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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Sarah Aligo Joins Chattanooga Area Food Bank As Director Of Development

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City Vows Lincoln Park To Be Preserved Despite Major Road, Sewer Projects

City officials vowed on Tuesday that Lincoln Park will be preserved despite a major road extension and sewer relocation planned nearby. Maura Sullivan, the city's chief operating officer, said the Trust for Public Land will hold public meetings geared around ideas for refurbishing the African-American park that once featured ball fields, a swimming pool and other attractions. ... (click for more)

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Roy Exum: A One-Sided Opportunity

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