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— Watch the Academy Awards. Performances of this year's nominated songs — and one that notably isn't nominated — should be among the highlights of the 8 p.m. telecast on ABC. Beyonce will perform "Be Alive" from "King Richard." Billie Eilish will be joined by her brother, Finneas, for "No Time To Die" from the James Bond film of the same name. Reba McEntire will sing "Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days," and Sebastian Yatra will perform "Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto." Van Morrison, the fifth nominee for "Down to Joy" from "Belfast," is on tour and passed on the opportunity. Fans of "Encanto" will be glad to know that the movie's biggest hit, "We Don't Talk About Bruno," though not nominated, will still be in the spotlight. Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda told Variety he chose "Dos Oruguitas" for submission because it "best exemplifies the spirit of the movie." According to BuzzFeed, "We Don't Talk About Bruno" is not only the movie's most streamed song on Spotify, but it's the highest-charting Disney song in 26 years.

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Oscar statue at the 87th Academy Awards. / Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP



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ALUMNI LECTURE SERIES — Lee University's Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Women's History Month celebration of "Women Professionals" features Lee alumnae and community business leaders, 6 p.m. March 29. Panelists are Debbie (Ledford) Melton of Don Ledford Automotive; Heaven Muncy, legislative auditor for Tennessee's comptroller of the treasury; Jodi (Harris) Schaffer, attorney with Samples, Jennings, Clem & Fields; Jessica Seard, senior accountant with Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough; and Glenda (Peters) Weinert, owner of GCW Enterprise, doing business as Firehouse Subs. Free and nonticketed. Livestream:

AUTHOR FEST — Northwest Georgia Regional Library, 310 Capps St., Dalton, Ga. Includes Friends of the Library book sale, author signing (25 featured writers), free books and crafts for kids, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2, plus three panels, "Starting in Indie Publishing," 10:30 a.m.; "Anatomy of a Mythological Creature," 11:15 a.m.; "Thrills & Chills," noon. 706-876-1360

BENTON MACKAYE TRAIL ASSOCIATION — Monthly outings include moderate, 7-mile hike to Caney Creek community, an abandoned town on the Ocoee River that existed from 1918 to 1941, March 30. Email for details:

CHATTANOOGA CRUISE-IN — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Coker Tire's gathering of an expected 2,000 customized cars, trucks and motorcycles, plus food and merchandise vendors, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2, rain or shine. Free.

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Staff file photo / Quest Cooper walks past a line of classic cars at the 2018 Coker Tire Cruise-In in Chattanooga. The event, scheduled April 2, has been moved to Camp Jordan in East Ridge after outgrowing its downtown space around Coker Tire and Honest Charley Speed Shop.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, East Ridge. League One men's professional soccer team's home opener vs. Forward Madison, April 2 (time to be announced). $15-$52 (season tickets available).

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.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE — First Church of Christ, Scientist, 612 McCallie Ave. "A Spiritual Revolution: The Quest to Experience God" a free lecture on Christian Science healing by Giulia Nesi Tetreau, 7 p.m. March 29. Attend in person or online.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Chris Wiles, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. April 1-2. $17-$19.

DEEPER DIVES — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. New small-group, behind-the-scenes guided tours, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings (hours vary by day). $40 members, $85 nonmembers (includes regular admission after tour).

DEMYSTIFYING DEATH — Welcome Home of Chattanooga's monthly series to ease end-of-life decisions, opens with "Home Funerals, Green Burials and Alternatives for Final Arrangements, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 29. Virtual program features Kim Adams, a nationally recognized expert on green burial, aqua cremation, composting and body donation. Register for Zoom link:

EASTER BUNNY, CHATTANOOGA — Hamilton Place (lower level, Center Court), 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., and Northgate Mall (Center Court), 271 Northgate Mall Drive. 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. Sunday, through April 16. Visit for free, or purchase a photo package. Reservations encouraged; walk-ups allowed as space permits. Pet photo nights, 4-7 p.m. March 28 and April 4.,

EASTER BUNNY, CLEVELAND — Bradley Square Mall (next to American Eagle), 200 Paul Huff Parkway. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 1-16. Pet Night, 4-7 p.m. April 4. No personal photography.

EASTER BUNNY, DALTON — Dalton Mall, 816 Walnut Square Blvd. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, April 1-15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 16. Reserve time with QR code at

FOOD TRUCK AND FLEET NIGHT — Market Park, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. Grab dinner from a food truck and explore the big trucks and machines the city of Athens operates, 5-8 p.m. March 31. Free. 423-744-2700, Ext. 3.

HEALTHY TASTE VEGFEST — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. Free vegan/plant-based festival with local vendors, lectures and breakout sessions on gardening and boosting immunity, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 3. Reptile shows for kids at noon and 3 p.m.

HEROES LUNCHEON — The Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad St. Southeast Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross honors citizen heroes, with keynote speaker Fran P. Mainella of Clemson University, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 31. Honorees are Debra Socia (Call to Action), Dr. Matthew Kodsi (Hospital/Medical), Matt Lovitt (Good Samaritan), Malcolm Seheult (Volunteer) and Rickie Pierce (Humanitarian Award). $75.

PARENTING CONFERENCE — Silverdale Baptist Church, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive. Best-selling author and parenting expert Paul David Tripp presents "Parenting Never Ends," highlighting biblical strategies for raising children, 6:30-9 p.m. April 1. Includes session for grandparents and parents of adult children. $20.

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

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

* March 29: UnFoundation's 10th birthday party with DJ Ben Lee, face painters, balloon animals, photo booth, food trucks, adult beverages, 5-10 p.m.

* March 31: Culture Chatt artist and food market, 4-9 p.m.

* April 1-3 (final weekend): Artist weekend featuring traditional and contemporary works by Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, with specialists from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C., plus demonstrations of basket making, weaving, carving and traditional games. Also Friday: DJ Mike Key, 6 p.m. Also Saturday: traditional Cherokee dancing, 6 p.m.; music by Luke Simmons and the Love Struck, 7 p.m.; Cherokee storytelling, 8:30 p.m.


* March 27: STEAM in the Alley, a showcase of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics sponsored by Thompson Engineering Foundation, 2-4 p.m.

* April 2: Escape the Alley, an immersive outdoor escape room for ages 14 and up, 5-7 p.m.



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 27; open to all ages and all mediums.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Beatles Cartoon Art Show, a pop-up show and sale of artwork based on the Saturday morning TV series "The Beatles" and the group's "Yellow Submarine" film by the late animator Ron Campbell, 4-8 p.m. April 1, noon-5 p.m. April 2, noon-4 p.m. April 3. Also includes Campbell's illustrations for "Rugrats," "Smurfs," "George of the Jungle, "Yogi Bear," "Scooby-Doo," "The Jetsons," "The Flintstones," "Winnie the Pooh" and others over his 50-year career.

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Contributed Illustration by Ron Campbell / Ron Campbell's "The Beatles at Shea Stadium" is representative of the artwork included in a traveling Beatles pop-up art show and sale coming April 1-3 to ClearStory Arts in Chattanooga.

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

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave.

* Through March 31: "Garden Personality" paintings by Lora Miller.

* April 1-30: "Collaborations," first-time show featuring works jointly created by pairs of artists who work in different mediums. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. April 1.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Moments With Monet," exhibit and sale by local artists who have participated in Durinda Cheek's guided tours to Giverny, France, to paint in the gardens of Claude Monet, April 1- June 21. Opening reception, 5- 7 p.m. April 1. 423-266-1766

SCENIC CITY CLAY ARTS — Second annual Joy of Clay virtual auction of 50-plus locally handmade items, March 29-April 3.

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

WANDERLINGER GALLERY — WanderLinger Brewing, 1208 King St. "Big Lebowski" themed art show, 6-8 p.m. April 2. Artist talks at 7:15 p.m.



BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Joseph Decosimo & Luke Richardson, 8 p.m. April 1. $15.

BRASS QUINTET CONCERT — Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive East, Collegedale. Southern Adventist University ensemble performs Evensong meditation on thankfulness, with various arrangements of the hymn "Now Thank We All Our God," 7:30 p.m. April 2. Free. Livestream:

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Aaron Lewis: Frayed at Both Ends acoustic tour, 6 p.m. CDT April 3. $65 (standing room only); packages available.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Pops concert, "Revolution: The Music of The Beatles, A Symphonic Experience," 7:30 p.m. April 2. $15-$90.

CHATTANOOGA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA — Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd. Spring concert, 3 p.m. March 27, followed by reception for Herman May, who is retiring after 25 years of leading the orchestra.

DALLAS ROGERS MINISTRIES — Upcoming appearances by Nashville-based Grammy nominee.

* April 3: 10:45 a.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6 p.m. at Southview Baptist Church, 533 13th St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn.

HAMILTON COMMUNITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH — 7997 Shallowford Road. Contemporary Christian artist Jason Gray, touring in support of new album "Order, Disorder, Reorder," 6 p.m. March 27. Christian comedians Austin & Leb open. $15-$20 (free for children 10 and younger).


* March 29: Heart Strings for Hope, acoustic sets by country artists Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Priscilla Block and host Kelley Lovelace, 7 p.m. $36-$66.

* March 30: Disney Princess: The Concert, favorites from the Disney canon performed by four Broadway talents, 7 p.m. $29-$79.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* April 1: Badflower, with Dead Poet Society and Goodbye June, 8 p.m. $24-$65.

* April 3: Jackyl with The Josephines, 7:30 p.m. $22-$45.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

* April 1: Campbell Station with Anna Grace Beatty, 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of.

* April 2: An Evening of Songs & Stories with Roger Alan Wade, 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Jeremy Camp on I Still Believe tour, 7 p.m. April 2. $25-$65.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave.

* March 28: Ruben Studdard masterclass with UTC Singing Mocs, 5:30 p.m. $10 (free for students with ID); $50 VIP tickets include meet-and-greet reception. Proceeds benefit UTC Music Department.

* March 30: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, 8 p.m. $54-$74.



CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. A musical version of "Little Women," 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.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Dixon Center, 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Full-scale musical "Tuck Everlasting" by Lee Theatre and the School of Music, 7:30 p.m. April 1-2, 8-10. $10-$15.



CHATTANOOGA DANCE THEATRE — 5151 Austin Road, Hixson. Seventh annual spring gala features the company's premiere of "Paquita" and new works, 7:30 p.m. April 1, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 2, 2:30 p.m. April 3. $15.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.