10 About Town 4/10 - 4/13

Marble City Comic Contakes place at the Knoxville Convention Center Friday through Sunday. Enjoy celebrity guests and tons of memorabilia.

Spring is here and the dogwood trails are open. The Dogwood Arts festival offers many tours of trails and gardens over the next month. You can download a map at www.dogwoodarts.com.

Cirque du Soleil is in town with their world-renowned show, Varekai. You can catch this high flying performance through Sunday at Thompson Boling Arena. For tickets and showtimes go to www.tbarena.com.

The Brad Mehldau Trio is set to take the stage Thursday night at the Bijou Theatre. Brad has an extensive knowledge of jazz piano that thrives in the trio format. Tickets are $25. Show starts at 8:00 pm.

If you are looking for a way to help a great cause, head out to D1 on Friday and Saturday for the Knoxville Kickin' Cancer Soccer Tournament. Proceeds go to Melanoma Research Foundation.

The Knoxville Opera will tell the tale of a wartime love triangle, forbidden in nature with their performance of "Norma". The show starts Friday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Tennessee Theatre.

Join Coach Fulmer and the many others in their fight to end Alzheimer disease. Meet at the Laurel Church of Christ Saturday for the Knoxville Alzheimer's Tennessee Walk. Registration starts at 9:00 am. The walk begins at 11:00 am.

The 50th annual Talahi Plant Sale takes place Saturday morning at Lakeshore Park. Hundreds of perennials, wildflowers and herbs will be available for purchase. The sale goes on from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Admission is free.

Get lost in a great book at the 7th annual Farragut Book Fest for Children on Saturday. The day will be filled with fun activities and entertainment. Be at Founders Park at Campbell Station from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Tea & Treasures is hosting its 2nd Saturday Marketplace from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It's a great place for art, antiques, music and much more.

If you're like me and you've been suffering some serious football withdrawal, you're in luck. Saturday is the Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Doors open at 1:30 pm. All activities are free.

Get ready for good food and culture at this year's Rossini Festival. Italian opera combines with numerous artisans and activities for a day of multicultural entertainment. The festival takes place Saturday on Gay street from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Comedian Demetri Martin will have you laughing Saturday night at the Bijou Theatre. Demetri has written for Conan O'Brien and has been a regular on The Daily Show. Tickets are $30. The show starts at 8:00 pm.

The Annie Moses Band will be making a stop in Knoxville Saturday night at Salem Baptist Church. Enjoy a night of fiddle and jazz fused with folk inspired vocals. The show is free and kicks off at 7:00 pm.

Have a great weekend!


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