spark Events For Friday

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Here are the spark events set for Friday.  For full details on all events, visit sparkartschattanooga.com.

Featured Happenings
4 p.m. – SPARK Finale Weekend
Location: Ross’ Landing
Spark comes to a close with a huge weekend at Ross' Landing.  The events begin on Friday at 4 p.m. as the vendors at Chatty Crafty Spark Bazaar open for business with shopping, food, games, adult beverages and entertainment for the entire family.
Chatty Crafty Spark Bazaar, a handmade and vintage market, is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.chattycrafty.com. The fun continues over to Saturday, with a fireworks finale capping off the celebration. Live music will be featured on the main stage both days. The music lineup for Friday is:
 
5 p.m. – Smooth Dialects 
6 p.m. – Shanewis - The Robin Woman
7:30 p.m. – Rigoletto 
8:45 p.m. – Sparkz 
 
7:30 p.m. – For Real – The Story of Buehler’s Market
Location: Lindsay Street Hall
The Story of Buehler’s Market, the much-buzzed about documentary offering a glimpse into the history, culture, and success of downtown Chattanooga’s Buehler's Market will be featured at Lindsay Street Hall.
 
10 p.m. – Rapper’s Delight
Location: Rhythm & Brews
Details: A chronological tour of hip-hop, from its birth to modern day, will unfold when The Communicators Present: Rapper’s Delight.  Local DJs and a handful of emcees will deliver a dance party packed with your all-time favorite hip-hop selections. For more information, visit www.rhythm-brews.com.
 
Full Schedule

9 a.m. – 2013 Celebration of Southern Literature
                  Location: Tivoli Theatre
9 a.m. – Scenic City Paint Out
Location: Shuptrines Gallery
10 a.m. – Beauty Beyond Nature & Exploring the Land
                  Location: Hunter Museum of American Art
10 a.m. – Us: Found Objects in Art
                  Location: Hunter Museum of American Art
6 p.m. – Latin Jazz Session
                  Location: Hunter Museum of American Art
6:30 p.m. – 212 Market Jazzing it Up
                  Location: 212 Market Restaurant
7:30 p.m. – Some Girl(s)
                  Location: Eastgate Town Center
8 p.m. – The Rough South of Larry Brown
                  Location: Tivoli Theatre
8 p.m. – The Children’s Hour
                  Location: Chattanooga Theatre Centre

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Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

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