Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.



— Be a tree devotee. Tennessee Tree Day has come and gone, but there's still time to reserve your bare-root seedlings for Plant a Tree for Tennessee, a statewide planting initiative coordinated by Green Interchange and the Tennessee Environmental Council. Participants must reserve trees by April 17. Volunteers will operate tree pickup locations the following weekend, including two in Chattanooga: 2-7 p.m. April 22 at Miller Park, 928 Market St., and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23 at Firestone Complete Auto Care, 2205 Hamilton Place. The goal is to plant 10,000 seedlings across the state April 23-24. All of the available tree species are native to Tennessee — redbud, dogwood, sumac, oak and false indigo — and range from 1 to 3 feet tall. Cost is a $3 donation per seedling. To reserve trees, go to or text TREE22 to 615-307-9133.



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BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Wednesday Night Jazz with the Prakash Wright Trio, with Jim Crumble and David Schwab, 7 p.m. April 13. $5. barkinglegs org

BIG 9 ROOTS FESTIVAL — Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Music festival concludes with Gospel on the Lawn, 2-7 p.m. April 10. Portions of M.L. King Boulevard (formerly Ninth Street) are shut down for vendors and surrounding merchants to sell food, drink, art and other merchandise. Free admission.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Blackberry Smoke, 8 p.m. CDT April 15-16. $69 one night, $119 two nights; other packages available.

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Contributed Photo by Angela Lewis Foster / The UTC Symphony Orchestra will present a free spring concert at 3 p.m. April 10 at Chattanooga State Community College. "Two American Icons" features "Mississippi River Suite" by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major U.S. symphony, and music honoring the 90th birthday of John Williams, who is known for "Jaws," "Superman" Star Wars, Harry Potter and other movie themes.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — 4501 Amnicola Highway. UTC Symphony Orchestra's spring concert, "Two American Icons," highlighting works by Florence Price and John Williams, 3 p.m. April 10 in C.C. Bond Humanities Theatre. Livestream:

HICKORY VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2320 Hickory Valley Road. Gospel trio Sunday Drive, 6 p.m. April 10. hickoryvalley

LEE UNIVERSITY — Conn Center, 150 11th St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Wind Ensemble's final concert of the season, 7:30 p.m. April 12. Free and nonticketed. Livestream:

ROAD TO NIGHTFALL — Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. Local bands compete for cash prizes and gigs at Nightfall series this summer, 7 p.m. April 15-16, 22-23; finals night May 6 at Miller Plaza.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Open house with food, drink, vendors and live music, 5 p.m. April 14.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

* April 14: Jumpin' Jazz Night with music by Djoukil and dance by The Pop-Up Project, 7 p.m. $15.

* April 15: An Evening With Matt Heckler, 7 p.m. $15.

* April 16: Pony Bradshaw, 7 p.m. $12 (more day of show).

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale; both in Ackerman Auditorium, Mabel Wood Hall. Free admission. Livestream:

* April 10: Choral ensembles Bel Canto, Die Meistersinger and I Cantori present "Songs of Wisdom, Wit and Wonder," 7:30 p.m. Includes new piece by Chattanooga composer Roland Carter that pays tribute to the life and legacy of civil-rights leader John Lewis. Free.

* April 14: Steel Band concert, 7:30 p.m.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on the Grand Reopening Tour, 8 p.m. April 16. $35-$85.



COLLEGEDALE EGG HUNT — Ball fields, 5208 Little Debbie Parkway. Collegedale Police Department's Reserve Division hosts Easter egg hunt for kids, 1-3 p.m. April 10. Includes inflatables and concessions.

EASTER BUNNY, CHATTANOOGA — Hamilton Place (lower level, Center Court), 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., and Northgate Mall (Center Court), 271 Northgate Mall Drive. Hours: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday- Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Sunday, through April 16. Visit for free, or purchase a photo package. Reservations encouraged; walk-ups allowed as space permits.,

EASTER BUNNY, CLEVELAND — Bradley Square Mall (next to American Eagle), 200 Paul Huff Parkway. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, through April 16. No personal photography.

EASTER BUNNY, DALTON — Dalton Mall, 816 Walnut Square Blvd. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through April 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 16. Reserve time with QR code at Facebook. com/ShopDaltonMall

EASTER BUNNY, EAST RIDGE — Bass Pro, 1000 Bass Pro Drive. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10, 4-8 p.m. April 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 15-16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 17. Free 4x6 photo, option to add packages.

EASTER TABLESCAPE — The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. Basics of Floral Design class with the owner of BloomHeart Flower Co., 6-7 p.m. April 13. $70.

THE GREAT ADULT EGG HUNT — Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, 1800 Polk St. Third annual event for adults features chance to win donated prizes from businesses and one-of-a-kind wooden eggs created by local artists, 1-3 p.m. April 16, followed by Hoppy Hour at five eateries along Main Street offering discounts to hunt participants, 3-5 p.m. "Sunday best" attire encouraged.

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Staff file photo / A rabbit looks out across its enclosure during the 2019 Hug-a-Bunny event at Chattanooga Zoo. This year's Hug-a-Bunny activities are scheduled April 15-16.

HUG-A-BUNNY — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Includes scavenger hunt, animal encounters, animal enrichment, crafts, golden egg hunt, free photo with Easter Bunny, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 15-16 (three timed sessions available). $7-$9 members, $16-$19 nonmembers (free for children 2 and younger).

MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH — 2864 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Combined Easter service with Temple Baptist Church featuring music by Brian Free & Assurance, 10:30 a.m. April 17. 706-866-8843

SWING INTO SPRING — McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek. Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department opens farm for first event since it was purchased by the county in December, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 16. Includes Easter egg hunt, music by the New Dismembered Tennesseans, exhibition game by Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball's two Chattanooga clubs (Lightfoot and Mountain City), tours of the historic McDonald home, seasonal arts and crafts, petting zoo, inflatables, face painting. Free admission and parking. 423-209-6899



ARIES FIGHT SERIES 6 — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Southeastern amateur and professional combat sport event (mixed martial arts, muay Thai, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu) features 20 matches in several weight classes, 5 p.m. April 16. $40; VIP tables sold out.

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES — Dayton Boat Dock at Point Park, 175 Lakeshore St., Dayton, Tenn. Championship round for professional bass anglers ends four days of competition, 3 p.m. weigh-in April 10. Tournament expo, 12:30-5:30 p.m. Live broadcast on Fox Sports 1 starting at 8 a.m.

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Staff file photo / Fans enjoy a game between the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Rocket City Trash Pandas at AT&T Field in May 2021. The Lookouts open their 2022 home season April 12 against the Birmingham Barons.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds open home season with six-game series against the Birmingham Barons April 12-17, starting at 7:15 p.m. except 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Kids can run the bases after every game. Other promotions include Chick-fil-A giveaway Wednesday (coupon delivered by app); Thirsty Thursday drink specials; Friday fireworks; used car giveaway Saturday; Dogs at the Diamond and play catch on the field Sunday. $6-$11.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. League One men's professional soccer team vs. Richmond Kickers, 7:30 p.m. April 16. $15-$52.



BUG-A-PALUZA — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Celebration of all things Volkswagen, including judged car show, swap meet, camping and games, concludes April 10. $5 (free for children 12 and younger). Gate proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga.

CHATTANOOGA 101 — Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way. Monthly history series continues with "Brother Against Brother," 2-3 p.m. April 10. Free.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Artists, crafters, musicians and food vendors, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sundays (Saturdays only after Easter).

COIN SHOW — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Georgia Numismatic Association event, with 500 dealers expected, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 10 (final day). Free admission (photo ID required).

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

* April 10: G.R. Goodwin & Friends, 7:30 p.m. $20.

* April 13: Exiled Comedy Show, featuring best comics from Exile Off Main Street's Comedy Night and regional favorites, 7:30 p.m. $12.

* April 14: Tim Wilson Revival Tour, featuring a two-hour documentary about the late comedian produced by his children, with special guest performance by Reno Collier as Uncle B.S., 7 p.m. $20.

* April 15-16: Janet Williams, "The Tennessee Tramp," 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

EARTH DAYZ — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Earth Day celebration includes performances, scavenger hunt, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 16-17, 23-24. $18-$28. Timed entry tickets required.

MASTER YOUR GARDEN EXPO — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Master Gardeners of Hamilton County event includes presentations by experts, live demonstrations, vendors and exhibits, children's activities, silent auction, door prizes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10 (final day). $10 (free for children 12 and younger).

POINT PARK — 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain. Entrance fee waived 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 16 for first day of National Park Week, April 16-24. National battlefield 2,100 feet above Chattanooga Valley has 30 miles of walking trails and signage detailing the history of the Civil War's "Battle Above the Clouds." Programs by park rangers at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


* April 13: Invasive Species Walk, 9-11 a.m. (repeats May 18 and June 15). $5-$10.

* April 15: Wildflower Walk, 9-11 a.m. (repeats May 20 and June 17). $15-$20.

* April 15: Meet Our Animal Ambassadors, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (and other Fridays). Free; donations accepted.

* April 16: Plant Ramble: Medicinal and Edible Plants, 10 a.m.-noon (repeats June 11). $15-$25.

SCOTTSBORO SPORTS CARDS & MEMORABILIA SHOW — Scottsboro Civic Center at Goose Pond Resort, 826 Ed Hembree Drive, Scottsboro, Ala. Features 150 tables of merchandise from 80 dealers, including Pokemon, autograph memorabilia and sports cards, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT April 16. Nashcards will be grading cards; Auburn's Chris Davis, "Mr. Kick Six," will be signing ($25 first item, $20 remainder). Free admission.

SPRING BREAK SAFARI — Chattanooga-area attractions, through April 17. Self-guided themed adventures and scavenger hunts at Bluff View Art District, Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, Chattanooga Zoo, Creative Discovery Museum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Admission fees apply in some cases.

SPRING FLING — Ooltewah Farmers Market at Ooltewah Nursery, 5829 Main St. Market celebrates start of 10th season with local farms and food artisans, arts, crafts and other vendors, 3-6 p.m. April 14.

VINTAGE MARKET DAYS — Mountain Cove Farms, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Upscale vintage- inspired indoor/outdoor market concludes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 10. Merchandise includes original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade items, home décor, outdoor furnishings, foods and seasonal plantings. $5 (free for children under 12).



4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Chattanooga's premier visual art festival concludes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 10. $5; free for students under 18.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Eye of the Beholder" by Stacey Irons Jernigan, through April 30.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Winter show by Photographic Society of Chattanooga, through April 18.


* April 10: Studio Sunday, drop-in art experiences for families, using current exhibition "Beyond the Frame" as inspiration, 2-4 p.m.

* April 14: Vision + Verse: Art, Poetry, Creativity and Social Justice program by Erika Roberts, 6-7 p.m. Free.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Collaborations," first-time show featuring works jointly created by pairs of artists who work in different mediums, through April 30.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Moments With Monet," exhibit and sale by local artists who have participated in Durinda Cheek's guided tours to Giverny, France, to paint in the gardens of Claude Monet, through June 21. 423-266-1766



CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

* Through May 1: A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia." $16-$30.

* April 15-May 31: Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express." $16-$32.

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. "Intimacy of a Stranger," live performance of original poetry by Moll King and Erika Roberts, about their experiences as portrait models, plus demonstration by sculptor Maria Willison, 6-8 p.m. April 15. Free; suggested $5 donation.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Henry Rollins in spoken-word performance, part of his Good To See You tour, 7:30 p.m. April 10. $27-$34.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.