Contributed Photo from North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy / North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy's gorge bags contain various kinds of swag, including a T-shirt, six-pack of local beer and carabiners.

A home show to propel your fall fix-ups, two campfire concerts and a Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration are among upcoming events in the Chattanooga area.

Find a separate listing of Halloween events for Friday and later in Friday's Times Free Press, along with the weekly list of festivals.

Be aware that a Thursday program included in Sunday's event calendar, Generosity in Action, meant to look for ways to meet the needs of the city through Christian generosity, has been postponed until 2022.

(READ MORE: Fall Festival Guide: 90+ events to celebrate the season in Chattanooga and beyond)


— Halloween History Happy Hour, featuring cocktails at 6 p.m. and ghoulish tales with the Cleveland Storytelling Guild at 6:30 p.m., is Thursday at the Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tennessee. Costumes are welcome. Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers.

— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., starts the weekend with a Ones To Watch Comedy Showcase, for up-and-coming regional talents, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $10. Patrick Garrity is the headliner Friday and Saturday, with single shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 and $19.

— Gorge bags, which are being sold to benefit the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, in lieu of a fall fundraising event, will be available for pickup 4-7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 9 at Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. You'll get a free pint at pickup (alternative options for pickup or delivery are available). The $150 bags contain an assortment of trail provisions, clothing and gear. The conservancy protects the 25,000-acre watershed of North Chickamauga Creek, which flows from the top of Walden's Ridge to Chickamauga Dam.

— Fall Home Show, presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga and filled with products and services for home construction, renovation and landscaping, is this weekend at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for ages 17 and up; seniors pay half-price on Friday.

— The Komen Chattanooga More Than Pink Walk, a fundraiser for breast cancer, will be held virtually at 10:45 a.m. Saturday. An opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m.

— Book signings: Local author (and WRCB news anchor) David Carroll will sign copies of his new book in three locations Saturday: 10-11 a.m. at First Jackson Bank, 50550 State Route 277 in Bridgeport, Alabama; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Lodge Factory Store, 220 E. Third St. in South Pittsburg, Tennessee; and 1-2 p.m. at Ingles supermarket, U.S. Highway 41 in Jasper, Tennessee (all times Central). The 700-page "Hello Chattanooga: Famous People Who Have Visited the Tennessee Valley" records more than a century of dates when celebrities were in town.

— The Great Christmas Shop open house, when The Great Backyard Place, 6240 Perimeter Drive, debuts its winter wonderland of holiday decorating vignettes, is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

— International Market & More, a chance to learn about Dia de Los Muertos and the culture of South America, is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Cooper's Alley, 704 Market St. El Mercado Latinoamericano de Chattanooga will lead the celebration of food, music, art and gifts. Admission is free.


— Noontunes, a free concert series in Miller Plaza, 850 Market St., continues at noon Thursday with Flow Creatives, a six-piece band playing jazz, soul, R&B and hip-hop. The event doubles as a Halloween costume party. Food trucks and vendors will be set up by 11 a.m. Admission is free.

— Fireside Concerts, an October series at Greenway Park Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road, concludes Thursday with the Stringer's Ridge Band playing Celtic/folk songs. This Outdoor Chattanooga event is free. Picnics are welcome. Bring roasting sticks for marshmallows and chairs or blankets for seating.

— Campfire Concert Series continues 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday at Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Road. The ticket includes entertainment by Chattanooga rock combo Behold the Brave, beer from Tremont Tavern and Hutton & Smith Brewery and the option to camp overnight. Cafe de Yesenia will have Venezuelan cuisine available for purchase, and Prodigy Disc Golf will have baskets and discs ready for play. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

— The Arts Avenue, 1800 Rossville Ave., features Chattanooga punk/grass band Strung Like a Horse at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25.

— The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tennessee, welcomes two headliners this weekend. DJ/producer Kayzo is featured at 8 p.m. CDT Friday, with Calcium and Reaper. Tickets are $50-$315. Rapper Jelly Roll takes the underground stage the next two nights. Saturday's show is sold out. Sunday's show, with Krizz Kaliko and Still Matthews, starts at 8 p.m. CDT. Tickets are $59-$315.

— The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., features Cherub on the electro-pop duo's To the Moon Tour at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, with Chaz Cardigan and Sessy supporting. Tickets are $22-$44. Friday's show by Yacht Rock Revue has been canceled. Next Wednesday's Gojira show is sold out.

— Presidential Concert Series at Lee University will feature Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev in his third visit to the Cleveland, Tennessee, campus. He will play music of Haydn, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

— MacDowell Music Club meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Performing will be William Riddlespurger, piano; Susan Whitacre, viola; and Bruce Clark, organ. Free admission.

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Staff File Photo / Products and services to ease seasonal chores will be featured at the Fall Home Show at the Chattanooga Convention Center this weekend. Visitors also will find inspiration for home construction, renovation and landscaping projects.


— "On the Verge," Eric Overmyer's play about three Victorian-era women on a time-traveling adventure, will be presented by Bryan College's Hilltop Players this weekend. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Rudd Auditorium, 140 Landes Way, Dayton, Tennessee. Tickets are $8-$12. 423-775-7498


— "100 Miles to Redemption," a documentary about U.S. Army veteran Shawn Livingston's struggles with PTSD and recovery from substance abuse, will be screened virtually at 7 p.m. Friday. The one-hour film will be followed by a Q&A with Livingston, whose addiction recovery included running 100 miles of the Pinhoti Trail, portions of which are near Chattanooga. The screening is provided free through Centerstone health system, but you'll need to register for the link.

— Chattanooga Jewish Film Series continues next week with "Thou Shalt Not Hate," about a surgeon, the son of a Holocaust survivor, who begins to doubt his actions after refusing to help the victim of a traffic accident. Star sponsors, who've paid $100 for the entire series, may view the film in person at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. A conversation about medical ethics from a religious perspective will follow. Others may pay $12 for a 72-hour streaming window that starts at noon Tuesday.


— Soccer champs: A tournament by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association to determine the best girls high school soccer teams in the state is underway in Chattanooga. Among the contenders are Baylor School, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, East Hamilton, Franklin County, Girls Preparatory School, McMinn County and Signal Mountain Middle/High School. Games are being played at Baylor, Chattanooga Christian and GPS through Friday. Championships are scheduled Saturday at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets are $12-$15 per day.

— Chattanooga Football Club, a men's professional soccer team, plays Chicago House Athletic Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Tickets are $7-$16.


— Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop, will host the opening reception for the Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall/holiday show 6-8 p.m. Friday.

— Last chance: A handful of exhibits are in their last days at area art galleries. They include "Musings" by Maggie Vandewalle at Area 61 Gallery, 721 Broad St. (421-648-9367); "Melissa's Menagerie Art Show" at Artisan Depot Gallery, 204 Cumberland St. in Cowan, Tennessee (; "Something To Crow About: A Treat for the Soul" by Laurie Graham and Miki Boni at In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave. (; and Civic Arts League of Chattanooga's "Celebrate Art" exhibit at Ringgold Art & Frame Gallery, 7825 Nashville St. in Ringgold, Georgia ( All of the exhibits end Sunday.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.