As Spring quickly approaches, follow these tips to prepare for a stress-free cleaning experience. | Photo by Chattanooga Tourism Co.
Check yourself before you wreck yourself... or your closet, as spring cleaning quickly approaches.
If you itch to deep clean when the weather shifts but don’t want the added stress — follow these local self-care guided tips to prepare.
Everything inmoderation + meditation
Clean in increments that won’t leave you overwhelmed. Pro tip: Editor Haley takes 10 minutes each morning picking up to start her day. Pick up meditation techniques at Southern Soul Yoga to stay in the right headspace to redo your physical space.
Margherita Fava with Gregory Tardy | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga | $15 | Spend your evening with tunes from jazz pianist + composer, Margherita Fava.
Write & Chatt | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 5-6 p.m. | Downtown Library, 1001 Broad St., Chattanooga | Free | Join a supportive community of local + aspiring writers to discuss projects — this month’s theme is fantasy and science fiction.
Improv Chattanooga Showcase | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 8-10 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave., Chattanooga | $10-$15 | Improv Chattanooga will take audience suggestions, call up volunteers + play short-form games during this performance.
Oaks Birthday Bash + Barista Battle | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 7 p.m. | Oaks Coffee House, 2916 Silverdale Rd., Chattanooga | Free+ | Celebrate Oaks Coffee House’s 3rd birthday with raffle prizes, cupcakes, and watch baristas battle it out with their latte art — there’s a $5 entry fee to join the competition.
Friday, March 17
Rock the Riverfront | Friday, Mar. 17-Sunday, Mar. 19 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Chattanooga Green, 100 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | Free+ | It’s the opening weekend of the month-long festival featuring the “Los Trompos” interactive art installation, vendors, live music, food trucks, and more.
Food Truck Friday | Friday, Mar. 17 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, 5704 Marlin Rd., Chattanooga | Price of purchase | Come out to this St. Patrick’s Day-themed Food Truck Friday featuring a potato dish competition.
Saturday, March 18
The National Black Market | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12-6 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga | Free+ | This free + family-friendly market will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, games, raffles, and more.
Shamrock City | Saturday, Mar. 18-Sunday, Mar. 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain | $19.95-$29.95 | One of Chattanooga’s best St. Patrick’s Day events, Rock City’s 15th annual Irish celebration and festival features Irish food, specialty beer, Irish music + fun for the whole family.*
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Mariachi Cobre has performed with nearly 50 symphony orchestras across the U. S. and Mexico. | Photo provided by Chattanooga Symphony
Noogans who’ve visited Disney’s EPCOT Center will recognize this spirited band from the Mexican Pavilion. Mariachi Cobre has spent the last 40 years serving as the mariachi ambassadorto the world, having performed for millions of visitors in Orlando, FL.
Lucky for us, the band is bringing the warm melodies of traditional Mexican folk music to Gig City. See Mariachi Cobre, joined by the musicians of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, at the Memorial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.*
Applications for the Chattanooga Community Housing Development Organization’sRoof Replacement Program are now open. Qualifying residents who need their roofs replaced can receive repairs through the program’s grants. For more information + to request an application, call 423-668-9804.
The Moxy Chattanooga Downtownhotel located at 1220 King St. was recently acquired by the DelMonte Hotel Group. The award-winning hotel management and development company is based out of Rochester, NY.
Chattanooga is set to hostRally Tennessee — a two-part series including a demonstration event in April + a test event in September. If successful, Chattanooga could become a host location for a future World Rally Championship event — the first WRC event in the US in 35 years. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Businesses of all sizes are invited to attend the city’s Purchasing Expo on Thursday, March 30. The event will provide local business owners + contractors an opportunity to learn about the city’s purchasing process and how to register as a vendor. RSVP online.
The Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed for several days for scheduled maintenance and cleaning. Closure dates are set for today, March 16- Friday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. + Sunday, March 19 from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Detours will be posted — consider allowing for additional travel time. 🚧
The Children’s Hospital at Erlanger has partnered with the Chattanooga Zoo to bring safety education to the community in a child-friendly way. The Safe Kids at the Zoo event on Saturday, April 1 will feature tips for staying safe on the road, at home + at play with a full-day of activities.
Tickets are on sale for the second annual CaveFest music festival at The Caverns in nearby Grundy County. The three-day festival from October 6-8 will include headliners Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Peter Rowan, and The Travelin’ McCourys. Get your tickets. 🎶
Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.*
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The Chattanooga Queer Climbers had a successful first meet-up at High Point Riverside at the end of February. | Photo by @Chattqueerclimbers
Chalk your hands and get ready to climb on up with a new local rock climbing group.
Meet Chattanooga Queer Climbers, a group that welcomes all from the LGBTQIA+ community with the intention of “fostering a supportive, encouraging, and inclusive space for folks to climb together.” As of now, the group mainly meets on Mondays at High Point Riverside (1007 Appling St.) — but are exploring other locations.
Memberships are required for entry to High Point, but if you want to try out the climbing gym before committing to a membership, day passes are available for purchase for ~$22.
Monday, March 20 | High Point Riverside | 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 10 | Wauhatchie boulders | Tentatively 5 p.m.
Interested? Follow the group on Instagram to see more information and updates.
Today’s issue was written by Haley.
Editor’s pick: Want to make a fur-ever memory? Head over to Painting With a Twist and take the “Paint Your Pet” class. Only two spots remain for the session on Saturday, March 18, but catch the next ones in April and May.
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