Bluff View Art District celebrates 25th anniversary
A free reception on Friday night celebrates the silver 25th anniversary of the River Gallery Sculpture Garden in Chattanooga’s Bluff View Art District. The garden — located near the entrance to Tennessee Riverwalk — contains 24 sculptures. Mark Chatterley will be featured during a reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. His sculpture “Birdzel” will be on display. The reception will also honor the Back Inn Café and Bluff View Inn, two components of one of Chattanooga’s crown jewels, the Bluff View Art District. Reservations for dinner are encouraged. A toast will take place at 7 p.m. to honor 25 years.
When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: 400 E. 2nd St.
How much: Free
Improv Chattanooga movie night: Paranormal Adventure
The cast of Improv Chattanooga will create a movie from nothing on stage during their Friday “movie night” show. This week, they’re exploring the weird world of paranormal activity with a ghost hunting crew. The scenes will be based on audience suggestions. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. BYOB. Light snacks and popcorn can be purchased. Expect elements of “Ghostbusters,” “Paranormal Activity” and more.
When: 8-9 p.m.
Where: 1800 Rossville Ave., Suite 106
How much: $10
Chattanooga FC vs. Emerald Force SC
Knoxville’s Emerald Force Soccer Club visits Finley Stadium for the first NPSL contest of the 2018 Chattanooga FC season. The 2018-19 season marks the 10th season for CFC. Gates open to the public 60-minutes before kickoff. All seating is first-come, first-served. Tickets are $10 in advance.
When: Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1826 Carter St.
How much: $10
Chattanooga Audubon Society: Little Owl Festival
The Chattanooga Audubon Society presents a 5k and festival on Saturday at Audubon Acres. Guests will watch a rehabilitated hawk return to the wild, explore shady, creekside hiking trails, drink a beer and enjoy a bite while soaking in live outdoor music. Little Owl‘s Race for Wildlife 5k features a beginner-friendly course alongside the canopied South Chickamauga Creek, bisecting the 130-acre property. The race begins at 10 a.m. with race-day registration at 9 a.m. The festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
When: Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 900 N. Sanctuary Road
How much: $7 per person, $15 per carload
Spirits in the Wild
The Chattanooga Zoo presents an evening of animal enrichment, cocktails (an open bar), food tastings and live music. Guests will be able to meet many of the Zoo’s residents, enjoy the Zoo after-hours, and groove to live music-all while supporting the Chattanooga Zoo. Food will be provided by Community Pie, Wine Down, River Street Deli, Moe’s and more.
When: Saturday, May 19, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.
How much: $60 per person