Staff file photo / Brian Johnson of rock band AC/DC drives his personal Bentley, nicknamed "Thunder Guts," during the 2019 Chattanooga Motorcar Festival time trials along Riverfront Parkway.

Schedule change: This story was updated Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at 8:45 p.m. to reflect a change in production dates for Tennessee Valley Theatre's "Dracula."

The Chattanooga Motorcar Festival and a 60th anniversary commemoration of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum are gearing up this weekend, and some area residents could hear the call to "Come on down" for a live version of "The Price Is Right."

Here's a look at what's on the entertainment calendar.



— Boo in the Zoo, with trick-or-treating and costume contests, starts this weekend at the Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30. Nonmember admission is $15 for adults and children ages 3 and up. Timed entry tickets are required.

— Haunted Depot, which includes a haunted house ($15), hay ride ($3) and ghost tour ($7), opens this weekend at the Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Georgia. Hours are 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30. A combo ticket for all attractions is $20.

— Rocky Horror Pub Crawl, presented by Chattanooga Pints & Pedals, 1220 King St., is a chance to visit local bars for 2 hours while dressed as your favorite character from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Choice of 4:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 24. Tickets are $25. 

— Tennessee Valley Theatre, 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tennessee, has canceled its opening weekend of "Dracula," which would have been Oct. 16-17, and added Friday shows to the remaining schedule. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-23, 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 31. Tickets are $12-$14.

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— Battlefield bike ride: The season's last guided bicycle tour through Chickamauga Battlefield starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday from the Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. The 2.5-hour ride is appropriate for adults and children 8 and older. Helmets are required for all ages. Reservations are not required, unless you want to request a free loaner bike from Outdoor Chattanooga. 423-643-6888.

— Birdwatching: The Tennessee Ornithological Society will lead a fall birdwatching walk 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Participation is free, but registration is requested.

— Chattanooga Motorcar Festival, with events that include road races and a Ferrari show, takes place Friday through Sunday. Most events originate around the West Village, 200-298 W. Eighth St. A 600-vehicle Mecum Auction will be set up at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter St. General admission is $39 for one day, $69 for two, $89 for three; free for students 15 and younger. Three-day VIP admission is $350 and $150.

— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., welcomes Janet Williams, "The Tennessee Tramp," this weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $17-$19. An Open Mic Night for rising talent is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $5.

— Gardening: Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will present "All About Orchids," a virtual program, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. It's free, but register for the Zoom link.

— "The Price Is Right Live," a stage show based on the long-running CBS game show, is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Contestants are chosen at random for a chance to win prizes and play in the final showcase. Tickets are $29-$89.

— Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is kicking off a yearlong 60th anniversary celebration. Saturday, Sunday and Oct. 23-24, the museum will run its best-known steam engines on the Missionary Ridge Local, a 55-minute ride from Grand Junction Depot, 4119 Cromwell Road, to the East Chattanooga station, 2202 N. Chamberlain Ave. The two weekends also will feature special exhibits, blacksmith demonstrations and military re-enactments. One-day all-inclusive tickets are $30 adults, $20 children 2-12 ($17 and $10 without the train ride). Other events include a screening of "Hocus Pocus" at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Grand Junction (rain date is Oct. 23) for a suggested donation of $10. Photographers are getting the rare chance to photograph the museum's steam and diesel collections at night. This Friday is for the steam locomotives at the East Chattanooga Station. Oct. 23 is for diesel locomotives at Grand Junction. 423-894-8028,



— Billy Prine, brother of the late John Prine, is on a tribute tour that offers Billy's stories about John's country/folk songs, accompanied by performances by the Prine Time Band. The tour stops at 8 p.m. Saturday at Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave. Tickets are $30-$45.

— Chattanooga Hip-Hop Summit, the finale of Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week, culminates with a free, 18-and-older concert featuring YGTut, Mike Floss and Keenon Rush at 7 p.m. Saturday at Miller Park, 805 Market St. The show follows a daylong conference in which 30-plus panelists will explore such topics as "Women in Hip-Hop" and "Thriving as an Independent Artist." Related events also are scheduled Thursday and Friday.

— Dawes, an indie rock band out of Los Angeles, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday inside The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tennessee. Tickets are $50-$315.

— Electric Avenue, a tribute band that delivers an '80s MTV experience, plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. Tickets are $20-$35.

— Freedom Sings USA, formerly Operation Song, will debut songs inspired by children of retired and active-duty military members in a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday at Lookout Valley Baptist Church, 23 Lilac Ave. The performance features professional songwriters Steve Dean, Don Goodman, HunterGirl, Billy Crain and Donovan Chapman. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

— Jericho Brass Band, a British-style brass band, will kick off its 23rd season with a performance at 7 p.m. Sunday in the open-air Founders Hall in Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive. The musicians will play patriotic favorites, Broadway tunes and "hum-along hymns." Free admission.

Jimmy Hall, a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter known for his days with Wet Willie ("Keep On Smilin"), headlines a Safe-N-Sound concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in Angel Park in Sewanee, Tennessee. University Avenue will close to traffic at 5:30 p.m. (all times Central). Bring your own seating. Admission is free.

— The Lee Trio will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Squires Recital Hall in the Humanities Building, 1250 Parker St. NE, Cleveland, Tennessee. The program by the School of Music faculty includes the world premiere of the pandemic-inspired composition "Behind the Mask" by Lee music major Noah Constence. Admission is free and nonticketed; or watch at

— Maggie Rose, a Nashville-based rock and soul singer/songwriter, will perform in a seated show at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Songbirds, 35 Station St. Them Vibes and LVNDR will open. Tickets are $15.

— Michael W. Smith, a contemporary Christian artist who's also found mainstream success with songs such as "Place in This World," will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Tickets are $30-$84.

— Samantha Fish, a renowned blues guitarist, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave. Tickets are $25-$35.

— Slim Pickins, a Chattanooga bluegrass band, will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Cover is $10.

— String Theory, a chamber music series, opens its 13th season with the Menlo Family Tour, "What You Are to Me," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Tickets are $45, with discounts for Hunter members, students, music teachers and groups.

— Tin/Bag: Trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta will bring their jazz-infused sounds to Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.



Chattanooga Mocs have a musical treat in store before Saturday's kickoff of the Rail Rivalry football game against East Tennessee State University. Ruben Studdard, the Season 2 winner of "American Idol," will sing the national anthem. This game will determine who claims the coveted railroad tie, which is now in Chattanooga after a 16-13 win by the Mocs over the Buccaneers in 2019. Through Friday, tickets in chair-back section 205 (Studdard's Birmingham area code) are $20. Teachers get in free when they show ID (discounts for their family members). 423-425-MOCS

— Chattanooga Red Wolves, a men's professional soccer team, play their last home match of the season against the Toronto Football Club at 7 p.m. Saturday at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets start at $14.



— Chattanooga Jewish Film Series continues next week with the drama "Here We Are," about a father's second thoughts about the new living arrangements he's made for his autistic son. Star sponsors may watch in person at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. One-time viewing, $12, is available virtually for 72 hours starting at noon Tuesday.



— Shuptrine's Gallery, 2613 Broad St., will host a Best of the Gallery open house Thursday showcasing the works of nine artists. The open house is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and a cocktail reception is 5-8 p.m.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.