Your weekly event planner in the Chattanooga area (including Riverfront Nights, Riverdance, Red, White & Blueberries)

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


Embrace aging. A program that offers the latest health, legal and financial strategies for aging is scheduled for Tuesday at The Westin Hotel, 801 Pine St. The annual Embrace Aging forum is meant to provide insight as baby boomers turn the world upside down. seniors. The keynote speaker is actress and author Tembi Locke, who wrote the New York Times bestseller “From Scratch,” which explored her journey as a caregiver to her late husband. Reese Witherspoon is adapting the book into a Netflix series that will debut later this year. Locke’s acting career has included roles in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Proven Innocent,” and “NCIS: LA.” Tickets are $55, which includes Locke’s address, free valet parking, light breakfast and lunch, time with exhibitors, and breakout sessions on housing and care, relationships , health and wellness, finance and legal planning.

Business Wire Photo via AP/Author and actress Tembi Locke will lead the Embrace Aging Forum at the Westin Hotel on Tuesday.


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BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Jazz in the Lounge with Tortora, Turnure, Dickinson & Powers, 7 p.m. June 29. $5.

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL – White Path Creek Farms, 1211 Old Northcutt Road, Ellijay, Ga. Features wines from around the world (by the glass or bottle), food vendors and regional jazz artists, from 14 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 26 (last day); doors open at 1 p.m. $60.

THE CAVERNS – 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times are central. Premium tickets with cave visits and accommodation available.

— June 26: Tommy Emmanuel, with Gareth Pearson, 5 p.m., subway. $49 to $62.

– July 2nd : George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on One Nation Under a Groove Tour, featuring The Motet, Dopapod and Pimps of Joytime, 6 p.m. Underground. $59.

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George Clinton, left, and Parliament Funkadelic perform at Ebony Magazine’s 30th Annual Power 100 Gala at The Beverly Hilton on December 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. /Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/File

NIGHTFALL – Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. The weekly concert series continues with headlining Blackcat Zydeco, featuring Dwight Carrier, at 8 p.m. July 1, with Scarlet Love Conspiracy at 7 p.m. Performers, games and food vendors at Miller Park, 901 Market St.

RIVERFRONT NIGHTS—Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. The nine-week summer concert series opens with headlining Sail On: A Beach Boys Tribute, with Fresh Mind opening, from 7-10 p.m. July 2. Free. Concessions available; coolers welcome.


BOBBY STONE MOVIE SERIES – Tivoli Theater, 709 Broad St. “Dr. Strangelove,” 2 p.m. June 26. $10-$12. More movies to come in July.


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOOD TURNERS — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. The 36th Annual International Woodturning Symposium features more than 1,000 makers from around the world, with exhibits of their work, galleries, auctions and a trade show open to the public, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 (last day).

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Weekly local produce, arts and crafts market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. FREE ENTRANCE.

— June 26: Sunday Funday, with music by Rachel McIntyre and Amber Carrington.

– July 3: Red, White & Blueberries, with music by Shawnessey Cargile and Lone Mountain Band.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— June 26: Rocky Dale Davis, Special Engagement, 7:30 p.m., $20 ($25 VIP seats sold out).

— July 1-2: Jesse Jones, 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., $17-$19.

GARDEN TOURS—St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain. Master Gardeners of Hamilton County and University of Tennessee Extension are offering self-guided tours of five private gardens, one public park, and one teaching garden, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 26 (last day). $20. Map and addresses online.

OUTDOOR MARKET — 207 Chickamauga Ave., Rossville. Monthly event with local musicians and vendors selling produce, flowers, original artwork, and food, 4-8 p.m. July 1. rossville-blvd-market

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET – 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Independence Day Market featuring local produce, arts and crafts, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 2.

SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK GREENWAY – Sterchi Farm Trailhead, 3000 Harrison Pike. Groundbreaking Ceremony, 12-3 p.m. June 26, as well as Children’s Scavenger Hunt and Ice Cream Day. Free.

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Staff File Photo / Cyclists ride past the sign for the Sterchi Farm trailhead of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway October 4, 2016. With the trail now complete, the City of Chattanooga and the Trust for Public Land will hold opening Sunday. at the Sterchi farm.


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. The National Independent Soccer Association men’s pro team takes on the AC Syracuse Pulse, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. $7-$16.

CHATTANOOGA LADY RED WOLVES—CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL-W league amateur soccer team vs. SSA Royals, 7:30 p.m. July 1. $12-$24.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS – AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds at home to the Birmingham Barons. $6 to $11. Kids Run the Bases promotion after each game.

— June 28: 7:15 p.m.; buy one, get one general admission ticket with a Food City ValuCard.

— June 29: 7:15 p.m.; Chick-fil-A gift, delivered by app.

— June 30: 7:15 p.m.; Thirsty Thursday drink special.

– July, 1st: 7:15 p.m.; fireworks.

– July 2nd : 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, used car gift.

– July 3: 6:15 p.m. fireworks.


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. Deadline for entries for the fifth annual photographic art competition, July 1.

AVA GALLERY – 30 Frazier Ave. Annual exhibition of members of the AVA jury, 1 July-August. 12. 423-265-4282

CLEARSTORY ARTS—1673 Holtzclaw Ave. “My Work Is Me: A Mary B. Lynch Retrospective,” plus pieces by ClearStory resident artists, through August 13. Opening, 6 p.m. on July 1.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART—10 Bluff View. Fantasy Collecting Panel, on the why and how of comic book collecting, featuring Meagan Frey and Jason Mink of Infinity Flux Comics, writer/designer Richard Starkings and comic book artist Andy Duggan, with a mini gallery of rare titles, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 30. As part of a special program for “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration”, until September 5th.

ICA @ UTC — University of Tennessee Institute of Contemporary Art at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. “New Acquisitions from the George Cress Estate,” through July 29. [email protected]

GALLERY IN TOWN — 26A Frazier Ave.

— Until June 30: “Food for body or soul.”

— July 1-31: “Blue and yellow Ukraine.” Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m., July 1. Ten percent of sales revenue will be donated to the Ukraine Gospel Church of Chattanooga.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Sixty paintings by eight artists from the Regional Art Alliance, through August. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE GALLERY – Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. “Mountain Musings,” by artists from the “Plum Nelly” neighborhood of Rising Fawn, Ga., July 1-Sept. 22. Opening, 5-7 p.m. July 1. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St.

– Until June : Works by Brad Schweiger and David Swanagin.

— July 1-31: Works by James Courtenay James, Cynthia Tollesfrud and Lee Malerich.

STOVE WORKS—1250 E. 13th St. “Parallels: Perception, Projection, Judgment,” through July 9.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM – 1 Broad St. “Washed Ashore”, works created with salvaged plastic debris, through October 30.


RIVERDANCE—Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Irish dancing sensation on their final North American tour, 7:30 p.m. June 26. $38 to $78.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATER — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tennessee. “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” July 1-10 (7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday). $15 to $20.

CHATTANOOGA THEATER CENTER — 400 River St. August Wilson’s Come and Gone, 2:30 p.m., June 26 (final show). $20 to $25.

OBVIOUS DAD — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Regional premiere of “Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8” by Agnes Borinsky, July 1-17 (7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday). $15.

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

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