Photo from Hannah Hammon / A jaguar confronts a fog of dry ice at a previous Boo in the Zoo event at Chattanooga Zoo.

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


* BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Garden concert by Atlanta's Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, with dancers Ann Law and Beth Herring, 7 p.m. Oct. 17. $25. Bring your own seating. 423-624-5347,


* Virtual Beethoven's 5(th)K, a virtual 5K honoring the CSO's yearlong celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday, to be run anywhere at your own pace, through Oct. 17. Proceeds go to CSO Annual Fund. Participants can access a Spotify playlist featuring the CSO performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and other selected works. $35 adults, $25 children/students. Complete registration at

* "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" program of five works includes this Mozart serenade plus Chattanooga composer Tim Hinck's "Stumpjumper," 3 and 6 p.m. Oct. 17 and 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. $25 general, $15 students 17 and older with ID.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* Oct. 16: Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute, 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $30.

* Oct. 18: Lost Dog Street Band, with Matt Heckler, 8 p.m. $25.



CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. 423-267-8534,

* Final performances of "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years," the oral history of two civil-rights pioneers, 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18. $5-$25.

* Virtual auditions for "It's a Wonderful Life," Oct. 19-20. Must register for Zoom link.


Visual arts

6TH CAVALRY MUSEUM — Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Register for Painting for a Purpose, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22, with food served at 5:30 p.m. $45 includes all supplies and instruction to paint a pumpkin scene. Proceeds benefit museum. 706-861-2860,

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. Tennessee Watercolor Society's biennial exhibition, through Nov. 6. 423-265-4282,

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Trains," paintings by Gay Arthur, plus special presentation by newest members Mindy June Kelly (mixed media) and Judy Jones (botanical art), through Oct. 31. 423-267-9214,

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. In the Studio series continues with online artist talk and oil painting demonstration by Chattanooga artist Cindy Procious, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 18 (or watch a recording later). $35.



BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Spooky features and Halloween classics through the end of the month, including "Get Out," 7 p.m. Oct. 16; "Hocus Pocus," 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 17; "Beetlejuice," 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 18. $12-$12.


Out & About

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Virtual Chautauqua Lecture Series continues with "The Value of Superheroes" with Dr. Nick Mansito and Dr. Buck Weiss, 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Free, but registration required at

CHATTANOOGA ZOO — 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

* Safari Nights: Extended hours 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays in October. Regular admission; extra cost for snack carts, beer bar (21 and older with ID), train rides and giraffe feedings.

* Boo in the Zoo: Halloween-themed event includes scavenger hunt, costume contest, animal enrichment and trick-or-treat stations, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 16-17, 23-24. Capacity will be limited; online ticket purchase required in advance. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Mostly virtual 25th Birthday Bash includes scavenger hunts, storytelling, pumpkin carving, Lip Sync Showdowns and special appearances by Lauren Alaina, Damon Gillespie and Phillip Fulmer, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 17. $25 ticket (extra charge for painting project). Lip sync videos (or registration for Zoom performance) due by 3 p.m. Oct. 16. 423-756-2738,

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS — 201 High St. Antique appraisal fair conducted by appraisers from Clements Auctions, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 18. $25 for one piece, $70 up to three objects. Payment will be accepted day of, but you must have an appointment; no walk-ins. To register: 1-866-425-3636, More information:

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


* Oct. 17: Monthly class, "Heritage Gardening With Thomas Jefferson," 10 a.m.-noon. Free but registration required to receive Zoom link.

* Oct. 19-20: Master Gardener training course begins via Zoom; choice of 6-8 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 25 or 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 26 (15 weeks). $150 includes course materials and first-year membership dues ($225 for couples who share materials). Program requires volunteer service and continuing education.

NATIONAL PARK PARTNERS — Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series continues with "Revisiting The Passage: Ancient Cherokee Art Meets the 21st-Century Waterfront," a virtual panel discussion with Glass Studio artists Bill Glass and Demos Glass, joined by Ken Foster, the project linguist who researched the Cherokee alphabet, and Mary Barnett and Ann Coulter, who created a documentary short, "One Road," about The Passage, noon Oct. 19. Register for Zoom program at

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. Halloween-themed Oddtober 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. 15: Porcupinefish

* Oct. 19: Flying Squirrel

* Oct. 21: Chameleons

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

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

* Oct. 25: Design Basics: Furniture Placement, Lighting and Accessories, 3:30-5 p.m. $20 through Oct. 16, then $25 through Oct. 22.

* Nov. 1: Creating a Welcome Sign With Planter, 3-5:30 p.m. $40 through Oct. 19, then $45 through Oct. 24.

— Compiled by Lisa Denton