Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.
QUICK LOOK AT THE WEEK
- Why we remember: Memorial Day is not meant to honor the veterans among us but to pay tribute to the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, the observance began after the Civil War and evolved to include military personnel who died in any American war. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as a federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May. The change went into effect in 1971. In 2000, the National Moment of Remembrance was established as a reminder of the day's significance. At 3 p.m. local time, Americans are asked to pause for 60 seconds to reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
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ATLANTA BRAVES WORLD CHAMPIONS TROPHY TOUR - Regional stops for area residents to see and make photos with the team's 2021 World Series championship trophy. mlb.com/braves/fans/trophy-tour
- June 2: 5-8 p.m. at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga.
- June 3: 6-9 p.m. at Miller Park, 910 Market St., Chattanooga (during Nightfall).
- June 4: 2-6 p.m. at Riverbend Festival, Ross's Landing, 101 Riverfront Parkway, Chattanooga.
- June 5: 1-4 p.m. Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah.
- June 10: 5-8 p.m. at Calhoun Depot, 109 S. King St., Calhoun, Ga.
- June 11: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway NW, Cleveland, Tenn.
- June 12: 2-5 p.m. at Gilmer County High School, 408 Bobcat Trail, Ellijay, Ga.
CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB - WOMEN - Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Women's Premier Soccer League team opens home season vs. North Alabama FC, 7:30 p.m. June 4. $5-$12. chattanoogafc.com
CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS - AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Class AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds in two home series: vs. Birmingham Barons through May 29, vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas, May 31-June 5. Kids Run the Bases promotion after every game. $6-$11. lookouts.com
- May 29: 2:15 p.m. Free general-admission ticket with the donation of a canned good to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank; Military Appreciation Day with free admission to veterans, active-duty personnel and their families; Catch on the Field after the game.
- May 31: 7:15 p.m. Buy-one, get-one general-admission ticket with a Food City ValuCard.
- June 1: 7:15 p.m. Chick-fil-A discount, delivered by app.
- June 2: 7:15 p.m. Thirsty Thursday drink specials.
- June 3: 7:15 p.m. Fireworks finale.
- June 4: 7:15 p.m. Used car giveaway.
- June 5: 2:15 p.m. Food drive for Chattanooga Area Food Bank; Catch on the Field.
CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES - CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL League One men's professional soccer team vs. Union Omaha, 7:30 p.m. June 4. $15-$52. chattanoogaredwolves-sc.com
CHATTANOOGA ROLLER DERBY - Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St., Suite 108. Preview party for league's home opener on June 11, with ticket giveaways, derby-themed drinks, live music, 7 p.m. June 4. Facebook.com/ChattanoogaRollerDerby
BARKING LEGS THEATER - 1307 Dodds Ave. Rahsaan Barber Quintet CD release show for "Mosaic," 8 p.m. June 4. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. barkinglegs.org
BIGFOOT ELECTRO - Bigfoot Adventure, 518 Brawley Road, Tracy City, Tenn. Festival celebrating bass music and visual arts, May 29 (final day). $149-$199. bigfootelectro.com/2022
THE CAVERNS - 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Los Lobos, Ozomatli and Flor de Toloache tape a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) concert to premiere nationally on PBS stations in October, 4 p.m. CDT May 30. $35 (standing room only). thecaverns.com
CHATTANOOGA BACH CHOIR - Christ Church Episcopal, 663 Douglas St. Concert featuring "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," 7:30 p.m. May 31. $20. chattanoogabachchoir.org
FRIDAY FESTIVALS - First Street square, 240 First St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Series offering live music each Friday in June kicks off with Bad Tattoo, 7 p.m. June 3. Bring your own seating. Facebook.com/marketcleveland
NIGHTFALL - Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Free summer concert headlined by Teddy Thompson, 8 p.m. June 3; Chattanooga artist Ryan Oyer opens at 7 p.m. Artists, games and food vendors set up at adjacent Miller Park. nightfallchattanooga.com
RIVERBEND FESTIVAL - Ross's Landing, 101 Riverfront Parkway. Music festival with 20-plus acts on three stages, June 3-5, headlined by Brothers Osborne on Friday (gates open at 4 p.m.), Cage the Elephant on Saturday (gates open at 2 p.m.), Jason Isbell on Sunday (gates open at 2 p.m.). Three-day wristband, $115; one-day pass $75 (Saturday sold out). riverbendfestival.com
THE SIGNAL - 1810 Chestnut St. Gwar, with Goatwhore, Nekrogoblikon and The Native Howl, 7:30 p.m. June 3. $30-$60. thesignaltn.com
SONGBIRDS - 35 Station St. End of the Line: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers, 7 p.m. June 3. $20. songbirdsfoundation.org
SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS - Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Summer season programming includes music artists and raptor shows, Friday through Sunday through Sept. 5 (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend), plus holidays and the week of July Fourth. $18-$28. seerockcity.com
SUMMER NIGHTS - Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Weekly series on outdoor stage opens June 3 with Marshall Reeves Band (formerly Michael Seabolt Band), 7-10 p.m. Free. rheaheritage.com
MUSIC & MOVIES IN MILLER - Miller Park, 928 Market St. Free summer series continues with music by Over Easy and screening of the 2021 remake of "Westside Story," June 4. Starting at 6:30 p.m., SoundCorps buskers, oversize games, artist vendors and food trucks. Bring your own seating for movie at dusk (8:30 p.m.). rivercitycompany.com
"SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT" - AMC Chattanooga 18, 5080 South Terrace, Chattanooga; UEC Theatres 14, 137 Pleasant Grove Road, McDonald, Tenn.; Hollywood 10 Cinema, 3519 S. Broad St., Scottsboro, Ala. Screenings by Turner Classic Movies to mark 45th anniversary of the 1977 film, May 29, June 1-2. Dates and ticket prices vary by theater. fathomevents.com
"SONGBIRDS: A DOCUMENTARY FILM" - Songbirds, 35 Station St. Emmy-winning film about the world's largest collection of vintage guitars, at 7 p.m. May 29. $20. songbirdsfoundation.org
"TOP GUN: MAVERICK" - Tennessee Aquarium's Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. Special screenings on six-story screen, through June 4. Show times vary. $15. tnaqua.org/imax
OUT & ABOUT
CHARLES H. COOLIDGE NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR HERITAGE CENTER - 2 W. Aquarium Way. Cocktail reception unveiling a permanent installation honoring Medal of Honor recipient Alexander Bonnyman Jr., a Knoxville Marine who was killed in action in World War II, 5-7 p.m. May 30. Special guest is the author's grandson, author Clay Bonnyman Evans. $75. mohhc.org
CHATTANOOGA FESTIVAL OF BLACK ARTS & IDEAS - Monthlong celebration to honor artists of African descent opens with awards gala and art exhibition. Multi-event VIP packages available. BlackArtsAndIdeasFest.com
- June 4: RBG Ball, 6:30 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Black-tie formal, named for the colors of the African flag (red, black, green), includes cocktails, dinner, awards and dance. $50.
- June 5: "The Fire Next Time" art exhibition inspired by the literary works of James Baldwin, 5 p.m. at Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Includes lecture by Jody Harris and artist talk. Free.
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 29: Street Food Festival
- June 5: Sunday Funday
THE COMEDY CATCH - 29 Station St. thecomedycatch.com
- May 29: Aaron Weber, 7:30 p.m. (final show). $17-$19.
- June 1: Open Mic Night for up-and-coming talents, 7:30 p.m. $7.
- June 3-4: Chance Willie, 7:30 p.m. both nights. $17-$19.
DIXIE HIGHWAY YARD SALE - U.S. 41 through North Georgia. Roadside bargains on 90-mile route from Ringgold to Marietta, June 3-5 (participation varies). Includes High Cotton Market at Ringgold Feed & Seed Antiques, 403 High St. (Friday and Saturday only). ringgoldfeedandseed.com
FREE FISHING DAY - Georgia Department of Natural Resources plans two, June 4 and June 11, coinciding with start and finish of National Fishing and Boating Week (a third opportunity comes Sept. 24). Free Fishing Day in Tennessee and Alabama is June 11. gadnr.org
GOLDEN NEEDLES SEWING MINISTRY - Family Life Center at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road. Group meets 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays (next: June 2) to sew gifts for residents of nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. Sewing ability not required. Cotton fabric donations welcome. 423-877-5742
HONEYBEE FESTIVAL - 100 LaFayette Square, LaFayette, Ga. Street fair with arts, crafts and food vendors, barbecue competition, pageant, music headlined by country star Randy Houser, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. June 4. Parking at LaFayette Recreation Department, 638 S. Main St. Free admission. mycityoflafayettega.org
LITTLE OWL FESTIVAL - Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Includes hawk release, vendors, storytelling, dance demonstrations, local music, 5K, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4. Included in regular admission $3-$6. chattanoogaaudubon.org
KEEP CALM AND SIP TEA - Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 201 High St. Afternoon tea celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, with four courses of treats prepared by Sharon Gilley, former owner of The English Rose tea room, seatings at 1 and 3 p.m. June 5. $55 ages 13 and older, $35 ages 4-12. RSVP: 423-267-7176
NOOGA SPLASH - Chester Frost Park, 2389 N. Gold Point Circle. Inflatable aqua park now open daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. all other days. $16-$38. noogasplash.com
RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET - 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. rabbitvalleyfarmersmarket.com
- May 30: Memorial Day Celebration with music by Nick Crook, 4 p.m., and the Mandi Strachota Band, 6:30 p.m. Event will raise money for Ringgold's flag fund.
- June 4: Farm, Food & Fitness events, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with music by Kyle Phelan.
REFLECTION RIDING - 400 Garden Road. reflectionriding.org
- Fridays: Meet Our Animal Ambassadors, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.
- Saturdays: Raptor Reflections, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 nonmembers.
- Saturdays: Vulture Adventure, 11 a.m.-noon. $15-$20.
RK GUN SHOW - Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendors with guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29 (last day). $6-$14. rkshows.com
SOAK YA - Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga. Water park's opening weekend continues, 1-7 p.m. May 29, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 30. "Dry side" opens one hour earlier and closes 30 minutes to one hour later than the water rides. $40 ages 3-59, $30 ages 1-2 and 60+. lakewinnie.com
TENNESSEE PIRATE FEST - 550 Fiske Road, Harriman, Tenn. Family festival with skits by professional entertainers, music, comedy, costume contests, beach volleyball, pirate Olympics, treasure hunts, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. May 29-30. $9-$19. tmfaire.com
AREA 61 GALLERY - 721 Broad St. "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" paintings by Cindy Procious, through June. area61gallery.com
THE ARTS CENTER - 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Open Exhibit & Art Competition, through June 24. athensartscouncil.org
AVA GALLERY - 30 Frazier Ave. Tennessee Watercolor Society's 50th anniversary exhibition, through June 24. 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
CREATIVE ARTS GUILD - 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Gallery opening and reception for artists Susie Greer and Lois Songster, 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 3. creativeartsguild.org
HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART - 10 Bluff View. June 2: Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m., with free admission to the permanent collection, $5 nonmember adults to view current exhibit, "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration"; Studio Sessions: Chatt and Comix, 6-7:30 p.m., a beginner-friendly workshop to draw your own comic, $20 members, $25 nonmembers (must register). huntermuseum.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
IN-TOWN GALLERY - 26A Frazier Ave. intowngallery.com
- Through May 31: "Whack and Blite Show" (black and white art).
- June 1-30: "Food for the Body or Soul." Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 3.
NORTHSIDE GALLERY - Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Moments With Monet," through June 21. 423-266-1766
RIVER GALLERY - 400 E. Second St. Works by Brad Schweiger and David Swanagin, through June. river-gallery.com
TENNESSEE AQUARIUM - 1 Broad St. "Washed Ashore," works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30. tnaqua.org
BROADWAY SERIES - Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. "Hairspray," all-new touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical based on John Waters' 1988 film, 7:30 p.m. May 31-June 2. $38-$83. tivolichattanooga.com
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE - 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Ticket prices vary. ccplayhouse.com
> Through May 31: Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express."
> Through Aug. 11: "On Golden Pond."
OBVIOUS DAD - UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. Rajiv Joseph's "Gruesome Playground Injuries," 2:30 p.m. May 29, 7:30 p.m. June 3-4, 2:30 p.m. June 5. $15. obviousdad.com
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