Plan Ahead: April 2022

3,579

April 1-3

Friday, April 1

  • Ron Campbell’s Beatles Cartoon Art Show | Fri., April 1 | 4-8 p.m. | Clearstory Arts, 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. | Free, RSVP | This pop-up art show + sale features artworks by the late animator, Ron Campbell — based on the Beatles Yellow Submarine and The Beatles Saturday Morning Cartoon TV series.
  • Campbell Station | Fri., April 1 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | This country rock trio features alternating lead vocals from Campbell Magallanes + Elaina Campbell.
  • WSLR Presents: Honeysuckle + Bart Budwig | Fri., April 1 | 7 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. | $10 | This “progressive folk act” blends older influences with more modern inspiration.
  • Badflower | Fri., April 1 | 8 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $24.50+ | This American rock band will take the stage with Dead Poet Society + Goodbye June.

Saturday, April 2

  • Ron Campbell’s Beatles Cartoon Art Show | Sat., April 2-Sun., April 3 | 12-4 p.m. | Clearstory Arts, 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. | Free, RSVP | This pop-up art show + sale features artworks by the late animator, Ron Campbell — based on the Beatles Yellow Submarine and The Beatles Saturday Morning Cartoon TV series.
  • Jeremy Camp | Sat., April 2 | 7 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $25+ | Jeremy Camp is a contemporary Christian singer from Lafayette, IN.
  • Dino & Dragon Stroll | Sat., April 2-Sun., April 3 | Various times | Chattanooga Convention Center | $26.99 | Get up close + personal with life-like, life-size dinos and dragons.
  • Vibe Check: New Band Showcase | Sat., April 2 | 7-11 p.m. | Level Up Arcade & Billiards, 3801 Ringgold Rd. | Free+ | Vote for the best up-and-coming acts in Tennessee and this live music event.
  • Get Organized: Kitchen and Pantry Edition | Sat., April 2 | 9-10:30 a.m. | The Chattery | $25 | Professional Organizer Kelly Lewis offers tips + tricks to make your kitchen and pantry functional.
  • Canva 101 | Sat., April 2 | 1-2 p.m. | The Chattery | $18 | Learn the basics of making designs on Canva.
  • Roger Alan Wade: An Evening of Songs & Stories | Sat., April 2 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds | $12+ | Singer-songwriter + storyteller Roger Alan Wade will spend the evening in Chattanooga.  
  • Clumpies Ice Cream + Beer Pairing | Sat., April 2 | 1-5 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Price of purchase | Grab a beer and enjoy some ice cream that’s been perfectly paired with your drink.
  • The Great Book Drop-Off | Sat., April 2 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Downtown Chattanooga Public Library, 10th + Broad St. | Free | Start the spring cleaning season by donating your gently-used books, audiobooks, magazines, and cased music CDs to the library.
  • 2022 Spring Kickoff & Sales Event: The Hatch Outfitters | Sat., April 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Hatch Outfitters, 3227 Brainerd Rd. | Price of purchase | Sales await you inside the shop while the parking lot outside will be full of local vendors.
  • Fly Fishing Film Tour | Sat., April 2 | 7 p.m. | The Camphouse, 806 E 12th St. | $15+ | Join The Hatch Outfitter and other fellow anglers (and non-anglers alike) to screen fishing films and grab a beer.
  • Mary Lynn Portera: Pottery Wheel Demo | Sat., Apr. 2 | 1-4 p.m. | River Gallery, 400 E. 2nd St. | Free | Watch ceramicist Mary Lynn Portera create her art + learn about her process.

Sunday, April 3

  • Hello, St. Elmo! | Sun., April 3 | 4-8 p.m. | St. Elmo Riverwalk, along St. Elmo Ave. between 38 St. + Tennessee Ave. | Free | Celebrate the completion of the Tennessee Riverwalk’s St. Elmo Extension with a grand opening ceremony, neighborhood street festival, and the return of the corgi parade.
  • Artful Yoga With Michael Weger | Sun., April 3 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $5 | Experience an art-inspired yoga practice. 
  • Healthy Taste Vegfest | Sun., April 3 | 11a.m. – 6 p.m. | Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Dr. | Free+ | This vegfest will feature a free kids program on gardening, reptile show, and of course, plant-based vendors. 
  • Jackyl | Sun., April 3 | 7:30 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $22+ | Jackyl celebrates their 25th anniversary this year. 

April 4-10

Monday, April 4

  • Bob Dylan | Mon., April 4 | 8 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $69+ | Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan makes a stop in Chattanooga. 
  • Black Professionals @ The Hunter: Community Culture Connections | Mon., April 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free, RSVP | Chattanooga’s Black professionals are invited to a celebration of community, culture, and connections.

Tuesday, April 5

  • String Theory Season XIII: Season Finale | Tues., April 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $45 | This final showcase highlights the musical work of Tchaikovsky and Brahms. 
  • Connecting to Your Inner Wise-Woman | Tues., April 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $36 | This workshop will teach you how to say “no” to playing small, not feeling well enough, and believing that a mani/pedi counts as total self-care.
  • Nooga Networking Kick Off Event | Tues., April 5 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | CHI Memorial Stadium | Free+ | Network with Chattanooga’s small business + professional community — food and drinks available for purchase.

Wednesday, April 6

  • Tayls | Wed., April 6 | 8 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | $5+ | Watch this friendship punk band perform at the tavern — word on the street is that Final Girl Vegan Food will be there, too.
  • Gardening Series: Warm Season Vegetables | Wed., April 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $25 | Learn how + where to plant warm season vegetables like squash, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
  • Wednesday On Wheels | Wed., April 6 | 7-10 p.m. | Moxy, 1220 King St. | Free+ | Celebrate hump day and groove on wheels.

Thursday, April 7

  • Throwback Thursday | Thurs., April 7 | 4-8 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free+ | Enjoy free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and $5 general admission to the current exhibition “Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting.”
  • Chattown Poets | Thurs., April 7 | 7 p.m. | Bode Chattanooga, 730 Chestnut St. | $5 | Two local poets will share a stage at this event that opens with an hour of open mic.
  • Black Stone Cherry | Thurs., April 7 | 8 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $10.55+ | Kentucky-based rock band Black Stone Cherry finds influences in classic + Southern rock. 
  • Chattanooga Whiskey 10th Anniversary | Thurs., April 7 | 5-8 p.m. | Chattanooga Whiskey, 890 Riverfront Pkwy. | $10 | Enjoy an open house cocktail party celebrating a decade of Chattanooga Whiskey.
  • Spring Health Planning Workshop | Thurs., April 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Daily Ration, 1220 Dartmouth St. | Free, RSVP | Dr. Chris Collins shares tools for setting and meeting your individualized health goals.

Friday, April 8

  • The Rummage Bash | Fri., April 8 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Athelic Shop, ​​1211 Latta St. | Price of purchase, RSVP | This blowout sale features a wide selection of athletic brands for prices as low as $1-10. 
  • Lewis Black: Off The Rails | Fri., April 8 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $35+ | Comedian Lewis Black is known for his fiery stand-up.
  • 4 Bridges Arts Festival Preview Party | Fri., April 8 | 6 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $100 | Get a sneak peek at all the art from the weekend’s 4 Bridges Art Festival before the festival opens.

Saturday, April 9

  • Burlaep Spring Market | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Burlaep Print and Press, 801 E. 11th St. | Free+ | This market will feature food, drinks, music, and over 15 local vendors. 
  • Kayak Tour: Jacob Cummings and the Paddle to Freedom | Sat., April 9 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Meet at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Suck Creek boat ramp | Free, RSVP | This guided and equipped historical kayak tour on the Tennessee River tracing the story of Jacob Cummings, a man who escaped slavery in 1839.
  • Jesse Cook | Sat., April 9 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $30+ | Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook boasts a career spanning 25 years. 
  • 9th Annual Student Symposium: The Politics Of Choice | Sat., April 9 | 1:30-4 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | This year’s symposium features papers investigating the relationship between political discourse and creative choice — the presenting students were selected from nationwide undergraduate submissions.
  • Bread to Tap | Sat., Apr. 9 | 12-4 p.m. | 1791 Reggie White Blvd. | Free | This beer launch with Green Spaces will also feature local food, a food drive, and more.
  • Big 9 Roots Festival | Sat., April 9-Sun., April 10 | Various times | Bessie Smith Cultural Center | Free | Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy this two-day music festival with artists like Sam Sims, Kipper Jones, and more.
  • 2022 Master Your Garden Expo | Sat., April 9-Sun., April 10 | Various times | Camp Jordan Arena | $10 | This two-day event will present gardening talks, a Q+A session, silent auction, and everything you may need to master your garden this spring.
  • Beginner DSLR Photography | Sat., April 9 | 9-10:30 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $25 | All you need is a DSLR camera and some creativity to participate in this class.
  • The Steel Woods | Sat., April 9 | 8 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $20+ 
  • Tennessee’s Dead | Sat., April 9 | 8 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $15 | Enjoy local renditions of the sounds of The Grateful Dead.
  • Intro to Beekeeping | Sat., April 9 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Crabtree Farms | $30 | You won’t bee-lieve how much this workshop has to offer: learn about basic bee biology, beekeeping equipment, honey extraction, and more. 
  • 4 Bridges Art Festival | Sat., April 9-Sun., April 10 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $5 (free entry for students + those under 18) | Celebrate the arts at this juried art show that showcases the work of ~140 artists.
  • Money School | Sat., April 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 1020 North Moore Rd. | Free | Join for a full day of financial education and workshops on everything you need to know about money.*
  • “Master Your Garden” Expo | Sat., April 9-Sun., April 10 | Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m | Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy, East Ridge | $10 | Enjoy a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, gardening talks with experts, vendors with live plants + more.*
  • BaCon Festival | Sat., Apr. 9 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Tristate Exhibition Center, McDonald, TN | $5 | This year’s festival will feature ~75 different bacon-related food options, over 100 vendors, and the crowning of BaCON King + Queen — an award for the best bacon-themed attire

Sunday, April 10

  • UTC Symphony Concert | Sun., April 10 | 3 p.m. | C.C. Bond Humanities Theatre at Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. | Free | This concert is a tribute to musical icons Florence Price and John Williams.
  • Henry Rollins | Sun., April 10 | 7:30 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $27+ | Henry Rollins has been described as a Renaissance Man with a career as a punk rock icon, spoken word poet, actor, author, and DJ.
  • Sunday Studio Drop-In Art Making: Beyond The Frame | Sun., April 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Enjoy drop in art experiences for kids and families, making your own work inspired by works of art in the current special exhibit “Beyond the Frame.”
  • Sunday Brunch with Live Music | Sun., Apr. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Proof Bar & Incubator, 422 E. MLK Blvd. | $10+ | Enjoy the sounds of jazz music on Proof’s patio while sipping on our Espresso Martini.

April 11-17

Monday, April 11

  • Monday Night Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mon., April 11 | 7-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Price of purchase | Spend the evening listening to blues while you drink your brews. 
  • Family Day | Mon., April 11 | 1-3 p.m. | Painting with a Twist | $30 | A great activity for the entire family to participate in, paint your own version of a work created by one of the artists.

Tuesday, April 12

  • The Roueché Chorale and Orchestra: “Colors of Grace” | Tues., April 12 | 7 p.m. | Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East Brainerd Rd. | Free | This program is presented in honor of Holy Week.
  • Chattanooga Lookouts: Opening Day | Tues., April 12 | 7:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $6+ | The Chattanooga Lookouts open the 2022 season with a game against the Birmingham Barons.
  • Girls Inc. Spirit Night | Tues., April 12 | 4-7 p.m. | Chick-Fil-A Brainerd Village, 5830 Brainerd Rd. | Price of purchase | Order on their mobile app and Chick-Fil-A will donate 15% of sales to support local girls at Girls Inc. of Chattanooga.

Wednesday, April 13

  • Basics of Floral Design: Easter Tablescape | Wed., April 13 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery | $70 | All supplies are included to create a beautiful table design with fresh seasonal flowers + unique items.
  • Invasive Species Walk | Wed., April 13 | 9-11 a.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $5+ | Check out local invasive species with Reflection Riding’s Invasive Species Specialist, Byron Brooks.
  • Woman Crush Wednesday – Raccoon Mountain Bike Shuttle Rides | Wed., April 13 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Raccoon Mountain Rd. | Free, RSVP | Ladies, riding season is upon us and Outshine Adventures is celebrating with an all women’s shuttle ride to bike Raccoon Mountain.
  • Book Chatt Connection | Wed., April 13 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Downtown Chattanooga Public Library | Free | Get together with local librarians + fellow readers and connect on all things books.
  • Connected Communities: Affordable Connectivity Program Launch | Wed., April 13 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cleveland State Community College, 3535 Adkisson Dr. Cleveland TN | Free, RSVP | This workshop is intended for local businesses, nonprofits, or those in the healthcare field interested in building grassroots actions around broadband accessibility.

Thursday, April 14

  • Vision + Verse: Art, Poetry, Creativity And Social Justice | Thurs., April 14 | 6-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Celebrating National Poetry Month, Creative Strategist Erika Roberts will explore social justice through visual art + poetry as inspired by art by Black contemporary artists in “Beyond the Frame: Celebrating 70 Years of Collecting.”
  • YPC + AH: The Bitter Alibi | Thurs., April 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Bitter Alibi, 825 Houston St. | Free, RSVP | The Young Professional of Chattanooga hosts this networking event to help young, accomplished professionals connect.
  • Inaugural Brew Hop | Thurs., April 14-Sun., April 17 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Various breweries, hosted by Chattanooga Brewing Co. | $5+ | Gather your team of beer lovers and hop around local breweries for a chance to win a free keg party at Chattanooga Brewing Co.
  • BLAH BLAH BLAH: Artist Talks | Thurs., April 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. | Free | Get to know Stove Works’ April Artists-in-Residence and learn about their practice.

Friday, April 15

  • An Evening with Matt Heckler | Fri., April 15 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $15 | Matt Heckler is a solo multi-instrumentalist. 
  • HIPNEELS Workshop | Fri., April 15 | 7 p.m. | Studio34, 3214 Brainerd Rd. | $15+ | Dance instructor + choreographer Crystal Newson will teach this class on heel choreography.
  • Wildflower Walk | Fri., April 15 | 9-11 a.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $5+ | Take a look at what’s blooming this spring in the park’s Center.
  • WSLR Presents: Kashena Sampson + Jon Latham | Fri., April 15 | 7 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 Saint Elmo Ave. | $10+ | Food, beer, and wine are available during this folk-rock show.
  • Full Moon Yoga Hike | Fri., April 15 | 6 p.m. | Stringer’s Ridge Park | $35+ | Welcome the full moon with a yoga flow then explore the trails at Stringer’s Ridge Park with a guided hike.
  • Sarah Tortora and Mike Holsomback – Opening Reception | Fri., April 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. | Free | Artists Tortora + Holsomback present their sculptural and visual works.

Saturday, April 16

  • Northside Market | Sat., April 16 | 5-9 p.m. | The Daily Ration, 1220 Dartmouth St. | Free+ | This night market features a variety of local goods from Chattanooga makers + businesses — food and drinks from The Daily Ration will be available too. 
  • Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: The Grand Reopening Tour | Sat., April 16 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $35+ | Postmodern Jukebox remakes “the pop hits of today into the classic sounds of the legends of yesterday.”
  • McDonald Farm Family Easter | Sat., April 16 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Rd., Sale Creek | Free | This family event will feature an egg hunt, petting zoo, inflatables, and even activities for adults. 
  • The Rad Ole Opry | Sat., April 16 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd. | $15 | Enjoy n evening of comedy, music, burlesque, and “chaos.”
  • Pony Bradshaw | Sat., April 16 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds | $12+ | Born a nomad, Pony Bradshaw sings of traveling and the open road.
  • The Great Adult Egg Hunt | Sat., April 16 | 1 p.m. | Sculpture Fields at Montague Park | $7 | Because let’s be honest, adults really get the short end of the stick when it comes to holiday fun — the hunt will be followed by a restaurant “hop” along Main Street.
  • Mary Agnes Ingvalson: Artist Demo | Sat., April 16 | 1-3 p.m. | River Gallery, 400 E. 2nd St. | Free | See artist Mary Agnes Ingvalson work on an abstract oil painting inspired by pieces of nature.
  • The Great Adult Egg Hunt and Hoppy Hour | Sat., April 16 | 1-5 p.m. | Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, 1800 Polk St. | $7 | Search for Easter eggs painted by local artists and enjoy a restaurant “hop” for happy hour. 
  • They Have Risen, an Easter Drag Show | Sat., April 16 | 8 p.m. | $15+ | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | Atlanta drag legend + community organizer TAYLOR ALXNDR joins local talent for this show, which has tickets available on a sliding scale.
  • Point Park Free Entrance | Sat., April 16 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Point Park, 110 Point Park Rd. | Free | In celebration of National Park Week, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s Point Park is waiving its entrance fee.
  • Tecumseh Among the Cherokee | Sat., April 16 | 2 p.m. | Moccasin Bend National Archeological District’s Gateway Site, 10 Hamm Rd. | This ranger-led talk explores the life of Sewanee chief Tecumseh.
  • Plant Share and Seed Swap | Sat., Apr. 16 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Ave. | Share edible plants with the community or get advice on planting from local plant pros.

Sunday, April 17

  • Chattanooga River Market | Sun., April 17 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tennessee Aquarium Plaza | Free+ | Shop from dozens of local + regional artists, listen to live music, and enjoy food from food trucks.
  • EarthDayz | Sun., April 17 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City Gardens | $17.95+ | Celebrate the great outdoors for the upcoming Earth Day holiday.
  • Lookouts vs. Barons | Sun., April 17 | 2:15 p.m. | AT&T Field | $5+ | Take your dog out to a ball game for the “Dogs at the Diamond” event.
  • Easter at Coolidge | Sun., April 17 | 8-10 a.m. | Coolidge Park | Free | Over 100,000 candy-filled eggs are up for grabs — the Easter egg hunt begins at 9 a.m.

April 18-24

Monday, April 18

  • Old Time Jam | Mon., April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | Free+ | Come by for a night of tunes and brews.
  • Kid’s Lego Club | Mon., April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Collegedale Public Library, 9318 Apison Pike | Free, RSVP | Kids — ages 6-12 — can enjoy LEGO free play. 
  • Nickajack Bat Cave Sunset Kayak Tour | Mon., April 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Maple View Recreation Area, Mapleview Rd, South Pittsburg, TN | $69 | Kayak into the night and see endangered grey bats begin their nightly hunt.
  • Talkin’ Tackle Fishing Tournament | Mon., April 18 | 6-9 p.m. | Chester Frost Park Boat Ramp, 2277 Gold Point Cir. N., Hixson, TN | Free | Middle Valley’s Talkin’ Tackle hosts this fishing event.

Tuesday, April 19

  • Band of Other Brothers | Tues., April 19 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $25+ | Five friends make up this “funk-soaked” jazz band.
  • Dream Works: Using Lucid Dreaming to Amp Up Your Creative Self | Tues., April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $20 | In this workshop you will learn how to use Jungian’s 12 archetypes + dream interpretation to help your creative writing process. 
  • CO.Lunch & Learn | Tues., April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | The Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St. | Free+ | This casual lunch hour features speakers who will discuss zero-interest business loans from Kiva, Society of Work opportunities, and more — BYOLunch or enjoy a $10 Potato Bar Buffet from OMG Chef Chasty Seafood and More.
  • Blooming With Appreciation | Tues., April 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | Free | To celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week, Bridge Refugee Services will host an outdoor celebration with snacks, games, and a few words from their staff.

Wednesday, April 20

  • Lookout Farmers Market | Wed., April 20 | 3-6 p.m. | Red Bank United Methodist, 3800 Dayton Blvd. | Free+ | Shop dozens of local and regional vendors.
  • Compositional Photography | Wed., April 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Renaissance Park Pavilion | $25 | Join The Chattery for a “photography hunt”  in this outdoor workshop. 
  • ​​Art Healing Workshop | Wed., April 20 | 7-9 p.m. | The Galleries on Williams Street, 1405 Williams St. | $10 | Explore sensory and creative methods of healing through art and play.
  • CHAmarket | Wed., April 20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Free+ | Formerly known as EXPO Chattanooga, CHAmarket offers an opportunity to network with area businesses + showcase your products and services — all while enjoying music and food. 
  • Southside Council After Hours | Wed., April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Naked River Brewing Co., 1791 Reggie White Blvd. | Price of purchase | Try out happy hour with the Chamber’s Southside Council following the CHAmarket. 
  • April ChattaNewbies | Wed., April 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. | Price of purchase | Make new friends and enjoy local beer — and maybe stick around for live music at Wanderlinger at 8 p.m.
  • Tortora/Turnure/Powers Trio | Wed., April 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5 | Musicians Tony Tortora, Matt Turnure, and Stephen Powers come together for Barking Legs’ Wednesday Jazz.

Thursday, April 21

  • Ladies Who Launch Luncheon | Thurs., April 21 | 11:30-1 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave. | $12+ | Connect with local women who are “breaking glass ceilings” — this event will feature a presentation by owner of Divine Purity Aurapothecary Cassandra Tucker.
  • Creative Writing with Fun Prompts | Thurs., April 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $20 | This free flowing class features prompts that will inspire any kind of writing — from poetry to creative nonfiction.
  • Buzzed Bee Adult Spelling Bee | Thurs., April 21 | 8:30-11 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free+ | Sign up at the door to participate in an adult spelling bee — $40 gift certificate to the winner.
  • 80s Night at Craft Axe Throwing | Thurs., Apr. 21 | 4-11 p.m. | Craft Axe Throwing, 619 Camp Jordan Pkwy, Ste.121 | $20 | Don your best 80s-inspired garb — preferably clothes that glow in the dark for the event’s planned “Glow Throw.”

Friday, April 22

  • Abbey Road LIVE! | Fri., April 22 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $20+ | Enjoy a concert tribute to The Beatles. 
  • Crabtree’s 2022 Spring Plant Sale & Festival | Fri., April 22-Sun., April 24 | Various times | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | Price of purchase | Shop sustainably grown vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower starts for your spring + summer garden while enjoying music, craft vendors, and more. 
  • Home Bartending Date Night | Fri., April 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $70 per couple | Looking for a date night plan? Learn how to create two cocktails in this bartending class.
  • Intelligent Intaglio Printmaking for the Modern Age | Fri., April 22-Sun., April 24 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. | $350 | Artist Carrie Pendergrass leads this printmaking workshop — all levels welcome and all materials included.
  • Eco Field Day + Earth Day Celebration | Fri., April 22 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Miller Park | Free | Celebrate Earth Day with market vendors, food trucks, live music, and more. 
  • Shakespeare 2020 Project – 2022 The Comedies | Thurs., April 21 | 7 p.m. | Floor 5 at The Edney, 1100 Market St. | Scenic City Shakespeare hosts this monthly discussion group — this month’s Shakespearian work in discussion is “Measure for Measure.”
  • Campfire Concert with Behold the Brave | Fri., April 22 | 6:30-10:30 p.m. | Reflection Riding, 400 Garden Rd. | $20+ | This concert series includes beer, live music, and the option to camp on Reflection Riding’s property — don’t forget a camping chair + sweater.

Saturday, April 23

  • Boating & Birding: A Maclellan Island Adventure | Sat., April 23 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Maclellan Island | $65+ | Nova Conservation hosts this fundraising trip to help with local conservation efforts. 
  • Sweet Tea & Sunshine Family Festival & Craft Fair | Sat., April 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 755 Raider Dr., Cleveland | Free | This spring festival will feature vendors like Central Ice Shack, Sweet Pea Boutique, Chattanooga Trains, and more. 
  • Get Organized: Workspace | Sat., April 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $25 | Professional Organizer Kelly Lewis teaches the ins and outs of an organized workspace.
  • Still Life Art and Poetry Workshop | Sat., April 23 | 7-9 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave. | $40 | Celebrate National Poetry Month and explore freeform art + writing exercises.
  • Chattanooga Market Opening Weekend | Sat., April 23-Sun., April 24 | Various times | First Horizon Pavilion | Free+ | The Chattanooga Market returns for a full opening weekend with local vendors, artisans, food trucks, and more.
  • National Cornbread Festival | Sat., April 23-Sun., April 24 | Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. + Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | South Pittsburg, TN | $10+ | The annual Cornbread Festival returns with games, carnival rides, live music, vendors, food, and of course, plenty of cornbread.
  • David Salerno: Artist Demo | Sat., April 23 | 1-4 p.m. | River Gallery, 400 E. 2nd St. | Free | Watch artist David Salerno set up and paint a still life.
  • Pickup for a Pint | Sat., April 23 | 9-11 a.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co., 1208 King St. | Free, RSVP | Head to a local water source to clean up + limit trash from entering our waterways, and earn a free pint for participating.
  • Sculptures in the Sky | Sat., April 23 | 12-5 p.m. | Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, 1800 Polk St. | Free+, RSVP | Watch + fly kites for some weekend family fun. 
  • Electra Drive-In | Sat., April 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Stove Works Courtyard, 1250 E. 13th St. | Free | Enjoy a “Desperate Teenage Love Dolls” and “Love Dolls Superstar” double feature featuring a Q&A with director Dave Markey — BYOB + BYOBlankets.
  • Brainerd Farmers Market Opening Day | Sat., April 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. | Price of purchase | The 2022 Brainerd Farmers Market kicks off with live music, baby goats, and Green Grace’s neighborhood plant swap.
  • Chattanooga Mocs Spring Football Showcase | Sat., April 23 | 1 p.m. | Finley Stadium | Free | UTC’s football team showcases their recent weeks of practice.
  • Spring Showcase – Kids Clinic | Sat., April 23 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Finley Stadium | Free, RSVP | Kids, in eighth grade and younger, have a chance to spend time on the field with Mocs players.
  • Haven Maker Market | Sat., April 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Homes and Havens, 1807 Bailey Ave. | Free+ | Celebrate local makers at this market. 
  • Andrews’ Raiders and Civil War Chattanooga Walking Tours | Sat., April 23 | 9 a.m. | Near Hamilton County Courthouse, Georgia Ave and E. 5th St. | Free | Maury Nicely leads this tour, covering historic sites in the downtown area.

Sunday, April 24

  • Son Volt with S.G. Goodman | Sun., April 24 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $27+ | Son Volt’s first tour following the pandemic + their 25th Anniversary.
  • EarthDayz | Sun., April 24 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Rock City Gardens | $17.95+ | Celebrate the great outdoors during Earth Day weekend.
  • Explorer Chick’s Kayaking Tour through the Chickamauga Dam Lock | Sun., April 24 | 9 a.m. | Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. | $79 | Ladies, embark on an adventure with knowledgeable guides and explore the river.
  • Camp Couture | Sun., April 24 | 1-4 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave. | $75+ | This fashion show features clothing from MILK Boutique + others  — all proceeds will benefit Hope’s Haven.
  • What’s Going On? – A Black Heritage Concert | Sun., April 24 | 4 p.m. | UTC’s Cadek Hall, 725 Oak St. | Free | The BATTLE Ensemble, lead by Jeron Devonté, will perform a full concert featuring all Black composers.
  • Sol Dance: Chattanooga Debut | Sun., April 24 | 1-3 p.m. | Studio34, 3214 Brainerd Rd. | $20 | Atlanta-based Sol Dance presents free-form movement + live percussion.

April 25-30

Monday, April 25

  • Sierra Ferrell | Mon., April 25 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $20 | Sierra Ferrell is a singer + songwriter whose music incorporates elements of country, jazz, folk, and Latin styles.
  • Beginner Tai Chi | Mon., April 25-Thurs., May 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Multiple locations | Free | Learn beginner Tai Chi for balance, stress, and Arthritis relief.
  • Project Voice 2022 | Mon., April 25-Thurs., April 28 | 9 a.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $999.99 | Project Voice is the number one event for voice tech + conversational AI in America.
  • Adaptive Cycling | Mon., April 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Hubert Fry Center at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. | Free, RSVP | Individuals with disabilities can learn adaptive cycling with hand cycles, tandem bikes, and 3-wheel cycles — volunteer support bikes are provided by Outdoor Chattanooga.

Tuesday, April 26

  • “Quit Being So Good” Lunch & Learn | Tues., April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Chattery | $10 | Don’t miss author Kristi Hemmer’s Unapologetic Tour and the launch of her new book “Quit Being So Good.”
  • Building Wealth Through Ownership | Tues., April 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $10 | Realtor Pualani Zuniga will guide you on why homeownership is a key step to weathbuilding.
  • Community Yoga | Tues., April 26 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sculpture Fields at Montague Park | $5 | Everyone is welcome to this beginner-friendly meditation + flow class.
  • CTC Book Club | Tues., April 26 | 7 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. | Free | This month’s discussion focuses on John Strand’s script “The Originalist.”
  • Death Cafe | Tue., April 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Welcome Home, 3131 Quiet Creek Trail | Free, RSVP | Welcome Home of Chattanooga celebrates its first event at its new Quiet Creek location.

Wednesday, April 27

  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live | Wed., April 27 | 6 p.m. | Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium | $25+ | This family-friendly theatrical event offers an interactive and exciting adventure. 
  • 6-course Komos Tequila Tasting Dinner | Wed., April 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Taqueria Jalisco – ANIA | $129.25 | Tickets include a 6-course tasting menu, each paired with a different KOMOS offering — 20% gratuity is included in the ticket price.
  • Essential Oil Blending for Emotional Healing | Wed., April 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $39 | Learn how to blend essential oils to aid in nurturing your emotional well-being in this class.
  • Dexter Bell & Friends | Wed., April 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5 | Dexter Bell & Friends return after a two-year hiatus for Wednesday night jazz in Barking Legs’ Lounge.

Thursday, April 28

  • Everything Embroidery Market | Thurs., April 28-Sat., April 30 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $16+ | Small businesses interested in embroidery and related techniques may benefit from this market’s networking and learning opportunities
  • Melissa Etheridge | Thurs., April 28 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $59+ | Etheridge presents her new album “One Way Out.”
  • Art Wise: Jeanine Michna-Bales | Thurs., April 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | This art talk features photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales whose work was recently acquired by the Hunter.
  • Testament | Thurs., April 28 | 6:50 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $30+ | This metal concert’s opening acts are Exodus + Death Angel. 
  • ConnectHER | Thurs., April 28 | 5-7 p.m. | 850 Market St. | Free | Join A Step Ahead Chattanooga as they celebrate connecting 5,000+ women with access to free birth control.*
  • Chattanooga Bike and Brew Tour | Thurs., April 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Meet at Five Wits | $49 | This guided bike tour includes four stops at local craft breweries where you can sample beers.
  • How to Protect Your Side Hustle | Thurs., April 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave. | Free, RSVP | Learn from George Wilson at Southern Payroll & Benefits as he discusses the new reporting requirements for payment platforms like Venmo + Paypal.
  • ChaTech – Tech on Tap | Thurs., April 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | LeRoy’s Beer Lounge, 304 Cherokee Blvd. | Free+ | Network and talk tech while enjoying a beer.
  • Herb Pot Workshop | Thurs., April 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Bees on a Bicycle, 1909 Market St. | $30 | Make an herb pot filled with organic herbs you plant yourself.

Friday, April 29

  • Alhambra Shrine 2nd Annual Rodeo | Fri., April 29-Sat., April 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Tri State Exhibition Center, 200 Natures Trail SW, McDonald, TN | $5 | Come out to the rodeo for an evening of entertainment.
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band | Fri., April 29 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $35+ | American country rock band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates their 50th anniversary. 
  • Pecos & the Rooftops | Fri., April 29 | 8 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $20+ | Texas-based band Pecos & the Rooftops released their latest E.P. “Red Eye” in early 2020.
  • An Evening with Scott Miller | Fri., April 29 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $20 | Scott Miller was recently inducted to East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame.
  • Gallery At Blackwell Spring Show & Reception | Fri., April 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop | Free | The Photographic Society of Chattanooga hosts this opening reception featuring local photographic work.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit Opening | Fri., April 29 | 7 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St. | $10+ | CTC’s Youth Theatre presents this adaptation of Margery Williams’ 1922 tale.
  • Colorful Hat Circus & Variety Show | Fri., April 29 | 7 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $25 | This show features award-winning acts such as acrobatics, juggling, and magic + illusions.

Saturday, April 30

  • Patty Griffin | Sat., April 30 | 8 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $35+ | Patty Griffin is an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for her stripped-down songwriting style + folk aesthetics.
  • Paul Childers: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn & Jimi Hendrix | Sat., April 30 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $15 | Paul Childers music blends pop, R&B, and soul.
  • Tennessee Aquarium 30th Anniversary Community Celebration | Sat., April 30 | 8 a.m.-9 pm. | The Chattanooga Green, Aquarium Plaza + Chattanooga Riverfront, near ​​1 Broad St. | Free | Celebrate 30 years of the Tennessee Aquarium with family activities, live music, and fireworks.
  • Purrs and Paws Hero Shower | Sat., April 30 | 1-4 p.m. | Humane Educational Society, 4155 Randolph Cir. | Free, RSVP | Educational booths at this event will help you learn more about how to help HES with its mission.
  • The Portal Party | Sat., April 30 | 6-10 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. | $33 | Get mystical with tarot readings, music from CHRISTO, and drinks from Hutton and Smith.
  • Shiitake Log Inoculation Workshop | Sat., April 30 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Gowin Valley Farms, 1848 Greeson Dr., Rocky Face, GA | $55 | Take a deep dive into shiitake mushrooms and learn how to grow them yourself. 
  • Elizabeth’s Out Run Melanoma 5K Run and Walk | Sat., April 30 | 8 a.m. | Enterprise South Nature Park, 190 Still Hollow Loop | $25+ | This run raises awareness about melanoma and supports the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program at the CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute.
  • Safe Kids at the Zoo | Sat., April 30 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo | Free+ | Kids will learn how to stay safe on the road, at home, and during play with a full day of family activities — this event is free with a purchased zoo admission ticket.
  • Willie Watson & Band | Sat., April 30 | 8-10:45 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $16.50 | Folksinger Willie Watson performs with a string band at this show.
  • Holi 2022 | Sat., April 30 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sculpture Fields at Montague Park | $10+ | Holi, also known as the festival of colors, is a traditional Hindu festival celebrating love and spring.
  • Movie Night at the South Post | Sat., April 30 | 8 p.m. | Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park, 3370 Lafayette Rd., Fort Oglethorpe, GA | Free, RSVP | Catch a screening of “This Land is Mine” at the former South Post Theatre — which was once the 3rd Women’s Army Corps Training Center.
  • Andrews’ Raiders and Civil War Chattanooga Walking Tours | Sat., April 30 | 9 a.m. | Near Hamilton County Courthouse, Georgia Ave and E. 5th St. | Free | Maury Nicely leads this tour, covering historic sites in the downtown area.
  • Cumberland Trail Spring Festival | Sat., April 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 8520 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN | $5 | Before the festival, there will be a 5K trail race where you get to try to outrun Sasquatch himself.
  • Liz Hanson Jewelry Demo | Sat., April 30 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | River Gallery, 400 E. 2nd St. | Free | Welcome new gallery featured artist Liz Hanson as she demos her minimalist accessories.