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Adorn your Feelings

Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (including two strawberry festivals and Kenny G in concert)

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



Looking for ways to wow mom on Mother’s Day? Here are a few suggestions. See the calendar for complete details.

— Sculpture Fields at Montague Park is encouraging Mother’s Day picnics in the park to accompany a ribbon-cutting at 3 p.m. for a new steel sculpture titled “Lime Green Wedding Cake.”

— Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park has a carload offer, offering admission for up to five guests for $120. The park will be open noon-6 p.m.

— Scenic City State Fair is in its final day at Camp Jordan. The $10 admission fee includes shows by the Dominguez Circus, Sea Lion Splash and Aquatic Acrobatics plus comedy, magic and music. For $45 you get unlimited carnival rides on the midway.

— Chattanooga Market vendors will have mom in mind with a selection of arts, crafts, foods and flowers.

— Rock City will show off its breathtaking spring scenery during its Southern Blooms Festival. Music, art activities and plants are among the offerings.

— High Point Climbing & Fitness has buy-one, get-one passes for Mother’s Day.

— In Cleveland, the Southern Fried Food Truck Festival promises an array of food, arts, crafts and merchandise vendors on its final day.

— In Dunlap, there’s still plenty of fun to be had at Valley Fest. Bluegrass artist Carrie Hassler will headline at 4 p.m. CDT.



Find more events, and add your own, at timesfreepress.com/events.



CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. League One men’s professional soccer team vs. Central Valley Fuego FC, 7:30 p.m. May 14. $15-$52. chattanoogaredwolves-sc.com

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Mississippi Braves. $6-$11. Kids can run the bases after every game. lookouts.com

— May 10: 7:15 p.m.; BOGO general-admission tickets with Food City ValuCard.

— May 11: 7:15 p.m.; Chick-fil-A giveaway, delivered by app.

— May 12: 7:15 p.m.; Thirsty Thursday drink specials.

— May 13: 7:15 p.m.; Friday fireworks.

— May 14: 7:15 p.m.; Zooperstars entertain, used car giveaway.

— May 15: 2:15 p.m.; donate a canned good to Chattanooga Area Food Bank for a free general-admission ticket, Catch on the Field after the game.



THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, 5 p.m. CDT May 14. $40-$325. thecaverns.com

CEDAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST — 6356 W. Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. The Isbell Family in concert, 10 a.m. May 15. isbellfamilymusic.com

CHATTANOOGA GIRLS CHOIR — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Spring concert including Mozart’s “Coronation Mass,” 7 p.m. May 13. $20. chattanoogagirlschoir.org

EVENING WITH THE STARS — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Regional talent show, 7:30 p.m. May 13. $12-$17. athensartscouncil.org

GEM THEATRE — 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Marty Haggard: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, My Dad, 7:30 p.m. May 14. $37-$45. calhoungemtheatre.org

JERICHO BRASS — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. British-style brass band’s “And Now for Something Completely Different” concert, 4 p.m. May 15. Free. Free. jerichobrassband.org

MAY ON THE MOUNTAIN — City Park, 18294 Alabama Highway 75, Henagar, Ala. Bluegrass festival, with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out headlining, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. CDT May 14. Free. Bring your own seating. Free food while supplies last. Facebook.com/cityofhenagar

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Black Jacket Symphony presents The Police’s “Synchronicity” and best of BJS, 8 p.m. May 13. $35-$40. tivolichattanooga.com

RIDGECREST BAPTIST CHURCH — 623 W. Garden Farm Road, Rossville. Exodus gospel trio, 10:30 a.m. May 15. exodus-southerngospel.com

SEWANEE TRIO — First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Children’s concert to benefit Tennessee Academy of Gymnastics, 3 p.m. May 15. Program includes music of “Fuzzette the Tarantula” and “Babar the Elephant.” Admission by donation. [email protected]

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. thesignaltn.com

— May 11: Black Label Society, with Nita Strauss and Jared James Nichols, 7:30 p.m. $20-$65.

— May 14: The Emo Night Tour, 8 p.m. $15.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. songbirdsfoundation.org

— May 14: Barracuda: A Heart Tribute, 8 p.m. $15.

— May 15-16: Matt Maeson solo acoustic show, with Steinza, 7:30 p.m. $30. (Sunday’s show is sold out.)

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Kenny G, 8 p.m. May 13. $40-$95. tivolichattanooga.com

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Kenny G attends Clive Davis’ 90th birthday celebration at Casa Cipriani on April 6, 2022, in New York. The saxophonist will be in concert May 13 at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga. / Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. tivolichattanooga.com

— May 8: Daughtry, 7:30 p.m. $54-$94.

— May 13: Robin Trower, canceled.

WANDERLINGER FEST — WanderLinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. Music and arts festival, with more than 35 acts including Funk You, Daniel Donato, Masseuse and Oweda, May 13-15. Event is 21-and-up Friday and Saturday, open to all ages Sunday and free to children under 12. Single-day passes $36 Friday or Sunday, $47 Saturday. wanderlingerfest.com



THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Dusty Slay in special engagement, 7:30 p.m. May 12, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. May 13-14. $20-$25. thecomedycatch.com

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. John Crist on the Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour, 7 p.m. May 14. $29-$159. tivolichattanooga.com



ANTIQUE ALLEY YARD SALE — U.S. Highway 11. Five-state, 502-mile roadside sale from Bristol, Va., to Meridian, Miss., May 12-15. Route passes through Monroe, McMinn, Bradley and Hamilton counties in Tennessee, Dade County, Ga., and DeKalb County, Ala. (participation varies). visitlookoutmountain.com

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW — Reunion neighborhood clubhouse, 1100 Morris Lane, East Brainerd. Sale of handicrafts made by neighborhood residents, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14. Free admission and parking. 423-667-1876, 423-667-1326

BUNNY HOP — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Family-friendly fundraiser for Chambliss Center for Children includes silent auction and dinner, 6-8:30 p.m. May 13, plus arts and crafts; petting station with bunnies, chicks, lambs and baby goats; balloon artists; sports zone; inflatables; photo booth, kid karaoke, free coloring book to take home. $20 children (free for children under 2), $40 adults, $125 families (two adults, up to four children). chamblisscenter.org

CHATTANOOGA 101 — Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way. Historian Linda Moss Mines discusses “The Dynamo of the South” in lecture series, 2-3 p.m. May 15 (rescheduled from May 8). Free. mohhc.org/chatt101

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. chattanoogamarket.com

— May 8: Mother’s Day celebration

— May 15: Strawberry Festival

HIGH POINT CLIMBING & FITNESS — 219 Broad St., Chattanooga; 2499 Keith St. NW, Cleveland, Tenn. Free day pass for moms with purchase of regular-price day pass, May 8. highpointclimbing.com

HIKE, BIKE, BREW: LULA LAKE BEER FESTIVAL — Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Ten local breweries and three restaurants set up on “Beer Path Loop” for hikers and bikers to stop for samples, 1-5 p.m. May 14. $75 drinkers, $35 nondrinkers (limited number available). Proceeds support trail work and conservation efforts. lulalake.org/events

LAKE WINNEPESAUKAH AMUSEMENT PARK — 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Opening weekend includes carload admission of $120 for up to five people for Mother’s Day, noon-6 p.m. May 8. Otherwise, unlimited rides are $31 ages 3-59 ($32 at gate); younger and older visitors must purchase tickets at gate for discounts lakewinnie.com

METROTHAM CON — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter St. Multifandom convention with celebrity guests, panels, entertainment, cosplay, console and tabletop gaming, under the theme “Revenge of the ’80s,” May 13-15. Advance registration $20 for the weekend. metrothamcon.com

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET — 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. First Responders Day, with live music, food trucks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14. rabbitvalleyfarmersmarket.com

SCENIC CITY STATE FAIR — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Thrillville attraction includes carnival rides by Kissel Entertainment, games, food booths and daily shows (Aquatic Acrobatics, Sea Lion Splash, Dominguez Circus, Wild West Medicine Show), 1-11 p.m. May 8 (final day). $10 (free for kids under 36 inches and seniors 65 and older). Unlimited rides $35; individual ride tickets also available. thethrillville.com/eastridge

SOUTHERN BLOOMS FESTIVAL — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Flower-filled festival with living sculpture, children’s art activities, plant market, music by Matt Downer, 8:30-5 p.m. May 8, 14-15 (timed entry). $18-$28. seerockcity.com

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. More than 100 food, arts, crafts and merchandise vendors, trackless train, petting zoo, pony rides and other entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8 (final day). Eventbrite.com

TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL — Various locations in downtown Dayton, Tenn. 75th year for festival celebrating favorite crop, May 9-14. Includes Kids Night, 6-8 p.m. Monday; carnival starting Tuesday; strawberry shortcake (while supplies last) and Faith and Family Night, 5-9:30 p.m. Wednesday; baking contest, 6-9 p.m. Thursday; cruise-in, 5-10 p.m. Friday; pancake breakfast, food and craft vendors, arts show, music, milk and strawberry ice cream eating contests, parade (1 p.m.) Saturday. tnstrawberryfestival.com

VALLEY FEST — Coops Creek Commons, 287 Pine St., Dunlap, Tenn. Include music and a Kids Zone, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT May 8. Free admission. valleyfestonline.com

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL — Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle. Design a floating lantern and launch it into the water, 7-9:30 p.m. May 14; gates open at 5:30 p.m. with food trucks and music. Adult tickets $26 until May 12; $36-56 after; youth and date night discounts available. waterlanternfestival.com



AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. “Eat, Drink & Be Merry” paintings by Cindy Procious, through June. area61gallery.com

ART & THE LIBRARY EXHIBITION — Fair Building, 103 Heard St., Dunlap, Tenn. Coincides with Valley Fest, noon-5 p.m. CDT May 8 (last day). Free. [email protected]

THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Open Exhibit & Art Competition, May 9-June 24. Opening reception and awards ceremony, 5:30-7 p.m. May 13. athensartscouncil.org

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Photo Contributed by the artist / Chattanooga artist Harriet Chipley’s “Shelf Life” is included in the Tennessee Watercolor Society’s 50th anniversary exhibition, which goes on view May 14 at AVA Gallery.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Tennessee Watercolor Society’s 50th anniversary exhibition, featuring 60 juried watermedia paintings selected from 200 entries, May 14-June 24. Thirty will go on view across the state after the AVA exhibit. Reception 6-8 p.m. June 3. 423-265-4282

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. “In Bloom: A Creative Collective,” through May 29. clearstoryarts.com

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. huntermuseum.org

— May 8: Sunday Studio session, 2-4 p.m., offers kite-themed art activities, performances celebrating Guatemalan culture, works by Hamilton County Schools students.

— May 12: Vision + Verse: Rhyme N Chatt, featuring poetry, rap, live music and hip-hop dance inspired by works in the museum collection, 6-7 p.m. Free.

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

MAY ARTIST MARKET — Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville Ga. Seventeen artists from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee with work for sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14. Lunch items, including pimiento cheese sandwiches, and plants for sale by Chattooga Garden Club. Reduced garden admission: $5-$10. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit foundation that oversees the property. paradisegardenfoundation.org

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

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Demo by coppersmith Robert Taylor, a Master Roycroft Artisan, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14. Works by Brad Schweiger and David Swanagin featured through June. river-gallery.com

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. “Washed Ashore,” works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30. tnaqua.org



ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Auditions for “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” for ages 12 and up, 6 p.m. May 9-10. athensartscouncil.org

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” 8 p.m. May 13-14, 3 p.m. May 15. $12-$15. bapshows.com

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Youth Theatre production “The Velveteen Rabbit,” 2:30 p.m. May 8 (final show). $10-$12. theatrecentre.com

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” through May 31. $16-$32. ccplayhouse.com

OCOEE THEATRE COMPANY — 527 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor, 7:30 p.m. May 14, 2:30 p.m. May 15, 7:30 p.m. May 20-21, 2:30 p.m. May 22. $15. ocoeetheatre.com

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


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