The Chattanooga Film Festival will return with four days of films April 5–8, 2018.

Open Studio Night: Spring is in the Air
Chattanooga Workspace hosts an evening of colorful art beginning at 5:30 p.m. Artists whose studios are represented at the Chattanooga Workspace building will open their offices/workspaces to visitors, allowing guests to purchase local art and see their newest creative works on display. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The featured artist is Jaime Lynn Barks. Rick Rushing will perform. Dish T’Pass will offer hors d’oeuvres. More information is available online.

When: Friday, April 6, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: 302 W. 6th St.
How much: Free

Jazz meets Hip-hop at The Camp House
April is Jazz Appreciation Month and a Chattanooga music/arts organization is planning a number of events to celebrate. Jazzanooga presents Jamfest ’18 throughout the month, a cornucopia of music for jazz lovers. Festivities kickoff with Jazz Meets Hip-Hop on Friday at 8 p.m.  The showcase will be hosted by C-Grimey and feature music from artists Seaux CHILL, Marley Fox, Denise Adeniyi (AKA The Divine Poetess) and The Frequency and DJkstylz ThatTruth. A cash bar is provided and the event is intended for “mature audiences” 21 and up. Admission is $10. Showtime is 8 p.m.

When: Friday, April 6, 8 p.m
Where: 149 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $10

Chattanooga Film Festival
Get your popcorn ready. The 2018 Chattanooga Film Festival will be held at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre this weekend. Organizers have planned a weekend of dozens of films—fantasy, horror, documentary and animated—plus workshops and informative lectures. VIP badges offer the most bang for your buck. The badge offers priority seating for every screening at the festival. Holders will also get tickets to special events—including the annual boat party. Wristbands for the entire weekend and individual tickets for each screening are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Here is the schedule. 

When: All weekend
Where: 400 River St.
How much: $11 per film, $75  wristband, $200 VIP Badge

Spring in the Park: Sculpture burn
A day of family fun at the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park concludes with a giant 30-foot wooden structure by artist Andrew Nigh being engulfed in flames. Guests can enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer tent and live artist demonstrations. The event is part of Artburst: a citywide “explosion of color in April.” Admission is free.

When: Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 1800 Polk St.
How much: Free

Chattanooga Roller Girls: opening game
The Chattanooga Roller Girls will return home to kick off the 2018 season on Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the Chattanooga All-Stars will face the Nashville All-Stars at 7 p.m. The B-Railers (CRG’s B-team) will face the Nashville Brawl-Stars at 5 p.m. As always with doubleheaders, proceeds from the event benefit Chattanooga’s first junior roller derby league, the Ruby Regulators. Tickets are available online in advance.

When: Saturday, April 7, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 1150 Carter St.
How much: $12