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published on 05/30/2006

The Lookouts are HOME

Downtown Partnership

60 Cycle Hum, a local band with musicians from different backgrounds that blend their differences into a fresh modern rock sound, will be performing Wednesday, May 31st from 7-9 p.m. at the Hunter Museum Café. For more information, call the Hunter Museum Café at .

Don’t forget to check out the Mid-Week Farmer’s Market this Thursday at Miller Plaza. The market will offer a variety of items from fresh strawberries to jewelry, canned goods and baked goods from 11am to 2pm. For more information on the Chattanooga Market, please call .

The new Back Row Film Series continues on Thursday, June 1, at the Hunter Museum with seating beginning at 5:30 PM. Don't miss special guest "Cowboy" Jack Clement, a legend in the music industry, and the screening of the film "Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Jack Clement's Home Movies." Going to the George Jones concert June 1? Make it a George Jones night! See "Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan" for only $5 with your concert ticket. Call the AEC at for tickets, which are $12.00 and include Museum admission. For AEC and Hunter members, as well as UTC faculty and students, the cost is only $5.00.

Torched in the Head: a Glass Act, featuring the work of jeweler Susan Parry, is available for viewing at In-Town Gallery from June 1st – 30th. Come meet Susan at a special reception on Friday, June 2nd from 5 to 8 pm. You can call In-Town at for more information about the event.

Come see country legend George Jones is in concert at the Memorial Auditorium Thursday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. with special guests Confederate Railroad. All seats are reserved from $30 to $50. Tickets are on sale now at and at the Memorial Auditorium box office, or charge by phone at .

The Rhythm & Noon concert series, sponsored by Coca-Cola, WTCI 45 and Sunny 92.3 FM, presents singer/songwriters Tony Allen & Keith Sherman this Friday, June 2nd, from 12-1 p.m. at Miller Plaza. For a list of future performances in this series, visit or call .

The Chattanooga Downtown Partnership continues the 2006 Nightfall Concert Series this Friday, June 2nd, with The Sun Ra Arkestra. Cosmic jazz from another solar system may best sum up The Sun Ra Arkestra as you hear the strains of swing, be-bop, funk and more emitting from a visual façade that matches the wildly theatrical, other-worldly stage presence. Nightfall is a FREE 17-week series held in Miller Plaza on Friday evenings from Memorial Day weekend through September 29th. Beer, wine, food and non-alcoholic drink concessions are available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Corporate sponsors for this year’s series are Bud Light, SunTrust, Fletcher Bright, Southern Honda Powersports, Kelly Subaru, Food Lion, Fox 61 and WUTC-NPR Music 88. For more information visit, or to hear a sample of this week’s headline act, call the Chattanooga Downtown Partnership at to be transferred into the Nightfall information line.

The Northshore is cool, Fridays are cool, and evenings are (a bit) cooler. Put all that together and you have First Fridays on the Northshore! The shops, restaurants, and galleries will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2 to offer cool shopping, discounts, art, theater, promotions, book signings, giveaways, refreshments, and fun. First Fridays begin at 5 p.m, so come early so you can be the coolest!

Marrying Up, a play adopted from the best-selling novel of same name by Nina Foxx, will be at Memorial Auditorium Friday, June 2nd at 8 p.m. All seats are reserved $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Tickets are on-sale now online at, by phone at or at the Memorial Auditorium box office.

Bella Sera 2006, presented by the Downtown office of Raymond James & Associates, is being held Saturday, June 3rd from 6-10 p.m. at the brand new Renaissance Park. Enjoy the summer evening amidst the natural beauty of the new Renaissance Park with great food and wine, live music and dancing, and wide array of unique items to appreciate and acquire. All proceeds from Bella Sera go to CEI which provides training, counseling and education services to men and women coming home to Chattanooga from prison. For more information, call or go online to

Come down to the Creative Discovery Museum to visit the Five Friends From Japan exhibit. The interactive exhibit shows children and parents alike the similarities and differences between Japan and the U.S., and will be at the Creative Discovery Museum until September 10th. For information visit or call .

Join the Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, June 3rd, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., for an exclusive members' only breakfast at the museum where you can experience traditional Japanese cuisine along with American fare. Also enjoy the beautiful Japanese crafts and enter a drawing to win great prizes. Cost is FREE to members and $5 to guests of members. Email Carla Campbell at to register or call her at by May 30.

Mark Chesnutt is in concert Saturday, June 3rd at the Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. This benefit concert being held by the Chattanooga Firefighters Association also has special guests 3 Fox Drive. For tickets and information call the firefighters association at .

If you missed Livin’ Fat last weekend, get to this weekend’s performance at the Community Theatre Saturday June 3rd at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 4th at 4 p.m. Tickets are general admission $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are on-sale at, by phone at and at the Memorial Auditorium box office.

The Chattanooga Market presents East Meets West on Sunday June 4th. East Meets West is a culture day that really kicks off the early summer with a bang. Representatives from the Indian, Pakistani, and Chinese cultures share their music, culture, dance, & foods this day at Market. The Chattanooga Market is open every Sunday until December 10th, and is open from 12-5 p.m. For more information and a list of upcoming event days, visit

Check out Elizabeth Clemons’s Visual Prose is at the Tanner Hill Gallery until July 8th. Please call or go online at for more information.

The Lookouts are home at Bellsouth Park all through June 6th and will start off the week playing the Mississippi Braves Monday, May 29th at 2:15 p.m. The hometown sluggers continue their series against the Braves Tuesday, May 30th, thru Thursday, June 1st 7:15 p.m. Chattanooga’s favorite team take on the Montgomery Biscuits Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd with fireworks after the game! For more information and a schedule of games, visit or call the box office at .

Want to get the kids out in front of the TV this summer? Join the Hunter Museum June 5-16th for an All American camp experience where kids can dance, sing, act, read and write stories, create and explore our way into the lives of 19th century children as seen in the art of Winslow Homer, our featured artist in the exhibit “Winslow Homer in America” (on view at the Hunter April 23 – August 6). We are excited to join in partnership with the Chattanooga Hamilton County Bicentennial library and choreographer Cinnamon Halbert-Smith. Children may sign up for both camps. There is limited space in each camp so be sure to sign up soon! The camp for children ages 6-9 is $160 for nonmembers and $128 for members and is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to register, call Tim Brown, Associate Curator of Education at .

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