Chattanooga events for the week of May 9, 2021
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TO DO SUNDAY
* The most beautiful place taking mom for Mother’s Day may be the Southern Blooms Festival, which is also a reminder that the iconic attraction we call Rock City is officially known as Rock City Gardens and boasts over 400 native plant species. Admission is $ 27 for adults, $ 15 for children 3 to 12 years old. The attraction, at 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you will need to reserve a timed entry for your visit. If you can’t come this weekend, the festival continues May 15-16. seerockcity.com
* For many families, a stroll through Chattanooga Market has become a Mother’s Day tradition as it provides the opportunity to present mum with a gift of her choice from the range of arts, crafts and culinary creations that vendors present . And you can add fresh cut flowers and a quick meal from the food suppliers. Hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter Street. chattanoogamarket.com
* If mom is a baseball fan, treat him to a Chattanooga Lookouts match. Their game against the Rocket City Trash Pandas at 2:15 p.m. is the latest in a six-game home series that kicked off the season. Tickets start at $ 7. www.lookouts.com
* Where to get your adrenaline pumping go with a visit to Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive in Rossville, to ride the Cannon Ball roller coaster or the 14 story free fall that is Oh-Zone. If the thrills aren’t its speed, there’s always the carousel or the vintage cars. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $ 29 per person, $ 20 for ages 1 to 2 or 60 and over. You can get $ 5 off a $ 29 entree with a receipt from a McDonald’s in the Chattanooga area. For every receipt used this season, Lake Winnie will donate $ 1 to the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House. lakewinnie.com.
QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE WEEK
* Film series: The Northshore Karass Performing Arts series has gone from music to filmmaking for a four-day series focused on the work of local directors that will end May 10-11. This week’s star directors are Nathaniel Hendricks on Monday and Charlie Edholm, Chandler Gibson and Emily Steele on Tuesday. Screenings begin at 7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theater Center, 400 River St. Reservations are free. theatrecentre.com
* Antique Alley Garage Sale: Start your junkin ‘journeys with this five-state garage sale, taking place May 13-16 on US 11. Stretching 502 miles from Bristol, Virginia to Meridian, Mississippi, the route parallels roughly I-75 north of Chattanooga and I-59 headed south. In Hamilton County, you can access US 11 to Ooltewah, Chattanooga, St. Elmo, and Lookout Valley. The route also passes through Monroe, McMinn and Bradley counties in Tennessee; Dade County in Georgia; and DeKalb County in Alabama. us11antiquealley.com
* Chattanooga Girls Choir presents her spring concert at 7 p.m. on May 14 at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. The choir singers will perform music from artists ranging from Monteverdi to Britten to The Wailin ‘Jennys. You will need to book your $ 10 tickets and adhere to coronavirus security measures. chattanoogagirlschoir.org/events
* Jason Aldean in concert: Fans will spend time in pods for four for the country star’s concerts May 14-15 at Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Saturday’s show is sold out, but there is an option for a $ 15 live broadcast ticket. In-person tickets remain for the Friday show, priced at $ 99 to $ 450 per capsule. The special guest is Elvie Shane. bonnaroofarm.com
* Spring garden festival: Hamilton County Master Gardeners will provide expert advice at an exhibit to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 15. Demonstrations on garden topics such as raised beds, pruning and mulching; vendors selling garden plants, tools and art; and children’s activities will be held on the grounds surrounding the Hamilton County Extension Office and Bonny Oaks Arboretum, 6183 Adamson Circle. Admission is $ 5 for 13 years old and over. The monthly group class is the same day at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The subject is Heritage Roses, led by Ann Brown. www.mghc.org
* Vintage base ball, who adheres to the rules, gear, costume and culture of the 1860s, returns on May 15 to the 6 Barnhardt Circle polo field in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. The East Nashville Phoenix will play doubles against both Chattanooga clubs: Mountain City at 11 a.m. and Lightfoot at 2 p.m. Entrance and parking are free. tennesseevintagebaseball.com
* Spirits in nature: This 21+ fundraiser featuring wines, beers and spirits from around the world will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 15 at the Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Drinks will be accompanied by dishes from some of Chattanooga’s best restaurants. Live entertainment and animal art will add to the mix. Tickets cost $ 60 for members, $ 75 for non-members. chattzoo.org
* Day with Thomas, a train ride and family-themed activities on the theme of Thomas the Tank Engine of Storybook Fame will mark its final weekend of May 15-16 at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Tee times start at 9 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. Tickets cost $ 24. tvrail.com
AVA GALLERY – Visual Arts Association, 30 avenue Frazier 423-265-4282, avarts.org. “Social Circles”, solo show by Sherry Leary, Best in Show artist of the 2020 Juried Members Show, until June 11.
AMERICAN ART HUNTERS MUSEUM – 10 Bluff View. 423-267-0968, www.huntermuseum.org
* “Representing the invisible”, until May 9th.
* “Baggs McKelvey: Indigo”, until August 30th.
BLACKWELL GALLERY – 71 Eastgate Loop. Spring Exhibition of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga, until July 23. [email protected]
CITY GALLERY – 26A, avenue Frazier 423-267-9214, www.intowngallery.com. “May Flowers”, with new member Sybil McLain-Topel, until May 30th.
NORTH GALLERY – Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue 423-266-1766, northsidepresbyterian.org/the-northside-gallery. “Spring Showcase”, until June 22 (available online until June 30).
WAVELENGTH SPACE – 854 McCallie Ave. The new contemporary art gallery presents “Residual Dwelling” by artists Rachael Zur, Laura Drey, Raquel Mullins and Victoria Sauer, until May 14th. Instagram.
ATHENS ZONE ARTS COUNCIL – Market Park Pavilion, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tennessee 423-745-8781, www.athensartscouncil.org. Brass and percussion of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra perform “Fanfare” at 7:30 pm on May 16. The session starts at 6.30 p.m. bring your own blanket or chair. Free entry but donations for programming accepted.
THE CAVERNS – 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tennessee thecaverns.com
* May 9: Goose, exhausted.
* May 14-15: Last podcast on the left, sold out.
* May 16: Dailey & Vincent, 3 p.m. CDT, $ 55 – $ 75.
THE SIGNAL – 1810 Chestnut Street thesignaltn.com/tickets.
* May 15: The Steel Woods, with The Wilder Blue, 8 p.m. $ 25.
* May 16: Jade Bird Acoustic Show, 8 p.m., $ 20 – $ 25.
OUT & ABOUT
FUNKEY MUNKEY MOTHER’S DAY MARKET – Northgate Mall (near Belk), Hixson Pike at Hwy 153. K&S Southern Hospitality Events features an arts and crafts exhibit of handmade jewelry, artwork, home decor, carpentry , pastries and other goods from dozens of artisans, until May 9. www.funkeymunkeymarket.me
– Compiled by Lisa Denton