Chattanooga by land and sky
For the first fall weekend of the year, Outdoor Chattanooga is offering two ways to enjoy the break in the heat. You can enjoy the downtown skyline at sunset from the seat of a kayak on Friday night or spot feathered residents of the Tennessee Riverpark greenway by bike on Saturday morning.
When: Kayaking is Friday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. and bird watching is Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at Outdoor Chattanooga
How much: Kayaking is $35 for adults and children 14 and up and $25 for children ages 8 to 13; the bird watching event is free with reservations
The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera opening night
The CSO kicks off its season with an ode to heroes, featuring two very different composers inspired by two very different heroes: contemporary composer Michael Daugherty’s “Metropolis Symphony,” a tribute to a certain red-caped comic book figure, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Eroica,” a bit of a musical commentary on Napoleon’s decision to style himself emperor. Maestra Kayoko Dan returns for her second season in Chattanooga.
When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.
Where: Tivoli Theatre
How much: Tickets starts at $19
Grand opening of Project: PopUp
The big reveal is finally here for the five businesses selected to incubate in the block of storefronts on the ground level of the CitiPark garage on Chestnut Street. Gaming? Check. Handmade gifts and crafts? Check. Doughnuts? Check. Need we say more?
When: Friday, Sept. 21, 4-9 p.m.
Where: 800 Chestnut St.
Home much: Free
Blowing Springs Farm’s Enchanted Maize
The countdown to Halloween begins with the 10-acre cornfield maze in Flintstone, Ga., which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. There’s even a birdhouse barn, a playground, a critter corral and hayrides, courtesy of your friendly farmer’s big green tractor.
When: Thursday through Sunday, hours vary
Where: 271 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, GA
How much: $9 for adults, $7 for children 4 to 12
Chattanooga Market cook-off
Local chefs will compete in Chattanooga’s version of Bravo’s hit “Top Chef” for the 2012 Cast Iron Cook Off this Sunday. The foodies from 212 Market, Broad Street Grille, Greenlife Grocery, Hennen’s and Porter’s Steakhouse will duke it out over live cooking demonstrations after picking their ingredients from the Chattanooga Market’s local abundance.
When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Chattanooga Market at the First Tennessee Pavilion
How much: Free