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Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 5/31-6/7

Posted by Mary Beth Torgerson on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 4:42pm.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 31 to Friday, June 7.  

May 31 - June 9 

Theatre Centre Presents Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile"

When: Various times
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street 
Cost: $15-30 

Idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking murder as one would expect from an Agatha Christie mystery story, but with the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's interpretation of the celebrated writer's "Murder on the Nile," you might feel that you've been dropped into the middle of a classic film of yore, not a classic whodunit on the stage. The entirety of "Murder on the Nile" takes place on the observation deck of the Lotus, a paddle steamer chartered by a group of English aristocrats. Nine passengers board the craft, which is heading down the Nile River. Not all will return, of course. What starts as a pleasant diversion to see the sites becomes a thrill ride of jealousy, suspicion and murder. For tickets, call the CTC box office at 423-267-8534 or visit theatrecentre.com.


Various dates through August 

Summer Music Weekends

When: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd. 
Cost: $14.95-$26.95

Enjoy some of the best toe-tapping old-time, bluegrass and country music all summer long during Summer Music Weekends. Activities include the Walking in Frieda's Footsteps Tour, making Aunt Frieda's fire fly jars and some 1930's Americana all around. Returning for the 15th season are the amazing Birds of Prey shows featuring powerful and majestic birds up close for a unique learning experience. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit seerockcity.com/events.


May 31 - June 1

REI Riverbend Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Tour

When: 8:30 - 11 p.m. 
Where: Coolidge Park, 150 River Street
Cost: $99 - $109

Join REI on a guided SUP tour in Chattanooga on the Tennessee River to catch the headlining act at the Riverbend Music Festival. Guests will have the unique experience of paddling at sunset over to Ross's Landing and catching the headlining act of the Riverbend Music Festival while floating on the river. Once the headliner is finished playing, the guides will lead guests on a casual night time paddle back to the launch site. For more information, visit rei.com/events.


Monday, June 3 

The Chattery Presents: Spanish Immersion Dinner

When: 6-7:30 p.m. 
Where: Booker T. Washington State Park, 5801 Champion Road 
Cost: $20

Immerse yourself in Spanish and share a delicious meal with the Language South team, a weeklong Spanish immersion camp for youth. You'll add some fresh fire to your Spanish learning whether you're diving in for the first time or taking your current Spanish to the next level. Guests will dine together, speak and listen to lots of Spanish, and engage in a fun Spanish activity. Language South counselors spend a week training for camp, and they'll practice their counselor Spanish skills with participants that night, creating an immersion environment that inspires guests to be lifelong learners and lovers of languages and cultures. For more information and the dinner menu, visit thechattery.org/classes.


Thursday, June 6 

Throwback Thursday at the Hunter Museum 

When: 4-8 p.m. 
Where: 10 Bluff View 
Cost: Free

Want to visit the Hunter Museum for free? This Thursday admission to the Hunter’s permanent collection is free courtesy of See Rock City. For more information, visit huntermuseum.org.

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