Thursday, July 31, 2014 · 5:26 a.m.

Weekend Top Five

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Yee-haw! The weekend is here. Nooga.com checks all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.

PechaKucha Global Night
Concise presentations on a variety of topics—that was the idea behind PechaKucha, which was invented in Japan in 2003 as a way for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. This will be the 14th edition of the show in Chattanooga, but it also coincides with a global celebration of the event. A hundred cities will participate with more than 1,000 presentations.

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 8:20 p.m.
Where: 1800 Rossville Ave.
How much: Free

Brothers Comatose at Rhythm & Brews
A Brothers Comatose show is a rip-roaring, knee-slapping, sing-a-long good time. The band wowed an unsuspecting Nightfall audience back in May of this year, and they couldn’t wait to return. This time, the band will play Rhythm & Brews. Two members, Alex and Ben, are literal brothers, and the rest of the band might as well be. The band’s latest album is "Respect the Van," an ode to their Chevy V20 Conversion that they travel from state to state in. Chattanooga’s Ten Bartram will open the show.

When: Friday, Sept. 20, 9:30 p.m.
Where: 221 Market St.
How much: $10

Tennessee Whiskey Festival
The best whiskey distillers in the state will gather to raise a glass (or many) in celebration of delicious whiskeys. The first Tennessee Whiskey Festival is this weekend and will most likely become a yearly event. Eleven distilleries will bring at least 30 whiskeys to sample, including Chattanooga Whiskey, George Dickel, Prichard’s and Ole Smoky Moonshine. The event will be held at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Here is a guide on how to survive the festival.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-11 p.m.
Where: First Tennessee Pavilion
How much: $45 for general admission, $100 for VIP admission

TasteBuds Farm Tour
What’s the best way to get to know your local farmer? Pay him a visit. TasteBuds, a publication of Gaining Ground, is offering an opportunity this weekend for you to get up close and personal at local farms. The TasteBuds Farm Tour allows you to navigate a self-guided tour to such places as Crabtree Farms, Pickett’s Trout Ranch and Lavender 'N' Rust Herb Farm. Each stand along the way will feature produce for sale. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 21-22, 12-5 p.m.
Where: Various locations
How much: $20 per carload

Bonsai appreciation at River Gallery
The ancient art of bonsai involves growing an ornamental tree or shrub in a pot, artificially preventing it from reaching full size. The exquisite details and artistry will be on display this weekend at River Gallery. The event will feature displays from the Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society and demonstrations by skilled artists. River Gallery is located in the Bluff View Art District.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, 1-5 p.m.
Where: 400 E. Second St.
How much: Free

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