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

East Ridge Police Department To Conduct Labor Day Weekend Saturation

The East Ridge Police Department will be conducting a patrol saturation across the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The additional officers will focus their efforts on vehicle crash reduction and public safety enhancement. ERPD would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend. (click for more)

TDOT Halts Lane Closures On Tennessee Highways For Labor Day Weekend

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday. ... (click for more)

Plan Revived For 5-Story Boutique Hotel Next To The Walnut Street Bridge

Plans have been revived for a five-story boutique hotel next to the Walnut Street Bridge. Vision Hospitality Group said the yet-to-be named hotel will provide 90 rooms featuring high-end amenities and exemplary service in the city's art district. Plans for a similar hotel were announced in 2012, but the proposal was later withdrawn. The hotel is slated for 102 Walnut ... (click for more)

Grand Jury Says County Needs To Start "Immediately" On Funding A New County Jail

Members of the Hamilton County Grand Jury said in a final report that the county needs to start "immediately" on funding a replacement for the Hamilton County Jail. The report, read by Foreman Robert Smith, says, "The Jail is near and/or over capacity and understaffed!  Hard-working corrections officers are in constant danger.  Being responsible for 80-100 inmates per ... (click for more)

Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)