Yee-haw! The weekend is here. Nooga.com checks all the options and gives you our best bets for the top five.
Wide Open Floor: Naissance/En Memoriam
Kicking off their 20th anniversary in fitting fashion, Barking Legs Theater will host another Wide Open Floor on Friday night. The theme is En Memoriam, a remembrance of those who have influenced the arts and made impacts both personal and cultural for Chattanooga and the Barking Legs Theater. Additionally, Naissance will recognize young artistic talent (18 and younger) during their own version of Wide Open Floor. The series features short performances in a variety of artistic endeavors, including short plays, poetry, music, dance and spoken word. Click here for more information.
When: Friday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How much: $5
Barenaked Ladies at Tivoli
How many Barenaked Ladies concert tickets can you buy with $1 million? The answer: It depends. More importantly, why would you need a million dollars' worth of Barenaked Ladies concert tickets? Let’s forget about all of this madness, and I’ll just tell you about the concert tonight at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre. The Barenaked Ladies is a band of famous Canadian musicians with a quirky, nerdy style of pop songwriting. For example, the band performs the theme song to "The Big Bang Theory." In addition, you’ve heard songs like "One Week" and "If I Had a Million Dollars." Their latest album is "Grinning Streak."
When: Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
Where: 709 Broad St.
How much: $24-$46.50
Head of the Hooch: The last of the great fall regattas
Chattanooga is host to the second-largest regatta (rowing) event in the nation this weekend. Spectating is completely free. Head of the Hooch features at least 2,000 boats with more than 9,000 seats racing over two days. The "head" portion involves the way the boats are raced—in this form of racing, all boats start sequentially by event and race against the clock. The Head of the Hooch, which started in 1981 as an extension of the Atlanta Rowing Club, was moved to Chattanooga’s scenic waterfront in 2005. The overall economic impact of the event is estimated to be about $5.2 million.
When: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3, all day
Where: 1 Riverfront Parkway
How much: Free for spectators
Pumpkin Smash Festival at Crabtree Farms
Have you ever wanted to sling a pumpkin through the air with a giant trebuchet? Me, too! Saturday’s annual Pumpkin Smash Festival at Crabtree Farms offers guests the chance to launch pumpkins, but also offers a host of other activities like face painting, pie eating, tractor rides and BB gun shootouts. Local artisans will be on hand, including Velo Coffee Roasters and The Missing Link. Cold beer, apple cider and water will be available. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 1000 E. 30th St.
How much: $2 or free admission with nonperishable canned goods donation
"Blithe Spirit" at Chattanooga Theatre Center
A run of Noel Coward’s comedy "Blithe Spirit" will end this weekend with three final performances. The play follows the story of Charles Condomine, who is happily married and living with his wife, Ruth. A writer researching the spirit world, Condomine seeks the assistance of Madame Arcati, a psychic who eventually (and hilariously) conjures the spirit of Condomine’s first wife. Hilarity ensues. The play stars Mike Pala as Charles Condomine and Lauren Johnson as Ruth. Click here for more information.
When: Click here for schedule
Where: 400 River St.
How much: $23-$25
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