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Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 4/26-5/03

Posted by Mary Beth Torgerson on Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 10:26am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, April 26 to Friday, May 3. 

Friday, April 26

The Chattery Presents: Wine 201: Where is Your Wine From?

When: 6-8 p.m. 
Where: Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. 6th St. 
Cost: $35 

Wine doesn't have to be snobby or a mystery! This is a wine class for beginners or those who want to dig a bit deeper. Guests will be tasting 6 wines, all of different origin. We will discuss the various ways that where a wine is from can affect its taste. Join us to learn, drink great wine, and do all of that in a laidback way. Snacks provided. For more information or to register, visit thechattery.org/classes.


Friday, April 26

Pet Pop

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Where: 328 Cherokee Blvd 
Cost: Free 

Enjoy a fun-filled night full of pet focused events benefiting McKamey Animal Center! The event will include live music, hors d'oeuvres and a local pet-inspired art gallery as we show our love to these furry friends at Pet Pop! For more information, visit 5pointsnorthshore.com.


April 26-27

EcoField Day

When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Where: Miller Park, 900 Market St. 
Cost: Free

This is Chattanooga's official 2019 Earth Day celebration. Enjoy EcoField games, vendors, food trucks and beverages at this free two-day festival with live music on Saturday. For more information, visit greenspaceschattanooga.org.


Saturday, April 27 

Jockeys and Juleps

When: 6-11 p.m. 
Where: The Westin Chattanooga, 801 Pine St.
Cost: $75-150 

Jockeys and Juleps is sponsored by St. Jude School. Enjoy the Chattanooga Derby, dinner, horse racing, auction and dancing to the music of Young Hearts. All proceeds from Jockeys and Juleps 2019 will be used to update Seiner Hall, including the bathrooms, kitchen and administrative offices. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jockeysandjuleps-stjude.com.


Opening tonight! 

Avenue Q 

When: Various times 
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street 
Cost: $20-30

What is not unusual about the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "Avenue Q" is that it follows a motley group of New York twenty-somethings who face life's challenges together, struggling to find jobs, dates, and their elusive purpose in life. What is unusual about the irreverent farce, which opens May 3 for seven performances only, is that three actors share the stage with a group of raunchy, foulmouthed, politically-incorrect puppets, operated and voiced by other actors in full view of the audience. “Avenue Q” is rated R and contains mature themes, mature language and mature situations for mature audiences. For tickets, call the CTC box office at 423-267-8534 or visit TheatreCentre.com.

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