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Nov 27, 2014: 15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk
15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk will take place once again on Thanksgiving morning--Thursday, November 27. Walkers will gather at Coolidge Park for festivities before the 8:00 a.m. start. The event is especially exciting this year as 100% of the proceeds of the walk will benefit the new Shelter for Homeless Families located on site at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street in Chattanooga. The Shelter for Homeless Families will feature 13 units with 68 beds for families experiencing homelessness. The Shelter will provide a stable environment for families to remain together as they search for permanent housing solutions.
The cost to participate is $25 for walkers/runners 13 year and older and $10 for ages 12 and under. Start a new Thanksgiving tradition while helping a FAMILY in transition by registering today at www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org
When: Thu. Nov 27th @ 8amWhere: Coolidge Park
Nov 22, 2014: PopTots: A Musical Masterpiece for Toddlers
Creative Discovery Museum and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) team-up to present the sixth season of PopTots, a series that uses musical performance and instruction to help toddlers develop cognitive and fine motor skills. The program will be presented in the Museum’s Auditorium from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the following days: Saturday, May 17; Saturday, September 27; Saturday, November 22 and Saturday, December 13 (Holiday Blanket Concert).
There will be two 15-minute performances with a 30 minute, concert performance, concluding the day’s events. Guests can also build drums and will have a chance to play them with the musicians for one song during the final performance. During the breaks, musicians will talk with guests and offer the opportunity for guests to touch and play different instruments while learning how they work.
“Music is a strong learning tool in early childhood development. It’s great for kids to experience music by getting their hands on instruments and playing for themselves,” said Liza Blair, Arts Manager for Creative Discovery Museum. “Working with music and adjusting their innate sense of rhythm to the rhythm of the class helps children develop their cognitive and fine motor skills.”
Participation in PopTots is included with Museum admission. Pre-registration is not required. This program is part of Creative Discovery Museum’s ArtsLive! program, a year-round program connecting kids with visual and performing artists. Monthly performances and demonstrations by professional artists gives children the opportunity to experience art first hand, talk with the artist and try art for themselves. ArtsLive! is funded through Arts Build and Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.
When: Sat. Nov 22nd @ 12pmWhere: Creative Discovery Museum
Nov 21, 2014: Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights
November 21, 2014 – January 3, 2015 (closed Christmas Eve night) Open: 6pm – 9pm
For the holiday season, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights is a family tradition. Chosen as an ABA Top 100 Event and a 2013 Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society, this light extravaganza features more than 30 holiday scenes and LED lights that transforms the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back this year!
When: Fri. Nov 21st thru Sat. Jan 3rdWhere: Rock City
Oct 31, 2014: Moon Taxi @ Track 29 Halloween Bash
Moon Taxi is one of those rare bands that unites musical ingenuity with thoughtful lyrics and still somehow manages to wildly entertain and thrill a crowd. Their new record, Cabaret, is a layered, multi-dimensional endeavor that displays the band’s maturing sense of their own musical identity. A follow-up to their live album, Live Ride, Cabaret illustrates the challenges of defining yourself in a world that seems to be suffering from its own identity loss. Lead singer Trevor Terndrup says, “It’s about juxtaposition—putting together seemingly opposite ideas and finding a strange harmony.” Inspired by surrealist artwork and novelist Tom Robbins, Terndrup says, “I guess we are trying to say that things are not so black and white, or good or evil, but relative to your own perspective.”
Show Type: Indie.
Restrictions: 18 & over.
Anyone 18 & over, MUST provide a valid photo ID to enter the venue. No one under 18 will be allowed entry. No Exceptions. No Refunds or Exchanges.
When: Fri. Oct 31st @ 9pmWhere: Track 29
Oct 30, 2014: Yonder Mountain String Band
Bluegrass is a music steeped in tradition, but over the past decade and a half Yonder Mountain String Band has spearheaded a renegade movement to rewrite the definition of the genre. The band is comprised of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), and select special guest artists who will appear with the band throughout 2014. With the band having one of the strongest touring bases in the industry, fans and critics alike have been drawn to both their live shows and singular studio albums.
Come see the band that has thoroughly revitalized and contemporized bluegrass on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 with special guests, Jake Jolliff (mandolin) and Allie Kral (fiddle).
Show Type: Bluegrass
Restrictions: 18 & over
Anyone 18 & over, MUST provide a valid photo ID to enter the venue. No one under 18 will be allowed entry to the show. No Exceptions. No Refunds or Exchanges.
When: Thu. Oct 30th @ 8pmWhere: Track 29
Oct 29, 2014: STS9
Show Type: Jam Band
Restrictions: 18 & over
When: Wed. Oct 29th @ 8pmWhere: Track 29
Oct 28, 2014: An Evening With Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Show Type: Rock
When: Tue. Oct 28th @ 9pmWhere: Track 29
Oct 24, 2014: AquaScarium VII: Family Halloween Party
Come in costume with your favorite treat bag and celebrate a safe and spirited Halloween at the Tennessee Aquarium! This is your chance to "let it go" and meet a snowy queen-she's sure to give your little ones chill bumps! Enjoy the "wild" antics of our costumed divers. You might even win a trophy for your own best costume! Dance with Aquarium Mascots at the Monster Mash Dance Party, and then take a break with a snack on the plaza. Trick or treat in our haunted galleries and complete our hidden word puzzle to win a prize. Grown up ghosts and their little gobblins can pre-register before 10/22.
When: Fri. Oct 24th @ 6pmWhere: Tennessee Aquarium
Oct 23, 2014: Jimmy Eat World - Futures Tour
When: Thu. Oct 23rd @ 8pmWhere: Track 29
Oct 23, 2014: Main St. Mixer benefitting LAUNCH
Chester W. Sharp and The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents the Main St. Mixer, with Special Musical Guests Jermaine Purifory and The TSJ Band Accompanied By The Chattanooga Symphony's String Quintet.
Join us for a social event design for professionals centered around great food and music. The purpose is to bring together professionals from different backgrounds through a social event that allows them to network or simply have a great time with like-minded people.
Proceeds from the evening benefit LAUNCH: www.LAUNCHchattanooga.org
When: Thu. Oct 23rd @ 7pmWhere: The Urban Lawn