Your weekly planner of Chattanooga-area events (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 growing older is scheduled Tuesday at the Westin hotel, 801 Pine St. The annual Embrace Aging Forum is meant to offer perspectives as baby boomers shake up the world of senior living. The keynote speaker is actress and author Tembi Locke, who wrote the New York Times best-seller "From Scratch," which explored her journey as 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, complimentary valet parking, a light breakfast and lunch, time with the exhibitors and breakout sessions on housing and care, relationships, health and wellness, finances and legal planning. Find a link to register at


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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. Includes wines from around the world (by the glass or bottle), food vendors and regional jazz performers, 2-7 p.m. June 26 (last day); gates open at 1 p.m. $60.

THE CAVERNS - 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times are Central. Premium tickets with cave tours and accommodations available.

- June 26: Tommy Emmanuel, with Gareth Pearson, 5 p.m., underground. $49-$62.

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

NIGHTFALL - Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Weekly concert series continues with headliner Blackcat Zydeco, featuring Dwight Carrier, at 8 p.m. July 1, with Scarlet Love Conspiracy opening at 7 p.m. Artists, games and food vendors at Miller Park, 901 Market St.

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


BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES - Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. "Dr. Strangelove," 2 p.m. June 26. $10-$12. More films coming in July.


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNERS - Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. The 36th annual International Woodturning Symposium includes more than 1,000 makers from around the globe, with exhibitions of their work, galleries, benefit auctions and a trade show open to the public, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 26 (final day).

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.

- 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 seating is sold out).

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

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

OPEN-AIR 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 with local produce, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 2.

SOUTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK GREENWAY - Sterchi Farm Trailhead, 3000 Harrison Pike. Ribbon-cutting ceremony, noon-3 p.m. June 26, plus Kids Scavenger Hunt & Ice Cream Fun Day. Free. greenwayopening


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB - Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Men's professional team in the National Independent Soccer Association plays AC Syracuse Pulse, 7:30 p.m. July 2. $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 in home stand against Birmingham Barons. $6-$11. Kids Run the Bases promotion after every game.

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

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

- June 30: 7:15 p.m.; Thirsty Thursday drink specials.

- July 1: 7:15 p.m.; fireworks.

- July 2: 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, used car giveaway.

- 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. Entry deadline for fifth annual Photography Art Competition, July 1.

AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Annual AVA juried member exhibition, July 1-Aug. 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 Aug. 13. Opening reception, 6 p.m. July 1.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. Fantasy Collecting Panel, on the whys and hows of collecting comic books, featuring Meagan Frey and Jason Mink of Infinity Flux Comics, writer/designer Richard Starkings and comics artist Andy Duggan, with mini gallery of rare titles, 6-7 p.m. June 30. Part of special programming for "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.

IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave.

- Through June 30: "Food for the Body or Soul."

- July 1-31: "Ukraine Blue and Yellow." 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 of the Regional Art Alliance, through August. 423-870-8924

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

RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St.

- Through 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 recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30.


RIVERDANCE - Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Irish dance sensation on latest tour of North America, 7:30 p.m. June 26. $38-$78.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATRE - The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical," July 1-10 (7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays). $15-$20.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE - 400 River St. August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," 2:30 p.m. June 26 (final show). $20-$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. Sundays). $15.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.