Staff File Photo / An upcoming virtual class by Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will offer advice on growing succulents like these.

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


CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Bob's Bootcamp: "Introspection and Reflection," virtual event focusing on music in principal pops conductor Bob Bernhardt's pandemic playlist, 11 a.m. Feb. 20. $25. 423-267-8583,

OPERA TENNESSEE — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Divas in a Parking Lot (a coronavirus adaptation of Divas & Drinks), 3 p.m. Feb. 20 featuring love songs as an homage to Valentine's Day. Open-mike event; bring sheet music for piano accompaniment. Listen on FM signal in the parking lot or watch on Facebook from home. Free but donations accepted.

PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE — Bon Appetit: A Culinary Evening at Home, a virtual fundraiser to support youth involvement in the arts, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 25. Features a three-course gourmet menu that participants will prepare under the guidance of chef Amanda Nelson Varnell with wine pairings by Imbibe's Brian Leutwiler. $50 for Zoom access (does not include ingredients).

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* Feb. 19: Trey Lewis, with Ella Langley and Stephen Paul, 8 p.m. (ages 18 and older) $20-$25.

* Feb. 20: Wizards Beer Festival, with Slytherin Sisters and DJ Dumbledore, 6:30 p.m. (ages 21 and older). $39.

STRING THEORY @ HOME — Concert by Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola), Edward Arron (cello) and Gloria Chien (piano), performing works by Schumann and Faure (originally presented Feb. 16), available free online through Feb. 23 and rebroadcast at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 on WTCI-TV.



CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Feb. 17-18 are final days of African American film screenings celebrating Black History Month. Links and passcodes at

Feb. 17:

6 p.m., "I Am Not Your Negro," followed by discussion with Felysha Jenkins, an Early College outreach specialist at Chatt State, and Chaplain Chris Jones.

Feb. 18: 

* Noon, "See You Yesterday," followed by discussion with screenwriter Stefon Bristol, whose 17-minute thesis was adapted into a film by Spike Lee.

* 1:15 p.m., "The Black Experience in Business," followed by discussion with Avanade's Jamal Pope and U.S. Bank's Jonathan Norris.

6 p.m., "Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity," followed by discussion with Dr. Christopher Emdin of Columbia University.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — Final virtual screening in 2021 Jewish Documentary Film Series, "Nobody Was Interested, Nobody Asked," the story of Holocaust survivors' experiences in Canada, available through noon Feb. 18. $12 per household. Followed at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 by free Zoom discussion with director Max Beer and producer Deena Clusy-Apel. Register at


Out & About


* Feb. 18: Virtual Chautauqua Lecture Series continues with "The Border: Motif, Metaphor and Political Football," about how the national narrative about the southern border has changed since the western expansion after the Civil War, presented by Dr. Katheryn Thompson, 2 p.m. Feb. 18. Free, but registration for Zoom link required at

* Feb. 24: "Black Health and Wellness," a discussion of disparities in African American health by Dr. Jameta Barlow of George Washington University, part of Black History Month.

MASTER GARDENERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY — Free monthly gardening classes continue with "Succulents 101," 10 a.m. Feb. 20. Register for Zoom link at

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — Stitches in Time Quilt Show, through Feb. 20. Popular vote determines Top 3 winners in each category and Best in Show. View and vote for quilts on Facebook; or view quilts at and email votes to

Contact Lisa Denton at 423-757-6281 or