Plan Ahead: May 2022

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All month long

  • Blues Jam with Rick Rushing | Mondays, all month long | 7 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free+ | Quell your Monday blues with smooth tunes.
  • Poetry Night | Tuesdays, all month long | 7-9 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free+ | Rik Herrmann hosts this spoken word event open to all creatives.
  • Open Mic Night | Wednesdays, all month long | 7 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free+ | Face your fears and jam with a crowd.
  • Tuesday Tunes Series #attheMoxy | Tuesdays, all month long | 5-7 p.m. | Moxy Chattanooga Downton, 1220 King St. | Free+ | Grab a drink + enjoy music from local artists at Moxy’s covered outdoor patio.
  • Barley Hanging On | Wednesdays, all month long | 9-11:30 p.m. | Barley Chattanooga, 235 E. MLK Blvd. | Free+ | Hit the stage and try your hand at comedy.

May 1-8

Sunday, May 1

  • Barking Legs Open House | Sun., May 1 | 4-7 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | Free | Celebrate the iconic legs going back up on the side of the theater.
  • String Theory Annual Family Concert | Sun., May 1 | 2 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $20 | violinist Rebecca Anderson and pianist Mika Sasaki present an interactive performance for all ages.
  • Meet the Artist: Theresa St. Romain | Sun., May. 1 | 1-3 p.m. | River Gallery, 400 E. 2nd St. | Free | Mixed metal jewelry artist Theresa St. Romain will talk about her work + process. 
  • Otakunooga Cosplay Kick-Off | Sun., May 1 | 4-11 p.m. | Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. | $5+ | Celebrate your fandoms and show off your newest cosplay outfit. 
  • Vibes Are Welcome Brunch | Sun., May 1 | 12-3 p.m. | The Tomorrow Building, 818 Georgia Ave. | $35+ | Sing along to R&B while you brunch + sip the afternoon away. 

Monday, May 2

  • Costumed Sketch Session | Mon., May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Online or Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. | $10 | This month’s theme for this special figure drawing session is “Forest Fairy.”
  • Painting Humanity in the Landscape | Mon., May 2-Tues., May 3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. | $225 | Artist David Salerno leads this landscape painting workshop.
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Mon., May 2 | 7:30 p.m. | The Signal | $27.50+ | This rock ‘n’ roll band is known for their “fiery” stage performance + singular sound.
  • Chattanooga Grotto Meeting | Mon., May 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. | Free+ | Newbies + experienced cavers alike can learn about what being a caver in Chattanooga is all about.

Tuesday, May 3 

  • Tom Segura | Tues., May 3 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium | $35+ | Comedian Tom Segura hosts the “Your Mom’s House” podcast. 
  • Ayurvedic Summer Cooking | Tues., May 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $22 | Learn the basic principles of Ayurvedic summertime cooking from a trained Ayurvedic practitioner.
  • Family Storytime | Tues., May 3 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Downtown Chattanooga Public Library | Free | Grownups and kids of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun of books, rhymes, and music + movement.

Wednesday, May 4

  • Gardening Series: Garden Maintenance | Wed., May 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $25 | Discuss how to keep up maintenance on your warm season veggies. 
  • Storytelling Spaces | Wed., May 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Miller Plaza | Free | Join eight local artists to see their community-inspired projects — and even participate in some interactive work.
  • Wednesdays on Wheels: May The 4th Be With You | Wed., May 4 | 7-10 p.m. | Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, 1220 King St. | $4+ | Celebrate Star Wars Day in skates.
  • Fallujah At The Dark Roast | Wed., May 4 | 7 p.m. | The Dark Roast Chattanooga, 208 Frazier Ave. | $12+ | Headbang to deathcore-metal all night long.

Thursday, May 5

  • National Day of Prayer | Thurs., May 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Hamilton County Courthouse, 625 Georgia Ave. | Free | This event is hosted by the Chattanooga House of Prayer.
  • Cycle Power with Dr. Tanya Manoni | Thurs., May 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Chattery | Free, RSVP | Embrace your cycle through discussion with a hormone expert.
  • Another Gorgeous Evening | Thurs., May 5 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Tennessee River Place, 3104 Scenic Waters Ln. | $125 | Join the Tennessee River Gorge Trust for an evening of cocktails and dinner.
  • Throwback Thursday | Thurs., May 5 | 4-8 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Enjoy free admission to the museum’s permanent collection. 
  • Teen Night: Upcycle Fashion Show | Thurs., May 5 | 6-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Support local youth and see designs created + modeled by Hamilton County students.
  • Storytelling Spaces | Thurs., May 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Avondale Center, 1305 Dodson Ave. | Free | Join eight local artists to see their community-inspired projects — and even participate in some interactive work.
  • St. Owsley/Jerry Garcia Tribute | Thurs., May 5 | 8 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $10 | Spend Cinco de Mayo jamming out to tunes by Jerry Garcia, enjoying taco specials and Michelada’s all night.

Friday, May 6

  • Live Auction Special Olympics Tennessee | Fri., May 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Mac Avenue Events, 1304 McCallie Ave. | Donation | Bid on gift certificates to local businesses — all proceeds to benefit TN Unified Volleyball.
  • Food Truck Friday & Pop Up Market | Fri., May. 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, 5704 Marlin Rd. | Free+ | Shop with local vendors for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
  • Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | Songbirds | $20+ | Celebrate the legacy of the “King of Pop.”
  • Thunderstruck | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $20+ | Thunderstruck considers themselves “America’s ultimate tribute to AC/DC.”

Saturday, May 7 

  • Nooga Noise | Sat., May. 7 | 12-11 p.m. | Redbud Venue, 2314 E. 13th St. | $15 | Enjoy a full day of music, food + more at this inaugural festival. 
  • Red Bank Jubilee | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Red Bank City Park, 3817 Redding Rd. | Free+ | Celebrate the Red Bank community with food trucks, live music, craft vendors, a beer garden, and more.
  • The Language of Birds Hike | Sat., May 7 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Stringer’s Ridge | $25 | Explore the language and communication style of birds in this outdoor class. 
  • World’s Best Mom Market | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Chattery | Free+ | Shop from local vendors to pick out the ultimate Mother’s Day gift. 
  • Kane Brown | Sat., May 7 | 7 p.m. | Finley Stadium | $22+ | Award-winning artist Kane Brown will make a stop in his hometown of Chattanooga during his Blessed & Free Tour.
  • Cinderella and New Works | Sat., May 7 | 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. | Chattanooga Theatre Centre | $12+ | CHA Ballet presents an abridged version of “Cinderella” along with new works by Artistic Director Brian McSween + guest choreographer Alia Kache.
  • Cave Art of the American Indians of the Southeast | Sat., May 7 | 2 p.m. | Moccasin Bend National Archeological District’s Gateway Site, 10 Hamm Rd. | Free 
  • The Afternooners | Sat., May 7 | 8 p.m. | Songbirds, 35 Station St. | $12+ 
  • Storytelling Spaces | Sat., May 7 | 1-3 p.m. | Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St. | Free | Join eight local artists to see their community-inspired projects — and even participate in some interactive work.
  • A Garden Day to Celebrate Moms | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bees on a Bicycle, 1909 Market St. | Free+ | Celebrate moms with plants, a performance by Ballet Esprit, beverages from Be Caffeinated, eco-friendly products from Olivine Glass Recycling + more. 
  • Free Comic Book Day | Sat., May. 7 | 12-8 p.m. | Epikos, 5864 Brainerd Rd. | Free | Choose 3 comics of your liking for free — get 6 if you come in costume.
  • Intro to Mountain Biking: Level 2 | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Location TBD | $25 | Take your mountain biking skills to the next level + try out single-track trails with confidence.
  • Spring Art Market | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | ClearStory Arts, 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. | Free+ | This indoor + outdoor pop up art market features 40+ local artists and makers.
  • We Make Festival | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Coolidge Park, 150 River St. | Free, RSVP | Artists, students, and anyone with something fun on wheels will line their creations under the Market Street Bridge to celebrate Chattanooga’s creative community.
  • CARnaval – The Art Car Ball | Sat., May 7 | 7-10 p.m. | Granfalloon, 400 E. Main St. | $55 | Enjoy an outdoor display of art cars before taking part in Art120’s Carnaval.
  • Read House Seersucker Saturday | Sat., May. 7 | 3:30-7:30 p.m. | The Read House | Free+ | Watch the derby and enjoy live entertainment, food + drink specials, and a best dressed competition.
  • DRAGRAVE: Electric Jungle | Sat., May 7 | 10 p.m.-2 a.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $15 | Grab your animal print and prepare to get weird.
  • The Corner Market on 55th | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. | Price of purchase | Shop local from several St. Elmo vendors for last-minute Mother’s Day gifts.
  • “Stealing the General” Book Club | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m. | National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way | Free+ | “Stealing the General” by Russell S. Bonds explores the Andrews’ Raid and provides new details + insights on the famous event.

Sunday, May 8

  • Daughtry | Sun., May 8 | 7:30 p.m. | The Walker Theatre | $54+ | Daughtry released their newest album, “Dearly Beloved,” in 2021.
  • Sunday Studio: Creative Kites | Sun., May 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Get creative with kite-themed art making for all ages and performances celebrating Guatemalan culture in Chattanooga.
  • Mother’s Day Family Canoe Adventure at Greenway Farm | Sun., May 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Outdoor Chattanooga OutVentures, 5051 Gann Store Rd., Hixson, TN | $10 | This family-friendly, leisurely paced paddle takes you along a peaceful creek.
  • Scenic City State Fair | Sun., May 8 | 1-11 p.m. | Camp Jordan Park | $10+ | Enjoy the last day of the state fair.
  • Mother’s Day Picnic in the Park | Sun., May 8 | 12 p.m. | Sculpture Fields, 1800 Polk St. | Free | Grab your picnic supplies and celebrate your Mom at the park. 
  • Jason Faunt at Epikos | Sun., May 8 | 12-8 p.m. | Epikos, 5864 Brainerd Rd. | Free | Jason Faunt is best known for his role as the Red Ranger from Power Rangers Time Force.

May 9-15

Monday, May 9

  • Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class | Mon., May 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.| Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. | Free | Children + adults alike will learn how to ride a bicycle safely.
  • Adaptive Cycling | Mon., May 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Hubert Fry Center at the Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Hwy. | Free, RSVP | Individuals with disabilities can learn adaptive cycling with hand cycles, tandem bikes, and three-wheel cycles — volunteer support bikes are provided by Outdoor Chattanooga.

Tuesday, May 10 

  • Chattanooga Go Red for Women Luncheon | Tues., May 10 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $100 | Celebrate the American Heart Association’s movement bringing awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. 
  • Women’s Council of Realtors Auction | Tues., May 10 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Scottie’s on the River, 491 Riverfront Pkwy. | $15+ | A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, which builds custom beds for children. 
  • Real Estate Career Night | Tues., May 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Keller Williams Greater Chattanooga Realty, 7158 Lee Hwy. | Free, RSVP | Learn more about what it takes to get a real estate license in TN and GA.
  • Chattanooga Singing Circle: Community Sing | Tues., May 10 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. | The Chattery | Donation | Explore melody, harmony, and more through a call and response singing style.

Wednesday, May 11

  • Birds and Beer – Chimney Swift Roost Watch Party | Wed., May 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Urban Stack, 12 W. 13th St. | Free+, RSVP | Watch migrating swifts as they funnel into a tall chimney downtown.
  • Black Label Society | Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | The Signal | $37+ | The band claims that less is more with everything — except for guitar solos.
  • Book Chatt Connection | Wed., May 11 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Downtown Chattanooga Public Library | Free | Make connections with fellow book lovers.
  • May Lunch & Learn: RainSmart Yards | Wed., May. 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Greenspaces, 63 E. Main St. | Free+ | Learn more about the recently rebranded RainSmart Yard program, which offers incentives for making your yard more sustainable.
  • Wednesday Jazz with Given Graber plus Ridgedale History | Wed., May 11 | 6 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5 | Come by a little early to catch McCallie students presenting their research about Ridgedale’s history.
  • Exiled Comedy | Wed., May 11 | 7:30-9 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $12 | Check out the best comics from open mic Mondays at Exile Off Main along with regional and local faves.
  • Open Studio Day & Reception | Wed., May 11 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bridge Innovate, 410 Chickamauga Ave., Rossville, GA | Free, RSVP | Book private meeting rooms, conference spaces, and desks for free during this open studio day.

Thursday, May 12

  • Vision + Verse: Rhyme N Chatt | Thurs., May 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Hunter Museum | Free | Each performance will be inspired by works created by African American artists in the museum’s collection.
  • Creative Writing: The Hero’s Journey | Thurs., May 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $20 | Leave the class with the outline of your own novel or blockbuster movie script. 
  • YPC AH + Protégé Graduation | Thurs., May 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Proof Bar and Incubator, 422 E. MLK Blvd. | Free+, RSVP | Network in a relaxed atmosphere with the Young Professionals of Chattanooga. 
  • GATHER Block Party | Thurs., May 12 | 5-7 p.m. | MOMentum Scholar Village | Free | Join the MOMentum Network to celebrate pregnant + single moms on campus, including dinner and an auction.
  • Sam de la Rosa at Epikos | Thurs., May 12 | 5 p.m. | Epikos, 5864 Brainerd Rd. | Free | De la Rosa is a Marvel Comics artist. 
  • Dusty Slay | Thurs., May 12 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $20+ | Dusty Slay has been seen on “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and his own Comedy Central special.
  • Chattanooga Social Mixer | Thurs., May 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Naked River Brewing | Free+, RSVP | Join Liberty Mutual Insurance for a night of networking with industry professionals.

Friday, May 13

  • Bunny Hop! 2022 | Fri., May 13 | 6-8:30 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $15+ | Families can enjoy a night of kids activities + a silent auction to benefit Chambliss Center for Children.
  • Kenny G | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Tivoli Theatre | $40 | Professional American smooth jazz saxophonist will take the Tivoli’s stage.
  • Metrotham Con Episode lll “Revenge of the 80’s” | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | 2 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $30+ | Come together and celebrate 80’s themed fandom.
  • Filth – A Dark Humor Event | Fri., May 13 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd. | $8 | Some of the regions best comedians saying the worst things imaginable.
  • WanderlingerFest 2022 | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | 6 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $36.43+ | Celebrate local art, music, and beer at this three-day festival.
  • HCS Heroes Award Luncheon | Fri., May 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $75 | This event will honor outstanding Hamilton County public school teachers + alumni who have had a positive impact on the community.
  • Blueberries 101 | Fri., May 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | $25 | Learn how to become a master, or at least a superb grower, of blueberries.
  • Military Family Clay Workshop | Fri., May 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Scenic City Clay Arts, 301 E. 11th St. | Free, RSVP | Experience clay and community with other military families + individuals.
  • Introduction to Intuition | Fri., May 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $33 | Learn to better trust your instincts. 
  • Dusty Slay | Fri., May 13 | 7:30 p.m. + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $20+ | Dusty Slay has been seen on “The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and his own Comedy Central special.
  • Meet our Animal Ambassadors | Fri., May 13 | 1:30 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | Free | Get introduced to some of the center’s raptors, opossums, or snakes.
  • Logistics & Supply Chain, Freight Brokerage, and Transportation Kick-off | Fri., May 13 | 9-11:30 a.m. | CETAS Building, 4501 Amnicola Hwy. | Free, RSVP | Industry partners, prospective students, parents, and community members can learn more about the new logistics program at ChattState.
  • Ghost & Booze Bar Tour of Chattanooga | Fri., May 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | $24.99 | This boozy twist on a ghost tour makes stops at some of Chattanooga’s famously haunted pubs.

Saturday, May 14

  • Hike Bike Brew | Sat., May 14 | 1-5 p.m. | Lula Lake Land Trust, 5000 Lula Lake Rd. | $35+ | At this fundraiser/beer festival, attendees can hike or bike with beer tasters along the path from 10 featured + local breweries. 
  • TN Valley Foster Conference | Sat., May 14 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Ridgedale Baptist, 1831 Hickory Valley Rd. | Free, RSVP | Prospective + active foster parents will learn more about regional foster care needs and support options.
  • John Crist | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium | $29 | Comedian John Crist will make a stop in Chattanooga on the “Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour.”
  • Barracuda: America’s Heart Tribute | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | Songbirds | $15 | This Nashville-based band performs a tribute to rock band Heart. 
  • The Emo Night Tour | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $15 | Throw it back to your “emo” days with a dance party featuring music from Fall Out Boy, Panic! at The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and more.
  • Drink & Ink: Beginner Handlettering | Sat., May 14 | 2-4:15 p.m. | The Chattery | $45 | Learn the basics of hand lettering and enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles. 
  • Yoga + Hike for All Bodies | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Greenway Farms Dog Park, 5051 Gann Store Rd. | $35 | Soft Animal + Outshine Adventures are teaming up to present a yoga and hike for everybody.
  • NPS Canoe Tour: Lookout Creek to Browns Ferry | Sat., May 14 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Location TBD | Free, RSVP | This National Park ranger-guided canoe tour explores Chattanooga’s Civil War waterways.
  • Learn to Skateboard | Sat., May 14 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Chattanooga Skate Park | Free | Beginners: get ready to shred + learn skateboarding basics.
  • May On Main | Sat., May 14 | 12-11 p.m. | Pax Breu Ruim, 516 E. Main St. | Price of purchase | This mini music festival features 5 bands, local food, and a whole lot of springtime fun.
  • Vegan Seafood Popup | Sat., May 14 | 12-8 p.m. | Pax Breu Ruim, 516 E. Main St. | Price of purchase | This Oh My Cod Vegan Seafood Co. popup features vegan fish + chips, lobster mac and cheese, crab cakes, and more.
  • WSLR Presents: Twisted Pine | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. | $10+
  • Dusty Slay | Sat., May 14 | 7:30 p.m. + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $20+ | Dusty Slay has been seen on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and his own Comedy Central special.
  • Scenic City Trail Half Marathon | Sat., May 14 | 8 a.m. | Raccoon Mountain | $85 
  • Advanced Mycology 201 | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | $40 | This class explores how to grow mushrooms from spores + tissue culture.
  • Ghost & Booze Bar Tour of Chattanooga | Sat., May 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | $24.99 | This boozy twist on a ghost tour makes stops at some of Chattanooga’s famously haunted pubs.
  • Robert Taylor Artist Demo | Sat., May. 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | River Gallery, 400 E. 2nd St. | Free | Stop by and watch coppersmith Robert Taylor work.

Sunday, May 15

  • Relief Printing on Fabric: Kitchen Edition | Sun., May 15 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. | $195 | Create your own pattern design for tea towels with   Carrie Pendergrass — this class also meets on Sun., May 22.
  • Artful Yoga With Jaylee Oliver | Sun., May 15 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $5 | Enjoy an art-inspired yoga practice.
  • Goat Yoga on the Farm | Sun., May 15 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Moser Manor Farms, 1649 Kamin Rd. | $25 | Find your zen with some goat cuddles.

May 16-22

Monday, May 16

Tuesday, May 17 

  • An Evening of Purpose, Fashion, and More | Tues., May 17 | 6-8:30 p.m. | OLPH, 501 S. Moore Rd. | $35 | Join PEO for a fundraiser advancing women’s education through scholarships. 
  • Latina Professionals of Chattanooga Meet & Greet | Tues., May 17 | 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. | Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St. | Free, RSVP | Learn about the Latina Professionals of Chattanooga and how to support their organization — two sessions offered
  • Mammoth WVH | Tues., May 17 | 8 p.m. | The Signal | $25+ | Wolfgang Van Halen, son of the late Eddie Van Halen, promotes his self-titled 2021 debut album.
  • Introduction to Tapestry Weaving | Tues., May 17 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chattery | $55 | Learn the basics of weaving on a simple frame loom.
  • Choice Homes Career Night | Tues., May 17 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Choice Homes Office, 400 E. Main St. | Free, RSVP | Find out more about the possibilities of a career in real estate.
  • Taproom Tuesday | Tues., May 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Fountainhead Taproom, 1617 Rossville Ave. | Free+ | Grab a beer (or a cocktail on special) and skate the night away.

Wednesday, May 18

  • Invasive Species Intro Walk | Wed., May 18 | 9-11 a.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $5+ | Invasive Species Specialist Byron Brooks leads this closer look into invasive species common in the area.
  • Open Mic | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $7 | Check out fresh local + regional comedy acts. 
  • Dexter Bell & Friends: Wednesday Jazz | Wed., May 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5

Thursday, May 19

  • Birds and Beer – Chimney Swift Roost Watch Party | Thurs., May 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Universal Joint, 532 Lookout St. | Free+, RSVP | Watch migrating swifts as they funnel into a tall chimney downtown.
  • Patrick Davis | Thurs., May 19 | 6 p.m. | McLemore Club | $55 | Catch the first concert in McLemore’s Songwriter Series with the writer of songs performed by Jimmy Buffet, Imelda May + more.
  • “Enchanted: A History Of Fantasy Illustration” Opening Event | Thurs., May 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $20 | See the museum’s new exhibit while enjoying food + a cash bar — guests are encouraged to dress in fantasy costume. 
  • Let’s Talk Consent | Thurs., May 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | Free, RSVP | In partnership with Chattanooga Girls Rock, The Chattery is offering this educational workshop for girls + gender expansive youth ages 10-17 and their adult caretakers.
  • CIVIQ: Hip-Hop Architecture with Sekou Cooke | Thurs., May 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E. 13 St. | Free, RSVP | Urban designer Sekou Cooke presents “3D Turntables: Humanizing Architectural Technology Through Hip-Hop.”
  • Nimesh Patel | Thurs., May 19 | 9:15 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $25+ | Nimesh Patel is a comedian + Emmy-nominated writer who has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
  • 2022 OBGYN Symposium | Thurs., May 19-Fri., May 20 | Various times | UTC University Center, 642 E. 5th St. | Free, RSVP | Medical professionals will participate in simulation labs + sessions about gynecology and obstetrics.
  • Signal Centers Accessibility Awareness Summit | Thurs., May 19 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Online or Chattanooga State Community College | $25+ | This conference will focus on issues facing individuals with disabilities and how these issues can be addressed with technology.

Friday, May 20

  • LVNDR with Oweda | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Songbirds | $15
  • Scenic City Shakespeare in the Park! | Fri., May 20 + Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. + 2:30 p.m. | Greenway Farms, Hixson | Free | See “Love’s Labour’s Lost” performed live in Scenic City’s Shakespeare’s first performance of the early summer series.
  • Free Screening Day | Fri., May 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Speech & Hearing Center, 2212 Encompass Dr. | Free, RSVP | Get a free hearing or speech screening to ensure you or your loved one doesn’t have an undiagnosed hearing loss or speech disorder.
  • Gogol Bordello | Fri., May 20 | 8:30 p.m. | The Signal | $26+ | Gogol Bordello is a  nine-piece ensemble with members hailing from all over the world. 
  • Lactic Acid Flashbacks Comedy Trip | Fri., May 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Moxy Chattanooga Downtown, 1220 King St. | $15+ | 37-year triathlon athlete, coach + comedian Robert Taylor presents an adult stand up comedy show.
  • Chad Zumock | Fri., May 20 | 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $17+ | Zumock’s stand-up comedy has led him to appearances on Comedy Central, ESPN, Showtime + more. 
  • HIPNHEELS Workshop – Blackout Edition | Fri., May 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Studio34, 3214 Brainerd Rd. | $20 | Grab your heels and build strength + confidence in this dance class.
  • Ghost & Booze Bar Tour of Chattanooga | Fri., May 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | $24.99 | This boozy twist on a ghost tour makes stops at some of Chattanooga’s famously haunted pubs.

Saturday, May 21 

  • Jfest | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m. | Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Pkwy. | $10+ | This year’s Jfest featured artists are Grammy-winner Zach Williams and Danny Gokey. 
  • Wage War | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | The Signal | $23+ | Wage War will hit the stage with The Plot in You, Gideon, and Chamber.
  • Dalton Davis Band with Camden Smith | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Songbirds | $12+ 
  • Half-o-Ween | Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | $10+  | Grab your costumes and celebrate halfway to Halloween.
  • WSLR Presents: Willy Tea Taylor + Jeffrey Martin | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. | $10+
  • Spirits in the Wild | Sat., May 21 | 6-10 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo | $60+ | Enjoy an evening of cocktails + appetizers, live entertainment, and animal art.
  • Sequatchie Cove Farm Ride | Sat., May 21 | Sat., May 21-Sun., May 22 | 9 a.m. | Velo Coffee Roasters, 509 East Main St. | $100 | This group ride + camp out from downtown Chattanooga to Sequatchie Cove Farm includes a farm meal and coffee service.
  • Goat Yoga on the Farm | Sat., May 21 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Moser Manor Farms, 1649 Kamin Rd. | $25 | Find your zen with some goat cuddles.
  • Plants of the Cherokee | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $10+ | Learn how the Cherokee used native plants around the region.
  • Bessie Smith: Empress of the Blues | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Greenway Farms, Hixson | Free | Listen to timeless Chattanooga blues at this tribute concert performed by award-winning educator + performer Neshawn Calloway.
  • Mixed Media Art | Sat., May 21 | 1-3 p.m. | The Chattery | $35 | Explore several mediums and techniques as you build a piece of mixed media art that is inspiring and unique.
  • Chad Zumock | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $17+ | Zumock’s stand-up comedy has led him to appearances on Comedy Central, ESPN,, Showtime + more.
  • Throughout the Decades Dinner Series: 1920s-1930s | Sat., May. 21 | 5:30-8 p.m. | The Read House | $180 | Celebrate the hotel’s 150th Anniversary by enjoying a four-course dinner inspired by the 1920s + 1930s.
  • Ghost & Booze Bar Tour of Chattanooga | Sat., May 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St. | $24.99 | This boozy twist on a ghost tour makes stops at some of Chattanooga’s famously haunted pubs.
  • Pick up for a Pint – Suck Creek | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Suck Creek Rd. | Free, RSVP | Volunteer to help clean up Suck Creek — the first 20 participants will receive a free Chattanooga Brewing Company beer token.
  • Identifying Nature | Sat., May. 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online or Master Gardener Class, 6183 Adamson Cir. | Free | Learn how to identify plants, insects, and other wildlife using apps available on your phone.

Sunday, May 22

  • Brunch and Blooms | Sun., May 22 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center | $20+ | Celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity with brunch, cocktails + live music at Reflection Riding’s Native Plant nursery.
  • Relief Printing on Fabric: Kitchen Edition | Sun., May 22 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. | $195 | Create your own pattern design for tea towels with   Carrie Pendergrass.
  • Family Day | Sun., May 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 1309 Panorama Dr. | $30 | Gather your family together for an afternoon of painting. 
  • WSLR Presents: Andrew Duhon | Sun., May 22 | 6 p.m. | The Woodshop, 5500 St. Elmo Ave. | $20
  • Blooms! Flower Market | Sun., May 22 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Price of purchase | Shop for local produce, grab lunch, and listen to live music — and leave with a bouquet of peak season flowers.
  • Brunch and Blooms | Sun., May 22 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $20+ | Tickets include brunch, cocktails, and music by local band Call Me Spinster. 

May 23-29

Monday, May 23

  • Adaptive Cycling | Mon., May 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Hubert Fry Center at the Tennessee RiverPark, 4301 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, May 24 

Wednesday, May 25

  • Brit Floyd | Wed., May 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium | $35+ | Check out “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show.”
  • Locally Grown Blooms Vase Arrangement | Wed., May 25 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery | $80 | Create your own vase arrangement while working with locally grown + in-season blooms.
  • Vocalist Terri Hall: Wednesday Jazz | Wed., May 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $5
  • Green Drinks | Wed., May. 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Green’s Design and Supply, 2103 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, TN | Free+, RSVP | Learn more about Green’s Design and Supply, which offers sustainable design services + eco-friendly building materials.

Thursday, May 26

  • Them Dirty Roses with Chase Baker | Thurs., May 26 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds | $12+ 
  • Teen Art Workshops | Thurs., May 26 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $75 | Youth ages 13-17 can start their summers with a hands-on art workshop — a two-day camp option is also available.  
  • AVASOCIAL | Thurs., May 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Walker Pavilion at Coolidge Park, 120 River St. | Free+ | This AVA Artist Member + Prospective Member potluck features an art exchange as the “cost” of admission. 
  • Mixology 101: Whiskey | Thurs., May 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Chattery | $35 | Impress your friends and learn how to make three whiskey cocktails for your next gathering.
  • Reel Rock 16 | Thurs., May 26 | 6 p.m. | Rock/Creek Paddlesports & Bike Shop, 1530 Riverside Dr. | $15 | Lookout Wild Film Festival + Rock/Creek Outfitters partner to host this fundraiser for the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.
  • Improv Chattanooga | Thurs., May 26 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $7 | This is an Improv 101 showcase show.
  • City of Chattanooga Procurement Expo | Thurs., May 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Avondale Community Center, 1305 Dodson Ave. | Free, RSVP | Network with purchasing representatives from the City of Chattanooga, EPB, and more.
  • “Kiss the Ground” Screening & Discussion | Thurs., May 26 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. | Free, RSVP | Bring a blanket + a picnic dinner to watch “Kiss the Ground,” a film about regenerative farming.

Friday, May 27

  • Painting the Cityscape with Peter Van Dyck | Fri., May 27-Sun., May 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St. | $550 | The deadline to register for this class, which explores painting the city as a motif, is May 13.
  • Nightfall Opening | Fri., May 27 | 7 p.m. | Miller Park | Free | Nightfall celebrates 35 years and opens the season with a performance by Cha Wa.
  • Volunteer Cleanup Day | Fri., May 27 | 2-4 p.m. | The Speech & Hearing Center, 2212 Encompass Dr. | Free, RSVP | Help staff get the Center’s office in order.
  • Taylor Swift Night | Fri., May 27 | 9 p.m. | The Signal | $15 | Club 90s host this night full of dancing to T-Swift.
  • Teen Art Workshops | Fri., May 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hunter Museum | $75 | Youth ages 13-17 can start their summers with a hands-on art workshop — a two-day camp option is also available.  
  • Moonlight Roller Late Skate | Fri., May 27 | 6-11 p.m. | Chattanooga Skate Park, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. | This late-night skating event features raffle prizes, music, food trucks + more. 
  • Chi Markets and Resource Meetup | Fri., May 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Co. | Free+ | Learn more about building food sovereignty, healthy interdependence, and conscious economies.
  • Aaron Weber | Fri., May 27 | 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $17+ | Weber is the youngest stand up comedian to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

Saturday, May 28 

  • Chattanooga Beer Festival | Sat., May 28 | 12-3 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | $48 | Sample beers from all over the region and enjoy music from Troubadour Blue + Monday Night Social.
  • The Weeks | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Songbirds | $25 
  • Enchanted Wonderland | Sat., May 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Chattanooga Convention Center | $35 | Experience scenes of wonderland through fashion creativity. 
  • Plants of the Cherokee | Sat., May 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | $10+ | Learn how the Cherokee used native plants around the region.
  • Aaron Weber | Sat., May 28 | 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $17+ | Weber is the youngest stand up comedian to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Behind the Scenes at the Nursery | Sat., May 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Rd. | Free, RSVP | Explore the nursery, the ins and outs of propagation, native plant conservation, and more. 
  • Learn Spanish through Encanto | Sat., May 28 | 10-11:30 a.m. | The Chattery | $35 | This interactive class for kids + adults teaches Spanish through Encanto-themed activities.

Sunday, May 29

  • Songbirds: A Documentary Film | Sun., May 29 | 7 p.m. | Songbirds | $20+ | This hometown film won the Emmy Award for best Topical Documentary feature film.
  • Street Food Festival | Sun., May 29 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion | Price of purchase | The best local food trucks come together at the Chattanooga Market to celebrate a diversity of food. 
  • Aaron Weber | Sun., May 29 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $17+ | Weber is the youngest stand up comedian to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Intimate Chronicles: 45s and Malt Liquor | Sun., May 29 | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. | $20 | Get groovy and celebrate the pre-release of Demond Moultrie’s fourth studio album: “45s and Malt Liquor.”
  • Sol Dance: Memorial Day Weekend | Sun., May. 29 | 1-3 p.m. | Studio34, 3214 Brainerd Rd. | $20 | Sol Dance is a free-form movement experience where all bodies are welcomed.

May 30-31

Monday, May 30

  • 2022 Chattanooga Chase | Mon., May 30 | 8 a.m. | Riverview Park, 1857 Riverview Rd. | $15+ | The Chattanooga Chase is the area’s oldest active competitive road race.
  • Bonnyman Exhibit Opening | Mon., May 30 | 5-7 p.m. | National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, 2 W. Aquarium Way | $50+ | Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, and cocktails in celebration of a new exhibit highlighting Medal of Honor recipient Alexander Bonnyman Jr.

Tuesday, May 31 

  • Hairspray | Tues., May 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Memorial Auditorium | $38+
  • Introduction to Racial Justice | Tues., May 31 | 6-7 p.m. | The Chattery | Donation | This class is the first in The Chattery’s Human Development series.