Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Anderson County Fair is open through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Clinton. General admission tickets are $5, or you can buy an armband for all of the rides for $20.

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.

The Knoxville Children's Theatre will be teasing up their hair for their upcoming performance of 'Hairspray Jr.' which runs July 5-28. Tickets $10 to $12.

The Oak Ridge Playhouse is performing ‘Nine to Five’ July 5 through July 21. Tickets start at $22.

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.

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is in town at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. More than 180 booths will be set up. The fair opens every morning at 10 a.m.

Celebrate influential women in film at Central Cinema this weekend. The theater is hosting its own Luna Fest on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Edgewood Park Third Thursday Concert series continues this week with music by The Kincaid Dos. The music begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 19, 2019

The WordPlayers are performing ‘Bright Star’ at the Bijou Theatre this weekend with showtimes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets to the musical range from $18 to $25.50.

The Tennessee Theatre is showing classic movies this summer as part of its Summer Movie Magic Series. On Friday at 8 p.m., 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail' is playing. On Sunday at 3 p.m., you can watch ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

The Sounds of Summer Concert series at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek continues this week with live music on Friday at 8 p.m. It’s free to attend. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes.

The Music Feeds concert series, which benefits Second Harvest, will be filling the amphitheater at World’s Fair Park with music on Friday and Saturday. Simply Queen is performing Friday night at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, it’s Corey Smith.

Lenoir City Park is showing ‘The Lego Movie 2’ outside on a big screen. It’s free for families to watch the film. Don’t forget movie snacks and a blanket.

‘Soulfinger’ is performing at Friday’s Alive After Five event at the Knoxville Museum of Art. General admission is $10. The music starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Meet your favorite Star Wars characters at Zoo Knoxville on Saturday. There will be galaxy-themed activities and photo-ops between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Karns Community Fair is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Karns High School. The event kicks off with a parade at 9 a.m.

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.

Tour more than 50 vintage trailers decorated for Christmas in July. Jingle in July Vintage Camper Open House is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sevierville. Your $5 entry goes to help the Evergreen Elves of Sevier County.

Lace up your shoes for the most colorful run of the Smoky Mountains. The Titanic 5K Color Run is Saturday morning in Pigeon Forge. The event raises money for the East Tennessee Autism Foundation.

Repticon is slithering back to South Knoxville Saturday and Sunday. Tickets to the reptile and exotic animal show start at $5. The event is located at the Kerbela Shriners building on Mimosa Avenue.

The Lawn Chair Concert Series in Farragut is featuring several local bands on Saturday. Bring your family and a lawn chair to Founders Park. The music begins at 5 p.m.

Help clean up the Tennessee River on Saturday. Billy Lush Boards and Brew will be allowing volunteers to use their paddle boards and kayaks free of charge to pick up trash. The event begins on Saturday at 10 a.m.

‘Groves in the Garden’ is Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum. There will be a cash bar and live music by ‘Just a few Cats.’ Tickets are $25 to $35.

The Moonlight Bootlegger 5K is Saturday night at 9 p.m. in South Knoxville. Race under the moonlit sky while partaking in some moonshine cocktails and live music to celebrate at the finish line.

Ijams Nature Center is bringing its show on the road. Learn all about the 11,000 species of moths at McFee park in Farragut. There will also be an identical moth program happening at Ijams Nature Center at the same time. Both events begin at 9 p.m.

The City of Oak Ridge is hosting an indoor yard sale on Saturday. The community sale will be set up inside the Oak Ridge Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The American Museum of Science and Energy is hosting a special screening of the Apollo 11 documentary called ‘The Day We Walked on the Moon.’ The screening is at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The shark thriller ‘The Meg’ will be shown poolside on an inflatable screen at the City of Oak Ridge Outdoor Pool on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.  

Enjoy an advanced preview of Ken Burns’ latest documentary; ‘Country Music.’ The East Tennessee History Center will be showing Burns’ work on Saturday at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The Bearden branch of the Knox County Public Library has a used book sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Union County Rodeo is Saturday and Sunday in Maynardville. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 16 years and under. Gates open at 6 p.m.

The Muse Knoxville is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with space-themed crafts, snacks, and complimentary planetarium shows.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

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.

Dianna Williams and her team of Dancing Dolls are coming to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Sunday. ‘Bring it! Live: The Dance Battle Tour’ features never before seen routines and fan vs. Dancing Doll stand battles. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $32.75.