The weekend is here and the forecast is for winter sun! I encourage everyone to go out and hit the trails, whether hiking, biking or running. There are so many wonderful trails minutes from downtown and the suburbs of Chattanooga that it truly is a shame to not go at least once a week to enjoy nature. If the outdoors is not your cup of tea, no worries! There are a ton of great fun things to get into this weekend! Check it out!
Steep Canyon Rangers
If you like live music at all, you need to see the Steep Canyon Rangers. One of the best live bands out of North Carolina (with the exception of the Avett Brothers), the Steep Canyon Rangers has worked with the likes of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, but stand alone on their own as a fantastic live band. Tickets are still available for Saturday's show at the newRevelry Room. Show is 18 and up and starts at 9pm.
Monday, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr day, the mural on the Bell South building on MLKing Blvd will be dedicated. For those of you who have not driven past it every single day for the past year, this is an absolutely mind blowing mural. Saturday, you can join Meg Saligman, the lead artist of the mural (there were quite a few that worked on it) and learn the techniques that not only created our mural, but those she has created in Mexico City, Tanzania and Philadelphia as well. The workshop is Saturday from 9:30-11 at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center (200 ML King Blvd). The event is free.
I saw the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters when I was a little girl in the era of Curly Neal. I lived in San Antonio, Texas at the time and while I have never been a huge basketball fan, I loved the Harlem Globetrotters. They were so fancy and entertaining! I loved their theme music, their uniforms and the theatrics that looked so easy, but were impossible to reproduce at home. The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating 90 years of awesomeness this year. Sunday, you can check out the Harlem Globetrotters here in Chattanooga as they take the court at UTC's Mackenzie Arena. The show starts at 3pm and tickets are available online or at the box office.
The weather will be dry and beautiful all weekend so I really encourage you to get out and enjoy the natural beauty that is Chattanooga. My two favorite hikes right now are the Edward's Point Hike on Signal Mountain and the Bluff Trail on Lookout Mountain. The lack of leaves makes for great views. Take your dog and have a great afternoon hike.
We hope you enjoy your beautiful winter weekend in Chattanooga! If you are considering relocating to the area, contact Tanya (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will send you our relocation package full of important and helpful info.