Here are your Nooga Happenings for April 12th through 14th, 2019.

Open Houses


Open House at The Farm - Open On Saturday From 10-4, And Sunday From 1-5. Stop by and find out how you can get up to $2,000 in closing cost from our preferred mortgage lender, The ​BlairSmiles Team​ at Element Funding​!​ You can also enter to win a $50 Visa gift card while you are there, so be sure to stop by the model home for more information!

The Farm is a new subdivision in Soddy Daisy with craftsman style homes built by Nu-Era Construction. Pick your lot and start building your semi or full custom home today! Homes are currently under construction and start in the mid $300,000’s.

Music Events


Leon Bridges: Good Thing Tour - Friday, 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

On his sophomore album Good Thing, Leon Bridges’ voice breaks into the debut single “Bad Bad News” in much the same way the artist broke into the public eye in 2015 - forcefully, honestly, and all at once. Gone are the days of Leon Bridges, the up-and-comer with potential. In the years since the release of Coming Home, Leon has proved himself a true artist with staying power. Good Thing cements him as complex, multifaceted, and capable of making groundbreaking work. “I really wanted to prove to people that I can exist in any genre, but still be myself,” he says intently. Photo and information about this event are from


Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ and Cryin’: An Evening of Stories and Songs - Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Songbirds North

Kevn Kinney, lead singer with Drivin' N Cryin', comes to Songbirds North for an intimate evening of songs and stories. From MacDougal Blues to Down Out Law , you'll hear them all. From Kevn after his concert last year..." Songbirds is a must for the premier listening room in Chattanooga! You are surrounded by probably the most astonishing guitar collection I've ever can't help but close your eyes and feel the vibes emanating from all the beautiful guitars and the blood sweat and tears the musicians put into them! Look forward to playing there again!” Photo and information about this event are from


Disco Night with Chattanooga USA Dance - Friday, 7:30pm-10:30pm

St. John United Methodist Church

Nelson Rodriguez will teach a 1-hour Hustle lesson and everyone is welcome to attend. The lesson is followed by a 2-hour ballroom dance social. No previous dance experience or partner required for the lesson or the dance. Come on out to our disco night! Cost: First-Time Guests & Students (under 18): $5.00, College Students: FREE with current ID , USA Dance Youth Members: FREE, USA Dance Members: $5.00, Non-Members: $10.00. For more information: Website:, Facebook: ChattanoogaUSADance, Email: [email protected]. Photo and information about this event are from


Lord Huron with Michael at the Signal - Friday, 8:30pm - SOLD OUT!

Evoking wide-open vistas and the spirit of travel, American indie outfit Lord Huron emerged in the early 2010s on the heels of the indie folk boom, bringing together an expansive and dynamic blend of folk, rock, pop, and threads of Americana. Led by Michigan native Ben Schneider, the Los Angeles-based Lord Huron -- who take their name from one of the five Great Lakes -- found mainstream success in 2014 with the release of their lush, Western-inspired second album, Strange Trails, whose closing track, "The Night We Met," reached an even larger audience in 2017 thanks to a key placement in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The song charted in North America, Europe, and Australia. Republic Records took note and offered the band a record deal. Lord Huron's major-label debut, Vide Noir, hit shelves and streaming sites in April 2018, reaching the number ten spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Photo and information about this event are from


Emerge with Camp Normal & Seven Stones - Friday, 9:00pm-11:59pm

Songbirds South

Homegrown in Chattanooga, TN, Emerge blends the raw, in-your-face aggressiveness of metal, with the melodic elements of hard rock to form an explosive, guitar driven sound that builds upon the foundation laid by their predecessors. Originally forming in 2011, the band has relied on blue-collar hard work and determination to secure every opportunity they’ve had, proving that anything is possible by sharing stages with rock legends, as well as personal heroes and influences like Red, Fuel, 10 Years, Trapt, and Scott Stapp. Emerge is comprised of brothers Jared (vocals, guitar), and Jeff Jones (drums) alongside Coty Green (guitar). Their new album is set to release Spring 2019. Photo and information about this event are from


10,000 Days: A Night of Tool - Saturday, 9:00pm-12:00am

Songbirds South

Sonically and visually, 10,000 DΛYS brings to the stage the most faithful TOOL TRIBUTE experience available in the Southeast region. Don’t just take our word for it. “I’ve seen the REAL Tool twice and 10,000 DΛYS was at least AS GOOD if not BETTER than one of those.” -Some guy at a 10,000 DΛYS show. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $12-$15. Photo and information about this event are from


Jeff Tweedy - Sunday, 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm) - SOLD OUT!

Walker Theatre

Jeff is currently on a solo tour of North America (tickets are available at His long-awaited memoir, LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc., is out now. In LET’S GO (SO WE CAN GET BACK), Jeff writes candidly and compellingly about his past, his songs, and the people who have inspired him. It’s a portrait of an artist in his most reflective and creative state. Photo and information about this event are from

Food and Drink Events


Argentina Wine Dinner - Friday, 6:30pm-9:30pm

The Walden Club

The Walden Club is happy to be working with Mariano Cebrain on another FAB Wine Dinner! Join us Friday, April 12th as Chef Jeff pairs his cuisine with Mariano's wines. This is Members Only and reservations are required. Please call 423.756.6686 or email [email protected] to reserve seats since there is limited seating. Photo and information about this event are from


4 Bridges Arts Festival Preview Party - Friday, 6:30pm-10:00pm

First Tennessee Pavilion

4 Bridges Arts Festival debuts its marketplace during the annual Preview Party. A ticketed social event, the Preview Party is a celebration that opens festival weekend and features select wines, open bar, signature cocktails, and a buffet of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts catered by Lee Towery and special chocolate treats provided by the Hot Chocolatier. Tickets include admission to the preview party and entry to the 4BAF Saturday and Sunday. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $100-$125. Photo and information about this event are from


Battle Below the Clouds BBQ Cook Off - Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Ruby Falls

Test your grill skills on Saturday, April 13th at the 5th annual Ruby Falls Battle Below the Clouds BBQ Cook-Off! This barbeque competition is open to amateur grillers and smokers AND benefits the Lana’s Love Foundation. Join the fun by registering your team at Thanks so much to our friends at Ruby Falls! Photo and information about this event are from


Brew Skies Beer and Food Festival - Saturday, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens

Selling out for the past 2 years, Brew Skies is back! These tickets are the best value in the Chattanooga festival scene, with unlimited tastings from local breweries and home brewers, plus food from local restaurants and amateur cooking enthusiasts alike. Come sample beer you can't buy in any store! This event is age 21+. Want to know more about the event? Listen in to our recent podcast on Brew Chatt Here! Photo and information about this event are from

Movie/Theatre Events


Chattanooga Film Festival - Friday-Sunday with movie showings at various times

Chattanooga Theatre Centre (400 River St) and The Moxy Chattanooga (1220 King St)

Your favorite southern fried celebration of cinema IS BACK. CFF's 4 days of films, workshops, panels, events and parties for 2019 is more than your eyeballs, or liver, are prepared to handle. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine's 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World 2019, you're not going to want to miss this year. < F I R S T  W A V E >

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Fiddler on the Roof-GPS and McCallie Spring Musical - Friday-Sunday

Girls Preparatory School

Girls Preparatory School and McCallie School present the GPS/McCallie Upper School Spring Musical, Fiddler on the Roof—a true musical theater tradition that has touched the lives of millions around the world—at GPS Frierson Theatre April 12-14. PERFORMANCES: Friday, April 12th at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13th at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 14th at 2 p.m. TICKETS FOR PUBLIC are sold at the General Admission price of $15. All tickets are general admission with open seating. Photo and information about this event are from

Carmen - Friday and Sunday, 7:30pm (doors at 6:30pm)

Tivoli Theatre

Set in Spain, Bizet’s classic opera centers on Carmen, a beautiful and fiery gypsy girl who seduces Don José, a straight-laced soldier in the army. The tale that unfolds is one of passion, obsession, and spurned love.Carmen has become a worldwide operatic phenomenon and is a favorite among long-time opera enthusiasts and those new to opera. Photo and information about this event are from

Opening Night of “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath - Friday, 7:30pm-10:00pm

Barking Legs Theatre

ETC follows up its season opening production of SIDE SHOW, a musical that examined the freak in all of us, with a play that examines the faith in all of us. A relatively new play to hit the market, THE CHRISTIANS is a play about the pastor of a church, that started in a storefront and now finds itself as a megachurch, with thousands of members, a huge building, a debt paid off and a coffee shop in it’s lobby. This Pastor delivers a sermon that ends with an abrupt change in the philosophical and theological beliefs of this congregation he has shepherded. This change forces a schism and also forces personal reflection. Purchase tickets for $17-$20. Photo and information about this event are from

Oysterfest - Saturday, 12:30pm-4:00pm

West Village Chattanooga

The West Village is your oyster! Join us on 8th Street for oysters by the 1/2 dozen and dozen. Grilled, raw, or in a shot glass - we've got you covered! Let's raise a glass of Prosecco, enjoy a champagne toast, and discover a new favorite cocktail. We're proud to welcome one of our favorite bands back to the West Village stage, it's Doctor B and the Ease! P.S. - Can't handle the thought of an oyster? Then how about Citron et Sel 'Walking Tacos'? La Donna's Cotton Candy is bringing the best cotton candy around, and there will be plenty of fun and games taking over the street. We can't wait to see you! Photo and information about this event are from

Chattanooga Film Festival 2019: Deadtectives - Saturday, 11:55pm-1:55am

Chattanooga Theatre Centre in the Screena Turner Theater

Comedy and horror are two genres that, when combined carefully and in the correct proportions, make something special. Few films have managed to achieve this alchemy (Ghostbusters springs to mind as a shining example), so when one gets it—you’ll excuse the pun (no you won’t)—DEAD right, we have no choice but to share it with our CFF audience. Deadtectives pulls off the balancing act of weaving scares, laughs and some serious heart into one delightful package. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $12. Photo and information about this event are from

Chattanooga Film Festival 2019 - Body at Brighton Rock - Sunday, 2:40pm-4:40pm

Chattanooga Theatre Centre in the Bruce Springscreen Theater

CFF fan favorite filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin is back with a terrifically tense thriller. All alliteration aside (see what we did there?) we’ve loved Roxanne’s work for years, and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to share her latest. Here’s the story: Wendy, a part-time summer employee at a mountainous state park, takes on a rough trail assignment at the end of the season, trying to prove to her friends she’s capable enough to do the job. When she takes a wrong turn and ends up deep in the backcountry, she stumbles upon what might be a potential crime scene. Stuck with no communication after losing her radio and with orders to guard the site, Wendy must fight the urge to run and do the harder job of staying put, spending the night deep in the wilderness, facing down her worst fears and proving to everyone—including herself—she’s made of stronger stuff than they think she is. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $15. Photo and information about this event are from

“Meet Me in St. Louis” Presented by the Lee University Theatre and School of Music - Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm

Dixon Center at Lee University

Based on the heartwarming MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. Over the course of a year, the family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. Memorable musical numbers include “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Boy Next Door,” “The Trolley Song,” and “Whenever I’m with You.” Recommended for Ages 10+ (no babes in arms, please). Photo and information about this event are from

Comedy Show

Comedy Showcase - Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

The Camp House

Join us for a night of comedy at the Camp House! Comedians Laura West (LOL Ministries), Ethan McFall, Davis Wesson, and a group from IMPROV Chattanooga are sure to make you laugh out loud! The best part is that proceeds from the evening will go towards the Bethlehem Center's Read to Lead Academy which serves youth in South Chattanooga. Beverages and dessert are provided. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. To receive a student discount you must provide your student email and present your student I.D. at the door. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $15-$45. Photo and information about this event are from

Mike Gardner - Friday-Sunday - shows at 7:30pm (Fri, Sat, Sun) and 9:45pm (Fri & Sat)

The Comedy Patch

Gardner is a rising young star on the comedy circuit! Gardner just released his second DVD Special “Better Than a Real Job”. His edgy autobiographical humor will take you on a roller coaster ride of subjects from his Redneck Mother and growing up with 6-sisters…to his celebrity run-ins during his previous life as a prestigious country club golf pro. You’ve seen him on MTV, FOX, WGN, and you’ve heard him on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, and Sirius XM Radio. Mike Gardner’s claim to fame came when he once gave Hootie (from the Blowfish) an HJ in a Denny’s parking lot in Lubbock, TX for gas, money, and an autograph. Photo and information about this event are from

Family Events

Downtown Family YMCA Parents Night Out - Friday, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Bring the kids out to the Downtown Family YMCA on Friday, April 12 and plan your Parents Night Out now!  Our theme will be "Zootopia!"

-Drop off is at 6 p.m.

-Pizza will be provided - two slices per child.

-You may bring peanut free food items with child.

-Don’t forget a swimsuit!

-Pick up by 10 p.m.

Call the Downtown Family YMCA to register at (423) 266-3766.

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The Chattery Presents: Couple’s Massage 101 - Friday, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Chattanooga WorkSpace

How many times have you come home from work tired & stressed out, aching and grumpy? You look online and your massage therapist is closed. Great. Now what? You look to your partner, but all you get is a 5 minute shoulder rub and then they want you to work on them. That just doesn’t work for anyone. This class is for any partner – from friends to significant others, who wants to learn how to properly massage another person. When you sign up for class you will get: 1 hour class total, 30 minutes on the table for each person, stretching PDF to help make the effects last longer, and a free gift from the Mad Hatter Massage retail line. We will cover the basics of massaging your partner and help you relax! Ticket covers TWO people. There is no need to purchase a ticket for each person individually. Purchase a ticket for $70. Photo and information about this event are from



Spring High Cotton Market - Friday and Saturday, 8:00am

Ringgold Feed and Seed

Truckloads of great pickin' fun are coming to Ringgold, Georgia for our Spring High Cotton Market during the town-wide Ringgold Junk Market. This Free Event has over 25 Dealers outdoors from all over the Southeast, 43 Booths indoors, and, of course, Danny in the Old Cotton Gin.  Enjoy a full weekend of Junkin' in Ringgold, GA. Photo and information about this event are from


Collegedale Market - Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm

The Commons

Enjoy Sundays at Collegedale Market where you’ll find local and regional artists selling their  handmade arts and crafts and specialty foods made from scratch. It’s a place to catch up with friends, enjoy the city’s new facility, Founder’s Hall at The Commons, and shop right in your own community! Photo and information about this event are from

Fundraisers/Awareness Events

Laps of Love - Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm

Ringgold High School

To help promote the awareness and acceptance of special needs in North Georgia, Peaceful Pieces is hosting its 4th annual Laps of Love event. Laps of Love is an autism and special needs awareness walk for North Georgia. The donations we receive from this event help provide support groups, sensory day events, our annual Christmas party and to help fund/build our sensory center in the North Georgia area! This is a community wide event for EVERYONE to show your support to North Georgia families with special needs. You can help make a difference by sponsoring or making your donation at Laps of Love! What to expect? Inflatables, raffles, sensory friendly activities, local resources, Choo-Choo Kettle Corn, and much more! Photo and information about this event are from

The 3rd Pink & Blue Ball - Saturday, 6:00pm-10:00pm

The Mill of Chattanooga

Ready for an elegant family-friendly evening that is fun and benefits children in Our community? The Pink & Blue Ball sponsored by The Greater Chattanooga Chapter of Jack and Jill of America is having its third signature Ball. Jack and Jill of America is an organization of mothers dedicated to nurturing future leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving, and civic duty. The event benefits the Jack and Jill Foundation and the local Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga. The Greater Chattanooga Chapter of Jack and Jill of America has been busy making a difference in our local community. We have educational, health, and social programs. On a national level, we support the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. Photo and information about this event are from

Roaring for a Cure - Saturday, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Celebration Church Chattanooga

Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing, and fundraising for a great cause! All money raised is used to provide college scholarships to local students who have had a parent diagnosed with breast cancer. We have a wide range of sponsorship levels as well as individual tickets. For more information or to sponsor a table, please send us a direct message or email our administrator [email protected] or event co-chair [email protected]. Photo and information about this event are from

Dash for Down Syndrome 2019 - Sunday, 1:30pm

Tennessee RiverPark

Registration 1:30 & First race at 2:30

A fun 10K, 5K, 1 mile fun run, and Kiddie K at the Tennessee Riverpark. Help us raise awareness and support our loved ones with Down syndrome! For more information, go to Photo and information about this event are from

Educational Events

Money School 2019 - Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm

The BX - Brainerd Crossroads

Join us for our fifth annual Money School! Money School is a free financial education day where community members can attend classes taught by financial experts from around the city. Topics covered will include homeownership, saving money, breaking free of debt, retirement, investing, repaying student loans, and more! The event is free to any 13 and over. Follow our Facebook page for class information and schedules as we near the event. Visit to learn more and register! This event is FREE! Photo and information about this event are from

Art Events

Grand Opening Reflections Gallery - Friday, 2:00pm-8:00pm

Local artists displaying work, demonstrations and art talks at varying times.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. This event is FREE! Photo and information about this event are from

19th Annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival - Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am

First Tennessee Pavilion

The 19th annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival, a nationally ranked fine arts festival, opens Saturday, April 13 from 10AM- 6PM through Sunday, April 14 from 10AM-5PM. 4 Bridges Arts Festival houses 151 artists from all over the United States, live music and amazing local food. Admission is $5 per person (pay at the door. Photo and information about this event are from

Community Events

Up Next Barber Showcase & Networking Event - Sunday, 6:00pm

The Signal

The Up Next Barber Showcase is going to highlight some of the city's NEXT generation of talented and skilled barber/stylists in Chattanooga as well as recognize a few Trail Blazers in the beauty industry! This will NOT be a COMPETITION!!! There will be about 20 barber/stylists that will hit the stage to showcase their talent so the city can see who they are and potentially gain new clients. Photo and information about this event are from

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