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Looking for a little entertainment this weekend? Here are four events you can enjoy virtually.

* Nightfall will welcome Roosevelt Collier for its fourth virtual show on Friday, June 26. The show opens at 7 p.m. with the Nubreed Band, which plays a mix of jazz, R&B and blues.

Collier follows at 7:20 p.m. with his blend of blues, funk, soul, sacred steel and jam. Collier has worked with a variety of artists including The Allman Brothers, Los Lobos and Widespread Panic.

Watch at https://www.facebook.com/nightfallmusicseries or on YouTube.com at Nightfall Virtual.

* Tropic Sl, a Chattanooga-based, three-piece band billing itself as "the best little island party band in the Southeast," will perform virtually at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

The show will be broadcast simultaneously on Facebook Live and IGTV. To tune in, like their Facebook band page or follow their front man (@dylankussmanofficial) on Instagram.

The one-hour performance will include the band's stripped-down reggae and dance versions of songs by Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, James Taylor, Jimmy Cliff, John Denver and Aretha Franklin, as well as an original self-titled single.

 

Admission is free, and the band will be sharing links to various local organizations that are doing important work in the fight for economic and racial justice "should you feel moved to donate," said front man Dylan Kussman.

For more information, email dylan@dylankussman.com or call/text 323-839-5923.

* Southern Lit Alliance will be hosting the "A Book and a Bottle" event featuring New York Times best-selling author Lee Smith at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, on Zoom. The event is part of SoLit's online effort to continue its programming and mission to encourage readers and writers in Chattanooga.

Ray Bassett of WUTC's Scenic Roots will host the event, discussing Smith's new book, "Blue Marlin." Participants can register at www.southernlitalliance.org and then will receive the invitation with the log-in information.

Donations are suggested to help the literary arts organization reach revenue needs at the end of its fiscal year. Participants who contribute at least $50 receive a signed copy of "Blue Marlin." Donors giving $100 or more will receive a signed copy and signature bottle of wine.

A VIP room for up to 12 participants will host Smith after the event for a more intimate discussion. Tickets are $100 for the VIP room.

* North Georgia Sky Painters members have put their latest exhibition on YouTube.com. "Atmosphere" was originally scheduled April through June at the North River Civic Center in Hixson until the venue closed to help prevent the community spread of the novel coronavirus.

The group comprises five artists from Chattanooga and North Georgia: Sandra Babb, Carol Hobbs, Janice Kennedy, Linda Rugina and Evelyn Marie Williams. Over the past 10 years, they have presented more than 30 exhibits of their cloudscapes. This collection features 27 paintings in styles ranging from realistic to abstract.

The artists will donate 25% of sales of their artwork to the center.

— Compiled by Lisa Denton, ldenton@timesfreepress.com.

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