Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – February 8, 2019


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

If you love Disney movies and music, you’ll want to be at the Tivoli Theatre Friday night to see DCappella.

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The new a cappella group features seven vocalists, who will perform modern versions of many Disney hits.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

Nothing says romance like dancing.

Grab your sweetheart, and head over to Brainerd United Methodist Church on Friday night to learn how to waltz.

The lesson is followed by a two-hour ballroom dance social.

The fun starts at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday night, you can head down to Atlanta to see the Hawks take on the Charlotte Hornets in basketball.

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

You can also celebrate the Chinese New Year in Atlanta this weekend.

There’s a festival happening both Saturday and Sunday, where you check out a lion and dragon dance, art and culture exhibitions, plus authentic market food.

The event is taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at 5377 New Peachtree Road.

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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.’