Rappers in the Round: Scenic City Showcase
It’s part hip-hop show and part songwriters-in-the-round when Scenic City Showcase hosts Rapper in the Round on Friday evening. Local rappers featured include C-Grimey, J. Flo, soCro and Swayyvo. Known for their Songwriters in the Round showcases that have featured some of the best songwriters in the Chattanooga area, this new event will instead shine a light on some of the best lyricists and rappers in the Chattanooga hip-hop scene. A portion of proceeds will benefit SoundCorps.
When: Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $10
4 Bridges Arts Festival
Association for Visual Arts presents the 18th annual 4 Bridges Arts Festival this weekend at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The festival officially opens to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and continues from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. 146 artists will be featured from across the country. The show is juried and artists are required to submit applications for evaluation by a panel of independent art professionals. A full list of artist exhibitors is available here.
When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m .to 5 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free
Clean & Green 2018
Can you spare a morning to help keep Chattanooga beautiful? River City Co. will once again gather teams of volunteers this spring to help clean up areas of Chattanooga. Volunteers will focus on litter and beautification throughout Downtown Chattanooga and surrounding neighborhoods. Volunteer groups, businesses, civic groups, families and individuals are all welcome to participate. Registration is closed, but you can still participate by showing up.
When: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to noon
Where: 850 Market St.
How much: Free
Chattanooga FC vs. Detroit FC
Two of America’s most well-known clubs will meet in soccer match dubbed Rock City vs. Motor City on Saturday night. Chattanooga FC will welcome Detroit FC for a preseason friendly at 7:30 p.m. at Finley Stadium. Both organizations are home to very large and vocal supporters groups, known as the Chattahooligans and the Northern Guard respectively, and expect to draw large crowds from their respective cities. The home-and-home series will begin in Chattanooga and teams will travel to Detroit for the final game on 4/28. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the match.
When: Saturday, April 21., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1826 Carter St.
How much: $10-$12
Chattanooga Earth Day Festival
Local bands, guests speaker, booths and vendors highlight an afternoon of celebration for Earth Day in Coolidge Park on Sunday. The festival is focused on sustainability in Chattanooga as well as the health of the planet. Mayor Berke will offer a speech to kick off the vent and music will be performed by Milele Roots, Nattie Love Joys, Danimal Planet and Genki Genki Panic. Atlanta-based Aviva and the FLying Penguins will also perform. Admission is free.
When: Sunday, April 22, 2-10 p.m.
Where: 200 River St.
How much: Free