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Mystery and Mayhem Dinner Theater is teaming up with the Volunteer Princess for "Murder At The Café Noir," a fun interactive dining experience. Catch the show Thursday nights for $59.95 per person. The boat sets sail at 7:00pm.

First round down! The Ice Bears are in the semi's. Game one is Thursday against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. The team is calling for a white-out so do your part and wear your white. Game starts at 7:30pm.

The Tennessee Theatre has the "Need To Breathe: Drive All Night Tour" with guest Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Tickets are $32.50. Doors open at 7:30pm. On Friday, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson take the stage. Tickets for this show start at $49. The music kicks off at 8:00pm.

Sidesplitters has comedian Frankie Paul though Saturday. On Sunday enjoy Spanky Brown's "Sho' Nuff Sundays" stand-up showcase. For showtimes and ticket info check out www.sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Rhythm N' Blooms is a celebration of Tennessee's role in American roots music, a celebration that goes on all weekend starting Friday at Market Square. With nine different venues, dozens of bands, you're sure to find something you like. For tickets and artist lineups check out www.rhythmnbloomsfest.com.

If you don't feel like running this weekend, you have several walking tours to choose from. The Knoxville Gunslingers Walking Tour will be Friday at 5:30pm. Explore the rich and sometime violent history of Knoxville. On Saturday it's a Civil War Walking Tour at 10:00am followed by the Literary Heritage tour at 4:00pm. All tours start at The French Market on Gay Street. 90 minutes reservations required, book tickets online or call 865-309-4522

Hip Hop for Hunger will be at Hanna's Cafe in the Old City on Friday to benefit the Scarecrow Foundation. For event details, check out www.hiphopforhunger.com

The Knoxville Nighthawks take on Albany at the Coliseum. It's a fun and fairly inexpensive way to spend your Friday night with individual tickets as low as $10. Game starts at 7:00pm.

Louisiana singer/songwriter Marc Broussard will hit the stage with the band Courrier Friday night at the Bijou. Tickets are $21.50 for all ages. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Clayton Center presents Broadway's Next H!t Musical Saturday night. It's dinner theater at it's finest. The buffet begins at 6:30pm with fun music following at 8:00pm. Meet in the William Baxter Lee III grand foyer.

Good news you don't need no rock'n chair to attend the George Jones farewell tour Saturday night. The Coliseum already has plenty of seats. You will however need tickets which run around $45.50. Don't miss this last chance to see the possum. Show starts at 7:30pm.

If you're looking for a dose of old-time string music, head to the Laurel Theater Saturday night for the South Carolina Broadcasters. $12 to get in. Music starts at 8:00pm.

What do you get when you combine color chalk and a physical/mental state of radness? The Color Me Rad 5k of course. It's good, messy, wholesome fun and fitness. Check out www.colormerad.com for registration.

The Spring Fling is a charity rummage sale, craft fair, and farmer's market which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.  The Spring Fling is this Saturday, April 6 from 9:00am to noon in the Edfinancial Services parking lot in Windsor Square off Cedar Bluff (120 N. Seven Oaks Drive, Knoxville 37922).  

20th Annual Herman Gettelfinger Bass Tournament benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center will be at Fort Loudon Lake. Bring your boat to the Tellico Canal Ramp Friday and Saturday for your chance to win $10,000! For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org.

There is a Wildflower Festival set for Saturday at the Lily Barn in Townsend from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Jim Barnes is conducting at photography lesson on wildflowers at noon with lunch being served by Miss Lily's Catering. Contact the Lily Barn at 865.448.9895 to RSVP.

Adults and children are welcome at the 14th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. For information, call 865-661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.

Another fun run on Saturday is the Covenant Kid's Run. Kids will start at the Clinch Avenue Bridge in groups according to age and finish at the 50 yard line of Neyland Stadium. Heats start at 6:00pm.

On Sunday it's time for the big race! The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon kicks off around 7:30 and also ends at Neyland Stadium. The finish line closes at 2:30pm so don't be like me and stop somewhere in the middle for lunch.

After the race and more importantly after a shower, finish off your weekend at the Bijou Theatre with Beethoven performed by the knoxville symphony orchestra's principle quartet. Show starts at 2:30pm.

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