Knoxville — Help Mission of Hope pack a school bus with back to school supplies during “Mission Pack the Bus” all weekend long. Drop off donations between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the school bus parked at Turkey Creek Guest Services. The event coincides with Tax-Free Weekend.
Jazz up your LinkedIn profile with a new headshot and advice from local professionals on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Regas Building on Gay Street. For more information, click here.
Ijams Nature Center is celebrating national moth week with a “citizen science” event all about the winged insect. Participants will spend the evening attracting, collecting, and identifying moths from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $6.
Ride with a ranger through Oak Ridge to learn about the community’s history on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Rangers will begin at Elza Gate Park with a discussion on the controlled access points to the Clinton Engineer Works.
Visit the farmers market in downtown Morristown on Friday evening for a free outdoor movie featuring “101 Dalmatians.” Bring your own chairs or blankets. The movie starts at dusk.
The Grainger County Tomato Festival is back for another year of maters, music, and the infamous tomato wars. The festival kicks off on Friday at noon and runs all weekend.
Enjoy a night of BBQ, drinks, and live music to support Junior Achievement of East Tennessee on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The blind pig fundraiser is at the Mill & Mine. Tickets are $25 and include food, four drink tickets, and moonshine tasting.
The Tennessee Theatre is playing some of the classics during its Summer Movie Magic series. On Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., the theatre will play ‘The Sandlot.’ Tickets range from $7-$9.
Make a trip to Ocoee, Tennessee for the Ocoee River Jam this weekend. This three-day family friendly music festival raises awareness of the unique features found in the area. You can sleep under the stars or buy daily passes at ocoeeriverjam.com/tickets.
The Muse Knoxville museum is hosting a special class for preschoolers focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning on Friday at 10 a.m. The activity is free with admission to The Muse.
It’s the fourth Friday of the month which means free admission to the Muse Knoxville museum from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for ‘Family Night.’ There will be multiple planetarium shows, and the exhibit floor will be open after hours.
Experience Seven Islands State Birding Park after the sun goes down for a summer night hike on Friday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $5, and rangers will lead hikers through about 1.5 miles of trails.
Flying Anvil Theatre presents their newest show, 8x10. The production is made up of eight short plays and runs from July 25-August 19. Tickets start at $22.
Actors and actresses at Theatre Knoxville Downtown are performing a romantic musical called “The Fantasticks” from July 20 through August 5. For ticket and show times visit, theatreknoxville.com.
The Voice winner Chris Blue is performing at The Shed on Friday at 6 p.m. to raise money for United Way. Tickets start at $35.
The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center continues its Sunset Concert series with a performance from “Pistol Creek Catch of the Day” on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person.
MasterCraft is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Friday and Saturday with food, boat demonstrations, a live performance by singer and songwriter, KT Tunstall. On Saturday, you can take a factory tour, play in the bounce house, or compete in the poker run on Tellico Lake. Tickets range from $30 to $50.
Christian comedian John Crist is performing in front of a sold-out crowd on Friday at Pathways Church in Sevierville. The show starts at 7 p.m.