Chattanooga Now Fun Ticket: What's free this week

Chattanooga Now Fun Ticket: What's free this week

February 3rd, 2014 by Anna Lockhart in Chattnow Outabout

Colossian Forum - Feb. 3

Young-Earth creationists and evolutionary creationists will both be present at this forum that seeks to facilitate conversation about human origins amongst believers. Held at the Rhea County Courthouse, the site of the Scopes Monkey Trail in Dayton, TN.

Lifestyle Medicine Conference - Feb. 3-4

Experts who were featured in the food documentary "Forks and Knives" will speak at this conference hosted by the Southern Adventist University School of Nursing. Something tells us there may be snacks, too.

Financial Fitness workshops - Feb. 4

This free workshop, which has two sessions, promises to help participants "find money to save," the other to "make your dollar holler." With no registration fee, it sounds like we're already halfway there.

Screening of "Abolitionists" - Feb. 4

Part of a month long celebration of Black History Month, the library will screen a series of documentaries. "Abolitionists" is the depiction of what started as a fringe movement against slavery and how it changed the history of our country.

Minorities in the Media lecture - Feb. 4

Connie Chung announced earlier this year that she got cosmetic surgery to make herself look "less Asian." Do we really still live in a world in which this is the norm for minorities in the media? Matthew Hipps, Ph.D will discuss the topic at this free event.

Ben Friberg Trio wine night and fundraiser - Feb. 4

Ok, so the wine is just half price, but the show is free. Plus, 10% of the sales go to the Therapeutic Recreation Services Division of the Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Department. Wine, jazz, and philanthropy: you're on your way to becoming a very classy person.

Atlanta by Six - Feb. 4

Contemporary chamber ensemble Atlanta by Six, who "straddles the line between classical and popular music," will perform at Dalton State College.

Open Mic at J.J.'s Bohemia - Feb. 5

Come to watch, and maybe after a couple PBR's you'll take the stage.

Reading of "8 the Play" have been staged all over the country, including during a benefit reading in which celebrities performed. Brad Pitt will not be in the performance in Chattanooga.

Reading of "8 the Play" have been staged...

"8 the Play" - Feb. 7

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga, "8 the Play" is a reenactment of the legal arguments that led to the overturn of Proposition 8, the amendment that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. It's kind of like a modern version of the Scopes Monkey Trial reenactment.

"Un-Scene Chattanooga" at In-Town Gallery - Feb. 1-7

Behind the picturesque images of the Scenic City is an entire world, and Victoria Pearmain turns her painter's eye on the "un-scene" views of the sometimes not-so-scenic city - and creates some pretty cool work.

Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations - Feb. 1-9

Photographer Laurel Nakadate tapped Facebook "friends" and friends of friends - those people you only kind of know - to participate in a body of portraits, taken in the dark with the light of just a flashlight.

Bryan Rasmussen at Graffiti, A Hill City Art Joint - Feb. 7

Opening party for sculptor Bryan Rasmussen, who works primarily with steel. Rasmussen says he aims for his works to be objects of contemplation, creating a charge in any room they are placed in.