Things to do in Chattanooga this week include Halloween parties, Tiffany Haddish comedy, opera ‘La Boheme’

Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / A decorated skull sits on the ofrenda, a type of altar decorated with photos and mementos of dead loved ones, at the 2021 Day of the Dead celebration at the Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, Ga. This year's Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated there on Oct. 27.
Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / A decorated skull sits on the ofrenda, a type of altar decorated with photos and mementos of dead loved ones, at the 2021 Day of the Dead celebration at the Creative Arts Guild in Dalton, Ga. This year's Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated there on Oct. 27.

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


Think you have what it takes to take home a blue ribbon in one of the Hamilton County Fair competitions? If you're thinking of entering any of the home center, agriculture, livestock or poultry events, your mailed application must be postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 25. Or you can enter online through the following Wednesday, Nov. 1. There are age divisions for children and adults. Along with ribbons, cash will be awarded for first through third place finalists and Best of Show. Home center categories include several divisions of crafts, visual arts, photography, sewing and canned and baked goods. Agriculture divisions include a contest for the ugliest tomato. Get all the details at The fair will take place Nov. 10-12 at McDonald Farm in Sale Creek, with Lauren Alaina and Brandon Davis headlining the entertainment.



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

› Through Oct. 30: Annual Student Art Show by middle school, high school and college students.

› Through Oct. 30: Mia Hall's "Quiet Impressions."

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Solo member show by Jonathan Bidwell and AIM Center member exhibit, through Oct. 27.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "Alone With Everybody" by Travis Knight, through Oct. 28.

EXUM GALLERY — St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. "Things of the Heart" by Mountain Arts Guild, through Oct. 29.

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

› Through Oct. 29: "Wild Art" by David Klemen.

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

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall show, through Jan. 5.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. "Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth," through Jan. 8. $20 nonmember adults.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "After Dark: Illuminating Chattanooga" by Anh Bao Tran-Le, through Oct. 31.

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. Annual quilt show, "Sew Many Quilts," through Oct. 28.

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.

› Through Oct. 31: 30th anniversary celebration of River Gallery Sculpture Garden.

› Through Oct. 31: Works by Jay Pfeil, Mari Kuroda and Mary Lynn Portera.

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.

› Oct. 28: Screening of "Un Nuevo Pasado (Someday Soon)," a documentary about Guatemalan migration by local filmmaker Pablo Mazariegos, followed by conversation with Mazariegos and scholar Giovanni Román-Torres, 7-8 p.m. Registration requested.

› Through Oct. 28: "A Tribe Called Kast," a tribute to Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest for Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week.

› Through Nov. 11: "Éramos Semillas (We Were Seeds)."


THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

› Oct. 26: Amber Autry, 7 p.m. $15-$20.

› Oct. 27-28: Nick Murphy, 7:30 p.m. $19-$22.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Tiffany Haddish & Lil Rel Howery: The Best Friends Comedy Tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 28. $48-$179.

  photo  Tiffany Haddish will appear with Lil Rel Howery in the Best Friends Comedy Tour at Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 28. / Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP/File)


CHATTANOOGA BALLET — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Art/Contour," season opener featuring four contemporary ballets, 3 p.m. Oct. 22 (final show). $25-$35.

DARE TO DANCE — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Dance competition based on the television show "Dancing With the Stars," featuring 13 local celebrities paired with 12 professional dance partners, 7 p.m. Oct. 28. $600-$1,000 tables for four, $100 virtual viewing. Proceeds benefit Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Area.


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

CHATTANOOGA APPLE FESTIVAL —Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. New name and venue for former Collegedale Apple Festival, with 150 craft and food vendors, entertainment, food trucks, inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, trackless train rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22 (last day). Free admission and parking.

CHIAHA HARVEST FAIR — Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Rome, Ga. Juried arts and crafts show, demonstrations, musicians, food vendors, children's crafts, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 28-29, rain or shine. $5 adults, $4 students/seniors, $1 children 11 and under (free with online coupon).

CLEVELAND APPLE FESTIVAL — Bradley County Courthouse Square, 155 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Arts and crafts, specialty vendors, apple dessert contest, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 22 (last day). One-day pass $8 adults, $5 seniors/children 3-12; family pass (two adults, up to four children) $25 (cash only).

COPPER CREEK FARM — 1514 Reeves Station Road SW, Calhoun, Ga. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races, pony rides, bubble barn, fireworks, through Oct. 28 (haunted maze in October). Hours: noon-10:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. $14 weekdays ages 3-59, $22 weekends, $2 discount for seniors.

DANCING GOATS FOLK FEST — Gilmer County River Park, 1361 S. Main St., Ellijay, Ga. Juried fine and folk art, crafts, mountain music, storytelling, traditional foods, goat beauty pageants, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St. Celebration of traditional Mexican holiday honoring the Day of the Dead through art and ritual, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27.

DIA DE LOS SANTOS — Patten Square, 818 Georgia Ave. Art 120's International Market featuring city's Latin American community, with traditional dance, artwork, food and activities to celebrate All Saints Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Photos or mementos of loved ones may be placed on remembrance altar. Coincides with Bessie's Halloween Bash at Bessie Smith Cultural Center and precedes Downtown Skelebration at Miller Park. See also: Chattanooga Zombie Walk.

FALL FESTIVAL —Flat Top Mountain Farm, 638 Bowman Cemetery Road, Soddy-Daisy. Two corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin picking, carving and decorating, live music, market, children's games, you-pick flowers, through Oct. 29. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $12 ages 4 and up.

FALL FESTIVAL — John P. Franklin Funeral Home parking lot, 1101 Dodds Ave. Includes food, music, dancing and children's activities, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22. Free admission. 423-622-9995

FALL FESTIVAL — Mayfield Farm Park, 257 Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Three corn mazes, pumpkin patch, hay rides, zip lines, pig races, you-pick flowers, more than 40 family farm activities, through Nov. 4. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting. $17-$25 online, $20-$28 at gate ages 3 and up.

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 family games and tractor-pulled hay rides running continuously noon- 5 p.m. Oct. 22, 29. Free but donations appreciated; $5 parking.

FREDONIA MOUNTAIN CRAFT FAIR —Fredonia Mountain Community Center, 5242 Fredonia Road, Dunlap, Tenn. Second annual event, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. CDT Oct. 27-28. Email:

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. 29. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. $19 ages 2 and up.

GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL — Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., Ellijay, Ga. More than 300 arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, parade, antique car show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 (last day). $10 ages 13 and older; civic and school groups handle parking with requested donation.

GRANDADDY'S FARM — 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, through Oct. 28. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Activity area $16 ages 3 and up Tuesday-Friday, $18 Saturday (discounts online); season passes available.

KETNER'S MILL COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR — 658 Ketner Mill Lane, Whitwell, Tenn. Arts and crafts displays and demonstrations, Southern foods, live music, family activities, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 22 (last day). $7 ages 13 and older (cash only).

OCOEE VALLEY FARMS — 1371 Highway 64, Benton, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, you-pick flowers, hay rides, games and attractions, through Oct. 29. Hours: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $11-$17 ages 3 and up; extra charge for some activities.

RESURRECTION CHATTANOOGA HARVEST FESTIVAL — Jefferson Park, 1730 Jefferson St. Games, entertainment, face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free admission.

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. Oct. 22, 28-29. $20-$30. Reserved timed-entry tickets recommended.

SAMHAIN AND DAY OF THE DEAD — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Immersive experience in pagan religious festival Samhain (pronounced Sow-win), with ceremonial circle, group reading, reflection on past year, silent meditation and shared stories honoring the dead, harvest feast and written messages to ancestors or wishes for upcoming year tossed into cauldron fire, 6- 9 p.m. Oct. 28. $35.

SCENIC CITY EGGFEST — Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive. Sample foods prepared on Big Green Egg cookers by amateur and professional teams, including food writer Andre James and Kevin Wehinger of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28. Special guest Myron Mixon, five-time world barbecue champion, leads classes at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $30 includes unlimited food samples and one drink voucher. Proceeds benefit Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

SPOOKTACULAR ON THE RIVER — Tennessee Riverpark maintenance field, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Halloween-themed craft show with 100 vendors, food trucks, live music, trick-or- treating, costume contest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29.


CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. "Matchmaking," second of five films in weekly series, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Also available virtually Oct. 22-27 (noon to noon). Walk-ins welcome for in-person screening; registration required for virtual screening. $12.


6 FEARS HELL'S BAR DAM — Hales Bar Marina and Resort, 1265 Hales Bar Road, Guild, Tenn. Choice of haunted house tour, paranormal adventure, VIP experience, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 26-29 and 31 (hours vary).

BARN OF FEAR — 1001 Bryant Road, Cohutta, Ga. Open 8- 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through Oct. 28. $20.

BESSIE'S HALLOWEEN BASH — Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Free family fun, with music, food trucks, candy, bounce houses, face painting, touch-a-truck, children's activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Costumes encouraged. Coincides with Dia de los Santos at Patten Square and precedes Downtown Skelebration at Miller Park.

BOO IN THE ZOO — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Family-friendly celebration with merry, not scary, decorations, trick-or-treat stations, scavenger hunt, costume show, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 27-28 (final weekend); zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. on event dates. Timed-entry tickets required. $10-$15.

DOWNTOWN SKELEBRATION — Miller Park, 928 Market St. Halloween dance party, with a Michael Jackson "Thriller" flash mob, music and other entertainment, art vendors, food trucks, trick-or-treating booths, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. See also: Chattanooga Zombie Walk.

CHATTANOOGA ZOMBIE WALK — From Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., to Miller Park, 928 Market St. The Seed Theatre's "Unleash the Undead for a Cause" fundraiser starts with Zombification Zone at 3 p.m. to help participants look the part with gruesome makeup before shuffle/stagger/feet-dragging down M.L. King Boulevard at 3:30 p.m. Suggested donation for face painting: $5 children, $10 adults; or reserve time with a professional makeup artist for $25. See also: Bessie's Halloween Bash, Dia de los Santos, Downtown Skelebration.

CIVIL WAR GHOSTS OF GEORGIA — Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Book talk by author Courtney McInvale, hosted by Walker County Historical Society, 3 p.m. Oct. 22. oflafayette

DREAD HOLLOW — 321 Browns Ferry Road. Ruby Falls' off-site haunted house, ($25) and deliverance escape rooms ($15), Oct. 22, 26-30 (hours vary). Tickets sold online only.

DRINK & DISCOVER: VAMPIRES AND VILLAINS — Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. Adults-only party with themed contests, food and art activities, plus performance by Chattanooga Fire Cabaret, 7 p.m. Oct. 27. $30, plus $5 drink tickets.

FORT HILL CEMETERY TOURS — Cleveland, Tenn. Guided walking tours of historic cemetery includes reenactors in period costumes who will introduce the men and women who started the city's civic organizations, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29. Tours last about 75 minutes and leave every 15 minutes, with the last shortly after 6 p.m. $2-$5. Park at Cleveland Christian Fellowship, 695 S. Ocoee St. and ride shuttle. Email:

GHOST TOUR — Marsh House Museum, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Inaugural event includes candlelight tour of the historic home, furnished for the Halloween season, walk to see Marsh family tombstones in LaFayette Cemetery and refreshments around a campfire, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. Visitors will hear about those who died in or near the house over the past 180 years, including soldiers whose bloodstains are on the original hall floor, and the circumstances of the certified haunted certificate that hangs over the front desk. $25 (must be at least 12 years old). Must register, pay and sign waiver in advance:

HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL — Downtown Chattanooga. Includes drink specials at local bars, music, costume contest, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 28. $20.

HALLOWEEN BASH — Chatt Space, 5243 Little Debbie Parkway, Ooltewah. Carnival fundraiser, with prizes awarded, to benefit local youth athletes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 28. Includes games of skill, sidewalk chalk pumpkin decorating, haunted house. Costumes encouraged. Free admission; games and activities cost one ticket per person; tickets are $1 in advance, $2 at the door.

HALLOWEEN CONCERT — Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Musical program of Halloween classics, including "I Put a Spell on You" and "Thriller," by Vocal Rhapsody choral ensemble, music students and community musicians, plus student-made spooky film, 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in George R. Johnson Culture Heritage Center auditorium. Costumes encouraged. Trick-or-treating in the lobby afterward. Free admission. 423-473-2303

HALLOWEEN EEKSTRAVAGANZA — Soddy Kids Park, 197 Durham St. Soddy-Daisy Community Library event with food and merchandise vendors, nonprofit groups, street performers, 3-8 p.m. Oct. 28. Includes pie baking contest at 3 p.m.; trunk-or-treating, 4-7 p.m.; chili cook-off, 5-7 p.m.; exotic petting zoo, 5-7 p.m.; free Goosebumps-related movie in the park at 8:30 p.m.

HALLOWEEN EERIE EXPRESS — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Spooky train ride to Funhouse Station for games, treats, costume contests and gentle thrills, Oct. 22, 27-29 (various times). $25 ages 2 and up.

HARRY POTTER'S PARK ADVENTURE & MOVIE IN THE PARK — Warner Park, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Features DJ, games, cornhole, food trucks, free popcorn and Halloween candy while supplies last, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 28. Character costumes encouraged.

THE HAUNTED BARN — 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn. Includes haunted house, maze, 35-foot Michael Myers inflatable, 7 p.m.-midnight (or later) Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28. $23.

HAUNTED DEPOT — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Includes all-ages hayride along a dark Nature Trail, ghost tours of the city's haunted downtown, s'mores bonfire, horror movies, trunk-or-treating, costume contests, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27-28 (final weekend). $15 Haunted Depot, $7 ghost tour, $5 hayride, $23 combo.

THE HAUNTED HILLTOP — 8235 Highway 58. Includes haunted house, dark maze, vortex tunnel, haunted hayride, 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 28. $20-$25 (no online ticket sales).

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: GHOST HUNTERS — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. A look at how local ghost hunters handle investigations and the tools they use, plus the results of their museum search, 7 p.m. Oct. 26. $5.

INCLUSIVE TRUNK OR TREAT — 1000 E. Third St. Child-friendly event without religious overtones by The Seed Theatre, PFLAG Chattanooga and Moms for Social Justice, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29.

LAKE WINNEPESPOOKAH — 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Haunted version of amusement park open 6-11 p.m. Oct. 27-28 (final weekend). $23-$32.

ODDTOBER — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Activities and decor celebrating weird and wild side of nature, through Oct. 31, with underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Included in regular admission: $30-$40. AquaScarium Halloween party, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27, $8-$38.

SPIRITS, LEGENDS & LORE — Bradley County Courthouse square, 155 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Annual storytelling event features local haunts and tales told by seasoned tellers, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Bring your own seating. Free but donations accepted. Proceeds benefit Cleveland Storytelling Guild and Art Is Here Partnership.

ULTIMATE ZOMBIE HUNT — Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn. Hunt through labyrinth to save lost scientists and shoot live zombies with GellyBall Blasters, through Oct. 31. Hours: 6-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, 5-9 p.m. Halloween. $20-$35.

WICKED WOLVERINE HALLOWEEN BAR CRAWL — Harrison. Food and drink specials at designated bars, costume contest, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 28. $13.

WITCHES, WINE & SPIRITS STROLL — First Street (between Church and Parker streets), Cleveland, Tenn. Halloween costume party with specialty cocktails, appetizers and music by The Boogiemen, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28. $50. Proceeds benefit MaryEllen Locher Breast Center scholarship fund.



› Oct. 25: Dexter Bell benefit for trumpeter Antoine "Steely Bruno" Williamson's fight against cancer, 7 p.m. By donation.

› Oct. 27: Crys Matthews, 7:30 p.m. $12-$33.

› Oct. 28: The Tennessee Sheiks, 8 p.m. $20-$25.


› Oct. 26: Jazz Is Led, 7 p.m. $15-$20.

› Oct. 27: Borgore, with Vexus, Shosstah and Fiction, 9:30 p.m. $35-$45.

› Oct. 28: Yonder Mountain String Band, 8 p.m. $35-$40.

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

› Oct. 28: The Floozies: Nightmare on Funk Street, with Sodown, Late Night Radio and Trash Angel, 8 p.m. CDT. $54.

› Oct. 29: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, with Maggie Rose, 7 p.m. $59.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "La Boheme," the CSO's first full-length concert opera since 2019, 3 p.m. Oct. 22. $10-$100.

CHORAL ARTS OF CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave. Program features Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass and two Mozart pieces, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. $10-$20.

CONCERT OF HOPE — Lee University's Conn Center, 150 11th St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Performances by Jason Crabb, Geron Davis & Kindred Souls, Lee University Symphonic Band and Lee's Evangelistic Singers, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, to raise awareness and funds against human trafficking. Also features mass choir from area churches, plus remarks by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent. Proceeds support WillowBend Farms and MOST (Men Opposing Sex Trafficking). Free but tickets are required:

  photo  Grammy-winning gospel-country-pop singer Jason Crabb is among the performers at the Concert of Hope at Lee University on Oct. 24.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. The Head and the Heart, with Amanda Shires, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. $49-$177.

NOONTUNES — Broad Street between Aquarium Way and Third Street. Relocated concert series concludes 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27 with music by The Bohannons at noon, "Halloween Bash" theme, with costume contest at 12:30 p.m., and artist vendors, food trucks and themed activities. Free admission.

PRESIDENTIAL CONCERT SERIES — Lee University's Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Imani Winds, accompanied by pianist Terrence Wilson, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $5-$15.

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah. East Tennessee Anglican Choir presents "Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Music for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi," service set to the prayers of the patron saint of ecology and animals, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free, but a love offering will be taken.

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave.

› Oct. 26: Ernest: This Fire Tour, 8 p.m. $58-$186.

› Oct. 27: Nick Lutsko & The $100K Band, with special guest Puddles Pity Party, 8 p.m. $34-$91.

SODDY-DAISY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 10185 Dayton Pike. Combined choir concert by Soddy-Daisy First Baptist and Hixson Presbyterian churches, 6 p.m. Oct. 22.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

› Oct. 24: Coco Montoya, 7 p.m. $25-$40.

 Oct. 28: Nicholas Jamerson & The Morning Jays and Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels, 7 p.m. $25.

UTC LIVE — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Performing arts series (formerly Patten Series) opens with Carrie Newcomer in concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. $25-$35.

THE VELVET CHAIR EXPERIENCE — Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Karen Collins serenades guests with jazz and uptown soul, accompanied by Dexter Bell & Friends, with food and cocktails, 6-9:30 Oct. 22. $54.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. The Del McCoury Band, 8 p.m. Oct. 27. $44-$83.


423 NIGHT MARKET — Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists parking lot, 4829 College Drive. Biannual market showcases handcrafted items by Southern students and employees, plus live music. Free admission. 423-236-2600

ALL OR NOTHING FIGHTS — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. ANF 7: All Dawgs Go to Heaven mixed martial arts event, featuring 170-pound kickboxing title match between Larry Stewart and Steven Crowe, 6 p.m. Oct. 28. $25-$70; $5 parking. Pay per view: combatsportsnow. Tickets:

ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE — Lynn Wood Chapel, Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum Lecture Series on the history and archaeology of the Near East opens with guest speaker Klaus Wagensonner, associate research scholar and lecturer at Yale University, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. His topic: "Between Doom and Glory: The Treatment of Babylon by the Last Assyrian Kings." Free. Livestream:

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CHANGING THE WORLD WITH STORIES — UTC University Center, 642 E. Fifth St. McCallie Ave. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga hosts panel discussion about how storytelling can broaden perspectives with best-selling authors Colum McCann and Ishmael Beah, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24. Free but register:

CHATTANOOGA COMIC CON — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Second annual event with gaming, vendors, cosplay, special guests from media, comedy and comics industry, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22 (final day). $30-$60 weekend pass, $20 single day (cash only at door).

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.

› Oct. 22: Smart Is Cool, celebrating science, technology, engineering and math.

› Oct. 29: Haunted Market, with music by Scarlet Love Conspiracy, 12:30-3 p.m.

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 through October. Free admission.

FREE VEHICLE INSPECTIONS — Samaritan Center parking lot, 9231 Lee Highway. Volunteers from Southern Adventist University's automotive program check fluids, belts, hoses and other maintenance items (no repairs), 1-4 p.m. Oct. 22. Donations accepted for Samaritan Center. 423-236-2863

HISTORY HIKE — Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. National Park Service historian Jim Ogden leads Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association outing commemorating 160th anniversary of the assault on Lookout Mountain, "The Battle Above the Clouds," 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 28. Free, but limited space.

HIXSON FARMERS MARKET — St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Features local farmers, gardeners and artists, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Live music on first Saturdays, free pancake breakfast on third Saturdays.

NIGHT SKY PROGRAMS — Clarence T. Jones Observatory, 10 N. Tuxedo Ave. Fall programming begins for University of Tennessee at Chattanooga facility, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 22; lecture and planetarium show at 7 p.m. Topic: "Volcanoes in the Solar System." Featured constellations: the summer triangle.

TENNESSEE WINE TRAIN — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Two-hour excursion features three-course dinner with wine pairings chosen by master sommelier, 6 p.m. Oct. 26 (other dates through December). $125 per guest for private table for two; $95 per guest for table of three to four guests.

WILD CAVE ADVENTURES — Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Ranger-led, 2.5-hour tours through Sittons Cave for ages 10 and older may include mud, rocks, creatures and streams, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22, 28-29, 31. Reservations required. Gear provided. $45. 706-657-4050


ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. "Noises Off," 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28. $14-$19.

THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Athens Community Theatre production of "Dracula," 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 2 p.m. Oct. 29. $15-$20; $25 for Oct. 27 includes Cocktails With Characters.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," 3 p.m. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 3 p.m. Oct. 29. $13-$15.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," 2:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-4, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5. $22-$27.

COVENANT COLLEGE — 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. "Frankenstein," adapted and directed by Anya Klumpenhower from the Mary Shelley novel, 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27, 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in Sanderson Auditorium. $7-$10.

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

› Through Oct. 29: "Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight," outdoor theater, 7 p.m. CDT. $25.

› Through Oct. 31: "Little Shop of Horrors." $19-$35.

POP-UP PROJECT — Coosa Mill, 1800 S. Watkins St. "Until the Sun Rises," interactive show with dance, music, art installations and aerial acts, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Dress rehearsal doubles as Accessibility Night before performances Nov. 3-5, 10-11.

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SCENIC CITY SHAKESPEARE — Greenway Farms, 3008 Hamill Road. "The Winter's Tale," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 (final weekend). Free, but reservations required.

SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT — 1954 Riverbend Road, Dalton, Ga. "Kodachrome," 2 p.m. Oct. 22 (final show). $5.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "Murder at the Masquerade," 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Oct. 27-28, 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Select nights are dinner or dessert theater, $30 dinner, $18 dessert, $16 with no food; discounts for seniors and military.

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