Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – December 28, 2018

Downtown Lights from Stringer's Ridge by J.B. Murphy

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — There’s a lot to do in Chattanooga, and in nearby cities this weekend.

If you like Janis Joplin, head over to Songbirds Friday night to see the Jess Goggans Band pay tribute to the rock star.

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The show starts at 9 p.m. at the south stage.

In Atlanta, you can check out some pro-basketball by watching the Atlanta Hawks take on the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night.

The game starts at 7:30 p.m. at the State Farm Arena.

Christmas may be over, but it’s still not too late to see a festive ballet performance.

The Moscow Ballet’s version of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be at the Tivoli Theatre on Sunday afternoon.

There are two performances at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

One of Chattanooga’s most popular tourist attractions is celebrating 90 years this weekend.

Head over to Ruby Falls on Sunday for their Discovery Day event.

It’s happening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and there are some perks if you’re one of the first 90 guests there.

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in September 2016 from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to Mississippi, she worked at WBBJ-TV, covering crime and severe weather throughout West Tennessee. She loves living in Chattanooga, and exploring what the Scenic City has to offer. Emily is a Florida native, graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in broadcast journalism and minor in political science. While in college, Emily worked part-time as a reporter/web producer at News/Talk 96.5 WDBO. She broke her first news story there, which made national headlines, and covered the 2010 Central Florida congressional elections and the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. When she’s not busy reporting, Emily enjoys shopping, reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to e-mail her at ecassulo@wdef.com if you have any story ideas or just want to say ‘Hi.’