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Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 5/03-5/10

Posted by Mary Beth Torgerson on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 8:37am.



Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 3 to Friday, May 10. 

Friday, May 3

Bunny Hop! 2019

When: 6-8:30 .m. 
Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
Cost: $15-100

Enjoy family time at this fundraiser event to benefit Chambliss Center for Children. Parents can have an evening with friends and festivities while their kids take advantage of the numerous activities for children. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend, including grandparents and adults without children. Activities for children include a wide range of arts and crafts; a petting station with bunnies, chicks, lambs, and baby goats; balloon artists; a magician; a "sports zone"; inflatables; a photo booth; Kid Karaoke and more! All children in attendance also receive a Peter Rabbit coloring book to take home. Adults will enjoy a silent auction and dinner. Food provided for the children will include chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese from The Feed Co., fruit and carrots from Food City, chips and cupcakes. Reservations are requested ahead of time. To make a reservation, visit chamblisscenter.org.


May 3-5; 9-12 

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.


Saturday, May 4

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera: The Music of Star Wars

When: 7:30-10 p.m. 
Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.
Cost: $21-85

Celebrate International Star Wars Day with a concert that started in a galaxy far, far away! Experience the epic Academy Award-winning film scores of Star Wars like never before as they're played live by the CSO and conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chattanoogasymphony.secure.force.com.


Wednesday, May 8 

Open Mic Night

When: 7:30-9 p.m. 
Where: The Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St.
Cost: $5

The Comedy Catch is hosting its comedy open mic night featuring comedians new and old who are using the stage to hone their craft! Each comic will have five minutes on stage. To get on stage, performers need to sign up in advance by emailing bmartin.sscc@gmail.com. Performers, please note: Performers not checked in by 7 p.m. will not be permitted to perform. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thecomedycatch.com.


Thursday, May 9 

Picnic on the Playground

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. 
Where: Signal Centers, 109 N. Germantown Rd.
Cost: $30-40

The word "picnic" doesn't do this event justice! It's a two-hour playground take-over for adults. Expect full access to catered food and desserts and other fun activities. With your paid ticket, you will enjoy live music, a silent auction, beer and wine. The presenting sponsor, Naked River Brewing Company, will be on-hand to provide information about their assorted brews, during the event. Come ready to have a great evening of fun, food and brews! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

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