* Chattanooga Market will celebrate Father's Day on Sunday with a Blues & Brews theme. Rick Rushing will supply the music, and craft beers will be among the draws for dads. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Free admission.

* Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, has a discounted carload rate if you want to treat dad to a day at the North Georgia amusement park and its SoakYa water park. A carload of five guests will pay $125 for entry (normally it would cost about $185). Additional guests will pay $25 each. Sunday hours are noon-7 p.m.

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Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Treat dad to a trip to the amusement park using Lake Winnepesaukah's special carload pricing on Father's Day.

* Chattanooga Red Wolves, a USL League One professional soccer team, will play North Carolina FC at 7 p.m. Sunday at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets start at $14.

* Jam band Twiddle has the honor of being the first act to return to the subterranean stage at The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road in Pelham, Tennessee. They'll play a special acoustic set underground at 6 p.m. Sunday before emerging for their full show in the outdoor amphitheater at 7 p.m. (all times are Central). Tickets are $45-$75.



* International Make Music Day is Monday, and Chattanooga will keep pace with more than 30 events.

* Chattanooga Lookouts are back at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley, starting Tuesday for a six-game home series against the Rocket City Trash Pandas. The week's promotions include fireworks on Friday night.

* Evening of Poetry: Award-winning author KB Ballentine will visit Soddy-Daisy Community Library on Thursday for a reading, discussion and book-signing starting at 7 p.m. Copies of her latest work, "Edge of the Echo," are available for purchase at the library. Ballentine lives in Chattanooga and teaches creative writing, theater arts and literature to high school and college students. Her visit is part of the library's Elevating Literacy Program. Free tickets are available through and the library's Facebook page.

* Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., will celebrate its grand reopening Friday with free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum has been closed during the pandemic, but workers were busy redesigning the displays "to tell the true story of African Americans in Chattanooga," a history that ranges from Native Americans and slavery to modern-day events. Officials say the museum offers a new experience with its reimagined collection of artifacts, interactive kiosks and videos. A ribbon-cutting will kick off the celebration, and Kofi Mawuko will play African drums throughout the day.

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Staff file photo / Officials with Bessie Smith Cultural Center promise "a new experience" for visitors during a grand reopening on Friday. The facility was redesigned while it was closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

* Freedom Fest: One of the earliest Fourth of July celebrations in the area is set for Saturday in Rainsville, Alabama. Arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment and a car, truck and motorcycle show are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at the Field of Dreams Sports Complex, 100 Rodeo Lane. Kids activities, including inflatables, a climbing wall and mechanical bull, will open at 2 p.m. Alabama native John Stone, a fixture on Nashville's Broadway music scene, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will cap off the day at 9 p.m. (all times Central).



ARTS AVENUE — 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 110. Soft opening for new venue space, 7-9 p.m. June 24. Includes music, dance, food and drink. Free but RSVP.

ARTS IN THE BURG — Alley behind Princess Theatre, 215 S. Cedar Ave. South Pittsburg, Tenn. Launch party for new arts incubator includes music on two stages, working artists, public art projects, food trucks, unveiling of community's first collaborative mural, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT June 26. Free admission except for concert by Ben Sollee and the Pop-Up Project Dance Group at 4:30 p.m. inside the theater ($17.50).

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga spring show, through July 23.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Spring Showcase," through June 22 (available online through June 30). 423-266-1766,



BOBBY STONE FILM SERIES — Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. $10-$12 unless otherwise noted.

* June 20: "Field of Dreams," 2 p.m.; "Tombstone," 6 p.m.

* June 22: Kiddie matinee, "Tom & Jerry," 10:30 a.m., $5.

* June 25: "La La Land," 7 p.m.

* June 26: "Bridge Over the River Kwai," 3 p.m.; "Wayne's World," 7 p.m.

* June 27: "Forrest Gump," 2 p.m.



CAMP GLADIATOR — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Pop-up community workout for all fitness levels presented by Nashville reps of the fitness company and Chattanooga's City Sweat, 9 a.m. June 26. Kids and pets welcome. Followed by brunch and raffle prizes. Bring a yoga mat, water and sweat towel. Free but register at


* June 20: Black Dads Matter Jazz Brunch Cruise, 1:30-3:30 p.m. aboard Southern Belle riverboat, 201 Riverfront Parkway. $35 adults, $10 children.

* June 25: Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival, 8:30 p.m. at Community Haven, 815 N. Hickory St. Free.


CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Kickoff of CTC Book Club, focusing on works that raise social issues, beginning with Kenneth Lonergan's play "Lobby Hero," 7 p.m. June 22. Free, but reservations required.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. James Gregory performs, 9:30 p.m. June 25 (remaining shows are sold out). $30-$35.

LIBERTYCON 33 — Literary sci-fi convention will be held virtually June 25-27. Guests of honor include author Patricia Briggs, author Tiffany Toland-Scott and space lawyer Arthur M. "Art" Dula and "Magical Mad Scientist" Doc Osborn.

MASTER GARDENERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY — Virtual third Thursday class, "What Is a Sustainable Landscape," 11 a.m. June 24. Free, but register for Zoom link.




* June 24: Dulcimer maestro Butch Ross live in the garden, a Chattanooga Song Circle event to support local artists, 7 p.m. $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door.

* June 25: Helen Gillet: Taking the Cello on a Joy Ride, 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Indoors with 40-person limit.


THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central.

* June 20: Twiddle, 7 p.m. $45-$75. Special underground acoustic set for all ticketholders at 6 p.m.)

* June 25-26: Trampled by Turtles, only 7 p.m. Friday tickets, with Katie Pruitt, remain (Saturday, with The Ghost of Paul Revere, and two-day packages sold out). $65-$100.


NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer concert series continues with Prince T and Ogya, 7 p.m. June 25, concluding a month showcasing local artists. Artisans and family games at adjacent Miller Park. Free admission.


RIVERFRONT NIGHTS — Ross's Landing, 100 Riverfront Parkway. Al Ghent Band headlines, with Rick Rushing opening, 7 p.m. June 26. Free admission.

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* June 25: Paul Thorn solo show, 8 p.m. $20-$30.

* June 26: The Dead Daisies, with Stereofeet, 8 p.m. $25-$35.



CHATTANOOGA LADY RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Women's amateur soccer team plays Nashville Rhythm SC, 7 p.m. June 25. $10-$15.

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional soccer team plays Greenville Triumph SC, 7 p.m. June 26.

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Minor-league baseball team vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas, 7:15 p.m. June 22 (with buy one, get one tickets with Food City ValuCard), 7:15 p.m. June 23 (with Chick-fil-A app download for free item), 7:15 p.m. June 24 (Chattahooligans Night with Chattanooga Football Club and Thirsty Thursday drink specials), 7:15 p.m. June 25, 7:15 p.m. June 26 (with used car giveaway), 2:15 p.m. June 27 (Kids Club Sunday).

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF VINTAGE BASE BALL — 6th Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Chattanooga's Lightfoot Club vs. Knoxville Holstons, 2 p.m. June 26. Free.



CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

* Through June 24: "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel," rated PG-13.

* Through Aug. 5: "Driving Miss Daisy," rated PG.


THE RINGGOLD PLAYHOUSE — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Romantic comedy "Funny Little Thing Called Love," 7:30 p.m. June 24-25; 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 26, 2 p.m. June 27. $8-$10.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "The Service at Rocky Bluff," 2:30 p.m. June 20, 7:30 p.m. June 26, 2:30 p.m. June 27. $14-$16. 423-365-7529,

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.