Things to do in the Chattanooga area this week: Film festival, Summerween, Chipper Jones appearance and more

Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / Carved watermelons sit on a table during Summerween in Patten Square on July 16, 2022. The summer celebration of Halloween returns June 24.
Staff file photo by Matt Hamilton / Carved watermelons sit on a table during Summerween in Patten Square on July 16, 2022. The summer celebration of Halloween returns June 24.


ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Art From the Hart," by Chattanooga's Hart Gallery artist collective, through June 23.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. "Shades of Black," group exhibition in partnership with Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, through July 14.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "Let's Celebrate Queer Pride," by local artists, through July 1.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Something for Children" community show, through July 30.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "From Coffee to Cocktails," by Jennie Kirkpatrick, through June 30.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. "Jews, Blues & All That Jazz," with works by 12 artists, through Aug. 4.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102. "The Artists' Overview" by 18 local artists, through July 31. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 14 area artists, including members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Aug. 31. 423-266-1766

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop. Spring show, through July 28.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by Joe Hobbs, Lynn Whipple and Maralyn Wilson, through June 30.

RUBY FALLS — 1720 S. Scenic Highway. "Through the Lens: The Life and Legacy of Horace Brazelton," the first African American to open a professional photography studio in Chattanooga, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 15. Free admission; Ruby Falls tickets sold separately.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St.

— June 24: Open studios, 3-5 p.m.

— Through July 1: "Sex Ecologies: Becoming Plastic."

— Through July 8: "Y'all Don't Hear Me: The Black Appalachia," part of Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas.


CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL — Read House, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. Tenth anniversary presentation, June 23-29, with special events, including Pint Night and masquerade party, at other venues. Includes appearances by actors, filmmakers and authors.



— June 18: Beppe Gambetta, 7:30 p.m. $20.

— June 21: Ahleuchatistas: Parish, Dunn & Piechocki, co-produced by Shaking Ray Levi Society, 7:30 p.m. $10-$20.

— June 23: Aaron Irwin's Wobegon Trio featuring Mike Baggetta, 7:30 p.m. $15-$20.


— June 20: Nick Shoulders and the Okay Crawdad Band on Best Western tour, with Hannah Juanita, 8 p.m. $20-$25.

— June 23: The Breakfast Club, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

— June 24: Brandon Davis, with Wesley Pace, 8 p.m. $15-$20.

BLACK DADS MATTER FATHER'S DAY GOSPEL/JAZZ BRUNCH — Waterhouse Pavilion, Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Brunch at 12:30 p.m. and concert by performers of Chattanooga Theatre Centre production of "The Color Purple," 2 p.m. June 18. Closes with Extraordinary Father of the Year Award. $45.

BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL — The Farm, 1560 New Bushy Branch Road, Manchester, Tenn. Foo Fighters among 30 acts performing on final day, June 18. General admission: $175 one day.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. X (the band) with Squirrel Nut Zippers, 8 p.m. June 23. $59.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. The

Tartan Terrors, 7:30 p.m. CDT June 22. $30.

FRIDAY NIGHTS IN THE PARK — Angel Park, University Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. Live music by Jettison, 6 p.m. June 23. Food and drink available from local restaurants. Runs through July 21 but no show June 30 or July 7. Free admission.

GOSPEL JUBILEE — First Baptist Church, 201 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Features Pastor Marcellus Barnes and Voices of Triumph and seven other acts in fundraiser for Walker County African American Multicultural Memorial Park, 3 p.m. June 25. $15 before June 21, $20 after.

THE GRANFALLOON — 400 E. Main St. Nightfall after-party by YGTUT & The Plug Band, with The House, 9:30 p.m. June 23 (postponed from June 8). $12.

HICKORY VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH — 2320 Hickory Valley Road. Mark Trammel Quartet in concert, 6-7:30 p.m. June 24. Free; offering will be received.

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Brit Floyd: Celebrating 50 Years of "The Dark Side of the Moon," 7:30 p.m. June 18. $35-$75.

MUSIC AND MONOLOGUES WITH DAVID GREENBERGER — Barkings Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. The artist returns to Chattanooga to speak about the prepandemic conversations he taped with participants in Adult Day Services at Signal Centers and play selections from the album of musical monologues he developed, "Good Perspective," 1 p.m. June 21. Free admission.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer music series, June 23, rain or shine. Local act Red Pawn opens at 7 p.m.; Ping Rose headlines at 8 p.m. Food trucks and art market start at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Park across M.L. King Boulevard.

NOKIAN TYRES SUMMER NIGHTS — Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market St., Dayton, Tenn. Concert series continues with Common Ground, 7 p.m. June 23. Bring your own seating. Free admission.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. The Secret Sisters, 7 p.m. June 24. $25-$28.

SONGWRITERS COLLECTIVE — Gate 11 Distillery, 1400 Market St. Monthly open mic to share original songs, plus workshop or featured songwriter each month (third Wednesdays), 7 p.m.-9 p.m. June 21.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St. Performance by the Baldi Gerycz Duo for release of "Blessed Repair," 7 p.m. June 22.

SUBFEST — Stove Works courtyard, 1250 E. 13th St. Outdoor music festival with six bands from Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta and Athens, Ga., 3-10:30 p.m. June 24. Free.

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Live entertainment by country, folk and bluegrass artists, raptor shows and seasonal foods, weekends through Sept. 4, plus daily June 30-July 9. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. starting Aug. 14. $20-$30.

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION — Walden Peak Farm, 141 U.S. 127, Signal Mountain. Faun Fables concert, with giant puppet performance and Lon Eldridge opening, 7-9:30 p.m. June 21. $15-$20. Veggie dinner available 6-7 for $10.

WELCOME TO SUMMER CONCERT — Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, 220 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Ben Chapman, Iron Horse, Neon Moon and Low Down Revival, with food vendors and raffle, 6 p.m. June 24. Fundraiser for Crossroads Unity Family Park for Persons of All Abilities. $11-$79.


100 DINNER — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Annual dinner and auction fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. June 24. Sold out.

ATHENS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BENEFIT — McMinn County High School, 2215 S. Congress Parkway, Athens, Tenn. Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones speaks and takes questions, 6 p.m. June 24. $25-$250 (dinner and VIP options).

BEER OF THE MONTH — Taco Mac, 423 Market St. Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery promotion features giveaways starting at 5 p.m. each Thursday: poker chip, June 22; bottle opener, June 29.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays with farm produce, artisan foods, flowers, arts, crafts, live music and food trucks. Free admission.

— June 18: Father's Day Blues & Brews. Music by the Graysin Slade Band at 12:30 p.m., Rick Rushing III at 2 p.m.

— June 25: Sunday Funday with music by Addie Levy and Butch Ross.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Market of handmade arts, crafts and other products, plus artisan foods, food trucks and live music, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays through October. Free admission.

CLEVELAND BRADLEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY — 795 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Ongoing centennial events.

— June 24: Centennial Con, celebrating 100 years of comics and media, with local artists and vendors, cosplay and art contests, face painting, displays by area comic book stores, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

— June 25: Tours of the new and old facilities, 2-4 p.m. (repeats other months). Register:

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— June 21: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— June 22: Next Level Comedy Showcase, 7:30 p.m. $12.

— June 23-24: Paul Ollinger, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday. $19-$22.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. Opening of newest renovated exhibit, "Unearthed," the dinosaur exhibit formerly known as Excavation Station, noon-5 p.m. June 24. (members-only access 8:30 a.m.-noon). $17 ages 2 and up.

DADS THROW FREE — Craft Axe Throwing, 619 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Four-day Father's Day ax-throwing promotion, 2-9 p.m. June 18, 4-9 p.m. June 19-21. Reservations recommended.

EXPERIENTIAL EV RIDE AND DRIVE — The Bend racetrack, 1067 Riverfront Parkway. Test-drive electric vehicles and e-bikes from multiple dealerships, with food trucks, music and vendors, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 24.

HAM RADIO FIELD DAY — Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department Training Center, 9108 Snow Hill Road, Ooltewah. Ham radio operators with the Tennessee Valley DX Association demonstrate communication abilities in simulated emergency situations, an Amateur Radio Relay League event, 2 p.m. June 24-5 p.m. June 25 (27 hours).

HIXSON FARMERS MARKET — St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Features local farmers, gardeners and artists, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Live music on first Saturdays, free pancake breakfast on third Saturdays.

JUNETEENTH — Events coordinated by Unity Group of Chattanooga.

— June 19: Guided tours at Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tours focus on George Jordan, other Black Medal of Honor recipients, the Buffalo Soldiers and the United States Colored Troops. Admission fees.

— June 19: Juneteenth National Freedom Day parade, 1 p.m. from Peeples Street (lineup starts at 12:30 p.m.) to Miller Park, 910 Market St., for gala at 2 p.m. celebrating 50 years of hip-hop.

— Through June 19: Community book drive with The Book & Cover, 1310 Hanover St., to purchase books from a curated collection of titles to be distributed for free to school-age children.

MOBILE HUNTERS EXPO — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Trade show for hunters and outdoorsmen, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 24. $18 either day.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Registration required.

— June 21: Hike with Civil War historian Jim Ogden, 6:30-9 p.m. $15-$20.

— June 23: Get Schooled: Native Animals, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (plus other Fridays). By donation.

— June 23-24: Get Schooled: Barn Owls, 1-1:45 p.m. (plus other Fridays and Saturdays). $25-$30 (free for children 12 and younger).

— June 24: Floating Through the Forest, guided canoe trip down Lookout Creek, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25-$30.

STABLE 41 FARMERS MARKET — 214 First St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

— June 18: Father's Day Market, 1-4 p.m.

— June 22: Thursday Fresh Market, 3-6 p.m.

— June 25: Chef Demo Market: Fresh and in Season, 1-4 p.m.

SUMMERWEEN — Patten Square, 818 Georgia Ave. Summer version of Halloween with all-ages costume contests, watermelon carving contest (bring carved watermelon with you), trick-or-treating, live music, unique art vendors, 6-10 p.m. June 24. Free admission.

TENNESSEE PROMISE — Volunteer work events in 38 Tennessee state parks for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill community service hours and open to anyone willing to take part in beautification projects, June 24. Includes Booker T. Washington, Harrison Bay, Cumberland Mountain, Hiwassee/Ocoee River and Old Stone Fort.

WALKER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — Exclusive to vendors within 25 miles; 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Walker County Agricultural Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at 100 E. Villanow St., LaFayette, Ga.


CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Men's professional team vs. Club de Lyon, 7:30 p.m. June 24. $11-$45.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds in last game of home series vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas, 2:15 p.m. June 18. Promotions: Catch on the Field (tennis balls provided); Kids Run the Bases; free general-admission tickets with a donation of canned goods to Chattanooga Area Food Bank. $7-$12.

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Mountain City Club of Chattanooga vs. Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga, 1 p.m. June 24. Free.


ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. "Tuck Everlasting: The Musical," 2 p.m. June 18 (final show). $12-$16.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "The Piano Lesson," part of Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, 2:30 p.m. June 18, 7 p.m. June 22, 8 p.m. June 23-24, 2:30 p.m. June 25. $20-$25.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

— Through July 27: "The Trip to Bountiful." $19-$35.

— Through Aug. 13: Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical." $19-$35.

OBVIOUS DAD — UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Roland Carter St. Regional premiere of "Sagittarius Ponderosa," 2:30 p.m. June 18, 7:30 p.m. June 23-24, 2:30 p.m. June 25, 7:30 p.m. June 30-July 1, 2:30 p.m. July 2.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "Robin Hood," 2 p.m. June 18, 7:30 p.m. June 23-24, 2 p.m. June 25. $12-$14.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.