Staff photo by Troy Stolt / Chattanooga Zoo will offer a second weekend of its Halloween-themed Boo in the Zoo on Friday and Saturday. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

This story was updated on Oct. 22 to correct the composer featured in String Theory at Home.

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


CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — 423-267-8583, Mozart's "Serenade," plus works by Tchaikovsky and Chamberlain, part of First Horizon Foundation Instrumental Series, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at First Horizon Pavilion (formerly First Tennessee), 1826 Reggie White Blvd. $25 adults, $15 students 17 and older with ID.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Concert on the Lawn, featuring The New Dismembered Tennesseans, 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Happy hour at 6 p.m. with beer, wine and soft drinks among concessions. $15 adults, $7.50 students.

STRING THEORY @ HOME — Chamber music series opens 12th season with virtual concert of music by Beethoven, performed by the Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio (pianist Gloria Chien, violinist Soovin Kim and cellist Paul Watkins), 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. View at,, or search "String Theory at the Hunter" on YouTube. Backstage Pass with the artists follows with separate registration through Zoom.


BALLET IN THE PARK — White Oak Park, 798 Ben Miller Parkway, Red Bank. Socially distanced outdoor concert of classical ballet and modern dance by Chattanooga Ballet's professional company and guest dancers from Joffrey Ballet, Met Opera Ballet of New York City and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 5 p.m. Oct. 24-25. Includes new works by Nena Widtfeldt, Connie Flachs and Ben Wardell, plus world premiere of Artistic Director Brian McSween's version of "Apollo." Free but $20 donation suggested. or call 423-265-0617.

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,

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Off the Wall auction of art and experiences, including vacations, birthday parties and distillery tours, Oct. 26-Nov. 13. View items online starting Oct. 26 or in person starting Oct. 31 before virtual event Nov. 12. Buy-it-now options available. Optional small-group preview parties, either in the museum with a boxed four-course dinner ($75 per person), or at home with a gourmet dinner catered by Events With Taste and a server on duty ($2,000), also available for virtual event Nov. 12. 423-267-0968,

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Trains," paintings by Gay Arthur based on scenes from 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 oil painting demonstration by Chattanooga artist Mia Bergeron, with a concentration on how she paints flames, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 25 (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 "The Lost Boys," 7 p.m. Oct. 23; "Monsters Inc.," 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 24; "Ghostbusters," 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 25. $10-$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. 23-24 (zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. to prepare). Capacity will be limited; online ticket purchase required in advance. $10 members, $15 nonmembers.

NATIONAL PARK PARTNERS — Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series concludes with Sunday afternoon concert featuring "The Co-Evolution of Jazz Music and Indigenous Cultures," with Nez Perce musician and educator Julia Keefe, noon Oct. 25. Register for Zoom program 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. 22: Members-only Tricks 'n' Treats stream highlighting misunderstood species and chat with Dr. Zeb Hogan, host of "Monster Fish" on Nat Geo Wild.

* Oct. 23: Flashlight Fish

* Oct. 26: Otters & Pumpkins

* Oct. 28: Odd Birds

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

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

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

— Compiled by Lisa Denton