Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Archie Manning and Jewish bluegrass)

Mar. 12—Here's this week's planner of Chattanooga-area events. Search for more events by category on our events page,


— Check your closets: River City Co. is collecting formal attire to help high school students with some of the expense of going to prom. Donations of formal dresses, jewelry and shoes may be dropped off through March 25 at the River City offices, 850 Market St., Suite 200. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or you can email to arrange a different drop-off time or pickup of your donations. Haley Wilson, venue and office manager for River City, says schools will be notified of the distribution date, which will allow teens to peruse the goods at Waterhouse Pavilion. Wilson says three Chattanooga businesses have already offered to help with the cause. Luma Designs is donating resources to create dressing rooms; RiverCity Apparel is donating hangers and dressing racks; and Southside Social will provide snacks for the shopping day. Any donated items not chosen during the distribution will be passed along to Cause Cloth Thrift & Boutique, which is operated by the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.



THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Three nights of concerts for season 11 taping of PBS' "Bluegrass Underground," delayed from 2020 (those tickets still valid). Daily tickets $60-$75; three-day packages sold out. All times are Central.

— March 18: Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Cha Wa, Gangstagrass, Brit Taylor, 7 p.m.

— March 19: The Milk Carton Kids, Watkins Family Hour, Katie Pruitt and Buffalo Nichols, 5 p.m.

— March 20: Asleep at the Wheel, Moon Taxi, Shooter Jennings and Adia Victoria, 4 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO GARDENS — 1400 Market St. St. Patrick's Day music by Ashley and the X's, The Red Rogues, Evan Kennedy Trio and Highlander Pipe and Drum Band, 6-11 p.m. March 17. No cover.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "Broadway Tonight" in Pops Series, featuring vocalists Mamie Parris and Bronson Norris Murphy, 7:30 p.m. March 19. Masks required. $15-$90.

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

COVENANT COLLEGE — 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Time for Three, final concert in the John Hamm Performing Arts Series, 7 p.m. March 15. Free.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 401 Gateway Ave. Chattanooga Symphony & Opera's Youth Orchestras' winter concert, 7:30 p.m. March 14. $4-$6.

MIZPAH CONGREGATION — 923 McCallie Ave. Nefesh Mountain, husband-and-wife duo combining bluegrass and Jewish musical styles, 6 p.m. March 18. Free admission. Masks and vaccinations required.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— March 18: Blues Traveler, with Danielle Howle, 8 p.m. $35-$70.

— March 19: Kolby Cooper, with James Tucker, 8 p.m. $15-$30.

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

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

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

— March 14: Of Montreal, 8 p.m. $25.

— March 15: Reverend Horton Heat, with Hillbilly Casino, 7 p.m. $25.

— March 18: Drivin N Cryin, 7 p.m. $25.

— March 19: The Way Down Wanderers, 7 p.m. $15.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Randy Houser, 8 p.m. March 19. $39-$59.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave.

— March 16: Langhorne Slim, with Riddy Arman, 8 p.m. $22.

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


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, March 14-20. Portion of proceeds goes to local Boys & Girls Clubs.

AN EVENING WITH ARCHIE MANNING — L. Quintin Lane Gymnasium, Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. Talk on leadership, life skills, decision-making and motivation by the former NFL quarterback, 7 p.m. March 19; VIP reception at 6 p.m.; live auction to follow. $50-$150 (buy two, get one free).

ASK AN ORNITHOLOGIST — Free Zoom webinar by Cornell Lab of Ornithology to answer your questions about spring birding, noon-1 p.m. March 15. Recordings of previous programs also 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 through April 10 (then Saturdays only through Oct. 1).

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— March 16: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— March 18-19: Bryan Kellen, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: ST. PATRICK'S DAY EDITION — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Arnold Elementary teacher Siema Swartzel's stories of Irish music, Appalachia and travels to Ireland, with appetizers and open bar, 5:30-7 p.m. March 17. $15 members, $25 nonmembers.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John's United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Monthly meeting features Denise Silva on "Street Photography," 7 p.m. March 17. Boot Camp at 6 p.m. on "Exposure."

PLANT NATIVES MARKETPLACE — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Products for sale from native plant nurseries, vendors, exhibitors and food trucks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19. Presented by Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones. Free admission.

ROCK THE RIVERFRONT — Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St. Other activities, including oversize games, food trucks and music, are scheduled 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Impulse musical seesaws are open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

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

— March 18: Music by DJ Mike Key, games, art vendors, food trucks, 6-10 p.m.

— March 19: Get Fit With Greg & More Family Fun Day, 9-11 a.m. (rescheduled from March 12). 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 electric scooter rides, healthy snacks and beverages; soccer play at noon. St. Patrick's Day on the Green activities start at 6 p.m. with Roots Grown Deep Band and Orquesta MaCuba.

— March 20: Equinox celebration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., plus music, poetry and performing arts starting at 6 p.m. (bring lanterns made for last week's Light Up Chatt Parade) and "Enchanted Dance" performance at 7:30 p.m., followed by community drum circle and dance party.

SHAMROCK CITY — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Irish celebration, 8:30-5 p.m. March 13, 18-19. Includes Irish food, specialty beer, music and dance performances, shamrock scavenger hunt, panning for gold and the signature waterfall flowing green. $28 ($18 for children 3-12).

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.

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


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. Open house, noon-5 p.m. CDT March 18.

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

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Family Fun Day, celebrating the museum's 70th anniversary, 2-4 p.m. March 13. 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. $20 for 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 19.

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).

WANDERLINGER GALLERY — WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Art show by Laurie Geisen, Leah Dalton, Joshlyn Baker and Kate Colquitte, 6-8 p.m. March 19.



— March 18-April 3: "Little Women: The Musical," 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $20-$30.

— March 19: "The W Play" by TheatreQuest teen performers, 10:30 a.m. March 19. $5.

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

EAST BRAINERD COMMUNITY THEATER — Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. "The Nerd," 2:30 p.m. March 13. $15. Theater is requesting food donations for the homeless; products should be easy to open and not require heating.

PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Reservation deadline is March 14 for A Dramatic Affair, fundraiser to support youth involvement in the performing arts, 5:30 p.m. March 17. Includes wine bar, Feed Co. dinner, a private preview of CTC's next production, "Little Women," and dessert reception. $75.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.