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Contributed Photo by Anthony Ladd/Kneelindesign / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will be among the bands at the Boxcar Pinion Forever Bluegrass Festival, set for May 5-7 in Chickamauga, Ga.

Here's what's happening in the Chattanooga area this week.

 

TO DO SUNDAY

— Bop to Chattanooga Market. Suday's Jazz Band Showcase highlights the talents of students in Hamilton County middle and high schools. They'll play all day except for a break between 12:40 and 1 p.m. Here's the schedule: 11 a.m., Hunter Middle School Jazz Band; 11:30 a.m., Normal Park Jazz; 12:10 p.m., Loftis Middle School Jazz Band; 1:10 p.m., Signal Mountain High School Jazz Band; 1:40 p.m., CCA Jazz (from Center for Creative Arts); 2:10 p.m., Hixson High School Jazz; 2:40 and 3:10 p.m., Soddy-Daisy High School Jazz Band; 3:40 p.m., Rock Point Jazz Band. Arts, crafts and produce vendors will be on site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Admission is free. chattanoogamarket.com

 

CALENDAR

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SPECTATOR SPORTS

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Minor-league baseball team concludes home series against Tennessee Smokies, 2:15 p.m. May 1. Promotions: Chattanooga Tourism Day, food drive for Chattanooga Area Food Bank (exchange a canned good for a free general-admission ticket), Catch on the Field and Kids Run the Bases. $6-$11. lookouts.com

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. League One men's professional soccer team vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC, 7:30 p.m. May 7. $15-$52. chattanoogaredwolves-sc.com

 

MUSIC

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. barkinglegs.org

— May 1: Open house, with music, dance and art demos, plus chance to see the building's newly painted "legs," 4-7 p.m.

— May 4: Jazz in the Lounge with Alan Wyatt Quartet. $5.

BOXCAR PINION FOREVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL — Mountain Cove Farms, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Fifteen bands, including Crowe Brothers, Lonesome River Band, Randy Steele & High Cold Wind and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, plus arts, crafts, camping, May 5-7. $15/$25/$30 daily; $72 three-day pass. foreverbluegrass.com

CHORAL ARTS OF CHATTANOOGA — Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Cinco de Mayo concert of Hispanic American folk music by Choral Arts and East Lake Expression Engine children's choir, 7:30 p.m. May 5. $10-$15. choralartsofchattanooga.weebly.com

KANE BROWN BLESSED & FREE TOUR — Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St. Pioneering country singer in hometown concert, with special guest Walker Hayes, 7 p.m. May 7. $22-$299. kanebrownmusic.com

MACDOWELL MUSIC CLUB — First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Program of organ, piano quartet and piano duet music, 10:30 a.m. May 4. Free.

NOOGA NOISE — Redbud Venue, 2314 E. 13th St. Music festival with a dozen bands, plus art market, food trucks and live comedy, noon-11 p.m. May 7. $15 in advance, $20 at door. valleyvibesmusicfestival.com/nooga-noise

NORTHWEST GEORGIA AMPHITHEATER — 220 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry, with Walker Montgomery, 8 p.m. May 7, rain or shine. $50 general admission (bring your own chair), $100 VIP (chair provided, private bar, early entry). $5 parking. hometownpromotions.net

THE PERRYS — Dove Award-winning gospel group on tour. perrysministries.com

— May 1: Carolyn Baptist Church, 2305 Cleveland Highway, Dalton, Ga., 6 p.m.

— May 6: Mercy Baptist Church, 8526 Ooltewah Harrison Road, Ooltewah, 7 p.m.

ROAD TO NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Finals in band competition to win headlining gig at Nightfall summer concert series, 7 p.m. May 6. Free. gigcityproductions.com

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St. thesignaltn.com

— May 2: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, with Drayton Farley, 7:30 p.m. $27-$50.

— May 6: Thunderstruck, America's Ultimate Tribute to AC/DC, 8 p.m. $20-$40

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St., songbirdsfoundation.org

— May 6: Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $22 day of show.

— May 7: The Afternooners, with The Orange Constant, 8 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 day of show.

STRING THEORY — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Annual family concert featuring Anderson Sasaki Duo, followed by art-making activities, 2 p.m. May 1. $20 general admission (free for ages 17 and younger; discounts to seniors, educators, college students, veterans, EBT cardholders). stringtheorymusic.org

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Daughtry on Dearly Beloved Tour, featuring Big Wreck, 7:30 p.m. May 8. $54-$94. tivolichattanooga.com

 

COMEDY

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. thecomedycatch.com

— May 4: Open Mic Night for rising talents, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— May 5-7: Jeff Allen in special engagement, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6 and 8:15 p.m. Saturday. $30-$35

MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM — 399 McCallie Ave. Tom Segura on his I'm Coming Everywhere world tour, 7 p.m. May 3. $35-$99. tivolichattanooga.com

 

OUT & ABOUT

150TH CELEBRATION — First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 650 McCallie Ave. Sesquicentennial events include art, music, poetry and historical exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1. Guest speaker for 11 a.m. worship service is Terri Hord Owens, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. 423-267-4506

BLOOMS, BLUEGRASS & BBQ FESTIVAL — Downtown Sweetwater, Tenn. Barbecue competition, bluegrass bands, music-themed topiaries decorating downtown streets, vendors and carnival, noon-8 p.m. May 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7. bloomsbluegrassbbq.com

CHATTANOOGA AREA LEADERSHIP PRAYER BREAKFAST — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Doors open for breakfast at 6:45 a.m. May 3, followed by program with speaker Todd Hopkins, founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, 7-8:30 a.m. $25. chattanoogaprayerbreakfast.com

CHATTANOOGA BURGER WEEK — $6 burger deals at 20 local restaurants through May 1. chattanoogaburgerweek.com

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Weekly market of local produce, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission. chattanoogamarket.com

— May 1: Jazz Band Showcase

— May 8: Mother's Day celebration

CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL & RODEO — Limon's Mexican Restaurant, 50 Lloyd Crye Drive, Henagar, Ala. Festival at 10 a.m., double-sanctioned rodeo hosted by Bar W Rodeo Co. at 8 p.m. May 6-7 (Central time). $20-$60 rodeo admission. 256-605-1245

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton, Ga. Culinary Arts Experience class to make Mexican favorites for Cinco de Mayo, 6-8:30 p.m. May 2. $60. creativeartsguild.org

DAY OUT WITH THOMAS — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Train ride and other activities geared to the storybook Thomas the Tank Engine, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 1 (last day). $21 ages 1 and older. tvrail.com

DOWNTOWN DINE AROUND — Cleveland, Tenn. A roaming tasting tour to sample specialties at 13 locally owned restaurants, plus live street music, 5-8 p.m. May 5, rain or shine. $30. mainstreetcleveland.com

GOLDEN NEEDLES SEWING MINISTRY — Family Life Center at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road. Group meets 10 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays (next: May 5) to sew gifts for residents of nursing homes, hospitals and clinics. Sewing ability not required. Cotton fabric donations welcome. 423-877-5742

GRAN FONDO HINCAPIE — Professional cycling event from downtown Chattanooga to Sequatchie Mountain in Marion County includes festival, expo, pre- and post-parties. Event is coordinated by George Hincapie, a former key domestique (designated helper) of Tour de France winners. hincapie.com/granfondo/chattanooga

— May 6: Chattanooga Night With the Stars, with food, wine and music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Whiskey Thief rooftop bar, The Edwin Hotel, 102 Walnut St. $150.

— May 7: Event kickoff at 8 a.m. with 10-, 55- and 77-mile segments leaving from Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Family Festival & Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. After-party at Foodworks is sold out.

GREEN PRIX — UTC Sports Complex, 499 O'Neal St. (parking in UT Erlanger Family Practice lot). Thirty-five teams of Hamilton County students, ages 9-18, race electric vehicles they designed and built, 1:30 p.m. (qualifying races) May 6-7. Free; concessions available. greenspaceschattanooga.org

HISTORY PROGRAM — Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District's gateway site, 10 Hamm Road. Ranger-led program on "Cave Art of the American Indians of the Southeast," 2 p.m. May 7. Portable chairs welcome. Free. nps.gov/chch

LAKE WINNEPESAUKAH — 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Opening weekend for the North Georgia amusement park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5-6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7, noon-6 p.m. May 8. Unlimited rides (through May 27): $31 ages 3-59 ($32 at gate); younger and older visitors must purchase tickets at gate for discounts. Tickets are $8 more when SoakYa opens May 28. lakewinnie.com

LUNCHTIME SPEAKER SERIES — Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville. Journalist and author Elaine Weiss discusses "Tennessee and the Fight To Win Women's Right To Vote," noon-1 p.m. CDT May 6, last in free series commemorating state's 225-year history. Watch on Facebook or YouTube. sos.tn.gov/tsla

MEMORIES OF MAYBERRY FESTIVAL — Downtown Valley Head, Ala. Includes favorite characters from "The Andy Griffith Show," arts and crafts, entertainment, cruise-in, dill pickle and pie contests, 9 a.m. CDT May 7. Proceeds benefit Valley Head Fire Department. 256-899-3776

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER — Hamilton County Courthouse front lawn, 625 Georgia Ave. Chattanooga House of Prayer hosts local observation, noon-1 p.m. May 5. chatthop.org

PERRY'S PROMISE FUN-RAISER — That Axe Throwing Place, 119 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Open competition to raise funds for nonprofit animal welfare agency, with hourly door prizes to top scorers, 2-6 p.m. May 1. Walker County Sheriff's Department and Walker County Rescue compete at 4 p.m. $20. Facebook.com/PerrysPromise

PLANT SALE — L&N Depot grounds, 831 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. Annual sale of plants, trees and seeds by Etowah Friendly Garden Club, 8 a.m.-noon May 7. Proceeds fund an agriculture scholarship and community projects. Facebook.com/etowahgardenclub

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET — 96 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Mother's Day Market, with live music, food trucks planned for opening weekend, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7. rabbitvalleyfarmersmarket.com

RED BANK JUBILEE — Red Bank City Park, 3817 Redding Road. Family festival with live music, craft vendors, food trucks, beer garden, children's activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7. Free. Preceded by MoonPie Move Run (5K and 10K) at 8 a.m., $40. redbanktn.gov

SCENIC CITY STATE FAIR — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Thrillville attraction includes carnival rides by Kissel Entertainment, games, food booths, daily shows (Aquatic Acrobatics, Sea Lion Splash, Dominguez Circus, Wild West Medicine Show) through May 8. Hours: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $10 (free for kids under 36 inches, seniors 65 and older). Unlimited rides: $30 Tuesday-Friday, $35 Saturday-Monday. Individual ride tickets also available. thethrillville.com/eastridge

SOUTHERN BLOOMS FESTIVAL — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Flower-filled festival with living sculpture, children's art activities, plant market, music by Matt Downer, 8:30-5 p.m. May 7-8, 14-15 (timed entry). $18-$28. seerockcity.com

SOUTHERN FRIED FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive. More than 100 food, arts, crafts and merchandise vendors, trackless train, petting zoo, pony rides and other entertainment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 8. Eventbrite.com

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER — Mac Avenue Event Space, 1304 McCallie Ave. Live auction of gift certificates to local businesses, restaurants and attractions to help send Chattanooga's Special Olympics Unified Volleyball team to the USA Games in Orlando, Fla., in June, 6-8 p.m. May 6. Co-ed team has eight players with and without disabilities. Facebook.com/events

STORYTELLING SPACES — Series of events aimed at putting arts in more neighborhoods. Facebook.com/Events

— May 4: Kickoff by eight local artists who received $500 grants to complete pitched projects at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St., 5:30-7 p.m.

— May 6: Similar showcase at Avondale Community Center, 1305 Dodson Ave., 5:30-7 p.m.

— May 7: Meet the artists and interactive exhibits at The Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St., 1-3 p.m.

TEN TODA DAYS — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace (unless otherwise noted). Events to show gratitude and appreciation for Israel. Most events are free, but reservations are required for all. jewishchattanooga.com

— May 1: Family Israel Day, with games and food, 11 a.m. at Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave.

— May 2: Israeli country musician Omer Netzer in concert, 5:30 p.m.; live or virtual; $10.

— May 3: Yom HaZikaron, soldier-based musical program, 7 p.m.; live or virtual.

— May 4: "A Taste of Memories," highlighting the favorite dishes of soldiers, 5:30 p.m.

— May 5: Sip and Paint for adults, 7 p.m., $10.

— May 6: T-shirt and goodie bag pickup, 2-4 p.m.

UNBOUGHT & UNBOSSED LUNCHEON — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. May 3 fundraiser for Girls Inc., honoring eight influential women has sold out. girlsincofchatt.org/ubub

VALLEY FEST — Coops Creek Commons, 287 Pine St., Dunlap, Tenn. Festival includes music, car show, Kids Zone, concessions, 5K race, noon-9 p.m. May 6, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8 (all times Central). New this year: Welcome Home Concert for Vets presented by Freedom Sings USA, 8:30 p.m. Friday. Free admission all weekend; $40 VIP seating available Friday and Saturday. valleyfestonline.com

WILDFLOWER SATURDAY — DeSoto State Park, 7104 DeSoto Parkway NE, Fort Payne, Ala. Event highlighting the many species of blooming plants growing in the park opens with welcome social at 6 p.m. May 6; continues with a full day of hikes and programs 7 a.m.-7:15 p.m. May 7 (all times Central). Free. alapark.com/DSP-Wildflower-Saturday

YOUTH WEEK CELEBRATION — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Includes food trucks, music and vendors, arts and crafts projects, presented by Mayor's Youth Council, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 1. chattlibrary.org

 

ARTS

ART & THE LIBRARY EXHIBITION — Fair Building, 103 Heard St., Dunlap, Tenn. Exhibit coinciding with Valley Fest opens with reception for 40 local artists, 6-8 p.m. May 5; continues noon-7 p.m. May 6-7, noon-5 p.m. May 8 (all times Central). Free. n1hunt@aol.com

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Works from Arts Inside, a nonprofit serving incarcerated people and their families in Middle Tennessee, through May 22. franklincoarts.com

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. clearstoryarts.com

— May 6: Artist reception and open studios for "In Bloom: A Creative Collective" (exhibit continues through May 29), 5:30-8:30 p.m.

— May 7: Spring Art Market, indoor/outdoor pop-up with 40+ local artists and makers, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — 520 W. Waugh St. in Dalton, Ga. Gallery opening and artist reception for "Formed by Fire & Songs of the Sacred Harp," works by Dan DeFoor and Mary Hall DeFoor, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 6. creativeartsguild.org

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Spring show by Photographic Society of Chattanooga, through July 22. publicity@chattanoogaphoto.org

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. huntermuseum.org

— May 5: Throwback Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Plus Teen Night: Upcycle Fashion Show at 6 p.m. Free admission.

— May 8: Sunday Studio, kite-themed art making, 2-4 p.m.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Whack and Blite Show," black and white art in multiple media, May 1-31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. May 6. intowngallery.com

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. "Moments With Monet," through June 21. First Friday open house, 5-7 p.m. May 6. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Demo by jewelry artist Theresa St. Romain, 1-3 p.m. May 1. Works by Brad Schweiger and David Swanagin featured through June. river-gallery.com

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM — 1 Broad St. "Washed Ashore," works created with recovered plastic debris, through Oct. 30. tnaqua.org

 

DANCE

CHATTANOOGA BALLET — Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. "Cinderella" and new works, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 7. $12-$18. tinyurl.com/chacinderella

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD / BALLET DALTON — Dalton High School theater, 1500 Manly St., Dalton, Ga. Annual spring recital, "All Things Bright and Beautiful," 7 p.m. May 6 (more experienced dancers), $10-$15; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 7 (younger dancers included), $5. creativeartsguild.org

 

THEATER

THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Auditions for "Evening With the Stars," community showcase of talent, 6 p.m. May 2 (event is May 13). All types of performance welcome, including singing, dancing, short monologues or dialogues, comedy, juggling, magic. athensartscouncil.org

BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — The Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," 8 p.m. May 6, 3 and 8 p.m. May 7, 8 p.m. May 13-14, 3 p.m. May 15. $12-$15. bapshows.com

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. Youth Theatre production, "The Velveteen Rabbit," 2:30 p.m. May 1, 7 p.m. May 6, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. May 7, 2:30 p.m. May 8. $10-$12. theatrecentre.com

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. ccplayhouse.com

— Through May 1: A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia." $16-$30.

— May 6-7: "To Whom It May Concern," by T3 Education (triple talent) students, 7 p.m. Friday, 12:30 p.m. Saturday. $14-$23.

— Through May 31: Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express." $16-$32.

GEM PLAYERS — Gem Theater, 700 Tennessee Ave., Etowah, Tenn. "Death and Taxes," 2:30 p.m. May 1 (final show). $12-$15. 423-263-3270

OAK STREET PLAYHOUSE — 418 Oak St. (behind First-Centenary United Methodist Church). "The Hallelujah Girls," 2 p.m. May 1 (final show). $12-$17. brownpapertickets.com

SOUTHEAST WHITFIELD HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT — 1954 Riverbend Road, Dalton, Ga. "The Addams Family Musical," 2 p.m. May 1, 7 p.m. May 6-7. $7-$10. 706-876-7000

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "12 Incompetent Jurors," 2 p.m. May 1 (final show). $12-$14. tennesseevalleytheatre.com

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.

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