Contributed Photo from Jack Cash / Nooga Splash, an inflatable water park, opens this weekend off the beach at Chester Frost Park.

Chances to fly in a World War II plane, see a movie in the park and watch Ironman competitors swim, bike and run through the Chattanooga area are among upcoming entertainment offerings.

* McLemore Songwriters Series kicks off Thursday at McLemore Cove, 785 Canyon Ridge Road in Rising Fawn, Georgia. Leading off the monthly series is Patrick Davis, who has collaborated with Jewel, Darius Rucker and Guy Clark, and toured with Vince Gill, Rucker and Hootie & the Blowfish. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Bier Garden. Tickets are $40 ($150 for the season).

* "Power, Passion & Pose": The Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, will open this new exhibition Thursday with an Art Wise talk by the photographers who created the works. New Yorkers Ken Browar & Deborah Ory choreographed the movements of world-renowned dancers for images that meld haute couture with athleticism. So dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, for instance, may be going through their moves dressed in clothing by Oscar de la Renta. The exhibition will open for viewing at 5 p.m., and their talk will begin at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $20 for nonmembers.

* The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., will feature Manic Focus, the electronic music project of John "JmaC" McCarten, a Denver-based producer with roots in funk, soul and new-era hip-hop, along with Tryezz, Cuddlefish and Magic of Science, at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $20-$60. Friday's show by Brent Cobb and Kendell Marvel is sold out. The following week features the monthly roller-skating session, Wednesday on Wheels, at 7 p.m. for $15. DJ Dutty Laundry presides.

* Chattanooga Burger Week, featuring $6 burger specials, continues though Sunday at 16 restaurants and two food trucks. You can download a "passport" to earn points for prizes, or just show up and chow down.

* Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day: It should be easy to spot any boating enthusiasts in your workplace Friday, when the National Safe Boating Council is asking that they wear their life jackets to work. The day is part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort to encourage responsible boating. If you play along, you could be randomly selected to win a prize by posting a photo of yourself in a life jacket on social media with the hashtag #lifejacketatwork and tagging @boatingcampaign. We're guessing high-water pants would complete the outfit. Odd as these dry-ground accessories might seem, the day has a serious purpose. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of five recreational boating fatalities in 2019 and that 86% of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. National Safe Boating Week follows May 22-28.

* The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road in Pelham, Tennessee, will host jam band Moe. at 7 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday in the above-ground amphitheater. Tickets may be reserved for either night ($65-$85) or both nights ($130-$170).

* AirPower History Tour: Your chance to see — and even fly in — a World War II plane comes this weekend as this national air tour lands at Wilson Air Center, 932 Jubilee Drive near Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. The attending aircraft are a B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of the war; a P-51 Mustang Gunfighter, considered the premier fighter of all theaters; T-6 Texan, used to train aviators; Boeing Stearman, an open-cockpit biplane; and a T-34 Mentor, once the primary trainer for the U.S. Air Force. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, though some planes will be in the skies for booked flights part of the time. Access costs $20 for adults, $10 children 11-17, free for children 10 and younger. Rides range from $249 to about $3,100 depending on the plane (as available) and length of flight.

* The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., will welcome Big Eddie Caylor and G.R. Goodwin in separate shows this weekend. Caylor, the unofficial "Mayor of Ooltewah" who has co-written country song parodies with Cledus T. Judd, performs at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with tickets priced at $16 and $18. Goodwin returns for a friends night with D.J. Lewis, Eric Foster and Luke Marter at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a $20 ticket.

* Sunset Cinema: Chattanooga's Open Spaces will screen two films this month at Miller Park, 910 Market St., starting Saturday with "Up." The night's nonprofit partner is the Creative Discovery Museum. Yard games, vendors and food trucks will be set up by 7:30 p.m., and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m. The seating you bring will determine where you sit: blankets in the front, chairs in the back. 423-643-6884

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Disney/Pixar Photo / The 2009 computer-animated film "Up" will be screened in the first installment of Sunset Cinema at Miller Park on Saturday.

* Chattanooga Red Wolves will be at full capacity for the first home match at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, at 7 p.m. Saturday. They'll play the Fort Lauderdale Club de Futbol, which, it should be noted, is co-owned by former British soccer player David Beckham. Tickets start at $14.

* Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, has two programs scheduled Saturday. The Interactive Raptor Workshop, focusing on the care and training of birds of prey, is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $250, which includes lunch. The Medicinal Plant Ramble, 9-11 a.m., will show participants how to safely use plants for healing. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers.

* Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St., also has two programs scheduled Saturday. For Birding @ the Farm, 9-10:30 a.m., members of the Chattanooga Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will point out the different species. The event is free, but reservations are required. The Soap Making class will walk participants through the cold-process method. Cost is $40.

* Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will offer a virtual program on "The Food That Fueled the Civil War and Built America" at 2 p.m. Saturday. The program examines the food issued to soldiers and how the country transitioned into mass food production to deal with the growing U.S. population. Get free access via the park's social media.,

* Nooga Splash, an inflatable water park, will open for its second season this weekend at Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle in Hixson. The floating attraction includes an array of slides, monkey bars, agility-testing obstacles and climbing towers. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Starting in June, the park will be open seven days a week. Tickets may be reserved for a session ($18.99 for 50 minutes) or the season.

* Chattanooga Market marks the return of live music on Sunday. Katrina Barclay performs at 12:30 p.m. and Ryan Oyer at 2 p.m. Nearly 200 farmers, artists and food trucks from the region will be set up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Admission is free.

* Ironman 70.3: This Half Ironman competition, in which athletes swim 1.4 miles in the Tennessee River, bike 56 miles into North Georgia and back, and run two loops through downtown Chattanooga before crossing the finish line at Ross's Landing, is Sunday. Look to the Times Free Press for complete coverage.

* The Big Fig, as the Figment Chamber Ensemble is known, will be featured in the Northshore Karass Performing Arts Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Chattanooga Theatre Center, 400 River St. The ensemble, founded by Chattanooga musician Ben Van Winkle, will perform Copland's Clarinet Concerto, Scott McAllister's clarinet rhapsody "Black Dog," "Misty," "Nafulo's Leave" and the premiere of a composition by Chattanooga clarinetist Gordan Inman. Tickets are $10. 423-267-8534,

* Chattanooga Lookouts are back Tuesday to start a six-game home series against the Tennessee Smokies. Games start at 7:15 p.m. May 25-29, 2:15 p.m. May 30 at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Promotions include buy one, get one general-admission tickets with a Food City ValuCard on Tuesday and a downloadable coupon to your Chick-fil-A app on Wednesday. General-admission seats are $8 adults, $6 children 3-12 and seniors 55 and older. Box seats are $9 and $11.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.