Photo Contributed by St. Paul's Episcopal / The Joshua Espinoza Trio will perform March 25 in Chattanooga as part of the St. Paul's Artist Series at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.


— Send good vibes to Lee and Leamon: The Chattanooga area has two showcase winners from Tennessee Songwriters Week playing Sunday night in a private concert before music industry professionals at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Forty-five qualifying rounds and then six showcases were held around the state in February to determine the six finalists. Robert Lee, who has recorded four albums and has been writing songs for nearly three decades, won the Chattanooga showcase at Songbirds with the song "Methadone Line." He advanced from the qualifying round at Rhea County Courthouse in Dayton. Tyson Leamon of Riceville won the showcase at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville with his song "Who I Am." He advanced from the qualifying round at the Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland. Each finalist was awarded a commemorative Taylor guitar, a two-night hotel stay in Nashville, a $100 gift card for travel and a one-year membership to the Nashville Songwriters Association.

— Name a bald eagle: You have until midnight Sunday to vote on a name for a female American bald eagle at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, the new mate of longtime resident male Boone. The nearly 500 submitted suggestions have been narrowed down to 10 possibilities: Becca, Becky, Bella, Dani, Danyelle, Dolly, Fancy, Jolene, Rebecca and Tanasi. Vote at (one vote per person). A livestream of eagle nests in Johnson City and Bluff City may be viewed at



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THE ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave. The Captain Midnight Band and the Bob Weir & Wolf Bros after-party, 11 p.m. March 25. $10 in advance, $15 day of.

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

— March 20: "Bluegrass Underground" show, sold out.

— March 26: Boy Named Banjo & Tenille Townes, with Easy Honey, 7 p.m. CDT. $40-$330.


— March 24: Masterworks concert, Stravinsky's "Apollo," featuring the Chattanooga Ballet, 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. $15-$90.

— March 26: Bob's Bootcamp, virtual lecture on Beethoven's symphonies 1-9 with principal Pops conductor Bob Bernhardt, 11 a.m. $25. Register for Zoom link.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH — 11718 McGhee Road, Apison. The Sharps gospel quartet, 10:30 a.m. March 20.

FIRST-CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 418 Oak St. "A Speck of Light," a composition by UTC music professor Jonathan McNair based on poetry by Jane Kenyon, featuring the Unheard-of//Ensemble of New York, UTC Women's Chorale and spoken-word artist Erika Roberts, 7:30 p.m. March 21. Free.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn. All shows free and nonticketed. Livestreams:

— March 20: U-Church, a community worship service led by students, 7:30 p.m. in Conn Center, 150 11th St. NE.

— March 21: Symphony Orchestra with the five student winners of the 2022 Concerto and Aria Competition, 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE.

— March 22: Joint concert by Ladies of Lee and Lee University Chorale, 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 305 W. Seventh St. Joshua Espinoza Trio in St. Paul's Artist Series, 7:30 p.m. March 25. $30-$40 (discounts for students, seniors and groups; free for children 12 and younger).

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— March 20: Steel Panther, with Any Given Sin, 8 p.m. $27-$55.

— March 24: Trampled by Turtles, with Elizabeth Cook, 8:30 p.m. $30-$40.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— March 25: Lenox Hills, with The Thing With Feathers and Jordan Dean, 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 day of.

— March 26: Erick Baker, with Collette Jadyn, 7 p.m. $25.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, featuring The Wolfpack, 7:30 p.m. March 25. $59-$125.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave.

— March 20: P.J. Morton on My Peace Tour, 8 p.m. $30-$50.

— March 25: Penny & Sparrow, 8 p.m. $23.



AMH RESTAURANT WEEK — Puckett's, 2 W. Aquarium Way. Promotion by owner A. Marshall Hospitality includes $20 prix fixe dinner menu (4 p.m.-close) with a starter, entree and dessert, through March 20. Portion of proceeds goes to local Boys & Girls Clubs.

BLACK CREEK READING SERIES — Black Creek Clubhouse dining room, 4700 Cummings Cove Drive. Presentations by eight local authors about their new works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, 6-8 p.m. March 22. Free (adults only).

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Artists, crafters, musicians and food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

CHATTANOOGA ZOO — 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Teddy Bear Checkup, a veterinary once-over of kids' plush animal friends by Dr. Jim Hammon of Northgate Animal Hospital, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26. Free with regular admission: $10-$15.

EASTER BUNNY VISITS — Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (lower level, Center Court), and Northgate Mall, 271 Northgate Mall Drive (Center Court). Variety of photo packages available; timed reservations encouraged March 25-April 16. Hours: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Sundays. Pet photo hours 4-7 p.m. March 28 and April 4.,

ROCK THE RIVERFRONT — Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Impulse interactive seesaws are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Special activities on weekend.

— March 20: Art vendors and food trucks, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; spring equinox celebration, 6:30 p.m.; Enchanted Dance performance with giant puppets, 7:30 p.m.; community drum circle and dance party, 8 p.m.

— March 25: Salute to the Divas, musical tribute to Women's History Month curated by Rise Chattanooga.

— March 26: Dance party with Neshawn Calloway and neo-soul band Sound Advice.

— March 27: Music on the main stage, oversize games, art vendors, food trucks and bar, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE (AND BEER) — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Fundraiser for WaterWays to preserve local watersheds, 5-8 p.m. March 26. Includes local beers, global wines and bites by Lupi's and other eateries. $50 in advance, $60 day of; for half-price tickets for designated drivers, email

SHAMROCK CITY — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Final day for St. Patrick's Day celebration, with Irish food, beer, music and dance, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20. $28 adults, $18 children 3-12.

SIP TN WINE FEST — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Tasting event with more than 200 Tennessee-produced wines presented by Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance and Public Markets (Chattanooga Market), noon-6 p.m. March 26. $45 general admission, $10 designated driver.

SOUTH BOUND AUTHOR SERIES — Southern Lit Alliance, 301 E. 11th St. Michel Stone, author of "The Iguana Tree" and "Border Child," 6 p.m. March 24. Free but donations suggested.

SPRING BREAK SAFARI — Chattanooga-area attractions, through 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.

STRIDES OF MARCH — Renaissance Park, 133 River St. Cempa Community Care fundraiser to combat HIV and AIDS returns for its 27th year as in-person event, noon-2 p.m. March 26. This year's goal is $60,000. Sign up as teams or individuals.

THROUGHOUT THE DECADES DINNER SERIES — Read House, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. First of four era-inspired dinners serves foods from the hotel's menu of the 1960s and '70s, 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 26. Includes a cocktail hour, history presentation and four-course dinner with wine pairings. $150 per person plus $30 gratuity.

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Staff Photo by Robin Rudd /In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Read House will present a four-part Throughout the Decades Dinner Series. The first dinner, on March 26, will highlight menu items from the 1960s and '70s.


THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Shaun Jones, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. March 25-26. $17-$19.

WALKER THEATRE — Jay Pharaoh, 8 p.m. March 24. $30-$40.



CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. A musical version of "Little Women," 2:30 p.m. March 20, 7 p.m. March 24, 8 p.m. March 25-26, 2:30 p.m. March 27, 7 p.m. March 31, 8 p.m. April 1-2, 2:30 p.m. April 3. $20-$30.

COLONNADE PLAYERS — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. "9 to 5: The Musical," 2:30 p.m. March 20. $13-$17.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. LOL Surprise Live, March 24, canceled.



ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

— "Waiting & Watching" community show, through March 27.

— "Eye of the Beholder" by Stacey Irons Jernigan, through April 30.

— Intake for April/May community art show "Cacophony," noon-5 p.m. CDT March 24-27; open to all ages and all mediums.

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


— March 24: Art Wise, featuring Dr. Fahamu Pecou, whose "Monsters and Saints" is a new acquisition featured in "Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting," 6-7 p.m.

— March 26: Access In Museums with artist Shannon Finnegan, an interactive discussion of ableism and access in public spaces, 11 a.m.-noon. Call 423-752-0999 by March 23 to request ASL interpretation or other accommodations.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Garden Personality" paintings by Lora Miller, through March 31.

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

TOWNSEND ATELIER — 301 E. 11th St. "Reflections of the Soul,' solo exhibition by Ukrainian artist Victoria Kalaichi, through March 31 (by appointment). townsendatelier.com3

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.