Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
Theatre Knoxville Downtown presents ‘Death of a Salesman.’ The play follows the story of a failing salesman who can’t understand how he didn’t win success and happiness. It runs Jan. 10 through 16.
The Knoxville Children’s Theatre is performing Alice in Wonderland Jan. 17 through Feb. 2. Adult tickets cost $12. Children 17 and under get in for $10.
The Black Jacket Symphony is performing Led Zeppelin hits on Thursday and Friday night at the Tennessee Theatre. You won’t know what album they’re performing until the night of the show. Tickets start at $35.
The East Tennessee Fishing Show and Expo is going on Thursday through Sunday at the Knoxville Expo Center. Saturday is Junior Anglers Day, and the first 200 children through the door will receive a free fishing rod.
Clinton City Schools is hosting a family fun night at the Hollingsworth Sports Complex on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Families will participate in sports, games and other ways to get moving together.
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
The 2020 Winter Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. It’s free to attend the event that includes a family reunion with decedents of the Sparks family that lived in Cades Cove before the park was created.
The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their basketball spinning skills and trick shots to Thompson Boling Arena on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $23.50. You can also buy tickets to the 30-minute Magic Pass pre-show where you can meet the Globetrotter stars and learn tricks of your own.
It sure feels cold enough for a snow day this week. CAC Beardsley Community Farm’s 12th annual Snow Day is Friday at the Mill & Mine. The event features live performances, a soup contest and silent auction. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Friday is Free Family Night at Muse Knoxville in Chilhowee Park. The museum will stay open late from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with no admission cost.
Remember those cute little Valentines you gave your classmates when you were a kid? The folks at Corner Lounge in North Knoxville bought 1,000 of them, and they’re looking for volunteers to come and sign cards to give to local veterans. The event will go from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday.
Friday’s Alive After Five event at the Museum of Art features the band, Smooth Sailor. General admission tickets cost $15. There will be food provided by Bayou Bay Seafood House.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
Raise money and awareness for the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CCAHT) at the annual Run 4 Their Lives 5K on Saturday. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at UT Gardens.
The Covenant Kids Run Kick-Off is Saturday at Zoo Knoxville. The one-mile run through the zoo kicks off marathon season where kids can log a full marathon by running or walking a total of 25 miles before the official Covenant Kids Run on March 28. Zoo admission is included for kids who sign up for the run.
Get your sweet tooth ready, Chocolatefest returns to the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall on Saturday. Taste sweets from local chocolatiers, enjoy live entertainment and watch young ladies compete in the Little Miss Chocolate Fest Pageant. The event raises money for the Ronald McDonald House.
Saturday is board games day at the Oak Ridge History Museum. The fun begins at 1 p.m.
These docs sure can rock! Local bands with physician musicians will go head to head at the annual Dock Rock for Health battle of the bands competition on Saturday at The Concourse. The event raises money for local health charities. Tickets start at $20. The music begins at 6:30 p.m.
Come enjoy books, music, dancing and crafts at a special Caribbean beach storytime at Lawson McGhee Library on Saturday. It’s part of the library’s Read City USA program. The fun begins at 11 a.m.
Zoo Knoxville is looking for volunteers. Stop by the zoo anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday to learn more about volunteer opportunities for anyone age 13 and older.
Join Ranger Stephanie for a one-mile hike at Seven Islands State Birding Park in Kodak on Saturday. Pre-registration is required for the Sunset and Cider Hike that begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
Musicians, acrobats, singers, and more will be at the East Tennessee Chinese New Year Festival on Sunday. This colorful celebration lasts from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the auditorium in the new student union on the University of Tennessee’s campus. Tickets range from $5 to $8.
The Oak Ridge Community Band’s Showcase Concert is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. It’s free to attend the performance.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Quartet is performing Beethoven’s Opus 18, No. 6 in honor of his 250th year. Tickets to the performance start at $15. The show is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre.
Get bendy with bulldogs at The Long Run’s Yoga with the Bullies event on Sunday at 2 p.m. The beginner yoga class raises money for Smoky Mountain Bulldog Rescue and there will be a few friendly bulldogs roaming around the room as you get in your own downward dog pose. Space is limited and a $20 donation is requested. The Long Run is located at 2452 Sutherland Avenue.