Here are your Nooga Happenings for April 19th through 21st, 2019.


Happy Easter From The Paula McDaniel Group.


Easter Events

Hug-A-Bunny Days - Friday & Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Chattanooga Zoo

Welcome spring and Easter with this fun event for all ages! Hug-a-Bunny Days guests will have the chance to get their photo made with the Easter Bunny, enjoy springtime games and crafts, gather Easter eggs, watch as our Zoo animals enjoy their egg hunt enrichment, encounter the Zoo’s real bunnies, and more! Ticket Information: Non-Members regular Zoo admission: $10.95 per adult and $7.95 per child (ages 3-12), Ages 2 and under are free. Members are free with Zoo membership. Note: Zoo members can online purchase the # of tickets corresponding with the # of members listed on their membership. Bunny Zone Wristbands: $5 online/advance, $6 Zoo Member day-of, $7 Non-Member day-of. Photo and information about this event are from


Easter Eggstravaganza - Saturday, 10:00am-1:00pm

The Ministry Center

Join us for Springtime fun for the whole family. Featuring Inflatables, Pony Ride, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Ballon-Twisting, Games, Prizes, Giveaways & Pictures with the Easter Bunny plus a massive Easter Egg Hunt with over 10,000 eggs for kids of all ages. Photo and information about this event are from


Easter Eggstravaganza - Saturday, 11:00pm-1:00pm

Hamilton Family YMCA

Join the Y and Radiant Church for this FREE Easter EGGSTRAVAGANZA! There will be games, arts & crafts, inflatables and face painting. For more information email Nikki Bryant at [email protected] or [email protected]. Photo and information about this event are from

The Chattery’s Great Adult Egg Hunt and Hoppy Hour - Saturday, 2:00pm

Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

This second annual event combines the arts, community collaboration, and of course, education. Through a creative partnership, local artists will create one-of-a-kind works of art on an evergreen wooden egg, and adult participants will search for the eggs at Sculpture Fields. We’ll conclude the event with a restaurant “hop” along Main Street to continue to build community and support local businesses. The Hoppy Hour starts at 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear their Sunday best for added fun. Cost: $7 ahead of time // $10 at the door. For more information, go to  or

Easter Brunch at the Westin - 11:00am-2:00pm

Create a new family tradition in West Village this Easter. Enjoy an Easter Brunch at The Westin filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, made-to-order omelettes, a waffle bar, all the bacon your heart desires, and so much more. Make your reservation today to guarantee a table for your family at brunch at Dorato. Seatings available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 423-531-4653, extension 5942. Prices: (plus tax and service charge) $32 - Adults | $16 - Kids Ages 10 and Under | Complimentary - Children Under 4. Photo and information about this event are from Photo and information about this event are from

Community Easter Dinner - Sunday, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

We will be providing a traditional Easter Dinner to anyone who would like to join us! Ham, Green Beans, Corn, Potatoes, Rolls, Drinks, and Dessert! Photo and information about this event are from

Easter Fair and Market - Sunday, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Miller Plaza

Miller Plaza is newly renovated and is the perfect space for the first big market of the season! People will be eager to get out, enjoy the beautiful weather, play games, and shop, so we are hosting a family event that will include an Easter Egg Hunt, live music, and some carnival games. Make sure YOU help spread the word! Photo and information about this event are from

Easter on the Bluff at Back Inn Cafe - Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm

Join us at Back Inn Cafe for our annual Easter Brunch! This special holiday à la carte menu features signature dishes from our new spring menu alongside seasonally-inspired breakfast entrées created by Chef Regina Johnson and her culinary team. Reservations are suggested. Patio seating available, weather permitting. FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (423) 265-5033 x4. Photo and information about this event are from

Music Events

Ward Davis with Clint Parks - Friday, 7:00pm

Songbirds North

American Singer/Songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas by way of Nashville, Tennesse, Ward Davis has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and more. Most recently, Ward Davis co-wrote “I’m Not The Devil” with Cody Jinks, with whom he subsequently toured with nationwide. With over 250 shows per year under his belt as both a headliner and support act, Ward Davis’ already popular live show is growing at exponential rates. Photo and information about this event are from

Amber Carrington at OddStory Brewing Compay - Friday, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Amber Carrington is an American country music artist currently living in Nashville, TN. She gained her initial fame as a semi-finalist on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Her natural voice, style and ease with country music challenged iconic Voice coach, Adam Levine of Maroon 5. Levine’s intuition to stretch this country girl’s imagination and possibilities with her powerhouse voice and talent took Amber’s voice into uncharted territory landing her in the top 10 of the iTunes charts and locked her in one of “The Voice’s” top 5 performers. OddStory Brewing Co is a 21+ establishment. Photo and information about this event are from

The Velcro Pygmies - Friday, 9:00pm

Songbirds South

The World Famous Velcro Pygmies want to take you on a little journey, and they promise it won't hurt. This golden ticket will get you a trip back to a time when music was in its prime. Back when hair was big but rock 'n' roll was bigger…the Velcro Pygmies travel the country year-round - from the Gulf Shores to the Great Lakes - to share the sights, sounds and stain-washed denim of the glorious '80s, schooling audiences on the difference between a rock band and a rock show. From start to finish, they command the stage with a prowess uncommon in today's industry, and they leave you begging for more. No gimmicks or tricks, just undiluted rock 'n' roll energy that unites every race, creed, age and gender. Photo and information about this event are from

Nick Lutsko at The Tavern - Friday, 9:00pm-11:00pm

Tremont Tavern

Songwriter, producer and performer Nick Lutsko is coming to the Tavern! Grab a beer and join us for some great music! Photo and information about this event are from

Bump It or Dump It - Friday, 9:00pm-12:00am

Music Box Ziggy’s Chattanooga

Bump It Or Dump It is a multi genre contest. There will be rappers, live bands, singers and musicians!  All acts will perform for 7 minutes on stage. They will be judged by their stage presence/crowd control, music quality and image. 22 acts will battle head to head for the grand prize!! 21 and up showcase! $7 at the door. After 10 pm it’s $10 at the door. ACTS PERFORMING: Silver Tongued Devils, Aaron Carney Band, 965 The Mountain, Pisces, Vonn, Carrie Trueblood, Kayla Hernandez, Zack Swaggerty, Haley Osborne, Dupreezy, Blk Cloud, Dorian Wade, 3way Youngin, Meno, Justice, Yfn Spxxxy, BadLuk, Lil Something, Checklife Gramz, Matt Movin, Baby Brikk, Physic Goats. Photo and information about this event are from

LUTHI at Wanderlinger - Saturday, 7:00pm

Wanderlinger Brewing Company

LUTHI routinely brings the party, and it’s a big one. “Boogie Circus” is the most colorful description of their sound so far. “We like the term Cumberland Funk too,” says frontman Christian Luthi, an homage to the river that flows through its Nashville home and a sound that blends the city's often under-appreciated musical history. What’s very evident in talking with (what they call) “The LUTHI Crew” is the shared passion for helping others let loose. This show is ages 21+. Parking is available onsite managed by Republic Services. Photo and information about this event are from

The Head and the Heart with Carl Broemel - Saturday, 8:00pm

Robert Kirk Walker Community Theater

Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), “Signs Of Light” crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart’s finest work. Lead single “All We Ever Knew,” which was written during the “Let’s Be Still” era but never captured to the band’s satisfaction until now, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, while “Turn It Around” seems primed to be a future concert staple, matching its inspirational message with a lush and multi-layered soundscape. Purchase tickets for $39.50-$49.50. Photo and information about this event are from

The Grass is Dead with The Other Brothers - Saturday, 9:00pm-12:00am

The Grass Is Dead make their debut at Songbirds!,, Grab your tix here:

Doors: 8 PM | 18+ only with valid ID | Songbirds South

The Grass Is Dead are a force of nature in bluegrass and Grateful Dead music. More than merely paying tribute to the Dead, these hot pickers have been seamlessly weaving bluegrass, blues, rock and funk into a unique sonic experience. The Grass Is Dead have created a sound that not only pays homage to roots music and the songs of the Dead and Jerry Garcia, but expertly travels through time and space to explore the galactic and psychedelic nature of music itself. Photo and information about this event are from

Food and Drink Events


Veuve Clicqout Champagne Tasting - Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm

The Walden Club

Join us on April 19th @ 6:00 for another FAB Champagne Tasting!  This is our first time having the Veuve Clicquot lineup. So if you're into REAL Champagne, then this event is for you!  The tasting will go from 6:00 - 8:00, so show up at your leisure. VC representatives will be here to answer questions and tell stories of the VC history and domain.  THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 30 ATTENDEES! Here is the VC lineup: Clicquot 2008 Vintage, Clicquot Demi Sec NV, Clicquot NV Rose, Clicquot 2008 Vintage Rose, Clicquot Yellow Label, Clicquot La Grande Dame. Photo and information about this event are from

An Evening with Sequatchie Cove Creamery - Friday, 6:30pm

Bleu Fox Cheese Shop

Join us and the owners of Sequatchie Cove Creamy for a delicious and rememberable evening. Not only are they one of our favorite food artisans, but also they are world renowned cheese makers producing award winners and really putting our town, Chattanooga, on the map for fine artisan cheese. Come taste their amazing cheeses and hear their wonderful story. Space is limited and ticket price does include paired beverages. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $45. Photo and information about this event are from

Saturday Brunch Series - 11:00am

Davis Wayne’s & The Wood at Cambridge Square

Join us for great food, live performances and wonderful fellowship, in a beautiful setting. Purchase tickets via eventbrite for $20. Photo and information about this event are from

Movie/Theatre Events

The Attic: Live on Stage - Saturday, shows at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

Oakwood Baptist Church (4501 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416)

You've read the book, now it's coming to a stage near you! This production is based on the book "The Attic" by Renita A. Johnson and directed, written and adapted for the stage by Brandalyn Shropshire of BJS Productions! Don't miss this time as we CELEBRATE The One Year Anniversary of the S.K.I.R.T.S. ministry! You will laugh, cry, heal some areas and most importantly find the treasure in your tragedy. *Small book signing reception to follow each show. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showtime! Call (423) 364-6942 for more information! Photo and information about this event are from

Bobby Stone Film Series Presents Dazed and Confused - Saturday, 7:00pm (doors at 6:00pm)

Tivoli Theatre

Bobby Stone Film Series Presents Dazed and Confused, the adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976. Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for students. Photo and information about this event are from

Movie Night featuring Peter Rabbit - Saturday, 7:00pm-10:00pm

West Village Chattanooga

Bring the family to the see Peter Rabbit on 8th Street! Bring chairs or blankets for seating and we'll have food, games, and cocktails for adults. Photo and information about this event are from


Sports Events

Fireworks Friday - Lookouts vs Mississippi Braves, 7:15pm-11:00pm

AT&T Field

Join your Lookouts for another Fireworks Friday, as the Mississippi Braves faceoff with the Lookouts, before they hit the road for five games! The evening will be capped off with another of our eighteen 2019 postgame fireworks spectaculars! After the fireworks, kids can come down on the field and run the bases. First pitch is at 7:15pm and gates open at 6:00pm. Photo and information about this event are from

Comedy Show

Mike Paramore - Friday & Saturday, 7:30pm (both days), 9:45pm (Sat. only)

The Comedy Patch

Mike Paramore is the guy you fight to sit next to in a movie theatre, on a long car ride, or during a boring lecture. His natural ability to infuse everyday situations with energetic, uplifting humor, combined with his ability to put you at ease is key to his personal brand of comedy. His smooth delivery and powerful punchlines make him a force in stand-up comedy, which is very apparent in his debut album “The Things We Tell Ourselves”, available now on iTunes and Amazon. In addition to performing at the 2012 Just for Laughs Festival, Mike also the winner of the 2015 Cleveland Comedy Festival, the winner of the 2016 Laughing Devil Festival in New York City, the winner of the 2017 Laugh Fest’s best in the midwest competition, winner of Best of the Fest in the 2018 Big Pine Comedy Festival and was a featured on AXTV’s Live at Gotham in NYC, and is a featured comedian on FOX’s hit show “Laughs”. Photo and information about this event are from


David Sedaris - Friday, 8:00pm (doors at 7:00pm)

Walker Theatre

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. His latest book is a New York Times best-selling collection of his essays entitled Calypso. Purchase tickets for $45, $60, or $75. Photo and information about this event are from

Family Events

Sunset Kayak Tour - Friday, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Chester Frost Park

Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a sunset tour at one of our favorite kayaking destinations! After some basic instruction we'll take a short paddle tour of the area and find a nice spot to watch the sunset from out on the water. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends. We provide kayaks all the gear and basic paddle instruction but please bring your own headlamp. Pre-Requisite: Learn to Kayak Class or equivalent skills; ages 14 and up are welcome. Cost: 65.00 to 75.00. Photo and information about this event are from

Fundraisers/Awareness Events

Breathe Easy Charity Ball - Saturday, 7:00pm-12:00am

The Naked River Brewing Company

Please join for a formal evening dedicated to bringing hope to Cystic Fibrosis patients. This exciting event will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 7:00PM. Tickets include: dinner, 2 drink passes, music, games, and opportunity to participate in the live auction. You must have a valid ID and be 21 or older to enter, no exceptions. Parking- small charge to park in The Naked River Brewing Company’s parking lot, or street parking is available. Uber or Lyft is encouraged. Information about CF: Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. More than 70,000 people are living with CF worldwide, with the severity of symptoms varying from patient to patient. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation does not receive support from federal funding; its individuals like you that make a difference!

Event Details: Ticket Price: $50 per person and all proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Food: Pulled Pork/ Turkey Sliders, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cake

Drinks: Beer- The Naked River Brewing Company, Wine

Attire: Ladies: An evening to bust out your red lipstick and fake lashes. Please wear cocktail dresses or gowns! Men: Suit Up! Every woman loves a sharp dressed man. Photo and information about this event are from

Educational Events

Spring Native Plant Sale - Friday & Saturday, 9:30am

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

Our Native Plants, grown for a variety of garden conditions, are beautiful, sustainable, and contribute to habitat conservation by creating biodiversity and an environment favorable to wildlife. Experienced staff gardeners and other knowledgeable volunteers will be available to educate visitors about the importance of using native plants and how choosing the right plant can make less work for the gardener, support native wildlife and still look beautiful! Photo and information about this event are from

The Plug Poetry Project - Award-Winning Poet Julian Randall - Saturday, 10:00am

The Edney Innovation Center

The goal of The Plug is to honor and grow the city’s poetry community by providing resources, classes, and events. On Saturday, April 20th award-winning poet Julian Randall is coming to the city for a FREE one-day workshop and featured reading. Local poet Olivia Bradley will be opening the night with a set of original material, as well. Who is Julian Randall? He is a performance poet, educator, and arts education advocate. A Chicago native, Randall has pursued a career in poetry since 2011 and has has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as New York Times Magazine, The Georgia Review, Sixth Finch, and in the anthologies Portrait in Blues, Nepantla, and New Poetry from the Midwest. His first book, Refuse, is the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry prize selected by Vievee Frances, and he was named a finalist for the NAACP Image Award in Poetry. Photo and information about this event are from

Warrior’s Way: Falling and Commitment Clinic - Sunday, 12:00pm-4:00pm

High Point CLimbing and Fitness Downtown

Back by popular demand, join us for a clinic on The Warrior’s Way with author and trainer Arno Ilgner! This clinic addresses fear of falling and improving commitment. We’ll do falling, movement, and resting exercises and apply all learned skills to a challenging route. We’ll do this in small increments creating appropriate progressions for each individual student. You’ll leave with a structured method for taking appropriate risks with diminished fear. Registration: (423) 475-6578 (8/clinic max) Investment: $150 gym members; $175 non gym members. Photo and information about this event are from

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