Weekends in Chattanooga always feel like a party. With something new seemingly opening, happening or celebrating every week, their is always something new to experience. This weekend, you can catch a play (there are three opening this weekend), catch the first night of a summer series, and watch a chef in action. Here are your best bets.
If you are a fan of TED talks, you will love PechaKucha. a variety of people from all different walks of life and careers to share their story using 20 slides (20 seconds per slide) in just 6 minutes. Tonight’s event is at The Camp House and is free to the public, with a donation accepted at the door. 6:40-8:40 pm 149 E Martin Luther King BLVD. (Tip, park at the Bessie Smith Hall for free).
Chattanooga Theater Centre is closing out the season with the blockbuster musical Hello, Dolly! which debuted in 1964. Set at the turn of the last century, Hello, Dolly! is the comedic story of matchmaker, Dolly Levi and her exploits. The show starts tonight and runs through August 5th. Tickets are available online or at the box office. Friday 8 pm $12-30.
As I said last week, Chattanooga loves a block party. This Saturday, you can check out the annual block party on the river at Riverfront Nights. Riverfront Nights is every Saturday now through the middle of August and features Americana, blues, and funk bands. This week’s band, Muscadine Bloodline hails from Alabama. With Campbell Station opening, the music starts at 7 pm. Dogs, kids and friends are welcome. Ross’s Landing. Riverfront Parkway.
Chattanooga Improv Comedy
Improv Chattanooga has a Saturday show featuring the game “Who’s Line is It Anyway”. I personally love the show and the hilarious audience and actor interaction. The website info says that the comedians get suggestions from the audience and create hilarious scenarios. Their additional shows look fantastic as well. Tickets can be purchased onlin. $8 for adults $5 for students with ID. Shows are Friday and Saturday 8 and 10 pm. 1800 Rossville Blvd.
Chattanooga Five Star Food Fight
If you are a fan of the Iron Chef, you will love the Five Star Food Fight at the Chattanooga Market on Sunday. Featuring local chefs, local ingredients and a lot of pressure to create something delicious. The winner earns a ticket to the 2018 World Food Championships. From 12-2 pm market goers can watch the action as chefs create dishes from the items they shopped for at the market earlier in the day. Don’t miss! Chattanooga Market is one of the top markets in the country. 11-4pm Sunday.
We hope you have any amazing weekend full of food, fun and friends. Stay cool!