Yee-haw! The weekend is here. Nooga.com checks all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.
Seven Years of JJ’s Bohemia
Chattanooga’s JJ’s Bohemia is turning 7 Friday night, and owner John Shoemaker said anything goes for the celebration party. The evening will include special appearances by Evatt & Bloom as they roast Shoemaker Friars Club-style. There will also be music and a few surprises, of course. Other than that, expect the unexpected as the venue plans for the future. Click here to read a Nooga.com write-up about the event.
When: Friday, Nov. 22, 8 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $5-$10
Michael Jackson dance party
How do you pay tribute to the late Michael Jackson? You pull no stops. Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute is detail-oriented, talented and eerily convincing with their depiction of Jackson’s stage show. What can you expect? Synchronized dance routines, a blaring horn section and down-deep rhythms that will touch your soul. The King of Pop is alive in Chattanooga tonight. Join the party and shout “Liberian Girl” after every song.
When: Friday, Nov. 22, 10 p.m.
Where: 221 Market St.
How much: $12
For better or worse, the holiday season is upon us, and that means the Chattanooga Market season is coming to a close. However, all is not lost. The market will move indoors to the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center for the first three weekends of December after taking the week after Thanksgiving off. This week, the market will span two days to provide plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping and food prepping. As always, the local artisan community will feature handmade gifts, local meats, fresh produce and live music.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free
Hip-Hop History Vol. II
Class is in session, and it’s time to decide whether hip-hop is your major or minor. Led by members of Digital Butter, Hip-Hop History Vol. II is a collective of local musicians who share a common love of hip-hop. Saturday’s show will feature all of the songs you’ve forgotten you loved: Vanilla Ice, Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion), Salt-N-Pepa and more. Bring your booty to Rhythm & Brews, and be prepared to shake it. Click here to read more.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 p.m.
Where: 221 Market St.
How much: $10
Beat Hunger Percussion Ensemble
Benefitting the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, the UTC Percussion Ensemble presents Beat Hunger at Roland Hayes Concert Hall on UTC’s campus. Admission to Sunday evening’s performance is a $2 check donation or two nonperishable food items. The group is led by Monte Coulter, director of percussion studies at UTC.
When: Sunday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 736 Vine St.
How much: $2 or two nonperishable food items