Downtown Happenings Through May 11

Monday, May 4, 2009

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.


Paintings By Iantha Newton To Be On Exhibit At The Arts Building

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Dalton Public Safety Commission Adds New Member, Honors First Responders


ArtsBuild will exhibit the artwork of local professional artist Iantha Newton. Ms. Newton was born in London, England and resides in Chattanooga. She is a past recipient (2017 and 2018) of ... (click for more)

Here are upcoming street closings: Rossville Avenue will be closed between Johnson Street and Main Street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 29. Detours will be posted. ... (click for more)

The Dalton Public Safety Commission’s first meeting of 2019 began with the addition of a new commission member. Anthony Walker, a manager with Engineered Floors in Dalton, was sworn in to replace ... (click for more)


Happenings

Paintings By Iantha Newton To Be On Exhibit At The Arts Building

ArtsBuild will exhibit the artwork of local professional artist Iantha Newton. Ms. Newton was born in London, England and resides in Chattanooga. She is a past recipient (2017 and 2018) of Equity in the Arts, a grants program created by ArtsBuild in partnership with Benwood Foundation to support projects led by local Black and Latino artists. Ms. Newton said, “The Equity in ... (click for more)

Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Here are upcoming street closings: Rossville Avenue will be closed between Johnson Street and Main Street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 29. Detours will be posted. The southbound lane of Dodson Avenue will be closed between Wilcox Boulevard and Wilson Street on Thursday and Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as Sunday between the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

DA's Office Will Not Prosecute Charges Against Man Who Was Beaten By City Officer

The District Attorney's Office said it will not prosecute charges against a man who was beaten by a city police officer after a traffic stop. The DA is dismissing charges against 37-year-old Fredrico Wolfe. Wolfe was charged in an incident last March 10 with DUI, violating the implied consent law, tampering with evidence, speeding, drug possession and resisting arrest. ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools To Close Thursday Due To Expected Ice On Roads

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday due to forecast rain to last through the evening and freezing conditions to follow after 2 a.m. in the higher elevations in the county. Freezing conditions are expected to last until the afternoon in the higher elevations impacting travel in the area. Athletic events will be rescheduled and practices canceled Thursday evening. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Fake News Strikes Again And Again - Response

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Walmart vs 535 Morons

There is an anonymous paper on the Internet that tells how Walmart could do a better job running America instead of the pompous flops and duds we send to Washington. Please try to connect the dots on Walmart’s 1.6 million employees and the obscene profits that they make versus our 535 members of Congress who blow through money while “WallyWorld” churns out an average of $20-thousand ... (click for more)