Finally, the weekend is here. Now what? checks out all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.

The haunting of Chattanooga
The Public Library staff members have long suspected they are not the only ones bumping around the stacks. A visit from a very special group of Cleveland-based investigators proved as much. The Global Paranormal Services research group, which is one of several similar collectives prepared to explore the disturbing oddities, presents their findings tonight, complete with photos, on The 4th Floor.

When: Friday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Where: 1001 Broad St.
How much: Free

The local band-off, round two
The competition for a chance to headline a spot on Miller Plaza’s summer schedule continues this weekend with two more nights of Road to Nightfall at Rhythm & Brews. Friday night’s lineup includes Paul Hadfield and the Tucker Hollow Band, Soul Mechanic, Ashley and the X’s, Slim Pickens, Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers and Uncle Lightnin’. Saturday night’s bill includes Leon G. & the NuMac Band, Birds With Fleas, Jordan Hallquist and the Outfit, Jennifer Hope & the F.N.G.’s, Gabriel Newell and Muddy Soul, and Sinner of Attention.

When: Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 8 p.m. 
Where: 221 Market St.
How much: $7

One day, 10,000 trees
The Tennessee Environmental Council is on a mission: Increase the state’s arbor population by 10,000 in one day and watch the “treemendous” results unfold over the next 50 years. On the local front, the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance is pairing up with the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County Water Quality programs for Spring Tree Planting Day. Gardeners big and small are welcome and advised to bring weather-appropriate clothing, work gloves and small shovels.

When: Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 2453 Hickory Valley Road
How much: Free

The healing and memory in poetry
Ray Zimmerman and Robert S. King, two local poets, will read at Pasha Coffee and Tea this Saturday from their new collections, “First Days” and “One Man’s Profit,” respectively. The poems bring wit and achingly true thought to the experience of the days immediately following heart surgery and the memories collected from childhood to adulthood. Readers are in good hands for such honest contemplation. Both poets have rich pedigrees: Zimmerman is, among other things, the executive editor of “Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets,” and King is, also among other things, the most recent director of FutureCycle Press.

When: Saturday, March 9, 1-3 p.m.
Where: 3914 St. Elmo Ave.
How much: Free

Deuces up!
Mise En Scenesters has made it its prerogative to bring never-before-seen or highly underappreciated films to Chattanooga for two years now. A serious throwdown is in order. This Saturday, Barking Legs Theater is the scene of two viewings-cult horror gem “The Deadly Spawn” and Tennskate’s latest contribution to the long tradition of documenting skate skills, “Videophile”-and an amped up concert from soCro.

When: Saturday, March 9, 8-11:30 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: Free