Things to do in the Chattanooga area this week include Brothers Osborne concert, spring festivals, Scream Break

Photo by Dan Henry / Rock City's new Flora Luna event includes the chance to cross the Swing-A-Long Bridge at night.
Photo by Dan Henry / Rock City's new Flora Luna event includes the chance to cross the Swing-A-Long Bridge at night.

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


Personal-finance website Wallet-Hub has released the results of its annual Easter survey. Among the results: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans planned to spend less on Easter this year compared to last year, 61% said inflation would affect their spending and 41% said they don't feel confident about their finances heading into spring.

Other takeaways:

› $22 billion: Total Easter-related spending expected in 2024 ($177 per person celebrating).

›$3.1 billion: Projected Easter spending on candy.

› $49,000: Price of the world's most expensive chocolate Easter bunny.

› 78%: Share of people who eat chocolate bunnies' ears first.

› 60%: Share of parents who planned on sending Easter baskets to their children after they've moved out.

View the full survey at



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

› Through April 8: "Synthesize: Shape, Surface and Saturation," works by Jan Burleson (oils), Carl Gombert (mixed media), Carrie Pendergrass (prints) and Kelly Spell (quilts).

› April 3-May 31: "Ambispection: The Art of Donald Keefe." Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. May 10.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Association for Visual Arts presents "Nature's Generosity: Wilderness Photography Foundation, through April 17 in Main and Landis galleries.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave.

› April 5-27: "Green: A Spring Showcase." Opening reception, with open studios, mini market and live demos, 6-8 p.m. April 5.

› April 6: Spring Chicken: Art Market, outdoor market featuring all forms of creative practices, food, drink and music, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. High school art exhibition, April 1-7. Reception, 6-8 p.m. April 5. Email: bcoffin@

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Student Arts Expo, featuring work by public, private and home-schooled K-12 students, through March 31.

FINE ART FEST — Hixson High School, 5705 Middle Valley Road. Event supporting school's fine-arts programming, with makers market, community arts organizations, competitions, silent auction, performances, children's activities, food, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6, rain or shine. $5-$10.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Softly Stirring" community show, through March 31. Intake for next community show, "The Root of It All," through March 31 (show opens April 4).

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga spring show, through May 3.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Throwback Thursday, with free admission to the permanent collection and special exhibition, "Networked Nature," 4-8 p.m. April 4. Plus rescheduled "Art + Issues: Chattamatters," with The Enterprise Center's William Newlin and Gabrielle Chevalier discussing technology using a new media artwork as inspiration, 6-7 p.m.

ICA @ UTC — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Fine Arts Center, 752 Roland Carter St. Institute of Contemporary Art presents "Sarcophagi" by Adam Parker Smith, through May 17.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave.

› Through March 31: "Enchanted Treescapes," photos by Anh Bao Tran-Le.

› April 1-27: "Folksy Fish," ceramic sculptures by McCallie School eighth-grade art students. Art After Hours reception, with music by McCallie String Quartet and refreshments by Zi Olive, 5-8 p.m. April 3.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. "Mishpachah-Family" exhibit by 44 artists from Israel, the U.S. and Canada, including 12 from Chattanooga. 423-493-0270

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 Russell Whiting (sculpture) and Stephen Golder (photography), through April 30.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle. School of Visual Art and Design presents opening of "Insignificance" by senior fine-art major Sydney Bischoff, 6 p.m. April 4 in John C. Williams Art Gallery in Brock Hall.


› Through April 5: "Peekaboo Sham" by Jordan Martins.

› April 6-27: "Fire & Rust" by Jerry Allen. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. April 6.

› Through June 22: "Hand to Mouth," group exhibition.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. Two dozen images of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore's Photo Ark, including species photographed on-site, through December. Included with regular admission: $30-$40.


THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

› April 3: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. $7.

› April 5-6: Katie K, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $20-$25.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Mark Normand on the Ya Don't Say Tour, 7 p.m. April 6. $45-$165.


CHATTANOOGA BALLET — UTC's Fine Art Center, 752 Roland Carter St. "Sleeping Beauty" and new work by Dwight Rhoden, 6 p.m. April 6, 3 p.m. April 7. $20-$40.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Richard Smith: Guitarist Extraordinaire, 7:30 p.m. April 5. $25.


› April 3: Steely Dead, 8 p.m. $15-$20.

› April 4: Marauda, 9 p.m. $30-$40.

› April 5: Patio preshow party, featuring Folk Around, Find Out, 6 p.m. Free.

› April 5: Sam Holt Band, 9 p.m. $20-$25.

› April 6: Zach Top, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

› April 7: Ayla Nereo, with Biko Casini & the New Quintet, 6:30 p.m. $35-$40.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Del McCoury Band, with The Foreign Landers, 4 p.m. CDT April 7. $59.

CHOO CHOO CHORUS — Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Free concert during Rock the Riverfront activities by Choo Choo Chorus and quartets, 5 p.m. April 6. Bring your own seating.

A JAZZ JOURNEY: 100 YEARS IN 24 HOURS — Humanities Theatre, Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Two-day musical journey, April 1-2. Includes concerts by Premiere Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m. Monday; and ChattState Jazz Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday. More events including art show and reception at other campus venues. Full schedule:

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Brothers Osborne on Might As Well Be Us Tour, with The Cadillac Three, 8 p.m. April 5. $47-$159.

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave.

› April 2: Owl City, with special guest Augustana, 7:30 p.m. $38-$60.

› April 3: Flipturn, with Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners, 8 p.m. $36-$58.

› April 5: Thunderstruck, AC/DC tribute band, 8 p.m. $28-$58.


› April 5: Andrew Peterson in concert, 7:30 p.m. in Collegedale Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9305 Four Corners Place. $20. Part of two-day Illuminate arts and faith conference. andrewpeterson

› April 7: Choirs spring concert, 7:30 p.m. in Mabel Wood Hall's Ackerman Auditorium, 4881 Taylor Circle. Free and livestreamed.


BIBLE PROGRAM — Refuge Assembly, 194 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy. "Amazing Bible Discoveries" presentation on Noah's Ark, Red Sea crossing and other topics by Kevin Fisher, son-in-law of late explorer Ron Wyatt, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 31. Lunch provided. 615-598-7808

CHATTANOOGA OUTDOOR FESTIVAL — Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens, 1400 Market St. Inaugural celebration of city as outdoor destination with vendors, interactive demos, live music, kids zone, workshops, food and beer garden, noon- 7 p.m. April 6. Free admission. Register for chance to win camper van.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Local artists, crafters and food artisans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through October. Free admission.

DREAD HOLLOW — 321 Browns Ferry Road. Haunted attraction returns with Scream Break and escape rooms, 8 p.m. April 6. $15 either experience.

EASTER AT MCLEMORE — 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. First Easter at newly opened Cloudland at McLemore Resort includes visits by Highland calf and rabbit, face painting and egg hunt, 2 p.m. March 30 on first fairway of the golf course. Free but reservations required. Limited reservations remain for brunch at The Creag or Croft.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE — Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave. The Salvation Army of Chattanooga leads 48th annual event, 7:30 a.m. March 31. Free coffee and doughnuts at 7 a.m. Salvation Army church services to follow at 11 a.m. at Citadel Corps, 1019 N. Moore Road; East Lake Corps, 2140 E. 28th St.; and Cleveland Corps, 437 Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

GORDON-LEE MANSION TOURS — 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Friends organization opens mansion for visitors on the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Chickamauga Turn excursions, noon-2 p.m. April 6, 13, May 4, 11, 18-19, 25. $1-$5. Email:

GREEN PRIX — VW Chattanooga, 8001 Volkswagen Drive (not the dealership). Electric vehicle race for elementary, middle and high scool students, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5-6.

GYM-MASTERS — Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. Home show by campus acrobatics team with theme "A Night at the Movies," 9 p.m. April 6, 2:30 p.m. April 7. $5. 423-236-2953

HIKE-A-THON — Monthlong virtual event by TennGreen Land Conservancy in which participants compete and raise funds as individuals or teams by hiking, biking, paddling, trail running, climbing, mountain biking or photography to protect Tennessee lands and waters, April 1-30. Free registration.

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Tartan Day, with Chattanooga Pipe Band, 6 p.m. April 4. $5. Optional dinner available for separate ticket.

HOT SLAW & ART Y'ALL FESTIVAL — 155 Broad St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn. Festival celebrating Cleveland creation of hot slaw, with art exhibits, live music, pop-up performances, family games, food vendors, noon-8 p.m. April 6.

LITERARY PANEL — Dalton State College, 650 College Drive, Dalton, Ga. North Georgia attorney McCracken Poston takes part in panel discussion about new book "Zenith Man" with criminal-justice students, 3:30-5 p.m. April 3 in Brown 105. Email:

MCARTHUR LECTURE — Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. Author Karen Swallow Prior speaks on "Conversion: What Can the Evangelical Movement Teach Us About Religious Transformation," 7 p.m. April 3 in Mable Wood Hall's Ackerman Auditorium. Part of two-day Illuminate arts and faith conference.

ROCK CITY NIGHTS: FLORA LUNA — 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. New event in revised seasonal lineup is first-of-its-kind nighttime soiree featuring culinary, garden and art experiences, 6 p.m. April 5- May 12. $20-$33 (depending on night; upgrades available).

ROCK THE RIVERFRONT — Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Third year of interactive art, music and entertainment features Loop by Ekumen, a hybrid of a music box, zoetrope (19th-century animated toy) and railway handcar that plays flipbook-style movies at a speed determined by participants, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. through April 14. Weekends include Friday night DJ, games, food trucks and art vendors. Themes: Hip N Hop, through Sunday; Retro Rewind, April 5-7; Pure Imagination, April 12-14. Free admission.

SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE — Philip Grymes Outdoor Chattanooga Center, 200 River St. WaterWays event marks 20th year with global wines, local beer and food, music and auction, 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 6. $75 with drinks, $39 designated driver.

SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE HEROES LUNCHEON — The Westin, 801 Pine St. American Red Cross event honoring community members for compassion and service, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2. Honorees: the late Mark Hite, humanitarian; Sarah Arvidson and Robin Fazio, first responders; Jacob Pickelsimer and Randi Haynes, Good Samaritans; John Edwards III, community leader. $75.

SPRING BLOOMS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Seasonal show from the plants along the Enchanted Trail and art installations, through May 12. Included in regular admission: $19-$29 weekdays, $22-$32 weekends ($5 more at gate).

SPRING GREENHOUSE — Lookout Mountain Conservancy, Rockmont Park, 1835 Old Wauhatchie Pike. Volunteers needed to help grow seedlings, plant garden beds and other projects, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays.

SPRING BREAK SAFARI — Themed, hands-on activities at various local attractions for children on school breaks, through April 7.

TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN — Walden's Ridge Civic League, 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain. Six storytellers entertain, 5:30 p.m. April 5; concessions start at 4:30 p.m.


CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's USL League One professional soccer team vs. Charlotte Independence, 7:30 p.m. April 6. Pregame happy hour at 6 p.m. $14 and up.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATER — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Ga. Table read of "A Collection of One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams," 7 p.m. April 2. Read or listen. Free.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Theatrico presents "The Last Five Years," musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, 7:30 p.m. April 6-7. $25-$35.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," 2:30 p.m. March 31, 7:30 p.m. April 4-6, 2:30 p.m. April 7. $20-$30.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. "Beehive: The '60s Musical," through May 5. $19-$35.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. "Shrek: The Musical," 7 p.m. April 2-3. $47-$120.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.

  photo  Photo by Natalie Osborne / Country duo Brothers Osborne will be in concert April 5 at Memorial Auditorium.

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