Friday Five: Chattanooga's Best Events 8/30-9/06

Posted by on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 8:47am.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 30 to Friday, September 6. 

August. 30 through Sept. 1

“Red” by John Logan 

When: Friday, Aug 30 from 7:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 31 from 2:30-4 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2:30-4 p.m. 
Where: Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Avenue 
Cost: $15

Enjoy the Tony & Drama Desk award-winning play “Red” by John Logan. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New Yorks famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, “Red” is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Recommended for ages 13+. Performance runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission. For more information or to purchase tickets call 423-503-0589 or visit

Friday, August 30

ChattaBrew Tour

When: Specific times available on the website
Where: Various locations
Cost: $40

ChattaBrew Tour gives guests a behind-the-scenes brewery experience that isn't available to the general public. On each tour, you'll visit four different breweries over four hours, tasting their signature brews and seasonal selections while you learn the art and science of their craft. You'll also have time to grab a pint at each stop and even purchase cans and growlers to enjoy later. Ticket cost includes transportation on the climate-controlled ChattaBrew Tour beer bus, beer tastings at every stop, bottled water, and a Brewing 101 lesson from a knowledgeable tour guide. Private group tours are available, too. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

August 31- September 1

National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors Mid-South Regional Show & Sale

When: Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept.1 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. 
Cost: $10 

Visitors are invited to visit the Watch & Clock Collectors Mid-South Regional Show & Sale to participate in the silent auction, win door prizes and try their hand at assembling a clock movement or turning a clock pivot under a microscope. In the Mart, one may also tour the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute mobile classroom, which will be set up for watch repair. The event exhibit and the lectures are free to the public. The exhibit, "Tools of the Trade," features horological tools from antique to modern. The one-hour lectures include "Ithaca's Calendar Movements - How They Work and How to Service Them" (11 a.m. Saturday), "Illinois 16-Size Getty Model Watches" (2 p.m. Saturday), and "Highlights of the Ward Francillon Clock Collection" (10 a.m. Sunday). The Mart and exhibit are located in Hall B, and all lectures are in Room 19. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, Sept. 5 

Be a SENSE-ational Cook!

When: 6-7 p.m. 
Where: Edney Innovation Center, 1100 Market St. 
Cost: $30

Expand your palate, and all the rest of your senses, with this chef-led interactive class. Discover how a chef experiences flavors and adjusts ingredients to get the most out of any dish. There are several opportunities to encounter different impressions on each of your senses! In this class, you will savor the nuances of flavors you haven't considered before. You'll exercise your descriptive vocabulary & listening skills while giving your tastebuds a workout. Finally, each group will combine sweet, sour, salty and savory ingredients to discover how these flavors come into balance for a delicious dish. Please note: this class is a tasting class only. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, Sept. 5

11th National Treasures: Party At Point Park

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Where: Point Park, 110 Point Park Road 
Cost: $75-130

Enjoy the 11th annual "National Treasures" at Point Park, benefiting National Park Partners (formerly the Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park and Friends of Moccasin Bend). Set against the stunning views of the Tennessee River Valley and the ambience of Point Park, National Treasures promises to be a casual evening of great music, a delicious southern comfort food buffet dinner, complimentary drinks, breathtaking views of Moccasin Bend and the Tennessee River Valley. Enjoy an evening fellowship with friends who love our community's National Park. For more information or to purchase tickets (deadline to purchase is Friday, Aug. 30), call 423-648-5623 or visit


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