Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 4/22-4/29

Posted by on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 8:27am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, April 22 to Friday, April 29.

Friday, April 22

Bluecross Blueshield Earth Day/Shred Day

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: BCBST Gateway Building, 401 M L King Blvd.
Cost: Free

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is celebrating Earth Day by inviting the community to bring its recyclable items to its headquarters on Friday, April 22. Goodwill Industries of Chattanooga will provide trucks to help collect items such as old electronics, furniture and clothing. Shred IT will provide shredding trucks to those who wish to drop off outdated personal records. The local chapter of ARMA International (the Association of Records Managers and Administrators) will provide consulting to what you should do with your personal documents and electronics. Pharmacy representatives will be onsite to answer any questions about old and outdated prescription medicines. Additionally, representatives from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will be taking old, unwanted prescription drugs as part of Pill Take Back Day.

April 22-23

UTC presents “Evita”

When: April 22 from 7:30-9 p.m.; April 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Dorothy Hacket Ward Theater, Corner of Vine and Palmetto streets
Cost: $15 general admission; $12 students and seniors

"Evita," the acclaimed musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, charts the desperate and salacious rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. With rich music, memorable pageantry and cynical commentary by the narrator/revolutionary Che Guevara, the musical follows Evita's journey from impoverished child to movie actress to political leader to saint-like icon. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center box office by phone at (423) 425-4269 or in person. Tickets are also available to purchase at

Saturday, April 23

Clean & Green 2016

When: Check-in at 8 a.m.; ends at noon
Where: Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street
Price: Free

Clean & Green is Downtown Chattanooga's annual cleanup event. From trash and recyclable collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in your downtown. All downtown districts and many surrounding neighborhoods like Hill City, Glenwood and Highland Park are targeted for Clean and Green efforts. At check-in, you'll receive supplies, your assigned cleaning area, a complimentary breakfast and volunteer freebies.

April 23-24

Chattanooga Market Opening Weekend!

When: Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. 
Cost: Free

The Chattanooga Market will open this spring on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, for a full weekend start to kick off the season. A local staple, the Market blends a farmers and artists market with community ties. Every Sunday, the Chattanooga Market features farms and food artisans selling produce, meats, cheeses, breads and specialty prepared foods, keeping the selection varied and fresh. Additionally, the market hosts local and regional artists and crafters offering unique finds such as pottery, jewelry, photography, apparel, home and beauty products.

Friday, April 29

Catering to the Boys Choir

When: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad Street
Cost: $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight

This annual fundraiser benefiting the Chattanooga Boys Choir Scholarship Fund will feature a performance by the CBC's own Cantabile and the presentation of the Alumni of the Year Award, as well as a dollar auction. There will be chicken, salmon, vegetable and fruit kabobs from The FEED Table & Tavern, perfect for sampling the delicious sauces entered in the "Get Your Sauce On!" competition. You'll get to vote for your favorite. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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