Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Chattanooga River Market will open the weekend of March 12-13 on the Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. The market will be open Saturdays and Sundays through April 10, then revert to its usual Saturday-only schedule for the rest of the season.

Here's this week's planner of Chattanooga-area events. Search for more events by category on our events page,



— Watch "American Idol": Did you see last week's premiere? Winchester, Tennessee, singer/songwriter Hunter Wolkonowski, who goes by the stage name HunterGirl, received not only a golden ticket to Hollywood but a platinum ticket that grants her an automatic pass through the early rounds when the talent show begins live performances in Hollywood. HunterGirl performed Rascal Flatts' "Riot" in her audition, prompting judge Luke Bryan to call her his "favorite country singer ever" on the show. Two other singers are set to receive platinum tickets, a bonus to mark the show's 20th season. The next episode will air at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.




BREW SKIES BEER FESTIVAL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club event features unlimited tastings from local and regional breweries and home brewers, live music by Over Easy and Neon Moon, ballpark food, 1-4 p.m. March 12. Must be 21 or older. $10-$75.

CHATTANOOGA 101 — Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way. "And Then There Was Chattanooga," next program in series on city's early history taught by historian Linda Moss Mines, 2-3 p.m. March 13. Free.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Opening weekend for marketplace of artisans, live music and food trucks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 13 (open Saturdays and Sundays through April 10, then Saturdays only). Free.

CIVICS 101: VOTING — Nonpartisan webinar via The Chattery, 6-7 p.m. March 7. Covers Tennessee's voting history, how state elections affect federal ones, the impact of redistricting and how to register to vote, among other topics. Watch in real time or a later recording. $20.

COIN SHOW — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Tennessee State Numismatic Society expo with dealers showcasing coins, related items and jewelry, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6 (final day). Free admission.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— March 9: Exiled Comedy night for the best comics from Exile Off Main Street's comedy nights, plus regional favorites, 7:30 p.m. $12.

— March 11-12: Carmen Morales, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

CTC BOOK CLUB — Chattanooga Theatre Centre mainstage lobby, 400 River St. Discussion of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park," winner of a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, 7 p.m. March 8. A PDF of the script, written as a spin-off to "A Raisin in the Sun," available on club's private Facebook page; search for CTC Book Club to join.

PLANT NATIVES 2022 — Two-part event by Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones.

— March 12: Symposium with speakers and presentations, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., virtual or in person at UTC University Center, 710 Mocs Alumni Drive. $85. Registration required.

— March 19: Native Plant Marketplace & Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Carter St. Products for sale from native plant nurseries, vendors, exhibitors and food trucks. Free admission.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Wild About Wildflowers, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays in March (more programs ongoing). $15-$20.

ROCK THE RIVERFRONT — Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Monthlong spring festival presented by River City Co. with access to Impulse lighted seesaws, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through April 3 and SoundCorps Sidewalk Stages musicians 10 a.m.-10 p.m. each Wednesday and Thursday and special events each weekend. Free admission.

— March 6: Rock 'N' Cheer day with early start for seesaws, 8 a.m., to coincide with Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon. Cheer on the runners at miles 3 and 17, hear DJ music by MillionDollaMan Keenan Daniels on the main stage. Art vendors and food trucks open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

— March 11: Starting at 6 p.m., DJ Ben Lee, oversize games, art vendors, food trucks and adult beverages.

— March 12: Get Fit With Greg & More, 9-11 a.m., includes family fitness workout with T2 Fitness personal trainer Tobe Taylor, music by MillionDollaMan Keenan Daniels and info on lifestyle choices by WTVC news personality Greg Funderburg, who has written the children's book "Jeremiah's New Beginning, plus healthy snacks and beverages. At 6 p.m., music by Call Me Spinster, oversize games, art vendors, food trucks and adult beverages.

— March 13: Music, games, art vendors, food trucks, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

SHAMROCK CITY — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Fifteenth annual St. Patrick's Day celebration with Irish food, specialty beer, pop-up Irish dance performances, green waterfall, March 12-13, 19-20 (timed entry). $28 adults, $18 children 3-12.

SHAMROCK DISCO — Mac Avenue, 1304 McCallie Ave. Moonlight Roller skating, 7-10 p.m. March 11. $10 entry fee, $7 skate rentals. Skate workshop for all skill levels, 5:30-7 p.m. $30 in advance, $40 at the door.

SISKIN POSSIBILITIES — Livestreamed program features keynote address by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee and the subject of a movie streaming on Netflix, "Travis: A Soldier's Story," 11:30 a.m. March 8. $50. Proceeds support Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation.

SPRING BREAK SAFARI — Chattanooga-area attractions, March 11-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.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Comedian Sal Vulcano, 8 p.m. March 12. $40-$60.

TRI-STATE BLUEBIRD SOCIETY — Audubon Acres' Walker Hall, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Season-opening meeting to discuss new bluebird trails and how to join weekly monitor groups, 2 p.m. March 13.



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

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


— March 10: Art + Issues: Art, Health and Social Justice, new series with CHI Memorial's Art Therapies & Well Being Program featuring local creatives exploring community health and social justice, 6-7 p.m. First program features the work of artist Willie Cole as presented by poet Erika Roberts, musician Rick Rushing and The Pop-Up Project. Free.

— March 13: Family Fun Day celebration of the Hunter's 70th anniversary, 2-4 p.m. With art-making stations inspired by works in "Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting," performances by students from the Center for Creative Arts and Silverdale Baptist School, plus birthday cards, photos and treats. $20 nonmember adults.

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

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Garden Personality" paintings by Lora Miller, through March

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.

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

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. "Reflections of the Soul,' solo exhibition by Ukrainian artist Victoria Kalaichi, through March 31 (by appointment).



THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave.

— March 10: Ben Sollee with TJ Greever & Jessica Nunn, 8 p.m. $20.

— March 12: The Dirty Doors: A Tribute to The Doors, 8 p.m. $15.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.

— March 6: The Mavericks, with Sweet Lizzy Project, 6 p.m. CST. $59-$292.

— March 11-12: Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional, 8 p.m. CST. $40-$354.

CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, DALTON — 515 N. Tibbs Road. Faulkner University Chorus from Montgomery, Ala., performs in spring tour of the South, 10:45 a.m. March

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — Scheduling of national anthem singers begins March 7. To be considered, fill out the form at and email it back with a video of you singing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Home season runs April 12-Sept. 18.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Mozart's Symphony No. 41, plus music by Higdon and Mendelssohn, part of the Chamber Series, 7:30 p.m. March 12. Featuring CSO principal clarinet Robert West and guest clarinetist Steven Tonkinson. $32.

COLLEGEDALE CHURCH OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS — 4829 College Drive East. Southern Adventist University's Symphony Orchestra performs music by Bernstein, Mahler and Mozart, 7:30 p.m. March 6. Free. Livestream:

NORTHSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — 923 Mississippi Ave. Maryville College Concert Choir performs on spring concert tour, 7 p.m. March 10. Free admission. 423-266-1766.

ST. TIMOTHY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain. Jazz Vespers, featuring David Walters Quartet and Kathy Tugman, plus poetry, prayers and Scripture, 5 p.m. March 6. A love offering will be taken. 423-886-2281

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— March 8: Theory of a Deadman, with Shaman's Harvest, 8 p.m. $15-$70.

— March 10: Wale on Under a Blue Moon Tour, with Guapdad 4000 and Cam Wallace, 9 p.m. $29-$79.

— March 11: Dylan Scott, with Dylan Marlowe, 8 p.m. $12-$50.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— March 10: Paul Thorn Band, 7 p.m. $25.

— March 11: Ben Chapman album release show, 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $20 day of.

— March 13: Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, 7 p.m. $30.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker, with special guest Randall King, 8 p.m. March 11. $39-$99.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave.

— March 9: Anderson East, 8 p.m. $30-$40.

— March 10: Carly Pearce, 8 p.m. $28-$40 ($1 from every ticket goes to tornado recovery efforts in Kentucky).

— March 11: Steep Canyon Rangers, 8 p.m. $25-$37.

— March 12: Marc Broussard, 7:30 p.m. $29-$39.

THE WOODSHOP LISTENING ROOM — 5500 St. Elmo Ave. Prices are for tickets bought in advance.

— March 10: Babehoven & Deau Eyes, 7 p.m. $10.

— March 11: Sam Weber, 7 p.m. $10.

— March 12: Swayyvo, 7 p.m. $10.



THE COLONNADE PLAYERS — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. "9 to 5: The Musical," 7:30 p.m. March 11-12, 2:30 p.m. March 13, 7:30 p.m. March 18-19, 2:30 p.m. March 20. (March 19 performance will be interpreted for the deaf.) $13-$17.

EAST BRAINERD COMMUNITY THEATER — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. "The Nerd," 7:30 p.m. March 11-12, 2:30 p.m. March 13. $10 in advance (through March 10 online or at the church office); $15 at the door.

THE RINGGOLD PLAYHOUSE — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," an interactive comedy, with three actors presenting all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes, 2 p.m. March 6. $8-$10.

THEATRE QUEST — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. CTC's theater-interest group for teens presents "The W Play," 10:30 a.m. March 12 and 19. $5.



BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Series concludes March 6 with two Sidney Poitier films: "To Sir, With Love," 2 p.m.; "The Defiant Ones," 6 p.m. $10-$12.

CHATTANOOGA JEWISH DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES — "The Legacy of Aristides," last in the series, available for streaming for 72 hours March 8-10 (noon to noon). $12. Register for log-in code.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.