FRIDAY AUGUST 3
The 25th Annual "World's Longest Yard Sale" stretches from Addison, Michigan all the way down to Gadsen, Alabama. Pack your camera, sunglasses, a good pair of walking shoes, and plenty of cash-for your memorable shopping experience. Visit www.127sale.com for more information.
Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons with Hiroya Tsukamoto will perform on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The free broadcast begins at noon at the Knoxville Visitor Center.
The Arts & Culture Alliance presents a new exhibition by the Townsend Artisan Guild (TAG) entitled "Destination Townsend", featuring original paintings, photographs, mixed media, sculptures, jewelry, and more by nearly 30 local artists. The exhibition will be displayed at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville, with an opening reception during First Friday activities from 5 to 9 pm.
Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville invites you to take part in their "Evening Canoe Cruise: Search for Jellyfish". This outing includes an enjoyable tour of the lake with Ijams' naturalist Stephen Lyn Bales as he searches for freshwater jellyfish. Plus there will be a boxed dinner to enjoy lakeside. The fee for this program and meal are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; call (865) 577-4717, ext. 119 to register. Things get going at 6 pm.
The Knoxville Museum of Art continues its "Alive After Five" series with Blue Mother Tupelo. General admission is $8. "Alive After Five" runs from 6 to 8:30 pm.
The East Tennessee Historical Society invites you to check out their "From the Vaults" film series. Heartland Series host Bill Landry and former producer Linda Billman will reminisce and introduce a program of archival footage from the WBIR-TV / McClung Historical Collection's Heartland Series Collection, featuring never-before-seen outtakes, interviews, and raw footage from the classic 1989 episode "The Rolling Store". Doors open an hour prior to the 7 pm event.
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center continues their 2012 Sunset Music Series with Detroit Daddies. Admission is $5 to the 7 pm performance.
Shakespeare On The Square annually features two plays of William Shakespeare's, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square. A blanket or a lawn chair is all you need to enjoy "Julius Caesar". Admission is free, but donations are welcomed for the 7 pm performance.
Darren Carter will perform at Side Splitters Comedy Club in west Knoxville. Tickets are $12 at the door for his 7:45 pm show. For free admission, find the quick hint at www.sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Summer Movie Magic continues at the Tennessee Theatre with a presentation of Casablanca on the big screen. Adult tickets are $8, children and seniors are $6. The 102 minute film gets started at 8 pm.
Preservation Pub is hosting the 7th Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash & Fundraiser. Door proceeds will be donated to Thompson Cancer Center. Come support our local musicians who are performing while rocking' out to some Grateful Dead tunes. Things get rolling around 10 pm.
SATURDAY AUGUST 4
The Market Square Farmers' Market opens at 9 am. Grab some cash and bring some friends down to support your local farmers and artisans.
Join Historic Cherokee Caverns and "Cool Down in the Cave". The cave will be open for public tours from 10 am until 4 pm. It's much cooler in the cave so beat the heat under ground. Admission is $7 per person for ages 7 and up. Cherokee Cavers accepts cash only.
This wacky weather has filled the pumpkin patch at Ijams Nature Center with dozens of pumpkins in August. They're inviting you to taste some fun pumpkin recipes and even take home a pumpkin of your own. The fee for this program is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required; call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register for the 11 am event.
Lonesome Meadow with Tim and Jodi Harbin will perform on the Saturday edition of the WDVX Blue Plate Special. You can be entertained at the Knoxville Visitor Center for free at noon.
The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson welcomes Scott Miller & The Commonwealth with special guest Kevin Abernathy. Admission is $15 to the 8 pm show.
SUNDAY AUGUST 5
Summer Movie Magic continues at the Tennessee Theatre with a presentation of Casablanca on the big screen. Adult tickets are $8, children and seniors are $6. The 102 minute film gets started at 2 pm.
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society will host a "Blues Cruise" with Jenna & Her Cool Friends, on the Star of Knoxville. The boat will begin boarding at 5 pm, and will sail from 6 to 9 pm. Besides the music, there is a full bar, pulled pork meals from Calhoun's On The River, a non-smoking main room, a covered top deck with smoking allowed, and silent auction items and raffled goodies. Tickets are $13 in advance or $18 the day of the cruise. Call (865) 525-7827 for more information.