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Photo from Jeff Meltesen / Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will play four shows at The Caverns in Pelham, Tenn.

Note: Venues will follow local, state and federal health and safety guidelines on face masks, social distancing and capacity limits.


ASHTON-FRANCISCO ENSEMBLE — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Chattanooga Music Club presents chamber music by Bruce Ashton (pianist/composer), Ellen Ashton Francisco (violin/viola), Jeremy Francisco (clarinet) and Nathan Francisco (cello) performing music by Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Juon, 3 p.m. Oct. 11. Free. Call 423-529-0315 to reserve a seat.

JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT — The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Venue reopens with Above Ground Concert Series featuring the four-time Grammy-winning band, 8 p.m. Oct. 8-11. Attendees will be seated in socially distanced pods (for up to two, four or six people) on a hillside outside the cave. Bring your own seating. Concessions and merchandise will be ordered through an app and delivered contactless to eliminate lines and limit the need for guests to leave the pods except for bathroom breaks. $125 per ticket, with $1 from all ticket sales donated to the National Independent Venue Association.

WHITEY MORGAN — The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. Venue reopens with acoustic show by the Michigan-based honky-tonk artist, with Ben Jarrell, 7 p.m. Oct. 9. $40.

Virtual events

AUSTIN HATCHER FOUNDATION FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER — The 13th annual Celebration of Life and Hope, the foundation's signature event, will be presented via livestream at 8 p.m. Oct. 10. With the theme "Building Dreams, Healing Hearts," the event honors Simone Otterman, who died in 2015 at age 2 from the effects of leukemia treatment. Broadcast includes patient and family testimonials, live auction and tour of the new 33,000-square-foot Education Advancement Center. Bid in silent auction leading up to the event at To register, call 423-243-3470 or visit (also where to view the livestream).

NATIONAL PARK PARTNERS — Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series opens with Chattanooga native Lisa Hendy, chief ranger of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, at noon Oct. 12. She will talk about her 26-year career with the National Park Service, which includes extensive experience in emergency response, and take questions from viewers. Register for Zoom program at

SOUTHERN LIT ALLIANCE — The second annual Barnett Prize for Local Distinguished Author will be awarded to Roy Morris Jr. in a Facebook Live program at 8 p.m. Oct. 8. Morris, who has written nine books on American history and literature, will discuss his latest release, "Gertrude Stein Has Arrived: The Homecoming of a Literary Legend." Watch at

WOMEN REPAIR ZONE — Skill- and confidence-building workshops for women taught by women. Registration deadlines have 9 p.m. cutoff.

* Oct. 17: Plumbing Basics, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m., $50. Repairing Drywall the Right Way, 3-5 p.m., $45. Register for either through Oct. 10.

* Oct. 18: Painting Like a Pro, 3-5:45 p.m. $40 through Oct. 8, then $45 through Oct. 11.

* Oct. 20: Home Organizing for the Unorganized, 6-7:30 p.m. $20 through Oct. 13, then $25 through Oct. 18.


CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," the oral history of two civil-rights pioneers, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 18. $5-$25. 423-267-8534,

MCCOY FARM AND GARDENS — 1604 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain. "Southern Exposure," a two-act production with live music inspired by Chattanooga of the 1950-60s, written by local playwright Peggy Douglas, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10.

Visual arts

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. Tennessee Watercolor Society's biennial exhibition, through Nov. 6. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 423-265-4282,

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Trains," paintings by Gay Arthur based on scenes from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, plus special presentation by newest members Mindy June Kelly (mixed media) and Judy Jones (botanical art), through Oct. 31. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214,

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. In the Studio series continues with online artist talk and portrait drawing demonstration by Sean Cheetham and Kate Zambrano from their home in Los Angeles, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 11 (or watch a recording later). $50.

TWO RIDGES POTTERY — 39 Durance Drive, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Autumn open studio sale of handmade mugs, dinnerware, coffee pour-overs, candles and other wares, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10.


BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Venue reopens with three movies: "42" (partially shot in Chattanooga), 7 p.m. Oct. 9; "Back to the Future," 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 10; "Jurassic Park," 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 11. Free admission to "42"; other films $10-$12.

Out & About

HARVEST DINNER — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain. Three-course, locally sourced Harvest Dinner at Cafe 7 benefiting the See Rock City Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Howard School, 7 p.m. Oct. 18-19; with hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. $77. Reserve at

ODDTOBER — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St., Halloween-themed programming for in-person visitors includes chance to see jack-o'-lanterns lighted by the electric eel and self-guided scavenger hunts, through Oct. 31. Or watch weekly live streams highlighting the most peculiar creatures of the deep, 3:30 p.m. (see schedule).

* Oct. 9: Octopus and Cuttlefish

* Oct. 12: Giant Japanese Spider Crabs

* Oct. 13: Snack-necked Turtle

* Oct. 15: Porcupinefish

— Compiled by Lisa Denton