The weather is cooling, the leaves are coloring, and plenty of events are happening in Chattanooga this week. (Photo: MGNOnline)

Who said fun was only for the weekends? This weekly roundup highlights notable events and goings-on throughout the week in Chattanooga. Refer to it often as you plan your weekly activities. And come back for the Weekend Top 5 on Friday for an overview of the weekend’s festivities. Have fun!


-The Well hosts an open mic every Monday night. A kids version is at 6:30 p.m., followed by a regular open mic program at 8. The Well is located at 1800 Rossville Ave.

Open Air is back at Granfalloon from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The open mic format invites local and touring musicians to share stories and songs. Admission is free.

-The Hunter Museum of American Art presents the final week of “Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students.” The exhibit is on display to the public during museum hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 will be the final day to view the exhibit.

Lee University’s Symphony Orchestra will present “The Music of ABBA”at the Conn Center in Cleveland. Admission is $15 for adults or $5 for senior adults and students. The concert is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

-Mike McDade hosts an open mic every Tuesday at Tremont Tavern at 9 p.m. Sign up to perform, or enjoy listening to what has become one of the most popular open mics in the city.

-The Chattahooligans will have a meet-and-greet at Chattanooga Brewing Co. from 7 to 10 p.m. Stop by and make some new friends.

-Sevendust is at Track 29 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 and available here.

-Barking Legs Theater hosts Funny or Nah standup comedy from 8 to 10 p.m.

-JJ’s Bohemia has All Them Witches, Behold the Brave and Idle Bloom at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or here.

-Barking Legs Theater has Wednesday night jazz from 8 to 10 p.m. This weekly event is free, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Comedian’s Kountry Wayne and Jodi White are at The Comedy Catch this week. Click here for tickets.

-JJ’s Bohemia has a comedy open mic every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Later, Jon Hatchett, Rye Baby and Brillis will perform.

-Chattanooga’s only riverfront bar at SpringHill Suites offers live entertainment every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waterside Lounge. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cine-Rama presents a screening of “White Girl,” the “most explosive portrait of NYC youth since ‘Kids.'” The film is at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $10.

-JJ’s Bohemia has YGTUT, Michael da Vinci, Crown, Hi$e and Swayyvo at 9 p.m.

-The Hunter Museum of American Art presents Making Opportunity: Recent Art Graduates Reflect at 6 p.m. Emerging artists Claire Bloomfield, Amanda Brazier, Tara Hamilton and Liz Tapp will share their work and stories.’s own Shawanda Mason is teaming up with Dish T’ Pass for a how-to class calledEasy At-Home Cocktails from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Click here for tickets.

-Causeway presents the Causeway Challenge kickoff with Reverse Pitch at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., guests will hear about problems from local businesses and organizations. Causeway is offering up to $30,000 for “community-based projects” to help build safer neighborhoods and reduce youth violence. Click here for more information.

-The annual 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival begins Friday night. Scheduled for two nights-Sept. 30 and Oct. 1-the festival will include headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, and Keller Williams & the Keels. The concert takes place at Ross’s Landing and is completely free to attend.

-Masseuse and New Wave Rebellion are at JJ’s Bohemia at 9 p.m.

-The Punk and Disorderly Tour is at Ziggy’s at 7 p.m. Bands include Take the Fall, Rothschild and Trashbin Souvenirs. Click here for more information.

-Tours of the region’s first Southern Living-inspired home will be part of a weekend full of activities at Cloudland Station. The Legacy Years Weekend will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2. More information is available here.

-Hip Hop Legends presents Legends of Southern Hip Hop at Memorial Auditorium. Performers include Mystikal, Juvenile, Trick Daddy, Pastor Troy and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. Click here for tickets.

The Main Squeeze is at Revelry Room at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Southside Studio hosts experimental music from Elka Bong as part of their Salon Studio Series. Admission is $10, and the performance is at 8 p.m.

Best Cellars is the posh preview event for Saturday’s Wine Over Water on the Walnut Street Bridge. Best Cellars is at The Chattanoogan Hotel and includes fine wines, smooth jazz and hors d’oeuvres. Festivities are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern is back on weekend nights through Oct. 31. This year’s theme is “flesh farm.” Friday is the opening night, and tickets are available here.

-Not into the scary stuff? Blowing Springs Farm also opens on Friday with plenty of kid-friendly activities like hayrides, a petting zoo and corn maze. Blowing Springs is open weekends through Oct. 30.

-Chuck’s presents Three Buck Chuck’s haus party with Paradiso, Warsaw and Parliament. The party begins at 11 p.m.

Cine-Rama presents a Jane Boxall percussion performance on solo marimba. All ages are welcome to the 6 p.m. show. Admission is $10.