Things to do in Chattanooga this week include last week of ice-skating, comedian Ron White, free Chick-fil-A

Staff file photo by Olivia Ross  / Yvonne Shelton with First Verse Productions works the photo booth as Kristine Pacheco's bridal party takes a photo at The Pink Bride Wedding Show on Jan. 22, 2023. This year's gathering of industry professionals is Jan. 21 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Staff file photo by Olivia Ross / Yvonne Shelton with First Verse Productions works the photo booth as Kristine Pacheco's bridal party takes a photo at The Pink Bride Wedding Show on Jan. 22, 2023. This year's gathering of industry professionals is Jan. 21 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

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

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If your resolutions for 2024 made it past Quitter's Day (Jan. 14) and National Quit New Year's Resolutions Day (Jan. 17), congratulations. Both unofficial observances call attention to the few days into the new year when many people drop their newfound commitments. According to a survey of 3,000 U.S. residents by, 61% vowed to embrace resolutions this year, most focusing on fitness/nutrition, boosting savings/cutting spending and career advancement. Tennessee and Georgia are among the worst states for keeping their resolutions, averaging a commitment of three months, according to the survey. Alabama fares slightly better, with resolutions lasting about four months. Washington state leads for longevity with an average of 12 months. Residents of Mississippi, Delaware and West Virginia struggle the most, often abandoning their goals as early as February.



THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Open exhibition from artists of all ages and experience levels, through Feb. 15.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Association for Visual Arts presents "Outside / Inside: Paintings, Drawings and Multimedia Works" by Tom Farnam and Judith Mogul, through Feb. 23.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Fiber Arts Showcase: A Celebration of the Textile Arts, featuring works by 26 artists, through Feb. 10. Opening reception, with live weaving by Lisa Denney, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26 (postponed from Jan. 19). First Friday reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2; closing open house, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 10.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Winding Down" community show, through Jan. 28. Intake for next community show, "Softly Stirring," Jan. 25-28.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's holiday show, through Jan. 26.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Opening celebration for "Networked Nature From the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation," featuring digital and new-media artworks exploring artificial intelligence, machine learning, real-time software, custom algorithms and virtual environments, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Regular admission: $20 nonmember adults.

ICA @ UTC — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Fine Arts Center, 752 Roland Carter St. Institute of Contemporary Art hosts solo exhibition of new paintings by Becky Suss, inspired by Ann Patchett's 2019 novel "The Dutch House," through March 16.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Blank Canvas — Make Your Mark," monthlong interactive experience for visitors to express themselves on a blank canvas, through Jan. 31.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. "Vessel," featuring work of 25 local and nationally known artists, through Feb. 23.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. "Fine Art of the West" by David Fishman, through April 1. 423-870-8924

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by still-life painter Ev Niewoehner and ceramicist Mitch Yung, through Jan. 31.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle. School of Visual Art and Design presents joint exhibition of paintings and drawings by Heath Montgomery and Donald Keefe, "Viceversa," Jan. 25- Feb. 23. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in Brock Hall's John C. Williams Art Gallery.

STOVEWORKS GALLERY — 1250 E. 13th St. "Teen Curators: Unfiltered Emotional Release," through Feb. 17.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Stand-Up Musical Comedy Show, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. $10-$15.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

› Jan. 25: The Cleanish Comedy Show, featuring Carollyn Xavier and Brent Blakeney, 7 p.m. Sold out.

› Jan. 26-27: Dylan Vattelana, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $19-$23.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Ron White, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $48-$121 (single seats only).

  photo  File Photo / Comedian Ron White hasn't quite sold out his Jan. 25 show at Memorial Auditorium, but only single seats are available.



› Jan. 22: Monday Movie Nights, "Battleship Potemkin," 8 p.m. $10. (Repeats second and fourth Mondays.)

› Jan. 25: Seed Theatre's Interactive Movie Night, "The Princess Bride," 7:30 p.m. $15. (Repeats monthly.)

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga presents festival-recognized films, through Feb. 2. Available virtually Sunday through Friday (noon to noon), or in person at 3 p.m. on opening Sunday for each. $12 each.

› Jan. 21-26: "Spinoza: Six Reasons for the Excommunication of the Philosopher."

› Jan. 28-Feb. 2: "J'Accuse."


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Weekly jazz with Joseph Evans Trio, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. $10.


› Jan. 21 and 28: Sunday Funday, featuring Danimal, Martelli & Forlines, 1-4 p.m. Free.

› Jan. 25: Town Mountain, with Logan Halstead, 8 p.m. $23-$27.

› Jan. 26: The Weeks, with Teddy at Night and Et Cetera, 9 p.m. $22-$25.

› Jan. 27: Perpetual Groove, 9 p.m. $20-$25.

› Jan. 28: A Celebration of Life Honoring Dave Webb, 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation goes to endocrine clinic at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for children with diabetes.

CHATTANOOGA BACH CHOIR — Christ Church Episcopal, 663 Douglas St. Choir and orchestra perform Bach's Cantata BWV 73 ("Lord Do With Me as You Will") and other selections, 5 p.m. Jan. 21. $20 (free for students with ID).

CHATTANOOGA GIRLS CHOIR — Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Open house for prospective members (girls in grades 2-11), 5:30-6 p.m. Jan. 22. Girls and their parents can visit with each choir division, watch rehearsals and ask questions.

CHATTANOOGA PIPE BAND — Chattanooga Brewing Co., 1804 Chestnut St. Special community performances celebrating ensemble's 25-year anniversary, 8:30-11 p.m. Jan. 27.


› Jan. 21: Family concert, "Rainbow Fish," combining an essential storybook (read in English and Spanish by Read20 and Semillas TN) with essential classical music (Holtz's "Jupiter" by CSO Wind Ensemble), 3 p.m. at Rise Creative Community Hub, 804 Central Ave. Doors open at 2 p.m. for instrument petting zoo and story-related crafts; meet-and-greet with Playful Evolving Monsters puppets after concert. Free.

› Jan. 27: Pops series, "Superheroes Soundtrack," 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. $12-$90.

(READ MORE: The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra celebrates 90 years, but longtime music director is leaving)

FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 1505 N. Moore Road. MacDowell Music Club and Chattanooga Music Club present free concert by members and guests of both organizations, 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Reception follows.

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave.

› Jan. 26: Corey Smith on Suburban Drawl tour, with special guest Jeb Gipson, 8 p.m. $40-$169.

› Jan. 27: The Taylor Party: The TS Dance Party, 9 p.m. $28-$47.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive. School of Music presents organist Nathan Laube, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Free admission; livestream available.

STRING THEORY — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Goldmund String Quartet, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Preceded by happy hour at 5, artist interview with series founder Gloria Chien at 6 p.m. $10-$45.

SUNDAY SHOWCASE — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Performing Arts League of Chattanooga's celebration of Chattanooga's young talent, 3 p.m. Jan. 28. Features performers of choral and instrumental music, dance, drama and music theater. $10 (free for children under 12). Proceeds go toward grants and scholarships.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Dave Barnes, with Steve Moakler, 8 p.m. Jan. 26. $37-$89.


BRICKUNIVERSE CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Lego expo, with creations built by professional artists and hands-on play, 9 a.m.-noon (VIP), 10 a.m.-12:30 or 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 21. $18-$34 ages 5 and older.

FREE CHICK-FIL-A — Participating Chattanooga-area restaurants. Free chicken sandwich or chicken biscuit via Chick-fil-A app, Jan. 22-27. Limit one per person per account.

ICE ON THE LANDING — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. (new location). Outdoor ice rink, through Jan. 28 (hours vary but open holidays). $10-$12 ($2 more on holidays).

LOCALS APPRECIATION DAY — Ruby Falls, 1720 Scenic Highway. Attraction celebrates 95th anniversary with discounted Cave Walk tours for residents of Hamilton, Bradley, Marion and Walker counties one more Thursday, Jan. 25. $16 tickets must be purchased in person with a valid photo ID with corresponding ZIP code.

(READ MORE: Ruby Falls named among best caves in the U.S.)

THE PINK BRIDE WEDDING SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Gathering of industry professionals for couples planning weddings and honeymoons, noon-4 p.m. Jan. 21. Ticket prices tba.

PINK! GALA — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. CHI Memorial Foundation black-tie event with "Under the Tuscan Sun" theme, benefiting MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, Jan. 27. Sold out. Online auction:

SCENIC CITY WOMEN'S NETWORK — Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. January luncheon features Jada Daves, founder and president of Positive Results, noon Jan. 25. $25 includes buffet lunch. Bonus book signing by Nita Tin, author of "Heartbeat of a Survivor: From Golden Pagolas to a Soul Set Free," 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. Portion of book proceeds will benefit SCWN. RSVP:

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WINTER HIKE CHALLENGE — Chattanooga-based Outshine Adventures' second annual event to encourage hiking 90 miles in 90 days, through March 19. Includes group hikes first Saturday in February and March. $40-$200. Register:

WINTER SKATING — Stable 41 Farmers Market, 214 First St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Open-air pavilion open for all-weather skating on synthetic surface that looks and feels like ice, through Jan. 31 (closed Mondays). Ninety-minute sessions; hours vary. $10.


ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. "Harvey," a comedy of errors about an invisible rabbit, 2 p.m. Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27. $14-$19.


› Jan. 22-23: Auditions for Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" and the Fats Waller musical revue "Ain't Misbehavin'," 7:30 p.m.

› Jan. 24-25: "WWI: The Not-So-Great War," one-man production featuring local historian Louis Varnell, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 25. For school groups and the public.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. "Come From Away," musical about the 7,000 travelers stranded in a small town in Newfoundland when flights were grounded on 9/11, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 (final shows). $49-$97. (Last chance for five-show subscription tickets in Broadway series.)

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.

  photo  Staff photo by Matt Hamilton/ This is the final week for Ice on the Landing at First Horizon Pavilion. The rink is open daily (except Monday), weather permitting, through Jan. 28. The annual Skillet Curling Tournament, modeled after the Olympic sport but played with a Lodge cast-iron skillet instead of a curling stone, will be held during designated hours Jan. 25, 27-28.

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