Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 4/12-4/19

Posted by on Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 4:02pm.

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

Now through Saturday, April 20

Easter Bunny Visits

When: Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Place, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Cost: Free

The Easter Bunny is at Hamilton Place's Center Court from Saturday, March 30 through Saturday, April 20! Visits are always free, and photo packages are available for purchase to preserve the holiday memories. See the website for photo pricing. Personal photography is not permitted.

April 12-13

Cats presented by UTC

When: 8-10 p.m.
Where: Chamberlain Pavilion at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Cost: Free to $20

UTC Theatre Co. is partnering with Chattanooga Ballet to present the world-famous musical "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot. In this celebrated musical, the Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Tickets can be purchased at the UTC Fine Arts Center box office in person or by phone at 423-425-4269, or by visiting Limited stage-adjacent reserved tickets are $20, otherwise admission is free to the public. Blankets and chairs are welcome, but alcohol is not permitted. In the event of rain or inclement weather, you can enjoy a free in-concert version of CATS in UTC's Derthick Hall, Room 101. 

Friday, April 12

The Chattery Presents: Beginner Embroidery: Cocktail Mixer

When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga Workspace, 302 W. 6th St.
Cost: $40

It's time to mix two things we love—embroidery and cocktails! In this course, participants will learn how to make their own basic embroidery hoop designs and learn four popular threading techniques, all focused around cocktails. This will include an introduction to embroidery and all the possibilities. Examples will be provided and demonstrated in the threading styles of running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch and chain stitch. This class is hands-on with all materials included and ready to go. Participants will learn stitching styles, practice stitching and leave with their first hoop creation and an understanding of how to go forward and embroider. One cocktail per person included in the price of the ticket. For more information or to register, visit

Wednesday, April 17

Open Mic Night

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

The Comedy Catch, Chattanooga's premier comedy experience, presents its comedy open mic! Open mic features 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 There are only 15 slots per show and they fill up fast. Performers, please note: performers not checked in by 7 p.m. will not be permitted to perform.

Friday, April 19 

REI Sunset Kayak Tour

When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Chester Forst Park, 2277 N. Goldpoint Circle 
Cost: $65 - $75

Break out of your usual evening routine and join the REI instructors for a sunset tour at one of this favorite kayaking destination! After some basic instruction, guests will take a short paddle tour of the area and find a nice spot to watch the sunset from out on the water. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends. They will provide kayaks, all the gear and basic paddle instruction, but please bring your own headlamp. Pre-Requisite: Learn to Kayak Class or equivalent skills; ages 14 and up are welcome. For more information or to register, visit

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