Wondering what to do tonight? No need to check your planner—we’ve got your daily post on what’s happening around town.
Two concerts, two causes
Chattanooga is all about charity tonight. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center will be home to the second annual Voices of Hope—A Holiday Concert for the Soul, an event that also serves as a toy drive for families in need within Hamilton County. The holiday musical revue is a partnership of the Creative Underground and the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Young Professionals Association.
Down the street a bit, Rhythm & Brews hosts three local bands—The Beaters, Gentlemen’s Jazz Quartet and Standing Room Only—as well as an auction between musical groups, with all the proceeds going to Score International’s relief efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
When: 6 p.m. for the toy drive concert, 7:30 for the Hurricane Sandy benefit
Where: 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. and 221 Market St.
How much: Guests can give a toy or a monetary donation at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center event, tickets are $10 for the Rhythm & Brews concert
A blue water moment
Ever wonder why a certain beer manufacturer features the ocean in every single one of its commercials? That’s because the ocean is amazing, and everyone is trying to recapture that beach feeling whenever possible, including the chefs at Bluewater Grille. The restaurant's happy hour features coconut shrimp, tavern shrimp, and salt and pepper calamari, in addition to a few other snacky specials.
When: 4-7 p.m.
Where: 224 Broad St.
How much: $5 for chips, nachos and Southwest egg rolls; $7 for seafood appetizers; $2 off all beer and wine by the glass; and $5 for ultra premium cocktails