FRIDAY MAY 25
The Knoxville Museum of Art continues to display their latest exhibit, "Streetwise: Masters of 60s Photography". This exhibition highlights the work of a group of eight American photographers who focused their lenses on rapid social and political changes that transformed the nation during the turbulent 1960's. The KMA is open from 10 to 5 pm.
Red June with Sabrina Stone will perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The free broadcast begins at noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center.
The Tennessee Theatre welcomes Jane's Addiction to the stage. Tickets range from $52.50 to $77.50, and can be purchased at the box office. The Duke Spirit will open the show at 8 pm.
Michael Franti & Spearhead will be in performance at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $34 and can be purchased at all Tickets Unlimited locations. Nic Cowan will open the show at 8 pm.
Tennessee Mountain Wrestling returns to Market Square in downtown Knoxville. The free throw-down begins at 8 pm, and is expected to last until 10 pm.
The Coveralls will perform at Preservation Pub in downtown Knoxville. There is a $5 cover for the 8 pm show.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives with special guest Erin Enderlin will perform at The Shed in Maryville. Tickets are $25 for the 8 pm show.
Blue Mother Tupelo will perform at Boyd's Jig & Reel in The Old City. There is a $5 admission price for the performance at 9 pm.
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is back and ready to show you some of Knoxville's paranormal hotspots. The 10 pm tour meets at Sangria's (Market Square). Visit www.knoxghost.com for more information.
SATURDAY MAY 26
The Market Square Farmers' Market opens at 9 am. Grab some cash and bring some friends down to support your local farmers and artisans.
The largest festival of its kind in the region, White Knuckle Event is hosted by Brimstone Recreation and offers guided ATV rides, poker runs, mud bogs and a wide variety of other activities. The 3-day event is held on Memorial Day weekend each year and is headlined by a Saturday evening concert featuring one of Nashville's best-known recording artists. Headlining the 2012 show will be Chris Cagle. A $10 pass includes access to all events, including the Saturday evening concert, except the Moonshine Run. A Brimstone Recreation Land Use Permit is also required. For more information, visit www.whiteknuckleevent.com.
From MoonPies and music to a corn hole contest and car shows, get ready for Cocke County's "MoonPie in the Smokies - Mountains, Music and Memories" festival. The Memorial Day weekend event, which takes place at the Cocke County A&I Fairgrounds, is set for 10 am to 6 pm. Three bands are scheduled, and a corn hole tournament is planned, with an entry fee of $35 per team. A grand prize of $500 will be handed out, along with cash prizes for second and third place. The car show's entry fee is $10 per car with the award going to best of show. For more information on the festival, contact the Newport/Cocke County Chamber of Commerce at (423) 623-7201.
Ijams Nature Center invites you to enjoy a family guided canoe trip. Enjoy peaceful Mead's Quarry Lake during this guided canoe trip. Ijams and River Sports Outfitters provide all of the equipment. The event runs from 10 to 11:30 am. The cost is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members. To register, call (865) 577-4717 ext. 110.
Marble Springs State Historic Site will commemorate the 216th anniversary of Tennessee's statehood with two days of living history demonstrations, including militia drills and demonstrations of 18th-century life. The event is free, but donations will be gladly accepted. The event runs from 10 to 5 pm.
The University of Tennessee softball will host the NCAA Super Regionals against No. 11 Georgia on both Saturday and Sunday, for the right to advance on to the annual Women's College World Series. First pitch is scheduled for noon at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
Cumberland River with Pam Throwers and Shinewill perform on the Saturday edition of the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You can be entertained at the Knoxville Visitor Center for free at noon.
"Rockin' the Docks" will once again bring live music to the Lenoir City Park and Cove area. Food vendors will be setting up at 3 pm. The children's play area will also be back for kids to enjoy! The live music begins at 4 pm, with headliner Jenna and Her Cool Friends set to play from 8:30 to 10 pm, right before the firework show.
Angela Floyd School for the Dancer presents the 2012 Spring Concert at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Adult tickets are $20, and children get in for $10. Performance time is set for 5 pm.
Just on the other side of the wall, the Hard Knox Roller Girls play host to the Greenville Derby Dame All-Stars. Adult tickets are $12 at the door, and kids can get in for $8. Doors open at 5 pm, followed by an under-card bout between the Brawlers and the Bad News Babes at 6 pm.
Side Splitters Comedy Club welcomes Tim Wilson to the stage. He's appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, released more than a dozen comedy albums, and co-wrote a hit single with Jeff Foxworthy. Tickets are $22 at the door for his 7:45 and 10:15 show.
Blackberry Smoke with special guest The Gasoline Brothers will be in performance at The Shed in Maryville. Tickets are $20 for the 8 pm show.
SUNDAY MAY 27
Statehood Day Living History Weekend continues at Marble Springs State Historic site from noon to 5 pm.
Knox Dance Worx will present their 6th anniversary performance at the Clayton Center for the Arts. There is a 2 and 6 pm, performance of "Turn up the Music!". Ticket for both performances are $15. Children 3 years old and under are free.
The second and third game (if necessary) of the NCAA Super Regionals between the Lady Vols softball team and Georgia will take place at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. The first game of the day will start at 1 pm. Game 3 will begin at 3:30.