Yee-haw! The weekend is here. Nooga.com checks all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.
Elenowen at The Camp House
Songwriting duos where romance is involved are almost cosmically doomed for failure. Think Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews; Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks; and, most recently, the demise of Nashville’s The Civil Wars. However, Josh and Nicole Johnson are different. Their duo, Elenowen, is rooted by a deep, shared chemistry and an appreciation for family. Above all, Elenowen is about love. The duo performs at The Camp House on Friday in an intimate setting.
When: Friday, Aug. 23, 9 p.m.
Where: 1427 Williams St.
How much: $7 (click here for tickets)
Steamy "Romeo and Juliet"
"Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy …" and steampunk, apparently. Grab your judy (slang term for prostitute in 19th-century England) and join North Georgia’s finest for a steampunk version of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." Elizabethan vernacular meets steam-powered technology in this take on one of the Bard’s most beloved tragedies.
When: Friday-Saturday, Aug. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold
How much: $11 for adults, $9 for students (click here for tickets)
19th annual Southern Brewers Festival
There are beer festivals, and there are BEER FESTIVALS. The 19th annual Southern Brewers Festival is in the latter category. Bands, booze and charities highlight this celebration that starts in the afternoon and ends late in the evening. All proceeds will go to benefit Chattanooga Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Thirty-five breweries are expected to attend, with up to 75 different varieties of beer. Bands include Galactic, Yarn, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and more. Be careful with your consumption, blah, blah, blah ...
When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: 100 Chestnut St.
How much: $30 at the gate, $150 for VIP (click here for tickets)
The Bizarre Bazaar
A bazaar is a marketplace where goods and merchandise are proffered. They are not necessarily "bizarre," but they can be. A mixture of both, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga presents the Bizarre Bazaar, with events all day on Saturday. A family-themed portion of the day begins at 10 a.m. with a marketplace and storytelling events. "Carney" food will be offered. The bazaar starts at 7 p.m. with a wine, cheese and fruit feast. "Edgy" entertainment will be provided, as is a dance floor for, well, dancing. The party is a masquerade.
When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 5600 Brainerd Road
How much: $25 (click here for tickets)
Sara Bareilles at Track 29
She might not be writing you a love song anytime soon, but Sara Bareilles will make a stop at Chattanooga’s Track 29 on Sunday. Bareilles is touring in support of her new album, "The Blessed Unrest." Entertainment Weekly said of the album, "['Unrest' finds] her channeling Fiona Apple and Florence Welch on a lovely collection of confessional sketches."
When: Sunday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market St.
How much: $25 in advance, $28 on Sunday (click here for tickets)
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