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In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. The legendary singer/songwriter will bring his Rough and Rowdy Ways tour to the Tivoli Theatre on Monday./ AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File

Bob Dylan will sing his hits, Coker Tire will amass 2,000 vehicles for the Chattanooga Cruise-In and The Beatles will be saluted in music and art events around Chattanooga in coming days. In its final weekend, Rock the Riverfront will celebrate Cherokee art and culture.

 

MUSIC

— Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., will host Joseph Decosimo and Luke Richardson at 8 p.m. Friday. The old-time musicians use banjo, fiddle, harmonica and voice to interpret the musical traditions of the Appalachian South. Tickets are $15 (proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative test required). Next week, Wednesday Jazz returns, after a two-year absence, with the Alan Wyatt Quartet at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 (no COVID-19 documentation required). barkinglegs.org

— Songbirds, 35 Station St., has two shows this weekend. Nashville country/rock trio Campbell Station will play at 7 p.m. Friday, with Anna Grace Beatty opening. Chattanooga artist Roger Alan Wade will be featured in "An Evening of Songs & Stories" at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets to either show are $12 in advance, $15 day of. songbirdsfoundation.org

— The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., will host two rock shows this weekend. Friday features Badflower, with Dead Poet Society and Goodbye June as openers, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24. Sunday showcases Jackyl, with The Josephines, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22. thesignaltn.com

— Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., has three concerts scheduled. Friday, worship band Passion will perform at 7 p.m. in Paul Dana Walker Arena, 1295 Parker St. NE. Monday at 7:30 p.m. is a Senior Honors Concert in Squires Recital Hall, 1250 Parker St. NE. The Jazz Ensemble and Small Jazz Ensemble will share the stage for "A Night of Jazz" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Conn Center, 150 11th St. NE. Admission to all is free and nonticketed. Livestream: leeu.live

— Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present "Revolution: The Music of the Beatles, A Symphonic Experience" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Tickets are $15-$90. chattanoogasymphony.org

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Chattanooga-area entertainment calendar

— Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., boasts a living legend in one of its two upcoming shows. Saturday at 7 p.m., contemporary Christian artist Jeremy Camp stops on his I Still Believe tour, with Riley Clemmons and Jordan St. Cyr opening. Tickets are $25-$65. Monday at 8 p.m., Bob Dylan, whose awards include a Nobel Prize in literature, a Kennedy Center Honor, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, will bring his Rough and Rowdy Ways tour to Chattanooga. Dylan released his first album 60 years ago, on March 19, 1962. "Rough and Rowdy Ways" is his 39th release. Tickets are $69-$129. tivolichattanooga.com

[READ MORE: Jeremy Camp still believes in power of faith, family]

— Level Up Arcade & Billiards, 3801 Ringgold Road, on Saturday will host Vibe Check: New Band Showcase, a battle of the bands that will award the winner a paid gig to the inaugural Nooga Noise on May 7. Each of the eight bands will play a 20-minute set, the first starting at 7 p.m. and the last scheduled at 11:05 p.m. Tickets are $8. Facebook.com/LevelUpArcadeAndBilliards

— Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive E., will host Southern Adventist University's Brass Quintet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for an evensong meditation on thankfulness. Free admission. Livestream: southern.edu/streaming

— The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn., hosts Aaron Lewis, a founding member of the rock band Staind who has forged a solo career in country music, at 6 p.m. CDT Sunday on his Frayed at Both Ends acoustic tour. Tickets are $65 and up. thecaverns.com

— String Theory will continue its 13th season Tuesday with a concert featuring Brahms' string sextet and Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence" by six guest musicians. The performance starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Art Connections, a guided tour of the Hunter to see pieces that relate to the music, will precede the performance at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 with discounts for museum members, students, music teachers and groups. stringtheorymusicorg

— MacDowell Music Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Performers will be Pauline Martin (clarinet), Heidi Thompson (vocal), Sarah Glenn (organ), Betty Spencer (harp) and Nellie Makansi (piano). Visitors are welcome.

— Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St., will host Nashville "friendship punk band" Tayls at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Cover is $10. BandsInTown.com

 

ARTS

— Northside Gallery, 923 Mississippi Ave. (inside Northside Presbyterian Church), features "Moments With Monet" through June 21. The exhibit includes work by local artists who have participated in Durinda Cheek's guided tours to Giverny, France, to paint in the gardens of Claude Monet. Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday. 423-266-1766

— In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave., highlights "Collaborations" during April. This first-of-its-kind show for the gallery features works created jointly by pairs of artists who work in different mediums. An opening reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday. intowngallery.com

— ClearStory Arts, 1673 Holtzclaw Ave., this weekend will host a pop-up show and sale of artwork based on the Saturday morning TV series "The Beatles" and the band's "Yellow Submarine" film by the late animator Ron Campbell. The show also includes Campbell's illustrations for "Rugrats," "Smurfs," "George of the Jungle, "Yogi Bear," "Scooby-Doo," "The Jetsons," "The Flintstones," "Winnie the Pooh" and other shows over his 50-year career. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. BeatlesCartoonArtShow.com

— WanderLinger Gallery at WanderLinger Brewing, 1208 King St., will showcase multiple works by seven artists in an art show and costume party inspired by the 1998 crime caper "The Big Lebowski" 6-8 p.m. Saturday. In an email, gallery curator Rik Herrmann said the show received "a good mix of 2D and 3D submissions with a few showstopping pieces." Rik@wanderlinger.com

 

OUT & ABOUT

— Rock the Riverfront enters its final weekend with Culture Chatt, an artist and food market, 4-9 p.m. Thursday at the Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. The rest of the weekend highlights the art and culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Traditional and contemporary works by 12 artists whose work encompasses basketry, photography, clothing, copper and woodburning will be featured, along with cultural specialists from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C., and demonstrations of basket making, weaving, carving and games. Friday also includes DJ Mike Key at 6 p.m., followed Saturday by traditional Cherokee dancing at 6 p.m., musical guest Luke Simmons & the Lovestruck at 7 p.m. and Cherokee storytelling around a fire at 8:30 p.m. The Impulse interactive seesaws are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily through Sunday, their final day. rivercitycompany.com

— Praise breakfast: Ticket deadline is Friday for this Scenic City Women's Network event 7-9 a.m. April 7 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Entertainer Louise Mandrell will speak about her faith and play fiddle. Tickets are $30. RSVP: 423-798-6262, scwn.org

[READ MORE: Louise Mandrell will share faith, fiddle at Praise breakfast]

— Parenting conference: Best-selling author Paul David Tripp will present "Parenting Never Ends" 6:30-9 p.m. Friday at Silverdale Baptist Church, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive. He'll highlight biblical strategies for raising children and include sessions for grandparents and parents of adult children. Cost is $20. store.paultripp.com/pages/parenting-never-ends

— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., hosts Chris Wiles at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $17-$19. Open Mic Night is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $7. thecomedycatch.com

— Easter Bunny arrives Friday at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway in Cleveland, Tenn., and Dalton Mall, 816 Walnut Square Blvd. in Dalton, Ga. Visits and photos are available through April 16. Pet Nights with the Bunny are 4-7 p.m. Monday at Bradley Square, as well as at Northgate Mall and Hamilton Place in Chattanooga. shopbradleysquare.com, Facebook.com/ShopDaltonMall

— Chattanooga Cruise-In, a gathering of some 2,000 customized cars, trucks and motorcycles, is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, after a two-year hiatus, at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. The event is presented by Coker Tire and Honest Charley Speed Shop, but it has outgrown the businesses' surrounding space in downtown Chattanooga. Food and merchandise vendors will be on site. Admission is free. cokertire.com/blog

— Playground renewal: East Ridge city officials will have a dedication ceremony for the newly refurbished Pioneer Frontier Playground, 1509 Tombras Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday. The new state-of-the-art, handicap-accessible equipment is ready for use, and a splash pad will be completed soon. Handprints that were inscribed on planks from the original playground, built in 1994, have been incorporated into the new design. 423-867-7711

— Author Fest, a signing event with 25 writers, is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Regional Library, 310 Capps St., Dalton, Ga. The event also includes a Friends of the Library book sale, free books and crafts for kids and three special-interest panels for writers. 706-876-1360

— The Great Book Drop-off, a chance to pass on gently used books, audiobooks, magazines and cased music CDs to help fund library programs, is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. (look for helpers on the 10th Street side of the building). chattlibrary.org/events

— Escape the Alley, an immersive outdoor escape room designed for ages 14 and older, will be open 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Cooper's Alley, 704 Market St. Admission is free. chattlibrary.org/events

— Chattanooga Red Wolves, a League One men's professional soccer team, will open their home season against Wisconsin football club Forward Madison at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets are $15-$52 (season tickets available). chattanoogaredwolves-sc.com

— Drive at Talladega: Race fans can make two full laps around the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway in their own car and explore the garage at a Track Laps open house 9 a.m.-1 p.m. CDT Saturday. Cost is a $50 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama and East Central Alabama. Cars must have a valid tag, and drivers must have a valid license (drivers under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Advance registration is recommended to guarantee a spot. talladegasuperspeedway.com

— Healthy Taste VegFest, a free vegan/plant-based festival with local vendors, lectures and breakout sessions on gardening and boosting immunity, will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. A reptile shows for kids will happen at noon and 3 p.m. healthytaste.net/chattanooga

— Seed bomb construction: The GreenGrace Environmental Action Team of Grace Episcopal Church invites all-ages help in making "seed bombs" 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, 20 Belvoir Ave. Seed bombs are loaded with tough, full-sun seeds designed to be tossed into bare dirt to grow native plants. Participants may take home what they make. saygrace.net

 

DANCE

— Chattanooga Dance Theatre, 5151 Austin Road, Hixson, will offer the company's premiere of "Paquita" and several new works at its seventh annual spring gala, to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15. chattanoogadancetheatre.com

 

THEATER

— "Tuck Everlasting": Lee Theatre and the Lee University School of Music will present this full-scale musical, their first in almost three years, the next two weekends in Dixon Center, 1053 Church St., Cleveland, Tenn. Shows based on the classic children's story start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 8-10. Tickets are $10-$15. Eventbrite.com

— "Nunsense": The musical about the comic misadventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken will open next week at Dalton State College, 650 College Drive, Dalton, Ga. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through April 9. Tickets are $10. Eventbrite.com

 

FOR MORE

— Upcoming garden events and farmers markets: timesfreepress.com

— A reader-submitted calendar of events: chattanooganow.com

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

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