Oh, hello! We had at least two seasons of weather this week. Sunday and Monday were late spring with highs in the high 60’s and 70’s. Tuesday through Thursday felt more like early spring with warm temperatures, but lots of rain. And today, it snowed. Welcome to Tennessee where winter is usually just a few days long. We will return to sunny tomorrow, so have no fear, Puxatawny Phil was right, spring is on the way. This weekend, there is plenty to do indoors and out. Here are your best bets for fun this weekend in Chattanooga.
Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Rounds
Tennessee Songwriter’s Week hosted by Tennessee Vacation is coming up February 23-29. Events are held here and across the state. Tonight you can hear one of the several qualifying rounds if you head to The Camp House, or tomorrow night at Wanderlinger Brewing Company where each night, 20 singer/ songwriters will each perform one original song. Four winners from tonight’s round will perform on February 27th at Songbirds with other qualifying performers, so if you miss tonight, have no fear, you can still catch a performance. Winners of the final qualifying rounds from across the state will compete at the famed Bluebird Cafe on March 29th. $5 cover charge Friday, 6:30-10 @ The Camp House 149 E. Main Street. No cover, but 21+ Saturday, 7-11:30 pm @ Wanderlinger 1208 King Street
Youth Lock- In and Climb
All 6th-12th graders are invited are invited to the Youth Lock-in at High Point Climbing and Fitness, Chattanooga’s premier (and most visible climbing gym with a portion of the wall outside on the parking garage). Offering climbing for all ages and ability, the gym offers lead, top rope and auto-belay walls as well as speed climbing walls. This event is sponsored by St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church and is open to all the youth of Chattanooga. The cost is $25 per person, which includes pizza and climbing. Drop off is Friday at 10 p.m. and pick up is at 6 a.m. on Saturday. High Point Climbing, 219 Broad Street
Broadway Valentine’s Day
The Chattanooga Theater Centre is a true treasure in Chattanooga. Offering entertainment and training to the Chattanooga community, the theater is a true contributor to the community. Saturday, the theater is having a Valentine fundraiser, showcasing some of the best known love songs from Broadway. Twenty stellar singers, all of whom have appeared on the Theater Centre stage, will perform favorite love songs from Broadway shows past and present. Arrangements from a slew of famous composers, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be featured. Guests will enjoy complimentary champagne and a chocolate dessert reception in the theater’s riverfront lobby, and there will be a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and there will be a cash bar for attendees enjoyment. Saturday, 8 pm Chattanooga Theater Centre 400 River Street
Chattanooga Boat and Sport Show
Yeah, buddy! It may be cold now, but in just 6 weeks, Spring will have sprung and that means boating, fishing, paddling and all matters of being on the water in Chattanooga and North Georgia. This weekend, the Chattanooga Boat and Sport Show is being held so you can find your new water toy. Featuring water craft and sport vendors from all over the country, you can check everything out first hand in the 100,000 square feet of show space everything from fishing boats and pontoons to personal water crafts and wake boats. Tickets are $10 for adults, 12 and under free. Friday, 12- 9 pm , Saturday 10-9 pm, Sunday 11-5pm Chattanooga Convention Center 1150 Carter Center
Oscars Watch Party
Oscars, you either love them, or you don’t care. Me, I love them and apparently, so do many others in Chattanooga. If you want to get a little dolled up and hang with other movie and fashion lovers (because who are we kidding, it is all about the fashion), head to The Moxy Hotel for a viewing of the 92nd Academy Awards. You can enjoy mini bottles of La Marca prosecco for $9.20 (in honor of year 92) along with their other all day Liquid Brunch specials. They are encouraging everyone to get dressed to impress, ie in formal fashion or rock that bridesmaid/ prom dress/ tuxedo you love that is just taking up real estate your closet and strut their stuff down the red carpet. Screening will begin at 6:30 and is free! Sunday, The Moxy 1220 King Street.
We hope you have a fantastic weekend, enjoying what little winter we are going to have in Chattanooga. If you are visiting and find yourself saying ” I could live here!”, we would love to hear from you!