Contributed Photo from Lee University / The Escher String Quartet will perform Feb. 3 as part of the Presidential Concert Series at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.

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— Trees for thee: The Tennessee Environmental Council is accepting orders for Tennessee Tree Day on March 19 when 10,000 volunteers are expected to plant 75,000 native trees in all 95 counties (and a few counties in neighboring states). The larger effort will replace species lost to development, help repair degraded streams and improve water quality, and increase habitat for wildlife and pollinators, but homeowners are welcome to plant the trees they order wherever they choose.

To reserve the bare-root seedlings, visit and choose a pickup location (there are four in Hamilton County and others in surrounding counties). When you choose your pickup location, you'll get a list of trees that will be available there to reserve, such as eastern redbud, northern red oak and pawpaw. The suggested donation is $1.99 per seedling. The pickup places cannot accept cash for the orders, so trees must be reserved and paid for by Feb. 13 using the online form.

Meanwhile, the Chattanooga Tree Commission and Take Root Chattanooga will hold their annual Citizen Forester classes over four Saturdays in February to teach area residents how to care for trees. See the calendar listing for more information.




THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave.

— Feb. 4: Three Star Revival, with Josh Gilbert Band, 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 day of show.

— Feb. 5: End of the Line, an Allman Brothers tribute, 8 p.m. $12.

JJ'S BOHEMIA — 231 E. M.L. King Blvd. Black Magic Flower Power, 10 p.m. Feb. 4. $10.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Squires Recital Hall, 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Escher String Quartet in Presidential Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. $15 adults, $5 children and seniors.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Riley Green on We Out Here tour, with Kameron Marlowe, 7 p.m. Feb. 5. $34-$109.

PUCKETT'S — 2 W. Aquarium Way. Qualifying round for Tennessee Songwriters Week, Feb. 20-26, with 20 artists performing, 4-7 p.m. Jan. 30 for a chance to advance to showcase in February and performance at Bluebird Cafe in Nashville in March. Call 423-708-8505 for table availability.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. The Velcro Pygmies, 8 p.m. Feb. 4. $20-$40.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— Feb. 4: Ward Davis, with special guest Tanner Usrey, 7 p.m. $20 each, $60 four-pack.

— Feb. 5: Victor Wooten, "The Spirit of Music" master class, 3-5 p.m., $125; show, 8 p.m., $45; $150 for both.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $40-$55.

WINK THEATRE — 115 W. Crawford St., Dalton, Ga. Old School Music Events presents Motown Meets Elvis, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 5. $30 (VIP sold out).

THE WOODSHOP — 5500 St. Elmo Ave. Cary Hudson, with Katrina Miller, 8 p.m. Feb. 5. $20.



THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— Feb. 2: Open Mic Night for local talents, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— Feb. 4-5: Paul Conyers, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. both nights. $17-$19.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Bill Maher, Jan. 30, canceled.



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.

BLACK HISTORY SEMINAR — Via Zoom. Vanderbilt University's Felysha Jenkins, a Chattanooga native, speaks on "How To Speak Up — From Bystander to Participant" in Chattanooga State Community College's Bond Arts and Culture Series, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Free but register for link.

BLACK VOICES CHATTANOOGA — Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd. Night of inspiration for young Black leaders to become messengers of the Gospel, 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Free but register.

CHATTANOOGA BOAT SHOW — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Regional dealers showcase latest boats, products and services, 2-8 p.m. Feb. 3, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 6, with free seminars on boating safety Saturday only. $12 daily, $20 weekend pass, $5 children 4-10.

CHATTANOOGA PRINCESS PARTY — Mac Avenue Event Space, 1304 McCallie Ave. Cinderella and her fairy-tale friends gather for stories, songs, dance, crafts, royal portraits, seatings at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 5. $25 children, $15 adults; add a tiara upgrade for $20.

CHICKAMAUGA CIVIL WAR SHOW — Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, Ga. Exhibits of interest to shooters, collectors and Civil War enthusiasts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 30 (final day). $10 (free for children under 12).

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

— Feb. 5: Beginner class at Ivy Academy, 8520 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy.

— 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.

HALFTIME DOGS FLYING DISC SHOW — McKenzie Arena, 720 E. Fourth St. Halftime entertainment for Mocs basketball double-header, Feb. 5; men vs. Mercer at noon, women vs. Samford at 3 p.m. White Out game (Mocs fans wear white). Free rally towel to first 1,500 fans. $10-$20. Ticket good for both games.

MAD HATTER WORKSHOP — Chattlab Makerspace, 100 Cherokee Blvd. First of five (possibly more) crafting sessions at various locations to prepare handmade LED lanterns and hats for upcoming parade, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 4. $55 members, $60 nonmembers; $30 due up front. Light Up Chatt Lantern Parade, part of opening weekend for Rock the Riverfront, is March 5.

OCOEE STORY FEST — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Cleveland Storytelling Guild's 26th annual event features humorist, writer and storyteller Stephen Hollen, 7 p.m. Feb. 4. $5. 423-479-7887,

ONESIE BAR CRAWL — Downtown Chattanooga. Wear onesie pajamas for two free shots, discounted drinks, scavenger hunt, prize raffles, after-party, 3-10 p.m. Feb. 5 (check-in between 3 and 5 p.m.). Bars given with registration. $12.

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, Feb. 5-14. $90 per couple; includes professionally made keepsake photo and other gifts.

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.



LOOKOUT WILD FILM FESTIVAL — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Tenth annual event screens 50 top outdoor adventure and conservation films from around the world, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Feb. 5-6. $20 per session, $55 weekend pass.



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.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Teen Art Show by middle and high school students celebrating personal identity, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Hands-on art and music activities with Chattanooga Girls Rock until 7 p.m. Coincides with Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m., when admission is free to the permanent collection and discounted to $5 for the current exhibition, "Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting."

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.

— Through Jan. 31: "New Beginnings," works by the six artists who joined the cooperative in 2021.

— Feb. 1-28: "I Love Chattanooga" works by all the artists; no first Friday reception.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Opening reception for "Imagine" by 17 artists of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga and Regional Art Alliance, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 4. Exhibit continues through March 22. 423-266-1766

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," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5, 2 p.m. Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-12. $12-$16.

CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE — Humanities Theatre, 4501 Amnicola Highway. "Big Fish," musical based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and 2003 film directed by Tim Burton, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30 (final performance). Free, but reservations required.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Alabama Story," set in 1959 and inspired by a book-banning battle between a librarian and state senator, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 6. $20-$25.

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. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6. $15.

PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE — The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. Sunday Showcase, featuring student performances in song, dance, instrumental music and theater, 4 p.m. Jan. 30. $12 online, $15 at the door. Proceeds help fund the PAL's grants and scholarships to support youth involvement in the performing arts.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.