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Carly Pearce accepts the award for female artist of the year at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. / AP Photo /Eric Jamison

Two Super Bowl champs, an "Impractical Joker" and the Academy of Country Music's newly crowned female artist of the year will be in town over the next few days.

The Super Bowl champions are Los Angeles Rams cornerbacks Kareem Orr and Robert Rochell. Orr is a Notre Dame High School and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus who played with the Tennessee Titans before signing with the Rams. Rochell is a Louisiana native who played college football at the University of Central Arkansas.

They'll be toting replicas of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, said Kenneth Joshen Jr., president and CEO of Echelon Sports International, a sports agency based in Greenville, South Carolina.

Joshen, a Hixson High School graduate, said Orr is planning a football camp here in May, and discussions for that led to Saturday's For My City Super Bowl Bash at The Signal.

"He said, 'I just won the Super Bowl. I want to bring this home to my city. Let's throw a party,'" Joshen recounted in a phone interview. "We had about three weeks to plan it."

Meanwhile, comedian Sal Vulcano, one of the stars of the TruTV hidden-camera reality show "Impractical Jokers," will perform at the Tivoli, and Carly Pearce, who also won the Academy of Country Music's Music Event of the Year trophy at Monday's awards, leads off four upcoming shows at Walker Theatre.

Be advised that the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's performance of Mozart's Symphony No. 41 is sold out, as is the Pink gala benefiting the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center. Saturday morning's Family Fun Day at Rock the Riverfront has been rescheduled for March 19 because of the weather.

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Los Angeles Rams defensive back Kareem Orr (46) during an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Aug. 14, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. / AP Photo/Kyusung Gong

 

MUSIC

— Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave., welcomes the Maryville College Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The 50-voice ensemble is on its spring tour. Admission is free. 423-266-1766

— The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., hosts rapper Wale on his Under a Blue Moon Tour, with Guapdad 4000 and Cam Wallace, at 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $29-$89. Friday is a double Dylan country show with Dylan Marlowe opening for Dylan Scott at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50. thesignaltn.com

— The Arts Avenue, 1800 Rossville Ave., has two shows scheduled. Cellist Ben Sollee, an Emmy winner for his film score work, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, with local artists TJ Greever & Jessica Nunn opening. Tickets are $20. Atlanta-based Doors tribute band The Dirty Doors will play at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. theartsave.com

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Tracy Lawrence arrives at the 40th annual CMA Awards in Nashville on Nov. 6, 2006. /AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki

— Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave., welcomes four acts this week. Carly Pearce will start the second leg of her "29" tour at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $28-$40; few seats remain. Bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers performs at 8 p.m. Friday, with Chatham Rabbits opening. Tickets are $25-$37. "Bayou soul" singer Marc Broussard plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Jamie McLean Band opens. Tickets are $29-$39. Singer/songwriter Langhorne Slim performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Riddy Arman opens. Tickets are $22. tivolichattanooga.com

— Songbirds, 35 Station St., has five shows scheduled. The Paul Thorn Band stops in support of its new folk/blues album "Never Too Late To Call," at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $25. Nashville artist Ben Chapman, a LaFayette, Ga., native, celebrates the release of his new album, "Make the Night Better," at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, a new bluegrass collaborative, will play at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30. Indie pop band Of Montreal plays at 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $25. Rockabilly act Reverend Horton Heat will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with Hillbilly Casino opening. Tickets are $25. songbirdsfoundation.org

— Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., welcomes Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker in a One Night, Two Icons show at 8 p.m. Friday. The country artists will sing their new material plus their biggest hits of the 1990s. Randall King opens. Tickets are $39-$99; few seats remain. tivolichattanooga.com

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Clay Walker arrives at the 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016, in Las Vegas. / AP Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision

— The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn., will host a two-night double bill by rock bands Jimmy Eat World and Dashboard Confessional on their Surviving the Truth Tour at 8 p.m. CST Friday and Saturday. Sydney Sprague opens. Tickets are $69-$354. thecaverns.com

— First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., will host the winter concert of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's Youth Orchestras at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets $4-$6. chattanoogasymphony.org

— Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga., will conclude the John Hamm Performing Arts Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a performance by Time for Three, a classically trained string trio that explores various musical genres. Admission is free. covenant.edu

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Contributed Photo by Lauren Desberg / Members of Time for Three, who'll perform Tuesday at Covenant College, are, from left, Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas Kendall (violin, vocals) and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals).

 

OUT & ABOUT

— Chattanooga Guided Adventures still has openings in the following outings this weekend: kayak tours to see the sandhill cranes at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, available at 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and a Chickamauga Dam lock-through kayak tour at 9 a.m. Saturday. Each is priced at $79. The company also provides biking, rock-climbing and paddleboard adventures. chattanoogaguidedadventures.com

— Shamrock Disco, a skating event organized by Moonlight Roller, is 7-10 p.m. Friday at Mac Avenue, 1304 McCallie Ave. Admission is $10, plus $7 for skate rentals. Need instruction? Pro skater Kamille will lead a 90-minute workshop at 5:30 p.m. Priced at $30 in advance, $40 at the door. moonlightroller.com

— Georgia First Robotics will hold a Peachtree District qualifier at the Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga., showcasing engineering marvels built by students from across the state. The 36 teams in contention include the Career Blazer Robotics/The Fighting Mongooses of Dalton, the Dalton Catabots and the Mountaineers of Chatsworth. Matches are scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, preceding playoffs at 2 p.m. and awards at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Masks are required. gafirst.org/events

— Rock the Riverfront enters its second weekend at the Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Special activities, including oversize games, food trucks and music, are scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Main-stage musical guests are DJ Ben Lee on Friday and Call Me Spinster on Saturday. The Impulse musical seesaws are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. rivercitycompany.com

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Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Rock the Riverfront on the Chattanooga Green features Impulse, oversize seesaws that light up and make sounds.

— Spring Break Safari, a five-week promotion for kids in surrounding school districts to take part in themed adventures and scavenger hunts at Chattanooga-area attractions, starts Friday. Participating are the 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. The promotion lasts through April 17. visitchattanooga.com

— Plant Natives, a two-part gardening event presented by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones, opens Saturday with a symposium of speakers and presentations scheduled 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the UTC University Center, 710 Mocs Alumni Drive. Participants may attend in person or virtually. Cost is $85. Registration is required. A marketplace will be open March 19 at First Horizon Pavilion. tnvalleywildones.org

— Brew Skies, a beer festival that helps support the all-inclusive playground at Rivermont Elementary School and other projects of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club, is 1-4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Twenty-seven breweries will have more than 70 beers on tap. Music is by '90s country tribute band Neon Moon and local band Over Easy. Tickets are $45-$75 (the VIP level offers early admission and other premiums); $10 for the designated driver. chattanoogabreakfastrotary.com

— For My City Super Bowl Bash: Chattanooga native Kareem Orr will be joined by fellow Rams cornerback Robert Rochell for the Saturday event at The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. A meet-and-greet with the Super Bowl champs is 6-8 p.m. with a $25 ticket. A Mega Bash follows from 10 p.m. until closing, with $10 admission for men before midnight (free for women). Call 423-617-8114 for $50 VIP tickets. thesignaltn.com

— Palmetto Moon grand opening is this weekend at Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (level one near Belk Men & Home). The Southern lifestyle retailer will offer special events, including door prizes, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Extra events Saturday, 4-6 p.m., include live music, photo booth, treats, cornhole and other games. hamiltonplace.com

— Shamrock City, an Irish celebration, is the next two weekends, March 12-13 and March 18-19, at Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. The 14th annual festival includes Irish food, specialty beer, pop-up Irish dance performances, a shamrock scavenger hunt, panning for gold and the signature waterfall flowing green, plus special music by the Molly Maguires, Celtic Plain, Chattanooga Pipe Band and harpist Rachel Payne on opening weekend. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Tickets are $28 ($18 for children 3-12). seerockcity.com

— Chattanooga River Market, a gathering of artists, crafters, musicians and food vendors, debuts this weekend in the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, 1 Broad St. The market will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through April 10 before reverting to a Saturday only schedule through Oct. 1. chattanoogamarket.com

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Staff file Photo by Robin Rudd / With the muddy waters of South Chickamauga Creek for a background, a male eastern bluebird perches on a tree. The Tri-State Bluebird Society will kick off the spring season of monitoring the birds at a Sunday meeting. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a free webinar to answer bird questions on Tuesday.

Tri-State Bluebird Society welcomes a favorite harbinger of spring at 2 p.m. Sunday in Walker Hall at Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. The meeting will give information on new bluebird trails and how to join weekly monitor groups. tristatebluebirds@gmail.com

— Chattanooga 101, a series on the city's early history taught by Linda Moss Mines, continues 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way. This month's topic is "And Then There Was Chattanooga." Admission is free. mohhc.org

— AMH Restaurant Week, a promotion at A. Marshall Hospitality's family of 10 restaurants mostly in Middle Tennessee, starts Monday. The sole Chattanooga property is Puckett's, 2 W. Aquarium Way, which will have a $20 prix fixe dinner menu with a starter, entree and dessert through March 20 (4 p.m. to close). A portion of proceeds will go to local Boys & Girls Clubs. amarshallhospitality.com

— Ask an Ornithologist: Cornell Lab of Ornithology will offer a free Zoom webinar on preparing for spring birding noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. Questions are welcome. Recordings of previous programs also are available. academy.allaboutbirds.org/live-events

 

COMEDY

— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., welcomes Carmen Morales this weekend. Shows start at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $17-$19. Wednesday is Open Mic Night. Tickets are $7. thecomedycatch.com

— Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., showcases the stand-up comedy of Sal Vulcano at 8 p.m. Saturday. The New Yorker got his start as a founding member of The Tenderloins comedy troupe. Ticket are $40-$60. tivolichattanooga.com

 

ARTS

— Hunter Museum of American Arts, 10 Bluff View, salutes old and new in separate events. Thursday at 6 p.m. is an Art + Issues program on Art, Health and Social Justice, a new series in which local creatives explore health and social justice issues in partnership with CHI Memorial's Art Therapies & Well-Being Program. The first program will showcase the work of artist Willie Cole, as presented by poet Erika Roberts, musician Rick Rushing and Pop-Up Project performers. Admission is free. Family Fun Day, celebrating the museum's 70th anniversary, is 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The day includes art-making stations and other activities inspired by works in "Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting," plus performances by students from the Center for Creative Arts and Silverdale Baptist Academy. Activities are included in regular admission, which is $20 for nonmember adults. huntermuseum.org

 

THEATER

— "The Nerd": East Brainerd Community Theater presents this Larry Shue comedy in three performances at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 through Thursday; $15 at the door. The theater will be collecting food for the homeless. Donations should be easy to open and not require heating. ebctchatt.com

— "9 to 5: The Musical": The Colonnade Players will present a stage production based on the 1980 movie the next two weekends at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The March 19 show will be interpreted for the deaf. Tickets are $13-$17. catoosacolonnade.com

— A Dramatic Affair: The reservation deadline is Monday for this Performing Arts League fundraiser scheduled March 17 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. The event opens with a wine bar at 5:30 p.m. followed by a catered dinner from Feed Co., a private preview of the CTC's next production, "Little Women," and a dessert reception. Tickets are $75. Proceeds support youth involvement in the performing arts. palchattanooga.org

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.

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