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A songwriter in the snow
Haunting, graceful and vibrant in a simmering kind of way would all do about half the job of describing the depths of emotion and talent in Angel Snow’s music. The Nashville-by-way-of-Chattanooga-based artist is at Barking Legs Theater tonight for the release of her sophomore album, “Angel Snow,” and having recently written three songs for Alison Krauss and Union Station, she is seeing the call for her mix of folk and blues grow by leaps and bounds. She will be joined by local duo Woodford Sessions.

When: Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $12 in advance or $15 at the door

The woods for the wild
Few musicians can claim to have made their debut at Bonnaroo, but a group from Boston of all places is one such band. The Blind Woods has shared its folk/rock sound with audiences in Massachusetts, New York City and on NPR, and the band retains a special place in its heart for Tennessee. Their acoustic show at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center’s Humphreys House to support Tennessee Wild supports both their soon-to-be-released EP and the Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011-the soon-to-be-voted-on bill to preserve new federal wildlands in the Volunteer State.

When: Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
Where: 405 Garden Road
How much: Free with donations accepted

Jingle through the jog
Can you tough out the cold for a good cause? For the third year, the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland challenges area runners to raise funds for those families in need of utility assistance this winter. The event, held at Tinsley Park on the Greenway, includes a 5K race, a one-mile walk and a one-mile walk for families.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, race starts at 10 a.m., registration opens at 9 a.m.
Where: 4031 Keith St. NW, Cleveland
How much: $25-$45 for day-of registration for the event’s three races

Choirs and ballet and orchestra, oh my!
It’s that time again: To celebrate the start of the Christmas season and commemorate a time-honored tradition, the Chattanooga Boys Choir will perform the 50th annual Singing Christmas Tree. The program features “Frosty the Snowman,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “The Little Drummer Boy,” as well as accompaniment from Ballet Tennessee, an alumni choir, and members of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Youth Orchestra.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Where: 709 Broad St.
How much: $10-$30

The ultimate holiday market
The Chattanooga Market kicks off its monthlong Christmas mania with the first weekend of the Holiday Market. This Saturday and Sunday finds local artists, crafters and foodies-more than 150-in the First Tennessee Pavilion. After this weekend, the one-stop shop for most things Chattanooga moves inside to the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1829 Carter St.
How much: Free