Meet an HSN Host and the Voice of Peppermint Patty at Events in the Chattanooga Area This Weekend

Sports fans have two chances to show their allegiance this weekend as the Chattanooga Lookouts and Chattanooga Market offer celebrations of team spirit. A comic book festival will draw authors, artists and actors to Camp Jordan. And a local music marathon will raise funds for a good cause.

There are at least three cancellations to note: a Friday performance by Bee Taylor at Songbirds; a weekend-only Party Gras celebration at the DoubleTree Hotel and Southern Belle; and the Obvious Dad theater company’s production of “Ghosts,” which would have started on Friday but was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.


—Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, has two upcoming events. Create & Sip: Mini Wonderland Terrariums, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, is a do-it-yourself game for ages 21 and up inspired by the ongoing exhibit, “Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration.” The cost, which includes all materials and wine, is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. “Fairy Tales Enchantment” is the theme for Family Fun Day, Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Activities include arts and craft stations, scavenger hunts, food tastings, costume making and performances.

—ClearStory Arts, 1673 Holtzclaw Ave., will host a closing reception for “My Work Is Me: A Mary B. Lynch Retrospective” from 2-6 p.m. Friday. The now-retired, prominent Chattanooga artist’s show ends Saturday. Reservations are requested.


— Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St., is planning a 40th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi classic, “ET the Extra-Terrestrial,” Thursday through Aug. 18. A free commemorative mini-poster is available for moviegoers while supplies last. Tickets are $15.

– Movie night in downtown Chickamauga, Georgia, is a screening of the 1985 adventure comedy “The Goonies” at 9 p.m. Friday. Games and other activities begin at 6 p.m. Bring your own seats.


-McLemore, 32 Clubhouse Lane, Rising Fawn, Georgia, continues its monthly singer-songwriter series with jazz from the Sunrise Cuban Band at 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $55.

— Memorial auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave., will host rock band A Day To Remember on the Just Some Shows Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday. Beartooth and Bad Omens will support. Tickets cost between $20 and $63.

– The fall of the night, a series of summer concerts, continues Friday at Miller Plaza, 850 Market St., with bluegrass band Wildfire headlining at 8 p.m. (replacing O’Connor Lee) after an opening by the New Dismembered Tennesseans at 7 p.m. Performers, games and food vendors are set up at Miller Park, 910 Market St. Moonlight Roller will be renting roller skates to skate along ML King Boulevard. Admission to the concert is free.

— Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain, will host a show by guitarist/singer/songwriter Jeff Miller at 8 p.m. Friday. Miller is known for his live looping technique which layers a single musical phrase into a dense composition that mimics the sound of multiple musicians and backing vocalists. Tickets are $10.

— The Caves, 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn., Two underground shows are scheduled for this weekend. Friday features alternative/indie artist Trevor Hall, with supporting Gone Gone Beyond, at 8 p.m. CDT. Rock band Drive-By Truckers will play at 8 p.m. CDT Saturday. Tickets are $59 for either show. Upgrades to add cave tours and accommodations are available.

— Gospel song: Ten area gospel acts will lend their talents to a charity sing-along for Rescue One Ministry Outreach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cohutta Hills Community Church, 5551 Red Clay Road, Cohutta, Georgia. The organization serves as “Hands and Feet of Jesus,” most recently handing out donations to flood victims in eastern Kentucky. Food will be served singing all day. A love offering will be accepted.

— Nights by the water, a summer concert series, continues from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Ross’s Landing, 201 Riverfront Parkway, with Tennessee’s Dead, a Grateful Dead cover band, headlining. Local rock band Oweda opens the show. Free entry.

— Walker Theater, 399 McCAllie Ave., will host John Hiatt & The Goners at 8 p.m. Saturday, opening for Sonny Landreth. Over the years, Hiatt’s sound has straddled rock, blues, folk, country and American music. Tickets cost between $35 and $197.

—Jayhawk V, a music-based fundraiser for the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit’s Children’s Advocacy Center, is taking place in three parts this weekend. Music, arts and crafts will begin the marathon event at 11 a.m. Saturday at Flintstone Market, which is set up outside the Cart & Seoul Restaurant, 67 Sanford Lane, Flintstone, Ga. Seven bands are scheduled to perform . At 5 p.m., the music moves 10 minutes north to Mad Knight Brewing Co., 4015 Tennessee Ave. Tommy Prine, son of John Prine, is one of the seven other artists of the evening. The action returns to Cart & Seoul for Sunday Brunch, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with music from Vic Burgess & Friends. Burgess sponsors the free community event in memory of her father, John Burgess.

– The signal, 1810 Chestnut St., has two scheduled shows. The dance party known as the Emo Night Tour begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. Wednesday’s show by country rockers Aaron Lewis and the Stateliners, with opening act Tim Montana, is sold out.

— Barking Legacy Theatre, 1307 Dodds Ave., will host the Matt Turnure Trio for the weekly episode of Jazz in the Lounge at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Coverage is $5.


– The take of comedy, 29 Station St., has two events this weekend. The first is a special engagement by local favorite DJ Lewis, along with other local comedians, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $20, with proceeds going towards expenses incurred by Meredith Booth, who has liver failure and is awaiting a transplant. The weekend’s headliner is Helen Keaney, who doubles as a host on the Home Shopping Network when she’s not doing stand-up. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost between $17 and $19.

— Rhea County Fair, with exhibits on agriculture and ranching, continues through Saturday at the fairgrounds at 334 Eagle Lane, Evensville, Tennessee. Entertainment options include a carnival, garden tours, tractor parades, car show, horseshoe tournament, bogs and truck pull.

Staff Photo/Cosplay weapons are displayed for sale during the FarleyCon Toy and Comic Expo at the East Ridge Community Center on August 11, 2018.

—FarleyCon, an exhibit featuring comics, toys, artists and authors, is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Special guests include Larry Hama, author of “GI Joe: A Real American Hero”; comic artist and writer Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “The Warlord”); voice actor Kyle Phillips (“My Hero Academia”); wrestling champions Ron Simmons and Lex Luger; Patricia Patts, the voice of “Peanuts” character Peppermint Patty; Rob and Shawn Lamb from the animated film; comic book writer Dan Jolley (“Firestorm”); and actor John Anderson (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2”). Admission is $20 adults; free for children 12 and under; early admission (9 a.m.) and commemorative print (while supplies last) come with a $30 VIP ticket.

— Brunch at the farmer’s market, a celebration to mark the end of National Farmers’ Market Week (August 7-13), is 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at Market Park, 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host this farm-to-table meal prepared by The Mindful Mom. Tickets ($14 adults, $5 children) must be purchased in advance.

— Chattanooga Market wants sports fans to show their colors on Team Spirit Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Carter St. Vendors will be on hand with fresh produce, arts and craftsmanship. Featured musical artists are island party band Tropic Sol at 12:30 p.m. and Americana band The Close at 2 p.m. Free entry.

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Staff Photo / Taylor Ryan, Wesley Austin and Breanna Falls, front row, left to right, pose for a selfie in costume during the FarleyCon Toy and Comic Expo at the East Ridge Community Center on August 11, 2018. The one-day convention is dedicated to the memory of Jared Allen, who passed away suddenly in 2016.


— Chattanooga Viewpoints, the Cincinnati Reds’ Class AA affiliate, continues a home streak against the Montgomery Biscuits at AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. Thursday is UTC Night, with mascot Scrappy and the Fall Sports coaches. Friday is agriculture night, with post-game fireworks. Saturday promotions include a mini bat giveaway to the first 1,000 fans and a used car giveaway. On Sunday, fans can donate a canned good or other non-perishable food item to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for a free general admission ticket. Games start at 7:15 p.m., except for Sunday games at 2:15 p.m. Tickets cost between $6 and $11.

—Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball, which adheres to the rules and customs of baseball’s 19th century origins, has a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at the 6th Field at the Cavalry Museum, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. The Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga will face the Emmett Machinists of Knoxville at noon, and the Mountain City Club of Chattanooga will face the Cumberland Club of Nashville at 2 p.m. Free entry.

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