Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / Fans enjoy the game between the Chattanooga Lookouts and the Rocket City Trash Pandas at AT&T Field on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Chattanooga, Tenn. After having their 2020 season cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and having their opening day game postponed due to weather the previous day, the Chattanooga Lookouts hosted the River City Trash Pandas for their first home game in over 600 days.

Chattanooga Beer Fest is sold out, but there's more fun to be had over the Memorial Day weekend, including the opening of Lake Winnie's water park, a new Imax movie and a street festival in Ringgold, Georgia.

* "Peaky Blinders" happy hour: "Men always tell their secrets to a barmaid," says "Peaky Blinders'" Grace Burgess. See if that's true Thursday as the Read House presents a happy hour themed to the British period crime drama. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character, or in any 1920s-style attire, to enjoy live music, specialty craft cocktails and Chattanooga Whiskey tastings from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Bar & Billiards Room at the historic hotel, 107 W. M.L. King Blvd. 423-266-4121

* Local musicians outdoors: Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., welcomes singer/songwriter Amber Fults 7-9 p.m. Thursday as part of the Chattanooga Song Circle of listening-room experiences. Tickets are $12.50 in advance (, 423-624-5347), $15 at the door. Pax Breu Ruim, 516 E. Main St., hosts Adjective Trio, an original instrumental group, at 7 p.m. Saturday. 423-648-4677

* Chattanooga Lookouts are at home against the Tennessee Smokies. Promotions include Thirsty Thursday drink specials, a stadium bag giveaway to the first 250 fans on Friday, a used car giveaway on Saturday and Military Appreciation on Sunday, when all veterans and active-duty military and their families get in free (general-admission seats). Games start at 7:15 p.m., except for Sunday's at 2:15. General admission is $8 adults, $6 children 3-12 and seniors 55 and older. Box seats are $9 and $11. AT&T Field is at 201 Power Alley.

* Lee University's International Piano Festival, a competition for high school students, will be presented virtually. Public events include recitals by director Jonathon Jung on Thursday and by guest artists Christopher Harding and Thomas Lanners on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Each livestream starts at 6:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

* "Greater Tuna," presented by the Ocoee Theatre Guild, will end its run at The Venue Creekside, 527 W. Inman St. in Cleveland, Tennessee. The comedy is set in a fictional Texas town filled with eccentric characters. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15.

* The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Road in Pelham, Tennessee, hosts country singer/songwriter Margo Price, with her guitarist/husband Jeremy Ivey, at 7 p.m. CDT Friday in the above-ground amphitheater. Tickets are $60-$85.

* Bonnaroo Farm, 1560 New Bushy Branch Road, Manchester, Tennessee, has two concerts scheduled this weekend. Billy Strings, a guitar virtuoso and bluegrass performer, plays at 8 p.m. CDT Friday. Tickets are sold in four-person pods starting at $56.25 per person; or watch the livestream for $19.99. Country artist Jon Pardi performs Saturday, with special guest Jameson Rodgers. Tickets start at $99 for a four-person pod; $35 for general admission on the lawn.

* 1890s Day Jamboree is Friday and Saturday in Ringgold, Georgia. This annual street festival includes food, arts and crafts vendors; live music on multiple stages; children's activities; Saturday morning parade through downtown (11 a.m.); classic car cruise-in (at Ringgold First Baptist, 7611 Nashville St.) and a fireworks finale (10 p.m.). Admission is free.

* Rummage sale: Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist Church, 2645 LaFayette Road, will hold its annual rummage sale 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds support missions and other outreach programs. 706-866-0232

* The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., will welcome Landry to the stage this weekend. The R-rated shows start at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16-$18.

* Forward Festival, an all-ages music, art and camping event, is Friday through Sunday at Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Road in LaFayette, Georgia. Dozens of acts are scheduled on two stages, with roots musician Oliver Wood headlining. Tickets are available per day or as a three-day pass ($50 and $100 in advance).

* Summer Music Weekends are returning to Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Event hours are 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. every Friday through Sunday (plus holidays through Labor Day and the entire Fourth of July week). The regulars are Matt Downer, "Voice" finalist Amber Carrington, Highbeams and Tarryn Aimee Smith, with special guests on select Fridays. Raptor shows, hosted by Wings To Soar, also are returning, with seven shows daily. Events are included in regular admission: $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12.

* Tennessee Aquarium's Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St., on Friday opens "Great Bear Rainforest 3D," exploring the rare, white-furred bears found only in a remote corner of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, a 16-million-acre wilderness. Through Memorial Day, the film will be screened at 11 a.m., 1:15, 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, screenings are at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $8.

* SoakYa water park opens Saturday at Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Holiday weekend hours for SoakYa are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 1-7 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Memorial Day. (The dry side of the park is open earlier and later.) All-inclusive admission costs $36.95 per person (discounts for youngest and oldest guests). Discounts on season passes are available through 11:59 p.m. May 28.

* Sunset Cinema: The family film "Guardians of the Galaxy" will screen at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller Park, 928 Market St. Yard games, vendors and food trucks will be set up by 7:30 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Admission is free, but donations of canned goods will be accepted for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. 423-643-6884

* Professional soccer: Both of Chattanooga's pro teams have home matches Saturday. Chattanooga Red Wolves play the Richmond Kickers at 7 p.m. at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets start at $14 at Chattanooga Football Club plays the Maryland Bobcats FC at 7:30 p.m. at Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Tickets are $7-$13 at

* National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way, will animate the Tennessee Aquarium plaza this weekend with events including Civil War artillery demonstrations (no firing) and concerts by the Air National Guard Band of the South. Activities are scheduled 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A meet-and-greet with Medal of Honor recipient Mike Rose is set for 1 p.m. Saturday inside the center.


See the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center schedule here


* RK Gun Show is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Admission is $10 adults, $4 children.

Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.