Staff file photo / Patrons mingle during a previous Houston Museum Antiques Show & Sale. This year, for the first time, the three-day show moves to the Read House. A preview party on Feb. 24 gives early shoppers dibs on the merchandise.

This week's planner of Chattanooga-area events. Search for more events by category on our Events page.



— See a play. Four area theater companies have shows in production, and three will have matinee performances Sunday.

The Colonnade Players will present their final show of "Honk Jr.," a musical version of "The Ugly Duckling" story, at 2:30 p.m. at the Colonnade in Ringgold, Georgia.

Chattanooga Theatre Centre's Youth Theatre opening-weekend production of Disney's "Aladdin" includes a show at 2:30 p.m., as well as additional shows next weekend.

It's also opening weekend for "Steel Magnolias" by Yellow Dragon Productions at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Sunday's show starts at 2 p.m. There are additional performances next weekend.

Want more theater? The UTC Theatre Company will present a contemporary comedy about motherhood Tuesday through Saturday in the Fine Arts Center. Signal Mountain Playhouse will end the run of its winter production, "The Game's Afoot," next Friday and Saturday in the Mountain Arts Community Center.

And the Broadway touring production of "Rent" will be at Memorial Auditorium Tuesday through Thursday.




THE 107 — 2255 Center St., Suite 107. A Songwriter Show with Jacob Bryant and Hayden Coffman, 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $15 ($25-$50 to reserve table).

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Final night of The Flaming Lips' rescheduled New Year's Eve shows, with Heartless Bastards opening, 9 p.m. CST Feb. 20. $100.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — 4501 Amnicola Highway. Both events in C.C. Bond Humanities Building. Free admission.

— Feb. 21: Presentation on "From History to Hip-Hop by teaching artist Jonathan Blanchard, 12:30- 1:30 p.m. Part of the Bond Arts and Culture Series. Livestream on YouTube.

— Feb. 22: Recital by Music Department faculty, 7:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Premier Jazz Orchestra in "An Evening of Big Band & More," 7 p.m. Feb. 22. $15-$20.

FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 1505 N. Moore Road. "Around the World in Song and Sound" concert by Jericho Brass, 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Free.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St. Red Back Hymnal Singing, led by local musicians in celebration of Black History Month, 5-6 p.m. Feb. 27. Free, but a love offering will be taken.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— Feb. 20: Umphrey's McGee, 8 p.m. $35-$65.

— Feb. 26: Ryan Hurd, with Conner Smith, $20-$99.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 305 W. Seventh St. Choral Evensong featuring combined choirs of St. Paul's, Grace Church, Good Shepherd and St. Timothy's, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 27. Donations benefit Metropolitan Ministries.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— Feb. 21: Showcase event for Chattanooga-area winners of Tennessee Songwriters Week qualifying rounds, one of six showcases across the state to send winners to Bluebird Cafe stage in Nashville next month, 6 p.m. $5.

— Feb. 24: Neal Francis with Emily Wolfe, 7 p.m. $18.

— Feb. 26: Ana Popovic, 7 p.m. $30-$50.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Feb. 26. $45-$65.



BLACK CREEK READING SERIES — Black Creek Clubhouse dining room, 4700 Cummings Cove Drive. Free adults-only evening with local authors KB Ballentine, Paul Luikart, Eleanor McCallie Cooper, Mary Romero and Dana Shavin, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Books available for purchase and signing.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.,

— Feb. 20: Dale Jones, special engagement, 7:30 p.m. $17-$19.

— Feb. 25-26: Gene Moore, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. both nights. $17-$19.

CON NOOGA — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. The 13th year of convention celebrating pop culture, fandom, gaming and cosplay, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (final day). $10 adults, $5 kids 6-12.

DAY OF GARDENING — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave., East Ridge. Annual program by Tennessee Garden Clubs, District III, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 26. Theme is "Top Gardening Trends." Keynote by John Manion, arboretum curator at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, plus two sessions of classes, silent auction and catered lunch. $30 in advance, $35 day of. Registration form to mail check:

HOUSTON MUSEUM ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE — Read House Hotel, 107 W. M.L. King. The 48th year for the museum's biggest fundraiser includes appraisal fair (by reservation) by Clements Auctions and on-site glass and ceramic repair by Antique Restoration Studio of Atlanta, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 25-26, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 27; $10 ticket good all three days. Preview party, with wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 24; $80 (includes show admission).

— Appraisal fair, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 26, charges $25 per object, $70 for up to three. Cash, card and check payments accepted day of. Register by calling 1-866-425-3636 or email

MARDI GRAS GALA — Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. Tenth annual event benefiting Chambliss Center for Children, 7-11 p.m. Feb. 25. Includes Cajun-inspired food, cocktails, Dixieland jazz by the Ralph Miller Quartet, followed by a DJ dance party, parade led by King and Queen Jay and Cynthia Dale. $70 individuals, $125 couples; Krewe tables $750-$1,250.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

— Feb. 20: Grape Escape Wine Dinner, sold out.

— Feb. 26: Artist Series with Stephanie Campisi, on how to create and publish a book, 11 a.m.-noon. $30 members, $35 nonmembers.

PICKUP FOR A PINT — WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Meet at the brewery then head to Suck Creek area to pick up litter, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 26. Open to all ages; free pint to participants 21 and older.

TRI-STATE HOME SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga's 55th annual event featuring products, services and advice for all aspects of home construction, remodeling and landscaping, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 25-26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27. $10 daily, $16 pass; free for ages 16 and under. Bring a canned good for Chattanooga Area Food Bank for $1 ticket discount. Portion of proceeds goes to local American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.

WINTER TREE ID CLASSES — Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Outing for ages 11-16, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23; adults, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 24. $5.



BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. $10-$12.

— Feb. 20: "Aladdin," 2 p.m.; "In the Heat of the Night," 6 p.m.

— Feb. 26: "The Tragedy of Macbeth," 3 and 7 p.m.

— Feb. 27: "Stir Crazy," 2 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES — Virtual screening of "Mish Mish," about the brothers who pioneered animated film in Egypt, available for 72 hours Feb. 22-24 (noon to noon). $12. Register for log-in code.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St. "The Beatles: Get Back — The Rooftop Concert," 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 (final screening in extended run). $15.



BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Auditions for Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 24-25.

BROADWAY AT MEMORIAL — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "Rent," the Broadway classic on 25th anniversary farewell tour, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-24. $38-$78.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," Youth Theatre production, 7 p.m. Feb. 25, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27 (final weekend). $12.50-$15.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "The Father," exploring the world through the eyes of a dementia patient, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26, 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Free. Donations go to the Alzheimer's Association.

YELLOW DRAGON PRODUCTIONS — St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle. "Steel Magnolias," 8 p.m. Feb. 25-26, 2 p.m. Feb. 27 (final weekend). $10-$16.

UTC THEATRE COMPANY — Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "Cry It Out," contemporary comedy about three new mothers, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-25, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $10-$12.



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

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Community art show, "Waiting and Watching," through March 27.

DOWNSIDE UP — 621 E. 11th St. Art auction to raise funds for center that supports families who have children with disabilities, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 26. Includes performance by Be the Change Youth Initiative and coffee from Be Caffeinated. $10-$15.

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

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

SODDY-DAISY COMMUNITY LIBRARY — 9619 Dayton Pike. Wild Bookmark Art Contest for any Hamilton County resident to design an original 8.5- by 2.5-inch work showing their interpretation of "wild," through March 11. Four age groups (kindergarten through adult). Art classes will run in conjunction with the contest. Winners receive cash prizes and bookmarks printed for distribution to schools and library patrons.

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.

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. "Reflections of the Soul,' solo exhibition by Ukrainian artist Victoria Kalaichi, through March 31 (by appointment). Opening reception, 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 26.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.