p.m. Nov. 17 from west entrance by Pandemonium Family Fun Center. Free photos until 6:30 p.m. Photos daily through Dec. 24. Pet photos, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4. shopbradleysquare.com

SANTA'S WORKSHOP — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. Santa photos, through Dec. 24. Black and white Santas available select dates; pet photos each Monday. Reservations encouraged but not required. hamiltonplace.com

A SODDY-DAISY CHRISTMAS — Poe's Tavern by City Hall, 9835 Dayton Pike. Music by church and school groups, appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, ceremonial lighting of 62-foot-tall Christmas tree, 3-8 p.m. Nov. 17; merchandise vendors and food trucks, 3-8 p.m. northhamiltontn.com

TEDX TALK — Barrelhouse Ballroom, 1501 Long St. Flagship TEDx Chattanooga talk focuses on "Awaken" from the viewpoint and life experience of five speakers, 7 p.m. Nov. 15. $37 in advance; discounts to students and nonprofit professionals. barrelhouseballroom.com


THANKSGIVING

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE — Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive. East Hamilton Ministerial Association and Samaritan Center present seasonal music, message of thankfulness and food drive for Samaritan Center food pantry, 7 p.m. Nov. 14. 423-238-7777

GRATEFULL — Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Free community Thanksgiving meal at blocks-long table in the middle of M.L. King Boulevard, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Contribution bins available for donations to Maclellan Shelter for Families (nonperishable food, coffee supplies, disposable plates and utensils, laundry supplies and hygiene supplies including toothpaste and diapers). To volunteer: ihelpchattanooga.org. gratefulcha.org

THANKSGIVING MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Chattanooga Market's final outdoor market of the season features farm produce, artisan foods, food trucks, flowers, arts and crafts to prepare for Thanksgiving, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19. Music by Sweet Georgia Sound. Free admission. chattanoogamarket.com


THEATER

ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Auditions for "The Sound of Music," 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 (show dates Feb. 15-25). athensartscouncil.org

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

› Nov. 13: BL30 New Works: Incubator Project: "Squeeze S—- In (Ain't Got Time for Nothin')," original dance piece by Monica Ellison, and "at night by grass and trees," multimedia performance by Mark Krawzyck, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30.

› Nov. 17: BL30 Theatre: Unmasking: Beyond the Rainbow, 7:30 p.m. $10-$40.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. ccplayhouse.com

› Through Dec. 22: "White Christmas." $19-$35.

› Nov. 18-Dec. 23: "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells." $14-$23.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. "The Book of Mormon" in Broadway series, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 (last day). $75-$114. tivolichattanooga.com

UTC THEATRE COMPANY — Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Alabaster," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-18. $15-$20. utc.edu/fine-arts-center

Find more events, and add your own, at timesfreepress.com/cnevents.

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.


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