PlanAhead: June 2021

Your June 2021 events calendar

Week of June 1 

Tuesday, June 1
Listen

How America Can Heal Discussion Series | Tues., May 18, 25 + June 1  | 7 p.m. | The Ed Johnson Project, virtual | Free, RSVP | Listen to this podcast with Bryan Stevenson + come prepared to discuss the podcast and the topic of healing. 

TryThis

Spoken Word and Poetic Readings | Tues., June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free entry | This spoken word + poetry reading is open to anyone and everyone who wants to participate. 

Cause

FocusLit Fundraiser | Tues., June 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Southern Lit Alliance, virtual | $65-$85 | The fundraiser will feature an interview with “New York Times” bestselling author Jill McCorkle + a pick-up meal from Public House.

Wednesday, June 2
Active

Meditation Wing Chun | Wed., June 2 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | Try Meditation Wing Chun, a meditative martial arts practice that incorporates elements of Tia Chi + Chi Kung.

Show/Cause

“Fun-raiser” for Bridgette Martin | Wed., June 2 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $10 | All proceeds from this comedy open mic night will go to local comedian Bridgette Martin’s medical expenses fund.

Network

Basecamp at Waterhouse Pavilion | Wed., June 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | Free, RSVP | This outdoor coworking event features networking opportunities, outdoor games, experience talks, and happy hour (plus coffee all day long to keep you functioning).

Thursday, June 3
TryThis

CFC Goat Yoga | Thurs., June 3 | 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. | Waterhouse Pavilion | $25 | Registration includes a ticket to one of the one-hour goat yoga sessions on June 3 + the Chattanooga FC Match on June 5.

Show

Concerts on the Lawn: Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers | Thurs., June 3 | 7 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre lawn, 400 River St. | $10-$15 | This outdoor concert will feature concessions, beer, wine, and other drinks, plus a taco bar from Basecamp Bar & Restaurant.

Learn

Toolbox Tips: What You Need to Get the Job Done | Thurs., June 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Women Repair Zone, virtual | $20 | Learn how to put together a tool box that you’ll know how to use and will best help you get your jobs done.

Arts

Throwback Thursday | Thurs., June 3 | 4-8 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | $0-$5 | Enjoy free admission to the museum’s permanent collection + $5 general admission to the current exhibition “Power, Passion & Pose: Photographs by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory.”

ForKids

Sensory Night at CDM | Thurs., June 3 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum | Free | Sensory night at the museum is a free, low-stimulus evening for children with sensory sensitivities. 

Friday, June 4
TryThis

Summer Music Weekends | Fri., June 4-Sun., June 6 | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Rock City | $14.95-$26.95 | Enjoy summer weekends at Rock City with live bluegrass + folk music , food, and birds of prey shows.

Show

James Johann Comedy Show | Fri., June 4 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18+ | James Johann’s comedy is influenced by the theme of failure + his childhood.

Active

Chattanooga Friday Night Skate | Fri., June 4 | 7-10 p.m. | 1801 Reggie White Blvd. | Free | Bring your own wheels + take a rolling adventure through the streets and sidewalks of Chattanooga.

Show

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature the Road to Nightfall top 3 finalists.

Saturday, June 5
TryThis

Soap Making 101 | Sat., June 5 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $45 | Create your own skin-nourishing soaps while learning the chemistry behind the process.

Show

Riverfront Nights | Sat., June 5 | 7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | This free summer concert series is put on by Friends of the Festival + encourages patronizing riverfront businesses. Tonight will feature Electric Avenue.

The Journey Tribute Band “Departure” | Sat., June 5 | 7 p.m. | The Signal | $15-$30 | Departure is “the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation.”

James Johann Comedy Show | Sat., June 5 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18+ | James Johann’s comedy is influenced by the theme of failure + his childhood.

Sunday, June 6
Shop

SHE BOP Clothing Swap + Vintage Pop-up | Sun., June 6 |11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Moxy Chattanooga, 1220 King St. | Free Entry | Bring at least 3 items of clothing to participate in the swap, or just enjoy the 21 vintage vendors set up + catering from Cashew.

Show

Forlines & Friends | Sun., June 6 | 6-9 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free | This free show with Forlines & Friends is family friendly until 9 p.m. — then it’s time to send the kids home.

Week of June 7

Monday, June 7
Dish

Home Canning 101 | Mon., June 7 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $12 | Learn all about safe canning methods + equipment needed for different types of foods.

ForKids

Summer Camp: All Things Clay | Mon., June 7-Fri., June 11 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | Scenic City Clay Arts, 301 E. 11th St. | $175 | At this camp, students will get an introduction to all the tools of the pottery studio, try out a potter’s wheel, and create pottery through different types of handbuilding.

Tuesday, June 8

Film

Bobby Stone Film Series: The Lego Movie | Tues., June 8 | 10:30 a.m. | The Tivoli Theatre | $5 | Bring the kids — or just yourself, no shame — out to enjoy “The Lego Movie” film experience at the theatre. 🎞️

Network

JobFest 2021 | Tues., June 8-Thurs., June 10 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 6101 Enterprise Park Dr. | Free | This 3-day national hiring event will help you learn about companies that are hiring locally. 💼

Dish 

Instant Pot 101 | Tues., June 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $28 | This in-person class teaches advanced instant pot techniques, so you can start making more than rice. 🍚

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos | 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $6+

 

Wednesday, June 9
WaterCooler

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos | 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $6+

Active

Meditation Wing Chun | Wed., June 9 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | Try Meditation Wing Chun, a meditative martial arts practice that incorporates elements of Tia Chi + Chi Kung.

Therapeutic Flow Yoga | Wed., June 9 | 10-11 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15 | This class is focused on diversity, inclusivity, and self acceptance using breath + movement as the vehicle — bring your own mat.

Learn

Green Spaces Lunch & Learn | Wed., June 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Green Spaces, 63 E. Main St. | Free | Learn how CARTA + UTC are working with Vanderbilt and other university researchers to better understand what residents need from a local on-demand transit option.

Outdoors

Wednesday Night Social Paddle | Wed., June 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Bridge between Coolidge + Renaissance Park | Free+ | Bring your own board or rent one for $40 to enjoy a night paddling with other Noogans.

Thursday, June 10
Arts

Vision & Verse + Dance: Power, Passion, and Pose | Thurs., June 10 | 6-7 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | Free | Poet Marcus Ellsworth will share an evening of poetry and POSE performances (complete with fabulous costumes in a celebration of dance).

Chalkboard Lettering 101 | Thurs., June 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $35 | Learn 10 tricks to creating a dynamic, dimensional, and beautiful chalkboard.

Drink

Opening Night Cocktails at Proof | Thurs., June 10 | 6 p.m. | Proof Bar & Incubator + virtual | Free | This event — part of the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas — is in honor of artist Joseph Forson’s 6-month exhibition.

Show

Kolby Towe Band | Thurs., June 10 | 7-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $7 | Enjoy Wanderlinger’s weekly food specials + jam to the Kolby Towe Band.

Friday, June 11

Film

Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival | Fri., June 11 | 8:30 p.m. | Community Haven., 815 North Hickory St. | Free | Every Friday night in June, the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas will present Black films + documentaries outdoors.

TryThis

Summer Music Weekends | Fri., June 11-Sun., June 13 | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Rock City | $14.95-$26.95 | Enjoy summer weekends at Rock City with live bluegrass + folk music , food, and birds of prey shows.

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Pensacola Blue Wahoos | June 11-13 | June 11-12 7:15 p.m., June 13 2:15 p.m.  | AT&T Field | $6+

Arts

Inappropriate Tea Party | Fri., June 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $28 | This beginner-friendly paint class will allow you to create a Lilly Pullitzer-inspired print + let out some pent-up frustration. Ages 18+.

Show

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., June 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature Emily Kate Boyd + Ben VanWinkle and The Figment.

Jeff D Comedy Show | Fri., June 11 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18+ | Jeff D’s shows feature Southern-style humor, comedic characters, and a satiric point of view.

Saturday, June 12

Outdoors

Meditation + U-Pick Berries | Sat., June 12 | 9 a.m. | Crabtree Farms | $15 | Enjoy a relaxing outdoor yoga session on the farm then pick your own fresh berries for an after-workout snack.

Volunteer

North Chick Creek Litter Clean-Up | Sat., June 12 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 354 Montlake Rd., Soddy Daisy | Free | Join Green Steps to help clean up litter at the North Chick Creek.

Cause

Binders & Bras | Sat., June 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sanctuary Cafe and Performing Arts, 4704 12th Ave. | Free | This Pride Month event will match participants with measurements and suggestions for best practices in binding and bras.

Show

Riverfront Nights | Sat., June 12 | 7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | This free summer concert series is put on by Friends of the Festival + encourages patronizing riverfront businesses. Tonight will feature LVNDR + Southern Avenue.

10,000 Days | Sat., June 12 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20-$25 | 10,000 Days is a Tool tribute band with a mission to replicate the aural + visual spectacle of a live Tool show.

Jeff D Comedy Show | Sat., June 12 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18+ | Jeff D’s shows feature Southern-style humor, comedic characters, and a satiric point of view.

Nathan Bell with Annie Mosher | Sat., June 12 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $15+ | Hang out in the Barking Legs’ garden for this local music show.

 

TryThis

○ Of August @ Tuned In Music & Art Festival | Sat., Jun. 12 | 10 a.m.-11:59 p.m. |  Cherokee Farms, 2035 Old Mineral Springs Rd. | $25 | Catch “Of August” at the Tuned In Music & Arts Festival, a family-friendly 3 day fest w/ camping, food, art, & tons of music in various genres!  

Sunday, June 13
Show

Lost Dog Street Band | Sun., June 13 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $25 | Lost Dog Street Band is made up of guitarist + vocalist Benjamin Tod, fiddle player Ashley Mae, and bassist Jeff Loops.

Active

Artful Yoga | Sun., June 13 | 1:30-3 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | $5 suggested donation | Try this art-inspired yoga practice with instructor Lauren Clifford in the Hunter Museum’s gallery.

Week of June 14

Monday, June 14
TryThis

Ridge Runner Rally | Mon., June 14-Fri., June 18 | The Westin Chattanooga (starting point) | $5,500 | This 3-state, scenic road tour will start in Chattanooga and go to Highlands, NC, passing through the Smokies’ best road. Tickets include lodging for 2 + meals.

Dish

Monthly Francophile Dinner | Mon., June 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Adelle’s Crêperie, 400 E. Main St. | Free | Adelle’s Crêperie will be serving poutine + maple syrup crêpes at this Francophile dinner.

Civic

Flag Raising Ceremony | Mon., June 14 | 1 p.m. | Sculpture Garden next to Veterans Bridge | Free | In honor of our fallen heroes + flag day, Mayor Kelly will host this bi-annual flag raising ceremony.

Tuesday, June 15
TryThis

Discover the Tennessee River Gorge | Tues., June 15 | 7-8 p.m. | Outdoor Chattanooga, virtual | Free | Spend some time discovering the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, learning about the gorge, conservation efforts, outdoor recreation + bird research.

Arts

Paint Night with Katie | Tues., June 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Big River Grille Downtown, 222 Broad St. | $35 | A craft beer or house wine is included in this paint class, where you’ll create your take on craft beer + Chattanooga.

Wednesday, June 16
Active

Meditation Wing Chun | Wed., June 9 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | Try Meditation Wing Chun, a meditative martial arts practice that incorporates elements of Tia Chi + Chi Kung.

TryThis

Wednesday on Wheels | Wed., June 19 | 7-10 p.m. | The Signal | $15+ | Get a pair of rental skates from Moonlight roller, listen to tunes from DJ Dutty Laundry, and grab a drink at this event.

Thursday, June 17
Show

Dirty Honey | Thurs., June 17 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20-$30 | Los-Angeles based quartet band Dirty Honey has quickly risen to fame since its debut album in 2019.

Jeff Allen Clean Comedy Show | Thurs., June 17 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $27+ | This is one that you can take the kiddos to — most of Jeff Allen’s clean comedy centers on marriage + living with teens.

McLemore Songwriter Series: Ken Block + Andrew Copeland | Thurs., June 17 | 7 p.m. | The McLemore, 785 Canyon Ridge Rd. | $30-$250 | Ken Block + Andrew Copeland are most well-known from their southern rock band Sister Hazel.

Arts

Open Studios | Thurs., June 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. | Free | Enjoy this opportunity to see Stove Works’ artists at work + ask them questions about the process.

Friday, June 18

Film

Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival | Fri., June 18 | 8:30 p.m. | Community Haven., 815 North Hickory St. | Free | Every Friday night in June, the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas will present Black films + documentaries outdoors.

TryThis

Toast the Terrace | Fri., June 18 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | The Hunter Museum | $125 | Celebrate the museum’s newly renovated terrace with live jazz, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, pop up performances, and a DJ after sunset.

Summer Music Weekends | Fri., June 18-Sun., June 20 | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Rock City | $14.95-$26.95 | Enjoy summer weekends at Rock City with live bluegrass + folk music , food, and birds of prey shows.

Show

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature Rick Rushing + Davey Smith and The Pearl Snap Preachers.

Arts

Wanderlinger Music and Arts Festival | Fri., June 18-Sun., June 20 | Various times | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $40-$100 | This three day festival features live music + art from local artists and musicians, craft beer, and food.

Tropical Bliss Painting | Fri., June 18 | 7-9 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $40 | This beginner-friendly paint course will teach you how to create your own tropical paradise painting.

Show

SUSTO | Fri., June 18 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20-$30 | SUSTO — or Justin Osborne’s — home is in Charleston, SC, and his most recent album was produced by the same producers of Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelley + is one of Editor Trista’s favorite bands.

Jeff Allen Clean Comedy Show | Fri., June 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $27+ | This is one that you can take the kiddos to — most of Jeff Allen’s clean comedy centers on marriage + living with teens.

Saturday, June 19

TryThis

Juneteenth Independence Day Festival | Sat., June 19 | 3-9 p.m. | Community Haven, 815 N. Hickory St. | Free | Commemorate Juneteenth with a block party + music festival hosted by the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas.

Bees on a Bicycle Birthday Party | Sat., June 19 | 11-3 p.m. | Bees on a Bicycle, 1909 Market St. | Free+ | Celebrate the birthday of Bees on a Bicycle with photo sessions, pop up flower bouquets, sales, and more.

Arts

Wanderlinger Music and Arts Festival | Fri., June 18-Sun., June 20 | Various times | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $40-$100 | This three day festival features live music + art from local artists and musicians, craft beer, and food.

Show

Riverfront Nights | Sat., June 19 | 7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | This free summer concert series is put on by Friends of the Festival + encourages patronizing riverfront businesses. Tonight will feature Trigger Hippy + Three Star Revival.

John Kiser | Sat., June 19 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20-$25 | This locally born + raised country artist is from Cleveland and has 90s country influences.

Jeff Allen Clean Comedy Show | Sun., June 19 | 6 + 8:15 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $27+ | This is one that you can take the kiddos to — most of Jeff Allen’s clean comedy centers on marriage + living with teens.

Sunday, June 20
Arts

Wanderlinger Music and Arts Festival | Fri., June 18-Sun., June 20 | Various times | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $40-$100 | This three day festival features live music + art from local artists and musicians, craft beer, and food.

Dish

Frybread Class | Sun., June 20 | Red Clay State Historic Park, 1140 Red Clay Park Rd SW | $10 | Meet at the picnic pavilion to learn how to make Native American Frybread and how it has been incorporated into the Cherokee Culture.

Week of June 21

Monday, June 21
TryThis

Make Music Day Chattanooga | Mon., June 21 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | The Chattanooga Public Library, 1001 Broad St. | Free, RSVP | This city-wide, musical celebration features events happening all day long, from DIY instruments to a fiddle + banjo workshop to a parade.

Outdoors

Stones/Water/Time/Breath | Mon., June 21 | 8:30 a.m. | Chickamauga Lake | Free, RSVP | This experimental music performance, where music is performed with stones at a body of water, will take place in a small cove next to the swimming beach at Chickamauga Lake.

Tuesday, June 22
WaterCooler

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas | 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $6+

Wednesday, June 23
Outdoors

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class | Wed., June 23 | 6-7 p.m. | $75-$125 | Gain some formal + equipped kayak instruction that will teach you how to safely and comfortably paddle up to class III whitewater.

Thursday, June 24
TryThis

10 Tips for Planning Fun and Adventurous Travel | Thurs., June 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $20 | Learn tips on how to perfectly plan out your next big adventure.

Friday, June 25

Film

Oscar Micheaux Black Film Festival | Fri., June 25 | 8:30 p.m. | Community Haven., 815 North Hickory St. | Free | Every Friday night in June, the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas will present Black films + documentaries outdoors.

WaterCooler

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas | June 25-27 | June 25-26 7:15 p.m., June 27 2:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $6+

TryThis

Summer Music Weekends | Fri., June 25-Sun., June 27 | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Rock City | $14.95-$26.95 | Enjoy summer weekends at Rock City with live bluegrass + folk music , food, and birds of prey shows.

Show

Nightfall Music Series | Fri., June 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and more. Tonight will feature PrinceT + Ogya.

Paul Thorn | Fri., June 25 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20-$30 | Paul Thorn has roots in blues, rock, and Southern American music.

Saturday, June 26
Outdoors

BerryFest | Sat., June 26 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | $10-$14 | Join in the inaugural berry fest with U-pick berry opportunities, local craft vendors, kids activities, lawn games, music + more.

Arts

Beginner Handlettering | Sat., June 26 | 12:45-3 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $45 | All supplies — three pens, a printed packet, and tracing paper — are included in this “modern calligraphy” class.

Show

Riverfront Nights | Sat., June 26 | 7 p.m. | Ross’s Landing | Free | This free summer concert series is put on by Friends of the Festival + encourages patronizing riverfront businesses. Tonight will feature AJ Ghent + Rick Rushing.

The Dead Daisies | Sat., June 26 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $25-$35 | The Dead Daisies is a soulful band influenced by 70s and 80s early hard rock.

Active

Coed Kickball Tournament | Sat., June 26 | Games begin at 10 a.m. | Chattanooga Christian School, 3354 Charger Dr. | $25 per player | All players in this co-ed kickball tournament must be at least 21.

Sunday, June 27
Learn

Basic Masonry Repairs | Sun., June 27 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Women Repair Zone, virtual | $40 | This hands-on class will teach you how to make basic masonry repairs the correct way so that they’ll last + look good.

Week of June 28

Monday, June 28
Arts

Introduction to Punch Needle | Mon., June 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $55 | All supplies + tools are provided in this punch needle embroidery class that you can use for pillows, rugs, and wall art.

Learn

How to Hang a Ceiling Fixture | Mon., June 28 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Women Repair Zone, virtual | $40 | Learn how to remove your existing fixture + safely n’ successfully hang a new one.

Tuesday, June 29
Active

Beginner Tai Chi | Tues., June 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $12 | In this class, a certified instructor will share warm up, six basic movements, and cool down exercises for any + all fitness levels.

Wednesday, June 30
Active

Therapeutic Flow Yoga | Wed., June 30 | 10-11 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $15 | This open level flow Yoga class is focused on diversity, inclusivity, and self acceptance using breath + movement as the vehicle.