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Two multiday events are finishing up today. The Chattanooga Boat Show, a showcase of 28 boating brands plus related products and services, is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Chattanooga Convention Center. The final screenings of the adventure films in the Lookout Wild Film Festival start at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre.

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THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave. Back N Black, AC/DC tribute band, 8 p.m. Feb. 11. $15.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "Big Band Fever," in Pops series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Free swing dance lessons from Dance Tonight Chattanooga before the show. $25-$90.

CHORAL ARTS OF CHATTANOOGA — First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, 401 Gateway Ave. Mass: A Celebration of Love & Joy, featuring soprano Neshawn Calloway and tenor Michael Mays, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. $10-$15.

COVENANT COLLEGE — 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Classical pianist Drew Petersen in John Hamm Performing Arts Series, 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Free but reservations required. 706-419-1459

EAST TENNESSEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. "Sweet & Salty" Valentine's Day Big-Band Concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Free.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn.

— Feb. 7: Lee Wind Ensemble spring concert, 7:30 p.m. in Conn Center. Free and nonticketed. Livestream:

— Feb. 10: Saxophonist Gregory Tardy featured in jazz trio concert with David Potter (drums) and Sean Conly (bass), 7:30 p.m. in Dixon Center. Tardy also will lead a masterclass at 4 p.m. Free, but tickets required.

PREMIER JAZZ ORCHESTRA — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Music Under the Stars presents "La Vie en Rose," 7:45-9:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Swing dance lessons by Unity Dance Studios at 7:15 p.m. $25-$50 (VIP ticket includes open bar and desserts).

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Hippie Sabotage on Rooms of Hallucination Tour, with Daisy Guttridge, 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $30-$60.

SINGING VALENTINES — A serenade by a barbershop quartet from the Choo Choo Chorus in person or by email, Feb. 11-14. $25-$100 depending on timing and delivery method.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— Feb. 9: Drew Baldridge, with Cotter Hill, 7 p.m. $20.

— Feb. 12: The Afternooners, with Connor Kelly & The Time Warp and Eric Kirkendall, 7 p.m. $10.

STRING THEORY — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Music of Suk, Kodaly and Smetana performed by violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, cellist David Requiro and local pianist Gloria Chien, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8; with Musical Dialogue with the artists at 6 p.m. $10-$45.

TENNESSEE SONGWRITERS WEEK — Qualifying rounds for chance to make showcases later this month.

— Feb. 11: Twenty musicians perform, 8-11 p.m. at WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St.

— Feb. 12: Twenty musicians perform, 6-9 p.m. at Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

UTC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. Winners of campus concerto competition perform music by Grieg, Chopin, Floyd, Haydn and David, 3 p.m. Feb. 6. Free.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. The Brook & The Bluff, with special guest Gatlin, 8 p.m. Feb. 10. $15-$18.

WANDERLINGER BREWING CO. — 1208 King St. Blank 281, a Blink 182 tribute band, 8 p.m. Feb. 12. $12 in advance, $15 day of show.

WESTBOUND BAR — 24 Station St. Cruizin' Keys Dueling Pianos, 9 p.m. Feb. 11. $5.

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THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— Feb. 10: Nimesh Patel special engagement, sold out.

— Feb. 11-12: Landry, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. both nights. $17-$19.



BALLET BUNS & BOURBON — Hair Benders International North Shore, 330 Frazier Ave. Daddy/daughter event to teach dads how to construct the perfect ballet bun for their young dancer, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 6. Bourbon and nonalcoholic beverages served. $12 for dads, $10 per child (up to two daughters). Register: (search for Tennessee Arts Collective)

BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARDS — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Third annual formal event by Chattanooga Business Elite, 5 p.m. Feb. 6, $55; $100 with optional dinner, 3-5 p.m.

BOOK SIGNING — New Echota Historic Site, 1211 Georgia Highway 225, Calhoun. North Georgia author Mignon Ballard signs copies of her new middle-grades novel, "No Word for Goodbye," which is set in New Echota in the years leading up to the Cherokee Removal, during the Georgia Historical Society's Super Museum Sunday, 1:30-5 p.m. Feb. 6 (park opens at 9 a.m.).

CATCH-A-CUPID — Etowah, Tenn. Scavenger hunt by Merchants and Friends of Etowah and city's Parks and Recreation Department to find items hidden in downtown businesses, through Feb. 11. Clues posted daily. Participants must take selfies with items to be entered into drawing for couples massage and dinner for two.

CHATTANOOGA BOAT SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Regional dealers showcase latest boats, products and services, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6 (final day). $12 general admission, $5 children 4-10.

CHATTANOOGA RIVERBOAT — 151 Riverfront Parkway. Valentine's Dinner Cruises into the Tennessee River Gorge aboard the Southern Belle, 7 p.m. Feb. 11, 6 p.m. Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Feb. 14. $80.

CHATTANOOGA RV & CAMPING SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Expo originally scheduled Feb. 11-13 postponed until 2023.

CHATTANOOGA SPEED DATING — Download the app for three 90-second dates based on age, location, age and height preferences to find potential matches, 8-9 p.m. Feb. 11.

CHATTANOOGA ZOO — 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. "I < 3 My Zoo," promotion with animal enrichment activities and, with donation, valentine card painted by one of the animals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 12. Free with regular admission: $10-$15.

CITIZEN FORESTER CLASSES — Training in planting and maintaining trees, presented by Chattanooga Tree Commission and Take Root Chattanooga, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays in February. Only one class necessary, depending on experience. $25.

— Feb. 12: Beginner class at Hamilton County Agriculture Extension office, 6183 Adamson Circle.

— Feb. 19: Advanced class at Ivy Academy, 8520 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy.

— Feb. 26: Advanced class at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave.


— Feb. 10: Free Family Night, 5:30-8 p.m.

— Feb. 12: Lunar New Year, celebrating the Year of the Tiger, noon-4 p.m. Includes craft activities, dragon procession at 12:30 p.m. and Chinese dance performance at 1:30 p.m. Included with admission: $16 ages 2 and up.

GALENTINE'S "GOLDEN GIRLS" COSTUME PARTY — Vinterest Hixson, 2105 Northpoint Blvd. Come alone dressed as a favorite character from the show or as a foursome to win prizes, 6 p.m. Feb. 13. $20 ticket includes two drinks, storewide sales and giveaways (costume not required for entry).

GARDEN CLUB AT CRABTREE FARMS — 1000 E. 30th St. Monthly meet-up focuses on seed starting vs. buying transplants, designing a garden space and what, if anything, can be planted in February, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 10. $35.

MARDI GRAS BALL — Read House, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Chattanooga-based Mystikal Krewe of Indulgences' "Strange Love" event with Dixieland band, second line, Cajun buffet, cash bar, DJ, dancing, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 12. $93 ages 36-69; $20 discounts for younger and older revelers (must be 21).

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Weekly programming; registration requested.

— Meet Our Animal Ambassadors, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays; no charge.

— Raptor Reflections, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays; $20-$30.

— Vulture Adventure, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays; $15-$20.

— Basket Weaving, teaching how to craft muscadine vines into baskets, wreaths and charger plates, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays; $20-$30.

ROMANCE AT RUBY — Ruby Falls, 1720 S. Scenic Highway. Guided, lantern-lit tours of the cavern and waterfall, with tales of the love story that led to the discovery of the falls, select nights through Feb. 14. $90 per couple; includes professionally made keepsake photo and other gifts.

"STARS ABOVE THE BATTLEFIELD" — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe (follow signs to Recreation Field). Barnard Astronomical Society and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park partner for program comparing night sky now to what Civil War soldiers would have seen, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Telescopes available or bring your own. Bring a tablet to download Night Sky app. Flashlights and portable chairs encouraged. In case of rain, event moves to Feb. 19.

SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY — Multiple sites across Georgia. Part of Georgia Historical Society's Georgia History Festival, Feb. 6 (hours vary by venue). Includes New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun; Chatsworth Depot, Chief Vann House State Historic Site, Historic Wright Hotel and Old Spring Place Methodist Church, all in Chatsworth; Blunt House, Hamilton House and Huff House, all in Dalton. Free admission.

SWEET & SAVORY CLASSROOM — 45 E. Main St. Chocolate Boxes & Candies class, 6 p.m. Feb. 8. $84. Other Valentine's Day programming is sold out.

TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM & ARCHIVES — 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Then and Now: A Black Craft Symposium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CST Feb. 12. Opens with keynote address, "Black Craftspeople on the Tennessee Landscape," by Tiffany Momon, assistant professor of Southern studies at the University of the South. It and other talks will be livestreamed. Gallery tours included for in-person participants. Free but register.

TENNESSEE STATE PARKS — Valentine meals at two closest restaurants. Both have a selection of wine and beer.

— Feb. 11-14: Newly opened Restaurant at Fall Creek Falls, 2536 Lakeside Drive, Spencer, offers seatings 4-8 p.m. CST. $80 per couple, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 423-881-5241

— Feb. 14: Homestead Harvest Restaurant at Cumberland Mountain State Park, 24 Office Drive, Crossville, has seatings at 4 and 6 p.m. CST. $25 per person, $50 per couple, plus tax, gratuity and drink. Reservations must be made by Feb. 7. 931-484-7186

TENNESSEE TREE DAY — Tennessee Environmental Council accepting orders through Feb. 13 for various species of bare-root tree seedlings for pickup starting March 18 and a mass statewide planting on March 19. Suggested donation is $1.99 per whip. See selection of trees and pickup locations at

TRAIN SHOW — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Showcase of model trains by Train Collectors Association, Dixie Division, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12. $7 per family. 706-935-9000

TWISTED ESCAPE — Dread Hollow, 321 Browns Ferry Road. Choice of three escape rooms open 8-10 p.m. Feb. 12-13. $60 up to six people; timed entry tickets required.

VALENTINE'S DAY AT LOVER'S LEAP — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Package includes two admission tickets, two glasses of sparkling wine or cider at Cafe 7 (open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.), a slice of specialty fudge and a souvenir photo (photographer on duty 10 a.m.-5 p.m.), 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 12-14. $45.



"THE BEATLES: GET BACK" — Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. Features rooftop concert footage taken from longer documentary by director Peter Jackson, 6 p.m. Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12-13. $15-$23 opening night (special-event pricing includes cash bar), $15 for matinees.

LOOKOUT WILD FILM FESTIVAL — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Tenth annual event screens 50 top outdoor adventure and conservation films from around the world, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 6. (final day) $20 per session.



AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. "Fast Forward" by North Georgia artist Jeff Delude, through Feb. 27. 423-648-9367

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


— Feb. 10: Virtual Art Wise: Real-time presentation by Louis Meisel, the New York art dealer who coined the phrase "photorealism" in 1969, 6-7 p.m. Meisel promoted many of the photorealist artists whose works can be seen in the Hunter's "Is It Real?" exhibit.

— Feb. 13: Sunday Studio session, drop-in art-marking experiences focusing on art by Noel Anderson and Lorna Simpson for Black History Month, 2-4 p.m. $20.

— Feb. 13: Sensory Studio, using watercolors to create geometric paintings, for adults and teens on autism spectrum, $-4:30 p.m. $16-$20.

ICA AT UTC — Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. U.S. debut of Kristine Potter's 2015-present series of gelatin silver photographs, "Dark Waters," through March 19. Artist talk, 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "I Love Chattanooga" paintings and photography, through Feb. 28.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Imagine" by 17 artists of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga and Regional Art Alliance, through March 22. 423-266-1766

SONGBIRDS GUITAR & POP CULTURE MUSEUM — 35 Station St. Black History Month exhibits, "The Big 9" and "The Impressions: From the Big 9 to the World Stage." $15 adults, $12 children 5-12.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St. Debut of "The Black Bible" by Charlie Newton before it tours, through March 12.



ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. Neil Simon's "Rumors," 2 p.m. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-12. $12-$16.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Alabama Story," set in 1959 and inspired by a book-banning battle between a librarian and state senator, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 (final show). $20-$25.

COLONNADE — 264 Catoosa Circle, "Honk Jr.," musical retelling of "The Ugly Duckling," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 (interpreted for the deaf), 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-19, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20. $11-$15.

OCOEE THEATRE COMPANY — The Venue Creekside, 527 W. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. "The Diviners," about a rural town seeking spiritual and physical nourishment, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 (final show). $15.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.