PlanAhead: March 2021 — Your Chattanooga events calendar

It’s March, and we’re dreaming of the sunnier, warmer days ahead. This month, we’ve got ya covered on all the top local events (both virtual + in-person) — from eight different gardening classes to the Chattanooga River Market returning — that are being offered in the Scenic City. 🌱

Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.

Week of March 1

Monday, March 1

Cause

Floral Heart Project | Mon., March 1 | 9 a.m. | Powell Market, 1428 Williams Street | Free | Joli Jarden will create a floral heart that will be available to the public as a place to show support and act as a visualization of those we have lost to COVID-19. 💐

Show

Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., March 1 | 8-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | Enjoy some Buff’s BBQ while enjoying smooth blues with weekly guest artists. 

Networking

HCS Virtual Recruitment Fair | Mon., March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | If you’re looking for a job in the education field, Hamilton County Schools will have two spring virtual recruitment fairs this month.

TryThis

Ooltewah Cruise In & Bike Night | Mon., Mar. 1 | 4 p.m. | Cambridge Square, 9435 Bradmore Ln. | Free | Looking to get out of the house? Bring your car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else with wheels to Cambridge Square. Enjoy the various restaurants in the area as well as the sights of cool vehicles! 🏍️

Tuesday, March 2

Vote

Election Day | Tues., March 2, | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | Find your polling location | Go vote in the Hamilton County ‘City of Chattanooga Municipal Election’ today.

Cause

Caregiver Support Group | Tues., March 2 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | This virtual support group is open to anyone serving as the primary caregiver for a loved one.

ONE Riverfront Community Roundtable | Tues., March 2 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. + 1:30-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The River City Co. wants to hear your input about the Riverfront District’s ONE Riverfront project. Join them on Zoom to hear other’s ideas + share your own. ASL interpretation and captioning will be included in all sessions. 

Arts

Spoken Word and Poetic Readings | Tues., March 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | Recite poetry or read your short stories at this relaxing event. Readings should be two to five minutes long.

Wednesday, March 3

Arts

Open Studio | Wed., March 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr. | $38-$60 | Enjoy an open studio to create whatever you’d like, from painting a canvas to a wood plank or porch leaner. 🎨

Health

How to Get Real with your Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions | Wed., March 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | In this workshop, learn how to balance + navigate your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Learn

Experience Talks: Ji Hoon Heo | Wed., March 3 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This INCubator Experience Talks session is with TESBROS CEO Ji Hoon Heo, who will discuss entrepreneurship + building a strong culture for small businesses. 

Drink

Fleet Feet x Oddstory Pub Run | Wed., March 3 | 6-9 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co., 336 E MLK Blvd. | Free | This weekly Wednesday night run comes with discounted prices at OddStory Brewing Co. 🍺

Thursday, March 4

Learn

Let’s Talk About Hospice Class | Thurs., March 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | As part of a series with Welcome Home Chattanooga, this class presented by The Chattery will go over myths of hospice care + how to support people in hospice care.

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell | Thurs., March 4 | 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Presented by Women Repair Zone, this class teaches you how to increase your home’s value, how to stage your home + more.  🏠

TheBuy

Southern Charm Warehouse Sale | Thurs., March 4 – Sun., March 6 | 5 p.m. | Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. | Free | Enjoy up to 60% off at Southern Charm’s annual warehouse sale.

TryThis

Lunch and Learn Series: Jewish Music Through the Ages | Thurs., March 4 | 12:15 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Cantor Regina Heit will be joining Mitzpah Congregation to trace the history of Jewish music.

SINGO: Musical Bingo | Thurs., March 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Chattanooga Brewing Co., 1804 Chestnut St. | $5 | Ditch traditional bingo and try singo. Instead of numbers, you listen for songs from different eras and different genres + chances to win prizes. Every ticket comes with a free pint. This event is for people 21 years or older. 🎶

Cause

ONE Riverfront Community Roundtable | Tues., March 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. + 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The River City Co. wants to hear your input about the Riverfront District’s ONE Riverfront project. Join them on Zoom to hear other’s ideas + share your own. ASL interpretation and captioning will be included in all sessions. 

Friday, March 5

TheBuy

Southern Charm Warehouse Sale | Thurs., March 4 – Sun., March 6 | 5 p.m. | Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. | Free | Enjoy up to 60% off at Southern Charm’s annual warehouse sale.

Show

Chattanooga State Choir Concert | Fri., March 5 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This virtual concert via Youtube features the Chattanooga State Concert Choir, music faculty, and guest artists. 🎼

Freedom Sings USA Spring Launch Party 2021 | Fri., March 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Southside Social, 1818 Chestnut St. | Free Entry | Local nonprofit organization Freedom Sings USA will kick off its new season with food + drink, live music, raffles, and more.

John Wimpee | Fri., March 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Tremont Tavern, 1203 Hixson Pike | Free | Grab a beer and enjoy guitarist Jon Wimpee for a solo show.

Carpetbagger’s Comedy Hour | Fri., March 5 | 9 p.m. | Bode, 730 Chestnut St. | $8 | Enjoy comedy from southeast favorites. Receive one beer with the purchase of a ticket. This show is capped at 40 attendees. 

Saturday, March 6

TheBuy

Southern Charm Warehouse Sale | Thurs., March 4 – Sun., March 6 | 5 p.m. | Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St. | Free | Enjoy up to 60% off at Southern Charm’s annual warehouse sale.

Arts

Artist in Transition | Sat., March 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | View local art that has a unique perspective on creativity. The artists are currently or recently homeless and have been meeting weekly in a homeless camp to create this body of work. 🖌️

Show

Terminal Overdrive w/ Good Grief | Sat., March 6 | 8-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $10 | Enjoy a night of music from local artists. Masks are required and attendees must follow COVID-19 guidelines. This event is for adults ages 21 and older.

P.D.Q. Bach | Sat., March 6 | 3 + 7 p.m. | New City Fellowship, 2424 E. Third St. | $25 | This live Chattanooga Symphony and Opera performance will feature Musical Sacrifice” from P.D.Q. Bach, the fictional relative of Johann Sebastian Bach + alter ego of composer Peter Schickele.

Learn

How to Grow an Herb Garden | Sat., March 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | Learn how to grow your own herbs to create your favorite dishes with home-grown goodness (homemade pesto, anyone?) 🌿 

Second Annual Sisterhood Symposium: Health is Wealth | Sat., March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | This seminar hosted by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Chattanooga chapter will go over multiple health topics + the importance of staying healthy.

Westside Community Evolves: Workshop 1 | Sat., March 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | At this public workshop, share your priorities and preferences regarding the built environment, which includes new housing, neighborhood retail and amenities, transportation, public infrastructure, parks, and other open spaces in the neighborhood.

Drink

Sippin’ Serpents Reptile Expo | Sat., March 6 | 12-6 p.m. | Fountainhead Taproom, 1617 Rossville Ave. | Free | Enjoy some brews while browsing the various non-venomous reptiles at Fountainhead Taproom. Bring the kids to meet some new animals and find a new pet (or just look at how cool they are).

Cookie Dough + Beer | Sat., March 6 | 1-5 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $18 | Enjoy a pairing of Downtown Dough’s cookie dough and Wanderlinger beer. Kids and dogs are welcome to join this event. Vegan, Gluten Free, and Keto cookie dough options will be available. 🍪

Sunday, March 7

 Drink/Active

Yoga & Beer | Sun., March 7 | 1-6:30 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co., 336 E. MLK Blvd. | $18 | Enjoy an hour of all-levels yoga and a cold pint from OddStory. There will be two classes, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 4 p.m. There is a limit of 12 people per class. Bring your own mask + mat.

Show

Danimal & Friends | Sun.., March 7 | 7 p.m. | Backstage Chattanooga, 29 Station St. | Free | Enjoy your Sunday afternoon by listening to some tunes by Danimal and his friends Jessica + Ian. 🎸 

P.D.Q. Bach | Sun., March 7 | 3 p.m. | New City Fellowship, 2424 E. Third St. | $25 | This live Chattanooga Symphony and Opera performance will feature Musical Sacrifice” from P.D.Q. Bach, the fictional relative of Johann Sebastian Bach + alter ego of composer Peter Schickele.

Week of March 8

Monday, March 8

Learn

How to Create a Rockstar LinkedIn Profile | Mon., March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | $18 | Job hunters, this one’s for you — work with a Fortune 500 professional + entrepreneur to create a LinkedIn profile that’ll catch your dream employer’s eye.

Westside Community Evolves: Workshop 1 | Sat., March 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | At this public workshop, share your priorities and preferences regarding the built environment, which includes new housing, neighborhood retail and amenities, transportation, public infrastructure, parks, and other open spaces in the neighborhood.

Show

Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., March 8 | 8-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | Enjoy some Buff’s BBQ while enjoying smooth blues with weekly guest artists. 

TryThis

Ooltewah Cruise In & Bike Night | Mon., Mar. 8 | 4 p.m. | Cambridge Square, 9435 Bradmore Ln. | Free | Looking to get out of the house? Bring your car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else with wheels to Cambridge Square. Enjoy the various restaurants in the area as well as the sights of cool vehicles! 🏍️

Tuesday, March 9

Drink

Tini Tuesday + Flapper Hour | Tues., March 9 | 4-7 p.m. | The Read House | Varying prices | Enjoy a $7 select martini + “flapper hour” with a variety of reduced-price drinks + apps.  🍸

Cause

Tornado Safety by American Red Cross | Tues., March 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Be Cross Ready is a free preparedness education program to help people understand, prepare for, and respond appropriately to disasters.

Learn

Chattanooga Tourism Summit | Tues., March 9 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Listen to Steven Paganelli, a leading marketing executive from TripAdvisor, share his insights and guidance on tourism as the keynote speaker.

Understanding Your Business Finances with Marco Perez | Tues., March 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Are you an artist that doesn’t understand finances? Learn the basics of financial management with Marco Perez.

Westside Community Evolves: Workshop 1 | Tues., March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | At this public workshop, share your priorities and preferences regarding the built environment, which includes new housing, neighborhood retail and amenities, transportation, public infrastructure, parks, and other open spaces in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, March 10

Arts

Arts Advocacy Day | Wed., March 10 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join art advocates as they speak on talking points to help focus your communication in support of the Specialty License Plate program. Hosted by Tennesseans for the Arts.

Learn

How to Create a Sustainable Wardrobe | Wed., March 10 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | Did you know that your wardrobe can be sustainable? This class will teach what a sustainable wardrobe is, why it’s important, and will give you tips on creating one. 👚

Drink

Fleet Feet x Oddstory Pub Run | Wed., March 10 | 6-9 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co. | Free | This weekly Wednesday night run comes with discounted prices at OddStory Brewing Co.

Outdoors

Yoga on the Farm | Wed., March 10 | 5-6 p.m. | Moser Manor Farms, 1649 Kamin Rd. | $20 | Head outside to attend yoga on the farm at Moser Manor. They provide the mats + the animals, all you need to do is bring yourself!

Thursday, March 11

Learn

Houseplants with Andy | Thurs., March 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30 St. | $25 | Join Crabtree Farm’s Andy Boyd as he covers everything you need to know about house plants.  🪴

Ethics and End of Life Care | Thurs., March 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | As part of a series with Welcome Home Chattanooga, this class presented by The Chattery will go over concepts + terminology related to end-of-life concerns and explore the moral, legal, ethical and religious implications related to end of life issues.

Growing from Seeds | Thurs., March 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $30 | This live, hands-on class will teach you how to create your dream spring garden by planting + growing from seeds.

History

Women’s Army Corps in WWII | Thurs., March 11 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Enjoy a presentation and virtual class lead by Molly Sampson, a specialist in the Women’s Army Corps. 

Civic

Westside Community Evolves: Workshop 1 | Thurs., March 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | At this public workshop, share your priorities and preferences regarding the built environment, which includes new housing, neighborhood retail and amenities, transportation, public infrastructure, parks, and other open spaces in the neighborhood.

Friday, March 12

Show

Lindsay Ell at The Signal | Fri., March. 12 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20 | Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lindsay Ell is a Canadian country artist who sings about her own journeys + experiences.

Barron Wilson | Fri., March 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Tremont Tavern, 1203 Hixson Pike | Free | See local musician Barron Wilson play your favorite easy-going tunes.

TheBuy/Outdoors

Chattanooga River Market | Fri., March 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Tennessee Aquarium | Free | The Chattanooga River Market is back — enjoy local arts + crafts, live entertainment, and local eats from food trucks. There is also a free yoga session at 10 a.m. (make sure to bring your own mat). 🛍️

Drink

DIY + Beer Tasting | Fri., March 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $55+ | Pick your wood project and sample trasty craft beers at Wanderlinger with this fun date-night event. All materials will be provided. Must be 21 or older to participate. 

Arts

Canvas Painting: Inappropriate Tea Party | Fri., March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $20 | This beginner-friendly, 18+ class will teach you how to paint a Lilly Pullitzer-esque design and allow you to vent out frustrations.

TryThis

Make Your Workspace Work For You | Fri., March 12 | 9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to effectively create an at-home workspace that can help you stay comfortable while working.

Saturday, March 13

Arts

Succulent Foundation Paper Piecing | Sat., March 13 | 1-3 p.m. | Virtual | $18 | Learn this modern sewing technique that will teach you how to create a succulent mini panel to use as wall decor or a throw pillow.

Learn

Chair Upholstery for Beginners | Sat., March 13 | 2-5:30 p.m. | Virtual | $50 | This live, hands-on class will teach you proper techniques for padding + recovering your chair, plus how to work with patterns and stripes. By the end of class, you’ll have a newly upholstered chair.

Mental Health Panel Discussion | Sat., March 13 | 1-2 p.m. | National Coalition of 100 Black Women, virtual | Free | This panel discussion is part two of a series that will explore how the pandemic has affected children’s mental health.

Holiday

Rock City’s Shamrock City Festival | Sat., March 13 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City | $30.95-$42.95 | Rock City’s annual Irish festival returns with pop-up Irish dance performances, bagpipers, Suffolk Sheep and a Scottish Highland Cow, Irish food, and more. 🍀

Civic

Westside Community Evolves: Workshop 2 | Sat., March 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | At this public workshop, come share your priorities and preferences for essential services and supportive programs needed to help Westside residents and their families improve their health and wellness; income and employment; education; and overall quality of life.

TryThis/Volunteer

Sparkle St. Elmo Trash Cleanup | Sat., March 13 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | St. Elmo Park | Free | Help beautify St. Elmo and get some Crust Pizza + OddStory Brewing while you’re at it.

Sunday, March 14

TryThis

Chattanooga Cars and Coffee | Sun., March 14 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Quick Everett’s, 910 Creekside Rd. | Free | Join the crew of Quick Everett’s Garage for cars and coffee. There will be detailers, vendors, food trucks, and a coffee truck on site.

Show

Danimal & Friends | Sun., March 14 | 7 p.m. | Backstage Chattanooga, 29 Station St. | Free | Enjoy your Sunday afternoon by listening to some tunes by Danimal and his friends Jessica + Ian. 🎸 

Holiday

Rock City’s Shamrock City Festival | Sun., March 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City | $30.95-$42.95 | Rock City’s annual Irish festival returns with pop-up Irish dance performances, bagpipers, Suffolk Sheep and a Scottish Highland Cow, Irish food, and more. 🍀

Learn

Taxes for Artists | Sun., March 14 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn the basics of Federal and State taxes in this workshop with Natasha Romanova.

Week of March 15

Monday, March 15

Learn/Outdoors

Raised Bed Gardening 101 | Mon., March 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | With spring finally coming around, learn how to use the space you have to create a raised bed vegetable or herb garden. 🌱

Civic

Westside Community Evolves: Workshop 2 | Mon., March 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | At this public workshop, come share your priorities and preferences for essential services and supportive programs needed to help Westside residents and their families improve their health and wellness; income and employment; education; and overall quality of life.

Show

Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., March 15 | 8-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | Enjoy some Buff’s BBQ while enjoying smooth blues with weekly guest artists. 

TryThis

Ooltewah Cruise In & Bike Night | Mon., Mar. 15 | 4 p.m. | Cambridge Square, 9435 Bradmore Ln. | Free | Looking to get out of the house? Bring your car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else with wheels to Cambridge Square. Enjoy the various restaurants in the area as well as the sights of cool vehicles! 🏍️

Arts

Virtual Art Wise: Iruka Maria Toro | Mon., March 15 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Iruka Maria Toro as she discusses her work and offers insight into her process.

Networking

HCS Virtual Recruitment Fair | Mon., March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | If you’re looking for a job in the education field, check out this Hamilton County Schools elementary teacher spring recruitment event.

Tuesday, March 16

Dish

All Things Irish Specials | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | All Day | Cafe on the Corner, 826 Scenic Hwy | $8.95+ | Enjoy a week of Irish specials from Cafe on the Corner. Their line-up includes corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, a layered Bailey’s brownie + more.

Arts

“The Joy of Clay” Virtual Auction | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | Virtual | $10+ | Take part of an auction that features items by local potters, artists or are from local businesses. Bidding begins March 16 and ends at 9 p.m. on March 21.

Drink/Holiday

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails | Tues., March 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | $15-$30 | Learn how to make three St. Patrick’s Day-themed cocktails. Class only is $15, class + supplies is $30. 🍸

Learn/Outdoors

Growing an Indoor Vegetable Garden | Tues., March 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Virtual | $30 | There’s a lot of gardening classes happening this month, folks — this class will teach you how to grow fresh vegetables even if you don’t have a yard, so you can still take part in the gardening fun.

Wednesday, March 17

Dish

All Things Irish Specials | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | All day | Cafe on the Corner | $8.95+ | Enjoy a week of Irish specials from Cafe on the Corner. The line-up includes corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, a layered Bailey’s brownie + more.

Network

Rockridge Venture Law Open House | Wed., March 17 | 9-11 a.m. | Rockridge Venture Law, 735 Broad St., Ste. 1001 | Free | Join Rockridge Venture Law as they celebrate the opening of their new office in the James Building. Coffee + sweet treats will be served.

TryThis

St. Patrick’s Day Roller Disco | Wed., March 17 | 7-10 p.m. | The Signal | $15+ | Roller blade to DJ Dutty Laundry. Don’t have skates? Moonlight Roller will be renting out throughout the night + will be a prize to the best dressed disco-goer.

Drink

Fleet Feet x Oddstory Pub Run | Wed., March 17 | 6-9 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co. | Free | This weekly Wednesday night run comes with discounted prices at OddStory Brewing Co.

St. Patrick’s Party | Wed., March 17 | 3 p.m. | Tremont Tavern | Free entry | This St. Patty’s party includes specials like a $4 local Shamrock Red, $4 Irish Stout + $5 Guinness. 🎉

Thursday, March 18

Show

Dvořák String Serenade | Thurs., March 18-Fri., March 19 | 7 p.m. | Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave. + virtual | $10-25 | Enjoy this or virtual live Dvořák String Serenade performance by the Chattanooga Symphony and Orchestra.

Dish

All Things Irish Specials | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | All day | Cafe on the Corner | $8.95+ | Enjoy a week of Irish specials from Cafe on the Corner. The line-up includes corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, a layered Bailey’s brownie + more.

TryThis

NYC Expats in Chattanooga Meetup | Thurs., March 18 | 6 p.m. | Proof Bar & Incubator, 422 E. MLK Blvd. | Free | This meetup is for people new to Chattanooga from NYC or locals who want to meet Northern newcomers. There will be specials on NYC-inspired drinks + apps.

Arts

20th Cam Busch Arts For Health Series | Thurs., March 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | PopUp Project, virtual | $25+ | This virtual arts event will feature guest speaker Eric Booth. All tickets purchased by March 10 will include take-home wine and cheese.

Learn

Getting Your Affairs in Order and You Can’t Make This Stuff Up | Thurs., March 18 | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free, RSVP | As part of a series with Welcome Home Chattanooga, this class presented by The Chattery will go over common estate planning mistakes + the importance of final arrangements.

South Bound Lecture Series: Rite Hubbard | Thurs., March 18 | 6 p.m. | South Bound Lecture Series, virtual | Free, RSVP | Join local author Rite Hubbard as she discusses her research + book “African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes.”

Exploring Middle Eastern Literature: A Cultural Celebration | Thurs., March 18 | 2-3 p.m. | Chattanooga State, virtual | Free, RSVP | Through this Chautauqua Lecture Series, learn about the rich cultural heritage of Middle Eastern Literature. 

Outdoors

Garden Series: Maintenance + Feeding | Thurs., March 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Urban Horticultural Supply, 3009 Wood Ave. | $5 at door | In this class, learn about proper feeding methods, common pests and what to do about them, and general maintenance.

Friday, March 19

Dish

All Things Irish Specials | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | All day | Cafe on the Corner | $8.95+ | Enjoy a week of Irish specials from Cafe on the Corner. The line-up includes corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, a layered Bailey’s brownie + more.

Show

Courtney Daly | Fri., March 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Tremont Tavern | Free entry | Courtney Daly & The Daly Grind is a Chattanooga-based soul + blues band that has roots in pop and R&B. 

Carpetbagger’s Comedy Hour | Fri., March 19 | 9 p.m. | Bode | $8 | Enjoy comedy from southeast favorites + get one free beer with the purchase of a ticket. This show is capped at 40 attendees. 

Dvořák String Serenade | Thurs., March 18-Fri., March 19 | 7 p.m. | Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave. + virtual | $10-25 | Enjoy this or virtual live Dvořák String Serenade performance by the Chattanooga Symphony and Orchestra.

Outdoors
Downtown Ringgold Spring Open House | Fri., March 19 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Downtown Ringgold | Free entry | Enjoy discounts from local shops, Easter bunny pictures in front of the Town Fountain, live music + more.

Learn

Plant Natives 2021 – Virtual Symposium & Expo | Fri., March 19- Sun., March 21 |  12:30-4:20 p.m. | Virtual | $30-$75 | A group of seven nationally + internationally-recognized speakers in the field of native plant gardening will present live webinar programs to educate and inspire home gardeners and landscape professionals. 🌱

Chattanooga Purchasing Fair | Fri., March 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs + Purchasing Department, virtual | Free, RSVP | This seminar will give an overview of the city’s purchasing and procurement process + give businesses the opportunity to learn how to work with the city and hear directly from people looking for vendors.

TryThis

St. Elmo Spring Fling | Fri., March 19-Sat., March 20 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3927 St Elmo Ave. | Free Entry | St. Elmo’s Two Ridges Pottery is hosting this opening event with JonesyWood Jewelry, Mountain Vibes Mercantile, St. Elmo Deli, Local Juice popup, and more.

History

Commemoration of the 115th Anniversary of the lynching of Ed Johnson | Fri., March 19 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Attend this Facebook Live commemoration of the lynching of Ed Johnsnon, an innocent man, from the Walnut Street Bridge. Wanna learn more? Read here.

Cause

Bacon and Boxers | Fri., March 19 | 12-2 p.m. | Salvation Army 614 Corps Shelter, 800 McCallie Ave. | Donations accepted | The third annual bacon and boxers event will work to supply homeless men with necessities like undergarments, socks, and other highly-requested items. Donations can be dropped off on weekdays between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, March 20

Dish

All Things Irish Specials | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | All day | Cafe on the Corner | $8.95+ | Enjoy a week of Irish specials from Cafe on the Corner. The line-up includes corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, a layered Bailey’s brownie + more.

Show

Matt Stell with Teddy Robb | Sat., March 20 | 8-11:30 p.m. | The Signal | $30+ | Enjoy a socially distanced show at The Signal with country musician Matt Stell + Teddy Robb.

Learn

Plant Natives 2021 – Virtual Symposium & Expo | Fri., March 19- Sun., March 21 |  12:30-4:20 p.m. | Virtual | $30-$75 | A group of seven nationally + internationally-recognized speakers in the field of native plant gardening will present live webinar programs to educate and inspire home gardeners and landscape professionals. 🌱

Second Annual Sisterhood Symposium: Health is Wealth Part II | Sat., March 20 | 12-2 p.m. | National Coalition of 100 Black Women, virtual | Free, RSVP | This seminar hosted by the Chattanooga chapter will go over multiple health topics + the importance of staying healthy.

Arts

Artist Opening: Carson Whitaker, Tony Mraz, and JB Offutt | Sun., March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | Support some of our talented local artists at this family-friendly art show.

The Portrait in Watercolor | Sun., March 20-Mon., March 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, virtual | $400 | Instructor Nick Runge presents a two-day workshop where he will teach students how to paint a portrait with watercolor. The class will include individual instruction + group critiques.

Holiday

Rock City’s Shamrock City Festival | Sat., March 20 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City | $30.95-$42.95 | Rock City’s annual Irish festival returns with pop-up Irish dance performances, bagpipers, Suffolk Sheep and a Scottish Highland Cow, Irish food, and more. 🍀

TryThis

St. Elmo Spring Fling | Fri., March 19-Sat., March 20 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3927 St Elmo Ave. | Free Entry | St. Elmo’s Two Ridges Pottery is hosting this opening event with JonesyWood Jewelry, Mountain Vibes Mercantile, St. Elmo Deli, Local Juice popup, and more.

Sunday, March 21

Dish

All Things Irish Specials | Tues., March 16-Sun., March 21 | All day | Cafe on the Corner | $8.95+ | Enjoy a week of Irish specials from Cafe on the Corner. The line-up includes corned beef sandwiches, Irish stew, a layered Bailey’s brownie + more.

Holiday

Virtual Passover Seder | Sun., March 21 | 12 p.m. | Partnership 2Gether Chattanooga, virtual | Free, RSVP | Bring your matza + enough wine for four glasses to celebrate this interactive, virtual Passover Seder with others celebrating virtually throughout the country.

Learn

Plant Natives 2021 – Virtual Symposium & Expo | Fri., March 19- Sun., March 21 |  12:30-4:20 p.m. | Virtual | $30-$75 | A group of seven nationally + internationally-recognized speakers in the field of native plant gardening will present live webinar programs to educate and inspire home gardeners and landscape professionals. 🌱

Holiday

Rock City’s Shamrock City Festival | Sun., March 21 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City | $30.95-$42.95 | Rock City’s annual Irish festival returns with pop-up Irish dance performances, bagpipers, Suffolk Sheep and a Scottish Highland Cow, Irish food, and more. 🍀

Week of March 22

Monday, March 22

Show

Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., March 22 | 8-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free entry | Enjoy some Buff’s BBQ while listening to smooth blues with weekly guest artists. 

TryThis

Ooltewah Cruise In & Bike Night | Mon., Mar. 22 | 4 p.m. | Cambridge Square, 9435 Bradmore Ln. | Free entry | Looking to get out of the house? Bring your car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else with wheels to Cambridge Square + enjoy the various restaurants in the area. 🏍️

Tuesday, March 23

Learn

Choosing the Right Windows for your Home | Tues., March 23 | 6-7:45 p.m. | Women Repair Zone, virtual | $20 | Learn about which windows would best fit your needs, different types of energy-efficient window styles, different window designs, how to rate a contractor, and more. Must pay before March 21. 🪟

Arts

At Face Value: Drawing Faces Part II | Tues., March 23 | 6-7:15 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | This online art class will take a closer look at how to make portrait drawing more realistic.

Outdoors

Backpacking 101 | Tues., March 23 | 7-8 p.m. | Outdoor Chattanooga, virtual | Free, RSVP | As part of Outdoor Chattanooga’s series of virtual workshops, learn the basics of backpacking + receive a printable packing checklist in this class.

Wednesday, March 24

Dish/Learn

Instant Pot Freeze Ahead Meals | Wed., March 24 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | For Chattanoogans on the go, learn how to make freeze ahead meals that can go straight from your fridge to the Instant Pot for easy meals.

TryThis

17th Annual UnBought & UnBossed Luncheon | Wed., March 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Girls Inc., virtual | $60+ | Celebrate and honor the strong, smart, and bold girls + women in our community. Individual tickets + packages are available. Tickets include a boxed lunch that can be delivered or picked up.

Learn/Health

How PT Can Help Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment | Wed., March 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | This webinar is being taught by physical therapist Dr. Kalie Reams, who will discuss how physical therapy can help women before, during, and after breast cancer treatment.

Trademark + Copyright Q&A | Wed., March 24 | 10-11 a.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free, RSVP | Learn the basics of trademark and copyright laws through a Q&A with lawyer Autumn Witt Boyd through this JumstART series.

Drink

Fleet Feet x Oddstory Pub Run | Wed., March 24 | 6-9 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co. | Free | This weekly Wednesday night run comes with discounted prices at OddStory Brewing Co.

FeaturedEvent

Grow Your Home with TVFCU and Crabtree Farms | Wed., March 24 | 10-11:00 a.m. | Virtual | Free | TVFCU is hosting a Virtual Mortgage Seminar with their special guest experts. 

Thursday, March 25

Drink/Show

Sangria Flights and Music by Ryan Oyer | Thurs., March 25 | 6-8 p.m. | 1885 Grill | Prices vary based on meal | Enjoy $7.50 sangria flights and live, local music with musician Ryan Oyer.

SINGO: Musical Bingo | Thurs., March 25 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Chattanooga Brewing Co. | $5 | Forget traditional bingo, SINGO is a fun and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. There are chances to win free pints + pint glasses. Plus, every ticket comes with a free pint.

Learn

Creating a Website that Works for You | Thurs., March 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | ArtsBuild, virtual | Free, RSVP | For artists in the community looking to create a website to show off your work, check out this virtual class.

 

Friday, March 26

Arts

I am F.R.E.E exhibit by La-Tesia | Fri., March 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Keeody Gallery, 756 W. MLK Blvd. | Free | Support La-Tesia at her opening reception for her I am F.R.E.E exhibit. The exhibit will be open through April 9. 

Learn

Mastering Emotional Intelligence | Fri., March 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Crowning Your Essence, virtual | $9.99 | Life and Career Consultant + Holistic Educator Rosetta Empowers will teach this seminar on mastering emotional intelligence in the workplace and in your personal life.

Show

○ Jerry Harvey Comedy Show | Fri., March 26 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18 | Check out 2010 winner of the Southeast Funniest People Search Jerry Harvey’s comedy show.

CSO Beethoven Octet | Fri., March 26 | 7 p.m. | The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 214 E. 8th St. | $25 | The musicians of CSO will bring to life one of Beethoven’s earliest works for winds at this concert.

Saturday, March 27

TryThis

Souls to the Polls | Sat., March 27 | 10 a.m. | Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Rd. | Free | Increase voter turnout by joining together with the community as they march to the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center to vote.

A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground: Writing More Lyrically | Sat., March 27 | 10:45 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10-15 | Join presenter Robert Vivian as he discusses lyrical writing. Learn and explore forms of hybrid writing that bends, breaks, and melds different forms or genres.

Cause

Emergency Food Distribution | Sat., March 27 | 8-11:30 a.m. | Orchard Knobb Middle School, 500 N. Highland Park Ave | Free | Receive pre-packaged food items + fresh produce from the Chattanooga Area Food Bank at a first-come, first-serve basis. This will be by appointment only. You can sign-up by calling 2-1-1.

Dish/Holiday

Easter Community Dinner | Sat., March 27 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2645 Lafayette Rd. | Free | Drive + pick-up an Easter meal that includes ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, a roll, and dessert. No reservations are needed unless you have a bulk order of 20+ meals.

Learn

Anxiety & Depression: Caring for Yourself in this Challenging Time | Sat., March 27 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Center for Mindful Living, virtual | $40 | Join the Center for Mindful Living with the third workshop in its “COVID-Series,” which addresses anxiety and depression in the midst of the pandemic.

Arts

Impressionism: Painting with Light | Sat., March 27- Sun., March 28 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, virtual | $250 | Instructor Christopher Clark directs students on how to capture the nature of light effectively in their paintings through a variety of techniques.

Holiday

Passover Seder | Sat., March 27 | 6-6:45 p.m. | Mizpah Congregation, virtual | Free | Join Mizpah Congregation for this year’s Passover seder with Rabbi Lewis and Marianna Allen.

Show

Jerry Harvey Comedy Show | Fri., March 26 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18 | Check out 2010 winner of the Southeast Funniest People Search Jerry Harvey’s comedy show.

CSO Beethoven Octet | Sat., March 27 | 3 + 8 p.m. | The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 214 E. 8th St. | $25 | The musicians of CSO will bring to life one of Beethoven’s earliest works for winds at this concert.

Sunday, March 28

Show

Danimal & Friends | Sun., March 28  | 7 p.m. | Backstage Chattanooga, 29 Station St. | Free entry | Enjoy your Sunday afternoon by listening to some tunes by Danimal and his friends Jessica + Ian. 🎸 

TryThis

Caring for an Orchid | Sun., March 28 | 1-2 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $16 | Learn how to care for your orchids from orchid enthusiast + art dealer Natasha Romanova.

Holiday

Passover Holiday Service | Sun., March 28 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | B’nai Zion Congregation, virtual | Free | Enjoy a service from the B’nai Zion Congregation as they celebrate Passover seder.

Second Night Seder | Sun., March 28 | 6 p.m. | B’nai Zion Congregation, virtual | Free | Join the B’nai Zion Congregation as they honor the tradition of Second Night Seder via Zoom this Passover. Rabbi Norry will lead the seder rituals up to dinner.

Week of March 29

Monday, March 29

Show

Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., March 29 | 8-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | Enjoy some Buff’s BBQ while listening to smooth blues with weekly guest artists. 

TryThis

Ooltewah Cruise In & Bike Night | Mon., Mar. 29 | 4 p.m. | Cambridge Square, 9435 Bradmore Ln. | Free | Looking to get out of the house? Bring your car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else with wheels to Cambridge Square + enjoy the various restaurants in the area. 🏍️

Network

Chattanooga State Career Fair | Mon., March 29-Fri., April 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m. | Chattanooga State, virtual | Free | If you’re on the search for a job, check out this virtual career fair at Chatt State. March 29 is focused on teaching, social work, early childhood education, exercise science + special education, and criminal justice.

Learn

Beginning Google Ads | Mon., March 29 | 9-11 a.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free | This class taught by Rachael Sauceman will give you a crash course on Google Ads and how to set up a basic campaign via the JumstART Series.

Tuesday, March 30

Arts

Open Studio | Tues., March 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr. | $38-$60 | Enjoy an open studio to create whatever you’d like, from painting a canvas to a wood plank or porch leaner. 🎨

Learn

Introduction to Product Photography | Tues., March 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free | Suzanne Ócasai teaches you how to style and photograph your items to share on social media + your website via the JumstART series

Show

UTC Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert | Tues., March 30 | 7:30 p.m. | UTC, virtual | Free | This virtual concert will feature local composer Ethan McGarth’s Fantasia on Sacred Harp Tunes, Franz Shubert’s Symphony No. 9, and more.

Faculty Trio Concert | Tues., March 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Chattanooga State, virtual | Free | Watch this virtual live concert featuring flutist Cindy Solfest-Wallis, clarinetist Nicholas Hartline, and pianist Alan Nichols from Chattanooga State. 🎵

Network

Chattanooga State Career Fair | Mon., March 29-Fri., April 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m. | Chattanooga State, virtual | Free | If you’re on the search for a job, check out this virtual career fair at Chatt State. March 30 is focused on graphic design, mass communication, accounting, business administration, marketing, and management.

Wednesday, March 31

Arts

Wednesday Night Paint | Wed., March 31 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr. | $39-$48 | This family-friendly paint night will teach you how to paint an adorable elephant.

Learn

Introduction to Social Media | Wed., March 31 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | Free | Learn how to better understand social media platforms + how to use them to suit your needs in this JumpstART Series class.

Drink

Fleet Feet x Oddstory Pub Run | Wed., March 31 | 6-9 p.m. | OddStory Brewing Co. | Free | This weekly Wednesday night run comes with discounted prices at OddStory Brewing Co.

Network

Chattanooga State Career Fair | Mon., March 29-Fri., April 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m. | Chattanooga State, virtual | Free | If you’re on the search for a job, check out this virtual career fair at Chatt State. March 31 is focused on civil engineering, computer science, information systems, and mechanical + electrical engineering.