Your Weekly Planner of Chattanooga-Area Events (Including the Best Tomatoes, Spooky Melons, and Ice Cream Crawls)

Here’s what’s happening in the Chattanooga area this week.

Preparatory work

Make lemonade. The Chambliss Children’s Center has released the second annual Lemonade Standing Challenge to raise money for the future of the Isaiah 117 House that will serve adopted children in Hamilton County. During the weekend of July 15-17, youth groups, scouts, cheerleading squads and neighborhood friends were asked to “fill the county with lemonade stands.” Earnings collected may be forfeited from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18-20 at Chambliss Center, 315 Gillespie Road. The group that earns the most money will be announced on the center’s Facebook page at noon on July 22nd. Find registration information at If you can’t find a lemonade stand in your area, you’ll find the table of the Feed + Tavern Company (201 W. Main St.) and 1885 Grill restaurants in Ooltewah, St. Elmo (9469 Bradmore Lane, 3914 St. Elmo Ave.) donated a portion of lemonade drink sales July 16-17 to the cause.


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Bobby Stone Film Series – Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad Street

July 10: “Seven Samurai,” 2pm $10-$12.

July 12: “Zootopia” 11 a.m. $5.

July 14: “Into the Wild” 11 a.m. $5.

July 16: “La La Land,” 7 p.m. $10 to $12.

July 17: Lawrence of Arabia,” 2 p.m. at $10 to $12.

Chatnooga Film Series – Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Free virtual screening of director Avi Nesher’s critically acclaimed anti-war epic “Picture of Victory,” July 17-22 (noon to noon). The community gift that celebrates the series’ 15th anniversary is a prelude to completing the series starting August 17th with in-person and virtual shows. Register for the link:

spectator sports

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES – CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. USL-League One men’s professional team vs North Carolina FC, 7:30 p.m. July 16. 15 – 52 dollars.

USA CYCLING PARA-CYCLING ROAD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Enterprise South Nature Park, 190 Still Hollow Loop. The American Paralympic Games of cycling, a sport adapted for cyclists with various disabilities, concludes the weekend’s competitions with road races on July 10. The competition helps determine which American teams will compete in the 2022 Paracycling World Championships in August in Quebec.

out and about

CHATTANOOGA MARKET – First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter Street Weekly Market for Local Products, Arts and Crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Free admission.

July 10: Peach Festival.

July 17: Top Tomato Festival.

THE COMEDY CATCH – 29 Station St. | Killer Beaz in a private post, 7:30 PM Jul 14 ($17-$19), 7:30 & 9:45 PM Jul 15-16 ($20-$25).

CORNHOLE Course – Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Hall, 505 S. Moore Road. Inaugural Championships by Catholic Athletics for the OLPH Baseball, Softball and Football Teams, 6-10 p.m. July 15. Top 3 team prizes (must be 21 for competition). $75 per team. A $10 dinner is available, and $5 is a beer. Find OLPH Alumni on Facebook.

Free French Fries – Penn Station East Coast Subs Station, 5241 Highway 153, Hickson. Free Small Order of French Fries with any sandwich purchase for French French Fries Day, 11am-9:30pm. July 13. No voucher required.

ICE CREAM CRAWL – Lounges in downtown Chattanooga. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with special prices and flavors at Clumb’s (two locations), Downtown, Cobbler’s Peach Factory, Ice Cream Show, Milk and Honey, Community Pie and Coldstone Creamery, July 15-17. Scan the QR code at each station to enter a sweepstakes.

Staff file photo/Frazier Avenue’s website for Clumpies Ice Cream Co. is among the stops on the ice cream crawl in downtown Chattanooga July 15-17.

PITT TO PORT PADDLE – Tennessee River from South Pittsburgh, TN, to Bridgeport, AL. 6.2-mile ride from South Pittsburgh Municipal Park, 190 Jesse Drive, to Bridgeport River Park, return by bus, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST. 16. Lunch is provided. Bring your own vehicle or use a free (first come, first served) loan. free.

RABBIT VALLEY FARMERS MARKET – 96 Depot Street, Ringgold, Georgia. Local produce, arts and crafts, plus Sam Steadman’s music, 9am-1pm, July 16.

Reflection Horseback Riding and Nature Center – 400 Garden Road. “Save the Red Wolves” shows at 1:30 p.m. every Friday. Donations are accepted.

SUMMER HERB WALK – Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. The immersive herbal experience includes instructions on plant identification, teas and tinctures, and medicinal properties, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. July 16. $25.

SUMMERWEEN – Patten Square, 818 Georgia Ave. Inaugural ‘Summer Halloween’ Celebration, 6-10 p.m. July 16. Includes vendors, live music, games, kids fashion competition at 7:30 pm, watermelon carving competition at 8 pm (bring it with you), adult fashion competition at 9:30 pm; $100 gift card for the best watermelon, and $50 for costume contests. After party at The Honest Pint, 35 Patten Parkway.


BLUE SPRINGS VALLEY ANNIVERSARY GING – 150 Bryson Lane, Cleveland, Tenn hosted Singing Echoes for the 53rd year Southern Gospel Singing Year, July 13-16. Camping is available. daily devotional at 10 am; All shows at 6 p.m. $15 adults in advance, $18 at the gate; $50 for four days.

July 13: Kingsmen and Meadow Lane.

July 14: Freeman and 2×2 quartet.

July 15: inspiration.

July 16: Michael Combs, Trinity Trio, Tim Frith & Echoes of the Gospel, Watson Brothers Trio, Wilma Smith.

Caves – 555 Charlie Roberts Rd, Pelham, Tenn, All Times Central. Ticket upgrades with cave tours and accommodations available.

July 15: Mersiv, with Mlotik, Molokai, Mystic Grizzly, and Meso, 8 p.m., Underground, $50-$60.

July 16: Todd Snider, with Tommy Womack, 8 p.m., Underground, $45-$55.

NIGHTFALL – 850 Market St. The weekly party series continues with the headliner at 8pm July 15, with Amber Fults opening at 7pm with artists, games and food vendors at Miller Park, 901 Market St. free entry.

Nights RIVERFRONT – Ross Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway. The summer party series runs for nine weeks with Rubiks Groove, from 7-10 p.m. on July 16. Free admission. privileges available; Welcome coolers.

SINGER SONGWRITER SERIES – McLemore, 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Ga. The monthly series continues with Shawn Mullins, at 6 p.m., June 14, June 14.

SONGBIRDS – 35 Station St. | EG Kight, 7 p.m. Jul 16, $20.

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File Photo/Blues guitarist EG Kight has a show scheduled for July 16th at Songbirds.

music and movie

BARKING LEGS THEATER – 1307 Dodds Ave. “Tracing Abandoned Tracks” music video premiere, with performance and group discussion, 7-8pm. July 16. The project is a collaboration between band Millele Roots, poet Marcus Ellsworth and dance group Collaborative Roots. $10 is suggested for a donation.

MUSIC & MOVIES AT MILLER – Miller Park, 928 Market St. The summer series features music, games, artists, and food carts at 6 p.m. on July 16, with an outdoor Luke Simmons & the Lovestruck show, and an outdoor screening of “The Princess and the Frog” at dusk. Bring your seats. Free admission.


AREA 61 Exhibition – “Tondo, Tondo, Tondo” by Bob Fazio, until August 31.

AVA Gallery – 30 Frazier Ave. Annual exhibition of AVA jury members, through August 12. 423-265-4282

Clarity Arts – 1673 Holtzclaw Ave. “My Work Is Me: A Mary B. Lynch Retrospective,” plus response pieces from ClearStory-based artists, through August 13.

EXUM Gallery – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. St. Mountain Art Guild 7th Show, until August 10 423-266-8195

Hunter Museum of American Art – 10 Bluff View. Admission fee.

July 10: Sunday Studio Families can make mystical masks inspired by the Enchanted Gallery, 2-4 p.m.

July 14: Fantasy Hip Hop with KG, Konstruct, Tryezz, Image Novek Shows Inspired by Dragon Ball Z, Thriller and Rerun Rhythms, 6-7pm

July 17: Sensory Studio, Low Sensory Drawing Lesson with “Enchanted” Tour, Noon – 1PM

ICA @ UTC – Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 752 Vine St. “New Acquisitions of George Cress Estate” through July 29. [email protected]

City Showroom – 26A Frazier Ave. “Ukraine Blue and Yellow”, until July 31. Ten percent of sales proceeds will be donated to the Ukraine Evangelical Church in Chattanooga.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER – 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102, Hixson. Sixty paintings by eight artists from the Regional Art Alliance, as of August. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE Gallery – Northern Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. “Mountain Musings,” by artists from the “Plum Nelly” district in Rising Fawn, Ga. , until September 22 423-266-1766

River Gallery – 400 E. Second St. Works by James Courtenay James, Cynthia Tollefsrud and Lee Malerich, through July 31.

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM – 1 “Washed Ashore”, works built with recovered plastic debris, until October 30th.


Athens Community Theater – Arts Center, 320 N. White St. , Athena, Fig. “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical”, 2 p.m. July 10 (Last Show). From 15 to 20 dollars.

CHATTANOOGA THEATER CENTER – 400 River Street Adult Auditions (16 and up) for “The Sound of Music,” 7 p.m. July 11-12. (Youth Exams 4pm July 25-26)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE – 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Show times vary.

– July 15 – September. 8: “Escape to Margaritaville”. $18 – $34.

Until August 6: “Johnny B Jones Is Not a Crook”, a summer production for a young audience. 7-8 US dollars.

Until August 11: On the Golden Pond. $16 – $30.

Until August 21: Rodgers and Hammerstein “Cinderella”. $18 – $34.

East Brainerd Community Theatre, Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Rd. “The Music Man,” 7:30 p.m. July 15-16, 7:30 p.m. July 21-22, 2:30 p.m. July 23. $10 through July 14; $15 at the door. Buy from church or online.

Memorial Conference Hall – 399 McCallie Ave. “Anastasia” on Broadway Series, 7:30 p.m. July 12-14. $38 – $83.

OBVIOUS DAD – UTC Fine Arts Centre, 752 Vine St. Agnes Borinsky, “Brief Chronicle, Books 6-8”, 2:30 p.m. Jul 10 7:30 p.m. Jul 15-16 2:30 p.m. Jul 17 $15.

Ringgold Game – Ringgold Warehouse, 155 Depot Street “The Play Goes Wrong”, July 14-24.

SCOPES TRIAL PLAY – Rhea County Courthouse, 1475 Market Street, Dayton, TN. Production of “Monkey in the Middle: The Scopes Evolution Trial” 7 p.m. July 15, 1 and 6 p.m. July 16, 2 p.m. July 17. $15. a festival outside the courtroom involving arts and crafts and food vendors (July 15-17); Songwriters, cruise (July 15), bluegrass, country, and rock show (July 16).

Signal Mountain Playhouse – 1104 James Boulevard. (external included). “Matilda the Musical” by Roald Dahl, 8 p.m. Jul 15-16, 22-23, 29-30. Ticket sales and camp chair setup at 6 p.m. start at $5-15. A welcome picnic dinner (no alcohol).

Contact Lisa Denton at [email protected] or 423-757-6281.

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