TO DO SUNDAY
> International Axe Throwing Day includes at least two celebrations in Chattanooga. Craft Axe Throwing, 619 Camp Jordan Parkway, will be open 2-9 p.m. with a competition to see who can throw the most bullseyes in a row. Throwers among Craft Axe locations will be attempting a new World Axe Throwing League record, which stands at 406 participants around the world throwing axes simultaneously. Throwing will be half price ($10) as part of the celebration. Civil Axe Throwing, 409 Market St., also will offer half-price throwing ($10) 1-9:30 p.m. Sunday. craftaxethrowing.com
QUICK LOOK AT THE WEEK
> Juneteenth, which commemorates an emancipation order read in Texas on June 19, 1865, will be celebrated with two festivals in Chattanooga on Saturday, June 19. Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St., will hold its inaugural Juneteenth Festival noon-5 p.m. with a goal of bringing Chattanooga communities together for a day a celebration, fellowship and support for Black-owned small businesses. Food trucks and more than 20 vendors selling art, handmade jewelry, holistic skin products and other items will be on-site. The Juneteenth Independence Day All Schools Block Party & Legacy Music Festival, the main event of the ongoing Chattanooga Festival of Black Art & Ideas, is scheduled 3-9 p.m. at Community Haven, 815 N. Hickory St. Food trucks and field games will be available to festivalgoers, who may bring picnics if they wish, along with lawn chairs for seating. See more events on the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas schedule as well as screenings of Juneteenth-inspired movies in the Bobby Stone Film Series in the calendar listings below.
> Wanderlinger Music and Arts Festival will debut next weekend at Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. The three-day celebration features performances by three dozen musical acts, including Strung Like a Horse, Cold Planet, Opposite Box and Milele Roots, along with late-night DJ sets and a drag rave, plus art displays and demonstrations. One-day admission is $40 Friday or Saturday, $30 Sunday; a three-day pass is $100 on eventbrite.com. You must be 21 or older to attend.
OUT & ABOUT
CARIBBEAN RUM DINNER — Feed Table & Tavern, 201 W. Main St. Four-course chef dinner, 6:30 p.m. June 17. $65. feedtableandtavern.com
CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Soccer match against Stumptown AC, 7:30 p.m. June 19. $7-$15. chattanoogafc.com
CHATTANOOGA WRITERS GUILD — Spring Writing Contest entries due June 15. Four categories of competition: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative Culinary Creation (with optional recipe). chattanoogawritersguild.org
THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Clean comedy with Jeff Allen, 7:30 p.m. June 17-18, 6 and 8:30 p.m. June 19. thecomedycatch.com
THE CORNER MARKET ON 55TH — The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. Neighborhood pop-up market with 30 vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19. facebook.com
LOOKOUTS BASEBALL — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Final game of home series between Chattanooga Lookouts and Pensacola Blue Wahoos, 2:15 p.m. June 13. Kids can run the bases after the game. $6-$11. lookouts.com
MASTER GARDENERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY — Third Saturday class, Installing a Microjet Irrigation System in Your Garden, 10 a.m.-noon June 19 on Zoom. Free. mghc.org
SOUTHERN SUMMER SENSATION CELEBRITY FASHION EXPOSÉ — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Runway fashion shows, designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, barbers and nail technicians, 6-11 p.m. June 19. Performance by rapper Mystikal and Chattanooga's Royal Envy Dance Team. $25-$50. mystikalfashionexpose.eventbrite.com
TOAST THE TERRACE — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Party on the newly renovated, open-air River Terrace, 7:30-10:30 p.m. June 18. Includes live jazz, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, pop-up performing arts experiences, DJ after sunset. $125. huntermuseum.org
CHATTANOOGA FESTIVAL OF BLACK ARTS & IDEAS — Chattanooga. Free unless otherwise noted. blackartsandideasfest.com
> June 18: Artist to Artist: A Round Table, 6-8 p.m. at Keeody Gallery, 756 W. M.L. King Blvd.
> June 18: Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival, 8:30 p.m. at Community Haven, 815 N. Hickory St.
>June 19: Scratching Your Roots: Black Genealogy Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon in the C.C. Bond Humanities Building at Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway.
> June 19: Juneteenth Independence Day All Schools Block Party & Legacy Music Festival, 3-9 p.m. at Community Haven, 815 N. Hickory St.
> June 20: Black Dads Matter Jazz Brunch Cruise, with announcement of Extraordinary Black Dad award winner (submit nominations online), 1:30-3:30 p.m. aboard the Southern Belle riverboat, 201 Riverfront Parkway. $35 adults, $10 children.
TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL — Downtown Dayton, Tenn. Spring festival delayed from May and scaled back (no parade or carnival this year). tnstrawberryfestival.com
> June 17: Strawberry Baking Contest, 6 p.m., Rhea County Welcome Center, 107 Main St. Submit entry forms online by 4 p.m. June 15. Judging at 5:30 p.m., with free public tastings to follow.
> June 18: Entertainment on Centennial Park Stage, 385 Second Ave., 5-9:30 p.m.
> June 18-19: Arts, crafts and food vendors on the Rhea County Courthouse lawn, 1475 Market St., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Family Fun Area, 375 Church St. (near the courthouse), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.
> June 19: Cruise-in, 9 a.m., beginning at Market and Main streets; entertainment on Centennial Park Stage, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; gospel music on Courthouse Stage, 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. Concerts start at 7 p.m. CDT in above-ground amphitheater. thecaverns.com/shows
> June 19: Crowder. Sold out.
> June 20: Twiddle. $45-$75.
CONCERTS ON THE LAWN — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. Weekly series concludes with the Natti Love Joys, 7 p.m. June 17; happy hour starts at 6 p.m. $10-$15. theatrecentre.com
NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Performances by local acts Rick Rushing and Davey Smith with the Pearl Snap Preachers, 7 p.m. June 18. Artisans, lawn games and family activities at adjacent Miller Park. Free. nightfallchattanooga.com
NORTHSHORE KARASS PERFORMING ARTS SERIES — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. theatrecentre.com. Counterpoint Trio (Gordon Inman, clarinet; J.P. Brian-Slack, violin; and Tim Henson-Hinck, piano, 7 p.m. June 15, with choreographed dance by Dillon Davis of Chattanooga Ballet. $5-$10.
RIVERFRONT NIGHTS — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Performance by Trigger Hippie, with Three Star Revival opening, 7 p.m. June 19. Free. riverfrontnights.com
SEWANEE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL — University of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee, Tenn. Summer training program for young classical musicians features public performances June 19-July 18, including the Opening Faculty Concert, 7:30 p.m. CDT June 19 in Guerry Auditorium. $20 in person or virtual. Season pass for all events $100. ssmf.sewanee.edu
THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. thesignaltn.com
> June 13: Lost Dog Street Band, with Matt Heckler, 8 p.m. $25.
> June 17: Dirty Honey, with Joyous Wolf, 8 p.m. $20-$30.
> June 18: Susto on Rogue Acoustic Tour, with Rose Hotel, 8 p.m. $20-$30.
> June 19: Josh Kiser, 8 p.m. $20-$25.
SOUNDS OF SUMMER — Market Park Pavilion, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. September Song performs in free summer concert series, 7:30 p.m. June 19. www.facebook.com/SOSAthensTN
TUNED IN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL — Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road, LaFayette, Ga. Final day of indie rock performances, June 13. Day passes available. Facebook.com
WOODSHOP LISTENING ROOM — 5500 St. Elmo Ave. Spencer Thomas in listening and recording session, 8 p.m. June 18. $15. eventbrite.com
BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. "Summer Spectacular" lineup of films through July. $10-$12 unless otherwise noted. tivolichattanooga.com
> June 13: "Hairspray," 2 and 6 p.m.
>June 15: "The Princess and the Frog," kids matinee, 10:30 a.m. $5.
> June 18: "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975," 7 p.m.
> June 19: "Miss Juneteenth," 3 p.m. and "Queen of Katwe," 7 p.m.
>' June 20: "Field of Dreams," 2 p.m. and "Tombstone," 6 p.m.
ARTS BUILD — 301 E. 11th St. "Branoogan" show by Nat Stepney, The Artist 7 and Jody Harris, 7-10 p.m. June 19. 470-587-9434.
GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga spring show, through July 23. email@example.com
NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Spring Showcase," through June 22 (available online through June 30). 423-266-1766, northsidepresbyterian.org/the-northside-gallery
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000, ccplayhouse.com
> Through June 24: "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," rated PG-13.
> June 15-Aug. 5: "Driving Miss Daisy," rated PG.
Find more events, and add your own, at ChattanoogaNow.com.
Contact Lisa Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6281.
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