Chattanooga Weekend Shakedown (May 6-May 8, 2016)

Movies Opening this Weekend (Courtesy of

Civil_War_Final_PosterCapitan America: Civil War

Perhaps the MOST anticipated film of the summer, Civil War opened late last night for the die hard fans, but is one you will want to make time for this weekend! It is sure to top several Box Office records and stir up the Marvel Universe. Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. Who’s side are you on? #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan



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Nightfall Kicks Off 24th Year

nightfallThe Summer is officially here when the Nightfall Concert Series begins each year in Miller Plaza, Downtown. This year Seattle-based band band Polyrhythmics will headline the opening night with Chattanooga’s Opposite Box opening. Admission is FREE and the music will begin at 7p.m. (Headliner at 8p.m.). Bring your kids, lawn chairs, pets and friends to enjoy great live music, food and an ice cold beer in the outdoor atmosphere of Miller Plaza.

When: 5–9:45 p.m.
Where: 850 Market St.
How much: Free

Choo-Choo Jubilee
In celebration of the famous Glenn Miller version of “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel will host an all-day event Saturday with parties, live music and more throughout the complex. The day will also mark the official dedication of the 2-acre rose garden at the complex, which will be renamed Glenn Miller Gardens. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: Varies

Homers for Heroes at AT&T Field
Homers for Heroes features 16 local companies competing in an afternoon home run derby at AT&T Field on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit Nathan Sexton, a local father and husband who is battling an aggressive brain tumor. (Video of Nathan’s Story ) The derby is from 12 to 5 p.m., and only one team will win. Admission is $5 online or $10 at the door, but additional donations will be accepted during the event. Former Atlanta Braves slugger Ryan Klesko will be swinging for the fences during batting practice and signing autographs throughout the afternoon.

When: Saturday, May 7, 12–5 p.m.
Where: 201 Power Alley
How much: $5 online or $10 at the door

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! Mother’s Day is Sunday

Don’t forget that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Do you have something special planned? Share with us!


Chattanooga Weekend Shakedown (April 29-May 1, 2016)

Movies Opening This Weekend (Courtesy of


Mother’s Day (Rated PG-13, 1 Hr, 58 mins, Comedy/Drama)–Featuring Jennifer Anniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis and Kate Hudson, this comedy is about Three Generations coming together to celebrate the wonderful occasion (Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material)


Keanu (Rated R, 1 Hr, 38 mins, Comedy)–From the creators of Key and Peele comes Keanu, a tale of rescuing a beloved cat that has been kidnapped. Forced to enter into a world they far from understand the comedy duo bring the laughter. (Rated R for violences, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity)

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Penny and Sparrow-Friday 8 p.m. at the Revelry Room

Penny & Sparrow are Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke hailing from Texas. The two are former roommates and are now touring the world. Their music is  inspired by alt country, a love of musicals, and a vast array of books that include “The Fault In Our Stars” and “A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius.” Their most recent record, “Struggle Pretty,” released independently and landed #2 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter and Top 50 Billboard at #49. Catch Penny & Sparrow playing their soul piercing songs and sharing stories from their heart on tour near you.(Courtesy of Revelry Room)

When: Friday, April 29, Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Where: 41 East 14th Street
How much: $15 day of show

Latin Festival in Highland Park
The annual Latin Festival in Highland Park is a free community celebration of Latin culture and a fundraiser for the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Latino Scholarship Fund and Chattanooga State’s adult basic education and English as a second language programs. Guests can expect a carnival atmosphere with folk dancing, music and performances by local and regional artists. The event also includes a parade of nations, authentic food court and more. A full list of activities is here.

When: Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 2000 Union Ave.
How much: Free

Chattanooga Roller Girls: The Wheel Revolution
The Chattanooga Roller Girls return home for the first time this season on Saturday with two teams and plenty of fresh faces. Tickets for The Wheel Revolution doubleheader are on sale now. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids in advance. Tickets will be $12 at the door. A portion of proceeds will benefit Bike Walk Chattanooga. In addition to the main event between the Chattanooga Roller Girls and Huntsville, Alabama’s Dixie Derby Girls, the evening will also feature the home debut of the newly formed Chattanooga Roller Girls’ B team, the B Railers, in contest against Nashville’s B team, Brawl Stars. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, April 30, 4 p.m.
Where: 1150 Carter St.
How much: $10 in advance or $12 at the door

Chattanooga Market


Fresh cut flowers, herbs, plantings and the best local arts & crafts in the region! There is something for everyone at the Chattanooga Market. Join them as they celebrate the season (strawberries and other goodies too!). Make sure to visit one of the local food trucks for lunch (we have tasted a few ourselves), sample some fresh goat cheese, salsa, or locally baked bread on your way.  The Market is ready for you rain or shine, it’s a terrific way to spend your Sunday with family and friends!

When: Sunday, May 1, 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: First Tennessee Pavillon

Run Wild 5K Benefiting the Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo presents Run Wild! This 5K and 1 mile event is designed to be fun for all ages and fitness levels. After all, what’s more fun than a race that ends within a zoo and involves some of your closest animal friends? Not a whole lot! What’s even better is this race benefits one of Chattanooga’s oldest community-serving nonprofit organizations, the Chattanooga Zoo.

The route will end within the Chattanooga Zoo with up-close animal encounters, refreshments and more! Be sure to dress as your favorite animal so you can really run wild!

When: Saturday, April 30, 8a.m.- 5K, 8:30a.m. – 1 Mile Run
Where: Packet pick up will be at the Chattanooga Zoo on Friday, April 29 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 30 beginning at 7:00 am.
How much: $40 – 5K  or $25 – 1 Mile. Zoo Members receive a $5 discount

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The Lookouts take on the Montgomery Bay Biscuits in a 3 game home stand beginning Friday. You don’t want to miss Friday’s game for Fireworks and The Lookouts will be wearing and auctioning off their special “Operation!” themed jerseys!  First pitch is at 7:15. Saturday’s game is at 7:15 and is followed by a Sunday matinee at 2:15p. Head out and support the Lookouts! (


When: Friday – 7:15p.m.; Saturday – 7:15p.m.; Sunday – 2:15p.m.
Where: AT&T Stadium
How much: Lower Box $10, Upper Box $8, General Admission $7/Adult, $5/Child, Senior, Military

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The Lookouts are in Town!


The Lookouts take on the Birmingham Barons in a 4 game home stand beginning Friday. You don’t want to miss Friday’s game for Fireworks and Star Wars night! First pitch is at 7:15. Saturday’s game is at 7:15 and is followed by a Sunday matinee at 2:15p. Head out and support the Lookouts! (Source:

Mocs Spring Game


The UTC football team hosts it’s annual spring game and clinc Saturday at Finley Stadium. Kids clinic begins at 12:15p and is followed by Spring Game action at 2p. The team will be awarded their Southern Conference championship rings at halftime. Be sure to get out and support the Mocs! (Source:

Movies Opening this Weekend


The Huntsman: Winter’s War -As a war between rival queen sisters Ravenna and Freya escalates, Eric and fellow warrior Sara, members of the Huntsmen army raised to protect Freya, try to conceal their forbidden love as they combat Ravenna’s wicked intentions. (


Elvis and Nixon – The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. (

Other Notable Events                                                           (Credit to

Chattanooga Market: Opening weekend

Opening for it’s 16th season, the Chattanooga Market kicks off this weekend with two days full of activities. Fresh produce, crafts and several live bands. The market opens on Saturday from 10a – 5p and Sunday from 11a – 4p

When: Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, April 24, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free

National Cornbread Festival
The National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg celebrates 20 years this weekend with two days of activities for the entire family. Considered one of the premier festivals in the South, thousands of people gather annually to enjoy the festival, which is a 30-minute drive from Chattanooga. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will perform, as will country superstar Bryan White. This year, organizers have filled the schedule with events, including 5K races, amateur cornbread cook-offs, professional cook-offs, and live bluegrass and country music. Click here for more information.

When: All weekend
Where: 221 S. Cedar Ave. (South Pittsburg)
How much: $5 per day


Ninth annual Chocolate Fling
The Chocolate Fling benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee. The event begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. with locally made arts and crafts from vendors. At 2 p.m., it’s chocolate time, along with a silent auction and chocolate sampling from master chocolatiers. The Chocolate Fling is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization. This year’s event features 14 chocolatiers. Guests are encouraged to use the free valet parking behind The Chattanoogan Hotel. Click here for tickets.

When: Sunday, April 24, 1:30 p.m.
Where: 1201 Broad St.
How much: $30 for individuals or $55 for couples


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THE JUNGLE BOOK ? WILD WORLD ? Man-cub Mowgli (voice of Neel Sethi), who's been raised by a family of wolves, embarks on a journey of self-discovery, guided by a panther-turned-mentor Bagheera. Directed by Jon Favreau (?Iron Man?), based on Rudyard Kipling?s timeless stories and featuring state-of the-art technology that immerses audiences in the lush world like never before, Disney?s ?The Jungle Book? hits theaters in stunning 3D and IMAX 3D on April 15, 2016. ?2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Google Photo

1. MOVIES: “THE JUNGLE BOOK  WILD WORLD  Man-cub Mowgli (voice of Neel Sethi), who’s been raised by a family of wolves, embarks on a journey of self-discovery, guided by a panther-turned-mentor Bagheera. Directed by Jon Favreau (?Iron Man?), based on Rudyard Kipling?s timeless stories and featuring state-of the-art technology that immerses audiences in the lush world like never before, Disney?s ?The Jungle Book? hits theaters in stunning 3D and IMAX 3D on April 15, 2016. ?2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.” Rated PG Creds to

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2. MOVIES: “To survive harsh economic times, Calvin and Angie have merged the barbershop and beauty salon into one business. The days of male bonding are gone as Eddie and the crew must now contend with sassy female co-workers and spirited clientele. As the battle of the sexes rages on, a different kind of conflict has taken over Chicago. Crime and gangs are on the rise, leaving Calvin worried about the fate of his son. Together, the friends come up with a bold plan to take back their beloved neighborhood.” Rated PG-13 Creds to

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3. MOVIES: Genre: Documentary- “Filmmaker Andrew Rossi examines an exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art that showcases Chinese-inspired Western fashions.” Rated PG-13 Creds to

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4. MOVIES: “CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) dies while traveling to a secret location to meet a hacker who can launch missiles at will. Desperate to find his whereabouts, officials turn to an experimental neurosurgeon who can transfer memories from one brain to another. The guinea pig for the procedure is Jerico Stewart (Kevin Costner), a violent and dangerous death-row inmate. Now gifted with Pope’s skills and knowledge, Stewart must race against time to stop a sinister international conspiracy.” Rated R Creds to

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5. EVENTS: 4 Bridges Arts Festival
The 16th annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival returns to Chattanooga this weekend with two days of activity and more than 150 artists at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Heralded as one of the finest art fairs in the nation, the festival brings world-class artists to the Scenic City for art buyers, art lovers and spectators. Tickets are $10 for a two-day pass or $7 per day. Click herefor ticketing information.

When: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Sunday, April 17, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: $10 for a weekend pass or $7 per day” Creds to

6. EVENTS: The Chattery: Two-year anniversary at The Coin-Op
The Chattery has been offering Chattanooga residents unique, fun classes for the past two years. You’ve learned how to make your own home brew, the art of origami, making terrariums, indigo dyeing and so much more. As a celebration, organizers are throwing a party at The Coin-Op, Chattanooga’s adult arcade. Expect cake, champagne and video games from 6 to 9 p.m. If you’ve never heard of The Chattery or if you’ve never been to The Coin-Op, this is a great opportunity. Click here for more information.

When: Friday, April 15, 6–9 p.m.
Where: 233 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: Free” Creds to

7. EVENTS: Palate 2 Palette
Palate 2 Palette has become one of Chattanooga’s favorite fundraising events, with elaborate annual themes and plenty of excitement. The Southside event serves as a benefit for the Craniofacial Foundation of America. Guests will enjoy an art gallery stroll, wine from Athens Distributing and cuisine from Impressions Catering. The theme is “through the looking glass,” based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” As always, the Bubbles and Sweets after-party will be at Track 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, April 16, 5–8 p.m.
Where: Click here
How much: $100 per person or $150 for VIP” Creds to

8. EVENTS: Scott Miller and Ladies Commonwealth Auxiliary at The Camp House You’d be hard-pressed to find a better contemporary songwriter than Scott Miller. A regular in Chattanooga for years, Miller was a founding member of the popular alt country band The V-Roys. It’s his solo career, however—along with his band the Commonwealth and, now, the Ladies Commonwealth Auxiliary—that has secured Miller’s status as one of the best. Don’t miss this one, folks. Tickets are $12 and available in advancehere. The concert is promoted by Gig City Productions.

When: Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Where: 149 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $12″ Creds to

9. EVENTS: Jazzanooga continues
The annual Jazzanooga music festival has officially launched in Chattanooga to coincide with National Jazz Appreciation Month. Several events are scheduled for this weekend. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center presents “The Life and Times of Big Mama Thornton” on Friday night. On Saturday, a piano will be set up in the lobby of The Public Library during the afternoon for “The Keys of Life Piano Jam.” Guests are invited to enjoy free piano jazz from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, enjoy a gospel and soul brunch at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center at noon. Tickets are $20 in advance for the brunch. Next weekend, the jazz really starts to swing, with several Grammy winners visiting Chattanooga. Click here for more information.

When: All weekend
Where: Various
How much: Varies” Creds to

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10. EVENTS: Come to Camp Jordan this Saturday and Sunday and bring your Volkswagons and all your VW lovers because its the 18th annual Bug-a-Paluza weekend!! Visit for more details on how it all began. Spectator fee is only $4 per person and children under 12 yrs get in free.


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  1. MOVIES:  THE BOSS “Wealthy CEO Michelle Darnell (Melissa McCarthy) always gets her way, until she’s busted for insider trading and sent to federal prison. After leaving jail, Darnell finds herself broke, homeless and hated. Luckily, she tracks down former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), the only person who’s willing to help. While staying with Claire and her young daughter, the ex-con devises a new business model for a brownie empire. Unfortunately, some old enemies stand in the way of her return to the top.” Creds to Rated R

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2. MOVIES: HARDCORE HENRY “Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren’t sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You’re likely going to need it…” Rated R Creds to

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3. MOVIES: DEMOLITION “Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen (Naomi Watts) and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.” Rated R Creds to

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4. MOVIES: HIGH STRUNG “Sparks fly between a young dancer (Keenan Kampa) and a British musician (Nicholas Galitzine) as they prepare for a hip-hop competition.” Rated PG Creds to

5. EVENTS: “Sculpture Fields: Grand opening
A vision years in the making is finally ready to be celebrated. Sculpture Fields at Montague Park will officially open this weekend with a two-day celebration and grand opening party. The park features 27 large-scale sculptures, reaching as high as 65 feet, across 33 acres. Weekend activities include live music, food trucks, meditation walks, artist talks and a “one-of-a-kind” iron pour performance. Click here for a full list of activities. Clickhere for more information on the park.

When: Friday, April 8, 6–10 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: 1800 Polk St.
How much: Free” Creds to

6. EVENTS: “Muse of Fire Project
The idea of kids writing plays for adults to act out sounds cute (which it is), but it can also be one of the funniest, most touching and enthralling live theater experiences you’ll ever see. The Muse of Fire performances are this weekend at The Public Library. Modeled after the acclaimed 52nd Street Project in New York City, the project “aims to foster confidence in our city’s children and help them successfully form positive, lifelong connections to our community through the arts.” Click here for tickets.

When: Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, 3 and 7 p.m.
Where: 1001 Broad St.
How much: $10″ Creds to

7. EVENTS: “CNE presents Money School
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise presents an all-day financial education workshop on Saturday at Brainerd Crossroads. Money School features 30 seminars for adult and youth on a number of topics, including money management, budgeting, retirement planning, paying for college and more. Money School is open for anyone 13 and older, and admission is free. Click here for registration information. And click here for a full schedule of events.

When: Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 4011 Austin St.
How much: Free” Creds to

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8. EVENTS: The Wood Brothers at Revelry Room
The Revelry Room welcomes American folk band The Wood Brothers to the venue Saturday night. Now based in Nashville, the trio released their “Paradise” album in 2015 and has been on the road touring. Paste magazine called the band “masters of soulful folk.” But, as the video below suggests, The Wood Brothers also know how to turn up the heat. Watch the band perform “Snake Eyes” below. Click here for tickets.

When: Saturday, April 9, 8 p.m.
Where: 41 E. 14th St.
How much: $18 in advance or $20 on the day of the show” Creds to

9. EVENTS: “The Honest Pint: ComedyFight
A comedy open mic debuts Sunday at The Honest Pint with a different format than your typical comedy showcase. ComedyFight is one part standard open mic and another part competition. Ten comedians will perform brief open mic sets. Following that, the ComedyFight begins. The first “fighters” will be Donnie Marsh and Elijah Craan. Their topic—as chosen by spinning the “wheel of hack premises”—will be Donald Trump. The comedians will be judged by the audience and host, and a winner will be determined. Click here for more information.

When: Sunday, April 10, 10 p.m.
Where: 35 Patten Parkway
How much: Free” Creds to

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10. FOOD: “The Boathouse is a long-standing Chattanooga tradition for neighborhood camaraderie and a choice destination for the best of riverfront dining, located directly on the Tennessee River in the heart of Chattanooga’s stylish Riverwalk. Featuring an eclectic menu with many traditional dishes, along with a wide array of items from the wood fired grill and creative house specialties not often found elsewhere.” Not to mention they have one of the busiest oyster bars in the country! Open daily 11AM- 10PM with Bar Service until 11PM.

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1. MOVIES: NATURAL BORN PRANKSTERS What better day than today to sit and watch an hour and 30 minutes of crazy pranks! “YouTube jokers Dennis Roady, Roman Atwood and Vitaly Zdorovetskiy perform a series of outrageous pranks and stunts.” This one is Rated R

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2. MOVIES: “GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 centers on Grace (Melissa Joan Hart), a Christian teacher, who is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her career she loves and expel God from the classroom.” Rated PG

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3. MOVIES: MEET THE BLACKS “When some unexpected money comes his way, Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family from cold and windy Chicago to bright and sunny Beverly Hills, Calif. As the Blacks settle into their beautiful new home, they start to notice some strange behavior in the neighborhood. Nighttime is approaching, and President El Bama (George Lopez) announces that the annual purge is about to begin. Carl and his loved ones must now endure a 12-hour period of lawlessness before they can enjoy life once again.” Rated R

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4. EVENTS: “2016 Chattanooga Film Festival has been covering the Chattanooga Film Festival for weeks, and four days of films, parties, weirdness and more have finally arrived. Festivities kicked off at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday, but there are still plenty of activities left throughout the weekend. Daily schedules are available here. CFF organizers answer all your burning questions here. Trailers for a majority of the films are available here, hereand here. Have fun and see something amazing. Individual tickets are on sale for each movie, depending on availability.

When: All weekend
Where: 311 Broad St. (and various other locations)
How much: $75 for a day pass or $250 for VIP access” Creds to

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5. EVENTS: “Coker Tire, Honest Charley Cruise In
The annual Chattanooga Cruise In draws thousands of classic car enthusiasts to the city for an afternoon of shop talk and viewing. More than 1,500 collector vehicles and up to 10,000 attendees are expected to be at the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is free to the public and will take place rain or shine. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 1317 Chestnut St.
How much: Free” Creds to

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6. MUSIC: “Gig City Productions presents Malcolm Holcombe
The same folks who brought you the Road to Nightfall competition present singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe Sunday evening at Barking Legs Theater. Holcombe will be joined by special guest B.J. Hightower of Chattanooga’s Strung Like a Horse. Holcombe’s music has been described as “haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk” by Rolling Stone. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Showtime is 8 p.m. Click herefor more information.

When: Sunday, April 3, 8 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $10 in advance or $12 at the door” Creds to


7. MUSIC: “Jeff the Brotherhood at JJ’s Bohemia
Are you ready to have your mind melted? Jeff the Brotherhood will perform at JJ’s Bohemia Saturday night, along with Chattanooga’s Mad Libre and Canopy. Admission is $14, and tickets are available in advance here. Jeff the Brotherhood is a two-piece (guitar/drums) band from Nashville consisting of brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall. Expect psychedelic rock, garage, punk and pop songs that’ll encourage you to bang your head. The word on the street is that this will also be the final show for Mad Libre. Don’t miss out. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, April 2, 10 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $14″ Creds to

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8. MUSIC: Unknown Hinson at Revelry Room
Whether you know Unknown Hinson through his music or his work as Early Cuyler in the popular Cartoon Network show “Squidbillies,” the man is a legend and enigma. Hinson will perform with his band a weird mix of rockabilly tunes at Revelry Room on Friday night. He’s much, much more than a novelty act, and his musical talent proves it. Watch him perform below. Click here for tickets.

When: Friday, April 1, 9 p.m.
Where: 41 E. 14th St.
How much: $17″ Creds to

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9. FOOD: Taco Mamacitas is serving made from scratch fresh and tasty eats while we eat and drink in a fun laid back environment. When you go ask to check out their Tequila Flights! Open until 10PM Sunday – Thursday and 11PM Friday & Saturday on the NorthShore.

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10. FOOD: “It all started with a simple idea: “Pizza, beer, and ice cream.” and the rest is history!! Community Pie’s “menu is structured in a way that allows you to order salads, pizza, wine and gelato to share at the table, and we highly encourage everyone to do so.” Get you and your friends to Community Pie this weekend! Open until 11PM




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1. MOVIES: What a great movie to see on Easter Weekend!! “MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family.  When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution.
After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.” Creds to Rated PG

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2. MOVIES:  BATMAN V SUPERMAN “It’s been nearly two years since Superman’s (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) ]devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.” Creds to  RATED PG-13

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3. MOVIES:  MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING II”Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award® nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Paul Brooks and Steven Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer. Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy domestically and in select international territories.” Creds to RATED PG-13

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4. MUSIC: ” Mustache The Band At the Revelry Room: Friday night features Mustache the Band, a country music party band that attempts to recreate your favorite country music hits from the 1990s. Expect covers from Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Joe Diffie, Patty Loveless, Brooks & Dunn and more. Admission is $10. Click here for more information.

When: Friday, March 25, 9 p.m.
Where: 41 E. 14th St.
How much: $10″ Creds to


5. MUSIC: “APUH! New jazz from Sweden at Barking Legs
CoPac and the Shaking Ray Levi Society present the “hard-driving, young, Swedish free jazz trio” APUH! to Chattanooga’s Barking Legs Theater tonight. The three-piece features Adrian Asling Sellius on saxophone and clarinet, Hampus Ohman-Frolund on drums and Mats Dimming on double bass. Their music has been described as “a nod to tradition but also a middle finger to it.” Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Click here for more information.

When: Friday, March 25, 8 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $10″ Creds to

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6. EVENTS: Beyond the Bursts: Exploring the Work of Adolph Gottlieb
The Hunter Museum of American Art will host a gallery discussion about their new exhibit, “A Painter’s Hand: The Works of Adolph Gottlieb,” on Saturday. UTC art professors Drs. Gavin Townsend and Jordan Amirkhani will lead the discussion. Gottlieb was an abstract expressionist painter whose paintings were “central to the development of mid-20th-century painting in America,” according to a release on the exhibit. In 1956, he created “burst” paintings, which reduced the imagery in his paintings to basic forms. The discussion is free with regular museum admission. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, March 26, 1:30 p.m.
Where: 10 Bluff View
How much: Free with museum admission” Creds to

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7. EVENTS/MUSIC: “The five Road to Nightfall finalists will compete at the Revelry Room at 8 Saturday night. Each band will perform an extended set of music, and a panel of judges will determine the winner. This year’s finalists are Nick Lutsko, Preston Parris Band, High Meadows Communion, Mendingwall and Caney Creek Company. The bands are competing for a grand prize of $2,000, studio time and an opportunity to perform as headliner for this year’s Nightfall concert series. Click here for more information. And click here to view a article on the recent “controversy” between two participants.

When: Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m.
Where: 41 E. 14th St.
How much: $10″ Creds to

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8. EVENTS: “Have you ever wanted to hug a bunny? Of course you have! The Chattanooga Zoo will once again celebrate the arrival of spring with their annual Hug-a-Bunny Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most activities are included with regular zoo admission. Unlimited access wristbands for the bunny zone are an additional $5, and photos with the Easter Bunny will also be offered for $7. Carousel, train and camel rides will also be offered for an additional cost. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
How much: Free with zoo admission” Creds to

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9. FOOD: “Sunday, March 27 – Seating from 11am to 4pm
Join us at Back Inn Cafe for our annual Easter Brunch!
This special holiday a la carte menu features signature dishes from our
new spring menu alongside seasonally-inspired breakfast entrees created by
Chef Buck Oglesby and his talented culinary team.
Reservations are suggested.
Patio seating available, weather permitting.
for more information and reservations
call (423) 265-5033 x4 or email”  
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10. FOOD: Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market St. Hop aboard for the annual Easter extravaganza, complete with Easter ham and all the trimmings served in the lobby beneath the magnificent Grand Dome. There will be a pasta station with seafood and chicken dishes made to order, carved steamship round, honey-smoked glazed ham, lamb stew, country pate, deviled eggs, a nice selection of salads and a wide variety of desserts, such as the chocolate cobbler and cooked-to-order bananas Foster flambé. There will be a special buffet for children only. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Price: $26.95 (adults), $22.95 (seniors 65 and up), $13.95 (children 12 and under). Reservations: 308-2481.” Creds to