This story was updated on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at 6:18 p.m. to add information about NoogaSplash and correct the venue for Nightfall.
Bonnaroo's a bust, thanks to Hurricane Ida, but Valley Vibes could be an option. The music and arts festival, with a little pro wrestling thrown in for good measure, gathers some three dozen Chattanooga-area bands for a three-day weekend at Bella Sera, a 156-acre venue in Wildwood, Georgia.
Labor Day weekend also means it's closing time for Lake Winnepesaukah's SoakYa water park, NoogaSplash and Summer Music Weekends at Rock City.
Here's a chronology of the next few days in entertainment.
— Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, offers Throwback Thursday admission, which is free to the permanent collection, $5 for the featured exhibition, "Power, Passion & Pose," 4-8 p.m. Thursday. Each night this week it's also Teen Night, featuring activities organized by the museum's Teen Council, 6-7 p.m. huntermuseum.org
— Imax premieres: James McClintock, a marine biology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an expert on Earth's southernmost continent, will visit for the premiere of the Imax movie "Antarctica 3D" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tennessee Aquarium's Imax 3D Theater, 201 Chestnut St. McClintock's presentation will follow the screening and is included with admission, $8. The Imax also begins first-run screenings of Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" at 9:15 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $15. tnaqua.org/imax
— McLemore Songwriter Series features the Sunrise Cuban Jazz Quartet at 7 p.m. Thursday, the first of three concerts this month at the McLemore, 785 Canyon Ridge Road, Rising Fawn, Georgia. $40 and up. themclemore.com
— Presidential Concert Series at Lee University opens with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, whose original members popularized "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in 1941. The big-band concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE in Cleveland, Tennessee. $15 adults, $5 students/seniors. 423-614-8343
— "Out of Our Closets" art sale is happening Thursday and Friday, plus additional dates in September, at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Works include Japanese prints, needlework, paintings and Judaica. Most are priced under $50, and prices are negotiable. 423-493-0270, ext. 13
— Chattanooga Lookouts: Weather permitting, the Chattanooga Lookouts will play a home series against the Birmingham Barons at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Promotions include drink specials and college football ticket giveaways Thursday; a potential $100,000 giveaway (if the Lookouts score a grand slam in the fifth inning) and fireworks on Friday; mini bat giveaway (first 1,000 fans) and used car giveaway (random winner) on Saturday; senior activities, including free tickets for ages 55 and older, and kids run the bases Sunday. Saturday's game will be a single-admission doubleheader, starting at 5:15 p.m., after Tuesday's game was postponed due to rain; both games will be seven innings. Weeknight games start at 7:15 p.m., and Sunday's is at 2:15 p.m. $6-$11. lookouts.com
— In-Town Gallery, 26A Frazier Ave., opens its September show, "Go Bold" by painter Jennie Kirkpatrick, with a reception set for 5-8 p.m. Friday. The exhibition continues through the end of the month. intowngallery.com
— Nightfall will feature Waylon Thibodeaux, known as "Louisiana's Rockin' Fiddler," as this week's headliner. Music starts with local band Mojo Whiskey playing Southern rock at 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Park, 910 Market St. Other activities include artisan vendors, food trucks and family games. Motorcycle parking is available on M.L. King Boulevard between Market and Broad streets. Free admission. nightfallchattanooga.com
— The Arts Avenue, 1800 Rossville Ave., welcomes Suitcase Souls, the married folk/pop duo of Kyle and Marci Pruzina, at 7 p.m. Friday, with Kimi Carter opening. $20. theartsave.com
— Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, starts two outdoor event series this week. Friday at noon, President and CEO Mark McKnight will offer a free Framework for the Future walk-through to introduce visitors to historic changes coming to the 300-acre campus. More walks are scheduled on first Fridays the rest of the year. Saturday is the first Goldenrod Gardens outing to learn more about the plant. Tickets are $10-$15. These outings are 1-3 p.m. each Saturday in September. reflectionriding.org
— Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend. Friday includes jazz music by the Zach Tyler Quintet, 7-9 p.m. Three concerts are scheduled Saturday: Sherry Cothran on guitar at 1 p.m., a Chancel Choir performance at 1:45 p.m., and David Friberg on organ at 2:30 p.m., preceding an open house, 3-5 p.m. Sunday features an original composition by Ethan McGrath during the 11 a.m. worship service. secondpresbyterian.org
— The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., hosts Cee Jay Jones for shows at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($17-$19) and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday ($12-$14). thecomedycatch.com
— Valley Vibes, billed as a celebration of music, art and nature, is Friday through Sunday at Bella Sera, 525 Doyle Lane in Wildwood, Georgia. Strung Like a Horse, a folk/punk band, headlines the lineup of 35-plus local acts. Camping is available. $40 one day, $60 three days, $120 VIP pass (which grants entry to Thursday's Pre-Vibes Party). valleyvibesmusicfestival.com
— Summer Music Weekends programming ends this weekend at Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. You can catch "Old Time Traveler" Matt Downer performing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Taryn Aimee Smith 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Highbeams 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Raptor shows are also ending this weekend. Shows are included with admission: $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12. Timed-entry reservations are recommended. seerockcity.com
— History program: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a free program on "Football and the Civil War: How the Game Transcends Time" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the park's recreation field. The Visitor Center is at 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and signs to the site will be posted. www.nps.gov/chch
— Chattanooga Football Club, a men's professional soccer team, plays Michigan's Detroit City Football Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. $7-$16. chattanoogafc.com
— Tri-State Military Vehicle Club holds its annual vehicle show and swap meet, featuring military vehicles from World War II to modern day, at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Members will be set up from 8 a.m. to dark Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Find the group on Facebook.
— RK Gun Show, a vendor display of guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear, is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. $12 ages 13 and up, $4 children 6-12 (add $2.50 per VIP ticket for no lines and no waiting). rkshows.com
— National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors' Mid-South regional convention, happening this weekend at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza, includes public events. The Mart in Hall B, featuring 80 tables of watches, clocks and parts, is open Saturday and Sunday for a $10 entry fee. An adjacent exhibit, "Early American Clocks With a Connecticut Connection," is open both days with free admission. Two Saturday lectures, in Room 19, are also free: "Luxury or Lie: Identifying and Valuing Luxury Watches" at 11 a.m. and "Radium Girls" at 2 p.m. nawcc.org
— The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St., has two shows this weekend. Saturday, Mark Rebillet, an electronica artist and YouTube star known for his comedic, improvised songs, plays at 8 p.m.; tickets are $50-$80. Sunday, rock band Buckcherry visits with Seven Year Witch and Core; tickets are $25-$55. thesignaltn.com
— SoakYa, the water park at Lake Winnepesaukah, will close for the season after this weekend. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday. The dry side opens an hour earlier each day and closes an hour later (30 minutes later on Monday). Unlimited rides, wet and dry, cost $36.95 per person (discounts for youngest and oldest guests). lakewinnie.com
— NoogaSplash, an inflatable playground and obstacle course in the water at Chester Frost Park, 2389 Gold Point Circle N, will close after Labor Day. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. $19-$38. https://www.noogasplash.com/tickets/.
— Chattanooga Market hosts the Chattanooga Street Food Festival, a gathering of food trucks, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Their specialties include doughnuts, tacos, stir-fry, pizza, empanadas, barbecue, ice cream, salads, juices and rice bowls. Music is by Roscoe's Road Show at 12:30 p.m. and Ryan Oyer at 2 p.m. Free admission; cost of concessions will vary by truck. chattanoogamarket.com
— Labor Day Car & Motorcycle Show, which raises funds for the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love of Walker County, is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 U.S. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga. Events include Dunk-A-Cop, games for kids and a barbecue vendor. Car show registration is 8-11:30 a.m. walkercountystockingfulloflove.org
— Jackson County Fair is next week at Veterans Memorial Park, 220 Cecil St. in Scottsboro, Alabama. Visitors can enjoy livestock shows, agricultural exhibits, exotic petting zoo and a carnival, among other attractions. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. daily, the carnival at 6 p.m. (all times Central). $6 admission ages 6 and up; unlimited carnival rides $18 Tuesday-Thursday, $20 Friday-Saturday, or buy $1 tickets (each ride takes three to four tickets). Parking is $5. 256-437-8280
— Chattanooga Red Wolves, a men's professional football team, plays North Texas Soccer Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday at CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Tickets start at $14. chattanoogaredwolves-sc.com
Contact Lisa Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6281.