File Photo by Carol T. Powers/Dallas Morning News / Humorist David Sedaris will Monday at Walker Theatre.

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— Working for tips: Chattanooga Market will host a Buskers Festival, showcasing street performers of all kinds — musicians, dancers jugglers, mimes, puppeteers, magicians — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. They appreciate tips. Admission is free.



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— Comedy: Humorist David Sedaris performs Monday at the Walker Theatre. He rose to fame in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his "Santaland Diaries" essay, the true account of two Christmas seasons he spent working as an elf at Macy's department store in New York.

— Baseball: The Chattanooga Lookouts start their last games of the season on Tuesday against the Mississippi Braves at AT&T Field.

— Wartime remembrance: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga next weekend with tours, hikes and living-history demonstrations. The Battle of Chickamauga was fought Sept. 18-20, 1863.




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.

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

— Melissa's Menagerie Art Show, through Oct. 31. Open house, noon-6 p.m. CDT Sept. 17.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Go Bold," paintings by Jennie Kirkpatrick, through Sept. 30. 423-267-9214,



THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— Sept. 15: Open Mic Night for rising local talents, 7:30 p.m. $5.

— Sept. 16-18: Special engagement with Dale Jones, 7:30 p.m. Thursday ($17-$19), 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($20-$25).

CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD — Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Tours (including one on bicycles), hikes and living-history demonstrations commemorating the 158th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 18-20. Free.

EPIC NIGHT OF LITERACY & MOVIE IN THE PARK — Veterans Park, 9000 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy. Soddy-Daisy Community Library's pirate-themed celebration of literacy and nonprofits, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with screening of family movie (a 1985 adventure comedy directed by Richard Donner) at 9 p.m. Includes concessions, free books, crafts, games, scavenger hunt, inflatables and music by the library's Ukulele Workshop. Pirate costume contest at 7:30 p.m. for ages 12 and under, 13-18 and adult. 423-800-2367

FARM TO TABLE DINNER — 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Locally grown, chef-prepared meal served outdoors near Rhea County Courthouse, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18. $40. Proceeds go to Rhea County Community Center and MainStreet Dayton.

GARDENING CLASS — Virtual program on "Shade Gardening" with Fran Geier, presented by Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, 10 a.m. Sept. 18. Free, but registration required for Zoom link.

MOCCASIN BEND LECTURE SERIES — Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. (or via Zoom). Series kickoff features "Character-Driven History" by Keith Hardison, executive director of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, explaining why Chattanooga is considered the birthplace of the National Medal of Honor and highlighting recipients from the Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga, 7 p.m. Sept. 13. Free, but registration required for in-person or virtual attendance.


— Feed the Red Wolves, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. $10-$15.

— Goldenrod Gardens tour, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 25. $10-$15.

TRP COMEDY CLUB — Ringgold Playhouse, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Improv and standup comedy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. $10.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. (inside Memorial Auditorium). Humorist David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13. $45-$75.

YA-HOO FEST — Virtual book festival, presented by Chattanooga State Community College's Writers@Work program and Southern Lit Alliance, Sept. 16-17. Includes panel sessions with 19 new and established authors of young-adult literature. Free, but registration is required.



NOTE: Listed events are closest to Chattanooga. Visit for information on other happening or upcoming fairs, including Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain, Ga.; Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville; Cherokee Fall Festival in Vonore, Tenn.; White Oak Crafts Fair in Woodbury, Tenn.; Oktoberfest in Helen, Ga.; and Arts Festival at Rose Lawn in Cartersville, Ga.

ANNUAL FALL SALE — Fairview United Methodist Church, 2112 McFarland Ave., Rossville. Flea market, household and Christmas items, clothes and toys, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17-18, rain or shine. Proceeds benefit local church missions. 706-866-9827

BLUE & GREY BBQ — Gordon Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Barbecue contest, plus food, craft and novelty vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18. Free admission; $5 to tour the mansion, completed in 1847.

BOOM DAYS HERITAGE CELEBRATION — Downtown Fort Payne, Ala. (main stage at 201 Fifth St. NE). Music, art and heritage activities, with arts, crafts and food vendors, Depot Museum tours, authors, disc dogs, wine tasting, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. Sept. 18 (all times Central).

CRUSH FESTIVAL — Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Grape stomping, live music, wine tastings, vineyard tours, arts, crafts and food vendors, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 18, 12:30-6 p.m. Sept. 19. $20 in advance, $25 day of.

FALL HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Downtown Cowan, Tenn. Arts and crafts, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 19 (all times Central). Fireworks at 9 p.m. first two nights. Free admission and parking.

FALL PLANT SALE & FESTIVAL — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Sale of sustainably grown vegetable, fruit, herb and flower starts for fall garden and seeds for vegetables best sown directly, plus music, arts and crafts vendors, food and children's activities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18. Free admission. Online plant sale the following week.

FESTIVAL! — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Outdoor art market, indoor patron exhibit, self-guided tours of sculpture garden, live performances, multicultural children's activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18-19; free admission. Opens with preview party and Taste of Dalton, 7 p.m. Sept. 17; $55 ticket.

GRANDADDY'S FARM — 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, Sept. 18-Oct. 30. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Activity area $13 ages 3 and up; season passes available.

HARVEST CELEBRATION ON THE MOUNTAIN — Flat Top Mountain Farm, 13100 Jones Gap Road, Soddy-Daisy. Corn maze and pumpkin patch, Sept. 17-Oct. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 ages 4 and up.

HERITAGE DAY — Marsh House Museum, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Heritage crafts and arts, vintage yard sale, old-time bake sale using family recipes, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18. Free admission; $5 for tours of the historic house, circa 1836.

MOUNTAINEER FOLK FESTIVAL — Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, Tenn. Handmade crafts, pioneer demonstrations, old-time competitions, traditional music, concludes 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA REGIONAL FAIR — Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds, 1060 Liberty Road SW, Calhoun, Ga. Nightly concerts, livestock and blue-ribbon shows, school band performances, petting zoo, carnival midway, gates open at 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 18. $25 unlimited carnival rides.

SUNFLOWER STABLES BARN SALE & MARKET — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Upscale, vintage-inspired market with over 45 vendors selling antiques, handmade crafts, boutique clothing, jewelry, pottery, produce, baked goods, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18-19 (third day is new this year). Free admission.

VALLEY FEST — Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga. Craft fair, food vendors and car show hosted by the church and Chattanooga Valley Lions Club with music by Rightpath Bluegrass, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18. Free.



CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Men's professional soccer match vs. San Diego 1904 FC, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Mississippi Braves in last games of the season. Games played weather permitting. $6-$11.

— Sept. 14: 7:30 p.m. Deaf Awareness Night, with guest signer for national anthem, signing during inning promotions and a silent inning; buy-one, get-one general-admission tickets with a Food City ValuCard.

— Sept. 15: 7:30 p.m. Food drive for Chattanooga Area Food Bank (trade a canned good or other nonperishable for a free general-admission ticket); Chick-fil-A giveaway via app.

— Sept. 16: 7:30 p.m. Thirsty Thursday drink specials.

— Sept. 17: 7:30 p.m. Fireworks Friday.

— Sept. 18: 7:30 p.m. Trade Workers Appreciation Night; used car giveaway; fireworks finale.

— Sept. 19: 2:15 p.m. Suicide Awareness promotion; kids run the bases after the game.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional soccer team vs. North Carolina FC, 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Tickets start at $14.

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Baseball played with the customs and costumes of the 19th century. Chattanooga's Lightfoot Club plays Knoxville Holstons (last game of the season), 1 p.m. Sept. 18. Free admission and parking.



THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave. The Afternooners, 8 p.m. Sept. 18. $10.

MUSIC AT MCLEMORE — 785 Canyon Ridge Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Country singer James Otto performs, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. $30 (more day of).

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AP File Photo/Peter Kramer / Country singer James Otto will perform Thursday at The McLemore in Rising Fawn, Ga. Tickets are cheaper in advance.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— Sept. 15: Ice Nine Kills, with Escape the Fate, Currents and Fame on Fire, 8 p.m. $28-$50.

— Sept. 16: Steve Hofstetter, 8 p.m. $25-$50.

— Sept. 17: Clutch with Stoner and Telekinetic Yeti, 8 p.m. $35-$70.

— Sept. 18: Lanco on Honky-Tonk Hippies Tour, with Ross Ellis, 8:30 p.m. $25-$50.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. The Righteous Brothers in concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 18. $35-$99.



BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Auditions for Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," 7-9 p.m. Sept. 13-14. Performances the last two weekends of October.

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

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

— Through Oct. 28: "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical." $16-$32.