Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including 'Enchanted' art, Jfest, Pirate Fest) | Chattanooga Times Free Press

2022-05-14 22:01:58 By : Mr. Michael lin

Here's what's happening this week in the Chattanooga area.


The Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, will open a summer exhibition Friday that journeys through centuries of fairy tales, myths and legends, encompassing sources that range from "The Epic of Gilgamesh," an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia, to the modern stories of "Game of Thrones." Running through Sept. 5, "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" is the second of three exhibitions celebrating the museum's 70th anniversary. An opening party, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, invites attendees to dress in a favorite fandom costume and create a fantasy mask and other enchanting accessories on site. In a perfect pairing, the exhibit is sponsored by Rock City, home of hundreds of gnomes. Learn more at

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CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds conclude home stand vs. the Mississippi Braves, 2:15 p.m. May 15. The day's promotions: food drive for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank (trade a canned good for a free general-admission ticket), Catch on the Field, Kids Run the Bases. $6-$11.

CHATTANOOGA LADY RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Women's amateur soccer team plays South Carolina United FC in first home match, 7:30 p.m. May 20. $12-$24.

IRONMAN 70.3 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP — Staging area at Ross's Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. Includes 1.4-mile swim in Tennessee River, bike ride into Chickamauga, Ga., run through downtown Chattanooga, starting at 6:30 a.m. May 22.

VINTAGE BASEBALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball games, adhering to 19th-century rules and customs, May 21. Three games: Quicksteps of Spring Hill vs. Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga, 11 a.m.; Quicksteps vs. Knoxville Holstons, 1 p.m.; Holstons vs. Mountain City Club of Chattanooga, 3 p.m. Free admission.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.

— May 20-21: Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59 one day, $119 both days.

— May 22: Iration on Zen Island Tour, with Tropidelic and Kash'd Out, 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.

DALTON CIVITAN MUSIC FESTIVAL — Burr Performing Arts Park, 101 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, Ga. All-ages event with five acts features Corey Smith as headliner, 4-10 p.m. May 21. Food and drink vendors, including beer and wine. $35 general admission, $100 VIP (includes dinner and drinks).

EXODUS — Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 623 W. Garden Farm Road, Rossville. Gospel trio performs, 10:30 a.m. May 15.

GEM THEATRE — 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. The Mad Hatters: A Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 7:30 p.m. May 21. $35.

ISBELL FAMILY — Gospel singers at two North Georgia churches May 15: 10 a.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist, 6356 W. Cove Road, Chickamauga; 5 p.m. at Fairview Baptist, 108 N. Jenkins Road, Rossville.

JERICHO BRASS — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. British-style brass band in concert, "And Now for Something Completely Different," 4 p.m. May 15. Free admission.

J FEST — Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Evangelism-focused music festival features 10 acts, including Grammy winner Zach Williams and Dove Award winner Danny Gokey, 11:30 a.m. May 21. $20 premium parking; free parking at Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway. $30 wristband; $10 kids 5-11.

SEWANEE TRIO — First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Classical trio in children's concert to benefit Tennessee Academy of Gymnastics, 3 p.m. May 15. Includes music of "Fuzzette the Tarantula" and "Babar the Elephant." Admission by donation.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

— May 17: Mammoth WVH, with Naked Gypsy Queens, 8 p.m. $20-$25 ($50 upper deck tickets are sold out).

— May 20: Gogol Bordello on Solidaritine Tour, with Amigo the Devil, 8:30 p.m. $20-$26 ($51 upper deck tickets are sold out).

— May 21: Wage War, with The Plot in You, Gideon and Chamber, 7 p.m. $23.

SINGER SONGWRITER SERIES — McLemore, 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. Monthly series kicks off with Patrick Davis & Friends, 6 p.m. May 19. $55.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— May 15-16: Matt Maeson, 7:30 p.m. $30. (Sunday show is sold out).

— May 20: Three Star Revival with Oweda, 8 p.m. $15.

— May 21: Dalton Davis Band, with Camden Smith Band, 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of.

WANDERLINGER FEST — WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Music and arts festival concludes with all-ages family day, noon-8 p.m. May 15. $36 (free to children under 12).

AUDUBON ACRES — 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Herbal Plant Walk, 1 p.m. May 21. $6 nonmembers.

AUTHOR APPEARANCE — Collegedale City Hall, 4910 Swinyar Drive. New York Times best-selling author Natalie Lloyd, who writes novels for young readers, visits as part of the Friends of Collegedale Public Library's Emily McDonald Local Author Series, 2 p.m. May 15. Free.

CHATTANOOGA 101 — Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way. Talk on "The Dynamo of the South" by historian Linda Moss Mines, 2-3 p.m. May 15 (rescheduled from May 8). Free.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Weekly market of local produce, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission.

— May 22: Blooms Flower Festival

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— May 18: Open Mic Night for rising talents, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— May 19: Nimesh Patel in special engagement (rescheduled from Feb. 10), 9:15 p.m. (7 p.m. show is sold out). $25 ($30 preferred seating is sold out).

— May 20-21: Chad Zumock, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $17-$19.

EASY BISTRO & BAR — 801 Chestnut St. Celebration of 17 years with $17 food and drink specials, 4-9 p.m. May 17.

FREE SCREENING DAY — Chattanooga Speech and Hearing Center, 2212 Encompass Drive, Suite 148. Reserve a spot for a complimentary 30-minute speech screening and/or 15-minute hearing screening appointment, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20.

GOLDEN NEEDLES SEWING MINISTRY — Family Life Center at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road. Group meets 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays (next: May 19) to sew gifts for residents of nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. Sewing ability not required. Cotton fabric donations welcome. 423-877-5742

KAYAK INSTRUCTION — American Canoe Association and select Tennessee state parks, including Harrison Bay, Hiwassee/Ocoee and Fall Creek Falls, offer introductory kayaking classes at a discount with certified instructors as part of National Safe Boating Week, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (local time) May 21. $15 fee supports the parks. Limited number of kayaks, paddles and life jackets available, but must be reserved. Must register.

METROTHAN CON — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Multifandom convention with celebrity guests, panels, entertainment, cosplay, console and tabletop gaming, with "Revenge of the '80s" theme concludes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15. $20.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Monthly meeting on "What Are Judges Looking for in an Image — A Mock Demonstration of the Judging Process," 7 p.m. May 19. Beginners' boot camp at 6 p.m. explores "Water Drop Photography."

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET — 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Arts, crafts and produce vendors, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21. Live music by Eric Kirkendoll and Darla Jo.

REFLECTION RIDING — 400 Garden Road.

— Fridays: Meet Our Animal Ambassadors, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.

— Saturdays in May: Early Birds identification walks, 8:30-10:30 a.m. $10-$15.

— Saturdays in May: Plants of the Cherokee, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$15.

— Saturdays: Raptor Reflections, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 nonmembers.

— Saturdays: Vulture Adventure, 11 a.m.-noon. $15-$20.

— May 18: Invasive Species Intro Walk, 9-11 a.m. $5-$10. (Repeats in June.)

— May 20: Wildflower Walk, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. $15-$20. (Repeats in June.)

— May 22: Brunch and Blooms, celebrating International Day for Biologic Diversity, with brunch, cocktails, tours of the Native Plant Nursery, music by Call Me Spinster, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $20-$25.

SOUTHERN BLOOMS FESTIVAL — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Final day of flower-filled festival with living sculpture, children's art activities, plant market, music by Matt Downer, 8:30-5 p.m. May 15 (timed entry). $18-$28.

SPIRITS IN THE WILD — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Fundraiser features wines, beers and spirits from around the world, appetizers from local restaurants, live entertainment and animal art, 6-10 p.m. May 21. Must be 21. $60 members, $75 nonmembers.

TENNESSEE PIRATE FEST — 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, Tenn. Family festival with re-enactments by professional entertainers, music, comedy, costume contests, beach volleyball, pirate Olympics, treasure hunts, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21-22, 28-30. $9-$19.

AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" paintings by Cindy Procious, through June.

THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Open Exhibit & Art Competition, through June 24.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Tennessee Watercolor Society's 50th anniversary exhibition, through June 24. Reception, 6-8 p.m. June 3. 423-265-4282

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "In Bloom: A Creative Collective," through May 29.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Opening event for "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration," 6-8 p.m. May 19. Exhibit runs May 20-Sept. 5.

ICA @ UTC — Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. "New Acquisitions From the George Cress Estate," through July 29.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Whack and Blite Show" (black and white art), through May 31.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Moments With Monet," through June 21. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by Brad Schweiger and David Swanagin, through June.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. "Washed Ashore," works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30.

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," 3 p.m. May 15 (final show). $12-$15.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Auditions for "Giant Steps: An Urbean Musical," based on "Jack and the Beanstalk," 7 p.m. May 15 and 17. (Show dates July 22-Aug. 7.)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Ticket prices vary.

— Through May 31: Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express."

— May 20-Aug. 11: "On Golden Pond."

OBVIOUS DAD — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Theater company opens second season with Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries," 7:30 p.m. May 20-22, May 27-29, June 3-5 (7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday). $15.

OCOEE THEATRE COMPANY — 527 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor," 2:30 p.m. May 15, 7:30 p.m. May 20-21, 2:30 p.m. May 22. $15.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.

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