November 29, 2023

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Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including Nightfall, SoakYa, 1890s Day Jamboree)

Here’s this week’s roundup of Chattanooga-area events.



* Play like a pirate. The sixth annual Tennessee Pirate Fest is underway in Harriman, Tennessee, about 90 minutes north of Chattanooga. Interactive characters follow a storyline that the British Navy is set to invade New Orleans in 1814, leaving the Americans to turn to an unlikely hero, French pirate Capt. Jean Lafitte. Will Lafitte keep his word and not allow the British to pass his blockade, or will he accept a bribe from the king and allow the British to advance? The family celebration at 550 Fiske Road includes comedy shows, sword fighting, food, music, crafts and games. You can even dress in your best pirate gear — aaaargyle socks, maybe? — and enter a costume contest. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, plus Memorial Day.



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CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. National Independent Soccer Association men’s professional soccer team vs. Bay Cities FC, 7:30 p.m. May 28. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA LADY RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Women’s amateur soccer team. $12-$24.

* May 25: vs. Tennessee Soccer Club, 7:30 p.m.

* May 27: vs. Peachtree City MOBA, 7:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Birmingham Barons. Kids Run the Bases after every game. $6-$11.

* May 24: Buy one, get one tickets (up to four general admission) with Food City ValuCard; 7:15 p.m.

* May 25: Chick-fil-A giveaway, delivered by app; 7:15 p.m.

* May 26: Thirsty Thursday drink specials; 7:15 p.m.

* May 27: Negro League appreciation, fireworks finale; 7:15 p.m.

* May 28: Negro League appreciation, with seat cushion giveaway to first 1,000 fans, used car giveaway; 7:15 p.m.

* May 29: Free general-admission ticket with donation of a canned good to Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Military Appreciation Day with free admission to veterans and active-duty personnel and their families, Catch on the Field; 2:15 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL League One men’s professional soccer team vs. Greenville Triumph SC, 7:30 p.m. May 28. $15-$52. chattanoogared

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.



BIGFOOT ELECTRO — Bigfoot Adventure, 518 Brawley Road, Tracy City, Tenn. Bass music and visual arts camping festival, May 26-29. Two- to four-day passes $149-$199, VIP $269-$349.

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

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

* May 27-28: “Weird Al” Yankovic on the Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, with Emo Philips, 8 p.m. CDT. Different show each night, with no songs repeated. Tickets start at $89 either night, $179 both nights.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Brit Floyd world tour, 7:30 p.m. . $35-$75.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Free Friday outdoor concert series from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. May 27: Killer Keys opening at 7 p.m. for Cha Wa at 8 p.m.

PEACOCK ALLEY GOSPEL FESTIVAL — Heritage Point Regional Park, 1275 Cross Plains Trail, Dalton, Ga. All-day gospel singing, featuring Troy Burns Family, LeFevre Quartet, Fields of Grace, Anthony Patton, 1-6 p.m. May 28.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. Taylor Swift Night with Club 90s, 9 p.m. May 27. $18.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

— May 26: Them Dirty Roses, Chase Baker, 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of.

— May 28: The Weeks, with Lenox Hills, 8 p.m. $25.



AMC, UEC THEATERS — AMC Chattanooga 18, 5080 South Terrace, Chattanooga; UEC Theatres 14, 137 Pleasant Grove Road, McDonald, Tenn.; Hollywood 10 Cinema, 3519 S. Broad St., Scottsboro, Ala. “Smokey and the Bandit” 45th anniversary screenings, presented by Turner Classic Movies, May 29, June 1-2. Participation and ticket prices vary by theater.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. Screening of “Songbirds: A Documentary Film,” winner of a regional Emmy award, 7 p.m. May 29. $20.



1890s DAY JAMBOREE — Downtown Ringgold, Ga. Street festival with arts, crafts and food vendors, music on multiple stages, parade, classic car show, fireworks finale, 6-10 p.m. May 27, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. May 28. Free.

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Staff File Photo by Matt Hamilton / Ringgold, Ga., resident Roman Stoker, 3, waves a flag while watching the parade during 1890s Days in downtown Ringgold on May 29, 2021.

CHATTANOOGA BEER FEST — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Craft beer and spirits event, presented by Tennessee Brew Works of Nashville and featuring 20 additional breweries, noon-3 p.m. May 28. Music by Troubadour Blue and Monday Night Social. $48 ticket includes tasting glass. Tickets must be purchased online.

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

* May 29: Street Food Festival

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

* May 26: Improv Chattanooga showcase, 7:30 p.m. $7.

* May 27-29: Aaron Weber, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $17-$19.

CTC BOOK CLUB — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Discussion of David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly,” 7 p.m. May 24. PDF of the script is on the club’s Facebook page.

FAMILY DAY — Museum Center at Five Points, 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Monthly event includes story time, trunk presentation, children’s activities, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. May 28. Free admission for children, child’s admission ($3.50) for adults.

LATE SKATE — Chattown Skatepark, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Moonlight Roller event with Y2K theme, with live DJ and costume contests, 7-11 p.m. May 27. Intro to skating, 6 p.m. Free to attend; skate rentals $10 ages 18 and older.

LOUDER TOGETHER (BREAKING THE SILENCE) — Burr Performing Arts Park, 101 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, Ga. Fundraiser for Northwest Georgia’s Family Crisis Center includes music by Michael Jackson tribute band Who’s Bad, 7 p.m. May 28. Doors open at 2 p.m.; corn hole registration at 3 p.m. and games at 4 p.m. $25-$60.

MAINSTREET CRUISE-IN — Bradley County Courthouse square, 155 N. Ocoee St. Monthly gathering of classic cars, 1-6 p.m. May 28. Free.

NOOGA SPLASH — Chester Frost Park, 2389 N. Gold Point Circle. Inflatable aqua park opens for the season May 28. $16-$38 (prices higher on the weekends).

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET — 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Memorial Day celebration with arts, crafts and produce vendors, fundraising for local flag fund, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30. Live music by Nick Crook, 4 p.m.; Mandi Strachota Band, 6:30 p.m.

REFLECTION RIDING — 400 Garden Road.

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

* 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: Behind the Scenes at the Nursery, 10-11 a.m. Free.

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

RK GUN SHOW — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendors with guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29. $6-$14.

SCENIC CITY WOMEN’S NETWORK — Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. WRCB Local 3 news anchor LaTrice Currie speaks at monthly luncheon, noon May 26. $25 includes plated lunch. RSVP by May 24.

SOAK YA WATER PARK — Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Amusement park’s water park opens for the season, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 28, 1-7 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 30 (dry side of the park opens one hour earlier and closes 30 minutes to one hour later). All-inclusive tickets (both parks): $40 guests 3-59 ($30 for ages 1-2 and 60+).

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Summer season programming includes music artists and raptor shows, Friday through Sunday plus holidays and the week of July Fourth, May 27-Sept. 5 (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). $18-$28.

TENNESSEE PIRATE FEST — 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, Tenn. Family festival with skits by professional entertainers, music, comedy, costume contests, beach volleyball, pirate Olympics, treasure hunts, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. May 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. “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration,” through 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. [email protected]

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.

WANDERLINGER GALLERY — WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Works by Victoria Sauer, Julius Hubbard, Michael Woods,Emily Boyd and Lisa Houser, 6-8 p.m. May 28. Artist talks at 7:15 p.m. [email protected]



BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Auditions for “The Count of Monte Cristo,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 23-24; remote auditions by request (show dates Aug. 12-21).

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

* Through May 31: Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

* Through 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 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 22 (final show). $15.

Contact Lisa Denton at [email protected] or 423-757-6281.