PlanAhead: October 2020 — Your Chattanooga events calendar

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Can you believe that October is here?  We’ve rounded up some of the top local events (both virtual and in-person) to help you stay connected. 🎃 

Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.

 

Oct. 19-25

Monday, Oct. 19

Learn

 Virtual public speaking seminar for entrepreneurs | Monday, Oct. 19 | 3-4 p.m. | Virtual | Speaker Ravi Rajani guides students to the keys of successful communication in the workplace. Topics such as leadership qualities, delivering presentations, and running a team are discussed.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 20

TryThis

 Haunting Halloween Embroidery | Tues. Oct. 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $35 | This virtual class is designed to show participants how to make their own Halloween themes embroideries, with all supplies included. 

Learn

 Crowdfunding to Launch and Grow your Biz | Tuesday, Oct. 20 | 1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | This Startup Week Workshop hosted by The Chattery and IFundWomen is taught by Olivia Owens and will teach you how to leverage crowdfunding for your business. 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 21

TheBuy

Falltoberfest | Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Main St. Farmers Market, 1804 Chestnut St. | Free entry | At the Falltoberfest market, you will find guest vendors featuring fall goods like tonics + honey, in addition to the year-long vendors.

Bird and Barn Sale | Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland | Free| Local Chattanooga vendors will be selling hand crafted goods. The event’s proceeds will go towards project Free 2 Fly. 

Show

Dexter Bell with Karen McReynolds | Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $4.99 | This virtual show from Barking Legs Theatre will feature Dexter Bell, Marquis Dotson, Yattie Westfield, Jamie Blanton, and guest vocalist Karen McReynolds.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Show

Sangria Flight Night with Jason Lyles | Thursday, Oct. 22 | 6-9 p.m. | 1885 Grill, 3914 St. Elmo Ave | Free Show | Local Chattanooga artist Jason Lyles performs at the 1885 grill, paired with sangria and food deals.

Mozart’s Serenade | Thursday, Oct. 22 | 7 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. | $15-$25 | This socially-distanced show by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will feature performances of Tchaikovsky’s “piece from the heart”, Serenade for Strings, as well as Mozart’s Serenade No. 11.

TryThis

Vision + Verse: Women’s Voices | Thursday, Oct. 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum, 10 Bluff View | Free admission with museum membership | Poets from a variety of backgrounds share the unique history of women. The history and culture of females in America is discussed from various perspectives.

Holiday

Virtual Oktoberfest Podcast | Thursday, Oct. 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts + Brew Chatt are hosting this virtual Oktoberfest celebration with specially curated beers for pickup with tickets, historic German steins, and historical Oktoberfest facts. The podcast can be found here at BrewChatt.

Civic

CIVIQ: Transit Centered Urban Design | Thursday, Oct. 22 | 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | This Civiq session with the Chattanooga Design Studio will highlight national and international trends in cities surrounding design for transit development.

 

Friday, Oct. 23

Holiday

Boo in the Zoo | Friday, Oct. 23 | 4-8 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N Holtzclaw Ave. | $10-$15 | The Chattanooga Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo event will feature timed ticket entries for safety, a costume contest, scavenger hunt, candy stations, and more.

Show

Friday Night Music with Barron Wilson | Friday, Oct. 23 | 7-9 p.m. | FEED Co., 201 W Main St. | Free Show | Dayton, TN native Barron WIlson plays a variety of cover music with his acoustic guitar, paired with food and drinks available.

Dismembered Tennesseans presented by Chattanooga Theatre Centre | Friday, Oct. 23 | 6 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre | $15 | Local band, the Dismembered Tennesseans, will perform their signature Bluegrass sound paired with food and drinks available as well. 

 

Saturday, Oct. 24

Holiday

Boo in the Zoo | Saturday, Oct. 24 | 4-8 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N Holtzclaw Ave. | $10-$15 | The Chattanooga Zoo’s Boo in the Zoo event will feature timed ticket entries for safety, a costume contest, scavenger hunt, candy stations, and more.

Show

Chattanooga Ballet’s White Oak Performance | Saturday, Oct. 24 | 5 p.m. | White Oak Park, 798 Ben Miller Pkwy. | Free, $20 suggested donation | This performance will include world premiers, guest artists, and the School Ensemble + will vary from classical ballet to modern.

Active

The Lula Laker | Saturday, Oct. 24 + Sunday, Oct. 25 | 7 a.m. | Lula Lake land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Rd. | $50 | The 19-mile independent Lula Laker race allows runners and bikers to race along Lula Lake’s famous trails. 

 

Sunday, Oct. 25

Show

Afroman Live | Sunday, Oct. 25 | 9 p.m. | Sky Zoo, 5709 Lee Hwy | $20 | Los Angeles artist Afroman will continue to the Tennessee Tumbleweed Tour, stopping at Sky Zoo in Chattanooga for a night of hip hop. Masks are necessary to abide by social distancing guidelines.  

Chattanooga Ballet’s White Oak Performance | Saturday, Oct. 24 | 5 p.m. | White Oak Park, 798 Ben Miller Pkwy. | Free, $20 suggested donation | This performance will include world premiers, guest artists, and the School Ensemble + will vary from classical ballet to modern.

TryThis

In the Studio with Mia Bergeron | Sunday, Oct. 25 | 2-4 p.m. | Virtual | $35 | This virtual art demo series allows local artists to come to your living room via zoom. While learning tips and insight, artists will walk guests through a step by step painting.