Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 11/13-11/20
Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, November 13 to Friday, November 20.
Saturday, November 14
Houston History Hunters Presents The Teeny, Tiny, Treasures, of the Victorian Era
When: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, 210 High St.
Price: $3 - $9
The Houston History Hunters children's program will host a chance for guests to check out some of the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts teeny, tiny, treasures of the Victorian Era. Come and see the museum's collection of toys and trinkets and compare the necessities of the past and the luxuries of today. Children will also create a treasure or two to take home. Programs last approximately 45-60 minutes and begin at 1 and 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 14
An Evening of Comfort
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Harrison United Methodist Church, 5621 Hwy 58
Cost: Free, with $10 charge per plate
Support local theatre while enjoying good food and good fellowship at Closed Door Entertainment’s “An Evening of Comforts” fundraiser. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to enjoy breakfast for dinner—including an omelet bar and a pancake bar—for $10 a plate. While everyone eats, a stack of old red-back (and maybe some blue-back) hymnals and classic gospel tunes will be readily available with a pianist taking requests for everyone to join in. Sing along, or just sit back an enjoy some southern gospel and good food. Donations will be accepted to support Closed Door Entertainment and its contribution to local arts.
Monday, November 16 - Saturday, November 21
Walker Farm Pioneer Days
When: Nov. 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Audobon Acres, 900 N. Sancturary Road
Journey back in time to the 1800's and see what it was like for our ancestors as they carved out an existence in the wilderness. Experience the sights, the sounds, the smells and the work that made up their everyday life. See demonstrations of skills such as Dutch-oven cooking, wood tools, rope-making and spinning, as well as blacksmithing, farming and more.
Tuesday, November 17
The Chattery: Holiday Cocktails Workshop
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Bitter Alibi, 825 Houston St.
In this workshop, you'll learn easy recipes to make impressive hand-crafted cocktails for autumn and winter. By learning the basics of infusion, syrup recipes and even the secret to perfect eggnog, you'll go into the holiday season equipped to impress your family and friends. Tickets include samples of Batched Eggnog for parties, Autumnal Grenadines and Syrups for classic drinks like the Jack Rose and Infused Bourbons. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thechattery.org/classes.
Thursday, November 19
CSO: Tchaikovsky's Piano No. 1
When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad Street
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera presents this all-Russian program begins with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter" Overture, celebrating the change of mood from the somber mystery of Good Friday to the uninhibited rejoicing of Easter Day. Pianist Alexander Schimpf will join the group for Tchaikovsky's deeply expressive and romantic first piano concerto. Shostakovitch's Symphony No. 1 ends the program. Written when the composer was only 18, it set the tone for all his symphonies that followed.