KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Tennessee Smokies face the Biloxi Shuckers at home this weekend. There are games Thursday through Sunday. On Thursday, hot dogs are 50 cents all night long.

The Shakespeare on the Square summer tradition is back. Actors with The Tennessee Stage Company will be performing comedies A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors. The performances kick off Thursday, July 11 at Market Square and continue through Aug. 10.

The Wings of Wonder butterfly exhibit is going on now at the University of Tennessee Gardens. 25 local professional and amateur artists spent the past month putting their creative spin on large wooden butterfly silhouettes that are on display around the garden.

Back Cultural Exchange Center’s Red Carpet Jubilee is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Theatre. There will be a special screening  of the PBS production “Knoxville’s Red Summer.” General Admission tickets are $15.

‘Cool Down in Downtown’ is an ice cream contest in downtown Lenoir City. Local teams will compete to make the best-tasting ice cream to win the coveted ‘Silver Scoop.’ The event lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Downtown Lenoir City Schools Office Parking lot.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Some people claim the Old City is haunted. See for yourself during an Old City Ghost Tour to raise money for the Knoxville History Project. The ghostly tour begins on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain on Gay Street. Tickets are $14 to $20, and 25% of the proceeds go towards the nonprofit.

Watch a move inside a cool, dark cave at Cherokee Caverns. ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ is playing Friday and Saturday with several showtimes. Tickets are $10. Fold-out chairs will be provided.

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five series continues on Friday with Dwight Hardin & Think Twice performing at 6 p.m. General admission is $10.

Listen to live music in Fountain City Park on Friday at 6 p.m. The summer concert series is hosted by the Fountain City Lions Club.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Wearing green is encouraged at the annual Irish Fest on the Hill. This is the twelfth year for the event hosted by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. There will be food, dancing, and live music from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The Pigeon Forge Veterans Parade is Saturday along the Parkway. The parade will honor all military veterans and James Householder, a WWII veteran, will be serving as the grand marshal.

Take a trip back in time to watch vintage baseball at the historic Ramsey House. Teams dress up in period uniforms and play by the 1864 rules. Games begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The Girl Talk, Inc. fashion show gala is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event begins with a cocktail hour followed by dinner and an upscale fashion show. Individual tickets are $100 per person.

United Way of Sevier County is hosting its fourth annual Drums on the Dam Dragon Boat Race at Douglas Dam on Saturday. Watch the teams of rowers compete between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Clinch River Brewing is hosting its 2nd Clinch River Regatta on Saturday. The event includes a beer and food festival and a slow float to benefit Project Healing Waters.

The community is invited to a free event at Maryville College to celebrate its Bicentennial. The event features food trucks, kids activities, and historical videos of the school throughout the years. College & Community Day runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Spirit of Nations PowWow is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Patriot Academy in Jefferson City. The cultural event includes competitive dancing, flute playing, arts and crafts, storytelling and more. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for kids.

The United Way dodgeball tournament is Saturday at 8 a.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena. The competition raises money for United Way of Great Knoxville. Teams can register at UWGK.ORG.

Zoo Knoxville’s ‘Feast with the Beast’ is Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Taste meals from some of the best restaurants in town and drinks from local breweries and distilleries while roaming around the animal exhibits. You must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets are $99.

Knox County is hosting its final Second Saturday Concert of the summer. On Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can hear live music at The Cove and New Harvest Park. Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket or a lawn chair.

The Market Square Farmers’ Market is open for the season. Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ijams Nature Center hosts its weekly Creature Feature on Saturday at 10 a.m. It’s always a surprise to see what animal ambassador shows up.

Every Saturday, you can enjoy live music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stardust Marina in Anderson County. The weekly music series is called Sundown Saturdays and lasts from May 25 to Sept. 7.

Saturday is the Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash. You can run a 5K, 10K, or fun run to raise money for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Then, chow down on some of the best burgers in town. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in World’s Fair Park.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Knoxville Museum of Art is hosting its Second Sunday Art Activity Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free.

Sit back and listen to live bluegrass music at the Lenoir Museum at Norris Dam State Park every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Bluegrass Jam runs April 7 through Oct. 27.