Enjoy Chattanooga with the following downtown events happening through Monday, May 11.
Join the Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce as they welcome RiverCity Company Interim Director Jeff Pfitzer and Retail Director Cullon Hooks this Thursday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Read House. Listen as they share the company’s history, as well as their vision of where Downtown Chattanooga “retail” is going. Call 265-2299 for more information.
Spend an evening with Del Shores on Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Del’s works include “Sordid Lives”, “Southern Baptist Sissies", and "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife." Also, A Streetcar Named Desire will be presented beginning Friday and continuing each weekend through Sunday, May 24, at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. For more information, please visit www.TheatreCentre.com.
The Chattanooga Girls Choir will present their spring concert, "A Tapestry of Songs," Friday at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. For ticket information, please call 629-6188.
The Rhythm & Noon Concert Series continues with free lunchtime programs on the Blue Cross Stage at Miller Plaza this Friday beginning at Noon with the Ocoee Middle School Trash Can Band followed by nationally-recognized storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin. The Rhythm & Noon concert series is presented by the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership, and is sponsored by Cornerstone Community Bank, Chattanooga Coca Cola Bottling Company, WTCI TV45 and Sunny 92.3. Visit www.DowntownChattanooga.org for more information.
The 2009 TaleSpin storytelling festival, hosted by the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership, will be held Friday from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday from noon-11 p.m. at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga. The TaleSpin Festival features national and regional tellers from all walks of life with stories of adventure, mystery and southern humor. For tickets and a detailed schedule, visit www.downtownchattanooga.org or call 265-0771.
The opening reception for Mary Barnett's exhibit "And the Iron Did Swim" will be held Friday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Tanner-Hill Gallery. For more information, please call 280-7182.
Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with your family by sleeping under the sea at the Tennessee Aquarium from Friday at 6 p.m. to Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Discover some darling, newly born baby animals and celebrate their mothers too. Visit www.TNAqua.org for more information.
Come to The Mill Friday at 7 p.m. for “Fish and Chips Night—Chattavegas Style.” Help benefit the Children’s Advocacy center while enjoying the restaurant, bar and live entertainment. For more information, visit www.cachc.com.
Shuptrine Fine Art is pleased to present, Luminosity, featuring photographic emulsion by Cornel W. Wilde. Mr. Wilde will also conduct a lecture and workshop demonstrating the process of photograph emulsion before the open house on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please visit www.ShuptrineFineArtGroup.com.
Come hear Rickey Smiley, a clean comic with down home southern humor, at the Tivoli Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 642-TIXS for more information.
The CSO will present their 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala entitled "Music of the Night" featuring the Three Phantoms in concert on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center. Visit www.ChattanoogaSymphony.org for more information.
The Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society is hosting a Community Contra Dance with live music by Kaleidoscope on Saturday at All Saints Academy. A free lesson for newcomers starts at 7:30 p.m. with the dance itself starting at 8 p.m. No experience is needed. For more information, visit www.ContraNooga.org
What better way to celebrate your wonderful mother than to bring her to hear the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Big Band? Join the CSO at the Tivoli Theatre on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to hear the very best of the big band era. Tickets are on sale now at www.ChattanoogaSymphony.org.
Pamper Mom on her special day at The Chattanoogan Hotel's Broad Street Grille on Sunday from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 424-3700 to make reservations.
Join the Chattanooga Marriott for their annual salute to Mom with their Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues through 2:30 p.m. Please call 756-0002 for reservations.
Come to Learning Express Toys on Sunday at 3 p.m. for the Mother-Daughter Fancy Nancy Tea Party. Also, teachers and homeschoolers, come in anytime from Sunday through Saturday and receive 20 percent off your entire purchase. Visit www.Chattanooga.LearningExpress-Toys.com for more information.
This Sunday the Chattanooga Market will be celebrating Mother's Day with Pennies For Vicki, a local non-profit organization founded in remembrance of Vicki Connor. The day promises to be special with vendors offering handmade gifts that Mom can choose for herself, food and live entertainment. Check out www.ChattanoogaMarket.com for more information.
Meet the artists and see what they create for Mother’s Day on Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the River Gallery in the Bluff View Arts District. For more information, visit www.river-gallery.com.