BBC Films/SK Films / A gentoo penguin comes face to face with its main predator; the leopard seal, in a scene from "Antarctica 3D," premiering Thursday with a visit by University of Alabama at Birmingham professor James McClintock, an expert on Earth's coldest, driest, windiest continent.

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* Southward, ho: The Tennessee Aquarium's Imax Theater will introduce its newest film, "Antarctica 3D," with a visit by an expert on Earth's coldest, driest, windiest continent. James McClintock, a marine biology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be at the Chattanooga premiere at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and will discuss his work after the 45-minute screening. McClintock first visited Antarctica in 1982 and has returned 30 times. The film, from BBC Earth and SK Films, focuses on the region's icy but diverse ecosystem, whose animal inhabitants include krill, penguins, humpback whales and leopard seals. Tickets are $8 and should be purchased online.

* Bonnaroo groove: The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which was canceled in 2020 and delayed by three months in 2021, is Thursday through Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee. Headliners are Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Tyler, The Creator. If you want to hang out with tens of thousands of your closest friends, tickets start at $379.

* Reflections on the Riding: Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, is about to embark on a process to preserve the 300-acre campus with a historic conservation easement through the American Battlefield Trust. Get a glimpse of what's ahead with a free "Framework for the Future" walk-through with President and CEO Mark McKnight at noon Sept. 3 (similar tours are scheduled Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3). The one-mile tour will take about an hour and is all outdoors (but bring a mask).

* It's about time: Members of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will hold their Mid-South regional convention Sept. 4-5 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Several events will be open to the public, including The Mart in Hall B, where horological items may be bought, sold and traded. Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday; the $10 entry fee is good both days. Visitors also may see the historic displays in a free adjacent exhibit, "Early American Clocks With a Connecticut Collection," which traces the origins of mass production of clocks. Two free lectures are scheduled Saturday in Room 19: "Luxury or Lie: Identifying and Valuing Luxury Watches," at 11 a.m., with tips for evaluating top watches on the market today, and "Radium Girls," at 2 p.m., about the female factory workers in the early 1900s who suffered the ill effects of exposure to the radium used to paint watch dials.



Note: All events are subject to change.


AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. New collections by local artists Denice Bizot, "Spience," and Bob McElhaney, "Organics," through Sept. 30. 423-648-9367

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

* "The Flower Project" community art show, through Aug. 29. Also last day for donations of art for Scholarship Art Show.

* Bids accepted in Scholarship Art Show silent auction, Sept. 2-Oct. 2. Reception and unveiling of mural, 5-7 p.m. CDT Oct. 2.

* Melissa's Menagerie Art Show, Sept. 2-Oct. 31. Reception, 5-7 p.m. CDT Sept. 17.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. 423-267-9214,

* "Driven To Create" featuring woodworker Roger Harvey, through Aug. 31.

* "Go Bold," paintings by Jennie Kirkpatrick, Sept. 1-30. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 3.



THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

* Open Mic Night for upcoming talent, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1. $5.

* Cee Jay Jones, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Sept. 3-4, $17-19; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, $12-$14.

HISTORY PROGRAM — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. (follow signs to recreation field). "Football and the Civil War: How the Game Transcends Time," one-hour, ranger-led program on how the early days of the sport can be seen as a metaphor for war, 2 p.m. Sept. 4. Free.

REPTICON — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Expo of exotic animals and merchandise, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 29. Tickets are sold in morning or afternoon blocks ($10 adults, $5 ages 5-12). Tickets must be purchased online.

RK GUN SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendor display of guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5. $4-$12.

TRI-STATE MILITARY VEHICLE CLUB — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vehicle show and swap meet featuring displays of military vehicles from World War II to modern day, 8 a.m.-dark Sept. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 5. 423-240-6631, 423-493-1476



CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Men's professional soccer match vs. Detroit City, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. $6-$11.

* Aug. 29: 2:15 p.m. vs. Tennessee Smokies. Canceled.

* Aug. 31: 7:15 p.m. vs. Birmingham Barons (and for the rest of the week). BOGO general-admission tickets with Food City ValuCard.

* Sept. 1: 5:15 p.m. Bring your canine for Dogs at the Diamond, with $5 Pooch Pass; Chick-fil-A freebie downloadable to app at the game; early start allows time for a second game to make up for Aug. 15 postponement in Birmingham.

* Sept. 2: 7:15 p.m. Thirsty Thursday drink specials and Parrot Head Night with tropical island fun with Cherokee Distributing.

* Sept. 3: 7:15 p.m. HHM CPAs-Trust Matters awards $100,000 to random winner if Lookouts hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning; fireworks after the game.

* Sept. 4: 7:15 p.m. Used car giveaway by Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union.

* Sept. 5: 2:15 p.m. Senior Day, with free general-admission tickets to fans 55 and older; call to reserve; kids run the bases after the game.



THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. The Mavericks with Sweet Lizzy Project, 6 p.m. CDT Aug. 29. $59-$292.

MCLEMORE SONGWRITERS SERIES — McLemore, 785 Canyon Ridge Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Sunrise Cuban Jazz Quartet, 7 p.m. Sept. 2. $40.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer concert series continues with Mojo Whiskey opening at 7 p.m. for headliner Waylon Thibodeaux at 8 p.m. Sept. 3. Artisans and family games at adjacent Miller Park, plus an hour of free adventure films by Lookout Wild Film Festival following the music. Free admission.

PRESIDENTIAL CONCERT SERIES — Lee University's Pangle Hall, Cleveland, Tenn. Series' 29th season kicks off with Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2. $15 adults, $5 students/seniors. Available at Dixon Center box office or by calling 423-614-8343 between 3 and 6 p.m. weekdays.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Buckcherry, with Seven Year Witch and Core, 8 p.m. Sept. 5. $25-$55.



CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Working: A Musical," 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 3, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5. $15-$25.

COLONNADE PLAYERS — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. "The Curious Savage," 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29. $8-$12.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

* Through Sept. 2: "Always ... Patsy Cline." $18-$34.

* Through Sept. 30: "The 39 Steps." $16-$30.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "Blithe Spirit," 2 p.m. Aug. 29. $12-$14.