Things to do in Chattanooga this week include Music for Mutts, roller derby, Negro League tribute

Trombone Shorty, left, and Pete Murano of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform at the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 7, 2023, at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The band will headline the final day of the Riverbend Festival on June 4. / Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Trombone Shorty, left, and Pete Murano of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform at the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 7, 2023, at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The band will headline the final day of the Riverbend Festival on June 4. / Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP

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"Tennessee Valley Across the Table," a series of 22 edited conversations between area residents of differing views and backgrounds, will debut on WUTC-FM 88.1, the National Public Radio station on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. UTC students in the honors-level Storytelling With Podcasts course were given 22 hours of conversations and edited them into a series of 22, four-minute segments that will air Tuesdays at 7:45 and 9:45 a.m. during "Morning Edition" and at 4:45 p.m. during "All Things Considered." The segments follow the same format as "One Small Step," setting up conversations between two people whose ideas — be they political, social, religious or otherwise — suggest the pair have diametrically opposed viewpoints.



ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Art From the Hart," by Chattanooga's Hart Gallery artist collective, through June 23.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. "Shades of Black," group exhibition in partnership with Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, through July 14. Opening reception and panel discussion, 6-9 p.m. June 8.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "Let's Celebrate Queer Pride," by local artists, through July 1.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. "Something for Children" community show, through July 30.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Sunday Studio, drop-in art experiences for families, 2-4 p.m. June 11.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "From Coffee to Cocktails," by Jennie Kirkpatrick, through June 30.

NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER — 1009 Executive Drive, Suite 102. "The Artists' Overview" by 18 local artists, through July 31. 423-870-8924

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 14 area artists, including members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Aug. 31. 423-266-1766

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF CHATTANOOGA — Gallery at Blackwell, 71 Eastgate Loop. Spring show, through July 28.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Works by Joe Hobbs, Lynn Whipple and Maralyn Wilson, through June 30.

RUBY FALLS — 1720 S. Scenic Highway. "Through the Lens: The Life and Legacy of Horace Brazelton," the first African American to open a professional photography studio in Chattanooga, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily June 7-Sept. 15. Free admission; Ruby Falls tickets sold separately.

  photo  Contributed Photo / An image from "Through the Lens: The Life and Legacy of Horace Brazelton," opening June 7 at Ruby Falls.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St. "Territorial: The Land and Us," through June 10. "Sex Ecologies: Becoming Plastic," through July 1. "Y'all Don't Hear Me: The Black Appalachia," part of Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, through July 8.


THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St.

— June 4: GR Goodwin and Friends, 7 p.m. $20-$25.

— June 7: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m. $7.

— June 8: Moody Molavi, special engagement, 7 p.m. $20-$25.

— June 9-10: CJ Starr, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday.$19-$22.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Sam Morril on the Class Act Tour, 7 p.m. June 11. $29-$39.


BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell, 8 p.m. June 10. $15.


— June 9: The Stolen Faces: Celebrating the Music of the Grateful Dead, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

— June 10: The Dirty Doors: Celebrating the Music of The Doors, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

BLUEGRASS ON THE RIM — Little River Canyon Center, 4322 Little River Canyon Rim Parkway, Fort Payne, Ala. Tenth annual event features music by Foggy Hollow, Cottonmouth Creek and Gary Waldrep, presented by Jacksonville State University, 7 p.m. CDT June 10. Bring your own seating. $25-$30.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.

— June 4: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, with Kamikaze Palm Tree and DJ Crenshaw, 8 p.m. CDT. $59-$89.

— June 9: Tchami, 8 p.m. CDT. $65.

— June 10: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, 8 p.m. CDT. $69.

DALTON CONVENTION CENTER — 2211 Tony Ingle Parkway, Dalton, Ga. Firefighters benefit concert featuring Mr. Speed in Kiss tribute, 7 p.m. June 4. $28. Proceeds go to Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 or Cleveland Fire Fighters Association Local 3748.

JAZZ BRUNCH — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. Ivy Rose Foundation and Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority fundraiser for scholarships and community programs, with theme "We're Back and All Jazzed Up," 11 a.m. June 10. $65 donation (portion tax-deductible). 423-413-5648, 423-802-5083

MUSIC FOR MUTTS — Miller Park, 928 Market St. Almost 20 local artists, including Dayz of Deception, Silver Tongued Devilz, DhD and Cash Clip, perform at benefit for Pet Placement Center, a no-kill shelter, noon-11 p.m. June 10. Free admission; compilation CDs by featured bands available for purchase.

NIGHTFALL — Miller Plaza, 850 Market St. Summer music series, June 9, rain or shine. Local act Bryanna Fuquea opens at 7 p.m.; Bywater Call headlines at 8 p.m. Food trucks and art market start at 6:30 p.m. at Miller Park across M.L. King Boulevard.

OPERA TENNESSEE — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Puccini's "Suor Angelica," sung in Italian with English supertitles, 7 p.m. June 8-10, 2 p.m. June 11. $15-$20.

RIVERBEND FESTIVAL — Ross's Landing, 101 Riverfront Parkway. Festival's 40th anniversary edition concludes with headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, plus more acts on other stages, June 4, rain or shine. Gates open at 2 p.m. $95 single-day wristband; free for children 10 and younger.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St. Eddie 9V, 7 p.m. June 7. $15-$18.

SUMMER MUSIC WEEKENDS — Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Live entertainment by country, folk and bluegrass artists, raptor shows and seasonal foods, weekends through Sept. 4, plus daily June 30-July 9. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. starting Aug. 14. $20-$30.


BEER OF THE MONTH — Taco Mac, 423 Market St. Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery promotion features giveaways starting at 5 p.m. each Thursday: Frisbee, June 8; pint glass, June 15; poker chip, June 22; bottle opener, June 29.

CHATTANOOGA BBQ WEEK — $6 barbecue specials at local restaurants, through June 11.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays with farm produce, artisan foods, flowers, arts, crafts, live music and food trucks. Free admission.

— June 4: Ice Cream Social, with samples from multiple eateries and ticket proceeds benefiting Girls Inc. of Chattanooga. Music by Fresh Mind at 12:30 p.m., Josh Wheeler at 2 p.m.

— June 11: Sunday Funday. Music by Magic Birds at 12:30 p.m., Joe Chambers at 2 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Market of handmade arts, crafts and other products, plus artisan foods, food trucks and live music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays through October. Free admission.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY TOUR — Chickamauga Battlefield, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. "Reality and Memory: The Experience of Sam Watkins at the Battle of Chickamauga," 90-minute, 1-mile ranger-led walking tour about the author of "Company AYTCH," 11 a.m. June 10.

DIXIE HIGHWAY YARD SALE — Old Highway 41 (not the new four-lane) from Ringgold to Marietta, Ga. Ninety-mile route with grassroots and vendor participation, through June 4. Hours and participation vary.

FATHER'S DAY BASH ART & FARMERS MARKET — Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Drive. Monthly themed art and farmers market with vendor shopping, dance floor, bratwurst, beer and music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10. Free admission.

GARDENING 101 — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Free gardening class for English and Spanish speakers, 6-8 p.m. June 6. Limited space.

HIXSON FARMERS MARKET — St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Features local farmers, gardeners and artists, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Live music on first Saturdays, free pancake breakfast on third Saturdays. [email protected]

LEMONADE DAYS — Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 2107 Gunbarrel Road. Annual promotion donates funds from purchases of lemonade and other menu items to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, June 9-11.

LOW COUNTRY BOIL — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. All-you-can-eat boil prepared by teams in competition, with non-seafood options, plus yard games, live music, cash bar, 6-9 p.m. June 10. $10-$30.

MAYOR'S KIDS FISHING RODEO — John Ross Commons, 200 E. Lake Ave., Rossville, Ga. Children ages 5-13 can fish for free in stocked pond, coinciding with Free Fishing Day in Georgia, 8-10 a.m. June 10. Limited space; must register.

NPC BATTLE AT THE RIVER — Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza. National Physique Committee national qualifier, with seven categories including bodybuilding, fitness and bikini, June 10. $20 for prejudging at 9 a.m.; $40-$60 night show at 5 p.m.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Registration required.

— June 9: Get Schooled: Native Animals, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (plus other Fridays). By donation.

— June 9-10: Get Schooled: Barn Owls, 1-1:45 p.m. (plus other Fridays and Saturdays). $25-$30 (free for children 12 and younger).

— June 10: Get Schooled: Birds of Prey, 9-10 a.m. (plus other Saturdays). $5-$10.

— June 10: History Paddle on Lookout Creek, 9-11:30 a.m. Greg Grant relates the Civil War history that happened on the campus. Open to ages 7 and older. No experience necessary. $25-$30.

— June 10: Weed Wrangle, volunteers needed to battle invasive plants on the grounds, 9 a.m.-noon.

— June 10: Snakes Alive, 11 a.m.-noon (every other Saturday, alternating with The Awesome Opossum). $5-$10.

RIVER CITY BALLOON GLOW AND LASER SHOW — Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway. Aerial Advantage event includes hot-air balloon glows and laser shows coordinated to music, tethered balloon rides (extra $25), DJ and live music, food, craft and retail vendors, Kids Zone with games, train rides, inflatables and rock climbing wall, 5 p.m. to sunset June 4 (final night), weather permitting for some events. Bring your own seating. $20 adults, $8 children 2-17.

SCAVENGER HUNT — Chattanooga Green, 140 Riverfront Parkway. RiseUp Cooperative hosts Adventure Trek, all-ages, family-friendly interactive scavenger hunt along CARTA's free shuttle route, 9 a.m.-noon June 10. Free snacks and drinks at start and finish. $60 2-4 people, $100 5-8 people. Register:

STABLE 41 FARMERS MARKET — 214 First St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

— June 4: Petting Zoo Market, 1-4 p.m.

— June 8: Ask a Master Gardener Market, 3-6 p.m.

— June 11: Bring a Furry Friend Market, 1-4 p.m.

SUMMER KICKOFF — Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 400 Tunnel Blvd. Celebration with free food, carnival games and other activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10. 423-624-3131

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL — Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Church, 400 Tunnel Blvd. Classes for ages 2 and up, 6-7:30 p.m. June 12-16. Theme is "Ready, Set, Move." 423-624-3131

WALKER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — Exclusive to vendors within 25 miles; 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Walker County Agricultural Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at 100 E. Villanow St., LaFayette, Ga.

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CHATTANOOGA FOOTBALL CLUB — Finley Stadium, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. National Independent Soccer Association men's professional team vs. Pumas FC, Juan Hernandez testimonial game, 7:30 p.m. June 10. $11-$45 ($5 more on game day).

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CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Birmingham Barons. Kids Run the Bases after every game. $7-$12.

— June 6: 7:15 p.m.; buy-one, get-one general admission ticket with Food City ValuCard (up to four).

— June 7: 7:15 p.m.; Chick-fil-A giveaway delivered via app; Strike Out Epilepsy with Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee.

— June 8: 7:15 p.m.; Thirsty Thursday drink specials.

— June 9: 7:15 p.m.; Negro League Appreciation Weekend with former players signing autographs, teams in commemorative jerseys and postgame fireworks.

— June 10: 7:15 p.m.; Negro League Appreciation Weekend with free pennants to first 1,000 fans through the gates, teams in commemorative jerseys and former players signing autographs; used car giveaway.

— June 11: 2:15 p.m.; Catch on the Field (tennis balls provided); free general-admission tickets with a donation of canned goods to Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

CHATTANOOGA ROLLER DERBY — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Three bouts vs. Charlotte Roller Derby, June 10: Chattanooga's Ruby Regulators vs. Steel City Slayers at 3 p.m., All-Stars vs. Charlotte Roller Derby at 5 p.m., B-Railers vs. Druid City Dames at 7 p.m. $6-$12. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.


CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "The Piano Lesson," part of Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts & Ideas, 8 p.m. June 9-10, 2:30 p.m. June 11 (followed by cast meet-and-greet and lecture by Pedro E. Alvarado of August Wilson Society), 7 p.m. June 15, 8 p.m. June 16-17, 2:30 p.m. June 18, 7 p.m. June 22, 8 p.m. June 23-24, 2:30 p.m. June 25. $20-$25.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

— Through July 27: "The Trip to Bountiful." $19-$35.

— June 9-Aug. 13: Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical." $19-$35.

DALTON LITTLE THEATRE — 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. Monty Python's "Spamalot," 2 p.m. June 4, 7 p.m. June 9-10. $10-$15.

THE RINGGOLD PLAYHOUSE — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys," 2:30 p.m. June 4 (final show). $10.

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