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January 2018

Found 8 blog entries for January 2018.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 26 to Friday, February 2. 

January 26-27

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

When: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad Street
Cost: $37-77

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love ' the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more ' plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved

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Maybe you’re new to the Scenic City or have lived here for years and just never toured your own town! Either way, Chattanooga has a lot to offer by way of museums for every interest from music to classic cars to experiences curated just for kids. 

Coker Tire Museum

1317 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 
(423) 265-6368

Coker Tire has been providing wheels and tires for vintage cars since the mid-50s and is still going strong today. If you catch a tour there, you’ll see more than just wheels, though! The company’s facility is filled to the brim with vintage cars, motorcycles and automotive memorabilia. It’s a veritable car lovers paradise, but is also just cool for anyone in the family to see. Catch a tour of The Coker Tire Museum at one of

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 19 to Friday, January 26. 

Friday, January 19 

All in for ALS

When: 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street
Cost: $50-100

Launching this year, ALL IN for ALS is a new, unique, exciting event the Tennessee Chapter is introducing in the Chattanooga community. Join the ALS Association Tennessee Chapter for a night of fun casino games, food and drink, silent auction, and more. For more information, visit alstn.org.

January 19-21

Lookout Wild Film Festival

When: Times vary
Where: Walker Theatre, 399 McCallie Ave
Cost: $12.50 - $30

The sixth annual Lookout Wild Film Festival, held at the Walker Theatre located at 399 McCallie

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Looking back on 2017, we can see just how booming Chattanooga’s real estate market really is. With low home inventory and plenty of people either relocating here or choosing to buy a home, there are great opportunities for both buyers and sellers in todays market. Here’s what we know looking back on 2017: 

1. Over $2 billion sold in the Greater Chattanooga and North Georgia areas

Chattanooga and North Georgia’s real estate market was busy for 2017, with no signs of a slowdown as we make our way into the new year! It’s a great time to be either a buyer or a seller in our local market. 

2.  The Torgerson Team sold homes in an average of 25 days on market (compared to Chattanooga’s overall average 59 days on market)

Because home inventory is

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 12 to Friday, January 19. 

Friday, January 12 

What Woke Looks Like: Realizing Our Civic Potential (MLK Holiday Celebration)

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Camp House, 149 E M L King Blvd
Cost: Free

Jazzanooga is sponsoring a special evening, “What Woke Looks Like,” in honor of the upcoming MLK Day Celebration to discuss and envision the future of our civic and art culture in Chattanooga. Inspired by his trip to the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit this past fall and its evocation of the Civil Rights Movement, 800 Collective founder Josiah Golson will share his experiences as an opportunity for a community conversation. Through talk, visual art, and

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Chattanooga’s restaurant and retail scene is growing by the day! Here are our top 5 brand new or coming soon businesses to check out.  

Brand New! 

Red Sauce

14 W Kent St, Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 805-4733

After a very short-lived stint as a drive-thru coffee shop, this building on the corner of Kent Street finally found new life recently as Red Sauce, a casual Italian restaurant. This eatery’s aim is on yummy meatballs and craft cocktails with a “Brooklyn-meets-Philly-meets-Little Italy-meets-the 1960s-meets-Chattanooga” approach. Although currently we’re hearing some mixed reviews on the eatery, it’s not uncommon for a new place to need a minute to work out the kinks. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Pasha Salon

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, January 5 to Friday, January 12. 

January 8, 15, 22 and 29

Beginning Watercolor

When: 9 a.m. to noon 
Where: Townsend Altelier, The Arts Building, 301 E 11th St
Cost: $150 

This four week class is a perfect for those who are just starting out with watercolors or those who would like a refresher course. The instructor, During Cheek, will guide you through understanding the watercolor medium and materials. Learn the different techniques which make watercolor such a versatile medium. Along with instruction, there will be demonstrations and exercises working with color mixing and paint application. No previous painting or drawing experience required!

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Buying a home can be stressful, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. If you’ve been considering buying a home, now is a great time with low mortgages rates and a lot of new homes hitting the market after the holidays! To help you get ready for this big life decision, we’ve gathered some of the most important tips you should know before you buy: 

1. Start saving for a down payment early 

There are plenty of mortgage programs that offer as little as 3% down on a new home—but by putting less than 20 percent down, you’ll be losing a lot of money in the long run. If you borrow more than 80 percent of the value of your home, you normally have to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI) to protect the lender. That PMI typically costs between .5-1

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