Friday Rundown | August 17th
Farm to Cocktails
Tomorrow 5:30 PM
Kaleena works closely and passionately with local farms to develop cocktails that highlight the flavors of the region. During this workshop, Kaleena will teach beginner to intermediate techniques on how to turn local produce that can easily be obtained from local farms (be it farmers markets, CSAs, etc.) into a tasty drink. A lot of these techniques can branch into preservation of the flavors and health benefits of plants (turning things into shrubs or syrups, liqueurs, etc.). During this class, several areas of cocktails will be addressed/demonstrated such as cordials, infusions, syrups, and shrubs.
Missionary Ridge Local Daily Trips with Steam Power
Tomorrow 10 AM · Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Missionary Ridge Local trips (6-mile round trip) begin at the Grand Junction Station and take passengers along one of the original railroad lines in Chattanooga, crossing four bridges and passing through pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel, which was completed in 1858. 55-minute experience on the Missionary Ridge Local includes: 6-mile round trip Tour guide providing local history throughout the experience. Crossing 4 bridges Passing through pre-civil war, horseshoe-shaped tunnel Historic turntable demonstration. A brief tour of train restoration shops.
1 Star Reviews - The Show!
Tomorrow 8 PM · Improv Chattanooga · Chattanooga, Tennessee
This one, "1 Star Reviews - The Show", is pretty simple. Go to your favorite review site, and find a 1 or 2 Star Review of a local Chattanooga establishment. Then, print it out, and bring it to the show with you. We'll throw it into a box, and then pick out several reviews at random. We'll read these reviews and use them as the basis for a series of scenes. Simple, brutal and hilarious. Oh, and if you bring a review for us to use, we'll let you in for just $5! Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8pm. BYOB.
Improv vs Standup - Featuring Art Sturtevant!
Tomorrow 10 PM · Improv Chattanooga · Chattanooga, Tennessee
It's a comedy showdown! Come see Improv comics battle Stand up comedians in a winner take all competition! Here's how it works: Each Stand up will do a 7-minute set. Then our team of crack improvisors will take the stage to do a series of scenes based on that comic's set. Then, at the end of the night, you vote with your applause as to who was funniest. Who'll win? Let's do the math: Hilarious Comics + Hilarious Improv = The Big Winner is YOU. So, come join us for one of the best shows ever to grace a Chattanooga stage, Improv Vs Standup!
Aerial Introductory Workshop!
Tomorrow 2 PM · Chattanooga Aerials · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Come Fly With Us! Join us on the first and third (unless otherwise noted) Saturday of every month for our Introductory Workshop to all things Aerial including 2 straight hours of trapeze, slings, and silks! No experience necessary. Pricing: Reservation for one: $50 for the 2 Hours Sign up with a friend: $90 for the 2 Hours for two!
Brainerd Farmers' Market
Tomorrow 10 AM · Brainerd Farmers Market · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Join the Brainerd Farmers’ Market EVERY SATURDAY, from 10AM - 12PM on the corner of Brainerd Road and Belvoir Avenue at Grace Episcopal Church in Chattanooga, TN. The market features fresh local produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, jams & jellies, crafts, live plants and so much more! All of the farm fresh products at the market are naturally grown, free of pesticides, GMO's and antibiotics! Market Vendors accept CASH, DEBIT/CREDIT & EBT/SNAP for eligible items. The AARP Fresh Savings Program matches EBT/SNAP purchase with up to $20 in Fresh Savings Dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables. Market tokens for Debit/Credit and EBT/SNAP are available at the market information booth. FARMS, FOOD ARTISANS & LOCAL MAKERS
Seafood Music Fest
Tomorrow 10 AM · Greenway Pavillion & Playground · Cleveland, Tennessee
#SeafoodMusicFest Cleveland 1st Annual Seafood Music Fest Enjoy the sun, family & friends, some good food, Arts & Craft and LIVE MUSIC!! Use #seafoodmusicfest we talking about our Seafood Music Fest ONLY $2.00 Admission!!! FREE PARKING Cleveland, TN More information at www.seafoodmusicfest.com
River Front Nights Paddle
Tomorrow 4 PM · Chattanooga Paddleboards · Chattanooga, Tennessee
This is a great way to see these amazing waterfront concerts! There are TWO options for paddlers: 1st option, longer distance. We will meet at 4pm on Saturday afternoon in the parking lot adjacent to the Southern Belle River Boat. From there we will load all equipment and gear on the Chattanooga Paddleboards Van and trailer and head to the launch point up near the Chickamauga dam. This is roughly a 6 mile downriver paddle. There are also 5 and 4 mile options as well. These all culminate around the start of the show at Ross's Landing 2nd option, short distance. We will meet at Mclellan Island at 5pm on the south shore facing the Hunter Museum Bluffs. From there we will paddle over to river front nights and enjoy the show at Ross's Landing.
Neon Moon: The Ultimate 90's Country Tribute Band
Tomorrow 9 PM · Songbirds South · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Doors: 8 PM | Show: 9 PM | 18+ ONLY with valid ID Dust off the boots and shine up the belt buckle, its time to re live all the country hits of the 90's. From Garth Brooks to Randy Travis, Clint Black to Brooks and Dunn you'll hear all your favorite hits from this all star band.
Tour the Native Animal Exhibit
Tomorrow 10:30 AM · Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Join one of our staff naturalists for a guided tour through our Native Animal Exhibit. During this walk, we will discuss the reasons our animal ambassadors live at Reflection Riding: injury, habituation, and endangerment. This tour is for the whole family. You will learn the mission of our wildlife center at Reflection Riding, the names and backgrounds of our animals on exhibit, and the characteristics and traits of each native species on exhibit. This event, including admission for the day, is free with a suggested donation of $8 - 20 per guest. Please give as you can online or when you arrive. You can also join as a member to support our conservation efforts. Reflection Riding is a non-profit that relies on community support through memberships and donations. For more information, visit reflectionriding.org/join.AUG18InterestedTour the Native Animal ExhibitTomorrow 10:30 AM · Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center · Chattanooga, TennesseeHannah and 2 friends like this placeJoin one of our staff naturalists for a guided tour through our Native Animal Exhibit. During this walk, we will discuss the reasons our animal ambassadors live at Reflection Riding: injury, habituation, and endangerment. This tour is for the whole family. You will learn the mission of our wildlife center at Reflection Riding, the names and backgrounds of our animals on exhibit, and the characteristics and traits of each native species on exhibit. This event, including admission for the day, is free with a suggested donation of $8 - 20 per guest. Please give as you can online or when you arrive. You can also join as a member to support our conservation efforts. Reflection Riding is a non-profit that relies on community support through memberships and donations. For more information, visit reflectionriding.org/join.
Effen End of Summer Party
Aug 18 - Aug 19 · Bar Louie · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Make it a day to remember and beat the summer heat with our Effen End of Summer party on Saturday August 18th Join us at Bar Louie as we try to ease the pain of summer’s end and hang on to the heat with drink specials all day long including: $5 Main Squeeze Martini’s $5 Effen Cucumber Martini’s $5 You Effen Call-It’s If Summer has to end, make it the Effen best!
Tomorrow 11 AM · Humane Educational Society · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Don't miss meowt on our Meow Luau! Adopt a kitten or cat for $5 during our Hawaiian themed cat adoption event. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, all age appropriate vaccines, a microchip and unconditional love! All adopted cats and kittens will go home with the toy of your choice. Say Aloha to a new forever friend!
Drafts + Dogs
Tomorrow 5 PM · Barley Chattanooga · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Come join us at Barley Bottle Shop and Taproom for a beer tasting event to benefit the animals at the Pet Placement Center. For $10 you get a beer sampler glass with the PPC logo to take home and 3 beer samples of your choice. For $15 you get the sampler glass and 6 beer samples of your choice. Youy can purchase additional samples for $2 and tickets will be honored the rest of the evening until 1am. There will be a list of 30+ beers to choose from while you enjoy live music from the Mosleys or enjoy a night out with friends on their dog friendly patio. This event is for people 21 years and older.
Nature of Art Joins Global Climbing Day
Tomorrow 4 PM · High Point Climbing And Fitness · Chattanooga, Tennessee
In this month’s Nature of Art, Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center and the Hunter Museum of American Art join High Point Climbing And Fitness to celebrate Global Climbing Day with an evening of climbing, art, music and refreshments. 4-6:30 Orientation and Open Climb at High Point 6 Art Discussion in the High Point Yoga Room 7-10 Join the party out on the High Point deck Price is free for high point members (who can bring a guest free too) or you can bring a friend and buy a day pass to high point (buy one get one free day passes). If you haven’t climbed at high point before you can fill out your waiver online at to save time: https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/5a0b0f9f69691/web/ The Nature of Art is a monthly series presented by Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center and the Hunter Museum of American Art. Each event will involve an active outdoor experience along with a visual art connection
A Capella Summer Show!
Tomorrow 7 PM · Girls Preparatory School · Chattanooga, Tennessee
Our Fall Show with the Chattanooga Choo Choo Chorus! Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door! Contact us through Facebook for your tickets!
August 17, 2018
Bluegrass meets anything that slides, grooves, rocks, or swings. Lou Wamp and a company of veteran pickers both honor the bluegrass tradition and give it a new kick. Cambridge Square Night Market
Recurring weekly on Friday until September 28, 2018
The Cambridge Square Night Market provides a family-friendly destination during the warm summer nights.
Live Music at The Tap House
Recurring weekly on Friday
Join us for free live music every Friday night at 7:00 PM. The rotating artists range from acoustic, rock, bluegrass, jazz and more.
Nightfall Concert Series
Recurring weekly on Friday until August 31, 2018
The free Nightfall Concert Series, now in its 31st season , is held every Friday night from early May through late August.
Dates vary between August 3, 2018 - September 29, 2018
The best way to experience Chattanooga, the River City, is on top of a stand up paddle board exploring the beautiful Tennessee river.
The Comedy Catch Presents Carlos Mencia
Dates vary between August 16, 2018 - August 18, 2018
Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the world renowned comedy club, Laugh Factory.
Torpedoes Be Damned: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Tom Petty
August 17, 2018
Location: Songbirds South Stage
The music of Tom Petty has been part of summer road trip playlists, must-have sing-a-longs, and weekend parties for decades.
Recurring weekly on Saturday until August 18, 2018
The much anticipated free concert series, Riverfront Nights , returns to Chattanooga on Saturday, July 14. The outdoor musical series is free for all to enjoy, and is even dog-friendly.
August 19, 2018
12th annual family-friendly 'block party' type Back-to-School BASH will be hosted by and held at Harrison United Methodist Church (HUMC). Initially created as a back-to-school celebration for Harrison Elementary the event has grown to include the broader community. While the focus is elementary age school children and their parents, the 'BASH!' is available, accessible and free to all! The purpose is to provide children a time of fun, laughter and play as they simply enjoy 'being children' without worrying about anything else. The event aligns well with the needs (and interests) of the community as it is all about families being together. Highlights include a PETTING ZOO, AGE-APPROPRIATE INFLATABLES, A DUNK TANK, GAMES WITH PRIZES, FACE PAINTING, DOOR PRIZES, HULA HOOPS, FOOTBALL TOSS, ENTERTAINMENT...AND MORE! Also, hotdogs, drinks, chips and dessert will be provided along with sno-cones. And, again, it's FREE* to all who attend. (We invite all who would like to do so, to bring school supplies which will be donated to Harrison Elementary School)